Who doesn't love a good album sort? Fill in those 3's HMX!
Radiohead - Pavement - National - Arcade Fire - Wilco - Decemberists
I would include Canada in your non-US bands list.
- The Band
- Barenaked Ladies
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Three Days Grace
- Sum 41
I just wanted to say thank you Queue!
This is very awesome, i will read through this tomm (I started to but am tired).
THANK YOU though! gives me something to read in the car tomm! <3!
The Cure 
My Chem. 
I only bought 3 of those best selling RBN songs... it's mostly metal and novelty. People always complain that's what's on there well now they know why, it sells.
Tubbs has a new home
happy to see that Discord (The Living Tombstone Remix) is the 11 best selling RBN song this year
"Fire has other worldly powers" -Lawdog1521
The lowest selling list is a little surprising.
I know super-old artists haven't been the consistently-highest selling ever, but it's surprising to see The Weight so low (although that is also a really recent release).
Otherwise, the two Smash Mouth songs are the biggest surprises for me. Both those are really well known covers of really well known songs, and I'm shocked they aren't higher.
Others big artists (AAR, Staind, Dave Matthews Band) make some sense, seeing as they aren't particularly recognizable tracks from them.
Sad to see my favorite band (QOTSA) on the lowest selling list, but them's the breaks.
Anyways, interesting list as always. Given all the variables (release date, slightly iffy data sources, etc), specifics should be taken with a grain of salt, but it's still a really fun and kind of insightful read.
I'd also be interested in a "lowest selling RBN" category, but that's admittedly out of a perverse sense of morbid curiosity, and I don't want to disrespect any of the RBN artists.
I enjoyed last year's thread as well as this one. It's cool to cross reference this with casto's thread, the completing gh thread, and my 2 threads. Maybe I'll actually add to my pro dlc thread and list the bands with the upgrades also(though that info is much easier to get/see).
Too add some points:
This is the first full year(-2007) to not have an album release(as green day was previously released in another year).
It's also the first full year not to feature an artist pack larger than 6 songs, and the second full year not to have at least one artist 12 pack with 2011 being the first.
This is also the first full year to have only 3 artist packs larger than 3 songs. With albums counted separate:
2008 had 4 packs with 10 albums
2009 had 14 packs with 6 albums
2010 had 24 packs with 8 albums
2011 had 23 packs with 1 albums
2012 had 3 packs with 0 albums
I counted albums that were only missing a song or tracks that would be unplayable in rock band. This means Boston was counted as an album, Spinal Tap's Tap Ten was counted as an album(the other tracks were released not long before it in the same year), and I counted both No Doubt albums. I did not count any rock band best of's as albums(The Who, CCR, Iron Maiden, Billy Joel, The Doors, Bon Jovi, and whoever else).
You can clearly see the downward trend over the last 2 years and shouldn't expect it to change for 2013.
A few personal notes:
I'd love to see more Three Days Grace and Bush, and think there is a decent chance of the happening. I would like more Linkin Park and Sublime, but I don't see it happening sadly with those(most people have the songs they wanted by now).
Seeing how low Smash Mouth's covers are, I guess there's little chance to get I'm a Believer by them(as I doubt the original is around). Being that we got a Shrek song before I thought it may be possible.
Last edited by bonethug0108; 12-24-2012 at 03:40 AM.
Originally Posted by Gamertag
I love how BEER!! Is the highest selling RBN track.
Really didn't expect that.
 Tongiht Alive
 We Are The In Crowd
 Story Of The Year
 Escape The Fate
Last edited by thatmarkguy; 12-24-2012 at 11:37 AM.
HMX prog by year: