As of 2015, Linda Ronstadt's best-selling album in the United States is "Greatest Hits," a compilation album released in 1976. Her best-selling studio albums were "Simple Dreams," "What's New" and "Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind."
"Greatest Hits" had sold approximately seven million copies in the United States as of 2001. This album includes most of Ronstadt's hit songs from the early 1970s. Songs on the album include "You're No Good" and "That'll Be the Day."
"Simple Dreams," released in 1977, reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album included two of her biggest hits of the 1970s, "Blue Bayou" and "It's So Easy." "What's New," released in 1983, was notable because it was a jazz and swing album, despite Ronstadt's success coming from rock and roll. "Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind," released in 1989, included Ronstadt's highest-charting song of the 1980s in the United States, "Don't Know Much." These three albums have sold approximately three million copies each.