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Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
1950683,636 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,541st)
by Benny Goodman
1951993,255 Hank Williams Sings (3,358th)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521146,803 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,449th)
by Various Artists
19531314,727 Black Coffee (2,485th)
by Peggy Lee
19541539,557 Chet Baker Sings (1,242nd)
by Chet Baker
195522313,061 In The Wee Small Hours (436th)
by Frank Sinatra
195631534,418 Elvis Presley (430th)
by Elvis Presley
195740640,404 Blue Train (413th)
by John Coltrane
195842434,794 Lady In Satin (697th)
by Billie Holiday
1959424101,604 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total2,357252,260

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Buddy Holly, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and Billie Holiday.
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RankAlbumArtist
32.

Sarah VaughanUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1954Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1954:2Rank Score:1,275
Rank in 1950s32Overall Rank:1,766
Average Rating:  80/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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212.

Sarah Vaughan In Hi-Fi
Compilation
United States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1955Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1955:11Rank Score:136
Rank in 1950s212Overall Rank:10,116
Average Rating:  76/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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252.

At Mister Kelly'sUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1957Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1957:51Rank Score:112
Rank in 1950s252Overall Rank:11,838
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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400.

In The Land Of Hi-FiUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1955Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1955:28Rank Score:63
Rank in 1950s400Overall Rank:19,271
Average Rating:  73/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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439.

Hot JazzUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1953Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1953:23Rank Score:51
Rank in 1950s439Overall Rank:21,642
Average Rating:  72/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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456.

The Divine SarahUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1954Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1954:33Rank Score:48
Rank in 1950s456Overall Rank:22,223
Average Rating:  70/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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477.

Swingin' EasyUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1957Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1957:85Rank Score:46
Rank in 1950s477Overall Rank:22,886
Average Rating:  72/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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531.

Vaughan And ViolinsUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1959Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1959:108Rank Score:37
Rank in 1950s531Overall Rank:24,891
Average Rating:  72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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707.

No Count SarahUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1958Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1958:127Rank Score:23
Rank in 1950s707Overall Rank:29,598
Average Rating:  74/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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715.

ImagesUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1954Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1954:50Rank Score:23
Rank in 1950s715Overall Rank:29,723
Average Rating:  71/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 32 3%
1951 39 4%
1952 48 5%
1953 52 5%
1954 74 7%
1955 89 9%
1956 124 12%
1957 168 17%
1958 181 18%
1959 193 19%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Miles Davis 16 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Sonny Rollins 15 2%
Billie Holiday 14 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 11 1%
Sarah Vaughan 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 740 74%
Mixed Nationality 59 6%
Brazil 38 4%
United Kingdom 37 4%
France 26 3%
Canada 13 1%
Germany 8 1%
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