In Case You Were Wondering...

Pink Floyd, in fact, still rules the Billboard 200 charts:
With the revamping of the Billboard 200 last week to again include both current and catalog titles, one of the chart's landmark records is updated this week. At No. 189, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" re-enters the chart for the first time since Oct. 8, 1988, logging a record-extending 742nd week on the survey.

The collection, which debuted on the tally on March 17, 1973, and spent a week at No. 1 on the April 28, 1973, chart, leads the album with the second-longest stay on the chart by 252 weeks (or 4.8 years). Here is a list, as of this week, of the releases with the longest chart lives on the 53-year-old Billboard 200 (with debut years in parentheses):

742 weeks, "Dark Side of the Moon," Pink Floyd (1973)
490 weeks, "Johnny's Greatest Hits," Johnny Mathis (1958)
480 weeks, "My Fair Lady," Original Cast (1956)
331 weeks, "Highlights From the Phantom of the Opera," Original Cast (1990)
302 weeks, "Tapestry," Carole King (1971)
[H/T to Brain Damage]

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