Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
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.
1950824,020
19511123,744
19521337,091
19531605,536
19541839,983
195525414,564
195634132,368
195743545,806
195845137,169
1959451105,190
Total2,602265,472

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Art Blakey, Buddy Holly, Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
| RSS feed: RSS| 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 Mixed Nationality. (Remove this filter).

Sort by
Year of Release:
1952
Appears in:
Rank Score:
878
Rank in 1952:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1956
Appears in:
Rank Score:
247
Rank in 1956:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1953
Appears in:
Rank Score:
211
Rank in 1953:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1956
Appears in:
Rank Score:
149
Rank in 1956:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1957
Appears in:
Rank Score:
148
Rank in 1957:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1957
Appears in:
Rank Score:
123
Rank in 1957:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1953
Appears in:
Rank Score:
113
Rank in 1953:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1953
Appears in:
Rank Score:
109
Rank in 1953:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
326.
Gigi
Compilation
Year of Release:
1958
Appears in:
Rank Score:
90
Rank in 1958:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1958
Appears in:
Rank Score:
86
Rank in 1958:
Rank in 1950s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 55. Page 1 of 6

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 37 4%
1951 41 4%
1952 52 5%
1953 60 6%
1954 72 7%
1955 90 9%
1956 124 12%
1957 157 16%
1958 180 18%
1959 187 19%
Country Albums %


United States 755 76%
Mixed Nationality 55 6%
United Kingdom 33 3%
Brazil 33 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 11 1%
Italy 7 1%
Show all

Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Velvet Underground And Nico
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. Van Morrison
15. The Kinks
16. Love
17. The Who
18. Neil Young
19. Pink Floyd
20. The Zombies


Back to Top