Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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1960s decade summary
YearAlbums The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
196053723,978
196150721,102
196255018,983
196357250,770
196465347,450
1965769162,906
1966839216,694
19671,073347,901
19681,375250,064
19691,697389,063
Total8,5721,528,911

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1962
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475
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1968
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358
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1965
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176
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1964
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174
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1968
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132
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1969
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115
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112
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1966
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108
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108
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Total albums: 16. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 46 5%
1961 53 5%
1962 49 5%
1963 52 5%
1964 64 6%
1965 95 10%
1966 102 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 195 20%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Nina Simone 10 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 628 63%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Brazil 26 3%
Canada 17 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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