CSPC: Arctic Monkeys Popularity Analysis

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Digital Singles Sales

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

Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006) – 465,000 equivalent albums

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – 1,130,000
When the Sun Goes Down – 730,000
Mardy Bum – 490,000
Remaining Tracks – 750,000

Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) – 446,000 equivalent albums

Brianstorm – 670,000
Teddy Picker – 330,000
Fluorescent Adolescent – 930,000
505 – 440,000
Remaining Tracks – 600,000

Humbug (2009) – 112,000 equivalent albums

Crying Lightning – 350,000
Cornerstone – 120,000
Remaining Tracks – 275,000

Suck It and See (2011) – 69,000 equivalent albums

Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair – 230,000
Remaining Tracks – 230,000

AM (2013) – 729,000 equivalent albums

Do I Wanna Know? – 2,250,000
R U Mine? – 630,000
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – 680,000
Remaining Tracks – 1,300,000

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018) – 3,000 equivalent albums

All Tracks – 20,000

Orphan – 106,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 705,000

Because of their limited appeal in the US until their 2013 era, the Arctic Monkeys achieved average to low figures in digital sales. The catalog strength of their tracks coupled with their popularity in the UK increase results still. Albeit only two of their tracks top the million plateau, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor and Do I Wanna Know?.

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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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