Albums from the Year 1974

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This page lists the top albums of 1974 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 1974 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1974 were:

1:Elton John2:Wings3:John Denver4:Bob Dylan5:Deep Purple
6:Mike Oldfield7:David Bowie8:Barry White9:Bachman-Turner Overdrive10:Eric Clapton
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Wings Band On The Run 1974 UK 1 - Dec 1973 (129 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1973 (119 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (32 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1974, US 70s 1 - Jan 1974 (7 months), US BB 1 of 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, Norway 1 - Jan 1974 (44 weeks), Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1974, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1974 (peak 1), Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1974 (30 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1973), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1991), US CashBox 2 of 1974, Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1975), US 3 of 1974, D.Marsh 10 of 1973, UK Radio2 20, Radio Caroline 40 (1973), Italy 57 of 1974, Billboard200 120, Defin200 182 (1973), Acclaimed 397 (1973), Rolling Stone 418, WTMD 425, WXPN 479 (1973), RYM 30 of 1973, Xgau rating C+ (1973)
2 Elton John Elton John's Greatest Hits 1974 UK 1 - Nov 1974 (84 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1974 (104 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1975, US 1 of 1975, US num 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1974, US 70s 1 - Nov 1974 (4 months), Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1974, Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1975, US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2003), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1988), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), Norway 3 - Jan 1975 (26 weeks), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1975 (peak 1), US BB 12 of 1974, Worldwide 43 - 17 M, Internet 46 - 20 M claimed (1974), Global 51 - 17 M claimed, Rolling Stone 135, Xgau rating B+ (1974)
3 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 1974 UK 1 - Jul 1973 (274 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1974, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - May 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1974 (30 weeks), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1994), Billboard 3 - Nov 1973 (45 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Mar 1974 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1974 (peak 1), US BB 14 of 1974, US CashBox 17 of 1974, UK Radio2 18, Radio Caroline 23 (1973), UK 28 of all time (2.6 M claimed) (1973), France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1974 (peak 9, 20 weeks), Italy 48 of 1974, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1973), Acclaimed 285 (1973), WTMD 661, RYM 49 of 1973, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
4 Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974 Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (25 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1974, Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1974, D.Marsh 1 of 1974, US 70s 2 - Aug 1974 (2 months), UK 3 - Aug 1974 (19 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1974 (23 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), US BB 17 of 1974, Australia (Kent) 18 of 1974 (peak 2), US CashBox 34 of 1974, Radio Caroline 65 (1974), Fox101 73, Italy 86 of 1974, WTMD 333, WXPN 396 (1974), Rolling Stone 409, Acclaimed 409 (1974), RYM 91 of 1974, Xgau rating A (1974)
5 Elton John Caribou 1974 UK 1 - Jul 1974 (18 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (54 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1974, US 70s 1 - Jul 1974 (4 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1974, Australia num 1 for 10 weeks - Aug 1974, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1993), Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1974 (peak 1), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1974), Norway 6 - Jul 1974 (18 weeks), Australia Goset 7 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), US BB 11 of 1974, US CashBox 12 of 1974, Italy 45 of 1974, Xgau rating B+ (1974)
6 Joni Mitchell Court & Spark 1974 US 70s 1 - Mar 1974 (4 months), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1974, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1974), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1997), Billboard 2 - Feb 1974 (64 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), US BB 5 of 1974, BEA 7 of 1974, UK 14 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1974, D.Marsh 16 of 1974, Norway 18 - Mar 1974 (1 week), WXPN 44 (1974), German RS100 62, WTMD 99, Rolling Stone 111, Acclaimed 134 (1974), RYM 18 of 1974, WFUV 25, KEXP 387, Xgau rating A (1974)
