View Full Version : Favourite band/artist to sell 300 million records or more?

Pops Maellard
Feb 15th, 2012, 09:14 AM

The list goes:

The Beatles
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
Elton John
Led Zeppelin

Pops Maellard
Feb 15th, 2012, 09:19 AM
The Beatles and ABBA were only active for a decade, Led Zeppelin for 12 years :bowdown:.

Feb 15th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Abba :p

Feb 15th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Madonnna is the only woman on the list(Solo) and she is among the most controversial artist up on that list so I have to give her major props for selling as much as she did. She does everything by her own set of rules, was probably the first woman/artist to write, speak about AIDS among many other cultural taboos like racism, sexual orientation, abortion, etc. The fact that during a 30+ year career we have never once seen her have any breakdown, drug problem, etc. I have nothing but respect for that woman. She is amazing!

Feb 15th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Either Led Zep or Madonna, I suppose.

Feb 15th, 2012, 11:27 AM
probably MJ. Madonna is up too. The Beatles songs are really hit or miss for me.

Feb 15th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Queen. :worship:

Feb 15th, 2012, 11:53 AM
The Madonna.

Imperfect Angel
Feb 15th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Mariah Carey :rocker2: ...in the coming 100 years.:oh:

From the list, I like either ABBA or Queen.

Pops Maellard
Feb 15th, 2012, 12:23 PM
I voted for Elton because I guess I like his music the most out of these artists :oh:. I like his piano playing and his voice is very soothing.

But I also like MJ, Madonna (well, up until 2006 or so), Queen and ABBA.

Feb 15th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Madonna - although I'm referring to her earlier stuff.

Super Dave
Feb 15th, 2012, 01:27 PM
I was listening to the Mamma Mia soundtrack on the way to work today, if that tells you anything.

Feb 15th, 2012, 08:30 PM

Feb 15th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Madonna never sold 300 millions records she's around 270 millions (albums + singles)

Pops Maellard
Feb 15th, 2012, 10:21 PM
Madonna never sold 300 millions records she's around 270 millions (albums + singles)
Blame Wiki. Add fans that illegally purchase she's probably around 300 million :p.

Feb 15th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Queen closely followed by the Beatles.

Pops Maellard
Feb 16th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Three different versions of this became a hit :bowdown: (although the Princess Diana rewrite was the most successful and of course worst of the three :()

1973: WkmrMtILPqo
1987: NoOhnrjdYOc
1997: V0PKcKbjlKg

"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" also became a hit twice. Once as a solo and second as a duet with George Michael :bowdown:.

1974: FI5xme5k5AQ
1991: ggP08uNJUG4

Feb 16th, 2012, 09:33 AM
ABBA :hearts:

Patrick S
Feb 16th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Elvis Presley, by far.

Feb 16th, 2012, 11:02 AM
:bowdown: Queen :bowdown:

Feb 16th, 2012, 11:14 AM
Got to be Abba

Their albums were full of songs that would have made worthy singles

and of all the people mentioned here, English wasn't their first language

Feb 16th, 2012, 11:33 AM

Apparently they were not cool in their day, but they are now more remembered than even the Beatles I would say. And they have never reformed. Their albums are outstanding and I just love The Visitors and Like An Angel Passing Through My Room. Agnetha had that incredible piercing voice, but Frida's is like honey on velvet. They were also fantastic live - I bought the Live album - and sound even better on many songs.

Imperfect Angel
Feb 16th, 2012, 12:11 PM
I'm surprised that ABBA is leading.:eek: Great taste I have.:oh:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 16th, 2012, 12:15 PM
According to last.fm, Madonna by quite the big margin.

Pops Maellard
Feb 16th, 2012, 12:30 PM
I also forgot to mention "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", solo hit for Elton in 1976 and then the version with Blue in 2002 (though he can't claim that one as he's technically 'featured artist' only).

Just shows the timelessness of Queen Elton's songs :bowdown:.


Feb 16th, 2012, 12:30 PM
Queen or Abba, but I can't decide between them ;)

Feb 16th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Abba, then Madonna.

Feb 16th, 2012, 11:01 PM
Out of this list, The Beatles easily. I can't even imagine myself wanting to listen to any of the others.

Feb 17th, 2012, 02:23 AM
ABBA. The Beatles I just dont get and I wish Paul would sit his saggy jaw/cheek self down somewhere

Mary Cherry.
Feb 17th, 2012, 02:25 AM
Madonna, followed by ABBA.

Feb 18th, 2012, 01:43 PM
:worship: The Beatles :worship:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:02 PM
i wanted to vote for the Queen :facepalm: but LZ are awesome too :bowdown:

Feb 18th, 2012, 03:15 PM

Feb 18th, 2012, 05:00 PM
Michael Jackson!

Feb 18th, 2012, 05:28 PM

Just amazing pop songs which will live on forever

Feb 18th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Either Michael Jackson or the Beatles out of the list. I like Madonna as well :)

Imperfect Angel
Feb 18th, 2012, 06:34 PM
No Elvis fans at all?:oh:

Invisible Fan
Feb 18th, 2012, 06:56 PM
The Beatles easily. I'm sort of surprised by the ABBA love fest. Could they be even more popular than Madonna with the gays? :eek:

Feb 18th, 2012, 07:06 PM

Feb 18th, 2012, 07:07 PM
The Beatles easily. I'm sort of surprised by the ABBA love fest. Could they be even more popular than Madonna with the gays? :eek:
I, too, am a Beatles fan. ABBA is very popular indeed, though. I like them as well.

Feb 18th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Queen. I like or love all their songs.

Feb 18th, 2012, 08:37 PM
As far as Abba goes I like Take a Chance on Me.

Feb 18th, 2012, 08:58 PM
:hearts: Queen :hearts:

Feb 18th, 2012, 10:02 PM
ABBA followed very closely by Elton John

Feb 18th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Queen. I like or love all their songs.
Queen is good. Loved Freddie Mercury

Feb 18th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Just one? Of this list my faves are: The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Led Zeppelin.

Feb 19th, 2012, 07:02 PM
I have to put in a good word for Elvis who was truly one of the greats...... In fact, he and the Beatles are the only two artists here that have sold over 1 billion units


Feb 20th, 2012, 06:00 AM
Elton John, went to his concert in Dunedin, NZ last year! loved it!