Listening to a greatest hits album is an excellent way to familiarize yourself with a classic artist or to rediscover your love for a band. Many fans adore the greatest hits collections, so many of the best compilation albums have seen incredible record sales. Here are the bestselling greatest hits albums of all time.
Greatest Hits (1981)
Queen’s greatest hits compilation released in October of 1981, and it turned out to be one of the bestselling albums of all time. With hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and Somebody to Love, Queen’s greatest hits record sold 20.6 million certified copies.
The Immaculate Collection (1990)
Madonna’s Immaculate Collection was released in November of 1990 and serves as a history of the singer’s success during the 1980s. The Immaculate Collection features major singles like Justify My Love and Rescue Me. It sold 19.8 million certified copies, but its claimed sales total reached 30 million.
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits (1992)
The Swedish pop outfit ABBA released their greatest hits album in 1992. It sold an impressive 21.6 million certified copies and helped spread hits like Dancing Queen and Take a Chance on Me to new audiences.
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bob Marley’s music stands the test of time, and young listeners to this day often discover his best work through Legend. This compilation sold 22.9 million certified copies. Check out hits like Is This Love, Buffalo Soldier and Redemption Song.
Exactly 30 years after the Beatles called it quits, the estate dropped a new compilation with each of their songs that topped the charts in the United States or the United Kingdom. This album has 23.3 million certified sales thanks to chart-topping hits ranging from Love Me Do to Let It Be.
Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) from the Eagles has surpassed 41.2 million certified sales, meaning this bestselling greatest hits album is also one of the bestselling albums of all time. This collection is the place to find hits like Witchy Woman, One of These Nights and Take It to the Limit.
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