Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FSOTD #23-A *Sir Elton*

Here's an FSOTD extra . . . Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player, released in January of 1973, was the first Elton John album to hit number one is the US, the UK and Australia. It was designated triple platinum and sold 16,000,000 copies. Just 10 months later (wow!), EJ put out his biggest seller ever: the epic double-disc Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It sold 33,000,000 copies and was declared -cough- 7X platinum!! At that level, don'cha think they might oughta come up with a new metal? I mean, at 7X, you have earned it. I wonder just how many albums have ever gone 7X platinum, or higher? I'm guessing it's something less than the number of albums with seven word titles . . . ~Yab

yabbathanks to Wikipedia and its RIAA data

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