Album artist 184 - John Williams

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

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 John Williams Star Wars 1977 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1977), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1977), Billboard 2 - Jun 1977 (53 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Aug 1977 (3 months), Grammy in 1977 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1977), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1978), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1982), US CashBox 6 of 1977, US BB 15 of 1977, UK 21 - Jan 1978 (12 weeks), Sweden 27 - Feb 1978 (4 weeks), Italy 29 of 1977, RYM 3 of 1977
2 John Williams Star Wars, Episode One, The Phantom Menace 1999 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1999), Billboard 3 - May 1999 (16 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), Austria 4 - Aug 1999 (2 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1999), Germany 6 - Aug 1999 (18 weeks), UK 8 - May 1999 (10 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Sep 1999 (6 weeks), Norway 29 - Aug 1999 (2 weeks), US BB 34 of 1999
3 John Williams Star Wars Episode 2 : Attack of the Clones 2002 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 2002), Billboard 6 - May 2002 (11 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany 14 - Jun 2002 (4 weeks), UK 15 - May 2002 (1 week), Austria 27 - May 2002 (1 month), Switzerland 30 - Jun 2002 (1 week), US BB 105 of 2002
4 John Williams ET The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1982), Sweden 36 - Jan 1983 (2 weeks), Billboard 37 - Jul 1982 (33 weeks), UK 47 - Dec 1982 (11 weeks), Italy 83 of 1983, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), RYM 53 of 1982
5 John Williams Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1978), Billboard 17 - Jan 1978 (16 weeks), UK 40 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), Italy 64 of 1978, US CashBox 79 of 1978, RYM 87 of 1977
6 John Williams Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith 2005 Billboard 6 - May 2005 (12 weeks) (1 week in top 10), Germany 10 - May 2005 (4 weeks), Austria 14 - May 2005 (1 month), UK 16 - May 2005 (5 weeks), Switzerland 29 - May 2005 (4 weeks), US BB 131 of 2005, RYM 75 of 2005
7 John Williams Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone 2001 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2001), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 2001), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Dec 2001), Austria 17 - Dec 2001 (2 months), UK 19 - Nov 2001 (1 week), Billboard 48 - Nov 2001 (14 weeks)
8 John Williams Jurassic Park 1993 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1994), Austria 24 - Sep 1993 (2 months), Billboard 36 - Jun 1993 (26 weeks), UK 42 - Jul 1993 (5 weeks), RYM 57 of 1993
9 John Williams Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back 1980 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1980), US BB 26 of 1980, US CashBox 40 of 1980, Billboard 60 - Feb 1997 (9 weeks), RYM 3 of 1980
10 John Williams Schindler's List 1994 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1995), Switzerland 37 - May 1994 (2 weeks), Billboard 45 - Apr 1994 (7 weeks), UK 59 - Apr 1994 (2 weeks), RYM 40 of 1993
11 John Williams Valley Of The Dolls 1968 Billboard 11 - Feb 1968 (27 weeks), US BB 57 of 1968, US CashBox 61 of 1968
12 John Williams Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull 2008 Billboard 39 - Jun 2008 (3 weeks), Switzerland 80 - Jun 2008 (1 week), UK 83 - May 2008 (1 week)
13 John Williams Fiddler On The Roof 1971 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), Billboard 30 - Oct 1971 (90 weeks), US CashBox 81 of 1972
14 John Williams Star Wars - A New Hope 1997 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1997), Billboard 49 - Feb 1997 (11 weeks)
15 John Williams Return of the Jedi 1983 Billboard 51 - Mar 1997 (4 weeks), UK 85 - Jun 1983 (5 weeks), RYM 10 of 1983
16 John Williams Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom 1984 Switzerland 19 - Aug 1984 (4 weeks), Billboard 42 - Jun 1984 (10 weeks), RYM 82 of 1984
17 John Williams Jaws 1975 Billboard 30 - Jul 1975 (17 weeks), UK 55 - Jan 1976 (1 week), RYM 12 of 1975
18 John Williams Rodrigo: Concerto De Aranjuez 1974 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1981), UK 20 - Feb 1976 (9 weeks)
19 John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Billboard 62 - Jul 1981 (13 weeks), RYM 7 of 1981
20 John Williams Superman - The Movie 1978 Billboard 44 - Jan 1979 (13 weeks), RYM 56 of 1978
21 John Williams Hook 1991 Billboard 182 - Jan 1992 (2 weeks), RYM 182 of 1991
22 John Williams Born On The Fourth Of July 1990 Billboard 32 - Jan 1990 (15 weeks)
23 John Williams Empire Of The Sun 1988 Billboard 150 - Feb 1988 (5 weeks)
24 John Williams Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 Billboard 142 - Aug 2008 (1 week)
25 John Williams Summon The Heroes 1996 Billboard 62 - Jul 1996 (7 weeks)
26 John Williams Swing, Swing, Swing 1986 Billboard 155 - May 1986 (8 weeks)
27 John Williams Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban 2004 Billboard 61 - Jun 2004 (6 weeks)
28 John Williams The Patriot 2000 Billboard 129 - Jul 2000 (3 weeks)
29 John Williams Goodbye, Mr. Chips 1969 Billboard 164 - Dec 1969 (5 weeks)
30 John Williams Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets 2002 Billboard 81 - Nov 2002 (6 weeks)
31 John Williams American Journey 2002 Billboard 98 - Feb 2002 (4 weeks)
32 John Williams Pops In Space 1980 Billboard 181 - Dec 1980 (6 weeks)
33 John Williams The Story Of Star Wars 1978 US CashBox 93 of 1978
34 John Williams Bridges 1979 UK 5 - Jun 1979 (21 weeks)
35 John Williams The Towering Inferno 1975 Billboard 158 - Feb 1975 (3 weeks)
36 John Williams Plays Spanish Music 1970 UK 46 - Oct 1970 (1 week)
37 John Williams Plays the movies 1996 UK 54 - Oct 1996 (3 weeks)
38 John Williams Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2016 Billboard 5 - Jan 2016 (11 weeks) (1 week in top 10)
39 John Williams Greatest Hits 1974 UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1977)
40 John Williams Travelling 1978 UK 23 - Jun 1978 (5 weeks)
41 John Williams Cavatina m.fl. 1979 UK 64 - Aug 1979 (3 weeks)
42 John Williams Deer Hunter 1979 UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1981)
43 John Williams Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade 1989 RYM 66 of 1989
44 John Williams The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn 2011 RYM 82 of 2011
45 John Williams Star Wars Trilogy unknown US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1996)

