Best Albums of 1956

Listed below are the best albums of 1956 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 greatest album charts.

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1956 year summaryThe best artists of 1956 were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington And His Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Domino and Glenn Gould.
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1956
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5,111
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1,357
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1,340
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1,256
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1,120
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823
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Total albums: 319. Page 1 of 32

Best Albums of 1956 composition

Country Albums %


United States 226 71%
United Kingdom 22 7%
Mixed Nationality 18 6%
Brazil 16 5%
France 9 3%
Germany 4 1%
Canada 4 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 306 96%
Yes 13 4%
Live? Albums %
No 308 97%
Yes 11 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 313 98%
Yes 6 2%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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