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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 35,000 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.
1950563,031 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,453rd)
by Benny Goodman
1951873,384 Hank Williams Sings (3,263rd)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521006,404 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,551st)
by Various Artists
19531064,480 Black Coffee (2,403rd)
by Peggy Lee
19541249,153 Chet Baker Sings (1,217th)
by Chet Baker
195517512,116 In The Wee Small Hours (441st)
by Frank Sinatra
195625832,768 Elvis Presley (428th)
by Elvis Presley
195733938,210 Blue Train (418th)
by John Coltrane
195836032,689 Lady In Satin (702nd)
by Billie Holiday
195936898,015 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total1,973240,250

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Buddy Holly and Art Blakey.
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RankAlbumArtist
27.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song BookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,372
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,612
Average Rating:  78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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85.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1959Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1959:18Rank Score:443
Rank in 1950s85Overall Rank:3,939
Average Rating:  78/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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147.

Like Someone in LoveUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1957Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1957:27Rank Score:219
Rank in 1950s147Overall Rank:6,908
Average Rating:  76/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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159.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1957Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1957:31Rank Score:202
Rank in 1950s159Overall Rank:7,317
Average Rating:  77/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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165.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1951Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1951:5Rank Score:192
Rank in 1950s165Overall Rank:7,608
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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204.

Lullabies Of BirdlandUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1955Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1955:10Rank Score:139
Rank in 1950s204Overall Rank:9,689
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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234.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1958Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1958:41Rank Score:113
Rank in 1950s234Overall Rank:11,397
Average Rating:  77/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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244.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers And Hart SongbookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1956:37Rank Score:110
Rank in 1950s244Overall Rank:11,655
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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402.

Songs In A Mellow MoodUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1954Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1954:26Rank Score:57
Rank in 1950s402Overall Rank:19,896
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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519.

Ella Swings LightlyUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1958Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1958:93Rank Score:35
Rank in 1950s519Overall Rank:24,718
Average Rating:  74/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 29 3%
1951 45 5%
1952 50 5%
1953 50 5%
1954 73 7%
1955 87 9%
1956 127 13%
1957 163 16%
1958 181 18%
1959 195 20%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Miles Davis 16 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Sonny Rollins 15 2%
Billie Holiday 13 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 12 1%
Sarah Vaughan 12 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 776 78%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
United Kingdom 30 3%
France 27 3%
Brazil 25 3%
Canada 14 1%
Germany 11 1%
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