CSPC: Foo Fighters Popularity Analysis
Records & Achievements
- The Foo Fighters recorded 23 Top 10 hits inside the US Alternative Songs chart, the second most ever tied with U2, only topped by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 25.
- The Pretender spent 18 weeks at #1 on the US Alternative Songs chart, the longest running #1 single ever until it was topped by Madness by Muse in 2013.
- The first six studio albums from the band sold 1 million units or more in the US.
- The first seven studio albums from the band sold 300,000 units or more in the UK.
- Concrete and Gold reached #1 on every official chart from English-speaking countries (US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New-Zealand).
- Each of the 9 studio albums from the Foo Fighters reached the Top 10 in the UK.
- Their last 6 studio albums reached #1 in Australia, as did Greatest Hits. No act which debuted in 1985 or later tops this achievement.
- In Australia, Greatest Hits reached the Top 20 in six distinct calendar years (2009 #1, 2010 #6, 2011 #17, 2014 #15, 2015 #7, and 2017 #14).
- At 220 million, Everlong is one of the 10 most played songs from the 90s on Spotify. The leader is Nirvana‘s Smells Like Teen Spirit.
- At 143 million, Best Of You is one of the 10 most played songs from 2005 on Spotify. The leader is Coldplay‘s Fix You.
- At 159 million, The Pretender is one of the 10 most played songs from 2007 on Spotify. The leader is Kanye West‘s Stronger.