GUNS N' ROSES's 'Greatest Hits' One Of U.K.'s Top-Selling Albums Of 2004

GUNS N' ROSES's "Greatest Hits" was one of the top-selling albums of 2004 in the U.K., according to the Sun Online newspaper. The list of the top 20 albums of the year were determined based on sales figures obtained for the 12-month period ending September 2004.

"Greatest Hits" inclusion on the list of the top-selling albums of the year is especially remarkable if you consider that the album is a collection of previously released songs from a band whose last studio CD, "The Spaghetti Incident?", came out more than a decade ago.

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose and fellow original members Slash and Duff McKagan tried to block the album's release by arguing in a lawsuit that Geffen Records was putting out the CD without their input. Geffen officials countered that they wouldn't have released the album if Rose had delivered the long-promised album "Chinese Democracy", which has been in the works for seven years.

U.K. Top 20 Albums of 2004:

01. DIDO - "Life for Rent"
02. WILL YOUNG - "Friday's Child"
03. BLACK EYED PEAS - "Elephunk"
04. KATIE MELUA - "Call off the Search"
05. MICHAEL JACKSON - "Number Ones"
06. R.E.M. - "In Time - The Best of 1988-2003"
07. NORAH JONES - "Feels Like Home"
08. KEANE - "Hopes and Fears"
09. BUSTED - "A Present for Everyone"
10. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - "Greatest Hits"
11. THE DARKNESS - "Permission to Land"
12. SCISSOR SISTERS - "Scissor Sisters"
13. GUNS N' ROSES - "Greatest Hits"
14. USHER - "Confessions"
15. JAMIE CULLUM - "Twentysomething"
16. ANASTACIA - "Anastacia"
17. MAROON 5 - "Songs About Jane"
18. SUGABABES - "Three"
19. STREETS - "A Grand Don't Come for Free"
20. WESTLIFE - "Turnaround"

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