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  1. #1
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    Default Best Selling records of all time

    Some of these surprised me. Mainly I always thought Michael Jackson was number one and I had no idea that many people bought fucking Hootie.

    there is an updated list here but it didn't copy and paste good.

    http://www.riaa.com/gp/bestsellers/topalbums.asp

    Back In Black moved up.

    This list below is all categories, including: Rock, Country, Rap, Movie Soundtracks, Big Band and Children's. As Of June, 2004

    Millions Sold Title Artist's Name
    28 Their Greatest Hits (vol. 1) The Eagles
    26 Thriller Michael Jackson
    23 The Wall Pink Floyd
    22 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin
    21 Greatest Hits VOL I & II Billy Joel
    19 The Beatles The Beatles
    19 Come On Over Shania Twain
    19 Back In Black AC/DC
    19 Rumours Fleetwood Mac
    17 Boston Boston
    17 The Bodyguard (soundtrack) Whitney Houston
    16 The Beatles 1967 - 1970 The Beatles
    16 Hotel California Eagles
    16 Greatest Hits Elton John
    16 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette
    16 No Fences Garth Brooks
    16 Cracked Rear View Hootie & The Blowfish
    15 Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin
    15 The Beatles 1962 - 1966 The Beatles
    15 Saturday Night Fever The Bee Gees
    15 Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen
    15 Dark Side Of The Moon Pink Floyd
    15 Appetite For Destruction Guns 'n Roses
    15 Double Live Garth Brooks
    14 Supernatural Santana
    14 Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf
    14 Ropin' The Wind Garth Brooks
    14 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
    13 Frampton Comes Alive Peter Frampton
    13 Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel
    13 Purple Rain (soundtrack) Prince & The Revolution
    13 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
    13 Baby One More Time Britney Spears
    13 Millennium Backstreet Boys
    13 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live Bruce Springsteen
    13 Metallica Metallica
    13 Greatest Hits 1974 - 1978 Steve Miller Band
    12 Abbey Road The Beatles
    12 Led Zeppelin II Led Zeppelin
    12 Hot Rocks The Rolling Stones
    12 Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi
    12 II Boyz II Men
    12 Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits Kenny Rogers
    12 Breathless Kenny G
    12 Hysteria Def Leppard
    12 The Woman In Me Shania Twain
    12 No Jacket Required Phil Collins
    12 Yourself Or Someone Like You Matchbox Twenty
    12 Forrest Gump Soundtrack Various Artists
    12 Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks
    12 Ten Pearl Jam
    11 Dirty Dancing Soundtrack Various Artists
    11 James Taylor's Greatest Hits James Taylor
    11 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles
    11 Crazysexycool TLC
    11 Pieces Of You Jewel
    11 Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin
    11 Titanic Soundtrack Various Artists
    11 No Strings Attached 'N Sync
    11 Falling Into You Celine Dion
    11 Eagles Greatest Hits Volume II Eagles
    11 Devil Without A Cause Kid Rock
    10 The Stranger Billy Joel
    10 1984 Van Halen
    10 Aerosmith's Greatest Hits Aerosmith
    10 Best Of The Doobies The Doobie Brothers
    10 Can't Slow Down Lionel Richie
    10 Daydream Mariah Carey
    10 Dookie Green Day
    10 Eliminator ZZ Top
    10 Faith George Michael
    10 Fly Dixie Chicks
    10 Greatest Hits Journey
    10 Human Clay Creed
    10 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
    10 Legend BOB Marley & The Wailers
    10 Let's Talk About Love Celine Dion
    10 Life After Death Notorious B.I.G.
    10 Tragic Kingdom No Doubt
    10 Like A Virgin Madonna
    10 Music Box Mariah Carey
    10 'N Sync 'N Sync
    10 Nevermind Nirvana
    10 Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'em HAMMER
    10 Tapestry Carole King
    10 The Hits Garth Brooks
    10 The Immaculate Collection Madonna
    10 The Joshua Tree U2
    10 The Lion King Soundtrack Various Artists
    10 Unplugged Eric Clapton
    10 Van Halen Van Halen
    10 Greatest Hits Tom Petty
    9 Top Gun Soundtrack Various Artists
    9 Footloose Soundtrack Various Artists
    9 All Eyez On Me Tupac
    9 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness Smashing Pumkins
    9 High Infidelity REO Speedwagon
    9 Greatest Hits Patsy Cline
    9 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey
    9 Cooleyhighharmony Boyz II Men
    9 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks
    9 Licenced To Ill Beastie Boys
    9 The Sign Ace Of Base
    9 Whitney Whitney Houston
    9 Escape Journey
    9 Best Of The Doors The Doors
    9 Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus
    9 Pyromania Def Leppard
    9 Greatest Hits John Denver
    9 Brothers In Arms Dire Straits
    9 Great Band Era Various Artists
    9 Big Willie Style Will Smith
    9 Greatest Hits 2 Pac

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    looks about right to me...

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    there's a whole lotta pap in there

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    pop is short for popular

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    at least crazysexycool is in there.

    THE EAGLES FUCKING BLOW.

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    some of those records are quite papular indeed

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    I just puked all the way outta my mouth.

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    dirty dancing?

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    I have, or have at some point had, 23 albums on that list.

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    im suprised joshua tree is that far down on the list.

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