Albums from the 1970s

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This page lists the top albums of the 1970s in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit songs of the 1970s can be found here.

Commercial success driven by cynical fads such as "Glam Rock" and "Disco" and the intellectual exploration of "Prog Rock" caused the nihilist backlash of "Punk". The top 50 chart acts of the 1970s were:

#1: Elton John #2: The Rolling Stones #3: Pink Floyd #4: Abba #5: Led Zeppelin
#6: Bee Gees #7: Wings #8: David Bowie #9: Bob Dylan #10: Rod Stewart
#11: Elvis Presley #12: The Beatles #13: Deep Purple #14: Santana #15: Eagles
#16: Neil Diamond #17: Neil Young #18: John Lennon #19: Cat Stevens #20: Queen
#21: Chicago #22: The Who #23: Donna Summer #24: Jethro Tull #25: Stevie Wonder
#26: James Last #27: Fleetwood Mac #28: The Carpenters #29: Creedence Clearwater Revival #30: Boney M
#31: Simon & Garfunkel #32: Electric Light Orchestra #33: George Harrison #34: John Denver #35: Bob Marley
#36: Earth, Wind & Fire #37: Yes #38: Black Sabbath #39: Slade #40: Billy Joel
#41: Alice Cooper #42: Carole King #43: Supertramp #44: Genesis #45: Barry White
#46: Emerson, Lake & Palmer #47: The Sweet #48: Joni Mitchell #49: Eric Clapton #50: Paul Simon
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever 1978 UK 1 - Mar 1978 (65 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1976 (136 weeks) (24 weeks at number 1) (35 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1978, US 1 of 1978, US num 1 for 24 weeks - Jan 1978, US 70s 1 - Jan 1978 (8 months), US BB 1 of 1978, Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1977), Canada 1 for 22 weeks - 1978, Germany 1 for 12 weeks - Jun 1978, Germany 1 - May 1978 (26 weeks), Austria 1 - Apr 1978 (10 months), Norway 1 - Mar 1978 (44 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1978 (46 weeks), Australia num 1 for 14 weeks - Mar 1978, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1978 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 15 - Mar 1978, Japan 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1978, Italy 1 of 1978, Grammy in 1978, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1977), D.Marsh 1 of 1977, US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1999), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1978), US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1978), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Internet 4 - 40 M claimed (1977), Global 5 - 28 M claimed, France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1978 (peak 1, 77 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 7 of all time, Worldwide 11 - 25 M, DMDB 29, NARM 40, Defin200 40 (1977), Billboard200 43, UK 54 of all time (2.2 M claimed) (1978), PopVortex 74 (1977), Channel4 80, Rolling Stone 131, Acclaimed 132 (1977), WTMD 180, WXPN 482 (1977), Xgau rating B+ (1977)
2 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 1973 Billboard 1 - Mar 1973 (908 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (27 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1973, US num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1973, US Longest Running Album 1 1973 (823 weeks), Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1973), Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 1973, Austria 1 - Apr 1973 (12 months), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Apr 1993, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1973), Radio Caroline 1 (1973), Fox101 1, BEA 1 of 1973, Canada 2 X Diamond (certified by CRIA in Mar 2003), US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1998), UK 9 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 2005), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), UK 2 - Mar 1973 (374 weeks), US 70s 2 - Apr 1973 (6 months), US BB 2 of 1973, Norway 2 - Apr 1973 (94 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 2 of 1973 (peak 1, 148 weeks), US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), NARM 2, Defin200 2 (1973), Germany 3 - Oct 2011 (57 weeks), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1973 (peak 2), Italy 3 of 1973, Vatican 3 of all time, Australia Goset 3 - Jun 1973 (63 weeks), WTMD 3, WXPN 3 (1973), DMDB 3, Channel4 5, Belgium 5 of all time (1973), New Zealand 6 of all time (1973, 16 X Platinum), UK 6 of all time (3.8 M claimed) (1973), Guiness 6, Worldwide 6 - 28 M, Internet 7 - 35 M claimed (1973), UK all time album 7 (1973), Virgin 9, RS Reader's 11, Global 12 - 25 M claimed, Sweden 16 - May 2005 (2 weeks), PopVortex 17 (1973), Acclaimed 20 (1973), D.Marsh 25 of 1973, Vinyl Surrender 26 of all time, Billboard200 31, RS100 35, Rolling Stone 43, Switzerland 47 - Jul 2006 (4 weeks), RYM 1 of 1973, AVrev 1, WFUV 22, KEXP 23, Xgau rating B (1973)
3 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977 UK 1 - Feb 1977 (474 weeks), Billboard 1 - Feb 1977 (203 weeks) (31 weeks at number 1) (52 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1977, US 1 of 1977, US num 1 for 31 weeks - Apr 1977, US 70s 1 - Mar 1977 (12 months), US BB 1 of 1977, Canada 1 for 20 weeks - 1977, Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1977, New Zealand 1 for 9 - Sep 1977, Grammy in 1977, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1977), 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1995), US 19 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2003), UK 10 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2000), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), US sales 19 M (according to RIAA), Fox101 2, BEA 2 of 1977, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1977 (peak 1), Radio Caroline 3 (1977), Vatican 4 of all time, UK Radio2 4, DMDB 6, Holland free40 7 of 1977, Global 7 - 27 M claimed, Worldwide 8 - 27 M, D.Marsh 9 of 1977, PopVortex 10 (1977), Internet 12 - 30 M claimed (1977), UK all time album 12 (1977), UK 13 of all time (3.1 M claimed) (1977), Germany 14 - May 1978 (27 weeks), Billboard200 15, Norway 17 - Apr 1977 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1978 (peak 13, 76 weeks), Guiness 17, Sweden 19 - Feb 1977 (24 weeks), WTMD 22, NARM 24, Defin200 24 (1977), Austria 25 - Nov 1977 (1 month), Rolling Stone 25, Virgin 31, WXPN 36 (1977), Vinyl Surrender 42 of all time, RS Reader's 43, Acclaimed 53 (1977), Channel4 62, RS100 72, Belgium 72 of all time (1977), Australia (ARIA) 78 of 2013, US Longest Running Album 96 1977 (153 weeks), RYM 12 of 1977, AVrev 52, WFUV 84, Xgau rating A (1977)
4 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970 UK 1 - Feb 1970 (310 weeks), Billboard 1 - Feb 1970 (87 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (17 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1970, US num 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1970, US 70s 1 - Feb 1970 (5 months), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1970, Germany 1 for 18 weeks - Jun 1970, Norway 1 - Mar 1970 (80 weeks), Australia num 1 for 15 weeks - Apr 1970, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1970 (peak 1), Japan 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1971, Dutch 70s 1 - Mar 1970 (77 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1970 (peak 1, 114 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - May 1970 (47 weeks), Grammy in 1970, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1981), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1977), US CashBox 3 of 1970, BEA 5 of 1970, D.Marsh 6 of 1969, UK Radio2 7, US BB 8 of 1970, Italy 8 of 1970, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Radio Caroline 12 (1970), UK 16 of all time (3.0 M claimed) (1970), UK all time album 20 (1970), Channel4 25, Internet 26 - 25 M claimed (1970), PopVortex 35 (1970), DMDB 38, Rolling Stone 51, Virgin 66, WTMD 73, Vinyl Surrender 78 of all time, WXPN 83 (1969), Worldwide 83 - 12 M, RS100 93, Guiness 97, Acclaimed 98 (1970), Defin200 112 (1970), Billboard200 188, RYM 17 of 1970, KEXP 215, Xgau rating B (1970)
5 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979 Billboard 1 - Dec 1979 (150 weeks) (15 weeks at number 1) (27 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1980, US 1 of 1980, US num 1 for 15 weeks - Jan 1980, Canada 1 for 12 weeks - 1980, Germany 1 for 17 weeks - Feb 1980, Germany 1 - Dec 1979 (141 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1980 (11 months), Norway 1 - Dec 1979 (42 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1979 (40 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1980, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1980 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 10 - Dec 1979, Holland free40 1 of 1979, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1979), 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1995), US sales 23 M (according to RIAA), US 23 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1999), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), US BB 2 of 1980, Italy 2 of 1980, BEA 2 of 1979, Grammy in 1980 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1982), UK 3 - Dec 1979 (56 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1979 (peak 1, 67 weeks), Fox101 6, D.Marsh 9 of 1979, New Zealand 10 of all time (1979, 14 X Platinum), Internet 11 - 20 M claimed (1979), Radio Caroline 22 (1979), NARM 25, Worldwide 25 - 20 M, Defin200 25 (1979), Global 28 - 21 M claimed, Switzerland 29 - Jul 2006 (5 weeks), WTMD 29, WXPN 29 (1979), Virgin 30, RS Reader's 31, Vinyl Surrender 32 of all time, DMDB 34, PopVortex 36 (1979), Belgium 40 of all time (1979), Rolling Stone 87, Billboard200 92, Acclaimed 154 (1979), RYM 9 of 1979, AVrev 5, WFUV 71, KEXP 99, Xgau rating B- (1979)
