Now, this is one for the books! Pink Floyd has hit yet another milestone with Dark Side of The Moon, which has just completed its 800th week on the Billboard 200!! Translation: That is 15 years and 5 months on the chart, which is more than any other band/artist in U.S. history by a LONG shot.
The iconic album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, in two sessions, between May 1972 and January 1973 and spent 741 consecutive weeks on the chart, from its release in 1973 up until 1988. It charted again in 2009 and has appeared periodically since. This brand new (and likely untouchable) milestone sounds to us like the perfect excuse to break out your old copy of the Wizard Of Oz, crank up the hi-fi with DSOTM, eat some brownies (Ed. Note – Whatever ingredients you choose to include in your brownie recipe is totally cool by us!), and enjoy one of the greatest albums ever recorded.
Just in case you’re curious, here is a list of the Top 10 longest-charting albums in Billboard 200 history:
Weeks, Title, Artist, Peak Year
800, Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd, 1973
490, Johnny’s Greatest Hits, Johnny Mathis, 1958
480, My Fair Lady, Original Cast, 1956
331, Highlights from the Phantom of the Opera, Original Cast, 1992
305, Oklahoma!, soundtrack, 1956 (includes weeks before the Billboard 200 became a weekly chart the week of March 24th, 1956)
302, Tapestry, Carole King, 1971
295, Heavenly, Johnny Mathis, 1959
282, MCMXC a.D., Enigma, 1991
282, Metallica, Metallica, 1991
277, The King and I, soundtrack, 1956
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