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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Billboard 200: <br><br>#43 - The Essential Michael Jackson (+3) *Peak #31*</p>&mdash; Michael Jackson Charts (@MJJCharts) <a href="https://twitter.com/MJJCharts/status/1049775371313242112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">9 October 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Top Catalog Albums: <br><br>#1 - The Essential Michael Jackson (+1) *Peak #1*</p>&mdash; Michael Jackson Charts (@MJJCharts) <a href="https://twitter.com/MJJCharts/status/1049780516390612993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">9 October 2018</a></blockquote>
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Nice to see The Essential continue its impressive run in the US. It has been doing extremely well for the past 4-5 months. Hope this run continues.
 

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The UK's top 40 biggest studio albums of all time

The Beatles’ classic record Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been crowned the British public’s all-time favourite studio album, according to a brand new chart due to be counted down on BBC Radio 2 today (Saturday, October 13).

The ground-breaking 1967 LP strides home with 5.34 million combined sales at the top of the all-time Official Studio Albums Chart, which has been compiled by the Official Charts Company to mark today’s National Album Day celebrations.

The chart - which ranks albums by combining physical sales, downloads and streams in the UK - reflects album sales of 135 million across more than 60 years.

It is topped by an eclectic Top 5 which accounts for approaching 25 million sales on its own, reflecting the music from five different decades. Snapping at The Beatles’ toes are Adele’s 2011 album 21 in second place (5.11m), followed by 1995’s (What’s The Story) Morning Glory by Oasis (4.94m). In fourth place comes Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic Dark Side Of The Moon (4.47m), just ahead of Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller (4.47m).

The act with most albums in the Top 40 list is Coldplay, with A Rush Of Blood To The Head at 27, X&Y at 32 and Parachutes at 40. Five acts claim two albums in the list – Adele, Dido, Ed Sheeran, Michael Buble and Michael Jackson. In total 33 different acts are represented in the chart.

Top 10 most successful studio albums in the UK:

1) Sgt Pepper's Lonely Club Band by The Beatles- 5.34 million

2) 21 by Adele- 5.11 million

3) What's The Story Morning Glory by Oasis- 4.94 million

4) The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd- 4.47 million

5) Thriller by Michael Jackson- 4.47 million

6) Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits- 4.35 million

7) Bad by Michael Jackson- 4.14 million

8) Rumors by Fleetwood Mac- 4.09 million

9) Back To Black by Amy Winehouse- 3.93 million

10) 25 by Adele- 3.50 million

The full top 40 list and the full article can be found at this link:
https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-uks-biggest-studio-albums-of-all-time__24431/
 

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Only Michael as the male singer (and Adele, as well as Queen) has two best selling albums in the UKs TOP10, not the Beatles, NOT (at all) Elvis, or any other music act.

It just shows how monstrous MJ has alwas been....
 

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BILLBOARD 200
97. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 97, Peak 31, Weeks 247)
119. Thriller (Prev 130, Peak 1, Weeks 337)

VINYL ALBUMS
12. Thriller (Prev 15, Peak 3, Weeks 101)

CATALOG ALBUMS
11. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 9, Peak 1, Weeks 300)
22. Thriller (Prev 24, Peak 1, Weeks 415)

UK ALBUMS CHART
44. Number Ones (Prev 46, Peak 1, Weeks 368)
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Jackson&#39;s &quot;Thriller&quot; has reached #1 on US iTunes.</p>&mdash; chart data (@chartdata) <a href="https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/1057792792804634624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 1, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Talk about longevity. MJ is the king of longevity.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“Thriller” by Michael Jackson has now DETHRONED the #1 spot on US iTunes from “Shallow” by <a href="https://twitter.com/ladygaga?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ladygaga</a> and Bradley Cooper. <br><br>Happy Halloween &#127875;! <a href="https://t.co/HQYqwyCxwA">pic.twitter.com/HQYqwyCxwA</a></p>&mdash; Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) <a href="https://twitter.com/musicnewsfact/status/1057799214883844098?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1. November 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">UK Singles Chart: #63(re) Thriller, <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@michaeljackson</a> [55 weeks]. *peak: #10*</p>&mdash; chart data (@chartdata) <a href="https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/1058416779704315904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 November 2018</a></blockquote>
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Chart Update (USA/UK) [Week of 3 November 2018]

