The Most Recommended Artists of 1950-1959
Top Artists of
1950-1959


1950-1959
(Albums)
1950-1959
(Songs)
1890-1949 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s All Time
1 Elvis Presley
4 1 1 17 226 14
2 Miles Davis
1 24 85 2 27 53 416 16
3 Chuck Berry
13 2 3 131 647 69
4 Frank Sinatra
2 14 49 4 67 695 72
5 Buddy Holly & The Crickets
10 4 5 143
6 Little Richard
18 3 6 517 149
7 Thelonious Monk
3 60 32 7 169 136
8 Ray Charles
22 5 8 36 803 88
9 Ella Fitzgerald
5 41 58 9 556 219
10 Sonny Rollins
6 46 10 205 218
11 Bo Diddley
20 6 11 403 249
12 Charles Mingus
7 42 12 33 285 96
13 Jerry Lee Lewis
38 8 13 181 260
14 The Everly Brothers
34 10 14 118 785 216
15 Fats Domino
54 9 15 336 325
16 Art Blakey
9 67 16 295 364
17 Muddy Waters
7 88 17 119 267 192
18 Count Basie
8 95 17 18 280
19 Johnny Cash
64 12 19 32 790 130 53 60
20 Ornette Coleman
12 87 20 61 274 527 171
21 Eddie Cochran
11 21 512 427
22 Dave Brubeck
16 48 22 494
23 Hank Williams
13 5 23 214
24 Howlin' Wolf
30 25 24 71 248
25 Billie Holiday
11 247 3 25 170
26 Gene Vincent
40 19 26 558
27 Duke Ellington
17 128 1 27 84 91
28 Bud Powell
19 122 28 620
29 Charlie Parker
14 6 29 257
30 Bill Haley and His Comets
60 18 30 604
31 Dizzy Gillespie
15 11 31 313
32 Clifford Brown
21 163 32 707
33 The Modern Jazz Quartet
27 80 33 703
34 Big Joe Turner
43 30 131 34 626
35 The Coasters
15 35 696
36 Louis Armstrong
23 146 2 36 194 155
37 The Platters
16 37 717
38 Carl Perkins
17 38 724
39 Sarah Vaughan
25 180 134 39 698
40 Johnny Burnette
31 71 40 768
41 Max Roach
24 198 41 136 431
42 Bobby Darin
20 42 797
43 Lloyd Price
21 43 817
44 Ritchie Valens
22 44 822
45 Cannonball Adderley
28 199 45 240 632
46 Lennie Tristano
36 89 106 46 756
47 Benny Goodman
26 7 47 339
48 The Drifters
23 48 80 328
49 Nat King Cole
51 40 10 49 356
50 Erroll Garner
32 154 50 917
51 John Coltrane
29 246 51 9 379 44
52 Chet Baker
58 44 52 928
53 Marty Robbins
42 88 53 676 925
54 Jackie Wilson
26 54 154 517
55 James Brown
27 55 16 66 440 35
56 Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
28 56 936
57 Dinah Washington
52 53 57 964
58 Harry Belafonte
35 179 58 989
59 Link Wray
29 59 965
60 João Gilberto
44 109 60 138 260 381
61 Dion
31 61 134 328 402
62 Sam Cooke
32 62 31 190 137
63 Woody Guthrie
33 18 63 588
64 B.B. King
67 51 64 68 440 754 298
65 George Russell
33 65 322 884
66 Jackie Brenston
34 66 1060
67 Nina Simone
35 67 101 432
68 Cliff Richard
36 68 657 588 942
69 Jacques Brel
37 69 170 273 462
70 Julie London
76 54 70 1123
71 Little Willie John
38 71 1113
72 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
39 72 1115
73 Tito Puente
37 73 1215
74 The Isley Brothers
43 74 157 181 405 314
75 The Flamingos
45 75 1192
76 The Five Satins
47 76 1195
77 The Weavers
63 105 77 1248
78 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
49 78 530 1108
79 Lester Young
39 73 79 924
80 Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
41 80 1329
81 LaVern Baker
50 81 1282
82 Georges Brassens
52 82 281 799 908
83 The Penguins
55 83 1322
84 Louis Prima
56 165 84 1373
85 Barrett Strong
56 85 1333
86 Les Paul & Mary Ford
57 86 1340
87 Édith Piaf
58 26 87 362 567
88 Duane Eddy
59 88 654 1276
89 Elmore James
61 89 461 1155
90 Sun Ra
45 90 109 372 824 436
91 Ahmad Jamal
53 195 91 1443
92 Lonnie Donegan
62 92 1385
93 Horace Silver
50 213 93 158 697
94 Wanda Jackson
63 94 1390
95 Art Pepper
46 95 458 1223
