List of albums which have spent the most weeks on the UK Albums Chart

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The following is a list of albums that have spent 52 weeks or more on the UK Albums Chart. If special editions/re-releases are treated together or separately by the Official Charts Company then they are here.

100 + weeks[edit]

Title Artist Released Peak Weeks
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits ABBA 1992 1 466[1]
Legend Bob Marley & The Wailers 1984 1 394[2]
Face Value Phil Collins 1981 1 274[3]
Thriller Michael Jackson 1982 1 248[4]
The Immaculate Collection Madonna 1990 1 242[5]
I Am... Sasha Fierce Beyoncé 2008 2 226[6]
Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 2005 1 277[6]
Back to Black (standard) Amy Winehouse 2006 1 190[7]
Hot Fuss The Killers 2004 1 179[8]
Ultimate Collection' Whitney Houston 2007 3 179[9]
Definitely Maybe Oasis 1994 1 177[10]
No Jacket Required Phil Collins 1985 1 176[3]
Decade in the Sun: The Best of Stereophonics Stereophonics 2008 2 169
Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses 1987 5 168[11]
Hello, I Must Be Going! Phil Collins 1982 2 163[3]
19 Adele 2008 1 163[12]
The Fame Lady Gaga 2008 1 171[13]
The Script The Script 2008 1 159[14]
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel 1972 2 157 [6]
Like a Virgin Madonna 1984 1 152[5]
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Oasis 1995 1 147[10]
Private Dancer Tina Turner 1984 2 147[15]
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 1995 1 145[6]
These Streets Paolo Nutini 2006 3 143[16]
Best of The Beach Boys The Beach Boys 1966 2 142[17]
Simply the Best Tina Turner 1991 2 141[15]
Only by the Night Kings of Leon 2008 1 140[18]
The Very Best of The Stone Roses The Stone Roses 2002 21 133[18]
Greatest Hits ABBA 1976 1 130[1]
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 1970 1 129[6]
Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna 2007 1 128[19]
Madonna – The First Album Madonna 1984 6 123[5]
Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2009 2 211[20]
One Love David Guetta 2009 2 120 [6]
Crazy Love Michael Bublé 2009 1 119[21]
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 1985 2 119[22]
Greatest Hits Foo Fighters 2009 4 117[23]
Ray of Light Madonna 1998 1 116[5]
21 Adele 2011 1 115[6]
Frank Amy Winehouse 2003 3 110[7]
Halcyon Days Ellie Goulding 2012 1 109[24]
Up To Now Snow Patrol 2009 3 108 [6]
Parallel Lines Blondie 1978 1 106
Sunny Side Up Paolo Nutini 2009 3 103[16]
Whitney Whitney Houston 1987 1 101[22]

75 – 99 weeks[edit]

Title Artist Released Peak Weeks
Older George Michael 1996 1 99[25]
Teenage Dream Katy Perry 2010 1 94[6]
The Defamation of Strickland Banks Plan B 2010 1 94[26]
Arrival ABBA 1976 1 92[1]
Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses 2004 1 90[11]
...Baby One More Time Britney Spears 1999 2 88[6]
Left of the Middle Natalie Imbruglia 1997 5 87[27]
20 Golden Greats The Beach Boys 1976 1 86[17]
True Blue Madonna 1986 1 85[5]
Use Your Illusion I Guns N' Roses 1991 2 84[11]
Use Your Illusion II Guns N' Roses 1991 1 84[11]
Because of the Times Kings of Leon 2007 1 83[18]
4 Beyoncé 2011 1 82[6]
Heart of Stone Cher 1989 7 82[28]
Every Kingdom Ben Howard 2011 4 82
Turn It Up Pixie Lott 2009 6 81[29]
Faith George Michael 1987 1 79[25]
Sam's Town The Killers 2006 1 80[8]
Foreign Affair Tina Turner 1989 1 78[15]
Nothing but the Beat David Guetta 2011 2 78

52 – 74 weeks[edit]

Title Artist Released Peak Weeks
Only Revolutions Biffy Clyro 2009 3 72[30]
Loud Rihanna 2010 1 72[6]
Spice Spice Girls 1996 1 72[6]
Pink Friday Nicki Minaj 2010 16 71[6]
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael George Michael 1998 1 70[25]
Like a Prayer Madonna 1989 1 70[5]
Doo-Wops & Hooligans Bruno Mars 2011 1 69[6]
Disc-Overy Tinie Tempah 2010 1 69 [6]
Time Flies... 1994–2009 Oasis 2010 1 68 [6]
Rated R Rihanna 2009 9 67[19]
My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston 1998 4 67[22]
Good Ol' Fashioned Love Overtones 2010 4 65 [6]
Science & Faith The Script 2010 1 64[6]
Music Madonna 2000 1 64[5]
The Lady Killer Cee-Lo Green 2010 3 64 [6]
The Ultimate Collection Whitney Houston 2007 3 64[22]
Greatest Hits... So Far!!! P!nk 2010 5 63 [6]
Greatest Hits Vol. 2 ABBA 1979 1 63[1]
Whitney: The Greatest Hits Whitney Houston 2000 1 63[22]
Who You Are Jessie J 2011 2 62[6]
The Album ABBA 1978 1 61[1]
Olly Murs Olly Murs 2010 2 61[6]
3 Words Cheryl Cole 2009 1 61[6]
Alive Till I'm Dead Professor Green 2010 2 60[6]
Lights Ellie Goulding 2010 1 60[31]
Greatest Hits Bon Jovi 2010 2 59[6]
Bring Hom Home Alfie Boe 2010 1 57[6]
Exodus Bob Marley & The Wailers 1977 8 56[2]
Call Me Irresponsible (special edition) Michael Bublé 2007 3 56[21]
Back to Black (deluxe) Amy Winehouse 2007 1 53[7]
Look Sharp! Roxette 1989 4 53[32]
Dangerously in Love Beyoncé 2003 1 52[33]
Love Hurts Cher 1991 1 52[28]
No More Idols Chase & Status 2011 2 52 [6]
Spiceworld Spice Girls 1997 1 52[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b "UK Charts > Killers". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
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  10. ^ a b "UK Charts > Oasis". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
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  12. ^ "UK Charts > Adele". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  13. ^ "UK Charts > Lady Gaga". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
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  16. ^ a b "UK Charts > Paolo Nutini". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  17. ^ a b "UK Charts > Beach Boys". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  18. ^ a b c "UK Charts > Kings of Leon". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  19. ^ a b "UK Charts > Rihanna". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  20. ^ "UK Charts > Mumford & Sons". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  21. ^ a b "UK Charts > Michael Bublé". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  22. ^ a b c d e "UK Charts > Whitney Houston". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  23. ^ "UK Charts > Foo Fighters". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  24. ^ "UK Charts > Ellie Goulding". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  25. ^ a b c "UK Charts > George Michael". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  26. ^ "UK Charts > Plan B". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  27. ^ "UK Charts > Imbruglia". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  28. ^ a b "UK Charts > Cher". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  29. ^ "PIXIE LOTT | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  30. ^ "UK Charts > Biffy Clyro". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  31. ^ "UK Charts > Ellie Goulding". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  32. ^ "UK Charts > Roxette". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  33. ^ "UK Charts > Beyoncé". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-22.