7 Deep Purple Burn 1974 Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1974, Austria 1 - Mar 1974 (9 months), Norway 1 - Mar 1974 (22 weeks), UK 3 - Mar 1974 (21 weeks), Italy 4 of 1974, Holland free40 4 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1974), Australia Goset 5 - Apr 1974 (18 weeks), Billboard 9 - Mar 1974 (30 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 23 of 1974 (peak 7), France (InfoDisc) 43 of 1974 (peak 4, 16 weeks), US BB 60 of 1974, US CashBox 79 of 1974, RYM 85 of 1974, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
8 David Bowie Diamond Dogs 1974 UK 1 - Jun 1974 (33 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1974 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1974), Billboard 5 - Jun 1974 (25 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Holland free40 6 of 1974, US 70s 7 - Jul 1974 (1 month), Norway 8 - Jun 1974 (12 weeks), BEA 9 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1974 (peak 4, 48 weeks), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1974 (peak 3), US BB 47 of 1974, Italy 52 of 1974, UK Radio2 58, US CashBox 74 of 1974, WXPN 462 (1974), WTMD 759, Acclaimed 1243 (1974), RYM 81 of 1974, KEXP 526, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
9 Marvin Hamlisch The Sting 1974 Billboard 1 - Jan 1974 (41 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - May 1974, US 70s 1 - Apr 1974 (4 months), Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1974, Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1974, Australia Goset 1 - May 1974 (14 weeks), Norway 3 - Jun 1974 (29 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1975), UK 7 - Mar 1974 (35 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1974, US BB 7 of 1974, Australia (Kent) 7 of 1974 (peak 1)
10 Bad Company Bad Company 1974 Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (64 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1974, Holland free40 1 of 1974, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1993), US 70s 2 - Aug 1974 (3 months), UK 3 - Jun 1974 (25 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1974), Norway 17 - Aug 1974 (1 week), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Fox101 21, Australia (Kent) 24 of 1974 (peak 6), US BB 26 of 1974, US CashBox 28 of 1974, WTMD 672, WXPN 744 (1974), Acclaimed 973 (1974), RYM 70 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
11 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile 1974 Billboard 1 - Aug 1974 (50 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1974, Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1974, Juno Award in 1975, US 70s 2 - Oct 1974 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), US BB 6 of 1974, Austria 8 - Mar 1975 (1 month), US CashBox 9 of 1975, UK 12 - Dec 1974 (13 weeks), Australia (Kent) 13 of 1975 (peak 2), Norway 17 - Mar 1975 (6 weeks), Acclaimed 2955 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1975), RYM 133 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
12 The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'N' Roll 1974 Billboard 1 - Nov 1974 (20 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1974, UK 2 - Nov 1974 (9 weeks), US 70s 2 - Nov 1974 (2 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), Norway 3 - Oct 1974 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1975), D.Marsh 4 of 1974, Austria 6 - Nov 1974 (1 month), US BB 27 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1974 (peak 1, 22 weeks), Italy 38 of 1974, US CashBox 44 of 1975, WXPN 812 (1974), Acclaimed 1950 (1974), Xgau rating B (1974)
13 Bob Dylan Planet Waves 1974 Billboard 1 - Feb 1974 (21 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, UK 3 - Feb 1974 (8 weeks), US 70s 3 - Feb 1974 (2 months), Austria 4 - Mar 1974 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1974), Norway 5 - Feb 1974 (11 weeks), Italy 22 of 1974, US BB 28 of 1974, US CashBox 47 of 1974, WTMD 530, WXPN 810 (1974), Acclaimed 2159 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1974), RYM 154 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
14 Barry White Can't Get Enough 1974 Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (38 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1974, US 70s 1 - Oct 1974 (2 months), Italy 3 of 1975, UK 4 - Nov 1974 (34 weeks), Austria 4 - Feb 1975 (6 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1975), Norway 9 - Jan 1975 (11 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1975 (peak 2, 52 weeks), US BB 30 of 1974, US CashBox 47 of 1975, Rolling Stone 281, Acclaimed 1744 (1974), Xgau rating B- (1974)
