Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
196042220,897
196142919,586
196245116,550
196349551,172
196457845,416
1965688169,117
1966739229,515
1967976368,664
19681,244252,405
19691,510399,829
Total7,5321,573,152

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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1965
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39,667
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19,597
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8,699
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5,246
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2,978
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2,321
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2,096
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Total albums: 85. Page 1 of 9

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 59 6%
1962 42 4%
1963 50 5%
1964 66 7%
1965 85 9%
1966 100 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 194 19%
1969 222 22%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 17 2%
The Rolling Stones 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 13 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
Frank Sinatra 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 620 62%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Brazil 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Canada 19 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
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