Albums from the Year 1968

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This page lists the top albums of 1968 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 1968 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1968 were:

1:The Beatles2:Jimi Hendrix3:Simon & Garfunkel4:The Rolling Stones5:Otis Redding
6:Aretha Franklin7:Glen Campbell8:Cream9:Diana Ross & The Supremes10:Big Brother & the Holding Company
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album) 1968 UK 1 - Dec 1968 (21 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1968 (157 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1968, PopVortex 1 (1968), Canada 1 for 12 weeks - 1968, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1969, Norway 1 - Dec 1968 (18 weeks), Australia num 1 for 16 weeks - Dec 1968, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1968), Vinyl Surrender 1 of all time, BEA 1 of 1968, US 19 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1969 (peak 1), US sales 19 M (according to RIAA), WTMD 2, US CashBox 4 of 1969, D.Marsh 4 of 1968, Italy 5 of 1969, Virgin 5, RS Reader's 5, WXPN 6 (1968), Fox101 8, RS100 9, US BB 10 of 1969, Rolling Stone 10, UK Radio2 10, Sweden 11 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), DMDB 11, Channel4 12, Guiness 15, Acclaimed 15 (1968), Radio Caroline 16 (1968), German RS100 18, Switzerland 27 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 31 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Belgium 38 of all time (1968), NARM 39, Defin200 39 (1968), Global 51 - 17 M claimed, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1968), France (InfoDisc) 58 of 1968 (peak 1, 60 weeks), US Longest Running Album 70 1968 (168 weeks), Worldwide 93 - 10 M, RYM 1 of 1968, KEXP 7, WFUV 7
2 Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland 1968 Billboard 1 - Oct 1968 (39 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1968, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1968, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1968), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1998), D.Marsh 2 of 1968, BEA 3 of 1968, France Gold (certified by SNEP Mar 1979), UK 6 - Nov 1968 (13 weeks), Norway 13 - Dec 1968 (3 weeks), US BB 19 of 1968, Acclaimed 19 (1968), DMDB 23, Australia (Kent) 24 of 1969 (peak 3), Virgin 32, German RS100 32, PopVortex 38 (1968), WXPN 42 (1968), US CashBox 44 of 1969, Radio Caroline 45 (1968), WTMD 45, Rolling Stone 54, Fox101 55, RS100 62, Belgium 67 of all time (1968), Guiness 72, France (InfoDisc) 74 of 1968 (peak 2, 55 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 95 of all time, RS Reader's 97, RYM 3 of 1968, AVrev 3, KEXP 156
3 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1968), D.Marsh 1 of 1968, Norway 2 - Dec 1968 (12 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1989), UK 3 - Dec 1968 (12 weeks), BEA 4 of 1968, Billboard 5 - Dec 1968 (32 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), German RS100 6, RS100 15, France (InfoDisc) 21 of 1968 (peak 1, 93 weeks), Italy 23 of 1969, Guiness 24, Acclaimed 29 (1968), US CashBox 36 of 1969, US BB 39 of 1969, DMDB 43, WXPN 53 (1968), Rolling Stone 57, Radio Caroline 71 (1968), PopVortex 80 (1968), Fox101 97, WTMD 105, Defin200 121 (1967), RYM 7 of 1968, WFUV 57, KEXP 221
4 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 1968 Billboard 1 - Dec 1967 (93 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1968, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), Grammy in 1968 (Nominated), US 4 of 1968, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1983), BEA 5 of 1967, US CashBox 9 of 1968, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US BB 13 of 1968, Norway 13 - May 1968 (8 weeks), D.Marsh 29 of 1967, UK 31 - Jan 1968 (6 weeks), Sweden 32 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Vinyl Surrender 43 of all time, Switzerland 64 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 85 of 1968 (peak 2, 52 weeks), WXPN 181 (1967), Radio Caroline 190 (1967), WTMD 242, Acclaimed 990 (1967), RYM 13 of 1967, AVrev 21
5 Cream Wheels of Fire 1968 Billboard 1 - Jul 1968 (50 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1968, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1968, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1968, UK 3 - Aug 1968 (26 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1968), US BB 7 of 1968, US CashBox 12 of 1968, Norway 16 - Aug 1968 (5 weeks), Australia (Kent) 18 of 1968 (peak 1), D.Marsh 32 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 61 of 1968 (peak 2, 60 weeks), Rolling Stone 203, WTMD 245, WXPN 260 (1968), Acclaimed 422 (1968), RYM 42 of 1968
