Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band’s album Against The Wind turns 38 today (February 25), and it has the distinction of being the only album in Seger’s catalog to hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album charts.
Of course, Seger isn’t alone in this regard. Here are a few other albums that stand as the only number one album from an artist.
Bob Seger, ‘Against The Wind’
Seger’s 11th studio release stands as his only number one album and has sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. The album also features guest backing vocals from Eagles’ Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit.
David Bowie, ‘Blackstar’
Release just two days prior to his shocking death, Blackstar is the only album from David Bowie to ever hit number one on the Billboard 200. There’s going out on top, and then there’s this incredible moment.
James Taylor, ‘Before This World’
If anyone deserves to number one, it legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor, who after 47 years and 16 studio albums finally topped the Billboard 200 in June 2015 with Before This World.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, ‘Hypnotic Eye’
After 38 years, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers finally got their first number one album with July 2014’s Hypnotic Eye.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles. (She received an A.)