France best selling albums ever:
Summary 1980-1989

McDonaldization

Foreign Albums

01 Michael Jackson Thriller (1982) : 3 745 000
02 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (1985) : 2 010 000
03 Bob Marley Legend (1984) : 1 895 000
04 Michael Jackson Bad (1987) : 1 785 000
05 Soundtrack Dirty Dancing (1987) : 1 750 000
06 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman (1988) : 1 330 000
07 Johnny Clegg & Savuka Third World Child (1987) : 1 310 000
08 Phil Collins …But Seriously (1989) : 1 300 000
09 U2 War (1983) : 1 270 000
10 Simon & Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park (1982) : 1 240 000

While all those albums performed incredibly well the Top 5 really got into another dimension with sales even local acts would dream about. Most of those acts have long love stories with the French market, like Johnny Clegg who sold most of his records in the country despite being born in England.

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