BILLBOARD 200
83. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 97, Peak 31, Weeks 248)
102. Thriller (Prev 119, Peak 1, Weeks 338)

R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS
42. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev RE, Peak 16, Weeks 47)

R&B ALBUMS
9. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 12, Peak 2, Weeks 77)
14. Thriller (Prev 16, Peak 11, Weeks 59)

VINYL ALBUMS
9. Thriller (Prev 12, Peak 3, Weeks 102)

CATALOG ALBUMS
5. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 11, Peak 1, Weeks 301) [THE GREATEST GAINER OF THE WEEK!!]
13. Thriller (Prev 22, Peak 1, Weeks 416)

UK ALBUMS CHART
40. Number Ones (Prev 44, Peak 1, Weeks 369)

UK SINGLES CHART
63. Thriller (Prev RE, Peak 10, Weeks 55)
 

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Chart Update (USA/UK) [Week of 3 November 2018]

BILLBOARD 200
83. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 97, Peak 31, Weeks 248)
102. Thriller (Prev 119, Peak 1, Weeks 338)

R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS
42. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev RE, Peak 16, Weeks 47)

R&B ALBUMS
9. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 12, Peak 2, Weeks 77)
14. Thriller (Prev 16, Peak 11, Weeks 59)

VINYL ALBUMS
9. Thriller (Prev 12, Peak 3, Weeks 102)

CATALOG ALBUMS
5. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 11, Peak 1, Weeks 301) [THE GREATEST GAINER OF THE WEEK!!]
13. Thriller (Prev 22, Peak 1, Weeks 416)

UK ALBUMS CHART
40. Number Ones (Prev 44, Peak 1, Weeks 369)

UK SINGLES CHART
63. Thriller (Prev RE, Peak 10, Weeks 55)

The Eagles album doesn't come around yearly like this. I genuinely refuse to believe the sales figures are true.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Billboard Hot 100: #31(re) Thriller, <a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@michaeljackson</a> [18 weeks]. *peak: #4*</p>&mdash; chart data (@chartdata) <a href="https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/1059587414065401859?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">5 November 2018</a></blockquote>
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Thriller is the ultimate Halloween song so every year during the Halloween week, it will return to the charts. Now imagine if the Estate and Sony were smart and actually bothered to promote Thriller during the Halloween season, it will do even better than it normally does. Such a missed opportunity.
 

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Billboard 200:

Thriller: 42(+60)- 339 weeks
Essential MJ: 82(+1)- 249 weeks

Catalog albums:

Thriller: 1(+12)- 417 weeks
Essential MJ: 6(-1)- 302 weeks

Michael has now spent 9 weeks at the top of Catalog charts in 2018. 8 weeks with Essential MJ and 1 week with Thriller. Quite incredible.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@michaeljackson</a>'s “Thriller” returns to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hot100?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hot100</a> at No. 31 with 15,000 downloads sold (+189%), and 15.2 million U.S. streams (+198%), in the week ending Nov. 1, according to Nielsen Music.</p>&mdash; Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) <a href="https://twitter.com/billboardcharts/status/1059898148821352448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">6. November 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/michaeljackson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@michaeljackson</a>'s &quot;Thriller&quot; re-enters the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hot100?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Hot100</a> at No. 31 this week, thanks to its annual Halloween gains.<br><br>The rank is its highest since 1984.</p>&mdash; Billboard Charts (@billboardcharts) <a href="https://twitter.com/billboardcharts/status/1059898041715572737?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">6. November 2018</a></blockquote>
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More Billboard charts and Radio Charts

R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums
1 2 3 Thriller - 679 Weeks
3 3 8 The Essential Michael Jackson - 492 Weeks
22 21 - Number Ones - 574 Weeks

