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Billboard Number One Long Plays 1956-1979

Here we have the Number One long plays as reported by Billboard starting in the Spring of 1956 and running through 1979.

Billboard 1956

March 24, 1956 – Harry Belafonte – “Belafonte” #1 for 6 weeks

1956 - BELAFONTE A 1956 - BELAFONTE B

May 5th, 1956 – Elvis Presley – “Elvis Presley” – #1 for 10 weeks

1956 - ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS -PRESLEY A 1956 - ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS -PRESLEY B

July 14th, 1956 – Original Cast – “My Fair Lady” – #1 for 15 weeks

1956 - MY FAIR LADY A 1956 - MY FAIR LADY B

September 8th, 1956 – Harry Belafonte – “Calypso” – #1 for 31 weeks

1956 - BELAFONTE CALYPSO A 1956 - BELAFONTE CALYPSO B

October 6th, 1956 – Movie Soundtrack – “The King and I” – #1 for 1 week

1956 - KING AND I A 1956 - KING AND I B

October 13th, 1956 – Movie Soundtrack – “The Eddy Duchin Story” – #1 for 1 week

1956 - EDDY DUCHIN STORY A

December 8th, 1956 – Elvis Presley – “Elvis” – #1 for 5 weeks

1956 - ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS A 1956 - ELVIS PRESLEY - ELVIS B

Billboard 1957

May 27th, 1957 – Nat “King” Cole – “Love Is The Thing” – #1 for 8 weeks

1957 - NAT KING COLE - LOVE IS A1957 - NAT KING COLE - LOVE IS B

July 22nd, 1957 – Movie Soundtrack – “Around the World In 80 Days” – #1 for 10 weeks

1957 - SOUNDTRACK - AROUND THE WORLD A 1957 - SOUNDTRACK - AROUND THE WORLD B

December 16th, 1957 – Elvis Presley – “Elvis’ Christmas Album” – #1 for 4 weeks

1957 - ELVIS CHRISTMAS A 1957 - ELVIS CHRISTMAS B

December 30th, 1957 – Bing Crosby – “Merry Christmas” – #1 for 1 week

1957 - BING CROSBY MERRY CHRIST A 1957 - BING CROSBY MERRY CHRIST B

Billboard 1958

January 20th, 1958 – Ricky Nelson – “Ricky” – #1 for 2 weeks

1958 - RICKY NELSON - RICKY A

February 10th, 1958 – Frank Sinatra – “Come Fly With Me” – #1 for 5 weeks

1958 - SINATRA COME FLY A 1958 - SINATRA COME FLY B

March 17th, 1958 – Original Cast – “The Music Man” – #1 for 12 weeks

1958 - MUSIC MAN A 1958 - MUSIC MAN B

May 19th, 1958 – Soundtrack – “South Pacific” – #1 for 31 weeks

1958 - SOUTH PACIFIC A 1958 - SOUTH PACIFIC B

June 9th, 1958 – Johnny Mathis – “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” – #1 for 3 weeks

1958 - JOHNNY MATHIS GREATEST A 1958 - JOHNNY MATHIS GREATEST B

July 21st, 1958 – Soundtrack – “Gigi” – #1 for 10 week

1958 - SOUNDTRACK GIGI A 1958 - SOUNDTRACK GIGI B

August 11th, 1958 – Van Cliburn – “Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1” – #1 for 7 weeks

1958 - VAN CLIBURN A

October 6th, 1958 – Mitch Miller and the Gang- “Sing Along with Mitch” – #1 for 8 weeks

1958 - MITCH MILLER SING ALONG A 1958 - MITCH MILLER SING ALONG B

October 13th, 1958 – Frank Sinatra – “Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely” – #1 for 5 weeks

1958 - SINATRA ONLY LONELY A 1958 - SINATRA ONLY LONELY B

November 24th, 1958 – The Kingston Trio – “The Kingston Trio” – #1 for 1 week

1958 - KINGSTON TRIO 1ST A 1958 - KINGSTON TRIO 1ST B

December 29th, 1958 – Mitch Miller and the Gang – “Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch” – #1 for 2 weeks

1958 - MITCH MILLER CHRIST A 1958 - MITCH MILLER CHRIST B

Billboard 1959

February 2nd, 1959 – Original Cast – “Flower Drum Song” – #1 for 3 weeks

1959 - FLOWER DRUM SONG A 1959 - FLOWER DRUM SONG B

February 23rd, 1959 – Henry Mancini – “The Music From Peter Gunn” – #1 for 10 weeks

1959 - HENRY MANCINI PETER GUNN A 1959 - HENRY MANCINI PETER GUNN B

June 22nd, 1959 – Martin Denny – “Exotica” – #1 for 5 weeks

1959 - MARTIN DENNY EXOTICA A 1959 - MARTIN DENNY EXOTICA B

July 13th, 1959 – Mantovani & His Orchestra – “Film Encores” – #1 for 1 week

1959 - MANTONVANI FILM ENCORES A 1959 - MANTONVANI FILM ENCORES B

July 27th, 1959 – The Kingston Trio – “The Kingston Trio at Large” – #1 for 15 weeks

