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    by 01-07-05, 18:10

    Some days ago, going into my old stuff of music magazines and papers i found an article published in Portugal with the best-selling albums by decade in the UK. This lists were published in the UK in early 1992.

    The 60's (1960-1969)

    1 = Sgt. Peppers (Beatles)
    2 = The Sound Of Music (Soundtrack)
    3 = With The Beatles (Beatles)
    4 = Abbey Road (Beatles) (only around 4 months of sales, was released in September 69)
    5 = South Pacific (Soundtrack)
    6 = Beatles For Sale (Beatles)
    7 = A Hard Days's Night (Beatles)
    8 = Rubber Soul (Beatles)
    9 = White Album (Beatles)
    10 = West Side Story (Soundtrack)
    11 = Revolver (Beatles)
    12 = Please Please Me (Beatles)
    13 = Help! (Beatles)
    14 = Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel)
    15 = Best Of The Beach Boys
    16 = Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
    17 = Best Of The Seekers
    18 = The Rolling Stones No.2
    19 = Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (Simon & Garfunkel)
    20 = Black and White Minstrel Show (George Mitchell Minstrels

    The 70's (1970-1979)

    1 = Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
    2 = Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
    3 = Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)
    4 = The Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd)
    5 = Tubullar Bells (Mike Oldfield)
    6 = Greatest Hits (ABBA)
    7 = Bat Out Of Hell (Meat Loaf)
    8 = Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack)
    9 = And I Love You So (Perry Como)
    10 = The Singles 1969-1973 (Carpenters)
    11 = Arrival (ABBA)
    12 = Grease (Soundtrack)
    13 = Parallel Lines (Blondie)
    14 = 20 Golden Greats (Beach Boys)
    15 = 40 Greatest (Elvis Presley)
    16 = War Of The Worlds (Jeff Wayne)
    17 = Manilow Magic (Barry Manilow)
    18 = Band On The Run (Wings, Paul McCartney)
    19 = The Best Of The Stylistics
    20 = Atlantic Crossing (Rod Stewart)

    The 80's (1980-1989)

    1 = Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits)
    2 = Bad (Michael Jackson)
    3 = Thriller (Michael Jackson)
    4 = Greatest Hits (Queen)
    5 = Kyle (Kyle Minogue)
    6 = Whitney (Whitney Houston)
    7 = Tango In The Night (Fleetwood Mac)
    8 = No Jacket Required (Phil Collins)
    9 = True Blue (Madonna)
    10 = The Joshua Tree (U2)
    11 = Graceland (Paul Simon)
    12 = Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby
    13 = Popped In, Souled Out (Wet Wet Wet)
    14 = Ten Good Reasons (Jason Donovan)
    15 = A New Flame (Simply Red)
    16 = Can't Slow Down (Lionel Richie)
    17 = Like A Virgin (Madonna)
    18 = Make It Big (Wham!)
    19 = Diamond Life (Sade)
    20 = Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)

    I'm 99% sure that all time sales exist in the UK, the work is to do the sum of the weekly sums of each album sold in the country, but it's possible (like it was done above) and let's hope Channel 4 does it like they did for singles (maybe they will only make public the total artist's album sales...)

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    by 04-07-05, 21:21

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboy
    I must admit I've always over-looked music clubs. I can't see them being a big factor nowadays.
    No they aren't. Like in the US they have declined a great deal. However, they were significant in the 80's and 90's. Particularly, I think, for the Top 10 contenders we are looking at in this thread. These sort of albums were huge because they sold way outside their normal fan-base. Ideal for record clubs. Also some were compilations, and you can imagine things like Madonna and Queen compilations selling very well through clubs.

    Unfortunately, we have little information on them. From what little I do know, in the US, record clubs at their peak accounted for 20% of album sales (though the record companies didn't make a huge profit on them). This figure was down to 5% in the early part of this decade, and has probably declined further.

