The Top Best Selling Albums

The Top Best Selling Albums

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in 2000's, Albums, Hits, Music |

 

 

Many singers produce and and release albums that contain the songs that they have recorded

For an album to be considered as top selling, it must have already sold at least 20 million copies all over the world. A reliable source should also be publishing the number of sold copies. Usually, the sources are retrieved from the online databases and websites of professional local music organizations.

 

tumblr_m9f8wnoGu21r6lm2xo1_500The album “Thriller” of the American pop icon, Michael Jackson, is considered to be the best selling album of all time with over 65 million copies sold worldwide. The album was released in 1982 by Epic Records, an American record company, which is a division of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. The album contains nine tracks and Jackson personally wrote four of them. In the 1984 Grammy Award, it won Album of the Year as well as seven other awards. In 2008, it became an inductee in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Australian rock band AC/DC’s “Back in Black” is their best selling album. It is also their 7th studio album and 6th album released internationally. It was released by Atlantic Records and Albert Productions in 1980. The cover of the album is all black to mourn the death of their lead singer, Ben Scott, due to heavy alcohol consumption. Over 50 million copies of the album has been sold all around the world. In support to their album, a world tour running for a year was made.

 

dksPink Floyd, an English progressive rock band, released their 8th studio album “The Dark Side of the Moon” in 1973. Mental illness, conflict, passage of time, and greed are among the central themes which are included in this album. It has sold an estimated figure of 50 million copies. This is also the most popular album of the band by fans and critics, alike.

 

Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard : Original Soundtrack Album” features her songs on the first side and the works of various artists on the second side. The album was released in 1992 and is the soundtrack of the 1992 film The Bodyguard. It won Album of the Year in the Grammy’s. On 1999, the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, had it certified 17X Platinum. Over 45 million copies have been sold worldwide. It is also considered as the best selling soundtrack of all time.

 

“Bat Out of Hell” is an album released in 1977 by American rock singer Meat Loaf. The album has sold over 43 million copies all around the world. The RIAA has also certified it as a 14X Platinum album. Meat Loaf collaborated with composer Jim Steinman in creating and producing this album.

 

Eagle’s “Their Greatest Hits(1971-1975) is their first compilation album. It was released in 1976 and comprises of ten tracks, including “Desperado”. It has been 29X Platinum certified by RIA and is the second-highest certified album next to “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.

 

snf“Saturday Night Fever : The Original Movie Sound Track” has been certified 15X Platinum by RIAA. It was released in 1977 as the soundtrack of the John Travolta film Saturday Night Fever. The album features five songs by the English pop music band Bee Gees, namely “Stayin’ Alive”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, and others. In addition, it also features the music works of other artists.

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The Top Music Hits of 2015

The Top Music Hits of 2015

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Hits, Music |

 

 

2015 is out and 2016 is in

Looking back at last year, though, there are certainly a lot of events that made an impact in the lives of people. There are certain events associated with terrorism, politics, and space travels. Aside from that, the music industry is also in its great condition. Here are some of the songs that gained fame last year and are still hitting the airwaves until early 2016.

Top Hits 2015

  • “Uptown Funk” – The British producer Mark Ronson produced this track with American singer Bruno Mars lending his vocals. The single was nominated Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year at the Grammy Award. It also topped the charts in several countries, making it a global commercial success.
  • “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” – This song is popularized by Omi, an American-Jamaican singer and was remixed by the German DJ Felix Jaehn. It has earned international recognition.
  • hzer“Take Me To Church” – This single is sung by Hozier, an Irish singer and songwriter. The lyrics tells about how frustrated Hozier is about the Catholic Church and how the religious denomination views homosexuality.
  • “Love Me Like You Do” – The singer, English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, was nominated in the Grammy Awards because of this song. It was recorded for the soundtrack of Fifty Shades of Grey, a film released in the same year. The music video has earned more than a million views on YouTube.
  • wz“See You Again” – This song is recorded by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth. This was added to the soundtrack of the 7th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise released in 2015. This song is a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker who died in a car accident and one of the protagonist of the story. The single was played at the ending part of the movie.
  • “Hello” – The English singer Adele recorded and co-wrote this single with her producer. It has gained international recognition and topped the charts of several countries.
  • “Sorry” – The Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber recorded this song for his fourth album. It is widely received in many countries and topped their charts.
  • “Thinking Out Loud” – The single is recorded by Ed Sheeran, an English singer and songwriter. It earned Grammy nomination in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
  • “Sugar” – The American band, Maroon 5, recorded this single. It also received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
  • “FourFiveSeconds” – This song is a collaboration between the Rihanna, a Barbadian singer; Kanye West, an American rapper; and Paul McCartney, an English musician. Its music video received a lot of praise due to its simplicity. The single was within the top three of the charts of various countries.
  • std“Shut Up & Dance” – Walk the Moon, the American pop rock band, recorded the single and released it on 2014. However, it gained prominent fame in 2015 and has become the biggest hit single of the band.
  • “Marvin Gaye” – This song is recorded by Charlie Puth who initially gained fame through YouTube with American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor lending guest vocals. Trainor did not have a part in writing the lyrics, though.

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The Top Hits of All Time

The Top Hits of All Time

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Hits, Music |

 

 

Music certainly plays a huge role in people’s lives

music-picThrough music, individuals will be able to express what they are feeling inside, especially if they are having difficulties saying it. Other people also find solace and comfort whenever they hear good music. Still, other persons just want to have some fun and are cranking up the volume of their media players whenever dance songs are playing. Many people consider some songs to be the greatest of all time usually because of the commercial success that a specific song has gained locally or internationally. Several organizational bodies consider a number of various factors when naming and considered a particular song to be included in the greatest music hits ever to be produced and released. The songs listed below are some of those compositions that were named by several organization bodies.

Top Hits

  • “Hey Jude” by the Beatles – This song was popularized by the English band and lasts for a total of seven minutes.
  • 1335724986321532“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana – Such song is the most successful one for the American rock band. Most of the kids of the 1990s consider this as their unofficial anthem.
  • “Imagine” by John Lennon – This song was penned by Lennon during his solo career. It talks about world peace and as well as detaching the human self from earthly possessions.
  • “I Say A Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin – This single is originally written for Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin just recorded her own version but still gained popularity in the music industry.
  • “We Are The Champions” by Queen – This is one of the most popular song of the British rock band and has become an anthem for sports athletes who gained victories.
  • “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson – The song is written by the pop icon and has gained worldwide success.
  • “Yesterday” by The Beatles – The song was written by the collaboration of McCartney and Lennon and is one of the most covered songs in history.
  • Eagles-Hotel-California“Hotel California” by Eagles – The song depicts how it feels like living in Los Angeles and is the band’s most famous song.
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen – Such song is an inductee in the Grammy Hall of Fame and considered to be the most expensive single on its release date.
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi – This single is Bon Jovi’s signature song.
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N Roses – The single is the first and only song by the American rock band to reach number one in the US Billboard.
  • “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees – This is the signature song of the Gibb brothers.
  • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones – Many people consider the song as the best one that the English rock band has ever recorded even though the lyrics are referring to commercialism and sexual frustration.
  • “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls – The song is originally written and included in the soundtrack of City of Angels, a 1998 film and has greatly contributed to the success of the American alternative band.

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