6 Big Brother & the Holding Company Cheap Thrills 1968 Billboard 1 - Aug 1968 (66 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (19 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1968, Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1968), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1968, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1968), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), US BB 6 of 1968, US CashBox 20 of 1969, D.Marsh 33 of 1968, RS100 50, Acclaimed 221 (1968), WXPN 319 (1968), Rolling Stone 338, WTMD 547, RYM 41 of 1968
7 Simon & Garfunkel The Graduate 1968 Billboard 1 - Mar 1968 (69 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1968, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1968, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1997), US CashBox 2 of 1968, US 2 of 1968, Norway 2 - Jan 1969 (41 weeks), UK 3 - Oct 1968 (67 weeks), US BB 3 of 1968, Australia (Kent) 5 of 1968 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1968 (peak 3, 114 weeks), Italy 30 of 1969, Billboard200 103, RYM 198 of 1968
8 Simon & Garfunkel Bookends 1968 UK 1 - Aug 1968 (77 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1968 (66 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - May 1968, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Grammy in 1968 (Nominated), US CashBox 4 of 1968, US BB 5 of 1968, German RS100 99, WXPN 207 (1968), Rolling Stone 233, WTMD 255, Acclaimed 284 (1968), RYM 22 of 1968, WFUV 26, KEXP 590
9 Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1968), BEA 2 of 1968, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), German RS100 4, Guiness 7, RS100 7, Acclaimed 13 (1968), Virgin 16, Rolling Stone 19, PopVortex 25 (1968), DMDB 30, WXPN 50 (1968), WTMD 79, RS Reader's 84, Radio Caroline 170 (1968), RYM 6 of 1968, WFUV 24, KEXP 97
10 Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 1968 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1968), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2003), UK 7 - Aug 1968 (43 weeks), Norway 7 - Sep 1968 (46 weeks), BEA 8 of 1968, Billboard 13 - Jun 1968 (124 weeks), D.Marsh 37 of 1968, US CashBox 39 of 1968, US BB 63 of 1968, NARM 77, Defin200 77 (1968), Rolling Stone 88, WTMD 126, Acclaimed 195 (1968), WXPN 248 (1968), RYM 5 of 1968, KEXP 70, WFUV 80
11 The Doors Waiting For The Sun 1968 Billboard 1 - Aug 1968 (41 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1968, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1987), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1991), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2003), UK 16 - Sep 1968 (10 weeks), US BB 17 of 1968, Italy 20 of 1968, US CashBox 24 of 1968, D.Marsh 24 of 1968, Radio Caroline 237 (1968), WTMD 803, Acclaimed 1819 (1968), RYM 83 of 1968
12 Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding 1968 UK 1 - Mar 1968 (29 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1968, Billboard 2 - Jan 1968 (52 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), Norway 4 - Mar 1968 (19 weeks), D.Marsh 5 of 1968, Australia (Kent) 14 of 1968 (peak 1), US BB 18 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 22 of 1968 (peak 2, 92 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1968, RS100 67, Rolling Stone 301, Acclaimed 400 (1967), WXPN 526 (1967), RYM 29 of 1967
13 Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1968 Billboard 2 - Feb 1968 (52 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1968), US CashBox 7 of 1968, D.Marsh 7 of 1968, US BB 12 of 1968, Italy 15 of 1968, UK 25 - Apr 1968 (18 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 27 of all time, France (InfoDisc) 43 of 1968 (peak 1, 68 weeks), RS100 48, PopVortex 71 (1968), Rolling Stone 84, Guiness 85, German RS100 97, Acclaimed 111 (1968), RYM 8 of 1968
14 Paul Mauriat & his Orchestra Blooming Hits 1968 Billboard 1 - Dec 1967 (50 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1968, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1968, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1968), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1968 (peak 1), US CashBox 10 of 1968, US BB 11 of 1968, Italy 26 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 51 of 1968 (peak 2, 68 weeks)
15 The Band Music From Big Pink 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1968), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), D.Marsh 6 of 1968, BEA 9 of 1968, Billboard 30 - Aug 1968 (40 weeks), Rolling Stone 34, RS100 41, German RS100 73, Acclaimed 73 (1968), PopVortex 91 (1968), WXPN 95 (1968), WTMD 96, RYM 18 of 1968, WFUV 38, AVrev 82, KEXP 379
16 Diana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes Greatest Hits 1968 Billboard 1 - Sep 1967 (89 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (24 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1967, UK EP 1 - Jan 1968, US BB 3 of 1967, US 5 of 1968, Norway 8 - Feb 1968 (38 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1968, Billboard200 171
