1. Having trouble logging in by clicking the link at the top right of the page? Click here to be taken to the log in page.
    Dismiss Notice

Most successfull bands in history?

Discussion in 'TC Media' started by Overkill187, Jan 1, 2009.

Discuss Most successfull bands in history? in the TC Media area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Overkill187 Batshitcrazy

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    23,231
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    Location:
    Switzerland
    does anyone know the most successfull bands in history? who have sold the most albums so far in music history?
     
  2. Cash 67

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Based on sales in the UK this is the British top 100, no dodgy voting or anything.

    Not sure about world wide though.

    1 (1) Elvis Presley
    2 (2) Cliff Richard
    3 (4) Queen
    4 (3) The Beatles
    5 (5) Madonna
    6 (6) Elton John
    7 (7) The Shadows
    8 (8) Michael Jackson
    9 (10) U2
    10 (9) David Bowie
    11 (11) Rod Stewart
    12 (12) Frank Sinatra
    13 (13) Diana Ross
    14 (14) Dire Straits
    15 (15) Simon And Garfunkel
    16 (16) The Rolling Stones
    17 (17) Abba
    18 (18) Fleetwood Mac
    19 (19) Phil Collins
    20 (20) Paul McCartney
    21 (21) Pink Floyd
    22 (22) UB40
    23 (23) Meat Loaf
    24 (24) Tom Jones
    25 (28) Oasis
    26 (25) Status Quo
    27 (26) Simply Red
    28 (27) The Beach Boys
    29 (29) Stevie Wonder
    30 (30) The Carpenters
    31 (32) R.E.M.
    32 (31) The Bee Gees
    33 (33) Bob Dylan
    34 (34) Tina Turner
    35 (35) Prince
    36 (36) Jim Reeves
    37 (37) Neil Diamond
    38 (43) Robbie Williams
    39 (38) Bob Marley & The Wailers
    40 (39) Eric Clapton
    41 (40) Whitney Houston
    42 (55) Kylie Minogue
    43 (42) Eurythmics
    44 (44) Madness
    45 (45) Genesis
    46 (46) Barbra Streisand
    47 (41) Andy Williams
    48 (47) Bruce Springsteen
    49 (50) Bon Jovi
    50 (48) Mike Oldfield
    51 (51) Lionel Richie
    52 (49) Celine Dion
    53 (54) Electric Light Orchestra
    54 (60) Mariah Carey
    55 (53) Duran Duran
    56 (52) Bryan Adams
    57 (56) George Michael
    58 (57) Shirley Bassey
    59 (58) Pet Shop Boys
    60 (59) Roy Orbison
    61 (61) Roxy Music
    62 (62) The Four Tops
    63 (63) Janet Jackson
    64 (64) The Police
    65 (65) Sting
    66 (66) John Lennon
    67 (69) Erasure
    68 (67) Simple Minds
    69 (68) Cher
    70 (70) The Supremes
    71 (84) Stereophonics
    72 (71) Buddy Holly
    73 (72) Eagles
    74 (73) Perry Como
    75 (74) Guns N' Roses
    76 (75) Blondie
    77 (76) Engelbert Humperdinck
    78 (77) Donna Summer
    79 (79) Led Zeppelin
    80 (78) Billy Joel
    81 (80) Wet Wet Wet
    82 (82) Barry Manilow
    83 (81) Slade
    84 (85) Chris Rea
    85 (83) The Who
    86 (New) Eminem
    87 (89) The Corrs
    88 (86) The Everly Brothers
    89 (87) The Hollies
    90 (88) T. Rex
    91 (90) Bryan Ferry
    92 (96) Kate Bush
    93 (91) Red Hot Chili Peppers
    94 (92) Blur
    95 (93) The Beautiful South
    96 (New) Britney Spears
    97 (94) Luther Vandross
    98 (95) James Last
    99 (97) The Moody Blues
    100 (100) Shakin' Stevens
     
  3. Overkill187 Batshitcrazy

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    23,231
    Likes Received:
    1,812
    Location:
    Switzerland
    thanks mate, was looking for a list like that. although I'm disappointed now, no Iron Maiden on the list?
     
