The cash-in album or a celebration of the first three years?  Sometimes it’s not a binary choice (it usually isn’t, folks, but that doesn’t make for such a snappy, trite opening).

 

UK Charts

The Wild Boys

First charted: 3 November 1984at no 5

Peak position : no 2 n 17 November 1984

Weeks in top 40: 12

Weeks on chart: 14 (top 100)

Sales: Silver status (250,000 copies)

Arena 

First charted: 24 November 1984 no 6

Peak position: no 6 on 24 November 1984

Weeks in top 40: 15

Weeks on chart: 31

Last charted: no 90 on 3 August 1985

​Sales: Platinum status (300,000 copies)

Est sales: 600,000

USA

The Wild Boys:

First charted: 3 November 1984 at no 38

Peak position : no 2 on 15 December 1985 (for 4 weeks)

Weeks in top 40: 14

Weeks on chart: 18 (top 100)

Sales: 500,000

 

Save A Prayer

First charted: 2 February 1985 at no 53

Peak position: no 16 on 16 March 1985

Weeks in top 40: 8

Weeks on chart:  14

 

Arena:

First charted: 1 December 1986 at no 49

Peak position : no 4 on 6 January 1985

Weeks in top 40: 14

Weeks on chart: 20 (top 100)

 

Sales: Platinum x2 (2,000,000) 

Est sales: 2.6 million

 

Selected others:

 

The Wild Boys

Germany #1 (3 weeks, 500,000 sales)

South Africa #1

Italy #1

Austria #2
Belgium #2
Ireland #2

Switzerland #2

Australia #3
Spain #3

Denmark #3

The Netherlands #3

Canada #4 (50,000 sales)
New Zealand #5
Finland #5
Norway #6
France #13
Poland #15
Sweden #19

Japan #47
 
Save A Prayer

The Netherlands #17

Belgium #20
Canada #24
Germany #27

Japan #81

 

Arena:

Germany #1 (4 weeks, 250,000 sales)

Italy #1

Belgium #2

New Zealand #3 (33 weeks)

Japan #3

Switzerland #4

The Netherlands #6

Austria #7
Australia #8
Finland #8
Portugal #9 

Canada #10 (200,000 sales)
Norway #16
Sweden #16

 

 

Statistics taken from:

UK Charts Official UK Charts

US charts  www.durancompilations.com

Selected Others  www.ukmix.org

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