CSPC: AC/DC Popularity Analysis

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Page 4: Original Album Sales – High Voltage (1976)
Page 5: Original Album Sales – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
Page 6: Original Album Sales – Let There Be Rock (1977)
Page 7: Original Album Sales – Powerage (1978)
Page 8: Original Album Sales – Highway to Hell (1979)
Page 9: Original Album Sales – Back in Black (1980)
Page 10: Original Album Sales – For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981)
Page 11: Original Album Sales – Flick of the Switch (1983)
Page 12: Original Album Sales – Fly on the Wall (1985)
Page 13: Original Album Sales – Blow Up Your Video (1988)
Page 14: Original Album Sales – The Razors Edge (1990)
Page 15: Original Album Sales – Ballbreaker (1995)
Page 16: Original Album Sales – Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
Page 17: Original Album Sales – Black Ice (2008)
Page 18: Original Album Sales – Rock or Bust (2014)
Page 19: Original Album Sales – Comments
Page 20: Physical Singles Sales – The 70s
Page 21: Physical Singles Sales – The 80s
Page 22: Physical Singles Sales – The 90s and beyond
Page 23: Digital Singles Sales – The 70s
Page 24: Digital Singles Sales – The 80s
Page 25: Digital Singles Sales – The 90s and beyond
Page 26: Streaming Sales – Part 1
Page 27: Streaming Sales – Part 2
Page 28: Streaming Sales – Part 3
Page 29: Streaming Sales – Part 4
Page 30: Streaming Sales – Part 5
Page 31: Streaming Sales – Part 6
Page 32: Streaming Sales – Part 7
Page 33: Remaining Long Format – Live Albums
Page 34: Remaining Long Format – Box Sets
Page 35: Remaining Long Format – Box Sets (continued)
Page 36: Remaining Long Format – More Box Sets!
Page 37: Remaining Long Format – Australian releases, Soundtracks and more
Page 38: Remaining Long Format – Videos
Page 39: Remaining Long Format – Summary
Page 40: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)
Page 41: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Who Made Who (1986)
Page 42: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Live (1992)
Page 43: BONUS: Compilation Albums Sales – Iron Man 2 (2010)
Page 44: BONUS: Total Album (all types) Sales per Country
Page 45: CSPC Results
Page 46: Biggest Tracks
Page 47: Achievements

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Not that Rumours is not insanely popular anyway, but Dreams has went crazy, since that Tik Tok guy on the skateboard.

I’ve not really been following the pre 2000 songs much of late, will AC/DC have 3 over 1B, before anybody else has 2?

Last edited 3 months ago by Martin
Thomas Christiansen

Yes they will. Besides Queen of course. They already have 4.


Yeah, that’s what I meant, excluding Queen.


Californication was released in the summer of 2000 though, the album is from 1999 but I think the most important thing is when did these songs became famous.

About AC/DC, let’s not forget that they arrived late on Spotify (2015), if not Highway To Hell would’ve probably reach 1B already, and Thunderstruck would be very close.

Thomas Christiansen

Californication was indeed released as the 4th single from the album in may 2000. But the album, and first 3 singles, were released in 1999. The album debuted and peaked at #3 in June 1999. Therefore I consider all it’s songs released pre-2000. However, it is possible the song benefitted from being fairly recent when Spotify began. I have a list of top pre-2000 songs dated feb. 2018 on which Californication rank as #10. 4 years later (jan. 2022) it’s down to #25. So it’s popularity is fading somewhat compared to the other oldies on the list. But the same… Read more »


Yeah it’s possible that Under The Bridge’s popularity is partly explained by the Chilis’ massive success during the 1999-2006 period, so even though the song is from 1991 its trajectory might be closer to a song from 2000 or so.

Btw I truly have no idea why my post got so many downvotes… I’m gonna assume there’s some weirdo out there with fake accounts who doesn’t like me 😆

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