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nothing worthy was released after.....

 

1984, or maybe 1974...

 

 

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4 hours ago, row_33 said:

nothing worthy was released after.....

 

1984, or maybe 1974...

 

 


For all the love Michael Jackson gets, he was the neon-bright turning point in that graphic.

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32 minutes ago, SinceThe70s said:

Wait, what - no Motorhead?!?

 

I demand a recount!


Ace of Spades is a top ten album for many of us

38 minutes ago, KD in CA said:


For all the love Michael Jackson gets, he was the neon-bright turning point in that graphic.


Thriller came out before 1984

 

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So music really did get worse after the mid 90s; just as my ears told me

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1 hour ago, row_33 said:


Ace of Spades is a top ten album for many of us


Thriller came out before 1984

 

1983 wasn't it?

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That moment you forget that god awful George Michael and Garth Brooks were actually popular at one point.  Eminem had a more impressive run than I thought.  No Pearl Jam or Green Day was surprising.

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2 hours ago, Doc Brown said:

That moment you forget that god awful George Michael and Garth Brooks were actually popular at one point.  Eminem had a more impressive run than I thought.  No Pearl Jam or Green Day was surprising.


have you forgotten Garth’s rock and roll alter-ego Chris Gaines and the publicity hype around the album and accessories?

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 hours ago, Rocket94 said:

1983 wasn't it?


Released Nov 30, 1982, the timing of it becoming huge in people’s lives varied after that date

 

 

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Celine?

Whitney?

(Thank goodness for small mercies...)

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I only looked since I thought ‘graphic’ was a heads up for adult content.  😁

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5 hours ago, row_33 said:


have you forgotten Garth’s rock and roll alter-ego Chris Gaines and the publicity hype around the album and accessories?

 

 

 

 

 

 


Released Nov 30, 1982, the timing of it becoming huge in people’s lives varied after that date

 

 

Thriller was big in clubs back then. I remember huge wall size projector videos playing. I was 19. 

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17 hours ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

 

This is absolutely fantastic - thank you for sharing!!

 

My takeaway - People are far more careless with their money as time goes on.  :D

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1 hour ago, Rocket94 said:

Thriller was big in clubs back then. I remember huge wall size projector videos playing. I was 19. 

 

Thriller was a total cultural takeover, maybe the last one of its ilk in music?

 

It was my senior year in HS, i grew too old to care much about Top 40 shortly thereafter

 

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i recall Homer was a Grand Funk (Railroad) enthusiast

 

didn't open the clip...

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, row_33 said:

 

Thriller was a total cultural takeover, maybe the last one of its ilk in music?

 

It was my senior year in HS, i grew too old to care much about Top 40 shortly thereafter

 

Oh yeah...I was never a top 40 guy. I liked progressive rock. I remember a lot of Jackson, Duran Duran and Frankie goes to Hollywood at the clubs!

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I saw that the other day and don't get what it is?  Is it a single album's sales for a quarter.  The artist's full catalog's sales each quarter...................The one that makes no sense to me is Billy Joel.  I don't think the Piano Man album in 73 would have remained so popular through to his next album.  

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On 11/6/2019 at 4:22 PM, PromoTheRobot said:

 

         I am guessing this is US sales only, as I would have thought Fleetwood Mac would have been listed somewhere at the start.   Here is a statement from someone on a forum about Fleetwood Mac.

 

 

  My English Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits album has the following statement in the liner notes:

In the four years of Fleetwood Mac's existence they have sold in excess of 12 million records, they have played all over the world and have four gold discs so far. Last year they won the Top Selling Singles Artist Award which was the first time anyone apart from the Beatles had won this award in six years.

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Greatest Hits packages.  🤯

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