Top Selling Albums of All Time

If you only owned the top selling albums ever you would have the foundations of a fantastic eclectic music collection. No one genre dominates the best selling records list. There are diverse sounds from the rock legends Led Zeppelin, through to the easy listening tracks from The Eagles and even the 70's disco of Saturday Night Fever.

  • 1. Thriller - Michael Jackson

    The release of Thriller in 1983 was a landmark moment for the music industry, nightclubs & bars installed mega screens and for months watching the zombie video was part of a common cultural experience. Over 42 million albums sold

  • 2. The Bodyguard - Whitney Houston

    Opening with Whitney Houston's crystal clear soulful voice singing 'I will always love you'. A delightful mix of R&B, ballads and with rocky tracks such as Joe Cocker's 'Trust In Me' the soundtrack of the film Bodyguard has sold more than 25 million copies

  • 3. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

    Released in 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon by the British psychedelic rock group Pink Floyd is themed around time, money life and it's frailty. Spoken voice, embellish with synthesizers and harmony blended perfectly together produces a surreal texture. A must for any serious music collection. Over 22 million sold.

  • 4. Eagles Their Greatest Hits

    Appeals to pop, country and rock fans alike the greatest hits from 1971-1975 is a must have for any serious music collection. Fantastic lyrics mixed with an acoustic feel and relaxed rhythms the album is full of classics tracks including 'Lyin Eyes', 'Desperado' and 'One of these nights'. Over 20m albums sold.

  • 5. Back in Black - AC/DC

    Released in 1980 as a tribute to band member Scott the album kicks off with 'Hells Bells'. Unarguably one of the best heavy metal albums ever. AC/DC with lead guitarist: Angus Young dressed as a 50's schoolboy is raw, loud, distinctive and intense rock at its best. Over 20 million albums sold.

  • 6. Saturday Night Fever

    Epic disco classic including hits from the Bee Gees, Tavares, The Trammps and Kool & The Gang. The film Saturday Night Fever (1977) starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discotheque, helped to popularise disco around the world.

  • 7. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

    This timeless album renowned for the production quality and beautiful harmonies has been enjoyed by every generation since it’s release in 1977. The album is built around folk-rock arrangements producing memorable melodies, while the lyrics expose the emotional pain endured by band members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks as their relationship fell apart. Sold over 30 million copies

  • 11. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette

    A mid-'90s phenomenon, the Canadian singer Alanis Morissette is not the greatest singer, but her fascinating feminist lyrics more than make up for this as she exposes raw emotions and betrayal. Most of the tracks have a mid-tempo melodic tone accompanied with wide open spaces and others with a heavy guitar backing. Sold over 30 million copies.

  • 12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

    The iconic breakthrough album was mastered in 1967 and breaking free from the live performance very much used the studio as an instrument. It was produced in both stereo and mono and is still very much culturally relevant today. There is a truly incredible range of songs encapsulating every mood from the upbeat 'When I'm Sixty-Four' to the sad desperation of 'She's Leaving Home'. This album is a timeless masterpiece.

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