  4. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    68,462
    Likes Received:
    34,133
    Location:
    London
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Lubomir Moravcik
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    World wide Michael Jackson is the best selling artist of all time and that includes download sales too.
     
  5. Lazycame

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Beyond Bars, Togo.
    Fav Celtic Player:
    McManus
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Willie Maley
    It's between The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and Michael Jackson. No exact figures are available. The best selling album of all time was the Eagles -Their Greatest Hits 1971-75 which sold over 29 million copies.
     
  6. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    68,462
    Likes Received:
    34,133
    Location:
    London
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Lubomir Moravcik
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    In the Guinness Book of World Records, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is listed as selling over 100 million copies world wide.
     
  7. Lazycame

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    4,850
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Beyond Bars, Togo.
    Fav Celtic Player:
    McManus
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Willie Maley
    You are quite correct in that. [hic]
     
  8. Ledleysleftfoot

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Motherwell!
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Joe Ledley
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Celtic song!
    u2 are quite low in that list 9th
     
  9. Dusty

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    4,643
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Co. Down, Eire
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Artur Boruc, Shunsuke Nakamura
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    The Zep at 79! With Janet * Jackson at 63!?

    :31:
     
  10. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    68,462
    Likes Received:
    34,133
    Location:
    London
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Lubomir Moravcik
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    That's got nothing to do with the quality of the music though.
    Janet Jackson is from a more modern era where advertising music is on a far bigger scale.
     
  11. kennydal

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    29,485
    Likes Received:
    2

    I know mate but on the the bright my old band [early stuff]status quo are 26th :icon_mrgreen:

    and no ac/dc tut tut
     
  12. Ryan 67

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    4,595
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bo'ness
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Boruc, Broony, Skippy, Heid, Lennon, Henke
    Fav Celtic Song:
    LTPS, Celtic Symphony and Sean South
    How the * is Shakin Stevens in there and AC/DC aren't ? :31:
     
  13. squire_2

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The World
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Scotty Broon & Aiden McGeady
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    It's so annoying to see some shockingly bad artists in there like wet wet wet, shakin stevens and cher, when you consider a band like The Stone Roses, one of the most important bands of all time and imo the creators of the best album ever made, are nowhere to be seen. The Roses got absolutely shafted by their record label, they've hardly seen a penny from that first album where they should be considered legends because they, as a band, were an absolute one off. Best band that's ever lived if you ask me.
     
  14. Marie Bookmaker

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    57,281
    Likes Received:
    11,988
    Location:
    Trapped in my own mind!
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Them all!!!
    Fav Celtic Song:
    Grace
    I'm suprised that U2 aren't further up the list.
     
  15. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    68,462
    Likes Received:
    34,133
    Location:
    London
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Lubomir Moravcik
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
  16. PaulM1888 Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    69,616
    Likes Received:
    33,699
    Am I the only one that thinks Elvis is absolutely chronic?

    I understand his ability as a showman but his songs, to me, are terrible.
     
  17. Callum McGregor The Captain Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    68,462
    Likes Received:
    34,133
    Location:
    London
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Lubomir Moravcik
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    Elvis Pressley recorded over 600 songs and didn't actually write a single one.

    He has a few good songs, nothing that I'd call spectacular.
     
  18. squire_2

    Joined:
    May 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The World
    Fav Celtic Player:
    Scotty Broon & Aiden McGeady
    Fav Celtic Song:
    You'll Never Walk Alone
    There's a lot of 'successful' artists that i'd describle as chronic but Elvis isn't one of them. Not that am a fan but i can bear to listen to him if i've no choice.

    Now if talking about say, James Blunt.....
     
  19. angiebowie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    6,798
    Likes Received:
    0
    i cant believe u2 are in front of my david!!! i love elvis, but i think thats my dads fault, he corrupted my music taste from an early age
     
  20. Martin

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Messages:
    10,689
    Likes Received:
    1
    Fantastic songs, fantastic singer.