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    Most popular album

    Following on from the the song at number one thread.

    Saw a article about the biggest selling album the year you were born. Thought it was quite interesting I'll start with mine

    1985 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits


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    Ditto to the OP. I'll take that - great album.

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    Apparently, Al Jolson had a few high selling 33 rpm. long playing records the year I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRC View Post
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    Following on from the the song at number one thread.

    Saw a article about the biggest selling album the year you were born. Thought it was quite interesting I'll start with mine

    1985 Brothers in Arms Dire Straits
    same as me then cos I'm also 1985

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    If it's UK sales then it's Elton John for me with "Don't shoot me I'm only the piano player"

    Big singles were "Daniel" and "Crocodile Rock".

    Kudos to The Exile, "Thriller" was a monumental album.

    I had a look at the stats though and somebody needs to come forward claiming 1979

    Blondie, "Parallel Lines". Best of the best-selling albums by a long chalk IMO.

    Plaudits to the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack and ABBA "SuperTrouper" also, if only because it contains "The Winner Takes It All"
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    Must read the OP properly in future - Frankie's "Songs for Swinging Lovers" it is then .... (instead of Pet Sounds) ....
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    UK - Dire Straights, Brothers In Arms
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    One of my favourite albums of all time.

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    Faith-George Michael that was the USA anyway.

    Rainman was the highest grossing film that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibs#1 View Post
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    Faith-George Michael that was the USA anyway.

    Rainman was the highest grossing film that year.
    Oh films I like it we should start a film one on the day you were born

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    Not sure that there were LPs in 1942 so I'll go for either The Broons or Oor Wullie Christmas Albums.

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    Not sure that there were LPs in 1942 so I'll go for either The Broons or Oor Wullie Christmas Albums.
    There were LPs but I don't think there was a robust chart system for albums. Probably the best-seller in the US was a collection of songs from the film "Holiday Inn". The American musicians' union started a two-year strike in 1942 over royalty payments and as a consequence, little new material was published.

    Nevertheless 1942 was an auspicious year for music. It was the year "White Christmas" was released (from the aforementioned Holiday Inn).

    Album-wise you also had the fantastic soundtrack to the Disney film "Fantasia".

    In classical music Shostakovich premiered his famous 'Leningrad' symphony and Aaron Copland wrote the well-known "Fanfare for the Common Man".
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    There were LPs but I don't think there was a robust chart system for albums. Probably the best-seller in the US was a collection of songs from the film "Holiday Inn". The American musicians' union started a two-year strike in 1942 over royalty payments and as a consequence, little new material was published.

    Nevertheless 1942 was an auspicious year for music. It was the year "White Christmas" was released (from the aforementioned Holiday Inn).

    Album-wise you also had the fantastic soundtrack to the Disney film "Fantasia".

    In classical music Shostakovich premiered his famous 'Leningrad' symphony and Aaron Copland wrote the well-known "Fanfare for the Common Man".
    Thanks,that's interesting.Did they ever issue a Glen Miller album before he died given that his singles were such huge sellers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    If it's UK sales then it's Elton John for me with "Don't shoot me I'm only the piano player"

    Big singles were "Daniel" and "Crocodile Rock".

    Kudos to The Exile, "Thriller" was a monumental album.

    I had a look at the stats though and somebody needs to come forward claiming 1979

    Blondie, "Parallel Lines". Best of the best-selling albums by a long chalk IMO.

    Plaudits to the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack and ABBA "SuperTrouper" also, if only because it contains "The Winner Takes It All"
    I'll claim 1979

    Parallel lines is indeed a great album.

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    Thriller for me. Chamone!!

    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient hibee View Post
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    Thanks,that's interesting.Did they ever issue a Glen Miller album before he died given that his singles were such huge sellers?
    Difficult to find any reference to albums released until after the war (and some years after his disappearance) though he did release V-discs, which were 12" 78rpm records a little bigger than singles. He had a film out in 1942, called Orchestra Wives, that looked at the tensions in relationships within a big band with constant touring etc. I would assume there was a soundtrack that was released as an album.

    Didn't realise he was first to release "At Last", the Etta James classic (which Beyonce sung at Barack Obama's inauguration ball). It featured as an instrumental in the aforementioned Orchestra Wives.
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    Others included the album "Buddy Holly".......this was in the days before albums need a name and people bought anything with just the artist named on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    Difficult to find any reference to albums released until after the war (and some years after his disappearance) though he did release V-discs, which were 12" 78rpm records a little bigger than singles. He had a film out in 1942, called Orchestra Wives, that looked at the tensions in relationships within a big band with constant touring etc. I would assume there was a soundtrack that was released as an album.

    Didn't realise he was first to release "At Last", the Etta James classic (which Beyonce sung at Barack Obama's inauguration ball). It featured as an instrumental in the aforementioned Orchestra Wives.
    Yes I've got an LP "Glen Miller Soundtracks" which I bought from a record club in the 60s.So Orchestra Wives and Sun Valley Serenade feature along with a sextet drawn from the band-seemingly its only appearance on record.Among the trumpets are Billy May and Ray Anthony.

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