CSPC: AC/DC Popularity Analysis

AC/DC

Physical Singles Sales – The 90s and beyond
The Razors Edge (1990) – 260,000 equivalent albums

Thunderstruck – 360,000
Moneytalks – 390,000
Are You Ready – 110,000
Rock Your Heart Out – 5,000

Ballbreaker (1995) – 47,000 equivalent albums

Hard as a Rock – 130,000
Hail Caesar – 15,000
Cover You in Oil – 5,000
Ballbreaker – 5,000

Stiff Upper Lip (2000) – 27,000 equivalent albums

Stiff Upper Lip – 70,000
Safe in New York City – 10,000
Satellite Blues – 10,000

Black Ice (2008) – 3,000 equivalent albums

Rock ‘n’ Roll Train – 10,000

Rock or Bust (2014) – 3,000 equivalent albums

Play Ball – 5,000
Rock or Bust – 5,000

Orphan – 144,000 equivalent albums

Who Made Who – 140,000
Big Gun – 330,000
Other singles – 10,000

Although the single format was decreasing in popularity in the 90s, AC/DC still managed to release their 3 biggest singles since 1981. Thunderstruck, Moneytalks and Big Gun all top 300,000 sales.

So, without any million-selling singles in their entire career, AC/DC total 6,635,000 in this format. Not overwhelming, but respectable considering they never were a singles minded band.

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