15 Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973 1974 UK 1 - Jan 1974 (137 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1973 (49 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1998), US 70s 2 - Dec 1973 (3 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1974), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US CashBox 4 of 1974, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US BB 18 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 96 of 1995 (peak 2, 10 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1973)
16 John Denver John Denver's Greatest Hits 1974 Billboard 1 - Dec 1973 (175 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1974, US num 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1974, US 70s 1 - Jan 1974 (7 months), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US 9 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2001), US 2 of 1974, US BB 2 of 1974, Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1977), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1975 (peak 4), US Longest Running Album 61 1973 (175 weeks), Billboard200 86, Xgau rating B- (1973)
17 John Denver Back Home Again 1974 Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (96 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (23 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Aug 1974, US 70s 1 - Jul 1974 (6 months), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2001), Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), UK 3 - Sep 1974 (29 weeks), US BB 3 of 1974, US 4 of 1975, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), US CashBox 11 of 1974, Australia (Kent) 13 of 1974 (peak 2), Billboard200 193, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
18 John Lennon Walls & Bridges 1974 Billboard 1 - Oct 1974 (35 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1974, US 70s 1 - Nov 1974 (2 months), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, Norway 3 - Oct 1974 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), UK 6 - Oct 1974 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 13 of 1974, US BB 32 of 1974, Italy 40 of 1975, US CashBox 70 of 1975, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), RYM 163 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
19 Neil Diamond Serenade 1974 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1975, Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1974, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Billboard 3 - Oct 1974 (27 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Dec 1974 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1976), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1976), Austria 7 - Dec 1974 (7 months), UK 11 - Nov 1974 (14 weeks), Australia (Kent) 14 of 1974 (peak 1), US BB 23 of 1974, US CashBox 24 of 1975
20 Stevie Wonder Fullfillingness' First Finale 1974 Billboard 1 - Aug 1974 (65 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (7 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1974, US 70s 1 - Aug 1974 (2 months), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, Grammy in 1974, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1974), UK 5 - Aug 1974 (16 weeks), D.Marsh 5 of 1974, US BB 25 of 1974, US CashBox 26 of 1974, Vinyl Surrender 100 of all time, Acclaimed 852 (1974), RYM 44 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
21 Cat Stevens Buddah & The Chocolate Box 1974 Billboard 2 - Apr 1974 (36 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - May 1974 (3 months), Australia Goset 2 - Jun 1974 (11 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), UK 3 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), Austria 3 - May 1974 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1974), Norway 5 - May 1974 (11 weeks), US BB 13 of 1974, Australia (Kent) 22 of 1974 (peak 5), US CashBox 23 of 1974, Italy 25 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 46 of 1974 (peak 9, 16 weeks), Xgau rating C- (1974)
22 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans 1974 UK 1 - Dec 1973 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1974), Billboard 6 - Feb 1974 (27 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Mar 1974 (1 month), Norway 8 - Feb 1974 (6 weeks), Holland free40 10 of 1974, Australia Goset 12 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), US BB 36 of 1974, Italy 66 of 1974, US CashBox 87 of 1974, Radio Caroline 111 (1974), WXPN 435 (2001), Acclaimed 2751 (1973), RYM 135 of 1973, Xgau rating C (1974)
23 Bob Dylan Before The Flood 1974 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), Billboard 3 - Jul 1974 (19 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Austria 3 - Aug 1974 (7 months), US 70s 5 - Jul 1974 (2 months), Norway 6 - Jul 1974 (11 weeks), UK 8 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), D.Marsh 12 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1974 (peak 14, 28 weeks), Italy 43 of 1974, US BB 48 of 1974, US CashBox 58 of 1974, WXPN 475 (1974), Acclaimed 1293 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1974), RYM 127 of 1974, Xgau rating A (1974)
