Cosmic Egg chart performance

November 23, 2009 by  

wolfmotherNow that the hype of the long-awaited release of Cosmic Egg has had time to calm down, it is about time we took a look at how the album has performed around the world!

In the band’s native Australia, Cosmic Egg reached #3 in the ARIA Albums Chart, exactly the same position as the debut self-titled album. A respectable position, Wolfmother were beaten to the top spot only by Michael Jackson’s This Is It, an album which needs no hype, and Michael Buble’s extremely successful Crazy Love.

Other highlights include top-20 finishes in Austria, Germany (both #11), the Netherlands (#14), Norway (#15) and the United States (#16). Disappointments were minor, but include the UK Albums Chart position of #35, not only a relatively poor performance but also a drop of 10 positions on Wolfmother. Check out the full list of chart positions below! (First number is Cosmic Egg position, second number is self-titled position; bold countries are improvements in position.)

Australia: #3 (#3)

Austria: #11 (#59)

Denmark: #36 (33)

Finland: #32 (#27)

France: #67 (#149)

Germany: #11 (#55)

Ireland: #55 (#68)

Netherlands: #14 (#23)

Norway: #15 (#8)

New Zealand: #24 (none)

Spain: #53 (none)

Sweden: #27 (#27)

Switzerland: #26 (#46)

United Kingdom: #35 (#25)

United States: #16 (#22)


4 Responses to “Cosmic Egg chart performance”

  1. chimaera on November 23rd, 2009 9:51 pm

    I’m surprised the album did so badly in the UK … I thought they’d had a decent amount of publicity, with Jools Holland and such.

  2. Andre on November 23rd, 2009 10:11 pm

    I thought so too. And also, the hype seemed to be pretty large, and the gig we went too was epic! Ah well. In time.

  3. Jimmi on November 24th, 2009 8:45 pm

    I don’t think many people did know when it was being released… Did Jools Holland mention it? Plus I first saw the advert at like 1am on the day of release… AND not many people really knew Wolfmother for their songs… Mainly, that “Woman” band or that “Joker” band.. Meh last time I check in HMV like 3 weeks after the release… no. 75 :(

    However.. Also think in the US, they supported the Killers, MASSIVE PUBLICITY… Where as just Jools Holland in the UK.. No major gigs in the UK.. Supporting a relatively huge band… I think that helped them immensely in the US…

  4. oswald moris on November 30th, 2009 7:59 am

    oswald moris on November 30th, 2009 7:57 am

    Oi wolfmother-amigowz!

    i have bit of a strange question maybe:

    i’m in search of the contact-adress (by email)
    to contact the wolfmother management for
    requesting an interview @ their show in Belgium
    next month…



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