CSPC: Meat Loaf Popularity Analysis

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RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • At 35,440,000 EAS, Bat Out Of Hell is the 3rd most successful album from 1977.
  • At 15,931,000 EAS, Bat Out Of Hell II is the 7th most successful album from 1993.
  • At 27,410,000 pure units, Bat Out Of Hell is the 8th highest selling studio album from the 70s.
  • At 2,250,000 pure units, Bat Out Of Hell is one of the Top 10 selling albums of all-time in Canada.
  • At 1,775,000 pure units, Bat Out Of Hell is the highest selling album of all-time in Australia.
  • At 900,000 pure units, Bat Out Of Hell is one of the Top 10 selling albums of all-time in the Netherlands.
  • At 4,110,000 physical singles sales, I’d Do Anything For Love is the biggest selling single from 1993.

NB: EAS means Equivalent Album Sales.

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Thomas Christiansen

RIP Meat! Here’s a look at some Spotify figures for his hits/albums. Meat Loaf’s discography hasn’t survived the streaming age well. His biggest album is obviously his debut smash “Bat Out of Hell”, but even that one has rather disappointing streaming figures. The raw figure for the BOOH album is 269.2M plays – far from the 500M mark to make it to the list of big streaming albums of 1977. A list led by “Rumours” with a whopping 3032.8M plays! Anyway, all told (incl. live vers. etc) here are the figures for the 7 tracks on his iconic debut: 2… Read more »

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Martin

I was chatting with him privately, a few months ago, about something similar. My point was that the popularity of Don’t Stop Me Now, nowadays is not the same as it was back in the day (70s, 80s and 90s). It only became such a favourite and their 2nd most popular track, sometime in the 00s. I wouldn’t say it was a forgotten about track but so many of their other songs, were clearly and evidently more popular, more well known, more talked about, more played etc. IMO it gets a greater share of comps sales than it should, because… Read more »

Thomas Christiansen

Makes sense, thanks!

Tom Riise

RIP

Joe Guerrino

Now that you did Meatloaf how about doing Credence? C’mon guys everybody would love to see Credence!

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