There’s many discussions about the ‘best selling record’ or ‘fastest selling album’ online but did you know that there’s a very elite club of artists who have best selling records, tapes, cd’s and so on, that at present has just 14 members?

Welcome to the 15 Million Copies Sold club.

Selling a mere 15 million physical copies isn’t an easy feat, especially in today’s streaming environment (but that’s a different post for another day).

The average U.K. number 1 single (according to Official U.K. charts) in the last few years needs to have sold around 100’000 physical copies. Be it CD, Tape or record. Just to get in to the top 40, an artist or band would expect to sell 8000.

How Many Sales Today?

So, in today’s standards, to get in to the 15 million physical release sold club, a modern day artist would need to be at number 1 for around a 150 weeks, or just shy of 3 years…and you thought Wet Wet Wet were at number 1 for too long!

So who are these elite members? Take a guess and then scroll down


Click on each header for the eBay listing to purchase your copy.


“Wind of Change”


15 Million Copies Sold

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

“You’re the One That I Want”


15 Million Copies Sold

Bryan Adams

“(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”


15 Million Copies Sold

Mariah Carey

“All I Want for Christmas Is You”


16 Million Copies Sold

Celine Dion

“My Heart Will Go On”


18 Million Copies Sold


“Yes Sir, I Can Boogie”


18 Million Copies Sold

The Ink Spots

“If I Didn’t Care”


19 Million Copies Sold

USA for Africa

“We Are the World”


20 Million Copies Sold

Elvis Presley

“It’s Now or Never”


20 Million Copies Sold

Whitney Houston

“I Will Always Love You”


20 Million Copies Sold

Bill Haley & His Comets

“Rock Around the Clock”


25 Million Copies Sold

Mungo Jerry

“In the Summertime”


30 Million Copies Sold

Elton John

“Candle in the Wind 1997”


33 Million Copies Sold

Bing Crosby

“White Christmas”


50 Million Copies Sold