UK All-Time Best Selling Albums

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  1. "Greatest Hits (Volume One)" - Queen (1981) (5.4 million copies)
  2. "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - The Beatles (1967) (4.8 million copies)
  3. "ABBA Gold Greatest Hits" - ABBA (1992) (4.5 million)
  4. "(What's The Story) Morning Glory" - Oasis (1995) (4.3 million)
  5. "Brothers In Arms" - Dire Straits (1985) (4.0 million)
  6. "The Dark Side Of The Moon" - Pink Floyd (1973) (3.8 million)
  7. "Greatest Hits Vol.II" - Queen (1991) (3.6 million)
  8. "Thriller" - Michael Jackson (1982) (3.6 million)
  9. "Bad" - Michael Jackson (1987) (3.6 million)
  10. "The Immaculate Collection" - Madonna (1990) (3.4 million)
  11. "Stars" - Simply Red (1991) (3.4 million)
  12. "Come On Over" - Shania Twain (2000) (3.3 million)
  13. "Rumours" - Fleetwood Mac (1977) (3.1 million)
  14. "Urban Hymns" - The Verve (1997) (3.1 million)
  15. "No Angel" - Dido (2002) (3.0 million)
  16. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel (1970) (3.0 million)
  17. "Talk On Corners" - The Corrs (1999) (2.9 million)
  18. "Spice" - The Spice Girls (1996) (2.9 million)
  19. "Back To Bedlam" - James Blunt (2005) (2.9 million)
  20. "White Ladder" - David Gray (2002) (2.9 million)
  21. "Bat Out Of Hell" - Meat Loaf (1977) (2.8 million)
  22. "Life For Rent" - Dido (2003) (2.8 million)
  23. "...But Seriously" - Phil Collins (1989) (2.7 million)
  24. "1" - The Beatles (2000) (2.7 million)
  25. "The Man Who" - Travis (1999) (2.7 million)
  26. "The Joshua Tree" - U2 (1987) (2.7 million)
  27. "Greatest Hits" - ABBA (1976) (2.6 million)
  28. "Tubular Bells" - Mike Oldfield (1973) (2.6 million)
  29. "A Rush Of Blood To The Head" - Coldplay (2002) (2.6 million)
  30. "I've Been Expecting You" - Robbie Williams (2000) (2.6 million)
  31. "Jagged Little Pill" - Alanis Morissette (2002) (2.6 million)
  32. "Scissor Sisters" - Scissor Sisters (2004) (2.5 million)
  33. "Legend" - Bob Marley and the Wailers (1984) (2.5 million)
  34. "Hopes And Fears" - Keane (2004) (2.5 million)
  35. "War Of The Worlds" - Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version (1978) (2.5 million)
  36. "The Sound Of Music" - Soundtrack (1965) (2.4 million)
  37. "Dirty Dancing" - Soundtrack (1987) (2.4 million)
  38. "Ladies & Gentlemen - The Best Of..." - George Michael (1998) (2.4 million)
  39. "Grease" - Soundtrack (1978) (2.4 million)
  40. "Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones (2002) (2.4 million)
  41. "X&Y" - Coldplay (2005) (2.3 million)
  42. "Tracy Chapman" - Tracy Chapman (1988) (2.3 million)
  43. "Robson And Jerome" - Robson & Jerome (1995) (2.3 million)
  44. "Tango In The Night" - Fleetwood Mac (1987) (2.3 million)
  45. "Parachutes" - Coldplay (2000) (2.3 million)
  46. "Now That's What I Call Music 44" - Various Artists (1999) (2.3 million)
  47. "Automatic For The People" - R.E.M. (1992) (2.3 million)
  48. "Whitney" - Whitney Houston (1987) (2.2 million)
  49. "The Marshall Mathers LP" - Eminem (2000) (2.2 million)
  50. "Swing When You're Winning" - Robbie Williams (2001) (2.2 million)
  51. "Graceland" - Paul Simon (1986) (2.2 million)
  52. "Sing When You're Winning" - Robbie Williams (2000) (2.2 million)
  53. "Beautiful World" - Take That (2006) (2.2 million)
  54. "Saturday Night Fever" - Original Soundtrack (1978) (2.2 million)
  55. "The Bodyguard" - Soundtrack (1992) (2.1 million)
  56. "The Very Best Of Elton John" - Elton John (1995) (2.1 million)
  57. "Simply The Best" - Tina Turner (1991) (2.1 million)
  58. "Kylie" - Kylie Minogue (1988) (2.1 million)
  59. "Falling Into You" - Celine Dion (1996) (2.1 million)
  60. "Life Thru A Lens" - Robbie Williams (1997) (2.1 million)
  61. "Greatest Hits" - Eurythmics (1991) (2.1 million)
  62. "Escapology" - Robbie Williams (2002) (2.1 million)
  63. "Greatest Hits" - Robbie Williams (2004) (2.0 million)
  64. "Greatest Hits" - Simon & Garfunkel (1972) (2.0 million)
  65. "A New Flame" - Simply Red (1989) (2.0 million)
  66. "True Blue" - Madonna (1986) (2.0 million)
Author Comments: 

In descending order, the biggest selling albums of all-time in the United Kingdom, or rather, all those that have sold at least two million copies. Enjoy!

Interesting list. I actually own 20 or so of these, more than I thought. I'm too lazy to list them all now but among them are the MJ albums, Queen's GH, Now 44, Beatles, Abba, Corrs, Verve, Simon & Garfunkel, Robbie W, Meat Loaf, Elton, Oasis, Phil Collins and Travis.

Hello,
ABBA 'Gold' was actually given a 13th UK Platinum Disk on 19th February this year - 2005. It is for 3,900,000 Sales. It therefore rises above the Madonna Album now. Perhaps above 'Stars' too.

'Gold' has sold around 3,860,000 copies in the UK.

Hermeszeus33

Sorry! I meant that 'Gold' has probably outsold 'Bad' by Michael Jackson, as well as definitely outselling the 'Immaculate Collection', by Madonna.

The ABBA Album was already above 'Stars', in the List, anyhow. I should concentrate more!

Hermeszeus33

GOOD TO SEE THE BEATLES SGT PEPPERS UP THERE.I JUST LOVE THEM.I THINK THOUGH IT WILL START TO SLID DOWN A SPOT SOONER OR LATER. ABBAS GOLD HAS MOST, IF NOT, ALL OF THEIR POPULAR SONGS.IT WILL SOONER OR LATER BE THE #1 SELLING ALBUM.UNLIKE THE BEATLES, ABBA SEPERATELY WERE NOT THAT GOOD, SO WHEN PEOPLE GET NOSTAGIA THEYLL BUY ABBA GOLD. THE BEATLES WERE FANSTATIC TOGETHER AND GREAT APART.

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