R&B Albums
6 14 16 Thriller - 60 Weeks
11 9 12 The Essential Michael Jackson - 78 Weeks

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
25 Re-Entry Thriller - 107 Weeks
42 42 - The Essential Michael Jackson - 48 Weeks

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Recurrents
1 Re-Entry Thriller - 8 Weeks

R&B Digital Song Sales
1 2 5 Thriller - 30 Weeks
15 Re-Entry Billie Jean - 23 Weeks
23 Re-Entry Beat It - 2 Weeks
25 Re-Entry Don't Matter To Me - 7 Weeks

Adult R&B
22 26 28 Don't Matter To Me - 3 Weeks

R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs
24 Re-Entry Thriller - 3 Weeks

R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales
2 19 - Thriller - 29 Weeks

Hot R&B Songs
9 13 12 Don't Matter To Me - 17 Weeks

R&B Streaming Songs
3 Re-Entry Thriller - 8 Weeks

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POP
29 27 DRAKE Don't Matter To Me f/M Jackson 2411 2091 320 6.122
+ 35 Spins
+ 26 Bullet
+ 0.004 Audience

HOT AC
41 43 DRAKE Don't Matter To Me f/M Jackson 259 258 1 0.389
- 2 Spins
+ 3 Bullet
- 0.031 Audience

RHYTHMIC
22 22 DRAKE Don't Matter To Me f/M Jackson 1685 1500 185 5.621
+ 31 Spins
+ 2 Bullet
+ 0.095 Audience

URBAN
41 43 DRAKE Don't Matter To Me f/M Jackson 858 843 15 3.106
- 7 Spins
- 19 Bullet
- 0.094 Audience

URBAN AC
25 20 DRAKE Don't Matter To Me f/M Jackson 434 377 57 1.687
+ 13 Spins
+ 7 Bullet
+ 0.066 Audience
 

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Chart Update (USA/UK) [Week of 17 November 2018]

BILLBOARD 200
99. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 82, Peak 31, Weeks 250)
120. Thriller (Prev 42, Peak 1, Weeks 340)

R&B ALBUMS
12. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 11, Peak 2, Weeks 79)
17. Thriller (Prev 6, Peak 11, Weeks 61)

VINYL ALBUMS
12. Thriller (Prev 5, Peak 3, Weeks 104)

CATALOG ALBUMS
8. The Essential Michael Jackson (Prev 6, Peak 1, Weeks 303)
19. Thriller (Prev 1, Peak 1, Weeks 418)

UK ALBUMS CHART
60. Number Ones (Prev 48, Peak 1, Weeks 371)

UK ALBUMS STREAMING CHART
31. Number Ones (Prev 26, Peak 18, Weeks 170)
 

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The Eagles album doesn't come around yearly like this. I genuinely refuse to believe the sales figures are true.

The Eagles attributed all their single certs to a compilation album, which alone is shifty since they should realisitcally go to their parent studio album. But in the end, we know not only Thriller, but Bad sold more equivalent sales worldwide.
 

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43 Classic LPs of the 80s - ChartMasters

https://chartmasters.org/2018/11/43-classic-lps-of-the-80s/#comment-30585

5. Bon Jovi &#8211; Slippery When Wet (1986)
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Critics may not appreciate long haired rock bands from the 80s as much as they do love 60s acts, the general public clearly does love them as shown by the #5 spot taken by Bon Jovi&#8216;s Slippery When Wet among the most streamed 80s albums.

After two successful underground albums in the US, the band reached a global audience with this 8 weeks #1 effort. While this is already an impressive showing, it could have been even much better since the album cumulated 20 weeks as runner up for 5 different albums.

Successful singles can support albums high on charts for at most 4 months, so such an extensive run can have only been achieved with several smashes. In fact, first two singles got to #1, they were You Give Love A Bad Name and Livin&#8217; On A Prayer. They both continue to be immensely popular with respectively 251 million and 302 million streams. There is only 3 albums with two hits of this magnitude and the remaining two chart at #1 and #2 of the decade.

