What was the biggest selling album of the 70s? Here is a clue this album was at number 1 for 33 weeks in 1970 and was the best selling album in both 1970 and 1971. Got it yet? Read on to find out what the album is and more importantly who were the artists or artist that recorded it.

 

What Was The Biggest Selling Album Of The 70s?

 

1-10 Biggest Selling Albums Of The 70s

There are a few greatest hits albums in this list, I will list the albums and the year they were released.  I will save the biggest selling album for later.

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2. Abba – Greatest Hits (1976)

3. Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)

4. Simon and Garfunkel – Greatest Hits (1972)

5. Original Soundtrack – Saturday Night Fever  (1977)

6. The Carpenters – The Singles 1969-1973 (1974)

7. Abba – Arrival (1976)

8. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

9. Original Soundtrack – Grease (1978)

10. Elvis Presley – 40 Greatest Hits (1974)

 

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11-20 Biggest Selling Albums Of The 70s

 

11. The Beach Boys – 20 Golden Greats (1976)

12. Paul McCartney and Wings – Band On The Run (1973)

13. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

14. The Stylistics – The Best Of The Stylistics (1975

15. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)

16. Rod Stewart – Atlantic Crossing (1975)

17. The Shadows – 20 Golden Greats (1977)

18. Diana Ross & The Supremes – 20 Golden Greats (1977)

19. Elton John – Greatest Hits (1974)

20. Abba – Abba: The Album (1978)

 

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21-30 Biggest Selling Albums Of The 70s

 

21. Queen – A Night At The Opera (1975)

22. Bread – The Sound Of Bread (1977)

23. The Eagles – Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) (1976)

24. Electric Light Orchestra – Out Of The Blue (1977)

25. Boney M – Nightflight To Venus (1978)

26. Various Artists – 20 Dynamic Hits (1972)

27. The Beatles – 1967-1970 (1973)

28. The Eagles – Hotel California (1976)

29. Perry Como – 40 Greatest Hits (1975)

30. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

 

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31-40 Biggest Selling Album Of The 70s

 

31. Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristoffersen – A Star Is Born (1976)

32. The Beatles – 1962-1966 (1973)

33. Demis Roussos – Forever And Ever (1973)

34. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)

35. Perry Como – And I Love You So (1973)

36. Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life (1976)

37. The Bay City Rollers – Once Upon A Star (1975)

38. Various Artists – Disco Fever (1977)

39. Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record (1976)

40. Various Artists – 20 All Time Greats Of The 50’s (1972)

 

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41-50 Biggest Selling Albums Of The 70s

 

41. Jeff Wayne – Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds (1978)

42. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)

43. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bo***cks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)

44. The Bay City Rollers – Rollin’ (1974)

45. Glen Campbell – Glen Campbell’s Twenty Golden Greats (1976)

46. Electric Light Orchestra – Discovery (1979)

47. John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

48. Leo Sayer – The Very Best Of Leo Sayer (1979)

49. Jim Reeves – 40 Golden Greats (1975)

50. Leo Sayer – Endless Flight (1976)

 

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So what was the biggest selling album of the 70s in the UK?  Have you been thinking about it and made a guess? Well it was Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water. Did you guess correctly?

 

 

 

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I got the above information from Wikipedia.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the top 50 biggest selling albums of the 70s. Leave a comment below and let me know if you owned any of these albums. Thanks for visiting today and please keep coming back as I build the content on this site. If you are interested in joining a 70s music group were you can post your memories of the music of this decade click here.

Frank

frank@musicofthe70s.co.uk

P.S. I am currently doing a virtual walk for Prostate Cancer UK, I am doing the length of Route 66 which is 2,278 miles long. I am asking people who donate to help me build my playlist for my walks. I you would like to donate and help me build my playlist please click here. Thanks in advance.

P.P.S. 70’s music would be best of course but I do listen to a bit of 80s too:)

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