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The World’s Greatest Hits: A Day Without Rain – Enya
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The World’s Greatest Hits: A Day Without Rain – Enya

A Day Without Rain – Enya – 2000 Claimed Sales: 16m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Enya is back again with another 40 minutes of New Age choral vocals for us to enjoy. I’m not sure what’s more impressive, her initial breakout success or her sustained success over a decade following her breakthrough as the 90s began. A … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: No Strings Attached – NSYNC
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The World’s Greatest Hits: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

No Strings Attached – NSYNC – 2000 Claimed Sales: 15m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music When I make the selections for The World’s Greatest Hits I look at the total worldwide sales for the albums. No Strings Attached the long awaited second album from NSYNC manages to fall into a second category of big sellers as one … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera – 1999 Claimed Sales: 14m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Ask any pop fan what Christina Aguilera’s biggest album is and I’m pretty sure that 90% of people would assume that the 2002 album Stripped would take the crown. Instead it’s Aguilera’s debut that has managed to sell the most copies, thanks in … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Californication  – Red Hot Chili Peppers – 1999 Claimed Sales: 15m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Listening to Blood Sugar Sex Magik and Californication for the first time back to back in a series like this does a lot to explain the development of Red Hot Chili Peppers over the 8 years that separated their two biggest albums. … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Ray of Light – Madonna
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Ray of Light – Madonna

Ray of Light  – Madonna – 1998 Claimed Sales: 15m First listen?: No Format Listened?: Apple Music Ray of Light is a career defining album from one of the music industry’s biggest and best names. Seen to most as the biggest reinvention of Madonna’s career, Ray Of Light followed years of having to defend her controversial music and videos during … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: ‘N Sync – NSYNC
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The World’s Greatest Hits: ‘N Sync – NSYNC

‘N Sync – NSYNC – 1997 Claimed Sales: 15.5m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music In the battle of the 90s American boybands I would have always gone straight to NSYNC as my favourite. Not only because Justin Timberlake quickly showed himself to be one of the best pop performers of the generation, but for the string … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Merry Christmas – Mariah Carey
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Merry Christmas – Mariah Carey

Merry Christmas  – Mariah Carey– 1994 Claimed Sales: 15m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music I hate Christmas music. If there was one ‘genre’ of music that I try and avoid at all costs it’s the ‘holiday album’. Call me a killjoy, ask why I can’t just enjoy it, but outside of the one truly great Christmas … Continue reading