Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
196047422,786
196146020,395
196249618,038
196352151,239
196461446,693
1965726168,045
1966785228,851
19671,018365,625
19681,311255,916
19691,596401,732
Total8,0011,579,319

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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1963
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10,337
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1969
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9,260
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1969
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9,023
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1969
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8,917
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1969
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8,870
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1969
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8,670
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1967
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8,358
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1965
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8,335
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1969
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8,247
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1964
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8,088
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Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 45 5%
1961 58 6%
1962 47 5%
1963 51 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 90 9%
1966 99 10%
1967 134 13%
1968 198 20%
1969 213 21%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 16 2%
The Rolling Stones 14 1%
The Beach Boys 14 1%
John Coltrane 12 1%
Frank Sinatra 11 1%
Nina Simone 11 1%
Bob Dylan 10 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 633 63%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Brazil 28 3%
Canada 16 2%
Germany 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 964 96%
Yes 36 4%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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