Albums from the Year 1976

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This page lists the top albums of 1976 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 1976 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1976 were:

1:Eagles2:Abba3:Stevie Wonder4:Bob Dylan5:Peter Frampton
6:Led Zeppelin7:Donna Summer8:David Bowie9:Boston10:Rod Stewart
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Eagles Hotel California 1976 Billboard 1 - Dec 1976 (108 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1977, US 70s 1 - Dec 1976 (7 months), Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1977, Norway 1 - Dec 1976 (42 weeks), Australia num 1 for 12 weeks - Jan 1977, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Feb 1977, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1976), US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 2008), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jan 1988), UK 2 - Dec 1976 (71 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1977, US BB 2 of 1977, US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1977 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1986), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1978), Sweden 3 - Dec 1976 (46 weeks), BEA 3 of 1976, US 4 of 1977, Australia (Kent) 4 of 1977 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1977 (peak 2, 87 weeks), Fox101 7, Austria 9 - Apr 1977 (7 months), Radio Caroline 9 (1976), Worldwide 18 - 22 M, D.Marsh 22 of 1976, Internet 25 - 26 M claimed (1976), PopVortex 27 (1976), DMDB 27, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, NARM 35, Defin200 35 (1976), Rolling Stone 37, Italy 45 of 1977, Virgin 67, WTMD 69, Acclaimed 86 (1976), WXPN 90 (1976), Channel4 95, RYM 53 of 1976, AVrev 27, Xgau rating B (1976)
2 Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life 1976 Billboard 1 - Oct 1976 (82 weeks) (14 weeks at number 1) (35 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 14 weeks - Oct 1976, US 70s 1 - Oct 1976 (9 months), Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1976), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1976, Grammy in 1976, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1976), US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2005), UK 2 - Oct 1976 (55 weeks), US 2 of 1977, US BB 2 of 1976, D.Marsh 2 of 1976, BEA 2 of 1976, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1976), US CashBox 4 of 1976, Norway 6 - Oct 1976 (31 weeks), Sweden 9 - Oct 1976 (28 weeks), Italy 9 of 1977, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1976 (peak 1, 59 weeks), Austria 15 - Aug 1977 (1 month), Vinyl Surrender 15 of all time, NARM 23, Defin200 23 (1976), PopVortex 31 (1976), Acclaimed 41 (1976), DMDB 42, Guiness 45, WTMD 54, WXPN 54 (1976), Rolling Stone 56, Channel4 74, Virgin 89, RS Reader's 95, Billboard200 115, RYM 1 of 1976, WFUV 51, KEXP 170, Xgau rating A (1976)
3 Eagles Eagles' Greatest Hits 1971-1975 1976 Billboard 1 - Mar 1976 (198 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1976, US 70s 1 - Mar 1976 (3 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1976, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1997), US sales 29 M (according to RIAA), US 29 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2006), UK 2 - Mar 1976 (118 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1976, Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Internet 3 - 41 M claimed (1976), Worldwide 3 - 32 M, US 4 of 1976, Australia (Kent) 7 of 1976 (peak 3), Norway 8 - Mar 1976 (7 weeks), US BB 11 of 1976, Global 24 - 22 M claimed, Sweden 31 - Mar 1976 (6 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 2007), Xgau rating B (1976)
4 Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive 1976 Billboard 1 - Jan 1976 (96 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (51 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1976, US 1 of 1976, US num 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1976, US 70s 1 - Feb 1976 (13 months), US BB 1 of 1976, Canada 1 for 17 weeks - 1976, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Grammy in 1976 (Nominated), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1976), UK 6 - May 1976 (38 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Fox101 12, Australia (Kent) 13 of 1977 (peak 8), Radio Caroline 38 (1976), Billboard200 38, France (InfoDisc) 49 of 1976 (peak 7, 26 weeks), Italy 62 of 1977, Internet 65 - 17 M claimed (1976), WTMD 164, WXPN 321 (1976), Acclaimed 947 (1976), RYM 120 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
5 Bob Dylan Desire 1976 Billboard 1 - Jan 1976 (34 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1976, US 70s 1 - Feb 1976 (3 months), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1976, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1999), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), UK 3 - Jan 1976 (36 weeks), Austria 3 - Mar 1976 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1976 (peak 1, 88 weeks), Norway 4 - Jan 1976 (24 weeks), Italy 4 of 1976, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1976), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), BEA 7 of 1976, US BB 9 of 1976, Australia (Kent) 11 of 1976 (peak 1), Sweden 16 - Jan 1976 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1976, US CashBox 24 of 1976, German RS100 87, Vinyl Surrender 89 of all time, WXPN 114 (1976), WTMD 148, Rolling Stone 174, Acclaimed 379 (1976), RYM 16 of 1976, WFUV 53, KEXP 652, Xgau rating B- (1975)
