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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Canada #1 Albums – Top 100

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This is a list of the biggest #1 albums on the Canadian charts from its inception in 1968 to today. In the event of ties (of which there are many), the album ranking highest in Dave’s Music Database is listed first and so on. Also, the year listed is when the album was released or first charted. Consequently, it may not indicate the actual year in which the album peaked at #1.

35 weeks:

1. Adele 21 (2011)

24 weeks:

2. Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill (1995)
3. The Police: Synchronicity (1983)

22 weeks:

4. Bee Gees/Various Artists: Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
5. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)

18 weeks:

6. Dire Straits: Brothers in Arms (1985)

17 weeks:

7. U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)
8. Whitney Houston: Whitney Houston (1985)
9. Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive! (live, 1975)

16 weeks:

10. Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw and the Cooked (1989)

14 weeks:

11. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979)
12. Eric Clapton: Unplugged (live, 1992)
13. Various Artists: Dirty Dancing (soundtrack, 1987)
14. Supertramp: Breakfast in America (1979)
15. Madonna: True Blue (1986)
16. Sinéad O’Connor: I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)
17. Various Artists: Hair (cast, 1968)
18. Elton John: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)

13 weeks:

19. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)
20. Prince & the Revolution: Purple Rain (1984)
21. Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
22. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
23. Elton John: Greatest Hits (1974)
24. U2: Rattle and Hum (studio/live soundtrack, 1988)
25. Celine Dion: The Colour of My Love (1993)
26. Ace of Base: The Sign (aka “Happy Nation”) (1993)
27. Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
28. Queen: Classic Queen (1992)

12 weeks:

29. The Beatles: The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
30. Culture Club: Colour by Numbers (1983)
31. Milli Vanilli: Girl You Know It’s True (1989)

11 weeks:

32. The Beatles: Abbey Road (1969)
33. James Horner (composer): Titanic (soundtrack, 1997)
34. Phil Collins: …But Seriously (1989)
35. Shania Twain: Up! (2002)

10 weeks:

36. Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)
37. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
38. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo’s Factory (1970)
39. John Lennon/Yoko Ono: Double Fantasy (1980)
40. Shaggy: Hotshot (2000)
41. Bryan Adams: Waking Up the Neighbours (1991)
42. Avril Lavigne: Under My Skin (2004)
43. The Moody Blues: Long Distance Voyager (1981)
44. Various Artists: Now! 3 (1998)

9 weeks:

45. Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
46. Whitney Houston/various artists: The Bodyguard (soundtrack, 1992)
47. R.E.M…Out of Time (1991)
48. Eminem: The Eminem Show (2002)
49. Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (compilation, 1990)
50. George Harrison: All Things Must Pass (1970)
51. Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story (1971)
52. Tracy Chapman: Tracy Chapman (1988)
53. M.C. Hammer: Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990)
54. Britney Spears: …Baby One More Time (1999)
55. Various Artists: Footloose (soundtrack, 1984)
56. Taveling Wilburys: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)
57. Don McLean: American Pie (1972)
58. AC/DC: The Razor’s Edge (1990)
59. John Cougar Mellencamp: The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)

8 weeks:

60. Carole King: Tapestry (1971)
61. Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet (1986)
62. Green Day: Dookie (1994)
63. Santana: Supernatural (1999)
64. Janis Joplin: Pearl (1971)
65. Phil Collins: No Jacket Required (1985)
66. No Doubt: Tragic Kingdom (1995)
67. James Blunt: Back to Bedlam (2004)
68. Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)
69. Blood, Sweat & Tears: Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969)
70. Taylor Swift: 1989 (2014)
71. U2: Zooropa (1993)
72. Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (2009)
73. Paul McCartney: Tug of War 1982)
74. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: I Love Rock and Roll (1981)
75. Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust (1987)
76. Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976)
77. Supertramp: Famous Last Words (1982)
78. Barenaked Ladies: Gordon (1992)
79. Various Artists: Big Shiny Tunes 6 (2002)

7 weeks:

80. Led Zeppelin…Led Zeppelin II (1969)
81. Various Artists: Grease (soundtrack, 1978)
82. The Beatles: Let It Be (1970)
83. The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (1981)
84. Eminem: Recovery (2010)
85. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live 1975/1985 (live box set, 1986)
86. John Cougar (Mellencamp): American Fool (1982)
87. 50 Cent: The Massacre (2005)
88. Billy Joel: Glass Houses (1980)
89. Ricky Martin: Ricky Martin 1999)
90. Led Zeppelin: In Through the Out Door (1979)
91. Various Artists: Frozen (soundtrack, 2013)
92. Celine Dion: A New Day Has Come (2002)
93. Eminem: Curtain Call: The Hits (2005)
94. Tracy Chapman: New Beginning (1995)
95. Carly Simon: No Secret (1973)
96. America: America (1972)
97. Sarah McLachlan: Afterglow (2003)
98. C + C Music Factory: Gonna Make You Sweat (1990)
99. Bay City Rollers: Bay City Rollers (1976)
100. Various Artists: Now! 2 (1997)
101. Various Artists: Big Shiny Tunes 2 (1998)

* More than 100 albums are listed so that all those albums which spent 7 weeks at the top could be listed.


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