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The online retailer Amazon.co.uk has revealed its top 10 highest-selling albums of the decade, with Kings of Leon taking the top spot.


Guitar bands have enjoyed a good decade, with Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Snow Patrol and The Killers all featuring in the top 10 best-selling albums of the decade.


Only By The Night, Kings of Leon's fourth album, was released in 2008 and is credited with transforming the Tennessee band from a niche to a mainstream act.


It was also a successful decade for British artists, with Amy Winehouse, Take That and Duffy recording hugely successful albums. Winehouse's Back to Black, released in 2006, was the decade's second highest-selling long-player, followed by Coldplay's 2005 work X&Y.


However, the list of best-selling artists of the decade tells a slightly different story.


Four decades after they split, The Beatles come top, boosted by sales of 1, their greatest hits compilation, in 2000 and the re-release of all their previous albums earlier this year.


The enduring popularity of long-standing acts is also demonstrated by the presence of Bob Dylan and U2.


Top 10 best-selling albums of the decade:


1. Only by the Night – Kings of Leon

2. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

3. X&Y – Coldplay

4. The Circus – Take That

5. Hopes and Fears – Keane

6. Rockferry – Duffy

7. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones

8. Eyes Open – Snow Patrol

9. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters

10. Day & Age – The Killers


Top 10 best-selling artists of the decade:


1. The Beatles

2. Take That

3. The Killers

4. Coldplay

5. Michael Jackson

6. Snow Patrol

7. Robbie Williams

8. Bob Dylan

9. U2

10. Kings Of Leon

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Sorry Only By The Night? Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't Coldplay sold like 4 million more copies with Viva than that sell out album? And The Killers outselling Coldplay this decade? DON'T BLOODY THINK SO!! Unless Coldplay buyers don't go anywhere near Amazon. That can't be right.

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