Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
196056024,845
196153323,176
196258519,846
196360150,548
196469249,159
1965813156,613
1966872206,345
19671,122329,072
19681,455239,779
19691,801371,985
Total9,0341,471,367

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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503
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1968
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431
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1966
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247
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1968
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225
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1969
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220
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1962
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155
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154
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1965
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151
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128
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Total albums: 22. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 52 5%
1961 61 6%
1962 48 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 69 7%
1965 93 9%
1966 102 10%
1967 136 14%
1968 187 19%
1969 201 20%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
The Kinks 9 1%
Frank Sinatra 9 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 617 62%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 28 3%
France 22 2%
Canada 18 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 967 97%
Yes 33 3%
Live? Albums %
No 965 97%
Yes 35 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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