150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

150 Best Selling Artists in the World!

There are 12902 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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#11058 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.
Years ago, I met a dude that claimed he was a roadie for Johnny Winter but I was just a kid. I don't know if it was true or not. Some get the Winter brothers mixed up sometimes. Anyway, Johnny Winter is more blues rock and has put out more albums. His brother had a hit called "Frankenstein" as I can recall. I've never seen a bigger name act play for free and I was wondering how you managed to see Edger Winter? I know that he wasn't as profound as his more famous brother but I thought they would be playing on stage together, right?

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#11059 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>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.
I haven't been to an Indian casino in years but I would think that they would have the same no smoking rules. I can see having select smoking areas outside, which makes sense. After all, the second hand smoke is nasty in an enclosed building.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11060 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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Years ago, I met a dude that claimed he was a roadie for Johnny Winter but I was just a kid. I don't know if it was true or not. Some get the Winter brothers mixed up sometimes. Anyway, Johnny Winter is more blues rock and has put out more albums. His brother had a hit called "Frankenstein" as I can recall. I've never seen a bigger name act play for free and I was wondering how you managed to see Edger Winter? I know that he wasn't as profound as his more famous brother but I thought they would be playing on stage together, right?
Edger was good. A friend of mines brother is the sound tech for Edger. I guess the casino put the show on for free to draw more people in.They got him for a cheap price I'm guessing.His biggest hits were Frankenstien and Keep playing that Rock and Roll.Remember Curtis Mayfield who sang Kung Fu fighting God I hated that song?

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#11061 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Edger was good. A friend of mines brother is the sound tech for Edger. I guess the casino put the show on for free to draw more people in.They got him for a cheap price I'm guessing.His biggest hits were Frankenstien and Keep playing that Rock and Roll.Remember Curtis Mayfield who sang Kung Fu fighting God I hated that song?
I don't think it was Curtis Mayfield that did "Kung Fu Fighting" but a different guy. Anyway, Curtis Mayfield was actually good. He did a few soundtrack soul hits like, "Superfly" and "Freddie's Dead" I think he might of had a hit named "Kung Fu" but believe it is another song, Bubba. The Winter Brothers are getting up there in age but they are good guitar players.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11062 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think it was Curtis Mayfield that did "Kung Fu Fighting" but a different guy. Anyway, Curtis Mayfield was actually good. He did a few soundtrack soul hits like, "Superfly" and "Freddie's Dead" I think he might of had a hit named "Kung Fu" but believe it is another song, Bubba. The Winter Brothers are getting up there in age but they are good guitar players.
Johnny and Edger sure are getting ugly but Johnny can still play great and Edger sounded good live his band was good.Rick Derringer used to be in his group and they still do rock and roll hoochie choo.

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#11063 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Johnny and Edger sure are getting ugly but Johnny can still play great and Edger sounded good live his band was good.Rick Derringer used to be in his group and they still do rock and roll hoochie choo.
"Rock N Roll Hoochie Choo" is on countless compilation CD's. Rick Derringer was good also but like everything, things change. I wish there were more rock bands playing around but the new thing now is dance club music, which I avoid. I love the summer with cookouts, bonfires and fireworks. I have plenty of tunes to play and my wife and I are looking forward to using our nice new backyard. The weather is still a bit chilly though. I hope it starts warming up soon. You guys out in Seatle get a lot of rain, I hear but for a while it was a hot spot for rock n roll bands.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11064 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think it was Curtis Mayfield that did "Kung Fu Fighting" but a different guy. Anyway, Curtis Mayfield was actually good. He did a few soundtrack soul hits like, "Superfly" and "Freddie's Dead" I think he might of had a hit named "Kung Fu" but believe it is another song, Bubba. The Winter Brothers are getting up there in age but they are good guitar players.
You are right Octo it was Carl Douglas that sang that stupid kung fu fighting song not Curtis Mayfield.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11065 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
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"Rock N Roll Hoochie Choo" is on countless compilation CD's. Rick Derringer was good also but like everything, things change. I wish there were more rock bands playing around but the new thing now is dance club music, which I avoid. I love the summer with cookouts, bonfires and fireworks. I have plenty of tunes to play and my wife and I are looking forward to using our nice new backyard. The weather is still a bit chilly though. I hope it starts warming up soon. You guys out in Seatle get a lot of rain, I hear but for a while it was a hot spot for rock n roll bands.
Yeah we are having colder than normal weather here too. Seattle was hot for bands but after Pearle Jam is has died down. Myself I don't much care for Pearle Jam or Alice in Chains But of course I like Hendrix and Heart. Nirvana wasn't my cup of tea either.