1959 - KINGSTON TRIO AT LARGE A 1959 - KINGSTON TRIO AT LARGE B

November 9th, 1959 – Johnny Mathis – “Heavenly” – #1 for 5 weeks

1959 - JOHNNY MATHIS HEAVENLY A 1959 - JOHNNY MATHIS HEAVENLY B

December 14th, 1959 – The Kingston Trio – “Here We Go Again” – #1 for 8 weeks

1959 - KINGSTON TRIO HERE WE GO A 1959 - KINGSTON TRIO HERE WE GO B

January 11th, 1960 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir – “The Lord’s Prayer” – #1 for 1 week

1960 - MORMON TABERNACLE A 1960 - MORMON TABERNACLE B

January 25th, 1960 – Original Cast – “The Sound of Music” – #1 for 16 weeks

1960 - SOUND OF MUSIC A 1960 - SOUND OF MUSIC B

April 25th, 1960 – Enoch Light – “Persuasive Percussion”- #1 for 13 weeks

1960 - ENOCH LIGHT PERSUASIVE A 1960 - ENOCH LIGHT PERSUASIVE B

May 2nd, 1960 – Billy Vaughn – “Theme From a Summer Place” – #1 for 2 weeks

1960 - BILLY VAUGHN SUMMER A 1960 - BILLY VAUGHN SUMMER B

May 9th, 1960 – The Kingston Trio – “Sold Out” – #1 for 12 weeks

1960 - KINGSTON TRIO - SOLD OUT A 1960 - KINGSTON TRIO - SOLD OUT B

July 25th, 1960 – Bob Newhart – “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” – #1 for 14 weeks

1960 - NEWHART BUTTON A 1960 - NEWHART BUTTON B

August 29th, 1960 – The Kingston Trio – “String Along” – #1 for 10 weeks

1960 - KINGSTON TRIO STRING A 1960 - KINGSTON TRIO STRING B

October 24th, 1960 – Frank Sinatra – “Nice ‘n’ Easy” – #1 for 9 weeks

1960 - SINATRA NICE EASY A

December 5th, 1960 – Elvis Presley – “G.I. Blues” – #1 for 10 weeks

1960 - ELVIS GI BLUES A 1960 - ELVIS GI BLUES B

Billboard 1961

January 9th, 1961 – Bob Newhart – “The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back” – #1 for 1 week

1961 - NEWHART STRIKES A

January 16th, 1961 – Burt Kaempfert – “Wonderland By Night” – #1 for 5 weeks

1961 - KAEMPFERT WONDERLAND A 1961 - KAEMPFERT WONDERLAND B

January 23rd, 1961 – Soundtrack – “Exodus” – #1 for 14 weeks

1961 - EXODUS SOUNDTRACK A 1961 - EXODUS SOUNDTRACK B

March 13th, 1961 – Lawrence Welk – “Calcutta” – #1 for 11 weeks

1961 - WELK LAWRENCE CALCUTTA A 1961 - WELK LAWRENCE CALCUTTA B

June 5th, 1961 – Original Cast – “Camelot” – #1 for 6 weeks

1961 - CAMELOT A 1961 - CAMELOT AB

July 17th, 1961 – Various Artists – “Stars for a Summer Night” – #1 for 9 weeks

1961 - STARS FOR SUMMMER NIGHT A 1961 - STARS FOR SUMMMER NIGHT B

July 17th, 1961 – Original Cast “Carnival” – #1 for 1 week

1961 - CARNIVAL A 1961 - CARNIVAL B

August 21st, 1961 – Elvis Presley – “Something for Everybody” – #1 for 3 weeks

1961 - ELVIS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY A 1961 - ELVIS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY B

September 11th, 1961 – Judy Garland – “Judy at Carnegie Hall” – #1 for 13 weeks

1961 - JUDY GARLAND CARNEGIE A 1961 - JUDY GARLAND CARNEGIE B

November 20th, 1961 – Enoch Light – “Stereo 35/MM” – #1 for 7 weeks

1961 - ENOCH LIGHT 33 MM A 1961 - ENOCH LIGHT 33 MM B

December 11th, 1961 – Elvis Presley – “Blue Hawaii” – #1 for 20 weeks

1961 - ELVIS BLUE HAWAII A 1961 - ELVIS BLUE HAWAII B

Billboard 1962

January 16th, 1962 – Mitch Miller and the Gang – “Holiday Sing-Along with Mitch” – #1 for 1 week

1962 - MITCH MILLER HOLIDAY A 1962 - MITCH MILLER HOLIDAY B

February 10th, 1962 – Soundtrack Henry Mancini – “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”- #1 for 12 weeks

1962 - BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS A 1962 - BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS B

May 5th, 1962 – Soundtrack – “West Side Story” – #1 for 55 weeks

1962 - WEST SIDE STORY A 1962 - WEST SIDE STORY B

June 23rd, 1962 – Ray Charles – “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” – #1 for 14 weeks

