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This page lists the biggest hit albums of each year in the 90 source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page.

The album charts at this site only start after 1950.

# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Rihanna ANTI 2016 Billboard 1 - Feb 2016 (25 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (24 weeks in top 10)
2 Adele 25 2015 Billboard 1 - Dec 2015 (34 weeks) (10 weeks at number 1) (29 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 2015, Brit best album 2016
3 Ed Sheeran X 2014 Billboard 1 - Jul 2014 (108 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (44 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 2014, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2014, Australia num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2014, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2014, Brit best album 2015, Billboard200 113
4 Daft Punk Random Access Memories 2013 Billboard 1 - Jun 2013 (53 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 2013, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2013, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - May 2013, New Zealand 1 for 2 - May 2013, Grammy in 2013, Australia (ARIA) 5 of 2013
5 Taylor Swift Red 2012 Billboard 1 - Nov 2012 (139 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (17 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 2012, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2012, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 2012, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Oct 2012, Grammy in 2013 (Nominated), US 4 of 2012, Germany 5 - Nov 2012 (1 week), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 2013, Acclaim Year 92 of 2012, Billboard200 140
6 Adele 21 2011 UK 1 - Feb 2011 (48 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 2011 (282 weeks) (24 weeks at number 1) (84 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2011, US num 1 for 13 weeks - Mar 2011, Canada 1 for 34 weeks - 2011, Germany 1 - Feb 2011 (83 weeks), Australia num 1 for 32 weeks - May 2011, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2011, New Zealand 1 for 38 - Jan 2010, Grammy in 2011, Billboard200 1, Brit best album 2012, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2011), Mercury prize 2011 (Nominated), UK all time album 4 (2011), New Zealand 14 of all time (2011, 12 X Platinum), Acclaim Year 19 of 2011
7 Arcade Fire The Suburbs 2010 UK 1 - Aug 2010 (37 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 2010 (52 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (3 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Aug 2010, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2010, Grammy in 2010, Juno Award in 2011, BEA 1 of 2010, Acclaim Year 1 of 2010, Germany 4 - Aug 2010 (3 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 25 of all time, US BB 80 of 2010, RYM 3 of 2010
8 Taylor Swift Fearless 2009 Billboard 1 - Nov 2008 (250 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (58 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2009, US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 2008, US BB 1 of 2009, Canada 1 for 1 week - 2008, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 2009, Grammy in 2009, US (Sup) 6 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2010), Canada 4 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2009), Philippines 9 X Platinum (2008), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 2009, Billboard200 4, UK 5 - Mar 2009 (63 weeks), Norway 5 - Mar 2009 (14 weeks), Germany 12 - May 2009 (1 week), Sweden 12 - Mar 2009 (9 weeks), Austria 25 - Jun 2009 (1 month), US Longest Running Album 33 2008 (215 weeks), Billboard 56 of the 2000s, Switzerland 70 - Mar 2009 (3 weeks)
9 Coldplay Viva La Vida 2008 UK 1 - Jun 2008 (81 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 2008 (78 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 2008, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 2008, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 2008, Germany 1 - Jun 2008 (36 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 2008 (6 months), Switzerland 1 - Jun 2008 (68 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 2008 (41 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 2008 (36 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 2008, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Jun 2008, US (Sup) 2 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2008), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2008), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 2008), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Canada 5 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jan 2009), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2008), BEA 2 of 2008, Grammy in 2008 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2008), Australia (ARIA) 4 of 2008, Holland free40 6 of 2008, US BB 7 of 2008, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 2008 (peak 1, 28 weeks), Italy 25 of 2008, Acclaim Year 25 of 2008, Billboard 168 of the 2000s
10 Amy Winehouse Back to Black 2007 UK 1 - Nov 2006 (133 weeks), Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 2008, Germany 1 - Mar 2007 (126 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 2007 (21 months), Switzerland 1 - Feb 2007 (107 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 2006 (53 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2008), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2007), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Dec 2007), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2008), Billboard 2 - Mar 2007 (153 weeks) (18 weeks in top 10), Italy 2 of 2008, France (InfoDisc) 2 of 2007 (peak 1, 46 weeks), Grammy in 2007 (Nominated), Mercury prize 2007 (Nominated), Sweden 4 - Feb 2007 (79 weeks), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in May 2007), US BB 5 of 2007, Acclaim Year 10 of 2007, UK all time album 13 (2006), Australia (ARIA) 24 of 2008, NME 27 of 2000-09, Radio Caroline 58 (2006), Belgium 64 of all time (2006), Holland free40 81 of 2007, Vinyl Surrender 85 of all time, Billboard200 150, WTMD 275, RYM 87 of 2006, KEXP 222
11 Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium 2006 UK 1 - May 2006 (39 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 2006 (66 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 2006, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2006, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 2006, Germany 1 - May 2006 (37 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - May 2006, Austria 1 - May 2006 (13 months), Switzerland 1 - May 2006 (62 weeks), Norway 1 - May 2006 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 2006 (28 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - May 2006, New Zealand 1 for 3 - May 2006, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2007), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2007), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2007), Canada 4 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Sep 2006), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), Grammy in 2006 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2006), Australia (ARIA) 8 of 2006, Italy 8 of 2006, BEA 10 of 2006, US BB 18 of 2006, France (InfoDisc) 19 of 2006 (peak 1, 68 weeks), WTMD 859, RYM 130 of 2006
