The Best Selling Albums of All Time

Some albums have reached such unprecedented levels of commercial success that they become household names and continue to sell for decades after they have been released. Classics like Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours have endured for decades and spawned generations of young fans. While the rise of streaming and digital music has lessened the importance of full albums, classics such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours are sure to remain classics.


Michael Jackson’s Thriller is one of the most famous albums of all time. It has sold over 66 million copies worldwide. The album has topped several lists, including the Billboard album charts. It is the best-selling album of all time in the United States. However, it is not the best-selling album of all time in the world.

According to the RIAA, Michael Jackson’s Thriller is one of the best selling records of all time. The album is a classic, and many critics consider it a masterpiece. However, the crimes associated with the musician’s career make it impossible to have empathy for the star. The artist’s work is inextricably linked to his or her own character. Many great artists have failed despite their talent. A socially conscious critique of the album would reward integrity, not fame.

Thriller is the best selling album of all time in the United States. It has sold more than 38 million copies in the US. However, the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is currently number one in the US. It has also sold more than 20 million copies in other countries.

Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits

The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is among the best-selling albums of all time, passing Michael Jackson’s Thriller in the process. The 1976 compilation is now certified 38 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, meaning that it has sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. This new ranking pushes Thriller down to second place.

After their first hits compilation, the band released Hotel California, their third best-selling album of all time. It was certified 26 times platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 26 million copies. Their greatest-hits compilation, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, was released on February 17, 1976, and peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. This album features nine singles released between 1972 and 1975. Five of them reached the top ten, including “One of These Nights” and “Best of My Love.”

The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits is the best-selling album of all time in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its sales have exceeded the record of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and “Midnight in Paris,” which was the top-selling album for more than 30 years.

Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”

Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd. It was released on 1 March 1973. The songs on the album were first heard during live performances a few months prior to recording. The album received critical acclaim after its release. The album contains a wealth of classic rock music and is a must-have for any fan.

The album reached multi-platinum status. It was Pink Floyd’s first record to hit the top of the Billboard 200. Before the album’s release, the band’s other seven albums had failed to achieve success in the United States. However, Dark Side of the Moon received a massive promotional push from Capitol Records. The album also received regular spins on American radio stations.

The lyrics of Dark Side of the Moon speak of bleakness and mental breakdown. The dark side of the moon symbolizes destructive ideas and a life of lack of fulfillment. Although the lyrics speak of the dark side of the moon, they are still empathetic and inspiring.

Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits

Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits is a compilation album of hits from the band’s career. It was released worldwide on 26 October 1981, and contains some of the band’s most popular songs. Highlights from this album include “Flash” and “Seven Seas of Rhye”.

Originally released on 26 October 1981, this collection has become an enduring classic. It was the first album to sell more than 6 million copies in the UK, and spent more than 900 weeks on the UK Albums Chart. The album contains many of Queen’s best-known tracks, including ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and more.

The 1981 Greatest Hits compilation is one of Queen’s most successful albums. It is the best-selling Queen album ever. This compilation contains many of the band’s classic songs from the 1970s, ranging from the album “We Will Rock You” to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits collection is among the most popular albums of all time in the UK, with over 6.1 million copies sold.

The tracks on this compilation were recorded partly at Rockfield Studios in Wales. They feature elaborate four-part harmonies and a guitar solo performed by Brian May. The album also features an interesting sound effect called a “bell” that adds to the sound of the song.

AC/DC’s “Back in Black”

AC/DC’s seventh studio album, Back In Black, was released in 1980 and became a worldwide hit. It is the band’s most successful album, selling 42 million copies worldwide. The album features an opening guitar riff that would eventually become the band’s signature tune.

Back In Black ushered in the band’s legendary status and paved the way for their subsequent era. It is the best selling hard rock album of all time and made AC/DC superstars. It has inspired countless rock bands for over 40 years. While many of their songs are timeless, Back in Black also represents the band’s darkest hours.

The band’s seventh studio album featured an opening guitar riff that made it stand out from other AC/DC albums. The album was also written as a tribute to the late Bon Scott. It reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100, while reaching number 65 in Australia and 27 in the United Kingdom.

The album sold millions of copies and stayed on the Billboard Chart for 131 weeks on its release. While it has never reached the top spot, Back in Black has peaked at number four on several occasions. Its grey-bordered logo is reminiscent of the band’s logo. Back In Black continues to be a staple of rock radio stations, and the band frequently uses it to test sound systems and acoustics in studios.

Meatloaf’s “Bat Out of Hell”

Meat Loaf’s debut album, “Bat Out of Hell,” is a landmark in rock music. It was composed by Jim Steinman and has become one of the best-selling albums of all time. The album evolved from the musical “Neverland,” a futuristic rock version of Peter Pan that Steinman wrote for a 1974 workshop.

The album was not an immediate hit, but it did garner Meat Loaf a huge audience. It never cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it soon became a classic-rock classic. It has been certified 14 times platinum in the U.S. and has remained in the charts for over 550 weeks in the U.K.

Steinman knew Meat Loaf since 1973, when he appeared in his stage musical More Than You Deserve. The songs that appear on “Bat Out of Hell” were originally written for a stage version of Peter Pan, but the record took two years to find a taker. Several record executives turned it down, including RCA’s Clive Davis, who was highly critical.

“Bat Out of Hell” is a daring record from Meat Loaf. The artwork is macho to the point of satire and the songs are wildly over-the-top. Steinman and Meat Loaf combined their talents to make an album that is not only wildly entertaining, but also incredibly successful.

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Michael Jackson is one of the most successful artists of all time and his “Thriller” album is one of the best-selling albums of all time. According to the RIAA, “Thriller” has sold over 42.3 million copies worldwide. The album has also sold over 66 million copies in the US alone. That’s more than the entire population of the United Kingdom.

The success of “Thriller” has been attributed to many factors, but its main success has to do with marketing. The album was released during a time when the music industry was changing and attention spans were short. Michael Jackson understood this and delivered interesting content to his fans. As a result, his album shot back up the charts. The album’s popularity led to an increase in physical album sales, and ultimately, it became the best-selling album of all time.

Although it has surpassed “Thriller” in the US and other countries, it still has a strong hold on the top spot in the international charts. Despite its age, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” has been the best-selling album worldwide for more than two decades. The album has also been certified 38x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).