1962 - RAY CHARLES MODERN A 1962 - RAY CHARLES MODERN B

October 20th, 1962 – Peter, Paul & Mary – “Peter, Paul & Mary” – #1 for 7 weeks

1962 - PETER PAUL AND MARY A 1962 - PETER PAUL AND MARY B

December 1st, 1962 – Allan Sherman – “My Son, The Folk Singer” – #1 for 2 weeks

1962 - ALLEN SHERMAN SON A 1962 - ALLEN SHERMAN SON B

December 15th, 1962 – Vaughn Meader – “The First Family” – #1 for 12 weeks

1962 - MEADER A 1962 - MEADER B

Billboard 1963

March 9th, 1963 – Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – “Jazz Samba” – #1 for 1 week

1963 - GETZ SAMBA A 1963 - GETZ SAMBA B

March 9th, 1963 – Allan Sherman – “My Son, The Celebrity” – #1 for 1 week

1963 - SHERMAN CELEBRITY A 1963 - SHERMAN CELEBRITY B

March 16th, 1963 – Frank Fontaine – “Songs I Sing On the Jackie Gleason Show” – #1 for 5 weeks

1963 - FONTAINE A 1963 - FONTAINE B

May 4th, 1963 – Andy Williams – “Days of Wine and Roses” – #1 for 16 weeks

1963 - WILLIAMS DAYS OF WINE A 1963 - WILLIAMS DAYS OF WINE B

August 24th, 1963 – Little Stevie Wonder – “The 12 Year Old Genius” – #1 for 1 week

1963 - STEVIE WONDER GENIOUS A 1963 - STEVIE WONDER GENIOUS B

August 31st, 1963 – Allan Sherman – “My Son, The Nut” – #1 for 8 weeks

1963 - SHERMAN NUT A 1963 - SHERMAN NUT B

November 2nd, 1963 – Peter, Paul & Mary – “In the Wind” – #1 for 5 weeks

1963 - PETER PAUL MARY IN THE WIND A 1963 - PETER PAUL MARY IN THE WIND B

December 7th, 1963 – The Singing Nun – “The Singing Nun” #1 for 10 weeks

Billboard 1964

February 15th, 1964 – The Beatles – “Meet the Beatles” – #1 for 11 weeks

1964 - BEATLES MEET A 1964 - BEATLES MEET B

May 2nd, 1964 – The Beatles – “The Beatles Second Album” – #1 for 5 weeks

1964 - BEATLES SECOND A 1964 - BEATLES SECOND B

June 6th,1964 – Original Cast – “Hello Dolly” – #1 for 1 week

1964 - ORGINAL CAST HELLO DOLLY A 1964 - ORGINAL CAST HELLO DOLLY B

June 13th, 1964 – Louis Armstrong – “Hello Dolly” – #1 for 5 weeks

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July 25th, 1964 – The Beatles – “A Hard Day’s Night”- #1 for 14 weeks

1964 - BEATLES HARD DAYS NIGHT A 1964 - BEATLES HARD DAYS NIGHT B

October 31st, 1964 – Barbara Streisand – “People” – #1 for 5 weeks

1964 - STREISAND PEOPLE A

December 5th, 1964 – The Beach Boys – “The Beach Boys Concert” – #1 for 4 weeks

1964 - BEACH BOYS CONCERT A 1964 - BEACH BOYS CONCERT B

Billboard 1965

January 2nd, 1965 – Elvis Presley – “Roustabout” Soundtrack – #1 for 1 week

1965 - ELVIS ROUSTABOUT A 1965 - ELVIS ROUSTABOUT B

January 9th, 1965 – The Beatles – “The Beatles ’65” – #1 for 9 weeks

1965 - BEATLES 65 A 1965 - BEATLES 65 B

March 3rd, 1965 – Soundtrack – “Mary Poppins” – #1 for 14 weeks

1965 - SOUNDTRACK - MARY POPPINS A 1965 - SOUNDTRACK - MARY POPPINS B

March 20th, 1965 – Soundtrack – “Goldfinger” – #1 for 3 weeks

1965 - SOUNDTRACK - GOLDFINGER A 1965 - SOUNDTRACK - GOLDFINGER B

July 10th, 1965 – The Beatles – “Beatles VI” – #1 for 6 weeks

1965 - BEATLES VI A 1965 - BEATLES VI B

August 21st, 1965 – The Rolling Stones – “Out of Our Heads” – #1 for 3 weeks

1965 - ROLLING STONES - OUT OF OUR HEADS A 1965 - ROLLING STONES - OUT OF OUR HEADS B

September 11th, 1965 – The Beatles – “Help!” – #1 for 9 weeks

1965 - BEATLES HELP A 1965 - BEATLES HELP B

November 13th, 1965 – Soundtrack – “The Sound of Music” – #1 for 2 weeks

1965 - SOUNDTRACK - SOUND OF MUSIC A 1965 - SOUNDTRACK - SOUND OF MUSIC B

November 27th, 1965 – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” – #1 for 8 weeks

1965 - ALPERT HERB A 1965 - ALPERT HERB B

1966 Billboard

January 8th, 1966 – The Beatles – “Rubber Soul” – #1 for 6 weeks

1966 - BEATLES - RUBBER SOUL A 1966 - BEATLES - RUBBER SOUL B

March 5th, 1966 – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – “Going Places” – #1 for 6 weeks

