France Best Selling Albums Ever:
All-Time Ranking (2015)

Soundtrack Albums

01 Soundtrack Grease (1978) : 2 040 000
02 Soundtrack / Éric Serra Le Grand Bleu (1988) : 1 760 000
03 Soundtrack Dirty Dancing (1987) : 1 750 000
04 Soundtrack / Bruno Coulais Les Choristes (2004) : 1 720 000
05 Soundtrack / Whitney Houston The Bodyguard (1992) : 1 720 000
06 Soundtrack / James Horner Titanic (1997) : 1 690 000
07 Soundtrack / Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever (1977) : 1 530 000
08 Soundtrack / Yann Tiersen Amélie Poulain (2001) : 1 090 000
09 Soundtrack The Lion King (1994) : 1 080 000
10 Soundtrack Pulp Fiction (1994) : 1 060 000

Really two categories in this list. First the big storms, the like Saturday Night Fever, Le Grand Bleu, Bodyguard, Titanic. Those albums arrived, destroyed everything and left. Second, there is huge catalog sellers group. Mostly two of them, Dirty Dancing and Pulp Fiction that did wonders in the long run.

Then, there is Grease. This one had both, the massive hype when first released and incredible catalog sales with unmatchable revivals all along the 90s, bringing it to outstanding total sales.

3 thoughts on “France Best Selling Albums Ever:
All-Time Ranking (2015)”

    1. Hello!

      Well, Femmes D’Aujourd’hui is one of those albums that came very close to the million mark but missed it – in France as once Belgium and Switzerland sales added it just get there. This album had the disadvantage to be big in 1986 / first half of 1987 while the market exploded just a few months later thanks to legislation change that saw taxes (TVA) on records be largely reduced. Plus, the very low catalog appeal of the album prevented it from ultimately breaking the mark as there have been very low numbers of LP to CD replacement for this record.

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