CSPC: U2 Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

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

Boy (1980) – 105,000   equivalent albums

Total tracks – 700,000

October (1981) – 60,000   equivalent albums

Total tracks – 400,000

War (1983) – 375,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 2,500,000

The Unforgettable Fire (1984) – 345,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 2,300,000

The Joshua Tree (1987) – 1,845,000   equivalent albums

Total tracks – 12,300,000

Rattle And Hum (1988) – 255,000   equivalent albums

Total tracks – 1,700,000

Achtung Baby (1991) – 750,000   equivalent albums

Total tracks – 5,000,000

Zooropa (1993) – 120,000   equivalent albums

Total tracks – 800,000

Pop (1997) – 90,000 equivalent albums

Total tracks – 600,000

All That You Can’t Leave Behind – 1,005,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 6,700,000

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004) – 390,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 2,900,000

No Line On The Horizon (2009) – 390,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 2,600,000

Songs Of Innocence (2014) – 75,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 500,000

Orphan Album – 225,000  equivalent albums

Total tracks – 1,500,000

With over 40 million digital downloads sold across the world, U2 have  had another strong avenue to sell massively well during the past decade, now on decline.

The Joshua Tree accounts for the biggest share of that total, with 12 million singles sold. The runner up is All That You Can’t Leave Behind, mostly driven by Beautiful Day, which has sold some 4,500,000 downloads worldwide.

Achtung Baby with 5 million digital sales added by its songs may seem lower than expected, but it still is a strong total.

Very good digital sales for all their other albums, except, to some extent and not surprisingly either, Zooropa and Pop.

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Antonio

congratulations you have solved the problem on page 26, but only Songs of Experience is missing

Antonio

Good evening guys
you don’t see page 26 of the final albums results (CSPC)