1966 - ALPERT HERB GOING PLACES (1) 1966 - ALPERT HERB GOING PLACES (2)

March 12th, 1966 – Sgt. Barry Sadler – “Ballads of the Green Berets” – #1 for 5 weeks

1966 - SADLER - GREEN BERETS A 1966 - SADLER - GREEN BERETS B

May 21st, 1966 – The Mamas and Papas – “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” – #1 for 1 week

1966 - MAMAS AND PAPAS - BELIEVE A 1966 - MAMAS AND PAPAS - BELIEVE B

May 28th, 1966 – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – “What Now My Love” – #1 for 9 weeks

1966 - ALPERT HERB WHAT NOW A 1966 - ALPERT HERB WHAT NOW B

July 23rd, 1966 – Frank Sinatra – “Strangers in the Night” – #1 for 1 week

1966 - SINATRA FRANK - STRANGERS A 1966 - SINATRA FRANK - STRANGERS B

July 30th, 1966 – The Beatles – “Yesterday and Today” – #1 for 5 weeks

1966 - BEATLES - YESTERDAY A 1966 - BEATLES - YESTERDAY B

November 10th, 1966 – The Beatles – “Revolver” – #1 for 6 weeks

1966 - BEATLES - REVOLVERR A 1966 - BEATLES - REVOLVERR B

October 22nd, 1966 – The Supremes – “Supremes A-Go-Go” – #1 for 2 weeks

1966 - SUPREMES A GO GO A 1966 - SUPREMES A GO GO B

November 5th, 1966 – Movie Soundtrack – “Doctor Zhivago” – #1 for 1 week

1966 - SOUNDTRACK - DR ZHIVAGOA 1966 - SOUNDTRACK - DR ZHIVAGO B

November 12th, 1966 – The Monkees – “The Monkees” – #1 for 13 weeks

1966 - MONKEES A 1966 - MONKEES B

1967 Billboard

February 11th, 1967 – The Monkees – “More of the Monkees” – #1 for 18 weeks

1967 - 01 MONKEES A 1967 - 01 MONKEES B

June 17th, 1967 – Herb Alpert – “Sounds Like” – #1 for 1 week

1967 02 ALPERT A 1967 02 ALPERT B

June 24th, 1967 – The Monkees – “Headquarters” – #1 for 1 week

1967 - 03 MONKEES A 1967 - 03 MONKEES B

July 1st, 1967 – The Beatles – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – #1 for 15 weeks

1967-12-03 - SGT PEPPERS - LP A 1967-12-03 - SGT PEPPERS - LP B

October 14th, 1967 – Bobbie Gentry – #1 for 2 weeks

1967 - 05 GENTRY A 1967 - 05 GENTRY B

October 28th, 1967 – Diana Ross & The Supremes – “Greatest Hits” – #1 for 5 weeks

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December 2nd, 1967 – The Monkees – “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones” – #1 for 5 weeks

1967 - 07 MONKEES A

1968 Billboard

January 6th, 1968 – The Beatles – “Magical Mystery Tour” – #1 for 8 weeks

March 2nd, 1968 – Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra – “Blooming Hits” – #1 5 weeks

1968 - 01 MAURIAT A 1968 - 01 MAURIAT B

April 6th, 1968 – Simon and Garfunkle – “The Graduate” – #1 for 9 weeks

1968 - 03 SIMON GARFUNKLE A 1968 - 03 SIMON GARFUNKLE B

May 25th, 1968 – Simon and Garfunkle – “Bookends” – #1 for 7 weeks

1968 - 04 SIMON GARFUNKLE A 1968 - 04 SIMON GARFUNKLE B

July 27th , 1968 – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – “The Beat of the Brass” – #1 for 2 weeks

1968 - 05 ALPERT A 1968 - 05 ALPERT B

August 10th, 1968 – Cream – “Wheels of Fire” – #1 for 4 weeks

1968 - 06 CREAM A 1968 - 06 CREAM B

November 7th, 1968 – The Doors – “Waiting for the Sun” – #1 for 4 weeks

1968 - 07 DOORS A 1968 - 07 DOORS B

November 28th, 1968 – The Rascals – “Time Peace/The Rascals Greatest Hits” – #1 for 1 week

1968 - 08 RASCALS A 1968 - 08 RASCALS B

October 12th, 1968 – Big Brother & the Holding Company – “Cheap Thrills” – #1 for 8 weeks

1968 - 09 BIG BROTHERR A 1968 - 09 BIG BROTHERR B

November 16th, 1968 – Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Electric Ladyland” – #1 for 2 weeks

1968 - 10 HENDRIX A 1968 - 10 HENDRIX B

November 21st, 1968 – Glen Campbell – “Wichita Lineman” – #1 for 5 weeks

1968 - 11 CAMPBELL A 1968 - 11 CAMPBELL B

December 28th, 1968 – The Beatles – “The Beatles (White Album)” – #1 for 9 weeks

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1969 Billboard

February 8th, 1969 – Diana Ross with The Supremes & Temptations – “TCB” – #1 for 1 week

1969 - 01 SUPREMES A 1969 - 01 SUPREMES B

March 29th, 1969 – Blood, Sweat & Tears – “Blood, Sweat & Tears” – #1 for 7 weeks

