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Old 07-16-2002, 03:05 PM   #1
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Week 89

Hello,

Although ATYCLB has dropped off the Dutch charts for some weeks now, I still continue posting in this thread. The reason was that The Best Of 1980-1990 was (again) on the Dutch charts. Sadly, this week The Best Of 1980-1990 dropped off the charts. In total the album has been on the charts for 129 weeks, divided over 11 (!) chart runs, of which 10 weeks with the last chart run. With that many chart runs I don't doubt the album will resurface again somewhere in the future, but I cannot tell which future.
Anyway, here is its 11th chart run again, for the archives:
93-66-55-55-49-46-52-52-67-95

Hopefully All That You Can't Leave Behind has a better performance on the US charts.

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Old 07-18-2002, 12:20 AM   #2
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Here is how ATYCLB did around the world in Week 88/89:

Ireland #57
Canada #95
United States #142

In the USA, ATYCLB sold 8,411 copies which brings its total to 3,921,804 copies sold. Worldwide, the figure for the week is 9,661. The Global total now since release is 10,948,318!
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Normal Week 89 U.S. Chart News

Week 89 U.S. Chart News

Since Week 80 of ATYCLB’s release in the U.S., ATYCLB has bounced between #107 and 153 on the U.S. charts, with sales fluctuating by as much as 2,800 copies between weeks.
  • In Week 81, ATYCLB dropped to #119 on the U.S. Billboard charts (down from #107 the week before) and sold 9,321 copies, down from 11,712 copies the week prior (Week 80).
  • In Week 82, the album dropped to #131, the lowest chart position it had ever been in the U.S. at that time. However, its sales remained very steady, even increasing ever so slightly, to 9,353 copies.
  • In Week 83, there was a mini-rebound as the album bounced up to #118 on the U.S. Billboard charts. It also increased slightly in sales to 9,415 copies.
  • In Week 84, the album dropped again down to #130 with a mere 8,164 copies sold. This was the lowest weekly sales for the album in the U.S. at the time.
  • In Week 85, the album bounced back up to #117, the highest position it has held since Week 80, with sales of 10,947 copies - an increase of almost 2,800 copies!
  • In Week 86, ATYCLB dropped to #135, a new low. Sales for the week were 8,589 copies, down almost 2,400 copies from the week prior.
  • In Week 87 there were yet two new lows. ATYCLB dropped to #153 on the U.S. charts with sales of only 7,752 copies.
  • In Week 88, ATYCLB rebounded to #142 (up 11 spots) and saw sales of 8,411 copies, up almost 700 copies from Week 87.
With ATYCLB rebounding sliglhtly in Week 88, would Week 89 prove to be even better?

Sadly, no. This was a down week across all charts for U2. The album reached new lows, charting at #161 (a drop of 19 places on the chart) with sales of just 6,864 copies (down nearly 1,600 copies from last week). It is difficult to say what caused this drop, but it could simply be week-to-week variation. This appears to have been a slow week in sales for albums outside the Top 10. For example, the Beatles, "1", dropped from #125 to #146 (a drop of 21 places - larger than ATYCLB) with sales declining from 10,267 copies to 7768 copies, a decrease of nearly exactly 2,500 copies (again, larger than ATYCLB). As such, I do not feel that ATYCLB is now beginning its final descent from the charts. I expect a few more rebounds and stagnant weeks along the way.

Chart Summary for United States

The first 89 weeks for ATYCLB on the U.S. Billboard charts are:

3-5-12-22-23-24-20(1xP)-18-22-16
19-19(2xP)-25-33-37-35-11(3xGrammy)-15-25-31
38-40-42-45-45-48-50-48-50-58
60-53-50-66-74-82-81-89-88-99
105-106-108-104-78-66-53-50-57-55
54-58(3xP)-62-67-80-77-78-76-69-71
74-58-39-56-61-66-25(SBowl)-26-28-10(4xGrammy)
17-25-37-47-48-55-65-83-103-107
119-131-118-130-117-135-153-142-161

"POP" was out of the Top 100 after 19 weeks and "Zooropa" was out of the Top 100 after 31 weeks. ATYCLB fell out of the Top 100 after 40 weeks, however, it had returned for an additional 34 weeks.

ATYCLB spent 74 out of 89 total weeks in the U.S. Top 100; 30 weeks in the U.S. Top 40; and 3 weeks in the U.S. Top 10.

Approximate weekly sales for the first 89 weeks of ATYCLB are (rounded to nearest thousand):

428,000 + 176,000 + 119,000 + 125,000 + 100,000 + 113,000 + 154,000 + 259,000 + 108,000 + 66,000 + 59,000 + 57,000+ 47,000 + 44,000 + 41,000 + 49,000 + 85,000 + 74,000 + 54,000 + 48,000 + 43,000 + 39,000 + 37,000 + 39,000 + 30,000 + 29,000 + 26,000 + 29,000 + 25,000 + 24,000 + 27,000 + 30,000 + 31,000 + 24,000 + 22,000 + 18,000 + 19,000 + 17,000 + 17,000 + 15,000 + 14,000 + 14,000 + 13,000 + 13,000 + 16,000 + 19,000 + 21,000 + 23,000 + 22,000 + 22,000 + 24,000 + 25,000 + 24,000 + 23,000 + 21,000 + 28,000 + 28,000 + 30,000 + 46,000 + 72,000 + 42,000 + 28,000 + 26,000 + 19,000 + 20,000 + 19,000 + 46,000 + 53,000 + 36,000 + 81,000 + 56,000 + 40,000 + 32,000 + 29,000 + 22,000 + 18,000 + 14,000 + 13,000 + 11,000 + 12,000 + 9,000 + 9,000 + 9,000 + 8,000 + 11,000 + 9,000 + 8,000 + 8,000 + 7,000

Exact U.S. SoundScan sales are: 3,928,668 copies (note that the sum of the weekly estimates is off from the exact total due to rounding). The album is a little over 70,000 copies from the 4x Platinum mark in the U.S.

