Only one new classic rock album made it to the top 200 last year

Only one recently released classic rock album has been ranked in the Top 200 of 2020 Billboard graphic: Ordinary man, Ozzy Osbourne’s 12th studio album, released last February.

Tight at n ° 199, Ordinary man just made the list, while many other classic rock artists who released albums last year were conspicuously absent. Bob Dylan’s Rough and rowdy manners, AC DC Power on, Bruce Springsteen Letter to you and that of Paul McCartney McCartney III are all missing from the Top 200. (For the record, Springsteen, AC / DC and McCartney albums were released in the last two months of the year.)

Rock albums on the whole seemed to take a back seat on the year’s list, with the majority of the slots occupied by rap, pop and R&B records. Post Malone’s Hollywood bleeding took the place n ° 1; the only “rock” LP of 2020 that made an appearance came from Machine Gun Kelly’s pop-punk Tickets for My Fall, which landed at # 154.

But the list includes several classic rock albums from years past and even previous decades, like Queen’s. The biggest hits (highest ranking, at # 25), Elton John’s Diamonds, Fleetwood Mac Rumors, Caption: The best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Column: The 20 greatest hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles Abbey route, Journey’s greatest hits, the the beatles 1, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ The biggest hits, Back in black by AC / DC, Their greatest successes (1971-1975) Eagles, The essential Billy Joel, Nirvana It does not matter, Sounds of Summer: Best of Beach Boys, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band’s Greatest Hits, The Essential Elvis Presley, The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates, Bon Jovi The biggest hits: the ultimate collection, Guns N ‘Roses’ Appetite for destruction, Lynyrd skynyrd The greatest hits of all time and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The biggest hits.

But when it comes to new rock records, Osbourne was the only artist with a fully original 2020 album to hit the charts. “It was so good to do something,” he said of Ordinary man after a year of health problems.

“There’s so much joy in it. And it got me out of my blues, definitely. We captured the essence of the fun. And it was nice to achieve something. It’s like swimming to one end. world to another and you go, ‘There is land!’ It made me think, ‘I haven’t fucking finished yet!’ “

Ozzy Osbourne’s albums ranked

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