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. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

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    Mass
    Five for me.
    Dark Side
    Back In Black
    Abbey Road
    Sgt Pepper
    Zep IV
     
  2. Chrisxo

    Chrisxo Well-Known Member

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    Twin Cities MN
  3. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    Houston, TX, USA
    I don’t have Beatles 1, and see no reason to ever get it. I already have all the songs on thier albums.
     
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  4. DesertHermit

    DesertHermit Forum Resident

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    Yes I’m with you there. I was never a fan of Celine’s but my partner of 19 years is a huge fan and 3 years ago he dragged me along to see her in concert. I was absolutely gobsmacked by her voice. That thing is otherworldly when you hear it live! Since then I’ve found myself playing some of her albums and some of them are quite good, but nothing compares to hearing her live. Just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. Phenomenally gifted singer. I enjoy Falling Into You and A New Day Has Come most of all, although neither of them is perfect.
     
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  5. fer2

    fer2 Forum Resident

  6. jmcecil

    jmcecil Analog Jitter

    8:
    1. AC/DC - Back In Black*
    2. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell*
    3. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon*
    4. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours*
    5. Led Zeppelin- IV
    6. Eagles - Hotel California
    7. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    8. The Beatles - Abbey Road
     
  7. Grootna

    Grootna Forum Resident

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  8. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

  9. CX4eyes

    CX4eyes Forum Resident

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    Santa Cruz
    9

    Michael Jackson - Thriller

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

    Led Zeppelin- IV

    Michael Jackson - Bad

    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

    Michael Jackson- Dangerous

    The Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    The Beatles - 1

    The Beatles - Abbey Road
     
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  10. DesertHermit

    DesertHermit Forum Resident

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    Central Australia
    16 for me

    Thriller
    Bat Out Of Hell
    DSOTM
    Rumours
    LZ IV
    Bad
    Jagged Little Pill
    Dangerous
    Falling Into You
    Sgt Pepper’s
    21
    Immaculate Collection
    Let’s Talk About Love
    Abba Gold
    Abbey Road
    Born In The USA
     
  11. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

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    Detroit
  12. wellhamsrus

    wellhamsrus Surrender to the sound

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  13. Safeway 2

    Safeway 2 Forum Resident

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    Manzanillo Mexico.
    Eight
    Should I :hide: or:goodie:?
     
  14. Jowcol

    Jowcol Forum Resident

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    Somerset, England
    I bought Dark Side on release, but sold it within the year.
    The only other one I have heard all the way through is Sgt Pepper’s, which I’ve never owned
     
  15. idledreamer

    idledreamer Still idle

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    Boston, MA
  16. mecano

    mecano Forum Resident

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    No Rolling Stones in the 25 top selling albums?
     
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  17. Everbeat

    Everbeat Forum Resident

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    Have 20 of them, but these days
    I'll only play 8-10.

    Don't have:
    2 x Celine Dion
    Shania Twain
    Grease &
    Dirty Dancing
     
  18. simoncm

    simoncm Forum Resident

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    UK
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Led Zeppelin IV
    The Beatles - 1. I bought that from a charity shop for 50 pence - I had every track on vinyl, but I was hoping that Love Me Do might be the original single version (sadly it turned out to be the other one, which I already had twice!) I later got Past Masters to plug that important gap!

    I would probably have bought Sgt Pepper at some point, but my wife bought it before we met (and we're still together!)
     
  19. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Forum Resident

    I don't think they have ever had a megaselling album in general. Funny when you think about what an institution they are and how big a live draw they have been. You would think at least one of the 68-71 albums would have done big numbers like this
     
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  20. mecano

    mecano Forum Resident

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    I expected Sticky Fingers or at least Hot Rocks (1964-1971) to be in the list but i guess i was wrong.
    Also no Queen.
     
  21. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Perth Australia
    Just two! The obvious two: Dark Side, and Sgt Pepper.

    A curious fact that I have mentioned before: in the UK, The Dark Side of the Moon is the highest selling album to never top the album charts.
     
  22. APH

    APH Forum Resident

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    Cambridge, England
    Eight titles, some multiple copies

    Beatles - sgt pepper x 2
    Beatles - Abbey Road
    Beatles 1 (with the 2 blu ray video set, never played)
    Rumours x 2
    Grease
    Jagged little pill x 2
    Eagles - best of (a freebie)
    Dark Side

    did buy Dirty Dancing on vinyl from a charity shop a while back, but gave it away as the sound quality wasn’t great.
     
  23. mecano

    mecano Forum Resident

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    Other than Stones/Queen there is no Black Album(Metallica) no Brothers In Arms no Nevermind.And no Elton John.
    We recently had successful movies about Queen and Elton.Is there a single person on the planet who believes that a biopic about Alanis Morissette or MeatLoaf would make money?I don't think so :p
     
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  24. tonyballz

    tonyballz Roogalator

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    arizona
  25. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    wales
    I was a complete naysayer until relatively recently when someone on here (possibly Horsey Ann?) posted a clip of Celine singing in French, & then her version of Jim Steinman's It's All Coming Back To Me Now, and I have to say I was bowled over by how lovely her voice was.

    Since then, if she's been on the radio, I've listened rather than zoned out and much to my surprise, she's recorded some really good stuff. Makes me wonder how many other performers I dismiss and yet would enjoy if only I opened my ears a little bit. :)
     
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