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Best Albums of the 1950s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
1950251,669 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (3,210th)
by Benny Goodman
1951291,185 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,150th)
by Thelonious Monk
1952322,767 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,046th)
by Various Artists
1953292,422 Black Coffee (2,480th)
by Peggy Lee
1954403,427 Sarah Vaughan (1,909th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955615,337 In The Wee Small Hours (526th)
by Frank Sinatra
19569817,245 Elvis Presley (399th)
by Elvis Presley
195712919,132 Blue Train (521st)
by John Coltrane
195814514,566 Lady In Satin (867th)
by Billie Holiday
195915249,438 Kind Of Blue (43rd)
by Miles Davis
Total740117,190

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman Trio, Little Richard and Thelonious Monk.
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211.

Songs By Tom LehrerUnited States Tom Lehrer
Year of Release:1953Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1953:9Rank Score:66
Rank in 1950s211Overall Rank:12,444
Average Rating: 72/100 (5 votes)
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212.

Let The Good Times RollUnited States Shirley & Lee
Year of Release:1956Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1956:30Rank Score:65
Rank in 1950s212Overall Rank:12,457
Average Rating: 74/100 (4 votes)
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213.

Norwegian Folk SongsNorway Pelle Joner
Year of Release:1958Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1958:43Rank Score:65
Rank in 1950s213Overall Rank:12,564
Average Rating: 71/100 (7 votes)
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214.

Sarah Vaughan In Hi-FiUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1950Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1950:8Rank Score:64
Rank in 1950s214Overall Rank:12,668
Average Rating: 71/100 (8 votes)
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215.

Mr. BlueUnited States The Fleetwoods
Year of Release:1959Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1959:42Rank Score:64
Rank in 1950s215Overall Rank:12,673
Average Rating: 70/100 (12 votes)
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216.

Honky-Tonkin'
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United States Hank Williams
Year of Release:1957Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1957:43Rank Score:63
Rank in 1950s216Overall Rank:12,697
Average Rating: 72/100 (8 votes)
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217.

SolitudeUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1956:31Rank Score:63
Rank in 1950s217Overall Rank:12,752
Average Rating: 75/100 (10 votes)
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218.

1ère Série : Georges Brassens Chante Les Chansons Poétiques (...et Souvent Gaillardes) De... Georges BrassensFrance Georges Brassens
Year of Release:1953Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1953:10Rank Score:63
Rank in 1950s218Overall Rank:12,763
Average Rating: 71/100 (4 votes)
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219.

Penthouse SerenadeUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1952Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1952:10Rank Score:62
Rank in 1950s219Overall Rank:12,899
Average Rating: 75/100 (9 votes)
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220.

The CoastersUnited States The Coasters
Year of Release:1957Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1957:44Rank Score:60
Rank in 1950s220Overall Rank:13,051
Average Rating: 73/100 (6 votes)
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 22 2%
1951 21 2%
1952 29 3%
1953 27 3%
1954 36 4%
1955 47 5%
1956 82 8%
1957 107 11%
1958 118 12%
1959 122 12%
Artist Albums %


Miles Davis 15 2%
Frank Sinatra 13 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 2%
Thelonious Monk 12 2%
Doris Day 11 2%
Billie Holiday 11 2%
Sarah Vaughan 11 2%
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Country Albums %


United States 533 87%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Canada 13 2%
France 8 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Peru 4 1%
Brazil 3 0%
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