The Rolling Stones Becomes First Act Charting Top 10 In Billboard 200 Each Decade Since 1960s

The Rolling Stones Becomes First Act Charting Top 10 In Billboard 200 Each Decade Since 1960s | Society Of Rock Videos

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The Rolling Stones are crowned as the First Act With Billboard 200 Top 10 Albums Each Decade Since the 1960s.

With their recently-released Hackney Diamonds which debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, The Rolling Stones became the first act with newly-charted top 10 titles on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the 1960s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, 2000s, ‘10s and now the ‘20s.

Hackney Diamonds is the group’s first album of original material in eighteen years. It succeeded the band’s A Bigger Bang (which also debuted, and peaked, at No. 3) in 2005. Hackney Diamonds is also The Rolling Stones’ first album released without their drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in 2021. Although most of the songs in the album were crafted by the remaining trio, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood, Watts was able to work on two of the album’s songs such as “Mess It Up” and “Live by the Sword.”

The participation of the former band member, Bill Wyman, made the band’s album extra special for their fans. Wyman played the bass guitar for the “Sword.” Fans also enjoyed the contribution of several big stars in this 12-song album such as Elton John, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Looking back, The Rolling Stones claimed their first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with 12 x 5, which reached the top 10 dated Dec. 12, 1964. The Stones logged 13 top 10 albums in the 1960s (12 x 5; The Rolling Stones, Now!; Out of Our Heads; December’s Children [And Everybody’s]; Big Hits [High Tide and Green Grass]; Aftermath; Got Live If You Want It!; Between the Buttons; Flowers; Their Satanic Majesties Request; Beggars Banquet; Through the Past, Darkly [Big Hits Vol. 2] and Let It Bleed), 12 in the ‘70s (‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!,’ Sticky Fingers, Hot Rocks 1964-1971, Exile on Main St., More Hot Rocks [Big Hits & Fazed Cookies], Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, Made in the Shade, Metamorphosis, Black and Blue, Love You Live and Some Girls), six in the ‘80s (Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, ‘Still Life’ [American Concert 1981], Undercover, Dirty Work and Steel Wheels), three in the ‘90s (Voodoo Lounge, Stripped and Bridges to Babylon), two in the 2000s (Forty Licks and A Bigger Bang), one in the ‘10s (Blue & Lonesome) and now one, so far, in the ‘20s (Hackney Diamonds).

9 of those 38 top 10s have peaked at No. 1 in the charts such as: Out of Our Heads, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St., Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, Black and Blue, Some Girls, Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You. Alongside with their First Act With Billboard 200 Top 10 Albums Each Decade Since the 1960s award, The Rolling Stones extend its record for the most top 10 albums, overall, among all artists in the Billboard 200’s history. This has been made possible as Hackney Diamonds marks the act’s 38th top 10-charting set. Barbra Streisand has the second-most, with 34, while The Beatles and Frank Sinatra are tied with the third-most, each with 32.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. through album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

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