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edited January 2016 in Music Talk
The 92 biggest selling albums. Let's discuss:a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).b) Why.c) What, if any significance these top dogs had either in general or specifically.1. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971???1975, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 28 Million2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million5. Greatest Hits Volumes I & II, Billy Joel (Columbia)[/b] - 21 Million6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million7. Come On Over, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)[/b] - 19 Million8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million10. Boston, Boston (Epic)[/b] - 17 Million11. The Bodyguard (Soundtrack), Whitney Houston (Arista)[/b] - 17 Million12. Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)[/b] - 16 Million13. Greatest Hits, Elton John (Rocket)[/b] - 16 Million14. Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 16 Million15. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (Maverick)[/b] - 16 Million16. No Fences, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 16 Million17. The Beatles 1967???1970, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 16 Million18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million19. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)[/b] - 15 Million20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million21. Double Live, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 15 Million22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million23. Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)[/b] - 15 Million24. The Beatles 1962???1966, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million25. Backstreet Boys, Backstreet Boys (Jive)[/b] - 14 Million26. Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (Epic)[/b] - 14 Million27. Ropin' the Wind, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 14 Million28. Supernatural, Santana (Arista)[/b] - 14 Million29. ???Baby One More Time, Britney Spears (Jive)[/b] - 13 Million30. Bruce Springsteen Live 1975???1985 (box set), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million31. Greatest Hits 1974???1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)[/b] - 13 Million32. Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)[/b] - 13 Million33. Millennium, Backstreet Boys (Jive)[/b] - 13 Million34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million35. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million36. Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (Arista)[/b] - 13 Million37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million38. Breathless, Kenny G (Arista)[/b] - 12 Million39. Forrest Gump (Soundtrack) (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million41. Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million42. II, Boyz II Men (Motown)[/b] - 12 Million43. Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 12 Million44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million45. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million46. Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million47. Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million48. The Woman in Me, Shania Twain (Mercury Nashville)[/b] - 12 Million49. Wide Open Spaces, Dixie Chicks (Monument)[/b] - 12 Million50. Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million51. Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight (Single), Elton John (Rocket)[/b] - 11 Million52. CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)[/b] - 11 Million53. Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock (Lava)[/b] - 11 Million54. Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack) (RCA)[/b] - 11 Million55. Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 11 Million56. Falling into You, Celine Dion (550 Music)[/b] - 11 Million57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million58. James Taylor's Greatest Hits, James Taylor (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 11 Million59. No Strings Attached, 'N Sync (Jive)[/b] - 11 Million60. Pieces of You, Jewel (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million62. Titanic (Soundtrack) (Sony Classical)[/b] - 11 Million63. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million64. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million65. Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million66. Can't Slow Down, Lionel Richie (Motown)[/b] - 10 Million67. Daydream, Mariah Carey (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million68. Dookie, Green Day (Reprise)[/b] - 10 Million69. Eliminator, ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million70. Faith, George Michael (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million71. Fly, Dixie Chicks (Monument)[/b] - 10 Million72. Greatest Hits, Journey (Capitol)[/b] - 10 Million73. Greatest Hits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (MCA)[/b] - 10 Million74. Human Clay, Creed (Wind-Up Records)[/b] - 10 Million75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million77. Let's Talk About Love, Celine Dion (550 Music/Epic)[/b] - 10 Million78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million79. Like a Virgin, Madonna (Sire)[/b] - 10 Million80. Music Box, Mariah Carey (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million81. 'N Sync, 'N Sync (RCA)[/b] - 10 Million82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million83. Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, Hammer (Capitol)[/b] - 10 Million84. Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)[/b] - 10 Million85. The Hits, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 10 Million86. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million88. The Lion King (Soundtrack) (Walt Disney)[/b] - 10 Million89. The Stranger, Billy Joel (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million90. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (Trauma/Interscope)[/b] - 10 Million91. Unplugged, Eric Clapton (Reprise)[/b] - 10 Million92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
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  • GuzzoGuzzo 8,611 Posts
    Wow I'm kinda shocked at Boston & Hootie being in the top 20

    no journey til around #50?


  • The 92 biggest selling albums. Let's discuss:

    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).
    b) Why.
    c) What, if any significance these top dogs had either in general or specifically.

