List of UK Albums Chart number ones of the 1960s

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UK Albums Chart number ones
UK Albums Chart
Official Charts Company
Christmas number one
The Beatles topped the UK Album Chart for 155 weeks during the 1960s, longer than any other artist.

The UK Albums Chart is a record chart based on weekly album sales in the United Kingdom; during the 1960s, a total of 57 albums reached number one. The sources are the Melody Maker chart until March 1960, and the Record Retailer chart from March 1960 onwards.

Number ones[edit]

Key
No. nth album to top the UK Albums Chart
re Return of an album to number one
dagger Best-selling album of the year[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
double-dagger Best-selling album of the decade
Contents
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No. Artist[a] Album[a] Record label[b] Reached number one[a] Weeks at
number one[a]
18 Cannon, FreddyFreddy Cannon Explosive Freddy Cannon, TheThe Explosive Freddy Cannon Top Rank 6 March 1960 1
re Original soundtrack South Pacific dagger RCA Victor 13 March 1960 19
19 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley Elvis Is Back! RCA 24 July 1960 1
re Original soundtrack South Pacific dagger RCA Victor 31 July 1960 5
20 101 Strings Down Drury Lane to Memory Lane Pye Golden Guinea 4 September 1960 5
re Original soundtrack South Pacific dagger RCA Victor 9 October 1960 13
21 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley G.I. Blues dagger RCA 8 January 1961 7
re Original soundtrack South Pacific RCA Victor 26 February 1961 1
re Presley, ElvisElvis Presley G.I. Blues dagger RCA 5 March 1961 3
re Original soundtrack South Pacific RCA Victor 26 March 1961 1
re Presley, ElvisElvis Presley G.I. Blues dagger RCA 2 April 1961 12
re Original soundtrack South Pacific RCA Victor 25 June 1961 4
22 George Mitchell Minstrels Black and White Minstrel Show, TheThe Black and White Minstrel Show HMV 23 July 1961 4
re Original soundtrack South Pacific RCA Victor 20 August 1961 1
re George Mitchell Minstrels Black and White Minstrel Show, TheThe Black and White Minstrel Show HMV 27 August 1961 1
re Original soundtrack South Pacific RCA Victor 3 September 1961 1
re George Mitchell Minstrels Black and White Minstrel Show, TheThe Black and White Minstrel Show HMV 10 September 1961 1
23 Shadows, TheThe Shadows Shadows, TheThe Shadows Columbia 17 September 1961 4
re George Mitchell Minstrels Black and White Minstrel Show, TheThe Black and White Minstrel Show HMV 15 October 1961 1
re Shadows, TheThe Shadows Shadows, TheThe Shadows Columbia 22 October 1961 1
24 Richard, CliffCliff Richard & The Shadows 21 Today Columbia 29 October 1961 1
25 George Mitchell Minstrels Another Black and White Minstrel Show HMV 5 November 1961 8
26 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley Blue Hawaii RCA 31 December 1961 1
27 Richard, CliffCliff Richard & The Shadows Young Ones, TheThe Young Ones Columbia 7 January 1962 6
re Presley, ElvisElvis Presley Blue Hawaii RCA 18 February 1962 16
28 Original soundtrack West Side Story dagger Philips 17 June 1962 5
29 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley Pot Luck RCA 22 July 1962 5
re Original soundtrack West Side Story dagger Philips 26 August 1962 1
re Presley, ElvisElvis Presley Pot Luck RCA 2 September 1962 1
re Original soundtrack West Side Story dagger Philips 9 September 1962 1
30 Ball, KennyKenny Ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk Best of Ball, Barber & Bilk, TheThe Best of Ball, Barber & Bilk Pye Golden Guinea 16 September 1962 1
re Original soundtrack West Side Story dagger Philips 23 September 1962 3
re Ball, KennyKenny Ball, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk Best of Ball, Barber & Bilk, TheThe Best of Ball, Barber & Bilk Pye Golden Guinea 14 October 1962 1
31 Shadows, TheThe Shadows Out of the Shadows Columbia 21 October 1962 3
re Original soundtrack West Side Story dagger Philips 11 November 1962 1
re Shadows, TheThe Shadows Out of the Shadows Columbia 18 November 1962 1
32 George Mitchell Minstrels On Stage with the George Mitchell Minstrels HMV 25 November 1962 2
re Original soundtrack West Side Story dagger Philips 9 December 1962 1
re Shadows, TheThe Shadows Out of the Shadows Columbia 16 December 1962 1
re George Mitchell Minstrels Black and White Minstrel Show, TheThe Black and White Minstrel Show HMV 23 December 1962 2
re Original soundtrack West Side Story Philips 6 January 1963 1
re Shadows, TheThe Shadows Out of the Shadows Columbia 13 January 1963 2
33 Richard, CliffCliff Richard & The Shadows Summer Holiday Columbia 27 January 1963 14
34 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Please Please Me Parlophone 5 May 1963 30
35 Beatles, TheThe Beatles With the Beatles dagger Parlophone 1 December 1963 21
36 Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Decca 26 April 1964 12
37 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Hard Day's Night, AA Hard Day's Night Parlophone 19 July 1964 21
38 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Beatles for Sale dagger Parlophone 13 December 1964 7
39 Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Rolling Stones No. 2, TheThe Rolling Stones No. 2 Decca 31 January 1965 3
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Beatles for Sale Parlophone 21 February 1965 1
re Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Rolling Stones No. 2, TheThe Rolling Stones No. 2 Decca 28 February 1965 6