6 Abba Arrival 1976 UK 1 - Nov 1976 (92 weeks), Germany 1 for 15 weeks - Feb 1977, Norway 1 - Oct 1976 (34 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 1976 (30 weeks), Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1976, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Nov 1976, Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2004), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1976), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1977), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1977), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1976 (peak 1), Austria 12 - Jan 1977 (8 months), Billboard 20 - Jan 1977 (50 weeks), Channel4 28, Italy 36 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 47 of 1976 (peak 9, 25 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 47 of all time, UK Radio2 51, Finland 86 of all time (claimed 86,420) (1976), Acclaimed 656 (1976), RYM 67 of 1976, Xgau rating C (1977)
7 Boston Boston 1976 US 17 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2003), Diamond in Canada (certified in May 1997), US sales 17 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 3 - Sep 1976 (137 weeks) (30 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 3 of 1977, US 70s 3 - Nov 1976 (7 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), BEA 4 of 1976, US 5 of 1977, US BB 5 of 1976, Fox101 9, D.Marsh 9 of 1976, UK 11 - Feb 1977 (22 weeks), Sweden 26 - Oct 1976 (16 weeks), Worldwide 39 - 18 M, NARM 43, Defin200 43 (1976), Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1976), WXPN 170 (1976), Radio Caroline 245 (1976), WTMD 257, Acclaimed 497 (1976), RYM 22 of 1976, Xgau rating C (1976)
8 Rod Stewart A Night On The Town 1976 UK 1 - Jul 1976 (47 weeks), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1976, Norway 1 - Jul 1976 (14 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1976 (31 weeks), Australia num 1 for 10 weeks - Aug 1976, New Zealand 1 for 9 - Sep 1976, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), Billboard 2 - Jul 1976 (57 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Nov 1976 (3 months), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1976 (peak 1), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1976), D.Marsh 4 of 1976, US BB 15 of 1976, US CashBox 29 of 1976, Acclaimed 2503 (1976), Xgau rating B (1976)
9 Wings Wings At The Speed Of Sound 1976 Billboard 1 - Apr 1976 (52 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1976, US 70s 1 - Apr 1976 (5 months), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1976, UK 2 - Apr 1976 (35 weeks), Norway 2 - Apr 1976 (21 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1976), US 3 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1976 (peak 1, 78 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1976), US CashBox 6 of 1976, US BB 6 of 1976, Sweden 7 - Apr 1976 (10 weeks), Australia (Kent) 9 of 1976 (peak 2), D.Marsh 23 of 1976, Italy 37 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
10 Abba Abba's Greatest Hits 1976 UK 1 - Apr 1976 (130 weeks), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1976, Norway 1 - Jan 1976 (61 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1975 (37 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 18 - Feb 1976, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1976), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), UK 27 of all time (2.6 M claimed) (1976), Billboard 48 - Sep 1976 (61 weeks), Italy 53 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 63 of 1976 (peak 5, 16 weeks), Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
11 Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record 1976 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1977, Sweden 1 - Nov 1976 (54 weeks), Australia num 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1977, Australia (Kent) 2 of 1977 (peak 1), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), Billboard 5 - Oct 1976 (69 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), UK 6 - Dec 1976 (99 weeks), US 70s 6 - Dec 1976 (2 months), Austria 9 - Mar 1977 (4 months), Norway 9 - Dec 1976 (12 weeks), US BB 18 of 1977, US CashBox 21 of 1977, Radio Caroline 80 (1976), Acclaimed 2230 (1976), RYM 32 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
12 Neil Diamond Beautiful Noise 1976 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1977, Austria 1 - Sep 1976 (10 months), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1976, New Zealand 1 for 6 - Aug 1976, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1976), Billboard 4 - Jul 1976 (32 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Jul 1976 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1976), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1977), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1976 (peak 1), UK 10 - Jul 1976 (26 weeks), US BB 20 of 1976, US CashBox 26 of 1976, Sweden 33 - Sep 1976 (2 weeks), Xgau rating C+ (1976)
13 The Rolling Stones Black & Blue 1976 Billboard 1 - May 1976 (23 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - May 1976, UK 2 - May 1976 (14 weeks), US 70s 2 - May 1976 (2 months), Norway 2 - Apr 1976 (15 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1976), Austria 4 - Jul 1976 (1 month), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1976), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1976 (peak 1, 73 weeks), Sweden 6 - Apr 1976 (15 weeks), US BB 19 of 1976, Australia (Kent) 21 of 1976 (peak 4), US CashBox 22 of 1976, Italy 34 of 1976, Xgau rating A- (1976)
14 Led Zeppelin Presence 1976 UK 1 - Apr 1976 (14 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1976 (31 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1976, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), US 70s 2 - Apr 1976 (3 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), Norway 4 - Apr 1976 (10 weeks), Sweden 8 - Apr 1976 (10 weeks), US BB 17 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 32 of 1976 (peak 5, 36 weeks), US CashBox 35 of 1976, Italy 54 of 1976, RYM 138 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