    Record Companies only licensed certain titles anyway - not the Beatles for instance (in the US - don't know about the UK). Also sometimes they would license titles but only in limited amounts - say 100,000. Most of the decline may have been due to the lack of titles being licensed.

    In the UK, it seems like some sales of some top titles in the 80's and 90's may have sold 5 to 10% of their total through clubs.
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    by 04-07-05, 21:42

    Quote Originally Posted by zeus555
    Hello,
    Basil, I have a friend at the Official Charts Company. I saw that you did not have ABBA 'Gold's' UK Sales for 2002.

    I asked him for them today.

    It sold 42,108 in Britain, in 2002. It was not a big Year for it, but brings its total closer to 3.9 Million in Britain. Then there are 2005 Sales to add in - as the All Time UK Album Acts List compilers will, in 2006 - as they will get their up to date information from the OCC.

    Of course, then their are Record Club Sales of it to add in - as for Madonna, Queen, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Oasis, Dire Straits, Simply Red, etc. - I do not know if the 2006 compilers will have access to those figures. It is a matter of them asking the Record Clubs - and seeing if they give them the information, I guess.

    Colin
    Thank you very much Colin. I have altered my two posts on this thread. Do you realise that your information means we have our first actual total for one of the 10 contending titles?

    The shop figure for Abba Gold until the end of 2004 is

    3,852,157

    This agrees very well with the recent BPI shipment award of 3,900,000.

    Record Club sales could add another 5% or so, but we finally have a shop sales figure - excellent.

    As I've pointed out above, Abba Gold was withdrawn form the market 2001-2003 to allow the Definitive Collection a clear run. A pointless exercise. If this hadn't happened, it would be over 4m by now.

    Obviously there are 2005 sales to add right up to the Channed 4 programme.

    If you have a friend at the OCC, could you ask how the channel 4 chart will be compiled?

    - will it be solely on OCC figures (that is shop sales)?

    - will record club sales be included?

    - how will they determine sales of old 60's stuff before the OCC was around to monitor them?

    - will record companies be providing their own sales figures directly?

    - when channel 4 did singles, they had one programme on the best selling singles, and one on the best selling singles artists (totals). Will they do the same for albums?

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    by 04-07-05, 21:52

    Quote Originally Posted by Edu
    Some days ago, going into my old stuff of music magazines and papers i found an article published in Portugal with the best-selling albums by decade in the UK.
    Many thanks Edu. These charts look very realistic. if only they had included actual figures!

    I'm sure the figures were there originally (otherwise how did they compile the charts), but were removed for publication.

    Record Companies in the past hated to reveal actual figures, but in recent years they have loosened up. The Channel 4 programmes on singles were a breakthrough, but as we all know, the main dish is the actual, real album sales!!
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    by 05-07-05, 08:57

    Hello Basil,
    My friend at the OCC is on holiday at present. When he returns, I will ask him the questions about the 2006 All Time Albums List.

    I am hoping that one List will be done of the All Time Albums, and one of the All Time Albums Acts.

    Also, I will ask him if he will let me have other missing info., that you need, for other Albums in this 'Thread'.

    I cannot promise that he will answer my questions, but I will ask him.

    Colin

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    by 05-07-05, 10:26

    Yeah, i'd like to know how the OCC can come up with EXACT figures going right back to the 60s, when they didn't even monitor sales then. What about previous chart compilers the BMRB and Gallup, did they hand over sales info? how does it work???

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    by 05-07-05, 10:38

    Edu - those Decade End charts seem to be for records released in each decade not for the actual decade. Examples, Rumours and Bat out Of Hell would have featured lower in a chart that ended 31.12.79. They sold quite a bit in the 80s as well.

