Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Definitive 200

The following list - the Definitive 200 - was developed by NARM, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers in celebration of the art form of the record album. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pleased to recognize this varied collection of some of history’s most influential and popular albums, many of which are Hall of Fame Inductees.

For more information on the Definitive 200, please visit www.definitive200.com.

  1. BEATLES – SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
  2. PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
  3. MICHAEL JACKSON – THRILLER
  4. LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN IV
  5. U2 – JOSHUA TREE
  6. ROLLING STONES – EXILE ON MAIN ST.
  7. CAROLE KING – TAPESTRY
  8. BOB DYLAN – HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
  9. BEACH BOYS – PET SOUNDS
  10. NIRVANA – NEVERMIND
  11. PEARL JAM – TEN
  12. BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD
  13. SANTANA – SUPERNATURAL
  14. METALLICA – METALLICA
  15. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – BORN TO RUN
  16. PRINCE – PURPLE RAIN
  17. AC/DC – BACK IN BLACK
  18. ROLLING STONES – LET IT BLEED
  19. DOORS – DOORS
  20. GRATEFUL DEAD – AMERICAN BEAUTY
  21. SHANIA TWAIN – COME ON OVER
  22. WHO – WHO’S NEXT
  23. STEVIE WONDER – SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
  24. FLEETWOOD MAC – RUMOURS
  25. PINK FLOYD – THE WALL
  26. ALANIS MORISSETTE – JAGGED LITTLE PILL
  27. NORAH JONES – COME AWAY WITH ME
  28. EMINEM – MARSHALL MATHERS LP
  29. OUTKAST – SPEAKERBOXX-LOVE BELOW
  30. DR. DRE – THE CHRONIC
  31. BEASTIE BOYS – LICENSED TO ILL
  32. GUNS ‘N ROSES –APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
  33. DIXIE CHICKS – WIDE OPEN SPACES
  34. MILES DAVIS – KIND OF BLUE
  35. EAGLES – HOTEL CALIFORNIA
  36. DEF LEPPARD – HYSTERIA
  37. SOUNDTRACK – GREASE
  38. MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON
  39. BEATLES – WHITE ALBUM
  40. SOUNDTRACK – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
  41. JIMI HENDRIX – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
  42. BEATLES – REVOLVER
  43. BOSTON – BOSTON
  44. BON JOVI – SLIPPERY WHEN WET
  45. U2 – ACHTUNG BABY
  46. WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHITNEY HOUSTON
  47. LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN II
  48. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – CRASH
  49. ROLLING STONES – STICKY FINGERS
  50. GREEN DAY – DOOKIE
  51. LED ZEPPELIN – HOUSES OF THE HOLY
  52. JONI MITCHELL – BLUE
  53. ELVIS PRESLEY – ELVIS AT SUN
  54. AEROSMITH – TOYS IN THE ATTIC
  55. LAURYN HILL – MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
  56. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – BORN IN THE U.S.A.
  57. 50 CENT – GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’
  58. AC/DC – HIGHWAY TO HELL
  59. NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – LIFE AFTER DEATH
  60. VAN HALEN – VAN HALEN
  61. GREEN DAY – AMERICAN IDIOT
  62. BLACK SABBATH – PARANOID
  63. EMINEM – EMINEM SHOW
  64. JEWEL – PIECES OF YOU
  65. COLDPLAY – RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD
  66. MEATLOAF – BAT OUT OF HELL
  67. USHER – CONFESSIONS
  68. KID ROCK – DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE
  69. GEORGE HARRISON – ALL THINGS MUST PASS
  70. BILLY JOEL – THE STRANGER
  71. EAGLES – HELL FREEZES OVER
  72. VAN MORRISON – MOONDANCE
  73. R.E.M. – AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
  74. PHIL COLLINS – NO JACKET REQUIRED
  75. METALLICA – MASTER OF PUPPETS
  76. FAITH HILL – BREATHE
  77. JOHNNY CASH – AT FOLSOM PRISON
  78. JOHN COLTRANE – LOVE SUPREME
  79. PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU WERE HERE
  80. MICHAEL JACKSON – OFF THE WALL
  81. MARVIN GAYE – LET’S GET IT ON
  82. BOB SEGER – NIGHT MOVES
  83. PAUL SIMON – GRACELAND
  84. LINKIN PARK – HYBRID THEORY
  85. PRINCE – 1999
  86. DEF LEPPARD – PYROMANIA
  87. JANET JACKSON – CONTROL
  88. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK
  89. DIRE STRAITS – BROTHERS IN ARMS
  90. TUPAC – ALL EYEZ ON ME
  91. MATCHBOX TWENTY – YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU
  92. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – CALIFORNICATION
  93. LED ZEPPELIN – PHYSICAL GRAFFITI
  94. NELLY – COUNTRY GRAMMAR
  95. CREED – HUMAN CLAY
  96. CLASH – LONDON CALLING
  97. CELINE DION – FALLING INTO YOU
