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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.

Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours

Frank Sinatra: In The Wee Small Hours

Album #1 - April 1955

One distinct advantage of the new long-playing format was its ability to hold a series of songs so they would be heard in a distinct playing order.

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    The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones NOW!

    The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones NOW!

    Album #40 - May 1964

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      The Beach Boys - TODAY!

      The Beach Boys: TODAY!

      Album #41 - March 1965

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        Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home

        Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home

        Album #42 - March 1965

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          The Beatles: Beatles VI

          The Beatles: Beatles VI

          Album #43 - June 1965

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            The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man

            The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man

            Album #44 - June 1965

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              The Beach Boys: Summer Days (and Summer Nights)

              The Beach Boys: Summer Days (and Summer Nights)

              Album #45 - July 1965

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                The Beatles: HELP!

                The Beatles: HELP!

                Album #46 - August 1965

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                   Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited

                  Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited

                  Album #47 - August 1965

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                    The Rolling Stones: Out Of Our Heads

                    The Rolling Stones: Out Of Our Heads

                    Album #48 - September 1965

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                      Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

                      Frank Sinatra: September of My Years

                      Album #49 - September 1965

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                        The Beatles: Rubber Soul

                        The Beatles: Rubber Soul

                        Album #50 - December 1965

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                          The Rolling Stones: December's Children (And Everybody's)

                          The Rolling Stones: December's Children (And Everybody's)

                          Album #51 - December 1965

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