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    by 05-07-05, 10:53

    Well, Johnnyboy, maybe you have some reason on that point. In that case this lists i posted where made based on a total all-time best-selling albums list, and they only separated the data by year of release, what is very interesting, which means that the all time albums sales in UK are known since 1992...
    I have also a list of the Top-100 best-selling albums in the 80's, where we can see those two albums and some more older ones. This list didn't went til 31 December 1989 but somewhere till middle of December 1989. I will post it this week. I'm 99% sure that album sales were always counted in the UK where the charts were made based in real numbers, unlike USA where charts were always made based on reports from stores (maybe due to the difference in size of each country, in the 60's, 70's and 80's was impossible, without computers to have actual sales in America, and maybe in UK was more easy). When i find that list i will see which company had the task of counting the sales. But even in those books called "British Hit Albums" we can see that in the UK was always released a annual list of best-selling albums that had nothing to do with charts points or things like that.

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    by 05-07-05, 14:09

    Hello,
    Yes, johnnyboy, you are right. The Best Selling Albums, (Per Decade), List in this Thread is based on Albums that were RELEASED in that Decade - with Sales from future Decades added in - if there were any.

    Yes, this does apply to 'Rumours', and 'Bat Out Of Hell'. They were lower down the Albums of The 1970's List, that came out at the end of 1979.

    'Greatest Hits' by ABBA was Number 2 in the December 1979 List, and 'Arrival', was 7th. 'The Singles 1969 - 1973', by The Carpenters, was 6th.

    However, neither ABBA Album continued to Chart into the 1980s, and 'Greatest Hits' was deleted not long after the 1980's began, anyhow. There were never any UK CD Sales for it.

    I should imagine that the OCC WILL get hold of both BMRB, and Gallop, (and Record Company), Sales Data, to work out the 2006 All Time UK Albums, & UK Albums Acts. (If they do not already have that information).

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    by 06-07-05, 01:40

    Does anybody have the TOTAL SALES TO DATE of the TOP 100 albums OF ALL TIME in UK????

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    by 06-07-05, 10:31

    This is an excellent thread!But then all the ones i start are!!!!

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    by 11-07-05, 10:02

    I found the Top-100 best-selling UK albums of the 80's, compiled by MRIB.
    This list goes as 9 of December of 1989

    1 - brothers in arms (dire straits)
    2 - thriller (michael jackson)
    3 - bad (michael jackson)
    4 - greatest hits (queen)
    5 - whitney (whitney houston)
    6 - kylie (kylie minogue)
    7 - true blue (madonna)
    8 - the joshua tree (U2)
    9 - no jacket required (phil collins)
    10 - tango in the night (fleetwood mac)

    11 - graceland (paul simon)
    12 - introducing the hardline according to (terence trent d'arby)
    13 - popped in, souled out (wet wet wet)
    14 - can't slow down (lionel richie)
    15 - like a virgin (madonna)
    16 - make it big (wham!)
    17 - diamond life (sade)
    18 - money for nothing (dire straits)
    19 - alf (alison moyet)
    20 - dirty dancing (soundtrack)

    21 - a new flame (simply red)
    22 - anything for you (gloria estefan)
    23 - silk and steel (5 star)
    24 - private collection 1977-1988 (cliff richard)
    25 - born in the usa (bruce springsteen)
    26 - bridge of spies (t-pau)
    27 - whenever you need somebody (rick astley)
    28 - songs from the big chair (tears for fears)
    29 - no parlez (paul young)
    30 - legend (bob marley & the wailers)

    31 - dare (human league)
    32 - rattle and hum (U2)
    33 - ten good reasons (jason donovan)
    34 - tracy chapman (tracy chapman)
    35 - push (bros)
    36 - an innocent man (billy joel)
    37 - colour by numbers (culture club)
    38 - love songs (barbra streisand)
    39 - whitney houston (whitney houston)
    40 - welcome to the pleasuredome (frankie goes to hollywood)