96 Chuck Willis
64 96 1422
97 Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
65 97 1424
98 The Louvin Brothers
61 176 98 1479
99 Danny and The Juniors
66 99 1441
100 Art Tatum
47 98 100 1096
101 Sonny Clark
48 101 1557
102 Ben Webster
49 102 1562
103 Little Walter
68 103 1463
104 The Chords
69 104 1477
105 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
70 105 1482
106 Rick Nelson
72 135 106 258 487 837
107 Domenico Modugno
72 107 1496
108 Patsy Cline
73 108 104 499
109 Jimmy Smith
55 215 109 333 1119
110 Wilbert Harrison
74 110 505 1294
111 The Clovers
75 111 1534
112 Pérez Prado
76 112 1547
113 Bill Doggett
77 113 1553
114 Jerry Butler
78 114 253 962
115 Johnnie Ray
79 115 1559
116 The Diamonds
81 116 1569
117 Kitty Wells
82 117 1572
118 Boris Vian
83 118 1585
119 Mahalia Jackson
71 159 46 119 891
120 Professor Longhair
84 120 1595
121 Henry Mancini
62 204 121 311 1117
122 Billy Ward & The Dominoes
85 122 1604
123 Clyde McPhatter
86 123 1611
124 The Robins
90 124 1618
125 Dale Hawkins
91 125 1631
126 Stan Kenton
59 232 81 126 1085
127 The Orioles
92 63 127 1012
128 Peggy Lee
93 128 345 1168
129 Gene Kelly
94 153 129 1367
130 Lefty Frizzell
96 130 1684
131 The Chantels
97 131 1692
132 Johnny Otis
98 180 132 1488
133 John Cage
75 177 133 1737
134 Ruth Brown
99 134 1715
135 The Del-Vikings
100 135 1717
136 Doris Day
101 136 1732
137 Billy Lee Riley
102 137 1736
138 The Big Bopper
103 138 1750
139 Paul Anka
104 139 1765
140 Ray Price
106 140 675 1582
141 Phil Phillips with The Twilights
107 141 1793
142 Nolan Strong & The Diablos
108 142 1807
143 The Champs
110 143 1817
144 The Cadillacs
111 144 1820
145 Conway Twitty
112 145 677 1614
146 The Chordettes
113 146 1835
147 Lightnin' Hopkins
57 147 1921
148 Patti Page
114 148 1844
149 Otis Rush
115 149 570 1487
150 Gerry Mulligan
116 150 1854
151 Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
117 151 1885
152 The Dells
118 152 330 1242
153 The Teddy Bears
119 153 1894
154 The Monotones
120 154 1896
155 Roy Orbison
121 155 40 266 215
156 The Moonglows
123 156 1929
157 Hank Snow
124 157 1941
158 Mickey and Sylvia
125 158 1942
159 The Crows
126 159 1958
160 The Skyliners
127 160 1966
161 Slim Harpo
129 161 510 1613
162 Junior Parker
130 162 1976
163 Johnny Horton
131 163 1981
164 Santo and Johnny
132 164 1986
165 Guitar Slim
133 165 1987
166 Bill Evans
134 166 59 537 343
167 Richard Berry
136 167 2052
168 Johnny Ace
137 168 2055
169 Serge Gainsbourg
138 169 62 89 698 144
170 Clarence "Frogman" Henry
139 170 564 1741
171 Oscar Peterson
65 171 275 1196
172 The Silhouettes
140 172 2087
173 George Jones
141 173 352 315 294 676
174 Frankie Ford
142 174 2097
175 Shirley and Lee
143 175 2098
176 The Falcons
144 176 485 1638
177 Tommy Edwards
145 177 2101
178 Anita O'Day
66 178 2214
179 Bobby Bland
147 179 105 532 521
180 Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys
148 180 2115
181 Larry Williams
149 181 2123
182 The "5" Royales
150 182 2127
183 Vince Taylor
151 183 2132
184 The Kingston Trio
152 184 2142
185 Dean Martin
153 185 480 1641
186 Sonny Boy Williamson (II)
155 186 329 1347
187 Jimmy Forrest
156 187 2202
188 Johnny Mathis
157 188 2207
189 The El Dorados
158 189 2218
190 Lowell Fulson
160 190 2230
191 Jack Scott
161 191 2239
192 John Lee Hooker
162 31 192 204 231 426
193 Jimmy Giuffre
68 193 203 1004
194 Johnny and The Hurricanes
164 194 2280