15 Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976 Australia num 1 for 18 weeks - Jun 1977, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1977 (peak 1), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1994), Billboard 2 - Mar 1976 (114 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Sep 1976 (2 months), Grammy in 1976 (Nominated), US BB 13 of 1976, US CashBox 14 of 1976, UK 20 - Mar 1977 (24 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), WXPN 195 (1976), WTMD 491, Acclaimed 911 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1977), RYM 86 of 1976, Xgau rating A- (1976)
16 David Bowie Station To Station 1976 Billboard 3 - Feb 1976 (32 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Feb 1976 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1976), UK 5 - Feb 1976 (17 weeks), BEA 6 of 1976, Norway 8 - Feb 1976 (10 weeks), Sweden 11 - Feb 1976 (14 weeks), D.Marsh 24 of 1976, US BB 27 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 53 of 1976 (peak 3, 21 weeks), Italy 64 of 1976, US CashBox 79 of 1976, Acclaimed 269 (1976), Rolling Stone 323, WXPN 403 (1976), WTMD 690, RYM 13 of 1976, Xgau rating A (1976)
17 The Ramones The Ramones 1976 Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1976), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1976), BEA 1 of 1976, Vinyl Surrender 6 of all time, Rolling Stone 33, Acclaimed 35 (1976), German RS100 57, DMDB 62, PopVortex 63 (1976), RS100 69, Billboard 111 - Jun 1976 (18 weeks), WTMD 154, WXPN 336 (1976), RYM 2 of 1976, KEXP 91, Xgau rating A (1976)
18 Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions 1976 Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1954), D.Marsh 1 of 1976, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 2002), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1977), BEA 9 of 1976, Rolling Stone 11, UK 16 - Sep 1975 (13 weeks), Guiness 33, PopVortex 42 (1976), NARM 53, Defin200 53 (2004), Channel4 68, Billboard 76 - Apr 1976 (11 weeks), DMDB 82, WTMD 522
19 Led Zeppelin The Song Remains The Same 1976 UK 1 - Nov 1976 (16 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1997), Billboard 2 - Nov 1976 (48 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Nov 1976 (2 months), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1986), US CashBox 21 of 1976, Norway 21 - Dec 1976 (1 week), Sweden 29 - Nov 1976 (4 weeks), US BB 32 of 1976, Italy 49 of 1976, RYM 145 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
20 Chicago Chicago X 1976 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Grammy in 1976 (Nominated), Billboard 3 - Jul 1976 (43 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Jul 1976 (2 months), Sweden 6 - Jul 1976 (27 weeks), US BB 7 of 1976, Norway 7 - Dec 1976 (19 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1976, Austria 18 - Feb 1977 (3 months), UK 21 - Oct 1976 (11 weeks), Australia (Kent) 23 of 1976 (peak 3), Italy 37 of 1977, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1976)
21 George Benson Breezin' 1976 Billboard 1 - Apr 1976 (77 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1976, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), US 70s 2 - Jun 1976 (4 months), Grammy in 1976 (Nominated), US CashBox 8 of 1976, US BB 8 of 1976, Defin200 177 (1976), Acclaimed 2292 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1978), Xgau rating C (1976)
22 The Beatles Rock 'N' Roll Music 1976 Billboard 2 - Jun 1976 (29 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1976), US 70s 4 - Jul 1976 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1976), Austria 6 - Jul 1976 (3 months), Norway 8 - Jul 1976 (14 weeks), UK 11 - Jun 1976 (15 weeks), Sweden 18 - Jun 1976 (13 weeks), Australia (Kent) 22 of 1976 (peak 4), US BB 24 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1976 (peak 3, 31 weeks), US CashBox 43 of 1976, Italy 43 of 1976
23 Al Stewart Year Of The Cat 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1977), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1981), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), Billboard 5 - Oct 1976 (48 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Feb 1977 (2 months), Italy 22 of 1977, Radio Caroline 25 (1976), US BB 28 of 1977, US CashBox 29 of 1977, UK 38 - Feb 1977 (7 weeks), Holland free40 85 of 1977, WTMD 428, Acclaimed 2365 (1976), RYM 63 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
24 Bob Marley Rastaman Vibration 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1996), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1983), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Billboard 8 - May 1976 (21 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US 70s 10 - Jul 1976 (1 month), Norway 14 - Jul 1976 (7 weeks), UK 15 - May 1976 (13 weeks), D.Marsh 30 of 1976, US BB 48 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 77 of 1976 (peak 12, 12 weeks), WXPN 454 (1976), WTMD 849, Acclaimed 1842 (1976), RYM 50 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
25 Rush 2112 1976 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1995), BEA 5 of 1976, Sweden 33 - Apr 1976 (4 weeks), Billboard 61 - Apr 1976 (34 weeks), Radio Caroline 96 (1976), Global 177 - 5 M claimed, Defin200 198 (1976), WTMD 445, WXPN 604 (1976), Acclaimed 1011 (1976), RYM 19 of 1976
26 Elton John Blue Moves 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), UK 3 - Nov 1976 (15 weeks), Billboard 3 - Nov 1976 (22 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Nov 1976 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1976), Norway 5 - Nov 1976 (12 weeks), Sweden 12 - Nov 1976 (10 weeks), US BB 22 of 1976, US CashBox 44 of 1976, Italy 47 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 51 of 1976 (peak 6, 23 weeks), Xgau rating C (1976)
27 Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1991), Billboard 3 - May 1976 (96 weeks) (30 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Oct 1976 (5 months), US BB 4 of 1976, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), US CashBox 9 of 1977, UK 11 - Jun 1976 (17 weeks), Fox101 49, Rolling Stone 450, WTMD 540, Acclaimed 910 (1976), RYM 47 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
