Best Albums of the 1960s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1960s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
196038920,328
196141418,398
196243715,629
196346550,107
196454943,108
1965657166,782
1966717228,291
1967952365,997
19681,219250,056
19691,470395,834
Total7,2691,554,530

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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1969
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3,938
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1964
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3,849
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1960
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3,846
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1960
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3,741
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1966
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3,656
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1968
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3,541
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1969
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3,174
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1967
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3,166
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1968
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3,127
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1969
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3,032
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 1960s composition

Year Albums %


1960 40 4%
1961 57 6%
1962 42 4%
1963 53 5%
1964 65 7%
1965 85 9%
1966 101 10%
1967 142 14%
1968 193 19%
1969 222 22%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 613 61%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Brazil 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 18 2%
Germany 15 2%
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