24 Linda Ronstadt Heart Like a Wheel 1974 Billboard 1 - Dec 1974 (51 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Feb 1975, US 70s 1 - Jan 1975 (3 months), Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1974), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1991), Grammy in 1975 (Nominated), US BB 13 of 1975, US CashBox 19 of 1975, D.Marsh 19 of 1974, Rolling Stone 164, Acclaimed 768 (1974), WTMD 888, RYM 67 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
25 Neil Young On The Beach 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), BEA 4 of 1974, Norway 10 - Aug 1974 (8 weeks), Billboard 16 - Aug 1974 (18 weeks), D.Marsh 28 of 1974, UK 42 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 44 of 1974 (peak 10, 16 weeks), Italy 59 of 1974, US CashBox 65 of 1974, German RS100 94, WTMD 318, WXPN 346 (1974), Acclaimed 477 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1976), RYM 2 of 1974, KEXP 458, Xgau rating A- (1974)
26 Supertramp Crime Of The Century 1974 Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1979), BEA 3 of 1974, UK 4 - Nov 1974 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1977), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1975), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1978), Radio Caroline 30 (1974), Billboard 38 - Dec 1974 (76 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 95 of 1979 (peak 19, 16 weeks), WXPN 443 (1990), WTMD 749, Acclaimed 1267 (1974), RYM 25 of 1974, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
27 Santana Santana's Greatest Hits 1974 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Dec 1994), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1977), Austria 4 - Jan 1975 (5 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), UK 14 - Sep 1974 (15 weeks), Billboard 17 - Jul 1974 (21 weeks), Italy 35 of 1974, US CashBox 80 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
28 Demis Roussos Forever & Ever 1974 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1973, Norway 1 - Jul 1974 (46 weeks), UK 2 - Jun 1974 (68 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 1973 (9 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1973 (peak 2, 98 weeks), Italy 32 of 1974
29 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown 1974 Billboard 1 - Feb 1974 (42 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1974, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1974, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), US 70s 3 - Jun 1974 (2 months), US CashBox 15 of 1974, US BB 19 of 1974, Australia Goset 19 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), UK 45 - Aug 1974 (1 week), RYM 186 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
30 Rick Wakeman Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 1974 UK 1 - May 1974 (30 weeks), Billboard 3 - Jun 1974 (27 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Jul 1974 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1974), Australia Goset 6 - Jul 1974 (5 weeks), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1974 (peak 2), US BB 38 of 1974, US CashBox 45 of 1974, Italy 68 of 1974, RYM 168 of 1974
31 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young So Far 1974 Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (27 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (5 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1992), US 70s 5 - Oct 1974 (2 months), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), UK 25 - Sep 1974 (6 weeks), US BB 37 of 1974, US CashBox 50 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1975)
32 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 1974 BEA 2 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1990), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), UK 10 - Dec 1974 (6 weeks), Billboard 41 - Dec 1974 (16 weeks), Italy 52 of 1975, Radio Caroline 53 (1974), France (InfoDisc) 72 of 1975 (peak 1, 20 weeks), WXPN 113 (1974), WTMD 130, Acclaimed 408 (1974), RYM 10 of 1974, AVrev 100, Xgau rating B- (1974)
33 The Beach Boys Endless Summer 1974 Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (155 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), US 70s 3 - Sep 1974 (2 months), US BB 29 of 1974, US CashBox 53 of 1974, US Longest Running Album 95 1974 (156 weeks)
34 Average White Band Awb 1974 Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (43 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Feb 1975, US 70s 3 - Feb 1975 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1975), UK 6 - Mar 1975 (14 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1975, D.Marsh 15 of 1974, Acclaimed 903 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1975), RYM 123 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