28 Donna Summer Love To Love You Baby 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1976), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), Sweden 7 - Jan 1976 (24 weeks), Norway 9 - Feb 1976 (7 weeks), Austria 10 - Aug 1976 (1 month), Billboard 11 - Nov 1975 (30 weeks), UK 16 - Jan 1976 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 22 of 1975, Italy 33 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 51 of 1975 (peak 4, 30 weeks), US BB 67 of 1976, US CashBox 68 of 1976, RYM 143 of 1975, Xgau rating B- (1975)
29 Jackson Browne The Pretender 1976 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2006), Billboard 5 - Nov 1976 (35 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Dec 1976 (1 month), D.Marsh 7 of 1976, UK 26 - Dec 1976 (5 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1977, US BB 41 of 1976, WTMD 182, WXPN 197 (1976), Rolling Stone 391, Acclaimed 708 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), RYM 117 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
30 Santana Amigos 1976 Italy 2 of 1976, France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1976), Austria 9 - Jul 1976 (1 month), Billboard 10 - Apr 1976 (25 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), UK 13 - Apr 1976 (9 weeks), Norway 13 - Apr 1976 (3 weeks), Sweden 29 - Apr 1976 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1976 (peak 5, 34 weeks), US BB 60 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1976), Xgau rating B (1976)
31 Bad Company Run With The Pack 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), UK 4 - Feb 1976 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1977), Billboard 5 - Feb 1976 (27 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Mar 1976 (2 months), Norway 11 - Feb 1976 (8 weeks), Sweden 22 - Feb 1976 (8 weeks), US BB 35 of 1976, US CashBox 38 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 90 of 1976 (peak 19, 4 weeks), RYM 200 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
32 Abba The Best Of 1976 Austria 1 - Apr 1976 (14 months), Australia num 1 for 16 weeks - Mar 1976, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1976 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 of all time (1975, 24 X Platinum), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1977), Norway 14 - Dec 1975 (2 weeks)
33 Genesis A Trick of the Tail 1976 UK 3 - Feb 1976 (39 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1990), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1976), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1976 (peak 1, 56 weeks), Sweden 17 - Feb 1976 (8 weeks), Italy 17 of 1976, Billboard 31 - Mar 1976 (18 weeks), Radio Caroline 68 (1976), WXPN 132 (1976), WTMD 835, Acclaimed 2555 (1976), RYM 30 of 1976
34 Boney M Take The Heat Off Me 1976 Sweden 1 - Nov 1976 (46 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1976 (44 weeks), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1977), Austria 6 - Dec 1976 (10 months), Italy 33 of 1977, UK 40 - Apr 1977 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1977 (peak 5, 34 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1978), Xgau rating B (1977)
35 Parliament Mothership Connection 1976 Library of Congress artifact added 2011 (1976), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1976), Billboard 13 - Feb 1976 (36 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1976, D.Marsh 31 of 1976, US BB 79 of 1976, Rolling Stone 274, Acclaimed 274 (1975), WTMD 409, WXPN 506 (1975), RYM 6 of 1976, AVrev 14, KEXP 519, Xgau rating A- (1976)
36 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Night Moves 1976 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), D.Marsh 6 of 1976, Billboard 8 - Nov 1976 (88 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 10 - Mar 1977 (1 month), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 13 of 1977, US BB 29 of 1977, Fox101 46, NARM 82, Defin200 82 (1976), Acclaimed 923 (1976), RYM 60 of 1976, Xgau rating A- (1976)
37 Joni Mitchell Hejira 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), D.Marsh 8 of 1976, UK 11 - Dec 1976 (5 weeks), Billboard 13 - Dec 1976 (18 weeks), US CashBox 59 of 1977, US BB 69 of 1977, WXPN 88 (1976), WTMD 115, Radio Caroline 295 (1976), Acclaimed 469 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), RYM 10 of 1976, WFUV 83, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
38 Manfred Mann's Earth Band The Roaring Silence 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1977), Norway 6 - Sep 1976 (10 weeks), UK 10 - Sep 1976 (9 weeks), Billboard 10 - Sep 1976 (37 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Austria 10 - Oct 1976 (1 month), Sweden 17 - Sep 1976 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 36 of 1976, US BB 51 of 1977, Radio Caroline 196 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1977), RYM 115 of 1976, Xgau rating C (1976)
39 Donna Summer A Love Trilogy 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1976), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1977), Italy 7 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1976 (peak 4, 71 weeks), Austria 8 - Aug 1976 (3 months), Norway 14 - May 1976 (5 weeks), Sweden 18 - Apr 1976 (21 weeks), Billboard 21 - Mar 1976 (26 weeks), UK 41 - May 1976 (10 weeks), US CashBox 93 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
40 Heart Dreamboat Annie 1976 Juno Award in 1977 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1976), Billboard 7 - Apr 1976 (99 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 34 of 1976, UK 36 - Jan 1977 (5 weeks), US BB 40 of 1976, Radio Caroline 62 (1976), Fox101 67, WXPN 615 (1976), WTMD 619, RYM 71 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
41 Elton John Here & There 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1998), Billboard 4 - May 1976 (19 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - May 1976 (2 months), UK 6 - May 1976 (9 weeks), Norway 19 - Jun 1976 (1 week), Sweden 30 - May 1976 (4 weeks), US BB 46 of 1976, US CashBox 47 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1976), Xgau rating C (1976)
