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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 38,000 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.
1950683,775 The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Ja... (2,545th)
by Benny Goodman
19511013,286 Hank Williams Sings (3,373rd)
by Hank Williams With His Drifting ...
19521156,888 Anthology Of American Folk Music (2,445th)
by Various Artists
19531314,772 Black Coffee (2,462nd)
by Peggy Lee
19541549,656 Chet Baker Sings (1,227th)
by Chet Baker
195522513,207 In The Wee Small Hours (433rd)
by Frank Sinatra
195631634,900 Elvis Presley (426th)
by Elvis Presley
195740840,728 Blue Train (418th)
by John Coltrane
195842535,395 Lady In Satin (696th)
by Billie Holiday
1959428102,441 Kind Of Blue (38th)
by Miles Davis
Total2,371255,048

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, Billie Holiday and Art Blakey.
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RankAlbumArtist
6.

In The Wee Small HoursUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1955Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 1955:1Rank Score:6,226
Rank in 1950s6Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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12.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:3,087
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:825
Average Rating:  80/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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23.

Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The LonelyUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1958Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1958:4Rank Score:1,692
Rank in 1950s23Overall Rank:1,393
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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47.

Come Fly With MeUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1958Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1958:10Rank Score:762
Rank in 1950s47Overall Rank:2,665
Average Rating:  74/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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54.

Songs For Young LoversUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1954Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1954:3Rank Score:669
Rank in 1950s54Overall Rank:2,939
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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86.

Come Dance With Me!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1959:19Rank Score:462
Rank in 1950s86Overall Rank:3,919
Average Rating:  73/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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93.

A Swingin' Affair!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1957Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1957:18Rank Score:408
Rank in 1950s93Overall Rank:4,327
Average Rating:  75/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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109.

Swing Easy!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1954Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 1954:7Rank Score:342
Rank in 1950s109Overall Rank:5,007
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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149.

No One CaresUnited States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1959Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1959:29Rank Score:229
Rank in 1950s149Overall Rank:6,891
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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155.

Where Are You?United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1957Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1957:28Rank Score:221
Rank in 1950s155Overall Rank:7,081
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 32 3%
1951 39 4%
1952 50 5%
1953 52 5%
1954 75 8%
1955 89 9%
1956 123 12%
1957 165 17%
1958 184 18%
1959 191 19%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Miles Davis 16 2%
Frank Sinatra 16 2%
Sonny Rollins 15 2%
Billie Holiday 15 2%
Sarah Vaughan 12 1%
Ella Fitzgerald 11 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 745 75%
Mixed Nationality 58 6%
United Kingdom 37 4%
Brazil 34 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 13 1%
Germany 8 1%
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