    41 - private dancer (tina turner)
    42 - face value (phil collins)
    43 - the phantom of the opera (original cast)
    44 - hysteria (def leppard)
    45 - under a blood red sky (U2)
    46 - fantastic (wham!)
    47 - kings of the wild frontier (adam & the ants)
    48 - actually (pet shop boys)
    49 - revenge (eurythmics)
    50 - invisible touch (genesis)

    51 - kick (inxs)
    52 - the whole story (kate bush)
    53 - top gun (soundtrack)
    54 - all the best (paul mccartney)
    55 - love over gold (dire straits)
    56 - hearsey (alexander o'neal)
    57 - greatest hits collection (bananarama)
    58 - double fantasy (john lennon & yoko ono)
    59 - faith (george michael)
    60 - eliminator (zz top)

    61 - rumours (fleetwood mac)
    62 - let's dance (david bowie)
    63 - super trouper (abba)
    64 - like a prayer (madonna)
    65 - so (peter gabriel)
    66 - true (spandau ballet)
    67 - the kids from fame (kids from fame)
    68 - zenyatta mondatta (the police)
    69 - complete madness (madness)
    70 - hello, i must be going (phil collins)

    71 - guilty (barbra streisand)
    72 - enjoy yourself (kylie minogue)
    73 - the collection (ultravox)
    74 - promise (sade)
    75 - the collection (john lennon)
    76 - hunting high and low (a-ha)
    77 - the raw and the cooked (fine young cannibals)
    78 - the unforgettable fire (U2)
    79 - synchronicity (the police)
    80 - bat out of hell (meat loaf)

    81 - cuts both ways (gloria estefan)
    82 - the lexicon of love (abc)
    83 - greatest hits vol.2 (abba)
    84 - rio (duran duran)
    85 - a kind of magic (queen)
    86 - street life - 20 great hits (roxy music)
    87 - running in the family (level 42)
    88 - every breath you take - the singles (the police)
    89 - once upon a time (simple minds)
    90 - war (U2)

    91 - ...but seriously (phil collins)
    92 - picture book (simply red)
    93 - into the gap (thompson twins)
    94 - the innocents (erasure)
    95 - making movies (dire straits)
    96 - human's lib (howard jones)
    97 - the christians (the christians)
    98 - the works (queen)
    99 - slippery when wet (bon jovi)
    100 - the cream of eric clapton (eric clapton)

    ...no "purple rain" :( :evil:

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    by 11-07-05, 11:16

    thanks for the chart edu - fascinating

    ps - i don't suppose they gave out the sales figures did they? :-?

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    by 11-07-05, 15:07

    Some big album sales from Music Week. I would imagine these albums would figure somwhere amongst the all time top 20.

    Oct 2004 Verve Urban Hymns 2,864,441
    Apr 2005 Shania Twains come on over 3,334,598

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    by 14-07-05, 14:24

    Intersting list for the top sellers of the 80s....looks like 1980 was a poor selling year.

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    by 15-07-05, 17:46

    According to a recent article : http://www.bravewords.com/news.html?id=30278

    Queen Greatest Hits 1 is now over 4M in UK

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    by 16-07-05, 20:59

    Here's the chart for the 70's, which was printed in Record Mirror 5th January
    1980. Like the chart for the 80's that Edu posted, this is likely to have been
    compiled a few weeks before the decade actually ended.

