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Old 02-20-2002, 09:39 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what U2's least selling album is?

Is it October? Any statistical scholars out there know? What about WAIA? I know it's an EP but I believe it was on the album charts.

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Old 02-20-2002, 09:49 AM   #2
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I reckon Pop

cause it made little old lady pensioners with no teeth cringe when they heard Bono scream Mofo Mofo down the stereo, and it reminded them of Hugh Hefner (unfort) when Playboy Mansion was on....and prob had them choking when he sang 'and a fucked up world it is too' - so no, the Bingo clubs, Shackle Old Home and the Nunery didnt particpate in buying the album


as for the younger ones.....I tink ears were covered at the thought of Edge humping his guitar in a few musical riffs and again with Nono screamin Mofo Mofo..........

the album was too upside-down-in-yer-face-and-plopped-on-ur-floor- to have been sold so vigourously.....

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Definitely not Pop!!! That sold millions! Major success on the sales front, I'd say WAIA, album wise, I'd agree again, October. The cover stinks
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, October. The cover stinks
yea?

try washing it then. use baby oil then spray ur aftershave all over it.

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LOL Maddie. And yeah, must be October because it's a difficult album for some people, not me .
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I believe it's October.
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I'd agree again, October. The cover stinks
I agree, the cover stinks, even the band admits it



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I agree, the cover stinks, even the band admits it
Yeah.. Island tried to get them to change the cover even! Which is not a surprise.. super ugly cover -- definitely U2's worst.



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Yeah.. Island tried to get them to change the cover even! Which is not a surprise.. super ugly cover -- definitely U2's worst.

I like it...

And if it sold least because of the cover picture, that doesn't say much for the record buying public...



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I guess it's wrong to include Wide Awake since it is only a North American release...although I saw it in London when I was there...

I know POP sold at least 5 million. I bet you it's October. If you want to get really technical it's probably Passengers.
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I read somewhere, about a year and a half ago that October was the least sold album of U2's career. Wide Awake in America isn't actually an album. I have U2 singles that contains more songs and long running times.
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Wide Awake is the least sold but October is the least sold "album" per say.
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Thanks for the info Dr. Who...any idea of the worldwide totals for Passengers? I'd be surprised if it went platnum....
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Thanks for the info Dr. Who...any idea of the worldwide totals for Passengers? I'd be surprised if it went platnum....
The album sold about 20,000 copies in the U.S. its first week - reaching I think #72 on the Billboard charts. It hit #12 in the U.K.

Of course, with those type of first week sales and no additional promotional push, the album didn't even make Gold (in the U.S.) let along Platinum. I'm not sure of the worldwide sales - I'd estimate 1 million copies total at the most.
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Last one I'll ask....Which do you think so less The MDH sdtk or Passengers? Thanks in advance...
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BTW: I like the October album cover . Bono looks reaaaaaaally cute

okay ... PLEBA moment here
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wow, thank for the info DoctorWho!



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Last one I'll ask....Which do you think so less The MDH sdtk or Passengers? Thanks in advance...
I think MDH sdtk charted at #101 its first week on the U.S. Billboard charts. Usually this means sales of around 15,000 copies. So that's even less than OS1. Plus, I didn't really see it make a dent on any other charts around the world, which OS1 did. As such, I believe MDH sold less.
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WORLD-WIDE sales information for U2 albums.
These figures were reported by the New Zealand Polygram office on March 8, 1997 when “POP” was released.
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“Boy” - 2,490,467
“October” - 2,360,717
“War” - 6,551,395
“Under A Blood Red Sky” - 7,556,582
“The Unforgettable Fire” - 6,255,826
“Wide Awake In America” - 1,743,610
“The Joshua Tree - 14,805,257
“Rattle And Hum” - 9,274,502
“Achtung Baby” - 9,763,275
“Zooropa” - 6,079,158

It should be mentioned that the above numbers reported from 1997 from a branch office of Polygram are most likely very outdated information for several albums. Note that ACHTUNG BABY sold 10 million copies before the end of 1992 according to the Fox U2 special on in December 1992. Also notice that ACHTUNG BABY was certified for 8 million in sales in the USA alone by 1997. It was only at 4 million at the end of 1992 in the USA.
Joshua Tree is widely reported to have hit 14 million by the end of 1987. It went on to sell another 6 million copies in the USA from 1987-1995 and unknown number of albums outside the USA.
For exact sales on all U2 albums in the USA, go to www.riaa.com and go to Gold and Platinum awards and type in U2 under the artist catagory. You will get U2s certified sales in the USA although it should be mentioned that much of this has not been updated in almost 7 years. Also remember that most U2 album sales come from OUTSIDE the USA!
Right now, there is no accounting process to certify albums on a worldwide basis, but that may change in the future.
Europe now has a certification library, but only includes albums released after Jan 1, 1994. Its at www.ifpi.org.
Canada has information only for the past two years, but some U2 totals were given for older albums in Canada. This at www.cria.ca.
There is a site for British certifications but I cannot remember it at the moement. If someone knows, please post it here.

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The October cover is great...Adam's fro was in fine form!



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