The Rolling Stones
Complete Hit Albums List [1964-2008]
Click HERE for SOLO Albums & Singles

Based on US Billboard and UK Record Retailer/Music Week/NME/BPI positions. Compiler: AC Palacio.
Chart listings found here are based on positions from the two largest and most accurately maintained calculations of sale only, though early UK charts lend much to the imagination. Chart sizes between 1964 and 2004 are as follows:

United States:
1964 (all) through early 1967 - Top 150 (separate mono & stereo charts.)
1967 (early) until mid-1967 - Top 175.
1967 (May 13th) to the present - Top 200.

UK (Great Britain): Has fluctuated greatly between a Top-15 and
a Top-100 (even a Top-77 existed for a short period.)

We have all US year-end chart positions available HERE.

YEAR ALBUM UK US
1964 Rolling Stones 1  
1964 England's Newest Hit Makers   11
1964 12x5   3
1965 Rolling Stones No.2 1  
1965 Rolling Stones NOW!   5
1965 Out of Our Heads 2 1
1965 December's Children (and everybody's)   4
1966 Big Hits (high tide and green grass)   3
1966 Aftermath 1 2
1966 Big Hits (high tide and green grass) 4  
1966 got LIVE if you want it!   6
1967 Between the Buttons 3 2
1967 Flowers   3
1967 Their Satanic Majesties Request 3 2
1968 Beggar's Banquet 3 5
1969 Through the Past Darkly (big hits vol. II) 2 2
1969 Let it Bleed 1 3
1970 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (in concert) 1 6
1971 Stone Age 4  
1971 Sticky Fingers 1 1
1971 Gimme Shelter [NOT a soundtrack] 19  
1971 Hot Rocks 1964-1971   4
1972 Milestones 14  
1972 Exile On Main Street 1 1
1972 Rock 'n' Rolling Stones 41  
1972 More Hot Rocks (big hits and fazed cookies)   9
1973 Goat's Head Soup 1 1
1974 It's Only Rock and Roll 2 1
1975 Metamorphosis 45 8
1975 Made In The Shade 14 6
1975 Rolled Gold 1963-69 7  
1976 Black and Blue 2 1
1977 Love You Live 3 5
1977 Get Stoned 8  
1978 Some Girls 2 1
1980 Emotional Rescue 1 1
1981 Sucking In the Seventies   15
1981 Tattoo You 2 1
1982 Still Life (American concert 1981) 4 5
1982 In Concert [Dutch export to U.K.] 94  
1982 Story Of The Stones 24  
1983 Undercover 3 4
1984 Rewind 1971-1984 23 86
1986 Dirty Work 4 4
1989 Singles Collection* the London Years 138 91
1989 Steel Wheels 2 3
1990 Hot Rocks - The Greatest Hits 1964-1971 3  
1991 Flashpoint [live + studio] 6 16
1993 Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones 1971-1993 16  
1994 Voodoo Lounge 1 2
1995 Stripped [CD/CD-ROM] 9 9
1996 Rock and Roll Circus (live, 1968) ** 92
1997 Bridges to Babylon 6 3
1998 No Security (live) 67 34
2002 Forty Licks [1964-2002] 2 2
2004 Singles 1963-1965 178  
2004 Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones 1971-1993   30
2004 Live Licks 38 50
2005 A Bigger Bang 2 3
2005 Rarities 1971-2003 133 76
2007 Rolled Gold + The Very Best of the Rolling Stones 26  
2008 Shine A Light Soundtrack 2 11

** Rock and Roll Circus reached #12 in the UK Compilations chart.

 

Year-End Album Charts [US]

Positions on this chart are based on the sales of a particular album only in the 12-month period of a single calendar year as compared to other albums' sales from that same period. You may notice that 12x5 (from 1964) is listed after Now! (from 1965) - this is due to sales figures from 1965. As with Let It Bleed in 1969, 12x5 had only negligible sales figures in its initial year of release.

Today, this chart contains a list of the top-200 albums' sales of any particular year. Prior to 1994's Voodoo Lounge, the chart consisted of a top-100. As of 2006, only Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (#5 in 1972) finished among the 10 best-selling albums of any particular year.

YEAR YEAR-END CHART ENTRY US
1964 England's Newest Hitmakers 53
1965 Rolling Stones Now! 32
1965 12x5 50
1966 Big Hits (high tide and green grass) 15
1966 Aftermath 24
1966 December's Children (and everybody's) 49
1967 Between the Buttons 44
1967 Got LIVE if you want it 62
1967 Big Hits (high tide and green grass) 63
1967 Flowers 75
1968 Their Satanic Majesties Request 87
1970 Let it Bleed 48
1971 Sticky Fingers 21
1972 Hot Rocks 1964-1971 5
1972 Exile On Main Street 31
1973 Hot Rocks 1964-1971 48
1973 More Hot Rocks 70
1974 Goat's Head Soup 84
1975 It's Only Rock and Roll 80
1976 Black and Blue 35
1978 Some Girls 43
1979 Some Girls 22
1980 Emotional Rescue 35
1981 Tattoo You 22
1982 Tattoo You 11
1984 Undercover 81
1986 Dirty Work 70
1990 Steel Wheels 50
1994 Voodoo Lounge 62
1995 Voodoo Lounge 122
1996 Stripped 97
1997 Bridges to Babylon 127
1998 Bridges to Babylon 157
2002 Forty Licks 79
2003 Forty Licks 56
2005 Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones '71-'93 174
2005 A Bigger Bang 188

If any information regarding any single or album title is either missing or incorrect, please feel free to bring it to our attention, it would be most appreciated.

