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  • Rolling Stones :: Charts & Sales History

    Hi everybody!
    I'm a Stones' fan.
    I would like with your help, to reconstruct the worldwide sales of the Stones (albums).
    I know that it will be very difficult!
    They have an immense worldwide discography.
    I have elaborated this list thanks to the indications of Basil (for US sales)
    [SEE: Updated - USA's All Time Best Selling Artists and Albums].


    This is my list:

    # YEAR ALBUM (US sales) WW sales
    1 1964 Rolling Stones (-) 1,25
    2 1964 England's Newest Hit Makers (0,8) 1,25
    3 1964 12x5 (0,8) 1
    4 1965 Rolling Stones No.2 (-) 1,25
    5 1965 Around and around (-) 0,5
    6 1965 Rolling Stones, Now! (0,8) 1,25
    7 1965 Out of Our Heads (1,5) 2,5
    8 1965 December's Children (1,2) 1,5
    9 1966 Bravo Rolling Stones(compilation)(-) 0,5
    10 1966 Aftermath (1,5) 3,5
    11 1966 Big Hits (2,5) 5
    12 1966 Got live if you want it! (0,7) 1,25
    13 1967 Between the Buttons (1,2) 2,5
    14 1967 Flowers (1,2) 1,5
    15 1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request(1,2) 2
    16 1968 Beggars Banquet (1,7) 3,25
    17 1969 Through the Past Darkly (1,5) 2,75
    18 1969 Let it Bleed (3) 5
    19 1970 Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (live) (1,8) 3
    20 1971 Sticky Fingers (4) 6,5
    21 1972 Hot Rocks 64-71(see 1990) (6,7) 7
    22 1972 Exile On Main Street (2,5) 4,5
    23 1972 More Hot Rocks (1) 1,25
    24 1973 Goat's Head Soup (3,5) 6
    25 1974 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (1,5) 2,25
    26 1975 Metamorphosis (0,5) 1
    27 1975 Made in the Shade (1,8) 2
    28 1975 Rolled Gold 1963-69 (-) 0,5
    29 1976 Black and Blue (1,5) 2,5
    30 1977 Love You Live (live) (1) 2
    31 1978 Some Girls (6,8) 9
    32 1980 Emotional Rescue (2,7) 5
    33 1981 Sucking In the Seventies (0,7) 1
    34 1981 Tattoo You (4,8) 7,5
    35 1982 Still Life (live) (1,2) 2,25
    36 1983 Undercover (1,5) 2,75
    37 1984 Rewind 1971-84 (1) 2
    38 1986 Dirty Work (1,5) 3
    39 1989 Singles Collection (0,5) 1
    40 1989 Steel Wheels (2,7) 6,25
    41 1990 Hot Rocks 64-71(see 1972) (-) 2
    42 1991 Flashpoint (live + studio) (1) 2,25
    43 1993 Jump Back (see 2004) (-) 2,5
    44 1994 Voodoo Lounge (2,1) 6,5
    45 1995 Stripped (0,8) 3,5
    46 1997 Bridges to Babylon (1,3) 4
    47 1998 No Security (live) (0,4) 1
    48 2002 Forty Licks (2,5) 6,5
    49 2004 Jump Back (see 1993) (0,5) 0,5
    50 2004 Live Licks (live) (0,4) 0,5

    TOTAL (77,8) 145,25
    "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

  • #2
    Hanboo has just posted soundscan figures for the whole catalogue, so here they are in context.

    USA Charted Albums and Shipments

    Key
    Year of release
    Year of latest riaa certification
    Title
    riaa shipment
    Soundscan data since 1991 - courtesy of Hanboo and others
    weeks on catalogue chart since 1982

    Original Studio Albums - US only titles
    1964 1989 England's Newest Hitmakers - 500,000 - 104,000
    1964 1989 12 x 5 - 500,000 - 85,000
    1965 1989 Now - 500,000 - 78,000
    1965 1966 December's Children - 500,000 - 72,000
    1967 1967 Flowers - 500,000 - 151,000

    Orginal Studio Albums - UK/US titles
    1965 1989 Out of Our Heads - 1,000,000 - 124,000
    1966 1989 Aftermath - 1,000,000 - 243,000
    1967 1967 Between the Buttons - 500,000 - 116,000
    1967 1967 Their Satanic Majesties - 500,000 - 168,000
    1968 1989 Beggars Banquet - 1,000,000 - 527,000 - 2 weeks
    1969 1989 Let It Bleed - 2,000,000 - 903,000 - 2 weeks

