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1978
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2009
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1979
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1984
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Total albums: 10,000. Page 472 of 1,000

Overall Chart composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 1 0%
1940s 23 0%
1950s 278 3%
1960s 701 7%
1970s 1,550 16%
1980s 1,477 15%
1990s 1,796 18%
2000s 1,924 19%
2010s 2,116 21%
2020s 134 1%
Artist Albums %


Bob Dylan 36 0%
The Rolling Stones 34 0%
David Bowie 34 0%
The Beatles 30 0%
Various Artists 29 0%
Miles Davis 26 0%
Neil Young 25 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 5,038 50%
United Kingdom 2,601 26%
Canada 452 5%
Mixed Nationality 326 3%
Australia 216 2%
Germany 178 2%
Sweden 147 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 9,695 97%
Yes 305 3%
Live? Albums %
No 9,762 98%
Yes 238 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 9,900 99%
Yes 100 1%
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