CSPC: Aerosmith Popularity Analysis


Physical Singles Sales – Part 1

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

Aerosmith (1973) – 321,000 equivalent albums

Dream On – 1,070,000

Get Your Wings (1974) – 30,000 equivalent albums

Same Old Song and Dance – 30,000
S.O.S. (Too Bad) – 10,000
Train Kept A-Rollin’ – 60,000

Toys in the Attic (1975) – 339,000 equivalent albums

Walk This Way – 870,000
Sweet Emotion – 230,000
You See Me Crying – 30,000

Rocks (1976) – 288,000 equivalent albums

Back in the Saddle – 360,000
Last Child – 460,000
Home Tonight – 140,000

Although these 4 albums have been issued in 4 distinct calendar years, nearly all these singles were sold during the 12 months axed around July 1976. Both top 10 hits in the US, Dream On and Walk This Way sold over 1,9 million globally combined. This includes various reissues, although Run DMC‘s sampled version of the latter is added to the Orphan tracks.

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Hi MJD, in Asia Aerosmith outside Japan sell this way less than Metallica?


Asia – 9,780,000
Japan – 7,065,000

Asia – 8.380.000
Japan – 3.785.000

Aerosmith in Japan have sold far more, but there is no history outside.


Except this is inaccurate. Aerosmith has more than 150 million world wide in album sales. And if you rank them by platinum album sales Aerosmith is ranked 14th above metallica, Bon jovi, van halen, the who, Michael Jackson. And Aerosmith has still sold more units in America than bon jovi or metallica.

Greg Hermann

Join the discussion…I heard on a 60 minutes episode of Steve Tyler on an interview and they said Aerosmith had sold 160 million albums world wide back in 2013. Obviously 7 years later their even higher now.


You get about 160m if you add all album and single sales together unweighted.

Greg Hermann

I guess that’s the way it works for all artists. Record sales are way less these days because everything is digital streaming what you have to have 1500 streams gisty just the equal one album sale.