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The best album credited to Sam Cooke is Night Beat which is ranked number 1,420 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,242.

Sam Cooke is ranked number 396 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,768.

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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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1963
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1985
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1964
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1959
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Total albums: 25. Page 1 of 3

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 bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 3 0%
1960s 12 0%
1970s 2 0%
1980s 5 0%
1990s 0 0%
2000s 2 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 15 60%
Yes 10 40%
Live? Albums %
No 23 92%
Yes 2 8%

Sam Cooke best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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1.
Rating: 91 (80 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Ain't That Good News)
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Rating: 82 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ain't That Good News)
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Rating: 81 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ain't That Good News)
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Rating: 80 (40 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Night Beat)
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Rating: 80 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ain't That Good News)
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Rating: 80 (38 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Night Beat)
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Rating: 80 (16 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Twistin' The Night Away)
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Rating: 80 (36 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Night Beat)
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Rating: 79 (8 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Swing Low)
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Rating: 79 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Shake)
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Rating: 79 (3 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mr Soul)
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Rating: 78 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ain't That Good News)
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Rating: 78 (6 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Night Beat)
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Rating: 78 (36 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Night Beat)
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Rating: 78 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Night Beat)
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Rating: 78 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Ain't That Good News)
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Rating: 78 (3 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mr Soul)
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Rating: 78 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Night Beat)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

Sam Cooke ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 49 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 5% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.1/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 13.1.

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From 11/11/2022 05:11
One of my favourite singers from an early age, and after hearing Bring It On Home to Me in the film Ali earlier today, I decided to put on his greatest hits. His voice still gives me chills and depending on the song, can bring me to tears. Obviously not an album artist, but based on individual tunes, he's absolutely phenomenal. Sad he left this earth so early. Who knows what he might have done if he'd hit the album era? He joins artists like Buddy Holly whose output was small but undeniably powerful, even if built on singles rather than albums.
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From 11/08/2020 19:37
Obviously doesn't stand on a best albums list but god DAMN is his music legendary!
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From 11/19/2017 22:10
One of the best performers and voices in music probably ever. Sad that he would go so early.
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From 11/18/2015 22:51
That voice...
...no, seriously, THAT voice.
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From 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 03/24/2013 16:12
The greatest artist of the soul music.
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From 06/21/2012 04:03
He had the greatest voice
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From 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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