17 The Moody Blues Days Of Future Passed 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1990), Billboard 3 - May 1968 (106 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Oct 1972 (2 months), Australia Goset 10 - Mar 1973 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1968 (peak 1, 103 weeks), Radio Caroline 19 (1967), UK 27 - Jan 1968 (16 weeks), US BB 40 of 1972, US CashBox 77 of 1973, WTMD 128, WXPN 144 (1967), Acclaimed 920 (1967), RYM 27 of 1967
18 Leonard Cohen Songs Of Leonard Cohen 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1967), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), UK 10 - Aug 1968 (70 weeks), BEA 10 of 1968, German RS100 51, Guiness 52, Billboard 83 - Mar 1968 (14 weeks), Acclaimed 182 (1968), WTMD 269, RYM 5 of 1967, KEXP 340
19 Otis Redding Dock Of The Bay 1968 UK 1 - Jun 1968 (15 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), Norway 3 - Apr 1968 (19 weeks), Billboard 4 - Mar 1968 (42 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 10 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1968 (peak 1, 100 weeks), US BB 27 of 1968, US CashBox 47 of 1968, Rolling Stone 161, Acclaimed 858 (1968), RYM 35 of 1968
20 Jose Feliciano Feliciano 1968 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1968, Billboard 2 - Jul 1968 (59 weeks) (19 weeks in top 10), Grammy in 1968 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1968), UK 6 - Nov 1968 (36 weeks), US BB 9 of 1968, Norway 9 - Aug 1969 (12 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1968, Acclaimed 2404 (1968)
21 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request 1968 Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1968, Billboard 2 - Dec 1967 (30 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), Norway 2 - Dec 1967 (12 weeks), UK 3 - Dec 1967 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1967), Australia (Kent) 15 of 1968 (peak 1), US BB 20 of 1968, US CashBox 37 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 50 of 1968 (peak 1, 63 weeks), RYM 77 of 1967
22 Herb Alpert The Beat Of The Brass 1968 Billboard 1 - May 1968 (54 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1968, UK 4 - Jun 1968 (21 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1968), US CashBox 8 of 1968, Norway 8 - Jul 1968 (30 weeks), US BB 10 of 1968
23 Jimi Hendrix Smash Hits 1968 Australia num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1968, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK 4 - Apr 1968 (25 weeks), Billboard 6 - Aug 1969 (35 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 9 of 1969, Norway 11 - Jun 1968 (4 weeks), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1968 (peak 1), US BB 33 of 1969, US CashBox 40 of 1969
24 Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman 1968 Billboard 1 - Nov 1968 (46 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1968, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1968, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1992), US BB 5 of 1969, US CashBox 8 of 1969
25 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now 1968 Billboard 3 - Jul 1968 (35 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), Norway 4 - Oct 1968 (25 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1968), UK 6 - Sep 1968 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 12 of 1968, US CashBox 17 of 1968, US BB 29 of 1968, Vinyl Surrender 36 of all time, Italy 50 of 1969, Acclaimed 2561 (1968), RYM 78 of 1968
26 Ennio Morricone The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1967), UK 2 - Oct 1968 (18 weeks), Billboard 4 - Feb 1968 (52 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1968), US CashBox 15 of 1968, US BB 16 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 23 of 1968 (peak 1, 91 weeks), RYM 4 of 1966
27 Blood Sweat & Tears Child Is Father to the Man 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1968), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), UK 40 - Jul 1968 (1 week), Billboard 47 - Apr 1968 (55 weeks), Rolling Stone 264, WXPN 267 (1968), WTMD 877, Acclaimed 1149 (1968), RYM 55 of 1968, WFUV 58
28 The Mothers of Invention We're Only In It For The Money 1968 Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1968), D.Marsh 14 of 1968, Billboard 30 - Mar 1968 (19 weeks), UK 31 - Jun 1968 (5 weeks), RS100 77, Acclaimed 169 (1968), Rolling Stone 296, WXPN 602 (1968), RYM 12 of 1968
29 The Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo 1968 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1968), D.Marsh 11 of 1968, Billboard 77 - Aug 1968 (10 weeks), RS100 82, Rolling Stone 117, Acclaimed 165 (1968), WTMD 247, WXPN 317 (1968), RYM 23 of 1968, KEXP 663