Apart from these pair of global monsters, the record also features the classic Wanted Dead Or Alive which breaks 100 million. Remaining tracks are much more modest but an hat-trick of smashes is certainly already very good from only one era.



4. Michael Jackson &#8211; Bad (1987)
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An 80s ranking wouldn&#8217;t be an 80s ranking without Michael Jackson. His absence up to now could have been worrying, the fact is that in spite of his overwhelming domination of the decade he only issued 2 albums during these period. I won&#8217;t do much of a spoil telling that the other one, Thriller, has yet to come.

Let&#8217;s first speak about Bad. Home of an absurd 5 #1 singles at a time where singles and albums cannibalized each other way more than during the download era, its figures are amazing. The debut #1 single was I Just Can&#8217;t Stop Loving You which isn&#8217;t the best performer right now. It still records an healthy 46 million streams.

The title track came next, also hitting #1. It fares better with 88 million spins to date. One more single, one more #1 with The Way You Make Me Feel. With a huge 135 million streams, it&#8217;s only good enough for the 3rd highest score from the album. The fourth chart topper was Man In The Mirror. The song was already very popular and became even bigger after the passing of the global icon. It has 166 million plays. Then, the 5th and last #1 was Dirty Diana, one of the fans favorite of the artist, it is up to 68 million plays.

It&#8217;s key to point out that unlike acts like A-Ha, Toto, and Journey, there is no obvious go-to song for someone like Jackson to include on playlists. Most from Spotify never include more than one unique song from an artist. The fact that these 5 songs continue to perform so well is thus very telling.

There is more still. After all, if the album was often promoted with the &#8220;5 #1 singles!&#8221; tag line, it also had 9 UK Top 15 hits out of an original track list of 11 songs. One of these additional singles was no other than Smooth Criminal and its iconic bass line. It&#8217;s the second best performer of the album with 151 million streams. The last single to be released in both sides of the Atlantic, Another Part Of Me, doesn&#8217;t perform that well at 15 million.

Remaining restricted releases Leave Me Alone and Liberian Girl also have consistent streams at 28 million and 22 million streams, respectively. The album cut Speed Demon is also quite impressive at 13 million. The only song from the original track list to be below that mark is Just Good Friends which is still fairly high at 6 million.

No need to say that all these smash hits made the album a monumental success. With 63 million equivalent album sales, it&#8217;s the second biggest album of the decade. In terms of streams only, it thus ranks at #4. After charting at #7 of the 60s list as part of the Jackson 5 and at #22 of the 70s with his LP Off The Wall, the superstar is joins Paul Simon the only singer to belong to the best of each of these 3 decades.



3. AC/DC &#8211; Back in Black (1980)
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Hard rock classic album Back In Black shots to #3 of the ranking with a combined 765 million streams. Its singles release schedule was quite atypical. That year, in 1980, Aussie legends AC/DC managed to start it by charting 5 singles in the UK, none of which came from this album. Then, the title track which is arguably the most popular song of the LP was never issued in that country.

It was in the US though, hitting the Top 40 just like You Shook Me Al Night Long. This latter song was the first commercial single in the UK going also Top 40. Obviously, the big deal wasn&#8217;t to be seen on singles rankings though.

On its side, the album peaked at #4 in the US on a 23 weeks run inside the Top 10. It seems almost modest considering its stature. Indeed, that&#8217;s the only non-#1 US album among the Top 7 of our list. No need to say that it still went on to sell unreal numbers through the years, currently standing on 23,5 million US sales and 36 million worldwide.

Its evergreen results have been granted by its 4 strongly popular songs. The big two is the title track on 319 million, followed by Shook at 214 million. Around 85 million come both Shoot To Thrill and Hells Bells. Album cuts are possibly lower than we could have though but they still add for 5 to 18 million each. These are healthy numbers, at least healthy enough to secure a tiny lead of 8 million over Bad.



2. Guns N&#8217; Roses &#8211; Appetite For Destruction (1987)
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We do a mammoth jump from less than 800 million streams to more than 1,2 billion to reach the legendary Appetite For Destruction from the Guns N&#8217; Roses. Knowing that the previous albums were already ridiculously successful, the gap speaks by itself to highlight how much of a monster this LP is.

