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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Paco

Seattle, WA

#11036 Apr 22, 2013
Rocko wrote:
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No its' not !! Isn't the post above this one a reply to the so called "troll'? Wakey, wakey, Kingee.
Huh!

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#11037 Apr 22, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Guys, you're forgetting.
It was then as it is now.
Who buys the records?
Mostly teens.
They're the ones who drive the charts.
And, to be fair, there were mostly good tracks during the 60s and 70s that made it to No.1 - the ones you mentioned above are exceptions.
Like I said, then as now.
Yeah, the recording industry still thinks it is a youth market.

But they do not seem to be buying the shit.(hip hop, dance, pop)

It is sold from hype and song downloads and it reflects the charts.

No kids I know are buying CD's or vinyl records.

My nieces download certain songs onto their i pods.

But then dump the artist for the current fad that their friends like.

Music is basically programed around a hyped up event that sells.

Crap exsisted in every era but it seems to be worse today.

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#11038 Apr 22, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot Paul Anka with his crappy song Having my baby. yes many radio songs were really crap but some goofs liked that stuff. I'm glad we had BTO and Steve Miller and Steely Dan and Lennon to listen to so we didn't have to listen to Disco and sap. I was a DJ at a tavern in 1976 Everybody liked Elton John the bitch is back and J Giels Nothing but a party.Even Charlie Daniels Long Haired Country boy was requested.
That is cool that you had the chance to be a DJ at a tavern, Bubba.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#11039 Apr 23, 2013
That's pretty neat that you were a DJ in a tavern,Bubba,and you're absolutely right on about Elvis in the 70's,Octo,his great music of my favorite Elvis period BENEFITTED GREATLY IN THE LONG RUN by not being overplayed like you said,and that is definitely a factor in the music continuing to catch the ears of new generations as well,no doubt,because to the new fans coming up these songs are like finding gold in a desert,peace out.
King Elvis

Mosman, Australia

#11042 Apr 23, 2013
Paco wrote:
<quoted text>Huh!
Mate, seriously.

Please stop responding to the idiot troll.

As you can all see, his posts 11000-03, 11009, 11031-32 and 11035 have been removed.

Ant future posts of his will be deleted too.

Topix deletes all his crap, please don't respond to him, it's what trolls feed on.

Thanks.

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#11043 Apr 23, 2013
RICK wrote:
That's pretty neat that you were a DJ in a tavern,Bubba,and you're absolutely right on about Elvis in the 70's,Octo,his great music of my favorite Elvis period BENEFITTED GREATLY IN THE LONG RUN by not being overplayed like you said,and that is definitely a factor in the music continuing to catch the ears of new generations as well,no doubt,because to the new fans coming up these songs are like finding gold in a desert,peace out.
Elvis's seventies albums were first reissued on CD by RCA in the 1990's, which I grabbed them all. I also raided all the "Double Features" around that time. Overall, the late sixties and the seventies continue to be my favorite Elvis period because Elvis updated his sound and was doing more modern music but wasn't following the crowd. Of course, "In The Ghetto" "Suspicious Minds" "Kentucky Rain" and "Burning Love" became the biggest hits but songs like "Promised Land" and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" were great and stand on their own despite lack of radio play. I certainly like Elvis's last string of studio albums the best and they show enormous growth as an artist. Elvis did not rest on his past and that is what I'm most proud of. Elvis explored the country side of his talents and his work in the mid 70's holds up very well today.

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#11044 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>It was funny Octo half the crowd wanted Disco Dance music and half hated Disco like me.One thing good about the 70's is that we had good Southern rock with ZZ TOPS-SKYNYRD-MOLLY HATCHET-ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION-BLACK SNAKE and groups like that weren't daffy disco bands.
Woman love to dance, Bubba. At least, the music industry offered a larger selection of musical entertainment and promoted it. Today, all the focus is basically limited to pop and dance acts. I still like the lesser Southern rock bands of the seventies, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet and The Outlaws. Skynyrd were great but I overplayed them back in the eighties.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11045 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Elvis's seventies albums were first reissued on CD by RCA in the 1990's, which I grabbed them all. I also raided all the "Double Features" around that time. Overall, the late sixties and the seventies continue to be my favorite Elvis period because Elvis updated his sound and was doing more modern music but wasn't following the crowd. Of course, "In The Ghetto" "Suspicious Minds" "Kentucky Rain" and "Burning Love" became the biggest hits but songs like "Promised Land" and "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" were great and stand on their own despite lack of radio play. I certainly like Elvis's last string of studio albums the best and they show enormous growth as an artist. Elvis did not rest on his past and that is what I'm most proud of. Elvis explored the country side of his talents and his work in the mid 70's holds up very well today.
I'd have to say All of the Elvis songs from 1950 to the 70's hold up well today. Mostly the oldies stations play his music but his loyal fans collect and enjoy his entire catalogue of songs. I watched him last night on you-tube doing a medley of Little sister/Get Back and saw his version of Something. I didn't like his version of Something because it sounded too cabaret to me. But then I'm a big fan of George Harrison. Elvis and the Beatles music will always hold up and be played somewhere by somebody Good music stands the test of time. just like the Beach Boys.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11046 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Woman love to dance, Bubba. At least, the music industry offered a larger selection of musical entertainment and promoted it. Today, all the focus is basically limited to pop and dance acts. I still like the lesser Southern rock bands of the seventies, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet and The Outlaws. Skynyrd were great but I overplayed them back in the eighties.
Yeah me too I burned out on ZZ TOPS. I listen to Canadians like Colin James and still listen to Rush who got inducted recently.

