Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
196038325,983
196140323,069
196243317,681
196346269,326
196453657,489
1965650271,316
1966705389,426
1967936606,692
19681,193391,119
19691,445613,737
Total7,1462,465,839

The best artists of the 1960s were The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground And Nico, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 35 4%
1961 48 5%
1962 40 4%
1963 55 6%
1964 64 6%
1965 93 9%
1966 103 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 227 23%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 600 60%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Brazil 32 3%
Canada 20 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Best Albums of 1950
1. The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert by Benny Goodman
2. Voice Of The Xtabay by Yma Sumac
3. Talking Dust Bowl by Woody Guthrie
4. Charlie Parker With Strings by Charlie Parker
5. Ella Sings Gershwin by Ella Fitzgerald
6. The New Sound by Les Paul
7. Innovations In Modern Music by Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
8. Billie Holiday Sings (1950) by Billie Holiday
9. Sones Of Mexico by Trio Aguilillas
10. Nat King Cole At The Piano by Nat King Cole
11. Debut Surbahar Recital by Annapurna Devi
12. Noel Rosa Vol. 1 by Aracy De Almeida
13. Darling Corey by Pete Seeger
14. Tea For Two by Doris Day
15. Music For Peace Of Mind by Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman
16. Dexter Gordon by Dexter Gordon
17. Night In Manhattan by Lee Wiley
18. Young Man With A Horn by Doris Day
19. Historical America In Song by Burl Ives
20. Spanish Guitar Solos by Carlos Montoya


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