CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis

1982 - Billie Jean

CSPC OVERALL SALES – Tracks Ranking

1 1982 Michael JacksonBillie Jean [Thriller] – 41,190,000
2 1997 Céline DionMy Heart Will Go On [Let’s Talk About Love] – 36,370,000
3 1992 Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love You [The Bodyguard] – 33,620,000
4 1977 Bee GeesStayin’ Alive [Saturday Night Fever] – 31,460,000
5 1982 Michael JacksonBeat It [Thriller] – 26,740,000
6 1975 QueenBohemian Rhapsody [A Night At The Opera] – 26,270,000
7 1971 Led ZeppelinStairway To Heaven [Led Zeppelin IV] – 26,120,000
8 1976 ABBADancing Queen [Arrival] – 24,300,000
9 1987 U2With Or Without You [The Joshua Tree] – 23,140,000
10 1986 Bon JoviLivin’ on a Prayer [Slippery When Wet] – 23,110,000
11 1982 Michael JacksonThriller [Thriller] – 23,080,000
12 1975 Pink FloydWish You Were Here [Wish You Were Here] – 22,260,000
13 1996 Spice GirlsWannabe [Spice] – 20,550,000
14 1987 Whitney HoustonI Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) [Whitney] – 19,630,000
15 1977 Fleetwood MacGo Your Own Way [Rumours] – 19,320,000
16 1991 Michael JacksonBlack or White [Dangerous] – 18,760,000
17 1989 MadonnaLike A Prayer [Like A Prayer] – 18,550,000
18 1999 Backstreet BoysI Want It That Way [Millennium] – 18,160,000
19 1999 Britney Spears…Baby One More Time […Baby One More Time] – 17,920,000
20 1978 SoundtrackYou’re the One That I Want [Grease] – 17,590,000
21 1991 NirvanaSmells Like Teen Spirit [Nevermind] – 17,330,000
22 1987 Guns N RosesSweet Child O’Mine [Appetite For Destruction] – 17,250,000
23 1975 AerosmithWalk This Way [Toys In The Attic] – 16,970,000
24 1983 U2Sunday Bloody Sunday [War] – 16,720,000
25 1979 Pink FloydAnother Brick in the Wall (Part II) [The Wall] – 16,700,000
26 1986 Bon JoviYou Give Love a Bad Name [Slippery When Wet] – 16,360,000
27 1996 Céline DionBecause You Loved Me [Falling Into You] – 16,180,000
28 2015 AdeleHello [25] – 15,730,000
29 1963 BeatlesI Want to Hold Your Hand [Orphan] – 15,670,000
30 1977 Bee GeesHow Deep Is Your Love [Saturday Night Fever] – 15,500,000
31 1966 Rolling StonesPaint It Black [Aftermath] – 15,370,000
32 1970 BeatlesLet It Be [Let It Be] – 15,320,000
33 1984 MadonnaLike A Virgin [Like A Virgin] – 15,210,000
34 1973 Billy JoelPiano Man [Piano Man] – 14,860,000
35 1998 CherBelieve [Believe] – 14,850,000
36 1975 ABBAMamma Mia [ABBA] – 14,810,000
37 1984 Bruce SpringsteenBorn in the U.S.A. [Born in the U.S.A.] – 14,800,000
38 1965 Rolling Stones(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [Out Of Our Heads] – 14,630,000
39 1997 Backstreet BoysEverybody (Backstreet’s Back) [Backstreet’s Back] – 14,610,000
39 1991 U2One [Achtung Baby] – 14,610,000
41 1969 Led ZeppelinWhole Lotta Love [Led Zeppelin II] – 14,560,000
42 2000 U2Beautiful Day [All That You Can’t Leave Behind] – 14,550,000
43 1977 Fleetwood MacDreams [Rumours] – 14,430,000
44 1987 Michael JacksonMan in the Mirror [Bad] – 14,310,000
45 2002 EminemLose Yourself [8 Mile] – 14,170,000
46 1986 MadonnaLa Isla Bonita [True Blue] – 14,160,000
47 1973 Pink FloydMoney [The Dark Side of the Moon] – 14,130,000
48 1993 Mariah CareyHero [Music Box] – 14,070,000
49 1965 Bob DylanLike a Rolling Stone [Highway 61 Revisited] – 13,910,000
50 1991 NirvanaCome As You Are [Nevermind] – 13,880,000
51 1983 Billy JoelUptown Girl [An Innocent Man] – 13,840,000
52 1994 Mariah CareyAll I Want for Christmas Is You [Merry Christmas] – 13,710,000
53 1981 Rolling StonesStart Me Up [Tattoo You] – 13,570,000