    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million
    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million
    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million
    [17. The Beatles 1967???1970, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 16 Million
    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million
    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    24. The Beatles 1962???1966, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    31. Greatest Hits 1974???1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)[/b] - 13 Million
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    [65. Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million
    92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    All but the Guns'n'Roses, Nirvana and Bob Marley discs purchased before I was 18.
    First band I ever loved - Beatles -Still love 'em
    First heavy band I was ever into - Zeppelin - At one point in the early 90's I sold all my Zep stuff when I realized how much of their stuff was out and out stolen from old blues. Only starting to re-appreciate their sound.
    Other typical 70's must haves - Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller etc.
    Only disc I'm truly embarassed to have owned: Guns'n'Roses

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,729 Posts


    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).

    3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million
    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million
    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million
    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million
    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million


  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    Dag... I own exactly one of those albums:

    78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million

    But I believe other members of my household own copies of the following:

    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    52. CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)[/b] - 11 Million

  • DubiousDubious 1,865 Posts

    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).

    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million

    well obviously lep are pretty much the greatest rock band of all time. Jimmy Page was pretty much the soul reason i picked up the guitar at age 15.

    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million

    is this the white album??? if so that's easily my fave by the fab 4.

    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million

    seventh grade.. wore the tape out in my walkman from constant rotations... reminds me i need a new copy

    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    see previous zep coment

    23. Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)[/b] - 15 Million
    you can't fuck with the bee gees ... classic material

    32. Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)[/b] - 13 Million
    i guess this was about 10th grade?? bought it.. hated it .. sold it. total crap.

    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    oh yeah... soundtrack to my childhood

    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    i've got every beatles joint

    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    i bought his at a yardsale for 25 cents but i don't think i've ever busted it out and listened all the way through.. prefer the stones in album dosage.

    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million

    47. Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million
    i think this was grade ten too.. my cousin gave me this record for xmas.. i nnever really got into it... promptly sold off.

    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    fave zep album fo sho

    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million

    70. Faith, George Michael (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    oh yeah back to grade seven.. i loaned my copy to a girl i had a crush on at the time... damn i want this on wax now...


    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million

    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    when i was about 12 my mom's boyfriends son (who was a priest incidently.. the son that is) gave me a copy of this and PE's nation of millions on cassette. HYPE!

    86. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    i have a sealed copy of this i pulled out of a large dumpster dive about 8 years ago.


    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    grade 7 again.. scary how many of these came out around the same time.. where's inxs kick???
    total shit in retrospect.. but i was into them up to about rattle and hum then lost intrest.




  • mrmatthewmrmatthew 1,574 Posts
    Hip-Hop is well represented:
    Biggie
    Hammer
    and
    Kid-Rock

    haha.

  • DocBeezyDocBeezy 1,918 Posts
    Wow, after reading that list I am amazed at how many of those i havent even listened to. I have owned about 4 of them.

  • asprinasprin 1,765 Posts
    Let's discuss:



    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million

    >>the first piece of music I (we) ever owned. I say we cause my family had 1 copy of this tape between all of us. Still holds up to this day.



    3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million

    Used to have it but not any more...that must have been my experimental days.



    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million

    Another great lp, that definitely deserves it...I need to pick this back up unless someone wants to trade cd-rs...



    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million

    I think I picked this up for the BDP sample back in the day...don't have it anymore.



    14. Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 16 Million

    Used to have it again...I'm a sucker for the title cut.



    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million

    !!!!... solid lp that helped me through many dazed and cofused days of high school.



    23. Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)[/b] - 15 Million

    Guilty....



    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million

    yep...great timeless music...



    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million

    yep!



    52. CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)[/b] - 11 Million

    Used to have the tap...Dallas Austin knows what's up



    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million

    again...cd-r plaese



    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million

    needs no explanation



    70. Faith, George Michael (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million

    my sister used to own and blast this so I was exposed to it at a young age



    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million

    !!



    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million

    haha...doesn't eveyone own this once in their lifetime?