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#11066 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>You are right Octo it was Carl Douglas that sang that stupid kung fu fighting song not Curtis Mayfield.
Yeah, that was a stupid song but they played it all the time. But the late seventies and early eighties had its share of stupid musical crapola also. Remember "Grease" (is the word)??? I believe as a kid, I had that 45 single. The best way to avoid crappy music is to ignore it, which is easier to do today because of i pods and CD players in the car. I must admit though, kids boom that hip hop shit so loud that you can hear it ten miles away. I mean, I like loud music but what is the point when all you hear is pumping bass? What a joke. I never thought I'd become like an old man but here I am. That crap with never do anything to match real true talent like Elvis and The Beatles. They are still the top of which all success is measured, the cornerstone of real record sales and loyal fandom. The good thing is that they will never be beaten.

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#11067 Apr 23, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah we are having colder than normal weather here too. Seattle was hot for bands but after Pearle Jam is has died down. Myself I don't much care for Pearle Jam or Alice in Chains But of course I like Hendrix and Heart. Nirvana wasn't my cup of tea either.
Surely, Hendrix is buried in Seattle so I imagine you get a lot of rock n roll tourists looking to visit his grave site. And with the new CD doing so well, there has to be some Jimi Hendrix buzz going on in Seattle right now.
Bubba

Bothell, WA

#11068 Apr 23, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, that was a stupid song but they played it all the time. But the late seventies and early eighties had its share of stupid musical crapola also. Remember "Grease" (is the word)??? I believe as a kid, I had that 45 single. The best way to avoid crappy music is to ignore it, which is easier to do today because of i pods and CD players in the car. I must admit though, kids boom that hip hop shit so loud that you can hear it ten miles away. I mean, I like loud music but what is the point when all you hear is pumping bass? What a joke. I never thought I'd become like an old man but here I am. That crap with never do anything to match real true talent like Elvis and The Beatles. They are still the top of which all success is measured, the cornerstone of real record sales and loyal fandom. The good thing is that they will never be beaten.
I had hoped by now hip hop would die and go away. But yeah there are still morons who play it in their cars and annoy the hell out of people like you and me.I never dreamed there would ever be music worse than disco until I heard rap.I can handle Mo-Town but rap and disco will always suck.Did you watch the hall of fame ceremony last night? I missed it because I was at work as usual.
Chris

United States

#11072 Apr 24, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I had hoped by now hip hop would die and go away. But yeah there are still morons who play it in their cars and annoy the hell out of people like you and me.I never dreamed there would ever be music worse than disco until I heard rap.I can handle Mo-Town but rap and disco will always suck.Did you watch the hall of fame ceremony last night? I missed it because I was at work as usual.
Yeah I'm surprised rap has lasted this long to. The problem is that a lot of the younger generation don't know what good music. They keep buying all the crap the industry churns out.

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#11073 Apr 24, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I had hoped by now hip hop would die and go away. But yeah there are still morons who play it in their cars and annoy the hell out of people like you and me.I never dreamed there would ever be music worse than disco until I heard rap.I can handle Mo-Town but rap and disco will always suck.Did you watch the hall of fame ceremony last night? I missed it because I was at work as usual.
Rap, hip hop and dance pop developed over time and gained an audience but that didn't mean the recording industry had to ignore and give up on promoting rock bands. That is what happened. So, today they have a very limited market because not everybody likes hip hop and dance pop. Where is the musician based music? It is a lot cheaper for them to produce computerized beats, tack vocals to it then it is to record in a real recording studio. They did it because people are not buying music anymore. They can produce crap for very little money and still make a profit from it. Nothing is done for art or the long term of artists building a following. That's the problem, Bubba. Very few artists get second chances if they are not successful right away. That is what happened with eighties Heavy Metal bands. They were abandoned and dropped for what they considered the new fad when Nirvana, STP, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam and other grunge bands hit in the mid nineties. That faded and the recording industry just focused on rap and pop because it cheap to produce and very rarely takes talent.

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#11074 Apr 24, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>I had hoped by now hip hop would die and go away. But yeah there are still morons who play it in their cars and annoy the hell out of people like you and me.I never dreamed there would ever be music worse than disco until I heard rap.I can handle Mo-Town but rap and disco will always suck.Did you watch the hall of fame ceremony last night? I missed it because I was at work as usual.
I missed the rock n roll hall of fame ceremony. I did not know about it but they probably inducted someone else that doesn't deserve to be there. No big loss.
RICK