54 1984 Bruce SpringsteenDancing in the Dark [Born in the U.S.A.] – 13,530,000
55 1979 Michael JacksonDon’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough [Off the Wall] – 13,430,000
56 1987 U2I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For [The Joshua Tree] – 13,250,000
57 1997 Shania TwainMan! I Feel Like a Woman! [Come On Over] – 13,230,000
58 1984 George Michael & Wham!Careless Whisper [Make It Big] – 13,110,000
59 1993 Céline DionThe Power of Love [The Colour Of My Love] – 13,010,000
60 1965 BeatlesYesterday [Help!] – 12,860,000
61 1969 BeatlesCome Together [Abbey Road] – 12,810,000
62 1994 Green DayBasket Case [Dookie] – 12,790,000
63 1991 MetallicaEnter Sandman [Metallica] – 12,690,000
64 1984 MadonnaMaterial Girl [Like A Virgin] – 12,550,000
65 1987 Michael JacksonSmooth Criminal [Bad] – 12,540,000
66 1968 Rolling StonesSympathy For The Devil [Beggars Banquet] – 12,260,000
67 2000 Britney SpearsOops!… I Did It Again [Oops!… I Did It Again] – 12,250,000
68 1996 Céline DionIt’s All Coming Back to Me Now [Falling Into You] – 12,210,000
69 1995 Mariah CareyAlways Be My Baby [Daydream] – 12,120,000
70 1969 Jackson 5I Want You Back [Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5] – 12,100,000
71 2000 Linkin ParkIn The End [Hybrid Theory] – 12,040,000
72 1987 Michael JacksonThe Way You Make Me Feel [Bad] – 12,020,000
73 1968 BeatlesHey Jude [Orphan] – 12,010,000
74 1987 George Michael & Wham!Faith [Faith] – 11,890,000
75 1990 MadonnaVogue [I’m Breathless] – 11,790,000
76 1978 Rolling StonesBeast Of Burden [Some Girls] – 11,780,000
77 1991 Guns N RosesNovember Rain [Use Your Illusion I] – 11,660,000
78 1991 MetallicaNothing Else Matters [Metallica] – 11,580,000
79 1992 Whitney HoustonI Have Nothing [The Bodyguard] – 11,570,000
80 1993 Mariah CareyWithout You [Music Box] – 11,390,000
81 1969 BeatlesHere Comes the Sun [Abbey Road] – 11,370,000
82 1985 Whitney HoustonHow Will I Know [Whitney Houston] – 11,350,000
83 1987 Guns N RosesParadise City [Appetite For Destruction] – 11,220,000
84 1975 Bruce SpringsteenBorn to Run [Born to Run] – 11,100,000
85 2001 NickelbackHow You Remind Me [Silver Side Up] – 11,080,000
86 1963 BeatlesLove Me Do [Please Please Me] – 11,020,000
87 1991 Guns N RosesKnockin’ on Heaven’s Door [Use Your Illusion II] – 10,960,000
88 1987 Guns N RosesWelcome To The Jungle [Appetite For Destruction] – 10,910,000
89 1987 Fleetwood MacEverywhere [Tango In The Night] – 10,800,000
90 2000 Bon JoviIt’s My Life [Crush] – 10,770,000
91 1979 Pink FloydComfortably Numb [The Wall] – 10,740,000
92 1973 Rolling StonesAngie [Goats Head Soup] – 10,680,000
93 1984 George Michael & Wham!Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go [Make It Big] – 10,670,000
94 2011 AdeleRolling in the Deep [21] – 10,350,000
95 1993 Janet JacksonThat’s the Way Love Goes [Janet] – 10,320,000
96 1997 Shania TwainYou’re Still the One [Come On Over] – 10,260,000
97 1995 Mariah CareyFantasy [Daydream] – 10,210,000
98 1971 Led ZeppelinBlack Dog [Led Zeppelin IV] – 10,000,000
99 1964 BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night [A Hard Day’s Night] – 9,800,000
100 1977 Bee GeesNight Fever [Saturday Night Fever] – 9,780,000
101 1995 Michael JacksonThey Don’t Care About Us [HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I] – 9,760,000
101 1963 BeatlesTwist and Shout [Please Please Me] – 9,760,000
103 1977 ABBATake a Chance on Me [The Album] – 9,720,000
104 1997 Shania TwainThat Don’t Impress Me Much [Come On Over] – 9,650,000