6 Original Soundtrack Grease: The Original Soundtrack 1978 UK 1 - Jul 1978 (47 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 1978 (79 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (29 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 12 weeks - Jul 1978, US 70s 1 - Jul 1978 (7 months), Canada 1 for 20 weeks - 1978, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1978, Germany 1 - Sep 1978 (28 weeks), Austria 1 - Aug 1978 (14 months), Norway 1 - Jul 1978 (52 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 1978 (43 weeks), Australia num 1 for 13 weeks - Aug 1978, New Zealand 1 for 16 - Aug 1978, Japan 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1979, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1978), US 2 of 1978, US BB 2 of 1978, Italy 2 of 1978, Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1978), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US CashBox 3 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 3 of 1978 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1978 (peak 1, 82 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1991, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 15 - 22 M, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (1978), NARM 37, Defin200 37 (1978), UK 39 of all time (2.4 M claimed) (1978), DMDB 87, Billboard200 142, RYM 145 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
7 Led Zeppelin Four Symbols (Led Zeppelin 4) 1971 UK 1 - Nov 1971 (78 weeks), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1972, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1971), BEA 1 of 1971, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1995), US sales 23 M (according to RIAA), US 23 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2006), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2007), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Billboard 2 - Nov 1971 (272 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), France (InfoDisc) 2 of 1971 (peak 2, 73 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Jan 1972 (26 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1991), US 70s 3 - Dec 1971 (3 months), Norway 3 - Nov 1971 (16 weeks), Fox101 3, NARM 4, Defin200 4 (1971), Worldwide 5 - 29 M, D.Marsh 6 of 1971, Australia (Kent) 7 of 1972 (peak 2), Dutch 70s 7 - Dec 1971 (9 weeks), Radio Caroline 7 (1971), RS Reader's 9, DMDB 9, US CashBox 10 of 1972, WTMD 11, Global 12 - 25 M claimed, Internet 12 - 30 M claimed (1971), US BB 14 of 1971, UK Radio2 15, US Longest Running Album 17 1971 (259 weeks), Italy 17 of 1972, Channel4 17, Vinyl Surrender 20 of all time, WXPN 28 (1971), Acclaimed 28 (1971), PopVortex 30 (1971), Guiness 38, Virgin 42, RS100 47, Belgium 50 of all time (1971), Rolling Stone 66, German RS100 66, Billboard200 194, RYM 1 of 1971, AVrev 12, KEXP 61, Xgau rating A (1971)
8 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)
9 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975 UK 1 - Sep 1975 (93 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1975 (46 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1975, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1975, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Oct 1975, Italy 1 of 1976, BEA 1 of 1975, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1997), US 70s 2 - Oct 1975 (2 months), Austria 2 - Oct 1975 (5 months), Norway 2 - Sep 1975 (26 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), Germany 4 - Sep 1978 (237 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1975), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1975 (peak 1, 60 weeks), UK Radio2 5, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1975 (peak 1), US CashBox 14 of 1975, Sweden 14 - Nov 1975 (6 weeks), Radio Caroline 15 (1975), US BB 20 of 1975, Belgium 37 of all time (1975), Fox101 38, Virgin 38, Vinyl Surrender 39 of all time, WTMD 43, WXPN 51 (1975), PopVortex 62 (1975), DMDB 66, Switzerland 70 - Jul 2006 (1 week), NARM 79, Defin200 79 (1975), Global 96 - 11 M claimed, Worldwide 97 - 9 M, RS Reader's 99, Internet 119 - 13 M claimed (1975), Acclaimed 166 (1975), Rolling Stone 209, RYM 2 of 1975, AVrev 25, Xgau rating A- (1975)
10 Neil Young Harvest 1972 UK 1 - Mar 1972 (35 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1972 (41 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1972, US num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1972, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1972, Norway 1 - Feb 1972 (48 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jun 1972, Dutch 70s 1 - Feb 1972 (26 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1972), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1994), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 2008), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), US 70s 2 - Mar 1972 (4 months), Australia Goset 2 - Apr 1972 (30 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), US CashBox 3 of 1972, US BB 3 of 1972, BEA 4 of 1972, Australia (Kent) 5 of 1972 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1972 (peak 8, 26 weeks), WTMD 17, Belgium 21 of all time (1972), UK Radio2 39, Radio Caroline 41 (1972), WXPN 43 (1972), Italy 56 of 1972, DMDB 77, Rolling Stone 78, Fox101 87, Virgin 93, NARM 98, Defin200 98 (1972), Acclaimed 118 (1972), Billboard200 177, RYM 23 of 1972, WFUV 63, KEXP 65, Xgau rating B+ (1972)
11 The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971 UK 1 - May 1971 (26 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 1971 (69 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - May 1971, US 70s 1 - May 1971 (4 months), Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1971, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1971, Norway 1 - Apr 1971 (26 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1971, Dutch 70s 1 - May 1971 (23 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - Jul 1971 (13 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1971), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), D.Marsh 3 of 1971, US CashBox 5 of 1971, BEA 5 of 1971, US BB 8 of 1971, Guiness 11, Australia (Kent) 18 of 1971 (peak 1), Fox101 20, German RS100 20, Italy 21 of 1971, France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1971 (peak 3, 13 weeks), WTMD 25, RS Reader's 30, RS100 31, WXPN 37 (1971), DMDB 40, PopVortex 41 (1971), Acclaimed 48 (1971), NARM 49, Defin200 49 (1971), Radio Caroline 63 (1971), Rolling Stone 63, UK Radio2 65, Virgin 84, RYM 3 of 1971, WFUV 40, KEXP 108, Xgau rating A (1971)
12 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy 1973 UK 1 - Apr 1973 (13 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1973 (106 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1973, US 70s 1 - May 1973 (3 months), Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1973, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1973, Australia Goset 1 - May 1973 (23 weeks), US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), US CashBox 2 of 1973, US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), BEA 2 of 1973, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1988), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Austria 3 - May 1973 (3 months), US BB 4 of 1973, Norway 4 - Apr 1973 (10 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1973 (peak 1), D.Marsh 13 of 1973, Italy 27 of 1973, Fox101 39, France (InfoDisc) 46 of 1973 (peak 3, 18 weeks), NARM 51, Defin200 51 (1973), RS Reader's 83, WTMD 90, Global 103 - 10 M claimed, WXPN 103 (1973), Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1973), Rolling Stone 149, Billboard200 185, Acclaimed 445 (1973), RYM 16 of 1973, AVrev 38, KEXP 113, Xgau rating A- (1973)
13 The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street 1972 UK 1 - Jun 1972 (26 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1972 (57 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1972, US 70s 1 - Jun 1972 (3 months), Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 1972, Norway 1 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), Dutch 70s 1 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1972), German RS100 1, D.Marsh 1 of 1972, BEA 2 of 1972, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), Germany 3 - May 2010 (10 weeks), RS100 3, NARM 6, Defin200 6 (1972), Rolling Stone 7, Acclaimed 7 (1972), PopVortex 11 (1972), RS Reader's 13, WTMD 14, US BB 16 of 1972, DMDB 16, WXPN 17 (1972), Australia (Kent) 19 of 1972 (peak 2), US CashBox 20 of 1972, Virgin 35, Italy 36 of 1972, Channel4 42, Fox101 42, Belgium 99 of all time (1972), RYM 4 of 1972, WFUV 17, KEXP 28, Xgau rating A+ (1972)
14 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)
15 John Lennon Imagine 1971 UK 1 - Oct 1971 (99 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1971 (46 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Oct 1971, Norway 1 - Oct 1971 (46 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1972, Japan 1 for 1 week - Feb 1972, Dutch 70s 1 - Oct 1971 (18 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - Dec 1971 (18 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1991), US 70s 3 - Oct 1971 (3 months), D.Marsh 5 of 1971, Italy 6 of 1972, BEA 8 of 1971, Australia (Kent) 13 of 1972 (peak 1), Germany 15 - Feb 1981 (13 weeks), US BB 19 of 1971, Channel4 21, France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1971 (peak 5, 6 weeks), Sweden 34 - Feb 1981 (4 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 38 of all time, US CashBox 49 of 1972, UK Radio2 49, RS100 61, Guiness 66, Rolling Stone 76, DMDB 90, Acclaimed 95 (1971), WTMD 135, Defin200 144 (1971), Radio Caroline 266 (1971), WXPN 309 (1971), RYM 27 of 1971, KEXP 439, Xgau rating A (1971)