Midlothian, IL

#11075 Apr 24, 2013
Here are my top 10 favorite Elvis songs from the seventies,in no particular order of likability;NO.1.`POLK SALAD ANNIE'[from the `ON STAGE,FEBRUARY 1970'album].NO.2.`PROMISED LAND'[a great seventies Elvis rocker].NO.3.`BURNING LOVE'.NO.4.`I'M LEAVIN'.NO.5.`FOR OL' TIMES SAKE'.NO.6.`I GOT A FEELIN' IN MY BODY'[a great and HIP gospel song].no.7`T-R-O-U-B-L-E'[a great song that underscores his great ability to do COUNTRY music].NO.8.`UNCHAINED MELODY'[the greatest version of this song ever performed,creaming The Righteous Brothers or any other artist's rendition,bar none].NO.9.`I GOT A THING ABOUT YOU,BABY'[more hip 70's Elvis].NO.10.`I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN'[from the `FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD,MEMPHIS TENNESSEE'album,and for me,these songs just sratch the surface of my favorite Elvis songs from that era,there's so much great music,peace out.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#11077 Apr 24, 2013
octo wrote:
<quoted text>
Rap, hip hop and dance pop developed over time and gained an audience but that didn't mean the recording industry had to ignore and give up on promoting rock bands. That is what happened. So, today they have a very limited market because not everybody likes hip hop and dance pop. Where is the musician based music? It is a lot cheaper for them to produce computerized beats, tack vocals to it then it is to record in a real recording studio. They did it because people are not buying music anymore. They can produce crap for very little money and still make a profit from it. Nothing is done for art or the long term of artists building a following. That's the problem, Bubba. Very few artists get second chances if they are not successful right away. That is what happened with eighties Heavy Metal bands. They were abandoned and dropped for what they considered the new fad when Nirvana, STP, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam and other grunge bands hit in the mid nineties. That faded and the recording industry just focused on rap and pop because it cheap to produce and very rarely takes talent.
That's right Octo that's why we don't have bands like ToTo now.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#11078 Apr 24, 2013
RICK wrote:
Here are my top 10 favorite Elvis songs from the seventies,in no particular order of likability;NO.1.`POLK SALAD ANNIE'[from the `ON STAGE,FEBRUARY 1970'album].NO.2.`PROMISED LAND'[a great seventies Elvis rocker].NO.3.`BURNING LOVE'.NO.4.`I'M LEAVIN'.NO.5.`FOR OL' TIMES SAKE'.NO.6.`I GOT A FEELIN' IN MY BODY'[a great and HIP gospel song].no.7`T-R-O-U-B-L-E'[a great song that underscores his great ability to do COUNTRY music].NO.8.`UNCHAINED MELODY'[the greatest version of this song ever performed,creaming The Righteous Brothers or any other artist's rendition,bar none].NO.9.`I GOT A THING ABOUT YOU,BABY'[more hip 70's Elvis].NO.10.`I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN'[from the `FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD,MEMPHIS TENNESSEE'album,and for me,these songs just sratch the surface of my favorite Elvis songs from that era,there's so much great music,peace out.
Is I'll never fall in Love again the same one that Tom Jones sang?

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#11079 Apr 24, 2013
RICK wrote:
Here are my top 10 favorite Elvis songs from the seventies,in no particular order of likability;NO.1.`POLK SALAD ANNIE'[from the `ON STAGE,FEBRUARY 1970'album].NO.2.`PROMISED LAND'[a great seventies Elvis rocker].NO.3.`BURNING LOVE'.NO.4.`I'M LEAVIN'.NO.5.`FOR OL' TIMES SAKE'.NO.6.`I GOT A FEELIN' IN MY BODY'[a great and HIP gospel song].no.7`T-R-O-U-B-L-E'[a great song that underscores his great ability to do COUNTRY music].NO.8.`UNCHAINED MELODY'[the greatest version of this song ever performed,creaming The Righteous Brothers or any other artist's rendition,bar none].NO.9.`I GOT A THING ABOUT YOU,BABY'[more hip 70's Elvis].NO.10.`I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN'[from the `FROM ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD,MEMPHIS TENNESSEE'album,and for me,these songs just sratch the surface of my favorite Elvis songs from that era,there's so much great music,peace out.
Here are some of my top Elvis favorites from the seventies:

1. Lovin' Arms
2. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
3. T-R-O-U-B-L-E
4.(that's what you get) For Lovin' Me
5. It's Only Love
6. Help Me Make It Through The Night
7. I Really Don't Want To Know
8. Fools Rush In (where angel's fear to trend)
9. Saparate Ways
10. It's Impossible
11. Snowbird
12. She Thinks I Still Care
13. Promised Land
14. Seeing Is Believing
15. I've Got A Thing About You, Baby
16. Mary In The Morning
17. Love Comin' Down
18. Girl Of Mine
19. Thinking About You
20. Steamroller Blues

Of course, it goes on and on and on...

Elvis didn't have to do strictly rock because he was superior.

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#11080 Apr 24, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Is I'll never fall in Love again the same one that Tom Jones sang?
Way better than Tom Jones. Elvis sang it like he meant it.

Elvis covered "Green, Green, Grass Of Home" also.

Again, a way superior version because he went deep into the lyrics and sang it from within.

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#11081 Apr 24, 2013
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>That's right Octo that's why we don't have bands like ToTo now.
Bad example. There has always been lame hack bands that at least, were surrounded by the good stuff.

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