12 Coldplay X & Y 2005 UK 1 - Jun 2005 (94 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 2005 (67 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (10 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 2005, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 2005, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 2005, Germany 1 - Jun 2005 (38 weeks), Europe num 1 for 13 weeks - Jun 2005, Austria 1 - Jun 2005 (9 months), Switzerland 1 - Jun 2005 (53 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 2005 (41 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 2005 (23 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jun 2005, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jun 2005, Brit best album 2006, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2005), UK 8 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2006), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Sep 2008), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), Canada 5 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Dec 2008), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2006), Mercury prize 2005 (Nominated), BEA 5 of 2005, Italy 6 of 2005, Australia (ARIA) 8 of 2005, US BB 9 of 2005, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 2005 (peak 1, 83 weeks), Holland free40 33 of 2005, UK Radio2 33, UK all time album 38 (2005), UK 41 of all time (2.3 M claimed) (2005), Belgium 53 of all time (2005), Billboard 130 of the 2000s, Radio Caroline 208 (2005), WXPN 295 (2005), WTMD 427, Acclaimed 2265 (2005)
13 Green Day American Idiot 2004 UK 1 - Oct 2004 (110 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 2004 (137 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (24 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 2004, Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 2004, Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 2005, Austria 1 - Oct 2004 (22 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 2004 (74 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 2004 (36 weeks), Sweden 1 - Oct 2004 (51 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 2004, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2006), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 2007), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2005), Canada 6 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jul 2005), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Grammy in 2004 (Nominated), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Sep 2005), US 3 of 2005, Germany 3 - Oct 2004 (53 weeks), BEA 3 of 2004, US BB 5 of 2005, Australia (ARIA) 6 of 2005, France (InfoDisc) 7 of 2004 (peak 4, 101 weeks), Italy 9 of 2005, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 30 of the 2000s, UK Radio2 41, Holland free40 60 of 2004, NME 60 of 2000-09, NARM 61, Defin200 61 (2004), Belgium 62 of all time (2004), Billboard200 73, Radio Caroline 116 (2004), WXPN 192 (2004), WTMD 289, Acclaimed 997 (2004), RYM 111 of 2004
14 Metallica St Anger 2003 Billboard 1 - Jun 2003 (23 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (6 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jun 2003, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 2003, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 2003, Germany 1 - Jun 2003 (11 weeks), Europe num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2003, Austria 1 - Jun 2003 (4 months), Norway 1 - Jun 2003 (12 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 2003 (16 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 2003, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jun 2003, Japan 1 for 1 week - May 2003, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2003), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2007), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Jun 2003), Switzerland 2 - Jun 2003 (16 weeks), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2003), UK 3 - Jun 2003 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 2003), France Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 2004), US BB 28 of 2003, Australia (ARIA) 32 of 2003, Holland free40 43 of 2003, Italy 45 of 2003
15 Eminem The Eminem Show 2002 UK 1 - Jun 2002 (50 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 2002 (276 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2002, US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 2002, Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 2002, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 2002, Germany 1 - Jun 2002 (42 weeks), Europe num 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 2002, Austria 1 - Jun 2002 (14 months), Switzerland 1 - Jun 2002 (62 weeks), Norway 1 - Jun 2002 (39 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 2002 (49 weeks), Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 2002, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2002, New Zealand 1 for 6 - Jun 2002, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2003), US (Sup) 10 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2011), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in May 2003), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Aug 2003), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Sep 2003), Europe 4 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2003), Grammy in 2002 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2002), Billboard 3 of the 2000s, US BB 3 of 2002, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 2002 (peak 2, 97 weeks), Italy 8 of 2002, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), RS Reader's 24, Global 34 - 20 M claimed, Worldwide 52 - 15 M, Billboard200 56, NARM 63, Defin200 63 (2000), Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (2002), Rolling Stone 317, Acclaimed 1049 (2002)
16 Shaggy Hot Shot 2001 UK 1 - Feb 2001 (32 weeks), Billboard 1 - Aug 2000 (84 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 2001, Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 2001, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 2001, Germany 1 - Apr 2001 (20 weeks), Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 2001, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Jan 2001, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2001), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 2001), Canada 7 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Oct 2001), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), US 2 of 2001, US BB 2 of 2001, Austria 2 - Apr 2001 (6 months), Switzerland 2 - Apr 2001 (23 weeks), France Gold (certified by SNEP Jun 2001), Sweden 6 - May 2001 (19 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 6 of 2001, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Norway 12 - Apr 2001 (22 weeks), Billboard 15 of the 2000s, France (InfoDisc) 67 of 2001 (peak 5, 30 weeks), Italy 76 of 2001, Billboard200 83
