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THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST.  THE #1 HITS OF ALL TIME IN VARIOUS COUNTDOWNS AND CATEGORIES as presented on a daily basis on the Vancouver Radio Museum.  We call them "RECORD RECORDS."  Last updated Feb. 23/10 7:30 am  * Canadian song
BEGINNING JAN. 17, 2010 THIS LIST WILL INCLUDE #1 ALBUMS BELOW "Stairway to Heaven."  #1 ALBUMS WILL KEEP GOING UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH 8/2010. Keep on clicking down the page.

UK Top 40 of All Time based on weekly chart position from 1955-93
The biggest selling pop single from 1955-96
The song that is considered to have launched the rock era when it reached #1 on July 9, 1955
         #1 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK  BILL HALEY & THE COMETS

US Top 40 of All Time based on weekly chart position from 1955-93
Only song in the rock era to hit #1 on two separate chart runs
According to Billboard Magazine, "The Twist" held the honor of being the number-one song on its "Hot 100 50th Anniversary" list of "The Billboard: All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs" in the first 50 years of the Hot 100 chart.
          #1 THE TWIST            CHUBBY CHECKER

CFUN SOUNDATHON #3: Dec. 1961
     #1 RUNAWAY     DEL SHANNON/1961   

CFUN SOUNDATHON #5: Dec. 1962
MOST PLAYED ON JUKE BOXES UNTIL 1990
BILLBOARD'S MOST WEEKS AT #1 1955-91
THE ONLY SONG THAT #1 THE SAME WEEK ON THE POP, COUNTRY & R&B CHARTS. 
      #1 DON'T BE CRUEL/HOUND DOG  ELVIS PRESLEY/1956
      
Pop: 11 weeks:  Country: 10 weeks   R&B: 6 weeks
OTHER SONGS THAT WERE #1 ON ALL 3 CHARTS: POP, COUNTRY & R&B:       
      JAILHOUSE ROCK/TREAT ME NICE     ELVIS PRESLEY
      Pop: 7 weeks     Country: 1 week      R&B: 5 weeks
      ALL SHOOK UP                                         ELVIS PRESLEY
      Pop: 9 weeks     Country: 1 week       R&B: 4 weeks
      (LET ME BE YOUR) TEDDY BEAR/LOVIN' YOU  ELVIS PRESLEY
      Pop: 7 weeks      Country: 1 week      R&B: 1 week
      WAKE UP LITTLE SUZIE                         EVERLY BROTHERS
      ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM               EVERLY BROTHERS
   
  

CFUN SOUNDATHON #7: Dec. 1963
       #1 LANA                ROY ORBISON/1961    

CFUN SOUNDATHON #9: Dec. 1964
       #1 SHE LOVES YOU     THE BEATLES/1964     

CFUN SOUNDATHON #11: Nov. 1965
CISL TOP 650: Feb. 4,5,6, 1989
CISL TOP 300: 1992
        #1 PRETTY WOMAN       ROY ORBISON/1964     

CFUN SOUNDATHON #13: Jan. 1967
     *#1 MONDAY MONDAY         MAMAS & PAPAS/1966     

CFUN SOUNDATHON #14: July, 1967
CFUN FINAL TOP 40 FEATURING SONGS FROM MARCH 1960-APRIL 1967.
     #1 YELLOW SUBMARINE/ELEANOR RIGBY  THE BEATLES/1966     

CISL TOP 650: Dec. 29-31, 1990
MIX 96.1 OLYMPIA BEST SOFT ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME
         #1 UNCHAINED MELODY  RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS/1965 & 1990      

CISL TOP 650 NOV. 1995
         #1 TWIST AND SHOUT           THE BEATLES/1964        

CISL BIG 500 from 2006
         #1 CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE    ELVIS PRESLEY/1962        

KOL SEATTLE SOUNDATHON 1967
CFMI VANCOUVER 500 1992
VH1 GREATEST ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME
ROLLING STONE-THE BEST 100 BEST SINGLES OF THE LAST 25 YEARS-July 1989 issue
         #1 SATISFACTION                ROLLING STONES/1965 



CHQM FM TOP 100 HITS PLAYED NEW YEAR'S DAY 2000
CHQM FM TOP 100 HITS PLAYED NEW YEAR'S DAY 2005
          #1 CANDLE IN THE WIND         ELTON JOHN/1973        