195 Chan Romero
166 195 2285
196 Bobby Freeman
167 196 670 2069
197 Percy Mayfield
168 197 2300
198 Champion Jack Dupree
69 198 2408
199 The Elegants
169 199 2322
200 Jody Reynolds
170 200 2328
201 June Christy
70 201 2444
202 The Fleetwoods
171 202 2349
203 Guy Mitchell
172 203 2361
204 Red Foley
173 204 2364
205 Little Anthony and The Imperials
174 205 317 1366
206 Jimmy Reed
175 206 212 1027
207 Bobby Day
178 207 2416
208 The Cadets
181 208 2438
209 Brenda Lee
182 209 331 1428
210 Elizabeth Cotten
183 210 2462
211 Steve Lacy
73 211 2558
212 Henri Salvador
184 212 391 1616
213 Roy Eldridge
74 213 2568
214 Etta James
185 214 65 394
215 Coleman Hawkins
77 23 215 798
216 Tony Bennett
186 216 490 488 1372
217 Freddy Cannon
187 217 690 2371
218 Jim Reeves
188 218 2594
219 The Harptones
189 219 2607
220 Lord Kitchener
190 220 2623
221 The Capris
191 221 2626
222 The Shirelles
192 222 98 571
223 Mark Dinning
193 223 2688
224 Don Gibson
194 224 2712
225 Webb Pierce
196 225 2748
226 Smiley Lewis
197 226 2751
227 Martin Denny
200 227 2763
228 Bill Justis
201 228 2794
229 The Spaniels
202 229 2809
230 Jo Stafford
203 230 2852
231 The Nutmegs
205 231 2938
232 The Viscounts
206 232 2939
233 Faye Adams
207 233 2941
234 Charles Brown
208 79 234 1413
235 The Prisonaires
209 235 2943
236 Connie Francis
210 236 2949
237 Buddy Knox
211 237 2998
238 Johnny Preston
212 238 3001
239 Percy Faith
214 239 3026
240 Félix Leclerc
216 240 3050
241 Judy Garland
217 16 241 231 515
242 Jesse Belvin
218 242 3055
243 Antônio Carlos Jobim
219 243 111 339 516
244 Sanford Clark
220 244 3083
245 Sandy Nelson
221 245 3094
246 Bola De Nieve
222 246 3117
247 Della Reese
223 247 3163
248 The Staple Singers
224 248 235 751 911
249 Conjunto Bernal
225 249 3197
250 The Chips
226 250 3208
251 The Crests
227 251 3247
252 Mouloudji
228 252 3259
253 Bourvil
229 253 603 2601
254 Charles Trenet
230 24 254 839
255 Pat Boone
231 255 573 2509
256 Bobby Charles
233 256 3288
257 The Browns
234 257 3293
258 The Kalin Twins
235 258 3295
259 Kay Starr
236 259 3315
260 The Five Keys
237 260 3334
261 Buchanan and Goodman
238 261 3346
262 Archie Bleyer
239 262 3377
263 Shelly Manne
240 263 3378
264 Léo Ferré
241 264 537 357 1303
265 The Mystics
242 265 3431
266 Mose Allison
243 266 3444
267 The Fabulous Wailers
244 267 3445
268 Frankie Avalon
245 268 3454
269 Magali Noël
248 269 3477
270 The Four Aces
249 270 3481
271 The Heartbeats
250 271 3495
272 Marv Johnson
251 272 3506
273 The Danleers
252 273 3514
274 Ronnie Hawkins
253 274 618 2844
275 The Turbans
254 275 3567
276 The Jewels
255 276 3581
277 Pee Wee King
256 277 3609
278 Swan Silvertones
257 278 3625
279 Rosemary Clooney
258 279 3650
280 The Bobbettes
259 280 3678
281 Neil Sedaka
260 281 498 820 2262
282 Amos Milburn
261 100 282 1772
283 The Students
262 283 3714
284 The Bell Notes
263 284 3725
285 Earl Bostic
264 285 3733
286 Orquesta Aragón
265 286 3740
287 Johnny Kidd and The Pirates
266 287 289 1536
288 James Moody
267 288 3806
289 Ivory Joe Hunter
268 289 3823
290 Bing Crosby
269 9 290 532
291 The Impalas
270 291 3825
292 Robin Luke
271 292 3852
293 The Mello-Kings
272 293 3857
294 King Pleasure
273 294 3865
295 Juliette Gréco
274 295 3872
296 Bernard Herrmann
275 296 3893
297 The Soul Stirrers
276 297 3925
298 Adam Faith
277 298 3931
299 David Seville
278 299 3935
300 Sheb Wooley
279 300 3937
301 Jim Lowe
280 301 3943