In addition to the above listed albums John Williams also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Cleo Laine & John Williams Best Of Friends 1978 UK 18 - Jan 1978 (21 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1978)

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8 Mar 2017

(9) Movie Soundtracks

The followind all made the Billboard Charts. 1. Born On the Fourth Of July - #32 - 15 weeks. 2. Valley Of the Dolls - #11 - 27 weeks. 3. Goodbye Mr. Chips - #164 - 5 weeks. 4. Fiddler On the Roof - #30 - 90 weeks. 5. The Towering Inferno - #158 - 3 weeks. 6. The Patriot - #129 - 3 weeks. 7. Empire Of the Sun - #150 - 5 weeks. 8. Harry Potter & Chamber Of Secrets - #81 - 6 weeks. 9. Harry Potter & the Prisoner Of Azkaban - #61 - 6 weeks. He also scored the movies 'Lincoln' & 'War Horse' (among many others) but I'm not sure if those made the Billboard charts or not.

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28 Sep 2016

#20 - Jaws

This also made the Billboard charts (#30 - 17 weeks). Probably listed under 'Movie Soundtracks'.

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16 Sep 2016

(9) +Albums

The following Albums all hit the Billboard Charts. They are probably listedunder 'Original Soundtracks'. 1. #6 - E.T. - Billboard #37 - 33 weeks. 2. #7 - Close Encounters... - Billboard #17 - 16 weeks. 3. #10 - Jurassic Park - Billboard #36 - 26 weeks. 4. #16 - Indiana Jones ...Crystal Skull - Billboard #39 - 3 weeks. 5. #17 - Jaws - Billboard #30 - 17 weeks. 6. #20 - Indiana Jones & Temple Of Doom - Billboard #42 - 10 weeks. 7. #32 - Raiders Of the Lost Ark - Billboard #62 - 13 weeks. 8. #35 - Superman - The Movie - Billboard #44 - 13 weeks. 9. #36 - Hook - Billboard #182 - 2 weeks.

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16 Sep 2016

Double Listing - Star Wars - The Phantom Menace

#3 & #11 are the same.

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21 Apr 2016

Double Listing - Close Encounters Of the Third Kind

Per Wikipedia #5 & #21 (Incontri Ravvicinati del Terzo Tipo) are the same.

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20 Jan 2015

Double Listing-Star Wars-The Phantom Menace

#11 & #25 are the same.

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