    1. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Simon & Garfunkel
    2. GREATEST HITS Abba
    3. TUBULAR BELLS Mike Oldfield
    4. GREATEST HITS Simon & Garfunkel
    5. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Various
    6. THE SINGLES 1969-1973 Carpenters
    7. ARRIVAL Abba
    8. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Pink Floyd
    9. GREASE Soundtrack
    10. 40 GREATEST HITS Elvis Presley
    11. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Beach Boys
    12. BAND ON THE RUN Paul McCartney & Wings
    13. RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac
    14. THE BEST OF Stylistics
    15. PARALLEL LINES Blondie
    16. ATLANTIC CROSSING Rod Stewart
    17. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Shadows
    18. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Diana Ross & the Supremes
    19. GREATEST HITS Elton John
    20. THE ALBUM Abba
    21. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Queen
    22. THE SOUND OF Bread
    23. THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-75 Eagles
    24. OUT OF THE BLUE Electric Light Orchestra
    25. NIGHTFLIGHT TO VENUS Boney M
    26. 20 DYNAMIC HITS Various
    27. 1967-1970 Beatles
    28. HOTEL CALIFORNIA Eagles
    29. 40 GREATEST HITS Perry Como
    30. GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Elton John
    31. A STAR IS BORN Soundtrack
    32. 1962-1966 Beatles
    33. FOREVER AND EVER Demis Roussos
    34. WISH YOU WERE HERE Pink Floyd
    35. AND I LOVE YOU SO Perry Como
    36. SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE Stevie Wonder
    37. ONCE UPON A STAR Bay City Rollers
    38. DISCO FEVER Various
    39. A NEW WORLD RECORD Electric Light Orchestra
    40. 20 ALL TIME GREATS OF THE 50'S Various
    41. WAR OF THE WORLDS Jeff Wayne
    42. THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST David Bowie
    43. NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS Sex Pistols
    44. ROLLIN' Bay City Rollers
    45. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Glen Campbell
    46. DISCOVERY Electric Light Orchestra
    47. IMAGINE John Lennon
    48. THE VERY BEST OF Leo Sayer
    49. 40 GOLDEN GREATS Jim Reeves
    50. ENDLESS FLIGHT Leo Sayer
    51. TAPESTRY Carole King
    52. A NIGHT ON THE TOWN Rod Stewart
    53. BREAKFAST IN AMERICA Supertramp
    54. ALADDIN SANE David Bowie
    55. VOULEZ VOUS Abba
    56. THE COLLECTION Johnny Mathis
    57. NEW BOOTS & PANTIES Ian Dury & the Blockheads
    58. GREATEST HITS VOL.2 Barbra Streisand
    59. DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER Elton John
    60. NEVER A DULL MOMENT Rod Stewart
    61. GREATEST HITS Andy Williams
    62. AMERICAN PIE Don McLean
    63. TEASER AND THE FIRECAT Cat Stevens
    64. HUNKY DORY David Bowie
    65. SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN Bee Gees
    66. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soundtrack
    67. GREATEST HITS VOL.2 Abba
    68. MOTOWN CHARTBUSTERS VOL.III Various
    69. ABBEY ROAD Beatles
    70. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Nat 'King' Cole
    71. THE KICK INSIDE Kate Bush
    72. HORIZON Carpenters
    73. LED ZEPPELIN II Led Zeppelin
    74. 24 ORIGINAL HITS Drifters
    75. REGATTA DE BLANC Police
    76. NOW AND THEN Carpenters
    77. VENUS AND MARS Wings
    78. WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND Wings
    79. BACK TO FRONT Gilbert O'Sullivan
    80. ABRAXAS Santana
    81. BAT OUT OF HELL Meat Loaf
    82. IMAGES Don Williams
    83. THAT'LL BE THE DAY Soundtrack
    84. FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE Rod Stewart
    85. OXYGENE Jean Michel Jarre
    86. THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 10cc
    87. GREATEST HITS Glen Campbell
    88. MANILOW MAGIC Barry Manilow
    89. FAVOURITES Peters & Lee
    90. LAUGHTER & TEARS Neil Sedaka
    91. GREATEST HITS Rod Stewart
    92. WE CAN MAKE IT Peters & Lee
    93. SING IT AGAIN ROD Rod Stewart
    94. LIVE IN LONDON John Denver
    95. STRANGLERS IV Stranglers
    96. GREATEST HITS 2 Diana Ross
    97. IN ROCK Deep Purple
    98. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Buddy Holly & the Crickets
    99. 20 FANTASTIC HITS Various
    100. GOING FOR THE ONE Yes
    My thread on pulse: Weekly Soundscan Top 10s Since 1997:
    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.c ... read=61044

