150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12898 comments on the talk.livedaily.com story from Dec 6, 2008, titled 150 Best Selling Artists in the World! . In it, talk.livedaily.com reports that:

This is a list of the top 150 worldwide best-selling music artists of all time. The measure is the total number of singles and albums sold world-widep, this info comes from the IFIP at the end of 2007. Michael Jackson is #2 with 350 million sold.

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Bubba

Seattle, WA

#9827 Jan 9, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Never heard of the song.
It's an old song Glen Frey sang it on one of his solo albums. Not sure who did the original version. should be on you tube.

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#9828 Jan 10, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>That's right Rick not all songs can be great hits. Elvis had many good ones and just like the Beatles and Stones some were bound to be duds but most of Elvis's and the Beatles were good songs. Nobody can get it right everytime even McCartney admitted that.He has had some lame songs as well as great tunes.
Just because something is a hit, doesn't always make it a great song.

Everybody can relate to hearing annoying hits that are played often.

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#9829 Jan 10, 2013
RICK wrote:
King Elvis,you're a moron,my source for that info is Peter Guralnick's `Careless Love',and I'll believe him before I'll ever believe your sorry ass,so eat me,and Octo,all Elvis fans have songs he recorded that were not ear catching,here are some of mine;`It'Now or Never',`Surrender',`Kiss Me Quick',`True Love'[from the `Loving You'soundtrack album],`Devil in Disguise'and others,but all in all,like you,Octo,I loved 98 pecent of his marvelous music,Elvis recorded more than 700 songs in his long career,they can't all be gems,but that's the same with all artists who have a large body of work,from The Beatles to Sinatra and Barbra Streisand and others,it's the law of averages,peace out.
I don't like "It's Now Or Never" or "Are You Lonesome Tonight" much.

Yet, both were massive hits.

But Elvis did them live so I got used to them.

I don't think "Surrender" or "Devil In Disguise" were all that bad.

Elvis certainly made better that I enjoy more.

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#9830 Jan 10, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Good because I don't like Pat Boone and Love Letters in the sand. He is too cornball for me. I liked early Elvis when he did Return to Sender and I liked Devil in Disguise. I'm not sure when those songs came out I was about 10 years old When I first heard Return to sender must of been about 1962 maybe. I liked Little Sister and That's alright with Momma the early rockabilly Elvis did was great.Blue suede shoes is good by both Elvis and Carl Perkins. Did Elvis ever sing Sea Cruise?
"Love Letters" was actually recorded by Elvis twice.

The mid sixties single than the the seventies album track.

Elvis sung it a lot in 1976 between band introductions.

He must've liked the song because it was only a modest hit.

Elvis thankfully never did "Sea Cruise" but did sing "Earth Angel"

It is only a home recording though.

"Sea Cruise" is annoying but I've heard it a out a few times.

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#9831 Jan 10, 2013
Patrick wrote:
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King elvis in your best guess what was the total viewers of aloha elvis . Has anyone caculated elvis international Run into today's dollars ?( I am trying to compare it to mj concerts for mj floons . Why was power of love not released as a single ? That song is fantastic !! Lastly has anyone shown the value of the elvis catalogue compared to other artists ? Thank you in advance
I like the bluesy outtake version of "Power Of My Love"

The Memphis sessions in 1969 were awesome.

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#9832 Jan 10, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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No, Elvis never had a best-selling album in any year.
In the 50s, he was a singles artist.
You can find all of this information on the internet, or Elvis books.
Elvis's 50's albums were also released on the extended play format.

They were the size of a standard 45 single.

Since RCA released the albums also it broke down the sales of them.

Of course, they stopped making extended plays in the mid sixties.

But I would think they would count the sales of extended plays.

I've found a few for my collection.

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#9833 Jan 10, 2013
Patrick wrote:
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King elvis in your best guess what was the total viewers of aloha elvis . Has anyone caculated elvis international Run into today's dollars ?( I am trying to compare it to mj concerts for mj floons . Why was power of love not released as a single ? That song is fantastic !! Lastly has anyone shown the value of the elvis catalogue compared to other artists ? Thank you in advance
I'm currently waiting to get my latest Elvis imports in.

My friend got his copies and played them to me over the phone.

"Double Chicago, 1977" and "Took A Job In The City, MSG 1972"

Elvis nailed the high note on "Hurt" in Chicago. Amazing.

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" from 1972 was a strong version too.

I wouldn't know about the value of Elvis's catalog out in stores.

But I have thousands of Elvis releases collected over the years.

There are a lot of great album tracks from Elvis.

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#9834 Jan 10, 2013
octo wrote:
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I'm currently waiting to get my latest Elvis imports in.
My friend got his copies and played them to me over the phone.
"Double Chicago, 1977" and "Took A Job In The City, MSG 1972"
Elvis nailed the high note on "Hurt" in Chicago. Amazing.
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" from 1972 was a strong version too.
I wouldn't know about the value of Elvis's catalog out in stores.
But I have thousands of Elvis releases collected over the years.
There are a lot of great album tracks from Elvis.
Wow , do the imports have the Sony label?

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#9835 Jan 10, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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No, Elvis never had a best-selling album in any year.
In the 50s, he was a singles artist.
You can find all of this information on the internet, or Elvis books.
I thought his first album sold 300 k ( was the biggest ) then in 57 he did it again . Also albums were not popular till early seventies for any artist bc of alot of factors . Please advise

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#9838 Jan 10, 2013
Patricktruth wrote:
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Wow , do the imports have the Sony label?
Sony is not really putting out anything different.

