150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12903 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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RICK

Midlothian, IL

#9914 Jan 17, 2013
You show your stupid ignorance again,as usual,Queenie,as Octo is right on the money,as usual,this argument IS POINTLESS,Harry Belafonte is ,compared to the greatest recording artist of all time,a mere speck,SO GO ANOTHER 10 ROUNDS WITH THE NEAREST KANGAROO,LOSER,King Elvis[AKA.LUCIOUS LIMPDICK],EAT ME.

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#9915 Jan 17, 2013
Poppa Jivebones wrote:
<quoted text>That's funny Octo. I guess that your dog doesn't like Ozzy.I haven't watched American Idol in about 5 years now.I like Molly Hatchet -38 Special-Skynyrd of course and even some of Bachman Turner's stuff. Bob Seger Paul Rodgers are more my taste. I hate listening to Pavaroti and other Opera especially when women sing it.I like smooth Jazz but some can get boring.Reverend Horton Heat is kind of cool.
Opera sounds forced to me like the singer pushing their voices.

Pavarroti was like that and I was surprised he had a following.

Elvis did "Hurt" or "How Great Thou Art" his voice never strained.

It was a smooth translation from low to high in the same song.

That is what always amazed me about Elvis's voice.

And he could sing just about anything.

I don't like Ozzy anymore and I overplayed Paul Rodgers.

Free, Bad Company and The Firm. Boring.

The southern rock stuff doesn't excite me anymore either.

I try to play artists that I somehow didn't know about as a kid.

Heavy Metal has dated very badly.

I rather listen to The Byrds or Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.

And The Beatles later period stuff.
King Elvis

Wahroonga, Australia

#9916 Jan 17, 2013
RICK wrote:
Harry Belafonte is ,compared to the greatest recording artist of all time,a mere speck
Agreed, but "Calyspo" still sold more than "Elvis Presley" in 1956.

Argue against this fact all you like, it only goes to further prove what a dickhead you are.
King Elvis

Wahroonga, Australia

#9917 Jan 17, 2013
octo wrote:
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Opera sounds forced to me like the singer pushing their voices.
Opera is the most ridiculous of all music.

It's just while people being silly, and it cannot be taken seriously.

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#9918 Jan 17, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Opera is the most ridiculous of all music.
It's just while people being silly, and it cannot be taken seriously.
I like classical guitar, the sax, piano and vocal control and tone.

For the most part, Opera is just too annoying to take seriously.

However, Elvis did it very well within the context of a rock concert.

It was very unusual but what he did wasn't really opera, was it?

Elvis had perfect vocal control from low to high.

And he did it with such ease and never sounded forced.

It still amazes me how good of a singer Elvis was.

He handled any kind of song and did it well.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#9919 Jan 17, 2013
I liked The Who Tommy rock Opera and Quadraphenia was a good rock Opera type album. Outside of those two albums I can't stand Opera like what the Italians listen too. Octo your dog is a country dog maybe or easy listening dog. Maybe he would like to hear 3 Dog Night Lol.

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#9920 Jan 17, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Agreed, but "Calyspo" still sold more than "Elvis Presley" in 1956.
Argue against this fact all you like, it only goes to further prove what a dickhead you are.
Tony Bennett’s autobiography says that in the Thirties, Bing was bigger than Elvis, The Beatles and Michael Jackson put together. Part of the reason for Crosby’s dominance is that pop culture split after 1950; Bing in fact had two successors – Sinatra in the crooning genre, and Elvis in rock. Prior to the Fifties, there was no such distinction. Crosby simply straddled the entire spectrum.

What do you think ?

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#9921 Jan 17, 2013
Bubba wrote:
I liked The Who Tommy rock Opera and Quadraphenia was a good rock Opera type album. Outside of those two albums I can't stand Opera like what the Italians listen too. Octo your dog is a country dog maybe or easy listening dog. Maybe he would like to hear 3 Dog Night Lol.
My dog likes dance music or crap from American Idol.

I can tell when he like something because he'll wag his tail.

If he finds the music boring, he puts his head down and look up.

You can tell by his eyes what he is thinking.

In my opinion, he doesn't dig country music.

He likes a happy beat and my wife dances with him.

Think about the drums and the screaming guitars.

