Thursday, September 17, 2020

Trivia time!

 Here are some music trivia questions that really surprised me.  Answers in the comments.

1. Which artist/group had the most Billboard 200 #1 albums in a single year (extra credit: what year was it?)?

2. Which artist/group had the most albums in the Billboard 200 Top 10 simultaneously?  Who were #2 and #3 on this list?

3. Which album spent the most number of weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart?

Like all good trivia, these are obscure and unexpected (at least they were to me).


Borepatch said...

1. The Monkees with 4 albums hitting #1 in 1967.

2. Prince, with 5 albums in the top 10 in 2016 after his death. Second on this list is Kingston Trio with 4 albums in the top 10 for 5 consecutive weeks in 1959.

3. West Side Story spent 54 weeks at #1 in 1962-1963. What I find particularly interesting is that of the top 11 albums on this list only 2 were released in the last 30 years.

Data from here.

libertyman said...

You know this I am sure, but in the realm of trivia, who was the (unlikely) opening act for the Monkees until 1967?

Borepatch said...

Libertyman, I had to do a search for that. I'll take "Unlikely Pairing" for $500, Alex ...