Album artist 223 - Frank Zappa

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Frank Zappa Chart Profile

This page lists the album chart runs of Frank Zappa. The albums are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1976), Norway 6 - Apr 1974 (10 weeks), Billboard 10 - Apr 1974 (43 weeks) (1 week in top 10), US BB 63 of 1974, US CashBox 73 of 1974, Italy 84 of 1974, WTMD 229, WXPN 314 (1974), Acclaimed 2496 (1974), RYM 27 of 1974, Xgau rating B- (1974)
2 Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti 1979 Sweden 4 - Mar 1979 (36 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), Norway 5 - Mar 1979 (36 weeks), Austria 6 - Apr 1979 (5 months), Germany 10 - Apr 1979 (25 weeks), Billboard 21 - Mar 1979 (23 weeks), Holland free40 25 of 1979, UK 32 - Mar 1979 (7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 33 of 1979 (peak 5, 42 weeks), WTMD 477, RYM 69 of 1979, Xgau rating C (1979)
3 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Act I. 1979 Norway 1 - Sep 1979 (24 weeks), Sweden 2 - Sep 1979 (16 weeks), Austria 8 - Nov 1979 (3 months), Billboard 27 - Sep 1979 (25 weeks), Holland free40 32 of 1979, D.Marsh 36 of 1979, UK 62 - Oct 1979 (3 weeks), WXPN 518 (1979), RYM 18 of 1979
4 Frank Zappa Hot Rats 1969 UK 9 - Feb 1970 (29 weeks), Australia Goset 16 - May 1971 (2 weeks), Billboard 173 - Nov 1969 (6 weeks), Acclaimed 203 (1969), WXPN 256 (1969), Radio Caroline 259 (1969), WTMD 446, RYM 7 of 1969
5 Frank Zappa Tinseltown Rebellion 1981 Sweden 8 - May 1981 (12 weeks), Austria 9 - Jun 1981 (2 months), Norway 13 - May 1981 (8 weeks), UK 55 - May 1981 (4 weeks), Billboard 66 - May 1981 (11 weeks), RYM 123 of 1981
6 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge 1970 Australia Goset 14 - Jul 1971 (1 week), Dutch 70s 20 - Dec 1970 (19 weeks), UK 43 - Dec 1970 (1 week), Italy 52 of 1971, Billboard 119 - Nov 1970 (14 weeks), RYM 137 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
7 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is 1981 Norway 12 - Oct 1981 (6 weeks), Sweden 22 - Oct 1981 (2 weeks), Holland free40 33 of 1981, UK 51 - Oct 1981 (2 weeks), Billboard 93 - Oct 1981 (7 weeks), RYM 57 of 1981
8 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts II & III 1979 Norway 3 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), Sweden 4 - Dec 1979 (12 weeks), Austria 9 - Jan 1980 (4 months), Billboard 53 - Dec 1979 (12 weeks), UK 75 - Jan 1980 (1 week), RYM 94 of 1979
9 Frank Zappa One Size Fits All 1975 Norway 5 - Jul 1975 (11 weeks), Billboard 26 - Jul 1975 (12 weeks), WTMD 576, WXPN 651 (1975), RYM 10 of 1975, Xgau rating C+ (1975)
10 Frank Zappa Zappa in New York 1978 Norway 6 - Apr 1978 (8 weeks), Sweden 24 - Apr 1978 (4 weeks), UK 55 - May 1978 (1 week), Billboard 57 - Apr 1978 (8 weeks), RYM 44 of 1977
11 Frank Zappa Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch 1982 Norway 20 - May 1982 (6 weeks), Billboard 23 - Jun 1982 (22 weeks), Sweden 26 - May 1982 (4 weeks), UK 61 - Jun 1982 (4 weeks), RYM 158 of 1982
12 Frank Zappa Zoot Allures 1976 Norway 16 - Dec 1976 (4 weeks), Sweden 17 - Nov 1976 (6 weeks), Billboard 61 - Nov 1976 (13 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), RYM 75 of 1976
13 Frank Zappa Roxy & Elsewhere 1974 Norway 14 - Oct 1974 (7 weeks), Billboard 27 - Oct 1974 (18 weeks), Acclaimed 2980 (1974), RYM 15 of 1974, Xgau rating C+ (1974)
14 Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt 1979 Norway 16 - Mar 1979 (1 week), Sweden 19 - Feb 1979 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1979 (peak 13, 46 weeks), Billboard 175 - Feb 1979 (4 weeks), RYM 143 of 1979, Xgau rating B- (1979)
15 Frank Zappa Strictly Commercial 1995 Sweden 2 - Sep 1995 (7 weeks), Norway 7 - Sep 1995 (6 weeks), Switzerland 12 - Sep 1995 (3 weeks), UK 45 - Sep 1995 (2 weeks)
16 Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia 1983 Sweden 23 - May 1983 (10 weeks), UK 87 - Jun 1983 (1 week), Billboard 153 - Apr 1983 (5 weeks)
17 Frank Zappa Studio Tan 1978 Sweden 30 - Oct 1978 (4 weeks), Billboard 147 - Oct 1978 (6 weeks), RYM 140 of 1978
18 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 1971 Dutch 70s 10 - Nov 1971 (7 weeks), Billboard 59 - Oct 1971 (13 weeks)
19 Frank Zappa Them or Us 1984 Sweden 22 - Oct 1984 (4 weeks), UK 53 - Oct 1984 (2 weeks), RYM 165 of 1984
20 Frank Zappa Guitar 1988 UK 82 - Apr 1988 (2 weeks), RYM 147 of 1988
21 Frank Zappa Orchestral Favorites 1979 Billboard 168 - Jun 1979 (4 weeks), RYM 190 of 1979
22 Frank Zappa F.Z. Meets The M.O.P. 1986 Billboard 153 - Jan 1986 (6 weeks)
23 Frank Zappa The Yellow Shark 1993 Austria 30 - Jan 1994 (1 month), RYM 65 of 1993
24 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life 1991 Switzerland 30 - May 1991 (3 weeks), RYM 33 of 1991
25 Frank Zappa Waka & Jawaka--Hot Rats 1972 Billboard 152 - Sep 1972 (7 weeks), Xgau rating B (1972)
26 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore vol 6 1992 RYM 142 of 1992
27 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore vol 5 1992 RYM 145 of 1992
28 Frank Zappa Shut Up n' Play Yer Guitar 1981 RYM 51 of 1981
29 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More 1981 RYM 97 of 1981
30 Frank Zappa Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar 1981 RYM 135 of 1981
31 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore vol 2 1988 RYM 12 of 1988
32 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore vol 1 1988 RYM 23 of 1988
33 Frank Zappa Broadway the Hard Way 1988 RYM 126 of 1988
34 Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy 1967 RYM 90 of 1967
35 Frank Zappa Imaginary Diseases 2006 RYM 5 of 2006
36 Frank Zappa Baby Snakes 1983 RYM 164 of 1983
37 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell 1986 RYM 126 of 1986
38 Frank Zappa Does Humor Belong in Music? 1986 RYM 143 of 1986
39 Frank Zappa Ahead of Their Time 1993 RYM 175 of 1993
40 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore vol 3 1989 RYM 108 of 1989
41 Frank Zappa Make a Jazz Noise Here 1991 RYM 44 of 1991
42 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore vol 4 1991 RYM 97 of 1991
43 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo 1972 RYM 24 of 1972
44 Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka 1972 RYM 86 of 1972

