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Reply #30 posted 04/14/09 10:19pm

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why in thee fuck is ace of base on that list?

all of their songs use the same drum beat over and over


It's Swedish pop...what else do you expect? Haha.
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Reply #31 posted 04/14/09 10:32pm

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Its good to see Purple Rain is up over 20 mil, last I heard it was languishing around 19 million, to have it at 21.4 means it sold about 8 million overseas, including at least a million in the UK and Germany (Incredibly a huge market). Michaels figures are astounding, even if we assume that Thriller sold only 62 million copies, if you take that and the other albums (History must be in the region of 8-10 million) and add in all his singles, hes easily over a quarter of a Billion records there!!!!!, including all the greatest hits releases and Motown cash ins, the name Michael Jackson must be on 200,000,000 albums!!!!
Whitney did well too, did anyone see that the Bodyguard, Whitney and Whitney Houston are close to 100,000,000 albums between them. Wow she was a really huge star at on epoint. Madonna has probably sold that figure too. Overall Prince has moved at least 75,000,000 albums
So what are u going 2 do? R u just gonna sit there and watch? I'm not gonna stop until the war is over. Its gonna take a long time
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Reply #32 posted 04/14/09 11:27pm

Hudson

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The ones I have:

4. Whitney Houston Bodyguard 39,600,000
10. Fleetwood Mac Rumours 32,700,000
12. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 32,200,000
17. Mariah Carey Music Box 30,300,000
18. Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 30,300,000
19. Celine Dion Falling Into You 30,200,000
25. ABBA Gold 28,800,000
29. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 27,900,000
33. Madonna The Immaculate Collection 26,300,000
38. Mariah Carey Daydream 24,900,000
42. Whitney Houston Whitney 24,300,000
45. Britney Spears Baby One More Time 23,800,000
46. Spice Girls Spice 23,800,000
49. Madonna True Blue 22,700,000
57. Celine Dion All The Way… A Decade Of Song 21,700,000
60. Madonna Like A Virgin 21,400,000
61. Prince Purple Rain 21,400,000
64. Britney Spears Oops! I Did It Again 20,800,000
69. Carole King Tapestry 19,700,000
78. Janet Jackson Janet 18,600,00
102. Celine Dion The Colour Of My Love 16,300,000
108. No Doubt Tragic Kingdom 15,900,000
110. Mariah Carey #1's 15,800,000
112. Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera 15,700,000
120. Spice Girls Spice World 15,400,000
127. Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 15,300,000
131. Madonna Ray Of Light 15,100,000
136. TLC CrazySexyCool 14,800,000
137. Dido No Angel 14,800,000
143. Whitney Houston I'm Your Baby Tonight 14,200,000
147. Madonna Like A Prayer 14,100,000
148. Mariah Carey Mariah Carey 14,100,000
151. Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces 14,000,000
164. Janet Jackson Control 13,500,000
167. Tina Turner Private Dancer 13,400,000
170. Toni Braxton Secrets 13,300,000
175. Mariah Carey Merry Christmas 13,200,000
177. Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor 13,200,000
178. Barbra Streisand Guilty 13,100,000
190. Mariah Carey Butterfly 12,600,000
199. Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall 12,300,000
213. Britney Spears Britney 11,800,000
215. Toni Braxton Toni Braxton 11,800,000
216. Dixie Chicks Fly 11,800,000
219. Whitney Houston Waiting To Exhale 11,700,000
226. Celine Dion These Are Special Times 11,400,000
230. Cher Believe 11,400,000
231. Pink Missundazstood 11,400,000
232. Christina Aguilera Stripped 11,300,000
235. TLC Fanmail 11,300,000
251. Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual 10,800,000
255. Madonna Music 10,800,000
256. Kelly Clarkson Breakaway 10,800,000
270. Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love 11,400,000
281. Dido Life For Rent 10,300,000
291. Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi 10,200,000
298. Destiny's Child Survivor 10,100,000
300. Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope 10,000,000


I doubt anyone will ever make it onto this list again.
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Reply #33 posted 04/15/09 12:07am

