The World’s Greatest Hits: Cross Road – Bon Jovi
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Cross Road – Bon Jovi

Cross Road  – Bon Jovi – 1994 Claimed Sales: 21m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Oh great. Even more Bon Jovi for me to enjoy. This time it’s the turn of Cross Road a greatest hits collection that has actually far outsold Slippery When Wet here in the UK. Unlike most greatest hits collections I’ve covered … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Happy Nation/The Sign – Ace of Base
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Happy Nation/The Sign – Ace of Base

Happy Nation/The Sign  – Ace of Base – 1992 Claimed Sales: 23m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music We’ve entered the territory of worldwide differences to albums now and Ace of Base’s continues the trend of Swedish bands who score breakout success with different versions of the same album. Originally released in 1992 as Happy Nation, it … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album – Whitney Houston / Various Artists
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The World’s Greatest Hits: The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album – Whitney Houston / Various Artists

The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album  – Whitney Houston / Various Artists – 1992 Claimed Sales: 44m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: CD If there’s a moment in pop music that every single person can agree on, it’s surely that moment of silence before ‘DUN…AND IIIIII’ on I Will Always Love You. I don’t need to write 500 words to … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Unplugged – Eric Clapton
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Unplugged – Eric Clapton

Unplugged  – Eric Clapton – 1992 Claimed Sales: 20m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?: Apple Music Unlike anything else I’ve covered as part of this series, Unplugged is the only live album that has sold anywhere close to as many copies as the rest of these records. Its success is not simply surprising given it was recorded as an … Continue reading

The World’s Greatest Hits: Dangerous – Michael Jackson
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The World’s Greatest Hits: Dangerous – Michael Jackson

Dangerous  – Michael Jackson – 1991 Claimed Sales: 31m First listen?: Yes Format Listened?:  Apple Music Dangerous is such a strange album to come from the biggest artist of all time. Unlike the albums that preceded it, the tightly packed hits of Thriller and Bad, Dangerous is full of overly long dance tracks and clocks in at well over … Continue reading