Prior U.S. ATYCLB chart data:

Highest Rankings for "Beautiful Day": #21 on the Hot 100 chart, #1 on the Dance Charts, #5 on the Modern Rock chart, #4 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Highest Rankings for "Suck in a Moment...": #52 on the Hot 100 chart, #9 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Highest Rankings for "Elevation": #9 on the Modern Rock chart. I *believe* #17 on the Dance charts.

Highest Rankings for "Walk On": #10 on the Modern Rock chart.



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Here is a bit more U.S. chart news for this week.

The "Elevation" VHS video remains at #18 in its 32nd week on the music video charts. Here are the sales for the past 8 weeks: 1,253 - 1, 214 - 1,124 - 1,746 - 1,314 – 1,078 - 1,043 - 1,003.

The DVD version of the video (also out for 32 weeks) is seen on DVD music charts. Here are its chart and sales performances the past 8 weeks: #11- 13 - 13 - 13- 16 - 15 - 18 - 16; 1,162 - 1,137 - 1,045 - 1,614 - 1,223 – 998 - 965 - 930.

This is the first week since the release of the DVD and VHS that their combined sales failed to cross 2,000 copies. Still, while both the DVD and VHS saw drops in sales this week, after the holiday season, this video (VHS and DVD) has sold between 1,900-4,000 copies each week. These sales, combined with the holiday season sales easily makes this a Platinum selling (100,000 copies sold) video. My guess is that when U2's label recertifies ATYCLB (as 4x Platinum), they will also certify this video (or at least they should!).

The "Best Of" has enjoyed a nice little rebound on the Pop Catalog charts since U2's Grammy wins, however, this album is also on the decline. This week, it drops on the chart and in sales. Here are its chart and sales performances for the past 8 weeks: #79 - 66 - 52 - 45 – 42 - 47 - 55 - 63; 3,638 - 3,835 - 4,258 - 5,562 - 4,597 – 4,241 - 4,258 - 3,677.

Unfortunately, the "Best Of - Limited Edition" (the one with b-sides), which charted at #187 on the Catalog charts with sales of 2,064 copies two weeks ago, remains out of the Top 200 on the Catalog charts.

"The Joshua Tree", was holding in the Top 200 on the Catalog charts for the past 4 weeks, but now, it too drops out this week. This means that both "The Joshua Tree" and "Best Of - Limited Edition" had sales below 1,983 copies this week (as those are the sales for the #200 album). Here is JT's chart and sales run for the past 8 weeks: out - 181 - out - 192 – 200 - 199 - 189 - out; 2,013 - 2, 179 - 2, 016 - 2,503 - 2,075 – 1,974 - 2,180 - <1,983. I estimate that JT is selling close to 2,000 copies a week - even if it doesn't chart. Not bad for a 15 year old album, but not always enough to keep it in the Top 200 on the Pop Catalog charts.

As always, I thank Melissa for sending me the SoundScan report so I could present these accurate numbers.
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Old 07-18-2002, 03:51 PM   #4
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Well, this drop was a bit of a surprise. Still I'd say were not starting the final decent just yet. Unless of course there is another 20 place drop next week to #181. In any event, in 16 weeks or week 105 ATYCLB will drop from the chart because it will become a catalog album. I do not see it being able to rebound into the top 100 to prevent this from happening. 104 weeks is the two year mark. A possible rebound could have occured if the Best of 1990 to 2000 was being released ealier but it will not hit stores until November 12. I hope ATYCLB can stay on the Billboard 200 for the remaining 15 weeks it has before it turns into a catalog album and moves to the catalog chart. That way there will not be any gaps in its progress on the charts.
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Old 07-18-2002, 05:11 PM   #5
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thanks for the info doc.

while i see the album bouncing up and down a little bit for the next month or so, i just don't see it lasting another 15 weeks. Hopefully i'm wrong.

It will be interesting to see the effect that the Best of has on ATYCLB. I would say there will be an intial boost, but fairly shortlived.
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Old 07-19-2002, 01:39 PM   #6
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I really can't see it hanging on much longer either. Maybe 2 more months but not until halloween. They should certify it now if people hear it has sold 4 million they may boost the sales a bit.

I really hope the new best of is able to open at number 1. I realize it is still early and hard to tell what may be released on that day but does any one know of any other big releases scheduled for early November. I want to see U2 back at number 1. But are luck the new Shania Twain will be released the same day.
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I'd have to agree with womanfish that the album probably won't make it to the sixteen million mark. It seems to me that the album is finally making an exit from the charts. As for the new "Best Of" helping ATYCLB. While I believe that it will slightly boost sales for the first month or so, the new Best Of will actually take away from sales of ATYCLB in the future if it features songs from that album.
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