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
196140323,078
196243317,682
196346269,332
196453657,485
1965650271,213
1966705389,226
1967936606,246
19681,192391,012
19691,445613,300
Total7,1452,464,557

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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1967
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56,261
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1969
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52,903
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1969
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50,371
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1969
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41,039
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1969
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39,013
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1968
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38,027
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1968
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33,471
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1967
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32,836
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1967
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30,079
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1965
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28,175
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 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%
Miles Davis 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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