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    by 21-07-05, 11:32

    Well this list for the 70's seeme to be accurate : according to Jonathan Frewen's weekly top 20 chart commentary for Chartsplus Jeff Wayne's War Of The World's has now moved up 2 spots to # 39 on the best selling albums of the 70's list. This seems to make sense 'cos of it's current resurgance. Question is, how many has it now sold? Music Week don't currently have it certified so that version must be a re-issue or something. Otherwise, Collins' 'Complete Brtish Hit Albums' from mid 2004 has it at 4xPlatinum so i s'pose we can say it's sold at least 1.2M.

    Interestingly the # 39 best selling album's of the 80's, from the MRIB list, above, is Whitney Houston's self titled debut which is also currently 4xPlatinum. And the # 39 best selling album of the 90's seems to be Boyzone's 'By Request' which is currently 6xPlatinum although it had actually sold about 1.52M by the end of 1999. So, as MJDangerous pointed out earlier, it seems album sales have been increasing since 1990 though it could just be the old problem of older albums not having their certifications updated or not at all!

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    by 24-07-05, 10:06

    I don't know if anyone noticed it, but BPI website has updated it's database. oasis What's the story X14 platinum is now "officialy" listed

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    by 24-07-05, 11:38

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    I don't know if anyone noticed it, but BPI website has updated it's database. oasis What's the story X14 platinum is now "officialy" listed
    i thought Morning Glory was already on there...anyway there's still loads missing like Bad, Thriller, Hunting High & Low (by A-Ha), all of Phil Collins' albums etc etc... :x

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    by 24-07-05, 12:52

    Quote Originally Posted by edge3
    i thought Morning Glory was already on there...anyway there's still loads missing like Bad, Thriller, Hunting High & Low (by A-Ha), all of Phil Collins' albums etc etc... :x
    I wasnt' talking about under-certified albums. Whats' the story was officialy certified X14 platinum in 2004, but this certification only appeared recently on BPI website

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    by 24-07-05, 13:17

    Quote Originally Posted by john2000
    Quote Originally Posted by edge3
    i thought Morning Glory was already on there...anyway there's still loads missing like Bad, Thriller, Hunting High & Low (by A-Ha), all of Phil Collins' albums etc etc... :x
    I wasnt' talking about under-certified albums. Whats' the story was officialy certified X14 platinum in 2004, but this certification only appeared recently on BPI website
    Nor was i...on the BPI website those albums aren't certified at all!!

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    by 24-07-05, 13:36

    Quote Originally Posted by edge3
    Nor was i...on the BPI website those albums aren't certified at all!!
    Ah, OK

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    by 24-07-05, 13:42

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbloke
    Here's the chart for the 70's, which was printed in Record Mirror 5th January
    1980. Like the chart for the 80's that Edu posted, this is likely to have been
    compiled a few weeks before the decade actually ended.