17 The Beatles 1 2000 UK 1 - Nov 2000 (53 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 2000 (233 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 2001, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 2000, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 2000, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 2000, Germany 1 - Nov 2000 (18 weeks), Europe num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 2000, Austria 1 - Dec 2000 (9 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 2000 (30 weeks), Norway 1 - Nov 2000 (35 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 2000 (18 weeks), Australia num 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 2000, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 2000, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Nov 2000, Japan 1 for 1 week - Nov 2000, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2005), US (Sup) 11 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2010), UK 8 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 2003), Germany 5 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2001), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Feb 2001), Europe 9 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2007), Italy 3 of 2000, Japan 5 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.96), US BB 6 of 2000, Billboard 8 of the 2000s, New Zealand 9 of all time (2000, 15 X Platinum), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 10 - 25 M, Global 12 - 25 M claimed, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (2000), UK all time album 24 (2000), UK 24 of all time (2.7 M claimed) (2000), France (InfoDisc) 56 of 2000 (peak 1, 25 weeks), Billboard200 131
18 Santana Supernatural 1999 UK 1 - Sep 1999 (54 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1999 (103 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (44 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 12 weeks - Oct 1999, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 2000, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Feb 2000, Germany 1 - Jul 1999 (63 weeks), Europe num 1 for 14 weeks - Feb 2000, Austria 1 - Jan 2000 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Jul 1999 (45 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 2000 (37 weeks), Sweden 1 - Feb 2000 (34 weeks), Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 2000, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Mar 2000, Italy 1 of 2000, Grammy in 1999, US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2003), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 2000), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jul 2000), Europe 6 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), US 2 of 2000, US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), US BB 3 of 1999, Billboard 9 of the 2000s, France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1999 (peak 1, 81 weeks), Vatican 10 of all time, Worldwide 12 - 23 M, NARM 13, Defin200 13 (1999), Australia (ARIA) 19 of 2000, Global 22 - 23 M claimed, Internet 26 - 25 M claimed (1999), Billboard200 36, Radio Caroline 174 (1999), WTMD 246, WXPN 257 (1999), Acclaimed 2472 (1999), AVrev 96
19 Shania Twain Come On Over 1998 UK 1 - Mar 1998 (122 weeks), US BB 1 of 1997, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1997, Europe num 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1999, Norway 1 - Mar 1998 (65 weeks), Australia num 1 for 20 weeks - Feb 1999, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1999, New Zealand 1 for 24 - May 1999, US 20 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2004), UK 10 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 2000), Diamond in Canada (certified in Apr 1999), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2001), Billboard 2 - Nov 1997 (151 weeks) (53 weeks in top 10), Global 2 - 34 M claimed, US sales 20 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1998 (Nominated), Juno Award in 1998 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 2000), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), US 3 of 1999, New Zealand 3 of all time (1997, 21 X Platinum), Switzerland 4 - Mar 1998 (68 weeks), Sweden 4 - Apr 1999 (67 weeks), Worldwide 4 - 30 M, Austria 5 - Jul 1999 (8 months), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1999 (peak 4, 95 weeks), Internet 7 - 35 M claimed (1997), Germany 8 - Jul 1999 (30 weeks), UK 12 of all time (3.3 M claimed) (1998), Billboard200 14, UK all time album 15 (1997), NARM 21, Defin200 21 (1997), Italy 73 of 2000, UK Radio2 97, US Longest Running Album 102 1997 (151 weeks), Billboard 158 of the 2000s, Acclaimed 1544 (1997)
20 Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love 1997 UK 1 - Nov 1997 (62 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1997 (84 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (26 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1998, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1997, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1998, Germany 1 - Dec 1997 (48 weeks), Europe num 1 for 10 weeks - Dec 1997, Austria 1 - Dec 1997 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1997 (62 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1997 (46 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1997 (52 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1997, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Dec 1997, Juno Award in 1999, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Apr 1998), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1999), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1997), Europe 9 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1998), US 2 of 1998, Italy 2 of 1998, Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1998), US BB 4 of 1998, Australia (ARIA) 5 of 1997, Global 5 - 28 M claimed, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Internet 12 - 30 M claimed (1997), Worldwide 13 - 23 M, France (InfoDisc) 14 of 1997 (peak 1, 55 weeks), Finland 59 of all time (claimed 97,121) (1997), Billboard200 164
21 Celine Dion Falling Into You 1996 UK 1 - Mar 1996 (113 weeks), Billboard 1 - Mar 1996 (113 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (61 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1996, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1996, Europe num 1 for 1 week - Apr 1996, Austria 1 - Apr 1996 (14 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1996 (54 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1996 (48 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1996 (48 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1996, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Dec 1996, Grammy in 1996, US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2001), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1998), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Dec 2003), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1997), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1996), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1997), US BB 2 of 1996, Australia (ARIA) 2 of 1996, US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Juno Award in 1997 (Nominated), US 3 of 1996, Germany 5 - Apr 1996 (57 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1996 (peak 1, 61 weeks), Global 10 - 26 M claimed, New Zealand 14 of all time (1996, 12 X Platinum), Internet 16 - 29 M claimed (1996), Worldwide 16 - 22 M, Italy 20 of 1996, Billboard200 21, UK 59 of all time (2.1 M claimed) (1996), NARM 97, Defin200 97 (1996)