105 2001 Alicia KeysFallin’ [Songs in A Minor] – 9,620,000
106 2000 EminemThe Real Slim Shady [The Marshall Mathers LP] – 9,530,000
107 1979 Michael JacksonRock with You [Off the Wall] – 9,510,000
108 1988 MetallicaOne […And Justice For All] – 9,440,000
108 1971 Rolling StonesBrown Sugar [Sticky Fingers] – 9,440,000
110 1969 Led ZeppelinGood Times Bad Times [Led Zeppelin I] – 9,360,000
111 1969 Rolling StonesGimme Shelter [Let It Bleed] – 9,350,000
112 1970 Led ZeppelinImmigrant Song [Led Zeppelin III] – 9,340,000
113 1983 MadonnaHoliday [Madonna] – 9,310,000
114 1997 Backstreet BoysAs Long as You Love Me [Backstreet’s Back] – 9,250,000
115 1969 Led ZeppelinRamble On [Led Zeppelin II] – 9,240,000
116 1964 BeatlesCan’t Buy Me Love [A Hard Day’s Night] – 9,210,000
117 1973 Pink FloydTime [The Dark Side of the Moon] – 9,170,000
118 1999 Destiny’s ChildSay My Name [The Writing’s on the Wall] – 9,130,000
119 1974 ABBAWaterloo [Waterloo] – 9,030,000
120 1965 BeatlesHelp! [Help!] – 9,000,000
120 1964 Bob DylanThe Times They Are a-Changin’ [The Times They Are a-Changin’] – 9,000,000
122 2001 ShakiraWhenever, Wherever / Suerte [Laundry Service] – 8,880,000
123 1984 MadonnaInto The Groove [Like A Virgin] – 8,860,000
124 1979 Bee GeesTragedy [Spirits Having Flown] – 8,820,000
125 1986 Bon JoviWanted Dead or Alive [Slippery When Wet] – 8,720,000
126 2011 AdeleSomeone like You [21] – 8,650,000
127 1989 Billy JoelWe Didn’t Start the Fire [Storm Front] – 8,520,000
128 1992 Bon JoviBed of Roses [Keep the Faith] – 8,460,000
128 1986 MadonnaPapa Don’t Preach [True Blue] – 8,460,000
130 1996 Backstreet BoysQuit Playin’ Games (with My Heart) [Backstreet Boys] – 8,440,000
131 1963 BeatlesShe Loves You [Orphan] – 8,410,000
132 1991 Mariah CareyEmotions [Emotions] – 8,360,000
133 1998 MadonnaFrozen [Ray Of Light] – 8,340,000
134 1971 Led ZeppelinRock and Roll [Led Zeppelin IV] – 8,290,000
135 1983 David BowieLet’s Dance [Let’s Dance] – 8,240,000
136 1980 ABBAThe Winner Takes It All [Super Trouper] – 8,190,000
137 1990 Mariah CareyVision of Love [Mariah Carey] – 8,160,000
138 1971 Rolling StonesWild Horses [Sticky Fingers] – 8,150,000
139 1970 BeatlesGet Back [Let It Be] – 8,130,000
140 1980 Billy JoelIt’s Still Rock and Roll to Me [Glass Houses] – 8,120,000
141 1995 Shania TwainAny Man of Mine [The Woman In Me] – 8,070,000
142 1989 CherIf I Could Turn Back Time [Heart of Stone] – 7,950,000
143 1984 Bruce SpringsteenI’m on Fire [Born in the U.S.A.] – 7,920,000
143 1999 Christina AguileraGenie in a Bottle [Christina Aguilera] – 7,920,000
145 1966 BeatlesYellow Submarine [Revolver] – 7,880,000
145 1967 BeatlesAll You Need Is Love [Magical Mystery Tour] – 7,880,000
147 1980 Bruce SpringsteenThe River [The River] – 7,850,000
148 1987 Michael JacksonBad [Bad] – 7,830,000
149 1993 Billy JoelThe River of Dreams [River Of Dreams] – 7,810,000
149 1986 MetallicaMaster Of Puppets [Master Of Puppets] – 7,810,000
151 2000 EminemStan [The Marshall Mathers LP] – 7,760,000
152 1985 Whitney HoustonGreatest Love of All [Whitney Houston] – 7,730,000
153 2002 Eminem‘Till I Collapse [The Eminem Show] – 7,710,000
153 2005 ColdplayFix You [X&Y] – 7,710,000
155 2003 Britney SpearsToxic [In The Zone] – 7,690,000
156 1991 Michael JacksonRemember the Time [Dangerous] – 7,680,000
157 1984 U2Pride (in The Name Of Love) [The Unforgettable Fire] – 7,670,000
157 1988 Guns N RosesPatience [GNR Lies] – 7,670,000
159 1970 Jackson 5ABC [ABC] – 7,660,000