SUN FM Kelowna TOP 500 OF ALL TIME PLAYED IN THE SUMMER OF 2004
            #1 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE    THE POLICE/1983         

SUN FM Kelowna TOP 500 OF ALL TIME PLAYED IN THE SUMMER OF 2008
            #1 LIKE A PRAYER                           MADONNA           

MAGIC 108 Seattle TOP 108 OF ALL TIME PLAYED NEW YEAR'S EVE 1986
            #1 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE  MARVIN GAYE/1968           

MIX 96.1 OLYMPIA BEST SUMMER SONGS            
             #1 KOKOMO                          BEACH BOYS/1988            

TOP 100 HITS FROM 1956-94 PLAYED NEW YEAR'S DAY 1995 ON CKLG 730
U.K. CHART MOST WEEKS AT #1 (16 weeks)
             *#1 EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) BRYAN ADAMS/1991          

CBC Radio's 50 Tracks from the 20th Century as broadcast on Labour Day Weekend, 2004
OZ NET TOP 40 ALL TIME SONGS THAT RECEIVED AIRPLAY 
              #1 IMAGINE by JOHN LENNON1971

CBC Radio's 50 Tracks: The Canadian Edition from the 20th Century broadcast on Easter Weekend, 2005.
             *#1 FOUR STRONG WINDS by IAN & SYLVIA/1963

VH-1's GREATEST DANCE SONGS
             #1 I WILL SURVIVE by GLORIA GAYNOR/1977

1920-1955 (pre-rock era):
              #1 NEAR YOU  by FRANCIS CRAIG & HIS ORCHESTRA/1947 (17 weeks)

Billboard's first weekly #1 hit.  The chart was launched July 20, 1940. The song remained at #1 for 13 weeks.   The song was written by Ruth Lowe in 1939 who is a Canadian.
               *I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN by TOMMY DORSEY

TOP 40 COUNTRY HITS OF ALL TIME
               *#1 I'M MOVIN ON by HANK SNOW/1950 (21 weeks)
                
                First #1 song on the "Most Played Juke Box Folk Records" chart which became the nationwide current country music singles chart.  This was on Jan. 8, 1944
                 PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA by BING CROSBY & THE ANDREWS SISTERS

TOP 40 R&B/SOUL HITS OF ALL TIME
               #1 THE HONEYDRIPPER by JOE LIGGINS & THE HONEYDRIPPERS/1945  (18 weeks)
 
           
The first #1 Billboard R&B single from Oct. 24, 1942.  It was #1 for 1 week
                  TAKE IT AND GIT  by ANDY KIRK & HIS CLOUDS OF JOY

 The first #1 single on the Australian charts from Jan. 7, 1956.  It stayed on top for 5 weeks.
                  YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS by MITCH MILLER

 U.K.'s first No. 1 hit.  The chart was launched on Nov. 14, 1952.  The song remained at #1 for 9 weeks
                  HERE IN MY HEART by AL MARTINO

Adult Contemporary Chart (Billboard):
              #1 YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART by PHIL COLLINS (19 weeks) (tied with)
                 *BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME by CELINE DION

NORWAY GREATEST HITS:
              #1 LOVE HURTS by NAZARETH (#1 for 18 weeks tied with . . .)
                  YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT/JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
                  SAILING by ROD STEWART

Norway's first #1 hit.  The chart debuted Oct. 21, 1958
                   SAIL ON SILVERY MOON by BILLY VAUGHN

First #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart in July, 1961
                 BOLL WEEVIL SONG by BROOK BENTON

The first #1 song on the Irish singles chart on Oct. 5, 1962
                 SHE'S NOT YOU by ELVIS PRESLEY

The first #1 single on the Dutch chart from Jan. 2, 1965
                 I FEEL FINE by the BEATLES

The first #1 single on the Swiss music chart from Jan. 2, 1968
                  MONYA by ROLAND W

Canada's first #1 charted adult contemporary single
                  THUNDERBALL by TOM JONES 


CFUN 1410 Vancouver First Top 10 weekly chart  March 10, 1960
                    #1 WILD ONE by BOBBY RYDELL

CFUN 1410 Vancouver Last Top 10 weekly chart Sept. 16, 1967
                    #1 THE LETTER by the BOX TOPS

