6. Cheap Trick - 'Live at Budakan'
Cheap Trick's first three albums are absolute classics, but for whatever reason they failed to catch on in America. "I Want You to Want Me" didn't even crack the Hot 100 and "Surrender" stalled out at Number 62. The good people of Japan had a different reaction to Cheap Trick, and when they came there in April of 1978 to play Tokyo's Budokan they were treated like gods. A live album from the show was only meant to come out in Japan, but when it received a strong reaction they released it in America. "I Want You Want Me" worked better with 12,000 screaming Japanese fans, and a live version of the song reached Number Seven. It helped Live At Budokan sell millions of records, finally breaking the band big in America.