CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis

Foo Fighters

Physical Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 3 to 1 ratio between one album and one physical single.

Foo Fighters (1995) – 120,000 equivalent albums

This Is a Call – 210,000
I’ll Stick Around – 70,000
Big Me – 60,000
For All the Cows – 60,000

The Colour and the Shape (1997) – 99,000 equivalent albums

Monkey Wrench – 160,000
My Hero – 50,000
Everlong – 70,000
Walking After You – 50,000

There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999) – 51,000 equivalent albums

Breakout – 40,000
Learn to Fly – 80,000
Generator – 20,000
Next Year – 30,000

One by One (2002) – 66,000 equivalent albums

All My Life – 120,000
Low – 20,000
Have It All – 20,000
Times Like These – 60,000

In Your Honor (2005) – 42,000 equivalent albums

No Way Back – 10,000
Best of You – 80,000
DOA – 30,000
Resolve – 20,000

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – 33,000 equivalent albums

The Pretender – 90,000
Long Road to Ruin – 20,000

Wasting Lights (2011) – 3,000 equivalent albums

Rope – 5,000
Remaining Singles – 5,000

Orphan – 15,000 equivalent albums

Wheels – 10,000
The One – 40,000

Rock bands rarely sell singles. Some achieved one big crossover hit at best. The Foo Fighters have no such song, and their singles weren’t even released in the US so their sales in this format are somewhat irrelevant. Across their entire career, they moved only 1,4 million physical singles.

8 thoughts on “CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hey MJD,

    I am very impressed with your works after reading several analyses. Keep up the excellent work. I have several requests, which are:

    1. I think it would be better if you put an extra page about the total album (all types) sales per country. I don’t know if you have included this particular page on every artist as I’ve only seen it on Nirvana and Pink Floyd. It is fascinating to add this page since the readers can see which country generates the most sales and primary markets for the artists.

    2. I would like to see the analyses of these following artists:

    – AC/DC
    – Elton John
    – Pearl Jam
    – Queen
    – Oasis
    – Radiohead
    – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    I know it’s a lot of work, but it will be great to find out how the published artists compete with their contemporaries. I look forward to reading the in-depth analyses of the artists mentioned above. Good luck!

    1. Hi Hagai!

      The page with totals is now a recurrent on all articles. Only the oldest ones do not have it and as they are being updated it is added!

      As for the artists you mention, two of them are among the next 7 artists planned so far but you will have to wait to know which ones 😉

  2. I would like to see the CSPC for:

    The Who
    The Doors
    The Moody Blues
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Deep Purple
    Kiss
    Duran Duran
    Eurythmics

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