CSPC: Cranberries Popularity Analysis

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The Cranberries - Dolores O'Riordan

Digital Singles Sales

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (1993) – 458,000 equivalent albums

Dreams – 1,260,000
Linger – 1,640,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

No Need to Argue (1994) – 570,000 equivalent albums

Ode to My Family – 550,000
Zombie – 2,850,000
Remaining tracks – 400,000

To the Faithful Departed (1996) – 75,000 equivalent albums

Salvation – 125,000
When You’re Gone – 250,000
Remaining tracks – 125,000

Bury the Hatchet (1999) – 90,000 equivalent albums

Animal Instinct – 200,000
Promises – 100,000
Just My Imagination – 200,000
Remaining tracks – 100,000

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001) – 15,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 100,000

Roses (2012) – ,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 80,000

Orphan – 11,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 75,000

It’s only a matter of time before Zombie tops 3 million digital sales. The band fell into obscurity two decades ago but this track remains a stand-out classic. Both Linger and Dreams, well over 1 million each, are also still popular to this day.

The rest of the band’s catalog is far less shiny nowadays, bringing their cumulative to date downloads and ringtones total to only 8,2 million units.

10 thoughts on “CSPC: Cranberries Popularity Analysis”

  1. Hello. You have different numbers for the “Roses” album in the breakdown and summary pages (140k and 160k). Just thought I should point that out.

  2. Thank you very much! How much were they popular in Ireland ? I heard they sold huge amounts of records back in the day. How do they rank among Ireland’s most popular acts and singers ?

    1. I belive the U2 and Enya must be more popular in Ireland than Cranberries. Then, I’m not sure about Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, Thin Lizzy.. But of course that’s just my guess and I don’t know for sure.

    2. I have heard that the Irish and British are very big huge fans of rock songs. I guess they must have done very well there too.

  3. I heard the Cranberries were massively boycotted by british radios when their third record came out in order to promote british rock bands instead. That would explain why their sales in the UK are not that big.

  4. He has seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, and 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.

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