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2007 National Association of Recording Merchandisers

Top 100 of the Definitive 200 as chosen by a committee of music retailers within the

National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)

a not-for-profit trade association that serves the music retailing community

in the areas of networking,advocacy, information, education and promotion.

Unveiled by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 6th 2007

           
Rank Artist / Band Album Title Release Amazon.com  
1 Beatles, The Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 Buy  
2 Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon 1973 Buy  
3 Jackson, Michael Thriller 1982 Buy  
4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971 Buy  
5 U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 Buy  
6 Rolling Stones, The Exile On Main Street 1972 Buy  
7 King, Carole Tapestry 1971 Buy  
8 Dylan, Bob Highway 61 Revisited 1965 Buy  
9 Beach Boys, The Pet Sounds 1966 Buy  
10 Nirvana Nevermind 1991 Buy  
11 Pearl Jam Ten 1991    
12 Beatles, The Abbey Road 1969 Buy  
13 Santana Supernatural 1999    
14 Metallica Metallica (Black Album) 1991    
15 Springsteen, Bruce Born To Run 1975 Buy  
16 Prince Purple Rain 1984 Buy  
17 AC/DC Back In Black 1980 Buy  
18 Rolling Stones, The Let It Bleed 1969 Buy  
19 Doors, The The Doors 1967 Buy  
20 Grateful Dead American Beauty 1970    
21 Twain, Shania Come On Over 1997    
22 Who, The Who's Next 1971 Buy  
23 Wonder, Stevie Songs In The Key Of Life 1976 Buy  
24 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977 Buy  
25 Pink Floyd The Wall 1979 Buy  
26 Morissette, Alanis Jagged Little Pill 1995    
27 Jones, Norah Come Away With Me 2002    
28 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2000    
29 Outkast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below 2003    
30 Dr. Dr� The Chronic 1992    
31 Beastie Boys, The Licensed To Ill 1986    
32 Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction 1987 Buy  
33 Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces 1998    
34 Davis, Miles Kind Of Blue 1959 Buy  
35 Eagles, The Hotel California 1976 Buy  
36 Def Leppard Hysteria 1987    
37 Original Soundtrack Grease 1978    
38 Gaye, Marvin What's Going On 1971 Buy  
39 Beatles, The The Beatles (White Album) 1968 Buy  
40 Original Soundtrack Saturday Night Fever 1977    
41 Hendrix, Jimi Are You Experienced? 1967 Buy  
42 Beatles, The Revolver 1966 Buy  
43 Boston Boston 1976    
44 Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 1986    
45 U2 Achtung Baby 1991 Buy  
46 Houston. Whitney Whitney Houston 1985    
47 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II 1969 Buy  
48 Matthews, Dave (Band) Crash 1996    
49 Rolling Stones, The Sticky Fingers 1971 Buy  
50 Green Day Dookie 1994    
51 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy 1973    
52 Mitchell, Joni Blue 1971 Buy  
53 Presley, Elvis Elvis At Sun 2004    
54 Aerosmith Toys In The Attic 1975    
55 Hill, Lauryn The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 1998    
56 Springsteen, Bruce Born In The U.S.A. 1984 Buy  
57 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003    
58 AC/DC Highway To Hell 1979    
59 Notorious B.I.G., The Life After Death 1997    
60 Van Halen Van Halen 1978    
61 Green Day American Idiot 2004    
62 Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970    
63 Eminem The Eminem Show 2002    
64 Jewel Pieces Of You 1995    
65 Coldplay A Rush Of Blood To The Head 2002    
66 Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell 1977    
67 Usher Confessions 2004    
68 Kid Rock Devil Without A Cause 1998    
69 Harrison, George All Things Must Pass 1970    
70 Joel, Billy The Stranger 1977 Buy  
71 Eagles, The Hell Freezes Over 1994    
72 Morrison, Van Moondance 1970 Buy  
73 R.E.M. Automatic For The People 1992    
74 Collins, Phil No Jacket Required 1985    
75 Metallica Master Of Puppets 1986    
76 Hill, Faith Breathe 1999    
77 Cash, Johnny At Folsom Prison (Live) 1968    
78 Coltrane, John A Love Supreme 1964    
79 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 1975    
80 Jackson, Michael Off The Wall 1979    
81 Gaye, Marvin Let's Get It On 1973    
82 Seger, Bob Night Moves 1976    
83 Simon, Paul Graceland 1986    
84 Linkin Park Hybrid Theory 2000    
85 Prince 1999 1990    
86 Def Leppard Pyromania 1983    
87 Jackson, Janet Control 1986    
88 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 1991    
89 Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985    
90 2 Pac All Eyez On Me 1996    
91 Matchbox Twenty Yourself Or Someone Like You 1996    
92 Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication 1999    
93 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975    
94 Nelly Country Grammar 2000    
95 Creed Human Clay 1999    
96 Clash, The London Calling 1979    
97 Dion, Celine Falling Into You 1996    
98 Young, Neil Harvest 1972    
99 Original Soundtrack Dirty Dancing 1987    
100 Dixie Chicks Home 2002    
     
 

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And the rest of the list....

