Albums from the Year 1960

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This page lists the top albums of 1960 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 1960 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1960 were:

1:Elvis Presley2:Bob Newhart3:Frank Sinatra4:The Kingston Trio5:Joan Baez
6:Ella Fitzgerald7:Enoch Light & his Orchestra8:The Everly Brothers9:Miles Davis10:Ray Conniff
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Bob Newhart The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart 1960 US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1960, Library of Congress artifact added 2006 (1960), Grammy in 1960, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1960), UK 2 - Oct 1960 (35 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1959, US BB 2 of 1960, US 3 of 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1962), Acclaimed 2637 (1960), RYM 50 of 1960
2 Original Cast The Sound Of Music 1960 US CashBox 1 of 1959, US 1 of 1960, US num 1 for 13 weeks - Jan 1960, US BB 1 of 1960, UK 3 - Jul 1961 (68 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1960), US Longest Running Album 12 1959 (276 weeks), Billboard 23 - Aug 1963 (87 weeks)
3 Joan Baez Joan Baez 1960 Library of Congress artifact added 2014 (1960), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1960), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1966), BEA 4 of 1960, UK 9 - Jun 1965 (18 weeks), Billboard 20 - Aug 1963 (64 weeks), Acclaimed 1448 (1960), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1978), RYM 22 of 1960
4 Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back! 1960 UK 1 - Jul 1960 (27 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), BEA 6 of 1960, US CashBox 8 of 1959, US BB 8 of 1960, German RS100 52, Billboard 199 - Mar 2011 (1 week), Acclaimed 560 (1960), RYM 19 of 1960
5 Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy 1960 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1960, Grammy in 1960 (Nominated), UK 4 - Jan 1961 (28 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1962), US CashBox 8 of 1960, US BB 11 of 1960, Acclaimed 1439 (1960), RYM 21 of 1960
6 Elvis Presley GI Blues 1960 UK 1 - Dec 1960 (65 weeks), US num 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1960, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), US CashBox 4 of 1961, US BB 14 of 1961, RYM 39 of 1960
7 Miles Davis Sketches of Spain 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1997 (1959), BEA 1 of 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1993), Rolling Stone 356, Acclaimed 373 (1960), WXPN 456 (1960), RYM 6 of 1960
8 Ella Fitzgerald Mack The Knife, Ella In Berlin 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1960), BEA 3 of 1960, US CashBox 44 of 1959, US BB 45 of 1961, Acclaimed 2049 (1960), RYM 8 of 1960
9 The Kingston Trio Sold Out 1960 US num 1 for 4 weeks - May 1960, US CashBox 3 of 1959, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1961), US BB 5 of 1960, RYM 178 of 1960
10 Enoch Light & his Orchestra Persuasive Percussion 1960 US num 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1960, US CashBox 2 of 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1968), US BB 36 of 1960, RYM 50 of 1959
11 The Kingston Trio String Along 1960 US num 1 for 10 weeks - Aug 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1962), US BB 6 of 1960, US CashBox 9 of 1960
12 Billy Vaughn Theme From A Summer Place 1960 US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1962), US CashBox 6 of 1960, US BB 13 of 1960
13 Mormon Tabernacle Choir The Lord's Prayer 1960 US num 1 for 1 week - Jan 1960, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1963), US CashBox 20 of 1960, US BB 21 of 1960
14 Ray Charles Ray Charles In Person 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1959), US CashBox 35 of 1959, US BB 51 of 1960, Acclaimed 1754 (1960), RYM 153 of 1960
15 Harry Belafonte Belafonte Returns To Carnegie Hall 1960 Grammy in 1960 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1963), US CashBox 29 of 1961, US BB 30 of 1961, RYM 115 of 1960
16 The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time 1960 UK 2 - Jul 1960 (23 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1959, US BB 38 of 1960, Acclaimed 2551 (1960), RYM 64 of 1960
17 Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1960), BEA 9 of 1960, Acclaimed 690 (1960), RYM 4 of 1960
