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The Charts

Highest Single Chart positions according to the best resources I have available.
'?' doesn't mean it didn't chart, just that I have no figures for this entry.

US

UK

Aus

Ger

TITLE

7

2

3

25

Poison (Gold - 04/12/89)

7

1

39

5

School's Out

9

44

3

You And Me

12

?

23

I Never Cry (Gold - 05/04/77)

12

-

50

Only Women Bleed

12

61

9

How You Gonna See Me Now

21

-

-

Eighteen

25

10

-

10

No More Mr. Nice Guy

26

4

83

3

Elected

35

6

95

13

Hello Hurray

40

?

36

58

Clones (We're All)

45

?

-

Welcome To My Nightmare

48

12

89

43

Teenage Lament '74

49

?

-

Be My Lover

56

65

72

House Of Fire

56

61

-

He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)

57

NR

-

30

Billion Dollar Babies

59

?

-

Under My Wheels

67

-

7

Department Of Youth

78

21

37

Hey Stoopid

NR

38

125

Loves A Loaded Gun

89

NR

-

Only My Heart Talkin'

94

NR

-

Caught In A Dream

99

NR

72

Only My Heart Talkin'

NR

22

65

Lost In America

NR

34

77

It's Me

?

27

169

Feed My Frankenstein

?

38

15

Bed Of Nails

-

NR

74

You Want It, You Got It

?

44

54

(No More) Love At Your Convenience

?

50

-

Freedom

-

62

-

Seven And Seven Is

NR

66

NR

For Britain Only / Under My Wheels

NR

103

-

Gimme

NR

NR

NR

Halo Of Flies - Mentioned as it actually got to 5 in the Dutch charts after being released by popular demand.

Albums charted in the USA (top 200) and UK

US

UK

AUS

Ger

TITLE

RIAA Award (US)

1

1

4

Billion Dollar Babies

Gold (27/03/73) Plat. (13/10/86)
Austria-4
Norway-6

2

4

5

School's Out

Gold (10/07/72) Plat. (19/09/90)
Norway-5
Austria-8

5

19

5

Welcome To My Nightmare

Gold (30/05/75) Plat. (14/08/90)
New Zealand-24

8

?

71

Greatest Hits

Gold (15/10/74) Plat. (13/10/86)

10

24

36

Muscle Of Love

Gold (07/12/73)

20

2

5

Trash

Gold (03/11/89) Plat. (05/02/90)
Austria-4
New Zealand-6
Sweden-6
Swiss-10

21

27

-

Killer

Gold (28/01/72) Plat. (13/10/86)

27

23

4

Goes To Hell

Gold (23/11/76)
Sweden-47

35

28

-

Love It To Death

Gold (06/11/72) Plat. (30/07/01)

42

33

3

Lace And Whiskey

New Zealand-32
Sweden-43

44

56

32

Flush The Fashion

New Zealand-40
Norway-32
Sweden-34

47

4

18

Hey Stoopid

Austria-5
New Zealand-22
Sweden-9
Swiss-7

53

31

 

26

Along Came A Spider

Swiss-37
Canada-19
Sweden-25
Holland-76
Norway-33
Finland-31
Austria-37
Denmark-46

59

41

94

Constrictor

Sweden-17

68

61

12

From The Inside

 

68

6

-

18

The Last Temptation

Swiss-13

73

48

-

Raise Your Fist And Yell

Sweden-15

?

76

71

A Fistful Of Alice

 

-

93

-

Dada

 

125

96

76

Special Forces

 

131

?

29

The Alice Cooper Show

 

169

89

 

71

Dirty Diamonds

Sweden - 40
Austria - 66

184

112

?

78

The Eyes Of Alice Cooper

Finland - 40
Austria-72
Sweden-59

-

33

60

Definitive

 

193

38

213

23

Brutal Planet

Sweden-31
Swiss-66

193

-

?

Pretties For You

 

-

-

?

Easy Action

 

197

87

182

54

Dragontown

France-142
Sweden-41
Swiss-98

-

-

-

Zipper Catches Skin

 

 

 

 

46

School Days

 

 

 

133

71

Classics

 

Some important facts about album certification status

  1) What the public often doesn't realize is that Platinum albums (sales of over 1 million units) only came into being in 1976!  Prior to 1976, there was only gold certification (sales of over 500,000 units).  Billion Dollar Babies DID, in fact, sell more than a million copies in 1973 but there was no platinum certification prior to 1976.  Welcome to My Nightmare DID, in fact, sell more than a million copies in 1975.  In fact, WtMN sold more than 1,500,000 copies in 1975 but there was no platinum certification prior to 1976.  Killer and AC's Greatest Hits had also sold over 1 million copies in 1972 and 1974 respectively.  So, Alice had at least four albums that had sold over million copies each but they were not certified platinum because they were released prior to 1976.

2) In 1986, Warner Brothers finally got around to retroactively certifying million-selling albums that had done so prior to 1976.  So, that's why those above-mentioned AC albums were finally certified platinum in 1986.  Notice that Warner Brothers waited ten years to retroactively do so.  So many AC albums did NOT take a long time to sell over a million copies.  They just were released prior to 1976!  Furthermore, other AC albums like School's Out sold over a million copies way before 1986 but had to be retroactively certified after 1986 too.
(Susie (Glamprincess), August 2005)