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Author: Subject: Top Selling Albums of All Time...How Many Do You Own?

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:19 AM
Thought this would be interesting...these are the Top Selling Albums of All Time. How many are in your collection?

The list goes Artist/Album Name/Year of Release/Units Sold (in millions)


Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 100–109
AC/DC Back in Black 1980 42
Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) 1976 42
Whitney Houston / Various artists The Bodyguard 1992 42
Backstreet Boys Millennium 1999 40
Bee Gees / Various artists Saturday Night Fever 1977 40
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 40
Shania Twain Come on Over 1997 39
Meat Loaf Bat out of Hell 1977 37
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 32
Celine Dion Falling into You 1996 32
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971 32
Mariah Carey Music Box 1993 32
Various artists Dirty Dancing 1987 32
Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 1997 31
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1995 30
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys 1997 30
The Beatles 1 2000 30
The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 30
Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown 1979 30
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. 1984 30
James Horner Titanic 1997 30
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985 30
Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977 30
Michael Jackson Bad 1987 30
Michael Jackson Dangerous 1991 30
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 1986 28
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987 28
ABBA ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits 1992 26
Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1994 26
Nirvana Nevermind 1991 26
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time 1999 25
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 1968 25
Queen Greatest Hits 1981 25
Santana Supernatural 1999 25
U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 25
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 1985 25
Backstreet Boys Black & Blue 2000 24
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory 2000 24
Michael Crawford / Sarah Brightman The Phantom of the Opera 1986 24
Ace of Base Happy Nation/The Sign 1994 23
Spice Girls Spice 1996 23
Carole King Tapestry 1971 22
Madonna The Immaculate Collection 1990 22
Metallica Metallica 1991 22
Dido No Angel 1999 21
Madonna Like A Virgin 1984 21
Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers 1984 20
Britney Spears Oops!... I Did It Again 2000 20
Blondie Parallel Lines 1978 20
Celine Dion The Colour of My Love 1993 20
Cher Believe 1999 20
Def Leppard Hysteria 1987 20
George Michael Faith 1987 20
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down 1983 20
Michael Jackson Off the Wall 1979 20
Norah Jones Come Away With Me 2002 20
Spice Girls Spiceworld 1997 20
Tina Turner Private Dancer 1984 20
Usher Confessions 2004 20
Mariah Carey Daydream 1995 20




Wow, between me and the wife, we have 23 of these...

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:22 AM
have 12 of them,

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:22 AM
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Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 1968 25



I had no clue this has sold this many units...

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:25 AM
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I had no clue there were so many no-talents on the list

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:25 AM
8, and proud not to own a few of those.
 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:26 AM
I think I only have 7 - and those rarely get played. A testament to popularity and overexposure, I suppose?

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:31 AM
Hey, where's Slim Whitman? I thought he sold more albums than Elvis or the Beatles.
 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:31 AM
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Not sure about these figures. Seems to be many missing albums from that list.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:34 AM
I have to count both vinyl and CD, but I have either 13 or 14 of these.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:37 AM
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Not sure about these figures. Seems to be many missing albums from that list.


Caveat: This is a worldwide list. The North American list from the RIAA lists more...

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29 Million
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, 1971–1975, Eagles (Asylum)

27 Million
Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)

23 Million
Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)

22 Million
Back in Black, AC/DC (Epic)

21 Million
Greatest Hits, Volumes I & II, Billy Joel (Columbia)
Double Live, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)

20 Million
Come On Over, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)

19 Million
The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)
Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)

17 Million
The Bodyguard (soundtrack), Whitney Houston (Arista)
Boston, Boston (Epic)
No Fences, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)

16 Million
Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)
The Beatles: 1967–1970, The Beatles (Capitol)
Greatest Hits, Elton John (Island/Mercury)
Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)
Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)
Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (Maverick)

15 Million
Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)
Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)
Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)
Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
The Beatles: 1962–1966, The Beatles (Capitol)
Supernatural, Santana (Arista)

14 Million
Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)
…Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (Jive)
Greatest Hits, Journey (Capitol)
Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (Epic)
Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys (Jive)
Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)

13 Million
Purple Rain (soundtrack), Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)
Greatest Hits: 1974–1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)
Millennium, Backstreet Boys (Jive)
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live: 1975–1985 (box set), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (Columbia)
Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (Arista)