    1971 2000 Sticky Fingers - 3,000,000 - 1,078,000 - 12 weeks
    1972 2000 Exile On Main Street - 1,000,000 - 707,000 - 9 weeks
    1973 2000 Goats Head Soup - 3,000,000 - 329,000
    1974 2000 It's Only Rock n Roll - 1,000,000 - 246,000
    1976 1976 Black and Blue - 1,000,000 - 208,000
    1978 2000 Some Girls - 6,000,000 - 1,158,000 - 11 weeks
    1980 2000 Emotional Rescue - 2,000,000 - 222,000
    1981 2000 Tattoo You - 4,000,000 - 596,000
    1983 1984 Undercover - 1,000,000 - 67,000
    1986 1986 Dirty Work - 1,000,000 - 66,000
    1989 1990 Steel Wheels - 2,000,000 - 211,000
    1994 1994 Voodoo Lounge - 2,000,000 - 1,860,000 jun 2006
    1997 1997 Bridges to Babylon - 1,000,000 - 1,161,000
    2005 2005 A Bigger Bang - 1,000,000 - 539,000 may 2007

    Live Albums
    1966 1967 Got Live if You Want It - 500,000 - 115,000
    1970 1989 Get Your Ya Ya's Out - 1,000,000 - 317,000
    1977 1977 Love You Live - 500,000 - 159,000
    1982 2000 Still Life - 1,000,000 - 161,000
    1991 1991 Flashpoint - 500,000 - 874,000 jun 2006
    1995 1996 Stripped - 1,000,000 - 830,000
    1998 none No Security - none - 324,000 jun 2006
    2004 2004 Live Licks - 250,000 - 126,000 jun 2006

    Major Compilations
    1966 1989 Big Hits Vol 1 - 2,000,000 - 597,000
    1969 1989 Big Hits Vol 2 - 1,000,000 - 668,000
    1972 2002 Hot Rocks - 6,000,000 - 2,256,000 - 31 weeks
    1984 2000 Rewind 71-84 - 500,000 - 220,000
    2005 2005 Jump Back 71-93 - 500,000 - 946,000 plus 260,000 imports may 2007
    2002 2003 Forty Licks - 2,000,000 - 2,749,000 - 9 weeks may 2007

    Other Compilations
    1972 1973 More Hot Rocks - 500,000 - 125,000
    1989 1992 London Years (4CD) - 333,333 - 327,000
    1975 none Metamorphosis - none - 38,000 - 1 week
    1975 2000 Made in the Shade - 1,000,000 - 74,000
    1981 1981 Sucking in the 70's - 500,000 - 26,000
    2005 none Rarities - none - 129,000 may 2007

    Soundtrack
    1996 none Rock and Roll Circus - 154,000 may 2007

    Total Shipments - 56,583,333

    Soundscan Total - 22,979,000
    See Page One of my threads for all updates

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    • #3
      Thanks Basil.
      Sony revealed that the Rolling Stones "Remastered Series" has sold over 2.2 million copies worldwide (May 2004).
      "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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      • #4
        Main certifications:

        1) 1964-England's Newest Hit Makers
        US gold (0.5ml)
        CA platinum (0.1ml)

        2) 1964-12x5
        US gold (0.5ml)

        3) 1965-Rolling Stones, Now!
        US gold (0.5ml)

        4) 1965-Out of Our Heads
        US platinum (1ml)

        5) 1965-December's Children
        US gold (0.5ml)

        6) 1966-Aftermath
        US platinum (1ml)

        7) 1966-Big Hits
        US platinum X2 (2ml)
        CA gold (0.05ml)

        8) 1966-Got live if you want it!
        US gold (0.5ml)

        9) 1967-Between the Buttons
        US gold (0.5ml)

        10) 1967-Flowers
        US gold (0.5ml)

        11) 1967-Their Satanic Majesties Request
        US gold (0.5ml)

        12) 1968-Beggars Banquet
        US platinum (1ml)
        CA gold (0.05ml)

        13) 1969-Through the Past Darkly
        US platinum (1ml)

        14) 1969-Let it Bleed
        US platinum X2 (2ml)
        UK platinum (0.3ml)
        CA platinum (0.1ml)

