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Best Selling Rock/Metal/Prog & more from charts around the world

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Fusionfan, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I've been taking a look through the year end charts around the world and looking at rock, metal, prog and other genres (folk, jazz, flamenco etc) to see how things held up this past year. I'll start with the German year end charts for 2020 and move on from there.

    In Germany, the top 2 were both hard rock albums and they were joined by many others:

    1- AC/DC
    2- Böhse Onkelz
    4- Die Arzte
    7- Metallica
    15- Bruce Springsteen
    25- Rammstein
    26- Deep Purple
    37- Lindemann
    42- Die Toten Hosen
    47- Bob Dylan
    48- Queen
    52- Nightwish
    56- In Extremo
    57- Saltatio Mortis
    58- Ozzy Osbourne
    62- Frei.Wild
    64- Niedeckens BAP
    65- Pur
    73- Coldplay
    75- AnnenMayKantereit
    81- The Who
    85- Die Toten Hosen
    87- Five Finger Death Punch
    88- Eisbrecher
    95- Westernhagen
    96- Heaven Shall Burn
    97- Silbermond
    100- Linkin Park

    Deep Purple



    Nightwish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LczGSoibRe8

    Heaven Shall Burn

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMOfGpv4dEY

    Rammstein

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQM1c-XCDc

    In Extremo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VbcuT_8poU
     
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  2. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Rock in the Japanese year-end top 100 albums:

    6- King Gnu
    7- Mr Children (pop rock)
    10- Official Hige Dandism (pop rock)
    27- Lisa (pop rock)
    32- Hiroji Miyamoto
    33- Man with a Mission
    35- Glay
    36- Eikichi Yazawa
    45- Bish
    46- Inaba/Salas
    48- Bish
    49- Mrs. Green Apple (pop rock)
    54- Hiroji Miyamoto
    58- Yorushika
    71- King Gnu
    72- Roselia
    79- Yabai T-Shirts Yasan
    90- Official Hige Dandism (pop rock)
    91- Sheena Ringo (pop rock)
    99- Wanima
    100- King Gnu

    57- Misia (soul jazz)

    King Gnu:



    Sheena Ringo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViqPBSUt59g

    Inaba/Salas:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAa5XN2aPpo

    Lisa:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JUVJLF6XWI

    Man With a Mission:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euRGMlfYiLk
     
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  3. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    US top rock albums year-end from the top 100. Markedly different from the other major markets, the US is (as usual) skewed toward non-rock and what rock there is tends to be catalog albums:

    25- Queen
    44- Elton John
    53- Fleetwood Mac
    63- CCR
    66- Beatles
    67- Chris Stapleton
    71- Journey
    76- Beatles
    81- Tom Petty
    89- AC/DC
    91- Jason Aldean
     
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  4. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Rock on the year-end top 100 in the UK:

    8- Queen
    9- Elton John
    10- Fleetwood Mac
    14- Fleetwood Mac
    20- Oasis
    24- Oasis
    26- AC/DC
    31- Bruce Springsteen
    34- Beatles
    41- Arctic Monkeys
    45- Gerry Cinnamon
    51- Arctic Monkeys
    53- Killers
    54- Queen
    56- Bob Dylan
    63- Killers
    65- Foo Fighters
    67- Oasis
    71- Elvis
    72- Sam Fender
    77- Gerry Cinnamon
    79- Cliff Richard
    84- Guns N' Roses
    85- Green Day
    92- Michael Kiwanuka
    100- Stone Roses

    Sam Fender:



    AC/DC:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga5qfM2-kog

    Gerry Cinnamon:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIfFJCfCiWg

    Michael Kiwanuka:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb_S4aWI6Og
     
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  5. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Rock in the top 100 albums in Australia year-end for 2020:

    4- AC/DC
    8- Elton John
    19- Tame Impala
    26- Queen
    27- Fleetwood Mac
    30- Cold Chisel
    31- Lime Cordiale
    34- INXS
    48- Bruce Springsteen
    52- Queen
    60- Green Day
    63- Guns N Roses
    67- Foo Fighters
    73- Queen
    80- Bon Jovi
    86- Cold Play
    91- Tame Impala
    93- Midnight Oil
    95- Beatles
    96- Bob Dylan
    100- Spacey Jane

