Best Selling Xbox 360 Rock Band DLC of 2009

RockBand.com forum poster Casto21 managed to pull some interesting stats this morning from the Xbox.com website. Since the site lets you sort Game Add-on content by Best Selling, he was able to pull the top 200 best selling Rock Band DLC tracks/packs released in 2009.  I know, technically the year isn’t finished yet, but this list won’t be changing significantly in the next 30 hours or so.  And supplemented by comments from forum moderator/superstar Apples, you can pull these interesting tidbits out of the list:

  • People like free songs (free Lights Resolve track ending up at #6), but not as much as Journey.  A free Journey song would be the most popular thing ever.
  • The “Best of” packs by Queen (#65) and Iron Maiden (#95) did pretty well, as well as Pearl Jam’s “Ten” album track pack (#39), unsurprisingly.  People were happy to get Run to the Hills (#46) back in their library.  (Remember?  The cover version from Rock Band 1 was not exportable.)
  • Green Day didn’t go over so bad, despite being the new stuff that “nobody wants.”  They had singles landing at #24 and #49, and their first track pack landed at #67.
  • Slipknot (#97) and Nirvana (#145) packs are insanely popular despite being very new releases.  Slipknot was another pack that many complained about (“OMG, NEW Slipknot?!”), but the pack sold extremely well.
  • If Evanescence is this popular via “traditional” Rock Band DLC releases (#5, #41, and #59), they should really do amazing when they release tracks on the Rock Band Network.
  • Despite their experimental musical styling, the Gorillaz landed 2 tracks in the top 30: “Feel Good, Inc.” at #19 and “Clint Eastwood” at #30.
  • Apparently, I have sorely underestimated the draw of SpongeBob SquarePants. The first track pack hit #86, and the three singles from it landed at #25, #163, and #170.
  • The most recent DLC release to crack the top 200 was Yellowcard’s “Ocean Avenue” at #136.