1969 - 02 BST A 1969 - 02 BST B

April 26th, 1969 – Original Cast – “Hair” – #1 for 13 weeks

1969 - 03 HAIR A 1969 - 03 HAIR B

August 23rd, 1969 – Johnny Cash – “Johnny Cash at San Quentin” – #1 for 4 weeks

1969 - 04 CASH A 1969 - 04 CASH B

September 20th, 1969 – Blind Faith – “Blind Faith” – #1 for 2 weeks

1969 - 05 BLIND FAITH A 1969 - 05 BLIND FAITH B

1969 - 05 BLIND FAITH C 1969 - 05 BLIND FAITH D

October 4th, 1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – #1 for 4 weeks

1969 - 06 CREEDENCE A 1969 - 06 CREEDENCE B

November 1st, 1969 – The Beatles – “Abbey Road” – #1 for 11 weeks

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December 27th, 1967 – Led Zeppelin – “Led Zeppelin II – #1 for 7 weeks

1969 - 08 ZEPPELIN A 1969 - 08 ZEPPELIN B

1970 Billboard

March 7th, 1970 – Simon & Garfunkle – “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – #1 for 10 weeks

1970 - 01 SIMON GAR A 1970 - 01 SIMON GAR B

May 16th, 1970 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – “Deja Vu” – #1 for 1 week

1970 - 02 CROSBY ETC A 1970 - 02 CROSBY ETC B

May 23rd, 1970 – Paul McCartney – “Paul McCartney” – #1 for 3 weeks

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June 13th, 1970 –  Movie Soundtrack – The Beatles – “Let It Be” – #1 for 4 weeks

1970 - BEATLES LET IT BE A 1970 - BEATLES LET IT BE B

July 11th, 1970 – Movie Soundtrack – “Woodstock” – #1 for 4 weeks

1970 - 05 WOODSTOCK A 1970 - 05 WOODSTOCK B

1970 - 05 WOODSTOCK C 1970 - 05 WOODSTOCK D

August 8th, 1970 – Blood, Sweat & Tears – “Blood, Sweat & Tears 3” – #1 for 2 weeks

1970 - 06 BST A1970 - 06 BST B

August 22nd, 1970 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Cosmo’s Factory” – #1 for 9 weeks

1970 - 07 CREEDENCE A 1970 - 07 CREEDENCE B

October 24th, 1970 – Santana – “Abraxas” – #1 for 6 weeks

1970 - 08 SANTANA A

1970 - 08 SANTANA B

October 31st, 1970 – Led Zeppelin – “Led Zeppelin III” – #1 for 4 weeks

1970 - 09 LED ZEP A1970 - 09 LED ZEP B

1971 Billboard

January 2nd, 1971 – George Harrison – “All Things Must Pass” – #1 for 7 weeks

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February 20th, 1971 – Various Artists – “Jesus Christ Superstar”  #1 for 3 weeks

1971 - 02 SUPERSTAR A 1971 - 02 SUPERSTAR B

February 27th, 1971 – Janis Joplin – “Pearl” – #1 for 9 weeks

1971 - 03 JOPLIN A 1971 - 03 JOPLIN B

May 15th, 1971 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – “4 Way Street” – #1 for 1 week

1970 - 02 CROSBY ETC A 1970 - 02 CROSBY ETC B

May 22nd, 1971 – The Rolling Stones – “Sticky Fingers” – #1 for 4 weeks

1971 - 05 STONES A 1971 - 05 STONES B

June 19th, 1971 – Carole King – “Tapestry” – #1 for 15 weeks

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October 2nd, 1971 – Rod Stewart – “Every Picture Tells a Story” – #1 for 4 weeks

1971 - 07 STEWART A 1971 - 07 STEWART B

October 30th, 1971 – John Lennon – “Imagine” – #1 for 1 week

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November 6th, 1971 – Soundtrack Isaac Hayes – “Shaft” – #1 for 1 week

1971 - 08 HAYES A 1971 - 08 HAYES B

November 13th, 1971 – Santana – “Santana III” – #1 for 5 weeks

1971 - 10 SANTANA A 1971 - 10 SANTANA B

December 18th, 1971 – Sly & the Family Stone – There’s A Riot Goin’ On” – #1 for 2 weeks

1971 - 11 SLY STONE A 1971 - 11 SLY STONE B

1972 Billboard

January 1st, 1972 – Carole King – “Music” – #1 for 3 weeks

1972 - 01 CAROLE KING A 1972 - 01 CAROLE KING B

January 22nd, 1972 – Don McLean  – “American Pie” #1 for 7 weeks

MCLEAN DON - 1971 11 A MCLEAN DON - 1971 11 B

March 25th, 1972 – America – “America” – #1 for 5 weeks

1972 - 04 AMERICA A 1972 - 04 AMERICA B

April 29th, 1972 – Roberta Flack – “First Take” – #1 for 5 weeks

1972 - 05 FLACK A 1972 - 05 FLACK B

June 3rd, 1972 – Jethro Tull – “Thick as a Brick” – #1 for 2 weeks

1972 - 06 JETHRO TULL A 1972 - 06 JETHRO TULL B

June 17th, 1972 – The Rolling Stones – “Exile On Main Street” – #1 for 4 weeks

1972 - 07 STONES A 1972 - 07 STONES B

July 15th, 1972 – Elton John – “Honky Chateau” – #1 for 5 weeks

1972 - 08 ELTON JOHN A1972 - 08 ELTON JOHN B

August 19th, 1972 – Chicago – “Chicago V” – #1 for 9 weeks

1972 - 09 CHICAGO B

October 21st, 1972 – Movie Soundtrack Curtis Mayfield – “Superfly” – #1 for 4 weeks