TD3

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Interesting: One of the names that kinda surprised me was Phil Collins -being on the list a couple of times. Who would've guessed? I think I may have his Hits CD by default, Columbia Club. I do remember buying his first solo album.... "Hello I Must Be Going".
[Edited 4/15/09 6:57am]
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Reply #34 posted 04/15/09 12:18am

Dancelot

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list


too much Rap'n HipHop










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Reply #35 posted 04/15/09 12:23am

Timmy84

TD3 said:

Interesting: One of the names that kinda surprised me was Phil Collins -being on the list a couple of times. Who would've guessed? I think I may have his Hits CD by default, Columbia Club. I do remembering buying his first solo album.... "Hello I Must Be Going".
[Edited 4/15/09 0:19am]


"Face Value" was his first, "Hello I Must Be Going" was his follow-up.
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Reply #36 posted 04/15/09 12:31am

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I got 78 of those 300

some things kinda surprising to me... Billy Joel did pretty well, while the Rolling Stones bombed lol
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Reply #37 posted 04/15/09 12:37am

TD3

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Timmy84 said:

TD3 said:

Interesting: One of the names that kinda surprised me was Phil Collins -being on the list a couple of times. Who would've guessed? I think I may have his Hits CD by default, Columbia Club. I do remember buying his first solo album.... "Hello I Must Be Going".
[Edited 4/15/09 0:19am]


"Face Value" was his first, "Hello I Must Be Going" was his follow-up.



"I do remebering....." neutral

I always thought "Face Value was his second release. So, when was "Face Value" released? Hello....." was released in 82 right?
[Edited 4/15/09 6:58am]
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Reply #38 posted 04/15/09 1:50am

mynameisnotsus
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With the Genesis albums, Phil has 9 on that list. Damn neutral
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Reply #39 posted 04/15/09 2:17pm

kitbradley

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Here is a link to the official list from the RIAA. There are some differences. Ya'll's boy Michael is not at #1.

http://www.riaa.com/golda...=tblTop100
[Edited 4/15/09 14:18pm]
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Reply #40 posted 04/15/09 2:59pm

mynameisnotsus
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kitbradley said:

Here is a link to the official list from the RIAA. There are some differences. Ya'll's boy Michael is not at #1.

http://www.riaa.com/golda...=tblTop100
[Edited 4/15/09 14:18pm]


That is US only
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Reply #41 posted 04/15/09 3:03pm

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Hudson said:

The ones I have:

4. Whitney Houston Bodyguard 39,600,000
10. Fleetwood Mac Rumours 32,700,000
12. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 32,200,000
17. Mariah Carey Music Box 30,300,000
18. Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 30,300,000
19. Celine Dion Falling Into You 30,200,000
25. ABBA Gold 28,800,000
29. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 27,900,000
33. Madonna The Immaculate Collection 26,300,000
38. Mariah Carey Daydream 24,900,000
42. Whitney Houston Whitney 24,300,000
45. Britney Spears Baby One More Time 23,800,000
46. Spice Girls Spice 23,800,000
49. Madonna True Blue 22,700,000
57. Celine Dion All The Way… A Decade Of Song 21,700,000
60. Madonna Like A Virgin 21,400,000
61. Prince Purple Rain 21,400,000
64. Britney Spears Oops! I Did It Again 20,800,000
69. Carole King Tapestry 19,700,000
78. Janet Jackson Janet 18,600,00
102. Celine Dion The Colour Of My Love 16,300,000
108. No Doubt Tragic Kingdom 15,900,000
110. Mariah Carey #1's 15,800,000
112. Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera 15,700,000
120. Spice Girls Spice World 15,400,000
127. Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 15,300,000
131. Madonna Ray Of Light 15,100,000
136. TLC CrazySexyCool 14,800,000
137. Dido No Angel 14,800,000
143. Whitney Houston I'm Your Baby Tonight 14,200,000
147. Madonna Like A Prayer 14,100,000
148. Mariah Carey Mariah Carey 14,100,000
151. Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces 14,000,000
164. Janet Jackson Control 13,500,000
167. Tina Turner Private Dancer 13,400,000
170. Toni Braxton Secrets 13,300,000
175. Mariah Carey Merry Christmas 13,200,000
177. Alicia Keys Songs In A Minor 13,200,000
178. Barbra Streisand Guilty 13,100,000
190. Mariah Carey Butterfly 12,600,000
199. Destiny's Child The Writing's On The Wall 12,300,000
213. Britney Spears Britney 11,800,000
215. Toni Braxton Toni Braxton 11,800,000
216. Dixie Chicks Fly 11,800,000
219. Whitney Houston Waiting To Exhale 11,700,000
226. Celine Dion These Are Special Times 11,400,000
230. Cher Believe 11,400,000
231. Pink Missundazstood 11,400,000
232. Christina Aguilera Stripped 11,300,000
235. TLC Fanmail 11,300,000
251. Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual 10,800,000
255. Madonna Music 10,800,000
256. Kelly Clarkson Breakaway 10,800,000
270. Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love 11,400,000
281. Dido Life For Rent 10,300,000
291. Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi 10,200,000
298. Destiny's Child Survivor 10,100,000
300. Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope 10,000,000