Check out the full SORTABLE list after the jump…

2009 RankArtistTitleRelease DateSingle/Pack
1JourneyDon't Stop Believing3/31/2009Single
2Alien Ant FarmSmooth Criminal5/5/2009Single
3Papa RoachLast Resort3/17/2009Single
4GodsmackI Stand Alone1/20/2009Single
5EvanescenceBring Me to Life6/16/2009Single
6Lights ResolveDreaming of Love12/8/2009Single
7R.E.M.Losing My Religion3/10/2009Single
8Offspring, TheThe Kids Aren't Alright3/10/2009Single
9White ZombieMore Human Than Human2/17/2009Single
10Steve Miller BandThe Joker1/20/2009Single
11DisturbedStricken5/12/2009Single
12Bullet for My ValentineWaking the Demon4/7/2009Single
133 Doors DownKryptonite9/8/2009Single
14DisturbedStupify5/12/2009Single
15Pearl JamEven Flow3/24/2009Single
16Franz FerdinandTake Me Out5/5/2009Single
17Tenacious DTribute9/15/2009Single
18Avenged SevenfoldBat Country9/1/2009Single
19GorillazFeel Good Inc.8/11/2009Single
20Pat BenatarHit Me With Your Best Shot2/3/2009Single
21Jimmy Eat WorldSweetness2/24/2009Single
22Pearl JamJeremy3/24/2009Single
23Lenny KravitzAre You Gonna Go My Way1/13/2009Single
24Green Day21 Guns7/7/2009Single
25SpongeBob SquarePantsThe Best Day Ever3/31/2009Single
26StyxRenegade4/21/2009Single
27Roy OrbisonOh, Pretty Woman1/6/2009Single
28Cranberries, TheLinger5/26/2009Single
29Kings of LeonSex on Fire7/21/2009Single
30GorillazClint Eastwood8/11/2009Single
31Eve 6Inside Out8/18/2009Single
32Pat BenatarHeartbreaker3/31/2009Single
33Steve Miller BandSteve Miller Band Pack 011/20/2009Pack
34Blind MelonNo Rain8/18/2009Single
35Coheed and CambriaA Favor House Atlantic6/2/2009Single
36Papa RoachLifeline3/17/2009Single
37Pearl JamBlack3/24/2009Single
38Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroublePride and Joy3/3/2009Single
39Pearl JamTen (Album)3/24/2009Pack
40Tom PettyRunnin' Down a Dream8/25/2009Single
41EvanescenceEvanescence Pack 016/16/2009Pack
42Billy IdolRebel Yell8/25/2009Single
43Offspring, TheAll I Want3/10/2009Single
44Taking Back SundayMakeDamnSure5/19/2009Single
45Tom PettyI Won't Back Down8/25/2009Single
46Iron MaidenRun to the Hills (Original Version)6/9/2009Single
47Jackson 5, TheABC9/8/2009Single
48Steve Miller BandTake the Money and Run1/20/2009Single
49Green DayKnow Your Enemy7/7/2009Single
50Black TideWarriors of Time4/7/2009Single
51Dropkick MurphysI'm Shipping Up to Boston8/18/2009Single
52REO SpeedwagonTake It On the Run4/21/2009Single
53Breaking BenjaminBreaking Benjamin Pack 019/29/2009Pack
54Rage Against the MachineGuerrilla Radio9/1/2009Single
55Thin LizzyThe Boys Are Back in Town (Live)2/3/2009Single
56Coheed and CambriaThe Running Free6/2/2009Single
57James BrownGet Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine - Pt 13/17/2009Single
58blink-182What's My Age Again?10/13/2009Single
59EvanescenceCall Me When You're Sober6/16/2009Single
60White ZombieBlack Sunshine2/17/2009Single
61FlobotsHandlebars10/6/2009Single
62Jane's AddictionJane Says4/28/2009Single
63WeezerWeezer Pack 027/28/2009Pack
64blink-182Blink-182 Pack 017/28/2009Pack
65QueenQueen Pack 0110/20/2009Pack
66Iron MaidenThe Trooper6/9/2009Single
67Green DayGreen Day Pack 017/7/2009Pack
68Allman Brothers Band, TheMidnight Rider5/5/2009Single
69Toby KeithToby Keith Pack 014/7/2009Pack
70AFIMiss Murder9/8/2009Single
71VariousGet the Funk Out Pack 013/17/2009Pack
72GorillazGorillaz Pack 018/11/2009Pack
73Jefferson AirplaneWhite Rabbit8/11/2009Single
74A Day To RememberThe Downfall of Us All6/23/2009Single
75Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroubleTexas Flood3/3/2009Single
76Rob ZombieDragula10/27/2009Single
77Janis JoplinPiece of My Heart8/11/2009Single
78Maroon 5Makes Me Wonder6/23/2009Single
79Rise AgainstPrayer of the Refugee7/21/2009Single
80Alice CooperPoison5/19/2009Single
81Earth, Wind & FireShining Star3/17/2009Single
82Alanis MorissetteIronic10/6/2009Single
83Rise AgainstRise Against Pack 017/21/2009Pack
84NirvanaSmells Like Teen Spirit12/1/2009Single
85The Devil Wears PradaHey John, What's Your Name Again?6/30/2009Single
86SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob SquarePants Pack 013/31/2009Pack
87QueenAnother One Bites the Dust10/20/2009Single
88blink-182The Rock Show7/28/2009Single
89WeezerUndone (The Sweater Song)7/28/2009Single
90blink-182Feeling This7/28/2009Single
91Breaking BenjaminThe Diary of Jane9/29/2009Single
92WeezerMy Name Is Jonas7/28/2009Single
93Von Bondies, TheC'mon C'mon3/31/2009Single
94Roy OrbisonYou Got It1/6/2009Single
95Iron MaidenIron Maiden Pack 016/9/2009Pack
96All-American RejectsGives You Hell12/15/2009Single
97SlipknotSlipknot Pack 0112/8/2009Pack
98Billy IdolMony Mony8/25/2009Single
99Mute MathTypical1/20/2009Single
100UnderoathReinventing Your Exit6/23/2009Single
101QueenUnder Pressure10/20/2009Single
102Toby KeithBeer for My Horses4/7/2009Single
103Rob ZombieWar Zone1/20/2009Single
104ForeignerFeels Like the First Time6/30/2009Single
105Foo FightersAll My Life8/18/2009Single
106Tenacious DThe Metal10/13/2009Single
