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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. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Even weirder: I was 11 years old when "Superman" came out in 1978, and for reasons I can't recall/explain, we referred to that movie's Otis character as "Otis Oatmeal"! :eek:
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  2. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I own the "1" CD solely because they included it with the Blu-ray music video compilation.

    Though IIRC, that CD uses remixes of all the songs, which makes it different than the album or single versions.

    So if I'm right, there is some reason to own it even if you have the albums! :)
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  3. onlyconnect

    onlyconnect The prose and the passion

    Winchester, UK
    Adele the most recent? She did well.

  4. Davido

    Davido Forum Resident

    Or maybe they do won it and jus' don't know it. ;-)
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  5. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    It wouldn't surprise me, considering the size of the collections that some people here claim to have. Not only is it physically impossible for them to have heard everything they own, even remembering whether or not they own it would be a challenge.
  6. 4

    Ac/Dc - Back in Black
    Led Zeppelin - IV
    Eagles - Their Greatest Hits
    Eagles - Hotel California

    There are others that I have owned in the past.
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  7. happy2behere

    happy2behere Forum Resident

    NY NY
  8. Brewmeister

    Brewmeister Forum Resident

    There are some of those that I don't own that I wouldn't turn down for free, but don't like them enough to pay money for them.
  9. Tom Slick

    Tom Slick Forum Resident

    Venice, Italy

    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    Led Zeppelin- IV
    Michael Jackson - Bad
    Michael Jackson- Dangerous
    The Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
    ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
  10. Audiowannabee

    Audiowannabee Forum Resident


    My born in the USA walked away...never replaced :(
  11. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
  12. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Own seven but really only care to listen to three anymore, and even those not often.

    In order of turntable time:
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Bat Out of Hell
    Zep IV
    Back in Black
    Hotel California
    Eagles Greatest
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  13. Ivan Aaron

    Ivan Aaron What Sells ≠ What Streams

    San Diego
  14. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    Yes, one domestic, two international, the last of which got released over here.

    ATSMUSIC Forum Resident

    MD, USA
    I have just about half of them, but like ABBA, I don't have greatest hits but I have all the albums.
  16. DesertHermit

    DesertHermit Forum Resident

    Central Australia
    You’re right about that. I completely forgot that I had rebought Back In Black after my original copy went missing. Make that 17 of these.
  17. MothMonsterMan

    MothMonsterMan I am a moth who just wants to eat your flag

    Tampa, FL USA
    Depends on how you look at it, really.
  18. drober

    drober Well-Known Member

  19. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

    Exactly 10.
  20. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    Five - Dark Side of The Moon, Born in the USA and the three Beatles titles.

    I have Absolute Abba which is a pre cd era compilation, slightly more songs than Gold, so never felt the need to replace it. Likewise, I have an Eagles comp, but not the one on the list.

    I've owned Rumours, but don't anymore. There are other albums on the list (eg Bat Out of Hell) I don't own but could sing every word, and air guitar every solo from my student days 30 years ago. Being the biggest sellers, I guess they are so ubiquitous many of us don't feel the need to own a copy.
  21. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    20 for sure and I wouldn't be surprised if I have CD's of all of them amongst a couple of boxes a friend gave me.
  22. Vincent3

    Vincent3 Forum Resident

    I have 7, I want 3 others.
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  23. daltieri

    daltieri The 80`s kick ass

    Mexico City
    Back in Black
    Dark Side
    Eagles greatest hits
    Hotel California
    Born in the USA

    Never cared about the other ones
  24. WHMusical

    WHMusical Chameleon Comedian Corinthian & Caricature

    9 as well.

    ALL Classic Rock Lps in the List 1967-1980, except Meat Loaf and Bruce...

    Sgt. Pepper's thru Back In Black.:righton:

    Nothing after 1980!:whistle:

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  25. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Wafting in and out of Forum

    Phoenix, AZ USA
    That’s pretty much what I have, the only thing later than Back In Black is Beatles 1 — which contains later-day remixes of old songs

    For years I’ve meant to pick up a copy of Thriller but I already feel familiar with it through radio play

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