1972 - 10 MAYFIELD A 1972 - 10 MAYFIELD B

November 18th, 1972 – Cat Stevens – “Catch the Bull at Four” – #1 for 3 weeks

1972 - 11 STEVENS A 1972 - 11 STEVENS B

December 9th,1972 – The Moody Blues – “Seventh Sojourn” – #1 for 5 weeks

1972 - 12 MOODIES A

Billboard 1973

January 13th, 1973 – Carly Simon – “No Secrets” – #1 for 5 weeks

1973 - 01 SIMON A 1973 - 01 SIMON B

February 17th, 1973 – War – “The World Is a Ghetto” – #1 for 2 weeks

1973 - 02 WAR A 1973 - 02 WAR B

March 3rd, 1973 – Elton John – “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player” – #1 for 2 weeks

1973 - 03 JOHN A1973 - 03 JOHN B

April 7th, 1973 – Movie Soundtrack Diana Ross – “Lady Sings the Blues” – #1 for 2 weeks

1973 - 05 ROSS A 1973 - 05 ROSS B

April 21st, 1973 – Alice Cooper – “Billion Dollar Babies” – #1 for 1 week

1973 - 06 COOPER A 1973 - 06 COOPER B

April 28th, 1973 – Pink Floyd – “The Dark Side of the Moon” – #1 for 1 week

1973 - 07 PINK A 1973 - 07 PINK B

May 5th, 1973 – Elvis Presley – “Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite” – #1 for 1 week

1973 - 08 ELVIS A 1973 - 08 ELVIS B

May 12th, 1973 – Led Zeppelin – “Houses of the Holy” – #1 for 2 weeks

 

June 2nd, 1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings – “Red Rose Speedway” – #1 for 3 weeks

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June 23rd, 1973 – George Harrison – “Living in the Material World” – #1 for 5 weeks

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July 28th, 1973 – Chicago – “Chicago VI” – #1 for 5 weeks

1973 - 13 CHICAGO A 1973 - 13 CHICAGO B

August 18th, 1973 – Jethro Tull – “A Passion Play” – #1 for 1 week

1973 - 14 JETHRO TULL A 1973 - 14 JETHRO TULL B

September 8th, 1973 – The Allman Brothers Band – “Brothers & Sisters” – #1 for 5 weeks

1973 - 15 ALLMAN BROTHERS A 1973 - 15 ALLMAN BROTHERS B

October 13th, 1973 – The Rolling Stones – “Goats Head Soup” – #1 for 4 weeks

1973 - 16 STONES A 1973 - 16 STONES B

November 10th, 1973 – Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – #1 for 8 weeks

1973 - 17 JOHN A 1973 - 17 JOHN B

Billboard 1974

January 5th, 1974 – The Beatles “The Singles – 1969-1973” – #1 for 1 week

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January 12th, 1974 – Jim Croce – “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” – #1 for 5 weeks

1974 02 CROCE JIM A1974 02 CROCE JIM B

February 16th, 1974 – Bob Dylan – “Planet Waves” – # 1 for 4 weeks

1974 03 DYLAN A 1974 03 DYLAN B

March 16th, 1974 – Barbara Streisand – “The Way We Were” – #1 for 2 weeks

1977 02 STREISAND 1977 02 STREISAND 2

March 30th, 1974 – John Denver – “John Denver’s Greatest Hits” – #1 for 3 weeks

1974 05 DENVER A 1974 05 DENVER B

April 13th, 1974 – Paul McCartney & Wings – “Band on the Run” – #1 for 4 weeks

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April 27th, 1974 – Chicago – “Chicago VII” – #1 for 1 week

1974 07 CHICAGO VII A 1974 07 CHICAGO VII B

May 4th, 1974 – Soundtrack Marvin Hamlisch – “The Sting” – #1 for 5 weeks

1974 08 THE STING A 1974 08 THE STING B

June 22nd, 1974 – Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown” – #1 for 2 weeks

1974 09 LIGHTFOOT A 1974 09 LIGHTFOOT B

July 13th, 1974 – Elton John – “Caribou” – #1 for 4 weeks

1974 10 ELTON JOHN A 1974 10 ELTON JOHN B

August 10th, 1974 – John Denver – “Back Home Again” – #1 for 1 week

1974 11 DENVER A 1974 11 DENVER B

August 17th, 1974 – Eric Clapton – “461 Ocean Boulevard” – #1 for 4 weeks

1974 12 CLAPTON A 1974 12 CLAPTON B

November 14th, 1974 – Stevie Wonder – “Fulfillingness’ First Finale” – #1 for 2 weeks