    Tame Impala:



    Lime Cordiale:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DG1JhMlXIk

    Spacey Jane:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E7nfZ_4l1o

    Midnight Oil:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuWgE-u4keg
     
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  6. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  8. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    The top rock albums from the Spanish 2020 year-end album charts:


    6- Queen
    8- Leiva
    9- Marea
    11- Estopa
    18- Joaquin Sabina
    19- Bruce Springsteen
    22- Sergio Dalma
    37- Coldplay
    39- Joaquin Sabina
    56- Mago De Oz
    61- La Polla Records
    63- Rammstein
    68- Loquillo
    73- Beatles
    79- Burbury
    80- Vetusta Morla
    83- Rulo y la Contrabanda
    84- Coldplay
    85- Estopa
    88- Hombres G
    92- Fito y los Fitipaldis
    94- Bruce Springsteen
    95- Imagine Dragons
    97- Izal
    98- Quique González
    100- Rosendo

    A variety of flamenco/pop combinations and folk etc which is very unique to Spain:

    3- El Barrio (nuevo flamenco/pop)
    21- Rozalen
    41- Miguel Poveda
    49- Michael Buble
    70- Estrella Morente
    78- Paco Candela
    81- Pastora Soler
    82- Rozalen
    88- Nina Pastori

    Bunbury:



    Joaquin Sabina:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToSbLQKqkPA

    Mago de Oz:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg3lNCq1an4

    Rosendo:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKMDB5MG6hc

    Leiva:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMSTr9JOhBE
     
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  9. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    A bump on the off chance anyone is interested
     
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  10. carlwm

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    Nice to see you back and talking about rock, Fusionfan!

    I keep trying to tell others on here that rock is doing alright for itself. Falls on deaf ears though. :)

    The one chart I'm slightly surprised with is Denmark. Admittedly I haven't been there since 2017, but it's always seemed to be a rock-centric sort of place so I would have expected more albums in their end of year list.
     
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  11. carlwm

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    Thought that Sam Fender might have been higher up the chart. He's sold out my local arena.
     
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  12. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    That's actually really high for a non-legacy artist...whose album came out in 2019! It made it to the weekly #1 at the time in fact and stayed on the charts for a while as you can see by the fact that it made even the year-end the 2020 list :)
     
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  13. carlwm

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    I'd forgotten that it came out in 2019. 2020 seemed to go on forever. :)
     
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  14. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks Carl! If you're interested (or anyone else is) I'll update it with the weekly results as well which can be more interesting. And yea, around here rock/metal etc is WAY underestimated even commercially and there's not enough coverage of what's going on in recent years to put it mildly.

    I know what you mean about Denmark though. It's very disappointing, as is the chart for Norway given the interest in rock there historically, but there's still plenty going on rock-wise there even though the charts are pretty bleak quite often.
     
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  15. Fusionfan

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    Oh I know what you mean! It also shows you how big of an album it was for a young rock artist (who is almost never mentioned here).
     
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  16. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    I'm definitely interested if you're up for doing the research. It's always fascinating to see what's doing well and I discovered a whole bunch of great new bands through your last rock chart thread. :righton:

    Norway used to have very strange charts. A friend of mine had a few pop hits there back in the Nineties so I kept a close eye for a while. It always seemed to be an odd mix of black metal, U.S. singer/songwriter, country, disco and Seventies throwbacks. Shame that it seems to have become more homogenized.
     
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  17. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Sure I'll give it a shot if you're interested. I do the research always but I don't always write it up as it takes time and it seemed not terribly appreciated around here (especially when there are people like there were last time who seem to want to cause problems more than anything else).

    Norway has definitely undergone a transformation in terms of the charts over time but still retains very strong niche markets. Finland didn't publish year-end charts for 2020 but that's usually the most interesting year-end chart for the Nordic countries. I can still do their weekly charts though if you like :)
     
  18. wdiv

    wdiv Forum Resident

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    It's a bit sad that it's exclusively 40+ year old "classic rock" bands. (I'm ignoring Chris Stapleton and Jason Aldean, which would really classified as "country").
    I am a little surprising that Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin don't show up anywhere, considering that they were cornerstones of the classic rock album market for eons.
     