16 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973 UK 1 - Nov 1973 (85 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1973 (110 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (36 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1974, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1973, US 70s 1 - Oct 1973 (9 months), US BB 1 of 1973, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1973, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Dec 1973 (37 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1973), US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1998), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1974 (peak 1), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), US CashBox 3 of 1974, Norway 5 - Oct 1973 (26 weeks), BEA 5 of 1973, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), D.Marsh 24 of 1973, UK Radio2 26, Guiness 30, Italy 36 of 1973, Fox101 36, Billboard200 39, WTMD 44, DMDB 45, Vinyl Surrender 51 of all time, Channel4 59, WXPN 76 (1973), Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1973), Radio Caroline 86 (1973), Virgin 86, Rolling Stone 91, PopVortex 97 (1973), Defin200 118 (1973), Acclaimed 142 (1973), RYM 26 of 1973, WFUV 65, Xgau rating B (1973)
17 Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979 Billboard 1 - Mar 1979 (88 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1979, US num 1 for 6 weeks - May 1979, US 70s 1 - May 1979 (6 months), US BB 1 of 1979, Canada 1 for 26 weeks - 1979, Germany 1 for 1 week - May 1979, Germany 1 - Apr 1979 (55 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1979 (30 weeks), Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1979, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1979 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 10 - Jun 1979, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1979), Austria 2 - Apr 1979 (15 months), Sweden 2 - Mar 1979 (28 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 2 of 1979 (peak 1, 73 weeks), Grammy in 1979 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), UK 3 - Mar 1979 (52 weeks), US 5 of 1979, Italy 6 of 1979, Fox101 29, Holland free40 33 of 1979, Radio Caroline 52 (1979), Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1979), Billboard200 69, WTMD 221, WXPN 360 (1979), Acclaimed 1417 (1979), RYM 47 of 1979, Xgau rating C+ (1979)
18 Bruce Springsteen Born To Run 1975 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1975), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1975), D.Marsh 1 of 1975, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1985), Billboard 3 - Sep 1975 (96 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), BEA 3 of 1975, US 70s 4 - Sep 1975 (3 months), France Gold (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), WXPN 4 (1975), WTMD 6, RS100 8, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 13 - Nov 1975 (18 weeks), Fox101 14, NARM 15, Defin200 15 (1975), US BB 16 of 1975, Guiness 16, UK 17 - Nov 1975 (50 weeks), DMDB 17, Acclaimed 17 (1975), PopVortex 18 (1975), Rolling Stone 18, Virgin 20, Norway 26 - Jul 1999 (4 weeks), German RS100 28, US CashBox 31 of 1975, RS Reader's 32, Channel4 37, Belgium 52 of all time (1975), Radio Caroline 73 (1975), Global 103 - 10 M claimed, RYM 7 of 1975, WFUV 2, AVrev 51, KEXP 363, Xgau rating A (1975)
19 Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks 1975 Billboard 1 - Feb 1975 (24 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1975, US 70s 1 - Feb 1975 (3 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1975, New Zealand 1 for 3 - May 1975, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1975), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1994), Norway 2 - Feb 1975 (12 weeks), BEA 2 of 1975, UK 4 - Feb 1975 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1976), WXPN 5 (1975), D.Marsh 6 of 1975, Virgin 7, WTMD 8, RS100 12, PopVortex 13 (1975), Rolling Stone 16, US BB 19 of 1975, German RS100 21, Acclaimed 23 (1975), US CashBox 29 of 1975, DMDB 31, RS Reader's 39, Italy 43 of 1975, France (InfoDisc) 43 of 1975 (peak 11, 35 weeks), Channel4 55, Belgium 69 of all time (1975), Vinyl Surrender 73 of all time, Fox101 84, Guiness 98, Radio Caroline 112 (1975), Defin200 157 (1975), RYM 1 of 1975, WFUV 1, KEXP 26, Xgau rating A (1975)
20 Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell 1977 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1978, Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1978, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Sep 1978, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1995), US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1993), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1978 (peak 1), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1983), New Zealand 5 of all time (1977, 17 X Platinum), Internet 5 - 37 M claimed (1977), UK 9 - Mar 1978 (468 weeks), BEA 10 of 1977, Germany 11 - Sep 1978 (43 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 12 of 1993, Sweden 13 - Dec 1978 (20 weeks), Billboard 14 - Oct 1977 (82 weeks), Radio Caroline 14 (1977), UK all time album 19 (1977), Worldwide 19 - 21 M, UK 21 of all time (2.8 M claimed) (1977), Global 24 - 22 M claimed, Holland free40 27 of 1978, Fox101 31, NARM 66, Defin200 66 (1977), DMDB 67, US BB 80 of 1978, US CashBox 85 of 1978, Channel4 86, Guiness 90, WXPN 134 (1977), Rolling Stone 343, Acclaimed 412 (1977), WTMD 437, RYM 49 of 1977, WFUV 66, Xgau rating C- (1978)
21 Santana Abraxas 1970 Billboard 1 - Oct 1970 (88 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (30 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1970, US 70s 1 - Oct 1970 (7 months), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Feb 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1971 (20 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1970), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), US BB 2 of 1970, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Norway 3 - Dec 1970 (40 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1984), US 5 of 1971, UK 7 - Nov 1970 (51 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1971, Dutch 70s 9 - Nov 1970 (42 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1971 (peak 1), Italy 13 of 1971, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1970 (peak 7, 7 weeks), Fox101 93, Billboard200 114, Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Radio Caroline 138 (1970), WXPN 152 (1970), Acclaimed 171 (1970), Rolling Stone 205, WTMD 212, RYM 14 of 1970, AVrev 93, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
22 Carole King Tapestry 1971 Billboard 1 - Apr 1971 (317 weeks) (15 weeks at number 1) (46 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1972, US num 1 for 15 weeks - Jun 1971, US 70s 1 - May 1971 (11 months), US BB 1 of 1971, Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1971), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Aug 1971 (34 weeks), Grammy in 1971, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1971), US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1995), US 2 of 1971, UK 3 - Jul 1971 (105 weeks), US Longest Running Album 5 1971 (309 weeks), NARM 7, Defin200 7 (1971), Norway 8 - Aug 1971 (18 weeks), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1971 (peak 3), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Billboard200 10, D.Marsh 15 of 1971, WXPN 23 (1971), Radio Caroline 27 (1971), PopVortex 33 (1971), DMDB 35, Rolling Stone 36, Internet 38 - 22 M claimed (1971), WTMD 46, Acclaimed 61 (1971), German RS100 63, Virgin 74, Worldwide 95 - 10 M, RYM 26 of 1971, WFUV 14, Xgau rating A- (1971)
23 Michael Jackson Off The Wall 1979 US BB 1 of 1980, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1980, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1979), US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1995), US (Sup) 8 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2009), US CashBox 2 of 1980, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Aug 1995), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), UK 3 - Sep 1979 (200 weeks), Billboard 3 - Sep 1979 (191 weeks) (29 weeks in top 10), US 3 of 1980, Norway 4 - Dec 1979 (18 weeks), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1983), D.Marsh 4 of 1979, US 70s 5 - Sep 1979 (2 months), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1980 (peak 1), BEA 6 of 1979, Melody Maker 7 of 1979, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 26 - Sep 1979 (18 weeks), Switzerland 27 - Jul 2009 (4 weeks), Channel4 29, France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1988 (peak 27, 7 weeks), PopVortex 61 (1979), US Longest Running Album 67 1979 (170 weeks), Rolling Stone 68, RS100 68, RS Reader's 72, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1979), NARM 80, Defin200 80 (1979), Guiness 92, Worldwide 96 - 9 M, Acclaimed 114 (1979), Billboard200 149, WTMD 225, WXPN 612 (1979), RYM 29 of 1979, KEXP 309, Xgau rating A (1979)
24 George Harrison All Things Must Pass 1970 UK 1 - Dec 1970 (27 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1970 (38 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1971, US 70s 1 - Dec 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Jan 1971 (29 weeks), Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1971 (21 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), Grammy in 1971 (Nominated), Dutch 70s 3 - Feb 1971 (18 weeks), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Sep 2003), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1971 (peak 1), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), BEA 10 of 1970, US BB 11 of 1971, Italy 18 of 1971, US CashBox 21 of 1971, NARM 69, Defin200 69 (1970), Radio Caroline 74 (1970), UK Radio2 75, WTMD 127, WXPN 128 (1970), Acclaimed 310 (1970), Rolling Stone 437, RYM 9 of 1970, WFUV 49, Xgau rating C (1970)