30 Engelbert Humperdinck A Man Without Love 1968 Norway 1 - Jul 1968 (31 weeks), UK 3 - Aug 1968 (45 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1969), Billboard 12 - Aug 1968 (78 weeks), Australia (Kent) 21 of 1968 (peak 2), US BB 49 of 1968, US CashBox 93 of 1968
31 Otis Redding The History Of Otis Redding 1968 UK 2 - Feb 1968 (43 weeks), Billboard 9 - Dec 1967 (50 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 9 of 1967, Norway 16 - Apr 1968 (3 weeks), US BB 32 of 1968, France (InfoDisc) 33 of 1968 (peak 1, 68 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1968, RS100 95
32 Bee Gees Horizontal 1968 Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1968, Italy 5 of 1968, Norway 7 - Mar 1968 (9 weeks), Billboard 12 - Feb 1968 (22 weeks), UK 16 - Feb 1968 (15 weeks), US BB 60 of 1968, US CashBox 82 of 1968, RYM 175 of 1968
33 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf 1968 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1968, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1968), Billboard 6 - Mar 1968 (87 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 22 of 1968, US BB 26 of 1968, D.Marsh 26 of 1968, UK 59 - Apr 1970 (2 weeks), RYM 93 of 1968
34 The Young Rascals Time Peace & The Rascals' Greatest Hits 1968 Billboard 1 - Jul 1968 (58 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (25 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1968, US BB 4 of 1968, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1968), US CashBox 14 of 1968
35 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1970), UK 5 - Aug 1968 (32 weeks), Billboard 23 - Sep 1968 (29 weeks), Italy 24 of 1968, Radio Caroline 33 (1968), WTMD 315, WXPN 553 (1986), RYM 71 of 1968
36 Original Soundtrack Camelot 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Australia (Kent) 8 of 1968 (peak 3), Billboard 11 - Nov 1967 (87 weeks), Norway 20 - Feb 1968 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1968, UK 37 - Nov 1968 (1 week), US BB 44 of 1968
37 The Hollies The Hollies' Greatest Hits 1968 UK 1 - Aug 1968 (27 weeks), Billboard 11 - Jun 1967 (47 weeks), Norway 18 - Nov 1968 (1 week), US BB 47 of 1967, US CashBox 58 of 1967, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 2003), Xgau rating A- (1973)
38 Herb Alpert Herb Alpert's Ninth 1968 Billboard 4 - Dec 1967 (49 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1967), Norway 7 - Feb 1968 (25 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1968, US BB 24 of 1968, UK 26 - Feb 1968 (9 weeks)
39 The Zombies Odessey & Oracle 1968 BEA 5 of 1968, Rolling Stone 80, Billboard 95 - Mar 1969 (13 weeks), Radio Caroline 213 (1968), Acclaimed 383 (1968), WXPN 488 (1968), WTMD 676, RYM 4 of 1968
40 The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers 1968 UK 12 - May 1968 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 30 of 1968, German RS100 36, Billboard 47 - Feb 1968 (19 weeks), Radio Caroline 150 (1968), Rolling Stone 171, Acclaimed 227 (1968), RYM 17 of 1968
41 Traffic Traffic 1968 UK 9 - Oct 1968 (8 weeks), Billboard 17 - Nov 1968 (26 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1968, US CashBox 95 of 1969, WXPN 813 (1968), WTMD 834, Acclaimed 965 (1968), RYM 32 of 1968
42 Original Soundtrack Oliver 1968 UK 4 - Nov 1968 (94 weeks), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1969 (peak 2), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1969), US CashBox 19 of 1969, Billboard 20 - Dec 1968 (98 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 70 of 1968 (peak 4, 58 weeks)
43 Andy Williams Love, Andy 1968 UK 1 - May 1968 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1968), Billboard 8 - Nov 1967 (36 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US BB 42 of 1968, US CashBox 80 of 1968
44 Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Australia Goset 17 - Jul 1970 (1 week), UK 44 - Mar 1970 (1 week), Billboard 63 - Oct 1969 (17 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1968, Acclaimed 2705 (1967), RYM 106 of 1967
45 The Small Faces Ogden's Nut Gone Flake 1968 UK 1 - Jun 1968 (19 weeks), Norway 13 - Jul 1968 (5 weeks), Billboard 159 - Sep 1968 (15 weeks), Radio Caroline 261 (1968), Acclaimed 355 (1968), RYM 39 of 1968
46 Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1970), Billboard 6 - Sep 1968 (25 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 35 of 1968, US BB 36 of 1968, US CashBox 74 of 1968, Acclaimed 2061 (1968), RYM 70 of 1968
47 Jeff Beck Truth 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2000), Billboard 15 - Aug 1968 (33 weeks), D.Marsh 16 of 1968, WXPN 698 (1968), Acclaimed 713 (1968), WTMD 753, RYM 51 of 1968
48 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1970), Norway 6 - Jul 1968 (50 weeks), Billboard 13 - Apr 1968 (44 weeks), UK 17 - Jun 1968 (13 weeks), US BB 64 of 1968, RYM 34 of 1968
49 The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 1968 BEA 6 of 1968, Vinyl Surrender 45 of all time, WXPN 190 (1968), Acclaimed 213 (1968), Rolling Stone 255, WTMD 266, RYM 2 of 1968, KEXP 268
50 Glen Campbell By The Time I Get To Phoenix 1968 Grammy in 1968, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1992), Billboard 15 - Dec 1967 (80 weeks), US CashBox 45 of 1968
51 The Velvet Underground White Light - White Heat 1968 BEA 7 of 1968, Acclaimed 188 (1968), Billboard 199 - Mar 1968 (2 weeks), WTMD 276, Rolling Stone 292, WXPN 478 (1968), RYM 9 of 1968, KEXP 583
52 Diana Ross & The Supremes Reflections 1968 Billboard 18 - Apr 1968 (29 weeks), Norway 20 - Aug 1968 (3 weeks), UK 30 - Jul 1968 (2 weeks), UK EP 30 - Jul 1968, D.Marsh 40 of 1968, US CashBox 90 of 1968
53 Andy Williams Honey 1968 UK 4 - Jul 1968 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1968), Billboard 9 - Jun 1968 (40 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US BB 46 of 1968, US CashBox 55 of 1968
54 Johnny Rivers Realization 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1969), Billboard 5 - Jun 1968 (41 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 17 of 1968 (peak 7), US CashBox 20 of 1968, US BB 25 of 1968
55 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1990), D.Marsh 18 of 1968, Norway 29 - Jul 1996 (9 weeks), Billboard 52 - Jul 1968 (73 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 69 of 1968 (peak 2, 58 weeks), RYM 69 of 1968
56 Judy Collins Wildflowers 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1969), Billboard 5 - Jan 1968 (75 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 32 of 1969, US BB 35 of 1968, WTMD 687, RYM 198 of 1967
57 Dionne Warwick Valley Of The Dolls 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1970), Billboard 6 - Mar 1968 (48 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), UK 10 - May 1968 (13 weeks), US BB 33 of 1968, US CashBox 52 of 1968
58 Disney Jungle Book: Movie Soundtrack 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1968), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1994), UK 5 - Mar 1968 (77 weeks), Billboard 19 - Feb 1968 (34 weeks), US CashBox 60 of 1968
59 Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1969), Billboard 11 - Oct 1968 (47 weeks), US BB 48 of 1968, UK 50 - Feb 1970 (1 week), US CashBox 94 of 1969
60 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Look Around 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1968), Billboard 5 - Mar 1968 (51 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 5 of 1968, US BB 14 of 1968, RYM 98 of 1967
61 Crazy World of Arthur Brown The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown 1968 UK 2 - Jul 1968 (16 weeks), Billboard 7 - Sep 1968 (24 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 25 of 1968, US BB 34 of 1968, RYM 68 of 1968
62 Tom Jones Delilah 1968 UK 1 - Jul 1968 (29 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1968 (30 weeks), Italy 11 of 1968
63 Otis Redding Immortal Otis Redding 1968 UK 19 - Oct 1968 (8 weeks), Italy 33 of 1969, France (InfoDisc) 53 of 1968 (peak 4, 66 weeks), Billboard 58 - Jul 1968 (21 weeks), Acclaimed 2078 (1968), RYM 75 of 1968
64 Bee Gees Idea 1968 UK 4 - Sep 1968 (18 weeks), Billboard 17 - Aug 1968 (27 weeks), Italy 52 of 1969, France (InfoDisc) 62 of 1968 (peak 4, 60 weeks), US CashBox 77 of 1968
65 Steppenwolf The Second 1968 Billboard 3 - Oct 1968 (52 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1969), US BB 15 of 1968, US CashBox 28 of 1969, RYM 143 of 1968
66 The Monkees The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1994), Billboard 3 - May 1968 (50 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 27 of 1968, US BB 28 of 1968
67 Chambers Brothers The Time Has Come 1968 Billboard 4 - Feb 1968 (58 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1968), US BB 21 of 1968, US CashBox 79 of 1968, RYM 109 of 1967
68 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1993), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1983), UK 13 - Mar 1968 (45 weeks), Billboard 44 - May 1964 (22 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1976)
69 Richard Harris A Tramp Shining 1968 Grammy in 1968 (Nominated), Billboard 4 - May 1968 (42 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 21 of 1968, US BB 39 of 1968
70 Glen Campbell Gentle On My Mind 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), Billboard 5 - Dec 1967 (76 weeks) (14 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 13 of 1969, US BB 22 of 1968
71 Donovan A Gift From A Flower To A Garden 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1970), UK 13 - May 1968 (14 weeks), Billboard 19 - Jan 1968 (22 weeks), US CashBox 91 of 1968, RYM 30 of 1968
72 Bill Cosby To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1968), Billboard 7 - Apr 1968 (46 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 18 of 1968, US BB 37 of 1968, RYM 85 of 1968
