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Queen Top The Charts
Their track ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has hit the top spot on numerous ‘Favourite songs ever’ compilations but Queen have now been firmly cemented as true innovators of pop as their ‘Greatest Hits’ is named the number one biggest selling album of all time.

Who better than retro DJ Tony Blackburn to count down BBC Two’s forty biggest selling albums of all-time? The chart, compiled by Britain's Official Chart Company, is topped by Queen's Greatest Hits, which has sold 5.8 million copies since its release in 1981. Second is the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with 5 million sold.



Blackburn said of the list, "This chart is a real mixed bag and I think listeners will be quite surprised. There are artists in there you would expect to see in a countdown of this nature but not necessarily at the positions that they are. I was really surprised to see who hadn't made it in. No sign of the massively successful acts like The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Diana Ross or Marvin Gaye."



The top forty:


Greatest Hits - Queen


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles


Gold - ABBA


(What's the Story) Morning Glory - Oasis


Thriller - Michael Jackson


21 - Adele


Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits


Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd


Bad - Michael Jackson


Greatest Hits II - Queen


The Immaculate Collection - Madonna


Back to Black - Amy Winehouse


Stars - Simply Red


Rumours - Fleetwood Mac


Come On Over - Shania Twain


Back to Bedlam - James Blunt


Urban Hymns - Verve


Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel


No Angel - Dido


Spirit - Leona Lewis
Legend - Bob Marley & the Wailers


Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf


Dirty Dancing - Soundtrack


1 - Beatles


Talk on Corners - Corrs


White Ladder - David Gray


Spice - Spice Girls


Crazy Love - Michael Buble


Life For Rent - Dido


Beautiful World - Take That


The Fame - Lady Gaga


A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay


Hopes and Fears - Keane


The Joshua Tree - U2


But Seriously - Phil Collins


Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters


Only By the Night - Kings of Leon


The War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne


The Man Who - Travis


x&y - Coldplay







Published: 14 April 2012
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