25 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)
26 The Beatles The Beatles 1967-1970 1973 Billboard 1 - Apr 1973 (181 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 1973, Austria 1 - Jun 1973 (21 months), France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1973 (peak 1, 191 weeks), US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), US (Sup) 17 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2010), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1995), UK 2 - May 1973 (151 weeks), Norway 2 - May 1973 (30 weeks), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), US 70s 3 - May 1973 (2 months), Switzerland 3 - Oct 1993 (16 weeks), Australia Goset 10 - Aug 1973 (16 weeks), US BB 13 of 1973, Sweden 23 - Sep 1993 (9 weeks), Italy 25 of 1973, US CashBox 28 of 1973, Internet 46 - 20 M claimed (1973), Global 47 - 18 M claimed, US Longest Running Album 69 1973 (169 weeks), Worldwide 71 - 13 M, Guiness 77
27 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975 UK 1 - Mar 1975 (31 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1975 (48 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1975, US 70s 1 - Mar 1975 (3 months), Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1975, US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2006), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2005), Austria 2 - Apr 1975 (3 months), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), Norway 4 - Mar 1975 (9 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1975 (peak 2, 83 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), BEA 5 of 1975, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1975 (peak 2), US BB 8 of 1975, US CashBox 12 of 1975, Fox101 32, Radio Caroline 37 (1975), WXPN 48 (1975), DMDB 55, PopVortex 59 (1975), Italy 60 of 1975, Rolling Stone 70, UK Radio2 71, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1975), NARM 93, Acclaimed 93 (1975), Defin200 93 (1975), WTMD 98, RYM 6 of 1975, AVrev 42, KEXP 94, Xgau rating B+ (1975)
28 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu 1970 Billboard 1 - Apr 1970 (97 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (23 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - May 1970, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1970, Dutch 70s 1 - Apr 1970 (66 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - May 1970 (27 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1970), US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1992), US CashBox 2 of 1970, US 70s 2 - Apr 1970 (6 months), Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1970 (peak 1), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2007), UK 5 - May 1970 (58 weeks), US BB 6 of 1970, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Norway 11 - May 1970 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1970 (peak 3, 52 weeks), Radio Caroline 34 (1970), WXPN 35 (1970), WTMD 49, Italy 64 of 1970, DMDB 95, Defin200 104 (1970), Rolling Stone 148, Acclaimed 159 (1970), RYM 13 of 1970, WFUV 34, AVrev 90, Xgau rating B- (1970)
29 The Beatles The Beatles 1962-1966 1973 Austria 1 - Jul 1973 (22 months), Norway 1 - May 1973 (33 weeks), Japan 1 for 5 weeks - May 1973, US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Germany 4 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1995), US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), UK 3 - May 1973 (190 weeks), Billboard 3 - Apr 1973 (173 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - May 1973 (2 months), Switzerland 4 - Oct 1993 (15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1973 (peak 1, 122 weeks), Germany 8 - Oct 1978 (91 weeks), Australia Goset 19 - Oct 1973 (3 weeks), Sweden 22 - Sep 1993 (3 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1973, US BB 30 of 1973, Global 47 - 18 M claimed, Internet 52 - 19 M claimed (1973), Italy 65 of 1973, Worldwide 70 - 13 M, US Longest Running Album 78 1973 (164 weeks)
30 The Beatles Let It Be 1970 UK 1 - May 1970 (53 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 1970 (61 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1970, US 70s 1 - Jun 1970 (3 months), Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Mar 1970 (35 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1970 (31 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), Italy 3 of 1970, Dutch 70s 3 - Jun 1970 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1970 (peak 1), BEA 7 of 1970, US CashBox 14 of 1970, US BB 16 of 1970, D.Marsh 20 of 1970, Sweden 24 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Fox101 40, UK Radio2 46, Switzerland 48 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 64 of 1970 (peak 5, 10 weeks), Radio Caroline 67 (1970), Rolling Stone 86, WXPN 106 (1970), WTMD 162, Acclaimed 627 (1970), RYM 70 of 1970, AVrev 32, Xgau rating A- (1970)
31 Billy Joel 52nd Street 1978 Billboard 1 - Oct 1978 (76 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1979, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1978, US 70s 1 - Nov 1978 (5 months), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1978, Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1978, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jan 1979, Grammy in 1979, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), US CashBox 4 of 1979, US BB 4 of 1978, Austria 4 - Mar 1979 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Norway 5 - Jan 1979 (15 weeks), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1979 (peak 1), UK 10 - Nov 1978 (43 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 18 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 25 of 1979 (peak 2, 47 weeks), Holland free40 50 of 1978, Italy 54 of 1979, Billboard200 191, Rolling Stone 352, WTMD 809, RYM 96 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
32 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 3 1970 UK 1 - Nov 1970 (40 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1970 (59 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1970, US 70s 1 - Oct 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1970, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Jan 1971 (24 weeks), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1999), BEA 2 of 1970, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Norway 3 - Oct 1970 (31 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Oct 1970 (27 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Italy 6 of 1970, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Australia (Kent) 13 of 1971 (peak 1), US BB 14 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1970 (peak 4, 34 weeks), D.Marsh 39 of 1970, UK Radio2 52, Radio Caroline 66 (1970), US CashBox 87 of 1971, WXPN 150 (1970), WTMD 169, Acclaimed 375 (1970), RYM 20 of 1970, AVrev 10, KEXP 266, Xgau rating B+ (1970)
33 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory 1970 UK 1 - Sep 1970 (15 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1970 (69 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (19 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1970, US 70s 1 - Aug 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Aug 1970 (32 weeks), Australia num 1 for 19 weeks - Sep 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Sep 1970 (40 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1990), Dutch 70s 2 - Aug 1970 (35 weeks), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1970 (peak 1), US BB 7 of 1970, D.Marsh 13 of 1970, Italy 16 of 1970, US CashBox 23 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 27 of 1970 (peak 1, 34 weeks), Fox101 90, Acclaimed 178 (1970), Billboard200 195, Rolling Stone 265, WXPN 344 (1970), WTMD 805, RYM 10 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
34 Queen A Night At The Opera 1975 UK 1 - Dec 1975 (50 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1976, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Mar 1976, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2002), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), US 70s 3 - Mar 1976 (3 months), Billboard 4 - Dec 1975 (56 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Norway 4 - Dec 1975 (20 weeks), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1976 (peak 1), BEA 4 of 1975, Radio Caroline 5 (1975), US CashBox 9 of 1976, Austria 9 - Mar 1976 (1 month), UK Radio2 9, Sweden 10 - Dec 1975 (18 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 11 of all time, Channel4 13, US BB 23 of 1976, Fox101 34, RS Reader's 82, France (InfoDisc) 88 of 1976 (peak 16, 4 weeks), Belgium 89 of all time (1975), Virgin 96, DMDB 98, WTMD 120, Defin200 152 (1975), WXPN 164 (1975), Acclaimed 167 (1975), Rolling Stone 230, RYM 4 of 1975, AVrev 65, Xgau rating B- (1975)
35 Elton John Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy 1975 Billboard 1 - Jun 1975 (43 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (17 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1975, US 70s 1 - Jun 1975 (4 months), Canada 1 for 14 weeks - 1975, Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1975, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Jul 1975, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1993), UK 2 - Jun 1975 (24 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1975, Norway 2 - Jun 1975 (26 weeks), Grammy in 1975 (Nominated), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1975), US BB 5 of 1975, Australia (Kent) 5 of 1975 (peak 1), Austria 7 - Jul 1975 (2 months), BEA 10 of 1975, France (InfoDisc) 25 of 1975 (peak 1, 43 weeks), Italy 36 of 1975, Radio Caroline 55 (1975), Rolling Stone 158, Billboard200 175, WXPN 287 (1975), WTMD 295, Acclaimed 1775 (1975), RYM 68 of 1975, Xgau rating B (1975)