73 The Seekers The Seekers' Greatest Hits 1968 Australia num 1 for 17 weeks - Jul 1968, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1968 (peak 1), UK 34 - Jun 2009 (5 weeks)
74 Bobby Goldsboro Honey 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1968), Billboard 5 - Apr 1968 (48 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 11 of 1968, US BB 23 of 1968
75 Dean Martin Dean Martin's Greatest Hits, Volume I 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1969), Billboard 26 - Jun 1968 (39 weeks), UK 40 - Oct 1968 (1 week), US CashBox 66 of 1968
76 Lettermen The Lettermen!!!...and 'live!' 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1969), Billboard 10 - Nov 1967 (48 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 28 of 1968, US BB 43 of 1968
77 Ed Ames Who Will Answer? & Other Songs Of Our Time 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1969), Billboard 13 - Feb 1968 (50 weeks), US CashBox 46 of 1968, US BB 55 of 1968
78 Procol Harum Shine on Brightly 1968 Billboard 24 - Oct 1968 (20 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1968, Radio Caroline 219 (1968), Acclaimed 2978 (1968), RYM 61 of 1968
79 Lettermen Goin' Out Of My Head 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1970), Billboard 13 - Apr 1968 (44 weeks), US BB 54 of 1968, US CashBox 65 of 1968
80 Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum 1968 Billboard 11 - Mar 1968 (27 weeks), US BB 50 of 1968, US CashBox 67 of 1968, Acclaimed 2243 (1968), RYM 50 of 1968
81 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra's Greatest Hits 1968 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1998), UK 8 - Oct 1968 (30 weeks), Billboard 55 - Sep 1968 (25 weeks)
82 Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun 1968 Billboard 87 - Aug 1968 (17 weeks), Rolling Stone 287, WTMD 520, Acclaimed 2356 (1968), RYM 87 of 1968
83 Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso 1968 Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1967), Acclaimed 1395 (1968), RYM 27 of 1968
84 James Brown James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol. 2 1968 D.Marsh 13 of 1968, Billboard 32 - Sep 1968 (39 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 63 of 1968 (peak 2, 59 weeks), Acclaimed 899 (1968)
85 The Temptations I Wish It Would Rain 1968 Billboard 13 - May 1968 (41 weeks), D.Marsh 17 of 1968, US CashBox 30 of 1968, US BB 62 of 1968
86 John Mayall Bare Wires 1968 UK 3 - Jul 1968 (17 weeks), Norway 9 - Jul 1968 (9 weeks), Billboard 59 - Sep 1968 (19 weeks), RYM 189 of 1968
87 Nat King Cole The Best Of Nat King Cole 1968 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), UK 5 - Dec 1968 (18 weeks), Billboard 187 - Sep 1968 (5 weeks)
88 Original Soundtrack 2001 A Space Odyssey 1968 UK 3 - Jun 1969 (70 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1969), Billboard 24 - Jul 1968 (120 weeks)
89 Diana Ross & The Supremes Live At The Talk Of The Town 1968 UK 6 - Mar 1968 (18 weeks), UK EP 6 - Mar 1968, Australia (Kent) 25 of 1968 (peak 7), Billboard 57 - Oct 1968 (18 weeks)
90 The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter 1968 UK 5 - Apr 1968 (21 weeks), Billboard 161 - Jul 1968 (9 weeks), Acclaimed 810 (1968), RYM 31 of 1968
91 Ray Conniff Honey 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), Norway 14 - Oct 1968 (6 weeks), Billboard 22 - Jun 1968 (39 weeks)
92 Tiny Tim God Bless Tiny Tim 1968 Billboard 7 - May 1968 (32 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 43 of 1968, US BB 56 of 1968, RYM 104 of 1968
93 The Four Seasons Edizione D'Oro (The 4 Seasons Gold Edition-29 Gold Hits) 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1970), UK 11 - Apr 1971 (7 weeks), Billboard 37 - Dec 1968 (21 weeks)
94 Ray Conniff It Must Be Him 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1969), Norway 16 - May 1968 (6 weeks), Billboard 25 - Feb 1968 (41 weeks)
95 Jeannie C Riley Harper Valley PTA 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1968), Billboard 12 - Oct 1968 (27 weeks), US BB 51 of 1968
96 Peter Alexander Schlager-Rendezvous mit Peter Alexander 1968 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1968, Austria 2 - Aug 1976 (8 months)
97 Vanilla Fudge Renaissance 1968 Billboard 20 - Jul 1968 (33 weeks), Australia Goset 20 - May 1970 (1 week), US CashBox 64 of 1968, RYM 149 of 1968
98 Frank Sinatra Cycles 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), Billboard 18 - Dec 1968 (28 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1969
99 Bill Cosby 200 mph 1968 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1969), Billboard 16 - Oct 1968 (25 weeks), US CashBox 79 of 1969
100 Donovan Donovan In Concert 1968 Billboard 18 - Jul 1968 (31 weeks), Italy 47 of 1969, US CashBox 86 of 1968, RYM 150 of 1968