1974 13 WONDER A 1974 13 WONDER B

November 28th, 1974 – Bad Company – “Bad Company” – #1 for 1 week

1974 14 BAD COMPANY A 1974 14 BAD COMPANY B

October 5th, 1974 – The Beach Boys – “Endless Summer” – #1 for 1 week

1974 15 BEACH BOYS A 1974 15 BEACH BOYS B

October 12th, 1974 – Olivia Newton-John – “If You Love Me, Let Me Know” – #1 for 1 week

1974 16 NEWTON JOHN A 1974 16 NEWTON JOHN B

October 19th, 1974 – Bachman-Turner-Overdrive – “Not Fragile” – #1 for 1 week

1974 17 BACHMAN A 1974 17 BACHMAN B

October 26th, 1974 – Barry White – “Can’t Get Enough” – #1 for 1 week

1974 18 BARRY WHITE A 1974 18 BARRY WHITE B

November 2nd, 1974 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – “So Far” – #1 for 1 week

1974 19 CSNY A 1974 19 CSNY B

November 9th, 1974 – Carole King – “Wrap Around Joy” – #1 for 1 week

1974 20 KING A 1974 20 KING B

November 16th, 1974 – John Lennon – “Walls and Bridges” – #1 for 1 week

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November 23rd, 1974 – The Rolling Stones – “It’s Only Rock and Roll” – #1 for 1 week

1974 22 STONES A 1974 22 STONES B

November 30th, 1974 – Elton John – “Elton John’s Greatest Hits” – #1 for 10 weeks

1974 23 ELTON JOHN A 1974 23 ELTON JOHN B

Billboard 1975

February 8th, 1975 – The Ohio Players – “Fire” – #1 for 1 week

1975 01 OHIO PLAYERS A 1975 01 OHIO PLAYERS B

February 15th, 1975 – Linda Ronstadt – “Heart Like a Wheel” – #1 for 1 week

1975 02 RONSTADT A 1975 02 RONSTADT B

February 22nd, 1975 – The Average White Band – “AWB” – #1 for 1 week

1975 03 AVERAGE WHITE A 1975 03 AVERAGE WHITE B

March 1st, 1975 – Bob Dylan – “Blood on the Tracks” – #1 for 2 weeks

1975 04 DYLAN A 1975 04 DYLAN B

March 15th, 1975 – Olivia Newton-John – “Have You Never Been Mellow” – #1 for 1 week

1975 05 NEWTON JOHN A 1975 05 NEWTON JOHN B

March 22nd, 1975 – Led Zeppelin – “Physical Graffiti” – #1 for 6 weeks

1975 06 ZEPPELIN A 1975 06 ZEPPELIN B

May 3rd, 1975 – Chicago – “Chicago VIII” – #1 for 2 weeks

1975 07 CHICAGO VIII A 1975 07 CHICAGO VIII B

May 17th, 1975 – Soundtrack Earth, Wind & Fire – “That’s the Way of the World” – #1 for 3 weeks

1975 08 EARTH WIND A 1975 08 EARTH WIND B

June 7th, 1975 – Elton John – “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy” – #1 for 7 weeks

1975 09 ELTON JOHN A 1975 09 ELTON JOHN B

June 19th, 1975 – Wings – “Venus and Mars” – #1 for 1 week

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June 26th, 1975 – The Eagles – “One of These Nights”  #1 for 5 weeks

1975 11 EAGLES A 1975 11 EAGLES B

September 6th, 1975 – Jefferson Starship – “Red Octopus” – #1 for 4 weeks

1975 12 JEFFERSON STARSHIP A 1975 12 JEFFERSON STARSHIP B

September 13th, 1975 – The Isley Brothers – #1 for 1 week

1975 13 ISLEYS A 1975 13 ISLEYS B

September 20th, 1975 – Janis Ian – “Between the Lines” – #1 for 1 week

1975 14 JANIS IAN A 1975 14 JANIS IAN B

October 4th, 1975 – Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here” – #1 for 2 weeks

1975 15 PINK FLOYD B

October 18th, 1975 – John Denver – “Windsong” – #1 for 2 weeks

1975 16 JOHN DENVER A 1975 16 JOHN DENVER B

November 8th, 1975 – Elton John – “Rock of the Westies” – #1 for 3 weeks

1975 17 ELTON JOHN A 1975 17 ELTON JOHN B

December 6th, 1975 – Paul Simon – “Still Crazy After All These Years” – #1 for 1 week

1975 18 PAUL SIMON A 1975 18 PAUL SIMON B

December 13th, 1975 – Chicago – “Chicago IX” – #1 for 5 weeks

1975 19 CHICAGO IX A 1975 19 CHICAGO IX B

Billboard 1976

January 17th, 1976 – Earth, Wind & Fire – “Gratitude” – #1 for 3 weeks

1976 01 EWF A 1976 01 EWF B

February 7th, 1976 – Bob Dylan – “Desire” – #1 for 5 weeks

1976 02 DYLAN A 1976 02 DYLAN B

March 13th, 1976 – The Eagles – “Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” – #1 for 5 weeks

