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The Best Selling Song in The World

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By : Ririn Sholiha

Dozens of great songs have been created by the creators of the song, sung by several artists and performers, there is also the artist singer who sang their own creation, but not many songs can record amazing achievement which sold over 40 million copies. Here is a list of the best-selling song in the world :

1. Michael Jackson – Thriller

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Thriller is the 6th album Michael which was released on 30 November 1982. It’s production budget reach US$ 750,000 and Jackson wrote four songs featured on the album. Sold millions of copies around the world in a week. 7 of 9 songs in this album were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100. The album also won 8 Grammy Awards in 1984. With the death of Michael Jackson, the album sold over 110 million copies worldwide.




2. AC / DC – Back In Black

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It is the 7th album from the Australian Hard Rock band AC / DC, released July 25, 1980. Back in Black is the first album from AC / DC recorded without Bon Scott, who died at the age of 33 years. It is the best selling album released by the band and sold 22 million units in the U.S. This album contains a few greatest hits such as Hells Bells, You Shock Me All Night Long and Back in Black. Based on the narrative guitarist Angus Young, this album’s cover is black as a sign of mourning in memory of Scott. This song had sold 49 million copies worldwide.




3. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell

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Bat Out of Hell is the second album from Meat Loaf released on October 21, 1977. Main writter of the production of this album is Jim Steinman. Created by the musical Neverland, a sci-fi update of Peter Pan, written Steinman to be displayed at the Kennedy Center Music Theatre Lab in 1977. The response came in very slowly. Australia and the UK were the first to respond enthusiastically after a popular music video released. The album was last in the UK chart for 474 weeks and continues to sell around 200,000 units per year, and reaches more than 43 million copies sold worldwide. Original release only has seven tracks including Bat Out of Hell, All revved up With No Place To Go, and Two Out of Three Is not Bad.



4. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of The Moon

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Released in March 1973, The Dark Side of The Moon is the sixth album from British rock group Pink Floyd. The album sold over 43 million copies worldwide and earned success and spawned singles Money and Time.






5. Eagles – Their Greatest Hits

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Is the fifth album of the band Eagles. Compilation of their singles and released on February 17, 1976. Year 1971 – 1975 refers to the existence of the band itself, not the release date of their album. This album contains 10 classic hits including Take it Easy, Lyin ‘Eyes, Already Gone, Desperado, Peaceful Easy Feeling. The music from these bands homage to country rock. Their Greatest Hits sold more than 29 million copies in the United States and 42 million copies worldwide, it made the album as the best selling album of all time.



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