107Tenacious DRock Your Socks9/15/2009Single
108REO Speedwagon/StyxREO Speedwagon/Styx Tour '09 Pack4/21/2009Pack
109Alice CooperSchool's Out (Live)5/19/2009Single
110Breaking BenjaminSo Cold9/29/2009Single
111Foo FightersThe Pretender11/3/2009Single
112Jimmy Eat WorldJimmy Eat World Pack 012/24/2009Pack
113Rise AgainstSavior7/21/2009Single
114Alice In ChainsRooster9/29/2009Single
115Taking Back SundayTaking Back Sunday Pack 015/19/2009Pack
116Maroon 5Wake Up Call6/23/2009Single
117Alanis MorissetteHead Over Feet10/6/2009Single
118Alice In ChainsWould?9/29/2009Single
119Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroubleTexas Flood (Album)3/3/2009Pack
120Zombies, TheShe's Not There5/26/2009Single
121Toby KeithI Love This Bar4/7/2009Single
122Marilyn MansonDisposable Teens7/7/2009Single
123MegasusMegasus1/13/2009Single
124Social DistortionRing of Fire5/12/2009Single
125Shins, TheNew Slang4/7/2009Single
126Fleetwood MacDon't Stop8/25/2009Single
127Toby KeithHow Do You Like Me Now?!4/7/2009Single
128Bangles, TheWalk Like An Egyptian11/17/2009Single
129FreezepopLess Talk More Rokk9/8/2009Single
130Breaking BenjaminI Will Not Bow9/29/2009Single
131Toby KeithShould've Been a Cowboy4/7/2009Single
132QueenFat Bottomed Girls10/20/2009Single
133Maroon 5Maroon 5 Pack 016/23/2009Pack
134Against Me!Thrash Unreal3/17/2009Single
135No DoubtNew3/3/2009Single
136YellowcardOcean Avenue12/22/2009Single
137Foo FightersBest of You11/3/2009Single
138ThriceImage of the Invisible6/30/2009Single
139StyxToo Much Time on My Hands4/21/2009Single
140WeezerPork and Beans7/28/2009Single
141Jonathan CoultonRe: Your Brains9/8/2009Single
142Alice In ChainsAlice in Chains Pack 019/29/2009Pack
143Black Dahlia Murder, TheWhat a Horrible Night to Have a Curse7/7/2009Single
144Simon & GarfunkelThe Sounds of Silence12/8/2009Single
145NirvanaNirvana Pack 0212/1/2009Pack
146Allman Brothers Band, TheBlue Sky5/5/2009Single
147Bad Religion21st Century (Digital Boy)6/23/2009Single
148Taking Back SundayLiar (It Takes One to Know One)5/19/2009Single
149StyxBlue Collar Man (Long Nights)4/21/2009Single
150Iron MaidenThe Number of the Beast (Original Version)6/9/2009Single
151QueenSomebody to Love10/20/2009Single
152Escape the FateThe Flood6/23/2009Single
153Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand Pack 015/5/2009Pack
154Thin LizzyThin Lizzy Pack 012/3/2009Pack
155REO SpeedwagonRoll with the Changes4/21/2009Single
156Rise AgainstRe-Education (Through Labor)7/21/2009Single
157QueenKiller Queen10/20/2009Single
158Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroubleRude Mood3/3/2009Single
159The FratellisThe Fratellis Pack 012/10/2009Pack
160Social DistortionSocial Distortion Pack 015/12/2009Pack
161Iron Maiden2 Minutes to Midnight6/9/2009Single
162Social DistortionStory of My Life5/12/2009Single
163SpongeBob SquarePantsI Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You3/31/2009Single
164Kings of LeonKings of Leon Pack 017/21/2009Pack
165White Stripes, TheIcky Thump11/10/2009Single
166Fratellis, TheFlathead2/10/2009Single
167P!nkWho Knew11/24/2009Single
168AudioslaveGasoline9/8/2009Single
169FreezepopFreezepop Pack 019/8/2009Pack
170SpongeBob SquarePantsWhere's Gary?3/31/2009Single
171Luscious JacksonNaked Eye5/5/2009Single
172ChiodosI Didn't Say I Was a Powerful, I Said I Was a Wizard6/23/2009Single
173Job for a CowboyEmbedded7/7/2009Single
174SlipknotDuality12/8/2009Single
175Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison Pack 011/6/2009Pack
176Who, TheMagic Bus (Live at Leeds)8/11/2009Single
177Pearl JamOnce3/24/2009Single
178RancidRuby Soho7/21/2009Single
179Joe SatrianiSurfing with the Alien10/13/2009Single
180VariousBrütal Legend Pack10/13/2009Pack
181Kelly ClarksonMiss Independent11/24/2009Single
182WhitechapelThis is Exile7/7/2009Single
183TV on the RadioWolf Like Me6/2/2009Single
184NikkoBreak My Heart2/3/2009Single
185Talking HeadsOnce in a Lifetime9/1/2009Single
186Cannibal CorpseHammer Smashed Face7/7/2009Single
187BellyFeed the Tree1/20/2009Single
188Iron MaidenHallowed Be Thy Name (Live)6/9/2009Single
189Average White BandPick Up the Pieces3/17/2009Single
190Raconteurs, TheSteady, As She Goes10/6/2009Single
191Guns N' RosesBetter4/14/2009Single
192SlayerBlack Magic7/7/2009Single
193QueenCrazy Little Thing Called Love10/20/2009Single
194Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz Pack 011/13/2009Pack
195Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersMary Jane's Last Dance (Live)11/24/2009Single
196Alice In ChainsNo Excuses9/29/2009Single
197Rob ZombieRob Zombie Pack 0110/27/2009Pack
198Steve Miller BandSpace Cowboy1/20/2009Single
199RancidTime Bomb7/21/2009Single
200SlipknotPsychosocial12/8/2009Single

[Via RockBand.com Forums]

Apparently, I have sorely underestimated the draw of SpongeBob SquarePants.  The first track pack hit #86, and the three singles from it landed at #25, #163, and #170.

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