35 Carole King Wrap Around Joy 1974 Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (29 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (5 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), US 70s 6 - Oct 1974 (2 months), D.Marsh 33 of 1974, US BB 41 of 1974, US CashBox 54 of 1974, Xgau rating C (1974)
36 Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 1974 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1993), Billboard 8 - Mar 1974 (36 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), BEA 10 of 1974, D.Marsh 34 of 1974, UK 37 - Mar 1974 (2 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1974, US BB 58 of 1974, Radio Caroline 79 (1974), WXPN 271 (1974), Acclaimed 277 (1974), Rolling Stone 385, WTMD 487, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1975), RYM 17 of 1974, Xgau rating A+ (1974)
37 Jethro Tull War Child 1974 Billboard 2 - Oct 1974 (31 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Dec 1974 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1974), Norway 8 - Nov 1974 (6 weeks), US BB 9 of 1974, UK 14 - Nov 1974 (4 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1975, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1974 (peak 15, 20 weeks), Italy 46 of 1974, RYM 185 of 1974
38 Ringo Starr Goodnight Vienna 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), Billboard 8 - Nov 1974 (25 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Austria 8 - Feb 1975 (1 month), Norway 15 - Dec 1974 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1975 (peak 4, 48 weeks), UK 30 - Dec 1974 (2 weeks), Italy 42 of 1975, US BB 53 of 1975, US CashBox 74 of 1975, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1974), Xgau rating B- (1974)
39 George McCrae Rock Your Baby 1974 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1974, Norway 5 - Sep 1974 (12 weeks), Austria 7 - Jan 1975 (1 month), UK 13 - Aug 1974 (26 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1974 (peak 9, 44 weeks), Billboard 38 - Aug 1974 (15 weeks), Italy 40 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
40 Barbra Streisand The Way We Were 1974 Billboard 1 - Feb 1974 (31 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1974, US 70s 4 - Mar 1974 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1998), Australia Goset 7 - Apr 1974 (11 weeks), US BB 39 of 1974, US CashBox 42 of 1974, UK 49 - Jun 1974 (1 week), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1976), Xgau rating B- (1974)
41 Deep Purple Storm Bringer 1974 Norway 2 - Nov 1974 (19 weeks), Austria 4 - Dec 1974 (6 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1975), UK 6 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), Billboard 20 - Dec 1974 (15 weeks), Italy 23 of 1975, France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1974 (peak 5, 18 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1975), RYM 184 of 1974
42 Original Soundtrack American Graffiti 1974 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1993), Italy 8 of 1974, Billboard 10 - Sep 1973 (60 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Australia Goset 10 - Mar 1974 (20 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1974, D.Marsh 34 of 1973, UK 37 - Apr 1974 (1 week), US BB 49 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 55 of 1993 (peak 12, 15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1975)
43 Olivia Newton-John If You Love Me, Let Me Know 1974 Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (61 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1974, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, US 70s 3 - Sep 1974 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), US CashBox 20 of 1974, US BB 79 of 1974
44 Queen Sheer Heart Attack 1974 UK 2 - Nov 1974 (47 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1975), BEA 6 of 1974, Norway 9 - Dec 1974 (21 weeks), Billboard 12 - Dec 1974 (32 weeks), US CashBox 61 of 1975, US BB 82 of 1975, Acclaimed 1042 (1974), RYM 33 of 1974
45 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends 1974 Austria 2 - Sep 1974 (3 months), Billboard 4 - Sep 1974 (24 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), UK 6 - Aug 1974 (5 weeks), US 70s 6 - Oct 1974 (1 month), Norway 16 - Sep 1974 (5 weeks), Italy 31 of 1974, US BB 42 of 1974, RYM 144 of 1974
46 Chicago Chicago VII 1974 Billboard 1 - Mar 1974 (69 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1974, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), US 70s 5 - Apr 1974 (4 months), US CashBox 8 of 1974, US BB 10 of 1974, Norway 13 - Apr 1974 (9 weeks), RYM 182 of 1974
47 Jim Croce Photographs & Memories, his Greatest Hits 1974 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1974, Billboard 2 - Oct 1974 (47 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Nov 1974 (1 month), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1993), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US CashBox 25 of 1975, US BB 33 of 1974, Xgau rating B+ (1974)
