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Old 19-05-2013, 02:33
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'ABBA Gold' has now 'Officially' outsold 'Sgt Pepper', in the
UK. By around 15,000 copies, according to The OCC.

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http://goo.gl/GAasU

THE UK'S TOP 5 BEST SELLING ALBUMS

(To W/E 18th May 2013)

1) Greatest Hits (One) - Queen - 5,900,000 - (1981)
2) ABBA Gold - ABBA - 5,100,000 - (1992)
3) Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles - 5,100,000 - (1967)
4) 21 - Adele - 4,600,000 - (2011)
5) (What's The Story) Morning Glory - Oasis - 4,600,000 - (1995)

It is amusing that The OCC talks of the UK taking ABBA to its
heart, from 1974 onwards. We actually gave 'Waterloo' Zero Points
in the 1974 ESC! (I knew ABBA were going to Win - I do not know
what the UK Jury were thinking!)

NOTE - The Queen Album had around 566,000 Sales from
'The Platinum Collection' added to it, in 2006. Because it
was 1 third of the 3 Queen 'Hits' Albums in that Triple 'Set',
which was released in 2000.

'Greatest Hits II', & 'Greatest Hits III', had 566,000, (each),
extra Sales added to them, too. So, the 1st Queen 'Hits
Album has 5,334,000 Sales, as a 'stand-alone' Album.
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Old 19-05-2013, 12:03
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Well done Abba and I think it will just keep on selling.
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Old 19-05-2013, 12:05
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My Mum's probably bought the majority of those. There were so many around the house growing up.
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Old 19-05-2013, 12:48
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but I presume this refers to the best selling albums sold within the UK, not the best selling British albums by British acts, since ABBA are Swedish? I find it interesting though as the others mentioned are all British acts (Queen, Adele, The Beatles and Oasis).
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Old 19-05-2013, 13:01
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Yes,it does refer to albums sold in the UK.
Just co-incidental that four of the top 5 are by English acts.
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Old 19-05-2013, 15:19
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I've discovered all of Abba's studio albums because of Gold and I'm very impressed. A lot of the album tracks are in my opinion better than some of the single choices. Songs like The Piper, Eagle and Tiger are brilliant.
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Old 19-05-2013, 18:41
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I've discovered all of Abba's studio albums because of Gold and I'm very impressed. A lot of the album tracks are in my opinion better than some of the single choices. Songs like The Piper, Eagle and Tiger are brilliant.
Agreed. I like That's Me, Why Did It Have To Be Me and Hasta Manana. All album tracks.
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Old 19-05-2013, 18:49
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Well deserved!
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Old 19-05-2013, 18:55
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Sgt Pepper isn't even my fave Beatles album but it's still impressive that it's the UK's best selling 'original' album.
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Old 19-05-2013, 19:05
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When you look at that list and consider how long ago 4 out of the 5 were released (the youngest of the 4 is actually 18 years old plus 3 of them would have very much benefited from multi format sales) it does bring it home to you what an absolutely phenomenal seller '21' has been.
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Old 19-05-2013, 19:11
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Sgt Pepper isn't even my fave Beatles album but it's still impressive that it's the UK's best selling 'original' album.
I prefer Revolver.
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Old 19-05-2013, 19:37
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'ABBA Gold' has now 'Officially' outsold 'Sgt Pepper', in the
UK. By around 15,000 copies, according to The OCC.

LINK:,

http://goo.gl/GAasU

THE UK'S TOP 5 BEST SELLING ALBUMS

(To W/E 18th May 2013)

1) Greatest Hits (One) - Queen - 5,900,000 - (1981)
2) ABBA Gold - ABBA - 5,100,000 - (1992)
3) Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles - 5,100,000 - (1967)
4) 21 - Adele - 4,600,000 - (2011)
5) (What's The Story) Morning Glory - Oasis - 4,600,000 - (1995)
Tŵo greatest hits, one revolutionary seminal album, two great collections of original works. At least all of these albums are essentially composed by the artists performing them. Four of them are by bands, not so many of those these days capable of selling these numbers, perhaps Coldplay?
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:00
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And I am one of the few not to own this!
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:03
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It is one hell of an album.
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Old 19-05-2013, 21:12
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And I am one of the few not to own this!
I haven't got it either.

However, as I own all the ABBA studio albums, I never felt the need.
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Old 19-05-2013, 22:07
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Yes,it does refer to albums sold in the UK.
Just co-incidental that four of the top 5 are by English acts.
Ok, thanks for the clarification
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:37
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I've discovered all of Abba's studio albums because of Gold and I'm very impressed. A lot of the album tracks are in my opinion better than some of the single choices. Songs like The Piper, Eagle and Tiger are brilliant.
Abba are one of my alltime fav acts, but like you i prefer many of the album tracks over the singles.
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Old 19-05-2013, 23:52
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Good old Abba. Abba Gold is, I guess, a good introduction to anyone first discovering Abba but it misses out so many of their hits that's it's certainly not a definitive greatest hits album. Yes, I too prefer lots of their album tracks more than some of their singles. They were an amazing band and people will surely be still playing their music decades from now. Their music is timeless.
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Old 20-05-2013, 01:35
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I've discovered all of Abba's studio albums because of Gold and I'm very impressed. A lot of the album tracks are in my opinion better than some of the single choices. Songs like The Piper, Eagle and Tiger are brilliant.
They will always be the quintessential pop group.

Benny and Bjorn were masters of constructing the perfect pop song and employed two of the finest female pop vocalists.

Timeless and immaculate.
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Old 20-05-2013, 02:51
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I do love Abba. They are pure pop and that's the music I like best, overall.

However all of those albums deserve their acclaim. Quality.
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Old 20-05-2013, 06:16
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My favourite ABBA album is Arrival.
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Old 20-05-2013, 08:02
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For me personally, this is one of the coolest looking album covers ever.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...8France%29.jpg
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Old 20-05-2013, 08:09
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The thing with ABBA Gold is it has sold steadily since it was released. It'll just keep selling.

I've never bought it though as like a previous poster, I own the studio albums so not much point.

Coincidently, Agnetha's solo album is currently number 6 in the album charts.
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Old 20-05-2013, 08:23
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Just for fun, the best selling album in:

Australia is "Bat Out Of Hell" by Meat Loaf
Brazil is "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Canada is "Come On Over" by Shania Twain
France is "D'eux" by Celine Dion
United States is "Metallica" by Metallica

Although this is Wikipedia, so.....
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Old 20-05-2013, 08:31
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Sgt. Pepper is still the best selling studio album (that isn't a compilation) of course. If you are going to buy an ABBA album you'd always plumb for their 'Greatest Hits' - same with Queen. So, by that logic, the best selling Beatles album should be 1 (or one of their earlier compilations), but it isn't. So that's still a huge achievement. Adele is very close behind though.
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