CKVN 1410 Vancouver Return to Top 40 Music 1st chart  April, 1970
                    *#1 AMERICAN WOMAN/NO SUGAR TONIGHT by the GUESS WHO

CFUN 1410 Vancouver Last weekly countdown Sept. 23, 1984
                    #1 SEA OF LOVE by the HONEYDRIPPERS

First #1 song on France's weekly music chart Oct. 5, 1955
                  LAS LAVADNIERES DU PORTUGAL by JACQUELINE FRANCOIS

First #1 song on Germany's weekly music chart Dec. 1, 1953
                  ES HANGT EIN PFERDEHALFTER AN DER WAND by KILIMA HAWAIIANS
                  (A Hawaiian music group from Belgium)

 
SWEDEN GREATEST HITS
BELGIUM GREATEST HITS
                #1 THE KETCHUP SONG by LAS KETCHUP (#1 for 17 weeks in Sweden /12 weeks in Belgium)
                    AXEL F by CRAZY FROG (tied in Belgium with a record of 12 weeks at #1)

FRANCE GREATEST HITS
                #1 MAMBO #5 by LOU BEGA (#1 for 20 weeks)
              
FRANCE's BIGGEST HIT from the golden era of the "chanson."
                  #1 BAMBINO by DALIDA  (#1 for 39 weeks).  The first #1 song by a non-French artist was in 1962 by Elvis Presley.

AUSTRIA GREATEST HITS
CANADIAN GREATEST HITS 
#1 CANDLE IN THE WIND 1997/SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT/ELTON JOHN (#1 for 45 weeks in Canada/18 weeks in Austria)

NEW ZEALAND GREATEST HITS
                  #1 RIVERS OF BABYLON by BONEY M (#1 for 14 weeks)

SOUTH AFRICA GREATEST HITS
                 #1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW by JOHNNY NASH (#1 for 13 weeks)

SWITZERLAND GREATEST HITS
                  #1  WHEREVER WHENEVER by SHAKIRA (17 weeks)

INDONESIA GREATEST HITS
                   *#1 MY HEART WILL GO ON by CELINE DION (#1 for 14 weeks tie)
                    
INDONESIA GREATEST HITS
CASHBOX MAGAZINE MUSIC CHART (1942-1996)
ARC TOP 40 (U.S.)
                   #1 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU by WHITNEY HOUSTON (#1 for 14 weeks tie in Indonesia; #1 for 13 weeks in Cashbox; ARC Top 40 U.S. #1 for 11 weeks--all records for those charts)

INDONESIA GREATEST HITS
ROMANIA GREATEST HITS
                  #1 HUNG UP by MADONNA (#1 for a record 14 weeks in Indonesia--a tie and #1 for a record 12 weeks in Romania--also a tie)

ROMANIA GREATEST HITS
LITHUANIA GREATEST HITS
                  *#1 SAY IT RIGHT by NELLY FURTADO (#1 for a record 12 weeks in Romania--a tie and #1 for a record 10 weeks in Lithuania)
                   *#2 ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN END) by NELLY FURTADO (#1 for 9 weeks in Lithania)

LATVIA GREATEST HITS
                  #1 IT'S NO GOOD by DEPECHE MODE #1 for a record 10 weeks tied with . . .)
                     BLUE (da ba dee) by EIFFEL 65


Billboard Top 100 (rock era):
ARC TOP 40: 
               #1 ONE SWEET DAY by BOYZ II MEN & MARIAH CAREY (#1 records for 16 weeks on Billboard Top 100/11 weeks on ARC Top 40)

FINLAND GREATEST HITS:   
                       #1 TEIT MEISTA KAUNIIN by APULANTA (#1 for a record 19 weeks)
   
HOT LATIN AMERICAN TRACKS (Billboard):
                     #1 LA TORTURA by SHAKIRA feat. ALEJANDRO SANZ (#1 for a record 25 weeks)

IRELAND'S GREATEST HITS:
                       #1 RIVERDANCE                       BILL WHELAN (#1 for a record 18 weeks)

JAPAN'S GREATEST HITS:
                     #1 TSUNAMI                               SOUTHERN ALL STARS (#1 for a record 10 weeks)

