Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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1976
> Most popular album: Frampton Comes Alive
> Artist: Peter Frampton
> Biggest single: “Show Me the Way”
> Certified U.S. sales: 8 million

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1977
> Most popular album: Rumours
> Artist: Fleetwood Mac
> Biggest single: “Don’t Stop”
> Certified U.S. sales: 20 million

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1978
> Most popular album: Saturday Night Fever
> Artist: Bee Gees/Various Artists
> Biggest single: “Stayin’ Alive”
> Certified U.S. sales: 15 million

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1979
> Most popular album: 52nd Street
> Artist: Billy Joel
> Biggest single: “My Life”
> Certified U.S. sales: 7 million

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1980
> Most popular album: The Wall
> Artist: Pink Floyd
> Biggest single: “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2”
> Certified U.S. sales: 23 million

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1981
> Most popular album: Hi Infidelity
> Artist: REO Speedwagon
> Biggest single: “Keep on Loving You”
> Certified U.S. sales: 10 million

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1982
> Most popular album: Asia
> Artist: Asia
> Biggest single: “Heat of the Moment”
> Certified U.S. sales: 4 million

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1983
> Most popular album: Thriller
> Artist: Michael Jackson
> Biggest single: “Billie Jean”
> Certified U.S. sales: 33 million

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1984
> Most popular album: Thriller
> Artist: Michael Jackson
> Biggest single: “Billie Jean”
> Certified U.S. sales: 33 million

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1985
> Most popular album: Born In The U.S.A.
> Artist: Bruce Springsteen
> Biggest single: “Dancing in the Dark”
> Certified U.S. sales: 15 million