Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
196054724,255
196151820,875
196256718,856
196358250,909
196466347,238
1965784160,673
1966852213,530
19671,092342,395
19681,395246,564
19691,741384,176
Total8,7411,509,470

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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1966
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31,630
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1967
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28,704
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1969
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27,120
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1969
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21,726
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1969
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21,009
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1968
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20,433
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1968
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20,396
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1967
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19,850
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1965
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18,686
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1967
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17,567
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 49 5%
1961 56 6%
1962 46 5%
1963 53 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 96 10%
1966 100 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 192 19%
1969 208 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 629 63%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Brazil 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 16 2%
Germany 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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