MEXICO'S GREATEST HITS:
                     #1 TAL VEZ                                RICKY MARTIN (#1 for a record 14 weeks)

NETHERLAND'S GREATEST HITS:
                      #1 ROOD                                    MARCO BORSATO (#1 for a record 20 weeks)

UNITED WORLD CHART:
                    #1 MACARENA                          LOS DEL RIO  (#1 for a record 17 weeks)

BILLBOARD'S HOT ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHART
                     #1 SMOOTH   SANTANA feat. ROB THOMAS  (#1 for a record 25 weeks)

BILLBOARD'S HOT RAP TRACKS:
                     #1 
HOT BOYZ                  MISSY ELLIOTT (#1 for a record 16 weeks)

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE's TOP 500 HITS as published Dec. 9, 2004.
             #1 LIKE A ROLLING STONE            BOB DYLAN/1965

BMI Songs most played on the radio 1940-1990 heard on STAR FM Fraser Valley, 1992
MTV/Rolling Stone Magazine Top Songs since 1963 as published Dec. 7, 2000 and aired on MTV in November, 2000
          #1 YESTERDAY                                   THE BEATLES/1965
    

CKLG ALL TIME TOP 300 AS PLAYED ON LABOUR DAY, 1970
CKLG TOP 500 1955-73 AS HEARD IN THE SUMMER OF 1973
CKLG CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON TOP WITH THE TOP 500 FROM 1964-74
CKVN TOP 300 AS PLAYED IN THE SUMMER OF 1971
CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST 4 PM JUNE 30-6 PM JULY 3, 1982
CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST 6 PM AUG. 31-9 PM SEPT. 3, 1984
CJVI 900 BROADCAST THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, 1988
OZNET TOP 40 OF ALL TIME FROM AUSTRALIA #1 for a record 15 weeks
      #1 HEY JUDE                                   THE BEATLES/1968     

CFMI FIRST B.C. 500 BROADCAST 3 PM FRI. JUNE 29-7 PM JULY 2, 1979
CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST 6 PM AUG. 30-9 PM SEPT. 2, 1985
      #1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER   SIMON & GARFUNKLE/1970  

   

CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST 6 PM SEPT. 2-9 PM SEPT. 5, 1983
KOL SEATTLE SOUNDATHON 1968
     #1 LIGHT MY FIRE                        THE DOORS/1967     

CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 2007
Bill Drake's HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL c. 1970 BEST ROCK SONG 1950-69
      #1 SGT. PEPPER/A DAY IN THE LIFE  THE BEATLES/1967      

CFMI CLASSIC 1001 BROADCAST DEC. 28-31, 2005
       #1 SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL   ROLLING STONES/1968    

CFMI CLASSIC 1001 BROADCAST DEC. 28, 2006-JAN. 1, 2007
CFMI B.C. 500 from 1998
        #1 COMFORTABLY NUMB             PINK FLOYD     

KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 1000 AS BROADCAST IN 1994
         #1 PURPLE HAZE                             JIMI HENDRIX/1967        

CHRX Classic 600 Dec. 1993
           #1 LAYLA                                     DEREK & THE DOMINOES/1972      

CFMI B.C. 500 from 1999
           #1 ERUPTION/YOU REALLY GOT ME   VAN HALEN

CFMI TOP 101 BEER DRINKING SONGS OF ALL TIME:
           #1 BACK IN BLACK                     AC/DC 

OTHER #1 SONGS ON THE CFMI ROCK 101 B.C. 500
            #1 DANCING IN THE DARK         BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
            #1 YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT  ROLLING STONES
            #1 HONKY TONK WOMAN          ROLLING STONES
            #1  MONEY                                     PINK FLOYD
            #1 SWEET EMOTION                   AEROSMITH
            #1 LA GRANGE                              Z.Z. TOP

CFOX Top 40 Ways to Rock played in late 2008
          
#1 ENTER SANDMAN                    METALLICA

KKND TOP 107 SONGS OF THE MILLENIUM PLAYED DEC. 2006
            #1. SEVEN NATION ARMY    THE WHITE STRIPES
           
KKND TOP 107 RESURRECTION SONGS PLAYED DEC. 2006           
            #1 LONDON CALLING                              THE CLASH

BILLBOARD'S MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACKS
            #1 LOSER                                             3 DOORS DOWN

ROLLING STONE TOP 300 MODERN ROCK SONGS
            #1 ALIVE                                              PEARL JAM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE's TOP MODERN ROCK HITS
             #1  SCAR TISSUE by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (#1 for a record 16 weeks tied with . . .)

