#1
If this is in the wrong forum I appologise. I just couldnt really put it in true punk as it involves GD and putting a Sex Pistols topic in 'Pop Punk and Emo' is just wrong.


My friend and I have been arguing who has sold the most CDs/Records, Green Day or Sex Pistols. I think Green Day, he Thinks Sex Pistols (and lets not start a bashfest here, I am in no way suggesting Green Day compare to SP).

So could someone please give me an answer, and maybe some figures on how many each band has sold.


Thanks alot.
#2
Lets look at the most popular album (arguably) by the Sex Pistols- "Never Mind The Bollocks Heres The Sex Pistols" 1977

Never Mind the Bollocks reached #1 on the official U.K. album chart, but, in the U.S., it peaked at just #106 on the Billboard album chart.

Now Green Days Most arguably popular- "American Idiot" 2004

The album was Green Day's second best-selling after thier major-label debut, Dookie. As of August, 2006 it trails Dookie by 2 million copies worldwide, with 13 million copies sold worldwide, and Dookie at a secure 15 million.

Now Green Day Not even arguably has sold more records. I just dont have evidence of it clearly stated. I strongly dislike Green Day still however.
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#3
GD, i think but WIKI will always help you settle a debate.
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#4
I am really sure that it's Green Day who has sold the most. First of all, they have just way more albums out there + their lattest album was a really succes, really mainstream. Sex Pistols only got like 1 (or 2?) albums.
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#5
Thankyou both for the help. I couldnt find anything on wiki though.

Edit: apart from that Green Day has sold 54.3 million worldwide.