I can imagine that it hurts his ears because of his hearing.

He barks when someone is up the road and walking towards the house.

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#9922 Jan 17, 2013
Patricktruth wrote:
<quoted text>
Tony Bennett’s autobiography says that in the Thirties, Bing was bigger than Elvis, The Beatles and Michael Jackson put together. Part of the reason for Crosby’s dominance is that pop culture split after 1950; Bing in fact had two successors – Sinatra in the crooning genre, and Elvis in rock. Prior to the Fifties, there was no such distinction. Crosby simply straddled the entire spectrum.
What do you think ?
I've read about Bing Crosby's dominance before 1950.

And though interesting, his music was just too long ago.

Still impressive but no one wants to listen to it.

Bing Crosby did get to do a duet with David Bowie.

He recorded a staggering amount of music but his fans are dead.

It is like going back to the era of silent film.

Frank Sinatra took over as the most popular crooner.

In my view, Dean Martin is still superior to them both.

Bing died in 1977, the same year as Elvis.

Bing Crosby did a string of movies with Bob Hope.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#9923 Jan 17, 2013
octo wrote:
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My dog likes dance music or crap from American Idol.
I can tell when he like something because he'll wag his tail.
If he finds the music boring, he puts his head down and look up.
You can tell by his eyes what he is thinking.
In my opinion, he doesn't dig country music.
He likes a happy beat and my wife dances with him.
Think about the drums and the screaming guitars.
I can imagine that it hurts his ears because of his hearing.
He barks when someone is up the road and walking towards the house.
Play in the Summertime by Mungo Jerry your dog will like that happy song.I bet he hates hearing VanHalen.Lol

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#9924 Jan 17, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I've read about Bing Crosby's dominance before 1950.
And though interesting, his music was just too long ago.
Still impressive but no one wants to listen to it.
Bing Crosby did get to do a duet with David Bowie.
He recorded a staggering amount of music but his fans are dead.
It is like going back to the era of silent film.
Frank Sinatra took over as the most popular crooner.
In my view, Dean Martin is still superior to them both.
Bing died in 1977, the same year as Elvis.
Bing Crosby did a string of movies with Bob Hope.
I read his bio and stats . He had 41 number ones ! He won a academy award . He still has the biggest selling single of all time " white Christmas " 100 million copies sold . He total units sold is estimated at 500 million ! He was a top box office star from 1934 - 1954 . I think elvis was the greatest that ever was , but it is not hyperbole to say at bings peak he was more popular than anyone or group of the 20 th century .

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#9925 Jan 17, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text> Play in the Summertime by Mungo Jerry your dog will like that happy song.I bet he hates hearing VanHalen.Lol
He liked "How Much Is The Doggie In The Window"

I don't think Van Halen would bother him.

The Doors scared him though.

I don't have many dance CD's for him but he does like Prince.

It is cute that a dog would show his taste for certain music.

We know what he likes and what he doesn't, and we spoil him.

You live with an animal long enough, it becomes like a human. lol.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#9926 Jan 17, 2013
Patricktruth wrote:
<quoted text>
I read his bio and stats . He had 41 number ones ! He won a academy award . He still has the biggest selling single of all time " white Christmas " 100 million copies sold . He total units sold is estimated at 500 million ! He was a top box office star from 1934 - 1954 . I think elvis was the greatest that ever was , but it is not hyperbole to say at bings peak he was more popular than anyone or group of the 20 th century .
That's amazing that Bing was so popular. I would of thought it would of been Sinatra.I wonder what type of sales Hank Williams Sr. had in his hey day. He was the first to mix country with a bit of rock. Move it on over was a pretty big hit along with many others for him.

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#9927 Jan 17, 2013
Patricktruth wrote:
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I read his bio and stats . He had 41 number ones ! He won a academy award . He still has the biggest selling single of all time " white Christmas " 100 million copies sold . He total units sold is estimated at 500 million ! He was a top box office star from 1934 - 1954 . I think elvis was the greatest that ever was , but it is not hyperbole to say at bings peak he was more popular than anyone or group of the 20 th century .
Bing Crosby had the stardom when radio and vinyl records were new.

And plus he did musicals and comedy for 30's and 40's Hollywood.

