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Top Selling Albums of All Time

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4 hours ago, rabski said:

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

BUT.... Michael Bublé – Christmas.

Seriously?

Xmas albums are a different ball game, they're often bought to give to other people rather than for personal pleasure. There are evidently a lot of sadistic people in the uk. 😁

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I think this is more relevant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biggest_selling_British_acts_of_all_time

might not be accurate but still interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums

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Don't see the point in true music lovers (which I think the people on this forum are) bothering with lists like this. High selling music is about mass appeal, so it was always going to feature dross like Keane and the Spice Girls over the abundance of great music that we all listen to.

It's like having a list of best restaurants based on volumes of sales - and people then wondering why Mcdonalds, KFC and Subway are at the top.

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Top Ten UK studio album sales :

1 Sgt Pepper

2 21 - Adele 

3 WTSMG - Oasis

4 DSOTM - Floyd

5 Thriller - MJ

6 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

7 Bad - MJ

8 Rumours

9 Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

10 25 - Adele

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I have 5 of them wouldn't be too hard to guess which 5 .

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Super Wammer
13 minutes ago, Bazzer said:

I have 5 of them wouldn't be too hard to guess which 5 .

Well, that'll be the 2 x Adele and the 2 x MJ but I'll be surprised if you have any of the others...:D

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Super Wammer

There's only one of them I DON'T have :$

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I have 7/10. No MJ or WTSMG

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8 hours ago, tkimages said:

WTSMG

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On 13/10/2018 at 07:37, Bazzer said:

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

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Looks more like National Shite Day to me.

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14 hours ago, Bazzer said:

Top Ten UK studio album sales :

1 Sgt Pepper

2 21 - Adele 

3 WTSMG - Oasis

4 DSOTM - Floyd

5 Thriller - MJ

6 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

7 Bad - MJ

8 Rumours

9 Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

10 25 - Adele

I have two of those. One is 'Rumours', which I got for free from someone who was off loading all her LPs and replacing them with CDs, the other is Sgt Pepper which, strictly speaking, actually belongs to Mrs H.

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Here is the UK TOP TEN selling albums :

1 GREATEST HITS QUEEN 1981 1
2 GOLD - GREATEST HITS ABBA 1992 1
3 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND BEATLES 1967 1
4 21 ADELE 2011 1
5 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY OASIS 1995 1
6 THRILLER MICHAEL JACKSON 1982 1
7 THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON PINK FLOYD 1973 2
8 BROTHERS IN ARMS DIRE STRAITS 1985 1
9 BAD MICHAEL JACKSON 1987 1
10 GREATEST HITS II QUEEN 1991 1

2 years ago , looks like DSOTM has since jumped Thriller .

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16 minutes ago, Joe Hutcheon said:

I have two of those. One is 'Rumours', which I got for free from someone who was off loading all her LPs and replacing them with CDs, the other is Sgt Pepper which, strictly speaking, actually belongs to Mrs H.

I have 2 also, in fact I have them twice, both on vinyl and cd. 

I still find it odd that a British band that is in the top 5 best selling albums worldwide does not feature in the UK top 50. I can only put that down to the rubbish radio stations we have here, yes it does look like a Radio 2 playlist. 

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2 minutes ago, BeeRay said:

British band that is in the top 5 best selling albums

I take it you mean Led Zep , some bands Zep being the prime one were bigger in the USA , I wasn't much of a Zep fan and was quite surprised to find out they were English same with Supertramp always thought they were American .

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Looks more like National Shite Day to me.
Reminds me of that great line, "There's a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets."

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