Top album sales -- From ''Thriller'' to ''The Wall'', bestselling albums of all-time

Sure, Garth Brooks is popular — his No Fences and Ropin’ the Wind were recently certified for sales of 8 million copies each — but how does he rate in the pantheon of all-time blockbuster albums? Both records are tied for 19th place, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, which gave us its latest ranking of best-sellers. Keep in mind that these are U.S. sales figures only and that certifications, especially of older albums, can be haphazard: Carole King’s 1971 smash Tapestry, almost certainly a multimillion seller, has only been certified gold, signifying 500,000 copies sold. Call Ripley’s.


21 Michael Jackson Thriller
13 Fleetwood Mac Rumours
12 Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
12 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
12 Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
11 Saturday Night Fever Original Soundtrack
10 AC/DC Back in Black
10 Boston Boston
10 Def Leppard Hysteria
10 Dirty Dancing Original Soundtrack
10 M.C. Hammer Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em
10 Led Zeppelin IV (Zoso)
10 Prince and the Revolution Purple Rain
10 Lionel Richie Can’t Slow Down
9 Beatles Abbey Road
9 Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
9 Eagles Hotel California
9 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston
8 Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
8 Garth Brooks No Fences; Ropin’ the Wind
8 Def Leppard Pyromania
8 Grease Original Soundtrack
8 Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction
8 George Michael Faith
8 New Kids on the Block Hangin’ Tough
8 Pink Floyd The Wall