CSPC: Eagles Popularity Analysis

The Eagles

Eagles Career CSPC Results

So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Eagles achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

#CoverAlbumTotal CSPCSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesLast verifiedAuto updateDaily Increase
1EaglesEagles26,659,0002,950,00022,243,000411,000
(1,370,000)
482,000
(3,210,000)
123,000
(12/20/17)
573,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 320
LD: 370
26,659,000
2DesperadoDesperado16,894,0003,800,00012,350,000114,000
(380,000)
360,000
(2,400,000)
75,000
(12/20/17)
270,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 140
LD: 170
16,894,000
3OnOn The Border8,816,0004,275,0003,797,000455,000
(1,517,000)
143,000
(950,000)
39,000
(12/20/17)
146,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 80
LD: 90
8,816,000
4OneOne Of These Nights23,354,0007,175,00014,436,000930,000
(3,100,000)
413,000
(2,750,000)
97,000
(12/20/17)
400,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 220
LD: 240
23,354,000
5HotelHotel California71,837,00030,050,00037,108,0001,737,000
(5,790,000)
1,293,000
(8,620,000)
387,000
(12/20/17)
1,649,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 900
LD: 990
71,837,000
6TheThe Long Run17,885,00011,150,0005,367,000921,000
(3,070,000)
210,000
(1,400,000)
67,000
(12/20/17)
237,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 120
LD: 150
17,885,000
7LongLong Road Out Of Eden6,168,0006,025,0006,0000
(0)
60,000
(400,000)
32,000
(12/20/17)
77,000
(10/26/21)
Av.: 30
LD: 30
6,168,000
8Orphan1,988,00001,425,000420,000
(1,400,000)
105,000
(700,000)
38,000
(12/20/17)
N/AN/A1,988,000
*Pure sales figures updated on 12/20/17.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

See where the artist ranks among remaining singers


More than 70 million. Colossal. Hotel California storms into our Biggest Albums Ever list at #2, ahead of Saturday Night Fever, and only topped by Michael Jackson‘s Thriller. Quickly becoming one of the best selling albums of all-time upon release, the LP has since generated zillions of sales of compilations, live albums, music videos, singles, downloads and streams to reach this gargantuan total of 70,6 million equivalent album sales.

Apart from this juggernaut their remaining albums perform incredibly well too. Eagles is the runner up at 26 million, 9 times more than its original album sales. One Of These Nights is a strong third at 23 million. The Long Run and Desperado complete their personal Top 5 with around 17 million equivalent album sales a piece.

Those superb figures catapult On The Border and Long Road Out Of Eden, two albums with 15 million units combined, at the bottom of their list. The Eagles never did it wrong.

Their career to date total is on 171,1 million equivalent album sales. The band issued a mere 7 albums. They recorded the ridiculous total of 88 different songs. It means each of their tracks, including album cuts, generated an average of 1,94 million equivalent album sales, or 12,96 million downloads, a mind-blowing showing.

The following pages list their most successful songs as well as their records and achievements. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge their position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Warner Music Reports, Chartmasters.org.

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Smiley

Hello MJD and team.

I’m not sure if this has been clarified/investigated yet (I see there has been some discussion in the comments). I was just wondering if the huge increase in the ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ and ‘Hotel California’ album certification by the RIAA was considered legitimate by this website and if so how it might affect EAS/ASR for The Eagles?

I’m not a particularly big Eagles fan do I don’t have a ‘dog in the fight’ as it were. Just curious as to what your views/intentions were regarding this is all!?!

Thanks!

BrandonPenny

There are the facts and numbers, and yes, the RIAA agenda. Read the previous comments! Just compare this, some fake “methodology” from RIAA and how they have forgotten the album “Grease”, this article is dated to 2006: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/60098/ask-billboard You see, it’s not just about Michael Jackson, but that reminds me how Thriller between 1984 and 1990 have supposed to have sold just one million copy according the RIAA, the same thing now for “Grease”, fans of the soundtrack if I refer to wikipedia, add 8 millions from RIAA and 6 millions from Soundscan to have 14 millions for the USA,… Read more »

