100 Best-Selling Albums
  • 100 Best-Selling Albums
  • 100 Best-Selling Albums

100 Best-Selling Albums

by Hamish Champ
     
 

Thriller, Led Zeppelin II, Dark Side of the Moon, The Eminem Show, Slippery When Wet.... here are the epoch-defining albums of the past five decades — the soundtracks to our teenage years, the anthemic and the quietly persistent songs that have imprinted themselves in our collective memory, the groundbreaking records and the darlings of commercial pop.See more details below

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Thriller, Led Zeppelin II, Dark Side of the Moon, The Eminem Show, Slippery When Wet.... here are the epoch-defining albums of the past five decades — the soundtracks to our teenage years, the anthemic and the quietly persistent songs that have imprinted themselves in our collective memory, the groundbreaking records and the darlings of commercial pop. Based on recording industry sales awards, this is the definitive guide to the best-selling albums of the past five decades. From the earliest long-players released in the mid-1950s to the multi-platinum and award winners topping today's charts, 100 Best-Selling Albums features the most successful artists in the history of music.

Alongside old favorites and recognized classics - including several albums by Elvis, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin — there are enough surprises to amaze even the most dedicated music buff. You might have guessed that Johnny Mathis was popular in the 1950s, but how about Marty Robbins and Tennessee Ernie Floyd? Which of the Beatles' albums sold the most? And which was the only non-vocal album to feature in the '90s bestsellers?

Every album is illustrated with actual size LP format sleeve artwork, front and back, providing a fascinating overview of record sleeve design through the decades. Each entry is packed full of information, including a track listing, detailed musician and production credits, and an array of engrossing facts about the album and its place in musical history.

The book also provides a breakdown of all the most interesting information in the lists, including the best-selling bands and solo artists of all time, the albums with the most Grammy awards or Number One singles, the biggest selling US and international artists, and much more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760779347
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/30/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 11.56(h) x 1.09(d)

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