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The Top 500 of The Top 40

The Top 500 of The Top 40

500 of the best and most historically relevant albums to make the top 40 album charts from 1964 to the present - chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

Janis Joplin - Pearl

Janis Joplin: Pearl

Album #128 - January 1971

If you had to pick just one album featuring Janis Joplin, this would be it – not that there are a lot of options.

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    Harry Nilsson - The Point

    Harry Nilsson: The Point

    Album #125 - December 1970

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      John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

      John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band

      Album #124 - December 1970

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        The Kinks - Lola versus Powerman and the MoneyGoRound, Part One

        The Kinks: Lola versus Powerman and the MoneyGoRound, Part One

        Album #123 - November 1970

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          The Grateful Dead - American Beauty

          The Grateful Dead: American Beauty

          Album #122 - November 1970

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            Derek & The Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

            Derek & The Dominos: Layla - Part 1

            Album #121 - November 1970

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              Derek and The Dominoes - Layla

              Derek & The Dominos: Layla - Part 2

              Album #121 - November 1970

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