             IT'S BEEN AWHILE by STAIND
            
BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS by GREEN DAY

TOP 500 HEAVY METAL SONGS
            #1 PARANOID                                     BLACK SABBATH

  VH-1 40 GREATEST METAL SONGS EVER
                #1 IRON MAN                                    BLACK SABBATH
http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/103446/episode_this_list.jhtml

  VH-1 100 GREATEST HARD ROCKSONGS
              #1 WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE         GUNS N ROSES
http://stereogum.com/archives/vh1s-100-greatest-hard-rock-songs_043591.html
            
KKND ORIGINAL ALTERNATIVE 500 PLAYED MAY 2004
KKND FM 107.7 SEATTLE TOP 1077 OF ALL TIME (IN THE ALTERNATIVE ROCK FORMAT) BROADCAST DEC. 1999
            
#1 SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT                 NIRVANA       


CKKQ FM Victoria TOP 500 PLAYED THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, 2005
          #1 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE              LED ZEPPELIN/1970         

Prince George's Top 40 PLAYED IN THE SUMMER OF 2008
           #1 ROCK AND ROLL                      LED ZEPPELIN/1972         


CRANBROOK TOP 300 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 2005
CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST 9 PM JUNE 28-11 PM JULY 1, 1980
CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 1988
CFMI B.C. 1000 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 1989
CFMI B.C. 1000 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 2002
CFMI B.C. 500 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 2006
CFMI TOP 500 CLASSIC ROCK SONGS BROADCAST DEC. 27, 2007-JAN. 1, 2008
CHRX CLASSIC 600 BROADCAST LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, 1989
CHRX CLASSIC 600 BROADCAST IN 1992
KZOK FM 102.5 SEATTLE TOP 102 OF ALL TIME BROADCAST JAN. 1, 1983 NOON
KZOK FM TOP 1000 CLASSIC ROCK HITS PLAYED IN 2005
KZOK FM TOP 1000 SONGS AS PLAYED IN LATE 2006
KZOK FM TOP 1000 SONGS AS PLAYED IN LATE 2007
KZOK FM TOP 1000 SONGS AS PLAYED IN LATE 2008
KISW FM 99.9 SEATTLE TOP 200 OF THE 70s
KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 100 FROM 1983 & 1981  (same countdown)
KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 1000 AS BROADCAST IN 1995
KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 1000 AS BROADCAST IN 1996
KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 1000 AS BROADCAST IN 1998
KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 10 OF THE MILLENIUM BROADCAST IN 2000
KISW FM ALL TIME TOP 999 AS BROADCAST DEC. 27, 2008-JAN. 3, 2009
       #1 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN       LED ZEPPELIN/1972 (22 different countdowns)

MOST RECORDED SONG TITLE ON CHARTED BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS RELEASED BETWEEN SEPT. 1954 AND DEC. 1984
        #1 SILENT NIGHT (94 versions)

MOST CHARTED RECORD OF ALL TIME
        #1 WHITE CHRISTMAS              BING CROSBY
       
Billboard Pop Charts: 1 (11 wks)/42, 6/43, 5/44, 1 (2 wk)/45, 1 (1 wk)/46, 3/47, 6/48, 5/49, 13/50, 3/51,  21/53, 21/54,   7/55, 34/58,  26/60, 12/61, 38/62
              Adult Contemporary: 3/61, 10/62,  26/97   
              UK charts:      5/77
              R&B 1 (3)/42 (yes, the R&B charts), 9/43
               Norway:   6/59
             Sweden: 17/96
     
ALBUMS:
           Top album in the first edition of Colin Larkin's Top 1000 Albums of All Time
          CBC Radio's listeners of the Top 10 Albums of All Time as broadcast in the fall of 1980 on "90 Minutes with a Bullet."             
           #1 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND by THE BEATLES
         
Not records:  #1 for 15 weeks on Billboard Album chart.
           #1 for 27 weeks on the UK Album chart.
           UK chart longevity of 175 weeks.
           All time sales of over 32 million


