CSPC: Arctic Monkeys Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales

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

Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006) – 87,000 equivalent albums

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – 200,000
When the Sun Goes Down – 90,000

Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) – 36,000 equivalent albums

Brianstorm – 60,000
Teddy Picker – 20,000
Fluorescent Adolescent – 40,000

Humbug (2009) – 15,000 equivalent albums

My Propeller – 12,500
Crying Lightning – 25,000
Cornerstone – 12,500

Suck It and See (2011) – 6,000 equivalent albums

Black Treacle – 3,000
The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala – 3,000
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair – 7,500
Suck It and See – 7,500

AM (2013) – 5,000 equivalent albums

Do I Wanna Know? – 5,000
R U Mine? – 1,750
One for the Road – 2,500
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – 7,500

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018) – 0 equivalent albums

No physical single released.

Orphan – 19,000 equivalent albums

Leave Before the Lights Come On – 60,000
Matador – 1,000
Five Minutes with the Arctic Monkeys – 3,500

Physical singles have been dead for long. As a matter of fact, the only ones which still sell are collectors for fans. Given that the Arctic Monkeys got many of them, they register solid sales from this format. Well, solid in relation to the market size as numbers in absolute term remain quite low!

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Is the update still on? Or is it less priority next to Billie and Taylor?


Kinda sad how their worst album is the 2nd best selling.. Well, guess it’s just how pop industry works


Please can we have Tool or Smashing Pumpkins or Marilyn Manson that sold a lot more than AM?


I don’t know them but I recognized their biggest track. Ill check on the rest time.

But im actually wondering why Arctic Monkeys and not other music artists that are more requested. Im not complaining though.


Arctic Monkeys have just released their new album.

Love the new design btw 🙂


This is cool………but why not focus on the biggest acs of all time as a priority?


Great article! But I don’t understand how their sales stand at 65,000 in Spain while AM sold 110,000 copies there alone, I’m pretty sure the latter is the one that’s wrong 😉

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