40 Dylan, BobBob Dylan Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, TheThe Freewheelin' Bob Dylan CBS 11 April 1965 1
re Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Rolling Stones No. 2, TheThe Rolling Stones No. 2 Decca 18 April 1965 1
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Beatles for Sale Parlophone 25 April 1965 3
re Dylan, BobBob Dylan Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, TheThe Freewheelin' Bob Dylan CBS 16 May 1965 1
41 Dylan, BobBob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home CBS 23 May 1965 1
42 Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 30 May 1965 10
43 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Help! Parlophone 8 August 1965 9
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 10 October 1965 10
44 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Rubber Soul Parlophone 19 December 1965 8
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 13 February 1966 10
45 Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Aftermath Decca 24 April 1966 8
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 19 June 1966 7
46 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Revolver Parlophone 7 August 1966 7
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 25 September 1966 18
47 Monkees, TheThe Monkees Monkees, TheThe Monkees RCA Victor 29 January 1967 7
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music RCA Victor 19 March 1967 7
48 Monkees, TheThe Monkees More of The Monkees RCA Victor 7 May 1967 1
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music RCA Victor 14 May 1967 1
re Monkees, TheThe Monkees More of The Monkees RCA Victor 21 May 1967 1
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music RCA Victor 28 May 1967 1
49 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band double-dagger Parlophone 4 June 1967 23
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music RCA Victor 12 November 1967 1
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band double-dagger Parlophone 19 November 1967 1
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music RCA Victor 26 November 1967 3
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band double-dagger Parlophone 17 December 1967 2
50 Doonican, ValVal Doonican Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently Pye 31 December 1967 3
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 21 January 1968 1
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band double-dagger Parlophone 28 January 1968 1
51 Four Tops, TheThe Four Tops Four Tops Greatest Hits, TheThe Four Tops Greatest Hits Tamla Motown 4 February 1968 1
52 Ross, DianaDiana Ross & The Supremes Greatest Hits Tamla Motown 11 February 1968 3
53 Dylan, BobBob Dylan John Wesley Harding CBS 3 March 1968 10
54 Walker, ScottScott Walker Scott 2 Philips 12 May 1968 1
re Dylan, BobBob Dylan John Wesley Harding CBS 19 May 1968 3
55 Williams, AndyAndy Williams Love, Andy CBS 9 June 1968 1
56 Redding, OtisOtis Redding Dock of the Bay, TheThe Dock of the Bay Stax 16 June 1968 1
57 Small Faces, TheThe Small Faces Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake Immediate 23 June 1968 6
58 Jones, TomTom Jones Delilah Decca 4 August 1968 1
59 Simon & Garfunkel Bookends CBS 11 August 1968 5
re Jones, TomTom Jones Delilah Decca 15 September 1968 1
re Simon & Garfunkel Bookends CBS 22 September 1968 2
60 Hollies, TheThe Hollies Hollies' Greatest Parlophone 6 October 1968 6
re Original soundtrack Sound of Music, TheThe Sound of Music dagger RCA Victor 17 November 1968 1
re Hollies, TheThe Hollies Hollies' Greatest Parlophone 24 November 1968 1
61 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Beatles, TheThe Beatles Apple 1 December 1968 7
62 Seekers, TheThe Seekers Best of The Seekers, TheThe Best of The Seekers Columbia 19 January 1969 1
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Beatles, TheThe Beatles Apple 26 January 1969 1
re Seekers, TheThe Seekers Best of The Seekers, TheThe Best of The Seekers Columbia 2 February 1969 1
63 Ross, DianaDiana Ross & The Supremes Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations Tamla Motown 9 February 1969 4
64 Cream Goodbye Polydor 9 March 1969 2
re Seekers, TheThe Seekers Best of The Seekers, TheThe Best of The Seekers Columbia 23 March 1969 2
re Cream Goodbye Polydor 6 April 1969 1
re Seekers, TheThe Seekers Best of The Seekers, TheThe Best of The Seekers Columbia 13 April 1969 1
re Cream Goodbye Polydor 20 April 1969 1
re Seekers, TheThe Seekers Best of The Seekers, TheThe Best of The Seekers Columbia 27 April 1969 1
65 Moody Blues, TheThe Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream Deram 4 May 1969 2
66 Dylan, BobBob Dylan Nashville Skyline CBS 18 May 1969 4
67 Conniff, RayRay Conniff His Orchestra, His Chorus, His Singers, His Sound CBS 15 June 1969 3
68 Reeves, JimJim Reeves According to My Heart RCA International 6 July 1969 4
69 Jethro Tull Stand Up Island 3 August 1969 3
70 Presley, ElvisElvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis RCA Victor 24 August 1969 1
re Jethro Tull Stand Up Island 31 August 1969 2
71 Blind Faith Blind Faith Polydor 14 September 1969 2
72 Beatles, TheThe Beatles Abbey Road dagger Apple 28 September 1969 11
73 Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Let It Bleed Decca 14 December 1969 1
re Beatles, TheThe Beatles Abbey Road dagger Apple 21 December 1969 6
  1. ^ a b c d The artist, album, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the OCC.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]
  2. ^ The record labels are those given by the OCC.[22]

