CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis

Foo Fighters

Streaming Sales

Streaming is made up of two families – audio and video. Our CSPC methodology now includes both to better reflect the real popularity of each track. The main source of data for each avenue is respectively Spotify and YouTube. As detailed in the Fixing Log article, Spotify represents 132 million of the 212 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream – 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream – 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales = 212/132 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Streaming Part 1

While clearly not a fan-favorite, the album Foo Fighters has nice streams. Two of its songs top 10 million streams on Spotify and the entire track list is over 1 million. Overall, it is on 64,000 equivalent album sales from streams.

The Colour and the Shape sold well under the radar for many years. Thanks to Spotify, we understand why. Everlong is an absolute monster. Its popularity continues to grow to this day. From a good alternative hit back in 1997, it leveled up to one of the cross-genre Top 10 biggest 90s songs on streaming platforms with a tremendous 220 million at Spotify. Impressively, My Hero is huge too at 77 million while Monkey Wrench has a strong 40 million. All songs but one crack 2 million. The album has a great total of 424,000 equivalent album sales from streams, a virtual tie with Nirvana‘s In Utero and more than various strong rock albums from the 90s like Guns N’ RosesUse Your Illusion I and II and U2‘s Achtung Baby.

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I would like to see the CSPC for:

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

Hagai Mahayyadipta Tambayong

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… Read more »

He should also add Slipknot and Muse on the list too.


Hi MJD !!!

I think to know who are these two famous artists; maybe they are Queen and Elton John.
I guess !!!


MJ you are the 21st century Interstellar. And good to see old memebers of the UKMIX here. Also waiting 1 week is too long here.

The Dude

Wow, almost forty million album units sold worldwide. I thought it would be a little lower than that, but this is not too shabby. 😃