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The best album by Sam Cooke is Night Beat which is ranked number 1,507 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,196.

Sam Cooke is ranked number 405 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,626.

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Sam Cooke best albums

The following albums by Sam Cooke are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Night BeatUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1963Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1963:6Rank Score:1,196
Rank in 1960s141Overall Rank:1,507
Average Rating:  79/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.

Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1985Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1985:22Rank Score:1,098
Rank in 1980s265Overall Rank:1,604
Average Rating:  82/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964
Compilation
United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:2003Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2003:46Rank Score:962
Rank in 2000s398Overall Rank:1,799
Average Rating:  82/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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4.

Ain't That Good NewsUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1964:17Rank Score:536
Rank in 1960s234Overall Rank:2,846
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

Sam CookeUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1957Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1957:15Rank Score:356
Rank in 1950s80Overall Rank:3,955
Average Rating:  76/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

At The CopaUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1964Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1964:43Rank Score:106
Rank in 1960s662Overall Rank:10,119
Average Rating:  74/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Hit Kit
Compilation
United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1959Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1959:49Rank Score:95
Rank in 1950s227Overall Rank:11,279
Average Rating:  75/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

The Wonderful World Of Sam CookeUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1960Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1960:33Rank Score:87
Rank in 1960s773Overall Rank:12,172
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Solitude
Compilation
United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1984Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1984:209Rank Score:71
Rank in 1980s2,129Overall Rank:14,468
Average Rating: Not enough data
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

ShakeUnited States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:1965Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1965:112Rank Score:32
Rank in 1960s1,219Overall Rank:21,174
Average Rating:  78/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 405

This may not be a complete discography for Sam Cooke. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Sam Cooke best tracks

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1.A Change Is Gonna Come
(from the album Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964)
 87/100 (30 votes)
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2.A Change Is Gonna Come
(from the album Ain't That Good News)
 87/100 (21 votes)
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3.(What A) Wonderful World
(from the album Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964)
 85/100 (17 votes)
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4.You Send Me
(from the album Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964)
 82/100 (14 votes)
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5.Cupid
(from the album Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964)
 82/100 (14 votes)
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6.You Send Me
(from the album Sam Cooke)
 82/100 (8 votes)
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7.Nothing Can Change This Love
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 81/100 (7 votes)
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8.Bring It on Home to Me
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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9.Wonderful World
(from the album The Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke)
 81/100 (4 votes)
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10.You Send Me
(from the album Hit Kit)
 81/100 (4 votes)
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11.Medley: It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 81/100 (7 votes)
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12.Somebody Have Mercy
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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13.Chain Gang
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 80/100 (7 votes)
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14.Another Saturday Night
(from the album Ain't That Good News)
 80/100 (11 votes)
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15.Summertime
(from the album Sam Cooke)
 80/100 (7 votes)
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16.Feel It
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 80/100 (8 votes)
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17.Bring It On Home To Me
(from the album Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964)
 80/100 (10 votes)
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18.Chain Gang
(from the album Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964)
 80/100 (12 votes)
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19.Cupid
(from the album Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963)
 80/100 (7 votes)
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20.A Change Is Gonna Come
(from the album Shake)
 79/100 (4 votes)
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Sam Cooke ratings

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78/100 (from 30 votes)
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From DeusExMackia 11/18/2015 22:51
That voice...
...no, seriously, THAT voice.
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From 9999 03/28/2015 01:54
I get it, this is a "best albums" website, not a "best artists" one, but I simply can't trust a "top artists" list if Sam Cooke is not at least in the top 30.
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From skelter54 03/24/2013 16:12
The greatest artist of the soul music.
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From AngryAchilles 06/21/2012 04:03
He had the greatest voice
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From junodog4 01/06/2012 20:24
It's a shame this is a 'best albums' website. It means that artists from the singles era (before the mid sixties) are often overlooked. Sam Cooke is a perfect example of this. Despite his early demise, he has a phenomenal library of music. Nobody could swing with soul like Sam Cooke.
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