Bing had the popularity but he also saw the biggest fall.

The culture just rapidly changed and he was largely forgotten.

But it didn't really matter because he had all kinds of money.

He could never be Elvis.

Elvis had so much emotion and feeling to his performances.

And Elvis continues to sell.

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#9928 Jan 17, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>That's amazing that Bing was so popular. I would of thought it would of been Sinatra.I wonder what type of sales Hank Williams Sr. had in his hey day. He was the first to mix country with a bit of rock. Move it on over was a pretty big hit along with many others for him.
It puzzles me why people back then discarded Bing for Frank Sinatra.

Hank Williams was brilliant but didn't live long enough.

Hank mixed blues, gospel, folk and country to create rockabilly.

His music had a lot of gut feeling, raw and haunting.

I don't think that the pure country people even realized that.

At the time, it was bluegrass like Ernst Tubb and Bill Monroe.

But Hank seemed tormented by some unseen demons and went deeper.

"Angel Of Death" by Hank Sr still scares the shit out of me.

Deep, haunting stuff. My wife would hate it.

I'm not certain what his record sales were but he was a an artist.

It is not quite what I expected when I first gave it a listen.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#9929 Jan 17, 2013
octo wrote:
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It puzzles me why people back then discarded Bing for Frank Sinatra.
Hank Williams was brilliant but didn't live long enough.
Hank mixed blues, gospel, folk and country to create rockabilly.
His music had a lot of gut feeling, raw and haunting.
I don't think that the pure country people even realized that.
At the time, it was bluegrass like Ernst Tubb and Bill Monroe.
But Hank seemed tormented by some unseen demons and went deeper.
"Angel Of Death" by Hank Sr still scares the shit out of me.
Deep, haunting stuff. My wife would hate it.
I'm not certain what his record sales were but he was a an artist.
It is not quite what I expected when I first gave it a listen.
I think maybe he was a bit ahead of his times.But yeah I believe he sort of started rockabilly but nobody back then even knew what rockabilly was. Elvis and Carl Perkins sure dug it

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#9930 Jan 17, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I think maybe he was a bit ahead of his times.But yeah I believe he sort of started rockabilly but nobody back then even knew what rockabilly was. Elvis and Carl Perkins sure dug it
Hank Williams was still different than Elvis at Sun records.

But I can understand why Elvis wanted to mix it up together.

And the country purists were against any kind of change.

It is very strange since they embraced Hank but shot down Elvis.

Hank was doing some early rockabilly from the blues.

Short bursts of anger in between all the deep torment.

It was really incredible what Hank Williams achieved...
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#9931 Jan 17, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Hank Williams was still different than Elvis at Sun records.
But I can understand why Elvis wanted to mix it up together.
And the country purists were against any kind of change.
It is very strange since they embraced Hank but shot down Elvis.
Hank was doing some early rockabilly from the blues.
Short bursts of anger in between all the deep torment.
It was really incredible what Hank Williams achieved...
Yeah Hank Williams Jr. isn't worth a crap. He's a loud mouth drunk and now he's a has been. Hank Sr. was incredible I agree . My Mom liked him a lot but Elvis was her guy. She thought Elvis was the best looking man she'd ever seen. Lol

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#9932 Jan 18, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah Hank Williams Jr. isn't worth a crap. He's a loud mouth drunk and now he's a has been. Hank Sr. was incredible I agree . My Mom liked him a lot but Elvis was her guy. She thought Elvis was the best looking man she'd ever seen. Lol
I thought Hank Williams Jr was pretty decent for outlaw country.

I imagine that he is getting up there in age and was always crazy.

His son is recording but he is more punk country, I hear.

At least Hank Williams Sr did music that was original for the day.

His classic songs that he wrote had brilliant lyrics. Really good.

The meat heads in cowboy hats today are so lame.

They all sound like a clone of one another.
dennis hauser

United States

#9933 Jan 18, 2013
Bubba wrote:
I liked The Who Tommy rock Opera and Quadraphenia was a good rock Opera type album. Outside of those two albums I can't stand Opera like what the Italians listen too. Octo your dog is a country dog maybe or easy listening dog. Maybe he would like to hear 3 Dog Night Lol.
What about Elvis' "Hound Dog!?" LOL!!

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