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.
196038325,991
196140323,067
196243317,780
196346269,331
196453657,507
1965650271,302
1966706389,347
1967936606,853
19681,195391,200
19691,445613,706
Total7,1492,466,083

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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1965
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25,406
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1968
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23,827
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1969
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23,712
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1963
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20,225
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1968
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19,891
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1968
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18,462
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1967
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17,536
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1963
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17,080
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1968
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16,941
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1967
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16,485
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 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 143 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 226 23%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 15 2%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
Frank Sinatra 14 1%
The Rolling Stones 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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