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Top 10 Rock 'n Roll record breakers

Let's take a brief look on the top 10 Rock and Roll record breakers of all time.

"Greatest Hits (Volume One)" - Queen (1981)

Greatest hits here were really just the greatest hit songs preformed by Queen, and they sold over 5.4 millions of copies all over the world!!! Talk about sell-out, they top the list for the highest volume ever sold for music people already owned in previous albums!

"Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - The Beatles (1967)

Sgt Pepper's was another masterpiece from Beatles. But it didn’t stop the ‘Beetlemania’ that swept the nation, they sold over 4.8 millions of copies. Oddly this album recently was finally awarded double platinum in the UK nearly half a century after it was released...

"(What's The Story) Morning Glory" - Oasis (1995)

Oasis was wildly popular, mostly for their moody-pop music of the 1990’s. They hit the list of legendary bands after publishing their “What’s the Story” song. It was sold over 4.3 million copies, who knew sad music could be so popular?

"Brothers In Arms" - Dire Straits (1985)

One of the most emotional albums ever produced, but not quite as depressed for image as Oasis... This album scored a direct hit, selling 4 million copies all over the world.

"The Dark Side Of The Moon" - Pink Floyd (1973)

It's really hard to find a single person who listens to music but never listened to Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon". It was sold over 3.8 million copies all around the world. Think of all the people who also bought “The Wizard of Oz” so they could enjoy the odd combination when watched with this album!

"Greatest Hits Volume II" - Queen (1991)

Talk about major sequel that Queen came up with one of their second greatest hits albums "Greatest Hits Volume II". And it was sold over 3.6 million copies. After getting the huge success of Volume |, Queen successfully again launched their volume ll of "Greatest Hits." It featured “The Show Must Go On” and was released one month before Freddie Mercury died of Aids. This was at a time when very few people even knew he was sick. The sympathy for his death helped make this greatest hits album sell just as well as the first.

"Thriller" - Michael Jackson (1982)

This was a masterpiece album from the pop king Michael Jackson. And it was sold over 3.6 million copies. No question that this album also broke new ground for pop music as a result.

"Bad" - Michael Jackson (1987)

Truly legendary work from the King of Pop himself! And it sold over 3.6 million copies all over the world. Bad was the second consecutive successful album from Michael Jackson.

"Urban Hymns" - The Verve (1997)

The Verve first took the lime light on them with their epic album "Urban Hymns" in 1997. It was sold over 3.1 million copies.

"No Angel" - Dido (2002)

Dido spread a net of sweet love and affection with their album "No Angel." And it was sold over 3.0 millions copies throughout the whole world. The next year she released her single: “White Flag” which featured David Borneanaz (remember ‘Angel’ or these days Seeley Booth from ‘Bones’) and rest is history.

Sometimes music is best when you see the band live, which is totally different than the studio album sound. Some music festivals featured incredible bands that drew incredible numbers of music fans. Here are some of the top concert record breakers you might have heard about.

Newport Folk Festival (Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan performed acoustic sets in Newport Folk Festival in 1965. And this concert was one of the record breaking concerts that featured a record breaking number of fans that attended too.

Shea Stadium Concert (The Beatles)

ln New York's Shea Stadium, The Beatles performed in their one of the most memorable concerts. This

concert was completely full, making it more difficult to even hear the band preform. This show-stopping event happened on 15th of August, 1965.

The Original Woodstock Concert 

Woodstock had given many memorable heart touching concert performance. Woodstock once came up with four day long concert that was held in August 15-18, 1969. And it was one of the historic concert of all time.