BrandonPenny

Eagles and RIAA should come clear why they are clearly faking numbers to ovetake Thriller. Soundscan does not support these outlandish numbers. Nor does streaming on the big streaming platform. They cannot explain how they found 9 million copies since 2006 when Eagles was not even in the Top 50 on the year end catalog charts. Now would you explain how the Eagles could sell 9 million between 2006 and 2018 without constantly being in the top 20-30 on Billboard 200 and leading the catalog chart more than just once during that period? Thriller 25 sold about 668 000 in… Read more »

BrandonPenny

And the people and media are ignoring the facts and spreading FAKE NEWS… The Eagles: Greatest Hits 71-75 by RIAA: February 1976 (1,000,000 (US) albums sold) 1976 – August 1990 (US) 11,000,000 more sales!!!??? (800,000 (US) sales each year!!!!????) 12 million (US) albums sold!!!??? 1990 – December 1993 (US) 2,000,000 more sales!!!??? (666,666 (US) sales each year!!!!????) 14 million (US) albums sold!!!??? 1993 – June 1995 (US) 8,000,000 more sales!!!?? (5,052,000 (US) sales each year!!!!???? (19 Months!!!)) 22 million (US) albums sold!!!??? REAL sales (Soundscan) between December 1993 – June 1995 was 919.000 sales (515,000 (US) sales each year!!!!???? (19… Read more »

BrandonPenny

How can you explain this, the FACT: the Eagles Greatest Hits Soundscan sales from the last 11 Years: 2007, May 5,054,548 2007, November 5,125,000 2007, December 8 5,149,433 2008, January 26 5,199,012 2010, June 6 5,374,694 2010, October 3 5,392,833 2010, November 6 5,395,835 2012, September 1 5,510,310 2012, October 27 5,517,347 2013, March 2 5,537,129 2013, March 16 5,543,596 2013, March 30 5,554,416 2013, June 15 5,585,933 2013, July 13 5,595,541 2014, April 5,690,000 2014, November 1 5,749,765 2016, October 29 6,103,000 2017, January 7 6,124,000 2017, January 14 6,132,000 2017, June 3 6,174,000 2017, August 12 6,194,000 2017,… Read more »

Martin

I’m completely bemused by those two most recent Eagles certifications and the sheer scale of the rises. When Warners applied for those huge shipment rises in the 1990’s Eagles – Eagles Greatest Hits: 14m (14/12/93) to 22m (05/06/95) Eagles – Hotel California: 10m (12/08/94) to 14m (05/06/95) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV: 11m (18/12/92) to 16m (26/01/96) Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV: 17m (25/11/97) to 21m (15/11/99) AC/DC – Back In Black: 12m (26/01/96) to 16m (12/11/97) it seemed a mixture of soundscans, clubs, the allowance of freebies, military bases etc and “found/lost” shipments, was the answer. This… Read more »

vulcan

But how could they just miss millions of units through repeated certification and suddenly find them?
And why is that happening to Rhino albums? Greatest Hits was certified many times before 2006. Missing 7+ million units doesn’t sound too plausible.

vulcan

If those music club “sales” were in fact free and dirt cheap copies, which is why RIAA didn’t include them before 1994 and why SoundScan still doesn’t include them, can we call them sales?

BrandonPenny

The facts are coming… Fake news exposed! Digging deeper into the realm of RIAA magic, consider the treatment afforded the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975. Originally certified in 1976 as part of the promotional thrust around Platinum designation, 1971–1975 was inexplicably re-certified twelve times platinum in 1990, and in 1995, an inconceivable twenty-two times. This ballooned to twenty-six times in 1999, with a final certification of twenty-nine times platinum in 2006 — a broadly publicized crest, as it meant the compilation had overtaken Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album of all time. According to the RIAA, Their Greatest Hits… Read more »

vulcan

Not saying you are wrong but why do you think RIAA cannot be biased?

Timothy Pernell

It would seem like the real reason “Their Greatest Hits” went from 29 million to 38 million may mostly be due to sales that weren’t accounted for since they last audited in 2006 (as far as I know), though in this site, they have “Greatest Hits” selling the same amount of albums in the U.S. as “Thriller” (30.2 million to Thriller’s 30.4 million). Also there is no “Hotel California” in “Greatest Hits” so I don’t know if there were that many single sales based off “Take It to the Limit” and “One of These Nights” and as mentioned, their streaming… Read more »

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