42 David Bowie ChangesOneBowie 1976 UK 2 - Jun 1976 (28 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1981), Billboard 10 - Jun 1976 (38 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Sweden 14 - Jun 1976 (19 weeks), Australia (Kent) 19 of 1976 (peak 8), US BB 57 of 1976, US CashBox 58 of 1976, RS100 96, Rolling Stone 425, Xgau rating A (1976)
43 Aerosmith Rocks 1976 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Billboard 3 - May 1976 (52 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Jun 1976 (3 months), BEA 10 of 1976, US CashBox 12 of 1976, US BB 18 of 1976, Rolling Stone 176, Acclaimed 343 (1976), WXPN 686 (1976), RYM 11 of 1976, Xgau rating A- (1976)
44 Kiss Destroyer 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1976), Sweden 4 - Apr 1976 (31 weeks), Billboard 11 - Apr 1976 (81 weeks), UK 22 - May 1976 (5 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1976, US BB 63 of 1976, Rolling Stone 496, Acclaimed 764 (1976), RYM 44 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
45 Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt's Greatest Hits 1976 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2001), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Billboard 6 - Dec 1976 (80 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Jan 1977 (2 months), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 19 of 1977, UK 24 - Dec 1976 (8 weeks), US BB 27 of 1977, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
46 Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From The Road 1976 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1987), Billboard 9 - Oct 1976 (43 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 10 - Nov 1976 (1 month), D.Marsh 11 of 1976, UK 17 - Nov 1976 (4 weeks), US BB 36 of 1976, US CashBox 48 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1978), RYM 31 of 1976, Xgau rating A- (1976)
47 Diana Ross Diana Ross (II) 1976 UK 4 - Mar 1976 (26 weeks), Billboard 5 - Mar 1976 (31 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Jun 1976 (1 month), Sweden 26 - Apr 1976 (8 weeks), US BB 34 of 1976, D.Marsh 40 of 1976, US CashBox 65 of 1976, France (InfoDisc) 83 of 1976 (peak 8, 8 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1976)
48 Kansas Leftoverture 1976 US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1995), Billboard 5 - Nov 1976 (42 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Apr 1977 (1 month), US CashBox 14 of 1977, US BB 26 of 1977, Fox101 64, WTMD 518, WXPN 814 (1976), RYM 37 of 1976, Xgau rating D+ (1976)
49 The Beach Boys 15 Big Ones 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1976), Billboard 8 - Jul 1976 (27 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US 70s 10 - Aug 1976 (1 month), Sweden 15 - Aug 1976 (12 weeks), UK 31 - Jul 1976 (3 weeks), US BB 52 of 1976, US CashBox 56 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), Xgau rating B (1976)
50 Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1993), UK 11 - May 1976 (13 weeks), Billboard 15 - May 1976 (28 weeks), D.Marsh 20 of 1976, US CashBox 86 of 1976, WXPN 167 (1976), WTMD 459, Acclaimed 1282 (1976), RYM 25 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
51 Bob Dylan Hard Rain 1976 UK 3 - Oct 1976 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1976), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1977), Norway 15 - Oct 1976 (6 weeks), Billboard 17 - Oct 1976 (12 weeks), Italy 27 of 1976, US CashBox 61 of 1976, RYM 164 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
52 Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1976), Billboard 3 - Aug 1976 (36 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Sep 1976 (2 months), US BB 26 of 1976, UK 32 - Sep 1976 (8 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), RYM 182 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
53 10CC How Dare You! 1976 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Apr 1976, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1976), UK 5 - Jan 1976 (30 weeks), Sweden 5 - Jan 1976 (18 weeks), Norway 10 - Jan 1976 (15 weeks), Billboard 47 - Feb 1976 (13 weeks), RYM 116 of 1976, Xgau rating C (1976)
54 Blue Oyster Cult Agents Of Fortune 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), Sweden 10 - Jun 1976 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 12 of 1976, UK 26 - Jul 1976 (10 weeks), Billboard 29 - Jun 1976 (34 weeks), US CashBox 80 of 1976, Acclaimed 1152 (1976), RYM 127 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
55 Bee Gees Children Of The World 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), Billboard 8 - Oct 1976 (63 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Nov 1976 (1 month), Norway 16 - Oct 1976 (3 weeks), Sweden 22 - Oct 1976 (8 weeks), US BB 29 of 1976, Italy 40 of 1976, US CashBox 62 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
56 The Doobie Brothers Best Of The Doobies 1976 US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1996), Billboard 5 - Nov 1976 (95 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Jan 1977 (1 month), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), US BB 21 of 1977, US CashBox 27 of 1977, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), Xgau rating B+ (1976)
57 Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1977), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1976), UK 10 - Apr 1976 (50 weeks), Billboard 18 - Apr 1976 (27 weeks), D.Marsh 18 of 1976, Sweden 21 - Mar 1976 (6 weeks), Acclaimed 677 (1976), RYM 15 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
58 Jethro Tull MU The Best Of Jethro Tull 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1983), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2008), Billboard 13 - Jan 1976 (23 weeks), UK 44 - Jan 1976 (5 weeks), US BB 71 of 1976, US CashBox 75 of 1976
