The Top 10 Best Selling Movie Soundtracks Of All Time
If you own all 10, congratulations- though you probably need to re-evaluate your social life...
With Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, and Les Miserables both in cinemas, and both bothering awards panels, we thought it would be a pertinent time to take a look at soundtracks. More specifically, the ones that have proved the most popular.
The first commercially available Movie Soundtrack was released in January 1938, the snappily titled:
'Songs from Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (with the Same Characters and Sound Effects as in the Film of That Title)'
The popularity of soundtracks peaked in the mid 90s, and has been in steady decline since, as the digital revolution changed the way we bought and consumed music. No film soundtrack will ever get close to shifting the same number of units as those featured here. Which bearing in mind some of the entries on this list, is a tragic state of affairs.
Finding definitive global sales of album sales is almost impossible, however the website tsort.info collate as much official international sales information as possible, to give as accurate a number as you could hope to find. All figures have been rounded to the nearest million.