"I wanna get dressed up, get sexed up, and cake on my birthday"

- Buck 65
 

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.

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.
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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: |Download CSV file: Log in / register
URL to this chart: |
Collector's summary (filtered)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!

This chart is currently filtered to only show albums from Germany. (Remove this filter).

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
247.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9Germany Wilhelm Furtwängler / Bayreuth Festpiele Orchester Und Chor
Year of Release:1955Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1955:14Rank Score:114
Rank in 1950s247Overall Rank:11,699
Average Rating:  76/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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.
279.

J.S.Bach: Passio Secundum MatthaeumGermany Karl Richter
Year of Release:1959Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1959:57Rank Score:101
Rank in 1950s279Overall Rank:13,011
Average Rating:  77/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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.
284.

J. S. Bach: Die Kunst Der FugeGermany Helmut Walcha
Year of Release:1956Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1956:40Rank Score:100
Rank in 1950s284Overall Rank:13,071
Average Rating:  72/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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.
372.

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der JünglingeGermany Studio Für Elektronische Musik (Köln)
Year of Release:1957Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1957:68Rank Score:71
Rank in 1950s372Overall Rank:17,705
Average Rating:  72/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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.
747.

Die DreigroschenoperGermany Kurt Weill / Bert Brecht
Year of Release:1958Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1958:140Rank Score:22
Rank in 1950s747Overall Rank:30,649
Average Rating:  67/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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.
870.

Humperdinck: Hänsel Und GretelGermany Fritz Lehmann / Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Year of Release:1957Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1957:141Rank Score:18
Rank in 1950s870Overall Rank:33,886
Average Rating:  75/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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.
974.

Richard Strauss: CapriccioGermany Wolfgang Sawallisch / Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus
Year of Release:1957Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1957:164Rank Score:15
Rank in 1950s974Overall Rank:36,982
Average Rating:  75/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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.
982.

Schumann: Sinfonie Nr. 4 D-Moll Op. 120Germany Wilhelm Furtwängler / Berliner Philharmoniker
Year of Release:1953Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1953:51Rank Score:14
Rank in 1950s982Overall Rank:37,168
Average Rating:  76/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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 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%
Show all
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%
Show all

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

BestEverAlbums.com   Music Stores
United States  Buy from your favourite store:
eBay Amazon iTunes


Copyright © 2005-2019 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map