Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Longest-Charting Albums in U.S. Chart History

First posted 3/5/2013; updated 8/3/2020.

U.S.A.:

Longest-Charting Albums

These figures are drawn from the Billboard 200 and catalog charts. Figures change on a weekly basis, as there are some albums, such as Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon or Bob Marley’s Legend, which consistently rank among each week’s top 200 best sellers. In the event of ties, albums are listed based on most overall points in the Dave’s Music Database. Albums with 150+ weeks are listed.

1. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon (1973), 950 weeks
2. Bob Marley & the Wailers Legend (1984), 636 weeks
3. Journey Greatest Hits (1988), 626 weeks
4. Metallica Metallica (aka ‘The Black Album’) (1991), 579 weeks
5. Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits (2004), 500 weeks
6. Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits (2005), 495 weeks
7. Johnny Mathis Johnny’s Greatest Hits (1958), 490 weeks
8. Nirvana Nevermind (1991), 483 weeks
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle (1976), 481 weeks
10. My Fair Lady (cast album: 1956), 480 weeks

11. Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans (2010), 480 weeks
12. Adele 21 (2011), 475 weeks
13. The Beatles 1 (2000), 430 weeks
14. Michael Jackson Thriller (1982), 428 weeks
15. AC/DC Back in Black (1980), 421 weeks
16. Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, m.A.A.D. City (2012), 404 weeks
17. Imagine Dragons Night Visions (2012), 401 weeks
18. South Pacific (cast album, 1949), 400 weeks
19. Queen Greatest Hits (1981), 396 weeks
20. Eminem The Eminem Show (2002), 387 weeks

21. Drake Take Care (2011), 386 weeks
22. Fleetwood Mac Rumours (1977), 381 weeks
23. Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits (1973), 376 weeks
24. The Beatles Abbey Road (1969), 370 weeks
25. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits (1993), 366 weeks
26. Lana Del Rey Born to Die (2012), 359 weeks
27. The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-71 (1971), 339 weeks
28. Bob Seger Greatest Hits (1994), 338 weeks
29. Drake Nothing Was the Same (2013), 338 weeks
30. Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (1976), 335 weeks

31. Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5 The Essential (2005), 333 weeks
32. Tupac Shakur (“2pac”) Greatest Hits (1998), 333 weeks
33. Phantom of the Opera (Highlights) (cast album, 1988), 331 weeks
34. Carole King Tapestry (1971), 318 weeks
35. Oklahoma! (soundtrack, 1955), 305 weeks
36. Johnny Mathis Heavenly (1959), 295 weeks
37. J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014), 293 weeks
38. Taylor Swift 1989 (2014)
39. Eminem Recovery (2010), 292 weeks
40. Zac Brown Band The Foundation (2008), 290 weeks

41. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971), 289 weeks
42. Enigma mcmxc a.d. (1990), 282 weeks
43. The King and I (soundtrack, 1956), 277 weeks
44. Tennessee Ernie Ford Hymns (1957), 277 weeks
45. The Sound of Music (cast album, 1959), 276 weeks
46. Taylor Swift Taylor Swift (2006), 275 weeks
47. Twenty One Pilots Blurryface (2015), 270 weeks
48. Johnny Cash The Legend of Johnny Cash (2005), 269 weeks
49. Zac Brown Band Greatest Hits So Far (2014), 266 weeks
50. Camelot (cast album, 1960), 265 weeks

51. South Pacific (soundtrack, 1958), 262 weeks
52. Pearl Jam Ten (1991), 260 weeks
53. Phantom of the Opera (cast album, 1986), 255 weeks
54. The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness (2015), 254 weeks
55. Chris Stapleton Traveller (2015), 253 weeks
56. Lin-Manuel Miranda (composer) Hamilton (cast, 2015)
57. Taylor Swift Fearless (2008), 250 weeks
58. Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits (compilation: 1989-2003), 248 weeks
59. The Music Man (cast album, 1957), 245 weeks
60. Ed Sheeran X (Multiply) (2014), 242 weeks