  19. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    That would be excellent. Thanks! :righton:

    The naysayers will, no doubt, have a bash but they shouldn't derail the thread too much.
     
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  20. Fusionfan

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    Yea, the US album market is really predominantly a legacy market for rock unfortunately though week to week you can see more interesting albums occasionally.

    Floyd and Zeppelin sometimes show up but let's keep in mind they aren't generally releasing new albums so it's not really unusual that they not be on there.
     
  21. Fusionfan

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    I'll post some more 2020 year-end album results as they come in but now I will start to look at the weekly album charts as well.

    Here's Germany's current album chart:


    5- AC/DC (peak #1)
    6- Passenger
    10- Paul McCartney (peak #1)
    12- Eric Clapton (peak #6)
    15- Die Ärzte (peak #1)
    17- Roger Waters (peak #4)
    19- Bruce Springsteen (peak #2)
    25- Metallica (peak #1)
    26- Saltatio Mortis (peak #1)
    28- Viagra Boys
    31- Rea Garvey (peak #7)
    32- AnnenMayKantereit (peak #4)
    37- Queen (peak #1)
    38- Rammstein (peak #2)
    41- Alice in Chains
    42- Magnum
    47- Frozen Soul
    49- Rammstein 49 (peak #1)
    51- Queen (peak #5)
    55- Pink Floyd (peak #1)
    60- Pink Floyd (peak #5)
    66- Pur (peak #3)
    76- Nirvana (peak #3)
    78- Böhse Onkelz (peak #5)
    84- Iron Maiden (peak #6)
    85- Beatles (peak #1)
    87- Nick Cave (peak #15)
    88- Linkin Park (peak #2)
    94- Volbeat (peak #1)
    97- Eisbrecher (peak #4)

    Viagra Boys:



    Magnum:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfNwHGs_oDE

    Eisbrecher:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNXMs_y7n9c

    Frozen Soul:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgQM5BQV3AY

    Die Ärzte:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PDHHdrm82I
     
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  22. Fusionfan

    Fusionfan Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Finland's latest weekly chart from the top 50 albums:

    7- Children of Bodom (peak #1)
    17- Arttu Wiskari (peak #1)
    18- Children of Bodom (peak #1)
    25- Children of Bodom (peak #3)
    26- Maustetytöt (peak #2)
    28- Lauri Tähkä (peak #1) (pop rock)
    35- Rammstein (peak #1)
    42- Metallica (peak #1)
    43- Mother Mother
    45- Children of Bodom (peak #1)
    49- AC/DC (peak #1)

    Maustetytöt:



    Children of Bodom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F_ws83QcSQ

    Mother Mother:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmDtmL7BKQ

    Arttu Wiskari:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBIKMWu72QM

    Lauri Tähkä:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnOucQLmp8Y
     
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    From the Italian top 100 albums this week:


    2- Pinguini Tattici Nucleari (pop rock)
    4- Ligabue (peak #1)
    13- Pinguini Tattici Nucleari (peak #2) (pop rock)
    36- AC/DC (peak #1)
    43- Bruce Springsteen (peak #1)
    47- Renato Zero (peak #2) (pop rock)
    49- Pink Floyd (peak #4)
    60- Nirvana (peak #20)
    79- Imagine Dragons (peak #3)
    80- Arctic Monkeys (peak #4)
    81- Beatles (peak #3)
    91- Pink Floyd (peak #5)
    94- Maneskin (peak #1)
    95- Queen (peak #3)
    98- Paul McCartney (peak #3)

    Various (canzone italiana/jazz):

    74- Mina (peak #3)
    85- Mina (peak #4)
    97- Gaia (peak #3)


    Ligabue:



    Mina:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFQtBuSUAGA

    Gaia:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkpXdKDnT0M

    Paul McCartney:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oSmP3GtOBk
     
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