        15) 1970-Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
        US platinum (1ml)
        CA gold (0.05ml)

        16) 1971-Sticky Fingers
        US platinum X3 (3ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)

        17) 1971-Hot Rocks 1964-1971
        US platinum X12 (12/2= 6ml)
        UK platinum X2 (0.6ml)
        CA platinum X2 (0.2ml)
        AUSTRALIA platinum (0.07ml)

        18) 1972-Exile On Main Street
        US platinum X3 (3ml)

        29) 1972-More Hot Rocks
        US gold (0.5ml)
        CA gold (0.05ml)

        20) 1973-Goat's Head Soup
        US platinum X3 (3ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        FR gold X2 (0.2ml)

        21) 1974-It's Only Rock 'n Roll
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)

        22) 1975-Made in the Shade
        US platinum (1ml)

        23) 1975-Rolled Gold 1963-69
        UK gold (0.1ml)

        24) 1976-Black and Blue
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)

        25) 1977-Love You Live
        US gold (0.5ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)

        26) 1978-Some Girls
        US platinum X6 (6ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)

        27) 1980-Emotional Rescue
        US platinum X2 (2ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

        28) 1981-Sucking In the Seventies
        US gold (0.5)

        29) 1981-Tattoo You
        US platinum X4 (4ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum X4 (0.4ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

        30) 1982-Still Life
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum (0.1ml)

        31) 1982-Story Of the Stones
        UK gold (0.1ml)

        32) 1983-Undercover
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)

        33) 1984-Rewind 1971-84
        US gold (0.5)
        HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

        34) 1986-Dirty Work
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum (0.1ml)
        GER gold (0.25ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)

        35) 1989-Singles Collection
        US platinum (1/3= 0.333ml)
        CA gold (0.05ml)

        36) 1989-Steel Wheels
        US platinum X2 (2ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum X3 (0.3ml)
        GER gold (0.25ml)
        FR gold X2 (0.2ml)
        SWISS gold (0.025ml)
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
        HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)
        FINLAND gold

        37) 1991-Flashpoint
        US gold (0.5)
        UK silver (0.06ml)
        CA gold (0.05ml)
        GER gold (0.25ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        SWISS gold (0.025ml)
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
        HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)

        38) 1993-Jump Back
        US gold (0.5)
        UK platinum X2 (0.6ml)
        GER gold (0.25ml)
        FR platinum (0.3ml)
        SWISS platinum (0.05)
        AUSTRALIA platinum X2 (0.14ml)
        SWEDEN platinum (0.06ml)
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
        HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)

        39) 1994-Voodoo Lounge
        US platinum X2 (2ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum (0.3ml)
        GER platinum (0.5ml)
        FR gold X2 (0.2ml)
        SWISS gold (0.025)
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
        HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)
        NORWAY gold (0.02ml)

        40) 1995-Stripped
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        GER gold (0.25ml)
        FR gold X2 (0.1ml)
        AUSTRALIA gold (0.035ml)
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
        HOLLAND gold (0.05ml)
        NORWAY platinum (0.04ml)

        41) 1997-Bridges to Babylon
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum (0.1ml)
        GER platinum (0.5ml)
        FR gold X2 (0.2ml)
        SWISS platinum (0.05)
        AUSTRIA platinum (0.03ml)
        HOLLAND platinum (0.1ml)
        NORWAY gold (0.02)
        POLAND gold

        42) 1998-No Security
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)

        43) 2002-Forty Licks
        US platinum X4 (4/2= 2ml)
        UK platinum X2 (0.6ml)
        CA platinum X5 (5/2= 0.25ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        GER platinum (0.4ml)
        SWISS platinum (0.04ml)
        AUSTRALIA platinum (0.07ml)
        SWEDEN gold (0.03ml)
        ARGENTINA platinum (0.04ml)
        AUSTRIA platinum (0.03ml)
        HOLLAND platinum (0.08ml)

        44) 2004-Live Licks
        US gold (0.5/2= 0.25ml)
        UK silver (0.06ml)
        AUSTRIA gold (0.015ml)
        ARGENTINA gold (0.02ml)

        45 2005-A Bigger Bang
        US platinum (1ml)
        UK gold (0.1ml)
        CA platinum (0.1ml)
        FR gold (0.1ml)
        GER platinum (0.2ml)
        HOLLAND gold





        Add.
        45)-"Les années Stones" (compilation), GOLD in France (100.000 copies)
        46)-"16 Exitos De Oro Vol. II" (compilation), GOLD in Mexico (100.000 copies)

        "IFPI Platinum Europe Award" for sales of 1m albums in Europe,
        -Voodoo Lounge, platinum (1ml)
        -Stripped, platinum (1ml)
        -Bridges To Babylon, platinum (1ml)
        -Forty Licks, platinum (1ml)
        -A Bigger Bang, platinum (1ml)
        "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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        • #5
          Hi scalcioffa

          Love You Live was 500,000 US
          Live Licks was 250,000 US

          If you look on Mario's Japanese thread, he has Japanese sales.