61. Van Morrison Best of (1990), 242 weeks
62. Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour (2014), 241 weeks
63. Katy Perry Teenage Dream (2010), 238 weeks
64. Enya Shepherd Moons (1991), 238 weeks
65. Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction (1987), 236 weeks
66. Florida Georgia Line Here’s to the Good Times (2012), 236 weeks
67. The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965), 235 weeks
68. Mantovani Film Encores (1957), 231 weeks
69. The Notorious B.I.G. Greatest Hits (2007), 231 weeks
70. Rihanna Anti (2016), 228 weeks

71. Led Zeppelin Mothership (2007), 225 weeks
72. Garth Brooks No Fences (1990), 224 weeks
73. Garth Brooks Garth Brooks (1989), 224 weeks
74. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More (2009), 222 weeks
75. Michael Jackson Number Ones (2003), 220 weeks
76. Drake Views (2016), 220 weeks
77. Ed Sheeran Plus (+) (2011), 220 weeks
78. The Beach Boys The Sounds of Summer – The Very Best of (2003), 219 weeks
79. Adele 19 (2008), 218 weeks
80. Kenny G Breathless (1992), 214 weeks

81. Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines (2011), 214 weeks
82. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), 206 weeks
83. Fiddler on the Roof (cast album, 1964), 206 weeks
84. Nickelback All the Right Reasons (2005), 205 weeks
85. Luke Bryan Crash My Party (2013), 205 weeks
86. Mitch Miller & the Gang Sing Along with Mitch (1958), 204 weeks
87. Michael Bolton Soul Provider (1989), 202 weeks
88. Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016), 201 weeks
89. Lady Gaga The Fame (2008), 200 weeks
90. Billy Joel The Essential (compilation: 1973-2001), 200 weeks

91. West Side Story (soundtrack, 1961), 198 weeks
92. Lynyrd Skynyrd Skynyrd’s Innyrds (1989), 198 weeks
93. The Beatles The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968), 197 weeks
94. Sam Hunt Montevallo (2014), 196 weeks
95. The Kingston Trio The Kingston Trio (1958), 195 weeks
96. Blake Shelton Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits (compilation: 2015), 194 weeks)
97. Michael Jackson Off the Wall (1979), 193 weeks
98. Eagles The Very Best of (compilation: 1971-2003), 193 weeks
99. West Side Story (cast album, 1957), 191 weeks
100. The Weeknd Starboy (2016), 190 weeks

101. Moana (soundtrack, 2017), 190 weeks
102. Kane Brown Kane Brown (2016), 189 weeks
103. Post Malone Stoney (2016), 188 weeks
104. Frank Ocean Blonde (2016), 187 weeks
105. ZZ Top Eliminator (1983), 185 weeks
106. Bonnie Raitt Nick of Time (1989), 185 weeks
107. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965), 185 weeks
108. Bruno Mars Unorthdox Jukebox (2012), 185 weeks
109. Peter, Paul & Mary Peter, Paul & Mary (1962), 185 weeks
110. various artists Oldies But Goodies (1959), 183 weeks

111. The Beatles 1967-1970 (1973), 181 weeks
112. Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits (1980), 181 weeks
113. Buddy Holly & the Crickets The Buddy Holly Story (1959), 181 weeks
114. Rusty Warren Knockers Up! (1960), 181 weeks
115. U2 Under a Blood Red Sky (1983), 180 weeks
116. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), 180 weeks
117. U2 War (1983), 179 weeks
118. Beyoncé Beyoncé (2013), 179 weeks
119. The Kingston Trio From the Hungry i (1959), 178 weeks
120. The Weeknd Trilogy (2012), 177 weeks

121. Whitney Houston Whitney Houston (1985), 176 weeks
122. Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) (2017), 176 weeks
123. Daughtry Daughtry (2006), 176 weeks
124. Bette Midler Beaches (soundtrack, 1989), 176 weeks
125. Khalid American Teen (2017), 176 weeks
126. Andy Williams Moon Rivers & Other Great Movie Themes (1962), 176 weeks
127. George Winston December (1983), 176 weeks
128. The Beatles 1962-1966 (1973), 175 weeks
129. Paula Abdul Forever Your Girl (1988), 175 weeks
130. John Denver Greatest Hits (1973), 175 weeks

131. Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (2000), 174 weeks
132. Lynyrd Skynyrd All Time Greatest Hits (2002), 174 weeks
133. Blake Shelton Loaded: The Best of (2010), 173 weeks
134. Drake More Life (2017), 173 weeks
135. Bon Jovi Greatest Hits (compilation: 1984-2010), 173 weeks
136. Gigi (soundtrack, 1958), 172 weeks
137. Bryson Tiller Trapsoul (2015), 172 weeks
138. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), 171 weeks
139. Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give (2010), 171 weeks
140. Van Halen Van Halen (1978), 171 weeks

141. Chicago Chicago Transit Authority (1969), 171 weeks
142. Mitch Miller & the Gang More Sing Along with Mitch (1958), 171 weeks
143. Kendrick Lamar Damn. (2017), 170 weeks
144. Jason Aldean My Kinda Party (2010), 169 weeks
145. Madonna Madonna (1983), 168 weeks
146. Harry Belafonte At Carnegie Hall (1959), 168 weeks
147. Miles Davis Kind of Blue (1959), 167 weeks
148. Dave Brubeck Time Out (1959), 167 weeks
149. Man of La Mancha (1965), 167 weeks
150. Sublime Sublime (1996), 167 weeks

151. Michael Jackson Bad (1987), 166 weeks
152. Blake Shelton Red River Blue (2011), 166 weeks
153. Nickelback Dark Horse (2008), 166 weeks
154. Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker (1990), 165 weeks
155. Herp Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Going Plaes (1965), 164 weeks
156. Norah Jones Come Away with Me (2002), 164 weeks
157. Phil Collins Face Value (1981), 164 weeks
158. Adele 25 (2015), 163 weeks
159. Dr. Dre 2001 (1999), 163 weeks
160. Herp Alpert & the Tijuana Brass South of the Border (1965), 163 weeks

161. Luke Combs This One’s for You (2017), 163 weeks
162. Amy Winehouse Back to Black (2006), 162 weeks
163. Prince 1999 (1982), 162 weeks
164. Nat “King” Cole Ramblin’ Rose (1962), 162 weeks
165. SZA CTRL (2017), 162 weeks
166. Alabama Feels So Right (1981), 161 weeks
167. The Big Chill (soundtrack, 1983), 161 weeks
168. Lionel Richie Can’t Slow Down (1983), 160 weeks
169. Huey Lewis & the News Sports (1983), 158 weeks
170. Panic! At the Disco Death of a Bachelor (2016), 160 weeks

171. Simon & Garfunkel Greatest Hits (compilation: 1964-70), 160 weeks
172. Imagine Dragons Evolve (2017), 160 weeks
173. Various Artists Frozen (soundtrack, 2013), 159 weeks
174. Maroon 5 Songs about Jane (2002), 158 weeks
175. Maruice Jarre Doctor Zhivago (soundtrack, 1966), 157 weeks
176. Carrie Underwood Some Hearts (2005), 157 weeks
177. Anita Baker Rapture (1986), 157 weeks
178. Herp Alpert & the Tijuana Brass The Lonely Bull (1962), 157 weeks
179. Twenty One Pilots Vessel (2013), 157 weeks
180. The Beach Boys Endless Summer (1974), 156 weeks

181. Beyoncé I Am…Sasha Fierce (2008), 156 weeks
182. Various artists (Whitney Houston et al) The Bodyguard (soundtrack, 1992), 155 weeks
183. Eric Church Chief (2011), 154 weeks
184. Halsey Badlands (2015), 154 weeks
185. Tim McGraw Number One Hits (2010), 154 weeks
186. The Police Zenyatta Mondatta (1980), 153 weeks
187. Brooks & Dunn Brand New Man (1991), 153 weeks
188. Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill (1986), 152 weeks
189. Bill Cosby Why Is There Air? (1965), 152 weeks
190. Mario Lanza The Student Prince (soundtrack, 1954), 151 weeks

191. Hair (cast album, 1967), 151 weeks
192. Shania Twain Come on Over (1997), 151 weeks
193. Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers) Flower Drum Song (cast, 1959), 151 weeks
194. Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2 (2017), 151 weeks
195. XXXTentacion 17 (2017), 151 weeks
196. Lil Wayne Tha Carter III (2008), 150 weeks


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