Listening to best-selling albums for lots of fun

Updated: Sep 13


Certified copies sold can be a pretty objective source for ranking albums. We use the data source from List of best-selling albums - Wikipedia for album rankings. Here we list the best albums you can enjoy by linking to the "YouTube Music". You can pick the songs that you like into a playlist.


Thriller (Michael Jackson 1982)

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) (Eagles 1976)

Hotel California (just one song, no valid album can be found) (Eagles 1976)

Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin 1971)

Back in Black (AC/DC 1980)

Come On Over (Shania Twain 1997)

Rumours (Fleetwood Mac 1977)

The Bodyguard (Whitney Houston / others 1992)

21 (Adele 2011)

Jagged Little Pill (Alanis Morissette 1995)

The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd 1973)

Dirty Dancing (Various artists 1987)

1 (The Beatles 2000)

Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & The Wailers (Bob Marley & The Wailers 1984)

Appetite for Destruction (Guns N' Roses 1987)

Metallica (Metallica 1991)

Saturday Night Fever (Bee Gees / Various artists 1977)

Bat Out of Hell (Meat Loaf 1977)

Born in the U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen 1984)

Bad (Michael Jackson 1987)

Falling into You (Celine Dion 1996)

Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits 1985)

Gold: Greatest Hits (ABBA 1992)

Supernatural (Santana 1999)

Elvis' Christmas Album (Elvis Presley 1957)

Greatest Hits (Queen 1981)

Baby One More Time (Britney Spears 1999)

Come Away with Me (Norah Jones 2002)

The Immaculate Collection (Madonna 1990)

Let's Talk About Love (Celine Dion 1997)

Greatest Hits (Elton John 1974)

The Eminem Show (Eminem 2002)

25 (Adele 2015)

The Wall (Pink Floyd 1979)

Millennium (Backstreet Boys 1999)

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

Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture (James Horner 1997)

Boston (Boston 1976)

Music Box (Mariah Carey 1993)

No Jacket Required (Phil Collins 1985)

The Marshall Mathers LP (Eminem 2000)

Nevermind (Nirvana 1991)

Hybrid Theory (Linkin Park 2000)

Dangerous (Michael Jackson 1991)

Unplugged (Eric Clapton 1992)

Abbey Road (The Beatles 1969)

The Joshua Tree (U2 1987)

Whitney Houston (Whitney Houston 1985)

Spice (Spice Girls 1996)

Like a Virgin (Madonna 1984)

Purple Rain (Prince and The Revolution 1984)

Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi 1986)

Daydream (Mariah Carey 1995)

Tapestry (Carole King 1971)

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (Michael Jackson 1995)

Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (Various artists 1978)



Note: Most of the best-selling albums are quite old, and new albums cannot reach previous highs. That could be due to the Internet and new technologies.


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