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Amazon’s Best-Selling Album of All Time Shouldn’t Surprise You Too Much

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Amazon’s Best-Selling Album of All Time Shouldn’t Surprise You Too Much
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It’s hard to believe that this is the first time that Amazon has ever compiled all the data on total sales to bring us the most-purchased albums and songs of all time, but that’s what they’re saying. Today, on a dedicated hub, you can browse through the best-selling albums, CDs, mp3s, and songs of all time – and maybe luck out on some ideas for that hard-to-shop-for music lover.

Without further ado, here’s Amazon’s best-selling album of all time (both digital and physical formats):

Yeah, not too shocking, right? The King of Pop’s Thriller has sold more digital and physical copies on Amazon than any other album in history.

Here’s the rest of the top 10:

2. Eagles – Their Greatest Hits
3. Billy Joel – Greatest Hits Vol 1-2
4. Pink Floyd – The Wall
5. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (ZOSO)
6. AC/DC – Back in Black
7. Garth Brooks – Double Live
8. Shania Twain – Come on Over
9. The Beatles – The White Album
10. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Just FYI, Hootie & The Blowfish’s Cracked Rear View cracks the top 20 at #17.

Moving along to the best-selling CDs of all time, Adele’s 21 takes the top spot, followed by Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream.

Images via Amazon, Thinkstock

Amazon’s Best-Selling Album of All Time Shouldn’t Surprise You Too Much
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  • http://www.birminghamph.com Manila

    Eagles the best!

  • Jon

    Important to read what is “not” said carefully – is this is based on Amazon sales only? The phrase “all time” is used which would presumably imply global sales going back over the decades that records were sold before Amazon and the internet ever existed. Without further qualification from Amazon it is difficult to assess what data this is all based.

  • Keith

    Regardless of total sales figures and the mass cross-over appeal of certain R&B, rock, pop, country, and jazz recordings sold specifically through Amazon during the Internet age, I’m still of the opinion that the greatest rock ‘n roll album of all time is “Exile on Main St.” by The Rolling Stones.

  • http://www.kingged.com Sunday

    I am not surprised that Michael Jackson’s Thriller topped the best seller chart. The piece still remains a master stroke timeless physical copy. Amazon has done a good job by compiling these lists.

    I have left this similar comment in Kingged.com – the content
    syndication website for Internet marketers where this post was found.

  • http://www.ajnaraambrosia.co.in/ Angelina

    the best..!!Important to read what is “not” said carefully – is this is based on Amazon sales only? The phrase “all time” is used which would presumably imply global sales going back over the decades that records were sold before Amazon and the internet ever existed.thanks…!!!

  • http://earnmoneywithsteve.com Steve West

    Yes, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album is great, not too much of a surprise it was number one!