          There are just a couple of European certifications which only started in 1994.

          Voodoo Lounge
          Bridges to Babylon
          Stripped
          Forty Licks

          All One Million copies each.

          Of course this overlaps the national certifications in Germany, France, UK and so on.
          See Page One of my threads for all updates

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          • #6
            Thanks Basil.


            Rolling Stones albums sales in japan (From 1970)


            "Honky Tonk Women" (Through The Past, Darkly?) #15, 18weeks, 30,000
            "Let It Bleed" #11, 17weeks, 31,000
            "Rolling Stones Golden Prize" #23, 24weeks, 38,000
            "Double deluxe" #37, 7weeks, 8,000
            "Get yer ya-ya's out!" #34, 11weeks, 15,000
            "Sticky Fingers" #9, 18weeks, 33,000
            "Greatest Hits" #18, 12weeks, 17,000
            "The Rolling Stones" #55, 6weeks, 6,000
            "Max20" #62, 1week, 1,000
            "Gimme Shelter" #30, 11weeks, 13,000
            "Exile on Main Street" #7, 17weeks, 36,000
            "GEM" #54, 16weeks, 18,000
            "Live" #75, 6weeks, 6,000
            "Goats Head Soup" #7, 19weeks, 66,000
            RE-ENTRY "GEM" #91, 1week, 1,000
            "It's Only Rock and Roll" #29, 13weeks, 27,000
            "Black and Blue" |#32, 12weeks, 24,000
            "Love You Live" #11, 12weeks, 31,000
            "Some Girls" #11, 20weeks, 56,000
            RE-ENTRY "Gimme Shelter" #87, 1week, 1,000
            "Emotional Rescue" #10, 16weeks, 55,000
            "Tattoo You" #8, 13weeks, 67,000
            "Still Life" #14, 13weeks, 50,000
            "Undercover" #12, 14weeks, 55,000
            "Dirty Work" #6, 11weeks, 61,000
            RE-ENTRY "Let It Bleed" #84, 3weeks, 1,000
            "Hot Rocks, 1964-1971" #88, 3weeks, 2,000
            RE-ENTRY "STAR BOX" #18, 10weeks, 26,000
            "Steel Wheels" #5, 23weeks, 167,000
            "Rolling Stones STAR BOX" #88, 3weeks, 3,000
            "STAR BOX(2.2)" #14, 10weeks, 43,670
            "Another side of Steel Wheels" #29, 4weeks, 16,200
            "Flashpoint" #4, 7weeks, 106,960
            "Voodoo Lounge" #2, 11weeks, 172,410
            "Jump Back" #39, 7weeks, 40,570
            "Jump Back (Limited edition)" #37, 4weeks, 31,760
            "Stripped" #12, 6weeks, 129,600
            "Bridges to Babylon" #9, 8weeks, 137,140
            RE-ENTRY "Love You Live" #80, 1week, 4,150
            "No Security" #14, 3weeks, 34,640
            "Forty Licks" #4, 29weeks, 138,250
            "Live LIcks" 19#, 6 weeks, 22,034



            Source: Japanese Charts-The newest charts

            (http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... &start=175)
            Autor: Mario
            "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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            • #7
              Italian sales (Unofficial source- estimate)


              Goat's Head Soup 200.000
              Some Girls 200.000
              Emotional Rescue 200.000
              Tattoo You 250.000
              Dirty Work 200.000
              Steel Wheels 200.000
              Voodoo Lounge 200.000
              Bridges to Babylon 100.000
              Forty Licks 180.000
              A Bigger Bang 180.000
              "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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              • #8
                Hi Scalcioffa

                Just a few more scraps of info

                Six UK compliations

                Stoneage
                Gimme Shelter
                Milestones
                Rock n Rolling Stones
                No Stone Unturned
                Get Stoned (Arcade Label)

                Very unpopular with the band of course, however all but one of these charted well in the UK. I know they weren't issued in the US. What I don't know is whether they were released anywhere else - particularly in Europe.

