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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 1955 to the present - chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

Frank Sinatra: Nice 'n' Easy

Frank Sinatra: Nice 'n' Easy

Album #19 - July 1960

“Nice ‘n’ Easy” was immensely popular upon its release, and deservedly so.

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    Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

    Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News

    Album #33 - January 1964

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      The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album

      The Beatles: The Beatles Second Album

      Album #34 - April 1964

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        The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers

        The Rolling Stones: England's Newest Hitmakers

        Album #35 - May 1964

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          The Beatles: Something New

          The Beatles: Something New

          Album #36 - July 1964

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            The Beach Boys: All Summer Long

            The Beach Boys: All Summer Long

            Album #37 - July 1964

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              The Rolling Stones: 12 X 5

              The Rolling Stones: 12 X 5

              Album #38 - May 1964

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                The Beatles: Beatles '65

                The Beatles: Beatles '65

                Album #39 - December 1964

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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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