The first single It&#8217;s So Easy received enough airplay to push the album inside charts in 1987 but without making that much more. It hasn&#8217;t really grown lately as shown by its 21 million streams which are on par or even below various album cuts. The double A single Welcome To The Jungle / Nightrain hasn&#8217;t done much better then barely making the Top 100 in the UK and failing charts in the US.

One year after the album&#8217;s release hopes of high sales were mostly gone, it was poised to end as a minor underground success. There is no better way to reverse a negative trend than dropping a song as iconic as Sweet Child O&#8217; Mine yet. The US #1 hit was an instant smash there while gaining mass recognition more slowly but surely abroad. The enormous popularity of the song concludes on 451 million streams. It&#8217;s the second most streamed song of the decade, edging out Toto&#8216;s Africa by half a million plays only. It should be noted, in passing, that it also rocketed the album from the bottom of US charts to the top spot.

After that delayed but huge era kick off everything was easier. Welcome To The Jungle was released again to much more success. It peaked at #7 in the US and #24 in the UK will solidifying the album&#8217;s healthy pace of sales. The song is still immensely popular with just over 300 million rotations on Spotify to make Appetite For Destruction the only 80s album with 2 songs over this threshold.

Paradise City then came out, going top 10 in the US and in the UK. It&#8217;s also one of the hottest songs of the decade, the third one, with also a gigantic figure of 271 million streams. No need to say no other album has 3 hits of this size.

Below this trio there is a significant gap until reaching the 5th single from the original era as Nightrain has a more modest 33 million streams. This lack of mid-range hits costs the first position of this ranking to this LP. Album cuts are still absolutely impressive with numbers ranging from 9,5 million to 29 million.

The only song that looks a bit weaker is Shadow of Your Love. In reality it was added to the album only a few months ago as part of the massive 30 years anniversary edition of the disc.



1. Michael Jackson &#8211; Thriller (1982)
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In spite of the immense competition brought by the Guns N&#8217; Roses, Thriller manages to validate its iconic stature by topping the list of most streamed albums from the 80s. It&#8217;s the first and only pop album to lead its decade. This is also a tremendous showing for Michael Jackson who lands at #1 and #4 with his two releases of the 80s.

There is already so much that have been written about the most successful album of all-time that we may only focus on its streams. We start with the biggest pop hit ever, Billie Jean. This global #1 smash continues to be incredibly popular at 447 million streams. That&#8217;s the 4th highest showing from songs of the decade, with a minimal gap of 4 million with hits charting at #2 and #3.

Another huge #1 across the globe is next as Beat It registers 275 million spins. Not far behind and at also more than 200 million is Thriller. It&#8217;s all the more impressive since its iconic video clip gives it much more weight on YouTube than on Spotify, but it still does wonders there.

P.Y.T. shows how deep the album is. The song has been listened to 126 million to make the LP the only 80s record with 4 songs in 9 digits. Wanna Be Startin&#8217; Somethin&#8217; has 67,85 million streams. It was very close to be the biggest 5th song out of all albums, but Dirty Diana from the singer&#8217;s own album Bad tops it by a ridiculous margin of 7,000 streams.

We continue to check the era&#8217;s top 10 hits with Human Nature at 59 million. The comment about Bad is true here too: considering there is so many songs by the singer that will be prefered to these ones to feature on playlists, their numbers are truly stunning. The song that was the lead single in 1982 happens to be the worst performing today. The Girl Is Mine has 36 million streams which remains a sizable number.

The only two non-singles from the original track list The Lady In My Life and Baby Be Mine have 14 million streams a piece. It means that apart from having several of the biggest hits of the decade and by far the highest density of hits, the album is also the most consistent as this is by far the highest low of all 80s records.



Conclusion
I hope you loved going through all these fabulous albums. As music lovers, we can only advice you to go after them especially since many are now fairly cheap, often under $5, which is a bargain for such essential records.

