The Best-Selling Albums Of The 1960s And ’70s

Jackson Sawa | September 23, 2020 6:11 pm

Although there are hundreds of albums released each year, covering a multitude of genres, there can be only one that holds the title of the best-selling album of that year. While this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best one, it clearly was good enough for millions of people to want to purchase it around the world.

Furthermore, the decades of the 1960s and 70s were iconic in music history and produced some of the greatest and highest-selling albums of all time. Take a look to see what they are and if you know them.

1960 – The Sound Of Music (Original Broadway Cast)

The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the 1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp titled The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. The original Broadway production, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, opened in 1959, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The Sound of Music
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

In 1960, the album managed to make it on to Billboards best-selling albums chart for 16 weeks and eventually became one of the most successful-selling albums, selling more than 20 million copies.