OK, pop quiz: the best selling album of all time is:
A. Thriller by Michael Jackson
B. Double Live by Garth Brooks
C. Their Greatest Hits by The Eagles
D. The Wall by Pink Floyd
And the answer is C. Their Greatest Hits by The Eagles.
The Eagles just recently edged Jackson out of the top spot. The collection of the band’s biggest hits has sold 38 million copies, which compares to 33 million for Thriller. That means every person living in the 33 largest U.S. cities — from New York City to Tuscon, Arizona — could have a copy of this collection of the Eagles’ nine biggest sellers.
The album was released in 1976.
Here are several songs from that record-setting record: