Best Sellers From The ’80s

Genesis - Invisible Touch (Virgin, 1986)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Genesis’ “Invisible Touch”

Despite their busy solo schedules, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Genesis[/lastfm] members Banks, Rutherford and Collins found time to record and release Invisible Touch in 1986. It spawned five Top 5 singles, the first band to do so, and sold […]


Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (Columbia, 1983)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Billy Joel’s “An Innocent Man”

Though Nylon Curtain was an interesting album, it didn’t generate the kind of sales figures to which Mr. William Joel had become accustomed. With An Innocent Man, he returned to his roots and moved millions.


Phil Collins - ... But Seriously (Atlantic, 1989)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Phil Collins’ “…But Seriously”

…But Seriously was an album of ‘fours’ for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Phil Collins[/lastfm]: it marked a return to solo work after a four-year absence and spawned four hit singles.


Peter Gabriel - So (Geffen, 1986)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Peter Gabriel’s “So”

Already a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and former member of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Genesis[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm] became an international superstar with the release of his fifth album, So, in May 1986.


Z.Z. Top - Afterburner (Warner Bros., 1985)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Z.Z. Top’s “Afterburner”

Having discovered a formula that sold them nearly ten million copies of their Eliminator album, Texas trio Z.Z. Top and their producer, Bill Ham, saw no reason to mess with success.


Bruce Springsteen - The River (Columbia, 1980)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Bruce Springsteen’s “The River”

A set that took Springsteen nearly a year and a half to complete, The River is considered one of his finest recordings and is one of his best sellers.


Culture Club - Colour By Numbers (Virgin, 1983)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Culture Club’s “Colour By Numbers”

The one who prompted the media to reinvent the term “gender bender,” Boy George, and his band, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Culture Club[/lastfm], were pegged to be a “flash-in-the-pan” by every serious music critic to write a sentence […]


Best Sellers From The ’80s: Boston’s “Third Stage”

Odds-makers would have not likely bet a third [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Boston[/lastfm] album would have amounted to much on the charts. But they would’ve been wrong. There were enough of the 17 million fans who bought the first […]


Best Sellers From The ’80s: Van Halen’s “5150”

When [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Lee Roth[/lastfm] first left [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Van Halen[/lastfm] in 1985, the band considered tabbing a different guest vocalist for each song on their next album. Instead, they signed up [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sammy Hagar[/lastfm] as […]