36 The Rolling Stones Some Girls 1978 Billboard 1 - Jun 1978 (88 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (23 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1978, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jul 1978, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), UK 2 - Jun 1978 (26 weeks), US 70s 2 - Jul 1978 (5 months), Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), Norway 3 - Jun 1978 (16 weeks), Sweden 3 - Jul 1978 (22 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1978, Austria 4 - Jul 1978 (6 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1978), US BB 5 of 1978, Holland free40 6 of 1978, Germany 8 - Sep 1978 (19 weeks), Australia (Kent) 9 of 1978 (peak 3), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), BEA 10 of 1978, D.Marsh 22 of 1978, Italy 25 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1978 (peak 2, 62 weeks), Fox101 47, German RS100 68, WXPN 116 (1978), WTMD 235, Rolling Stone 269, Acclaimed 348 (1978), RYM 41 of 1978, Xgau rating A (1978)
37 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)
38 Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown 1979 UK 1 - Feb 1979 (33 weeks), Billboard 1 - Feb 1979 (55 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1979, US 70s 1 - Feb 1979 (4 months), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1979, Germany 1 for 1 week - Jun 1979, Germany 1 - Mar 1979 (25 weeks), Norway 1 - Feb 1979 (17 weeks), Sweden 1 - Feb 1979 (30 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1979, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Mar 1979, US 2 of 1979, Austria 2 - Mar 1979 (7 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1979), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US BB 4 of 1979, Italy 5 of 1979, US CashBox 6 of 1979, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1979 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 21 of 1979 (peak 1, 48 weeks), Internet 46 - 20 M claimed (1979), Radio Caroline 141 (1979), Xgau rating B- (1979)
39 Deep Purple Machine Head 1972 UK 1 - Apr 1972 (24 weeks), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1973, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - May 1972, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1972 (36 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Norway 3 - Apr 1972 (24 weeks), Austria 4 - Jan 1973 (5 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1974), France Gold (certified by SNEP Mar 1987), Dutch 70s 5 - Apr 1972 (13 weeks), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1972 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1972 (peak 1, 54 weeks), Billboard 7 - Apr 1972 (118 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), BEA 7 of 1972, US 70s 9 - Aug 1973 (1 month), Italy 11 of 1972, Radio Caroline 31 (1972), D.Marsh 35 of 1972, US BB 38 of 1973, US CashBox 75 of 1973, Fox101 101, Acclaimed 247 (1972), WTMD 271, WXPN 389 (1972), RYM 8 of 1972, Xgau rating B (1972)
40 Rod Stewart Blondes Have More Fun 1979 Billboard 1 - Dec 1978 (37 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1979, US 70s 1 - Feb 1979 (3 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1979, Sweden 1 - Dec 1978 (34 weeks), Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1979, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Mar 1979, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), Norway 2 - Dec 1978 (26 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1978), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1981), UK 3 - Dec 1978 (31 weeks), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1979 (peak 1), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2006), US CashBox 7 of 1979, Germany 9 - Feb 1979 (12 weeks), US BB 10 of 1979, Austria 10 - Feb 1979 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1978 (peak 2, 83 weeks), Italy 20 of 1979, Holland free40 44 of 1978, Global 164 - 6 M claimed, Xgau rating B (1978)
41 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)
42 Janis Joplin Pearl 1971 Billboard 1 - Jan 1971 (42 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1971, US 70s 1 - Feb 1971 (4 months), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1971, Norway 1 - Mar 1971 (50 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - May 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Apr 1971 (20 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010 (1971), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), Dutch 70s 2 - Mar 1971 (28 weeks), US 4 of 1971, US CashBox 6 of 1971, US BB 7 of 1971, Australia (Kent) 8 of 1971 (peak 1), UK 20 - Mar 1971 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 26 of 1971, Fox101 62, Rolling Stone 122, Radio Caroline 145 (1971), WXPN 153 (1971), Acclaimed 199 (1971), WTMD 286, RYM 35 of 1971, Xgau rating A- (1970)
43 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)
44 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)
45 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1975 Billboard 1 - Aug 1975 (166 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (36 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Sep 1976, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016 (1975), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), US 2 of 1976, US 70s 2 - Feb 1976 (8 months), US CashBox 3 of 1976, US BB 3 of 1976, Norway 3 - May 1968 (22 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 1968 (56 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1978), D.Marsh 10 of 1975, Australia (Kent) 12 of 1977 (peak 3), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Billboard200 74, Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Defin200 181 (1975), Rolling Stone 183, Radio Caroline 276 (1975), WXPN 430 (1999), Acclaimed 786 (1975), RYM 55 of 1975, Xgau rating A- (1975)
46 Original Soundtrack Woodstock 1970 Billboard 1 - Jun 1970 (68 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (24 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1970, US 70s 1 - Jun 1970 (6 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1970, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1993), Australia Goset 2 - Aug 1970 (24 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Jul 1970 (43 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1970, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), US BB 5 of 1970, Norway 8 - Sep 1970 (25 weeks), Italy 9 of 1970, D.Marsh 9 of 1970, Australia (Kent) 11 of 1970 (peak 2), France (InfoDisc) 15 of 1970 (peak 6, 46 weeks), UK 35 - Jul 1970 (18 weeks), Billboard200 160, WTMD 234, WXPN 243 (2004), Acclaimed 603 (1970), RYM 38 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
47 The Who Who's Next 1971 UK 1 - Sep 1971 (18 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1971), D.Marsh 1 of 1971, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1993), BEA 2 of 1971, Billboard 4 - Aug 1971 (42 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), Dutch 70s 4 - Sep 1971 (12 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - Oct 1971 (22 weeks), US 70s 5 - Sep 1971 (2 months), Norway 6 - Sep 1971 (14 weeks), WTMD 9, Fox101 10, WXPN 11 (1971), US BB 21 of 1971, NARM 22, RS100 22, Defin200 22 (1971), PopVortex 23 (1971), UK Radio2 25, DMDB 26, France (InfoDisc) 27 of 1971 (peak 2, 8 weeks), Rolling Stone 28, US CashBox 32 of 1971, Acclaimed 34 (1971), RS Reader's 36, Virgin 48, German RS100 58, Radio Caroline 247 (1971), RYM 2 of 1971, WFUV 29, KEXP 396, Xgau rating A (1971)
48 Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson A Star Is Born 1977 UK 1 - Apr 1977 (54 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1976 (51 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1977, US 70s 1 - Jan 1977 (5 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1977, New Zealand 1 for 9 - May 1977, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1977), US 3 of 1977, US BB 3 of 1977, Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US CashBox 7 of 1977, Norway 10 - May 1977 (8 weeks), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1977 (peak 3), Sweden 22 - Aug 1977 (10 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 47 of 1977 (peak 6, 30 weeks), Italy 55 of 1977, Global 164 - 6 M claimed, Defin200 186 (1976), Xgau rating D+ (1977)
49 Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells A Story 1971 UK 1 - Jul 1971 (81 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1971 (52 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1971, US 70s 1 - Aug 1971 (4 months), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1971, Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1971 (25 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1995), US BB 3 of 1971, Dutch 70s 3 - Aug 1971 (28 weeks), D.Marsh 4 of 1971, Norway 9 - Sep 1971 (19 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1971, Australia (Kent) 17 of 1971 (peak 1), RS100 34, Italy 75 of 1971, Channel4 99, Acclaimed 152 (1971), Rolling Stone 172, WXPN 184 (1971), WTMD 372, RYM 43 of 1971, Xgau rating A+ (1971)
50 Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978 Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1978, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1987), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1986), Billboard 2 - Jan 1979 (41 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), Holland free40 2 of 1978, Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), US 70s 3 - Feb 1979 (3 months), Germany 3 - Dec 1978 (58 weeks), UK 5 - Jul 1978 (132 weeks), Sweden 6 - Sep 1978 (64 weeks), BEA 7 of 1978, Norway 10 - Jan 1979 (42 weeks), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1979 (peak 1), US CashBox 15 of 1979, Austria 17 - May 1979 (7 months), US BB 19 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1978 (peak 1, 62 weeks), D.Marsh 31 of 1979, Global 117 - 9 M claimed, WTMD 293, Radio Caroline 299 (1978), WXPN 339 (1978), Acclaimed 437 (1978), RYM 62 of 1978, Xgau rating B (1978)
