3. Jethro Tull, A Passion Play (Billboard 200 No. 1, 1973): It was odd when Jethro Tull hit No. 1 the previous year with Thick as a Brick, which, like Tubular Bells, was a 43-minute-long progressive-rock album consisting of one single, unbroken-up song and featured no hit singles. It was even odder when they hit No. 1 again a year later.

2. Pantera, Far Beyond Driven (Billboard 200 No. 1, 1994): Any metalhead and/or Texan remembers this one. Our boys finally made it and made it big. To date it's widely agreed that this album, which at the time was the heaviest Pantera had done (only to be outdone by The Great Southern Trendkill two years later), is probably the heaviest metal album to ever top the charts.

1. Chuck Berry, "My Ding-a-Ling" (Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, 1972): As in the case of the Beach Boys ("Kokomo," 1988), Chuck Berry was long past his prime to be getting No. 1 hits, but what's even weirder is that he managed to hit the charts again with a strange and creepily sexual novelty song. We're not going to say Berry didn't deserve the hit for his esteemed contributions to the history of rock and roll, this just wasn't one of his more dignified ones. Corey Deiterman

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