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Old 08-21-2018, 3:37pm   #1
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Default Guess what just passed "Thriller" as best-selling album?

“The Eagles Greatest Hits” has reached 36 million units; “Thriller” rests at 33 million. Following “Thriller,” here are the next ten best-selling albums:

The Eagles, “Hotel California”: 26 million

Billy Joel, “Greatest Hits Volume I and Volume II”: 23 million

Led Zeppelin, “Led Zeppelin IV”: 23 million

Pink Floyd, “The Wall”: 23 million

AC/DC, “Back in Black”: 22 million

Garth Brooks, “Double Live”: 21 million

Hootie and the Blowfish, “Cracked Rear View”: 21 million

Fleetwood Mac, “Rumours”: 20 million

Shania Twain, “Come On Over”: 20 million

The Beatles, “The Beatles White album”: 19 million
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What, no ABBA?
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Not one album from the current generation.

I'm sure that's because everything is basically sold by individual song now, but still funny none-the-less.
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What, no Dave Brubeck???


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What, no Dave Brubeck???


The album "Take Five" was the first million selling jazz album, so they at least own that milestone. It put Brubek on the cover of Time magazine and introduced a lot of people to jazz. Seeing him live in '81 gave me an interest in jazz for the first time.
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The album "Take Five" was the first million selling jazz album, so they at least own that milestone. It put Brubek on the cover of Time magazine and introduced a lot of people to jazz. Seeing him live in '81 gave me an interest in jazz for the first time.
Kinda interesting story about Brubeck: His pre-teen daughter loved "Take Five", and Dave loved playing it with her. Some nights, though, she was busy with home work or whatever, but Dave wouldn't take no for an answer. He started playing the the "Dum-dum-dum" beat and that alone, over and over, until she could no longer resist playing with him. She eventually always joined him.
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Hootie? Really? Hootie?

Alrighty then.

I'm surprised the Eagles took the top spot. , Rumours, The Wall, ZOSO, Back in Black, and the White Album are not surprising. I'm surprised Dark Side of the Moon didn't make the list.

Garth? I guess. Shania? I knew she was popular, but damn.
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Old 08-21-2018, 6:34pm   #8
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What, no ABBA?
nor Nickleback ?
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Kinda interesting story about Brubeck: His pre-teen daughter loved "Take Five", and Dave loved playing it with her. Some nights, though, she was busy with home work or whatever, but Dave wouldn't take no for an answer. He started playing the the "Dum-dum-dum" beat and that alone, over and over, until she could no longer resist playing with him. She eventually always joined him.
Paul? Desmond on sax, Joe Morello on drums? who was on Bass??

now I got that song running through my brain, using up all my bits and bytes......

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On my way to consol Shania Twain.
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Paul? Desmond on sax, Joe Morello on drums? who was on Bass??

now I got that song running through my brain, using up all my bits and bytes......

Eugene Wright
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I'm surprised that Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon is not listed.
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Not one album from the current generation.

I'm sure that's because everything is basically sold by individual song now, but still funny none-the-less.
To be fair, there's some pretty simple math involved in that. Every single 1 of those have had decades of continuous sales.

Eagles Greatest Hits album at #1 came out in 1976 and just now hit that mark. I certainly wouldn't expect something that's been out for 5 years to match it.
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Hootie? Really? Hootie?

Alrighty then.

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Hootie. He's Country these day. A Black Country singer. I guess we need songs about lynching right along side lost dogs and lost women.

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