51 The Sex Pistols Never Mind The B******s, Here's The Sex Pistols 1977 UK 1 - Nov 1977 (55 weeks), Holland free40 1 of 1977, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1977), BEA 1 of 1977, RS100 2, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1988), Acclaimed 9 (1977), Norway 11 - Nov 1977 (2 weeks), Sweden 12 - Nov 1977 (10 weeks), Guiness 12, German RS100 12, DMDB 14, PopVortex 22 (1977), UK Radio2 28, Virgin 29, Channel4 31, Rolling Stone 41, WTMD 60, RS Reader's 73, France (InfoDisc) 80 of 1977 (peak 18, 19 weeks), Belgium 85 of all time (1977), Billboard 106 - Dec 1977 (12 weeks), Defin200 109 (1977), WXPN 135 (1977), Radio Caroline 177 (1977), RYM 23 of 1977, KEXP 71, AVrev 72, Xgau rating A (1977)
52 Eagles The Long Run 1979 Billboard 1 - Oct 1979 (57 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (21 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1979, US 70s 1 - Oct 1979 (3 months), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1979, Sweden 1 - Oct 1979 (22 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1979, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), US 2 of 1980, US BB 2 of 1979, France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), UK 4 - Oct 1979 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1981), Norway 5 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1980, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Australia (Kent) 25 of 1979 (peak 1), Italy 39 of 1979, Holland free40 47 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 65 of 1979 (peak 2, 26 weeks), Fox101 89, Billboard200 148, Radio Caroline 194 (1979), AVrev 97, Xgau rating C+ (1979)
53 Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesus Christ Superstar 1971 US CashBox 1 of 1971, US 1 of 1971, US num 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1971, US 70s 1 - Dec 1970 (10 months), Australia num 1 for 10 weeks - Aug 1992, Italy 1 of 1974, US BB 2 of 1971, Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1995), Norway 3 - Jan 1971 (85 weeks), Austria 4 - May 1974 (4 months), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1971 (peak 6), Australia Goset 4 - Jan 1971 (107 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1975), Dutch 70s 10 - Jan 1971 (35 weeks), UK 23 - Sep 1973 (20 weeks), Billboard 186 - Dec 1971 (6 weeks), WXPN 412 (1973), WTMD 516, Acclaimed 1758 (1970), RYM 31 of 1970, Xgau rating C- (1970)
54 Don McLean American Pie 1972 Billboard 1 - Nov 1971 (48 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (17 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1972, US 70s 1 - Jan 1972 (4 months), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1972, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Mar 1972 (24 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2003), UK 2 - Mar 1972 (54 weeks), US BB 2 of 1972, Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), US 3 of 1972, Australia (Kent) 3 of 1972 (peak 1), US CashBox 4 of 1972, Dutch 70s 11 - Jun 1972 (7 weeks), Norway 12 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), Billboard200 144, WXPN 869 (1971), Acclaimed 2518 (1971), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1984), RYM 127 of 1971, Xgau rating C- (1971)
55 Billy Joel The Stranger 1977 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1977), US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), Billboard 2 - Oct 1977 (137 weeks) (19 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 2 of 1978, US 70s 2 - Feb 1978 (4 months), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1981), US 4 of 1978, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1978 (peak 2), US BB 6 of 1978, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), UK 24 - Mar 1978 (40 weeks), Holland free40 27 of 1977, Rolling Stone 67, NARM 70, Defin200 70 (1977), Italy 73 of 1978, Global 75 - 13 M claimed, Guiness 79, WTMD 125, WXPN 139 (1977), Radio Caroline 144 (1977), Acclaimed 519 (1977), RYM 32 of 1977, Xgau rating B- (1977)
56 Simon & Garfunkel Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits 1972 Japan 1 for 18 weeks - Jul 1971, Dutch 70s 1 - Jul 1972 (23 weeks), US 14 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2003), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1980), UK 2 - Jul 1972 (283 weeks), US sales 14 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1981), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Billboard 5 - Jul 1972 (137 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Aug 1972 (1 month), Norway 7 - Aug 1972 (25 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Aug 1972 (7 weeks), US CashBox 22 of 1972, Sweden 31 - Aug 1999 (1 week), US BB 32 of 1972, Worldwide 36 - 18 M, Internet 43 - 21 M claimed (1972), Rolling Stone 293
57 The Rolling Stones Goat's Head Soup 1973 UK 1 - Sep 1973 (14 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1973 (37 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1973, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1973, Norway 1 - Sep 1973 (28 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1973, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1973 (23 weeks), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), US 70s 2 - Oct 1973 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1973), Austria 5 - Oct 1973 (3 months), Holland free40 9 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1973 (peak 1, 49 weeks), US BB 16 of 1973, Australia (Kent) 17 of 1973 (peak 1), Italy 19 of 1973, D.Marsh 20 of 1973, US CashBox 36 of 1974, Xgau rating B (1973)
58 Neil Young After The Goldrush 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), Dutch 70s 2 - Oct 1970 (29 weeks), BEA 3 of 1970, UK 7 - Oct 1970 (66 weeks), Billboard 8 - Sep 1970 (66 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Nov 1970 (1 month), Australia Goset 10 - Feb 1971 (2 weeks), Norway 17 - Jan 1971 (7 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1970, US BB 30 of 1970, WXPN 32 (1970), Acclaimed 43 (1970), WTMD 47, DMDB 53, Virgin 62, Radio Caroline 64 (1970), Rolling Stone 71, RS100 71, German RS100 77, PopVortex 78 (1970), US CashBox 82 of 1970, Belgium 86 of all time (1970), Channel4 92, RYM 1 of 1970, WFUV 15, KEXP 182, Xgau rating A+ (1970)
59 The Clash London Calling 1979 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1979), BEA 1 of 1979, Sweden 2 - Dec 1979 (18 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1980, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1996), D.Marsh 3 of 1980, Norway 4 - Jan 1980 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), WTMD 5, Rolling Stone 8, WXPN 8 (1979), UK 9 - Dec 1979 (20 weeks), Melody Maker 10 of 1979, Acclaimed 10 (1979), DMDB 12, RS100 14, RS Reader's 14, PopVortex 16 (1980), German RS100 16, Billboard 27 - Feb 1980 (33 weeks), Virgin 37, Channel4 44, Guiness 54, Belgium 74 of all time (1979), NARM 96, Defin200 96 (1979), RYM 1 of 1979, KEXP 2, WFUV 10, Xgau rating A+ (1980)
60 Blondie Parallel Lines 1978 UK 1 - Sep 1978 (107 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1979), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), BEA 4 of 1978, D.Marsh 5 of 1978, Billboard 6 - Sep 1978 (103 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Apr 1979 (2 months), Vinyl Surrender 8 of all time, Germany 9 - Mar 1979 (20 weeks), Sweden 9 - Oct 1978 (44 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1979 (peak 2), Norway 16 - Oct 1978 (6 weeks), UK Radio2 17, Holland free40 18 of 1978, Austria 24 - Jul 1979 (1 month), US BB 32 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1978 (peak 11, 60 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1979, Italy 41 of 1979, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1977), Virgin 57, DMDB 80, Channel4 94, Acclaimed 108 (1978), Rolling Stone 140, WTMD 385, WXPN 647 (1978), RYM 19 of 1978, KEXP 478, Xgau rating A (1978)
61 David Bowie The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars 1972 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1972), BEA 1 of 1972, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1982), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), UK 5 - Jul 1972 (167 weeks), RS100 6, DMDB 8, Australia Goset 10 - Oct 1972 (15 weeks), Acclaimed 16 (1972), Guiness 19, Billboard 21 - Jun 1972 (79 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 21 of all time, Radio Caroline 24 (1972), WXPN 24 (1972), PopVortex 26 (1972), Norway 27 - Mar 2001 (4 weeks), Virgin 27, D.Marsh 28 of 1972, Channel4 32, Rolling Stone 35, WTMD 38, Belgium 49 of all time (1972), German RS100 55, RS Reader's 56, Italy 68 of 1973, Defin200 171 (1972), RYM 1 of 1972, KEXP 18, WFUV 54, AVrev 64, Xgau rating B+ (1972)
62 Steely Dan Aja 1977 Library of Congress artifact added 2010 (1977), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1977), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1993), Grammy in 1977 (Nominated), Billboard 3 - Oct 1977 (60 weeks) (20 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Oct 1977 (5 months), US BB 4 of 1977, UK 5 - Oct 1977 (10 weeks), US 5 of 1978, BEA 8 of 1977, Norway 10 - Oct 1977 (9 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1978, Holland free40 19 of 1978, D.Marsh 19 of 1977, WXPN 30 (1977), Sweden 35 - Oct 1977 (4 weeks), WTMD 51, Fox101 91, Rolling Stone 145, Radio Caroline 167 (1977), Defin200 191 (1977), Acclaimed 271 (1977), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1977), RYM 11 of 1977, AVrev 17, WFUV 31, Xgau rating B+ (1977)