                Another one is the mysterious "Time Waits For No-One" compilation which is listed in many discographies with tracks, but I've never seen a copy, and it never charted anywhere. Was it withdrawn?

                There's also the Dutch K-Tel "In Concert".

                When I said scraps of information I meant it, but it all adds to the worldwide sales total you are compiling. Will be very interested to see the finished result.

                Cheers
                Basil
                See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                • #9
                  Hi Basil.
                  Unfortunately the Rolling Stones worldwide discography is immense.
                  I have some charts information about these secondary compilations (3 n°1!!):


                  1) 1965: Around and around
                  GERMANY #4
                  ITALY #1, N°4 year-end chart (points system)
                  AUSTRIA #3

                  2) 1966: Bravo Rolling Stones
                  GERMANY #1(4 weeks at peak)
                  AUSTRIA #5

                  3) 1971: Stone Age
                  UK #4[7 weeks on chart];
                  ITALY #20[1], N°72 year-end chart (points system);
                  HOLLAND #19[11], N°79 year-end chart (points system).

                  4) 1971: Gimme Shelter
                  Info charts:
                  UK #19[5];
                  HOLLAND #17[4], N°140 year-end chart (points system).

                  5) 1972: Milestones
                  UK #14[8]

                  6) 1972: Rock'n'Rolling Stones
                  UK #41[1]

                  7) 1975: Rolled Gold (1963-69)
                  UK #7[50]

                  8) 1976: Story Stones
                  HOLLAND #1[22], N°16 year-end chart (points system).

                  9) 1977: Get Stoned
                  Info charts:
                  UK #8[15]

                  10) 1977: 30 Greatest Hits
                  AUSTRIA #17[12]

                  11) 1982: In concert
                  UK #94[3]

                  12) 1982: Story Of the Stones
                  UK #24[12]
                  Uk Gold award.

                  13) 1990: 1965-1970
                  ITALY #15[3], N°81 year-end chart (points system).




                  1973: "No Stone Unturned"
                  Info charts:
                  N/A

                  1979: "Time waits for no one Anthology 1971-77" was issued (verified):
                  UK, GERMANY, ITALY, FRANCE, PORTUGAL, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRASIL, MEXICO, PHILIPPINES and REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.
                  Info charts:
                  N/A.
                  "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks scalcioffa

                    You've answered some questions I've always wondered about regarding these "other" compilations.

                    "Time Waits For No One" is still a strange album. No promotion, no chart action. They've just put out Made in the Shade and Sucking in the 70's on CD - but not this one. The Stones were pretty hot at the time, but this album was completely ignored.

                    How's the compilation of worldwide Stones sales progressing? Rather you than me - too much work.

                    Still this year should see new album, new tour, 40 Licks at 5x platinum and Jump Back gold.

                    And then, in our dreams, the Stones catalogue getting properly certified and the release of a Live Album from 1973 with Mick Taylor. The Wembley Show perhaps - my vinyl bootleg is a bit worn!
                    See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                    • #11
                      Regarding Time Waits For No-One, this is what I found on the official Rolling Stones website:

                      June 1979
                      A hastily put together mish-mash compilation album of Stones songs is released. Time Waits For No-One is the last record released under the Rolling Stones distribution deal with the WEA label.

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                      • #12
                        Hi

                        Oh yes..."Time Waits For No One" is a strange album.
                        No promotion, no commercial tracklist= commercial flop!
                        Besides, the period of issue was completely wrong. June 1979.
                        In the summer of 1979 the Stones were recording Emotional Rescue....
                        For example, "Made in the shade" was issued in the course of the colossal "1975 North American Tour" (Tour Of The Americas).
                        "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scalcioffa
                          Hi

                          Oh yes..."Time Waits For No One" is a strange album.
                          No promotion+ no commercial tracklist= commercial flop!
                          Besides, the period of issue was completely wrong. June 1979.
                          In the summer of 1979 the Stones were recording Emotional Rescue....
                          For example, "Made in the shade" was issued in the course of the colossal "1975 North American Tour" (Tour Of The Americas
                          During that summer (1979) Some Girls and Ron Wood's & Mick Taylor's solo albums were on chart at the same time. Plus Keith Richards and Ron Wood were on tour as the "New Barbarians".

                          PS: The album didn't chart on Billboard bubbling under albums too according to Hanboo. No entries for the Stones there.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fedepeti

                            During that summer (1979) Some Girls and Ron Wood's & Mick Taylor's solo albums were on chart at the same time. Plus Keith Richards and Ron Wood were on tour as the "New Barbarians".

                            PS: The album didn't chart on Billboard bubbling under albums too according to Hanboo. No entries for the Stones there.


                            Hi, it's true.

                            1979:
                            18/01- 12/02: Nassau, Bahamas, Compass Point Studios.
                            "Emotional Rescue sessions"

                            20/04: RON WOOD, "Gimme Some Neck" LP (CBS).
                            Producer: Roy Thomas Baker.

                            22/04: Canadian National Institute For The Blind Benefit Concerts.
                            Rolling Stones + The New Barbarians.
                            It’s the only Stones concert this year.

                            24/04- 22/05: THE NEW BARBARIANS, "US Tour".

                            10/06- 07/07 &
                            late July- 25/08 &
                            12/09- 19/10:
                            Boulogne-Billancourt (near Paris), France, Pathé Marconi Studios.
                            "Emotional rescue sessions".


                            "Time waits for no one" was the last thought...
                            "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                            • #15
                              Hi Fedepeti,

                              You wrote:
                              "During the Stones tour in 1990 a UK magazine printed sales for their '60/'70 catalog there, here some numbers:
                              The Rolling Stones - 800,000
                              The Rolling Stones No. 2 - 650,000
                              Out Of Our Heads - 300,000
                              Aftermath - 500,000
                              Big Hits - 1.000,000
                              Beggars Banquet - 200,000
                              Let It Bleed - 500,000
                              Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out - 300,000
                              Sticky Fingers - 500,000
                              Exile On Main Street - 400,000"


                              Can you report here the complete list?
                              I have all figures, but they are estimated (very close to your figures, except "Sticky Fingers").

                              Do you have other figures ?
                              Thanks in advance.

                              P.S. "Exile" reached 450.000 (source: Q magazine, 1997).
                              "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                              • #16
                                Can you report here the complete list?
                                I have all figures, but they are estimated (very close to your figures, except "Sticky Fingers").

                                Do you have other figures ?
                                Thanks in advance.
                                The magazine was NME (I think)
                                Other sales are (up to April/May 1990)
                                - Goats Head Soup (150.000)
                                - It's Only Rock'n Roll (90.000)
                                - Black And Blue (120.000)
                                - Some Girls (200.000)
                                - Emotional Rescue (200.000)
                                - Tattoo You (200.000)
                                - Undercover (120.000)
                                - Dirty Work (80.000)
                                - Steel Wheels (60.000 up to April/May 1990)*
                                * the album charted again during July-September 1990 for other 9 weeks peaking at #20, I guess that sold 100.000 copies so far.

                                All this catalog got re-issues during 1993/94.

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                                • #17
                                  Thank you very much.
                                  "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                                  • #18
                                    Incredible! Uk sales are very low (1973-1991).
                                    Also with addition of "catalog sales", they would remain low.
                                    So, total Uk album sales are around 11-12ml max.
                                    "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                                    • #19
                                      All N°1 worldwide (verified):

                                      N° YEAR ALBUM
                                      1 1964 The Rolling Stones, (UK)
                                      2 1965 The Rolling Stones No.2, (UK, Germany, Norway)
                                      3 1965 Around and around, (Italy)
                                      4 1965 Out of Our Heads, (US)
                                      5 1966 Bravo Rolling Stones, (Germany)
                                      6 1966 Aftermath (UK, Germany, Austria, Finland,)
                                      7 1967 Between the Buttons (Austria)
                                      8 1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request (Austria)
                                      9 1969 Let it Bleed (UK, Holland)
                                      10 1970 Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (UK)
                                      11 1971 Sticky Fingers (UK, US, Germany, Holland, Norway, Austria, Finland)
                                      12 1972 Exile On Main Street (UK, US, Holland, Norway, Austria)
                                      13 1973 Goat's Head Soup (UK, US, Norway)
                                      14 1974 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (US)
                                      15 1976 Black and Blue (US, Holland)
                                      16 1976 Story Stones (Holland)
                                      17 1978 Some Girls (US)
                                      18 1980 Emotional Rescue (US, UK, Canada, Holland)
                                      19 1981 Tattoo You (US, Canada, Holland)
                                      20 1982 Still Life (Holland)
                                      21 1983 Undercover (Canada)
                                      22 1986 Dirty Work (Holland, Swiss)
                                      23 1989 Steel Wheels (Canada, Holland, Austria)
                                      24 1993 Jump Back (Argentina)
                                      25 1994 Voodoo Lounge (UK, Canada, Germany, Holland, Swiss, Austria, Argentina)
                                      26 1995 Stripped (Norway, Sweden)
                                      27 1997 Bridges to Babylon (Germany, Holland, Austria, Argentina)
                                      28 2002 Forty Licks (France, Italy, Argentina)
                                      29 2004 Live Licks (Argentina)