    1. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Simon & Garfunkel
    2. GREATEST HITS Abba
    3. TUBULAR BELLS Mike Oldfield
    4. GREATEST HITS Simon & Garfunkel
    5. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Various
    6. THE SINGLES 1969-1973 Carpenters
    7. ARRIVAL Abba
    8. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Pink Floyd
    9. GREASE Soundtrack
    10. 40 GREATEST HITS Elvis Presley
    11. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Beach Boys
    12. BAND ON THE RUN Paul McCartney & Wings
    13. RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac
    14. THE BEST OF Stylistics
    15. PARALLEL LINES Blondie
    16. ATLANTIC CROSSING Rod Stewart
    17. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Shadows
    18. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Diana Ross & the Supremes
    19. GREATEST HITS Elton John
    20. THE ALBUM Abba
    21. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Queen
    22. THE SOUND OF Bread
    23. THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-75 Eagles
    24. OUT OF THE BLUE Electric Light Orchestra
    25. NIGHTFLIGHT TO VENUS Boney M
    26. 20 DYNAMIC HITS Various
    27. 1967-1970 Beatles
    28. HOTEL CALIFORNIA Eagles
    29. 40 GREATEST HITS Perry Como
    30. GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Elton John
    31. A STAR IS BORN Soundtrack
    32. 1962-1966 Beatles
    33. FOREVER AND EVER Demis Roussos
    34. WISH YOU WERE HERE Pink Floyd
    35. AND I LOVE YOU SO Perry Como
    36. SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE Stevie Wonder
    37. ONCE UPON A STAR Bay City Rollers
    38. DISCO FEVER Various
    39. A NEW WORLD RECORD Electric Light Orchestra
    40. 20 ALL TIME GREATS OF THE 50'S Various
    41. WAR OF THE WORLDS Jeff Wayne
    42. THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST David Bowie
    43. NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS Sex Pistols
    44. ROLLIN' Bay City Rollers
    45. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Glen Campbell
    46. DISCOVERY Electric Light Orchestra
    47. IMAGINE John Lennon
    48. THE VERY BEST OF Leo Sayer
    49. 40 GOLDEN GREATS Jim Reeves
    50. ENDLESS FLIGHT Leo Sayer
    51. TAPESTRY Carole King
    52. A NIGHT ON THE TOWN Rod Stewart
    53. BREAKFAST IN AMERICA Supertramp
    54. ALADDIN SANE David Bowie
    55. VOULEZ VOUS Abba
    56. THE COLLECTION Johnny Mathis
    57. NEW BOOTS & PANTIES Ian Dury & the Blockheads
    58. GREATEST HITS VOL.2 Barbra Streisand
    59. DON'T SHOOT ME I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER Elton John
    60. NEVER A DULL MOMENT Rod Stewart
    61. GREATEST HITS Andy Williams
    62. AMERICAN PIE Don McLean
    63. TEASER AND THE FIRECAT Cat Stevens
    64. HUNKY DORY David Bowie
    65. SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN Bee Gees
    66. THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soundtrack
    67. GREATEST HITS VOL.2 Abba
    68. MOTOWN CHARTBUSTERS VOL.III Various
    69. ABBEY ROAD Beatles
    70. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Nat 'King' Cole
    71. THE KICK INSIDE Kate Bush
    72. HORIZON Carpenters
    73. LED ZEPPELIN II Led Zeppelin
    74. 24 ORIGINAL HITS Drifters
    75. REGATTA DE BLANC Police
    76. NOW AND THEN Carpenters
    77. VENUS AND MARS Wings
    78. WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND Wings
    79. BACK TO FRONT Gilbert O'Sullivan
    80. ABRAXAS Santana
    81. BAT OUT OF HELL Meat Loaf
    82. IMAGES Don Williams
    83. THAT'LL BE THE DAY Soundtrack
    84. FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE Rod Stewart
    85. OXYGENE Jean Michel Jarre
    86. THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK 10cc
    87. GREATEST HITS Glen Campbell
    88. MANILOW MAGIC Barry Manilow
    89. FAVOURITES Peters & Lee
    90. LAUGHTER & TEARS Neil Sedaka
    91. GREATEST HITS Rod Stewart
    92. WE CAN MAKE IT Peters & Lee
    93. SING IT AGAIN ROD Rod Stewart
    94. LIVE IN LONDON John Denver
    95. STRANGLERS IV Stranglers
    96. GREATEST HITS 2 Diana Ross
    97. IN ROCK Deep Purple
    98. 20 GOLDEN GREATS Buddy Holly & the Crickets
    99. 20 FANTASTIC HITS Various
    100. GOING FOR THE ONE Yes


    anyone knows approx. sales ?

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