63 Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970 UK 1 - Sep 1970 (21 weeks), BEA 1 of 1970, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1995), Dutch 70s 2 - Oct 1970 (19 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - Jan 1971 (26 weeks), Norway 5 - Oct 1970 (13 weeks), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1971 (peak 5), Billboard 12 - Feb 1971 (76 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1971, Italy 23 of 1971, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1970 (peak 9, 24 weeks), US BB 40 of 1971, Channel4 40, RS Reader's 59, NARM 62, Defin200 62 (1971), Radio Caroline 69 (1971), UK Radio2 84, Guiness 94, DMDB 99, Rolling Stone 130, Acclaimed 146 (1970), WTMD 177, WXPN 516 (1970), RYM 6 of 1970, Xgau rating C- (1970)
64 Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door 1979 UK 1 - Sep 1979 (15 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1979 (44 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (19 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Sep 1979, US 70s 1 - Sep 1979 (4 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1979, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Sep 1979, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), US BB 3 of 1979, US CashBox 10 of 1979, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), D.Marsh 10 of 1979, Norway 14 - Sep 1979 (5 weeks), Australia (Kent) 16 of 1979 (peak 3), Sweden 17 - Sep 1979 (6 weeks), Austria 20 - Oct 1979 (2 months), Holland free40 35 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1979 (peak 7, 36 weeks), Italy 46 of 1979, Billboard200 198, Radio Caroline 270 (1979), RYM 172 of 1979, AVrev 74, Xgau rating B+ (1979)
65 Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick 1972 Billboard 1 - May 1972 (46 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1972, US 70s 1 - May 1972 (3 months), Canada 1 for 1 week - 1972, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Jul 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Jul 1972 (30 weeks), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1972 (peak 1), Norway 3 - Mar 1972 (17 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Mar 1972 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1972), UK 5 - Mar 1972 (14 weeks), Italy 8 of 1972, US CashBox 12 of 1972, US BB 17 of 1972, Radio Caroline 36 (1972), WTMD 611, Acclaimed 1549 (1972), RYM 9 of 1972, AVrev 81, Xgau rating C- (1972)
66 Pink Floyd Animals 1977 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - May 1977, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Mar 1977, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1995), UK 2 - Feb 1977 (34 weeks), Austria 2 - Mar 1977 (7 months), Norway 2 - Feb 1977 (21 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), Billboard 3 - Feb 1977 (30 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Sweden 3 - Feb 1977 (22 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1977), BEA 4 of 1977, US 70s 5 - Mar 1977 (1 month), Italy 8 of 1977, Australia (Kent) 19 of 1977 (peak 3), US CashBox 26 of 1977, D.Marsh 29 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1977 (peak 1, 34 weeks), US BB 35 of 1977, Holland free40 40 of 1977, WXPN 71 (1977), Radio Caroline 108 (1977), WTMD 264, Acclaimed 1488 (1977), RYM 6 of 1977, Xgau rating B+ (1977)
67 Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player 1973 UK 1 - Feb 1973 (42 weeks), Billboard 1 - Feb 1973 (89 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1973, US 70s 1 - Feb 1973 (3 months), Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1973, Norway 1 - Feb 1973 (27 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1973, Australia Goset 1 - Mar 1973 (28 weeks), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1995), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1973 (peak 1), Italy 4 of 1973, US BB 18 of 1973, US CashBox 23 of 1973, Radio Caroline 286 (1972), WTMD 566, WXPN 730 (1973), RYM 153 of 1973, Xgau rating C+ (1972)
68 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)
69 Cat Stevens Catch Bull At Four 1972 Billboard 1 - Oct 1972 (48 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1972, US 70s 1 - Nov 1972 (3 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1972, Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1972 (25 weeks), UK 2 - Oct 1972 (27 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2001), Norway 3 - Oct 1972 (31 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Oct 1972 (10 weeks), US BB 10 of 1972, Australia (Kent) 12 of 1972 (peak 1), US CashBox 16 of 1973, France (InfoDisc) 21 of 1972 (peak 4, 12 weeks), Italy 44 of 1972, RYM 116 of 1972, Xgau rating C (1972)
70 Wings Venus & Mars 1975 UK 1 - Jun 1975 (29 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1975 (78 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1975, US 70s 1 - Jun 1975 (3 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1975, Norway 1 - Jun 1975 (26 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 - Aug 1975, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1991), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1976), Australia (Kent) 8 of 1975 (peak 2), US BB 25 of 1975, US CashBox 30 of 1975, Italy 33 of 1975, France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1975 (peak 1, 22 weeks), RYM 80 of 1975, Xgau rating B+ (1975)
71 Rod Stewart Foot Loose & Fancy Free 1977 US 70s 1 - Dec 1977 (3 months), Canada 1 for 6 weeks - 1977, Australia num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1977, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 1977, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), Billboard 2 - Nov 1977 (47 weeks) (15 weeks in top 10), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1977), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), UK 3 - Nov 1977 (26 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 1977 (12 weeks), Sweden 6 - Nov 1977 (22 weeks), US BB 7 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 10 of 1977 (peak 1), US CashBox 15 of 1978, Holland free40 19 of 1977, Global 164 - 6 M claimed, Xgau rating B- (1978)
72 Cat Stevens Teaser & The Firecat 1971 Australia num 1 for 15 weeks - Dec 1971, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1972 (peak 1), Australia Goset 1 - Nov 1971 (55 weeks), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), UK 2 - Oct 1971 (93 weeks), Billboard 2 - Oct 1971 (67 weeks) (17 weeks in top 10), Norway 2 - Oct 1971 (72 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), US 70s 3 - Oct 1971 (4 months), US 4 of 1972, UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 2007), US CashBox 5 of 1972, US BB 9 of 1971, Dutch 70s 11 - Oct 1971 (12 weeks), Italy 57 of 1972, WXPN 355 (1971), Acclaimed 1664 (1971), RYM 44 of 1971
73 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)
74 Stevie Wonder Innervisions 1973 Grammy in 1973, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1973), D.Marsh 1 of 1973, Billboard 4 - Aug 1973 (89 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 4 of 1974, UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1974), BEA 4 of 1973, US 70s 5 - Sep 1973 (2 months), US BB 7 of 1973, UK 8 - Sep 1973 (55 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1974, Australia Goset 17 - Jun 1974 (10 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 22 of all time, Rolling Stone 23, RS100 37, Acclaimed 42 (1973), PopVortex 45 (1973), DMDB 57, Italy 66 of 1973, WTMD 97, WXPN 105 (1973), Radio Caroline 216 (1973), RYM 2 of 1973, WFUV 85, KEXP 402, Xgau rating A (1973)
75 Bruce Springsteen Darkness On The Edge Of Town 1978 D.Marsh 1 of 1978, BEA 1 of 1978, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1981), Billboard 5 - Jun 1978 (89 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Jul 1978 (2 months), Sweden 9 - Jul 1978 (20 weeks), Norway 12 - Jul 1978 (3 weeks), Holland free40 13 of 1978, UK 14 - Jun 1978 (40 weeks), US BB 26 of 1978, US CashBox 38 of 1978, RS100 40, German RS100 48, WXPN 56 (1978), RS Reader's 63, WTMD 102, Acclaimed 110 (1978), Rolling Stone 151, Radio Caroline 260 (1978), RYM 15 of 1978, KEXP 202, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
76 Marvin Gaye What's Going On? 1971 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1971), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1971), BEA 3 of 1971, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1993), Billboard 6 - Jun 1971 (53 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), Rolling Stone 6, US 70s 7 - Jul 1971 (2 months), D.Marsh 7 of 1971, Acclaimed 8 (1971), Guiness 9, Vinyl Surrender 9 of all time, RS100 10, German RS100 10, PopVortex 12 (1971), DMDB 20, US BB 24 of 1971, US CashBox 29 of 1971, NARM 38, Defin200 38 (1971), Virgin 39, WXPN 57 (1971), UK 67 - Jul 2006 (2 weeks), RS Reader's 75, Channel4 78, WTMD 78, RYM 7 of 1971, KEXP 211, Xgau rating B+ (1971)
77 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)
78 Deep Purple Made In Japan 1973 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1973, Austria 1 - Feb 1973 (7 months), Australia Goset 2 - May 1973 (31 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1990), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), Billboard 6 - Apr 1973 (52 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1973 (peak 3), US 70s 7 - Jul 1973 (2 months), Norway 7 - Dec 1972 (16 weeks), US BB 14 of 1973, UK 16 - Jan 1973 (15 weeks), Dutch 70s 16 - Dec 1972 (1 week), US CashBox 17 of 1973, Italy 21 of 1973, D.Marsh 40 of 1973, France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1973 (peak 3, 19 weeks), Radio Caroline 42 (1972), Acclaimed 413 (1972), RYM 11 of 1972