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#11047 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I'd have to say All of the Elvis songs from 1950 to the 70's hold up well today. Mostly the oldies stations play his music but his loyal fans collect and enjoy his entire catalogue of songs. I watched him last night on you-tube doing a medley of Little sister/Get Back and saw his version of Something. I didn't like his version of Something because it sounded too cabaret to me. But then I'm a big fan of George Harrison. Elvis and the Beatles music will always hold up and be played somewhere by somebody Good music stands the test of time. just like the Beach Boys.
Elvis did "Something" "Yesterday" and "Little Sister/Get Back" as live tracks and there are many different versions of them. Of course, The Beatle versions are stronger. But Elvis did do "Something" the best in 1970 but it never appeared on album until his inferior version from "Aloha From Hawaii" in 1973. I don't know if you ever heard it but George had an extended instrumental piece that was left out of the master of "Something" which makes it one of my favorite Beatle outtakes. He should have kept it in because it is great. The point is that there is much more to Elvis than his fifties hits, Bubba. Radio doesn't have to play it because they are albums Elvis made between touring and doing engagements. It was put out for the purpose of offering new and current music for Elvis fans that wanted to hear what he had been up to at the time.

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#11048 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah me too I burned out on ZZ TOPS. I listen to Canadians like Colin James and still listen to Rush who got inducted recently.
A friend of mine just got tickets to see Uncle Kracker, Kid Rock and ZZ Top for September. No interest on my part. I can live without seeing that concert.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11049 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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A friend of mine just got tickets to see Uncle Kracker, Kid Rock and ZZ Top for September. No interest on my part. I can live without seeing that concert.
I don't like Kid Rock but he does try to keep his concert tickets affordable.Uncle Cracker I'm not familiar with but I doubt that I'd like them. I've heard some of the new ZZ TOPS album it sounds pretty much the same. Their best has already been done. I can't stand hearing La Grange anymore.

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#11050 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I don't like Kid Rock but he does try to keep his concert tickets affordable.Uncle Cracker I'm not familiar with but I doubt that I'd like them. I've heard some of the new ZZ TOPS album it sounds pretty much the same. Their best has already been done. I can't stand hearing La Grange anymore.
Well, ZZ Top has been stuck on repeat for years and that is why I have no desire to see them live. My friend loves Kid Rock but I fail to hear what is so great about him. He could show up on my property and I'd have him arrested. I think he is a dirt bag with an obnoxious mouth, which doesn't appeal to me. I wouldn't know about Uncle Cracker and could care less what they do. Everybody is different, Bubba. The tickets for lawn seats were only twenty dollars but my wife did not want to go either. If it were a band worth seeing, I would've have loved to have gotten tickets but sitting through Kid Rock wouldn't be worth it. ZZ Top is simply overplayed and overdone and I rather wait until someone better comes to town. Being with friends is cool but I'd want to see a performance that I'd at least enjoy. Too bad it wasn't Steve Perry.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11051 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Well, ZZ Top has been stuck on repeat for years and that is why I have no desire to see them live. My friend loves Kid Rock but I fail to hear what is so great about him. He could show up on my property and I'd have him arrested. I think he is a dirt bag with an obnoxious mouth, which doesn't appeal to me. I wouldn't know about Uncle Cracker and could care less what they do. Everybody is different, Bubba. The tickets for lawn seats were only twenty dollars but my wife did not want to go either. If it were a band worth seeing, I would've have loved to have gotten tickets but sitting through Kid Rock wouldn't be worth it. ZZ Top is simply overplayed and overdone and I rather wait until someone better comes to town. Being with friends is cool but I'd want to see a performance that I'd at least enjoy. Too bad it wasn't Steve Perry.
I agree Steve Perry should do a solo tour. Kid Rock is way overrated and a punk.I'd like to see Bob Seger but his tickets were pretty high. Sammy Hagar is coming this summer.