By artist[edit]

Elvis Presley spent 47 weeks at number one on the albums chart during the 1960s.
Black-and-white photograph of The Rolling Stones sitting on a staircase in 1965.
The Rolling Stones topped the UK Albums Chart with four different releases for 31 weeks.

Six artists spent 20 weeks or more at number one on the albums chart during the 1960s.

Artist Number-one albums Weeks at number one
Beatles, TheThe Beatles 10 155
Presley, ElvisElvis Presley 5 47
Shadows, TheThe Shadows[a] 5 33
Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones 4 31
Richard, CliffCliff Richard[b] 3 21
Dylan, BobBob Dylan 4 20
  1. ^ Includes three number-one albums co-credited with Cliff Richard.
  2. ^ Co-credited with The Shadows.

By record label[edit]

Eight record labels spent 20 weeks or more at number one on the albums chart during the 1960s.

Record label Number-one albums Weeks at number one
Parlophone 9 141
RCA Victor 5 134
RCA Records 4 46
Columbia Records 6 39
Decca Records 5 33
CBS Records 7 31
Apple Records 2 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warwick, Kutner & Brown 2004, p. 26–29.
  2. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1960". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1961". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1962". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 29 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1963". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 29 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1964". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 29 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1965". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1966". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1967". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1968". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Mawer, Sharon. "Album Chart History: 1969". The Official UK Charts Company. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1960". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1961". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1962". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1963". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1964". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1965". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1966". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1967". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  20. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1968". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "All the Number One Albums: 1969". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "Artist Chart History". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
Sources
  • Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (2004). The Complete Book Of The British Charts: Singles and Albums (3rd ed.). London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 1-84449-058-0. 

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