The Beatles Sgt. Pepper is Britain's Favourite Album

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Rather unsurprisingly, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles has been named the Favourite Studio Album in Britain.

Reissued last year, the 1967 album has beaten the home sales of records by Adele, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Amy Winehouse, Oasis, Michael Jackson and Fleetwood Mac.

According to the Official Charts Company – to mark the National Album Day celebrations on October 13 – the combined sales (physical, downloads and streams) of Sgt. Pepper are 5.34 million.

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The new list, which reflects album sales of 135 million across more than 60 years, sees Adele's 21 in second place, with 5.11 million sales, followed by Oasis' (What's The Story) Morning Glory in third place with 4.94 million.

In fourth is Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon (4.47 million) and in fifth, Michael Jackson's Thriller (4.47 million).

Michael Jackson's Bad also makes the list, in seventh place, while Adele's 25 comes in tenth place.

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Check out the top ten below:

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles.

  2. 21, Adele.

  3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory, Oasis.

  4. The Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd.

  5. Thriller, Michael Jackson.

  6. Brothers In Arms, Dire Straits.

  7. Bad, Michael Jackson.

  8. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac.

  9. Back To Black, Amy Winehouse.

  10. 25, Adele.

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