I doubt anyone will ever make it onto this list again.


Clearly you like pop, but you don't have any MJ? Interesting.
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Reply #42 posted 04/15/09 3:43pm

Timmy84

TD3 said:

Timmy84 said:



"Face Value" was his first, "Hello I Must Be Going" was his follow-up.



"I do remebering....." neutral

I always thought "Face Value was his second release. So, when was "Face Value" released? Hello....." was released in 82 right?
[Edited 4/15/09 6:58am]


"Face Value" came out in 1981, yeah "Hello..." was out in 1982.
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Reply #43 posted 04/15/09 3:43pm

Timmy84

kitbradley said:

Here is a link to the official list from the RIAA. There are some differences. Ya'll's boy Michael is not at #1.

http://www.riaa.com/golda...=tblTop100
[Edited 4/15/09 14:18pm]


These are WORLDWIDE figures. The RIAA one is US-only.
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Reply #44 posted 04/15/09 4:03pm

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What struck me about this list is that there are no country or rap artists listed. I guess the rest of the world is not as enthusiastic about these musical genres as Americans.
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Reply #45 posted 04/15/09 4:06pm

Timmy84

candy2277 said:

What struck me about this list is that there are no country or rap artists listed. I guess the rest of the world is not as enthusiastic about these musical genres as Americans.


Country has never produced big sales worldwide, neither has hip-hop, they're mainly U.S. sales monsters.

POP/ROCK music has ALWAYS sold overseas. Always has, always will.
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Reply #46 posted 04/15/09 4:08pm

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candy2277 said:

What struck me about this list is that there are no country or rap artists listed. I guess the rest of the world is not as enthusiastic about these musical genres as Americans.


Wait, I did see Kelly Clarkson but she's only 1 country artist listed and she's at the bottom.
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Reply #47 posted 04/15/09 4:10pm

Timmy84

candy2277 said:

candy2277 said:

What struck me about this list is that there are no country or rap artists listed. I guess the rest of the world is not as enthusiastic about these musical genres as Americans.


Wait, I did see Kelly Clarkson but she's only 1 country artist listed and she's at the bottom.


Kelly Clarkson is a pop singer, lol. She's not country at all. You're getting her mixed up with Carrie Underwood. lol
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Reply #48 posted 04/15/09 4:16pm

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Timmy84 said:

candy2277 said:



Wait, I did see Kelly Clarkson but she's only 1 country artist listed and she's at the bottom.


Kelly Clarkson is a pop singer, lol. She's not country at all. You're getting her mixed up with Carrie Underwood. lol


Thanks for clearing that up. I always thought she was country.
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Reply #49 posted 04/15/09 4:23pm

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The prince figures posted here r highly inaccurate
for one very best of prince(vbop) has sold about 1.5mill and not 0.5mil

http://www.ukmix.org/foru...hp?t=37099

This thread should have more accurate sales
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Reply #50 posted 04/16/09 2:58am

Hudson

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mynameisnotsusan said:



Clearly you like pop, but you don't have any MJ? Interesting.