22 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1995 UK 1 - Aug 1995 (142 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1995 (127 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (72 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1996, US num 1 for 12 weeks - Oct 1995, US BB 1 of 1996, Canada 1 for 23 weeks - 1995, Europe num 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1996, Sweden 1 - Oct 1995 (59 weeks), Australia num 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1996, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1996, New Zealand 1 for 11 - Mar 1996, Grammy in 1995, Juno Award in 1996, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1996), US 16 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1998), UK 10 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 2002), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2005), Europe 7 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2002), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1996 (50 weeks), US sales 16 M (according to RIAA), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jun 1995), Germany 3 - Mar 1996 (51 weeks), Austria 3 - Apr 1996 (10 months), Norway 3 - Jan 1996 (62 weeks), Italy 4 of 1996, BEA 5 of 1995, Billboard200 7, Worldwide 7 - 28 M, US CashBox 8 of 1995, Holland free40 9 of 1995, New Zealand 10 of all time (1995, 14 X Platinum), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1996 (peak 6, 56 weeks), Channel4 16, UK Radio2 16, Internet 19 - 28 M claimed (1995), NARM 26, Defin200 26 (1995), UK 31 of all time (2.6 M claimed) (1995), UK all time album 40 (1995), RS Reader's 47, Virgin 51, DMDB 60, PopVortex 64 (1995), WTMD 109, Radio Caroline 113 (1995), WXPN 126 (1995), Rolling Stone 327, Acclaimed 364 (1995), RYM 116 of 1995
23 Nirvana Unplugged In New York 1994 UK 1 - Nov 1994 (39 weeks), Billboard 1 - Nov 1994 (91 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1994, Canada 1 for 5 weeks - 1994, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1994, New Zealand 1 for 1 - Nov 1994, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1997), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Canada 9 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Europe 2 x Platinum (certified by IFIP in 1996), Sweden 2 - Nov 1994 (22 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1994), Austria 3 - Nov 1994 (8 months), Switzerland 3 - Nov 1994 (44 weeks), BEA 4 of 1994, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1994 (peak 1, 65 weeks), Germany 6 - Nov 1994 (16 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 1994 (31 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 7 of 1994, Holland free40 11 of 1994, Melody Maker 11 of 1994, Belgium 13 of all time (1994), US BB 15 of 1994, US CashBox 19 of 1995, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Italy 23 of 1994, RS Reader's 55, Global 103 - 10 M claimed, WXPN 154 (1994), WTMD 224, Acclaimed 286 (1994), Rolling Stone 311, RYM 7 of 1994, KEXP 105
24 Whitney Houston The Bodyguard 1993 Billboard 1 - Dec 1992 (155 weeks) (20 weeks at number 1) (42 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1993, US 1 of 1993, US num 1 for 20 weeks - Dec 1992, US BB 1 of 1993, Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1993, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1993, Germany 1 - Jan 1993 (37 weeks), Europe num 1 for 15 weeks - Jan 1993, Austria 1 - Dec 1992 (8 months), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1992 (30 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1993 (22 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1992 (24 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1993, Australia (ARIA) 1 of 1993, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Jan 1993, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1993, France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1992 (peak 1, 108 weeks), Grammy in 1993, US 17 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), UK 7 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1994), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Diamond in Canada (certified in Sep 1993), US sales 17 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 2 - 32 M, Global 3 - 30 M claimed, Internet 5 - 37 M claimed (1992), Japan 6 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.88), Italy 8 of 1993, Billboard200 23, UK 55 of all time (2.1 M claimed) (1992)
25 Eric Clapton Unplugged 1992 Billboard 1 - Sep 1992 (139 weeks) (3 weeks at number 1) (38 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1993, Canada 1 for 17 weeks - 1992, Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1993, New Zealand 1 for 15 - Sep 1992, Grammy in 1992, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1995), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Aug 1993), UK 2 - Sep 1992 (91 weeks), US BB 2 of 1993, Australia (ARIA) 2 of 1993, US CashBox 3 of 1993, US 3 of 1993, Germany 3 - Sep 1992 (43 weeks), Austria 3 - Sep 1992 (11 months), Switzerland 3 - Sep 1992 (48 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1992 (63 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1992 (peak 8, 76 weeks), Norway 6 - Sep 1992 (38 weeks), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Holland free40 17 of 1992, Italy 39 of 1993, Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Worldwide 44 - 17 M, Internet 73 - 16 M claimed (1992), Billboard200 79, WXPN 173 (1992), WTMD 573, Acclaimed 1336 (1992), RYM 56 of 1992, AVrev 18, WFUV 78
26 Nirvana Nevermind 1991 Billboard 1 - Oct 1991 (328 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1992, Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1991), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1992, Sweden 1 - Dec 1991 (45 weeks), Holland free40 1 of 1991, Belgium 1 of all time (1991), BEA 1 of 1991, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1999), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1993), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Nov 1997), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1998), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Mar 2001), Switzerland 2 - Jan 1992 (25 weeks), Norway 2 - Dec 1991 (25 weeks), RS Reader's 2, US 3 of 1992, Germany 3 - Dec 1991 (78 weeks), Austria 3 - Jan 1992 (7 months), Channel4 3, Acclaimed 3 (1991), US CashBox 4 of 1992, France (InfoDisc) 4 of 1992 (peak 1, 71 weeks), DMDB 4, UK 5 - Oct 1991 (197 weeks), US BB 5 of 1992, PopVortex 5 (1991), Melody Maker 5 of 1991, US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), NARM 10, Defin200 10 (1991), US Longest Running Album 16 1991 (260 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 17 of 1992, Rolling Stone 17, Virgin 17, WTMD 19, German RS100 19, Vinyl Surrender 24 of all time, WXPN 31 (1991), Global 41 - 19 M claimed, Italy 46 of 1992, Worldwide 55 - 15 M, Guiness 57, Internet 108 - 14 M claimed (1991), Billboard200 118, Radio Caroline 164 (1991), RYM 9 of 1991, KEXP 4
27 Sinead O'Connor I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got 1990 UK 1 - Mar 1990 (50 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1990 (52 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (16 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1990, Canada 1 for 14 weeks - 1990, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1990, Germany 1 - Mar 1990 (16 weeks), Europe num 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1990, Austria 1 - Apr 1990 (7 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1990 (32 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1990 (15 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1990 (14 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1990, New Zealand 1 for 4 - Apr 1990, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1990), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1991), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2008), US CashBox 9 of 1990, Holland free40 9 of 1990, US BB 12 of 1990, Melody Maker 14 of 1990, Italy 16 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1990 (peak 4, 42 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 30 of 1990, Acclaimed 354 (1990), WTMD 361, Rolling Stone 406, WXPN 508 (1990), RYM 55 of 1990, KEXP 417
