CSPC: AC/DC Popularity Analysis

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Physical Singles Sales – The 70s

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 3 ratio between one album and one physical single.

High Voltage (1976) – 65,000 equivalent albums

Can I Sit Next to You Girl – 10,000
Love Song/Baby, Please Don’t Go – 25,000
High Voltage – 80,000
It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) – 80,000
T.N.T. – 20,000

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976) – 39,000 equivalent albums

Jailbreak – 80,000
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – 30,000
Love at First Feel – 10,000
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1993, live) – 10,000

Let There Be Rock (1977) – 75,000 equivalent albums

Dog Eat Dog – 10,000
Let There Be Rock – 40,000
Whole Lotta Rosie – 200,000

Powerage (1978) – 69,000 equivalent albums

Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation – 230,000

Highway to Hell (1979) – 411,000 equivalent albums

Highway to Hell – 760,000
Girls Got Rhythm – 20,000
Touch Too Much – 480,000
Highway to Hell (1992, live) – 110,000

The earliest AC/DC singles only charted in Australia, where High Voltage, It’s a Long Way To the Top and Jailbreak all reached the top 10. Whole Lotta Rosie and Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation were the first to chart in the UK thus reaching 200,000. But the big one here is obviously Highway to Hell breaking into most markets including the US, where it reached the top 50. With the addition of the decent follow-up Touch Too Much the album gets a respectable 411,000 EAS.

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