  98. NEIL YOUNG – HARVEST
  99. SOUNDTRACK – DIRTY DANCING
  100. DIXIE CHICKS – HOME
  101. TOM PETTY – FULL MOON FEVER
  102. VAN HALEN – 1984
  103. SOUNDTRACK – TITANIC
  104. CROSBY STILLS & NASH – DÉJÀ VU
  105. TLC – CRAZYSEXYCOOL
  106. BECK – ODELAY
  107. KENNY G – BREATHLESS
  108. N.W.A. – STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  109. SEX PISTOLS – NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS
  110. BEATLES – RUBBER SOUL
  111. RADIOHEAD – OK COMPUTER
  112. SIMON & GARFUNKEL – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
  113. DIXIE CHICKS – FLY
  114. METALLICA – ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
  115. MICHAEL JACKSON – DANGEROUS
  116. MARIAH CAREY – DAYDREAM
  117. SOUNDTRACK – TOP GUN
  118. ELTON JOHN – GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
  119. POLICE – SYNCHRONICITY
  120. NO DOUBT – TRAGIC KINGDOM
  121. ROLLING STONES – BEGGAR’S BANQUET
  122. R KELLY – R
  123. TOOL – LATERALUS
  124. OASIS – (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY
  125. BOB MARLEY – EXODUS
  126. JOURNEY – ESCAPE
  127. CHRISTINA AGUILERA – CHRISTINA AGUILERA
  128. JAY-Z – THE BLUEPRINT
  129. ALICIA KEYS – DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS
  130. SOUNDTRACK – O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
  131. CARS – CARS
  132. ENYA – DAY WITHOUT RAIN
  133. NATALIE COLE – UNFORGETTABLE WITH LOVE NATALIE COLE
  134. SOUNDTRACK – FOOTLOOSE
  135. LIONEL RICHIE – CAN’T SLOW DOWN
  136. SARAH MCLACHLAN – SURFACING
  137. BONNIE RAITT – NICK OF TIME
  138. METALLICA – RIDE THE LIGHTNING
  139. SHERYL CROW – TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB
  140. FRANK SINATRA – IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
  141. EARTH WIND FIRE – GRATITUDE
  142. ZZ TOP – ELIMINATOR
  143. WILLIE NELSON – RED HEADED STRANGER
  144. JOHN LENNON – IMAGINE
  145. TONI BRAXTON – TONI BRAXTON
  146. ETTA JAMES – AT LAST
  147. ELVIS PRESLEY – ELVIS PRESLEY
  148. CAT STEVENS – TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN
  149. SMASHING PUMPKINS – MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS
  150. DAVE BRUBECK – TIME OUT
  151. JANET JACKSON – JANET
  152. QUEEN – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
  153. OZZY OSBOURNE – BLIZZARD OF OZZ
  154. WILL SMITH – BIG WILLIE STYLE
  155. PRINCE – SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES
  156. PUBLIC ENEMY – IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
  157. BOB DYLAN – BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
  158. GEORGE MICHAEL – FAITH
  159. BOYZ II MEN – COOLEYHIGHHARMONY
  160. DESTINY’S CHILD – WRITING’S ON THE WALL
  161. JAY-Z – BLACK ALBUM
  162. AVRIL LAVIGNE – LET GO
  163. FUGEES – THE SCORE
  164. MADONNA – LIKE A VIRGIN
  165. LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN
  166. STEVIE RAY VAUGHN – TEXAS FLOOD
  167. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – CORE
  168. ORIGINAL CAST – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HIGHLIGHTS
  169. JETHRO TULL – AQUALUNG
  170. TUPAC – ME AGAINST THE WORLD
  171. DAVID BOWIE – RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
  172. SHAKIRA – LAUNDRY SERVICE
  173. SOUNDTRACK – FORREST GUMP
  174. AL GREEN – CALL ME
  175. CURTIS MAYFIELD – SUPERFLY
  176. LIVE – THROWING COPPER
  177. GEORGE BENSON – BREEZIN’
  178. WHITE STRIPES – WHITE BLOOD CELLS
  179. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-ERD
  180. SADE – DIAMOND LIFE
  181. FLEETWOOD MAC – FLEETWOOD MAC
  182. PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS – BAND ON THE RUN
  183. BEYONCE – DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE
  184. ANITA BAKER – RAPTURE
  185. NAS – IIIMATIC
  186. BARBRA STREISAND – A STAR IS BORN
  187. EARTH WIND FIRE – THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD
  188. ANITA BAKER – RHYTHM OF LOVE
  189. JAY-Z – IN MY LIFETIME VOL 1
  190. LL COOL J – MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT
  191. STEELY DAN – AJA
  192. WILLIE NELSON – STARDUST
  193. ARETHA FRANKLIN – SPARKLE
  194. ANDREA BOCELLI – ANDREA
  195. BOB DYLAN – BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
  196. LUTHER VANDROSS – NEVER TOO MUCH
  197. U2 – ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND
  198. RUSH – 2112
  199. OUTKAST – AQUEMINI
  200. GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND


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