100 Greatest Albums of 1960

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Elvis Is Back
Elvis Presley
2. At Last
Etta James
3. Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger
Bo Diddley
4. It's Everly Time
Everly Brothers
5. The Buddy Holly Story, Volume 2
Buddy Holly
6. Walk, Don't Run
7. Rockin' At The Hops
Chuck Berry
8. A Date With The Everly Brothers
Everly Brothers
9. Rockin' With Wanda
Wanda Jackson
10. Twist With Chubby Checker
Chubby Checker
11. Muddy Waters At Newport 1960
Muddy Waters
12. Ray Charles In Person
Ray Charles
13. Have Guitar, Will Travel
Bo Diddley
14. Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee
15. Link Wray & The Wraymen
Link Wray & The Wraymen
16. The Fabulous Style of The Everly Brothers
Everly Brothers
17. Think!
James Brown & The Famous Flames
18. The Sound of Fury
Billy Fury
19. G.I. Blues
Elvis Presley
20. In Style With The Crickets
The Crickets
21. Tonight's The Night
22. Bo Diddley in the Spotlight
Bo Diddley
23. Lonely and Blue
Roy Orbison
24. The Genius Hits The Road
Ray Charles
25. This Is...Brenda
Brenda Lee
26. More Songs By Ricky
Ricky Nelson
27. A Lot of Dominos
Fats Domino
28. A Thousand Miles Away
The Heartbeats
29. Rooster Blues
Lightnin' Slim
30. Found Love
Jimmy Reed
31. The Spectacular Johnny Horton
Johnny Horton
32. Big Joe Rides Again
Joe Turner
33. Me And My Shadows
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
34. Mr. Rhythm & Blues / Fingerpoppin' Time
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
35. The Spaniels
The Spaniels
36. Lonely Blue Boy
Conway Twitty
37. What In The World's Come Over You?
Jack Scott
38. Woo-Hoo
The Rock-A-Teens
39. Love Potion Number 9
The Clovers
40. Flamingo Favorites
The Flamingos
41. What Am I Living For
Jack Scott
42. New King Of The Blues
Buster Brown
43. Crazy Times
Gene Vincent
44. Requestfully Yours
The Flamingos
45. One By One
The Coasters
46. In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High
Ritchie Valens
47. Mule Skinner Blues
The Fendermen
48. Travelin'
John Lee Hooker
49. Otis Spann is The Blues
Otis Spann
50. Blues And Ballads
Lonnie Johnson With Elmer Snowden

51. Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy
Muddy Waters
52. Willie's Blues
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
53. My Kind of Blues
B.B. King
54. Stormsville
Johnny and the Hurricanes
55. The Fireballs
The Fireballs
56. The Crests Sing All Biggies
The Crests
57. Dreamin'
Johnny Burnette
58. Doin' the Hully Gully
The Olympics
59. The Viscounts
The Viscounts
60. Wish Upon a Star With Dion and The Belmonts
Dion and The Belmonts
61. Jan & Dean
Jan & Dean
62. So Much
Jackie Wilson
63. A Woman, a Lover, a Friend
Jackie Wilson
64. Plays Teen Beat
Sandy Nelson
65. Solid and Raunchy
Bill Black's Combo
66. He Will Break Your Heart
Jerry Butler
67. This Is Darin
Bobby Darin
68. Reflections
The Platters
69. Mr. Dynamo
Ronnie Hawkins
70. The Big Sound of Johnny and the Hurricanes
Johnny and the Hurricanes
71. Lonely Weekends With Charlie Rich
Charlie Rich
72. Jackie Sings the Blues
Jackie Wilson
73. Mr. Personality Sings the Blues
Lloyd Price
74. Travelin' With Ray
Ray Smith
75. Hello Johnny
Johnny Hallyday
76. The Wildest Clan
Sam Butera and the Witnesses
77. Wild One
Bobby Rydell
78. How About That
Dee Clark
79. You Can't Sit Down
Phil Upchurch
80. Bongo Bongo Bongo
Preston Epps
81. The Avons
The Avons
82. Saxy Jazz
Bill Black's Combo
83. Duane Eddy Plays Songs of Our Heritage
Duane Eddy
84. In Action
Little Willie John
85. Dave "Baby" Cortez
Dave Baby Cortez
86. Vaquero
The Fireballs
87. You're Looking Good
Dee Clark
88. For Teenagers Only
Bobby Darin
89. Tonight - Tonight
The Mello-Kings
90. Paul Evans Sings the Fabulous Teens
Paul Evans
91. Endlessly
Brook Benton
92. Ta-Ta
Clyde McPhatter
93. Bobby Vee Sings Your Favorites
Bobby Vee
94. Teen Angel
Mark Dinning
95. Love You So
Ron Holden
96. I'm Nobody's Baby
Jo Ann Campbell
97. The Five Keys
The Five Keys
98. Annette
Annette Funicello
99. Teensville
Chet Atkins
100. Lonely For You
Gary Stites
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1960
Bruce's choice - An unheralded great album from 1960
* Still Boss of the Blues
Big Joe Turner

Adam's choice:
* Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Staple Singers