79 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)
80 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)
81 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)
82 Donna Summer Bad Girls 1979 Billboard 1 - May 1979 (49 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1979, US 70s 1 - May 1979 (4 months), D.Marsh 1 of 1979, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1993), US CashBox 2 of 1979, Grammy in 1979 (Nominated), Norway 3 - Jul 1979 (19 weeks), Sweden 3 - May 1979 (26 weeks), US BB 7 of 1979, Germany 7 - Jun 1979 (14 weeks), Austria 8 - Jul 1979 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1979 (peak 9, 68 weeks), Melody Maker 20 of 1979, Australia (Kent) 21 of 1979 (peak 6), Italy 21 of 1979, UK 23 - Jun 1979 (22 weeks), Acclaimed 1066 (1979), RYM 45 of 1979, Xgau rating A- (1979)
83 Paul McCartney McCartney 1970 Billboard 1 - May 1970 (49 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - May 1970, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1970 (13 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), UK 2 - May 1970 (33 weeks), US 70s 2 - May 1970 (3 months), Norway 2 - May 1970 (21 weeks), Dutch 70s 6 - May 1970 (10 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1970, US BB 11 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1970 (peak 4, 52 weeks), Italy 15 of 1970, Australia (Kent) 17 of 1970 (peak 3), WXPN 883 (1970), RYM 106 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
84 Carly Simon No Secrets 1973 Billboard 1 - Dec 1972 (71 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1973, US 70s 1 - Jan 1973 (3 months), Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1973, Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1973, Australia Goset 1 - Mar 1973 (19 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1997), UK 3 - Jan 1973 (28 weeks), US 4 of 1973, US BB 6 of 1973, Norway 6 - Feb 1973 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 7 of 1973 (peak 1), US CashBox 11 of 1973, Italy 22 of 1973, D.Marsh 27 of 1972, France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1973 (peak 4, 28 weeks), Xgau rating B- (1972)
85 Paul Simon Paul Simon 1972 UK 1 - Feb 1972 (24 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1972 (28 weeks), Japan 1 for 5 weeks - May 1972, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), Billboard 4 - Feb 1972 (36 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), Dutch 70s 4 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), US 70s 6 - Mar 1972 (2 months), Australia Goset 7 - Apr 1972 (14 weeks), D.Marsh 10 of 1972, US CashBox 14 of 1972, Australia (Kent) 22 of 1972 (peak 5), US BB 28 of 1972, Italy 73 of 1972, Acclaimed 658 (1972), RYM 53 of 1972, Xgau rating A+ (1972)
86 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)
87 Elton John Honky Chateau 1972 Billboard 1 - Jun 1972 (61 weeks) (5 weeks at number 1) (18 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1972, US 70s 1 - Jul 1972 (4 months), US BB 1 of 1972, UK 2 - Jun 1972 (23 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1995), Australia Goset 3 - Aug 1972 (17 weeks), Norway 8 - Jul 1972 (15 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1972, Dutch 70s 13 - Jul 1972 (4 weeks), Australia (Kent) 15 of 1972 (peak 4), Italy 18 of 1972, D.Marsh 40 of 1972, Billboard200 145, Rolling Stone 357, WTMD 724, WXPN 848 (1972), Acclaimed 1190 (1972), RYM 85 of 1972, Xgau rating A- (1972)
88 Paul McCartney Ram 1971 UK 1 - Jun 1971 (24 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1971, Norway 1 - Jun 1971 (30 weeks), Billboard 2 - Jun 1971 (42 weeks) (24 weeks in top 10), Dutch 70s 2 - Jun 1971 (22 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Jul 1971 (36 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1992), US 70s 3 - Jun 1971 (5 months), US BB 5 of 1971, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1971 (peak 3), US CashBox 9 of 1971, France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1971 (peak 8, 32 weeks), Italy 17 of 1971, Radio Caroline 230 (1971), WXPN 715 (1971), Acclaimed 1410 (1971), RYM 39 of 1971, Xgau rating C+ (1971)
89 Van Morrison Moondance 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1970), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), D.Marsh 2 of 1970, BEA 6 of 1970, Australia Goset 18 - Sep 1970 (1 week), Norway 19 - Mar 1971 (1 week), WXPN 20 (1970), Billboard 29 - Mar 1970 (24 weeks), UK 32 - Apr 1970 (2 weeks), WTMD 32, PopVortex 51 (1970), RS100 59, DMDB 64, Rolling Stone 65, NARM 72, German RS100 72, Defin200 72 (1970), Virgin 79, Fox101 81, Acclaimed 81 (1970), Radio Caroline 210 (1970), RYM 7 of 1970, WFUV 9, KEXP 358, Xgau rating A+ (1970)
90 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)
91 The Beatles The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl 1977 UK 1 - May 1977 (17 weeks), Japan 1 for 3 weeks - May 1977, Billboard 2 - May 1977 (17 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1977), Austria 3 - Jun 1977 (4 months), US 70s 4 - Jun 1977 (1 month), Norway 4 - May 1977 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1977), Sweden 17 - May 1977 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 17 of 1977, France (InfoDisc) 35 of 1977 (peak 2, 35 weeks), US BB 38 of 1977, US CashBox 52 of 1977, Italy 86 of 1977, Acclaimed 2436 (1977), RYM 124 of 1977, Xgau rating A (1977)
92 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)
93 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)
94 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)
95 Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years 1975 Billboard 1 - Oct 1975 (39 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Dec 1975, Grammy in 1975, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1975), US 70s 2 - Nov 1975 (5 months), US BB 4 of 1975, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1975), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), D.Marsh 5 of 1975, UK 6 - Nov 1975 (31 weeks), Norway 8 - Nov 1975 (13 weeks), Sweden 9 - Nov 1975 (8 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1975, Acclaimed 884 (1975), RYM 91 of 1975, Xgau rating B (1975)
96 Joni Mitchell Blue 1971 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1971), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK 3 - Jul 1971 (18 weeks), BEA 6 of 1971, WXPN 13 (1971), Billboard 15 - Jul 1971 (28 weeks), German RS100 17, D.Marsh 17 of 1971, PopVortex 21 (1971), Norway 24 - Oct 1971 (2 weeks), Virgin 24, Rolling Stone 30, WTMD 36, Acclaimed 45 (1971), RS100 46, Vinyl Surrender 46 of all time, US CashBox 49 of 1971, DMDB 51, NARM 52, Defin200 52 (1971), Channel4 66, Guiness 89, Radio Caroline 93 (1971), RYM 11 of 1971, WFUV 6, KEXP 129, Xgau rating A (1971)
97 Electric Light Orchestra Discovery 1979 UK 1 - Jun 1979 (45 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 1979 (34 weeks), Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1979, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), Sweden 2 - Jun 1979 (20 weeks), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1979 (peak 1), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1979), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1982), Austria 3 - Jul 1979 (17 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Billboard 5 - Jun 1979 (35 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Jul 1979 (2 months), Germany 7 - Jul 1979 (45 weeks), Italy 15 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1979 (peak 2, 56 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1979, US BB 22 of 1979, Holland free40 54 of 1979, Radio Caroline 168 (1979), RYM 153 of 1979
98 John Lennon John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band 1971 Dutch 70s 1 - Feb 1971 (25 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - May 1971 (13 weeks), D.Marsh 3 of 1970, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1971), RS100 4, BEA 4 of 1970, Billboard 6 - Dec 1970 (33 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), UK 8 - Jan 1971 (11 weeks), US 70s 9 - Jan 1971 (1 month), Norway 13 - Apr 1971 (4 weeks), Australia (Kent) 22 of 1971 (peak 3), Rolling Stone 22, US BB 34 of 1971, Italy 36 of 1971, US CashBox 40 of 1971, Acclaimed 57 (1970), PopVortex 66 (1970), German RS100 70, DMDB 78, WTMD 141, WXPN 369 (1970), RYM 5 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
99 Elvis Costello This Year's Model 1978 Holland free40 1 of 1978, Melody Maker 1 of 1978, D.Marsh 2 of 1978, BEA 3 of 1978, UK 4 - Apr 1978 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1991), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1978), Sweden 10 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), RS100 11, Norway 15 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), Billboard 30 - Apr 1978 (17 weeks), German RS100 47, Guiness 67, Acclaimed 75 (1978), WXPN 97 (1978), Rolling Stone 98, WTMD 108, RYM 1 of 1978, KEXP 140, Xgau rating A (1978)
100 Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1972), D.Marsh 2 of 1972, Billboard 3 - Nov 1972 (109 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 3 of 1973, US 70s 3 - Feb 1973 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1974), US CashBox 8 of 1973, BEA 8 of 1972, US BB 10 of 1973, UK 16 - Feb 1973 (48 weeks), Norway 24 - Apr 1973 (1 week), Guiness 51, Italy 54 of 1973, Vinyl Surrender 55 of all time, France (InfoDisc) 61 of 1973 (peak 9, 12 weeks), RS100 64, Rolling Stone 90, Acclaimed 109 (1972), WTMD 238, WXPN 333 (1972), RYM 15 of 1972, AVrev 40, KEXP 659, Xgau rating A (1972)

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