"War, children, It's just a shot away"

- The Rolling Stones
 

Best Albums of 1956

« View best albums of 1955View best albums of 1957 »

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 30,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
View by decade:
View by year:
1956 year summaryThe best artists of 1956 were Elvis Presley, Sonny Rollins, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Glenn Gould and Louis Prima.
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 (top 161)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title | Artist
RankAlbumArtist
1.

Elvis PresleyUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1956:1Rank Score:5,829
Rank in 1950s4Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  80/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 21 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.
2.

Saxophone ColossusUnited States Sonny Rollins
Year of Release:1956Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1956:2Rank Score:3,000
Rank in 1950s10Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  81/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 5 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.
3.

Songs For Swingin' Lovers!United States Frank Sinatra
Year of Release:1956Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1956:3Rank Score:2,694
Rank in 1950s12Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  79/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 14 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.
4.

Ella & LouisUnited States Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Year of Release:1956Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1956:4Rank Score:1,775
Rank in 1950s19Overall Rank:1,201
Average Rating:  80/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 3 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.
5.

Pithecanthropus ErectusUnited States Charles Mingus
Year of Release:1956Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1956:5Rank Score:1,561
Rank in 1950s22Overall Rank:1,334
Average Rating:  80/100 (146 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.
6.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song BookUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1956Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1956:6Rank Score:1,239
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,619
Average Rating:  78/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 3 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.
7.

Lady Sings The BluesUnited States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1956Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1956:7Rank Score:1,136
Rank in 1950s31Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating:  78/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 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.
8.

ElvisUnited States Elvis Presley
Year of Release:1956Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1956:8Rank Score:1,086
Rank in 1950s33Overall Rank:1,805
Average Rating:  78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 4 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.
9.

Ellington At NewportUnited States Duke Ellington
Year of Release:1956Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1956:9Rank Score:1,005
Rank in 1950s34Overall Rank:1,946
Average Rating:  80/100 (105 votes)
Comments: 5 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.
10.

J.S. Bach: The Goldberg VariationsCanada Glenn Gould
Year of Release:1956Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1956:10Rank Score:811
Rank in 1950s40Overall Rank:2,293
Average Rating:  79/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 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 1956 composition

Artist Albums %


Sonny Rollins 4 2%
Art Tatum 3 2%
Billie Holiday 3 2%
Various Artists 3 2%
Herbie Nichols 2 1%
Modern Jazz Quartet 2 1%
Horace Silver 2 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 140 87%
Mixed Nationality 6 4%
United Kingdom 4 2%
France 4 2%
Canada 2 1%
Russia 1 1%
Cuba 1 1%
Show all

« View best albums of 1955View best albums of 1957 »

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

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


Copyright © 2005-2017 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt