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Sludge Scan Career Totals – January 2004

 

I thought I’d do something different this time around and instead of doing weekly sales, I’m going to do overall Soundscan totals. Soundscan came out in mid-1991, around May 21, 1991. So this is total overall scans since MAY 1991!!! It’s interesting to see how many total CDs these bands have sold since then. There are a few surprises here.

Here are the Top 50 Bands (we might be missing a few but that’s the way it goes. These are just bands that we looked up and by no means are meant to include everybody.)

As of 1/30/04

1. Metallica
44,339,994
2. Aerosmith
25,302,355
3. AC/DC
20,095,641
4. Guns N’Roses
18,692,707
5. Van Halen
15,840,646
6. Ozzy Osbourne
13,810,371
7. Def Leppard
13,384,607
8. Bon Jovi
12,799,851
9. KISS
7,716,667
10. Black Crowes
7,421,978
11. Motley Crue
6,894,092
12. Megadeth
6,873,227
13. Pantera
6,761,604
14. Queensryche
6,657,841
15. Poison
4,541,197
16. Tesla
4,295,019
17. Iron Maiden
4,139,402
18. Slayer
3,528,005
19. Skid Row
3,098,218
20. Firehouse
2,881,561
21. Alice Cooper
2,745,300
22. Anthrax
2,476,577
23. Warrant
2,196,518
24. Slaughter
2,020,418
25. Cinderella
2,004,877
26. Great White
1,941,122
27. Whitesnake
1,784,470
28. Ratt
1,403,858
29. Dio
1,318,259
30. Dokken
1,176,762
31. Testament
1,123,801
32. Quiet Riot
1,056,702
33. Motorhead
768,014
34. LA Guns
713,838
35. White Lion
691,417
36. Trixter
609,264
37. Winger
601,898
38. W.A.S.P.
570,419
39. Twisted Sister
503,068
40. Faster Pussycat
336,195
41. Bulletboys
262,354
42. Exodus
245,776
43. Danger Danger
217,407
44. Enuff Z’Nuff
176,087
45. Bang Tango
151,322
46. Britny Fox
131,687
47. Love/Hate
100,655
48. Tuff
85,565
49. XYZ
79,971
50. Pretty Boy Floyd
27,628

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