                                      Analysis:
                                      UK 1964-2004
                                      US 1964-2004
                                      Germany 1964-2004
                                      Italy 1965-2004
                                      Austria 1965-2004
                                      Canada 1977-2004
                                      Norway 1965-1983
                                      Holland 1970-1997
                                      Swiss 1983-2004
                                      Argentina 1993-2004
                                      "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                                      • #20
                                        Maybe this link could be helpful:

                                        http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

                                        It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.

                                        I just observe that, as Rolling Stones had so many albums, broken numbers can do all the difference. For instance, if we ignore 200,000 copies of each album (computing sales of 5 million instead of 5.2 or 4.8 million), we could have a significant difference of 10 million copies in the whole catalog.

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by MummRa
                                          Maybe this link could be helpful:

                                          http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

                                          It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.

                                          I just observe that, as Rolling Stones had so many albums, broken numbers can do all the difference. For instance, if we ignore 200,000 copies of each album (computing sales of 5 million instead of 5.2 or 4.8 million), we could have a significant difference of 10 million copies in the whole catalog.
                                          Hi MummRa

                                          I'm aware of Jens site which is very good. However is his total for just albums?

                                          On following link scalcioffa and I try and fix our estimates for the Stones

                                          http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.p ... 47&start=0

                                          We get a US estimate of 78m. To see how this was arrived at you need to read that thread as its too much information to post over again. We've really tried to get the estimates correct by doing the usual work on certification dates and soundscan figures. I still believe this is at least half of their total worldwide sales. This is because in an interview, their finance man said their biggest sales are in the US. Sales in the rest of the world are patchy, with some very strong territories, but some weaker ones as well.

                                          However, worldwide sales is scalcioffa's project (I would never attempt such a thing - all that work), and I can't wait to see what figure he comes up with.
                                          See Page One of my threads for all updates

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by MummRa
                                            Maybe this link could be helpful:

                                            http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

                                            It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.
                                            Maybe with albums, singles, ep's, local albums and bootlegs the number is very close.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by MummRa
                                              Maybe this link could be helpful:

                                              http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

                                              It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.

                                              I just observe that, as Rolling Stones had so many albums, broken numbers can do all the difference. For instance, if we ignore 200,000 copies of each album (computing sales of 5 million instead of 5.2 or 4.8 million), we could have a significant difference of 10 million copies in the whole catalog.

                                              Thanks MummRa.
                                              Your observations are pertinent.
                                              Unfortunately few official figures are available (worldwide sales).
                                              This way it's inevitable to estimate the figures.
                                              "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by Fedepeti
                                                Originally posted by MummRa
                                                Maybe this link could be helpful:

                                                http://www.abo.fi/~jbacklun/moneymen.htm

                                                It brings Rolling Stones figures in US, Canada, UK and other European countries and some worldwide figures. According to this site, the Stones sold 200 million records as of 1990. I found this information quite plausible, but I guess scalcioffa's numbers are more reliable.
                                                Maybe with albums, singles, ep's, local albums and bootlegs the number is very close.
                                                Ok, I agree.
                                                Also I think that this is the only possible solution.
                                                "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by Basil

                                                  I'm aware of Jens site which is very good. However is his total for just albums?

                                                  Hi Basil!
                                                  Thanks, your collaboration is very important.

                                                  Fedepeti wrote:
                                                  "Maybe with albums, singles, ep's, local albums and bootlegs the number is very close".
                                                  I agree.
                                                  "I vecchi quando accarezzano, hanno il timore di far troppo forte.." F.De Andrè.

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