Since: Jun 12

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#11052 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Steve Perry should do a solo tour. Kid Rock is way overrated and a punk.I'd like to see Bob Seger but his tickets were pretty high. Sammy Hagar is coming this summer.
I'd figure Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band would be expensive on tickets. My wife and I actually saw Steve Perry years ago when we were just friends in the early 90's. His voice was amazing and it was a very enjoyable show. He did his Journey stuff and things from his solo albums like "Foolish Heart" I also saw Sammy Hagar before he joined Van Halen and he put on a rockin' show. I'm not too concerned about concerts this summer but if the artist is someone worth seeing and/or the price is reasonable, I might go. Last year, we went to a free Paul McCartney tribute in a park that was actually pretty good and we had dinner. We had a good time and heard some good live music and met some nice people that bought their dogs with them. Those events are great if you find out about them. They had free fireworks on the weekends also.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11053 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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I'd figure Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band would be expensive on tickets. My wife and I actually saw Steve Perry years ago when we were just friends in the early 90's. His voice was amazing and it was a very enjoyable show. He did his Journey stuff and things from his solo albums like "Foolish Heart" I also saw Sammy Hagar before he joined Van Halen and he put on a rockin' show. I'm not too concerned about concerts this summer but if the artist is someone worth seeing and/or the price is reasonable, I might go. Last year, we went to a free Paul McCartney tribute in a park that was actually pretty good and we had dinner. We had a good time and heard some good live music and met some nice people that bought their dogs with them. Those events are great if you find out about them. They had free fireworks on the weekends also.
Yeah the nice part about seeing a McCartney Tribute band is they leave out the sappy songs and just do the best of McCartney. Seattle has a good McCartney tribute band and a great Heart Tribute band too.Every Sunday night they have free tribute shows at a local Casino 6 miles from my house.

Since: Jun 12

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#11054 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah the nice part about seeing a McCartney Tribute band is they leave out the sappy songs and just do the best of McCartney. Seattle has a good McCartney tribute band and a great Heart Tribute band too.Every Sunday night they have free tribute shows at a local Casino 6 miles from my house.
Actually, the impersonator did a large selection of Beatles and some of the better tracks from his solo career. He looked sort of like Paul McCartney as well. I could tell that he was into it, which is quite different than what I expected because it could of easily been a Beatles tribute had there been three other guys. The band did a wonderful job and everybody was mellow and singing along. At first, I didn't want to go but my wife wanted to so we went. It was a lot of older people with kids and their dogs. They had balloons and people were dancing. A fun time for families. I'm sure he'll be asked back this year because it was a successful event with no violence or drunken fights. The police patroled the park but they had no problems whatsoever. It was great. The casino shows by us are never free but we did see Eddie Money there.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11055 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Actually, the impersonator did a large selection of Beatles and some of the better tracks from his solo career. He looked sort of like Paul McCartney as well. I could tell that he was into it, which is quite different than what I expected because it could of easily been a Beatles tribute had there been three other guys. The band did a wonderful job and everybody was mellow and singing along. At first, I didn't want to go but my wife wanted to so we went. It was a lot of older people with kids and their dogs. They had balloons and people were dancing. A fun time for families. I'm sure he'll be asked back this year because it was a successful event with no violence or drunken fights. The police patroled the park but they had no problems whatsoever. It was great. The casino shows by us are never free but we did see Eddie Money there.
I live between two Indian Casinos I enjoy the entertainment but Indian Casinos still allow smoking and it gets bad at the shows in the lounge.One has an out door venue in the Summer That's where Sammy Hagar is playing at. I saw Edger Winters a couple of years ago for free.

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#11056 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I live between two Indian Casinos I enjoy the entertainment but Indian Casinos still allow smoking and it gets bad at the shows in the lounge.One has an out door venue in the Summer That's where Sammy Hagar is playing at. I saw Edger Winters a couple of years ago for free.
Really?

You can't smoke anywhere inside of a building in New York State. Smokers have to go outside, which is just as well. We haven't been to the casino in awhile because of the new house and getting certain things for it but I can tell that my wife is itching to play the slots again. It is okay as long as you win something or leave there breaking even. I'm sure the nightclub at the casino signed up some bigger names for the summer but we would have to go and find out. I love playing the games but hate losing. Lately, we've been going to this awesome buffet near us that has really great food that is better than the one at the casino so there is not any excuses to go out of our way since the new house is quite further from the gambling site.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11057 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Really?
You can't smoke anywhere inside of a building in New York State. Smokers have to go outside, which is just as well. We haven't been to the casino in awhile because of the new house and getting certain things for it but I can tell that my wife is itching to play the slots again. It is okay as long as you win something or leave there breaking even. I'm sure the nightclub at the casino signed up some bigger names for the summer but we would have to go and find out. I love playing the games but hate losing. Lately, we've been going to this awesome buffet near us that has really great food that is better than the one at the casino so there is not any excuses to go out of our way since the new house is quite further from the gambling site.
Indian Casinos on Indian owned land have different rules that allow smoking.all other buildings have become non-smoking. Boeing only lets people smoke in their cars in the parking lots.

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