It's always interesting when legendary figures in the music industry are placed alongside new artists. For example, Ke$ha's 'Tik-Tok' sold more copies than any single from the Beatles, and Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album.

Today another baffling statistic was unveiled, as Adele has leapfrogged her way onto the UK's best selling album of all time list at number 8 for 21, overtaking Bad by Michael Jackson, and Greatest Hits II by Queen.

Crazy.

  • 1. Queen, Greatest Hits (5,863,000)
  • 2. The Beatles, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (5,044,000)
  • 3. Abba, Gold Greatest Hits (4,989,000)
  • 4. Oasis, What’s The Story (Morning Glory) (4,517,000)
  • 5. Michael Jackson, Thriller (4,248,000)
  • 6. Dire Straits, Brothers In Arms (4,152,000)
  • 7. Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon (4,114,000)
  • 8. Adele, 21 (4,020,000)
  • 9. Michael Jackson, Bad (3,959,000)
  • 10. Queen, Greatest Hits II (3,887,000)