    84. Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)[/b] - 10 Million

    I feel the earth move...under my feet... I still sing that sometimes



    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million

    My sister sent to us when we were still in Ethiopia...used to blast it and yell "Bullet in the blue sky" all day long



    javascript:void(0)


  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    The 92 biggest selling albums. Let's discuss:

    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).
    own:
    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million
    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million


    b) Why.
    I plan to collect them all, I just haven't been able to find clean copies of the others (yet).

    c) What, if any significance these top dogs had either in general or specifically.
    Hammer = Significance







    if you're thinking of declaring bankruptcy.


  • Big_ChanBig_Chan 5,088 Posts
    The 92 biggest selling albums. Let's discuss:

    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).
    b) Why.
    c) What, if any significance these top dogs had either in general or specifically.

    1. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971???1975, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 28 Million
    3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million
    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million
    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million
    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million
    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    24. The Beatles 1962???1966, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    55. Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 11 Million
    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    70. Faith, George Michael (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million
    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million
    92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    I have the joints listed above. Have these because they are all classics and I still listen to them. The George Michael really is not "Classic" but there are still some good songs on it. Led Zeppelin sold a lot of records!

  • coselmedcoselmed 1,114 Posts


    12. Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish (Atlantic)[/b] - 16 Million
    15. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (Maverick)[/b] - 16 Million
    28. Supernatural, Santana (Arista)[/b] - 14 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    39. Forrest Gump (Soundtrack) (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million
    42. II, Boyz II Men (Motown)[/b] - 12 Million
    50. Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    52. CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)[/b] - 11 Million
    70. Faith, George Michael (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    86. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    90. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt (Trauma/Interscope)[/b] - 10 Million

    I've owned at some point or still have the CDs mentioned above. Why? Because I like pop music. This list reminds me of a lot of shit I need to cop!

    P.S. I've never owned Thriller, only HIStory.

  • I've owned almost all of those records...

    I like pop music. Shit, I was practically raised on #1 and received most of the defining bike injury scars on my body during the years that was in heavy rotation~~~ thanks mom!

    Listening to Thriller (special mention Billy Idol/Pat Benatar/Van Halen) in stereo headphones= The first time records were to creep me out thoroughly.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,343 Posts
    Dag... I own exactly one of those albums:

    78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million

    Oh yeah, significance: it's Biggie's best album (just try to say something, you poptarts)

  • soulmarcosasoulmarcosa 4,296 Posts
    Jesus Christ there's a lot of utter crap on that list. Now I know how Bush got elected. Hiphop makes a surprisingly poor showing, though, and I thought some of these sales numbers would be bigger for some reason.

    Anyway, here's the utter crap I own:

    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million
    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million
    10. Boston, Boston (Epic)[/b] - 17 Million
    14. Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 16 Million
    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million
    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    23. Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)[/b] - 15 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    63. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    64. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million
    84. Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)[/b] - 10 Million
    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    89. The Stranger, Billy Joel (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    Several of those were acquired for reasons of DJing (Thriller, Hotel California, Purple Rain) or for free (Tapestry, Abbey Road), but the hard rock stuff (and Billy Joel) I got cos I like them. Wifey has several more from that list. I don't think we bought a single one of them new, though, so I doubt we contributed in any way to the sales tallies.

  • coselmedcoselmed 1,114 Posts
    Dag... I own exactly one of those albums:



    78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million



    Oh yeah, significance: it's Biggie's best album (just try to say something, you poptarts)



    Oh, I missed that one...I gave my copy to my little sister when I moved in with you.

  • bull_oxbull_ox 5,056 Posts
    1. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971???1975, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 28 Million
    14. Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 16 Million
    55. Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 11 Million

    Among my least favorite bands of all time, but after seeing this list they DEFINITELY qualify as most overrated band of all time

  • knewjakknewjak 1,231 Posts

    Only disc I'm truly embarassed to have owned: Guns'n'Roses

    embarassed, really? I broke out 'appetite' just the other day. The perfect mix of drugs, women, and kicking ass. ...If thats your thing I mean.

    -k

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts

    a) The albums from the list that you owned:

    1. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971???1975, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 28 Million
    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million
    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million
    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million
    10. Boston, Boston (Epic)[/b] - 17 Million
    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million
    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    31. Greatest Hits 1974???1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)[/b] - 13 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    41. Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million
    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    46. Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million
    47. Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million
    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    63. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million
    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    Teenagewasteland.