101    TOM PETTY FULL MOON FEVER 1989
102    VAN HALEN 1984 1984
103    SOUNDTRACK TITANIC 1997
104    CROSBY STILLS & NASH DEJA VU 1970
105    TLC CRAZYSEXYCOOL 1994
106    BECK ODELAY 1996
107    KENNY G BREATHLESS 1992
108    NWA. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON 1989
109    SEX PISTOLS NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS 1977
110    BEATLES RUBBER SOUL 1965
111    RADIOHEAD O.K. COMPUTER 1997
112    SIMON & GARFUNKEL BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER 1970
113    DIXIE CHICKS FLY 1999
114    METALLICA AND JUSTICE FOR ALL 1988
115    MICHAEL JACKSON DANGEROUS 1991
116    MARIAH CAREY DAYDREAM 1995
117    SOUNDTRACK TOP GUN 1986
118    ELTON JOHN GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 1973
119    POLICE SYNCHRONICITY 1983
120    NO DOUBT TRAGIC KINGDOM 1995
121    ROLLING STONES BEGGAR'S BANQUET 1967
122    R KELLY R 1998
123    TOOL LATERALUS 2001
124    OASIS WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY 1995
125    BOB MARLEY EXODUS 1977
126    JOURNEY ESCAPE 1981
127    CHRISTINA AGUILERA CHRISTINA AGUILERA 1999
128    JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 2001
129    ALICIA KEYS DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS 2003
130    SOUNDTRACK O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU? 2000
131    CARS CARS 1978
132    ENYA DAY WITHOUT RAIN 2000
133    NATALIE COLE UNFORGETTABLE WITH LOVE NATALIE COLE 1991
134    SOUNDTRACK FOOTLOOSE 1984
135    LIONEL RICHIE CAN'T SLOW DOWN 1983
136    SARAH MCLACHLAN SURFACING 1997
137    BONNIE RAITT NICK OF TIME 1989
138    METALLICA RIDE THE LIGHTNING 1984
139    SHERYL CROW TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB 1993
140    FRANK SINATRA IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS 1955
141    EARTH WIND FIRE GRATITUDE 1975
142    ZZ TOP ELIMINATOR 1983
143    WILLIE NELSON RED HEADED STRANGER 1975
144    JOHN LENNON IMAGINE 1971
145    TONI BRAXTON TONI BRAXTON 1993
146    ETTA JAMES AT LAST 1961
147    ELVIS PRESLEY ELVIS PRESLEY 1956
148    CAT STEVENS TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN 1970
149    SMASHING PUMPKINS MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS 1995
150    DAVE BRUBECK TIME OUT 1959
151    JANET JACKSON JANET 1993
152    QUEEN A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 1975
153    OZZY OSBOURNE BLIZZARD OF OZZ 1981
154    WILL SMITH BIG WILLIE STYLE 1997
155    PRINCE SIGN OF THE TIMES 1987
156    PUBLIC ENEMY IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK 1988
157    BOB DYLAN BLOOD ON THE TRACKS 1975
158    GEORGE MICHAEL FAITH 1987
159    BOYZ II MEN COOLEYHIGHHARMONY 1993
160    DESTINY'S CHILD WRITING'S ON THE WALL 1999
161    JAY-Z BLACK ALBUM 2003
162    AVRIL LAVIGNE LET GO 2002
163    FUGEES SCORE 1996
164    MADONNA LIKE A VIRGIN 1984
165    LED ZEPPELIN LED ZEPPELIN 1969
166    STEVIE RAY VAUGHN TEXAS FLOOD 1983
167    STONE TEMPLE PILOTS CORE 1992
168    ORIGINAL CAST PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - HIGHLIGHTS 1988
169    JETHRO TULL AQUALUNG 1971
170    TUPAC ME AGAINST THE WORLD 1995
171    DAVID BOWIE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST 1972
172    SHAKIRA LAUNDRY SERVICE 2001
173    SOUNDTRACK FORREST GUMP 1994
174    AL GREEN CALL ME 1973
175    CURTIS MAYFIELD SUPERFLY 1972
176    LIVE THROWING COPPER 1994
177    GEORGE BENSON BREEZIN' 1976
178    WHITE STRIPES WHITE BLOOD CELLS 2001
179    LYNYRD SKYNYRD PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-ERD 1973
180    SADE DIAMOND LIFE 1984
181    FLEETWOOD MAC FLEETWOOD MAC 1975
182    PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS BAND ON THE RUN 1973
183    BEYONCE DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE 2003
184    ANITA BAKER RAPTURE 1986
185    NAS IIIMATIC 1994
186    BARBRA STREISAND A STAR IS BORN 1976
187    EARTH WIND FIRE THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD 1975
188    ANITA BAKER RHYTHM OF LOVE 1994
189    JAY-Z IN MY LIFETIME VOL 1 1997
190    LL COOL J MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT 1990
191    STEELY DAN AJA 1977
192    WILLIE NELSON STARDUST 1978
193    ARETHA FRANKLIN SPARKLE 1976
194    ANDREA BOCELLI ANDREA 2004
195    BOB DYLAN BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME 1965
196    LUTHER VANDROSS NEVER TOO MUCH 1981
197    U2 ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND 2000
198    RUSH 2112 1976
199    OUTKAST AQUEMINI 1998
200    GRAND FUNK RAILROAD WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND 1973