          CFMI CLASSIC 101 CDs played New Year's Day 2001
          CFMI TOP 101 CLASSIC CDs from 1969-1994
           Billboard Top 200 Album chart of longevity of 741 weeks
           #1 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by PINK FLOYD
           Not records:   UK chart of longevity of 310 weeks.     
           Cashbox Top 40 Album chart of longevity for 148 weeks.
            #10 in sales all time with over 34 million
  
           #1 for a record 37 weeks on the Billboard Album chart since 1964
           #1 for a record 38 weeks on the Cashbox Album chart
         UK chart longevity of 173 weeks
         **All time sales of over 110 million as the largest selling album of all time worldwide:
         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_worldwide
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_the_United_States
          #1 THRILLER by MICHAEL JACKSON

The following albums were #1 in their particular categories based on over 200,000 votes received by Colin Larkin from his book "Virgin's Top 1000 Albums of All Time."
           Virgin Top 1000 2nd and 3rd book.
           Virgin Top 10 Albums by genres.
           Top Album (2nd & 3rd book) & Top Beatles Album by votes
            #1 album of all time according to VH-1
             #1 album of all time according to a Rolling Stone Magazine poll issued Oct. 17/2002.
          #1 REVOLVER by the BEATLES (2nd & 3rd book)

         Top Blues Album: KING OF THE DELTA BLUES SINGERS by ROBERT JOHNSON

         Top R&B/Soul Album: WHAT'S GOING ON? by MARVIN GAYE

         Top Country Album:  GRIEVOUS ANGEL  by GRAM PARSONS

         Top Folk Album: LIEGE AND LIEF by FAIRPORT CONVENTION
     
          Top Heavy Metal Album: LED ZEPPELIN IV by LED ZEPPELIN

         Top Indie/Pop Album: WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING STORY? by OASIS
        
         All-Time Jazz Album:  KIND OF BLUE by MILES DAVIS

         Top Reggae Album: LEGEND by BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

         Top Rolling Stones Album: EXILE ON MAIN STREET

        Top Frank Sinatra Album: SONGS FOR SWINGING LOVERS

        Top Rap Album: IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK by PUBLIC ENEMY

MOST WEEKS #1 ON BILLBOARD'S COUNTRY ALBUM CHARTS (43 WEEKS)/1987
           #1 ALWAYS AND FOREVER by RANDY TRAVIS

MOST WEEKS IN THE TOP 40 ON BILLBOARD'S COUNTRY ALBUM CHARTS/1990 (223 WEEKS)
           #1 NO FENCES by GARTH BROOKS

The list above was published in 1997 and since then only this album has spent over 37 weeks at #1 and has beaten Randy Travis' 43 weeks at #1.
            *#1 COME ON OVER by SHANIA TWAIN (50 weeks at #1) (1997: 1 wk; 1998: 19 weeks; 1999: 26 weeks; 2000: 4 weeks)

         First #1 Album of Billboard's Country Album chart Jan. 11, 1964:
            *RING OF FIRE by JOHNNY CASH


 BREAKFAST IN AMERICA by SUPERTRAMP (1978)
      #1 for 26 weeks on the Canadian Album chart.


      SOME OF THESE ALBUMS DID NOT SET RECORDS BUT WERE ON THE ALBUM CHARTS FOR YEARS.
       SOUND OF MUSIC   SOUNDTRACK (1965)
         #1 for 70 weeks on the UK Album chart
         UK chart of longevity of 382 weeks
         Billboard Top 40 Album chart of longevity of 161 weeks
         Billboard Top 200 Album chart of longevity of 233 weeks
         Cashbox Top 40 Album chart of longevity of 171 weeks
         **Most weeks at #1 in Australia (76 weeks)

         SOUTH PACIFIC  SOUNDTRACK ( 1958)
         #1 for 16 weeks on Billboard Album chart
         Billboard Top 40 chart of longevity of 165 weeks
         Billboard Top 200 chart of longevity of 262 weeks
         First #1 on the UK Album chart where it stayed for 115 non-consecutive weeks.
         UK chart of longevity of 382 weeks

        MY FAIR LADY by the ORIGINAL CAST (1956)
         Cashbox Top 40 Album chart most weeks charted by an album at 240 weeks
         Billboard Top 40 Album chart most weeks charted by an album at 311 weeks
         Billboard Top 200 Album chart 3rd most weeks charted by an album of 480 weeks
         #1 for 15 weeks on the Billboard Album chart        
          **Launched the German Album chart on July 3, 1962 and stayed at #1 for a record 96 weeks through all of  1962, 48 weeks of 1963 and most of 1964.

