Can You Believe All These Albums Turn 40 This Year?

Wow! A lot of REALLY big albums came out in 1981, meaning they turn 40 this year.

Ultimate Classic Rock put out a list of 81 “essential” albums turning 40 in 2021. And, yeah, when you read the list, it’s going to make you feel old.

Here are a few highlights:

“4”Foreigner  (“Urgent”, “Juke Box Hero”, “Waiting on a Girl Like You”.)

“Face Value”Phil Collins  (“I Missed Again”, “In the Air Tonight”.)

“Tattoo You”The Rolling Stones  (“Start Me Up”, “Waiting on a Friend”.)

“Fair Warning”Van Halen  (“So This Is Love?”, “Unchained”.)

Ghost in the Machine”The Police  (“Spirits in the Material World”, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”.)

“Escape”Journey  (“Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Open Arms”.)

“Bella Donna”Stevie Nicks  (“Edge of Seventeen”, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”.)

“Moving Pictures”Rush  (“Tom Sawyer”, “Limelight”.)

“Don’t Say No”Billy Squier  (“The Stroke”, “Lonely Is the Night”.)

“Fire of Unknown Origin”Blue Oyster Cult  (“Burnin’ for You”, “Joan Crawford”.)

“Freeze Frame”The J. Geils Band  (“Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame”.)

“Shake It Up”The Cars  (“Shake It Up”, “Since You’re Gone”.)

“Paradise Theatre”Styx  (“The Best of Times”, “Too Much Time on My Hands”.)

“Pleasant Dreams”The Ramones  (“We Want the Airwaves”, “The KKK Took My Baby Away”.)

“Point of Entry”Judas Priest  (“Heading Out to the Highway”, “Hot Rockin'”.)

“Wild-Eyed Southern Boys”.38 Special  (“Hold On Loosely”, “Fantasy Girl”.)


(Check out the complete list here.)

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