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Friday, May 30, 2008

For a million bucks, NAME THAT TUNE!

I was looking at some music charts this morning and got into a section called "The 100 Best Albums of All Time!"

I found a couple of dozen lists with different opinions on just what the top albums were and I have to be quite honest, I didn't agree with any of them!

After a bit of thought I came to the conclusion that the only true test of what the greatest albums were, would be to let the largest number of people possible decide!

How to do this survey? Well, by sales of course!

Let the people vote with their pocketbook!!

(This, by the way, is Capatilism at its very finest!)

So bunky, here is the list of what we all decided was the "cream de la cream!"

(Now I have to tell you that this is North American statistics, but I am looking for European and World Wide fiqures as well. Will let you know!)

Millions Sold - Title - Artist's Name

28 Their Greatest Hits (vol. 1) The Eagles
27 Thriller Michael Jackson
23 The Wall Pink Floyd
22 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin
21 Back In Black AC/DC
21 Greatest Hits VOL I & II Billy Joel
20 Come On Over Shania Twain
19 The Beatles The Beatles
19 Rumours Fleetwood Mac
17 Boston Boston
17 The Bodyguard (soundtrack) Whitney Houston
16 The Beatles 1967 - 1970 The Beatles
16 Hotel California Eagles
16 Greatest Hits Elton John
16 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
16 No Fences Garth Brooks
16 Cracked Rear View Hootie & The Blowfish
15 Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin
15 The Beatles 1962 - 1966 The Beatles
15 Saturday Night Fever The Bee Gees
15 Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
15 Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd
15 Appetite For Destruction Guns 'n Roses
15 Double Live Garth Brooks
14 Supernatural Santana
14 Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf
14 Ropin' The Wind Garth Brooks
14 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
14 Baby One More Time Britney Spears
13 Frampton Comes Alive Peter Frampton
13 Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel
13 Purple Rain (soundtrack) Prince & The Revolution
13 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
13 Baby One More Time Britney Spears
13 Millennium Backstreet Boys
13 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live Bruce Springsteen
13 Metallica Metallica
13 Greatest Hits 1974 - 1978 Steve Miller Band
12 Abbey Road The Beatles
12 Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin
12 Hot Rocks The Rolling Stones
12 Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi
12 II Boyz II Men
12 Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits Kenny Rogers
12 Breathless Kenny G
12 Hysteria Def Leppard
12 The Woman In Me Shania Twain
12 No Jacket Required Phil Collins
12 Yourself Or Someone Like You Matchbox Twenty
12 Forrest Gump Soundtrack Various Artists
12 Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks
11 Ten Pearl Jam
11 Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Various Artists
11 James Taylor's Greatest Hits James Taylor
11 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
11 Crazysexycool TLC
11 Pieces Of You Jewel
11 Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin
11 Titanic Soundtrack Various Artists
11 No Strings Attached 'N Sync
11 Falling Into You Celine Dion
11 Eagles Greatest Hits Volume II Eagles
11 Devil Without A Cause Kid Rock
11 Human Clay Creed
10 The Stranger Billy Joel
10 1984 Van Halen
10 Aerosmith's Greatest Hits Aerosmith
10 Best Of The Doobies The Doobie Brothers
10 Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie
10 Daydream Mariah Carey
10 Dookie Green Day
10 Eliminator ZZ Top
10 Faith George Michael
10 Fly Dixie Chicks
10 Greatest Hits Journey
10 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
10 Legend Bob Marley & The Wailers
10 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion
10 Life After Death Notorious B.I.G.
10 Tragic Kingdom No Doubt
10 Like A Virgin Madonna
10 Music Box Mariah Carey
10 'N Sync 'N Sync
10 Nevermind Nirvana
10 Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'em HAMMER
10 Tapestry Carole King
10 The Hits Garth Brooks
10 The Immaculate Collection Madonna
10 The Joshua Tree U2
10 The Lion King Soundtrack Various Artists
10 Unplugged Eric Clapton
10 Van Halen Van Halen
10 Greatest Hits Tom Petty
9 Top Gun Soundtrack Various Artists
9 Footloose Soundtrack Various Artists
9 All Eyez On Me Tupac
9 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Smashing Pumkins
9 High Infidelity REO Speedwagon
9 Greatest Hits Patsy Cline
9 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
9 Cooleyhighharmony Boyz II Men
9 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks
9 Licenced To Ill Beastie Boys
9 The Sign Ace Of Base
9 Whitney Whitney Houston
9 Escape Journey
9 Best Of The Doors The Doors
9 Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus
9 Pyromania Def Leppard
9 Greatest Hits John Denver
9 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
9 Great Band Era Various Artists
9 Big Willie Style Will Smith
9 Greatest Hits 2 Pac

(On a side note, the absolutely greatest album ever made was side 2 of Abbey Road!-Ed)

The Top Ten Artists in U.S. Album Sales

Number - Artist - Sales
1 The Beatles 106,530,000
2 Garth Brooks 92,000,000
3 Led Zeppelin 83,620,000
4 Elvis Presley 77,280,000
5 Eagles 65,000,000
6 Billy Joel 63,250,000
7 Barbra Streisand 62,750,000
8 Elton John 61,620,000
9 Aerosmith 54,370,000
10 Pink Floyd 52,600,000

There ya go!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://Allans-Perspective.blogspot.com

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