CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis

Ranking: Every Foo Fighters Song from Worst to Best

Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007) – 780,000 equivalent albums

The Pretender – 3,500,000
Let It Die – 350,000
Long Road to Ruin – 850,000
Remaining tracks – 500,000

Wasting Lights (2011) – 435,000 equivalent albums

Bridge Burning – 300,000
Rope – 700,000
Arlandria – 250,000
These Days – 500,000
Walk – 650,000
Remaining tracks – 500,000

Sonic Highways (2014) – 158,000 equivalent albums

Something from Nothing – 350,000
Congregation – 150,000
Outside – 150,000
Remaining tracks – 400,000

Concrete and Gold (2017) – 15,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 100,000

Orphan – 180,000 equivalent albums

Wheels – 750,000
Remaining tracks – 450,000

We already met the case of bands such as Coldplay and Linkin Park that had little showing in the singles chart until the digital years. On a lower scale, the Foo Fighters did the same. The Pretender joins Everlong and Best Of You among the songs with impressive strength, having sold 3,5 million units to date.

Both Wasting Lights and Sonic Highways had no such hit. They benefited from coming out when people were already using iTunes a lot, inclusively replacing the purchase of albums. Thus, all their tracks have relatively decent sales.

Over the course of their career, the Foo Fighers sold a very respectable total of 26 million digital 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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