There’s a reason why some albums stay on the top of the charts for decades. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is an example. The Eagles’ Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is another. Thriller and Back in Black are two other albums that have stayed on top of the charts for decades.
Eagles’ Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is a compilation album that features songs from the band’s early albums. The compilation was released by Asylum Records on February 17, 1976. The album contains songs from the band’s first four studio albums, which were released between 1972 and 1975.
The album was certified 31 times platinum by the RIAA, and reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts for five weeks. It capped the first four albums by the original band, which included Bernie Leadon. The band’s second greatest hits album was released on November 13, 1982, and it only stalled at Number 52. Despite this, it managed to sell 11 million copies.
The album features nine top-selling singles from the band. Don Henley was not happy with the outcome of the recording process and felt that his record company didn’t care about the quality of the album. However, the greatest hits album debuted inside the Top Five on the Billboard 200 chart its first week of release and reached No. 1 for five weeks. The album also became the first to receive the new platinum award from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become one of the most recognizable albums of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold worldwide. The album was the best selling album of all time in the United States, but its success was not only due to its high sales numbers, but also to the crimes that were committed in its creation. The crimes committed by Jackson made the album so horrific that it is difficult to feel empathy for the artist. Despite the fact that Michael Jackson is convicted of crimes, art is linked to its creator in an inherent sense. Many great artists have suffered from poverty or lack of fortune. A socially conscious analysis rewards artistic integrity.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ continues to sell as well, but the Eagles’ greatest hits compilation has recently surpassed the “Thriller” album in the US. The Eagles’ greatest hits album has sold over 38 million copies in the US alone. While ‘Thriller’ is still the best selling album worldwide, it’s surpassed in the US by six million copies. ‘Thriller’ is estimated to have sold over a hundred million copies in the world, according to the Guinness World Records.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released on 30 November 1982 and became a global phenomenon. Although its sales figures vary from one source to another, the album has become the most popular pop album ever. It also featured seven US Top 10 singles. It was certified by the RIAA for 34 million units on 20 August 2021. It also extended Jackson’s reign as the best-selling solo artist album in his homeland, although the Eagles’ 1976 compilation has a higher certification in the United States.
Thriller is also the most successful album of all time. The album has sold more than 70 million copies in over 70 countries and is considered one of the best selling albums of all time. It has also been certified as the best selling album of all time by the RIAA.
Back in Black
Back in Black is one of the best selling hard rock albums of all time. Released in 1981, this album has sold over 25 million copies in the U.S. alone, surpassing the Beatles’ White Album, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Volume I & II. Its power is still evident 40 years after its release and the hooks are still as memorable and immediate as ever.
Back In Black captures the essence of AC/DC, and the band’s distinctive style is evident throughout. Singer Brian Johnson’s raspy voice, first honed in Geordie, set a new standard in hard rock. The album is also notable for not featuring overdubs and gives the impression that each song was recorded live by the band.
Back In Black was released at the peak of Hard Rock and reached the top of the US and UK albums charts. The album was certified platinum for the first time in November 1980, and it went on to become a multi-platinum album by December 2007. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, the album has sold over forty-two million copies worldwide.
The band was already preparing to record a follow-up album after Highway to Hell, but unfortunately, their lead singer, Angus Scott, died of alcohol poisoning in February 1980. Despite the loss of Scott, the band pushed through with the album and released Back in Black a few months later. The album’s lead single, “You Shook Me All Night Long,” became a worldwide hit. The song has since become an enduring cult favorite.
AC/DC’s Back In Black was one of the most popular albums of all time. It was their seventh studio album and was the first without lead singer Bon Scott. Bon Scott had passed away in February 1980 after a night of drinking. Following Scott’s death, the band hired Brian Johnson to sing. The band spent six weeks recording the album in the Bahamas. The album became the band’s most successful and best-selling album.
Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
Rumours is one of Fleetwood Mac’s most celebrated albums. The quintet survived turmoil and used pain as a creative tool to create one of the most influential rock albums of all time. The band, which included Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Lindy Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks, went into the studio in February 1976.
The album was initially aimed at the soft-rock crowd and achieved worldwide success. It sold more than a million copies in a week. It is also known as the ultimate break-up album. The single “I Will Always Love You” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and the album received numerous accolades. The album earned the group the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
The album received substantial radio airplay, and featured several tracks from Buckingham and Nicks, including “Second Hand News.” The album sold 19 million copies in the US alone, and nearly 40 million copies worldwide. The group also toured in support of the album.
The band’s success came despite a number of lineup changes. Originally, Fleetwood Mac was called Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, but after three albums, he left the group. A replacement member, Bob Welch, joined them for five years. He eventually quit the group. The band had many breakups and had to re-establish itself. They reunited in 1997 for the release of “The Dance”, which is considered to be one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The album was influenced by the band’s history. The band used cocaine during the recording process, and the band debated whether or not to credit the drug dealer who supplied them with the drugs. Ultimately, they decided to leave the drug dealer out of the album credits, and Mick Fleetwood wrote that the drug dealer was executed before the album was released.
Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits
Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits is an album that includes some of the band’s best songs. The compilation album was released worldwide on October 26, 1981. It contains the band’s biggest hits from 1974 to 1981, including “Seven Seas of Rhye” and “Flash.”
1981 Greatest Hits is the band’s best-selling album. It was the first to break the seven million sales mark in the U.K. This is a record for a compilation album. The album has also spent over 1,000 weeks on the U.K. chart, which is based on physical sales and digital sales. The album’s most popular song is “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits is now the most streamed album in the UK, according to official charts company data. When released, it debuted at number two in the UK albums chart. The album spent four weeks at the top. It is also one of the best-selling albums of all time. In the UK alone, one in four households has a copy of the album.
The album’s success was a result of a variety of factors. It is the most successful compilation album of all time in the UK. The album’s run on the UK Official Charts is the third-longest in history. It has become an instant classic and has sold over 50 million copies in the UK.
The album is available in several different formats. There is a collector’s edition with an exclusive slipcase cover, as well as a limited edition cassette format set featuring the band’s iconic crest. It also features bonus tracks from the band.