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The World’s Greatest Hits: Oops!…I Did It Again – Britney Spears

Oops!…I Did It Again  – Britney Spears – 2000 Claimed Sales: 20m First listen?: No Format Listened?: CD Oops!… Britney did it again and managed to produce a second album that nearly became as popular as her debut. Opening with sales over 1 million copies in her home territory, the anticipation for the follow up to …Baby … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Supernatural – Santana
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Supernatural – Santana

Supernatural  – Santana – 1999 Claimed Sales: 30m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: CD Unlike seemingly every other household in at the turn of the millennium, we didn’t have a copy of Santana’s career best seller Supernatural. It’s one of the decade’s most iconic album ‘releases’ and stands out next to just about everything else I’ve covered … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Millennium – Backstreet Boys
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Millennium – Backstreet Boys

Millennium  – Backstreet Boys – 1999 Claimed Sales: 24m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: CD To say that the follow up to Backstreet’s Back was highly anticipated is a massive understatement and nearly 2 years after the various versions of that album took over the world Millennium was released. It sold 1.134 million copies in its debut week, breaking … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
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The World’s Greatest Hits: …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

…Baby One More Time  – Britney Spears – 1999 Claimed Sales: 28m First listen?: No Format Listened?: CD Open a list of classic songs from the 90s, pop leaning or otherwise and it’s more than a certainty that opener and title track …Baby One More Time will make appearance. The opening three notes echo across pretty much … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner

Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture  – James Horner – 1997 Claimed Sales: 30m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music An album unlike anything else I’ve covered so far, Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture is the biggest selling album to be mostly an orchestral score. Obviously there are vocals every now and again, one instance … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Backstreet Boys/Backstreet’s Back – Backstreet Boys
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Backstreet Boys/Backstreet’s Back – Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys/Backstreet’s Back  – Backstreet Boys – 1997 Claimed Sales: 24m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: CD/Apple Music Possible the most confusing album release I’ve covered in this series, for some reason the debut album for the 90s most prolific boyband was never released in their home country of the US. Backstreet Boys was a commercial smash … Continue reading