The 20 Million Club
By Classic Rock Magazine
The 20 Million ClubFeb 18, 2021
Ep. 7: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
Season 1 of The 20 Million Club ends with a look at the world's 3rd best-selling album – and possibly the most ridiculous. "On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?" No idea what you're talking about, mate.
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side Of The Moon
It's lyrically bleak, musically bonkers and It only has five real songs on it. So how did TDSOTM become the 4th best-selling album of all time? This month, The 20 Million Club swap personal tales of Nick Mason and Storm Thorgeson and consider why Dark Side was the most shoplifted album in HMV Glasgow in the 1990s.
Episode 5 - Prince: Purple Rain
Prince: Purple Rain
Is Prince's Purple Rain an all-time classic or an over-hyped and over-produced slice of 80s bunk? The team debate purple bananas, MTV, androgyny and the apocalypse, producer Adam listens to it for the very first time, and Nicky recalls the time he talked to Prince about trains.
Episode 4 - Queen: Queen's Greatest Hits
Queen's Greatest Hits is the UK’s all-time best-selling album. But are greatest hits albums even proper albums, or is it a massive cheat? The team discuss the idea of The Album in the age of the playlist and go through the many highlights and occasional lowlights of Greatest Hits. PLUS: Is Fat Bottomed Girls a body positive anthem? What would it sound like is Elvis sang Crazy Little Thing Called Love and more.
Episode 3 - Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette's 3rd album earned her 7 Grammy nominations, 4 wins, and went on to become the 13th best-selling album of all-time, selling more copies than any album by the Beatles or The Stones. Alanis is literally bigger than Elvis. The team try and make sense of it all, through an analysis of irony and the UK's best-selling cheeses. Someone had to.
Episode 2 - Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin's 4th album was released in November 1971. Housed in an anonymous sleeve, with no band name and no album title, the record company feared that it was commercial suicide. The idiots. It became the band's best-selling album. Why? The team consider hype, black magic, stairways to heaven, hippy-Hobbity shit and more.
Episode 1 - Back In Black
AC/DC’s 7th album was released on 25 July 1980. Their first with singer Brian Johnson, it came out just months after the death of Bon Scott, AC/DC’s previous frontman. Housed in a plain black sleeve, with a new singer and a tragic backstory, Back In Black went on to sell over 50 million copies world-wide to become the best-selling rock album of all-time. But c'mon: is it THAT good?