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.
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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. 😃