59 John Denver Spirit 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1976), Billboard 7 - Sep 1976 (30 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), UK 9 - Sep 1976 (11 weeks), US 70s 9 - Sep 1976 (1 month), Sweden 32 - Sep 1976 (2 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1976, US BB 43 of 1976
60 Gordon Lightfoot Summertime Dream 1976 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1976, Juno Award in 1977 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1980), Billboard 12 - Jun 1976 (40 weeks), US CashBox 66 of 1976, US BB 68 of 1976
61 Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings The Outlaws 1976 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1976), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1985), Billboard 10 - Feb 1976 (50 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), D.Marsh 32 of 1976, US CashBox 41 of 1976, US BB 56 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
62 George Harrison Thirty Three & a Third 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1977), Billboard 11 - Dec 1976 (21 weeks), Norway 17 - Jan 1977 (4 weeks), UK 35 - Dec 1976 (4 weeks), US BB 59 of 1977, US CashBox 63 of 1977, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), RYM 155 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
63 Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together 1976 Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1976, Sweden 7 - Sep 1976 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1976 (peak 1), UK 19 - Oct 1976 (5 weeks), Norway 19 - Sep 1976 (1 week), Billboard 160 - Oct 1976 (5 weeks), RYM 149 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
64 Bellamy Brothers Bellamy Brothers 1976 Sweden 1 - Aug 1976 (22 weeks), Norway 2 - Jun 1976 (30 weeks), UK 21 - Jun 1976 (6 weeks), Billboard 69 - May 1976 (11 weeks), Radio Caroline 156 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1977)
65 Jefferson Starship Spitfire 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1976), Billboard 3 - Jul 1976 (38 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Jul 1976 (4 months), US BB 12 of 1976, US CashBox 18 of 1976, UK 30 - Jul 1976 (2 weeks), Xgau rating C (1976)
66 Status Quo Blue for You 1976 UK 1 - Mar 1976 (30 weeks), Sweden 3 - Feb 1976 (19 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1976), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1976 (peak 4, 62 weeks), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1976 (peak 3), RYM 142 of 1976
67 Carpenters A Kind Of Hush 1976 UK 3 - Jul 1976 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1976), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1976), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Norway 17 - Aug 1976 (1 week), Billboard 33 - Jul 1976 (16 weeks)
68 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet 1976 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), D.Marsh 3 of 1976, Fox101 17, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 34 - May 1976 (152 weeks), Acclaimed 1703 (1976), RYM 97 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
69 Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit 1976 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), Billboard 2 - Oct 1976 (30 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Oct 1976 (3 months), US CashBox 15 of 1976, US BB 16 of 1976, RYM 195 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
70 Wild Cherry Wild Cherry 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), Billboard 5 - Jul 1976 (29 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Sep 1976 (2 months), Norway 17 - Nov 1976 (1 week), US BB 28 of 1976, US CashBox 40 of 1976, Xgau rating C (1975)
71 Marvin Gaye I Want You 1976 Billboard 4 - Apr 1976 (27 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - May 1976 (2 months), UK 22 - May 1976 (5 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1976, D.Marsh 33 of 1976, US BB 37 of 1976, RYM 54 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
72 Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), UK 17 - Feb 1976 (11 weeks), Norway 18 - May 1976 (1 week), Billboard 25 - Jan 1976 (23 weeks), Acclaimed 2091 (1975), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1976), RYM 95 of 1975, Xgau rating C+ (1975)
73 Donna Summer Four Seasons of Love 1976 Italy 4 of 1977, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1976), Billboard 29 - Nov 1976 (26 weeks), Sweden 40 - Dec 1976 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 79 of 1976 (peak 4, 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1977), RYM 161 of 1976
74 Jeff Beck Wired 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Billboard 16 - Jun 1976 (24 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1976, UK 38 - Jul 1976 (5 weeks), US CashBox 69 of 1976, WXPN 876 (1976), RYM 55 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
75 Carole King Thoroughbred 1976 Billboard 3 - Feb 1976 (21 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Mar 1976 (2 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1976), D.Marsh 29 of 1976, US BB 30 of 1976, US CashBox 78 of 1976, RYM 191 of 1975
76 Various Artists Disco Rocket 1976 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1976, Austria 1 - Nov 1976 (6 months), UK 3 - Dec 1976 (14 weeks), Italy 21 of 1978
77 Ted Nugent Free-for-all 1976 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1992), Sweden 14 - Sep 1976 (8 weeks), Billboard 24 - Oct 1976 (32 weeks), UK 33 - Oct 1976 (2 weeks), US CashBox 88 of 1976, RYM 194 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1976)
78 Bee Gees Main Course 1976 Canada 1 for 1 week - 1976, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1975), Billboard 14 - Jun 1975 (74 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1976, US BB 83 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1975)
