50 Years Ago: ‘The Sound of Music’ Soundtrack Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Fifty years ago this week, the charts were alive with The Sound of Music, as the film’s soundtrack hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated Nov. 13, 1965.
The album — led by the film’s star Julie Andrews — spent two weeks at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200, and earned a staggering 109 weeks in the top 10. The album was so hot it was in the weekly top 10 from the May 1, 1965-dated chart through July 16, 1966. It was a regular (but not quite weekly) presence in the top 10 off and on through early 1968. The soundtrack was so successful on the chart, it was recently ranked as the No. 2 album on the all-time Billboard 200 chart.