         WEST SIDE STORY  SOUNDTRACK  (1962)
         #1 for 27 weeks on the Billboard Album chart.  Some sources say its 54 weeks, but that is 27 for mono and 27 for stereo charts which were added together.
          Billboard Top 40 Album  chart for longevity of 144 weeks.
          Billboard Top 200 Album chart for longevity of 198 weeks.
          UK chart of longevity of 175 weeks.
          #1 for 27 weeks on the Cashbox Album chart.
          Cashbox Top 40 Album chart of longevity of 162 weeks

           THE KING AND I  SOUNDTRACK (1956)
          #1 on the UK Album chart for 46 weeks
          Billboard Top 200 Album chart for longevity of 277 weeks
          Billboard Top 40 Album chart for longevity of 230 weeks

        OKLAHOMA!  SOUNTRACK (1956)
         Billboard Top 200 chart of longevity of 283 weeks

         SOUTH PACIFIC by the BROADWAY CAST (1949)
         #1 for a record of 69 weeks on the Billboard Album chart from May 1949-mid 1951.


        JOHNNY'S GREATEST HITS by JOHNNY MATHIS (1958)
        Billboard Top 200 Album chart of longevity of 490 weeks (2nd)
        Billboard Top 40 Album chart of longevity of 236 weeks
 

        HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by the ORIGINAL CAST
        Billboard Top  200 Album chart of longevity of 331 weeks

         TAPESTRY by CAROLE KING (1971)
        #1 for 15 weeks on the Billboard Album chart
        Billboard Top 200 Album chart of longevity of 302 weeks
        Casbox Top 40 Album chart of longevity of 195 weeks
        One of the best selling albums of all time at over 24 million

         THE NAT KING COLE TRIO by NAT KING COLE (1945)
        First #1 album on the Billboard Album chart on March 15, 1945.

        Check additions above with Thriller and add
        #1 THE EAGLES 1971-75 by the EAGLES  (1976)
         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_the_United_States
        Up to date lists published up to this date.

       #1 WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY by OASIS (1995)
       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_United_Kingdom
       Best selling album in the U.K. 14 x platinum (4.2 million)

         #1 WHISPERING JACK by JOHN FARNHAM (1986)
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_Australia
          Best selling album ever in Australia  (24 x platinum)  Notice 3 Canadian albums in the Top 10

        #1 FIRST LOVE by KIKARU UTADA (1999)
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_Japan
          Best selling album ever in Japan

       #1 SHINJUKU NO ONNA/ENKA NO HOSKI by KEIKI FUJI (1970)

          Her debut album's number-one record of 20 consecutive weeks remains the longest consecutive number-one record in Japanese chart history

        
#1. Músicas para Louvar o Senhor - Padre
Marcelo Rossi - 1998 - 3.328.468 copies (3X Diamond)
         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums_in_Brazil

       I don't have a historical look at these Billboard album charts but some albums have spent many weeks at #1 in their particular genres:
        #1 RIDING WITH THE KING by B.B. KING & ERIC CLAPTON (38 weeks on Billboard's Blue Albums chart beginning July 1, 2000)
   
        *#1 WHEN I LOOK INTO YOUR EYES by DIANA KRALL (70 weeks on Billboard's Jazz Album chart beginning Sept. 18, 1999)

       #1 SACRED ARIAS by ANDREA BOCELLI (39 weeks on Billboard's Classical Albums chart beginning Nov. 27, 1999)

      #1 VOICE OF AN ANGEL by CHARLOTTE CHURCH (53 weeks on Billboard's Classical Crossover Albums beginning Jan. 29, 2000)

           
         #1 AGE TO AGE by AMY GRANT (85 weeks on Billboard's Christian Album chart 1982-1984)     
       
         2. MORNING LIKE THIS by SANDI PATTI (68 weeks 1986-87)
        
3 STRAIGHT AHEAD by AMY GRANT (61 weeks in 1984 & 1985)