  • soulmarcosasoulmarcosa 4,296 Posts
    I plan to collect them all, I just haven't been able to find clean copies of the others (yet).

    What's up with those dudes out to collect every top 40 single ever released. Ugh.

  • a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).


    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million
    my sis had it, close enough
    3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million
    still dig it for the most part
    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    still dig it
    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million
    don't still dig it
    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million
    still dig
    17. The Beatles 1967???1970, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 16 Million
    still dig
    19. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)[/b] - 15 Million
    don't still dig it; a little embarassing that i had it
    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    still dig
    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    still dig
    24. The Beatles 1962???1966, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    yes
    31. Greatest Hits 1974???1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)[/b] - 13 Million
    can't stand this
    35. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million
    yes
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    yes
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million

    [44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    yes
    [57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    yes; cosine on fave Zep LP
    [61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    yes
    64. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    very embarassed that i once had this
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    yes
    84. Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)[/b] - 10 Million
    I LOVE THIS RECORD, damn near a desert island selection
    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million


    Wait, where is this list from?
    Observations:
    -surprised to see something like 'Matchbox 20', which i've barely even heard of, in the top 50.
    -The only all-instrumental album (i'm assuming)=Kenny G

    Thanks for helping me kill some time here

  • ArchaicArchaic 633 Posts
    The 92 biggest selling albums. Let's discuss:

    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).

    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million
    3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million
    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    5. Greatest Hits Volumes I & II, Billy Joel (Columbia)[/b] - 21 Million
    17. The Beatles 1967???1970, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 16 Million
    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million
    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    32. Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)[/b] - 13 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    35. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    63. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million
    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    Interesting to see that Pearl Jam outsold Nirvana...yet neither topped Guns-N-Roses.

  • twoplytwoply 2,903 Posts
    I own nary a one. I did own Nirvana's Nevermind and Metallica's self titled, back in '92 when they came out. I guess I've never been into the big sellers.

  • rootlesscosmorootlesscosmo 12,848 Posts

    At one point in the early 90's I sold all my Zep stuff when I realized how much of their stuff was out and out stolen from old blues.

    This quote made me think....I count exactly 11 non-white artists on here (and does MJ really count at this point? or lionel richie for that matter?). And that's out of 92 freakin' "artists"!!! Just sayin'.

    This list is just one of those things that make you go "damn, dope music just gets no appreciation." I mean, don't get me wrong, there are some serious artists on here: Beatles, Clapton, MJ, Marley, Santana, etc. But the prevelance of acts like Brittney Spears and Hootie make it clear that this list says absolutely nothing about what music is or what good music is or whatever I'm not sure what my point is.

    Just a little disgusted I guess. Feel me?

  • BamboucheBambouche 1,484 Posts
    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).

    b) Why.

    c) What, if any significance these top dogs had either in general or specifically.



    I own (or have owned) 34.

    They are (including why and what):



    46. Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million

    My grade school girlfriend, Nicole, bought me this album. I thought JBJ was a douche, but what can you do? One night I dropped 4 hits of acid and sat in my bedroom alone listening to this. WOW! shot through the heart, and you're to blame. I was high out of my mind. About 7am my dad pounded on the door and announced he was taking me to get a drug test. I remember trying desparately to get the eyeliner off (yea, dude, it was cool back then) before I opened my bedroom door. The lady who retrieved my piss cup offered me a glass of orange juice. Man, trippy.



    43. Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 12 Million

    I grew up in a country western family. I knew all these songs the moment I flew out the nutsack. And I hated them. Then I moved away from my family. Now I love them. Kenny Rogers, the song "Lucille" in particular, defines a lot for me. My grandfather was a farmer, his wife's name was Lucille, they had 4 children (and a crop in the field). It's weird how similar this song is to my family.



    "GET THE LED OUT"[/b]

    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million

    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million

    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million

    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million

    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million

    I assume that every teenager, at some point tunes into their local "classic rock" station, and upon hearing "Stairway To Heaven" has an epiphany of epic, mind melting proportion. Then promptly declares Led Zeppelin as the greatest unknown band to everyone older than themself. "Dude, have you heard of this band called Led Zeppelin?"



