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    I think its a pretty big deal when every song on an album becomes a radio staple. Every now and then, there are albums that contain songs that are so popular, they become hits even if they weren't released as singles when the album came out. I think Van Halen's debut is one of these albums. I've heard every one of those songs on the radio...a lot. That is a rare feat, especially for an album that has an instrumental track on there. Of course, its not just any instrumental--its THE instrumental.

    I was trying to think of other albums like this. 5150 is almost there, but not quite. I've heard many of its songs on the radio, but The Inside will never be played. Ha ha. 1984 is another possible one, but I don't think I've heard Top Jimmy or Girl Gone Bad on the radio. If they were, it was rare, and probably a special occasion. The Beatles probably have several--possibly Revolver and Rubber Soul. The one that comes to mind immediately is Back in Black by AC/DC. Maybe Highway to Hell too. I think Led Zeppelin's 4th album is also one of them. Led Zeppelin II is close, but I've never heard Moby Dick on the radio.

    Are there any others? There aren't many. That Van Halen's debut is probably the best example of this. What a great album.
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    Every song on Boston's debut album was a charting single and all of those songs are still played on the radio.

    9 of the 11 songs on Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" are still played on the radio.

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    Creedence Clearwater Revival had Cosmo’s Factory, Willy & The Poor Boys & Green River, although the closest is Cosmo’s Factory with 9 of the 11 tracks being classic rock radio staples
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    Journey - Escape 1981

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Intruder View Post
    Eagles - Hotel California
    I looked at that one. Not sure... but it's close like any Aerosmith record before 1979.

    Dire Straits first album falls in there.

    Bowie - Scary Monsters to anyone that bought it the week it came out. 1980

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    47, you're probably right about the Eagles but in the late 70s that album was all over AM/FM radio in sharp contrast to the disco revolution so popular at the time. How about this one?

    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Every song on Boston's debut album was a charting single and all of those songs are still played on the radio.
    there were three singles that i'm aware of (because I own them):

    "More Than A Feeling"/"Smokin'"

    "Long Time"/"Let Me Take You Home Tonight"

    "Peace Of Mind"/"Foreplay"

    I'm not sure I can say I've ever heard "Something About You" or "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" on the radio.

    But then I'm not sure there really is a non-compilation album where all the tracks get air time. Most big albums I can think of a track or two that maybe didn't get airplay - at least not while I was listening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    there were three singles that i'm aware of (because I own them):

    "More Than A Feeling"/"Smokin'"

    "Long Time"/"Let Me Take You Home Tonight"

    "Peace Of Mind"/"Foreplay"

    I'm not sure I can say I've ever heard "Something About You" or "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" on the radio.

    But then I'm not sure there really is a non-compilation album where all the tracks get air time. Most big albums I can think of a track or two that maybe didn't get airplay - at least not while I was listening!
    The Boston debut was the first album that came to mind when I saw this thread. I have heard all 8 songs on the radio multiple times.

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    Boston--epic album. It feels like a Greatest Hits album and it was their debut. Yeah, I don't think I've heard Let Me Take You Home tonight on the radio. Not saying it never did get airplay though. As for Appetite for Destruction, I always thought it was kind of hit and miss. The hits were absolutely massive, but the other songs on the album didn't get much play on the radio if at all. I always liked Mr. Brownstone from that one.

    I think its really hard to get all of every song on the radio from one album. Its fun to think about.
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    Hysteria.

    Maybe I was in the wrong place, but I've never heard On Fire or even Little Dreamer on the radio.
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