48 Roxy Music Country Life 1974 UK 3 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1975), Austria 10 - Dec 1974 (2 months), Norway 15 - Jan 1975 (3 weeks), D.Marsh 20 of 1975, Billboard 37 - Jan 1975 (15 weeks), Rolling Stone 387, Acclaimed 779 (1974), RYM 49 of 1974, KEXP 715, Xgau rating B+ (1974)
49 Love Unlimited Under The Influence 1974 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1974, Billboard 3 - Sep 1973 (44 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Feb 1974 (1 month), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), US BB 40 of 1974, US CashBox 57 of 1974, Italy 78 of 1974
50 Lou Reed Rock 'N' Roll Animal 1974 Holland free40 2 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1978), D.Marsh 11 of 1974, UK 26 - Mar 1974 (1 week), Billboard 45 - Mar 1974 (28 weeks), WXPN 558 (1974), WTMD 617, Acclaimed 989 (1974), RYM 93 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
51 Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors 1974 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), Grammy in 1973 (Nominated), UK 4 - Mar 1974 (26 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1974), Billboard 8 - May 1973 (105 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 10 of 1974, US 70s 10 - Feb 1974 (1 month), US BB 22 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1973)
52 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1976), Norway 6 - Apr 1974 (10 weeks), Billboard 10 - Apr 1974 (43 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 63 of 1974, US CashBox 73 of 1974, Italy 84 of 1974, WTMD 229, WXPN 314 (1974), Acclaimed 2496 (1974), RYM 27 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
53 Patti LaBelle Nightbirds 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1975), Billboard 7 - Dec 1974 (28 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 9 - Mar 1975 (1 month), D.Marsh 22 of 1974, Italy 30 of 1975, US BB 59 of 1975, US CashBox 87 of 1975, Rolling Stone 272, Acclaimed 1945 (1974), RYM 198 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
54 The Doobie Brothers What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits 1974 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2001), Billboard 4 - Mar 1974 (62 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Apr 1974 (2 months), US BB 11 of 1975, Australia Goset 18 - May 1974 (3 weeks), UK 19 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), US CashBox 61 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1976), RYM 197 of 1974, Xgau rating C- (1974)
55 David Bowie David Bowie At The Tower Philadelphia 1974 UK 2 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1974), Billboard 8 - Oct 1974 (21 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Norway 12 - Nov 1974 (5 weeks), US BB 57 of 1974, Italy 75 of 1975, WXPN 572 (1974), Xgau rating C- (1975)
56 Abba Waterloo 1974 Norway 1 - Apr 1974 (24 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), UK 28 - Jun 1974 (2 weeks), Billboard 145 - Aug 1974 (8 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1976)
57 Queen Queen II 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1975), UK 5 - Mar 1974 (30 weeks), BEA 8 of 1974, Norway 19 - May 1974 (2 weeks), Billboard 49 - May 1974 (13 weeks), Radio Caroline 107 (1974), WXPN 763 (1974), RYM 52 of 1974, Xgau rating C- (1974)
58 Jackson Browne Late for the Sky 1974 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1989), D.Marsh 6 of 1974, Billboard 14 - Oct 1974 (29 weeks), WXPN 73 (1974), US BB 84 of 1974, US CashBox 90 of 1975, WTMD 132, Acclaimed 352 (1974), Rolling Stone 372, RYM 41 of 1974, WFUV 36, Xgau rating B- (1974)
59 Billy Joel Piano Man 1974 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2006), Australia (Kent) 16 of 1976 (peak 14), Billboard 27 - Jan 1974 (40 weeks), UK 98 - Jun 1984 (1 week), WXPN 171 (1973), WTMD 310, RYM 163 of 1973, Xgau rating C (1973)
60 Grand Funk Railroad Shinin' On 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), Billboard 5 - Mar 1974 (29 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - May 1974 (2 months), Norway 10 - May 1974 (8 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1974, US BB 16 of 1974, Italy 27 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
61 Suzi Quatro Quatro 1974 Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1974, Norway 5 - Oct 1974 (15 weeks), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1974 (peak 1), Italy 83 of 1974, Billboard 126 - Oct 1974 (10 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1974)
62 Ohio Players Fire 1974 Billboard 1 - Nov 1974 (29 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Feb 1975, US 70s 2 - Dec 1974 (3 months), US CashBox 16 of 1975, US BB 17 of 1975, Xgau rating B (1974)
