Friday, July 01, 2005

Biggest selling records in the USA.

Poor old Michael Jackson. He wanted to make the best album ever so bad. When he still was pretty he looked in the mirror often and said to himself: "You're the biggest star in the world." It must have been a bitter pill for our former king of pop that in his home country he wasn't able to top the Eagles with his opus dei: Thriller. The Eagles still sold 2 million copies more with their greatest hits wich leaves them flying high above everyone else. And little Michael he is alone, almost at the top.

Rumours are that Michael sold over 51 million copies of Thriller worldwide. So at the end of the day he may have won the ultimate battle for best selling record globally. Maybe they just lost count confused by Michaels ever changing looks.

Wich leaves me wondering. Does his fading succes still makes him happy, or did his biography became another thriller.

The top selling records ever in the US of A

28 Million Albums Sold
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 - Eagles (Elektra)

26 Million Albums Sold
Thriller - Michael Jackson (Epic)

23 Million Albums Sold
The Wall- Pink Floyd (Columbia)

22 Million Albums Sold
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)

21 Million Albums Sold
Greatest Hits Volumes I & II - Billy Joel (Columbia)

19 Million Albums Sold
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)
Back in Black - AC/DC (Elektra)
The Beatles - The Beatles (Capitol)
Come On Over - Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)

17 Million Albums Sold
Boston - Boston (Epic)
The Bodyguard (Soundtrack) - Whitney Houston (Arista)

16 Million Albums Sold
Cracked Rear View - Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)
Greatest Hits - Elton John (Island/Mercury)
Hotel California - Eagles (Elektra)
The Beatles 1967-1970 - The Beatles (Capitol)
No Fences - Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette (Maverick)

15 Million Albums Sold
Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (Capitol)
Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack) - Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)
The Beatles 1962-1966 - The Beatles (Capitol)
Appetite for Destruction - Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)
Double Live - Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Supernatural - Santana (Arista)

14 Million Albums Sold
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys (Jive)
Ropin' the Wind - Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)
Metallica - Metallica (Elektra)
Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf (Epic)
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)

13 Million Albums Sold
Bruce Springsteen & E St. Band Live 1975-1985 (Box set) - Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)
Greatest Hits 1974-1978 - Steve Miller Band (Capitol)
Purple Rain (Soundtrack) - Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (Arista)
Millennium - Backstreet Boys (Jive)
. . .Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (Jive)


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