    It was the microphone placement on the drums of Physical Graffiti that really got me twisted. That album sounds so beautiful. When dildos who work in recording studios talk about turning up the "presence" in the mix, they are basically saying, "Let's give this tune a bit of Kashmir juice, shall we?"



    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million

    Good record. One I doubt I will ever listen to again. (o v e r d o n e)



    3. The Wall, Pink Floyd (Columbia)[/b] - 23 Million

    20. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million

    Equally, Pink Floyd played a part in my adolescence. I heard The Wall on LP first, but I remember riding in the backseat of some rich dude's car and he had the album on CD (which was a new thing back then) and I was amazed that the dashboard contraption magically knew when the songs changed. "But, dude, like, there's no silence but that thing just changed from 4 to 5!"



    Also, the laser light show in San Francisco should be mentioned, and then quickly dropped.



    52. CrazySexyCool, TLC (LaFace)[/b] - 11 Million

    I had the most incredible encounter in a motel room while "Red Light Special" was playing on the television/radio. A favorite to this day.



    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million

    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million

    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million

    George Martin for president. I owe my love of the Beatles to a woman.



    2. Thriller, Michael Jackson (Epic)[/b] - 26 Million

    I'll let Asprin handle this one.



    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million

    One of the first few hundred records I bought. My skater friend showed me how to play "Back In Black" while we were hanging out in his room at 4am. I had to listen to his record through headphones 'cause he didn't want to wake his parents. He kept telling me to play quieter, but I was like, fuck you man, I'ma rock this shit (insert end riff here!)



    41. Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million

    I bought a union jack sleeveless shirt at a local headshop because of this album. no serenade, no fire brigade...



    35. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million

    "Soft." I could totally Kick Simon's ass!



    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million

    On the ladies insistance, I bought this album in '04. I've made a chopped and screwed Too Short remix from it.



    14. Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 16 Million

    Ralph Waldo Wankery at it's finest. Mystique has been the most over used word to describe this album.



    18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'N Roses (Geffen)[/b] - 15 Million

    Axl, Slash, Duff. My friend Scott had this tape, and he'd insist on listening to it any time we drove anywhere. It grew on me. I threw away most of my tapes on the eve of being homeless some years ago. This went that way...



    23. Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)[/b] - 15 Million

    I bought this to be "ironic." (File Under: dumbyoungdigger)



    26. Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf (Epic)[/b] - 14 Million

    The first time I got hip to Columbia Record House I ordered 13 CDs for $.01 with no obligation. The first time I forgot to mail back that stupid fucking order form they send you I got this CD with an invoice for $18. I never bothered to send it back, nor any of the others (including Madonna's True Blue which I gave to my sister). This CD also marked my first time being sent to a collection agency. Thanks Meatloaf, you fat fuck!



    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million

    My butch dyke punker cousin used to babysit me. And she would listen to some of those early Prince albums (with that song "Jack U Off"). It was pretty clear he was gay, right? Then I saw Purple Rain in the theater and left all confused. Apollonia was fine, though.



    15. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette (Maverick)[/b] - 16 Million

    I don't remember buying this, but I have the CD?



    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million

    A good record.



    47. Ten, Pearl Jam (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million

    After hearing this was the greatest album of all time, I bought it. Ehh. I went back to listening to Fugazi.



    63. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    ease the seat back... Diamond Dave. Owning this album was mandatory in the '80s, I believe. Prerequisite for using the words "melons," "boner," or "Owww!"



    65. Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    Oh black water, keep on rollin'. I bet dCastillo is still listening to this shit.



    67. Daydream, Mariah Carey (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million

    Possibly, I don't remember. I had a wealth of MC joints. Long story...



    68. Dookie, Green Day (Reprise)[/b] - 10 Million

    Local band. Played in every basement party in Berkeley. I would replace Spitboy for slot 68 if the choice were mine.



    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million

    I think this may have been another Columbia House album.



    84. Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)[/b] - 10 Million

    Dollarbincommon.



    87. The Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)[/b] - 10 Million

    He was so sincere in the '80s. "All I need is my guitar, three chords, and the truth!"