63 Nazareth Rampant 1974 Austria 1 - Jun 1974 (8 months), Norway 3 - May 1974 (21 weeks), UK 13 - May 1974 (3 weeks), Billboard 157 - Jul 1974 (9 weeks)
64 Santana Borboletta 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1989), Austria 9 - Jan 1975 (1 month), Italy 13 of 1975, UK 18 - Nov 1974 (5 weeks), Billboard 20 - Nov 1974 (19 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1974), RYM 146 of 1974, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
65 Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1974 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1987), D.Marsh 9 of 1974, Billboard 12 - May 1974 (45 weeks), US CashBox 44 of 1974, Fox101 53, US BB 77 of 1974, Acclaimed 620 (1974), WTMD 887, RYM 31 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
66 Carly Simon Hot Cakes 1974 Billboard 3 - Feb 1974 (35 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1974), US 70s 5 - Mar 1974 (1 month), Australia Goset 7 - Apr 1974 (8 weeks), UK 19 - Mar 1974 (9 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1974, US BB 34 of 1974, Xgau rating C (1974)
67 Nazareth Loud 'N' Proud 1974 Austria 1 - Feb 1974 (7 months), Norway 9 - Dec 1973 (21 weeks), UK 10 - Nov 1973 (7 weeks), Billboard 150 - Mar 1974 (8 weeks), RYM 157 of 1974
68 Rod Stewart Smiler 1974 UK 1 - Oct 1974 (20 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), Billboard 13 - Oct 1974 (14 weeks), Norway 19 - Nov 1974 (1 week), US BB 80 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
69 Pink Floyd A Nice Pair 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1994), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), Norway 8 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), UK 21 - Jan 1974 (20 weeks), Billboard 36 - Dec 1973 (17 weeks), Italy 47 of 1974
70 Uriah Heep Wonderworld 1974 Austria 2 - Aug 1974 (3 months), Norway 3 - Jun 1974 (33 weeks), UK 23 - Jun 1974 (3 weeks), Billboard 38 - Jul 1974 (15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1976)
71 Gram Parsons Grievous Angel 1974 German RS100 24, Acclaimed 140 (1974), Billboard 195 - Feb 1974 (3 weeks), WXPN 386 (1973), Rolling Stone 429, WTMD 878, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), RYM 12 of 1974, Xgau rating A (1974)
72 Focus Hamburger Concerto 1974 Holland free40 11 of 1974, Norway 16 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), UK 20 - May 1974 (5 weeks), Billboard 66 - Aug 1974 (19 weeks), Radio Caroline 100 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1974), RYM 65 of 1974
73 Robin Trower Bridge Of Sighs 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), Billboard 7 - Apr 1974 (31 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US 70s 10 - Aug 1974 (1 month), US CashBox 40 of 1974, US BB 43 of 1974, WXPN 797 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), RYM 13 of 1974
74 Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1986), D.Marsh 24 of 1974, Billboard 36 - Sep 1974 (16 weeks), WTMD 366, WXPN 425 (1974), Acclaimed 1285 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), RYM 86 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
75 King Crimson Red 1974 BEA 5 of 1974, D.Marsh 35 of 1974, UK 45 - Oct 1974 (1 week), Billboard 66 - Nov 1974 (11 weeks), WTMD 461, Acclaimed 569 (1974), WXPN 823 (2004), RYM 3 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
76 Status Quo Quo 1974 UK 2 - May 1974 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1974), Norway 6 - Jun 1974 (9 weeks), Austria 10 - Jul 1974 (2 months), RYM 128 of 1974
77 Mike Oldfield Hergest Ridge 1974 UK 1 - Sep 1974 (17 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), Italy 71 of 1974, Billboard 87 - Sep 1974 (10 weeks), RYM 116 of 1974
78 Slade Old New Borrowed & Blue 1974 UK 1 - Feb 1974 (16 weeks), Norway 3 - Feb 1974 (17 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1974), Australia Goset 8 - Mar 1974 (16 weeks)
79 MFSB Love Is The Message 1974 Billboard 4 - Jan 1974 (35 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Apr 1974 (1 month), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1974), US CashBox 37 of 1974, US BB 44 of 1974, Italy 58 of 1974
80 The Stylistics Let's Put It All Together 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), Billboard 14 - May 1974 (31 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1974, UK 26 - Sep 1974 (14 weeks), US CashBox 68 of 1974, US BB 82 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1975)
81 Slade Slade In Flame 1974 Norway 2 - Dec 1974 (19 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), UK 6 - Dec 1974 (18 weeks), Billboard 93 - Jul 1975 (14 weeks), RYM 153 of 1974
82 America Holiday 1974 Billboard 3 - Jul 1974 (53 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), US 70s 5 - Nov 1974 (1 month), US CashBox 30 of 1974, US BB 31 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978)
