Best Albums of the 1950s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1950s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
19501215,159
19511363,905
19521547,121
19531865,475
19542219,978
195530614,328
195641430,269
195753444,732
195853038,047
195957484,195
Total3,176243,210

The best artists of the 1950s were Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Elvis Presley, Art Blakey, Buddy Holly, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Thelonious Monk and Billie Holiday.
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1952
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1950
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117
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1959
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117
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280.
Ben-Hur 
Soundtrack
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1959
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 28 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 44 4%
1951 44 4%
1952 56 6%
1953 60 6%
1954 76 8%
1955 86 9%
1956 113 11%
1957 157 16%
1958 176 18%
1959 188 19%
Country Albums %


United States 776 78%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
United Kingdom 32 3%
France 29 3%
Brazil 23 2%
Canada 13 1%
Austria 10 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 945 95%
Yes 55 6%
Live? Albums %
No 963 96%
Yes 37 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
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