28 Phil Collins ... But Seriously 1989 UK 1 - Dec 1989 (68 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1989 (90 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (20 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1989, Canada 1 for 11 weeks - 1990, Germany 1 for 17 weeks - Dec 1989, Germany 1 - Dec 1989 (48 weeks), Europe num 1 for 19 weeks - Dec 1989, Austria 1 - Dec 1989 (11 months), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1989 (52 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1989 (27 weeks), Sweden 1 - Nov 1989 (29 weeks), Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1989, New Zealand 1 for 5 - Jan 1990, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1994), UK 8 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1990), Germany 6 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), US CashBox 2 of 1990, US 2 of 1990, Grammy in 1990 (Nominated), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1990), Italy 3 of 1990, US BB 5 of 1990, France (InfoDisc) 5 of 1989 (peak 1, 76 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 14 of 1990, UK 23 of all time (2.7 M claimed) (1989), Global 28 - 21 M claimed, UK all time album 37 (1989), Worldwide 72 - 13 M, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1989), Radio Caroline 135 (1989)
29 U2 Rattle & Hum 1988 UK 1 - Oct 1988 (56 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1988 (38 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (13 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1988, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1988, Germany 1 - Oct 1988 (15 weeks), Europe num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, Austria 1 - Nov 1988 (13 months), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1988 (27 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1988 (24 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1988, New Zealand 1 for 8 - Nov 1988, France Best 1 of 1988, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 4 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1995), Sweden 2 - Oct 1988 (23 weeks), Holland free40 2 of 1988, Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1988), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1989), Italy 7 of 1988, US BB 14 of 1988, Australia (ARIA) 18 of 1989, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1988 (peak 8, 18 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1988, UK Radio2 61, Global 75 - 13 M claimed, WTMD 227, WXPN 340 (1988), Acclaimed 1280 (1988), RYM 184 of 1988, Xgau rating B+ (1988)
30 U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 UK 1 - Mar 1987 (160 weeks), Billboard 1 - Apr 1987 (106 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (35 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1987, Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1987), Canada 1 for 17 weeks - 1987, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - May 1987, Germany 1 - Mar 1987 (32 weeks), Europe num 1 for 17 weeks - Apr 1987, Austria 1 - Apr 1987 (15 months), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1987 (37 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1987 (37 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 8 - Mar 1987, Holland free40 1 of 1987, Grammy in 1987, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1987), BEA 1 of 1987, US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), UK 6 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1992), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1987), US CashBox 2 of 1987, France Best 2 of 1987, Channel4 2, France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1989), UK Radio2 3, Norway 4 - Mar 1987 (40 weeks), Italy 4 of 1987, RS Reader's 4, US BB 5 of 1987, Australia (Kent) 5 of 1987 (peak 3), NARM 5, Defin200 5 (1987), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1987 (peak 1, 58 weeks), WTMD 7, WXPN 7 (1987), PopVortex 9 (1987), New Zealand 10 of all time (1987, 14 X Platinum), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Vinyl Surrender 12 of all time, Belgium 15 of all time (1987), DMDB 15, Global 19 - 24 M claimed, Radio Caroline 20 (1987), Virgin 25, UK 26 of all time (2.7 M claimed) (1987), Rolling Stone 26, UK all time album 35 (1987), Acclaimed 36 (1987), Fox101 37, Worldwide 46 - 16 M, Guiness 48, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1987), Billboard200 127, RYM 11 of 1987, KEXP 8, AVrev 9, WFUV 30, Xgau rating B (1987)
31 Paul Simon Graceland 1986 UK 1 - Sep 1986 (108 weeks), Library of Congress artifact added 2006 (1986), Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1987, Europe num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1987, Switzerland 1 - Oct 1986 (40 weeks), Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1986, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Nov 1986, Grammy in 1986, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1986), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1995), UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1988), US 2 of 1987, Germany 2 - Jan 1987 (38 weeks), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1988), Billboard 3 - Sep 1986 (105 weeks) (24 weeks in top 10), Austria 3 - Mar 1987 (8 months), BEA 3 of 1986, US CashBox 4 of 1987, Australia (Kent) 4 of 1987 (peak 1), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1989), US BB 6 of 1987, Vatican 7 of all time, Norway 13 - Sep 1986 (4 weeks), Sweden 13 - Sep 1986 (26 weeks), Holland free40 13 of 1986, WTMD 13, Italy 15 of 1987, France Best 15 of 1986, WXPN 18 (1986), France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1987 (peak 1, 28 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), UK Radio2 23, DMDB 39, Vinyl Surrender 41 of all time, Virgin 43, UK 51 of all time (2.2 M claimed) (1986), RS100 56, PopVortex 57 (1986), Acclaimed 67 (1986), Rolling Stone 81, NARM 83, Defin200 83 (1986), Channel4 84, Guiness 93, RYM 4 of 1986, WFUV 13, AVrev 37, Xgau rating A (1986)
32 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985 UK 1 - May 1985 (228 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1985 (83 weeks) (4 weeks at number 1) (25 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1985, Canada 1 for 18 weeks - 1985, Germany 1 for 1 week - Jun 1985, Germany 1 - May 1985 (58 weeks), Austria 1 - Jun 1985 (22 months), Switzerland 1 - May 1985 (71 weeks), Norway 1 - May 1985 (46 weeks), Sweden 1 - May 1985 (52 weeks), Australia num 1 for 34 weeks - May 1985, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1985 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 21 - Jun 1985, New Zealand 1 of all time (1985, 24 X Platinum), France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1985 (peak 1, 76 weeks), Brit best album 1987, US 9 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1996), UK 13 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Oct 1997), France Diamond (certified by SNEP Sep 1994), Diamond in Canada (certified in Apr 1986), Grammy in 1985 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1985), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1988), US BB 3 of 1985, BEA 3 of 1985, Global 4 - 29 M claimed, UK 4 of all time (4.0 M claimed) (1985), US 5 of 1986, Holland free40 5 of 1985, France Best 6 of 1985, US CashBox 7 of 1985, UK all time album 8 (1985), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), Radio Caroline 10 (1985), UK Radio2 12, Italy 22 of 1985, Internet 26 - 25 M claimed (1985), Worldwide 31 - 19 M, Finland 38 of all time (claimed 115,250) (1985), Channel4 47, Vinyl Surrender 66 of all time, Guiness 68, WTMD 76, Fox101 83, DMDB 84, NARM 89, Defin200 89 (1985), Belgium 92 of all time (1985), Billboard200 98, WXPN 172 (1985), Rolling Stone 351, Acclaimed 566 (1985), RYM 46 of 1985, AVrev 45, Xgau rating B- (1985)
33 Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA 1984 UK 1 - Jun 1984 (130 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1984 (128 weeks) (7 weeks at number 1) (70 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1985, US 1 of 1985, US num 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1984, US BB 1 of 1984, Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1984, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Jul 1985, Germany 1 - Jul 1984 (59 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1984 (17 months), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1984 (58 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1984 (66 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jun 1984 (63 weeks), Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1984, New Zealand 1 for 15 - Nov 1984, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1984), US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1995), UK 3 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1985), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1989), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jul 1985), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1985 (peak 1), US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1984 (Nominated), Italy 3 of 1985, France Best 3 of 1984, Billboard200 5, New Zealand 6 of all time (1984, 16 X Platinum), BEA 6 of 1984, Global 7 - 27 M claimed, Melody Maker 9 of 1984, Holland free40 12 of 1984, France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1985 (peak 2, 21 weeks), Worldwide 21 - 20 M, Fox101 25, RS100 28, Internet 31 - 24 M claimed (1984), UK Radio2 34, Finland 47 of all time (claimed 108,048) (1984), DMDB 54, NARM 56, Defin200 56 (1984), RS Reader's 64, Guiness 70, WXPN 80 (1984), Radio Caroline 82 (1984), Rolling Stone 85, PopVortex 99 (1984), WTMD 145, Acclaimed 148 (1984), RYM 39 of 1984, AVrev 59, Xgau rating A+ (1984)
34 The Police Synchronicity 1983 UK 1 - Jun 1983 (48 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1983 (75 weeks) (17 weeks at number 1) (40 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 17 weeks - Jul 1983, Canada 1 for 23 weeks - 1983, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1983, New Zealand 1 for 3 - Aug 1983, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1983), US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), BEA 2 of 1983, Grammy in 1983 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1983), US CashBox 3 of 1983, US 3 of 1983, US BB 3 of 1983, Norway 3 - Jun 1983 (20 weeks), Germany 4 - Jul 1983 (20 weeks), Sweden 4 - Jun 1983 (30 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), Italy 6 of 1983, Melody Maker 8 of 1983, Australia (Kent) 9 of 1983 (peak 1), US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Austria 11 - Aug 1983 (3 months), Switzerland 15 - Nov 1983 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 18 of 1983 (peak 6, 63 weeks), Holland free40 26 of 1983, Fox101 52, Channel4 65, Global 68 - 14 M claimed, DMDB 71, WXPN 75 (1983), PopVortex 76 (1983), WTMD 83, Virgin 91, Defin200 119 (1983), Billboard200 124, Acclaimed 217 (1983), Rolling Stone 455, RYM 35 of 1983, AVrev 33, KEXP 423, Xgau rating B+ (1983)
35 Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 UK 1 - Dec 1982 (217 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1982 (268 weeks) (37 weeks at number 1) (78 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1983, US 1 of 1983, US num 1 for 37 weeks - Feb 1983, US BB 1 of 1983, Library of Congress artifact added 2007 (1982), Canada 1 for 13 weeks - 1983, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 1983, Germany 1 - Mar 1983 (147 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1982 (72 weeks), Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Jun 1983, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1983 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 11 - Jun 1983, Japan 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1984, Italy 1 of 1983, France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1983 (peak 1, 113 weeks), Global 1 - 50 M claimed, Internet 1 - 54 M claimed (1982), Grammy in 1983, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1982), Brit best album 1984, BEA 1 of 1982, Worldwide 1 - 46 M, 2 x Diamond in Canada (certified in Apr 1984), US sales 28 M (according to RIAA), US 27 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2005), US (Sup) 29 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2009), UK 11 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Jul 1992), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1995), Argentina Diamond (1982), UK Radio2 2, DMDB 2, Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1984), Europe Platinum (certified by IFIP in 2009), Austria 3 - Feb 1983 (22 months), Billboard200 3, NARM 3, Defin200 3 (1982), Switzerland 4 - Nov 1983 (52 weeks), Channel4 4, Norway 6 - Dec 1982 (45 weeks), Vatican 6 of all time, UK all time album 6 (1982), PopVortex 7 (1982), Japan 7 of all time (international albums) (sales 1.69), Melody Maker 7 of 1982, UK 8 of all time (3.6 M claimed) (1982), RS Reader's 12, New Zealand 14 of all time (1982, 12 X Platinum), Guiness 14, Rolling Stone 20, Australia (ARIA) 32 of 2009, Acclaimed 33 (1982), Vinyl Surrender 40 of all time, Belgium 44 of all time (1982), US Longest Running Album 55 1982 (178 weeks), Virgin 64, WTMD 74, Finland 78 of all time (claimed 88,667) (1982), RS100 85, Radio Caroline 89 (1982), WXPN 127 (1982), RYM 15 of 1982, AVrev 23, KEXP 122, Xgau rating A (1982)
36 The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 1981 Billboard 1 - Sep 1981 (58 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1981, Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1981, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Sep 1981, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Sep 1981, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), UK 2 - Sep 1981 (29 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 1981 (3 months), Germany 3 - Sep 1981 (7 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1981 (20 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1981 (26 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1981), US BB 7 of 1981, US CashBox 10 of 1981, Australia (Kent) 12 of 1981 (peak 1), Italy 27 of 1981, Holland free40 27 of 1981, France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1981 (peak 1, 35 weeks), Fox101 79, German RS100 82, Rolling Stone 211, Radio Caroline 221 (1981), WTMD 478, WXPN 741 (1981), Acclaimed 1016 (1981), RYM 122 of 1981, AVrev 46, Xgau rating A- (1981)
37 AC/DC Back In Black 1980 UK 1 - Aug 1980 (46 weeks), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1981, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1980), US sales 22 M (according to RIAA), US 22 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2007), France 2 X Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2003), Diamond in Canada (certified in Oct 1989), France (InfoDisc) 2 of 1980 (peak 1, 91 weeks), Internet 2 - 42 M claimed (1980), BEA 2 of 1980, Germany 3 - Aug 1980 (39 weeks), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1981 (peak 1), Billboard 4 - Aug 1980 (271 weeks) (23 weeks in top 10), US BB 4 of 1980, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1980), Fox101 4, Austria 7 - Sep 1980 (4 months), Norway 8 - Sep 1980 (23 weeks), Worldwide 9 - 25 M, Sweden 12 - Aug 1980 (10 weeks), Global 12 - 25 M claimed, NARM 17, Defin200 17 (1980), US CashBox 21 of 1980, DMDB 25, Switzerland 36 - Jul 2007 (16 weeks), D.Marsh 40 of 1980, UK Radio2 45, Italy 48 of 1981, PopVortex 56 (1980), RS Reader's 60, Rolling Stone 73, Acclaimed 107 (1980), WTMD 111, WXPN 143 (1980), RYM 5 of 1980, AVrev 44, KEXP 101, Xgau rating B- (1980)