79 Roxy Music Viva! Roxy Music - The Live Roxy Music Album 1976 UK 6 - Jul 1976 (12 weeks), Sweden 9 - Aug 1976 (10 weeks), Norway 10 - Aug 1976 (7 weeks), D.Marsh 25 of 1976, Billboard 81 - Aug 1976 (7 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1977), RYM 126 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
80 The Alan Parsons Project Tales of Mystery & Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe 1976 Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), Germany 11 - Sep 1978 (54 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1976 (peak 6, 36 weeks), Billboard 38 - May 1976 (45 weeks), UK 56 - Aug 1976 (1 week), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1978), RYM 46 of 1976
81 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1988), D.Marsh 12 of 1977, UK 24 - Jun 1977 (13 weeks), Billboard 55 - Sep 1977 (42 weeks), WXPN 385 (1976), Acclaimed 1133 (1976), RYM 107 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
82 Dr Hook A Little Bit More 1976 Norway 2 - May 1976 (61 weeks), Sweden 3 - May 1976 (67 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), UK 5 - Jun 1976 (41 weeks), Billboard 62 - May 1976 (30 weeks)
83 The Bay City Rollers Dedication 1976 UK 4 - Sep 1976 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1977), Austria 21 - Jul 1977 (3 months), Billboard 26 - Sep 1976 (25 weeks), Sweden 38 - Nov 1976 (2 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1976)
84 Lou Reed Coney Island Baby 1976 D.Marsh 15 of 1976, Sweden 23 - Feb 1976 (4 weeks), Billboard 41 - Feb 1976 (14 weeks), UK 52 - Feb 1976 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 81 of 1976 (peak 12, 12 weeks), Acclaimed 1749 (1976), RYM 101 of 1975, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
85 Brass Construction Brass Construction 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1976), UK 9 - Mar 1976 (11 weeks), Billboard 10 - Feb 1976 (34 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 50 of 1976, US CashBox 57 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1977), Xgau rating B+ (1975)
86 Diana Ross Diana Ross' Greatest Hits 1976 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), Billboard 13 - Aug 1976 (23 weeks), Austria 27 - Apr 1986 (1 month), UK 34 - Nov 1972 (10 weeks), US CashBox 54 of 1976, US BB 78 of 1976, Xgau rating B+ (1976)
87 The Beach Boys 20 Golden Greats - The Beach Boys 1976 UK 1 - Jul 1976 (84 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1976), Austria 4 - Oct 1977 (5 months), Norway 15 - Sep 1976 (3 weeks), Sweden 40 - Sep 1976 (2 weeks)
88 Rainbow Rainbow Rising 1976 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), UK 11 - Jun 1976 (33 weeks), Sweden 23 - Jun 1976 (7 weeks), Billboard 48 - Jun 1976 (16 weeks), Radio Caroline 250 (1976), Acclaimed 1511 (1976), RYM 5 of 1976
89 The Doobie Brothers Takin' It To The Streets 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), Billboard 8 - Apr 1976 (43 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), UK 42 - Apr 1976 (2 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1976, US BB 58 of 1976, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), Xgau rating C+ (1976)
90 Hall & Oates Bigger Than Both Of Us 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1976), D.Marsh 10 of 1976, Billboard 13 - Aug 1976 (57 weeks), UK 25 - Sep 1976 (7 weeks), US BB 74 of 1976, US CashBox 97 of 1976, Xgau rating C+ (1976)
91 Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading 1976 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1977), UK 12 - Sep 1976 (26 weeks), Billboard 67 - Oct 1976 (27 weeks), WTMD 378, WXPN 391 (1976), Acclaimed 1519 (1976), RYM 92 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)
92 Olivia Newton-John Come On Over 1976 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1976), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1977), Billboard 13 - Mar 1976 (23 weeks), UK 49 - May 1976 (4 weeks), US BB 73 of 1976, US CashBox 74 of 1976
93 Tom Waits Small Change 1976 D.Marsh 26 of 1976, Billboard 89 - Nov 1976 (5 weeks), WXPN 277 (1976), WTMD 643, Acclaimed 2160 (1976), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), RYM 21 of 1976, KEXP 421, Xgau rating B- (1976)
94 Kiss Rock & Roll Over 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1977), Sweden 9 - Dec 1976 (12 weeks), Billboard 11 - Nov 1976 (45 weeks), US CashBox 36 of 1977, US BB 66 of 1976, RYM 130 of 1976, Xgau rating B- (1977)
95 Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll 1976 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2000), Sweden 21 - Jan 1976 (4 weeks), UK 35 - Feb 1976 (5 weeks), Billboard 48 - Feb 1976 (10 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1976), Xgau rating C (1976)
96 Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll: Too Young To Die 1976 Austria 10 - Jun 1976 (1 month), Norway 10 - Jun 1976 (4 weeks), Billboard 15 - May 1976 (20 weeks), UK 25 - May 1976 (10 weeks), Sweden 27 - May 1976 (6 weeks), US BB 82 of 1976
97 AC/DC High Voltage 1976 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2005), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Billboard 146 - Jul 1981 (18 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), RYM 51 of 1976
98 Barry Manilow Tryin' To Get The Feeling 1976 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1987), Billboard 5 - Nov 1975 (86 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Jan 1976 (2 months), US CashBox 31 of 1976, US BB 49 of 1976, Xgau rating C- (1975)
99 Roger Whittaker The Last Farewell & Other Hits 1976 Norway 1 - Jan 1976 (57 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), Austria 6 - Mar 1976 (4 months), Billboard 31 - May 1975 (24 weeks)
100 Peter Tosh Legalize It 1976 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1999), UK 54 - Sep 1976 (1 week), Billboard 199 - Jul 1976 (2 weeks), WTMD 871, Acclaimed 1976 (1976), RYM 49 of 1976, Xgau rating B (1976)

