It has been 35 years since his death but Bob Marley continues to rule music charts worldwide, a testament to the fact that his music will live forever.
The United Kingdom’s Official Albums Chart has compiled its top 60 best-selling albums of all time and Legend by Bob Marley captures the number 16 spot.
Legend which has sold over 25 million copies world wide was also number 48 and Billboard’s 500 greatest albums of all time when they came out with the list in 2003.
Most of the tracks on the album of become worldwide anthems including Is This Love; No Woman, No Cry; Could You Be Loved; Three Little Birds; Get Up Stand Up; Exodus; and the Marcus Garvey inspired Redemption Song and One Love.
Topping the all-time best sellers list is Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits, which stands alone as the first and only album to have sold more than six million copies in the UK (6.1 million sales to date). Queen’s Greatest Hits II also makes it into the top 10 at number 10, with almost four million albums sold.
The top 10 albums are named are: Gold — Greatest Hits by Abba (2); Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — The Beatles (3); 21 — Adele (4); What’s The Story Morning Glory — Oasis (5), Thriller — Michael Jackson (6); The Dark Side of the Moon — Pink Floyd (7); Brothers In Arms — Dire Straits (8); and Bad – Michael Jackson (9).