Jump to content

The Corrs beat U2 in UK album sales


norwaylad
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Subscriber

DUNDALK Siblings The Corrs have beaten legendary rockers U2 to have the most successful Irish album in the UK charts ever.

 

 

 

 

 

The band’s 1997 album ‘Talk on corners’ is the 25th highest selling album ever in the UK. U2’s only album to appear in the top 40 is 1987’s ‘Joshua Tree’, which comes in at 34.

 

The band also hold the feat of being only the second band ever to hold the number one and two spots simultaneously in the UK charts.

 

The band are currently on a break – the last time they released an album of new material was 2005’s ‘Home,’ however the record proved not to be as successful as previous efforts, only charting at number 14 in the UK.

 

U2 still prove to be the most successful Irish act worldwide, with record sales of 150m – well over 100m more sales than the Dundalk natives.

 

According to figures from the Official Charts Company, Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits collection has been the highest selling album ever in the UK, selling 5.8m copies.

 

The Beatles 1967 ‘Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ takes second place with 5 millions sold, while Swedish Eurovision winners Abba round off the top three – their greatest hits ‘Gold’ album has sold 4.9m copies in the UK.

They will rock you: the top 40 releases

1. Greatest Hits (1981) Queen

2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) The Beatles

3. Gold (1992) Abba

4. What's The Story (1995) Oasis

5. Thriller (1982) Michael Jackson

6. 21 (2011) Adele

7. Brothers In Arms (1985) Dire Straits

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

9. Bad (1987) Michael Jackson

10. Greatest Hits II (1991) Queen

11. The Immaculate Collection (1990) Madonna

12. Back To Black (2006) Amy Winehouse

13. Stars (1991) Simply Red

14. Rumours (1977) Fleetwood Mac

15. Come On Over (1997) Shania Twain

16. Back To Bedlam (2005) James Blunt

17. Urban Hymns (1997) The Verve

18. Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) Simon and Garfunkel

19. No Angel (2001) Dido

20. Spirit (2007) Leona Lewis

21. Legend (1984) Bob Marley and the Wailers

22. Bat Out Of Hell (1977) Meat Loaf

23. Dirty Dancing (1987) Original soundtrack

24. 1 (2000) The Beatles

25. Talk On Corners (1997) The Corrs

26. White Ladder (1998) David Gray

27. Spice (1996) The Spice Girls

28. Crazy Love (2009) Michael Bublé

29. Life For Rent (2003) Dido

30. Beautiful World (2006) Take That

31. The Fame (2008) Lady Gaga

32. A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) Coldplay

33. Hopes And Fears (2004) Keane

34. The Joshua Tree (1987) U2

35. But Seriously (1989) Phil Collins

36. Scissor Sisters (2004) The Scissor Sisters

37. Only By The Night (2008) The Kings of Leon

38. The War Of The Worlds (1978) Jeff Wayne

39. The Man Who (1999) Travis

40. x&y (2005) Coldplay

- Brian O'Reilly

http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/runaway-success-the-corrs-beat-u2-in-uk-album-sales-3077549.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Subscriber

...best selling doesn't mean the best. People will talk of The Joshua Tree forever as one of THE classic albums that rank up with Floyd's Dark Side, The Beatles Revolver, Radiohead's Ok Computer.

 

And when you see a compilation is number 1, doesn't really say much does it....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Subscriber

...best selling doesn't mean the best. People will talk of The Joshua Tree forever as one of THE classic albums that rank up with Floyd's Dark Side, The Beatles Revolver, Radiohead's Ok Computer.

 

And when you see a compilation is number 1, doesn't really say much does it....

Good Point, Mac !!pimp.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Subscriber

And it's UK. UK sales flatter some of those artists.

 

James Blunt? Where is he now?

 

Adele, the most overated album of the decade.

 

Can The Corrs sell out a stadium tour as big as 360?

Now that is music to my ears!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...