1976 03 EAGLES A 1976 03 EAGLES B

April 10th, 1976 – Peter Frampton – “Frampton Comes Alive!” – #1 for 10 weeks

1976 04 PETER FRAMPTON A 1976 04 PETER FRAMPTON B

April 24th, 1976 – Wings – “Wings at the Speed of Sound” – #1 for 7 weeks

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May 1st, 1976 – Led Zeppelin – “Presence” – #1 for 2 weeks

1976 06 LED ZEPPELIN A 1976 06 LED ZEPPELIN B

May 15th, 1976 – The Rolling Stones – “Black and Blue” – #1 for weeks

1976 07 STONES A 1976 07 STONES B

July 31st, 1976 – George Benson – “Breezin'” – #1 for 2 weeks

1976 08 BENSON A 1976 08 BENSON B

September 4th, 1976 – Fleetwood Mac – “Fleetwood Mac” – #1 for 1 week

1977 03 FLEETWOOD MAC A 1977 03 FLEETWOOD MAC B

October 16th, 1976 – Stevie Wonder – “Songs in the Key of Life” – #1 for 14 weeks

1976 10 WONDER A 1976 10 WONDER B

Billboard 1977

January 15th, 1977 – The Eagles – “Hotel California” – #1 for 8 weeks

1976 03 EAGLES A 1976 03 EAGLES B

January 22nd, 1977 – Wings – “Wings Over America” – #1 for 1 week

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February 12th, 1977 – Soundtrack Barbara Streisand – “A Star is Born” – #1 for 6 weeks

1977 02 STREISAND 1977 02 STREISAND 2

April 2nd, 1977 – Fleetwood – “Rumours” – #1 for 31 weeks

1977 03 FLEETWOOD MAC A 1977 03 FLEETWOOD MAC B

July 16th, 1977 – Barry Manilow – “Barry Manilow” – #1 for 1 week

1977 05 MANILOW A 1977 05 MANILOW B

December 3rd, 1977 – Linda Ronstadt – “Simple Dreams” – #1 for 5 weeks

1977 06 RONSTADT A 1977 06 RONSTADT B

Billboard 1978

January 21st, 1978 – Soundtrack The Bee Gees – “Saturday Night Fever” – #1 for 24 weeks

1978 01 BEE GEES A 1978 01 BEE GEES B

July 8th, 1978 – Gerry Rafferty – “City to City” – #1 for 1 week

1978 02 RAFFERTY A 1978 02 RAFFERTY B

July 15th, 1978 – The Rolling Stones – “Some Girls” – #1 for 2 weeks

1978 03 STONES A 1978 03 STONES B

July 29th, 1978 – Soundtrack – “Grease” – #1 for 12 weeks

1978 04 GREASE A1978 04 GREASE B

September 16th, 1978 – Boston – “Don’t Look Back” – #1 for 2 weeks

1978 05 BOSTON A 1978 05 BOSTON B

November 4th, 1978 – Linda Ronstadt – “Living in the U.S.A” – #1 for 1 week

1978 06 A RONSTADT A 1978 06 A RONSTADT B

November 11th, 1978 – Donna Summer – “Live and More” – #1 for 1 week

1978 07 DONNA SUMMER A 1978 07 DONNA SUMMER B

November 18th, 1978 – Billy Joel – “52nd Street” – #1 for 8 weeks

1978 08 BILLY JOEL A 1978 08 BILLY JOEL C

Billboard 1979

January 6th, 1979 – Barbara Streisand – “Barbara Streisand’s Greatest Hits Volume 2” – #1 for 3 weeks

1979 01 STREISAND A

February 3rd, 1979 – The Blues Brothers – “Briefcase Full of Blues” – #1 for 1 week

1979 02 BLUES BROTHERS A 1979 02 BLUES BROTHERS B

February 10th, 1979 – Rod Stewart – “Blondes Have More Fun” – #1 for 3 weeks

1979 03 ROD STEWART A 1979 03 ROD STEWART B

March 3rd, 1979 – The Bee Gees – “Spirits Having Flown” – #1 for 6 weeks

1979 04 BEE GEES A 1979 04 BEE GEES B

April 7th, 1979 – The Doobie Brothers – “Minute by Minute” – #1 for 5 weeks

1979 05 DOOBIE BROTHERS A 1979 05 DOOBIE BROTHERS B

May 19th, 1979 – Supertramp – “Breakfast In America” – #1 for 6 weeks

1979 06 SUPERTRAMP A 1979 06 SUPERTRAMP B

June 16th, 1979 – Donna Summer – “Bad Girls” – #1 for 6 weeks

1979 07 DONNA SUMMER A 1979 07 DONNA SUMMER B

August 11th, 1979 – The Knack – “Get the Knack” – #1 for 5 weeks

1979 08 KNACK A 1979 08 KNACK B

September 15th, 1979 – Led Zeppelin – “In Through the Out Door” – #1 for 7 weeks

1979 09 LED ZEPPELIN A 1979 09 LED ZEPPELIN B

November 3rd, 1979 – The Eagles – “The Long Run” – #1 for 9 weeks

1979 10 EAGLES A 1979 10 EAGLES B

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