Iconic rock band AC/DC made their entire catalog, along with two exclusive box sets, recently became available on iTunes. One of the longest hold-outs from iTunes, AC/DC, finally reached the digital retailer. In the week ending Nov. 25, the band’s 25 albums moved 48,000 downloads while its songs shifted 696,000 in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Its biggest selling album, digitally speaking, was the band’s classic “Back in Black,” with 15,000 — more than 10,000 ahead of its second-biggest title, “Highway to Hell” (a little under 5,000). Coming in third for the week was the brand new “Live at River Plate” (4,000), followed by “High Voltage” (just under 3,000) and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” (2,000).
In terms of song downloads, “Thunderstruck” led the way for AC/DC last week, selling 85,000. It debuts at No. 16 on Digital Songs and No. 1 on Hard Rock Digital Songs. On the latter tally — viewable on billboard.biz — the entire top 12 positions are owned by AC/DC tunes. The band’s second biggest seller last week was “Back in Black” (68,000), followed by “You Shook Me All Night Long” (64,000), “Highway To Hell” (50,000) and “TNT” (40,000). There were 14 AC/DC songs that sold at least 10,000 last week.