Between 1964 and '67, several albums though similar in many ways, were counted as individual charters. In most cases beyond 1964, the variations dealt with the extraction of 1 or more tracks for the U.S. market. In fewer cases, omitted tracks were replaced by others. Case in point: Aftermath [UK version] had 14 tracks while the Aftermath [US version] omitted 4 tracks (including Mother’s Little Helper) and added 1 [Paint it Black.] In this particular case, it is considered one album. When there are more than 5 variations of a sort other than arrangement, they are counted as individual albums.

There are more than 5 variations of the Out of Our Heads albums, yet their uniqueness was answered by the inclusion of the December’s Children (and everybody's) US LP as a separate listing.

Solo Stones:

Singles & Albums

YEAR Format MEMBER TITLE UK US
1967 Single Bill Wyman In Another Land   87
1970 Single Mick Jagger Memo From Turner 32  
1972 Album Jagger/Watts/Wyman Jamming With Edward   33
1974 Album Bill Wyman Monkey Grip 39 99
1975 Album Ron Wood Now Look   118
1976 Album Bill Wyman Stone Alone   166
1978 Single Mick Jagger & Peter Tosh (you gotta walk) Don't Look Back 43 81
1979 Album Ron Wood Gimme Some Neck   45
1979 Album Mick Taylor Mick Taylor   119
1981 Album Ron Wood 1234   164
1981 Single Bill Wyman (si si) Je Suis un Rock Star 14  
1982 Single Bill Wyman A New Fashion 37  
1982 Album Bill Wyman Bill Wyman 55  
1984 Single Mick Jagger & The Jacksons State of Shock 14 3
1985 Single Mick Jagger Just Another Night 32 12
1985 Album Mick Jagger She's the Boss 6 13
1985 Single Mick Jagger Lucky In Love 91 38
1985 Album Bill Wyman Willie And The Poor Boys   96
1985 Single Mick Jagger & David Bowie Dancing In the Street 1 7
1986 Single Mick Jagger Ruthless People   51
1987 Single Mick Jagger Let's Work 31 39
1987 Album Mick Jagger Primitive Cool 26 41
1987 Single Mick Jagger Throwaway   67
1988 Album Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap 37 24
1992 Album Keith Richards Main Offender 45 99
1993 Single Mick Jagger Sweet Thing 24 84
1993 Album Mick Jagger Wandering Spirit 12 11
1996 Album Charlie Watts Long Ago and Far Away 86  
2000 Album Bill Wyman Groovin' 52  
2001 Album Bill Wyman Double Bill 88  
2001 Album Mick Jagger Goddess In The Doorway 44 39
2002 Single Mick Jagger Visions Of Paradise 43  
2004 Single Mick Jagger Old Habits Die Hard 45  
2004 Album Mick Jagger & Dave Stewart Alfie Soundtrack   171
2007 Album Mick Jagger The Very Best of Š [1970-2007] 57 77

Stones' Studio Releases
Year, Month-Title (highest chart position)

U.K. Studio Albums

1. 1964, Apr-The Rolling Stones (UK #1)
2. 1965, Jan-Rolling Stones No. 2 (UK #1)
3. 1965, Sep-Out of Our Heads (UK #2)
4. 1966, Apr-Aftermath (UK #1)
5. 1967, Jan-Between the Buttons (UK #3)
6. 1967, Dec-Their Satanic Majesties Request (UK #3)
7. 1968, Dec-Beggar’s Banquet (UK #3)
8. 1969, Dec-Let it Bleed (UK #1)
9. 1971, Apr-Sticky Fingers (UK #1)
10. 1972, Jun-Exile on Main Street (UK #1)
11. 1973, Sep-Goat’s Head Soup (UK #1)
12. 1974, Oct-It’s Only Rock 'n Roll (UK #2)
13. 1976, May-Black and Blue (UK #2)
14. 1978, Jun-Some Girls (UK #2)
15. 1980, Jul-Emotional Rescue (UK #1)
16. 1981, Sep-Tattoo You (UK #2)
17. 1983, Nov-Undercover (UK #3)
18. 1986, Mar-Dirty Work (UK #4)
19. 1989, Sep-Steel Wheels (UK #2)
20. 1994, Jul-Voodoo Lounge (UK #1)
21. 1997, Sep-Bridges to Babylon (UK #6)
22. 2005, Sep-A Bigger Bang (UK #2)

