All-Time Top Selling Albums of the Music world

Monday, June 29, 2009

This list, as of mid-2005, includes the top selling albums up through that date. In the age of digital downloading, it is even harder to track the numbers of sales that the record companies keep. If we find an accurate way to list newer sales, we'll list them here.
The numbers listed below are "educated estimates" and generally accepted by trivia experts.

01. 28 Million - EAGLES/THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971 - 1975 - EAGLES - ASYLUM
02. 27 Million - THRILLER - JACKSON, MICHAEL - EPIC
03. 23 Million - THE WALL - PINK FLOYD - COLUMBIA
04. 22 Million - LED ZEPPELIN IV - LED ZEPPELIN - ATLANTIC
05. 21 Million - BACK IN BLACK - AC/DC - EPIC
06. 21 Million - GREATEST HITS VOLUME I & VOLUME II - JOEL, BILLY - COLUMBIA
07. 20 Million - COME ON OVER - TWAIN, SHANIA - MERCURY NASHVILLE
08. 19 Million - THE BEATLES - BEATLES, THE - APPLE
09. 19 Million - RUMOURS - FLEETWOOD MAC - WARNER BROS.
10. 17 Million - BOSTON - BOSTON - EPIC
11. 17 Million - THE BODYGUARD (SOUNDTRACK) - HOUSTON, WHITNEY - ARISTA
12. 16 Million - THE BEATLES 1967 - 1970 - BEATLES, THE - APPLE
13. 16 Million - NO FENCES - BROOKS, GARTH - CAPITOL
14. 16 Million - HOTEL CALIFORNIA - EAGLES - ASYLUM
15. 16 Million - CRACKED REAR VIEW - HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH - ATLANTIC
16. 16 Million - GREATEST HITS - JOHN, ELTON - MCA
17. 16 Million - JAGGED LITTLE PILL - MORISSETTE, ALANIS - MAVERICK
18. 15 Million - THE BEATLES 1962 - 1966 - BEATLES, THE - APPLE
19. 15 Million - SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SOUNDTRACK) - BEE GEES - RSO
20. 15 Million - DOUBLE LIVE - BROOKS, GARTH - CAPITOL NASHVILLE
21. 15 Million - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION - GUNS 'N ROSES - GEFFEN
22. 15 Million - PHYSICAL GRAFFITI - LED ZEPPELIN - SWAN SONG
23. 15 Million - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD - HARVEST
24. 15 Million - SUPERNATURAL - SANTANA - ARISTA
25. 15 Million - BORN IN THE U.S.A. - SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE - COLUMBIA

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