18 Mario Lanza The Great Caruso 1960 UK 3 - Jul 1960 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1968), US BB 16 of 1960, US CashBox 24 of 1960
19 Shelley Berman Inside Shelley Berman 1960 US 2 of 1960, US BB 3 of 1960, UK 12 - Nov 1960 (4 weeks), RYM 186 of 1959
20 Original Soundtrack Can-can 1960 UK 2 - May 1960 (31 weeks), US CashBox 11 of 1960, US BB 19 of 1960, RYM 175 of 1960
21 Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1960), Acclaimed 1689 (1959), RYM 18 of 1960
22 Nat King Cole Wild Is Love 1960 Grammy in 1960 (Nominated), US BB 34 of 1960, US CashBox 40 of 1961
23 Peggy Lee Latin A la Lee! 1960 UK 8 - Jun 1960 (15 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1960, US BB 42 of 1960, RYM 96 of 1960
24 Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 1960 BEA 5 of 1960, Rolling Stone 348, Acclaimed 557 (1960), RYM 15 of 1960
25 Bobby Darin This Is Darin 1960 UK 4 - Mar 1960 (9 weeks), US BB 27 of 1960, US CashBox 33 of 1959
26 Jimmy Smith Back At The Chicken Shack 1960 BEA 7 of 1960, US CashBox 100 of 1963, Acclaimed 1473 (1960), RYM 13 of 1960
27 Mitch Miller Saturday Sing Along With Mitch 1960 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1962), US BB 20 of 1961, US CashBox 50 of 1960
28 Various Artists 60 Years Of Music America Loves Best, Volume II 1960 US 4 of 1960, US BB 32 of 1960, US CashBox 49 of 1959
29 Original Soundtrack Ben-Hur 1960 UK 15 - Nov 1960 (3 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1960, US BB 30 of 1960
30 John Coltrane Lush Life 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016 (1961), RYM 12 of 1960
31 Mance Lipscomb Texas Sharecropper & Songster 1960 Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1960), RYM 144 of 1960
32 Elvis Presley Elvis Sings Christmas Songs 1960 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), UK EP 16 - Nov 1960
33 Etta Jones Don't Go To Strangers 1960 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1960)
34 Clarence Ashley Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's 1960 Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1960)
35 Enoch Light & his Orchestra Provocative Percussion 1960 US CashBox 5 of 1960, US BB 54 of 1960, RYM 107 of 1959
36 Shirley Bassey Fabulous Shirley Bassey 1960 UK EP 5 - Oct 1960, UK 12 - Jan 1961 (3 weeks), RYM 149 of 1959
37 Tom Lehrer An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer 1960 UK 7 - Jun 1960 (7 weeks), Billboard 133 - Mar 1966 (8 weeks), RYM 17 of 1959
38 Henry Mancini Music from Mr Lucky 1960 US CashBox 14 of 1960, US BB 15 of 1960, RYM 115 of 1959
39 Billy Fury The Sound Of Fury 1960 UK 18 - Jun 1960 (2 weeks), Acclaimed 2413 (1960), RYM 127 of 1960
40 Mitch Miller Party Sing Along With Mitch 1960 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1962), US BB 58 of 1960
41 Ray Charles The Genius Hits The Road 1960 US BB 37 of 1960, US CashBox 40 of 1961, RYM 135 of 1960
42 Emile Ford & The Checkmates Emile 1960 UK EP 1 - Apr 1960
43 Paddy Roberts Paddy Roberts Strikes Again 1960 UK EP 1 - Jul 1960
44 Adam Faith Adam's Hit Parade 1960 UK EP 1 - Sep 1960
45 George Mitchell Minstrels The Black & White Minstrel Show 1960 UK 1 - Nov 1960 (142 weeks)
46 Freddy Cannon The Explosive Freddy Cannon 1960 UK 1 - Feb 1960 (11 weeks)
47 101 Strings Down Drury Lane To Memory Lane 1960 UK 1 - Aug 1960 (21 weeks)
48 Cliff Richard Cliff's Silver Discs 1960 UK EP 1 - Dec 1960
49 Bobby Bland Two Steps From the Blues 1960 Rolling Stone 215, Acclaimed 399 (1960), RYM 14 of 1961
50 Johnny Mathis Rhythms & Ballads Of Broadway 1960 UK 6 - Dec 1960 (10 weeks), US BB 47 of 1960
51 Cliff Richard Me & My Shadows 1960 UK 2 - Oct 1960 (33 weeks), RYM 84 of 1960
52 Johnny Mathis Johnny's Mood 1960 US CashBox 15 of 1960, US BB 18 of 1960
53 Carl Orff & Michel Plasson Carmina Burana 1960 France Gold (certified by SNEP Aug 2001), RYM 46 of 1960
54 Ray Conniff It's The Talk Of The Town 1960 UK 15 - May 1960 (1 week), US CashBox 33 of 1960
55 101 Strings The Soul Of Spain 1960 UK 17 - Mar 1960 (1 week), US BB 39 of 1961
56 Mario Lanza For The First Time 1960 US CashBox 17 of 1960, US BB 43 of 1960
57 Billy Vaughn Look For A Star 1960 US CashBox 19 of 1960, US BB 44 of 1960
58 Ray Conniff Say It With Music (A Touch Of Latin) 1960 US CashBox 25 of 1961, US BB 40 of 1960
59 Ray Conniff Young at Heart 1960 US CashBox 26 of 1960, US BB 49 of 1961
60 Brenda Lee This Is... Brenda 1960 US BB 33 of 1960, US CashBox 39 of 1961