I've been meaning to get into him for a while, hell I'm still a newbie Prince fan. lol
[Edited 4/16/09 2:58am]
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Reply #51 posted 04/16/09 4:01am

Shango

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Timmy84 said:

PatrickS77 said:


Since when does Billboard posts lists like these?? Unless you can provide a link directly to Billboard I have to assume that some one other than Billboard typed that up and it's nothing more than guesswork and quoting other articles... as no one really has worldwide sales numbers other than record companies!


Did you see my post with the link from where it came from?

http://fanofmusic.free.fr/BestSellersWorldActs

I wonder where that site-owner gets those inside numbers from, lol. He/she could have an account at soundscan or another info-site of that sort, but where are the other 167 releases on that list ?
I see too much differences. On that site some numbers are already much higher than on the Billboard-list.
[Edited 4/16/09 4:04am]
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Reply #52 posted 04/16/09 5:33am

mancabdriver

It's a shame that "desgin of a decade" is not on the list. I thought it would have sold at least 10 million by now - but i guess it only hits from only 2 albums that are already on the list.

Anyone know how much it has sold worldwide?
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Reply #53 posted 04/16/09 8:22am

wonder505

you most definately will not see these types of numbers anymore.
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Reply #54 posted 04/16/09 10:48am

Timmy84

Shango said:[quote]

Timmy84 said:


http://fanofmusic.free.fr/BestSellersWorldActs

I wonder where that site-owner gets those inside numbers from, lol. He/she could have an account at soundscan or another info-site of that sort, but where are the other 167 releases on that list ?
I see too much differences. On that site some numbers are already much higher than on the Billboard-list.
[Edited 4/16/09 4:04am]


I don't know who claimed Billboard made that list but someone got the info from the site and the numbers changed, especially for "Thriller". You can go here: http://ukmix.org and click on CHART ANALYSIS, they should have it somewhere. It was also posted on a French board I forgot the name of.
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Reply #55 posted 04/16/09 3:35pm

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Timmy84 said:

Shango said:


I wonder where that site-owner gets those inside numbers from, lol. He/she could have an account at soundscan or another info-site of that sort, but where are the other 167 releases on that list ?
I see too much differences. On that site some numbers are already much higher than on the Billboard-list.
[Edited 4/16/09 4:04am]


I don't know who claimed Billboard made that list but someone got the info from the site and the numbers changed, especially for "Thriller". You can go here: http://ukmix.org and click on CHART ANALYSIS, they should have it somewhere. It was also posted on a French board I forgot the name of.

I don't think we'll ever get the true worldwide sales for Michael for awhile. They haven't recertified his albums for some time and all of the countless compilations for the past 30 years

think of Motown's releases:
Got To Be There
Ben
Music And Me
Forever Michael
Farewell My Summer Love
Looking Back At Yesterday

and the compilations
The Best Of Michael Jackson
Os Grandes Sucessos de Michael Jackson Vol.2
Superstar Series Vol. 7 : Michael Jackson
One Day In Your Life
Ain't No Sunshine
Super Hits
18 Greatest Hits
14 Original Greatest Hits
14 Greatest Hits
The Great Love Songs of Michael Jackson
Motown Legends Michael Jackson
Anthology Michael Jackson
Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Love Songs
The Michael Jackson Mix
The Original Soul of Michael Jackson
The Motown Years Michael Jackson
Motown's Greatest Hits Michael Jackson
Motown Legends Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Music And Me
The Very Best Of Michael Jackson
The Best Of Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5ive
Millenium Collection
Classic Hits
Love Songs
The Best Of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5
Colour Collection
The Motown Years
Gold
Classic Michael Jackson


and Epic
Off The Wall
Thriller
Bad
Dangerous
HIStory
Blood On The Dancefloor
Invincible
E.T. Storybook


compilations
The History of Michael Jackson
Instrumental Version Collection
The Mega Remixes
Number Ones
The Ultimate Collection
The Essential Michael Jackson
Original Greatest Hits
9 Singles Pack
Greatest Hits Volume 1
The 12'' Mixes
Souvenir Singles Pack
3inch CD Special
Tour Souvenir Pack
Dangerous The Remix Collection
Visionary The Video Singles
Thriller the 25th Anniversary Edition
Thriller Limited Japanese Single Collection
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Reply #56 posted 04/16/09 4:34pm

Timmy84

bboy87 said:

Timmy84 said:



I don't know who claimed Billboard made that list but someone got the info from the site and the numbers changed, especially for "Thriller". You can go here: http://ukmix.org and click on CHART ANALYSIS, they should have it somewhere. It was also posted on a French board I forgot the name of.

