The Top Billboard Albums of the 1960's


Music is a rapidly changing beast and most of us have our preferences. You also notice that as you get older you find yourself often tied to the music you loved in your teenage years. New music just does not cut it!

Here are the number one albums according to Billboard for the 1960's.


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1960: Original Cast – The Sound Of Music

1961: Original Cast – Camelot

1962: Soundtrack – West Side Story

1963: Soundtrack – West Side Story

1964: Original Cast – Hello, Dolly!

1965: Soundtrack – Mary Poppins

1966: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream And Other Delights

1967: Monkees – More Of The Monkees

1968: Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?

1969: Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

As you can see the 1960's was a very interesting year for music. The Billboard chart's started in the 50's and it took until the last half of the 1960's for non-musical related albums to start becoming popular. The outh really started to rule and it's great to see it charted in music.

I was born in 1981, the number one album that year was Kim Carnes with Bette Davis Eyes. I be honest I have no idea what this is!!

What was the number one album the year you was born?