Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time

Best Selling Albums Of All Time

Music is the food of life and it is the best mood booster anytime. The magic what music does cannot be defined in words. A day without listening to some music is not just boring but also meaningless. It is so amazing to hear some good music in the early morning. It gives a cool effect to both our mind as well as ears and we feel active for the day.

The singer is the one who makes the music more enjoyable with his/her voice. The popularity of the song and the album not only depends on the lyrics but also on the voice of the artist. There are few albums which were released before many years but still they are fresh in mind of every music lover. Let’s see Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time.

10 Hotel California- The Eagles

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Hotel California- The Eagles — Photo via rollingstone.com

Hotel California was released in the year 1977. The lyrics of this song are written by Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. The main singer in this song is Don Henley. This song includes mainly the electric guitar. The song became a huge success and it won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in the year 1978.

Hotel California has received Gold, Platinum and Silver Certifications. The lyrics of the song are about the political and social issues. The total sales of this album were 32 million. This song was on the top of the Billboard Hot List for many weeks.


9 Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morissette

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morissette — Photo via alanis.com

The next on the list is one of the most popular albums in the world, Jagged Little Pill which is by singer Alanis Morissette. She created the album with producer Glen Ballard. There are many musical instruments used in the making of songs of this album such as keyboards, drum machines, guitars and harmonica.

Alanis Morissette was the first singer from Canada to receive double diamond sales. The total sales of this album were 33 million units all over the world. It was listed in “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” in the year 2003.


8 Bad- Michael Jackson

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Bad- Michael Jackson — Photo via YouTube

Michael Jackson is still alive in the hearts of music lovers today. Bad is the album which was released in the year 1987 and it is by Michael Jackson. The songs of this album have the subjects of paranoia, romance, world peace, and self-improvement and media bias.  This song was on number 1 in about 13 countries.

This album won 2 Grammy Awards and got 6 nominations too. This album took Michael Jackson at a great height of success. With more than 35 million copies of the album, Bad got a Gold certification recently.


7 LED Zeppelin IV- LED Zeppelin

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
LED Zeppelin IV- LED Zeppelin — Photo via superhypeblog.com

Led Zeppelin IV is made by the English band Led Zeppelin. It was released in the year 1971. This album received many honors and awards such as Grammy Awards. It was described as the powerhouse album by Billboard magazine.

Led Zeppelin IV is one of the 5 best-selling albums of the globe. Rolling Stone magazine describes this album as “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The total sales of this album till now are more than 37 million copies.


6 Come on Over- Shania Twain

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Come on Over- Shania Twain — Photo via Wikipedia

The next on the list is Come on Over which is by Shania Twain. It is one of the best-selling albums of the year 1997. It was at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for about 50 weeks. It received many gold, silver and platinum certifications.

It was the first album whose sales reached above 14 million. Come on Over was a commercial hit album in UK and Australia also. It got all the positive reviews from many magazines and the total sales are more than 40 million.


5 Rumours- Fleetwood Mac

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Rumours- Fleetwood Mac — Photo via amazon.com

Rumours is the album made by rock band Fleetwood Mac. It was released in the year 1977. Some of the best singles of this album were “Go Your Own Way”, “You Make Loving Fun” and “Dreams. The lyrics of the album are about the relationship breakups which occurred among all the band members before release of Rumours.

This album got many positive reviews and was a successful hit of all time. It got silver, gold and platinum certifications in US, Canada and Australia. The total sales of Rumours are more than 40 million copies in the world.


4 Bat Out Of Hell- Meat Loaf

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Bat Out Of Hell- Meat Loaf — Photo via teamrock.com

The next on the list is Bat out of Hell recorded by Meat Loaf. He created this album with Jim Steinman and producer Todd Rundgren. It was listed as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time in the year 2003.

Bad out of Hell got 14 platinum certifications and it is one of the most famous albums in the whole globe. The album cover has a motorcycle which is driven by a man with long hair. The total sales of bat out of hell till now are more than 43 million copies.


3 The Dark Side Of The Moon- Pink Floyd

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
The Dark Side Of The Moon- Pink Floyd —
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The dark side of the moon was released in the year 1973 and it is recorded by English bank Pink Floyd. The lyrics of the album depict the feelings of conflict, greed, mental illness and passage of time. This album was on the number 1 position in the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart for about 1 week.

This album was the huge success of Pink Floyd with total sales of 45 million copies in the world and many certifications.


2 Back in Black- AC/DC

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Back in Black- AC/DC — Photo via YouTube

Back in Black is one of the most popular albums recorded by Australian band AC/DC. The songs of this album are of hard rock type. It appeared as “greatest album” on many lists. The band performed live on the songs of this album in many countries of the world. The sales of Back in Black amount to 50 million copies.


1 Thriller- Michael Jackson

Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time
Thriller- Michael Jackson — Photo via YouTube

On number 1, it is again Michael Jackson’s another album Thriller. It was released in the year 1982. The music genres in this album are pop, rock, funk and post-disco. It got 33 multi-platinum certifications and it is the world’s best-selling album with about 66 million copies. Thriller also got 8 Grammy Awards in the year 1984 and all of its songs were on top 10 of US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

These albums are popular even after 3 decades of releasing years and they will always be remembered as the best ones in music world.


Top 10 Best Selling Albums Of All Time

 

1. Thriller- Michael Jackson

2. Back in Black- AC/DC

3. The Dark Side Of The Moon- Pink Floyd

4. Bat Out Of Hell- Meat Loaf

5. Rumours- Fleetwood Mac

6. Come on Over- Shania Twain

7. LED Zeppelin IV- LED Zeppelin

8. Bad- Michael Jackson

9. Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morissette

10. Hotel California- The Eagles

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