10. The Beatles – 1967-1970
Total Sold: 17 Million +
Better known as “The Blue Album” this is the second half of The Beatles’ “Red and Blue” greatest hits collection. It contains some of there best loved hits from their immensely popular Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour albums, which contains some of there most popular tracks from a time where they’d managed to straddle the line between popular rock and roll and their more bizarre sounds without freaking people out too much.
9. Boston – Boston
Total Sold: 17 Million +
Boston’s self-titled debut album is still considered one of the greatest rock albums to date, an opinion that only grows stronger when you hear how it was created. Much of the demo tracks were recorded by Tom Scholz in his basement, which he’d fashioned into a recording studio. The managed to peak the interest of Epic, a record label owned by CBS who decided to sign them on, the catch being that they’d have to re-record the album in LA. Scholz wasn’t happy with this idea so instead he decided to simply rerecord it at his home in Massachusetts whilst fooling the record label into thinking he was doing so on the West coast. As a result, the album was produced at a reduced budget, allowing it to make a mammoth amount in return.
8. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
Total Sold: 18 Million +
Another debut album for the charts, Appetite for Destruction from this great band may not have started out strong but after a constant stream of gigs as they toured the country it would reach number one in the charts within a year. Since then the album has exploded and it’s no surprise, it contains the tracks Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle and their incredibly popular hit Sweet Child O’ Mine.
7. The Beatles – The White Album
Total Sold: 19 Million +
Often considered one of The Beatles most “out there” albums, The White album sits at number 7. The tracks were all written whilst John, Paul, George and Ringo were visiting a transcendental meditation retreat on there trip to India. They had hoped to find new sounds, and they certainly did. It’s also well known that the band experienced rocky relationships during recording which even saw Ringo threatening to leave. Despite that it’s gone on to become their biggest selling album to date.
6. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Total Sold: 20 Million +
An album that has become famous for its difficult recording process, Rumours saw the members of Fleetwood Mac at what is likely the most dramatic point in their careers. Each member was experiencing some sort of turmoil, supposedly Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were constantly at each other’s throats, Mick Fleetwood was trying to get his head around his wife having an affair with his best friend and John and Christie McVie were going through a divorce. Despite that they managed to record one of the bestselling albums ever created.