38 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)
39 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)
40 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)
41 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)
42 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)
43 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)
44 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)
45 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)
46 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)
47 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)
48 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 UK 1 - Oct 1969 (96 weeks), Billboard 1 - Oct 1969 (187 weeks) (11 weeks at number 1) (27 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1969, US 70s 1 - Jan 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 11 weeks - 1969, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Nov 1969, Norway 1 - Oct 1969 (37 weeks), Australia num 1 for 18 weeks - Oct 1969, Dutch 70s 1 - Dec 1969 (16 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1969), WXPN 1 (1969), D.Marsh 1 of 1969, BEA 1 of 1969, US 12 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Diamond in Canada (certified in Mar 1995), Argentina Diamond (1969), Italy 2 of 1970, US sales 12 M (according to RIAA), Grammy in 1969 (Nominated), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1969 (peak 1), US 4 of 1970, US BB 4 of 1969, PopVortex 4 (1969), WTMD 4, US CashBox 5 of 1970, German RS100 5, Sweden 6 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), RS Reader's 6, Radio Caroline 8 (1969), UK Radio2 8, Virgin 8, France (InfoDisc) 9 of 1969 (peak 1, 66 weeks), DMDB 10, Fox101 11, Australia Goset 12 - Jun 1970 (9 weeks), NARM 12, Defin200 12 (1969), Rolling Stone 14, Vinyl Surrender 14 of all time, Internet 16 - 29 M claimed (1969), RS100 17, Acclaimed 24 (1969), Switzerland 28 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Global 28 - 21 M claimed, Worldwide 41 - 17 M, Guiness 58, Belgium 68 of all time (1969), Billboard200 135, RYM 1 of 1969, WFUV 3, AVrev 11, KEXP 12
49 The Beatles The Beatles (The White Album) 1968 UK 1 - Dec 1968 (21 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1968 (157 weeks) (9 weeks at number 1) (15 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1968, PopVortex 1 (1968), Canada 1 for 12 weeks - 1968, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1969, Norway 1 - Dec 1968 (18 weeks), Australia num 1 for 16 weeks - Dec 1968, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1968), Vinyl Surrender 1 of all time, BEA 1 of 1968, US 19 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 2001), Australia (Kent) 2 of 1969 (peak 1), US sales 19 M (according to RIAA), WTMD 2, US CashBox 4 of 1969, D.Marsh 4 of 1968, Italy 5 of 1969, Virgin 5, RS Reader's 5, WXPN 6 (1968), Fox101 8, RS100 9, US BB 10 of 1969, Rolling Stone 10, UK Radio2 10, Sweden 11 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), DMDB 11, Channel4 12, Guiness 15, Acclaimed 15 (1968), Radio Caroline 16 (1968), German RS100 18, Switzerland 27 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Austria 31 - Oct 2009 (1 month), Belgium 38 of all time (1968), NARM 39, Defin200 39 (1968), Global 51 - 17 M claimed, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1968), France (InfoDisc) 58 of 1968 (peak 1, 60 weeks), US Longest Running Album 70 1968 (168 weeks), Worldwide 93 - 10 M, RYM 1 of 1968, KEXP 7, WFUV 7
50 The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 UK 1 - Jun 1967 (190 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jun 1967 (194 weeks) (15 weeks at number 1) (33 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 15 weeks - Jul 1967, US BB 1 of 1967, Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1967), Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Jul 1967, Norway 1 - Jun 1967 (44 weeks), Australia num 1 for 30 weeks - Aug 1967, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1967 (peak 1), Italy 1 of 1967, Grammy in 1967, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993 (1967), Rolling Stone 1, Brit best album 1977, Guiness 1, UK Radio2 1, NARM 1, WTMD 1, RS100 1, DMDB 1, BEA 1 of 1967, Defin200 1 (1967), US 11 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), US sales 11 M (according to RIAA), Radio Caroline 2 (1967), UK 2 of all time (4.8 M claimed) (1967), WXPN 2 (1967), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1993), PopVortex 3 (1967), UK all time album 3 (1967), Virgin 3, RS Reader's 3, D.Marsh 3 of 1967, Vinyl Surrender 3 of all time, US CashBox 5 of 1967, Fox101 5, Acclaimed 5 (1967), Channel4 7, Sweden 8 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Internet 9 - 32 M claimed (1967), Austria 14 - Sep 1978 (3 months), Belgium 14 of all time (1967), Global 19 - 24 M claimed, German RS100 23, Switzerland 29 - Sep 2009 (5 weeks), Worldwide 30 - 19 M, US Longest Running Album 46 1967 (184 weeks), Billboard200 54, France (InfoDisc) 89 of 1968 (peak 4, 52 weeks), RYM 3 of 1967, AVrev 2, WFUV 4, KEXP 19
51 The Beatles Revolver 1966 UK 1 - Aug 1966 (46 weeks), Billboard 1 - Sep 1966 (85 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Sep 1966, Germany 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1966, Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1966, Vatican 1 of all time, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1966), Virgin 1, RS Reader's 1, BEA 1 of 1966, US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 2000), PopVortex 2 (1966), D.Marsh 2 of 1966, Vinyl Surrender 2 of all time, Acclaimed 2 (1966), Grammy in 1966 (Nominated), Rolling Stone 3, Italy 4 of 1966, Radio Caroline 4 (1966), Guiness 5, DMDB 5, Australia (Kent) 6 of 1966 (peak 1), UK Radio2 6, US BB 8 of 1966, German RS100 8, WXPN 9 (1966), Channel4 10, WTMD 10, Sweden 13 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Norway 14 - Jan 1967 (6 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 41 of 1966, NARM 42, Defin200 42 (1966), Switzerland 44 - Sep 2009 (4 weeks), Fox101 50, Belgium 84 of all time (1966), RYM 1 of 1966, WFUV 8, KEXP 14, AVrev 34
52 The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 UK 1 - Dec 1965 (49 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1965 (70 weeks) (6 weeks at number 1) (14 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1966, Germany 1 for 17 weeks - Mar 1966, Australia num 1 for 11 weeks - Feb 1966, Italy 1 of 1966, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1965), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1997), D.Marsh 2 of 1965, BEA 2 of 1965, Australia (Kent) 3 of 1966 (peak 1), US 4 of 1966, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1993), Vinyl Surrender 4 of all time, Rolling Stone 5, PopVortex 8 (1965), US BB 9 of 1966, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Guiness 10, WXPN 10 (1965), UK Radio2 11, US CashBox 16 of 1966, WTMD 16, Sweden 17 - Sep 2009 (2 weeks), DMDB 21, RS Reader's 23, Acclaimed 27 (1965), Radio Caroline 28 (1965), Virgin 34, German RS100 35, Switzerland 51 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), Global 96 - 11 M claimed, Defin200 110 (1965), RYM 4 of 1965, WFUV 5, AVrev 15, KEXP 69
