CSPC: AC/DC Popularity Analysis

Ode to Bon

Digital Singles Sales – The 70s

As a reminder, the weighting is done with a 10 to 1,5 ratio between one album and one digital single.

High Voltage (1976) – 459,000 equivalent albums

It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) – 1,080,000
T.N.T. – 1,530,000
Remaining tracks – 450,000

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976) – 293,000 equivalent albums

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – 1,240,000
Ride On – 170,000
Big Balls – 390,000
Remaining tracks – 150,000

Let There Be Rock (1977) – 222,000 equivalent albums

Let There Be Rock – 460,000
Whole Lotta Rosie – 720,000
Remaining tracks – 300,000

Powerage (1978) – 30,000 equivalent albums

Remaining tracks – 200,000

Highway to Hell (1979) – 609,000 equivalent albums

Highway to Hell – 3,060,000
Girls Got Rhythm – 280,000
If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) – 270,000
Remaining tracks – 450,000

With four songs topping the million mark, AC/DC‘s 70s songs are still popular in the digital age. None more so than Highway to Hell of course. At 3,060,000, this must be one of the most popular Hard Rock songs of the decade in this format. Stairway to Heaven for example is the only Led Zeppelin song that tops this total.

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