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.

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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.
1950824,078
19511113,803
19521337,203
19531615,654
195418310,325
195525514,789
195634232,675
195743646,279
195845237,693
1959451105,753
Total2,606268,251

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.
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1959
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709
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1956
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703
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1959
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698
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1957
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697
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1955
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692
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1954
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689
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1956
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684
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1957
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679
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1958
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667
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1957
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651
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 1950s composition

Year Albums %


1950 37 4%
1951 42 4%
1952 55 6%
1953 59 6%
1954 72 7%
1955 91 9%
1956 123 12%
1957 157 16%
1958 179 18%
1959 185 19%
Country Albums %


United States 761 76%
Mixed Nationality 55 6%
United Kingdom 33 3%
Brazil 29 3%
France 26 3%
Canada 10 1%
Germany 6 1%
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