While the biggest rock albums of the decade all perform very well the pop superstar Michael Jackson managed to hold them off. Not all do so well though, others suffer a huge disappointment. The most obvious case is the one of Madonna who completely fails the list with all her albums. Her Like A Virgin came the closest at 218 million but even this number isn&#8217;t that close. She isn&#8217;t the only one to miss the list as Phil Collins, Duran Duran, and Lionel Richie are absent too.

The next step in these series celebrating the 10 years of Spotify is naturally the 90s so you can already start putting money on your favorite horse!



In the meantime, here is the Top 30 singles of the decade:

1. 1981 &#8211; Journey &#8211; Don&#8217;t Stop Believin&#8217; &#8211; 528,219,000
2. 1987 &#8211; Guns N&#8217; Roses &#8211; Sweet Child O&#8217; Mine &#8211; 451,368,000
3. 1982 &#8211; Toto &#8211; Africa &#8211; 450,849,000
4. 1982 &#8211; Michael Jackson &#8211; Billie Jean &#8211; 447,324,000
5. 1985 &#8211; A-Ha &#8211; Take On Me &#8211; 425,393,000
6. 1980 &#8211; Queen &#8211; Another One Bites The Dust &#8211; 348,287,000
7. 1983 &#8211; Eurythmics &#8211; Sweet Dreams &#8211; 346,587,000
8. 1983 &#8211; Police &#8211; Every Breath You Take &#8211; 330,611,000
9. 1982 &#8211; Queen &#8211; Under Pressure &#8211; 325,004,000
10. 1982 &#8211; Survivor &#8211; Eye of the Tiger &#8211; 322,202,000
11. 1980 &#8211; AC/DC &#8211; Back In Black &#8211; 318,633,000
12. 1986 &#8211; Bon Jovi &#8211; Livin&#8217; On A Prayer &#8211; 302,241,000
13. 1987 &#8211; Guns N&#8217; Roses &#8211; Welcome To The Jungle &#8211; 300,100,000
14. 1982 &#8211; Michael Jackson &#8211; Beat It &#8211; 274,535,000
15. 1987 &#8211; Guns N&#8217; Roses &#8211; Paradise City &#8211; 270,910,000
16. 1982 &#8211; Marvin Gaye &#8211; Sexual Healing &#8211; 270,041,000
17. 1987 &#8211; Whitney Houston &#8211; I Wanna Dance With Somebody &#8211; 261,487,000
18. 1980 &#8211; Hall & Oates &#8211; You Make My Dreams &#8211; 260,054,000
19. 1987 &#8211; U2 &#8211; With Or Without You &#8211; 259,168,000
20. 1984 &#8211; Bryan Adams &#8211; Summer Of &#8217;69 &#8211; 257,572,000
21. 1986 &#8211; Bon Jovi &#8211; You Give Love A Bad Name &#8211; 250,695,000
22. 1982 &#8211; Clash &#8211; Should I Stay Or Should I Go &#8211; 247,153,000
23. 1988 &#8211; Tracy Chapman &#8211; Fast Car &#8211; 245,916,000
24. 1986 &#8211; Wham! &#8211; Last Christmas &#8211; 237,975,000
25. 1984 &#8211; Wham! &#8211; Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go &#8211; 229,430,000
26. 1984 &#8211; Cyndi Lauper &#8211; Girls Just Want to Have Fun &#8211; 224,514,000
27. 1980 &#8211; Bob Marley &#8211; Could You Be Loved &#8211; 221,263,000
28. 1982 &#8211; Dexys Midnight Runners &#8211; Come On Eileen &#8211; 220,161,000
29. 1984 &#8211; Soundtrack &#8211; Footloose &#8211; 219,394,000
30. 1980 &#8211; AC/DC &#8211; You Shook Me All Nigt Long &#8211; 213,612,000
 

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yes! 'thriller' is the gift that keeps on giving! the blueprint! i'm listening to the cassette as I type! so happy :)
 

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https://chartmasters.org/2018/11/the-40-greatest-albums-of-the-90s/#comment-30694


The 40 greatest albums of the 90s

26. 1991 &#8211; Michael Jackson &#8211; Dangerous &#8211; 425,459,000

The legendary king of pop Michael Jackson registers a unique, priceless achievements: it makes the list of most streamed albums for a 4th decade in a row. As part of the Jackson 5 in the 60s list or as a solo act in the 70s and the 80s, he has got hits with lasting appeal that spanned all these decades. The main complexity resides in that genre trends tend to last from 4 to 6 years and artists are usually linked to one of them only. He first made these rankings with a pure Motown R&B album, then with a Disco-Funk LP, then with Pop records and now with an album which pioneered modern R&B.