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19 Sep 2016

#81 - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

This Album also made the Billboard charts (#7 - 24 weeks). It is probably listed under just 'Arthur Brown'.

Data fixed, thanks


9 Jun 2015

#24 - Camelot - Original Soundtrack

The following (4) Chart Entries should be removed from here and transferred to"Camelot-Original Cast" (currently #3 in 1961). 1. US 1 of 1961; 2. US Gold cert. 1962; 3. US Longest Running Album 13 +1960 - 265 weeks; 4. RYM 97 of 1960.

Data fixed, thanks


21 Jan 2015

Double Listing - A Man And A Woman

#74 - Un Homme et Une Femme (A Man and A Woman) should be combined with A Man and A Woman - Original Soundtrack (currently #33 in 1967).

Data fixed, thanks


11 May 2011

Incense and peppermints

Do you have information regarding the sales figures for Strawberrry AlarmClock's original "Incense and Peppermints" ALBUM from 1967-68?

Did this ever go gold? Maybe finally in the 70's?

Reliable sales figures for albums are few and far between. Generally anyone who tells you what the worldwide sales figures are for any album is lying to you (and often they don't even realise).

In data set 1.10.0017 this album was number 100 of 1968, so only just in this list. We have details of two Strawberry Alarm Clock albums:

Incense & Peppermints (1968) - US BB 45 of 1968, RYM 87 of 1967, US CashBox 100 of 1968

Wake Up... It's Tomorrow (1968) - RYM 190 of 1968

Neither one has a Gold award, but this is not surprising. The certification of Gold records has to be paid for by the record company, which they will only do to publicise it. Records that are multi-platinum (like "The White Album") get a boost of publicity each new level they reach, so the record company will continue to certify long after release (up to 2001 in that case). Records that sold well initially but never reached the multi-platinum type levels (like "Wheels of Fire" by Cream) will have been certified quickly, in that case in 1968.

There is little incentive for a record company to pay all the money to get a Gold album if sales are steady. In the 40 years since this album was released it may well be that they have had the sales required, but no one wants to actually pay for certification.