As a long time Elvis fan, I have everything anyway.

Sony needs to come out with another box set of studio outtakes.

Or be a lot more creative with Elvis because the songs are there.

I like good quality import labels.

They seem to care probably because they are made by fans for fans.

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#9839 Jan 10, 2013
Patricktruth wrote:
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I thought his first album sold 300 k ( was the biggest ) then in 57 he did it again . Also albums were not popular till early seventies for any artist bc of alot of factors . Please advise
"Elvis Presley"
(#1 for 10 weeks)

"Elvis"
(#1 for 5 weeks)

At the same time, RCA released the extended plays of both albums.

Later, "Jailhouse Rock" was released as a 45rpm and an EP only.

But the "Jailhouse Rock" EP wasn't on credited on billboard 200.

(an EP was the size of a 45rpm but could fit 4-6 songs)

The single 45rpm of "Jailhouse Rock" hit #1 on billboard pop.

The recording industry changes their rules from time to time.

The stereo vinyl LP became the chosen format in the mid sixties.

Before that, it was a matter of choices.

The extended play cost less than a standard LP album.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#9840 Jan 10, 2013
octo wrote:
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Just because something is a hit, doesn't always make it a great song.
Everybody can relate to hearing annoying hits that are played often.
This is true Octo. I know Madonna or Lady Gaga has hit songs I hate. Anyone can have a hit song but that doesn't make it great. Barry Manilow has many hit songs but I don't like a single one of them. Sometimes songs that aren't big hits are just as good as the ones that do get air play.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#9841 Jan 10, 2013
octo wrote:
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"Love Letters" was actually recorded by Elvis twice.
The mid sixties single than the the seventies album track.
Elvis sung it a lot in 1976 between band introductions.
He must've liked the song because it was only a modest hit.
Elvis thankfully never did "Sea Cruise" but did sing "Earth Angel"
It is only a home recording though.
"Sea Cruise" is annoying but I've heard it a out a few times.
John Fogerty did a version of Sea Cruise that was pretty good but then again I like just about anything he does. He does real good on covers like Good Golly Miss Molly and Susie Q. I'd like to of heard Elvis sing the old Beatle songs If you wear red tonight or maybe some of their early stuff like do you want to know a secret.

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#9842 Jan 10, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>This is true Octo. I know Madonna or Lady Gaga has hit songs I hate. Anyone can have a hit song but that doesn't make it great. Barry Manilow has many hit songs but I don't like a single one of them. Sometimes songs that aren't big hits are just as good as the ones that do get air play.
I don't think I've ever heard a Lady Gaga song because I avoid that crapola.

Anyway, Barry Manilow's "Mandy" wasn't that bad but he did make a lot of sap.

I mean, there are millions of annoying songs that I certainly would never want to hear again.

A few really bad hits according to me:

"The Way We Were"
"You Light Up My Life"
"Always And Forever"
"I Will Survive"
"Longer"
"I Am Woman"
"Feelings"
"Dancing Queen"
"We Will Rock You"
"Achy Breaky Heart"

A really horrible song will give me a headache. lol.

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#9843 Jan 10, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>John Fogerty did a version of Sea Cruise that was pretty good but then again I like just about anything he does. He does real good on covers like Good Golly Miss Molly and Susie Q. I'd like to of heard Elvis sing the old Beatle songs If you wear red tonight or maybe some of their early stuff like do you want to know a secret.
Elvis played bass to "I Feel Fine" when The Beatles visited him in August, 1965.

I can't picture Elvis doing "Yes It Is" or "Do You Want To Know A Secret"

Elvis did "It's Only Love" but it is not the Beatle tune.
King Elvis

Sydney, Australia

#9844 Jan 10, 2013
octo wrote:
"I Am Woman"
"Dancing Queen"
"We Will Rock You"
Three excellent pop songs, and genuine classics. The rest on your list were pure crap.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#9845 Jan 10, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Three excellent pop songs, and genuine classics. The rest on your list were pure crap.
ABBA were actually not bad. The two girls were very good looking. Fernando got played a lot on the radio. I liked We will rock you and some of Queens songs like fat bottom girls and Tie your Mother down. I can't stand the sappy stuff.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#9846 Jan 10, 2013
Helen Ready really sucked bad. I didn't like Dion Warwick either.

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#9847 Jan 10, 2013
Bubba wrote:
Helen Ready really sucked bad. I didn't like Dion Warwick either.
Yeah, my mom bought us Helen Ready's "Greatest Hits" when we were kids.

We were also given Donny And Marie's "Deep Purple"

"Sea Cruise" was on an 8 track called, "Fonzie's Favorites"

"Torn Between Two Lovers" was another annoying song in 1977. lol.

Mom got an Elvis 8 track "From Elvis Presley Blvd" in 1976.

And from then on, I was hooked for life.

My dad had "Beatles Love Songs" and "Wings At The Speed Of Sound"

I think we had "Mandy" on 45rmp

Andy Gibb's "I Just Want To Your Everything" also.

The seventies were a lifetime ago. A whole different world.

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#9848 Jan 10, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text> ABBA were actually not bad. The two girls were very good looking. Fernando got played a lot on the radio. I liked We will rock you and some of Queens songs like fat bottom girls and Tie your Mother down. I can't stand the sappy stuff.
I don't like ABBA and Queen was the worst. They were overplayed!

But my choice for the sappiest song ever is "The Way We Were"

I still hate it.

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