I don't think we'll ever get the true worldwide sales for Michael for awhile. They haven't recertified his albums for some time and all of the countless compilations for the past 30 years

think of Motown's releases:
Got To Be There
Ben
Music And Me
Forever Michael
Farewell My Summer Love
Looking Back At Yesterday

and the compilations
The Best Of Michael Jackson
Os Grandes Sucessos de Michael Jackson Vol.2
Superstar Series Vol. 7 : Michael Jackson
One Day In Your Life
Ain't No Sunshine
Super Hits
18 Greatest Hits
14 Original Greatest Hits
14 Greatest Hits
The Great Love Songs of Michael Jackson
Motown Legends Michael Jackson
Anthology Michael Jackson
Diana Ross & Michael Jackson - Love Songs
The Michael Jackson Mix
The Original Soul of Michael Jackson
The Motown Years Michael Jackson
Motown's Greatest Hits Michael Jackson
Motown Legends Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Music And Me
The Very Best Of Michael Jackson
The Best Of Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5ive
Millenium Collection
Classic Hits
Love Songs
The Best Of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5
Colour Collection
The Motown Years
Gold
Classic Michael Jackson


and Epic
Off The Wall
Thriller
Bad
Dangerous
HIStory
Blood On The Dancefloor
Invincible
E.T. Storybook


compilations
The History of Michael Jackson
Instrumental Version Collection
The Mega Remixes
Number Ones
The Ultimate Collection
The Essential Michael Jackson
Original Greatest Hits
9 Singles Pack
Greatest Hits Volume 1
The 12'' Mixes
Souvenir Singles Pack
3inch CD Special
Tour Souvenir Pack
Dangerous The Remix Collection
Visionary The Video Singles
Thriller the 25th Anniversary Edition
Thriller Limited Japanese Single Collection


Most of those Motown compilations haven't sold as well as those by Stevie or Marvin (one site said his 1983 compilation did like 3 million!), and all those others are not as bought up as say his studio albums and we know Michael's Motown albums have not ever been certified (and probably won't be until Berry Gordy is long gone from us and Universal starts certifying them if the artist themselves requests it).
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Reply #57 posted 04/16/09 11:55pm

Shango

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Timmy84 said:

Shango said:


I wonder where that site-owner gets those inside numbers from, lol. He/she could have an account at soundscan or another info-site of that sort, but where are the other 167 releases on that list ?
I see too much differences. On that site some numbers are already much higher than on the Billboard-list.
[Edited 4/16/09 4:04am]


I don't know who claimed Billboard made that list but someone got the info from the site and the numbers changed, especially for "Thriller". You can go here: http://ukmix.org and click on CHART ANALYSIS, they should have it somewhere. It was also posted on a French board I forgot the name of.

Thanks for the link thumbs up!
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Reply #58 posted 04/17/09 12:04am

Timmy84

Shango said:

Timmy84 said:



I don't know who claimed Billboard made that list but someone got the info from the site and the numbers changed, especially for "Thriller". You can go here: http://ukmix.org and click on CHART ANALYSIS, they should have it somewhere. It was also posted on a French board I forgot the name of.

Thanks for the link thumbs up!


You're welcome, man. smile
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Reply #59 posted 04/17/09 12:15am

Shango

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Timmy84 said:

Shango said:


Thanks for the link thumbs up!


You're welcome, man. smile

Cool cool, i found them

http://www.ukmix.org/foru...hp?t=61080

http://foro.univision.com...556&page=1

Also found this :

http://www.ukmix.org/foru...hp?t=54983

I'll read them tonight. Have to rush to the job now, lol.
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