Every Tool Album Cracks iTunes Top 10, Multiple Tracks Enter Top Songs Chart
Today (Aug. 2) is a monumental day for Tool fans, as the band’s entire discography has, for the first time, become available on streaming and digital services. Proving just how important the move was, all five albums (including the Opiate EP) have entered the iTunes Top 10, while various songs cracked the iTunes Top 10 Songs chart.
Tool were one of the final holdouts when it came to embracing streaming and online downloads. Maynard James Keenan has revealed he wasn’t the one stopping Tool’s music from gracing these services, but because he loved his bandmates, he wouldn’t elaborate further.
Regardless, Tool’s discography is crushing. Ænima currently sits at No. 2 on the iTunes Top Albums charts, second only to Drake’s Care Package. Lateralus is at No. 4, 10,000 Days is right behind it at No. 5, and Undertow is next at No. 6. As for Opiate, the debut Tool EP is currently No. 8.
As for iTunes’ Top Songs, “Sober” is the No. 2 song in the world, trailing only Ariana Grande’s “Boyfriend.” “Sober” is even beating Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” which recently became the longest-running No. 1 single of all time.
“Schism,” “Forty Six & 2” and “Stinkfist” have all cracked the Top 10, coming in at No. 6, 7 and 8, respectively.
These huge numbers serve as further proof that rock and metal fans are the most dedicated and rabid on earth. Tool’s long-awaited new album, Fear Inoculum, will arrive Aug. 30. You can keep track of any upcoming shows here.
All Tool Songs Ranked