Top 25 Biggest Selling Albums Of All Time - How Many Do You Own?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Aar Gal, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. blivet

    blivet Forum Resident

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    I get what you mean, but really it's a pretty odd grab bag of a list. I would never have expected the soundtrack to Grease to be one of the bestselling albums of all time.
     
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  2. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

  3. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Eight of them.
     
  4. smartiepants

    smartiepants Senior Member

    14 for me
     
  5. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Everything except:

    Whitney
    Shania
    Celine
    Dangerous
    Dirty Dancing

    Soooo....19.
     
  6. That album --and movie -- were huge.
     
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  7. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    No more than the others on the list.
     
  8. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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    Europe
  9. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Forum Resident

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    Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper, which I listen to.

    And Dark Side of the Moon, which I don’t.

    I used to have Thriller and The Immaculate Collection: dumped the former and don’t know what happened to the latter.
     
  10. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    I've owned many of them through the years in various formats, but the only one I currently own is Madonna's Immaculate Collection on CD.
     
  11. Yardbird

    Yardbird Forum Resident

  12. 360-12

    360-12 Forum Resident

  13. dbone828

    dbone828 Only Visiting This Planet

    I've got a funny feeling that Celine Dion would have more votes if shelves at thrift stores were being polled.
     
  14. blewmaearsout

    blewmaearsout Forum Resident

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    I've 6, which is more than I was expecting. One was a gift, and I don't think I've ever spun it more than once (sorry Bruce).
     
  15. Python

    Python Forum Resident

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    I own seven, but only four of those do I listen to regularly and actually consider great albums.
     
  16. Python

    Python Forum Resident

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    I am very surprised GnR's Appetite For Destruction is not on the list, before I opened the thread I was sure that would be one of the few I actually owned on the list!
     
  17. marty34

    marty34 Forum Resident

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    23. I’ve been collecting vinyl for most of my life, so I have all of them except the two Celine albums.

    A better question would be
    “How many of these albums have you purchased?” My number would be lower, but I’d never be able to recall if The Bodyguard was given to me, or if I paid $1 at a thrift store. I’m sure that most of the soundtracks came for free
     
  18. blivet

    blivet Forum Resident

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    I am well aware that even before I became old and completely out of touch with popular music, my tastes were at variance from most people's. Even so, this is a really surprising list for me. I had no idea AC/DC were so popular, or that so many people bought soundtrack albums, or that Jagged Little Pill was that big a deal, even though it's the only record in the list I own.
     
  19. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    new york
    4

    Dark Side
    LZ IV
    Sgt. Peppers
    Abbey Road

    Not much chance that I would ever get any of the others, except possibly Jagged Little Pill and 1.
     
  20. DPM

    DPM Forum Resident

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    Eleven of them in my home.
     
  21. Rich C

    Rich C Forum Resident

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    Northbrook, IL
    Nine out of 25. Didn't count a couple that made it to my collection due to marriage. Those would be Saturday Night Fever and Rumors. Proud to not own Born In The USA.
     
  22. ramdom

    ramdom Hoarder Hearing

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    Perth ON, Canada
  23. HalloweenJack95

    HalloweenJack95 Forum Resident

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    Germany
  24. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Appreciator Of Creative Expression

    12 for me.
     
  25. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    Scranton, PA
    And now I can cross Come On Over off the list since I now have both versions on CD.
     
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