"Giant steps are what you take, Walking on the moon"

- The Police

 

Best Albums of the 1950s

« View best albums of the 1940sView best albums of the 1960s »

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 14,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1950s decade summary
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.
1950251,534 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,814th)
by Benny Goodman
1951281,066 Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 (3,173rd)
by Thelonious Monk
1952302,494 Anthology Of American Folk Music (1,982nd)
by Various Artists
1953272,070 Black Coffee (2,587th)
by Peggy Lee
1954383,087 Sarah Vaughan (1,986th)
by Sarah Vaughan
1955544,382 In The Wee Small Hours (573rd)
by Frank Sinatra
19569014,843 Elvis Presley (396th)
by Elvis Presley
195711516,226 Blue Train (519th)
by John Coltrane
195813612,321 Lady In Satin (918th)
by Billie Holiday
195914343,019 Kind Of Blue (45th)
by Miles Davis
Total686101,042

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Little Richard, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman Trio.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: | Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (top 585)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Year of Release | Title
RankAlbumArtist
211.

Nat King Cole Sings For Two In LoveUnited States Nat King Cole
Year of Release:1955Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1955:12Rank Score:49
Rank in 1950s211Overall Rank:13,563
Average Rating: 73/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
212.

Chansons Possibles Et ImpossiblesFrance Boris Vian
Year of Release:1956Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1956:31Rank Score:49
Rank in 1950s212Overall Rank:13,591
Average Rating: 77/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Chansons Possibles Et Impossibles on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
213.

Legrand JazzFrance Michel Legrand
Year of Release:1958Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1958:44Rank Score:47
Rank in 1950s213Overall Rank:13,757
Average Rating: 72/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Legrand Jazz on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
214.

The Music From Peter GunnUnited States Henry Mancini
Year of Release:1959Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1959:41Rank Score:47
Rank in 1950s214Overall Rank:13,777
Average Rating: 73/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
Download / Buy The Music From Peter Gunn on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
215.

Looking Ahead!United States Cecil Taylor Quartet
Year of Release:1959Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1959:42Rank Score:47
Rank in 1950s215Overall Rank:13,850
Average Rating: 69/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Looking Ahead! on MP3:
No MP3 preview available.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
216.

Thelonious Alone In San FranciscoUnited States Thelonious Monk
Year of Release:1958Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1958:45Rank Score:45
Rank in 1950s216Overall Rank:13,997
Average Rating: 69/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Thelonious Alone In San Francisco on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
217.

Elvis' Christmas AlbumUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1957Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1957:41Rank Score:45
Rank in 1950s217Overall Rank:14,079
Average Rating: 74/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Elvis' Christmas Album on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
218.

Ricky NelsonUnited States Ricky Nelson
Year of Release:1958Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1958:46Rank Score:44
Rank in 1950s218Overall Rank:14,118
Average Rating: 72/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
Download / Buy Ricky Nelson on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
219.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1950:8Rank Score:44
Rank in 1950s219Overall Rank:14,189
Average Rating: 71/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
Download / Buy Charlie Parker With Strings on MP3:
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
220.

Flamingo SerenadeUnited States The Flamingos
Year of Release:1959Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1959:43Rank Score:44
Rank in 1950s220Overall Rank:14,232
Average Rating: 74/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
Download / Buy Flamingo Serenade on MP3:
No MP3 preview available.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 22 2%
1951 21 2%
1952 28 3%
1953 24 2%
1954 35 4%
1955 43 4%
1956 78 8%
1957 97 10%
1958 115 12%
1959 122 12%
Artist Albums %


Miles Davis 16 3%
Frank Sinatra 13 2%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 2%
Thelonious Monk 12 2%
Doris Day 11 2%
Sarah Vaughan 11 2%
Billie Holiday 11 2%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 509 87%
Mixed Nationality 15 3%
Canada 14 2%
France 8 1%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Brazil 3 1%
Mexico 3 1%
Show all

« View best albums of the 1940sView best albums of the 1960s »

BestEverAlbums.com  Site Newsletter
Sign up to receive the latest site news.
We value your privacy

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Shop at your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Amazon Top Albums
Mozart
Mozart: Complete Works for Solo Piano (The VoxBox Edition)
Walter Klien MP3 Music
Ranking has gone up in the past 24 hours 14 days in the top 100
5.0 out of 5 stars(3)

Download: $0.99

(Visit the Best Sellers in MP3 Albums list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Frozen
Frozen
Various artists MP3 Music
Ranking has gone down in the past 24 hours 148 days in the top 100
4.9 out of 5 stars(1163)

Download: $6.99

(Visit the Best Sellers in MP3 Albums list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits
Bon Jovi MP3 Music
121 days in the top 100
4.5 out of 5 stars(253)

Download: $5.00

(Visit the Best Sellers in MP3 Albums list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
The Legend
The Legend Of Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash MP3 Music
74 days in the top 100
4.7 out of 5 stars(243)

Download: $5.00

(Visit the Best Sellers in MP3 Albums list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Honest Deluxe
Honest (Deluxe) [Explicit]
Future MP3 Music
3 days in the top 100
3.3 out of 5 stars(3)

Download: $10.99

(Visit the Best Sellers in MP3 Albums list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
Copyright © 2005-2014 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt