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100 Greatest Albums of 1964

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.
Edited By: - List Begun: 2014-02-05
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
  2. Live At The Star Club, Hamburg - Jerry Lee Lewis
  3. St Louis To Liverpool - Chuck Berry
  4. The Times They are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
  5. Beatles For Sale - Beatles
  6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
  7. The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers - The Rolling Stones
  8. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
  9. Ain't That Good News - Sam Cooke
10. The Animals - Animals
11. Etta James Rocks The House - Etta James
12. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica - The Ronettes
13. All Summer Long - The Beach Boys
14. 12 X 5 - The Rolling Stones
15. Rock 'n Soul - Solomon Burke
16. The Kinks/You Really Got Me - The Kinks
17. Five Live Yardbirds - The Yardbirds
18. Keep On Pushing - The Impressions
19. The Kingsmen In Person - The Kingsmen
20. Wednesday Morning, 3 AM - Simon & Garfunkel
21. Glad All Over (Featuring "Bits And Pieces") - The Dave Clark Five
22. Meet The Temptations - The Temptations
23. Folk Singer - Muddy Waters
24. Pain In My Heart - Otis Redding
25. Pure Dynamite! - James Brown
26. Shut Down Volume 2 - The Beach Boys
27. At The Whisky à GoGo - Johnny Rivers
28. Stay Awhile-I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
29. It's The Searchers/This Is Us - The Searchers
30. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
31. Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby Bland
32. James Brown Sings Out Of Sight - James Brown
33. Beach Boys Concert - The Beach Boys
34. Make Way For Dionne Warwick - Dionne Warwick
35. Wish Someone Would Care - Irma Thomas
36. The Beach Boys' Christmas Album - The Beach Boys
37. Rag Doll - The Four Seasons
38. Here I Go Again!/Stay With The Hollies - The Hollies
39. The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann/The Manfred Mann Album - Manfred Mann
40. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean
41. The Greatest Live Show On Earth - Jerry Lee Lewis
42. Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour! - Jackie DeShannon
43. Walk, Don't Run Vol. 2 - The Ventures
44. Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
45. Presenting The Tams - The Tams
46. Little Richard Is Back - Little Richard
47. Here We à Go Go Again! - Johnny Rivers
48. Somethin' Else! - Jackie Wilson
49. Tell 'em I'm Surfin' - The Fantastic Baggys
50. Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick
51. Coast To Coast - Dave Clark Five
52. The Merseybeats - The Merseybeats
53. Hey Little Cobra And Other Hot Rod Hits... - The Rip Chords
54. Hippy Hippy Shake - The Swinging Blue Jeans
55. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and The Pacemakers
56. Some Blue-Eyed Soul - The Righteous Brothers
57. It Hurts To Be In Love - Gene Pitney
58. A Session With The Dave Clark Five/Return - The Dave Clark Five
59. Out Of Limits - The Marketts
60. Sweet & Sour Tears - Ray Charles
61. Apollo Saturday Night: Recorded Live At The Apollo Theatre In New York - Various Artists
62. Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups
63. Rhythm and Blues at the Flamingo - Georgie Fame
64. Summer Surf - Dick Dale and His Del-Tones
65. Yesterday's Gone - Chad & Jeremy 
66. Dawn (Go Away) and 11 Other Great Songs - The Four Seasons
67. Back to Soul - Anna King
68. The Sect - Downliners Sect
69. Los Brincos - Los Brincos
70. Dusty - Dusty Springfield
71. The Honeycombs - The Honeycombs
72. Tobacco Road - The Nashville Teens
73. Go Little Honda - The Hondells
74. Mary Wells Sings My Guy - Mary Wells
75. Two Great Guitars - Bo Diddley / Chuck Berry
76. Three Window Coupe - The Rip Chords
77. Let's Have A Party - The Rivieras
78. Soul Serenade - King Curtis
79. Dead Man's Curve - The New Girl in School - Jan & Dean
80. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
81. Hit City '64 - The Surfaris
82. Girl Talk - Lesley Gore
83. Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway
84. G.T.O. - Ronny and The Daytonas
85. Just Be True - Gene Chandler
86. Full Bloom - Jackie Ross
87. I Am P.J. Proby - P.J. Proby
88. The Applejacks - The Applejacks
89. Together - Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells
90. Mr. Eliminator - Dick Dale and His Del-Tones
91. Showcase - Buddy Holly
92. American Tour - The Dave Clark Five
93. The Kingsmen Vol II - The Kingsmen
94. Handy Man - Del Shannon
95. Little Children - Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
96. The Guitar That Changed the World - Scotty Moore
97. Songs Of The Big City - Clyde McPhatter
98. Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me - The Tams
99. Blue Jeans A' Swinging - The Swinging Blue Jeans
100. Peter And Gordon/A World Without Love - Peter & Gordon
1964 albums




A Hard Day's Night album cover - Beatles
Live At The Star Club, Hamburg album cover - Jerry Lee Lewis
St Louis To Liverpool album cover - Chuck Berry
The Times They are A-Changin' album cover - Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers album cover
Where Did Our Love Go album cover - Supremes
Ain't That Good News album cover - Sam Cooke
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1964
  Bruce's choice - An unheralded great album from 1964
 •  Gladys Knight And The Pips - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  Adam's choice:
 •  I'm A Loner - Shawn Phillips




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