    *HONORABLE MENTIONS*[/b]

    11. The Bodyguard (Soundtrack), Whitney Houston (Arista)[/b] - 17 Million

    Although I'd prefer to hear Dolly Parton sing it, that song really gets me in a guilty plesure kind of way. I never owned this album, but I never covered my ears when I heard it in absolutely ever supermarket.



    39. Forrest Gump (Soundtrack) (Epic)[/b] - 12 Million

    I had sex in the back of a truck at a drive-in the only time I saw this movie. Otherwise, I think Tom Hanks is a dweeb.

  • The 92 biggest selling albums. Let's discuss:

    a) The albums from the list that you own(ed).
    b) Why.
    c) What, if any significance these top dogs had either in general or specifically.

    1. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971???1975, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 28 Million
    5. Greatest Hits Volumes I & II, Billy Joel (Columbia)[/b] - 21 Million
    13. Greatest Hits, Elton John (Rocket)[/b] - 16 Million
    17. The Beatles 1967???1970, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 16 Million
    24. The Beatles 1962???1966, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 15 Million
    31. Greatest Hits 1974???1978, Steve Miller Band (Capitol)[/b] - 13 Million
    35. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million
    43. Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 12 Million
    55. Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. II, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 11 Million
    58. James Taylor's Greatest Hits, James Taylor (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 11 Million
    64. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    65. Best of the Doobies, Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    72. Greatest Hits, Journey (Capitol)[/b] - 10 Million
    73. Greatest Hits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (MCA)[/b] - 10 Million
    85. The Hits, Garth Brooks (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 10 Million

    Why do people buy greatest hits albums? Don't they have the albums that the songs originally appeared on?


  • ArchaicArchaic 633 Posts
    You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille...four HUNDRED children and crops in the field.

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts

    4. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 22 Million
    6. Back in Black, AC/DC (Elektra)[/b] - 19 Million
    8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 19 Million
    9. The Beatles, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 19 Million
    14. Hotel California, Eagles (Elektra)[/b] - 16 Million
    17. The Beatles 1967???1970, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 16 Million
    22. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)[/b] - 15 Million
    23. Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), Bee Gees (Polydor/Atlas)[/b] - 15 Million
    28. Supernatural, Santana (Arista)[/b] - 14 Million
    32. Metallica, Metallica (Elektra)[/b] - 13 Million
    34. Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 13 Million
    35. Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)[/b] - 13 Million
    37. Abbey Road, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 12 Million
    40. Hot Rocks, The Rolling Stones (abkco)[/b] - 12 Million
    41. Hysteria, Def Leppard (Mercury)[/b] - 12 Million
    43. Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits, Kenny Rogers (Capitol Nashville)[/b] - 12 Million
    44. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 12 Million
    57. Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 11 Million
    61. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (Capitol)[/b] - 11 Million
    63. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV), Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    64. Aerosmith's Greatest Hits, Aerosmith (Columbia)[/b] - 10 Million
    69. Eliminator, ZZ Top (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million
    73. Greatest Hits, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (MCA)[/b] - 10 Million
    75. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)[/b] - 10 Million
    76. Legend, Bob Marley & the Wailers (Island)[/b] - 10 Million
    78. Life After Death, Notorious B.I.G. (Bad Boy/Arista)[/b] - 10 Million
    82. Nevermind, Nirvana (DGC)[/b] - 10 Million
    84. Tapestry, Carole King (Ode)[/b] - 10 Million
    92. Van Halen, Van Halen (Warner Bros.)[/b] - 10 Million

    I'm thinking I should get some Pink Floyd records.

    The Kenny Rogers was my parents' and as a kid I loved his songs. I took it with me when I moved out. These days, I put it on par with my grade four journal and Valentine's Day card from my huge crush of crushes (13-15 yrs old era) - Chris Way.

  • BamboucheBambouche 1,484 Posts
    You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille...four HUNDRED children and crops in the field.

    I'd argue with you that it's "hungry" and not "hundred," but I know you would somehow make it blowed-related!


  • noznoz 3,625 Posts
    Why do people buy greatest hits albums? Don't they have the albums that the songs originally appeared on?


    "...housewives and little girls..."

  • Why do people buy greatest hits albums? Don't they have the albums that the songs originally appeared on?


    "...housewives and little girls..."

    what it means??!?!!?
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