53 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 1964 UK 1 - Jul 1964 (42 weeks), Billboard 1 - Jul 1964 (56 weeks) (14 weeks at number 1) (28 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 14 weeks - Jul 1964, US BB 1 of 1964, Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Sep 1964, Australia num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1965, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1964), BEA 1 of 1964, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2000), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1965 (peak 1), D.Marsh 21 of 1964, Virgin 22, Sweden 29 - Sep 2009 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1964, UK Radio2 36, Radio Caroline 44 (1964), Vinyl Surrender 56 of all time, Switzerland 60 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), PopVortex 65 (1964), Billboard200 105, Acclaimed 180 (1964), WTMD 284, Rolling Stone 388, WXPN 390 (1964), RYM 11 of 1964, KEXP 721
54 James Brown Live at the Apollo (1963) 1963 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1965), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1962), BEA 4 of 1963, Billboard 6 - Aug 1963 (59 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), Rolling Stone 24, US CashBox 25 of 1963, France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1969 (peak 10, 48 weeks), Guiness 36, German RS100 37, Acclaimed 39 (1963), PopVortex 75 (1963), DMDB 76, WTMD 340, WXPN 641 (1963), RYM 3 of 1963, KEXP 245
55 Original Soundtrack West Side Story 1962 UK 1 - Mar 1962 (175 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1962, US 1 of 1962, US num 1 for 53 weeks - May 1962, US BB 1 of 1962, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1964, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1961), Grammy in 1961 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Billboard 3 - Aug 1963 (104 weeks) (23 weeks in top 10), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1996), US Longest Running Album 38 1961 (198 weeks), Guiness 100, Acclaimed 1420 (1962), RYM 8 of 1961
56 Judy Garland Judy At Carnegie Hall 1961 US num 1 for 13 weeks - Sep 1961, Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1961), Grammy in 1961, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1961), US BB 4 of 1961, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1962), US CashBox 8 of 1962, BEA 8 of 1961, UK 13 - Mar 1962 (3 weeks), Billboard 199 - Jul 1969 (2 weeks), Acclaimed 1093 (1961), RYM 23 of 1961
57 Bob Newhart The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart 1960 US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1960, Library of Congress artifact added 2006 (1960), Grammy in 1960, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1960), UK 2 - Oct 1960 (35 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1959, US BB 2 of 1960, US 3 of 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1962), Acclaimed 2637 (1960), RYM 50 of 1960
58 Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1959 Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1959), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992 (1959), BEA 1 of 1959, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2002), US (Sup) 4 x Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2008), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Jan 2000), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1998), Rolling Stone 12, Virgin 14, WXPN 14 (1959), WTMD 21, PopVortex 28 (1959), Guiness 28, NARM 34, Defin200 34 (1959), Acclaimed 37 (1959), Norway 40 - Jan 2003 (1 week), DMDB 46, RS Reader's 61, UK 70 - Mar 2001 (3 weeks), US Longest Running Album 74 1959 (167 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 83 of 2000 (peak 29, 25 weeks), RYM 1 of 1959, WFUV 18, KEXP 49
59 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story 1958 Library of Congress artifact added 2008 (1957), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1991 (1958), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1986), UK 3 - Jan 1959 (28 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1962, US 4 of 1962, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), US Longest Running Album 41 1957 (191 weeks), Guiness 55, DMDB 81, Acclaimed 1230 (1957), RYM 22 of 1957
60 Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album 1957 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1957, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 2 - Nov 1957 (11 weeks), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in May 2002), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), US BB 20 of 1957, US CashBox 43 of 1957, Acclaimed 2988 (1957), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), RYM 28 of 1957
61 Frederick Loewe My Fair Lady 1956 UK 1 - May 1958 (156 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1957, US 1 of 1957, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1956, US BB 1 of 1956, Library of Congress artifact added 2007 (1956), Germany 1 for 96 weeks - Jul 1962, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1956), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1987), Acclaimed 2391 (1956), RYM 25 of 1956
62 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 (1955), BEA 1 of 1955, US BB 3 of 1955, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 2002), Rolling Stone 100, Defin200 140 (1955), Acclaimed 224 (1955), WXPN 434 (1955), WTMD 621, RYM 2 of 1955
63 Mario Lanza The Student Prince 1954 US num 1 for 36 weeks - Aug 1954, US BB 1 of 1955, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1960), UK 5 - Aug 1956 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1960, US Longest Running Album 103 1954 (151 weeks), RYM 68 of 1954
64 Jackie Gleason Music for Lovers Only 1953 US num 1 for 36 weeks - May 1953, US BB 4 of 1955, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1962), RYM 32 of 1953
65 Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music 1952 Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1952), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1952), BEA 1 of 1952, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2005), Rolling Stone 276
66 Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1949), BEA 1 of 1951, Guiness 91, Acclaimed 458 (1951), RYM 1 of 1951
67 Original Cast Guys & Dolls 1950 US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1951, Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1950), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1950), US BB 31 of 1956, Billboard 109 - Aug 1992 (5 weeks), RYM 7 of 1950
68 Simple Plan No Helmets, No Pads... Just Balls unknown US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 2005), Canada 2 X Platinum (certified by CRIA in Mar 2005)

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5 Aug 2016

1940 Song & album

what was the song and album of 1940 ?

Look at the 1940 page to find the 100 biggest songs of the year

There were no "albums" in 1940. The first 12" 33 1/3 album was released in 1948


22 Jul 2015

title really google what you remember of it

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/h/harry+james/its+been+a+long+long+time_20312354.html

couldn't resist, thanks Steve for your site


30 Mar 2014

I don't remember the Title, but I do remember the following: Kiss me once and kiss me twice its been a long long time.


5 May 2013

Can anyone estimate the time needed for the charts of 2012 to arrive on the site?

thanks


10 Apr 2012

Dear Sirs, Where could I find list of albums made 1964? Greetings Lasse Aho

On the 1964 page? (Album Years and follow the links).

Of course that is a list of the albums that were hits in 1964 but that would be a good place to start