After being released on May 27, Good Times! debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200, the publication's standard bearer, which counts digital & physical copies sold as well as streaming activity. From there, it fell to #77 in its second week, and then to #142 before falling off the Top 200 completely. Seemingly the lack of streaming activity for the album impacted its performance on the Billboard Top 200.
Over on the Top Album Sales chart (which reflects physical and digital copies sold only), Good Times! fared better, debuting at #6, and coming in at #32 - 57 - 92 - 95 in the subsequent weeks. The latest round of charts from Billboard were released this morning, and after five weeks on the Top Album Sales listing, Good Times! did not rank there today.
Monkees fans obviously frontloaded sales for the new album, which allowed it to experience a Top 20 debut, an impressive feat and something the group has not accomplished since The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees hit record shops in the spring of 1968. In comparison to other veteran acts nowadays (including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, etc.), The Monkees are on a familiar course, experiencing high debuts and then suffering significant sales drop-offs in the following weeks. Despite the buzz surrounding the current tour and overwhelmingly positive reviews for Good Times!, it seems reasonable to assume that the album will need another major promotional boost to provide a second wind.
Good Times! will be released on vinyl on August 12, and it's entirely possible the album will reemerge on Billboard at that point.
You can reference the links below for more information on the chart history of Good Times!
Week #1: "Good Times!" moves over 24,000 copies in its first week; Album will debut in Top 15, highest chart placement since 1968
Updates on "Good Times!" debuting on Billboard
Week #2: "Good Times!" loses steam on Billboard in second week of release
Week #3: "Good Times!" on Billboard
Week #4: "Good Times!" drops off Billboard Top 200; #92 on Albums Sales chart
Week #5: "Good Times!" remains on Billboard's Album Sales chart
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