159 2004 UsherYeah! [Confessions] – 7,660,000
161 2003 BeyoncéCrazy in Love [Dangerously In Love] – 7,640,000
162 1977 David BowieHeroes [Heroes] – 7,620,000
163 1976 Bob DylanHurricane [Desire] – 7,610,000
164 2002 ColdplayThe Scientist [A Rush Of Blood To The Head] – 7,500,000
165 2005 MadonnaHung Up [Confessions On A Dance Floor] – 7,470,000
166 1978 Billy JoelMy Life [52nd Street] – 7,460,000
167 2008 ColdplayViva La Vida [Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends] – 7,320,000
168 1978 SoundtrackSummer Nights [Grease] – 7,240,000
169 2013 SoundtrackLet It Go [Frozen] – 7,220,000
169 2003 Linkin ParkNumb [Meteora] – 7,220,000
169 2000 ColdplayYellow [Parachutes] – 7,220,000
172 1977 Billy JoelShe’s Always a Woman [The Stranger] – 7,200,000
173 1995 Michael JacksonYou Are Not Alone [HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I] – 7,190,000
174 1969 David BowieSpace Oddity [David Bowie (1969)] – 7,170,000
175 2004 Alicia KeysIf I Ain’t Got You [The Diary of Alicia Keys] – 7,160,000
175 1982 Michael JacksonP.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Thriller] – 7,160,000
175 1975 AerosmithSweet Emotion [Toys In The Attic] – 7,160,000
178 1975 Led ZeppelinKashmir [Physical Graffiti] – 7,030,000
179 1995 Michael JacksonEarth Song [HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I] – 7,020,000
180 2002 Norah JonesCome Away with Me [Come Away with Me] – 6,990,000
181 1965 Sonny & CherI Got You Babe [Look at Us] – 6,960,000
182 2003 Black Eyed PeasWhere Is the Love? [Elephunk] – 6,930,000
183 1986 George Michael & Wham!Last Christmas [Music from the Edge of Heaven] – 6,920,000
184 2001 Enrique IglesiasHero [Escape] – 6,900,000
185 1975 Fleetwood MacLandslide [Fleetwood Mac (White Album)] – 6,830,000
186 1964 BeatlesEight Days a Week [Beatles for Sale] – 6,810,000
187 1979 ABBAChiquitita [Voulez-Vous] – 6,710,000
188 1992 Céline DionBeauty and the Beast [Celine Dion] – 6,700,000
189 1976 Bee GeesYou Should Be Dancing [Children of the World] – 6,650,000
189 1991 Guns N RosesDon’t Cry [Use Your Illusion I] – 6,650,000
191 2011 AdeleSet Fire to the Rain [21] – 6,560,000
192 2002 Norah JonesDon’t Know Why [Come Away with Me] – 6,550,000
193 1996 Céline DionAll by Myself [Falling Into You] – 6,530,000
194 1969 Rolling StonesHonky Tonk Women [Let It Bleed] – 6,520,000
195 1991 Michael JacksonHeal the World [Dangerous] – 6,510,000
196 1969 Bob DylanLay Lady Lay [Nashville Skyline] – 6,490,000
197 2002 Maroon 5She Will Be Loved [Songs About Jane] – 6,480,000
198 2000 MadonnaMusic [Music] – 6,470,000
198 1973 Bob DylanKnockin’ on Heaven’s Door [Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid] – 6,470,000
200 1995 Mariah CareyOne Sweet Day [Daydream] – 6,440,000

250 1993 Mariah CareyDreamlover [Music Box] – 5,250,000
251 1987 George Michael & Wham!Father Figure [Faith] – 5,220,000
252 2001 Destiny’s ChildSurvivor [Survivor] – 5,200,000
253 1989 NirvanaAbout A Girl [Bleach] – 5,180,000
254 1982 Fleetwood MacGypsy [Mirage] – 5,140,000
254 1997 Foo FightersEverlong [The Colour and the Shape] – 5,140,000
256 1980 Bruce SpringsteenHungry Heart [The River] – 5,130,000
257 1987 Fleetwood MacLittle Lies [Tango In The Night] – 5,110,000
258 1978 SoundtrackHopelessly Devoted to You [Grease] – 5,070,000
259 1999 Enrique IglesiasBailamos [Enrique] – 5,060,000
260 2005 Mariah CareyWe Belong Together [The Emancipation of Mimi] – 5,050,000

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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