Most Popular Album the Year You Were Born

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1956
> Most popular album: Calypso
> Artist: Harry Belafonte
> Biggest single: “Day-O (Banana Boat Song)”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1957
> Most popular album: My Fair Lady
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”
> Certified U.S. sales: 3 million

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1958
> Most popular album: My Fair Lady
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”
> Certified U.S. sales: 3 million

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1959
> Most popular album: Music From “Peter Gunn”
> Artist: Henry Mancini
> Biggest single: “Peter Gunn”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1960
> Most popular album: The Sound Of Music
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “My Favorite Things”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1961
> Most popular album: Camelot
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “If Ever I Would Leave You”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

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1962
> Most popular album: West Side Story
> Artist: Various Artists
> Biggest single: “America”
> Certified U.S. sales: 3 million

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1963
> Most popular album: West Side Story
> Artist: Various Artists
> Biggest single: “America”
> Certified U.S. sales: 3 million

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1964
> Most popular album: Hello, Dolly!
> Artist: Original Cast
> Biggest single: “Hello, Dolly!”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios

1965
> Most popular album: Mary Poppins
> Artist: Various Artists
> Biggest single: “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
> Certified U.S. sales: 0.5 million