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10 Jun 2015

#51 - Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow

Please take a closer look at this album. Per Wikipedia "Let Your Love Flow"was titled "Bellamy Brothers feat. Let Your Love Flow" in the US & UK. This means there should be more Chart Entries for this (incl. UK - #21 for 6 weeks ; also US Platinum).

The official chart company has this called "Bellamy Brothers" which matches what is on the cover. We've fixed the data to use this name. We can't see a record for the US certification, but given the problems we've had with that data its not too surprising.

If you know a good source...


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request - #45 - Elvis Presley

The Sun Sessions was selected for Library of Congress in 2002. Google National Recording Registry and click on 2002. Items are chronological and this is listed under 1954-1955.

Library of Congress chart needs redoing, we'll do it as soon as we have time


20 Jan 2015

#45 - Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

This album was selected for Library of Congress (NRR) in 2002.


21 Mar 2011

Platinum Album

I purchased a framed platinum album for Motown Records, "Hot on the Tracks" by COMMODORES, 1976. I cannot find documentation that this album ever went platinum.

Did it?

Your help will be greatly appreciated!!

Randall Smith

First of all we assume that you are in the US, since you don't say which country you are interested in.

The definitive listing of Platinum records for the US is from the RIAA and can be searched at http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php

If you search for "COMMODORES" the earliest album listed is "Natural High" from 1978. So the answer to your question would seem to be that "Hot on the Tracks" was never certified as Platinum by the RIAA.

Now it could be that the sales were enough to qualify, but the record company just didn't pay for the certification. However given the chart position of the album it would be surprising if it managed Platinum levels.