U.S.A. Studio Albums

1. 1964, Jun-England’s Newest Hit Makers (US #11)
2. 1964, Nov-12x5 (US #3)-previously released UK EP tracks and others.
3. 1965, Mar-The Rolling Stones NOW! (US #5)
4. 1965, Aug-Out of Our Heads (US #1)
5. 1965, Nov-December’s Children(and everybody’s) (US #4)
6. 1966, Apr-Aftermath (US #2)
7. 1967, Jan-Between the Buttons (US #2)
8. 1967, Dec-Their Satanic Majesties Request (US #2)
9. 1968, Dec-Beggar’s Banquet (US #5)
10. 1969, Dec-Let it Bleed (US #3)
11. 1971, Apr-Sticky Fingers (US #1)
12. 1972, Jun-Exile on Main Street (US #1)
13. 1973, Sep-Goat’s Head Soup (US #1)
14. 1974, Oct-It’s Only Rock 'n Roll (US #1)
15. 1976, May-Black and Blue (US #1)
16. 1978, Jun-Some Girls (US #1)
17. 1980, Jul-Emotional Rescue (US #1)
18. 1981, Sep-Tattoo You (US #1)
19. 1983, Nov-Undercover (US #4)
20. 1986, Mar-Dirty Work (US #4)
21. 1989, Sep-Steel Wheels (US #3)
22. 1994, Jul-Voodoo Lounge (US #2)
23. 1997, Sep-Bridges to Babylon (US #3)
24. 2005, Sep-A Bigger Bang (US #3)

For the record, dozens of other albums (compilation and/or live) charted. Most significantly, the several-time chart visitor [1972, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2002] and multi-platinum seller Hot Rocks 1964-71 [#4], the Various Artists album Rock and Roll Circus [US #92] and the triple-album The London Singles Collection [#91.]

Live Albums:
1966-Got LIVE if you want it! (US only release, #6)
1970-Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out (UK #1/US #6)
1977-Love You Live (UK #3/US #5)
1982-Still Life (UK #4/US #5)
1982-In Concert (UK only release, #94)
1991-Flashpoint (UK #6/US #16)
1995-Stripped (US/UK #9)
1996-Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus (US #92)
1998-No Security (US #34/UK #67)
2004-Live Licks (UK #38/US #50)

Compilations:
1966-Big Hits (high tide and green grass) (US#3/UK#4)
1969-Through the Past Darkly (big hits vol. II) (US/UK#2)
1971-Gimme Shelter (UK only release, #19)
1971-Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (then-US only release, #4)
1972-Milestones (UK only release, #14)
1972-Rock’n’Rolling Stones (UK only release, #41)
1975-Made In the Shade (US #6/UK #14)
1975-Rolled Gold (UK only release, #7)
1977-Get Stoned (UK only release, #8)
1982-The Story Of the Stones (UK only release, #24)
1984-Rewind (UK #23/US #86)
1990-Hot Rocks (UK only release, #4)
1993-Jump Back (UK #16/US #30)
2002-Forty Licks (UK #2/US #2)

 

Charted Solo Releases:

Mick Jagger:
1970-single-Memo From Turner (UK #32)
1978-single-Don't Look Back (w/Peter Tosh) (UK #43/US #81)
1984-single-State of Shock (w/The Jacksons) (US #3/UK #14)
1985-single-Just Another Night/Turn the Girl Loose (US #12/UK #32)
1985-album-She’s the Boss (UK #6/US #13)
1985-single-Lucky In Love/Running Out of Luck (US #38)
1985-single-Dancing In the Street (w/David Bowie) (UK #1/US #7)
1986-single-Ruthless People/I’m Ringing (US #51)
1987-single-Let’s Work/Catch As Catch Can (UK #31/US #39)
1987-album-Primitive Cool (UK #26/US #41)
1987-single-Throwaway/Peace For the Wicked (US #67)
1993-single-Sweet Thing/Wandering Spirit (UK #24/US #84)
1993-album-Wandering Spirit (US #11/UK #12)
2001-album-Goddess In The Doorway (US #39/UK #44)
2002-single-Visions of Paradise (UK #43)
2004-single-Old Habits Die Hard [w/Dave Stewart] (UK #45)
2004-album-Alfie [soundtrack w/Dave Stewart] (US #171)
2007-album-The Very Best of ... (UK #57/US #77)

Keith Richards:
1988-album-Talk is Cheap (US #24/UK #37)
1992-album-Main Offender (UK #45/US #99)

Ron Wood:
1975-album-Now Look (US #118)
1979-album-Gimme Some Neck (US #45)
1981-album-1234 (US #164)

Bill Wyman:
1967-single-In Another Land (US #87)
1974-album-Monkey Grip (UK #39/US #99)
1981-single-(si si) Je Suis un Rock Star/Rio de Janeiro (UK #14)
1982-single-A New Fashion/Girls (UK #37)
1982-album-Bill Wyman (UK #55)
1985-album-Willie & The Pooor Boys (US #96)
2000-album-Groovin' (UK #52)
2001-album-Double Bill (UK #88)

Charlie Watts:
1996-album-Long Ago and Far Away (UK #86)

 

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