CSPC: Aerosmith Popularity Analysis


Digital Singles Sales – Part 2
Permanent Vacation (1987) – 483,000 equivalent albums

Rag Doll – 910,000
Dude (Looks Like a Lady) – 1,120,000
Angel – 1,110,000
Remaining tracks – 80,000

Pump (1989) – 309,000 equivalent albums

Going Down/Love in an Elevator – 590,000
Water Song/Janie’s Got a Gun – 980,000
What It Takes – 270,000
Remaining tracks – 220,000

Get a Grip (1993) – 527,000 equivalent albums

Livin’ on the Edge – 350,000
Cryin’ – 1,370,000
Crazy – 1,150,000
Amazing – 400,000
Remaining tracks – 240,000

Nine Lives (1997) – 93,000 equivalent albums

Hole in My Soul – 100,000
Pink – 360,000
Remaining tracks – 160,000

Just Push Play (2001) – 68,000 equivalent albums

Jaded – 310,000
Remaining tracks – 140,000

Honkin’ on Hobo (2004) – 24,000 equivalent albums

All tracks – 160,000

Music from Another Dimension! (2012) – 24,000 equivalent albums

What Could Have Been Love – 100,000
Remaining tracks – 60,000

Orphan – 1,020,000 equivalent albums

Come Together – 590,000
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – 5,760,000
Remaining tracks – 450,000

Eras Permanent Vacation, Pump and Get a Grip have a whopping 6 singles around a million sales in digital formats. Cryin‘ is in the lead but the remaining ones are all fairly close. Additionally, they include 4 more songs which combine for over 1,6 million units. This period was highly prolific for these rock legends. None of these songs reached the status of their main 70s smashes though.

None except I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. An outstanding catalog seller, this song totals 5,76 million sales up to date. It has very healthy sales everywhere, even in countries where it hasn’t done that well upon release like France.

All in all, the band is up to more tan 25,5 million digital sales.

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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.