83 Mott The Hoople The Hoople 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1974), UK 11 - Apr 1974 (5 weeks), Norway 11 - May 1974 (7 weeks), Billboard 28 - Apr 1974 (23 weeks), Acclaimed 2779 (1974), RYM 118 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
84 Eagles On The Border 1974 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), Billboard 17 - Apr 1974 (87 weeks), UK 28 - Apr 1974 (9 weeks), US CashBox 60 of 1974, WXPN 665 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), Xgau rating B+ (1974)
85 Barry White Stone Gon' 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), Australia Goset 13 - Apr 1974 (12 weeks), UK 18 - Mar 1974 (18 weeks), Billboard 20 - Nov 1973 (37 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1974, Xgau rating C- (1973)
86 Demis Roussos My Only Fascination 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1976), Norway 6 - Oct 1974 (20 weeks), Italy 11 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1974 (peak 3, 40 weeks), UK 39 - Jul 1976 (6 weeks)
87 Various Artists Music Power 1974 Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1974, Austria 1 - Dec 1974 (6 months)
88 Bette Midler Bette Midler 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1973), Billboard 6 - Dec 1973 (27 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Jan 1974 (1 month), Australia Goset 16 - Feb 1974 (5 weeks), US BB 46 of 1974, US CashBox 62 of 1974, Xgau rating B+ (1973)
89 Richard Pryor That Nigger's Crazy 1974 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1974), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), D.Marsh 26 of 1974, Billboard 29 - Jun 1974 (53 weeks), US CashBox 98 of 1974, RYM 62 of 1974, Xgau rating A (1974)
90 Bing Crosby White Christmas 1974 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2004), Sweden 35 - Dec 1977 (2 weeks), UK 45 - Dec 1974 (3 weeks), US BB 47 of 1955, Billboard 82 - Dec 2009 (28 weeks)
91 The Sweet Desolation Boulevard 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1976), Norway 17 - Jan 1975 (1 week), Billboard 25 - Jul 1975 (44 weeks), Acclaimed 2664 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), RYM 90 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1975)
92 Montrose Montrose 1974 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Sweden 40 - Nov 1975 (2 weeks), UK 43 - Jun 1974 (1 week), Billboard 133 - May 1974 (12 weeks), Radio Caroline 300 (1973), RYM 18 of 1973
93 The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), Billboard 11 - Nov 1974 (25 weeks), UK 14 - Nov 1974 (18 weeks), US BB 69 of 1974, US CashBox 71 of 1975
94 King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974 UK 28 - Apr 1974 (2 weeks), Italy 37 of 1974, D.Marsh 40 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 45 of 1974 (peak 8, 16 weeks), Billboard 64 - May 1974 (11 weeks), RYM 69 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
95 Tangerine Dream Phaedra 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1977), Australia Goset 11 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), UK 15 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), Billboard 196 - Jul 1974 (2 weeks), WTMD 553, Acclaimed 831 (1974), RYM 64 of 1974
96 Leonard Cohen New Skin For The Old Ceremony 1974 Austria 2 - Nov 1974 (3 months), UK 24 - Sep 1974 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 2767 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), RYM 66 of 1974, Xgau rating A- (1974)
97 The Sweet Sweet Fanny Adams 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), Austria 6 - Aug 1974 (3 months), Norway 12 - Jun 1974 (1 week), UK 27 - May 1974 (2 weeks), RYM 111 of 1974
98 Rufus & Chaka Khan Rags To Rufus 1974 Billboard 4 - Jun 1974 (30 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), US 70s 6 - Sep 1974 (1 month), D.Marsh 37 of 1974, US BB 45 of 1974, US CashBox 72 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1974)
99 Helen Reddy Free & Easy 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), Billboard 8 - Nov 1974 (28 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), UK 17 - Feb 1975 (9 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1975, US BB 53 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1975)
100 Paul Anka Anka 1974 Juno Award in 1975 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1974), Billboard 9 - Aug 1974 (28 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US BB 50 of 1974, US CashBox 91 of 1975, Xgau rating C- (1974)

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20 Dec 2016

Missing Billboard Data

The following (2) albums made the Billboard charts. #13 - Marvin Hamlisch - The Sting - 1 - 41 weeks. Probably listed under 'Movie Soundtracks'. Also #56 - Love Unlimited - Under the Influence - 3 - 44 weeks. Listed as 'Under the Influence Of...'.

Data fixed, thanks


10 Jun 2015

Double Listing - The Sting - Orig. Soundtrack

#28 (Marvin Hamlisch) & #48 (Original Soundtrack) are the same.

Data fixed, thanks