Special Report

50 Greatest Pop Albums of All Time

5. AC/DC, Back In Black
> Release date: July 21, 1980
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #4 (for 3 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 472
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 25
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #84

Source: Michael Ochs Archives / Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images

4. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side Of The Moon
> Release date: April 17, 1973
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 957
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 15
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #55

Source: Michael Ochs Archives / Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images

3. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
> Release date: February 4, 1977
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 31 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 433
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 20
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #7

Source: Michael Ochs Archives / Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images

2. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend
> Release date: July 24, 1984
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #5 (for 1 week)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 687
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 15
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #48

Source: Phil Walter / Hulton Archive via Getty Images

1. Michael Jackson, Thriller
> Release date: December 30, 1982
> Peak position on Billboard 200: #1 (for 37 weeks)
> Total weeks on Billboard 200: 479
> Certified U.S. unit sales: 33
> Rolling Stone Greatest Albums rank: #12

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.