In addition to the above listed albums Frank Zappa also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart Bongo Fury 1975 Norway 11 - Oct 1975 (3 weeks), Sweden 37 - Dec 1975 (2 weeks), Billboard 66 - Nov 1975 (8 weeks), RYM 98 of 1975, Xgau rating B (1975)

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17 Sep 2016

(3) Double Listings

#2 & #25 are the same (Sheik Yerbouti). Also #3 & #27 (Joe's Garage , Act I). Finally #28 should be combined with #1 (under Duets w/Captain Beefheart - Bongo Fury).

Data fixed, thanks


21 Apr 2016

Double Listing - Zappa In New York

#15 & #22 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


19 Dec 2014

(5) Double Listings

These (5) albums are listed both here & under "The Mothers Of Invention". The first (4) should be transferred there. The 5th is a combination of both. 1. #20 - Freak Out! is #1 (under The Mothers). 2. #16 - We're Only In It For the Money is #2 (under The Mothers). 3. #10 - Over-Nite Sensation is #8 (under The Mothers). 4. #22 - Uncle Meat is #9 (under The Mothers). 5. #11 - One Size Fits All is #10 (under The Mothers).

What you say is right, but there could be debate about how they should be assigned. We have decided to accept your suggestion for the first 4 but have assigned the 5th to "Frank Zappa"

Thanks for the suggestion