A music website has just released the list of the biggest-selling songs of all time, and the New Jersey artist who lands highest on the list may surprise you.

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We have an embarrassment of riches here in New Jersey regarding influential and incredibly successful musicians.

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Our geographic area and the performers who call or have called New Jersey home have impacted the music world in a major way for years.

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But when it comes to this list, the first three names that come to your mind, might not be the New Jersey person with the biggest selling record.

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If you're like us, the names we thought of were Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Whitney Houston, but none of those performers are behind the biggest-selling record by a New Jersey artist.

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The list was compiled by Dave's Music Data Base, and they used several sources to come up with their list.

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And while Whitney Houston landed at #27 with I Will Always Love You, that was the only song from the big New Jersey 3 that made the top 100 on this list.

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There were two other New Jersey stars on the list. John Travolta (along with Olivia Newton-John) was at # 64 with You're The One That I Want.

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And the remaining New Jersey artist on the list, the one with the biggest-selling single of all time for a New Jersey artist, is Charlie Puth.

His mega-hit with Wiz Khalifa, See You Again holds the #20 spot on the list on the strength of between 20 and 25 million records sold.

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