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List: Top 10 Best Selling Albums in the UK of all time

Date: 2006

Source: Official UK Charts Company

Base: All albums sold in the UK from 1950 until mid-2006.

Notes: The Official UK Charts Company came up with a top 100 list from which our list is taken. Despite delving back in their records all the way to the 1950s it's noticeable that the top ten is dominated by 1980s and 1990s releases. Six of the albums featured are from British artists, 3 from the USA and one place for Abba of Sweden - gotta love Abba - although they did sing in English.

Rank / Album (Year)

Artist

Sales (million)

1. Greatest Hits (1981)

Queen

5.4

2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

The Beatles

4.8

3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

Oasis

4.3

4. Brothers In Arms (1985)

Dire Straits

3.9

5. Gold: Greatest Hits (1992)

Abba

3.9

6. The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

Pink Floyd

3.7

7. Greatest Hits II (1991)

Queen

3.6

8. Thriller (1982)

Michael Jackson

3.5

9. Bad (1987)

Michael Jackson

3.5

10. The Immaculate Collection (1990)

Madonna

3.4

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