61 Ray Conniff Concert In Rhythm, Volume II 1960 US CashBox 40 of 1960, US BB 52 of 1960
62 Mitch Miller Fireside Sing Along With Mitch 1960 US CashBox 38 of 1960, US BB 56 of 1960
63 The Everly Brothers A Date With The Everly Brothers 1960 UK 3 - Mar 1961 (14 weeks), RYM 92 of 1960
64 The Everly Brothers Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers 1960 UK 4 - Oct 1960 (11 weeks), RYM 161 of 1960
65 Sviatoslav Richter Brahams: Concert No. 2 in B-Flat 1960 Grammy in 1960 (Nominated)
66 Erich Leinsdorf Puccini: Turandot 1960 Grammy in 1960 (Nominated)
67 Miki & Griff This Is Miki & Griff 1960 UK EP 2 - Sep 1960
68 Original Soundtrack The Five Pennies 1960 UK 2 - Jan 1960 (15 weeks)
69 Cliff Richard Cliff Sings No 3 1960 UK EP 2 - Jun 1960
70 Duane Eddy The Twang's The Thang 1960 UK 2 - Mar 1960 (25 weeks)
71 Tony Hancock This Is Hancock 1960 UK 2 - Apr 1960 (26 weeks)
72 Samson Francois Ravel Concertos 1960 France Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 1995)
73 Miriam Makeba Miriam Makeba 1960 BEA 10 of 1960, RYM 155 of 1960
74 Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite 1960 UK 11 - Apr 1961 (2 weeks), RYM 37 of 1960
75 The Goons Best Of The Goons Shows Volume II 1960 UK 11 - Dec 1960 (6 weeks), RYM 194 of 1960
76 Dean Martin This Time I'm Swingin'! 1960 UK 18 - May 1961 (1 week), RYM 93 of 1960
77 Louis Armstrong Satchmo Plays King Oliver 1960 UK 20 - Oct 1960 (1 week), RYM 36 of 1960
78 The Kingston Trio The Last Month of the Year 1960 US BB 49 of 1960, RYM 198 of 1960
79 Hank Mobley Soul Station 1960 Acclaimed 1232 (1960), RYM 3 of 1960
80 Charles Mingus Mingus at Antibes 1960 Acclaimed 1364 (1960), RYM 4 of 1976
81 Tina Brooks True Blue 1960 Acclaimed 2762 (1960), RYM 5 of 1960
82 Ornette Coleman Change of the Century 1960 Acclaimed 762 (1960), RYM 7 of 1960
83 Max Roach We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite 1960 Acclaimed 1288 (1960), RYM 9 of 1961
84 Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte 1960 Acclaimed 2076 (1960), RYM 9 of 1960
85 Eric Dolphy Out There 1960 Acclaimed 1783 (1960), RYM 11 of 1960
86 Gil Evans Out of the Cool 1960 Acclaimed 754 (1960), RYM 29 of 1961
87 Art Blakey A Night In Tunisia 1960 Acclaimed 1787 (1960), RYM 16 of 1960
88 John Coltrane Coltrane Jazz 1960 Acclaimed 1456 (1960), RYM 24 of 1961
89 Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons 1960 Acclaimed 2426 (1960), RYM 23 of 1960
90 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone in San Francisco 1960 Acclaimed 2153 (1960), RYM 27 of 1960
91 Eric Dolphy Outward Bound 1960 Acclaimed 1943 (1960), RYM 31 of 1960
92 Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame 1960 Acclaimed 2735 (1960), RYM 26 of 1960
93 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Sings Harold Arlen 1960 Acclaimed 2917 (1961), RYM 41 of 1960
94 Art Pepper Smack Up 1960 Acclaimed 1851 (1960), RYM 75 of 1960
95 Dizzy Gillespie Gillespiana 1960 Acclaimed 2394 (1960), RYM 63 of 1960
96 Chuck Berry Rockin' at the Hops 1960 Acclaimed 2395 (1960), RYM 69 of 1960
97 Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! 1960 Acclaimed 2558 (1960), RYM 70 of 1960
98 George Russell Jazz in the Space Age 1960 Acclaimed 2427 (1960), RYM 95 of 1960
99 Lonnie Johnson & Elmer Snowden Blues & Ballads 1960 Acclaimed 2287 (1960), RYM 122 of 1960
100 Modern Jazz Quartet European Concert 1960 Acclaimed 2821 (1960), RYM 142 of 1960

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23 Aug 2016

Double Listing - Provocative Percussion

Per Joel Whitburn, #100 -(The Command All Stars) is really Enoch Light & Orch.& should be combined with #73 in 1959.

Looks reasonable, data fixed, thanks


8 Jun 2015

Double Listing - Persuasive Percussion

#14 - (Enoch Light & Orch) & # #68 - (Terry Snyder) are the same per Joel Whitburn & Wikipedia.

Data fixed, thanks


21 Jan 2015

#39 - Ernest Gold - Exodus

This entry should be combined with Exodus - Original Soundtrack (currently #7 of 1961). They are the same (per Wikipedia).

Data fixed, thanks


21 Jan 2015

#2 - The Sound Of Music - Original Cast

This album is #36 on RIAA Songs of the Century list. When you Google this allthe websites show the same list; (348) singles & (17) albums (clearly labeled). Your call.


12 Dec 2014

#2 - The Sound Of Music - Original Cast

This album is on the RIAA List (#36).


26 Oct 2010

rachat credit

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