30 episodes

From the makers of Classic Rock magazine, The 20 Million Club looks at the biggest-selling albums of all time and asks: are they REALLY all that good? Hosted by British broadcasting legend Nicky Horne with guests from the Classic Rock team, prepare for the best-selling albums of all time to be re-evaluated, celebrated and occasionally eviscerated as we ask: What's so good about them? What are the greatest tracks and which could you live without? What would you change about the record? Who comes out of the album best? And of course: why did they sell so many? Plus: The 20 Minute Club - bonus episodes on classic singles.

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    • 4.7 • 17 Ratings

From the makers of Classic Rock magazine, The 20 Million Club looks at the biggest-selling albums of all time and asks: are they REALLY all that good? Hosted by British broadcasting legend Nicky Horne with guests from the Classic Rock team, prepare for the best-selling albums of all time to be re-evaluated, celebrated and occasionally eviscerated as we ask: What's so good about them? What are the greatest tracks and which could you live without? What would you change about the record? Who comes out of the album best? And of course: why did they sell so many? Plus: The 20 Minute Club - bonus episodes on classic singles.

    Nirvana: Nevermind

    Nirvana: Nevermind

    The record company thought it might sell 50,000 copies if they were lucky. It went on to sell 30m. What was it about the darkness and anger of Nevermind that made it so successful?

    • 1 hr
    20 Minute Club: Dave Lee Roth, Bruce Hornsby & It Bites

    20 Minute Club: Dave Lee Roth, Bruce Hornsby & It Bites

    The team look at some of the other songs in the charts the week of August 18, 1986: Dave Lee Roth's Yankee Rose, Bruce Hornsby & The Range smash The Way It Is and the neo-prog-pop of It Bites' Calling All The Heroes.

    • 23 min
    20 Minute Club: Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer

    20 Minute Club: Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer

    Peter Gabriel's chart-busting Sledgehammer was inescapable in August of 1986. But what was it about the ex-Genesis man's single that so caught the imagination on both sides of the Atlantic? Was it just its bonkers video? Or was there more to it? The team discuss…

    • 18 min
    20 Minute Club: Movie Music, August '86

    20 Minute Club: Movie Music, August '86

    In August 1996, the charts in the US and the UK were full of songs from the movies: Top Gun, The Breakfast Club, The Karate Kid, Pretty In Pink. But why?

    • 24 min
    Repost: Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

    Repost: Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

    In memory of Meat Loaf, we've reposted this celebration of his classic game-changing album, Bat Out Of Hell. Big, daft and loveable, with gloriously huge songs about teenage love and going-all-the-way, Bat Out Of Hell was an album that was both preposterous and actually very relatable. RIP marvellous Marvin Lee Aday, the mighty Meat Loaf. (This episode was recorded in February 2021.)

    • 56 min
    Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet

    Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet

    Nicky, Sian and Paul discuss Bon Jovi’s hit record ‘Slippery When Wet’, discussing how the band managed to straddle between hair metal and heavy rock, how they upset Metallica and also they managed to take a heavy style of music and successfully bring it in the radio rock mainstream - getting more audiences across the world to raise their hands.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

FabFour4ever ,

New episodes?

I love this podcast, though I am still waiting for them to take on the Beatles or at least Thriller! I love that they give true reviews and take the piss out of a record but give props where do. But what has happened? It’s been four months done a new episode!!! Please return for more!!!

Frum Canader ,

Where are you?

I love this show but is the podcast toast? There hasn't been a new episode for ages.

Jezell13300 ,

I love this show!

As an American with a love of British humor and piss taking, the observations are hilarious. I’m a music nut and history buff especially of the British scene, and I throughly enjoy the wit and the observations. A must listen!

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