12 Million
Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)
No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (Atlantic)
The Woman in Me, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)
Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)
Forrest Gump (soundtrack) (Epic)
Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks (Monument)
Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty (Atlantic)
Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)
II, Boyz II Men (Motown)
Kenny Rogers's Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)
Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (Mercury)
Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)
Breathless, Kenny G (Arista)
Pieces of You, Jewel (Atlantic)

11 Million
Up!, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)
Human Clay, Creed (Wind-Up Records)
CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)
Dirty Dancing (soundtrack) (RCA)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)
James Taylor's Greatest Hits, James Taylor (Warner Bros.)
Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)
Falling into You, Celine Dion (Epic)
No Strings Attached, 'N Sync (Jive)
Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock (Lava)
Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
Titanic (soundtrack) (Sony Classical)
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast (So So Def)

10 Million
'N Sync, 'N Sync (RCA)
Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)
Let's Talk About Love, Celine Dion (550 Music/Epic)
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
Greatest Hits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (MCA)
The Stranger, Billy Joel (Columbia)
The Immaculate Collection, Madonna (Warner Bros.)
Fly, Dixie Chicks (Monument)
Eliminator, ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)
Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)
Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
Faith, George Michael (Columbia)
Music Box, Mariah Carey (Columbia)
Like a Virgin, Madonna (Sire)
Unplugged, Eric Clapton (Reprise)
Can't Slow Down, Lionel Richie (Motown)
Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, Hammer (Capitol)
Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)
The Lion King (Soundtrack) (Walt Disney)
The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)
Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)
Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)
Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (Trauma/Interscope)
1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)
Dookie, Green Day (Reprise)
The Hits, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Daydream, Mariah Carey (Columbia)
Come Away With Me, Norah Jones (Blue Note)
Pyromania, Def Leppard (Mercury)
Greatest Hits, Patsy Cline (MCA)
Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park (Warner Bros.)
Oops!…I Did it Again, Britney Spears (Jive)
Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder (Motown)
1, The Beatles (Capitol)
Best of the Doors, the Doors (Elektra)
Sevens, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)



 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:39 AM
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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:43 AM
Considering I'm from Norway and the fact that I was a teenager in the 80s i have 30 of these

Seriously there's alot missing from this list.... I was kinda shocked to see Ace of Base on this list ......
Where is this list from?? And when was it made?

 

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Considering I'm from Norway and the fact that I was a teenager in the 80s i have 30 of these

Seriously there's alot missing from this list.... I was kinda shocked to see Ace of Base on this list ......
Where is this list from?? And when was it made?


The first list is worldwide sales per Wikipedia. I also posted the other numbers from the RIAA. The intent was all in fun. A bad idea, I see now.

 

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Not sure about these figures. Seems to be many missing albums from that list.


Muledude is angry that Nelson isn't on the list I see

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:49 AM
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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 10:57 AM
amazingly enough, I have seven.

Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) 1976 42
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 40
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 32
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971 32
The Beatles 1 2000 30
The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 30
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 1985 30


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AC/DC Back in Black 1980 42
Bee Gees / Various artists Saturday Night Fever 1977 40
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 40
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 32
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971 32
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1995 30
The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 30
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987 28
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 1968 25
Queen Greatest Hits 1981 25
Metallica Metallica 1991 22
Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers 1984 20
Def Leppard Hysteria 1987 20
Norah Jones- Come Away With Me

14, apparently.


Haisija . . . Zero? Not even Dark Side of the Moon?



Edit: I keep seeing titles that I missed.



[Edited on 2/10/2009 by TopDroog]

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 11:05 AM
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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 11:07 AM
My list goes to 11.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 11:11 AM
18, counting some I used to own (going back to the days of cassettes) but no longer own.
 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 11:12 AM
I own 7 of 'em...

Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
Beatles- Sgt. Pepper
Beatles- Abbey Road
U2- The Joshua Tree
Bob Marley & The Wailers- Legend
Norah Jones- Come Away With Me

 

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  posted on 2/10/2009 at 11:16 AM
Looks like I have 12 of them...

AC/DC Back in Black 1980 42
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 1973 40
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 32
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971 32
The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 30
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. 1984 30
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction 1987 28
Queen Greatest Hits 1981 25
Santana Supernatural 1999 25
U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 25
Metallica Metallica 1991 22
Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers 1984 20




 
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