What are the biggest Classic Rock albums of all time? It can be argued those that sold the most should top the list. This February MGK counts down the 20 Best Selling Classic Rock Albums Of All Time.
Each weekday, all month long, we’re celebrating the albums you (and millions of others) just had to own, featuring the LP’s best songs throughout the day. We'll play extended blocks at 9am and 2pm, plus we’ll play an entire album side today at 7pm.
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20. Steve Miller Band ‘Greatest Hits 1974-1978’ – 13 Million records
You know you're having a good career when you're able to release two greatest hits albums in the span of one decade. Steve Miller Band released their first greatest hits album 'Anthology' in 1972. Their 'Greatest Hits 74-78' album came out in 1978. It featured two singles that reached No. 1, "The Joker" and "Rock'n Me". All of the songs on this album, except for one, came from their last two releases, even though the band had already released 11 albums by this time. Other than the aforementioned tracks, standout songs on this record include: "Swingtown" , "Jungle Love" , "Take the Money and Run", "Fly Like an Eagle" , "Jet Airliner".
19. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band ‘Live 1975-1985’ – 13 million records
As anyone who has seen him live can attest, his studio albums are wonderful but the true essence of Bruce Springsteen can be found when experiencing him live. Bruce and the Band delivered a piece of the live experience to fans with the release of their ‘Live 75-85’ album, which contained 10 years of concert performances. The record provided a front row seat to the masterful way that Springsteen works a crowd & the dynamic chemistry that the members of the E Street Band have with their 'Boss' & each other during one of their most prolific periods of songwriting. The album features favorites such as ‘Thunder Road', 'Spirit In The Night', 'Born In The USA', 'Badlands', 'The Promised Land' as well as a cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" & his extremely memorable version of Edwin Starr’s 'War'.