Expectedly for the artist, the album Dangerous is full of hits. The biggest one was the first, the worldwide #1 clip Black Or White. It has 165 million streams to date. Remember The Time is a distant but solid second at 77 million. Then, what impresses the most is the density rather than the magnitude of streams. Heal The World is at 49 million, Will You Be There at 30 million, Jam at 19 million, Who Is It at 18 million, In The Closet at 16 million, and Give In To Me at 15 million. That&#8217;s 8 tracks over 15 million. The only former single under this mark was the 9th one, Gone Too Soon, released on World AIDS Day as a tribute to Ryan White.

The surprise of the album comes from its closing title track. Never issued as a single, Dangerous gained traction and now records an impressive 17 million streams. The remaining album cuts are all over 3 million. The album ends up on a very high 425 million total in spite of numbers which can individually disappoint. It&#8217;s the same syndrome as with Bad and Thriller where the record is so full of hits that they can&#8217;t all be included on relevant playlists, dividing into each other the exposure from this avenue.
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Michal Jackson's Albums Streams on Spotify (Chartmasters.org)

-Off The Wall 339.685.000
-Thriller 1.257.129.000
-Bad 756.186.000
-Dangerous 425.459.000
 

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chart data&#8207; @chartdata · 1 Std.Vor 1 Stunde
.@michaeljackson has now surpassed 6 billion views across all official YouTube channels.
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Michael Jackson on the 2018<a href="https://twitter.com/billboard?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Billboard</a> Year-End Charts &#128081;<br><br>Top Catalog Artists: #4<br>Top R&amp;B Albums Artists: #7<br>Top Billboard 200 Artists: #55<br>Top R&amp;B Albums: #12 &amp; #19<br>Top 200 Albums: #105 &amp; #190<br>Top R&amp;B/HipHop Albums: #51 <a href="https://t.co/Dzdw5wL7tc">pic.twitter.com/Dzdw5wL7tc</a></p>&mdash; MJJLegion &#9813; (@MJJLegion) <a href="https://twitter.com/MJJLegion/status/1070509978799271936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">6. Dezember 2018</a></blockquote>
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Those copies are mostly on vinyl, picture disc format.
I supposed people are buying the picture disc that came out in August as a Christmas gift.
I am inclined to think that the pictures disc for the other albums are selling well too.

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TOP 60 ALBUMS
The Christmas Album (J5) #60 (NE)
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USA
Week Ending 29 November
TOP 50 CATALOGUE ALBUMS
Thriller #28 (-6) : 421 Wks
The Best Of The Jackson 5: 20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection (J5) #31 (NE)
The Essential #38 (-21) : 306 Wks

TOP 100 ALBUMS SALES
Thriller #59 (+13) : 149 Wks

TOP 25 VINYLS
Thriller #10 (+2) : 107 Wks

There is a strong competion from Christmas albums, 17 releases ahead of Thriller on the catalogue chart are Christmas-related records.
 
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Another great week for Thriller
Week Ending 13 December

34 37 MICHAEL JACKSON
THRILLER
EPIC 5,714 -2%

YEAR TO DATE PURE SALES ~ 102,000
 

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^ Thats great, Thriller should finish the year with about 110,000 actual copies shifted not bad at all. That doesn't include any streaming either so the real number is probably quite a bit higher.
 

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Man this is ridiculous, it's still so successful for all these years. Thriller is the number one album ever and will always be.
 

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Thriller at #101 on this week's Billboard 200. So close to that top 100 spot!
 
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