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Top Selling Albums of All Time

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It's the first National album Day today and to commemorate RADIO 2 are playing the best selling 40 (UK) albums of all time in descending order (I presume) here they are in alphabetical order :

Adele – 21

Adele – 25

Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Coldplay – Parachutes

Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Coldplay – X&Y

The Corrs – Talk On Corners

David Gray – White Ladder

Dido – Life For Rent

Dido – No Angel

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms

Ed Sheeran - Divide

Ed Sheeran – X

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

James Blunt – Back To Bedlam

Jeff Wayne – The War Of The Worlds

Keane – Hopes And Fears

Kings of Leon – Only By The Night

Lady Gaga – The Fame

Leona Lewis – Spirit

Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

Michael Bublé – Christmas

Michael Bublé – Crazy Love

Michael Jackson - Bad

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells

Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

Phil Collins – But Seriously

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters

Shania Twain – Come On Over

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simply Red – Stars

Spice Girls – Spice

Take That – Beautiful World

Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

The Verve – Urban Hymns

U2 – The Joshua Tree

 

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What a sad and miserable list. Or is it my taste that's wrong?

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I'd have guessed at most of these, but some surprises for me: Jagged Little Pill; Dido x 2; Scissor Sisters.

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4 minutes ago, slavedata said:

What a sad and miserable list. Or is it my taste that's wrong?

I'm surprised there aren't SOME that float your boat. There are quite a few there that I can appreciate, either for the song writing, the musical ability or both. 

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I believe the word wide list is somewhat better. The Eagles feature prominently and Queen are on it.

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3 hours ago, ziggy said:

I believe the word wide list is somewhat better. The Eagles feature prominently and Queen are on it.

I think AC/DC Back in Black is in the world top 5 and yes The Eagles are as well .

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The Verve (good album) but still quite surprised its in the top 40.

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I've got quote a few in that list and there are many deserved ones there.

BUT.... Michael Bublé – Christmas.

Seriously?

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8 minutes ago, BeeRay said:

I thought Lep Zepp 4 was in the top 10? David Gray out sells Led Zepp????

I am not totally convinced that list is 100% accurate. Not if it supposed to be 'of all time'.

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The list looks like the Radio 2 playlist to me.

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All these are  estimated, just surprised by some. Led Zepp 4 is usually in the top 5 for worldwide sales ever, this is from a worldwide list:

1 -  Thriller

2 - Hotel California

3 Come on Over - Shania Twain

4 Led Zepp. IV

5 Rumours 

How much is UK influenced by it's poor radio stations? Which concentrate of popular music and hits rather than albums?

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In the states The Eagles Greatest Hits has just gone to No.1 .

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4 hours ago, ziggy said:

Queen are on it

Queen Greatest Hits is the biggest selling all time UK album , but it doesn't count in today's list because it's not a studio album .

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