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 17 228 14
2 Miles Davis
1 24 85 2 26 52 412 16
3 Chuck Berry
13 2 3 133 644 70
4 Frank Sinatra
2 14 49 4 71 697 77
5 Buddy Holly & The Crickets
10 4 5 145
6 Little Richard
18 3 6 517 151
7 Thelonious Monk
3 62 32 7 168 135
8 Ray Charles
22 5 8 36 807 88
9 Ella Fitzgerald
5 38 61 9 555 218
10 Sonny Rollins
6 47 10 175 210
11 Bo Diddley
20 6 11 407 248
12 Charles Mingus
7 42 12 33 285 96
13 Jerry Lee Lewis
38 8 13 182 260
14 The Everly Brothers
34 10 14 120 789 221
15 Fats Domino
55 9 15 337 330
16 Art Blakey
9 61 16 294 361
17 Count Basie
8 83 18 17 277
18 Muddy Waters
7 88 18 118 266 191
19 Johnny Cash
64 12 19 32 792 130 51 61
20 Ornette Coleman
11 86 20 61 270 525 169
21 Eddie Cochran
11 21 512 433
22 Dave Brubeck
16 49 22 490
23 Hank Williams
13 5 23 216
24 Howlin' Wolf
30 25 24 69 247
25 Billie Holiday
12 245 3 25 173
26 Gene Vincent
40 19 26 556
27 Duke Ellington
17 131 1 27 86 93
28 Bud Powell
19 122 28 618
29 Charlie Parker
14 6 29 258
30 Bill Haley and His Comets
60 17 30 608
31 Dizzy Gillespie
15 11 31 321
32 Clifford Brown
21 135 32 685
33 The Modern Jazz Quartet
27 80 33 702
34 Big Joe Turner
43 30 102 34 599
35 Louis Armstrong
23 136 2 35 196 157
36 The Coasters
15 36 703
37 The Platters
16 37 720
38 Carl Perkins
18 38 726
39 Max Roach
24 184 39 135 420
40 Johnny Burnette
31 71 40 764
41 Sarah Vaughan
25 180 134 41 699
42 Bobby Darin
20 42 804
43 Lloyd Price
21 43 820
44 Cannonball Adderley
28 201 44 240 632
45 Ritchie Valens
22 45 830
46 Lennie Tristano
36 89 105 46 758
47 Benny Goodman
26 7 47 341
48 Nat King Cole
52 41 8 48 351
49 The Drifters
23 49 80 331
50 Erroll Garner
32 156 50 909
51 John Coltrane
29 249 51 9 376 45
52 Chet Baker
59 44 52 919
53 Marty Robbins
42 88 53 677 922
54 James Brown
26 54 16 65 443 36
55 Jackie Wilson
27 55 155 517
56 Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
28 56 936
57 Harry Belafonte
35 179 57 987
58 Dinah Washington
51 54 58 969
59 Link Wray
29 59 977
60 João Gilberto
44 109 60 138 257 385
61 Dion
31 61 134 325 404
62 Sam Cooke
32 62 31 192 138
63 Woody Guthrie
33 17 63 589
64 George Russell
33 64 318 870
65 B.B. King
67 52 65 67 437 752 300
66 Jackie Brenston
34 66 1052
67 Nina Simone
35 67 102 444
68 Cliff Richard
36 68 656 588 951
69 Jacques Brel
37 69 170 272 461
70 Julie London
75 53 70 1130
71 Little Willie John
39 71 1115
72 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
40 72 1122
73 The Isley Brothers
43 73 157 180 407 316
74 Tito Puente
37 74 1231
75 The Flamingos
45 75 1187
76 The Five Satins
46 76 1194
77 The Weavers
63 106 77 1239
78 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
48 78 531 1100
79 Lester Young
39 73 79 918
80 Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
41 80 1336
81 LaVern Baker
50 81 1299
82 Georges Brassens
51 82 285 799 903
83 Horace Silver
50 195 83 158 679
84 The Penguins
55 84 1329
85 Louis Prima
57 167 85 1369
86 Barrett Strong
56 86 1340
87 Les Paul & Mary Ford
57 87 1346
88 Édith Piaf
58 26 88 360 567
89 Duane Eddy
59 89 655 1285
90 Elmore James
60 90 460 1158
91 Lonnie Donegan
63 91 1376
92 Ahmad Jamal
53 197 92 1441
93 Sun Ra
45 93 109 372 828 438
94 Wanda Jackson
64 94 1390
95 Art Pepper
46 95 459 1228
96 The Louvin Brothers
61 176 96 1476
97 Chuck Willis
65 97 1420
98 Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
66 98 1424
99 Art Tatum
47 98 99 1102
100 Danny and The Juniors
67 100 1445
101 Ben Webster
48 101 1547
102 Little Walter
68 102 1463
103 Sonny Clark
49 103 1554
104 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
69 104 1475
105 The Chords
70 105 1482
106 Patsy Cline
72 106 103 498
107 Domenico Modugno
73 107 1506
108 Jimmy Smith
56 216 108 332 1125
109 Wilbert Harrison
74 109 506 1300
110 The Clovers
75 110 1534
111 Stan Kenton
54 232 81 111 1053
112 Bill Doggett
76 112 1541
113 Kitty Wells
77 113 1551
114 Jerry Butler
78 114 254 972
115 Johnnie Ray
79 115 1560
116 Rick Nelson
71 155 116 259 487 857
117 The Diamonds
81 117 1572
118 Boris Vian
82 118 1575
119 Henry Mancini
62 205 119 313 1117
120 Professor Longhair
84 120 1605
121 Billy Ward & The Dominoes
85 121 1606
122 The Robins
87 122 1622
123 Clyde McPhatter
90 123 1626
124 Pérez Prado
91 124 1627
125 Dale Hawkins
92 125 1639
126 The Orioles
93 65 126 1016
127 Peggy Lee
94 127 344 1174
128 Gene Kelly
95 154 128 1368
129 John Cage
74 175 129 1737
130 The Chantels
96 130 1701
131 Lefty Frizzell
97 131 1703
132 The Del-Vikings
98 132 1724
133 Ruth Brown
99 133 1729
134 Johnny Otis
100 180 134 1518
135 Doris Day
101 135 1744
136 Billy Lee Riley
102 136 1757
137 The Big Bopper
103 137 1763
138 Paul Anka
104 138 1778
139 Ray Price
105 139 673 1583
140 Phil Phillips with The Twilights
107 140 1802
141 Nolan Strong & The Diablos
108 141 1817
142 The Champs
110 142 1824
143 Lightnin' Hopkins
58 143 1916
144 The Cadillacs
111 144 1829
145 Conway Twitty
112 145 674 1623
146 Otis Rush
113 146 564 1477
147 Patti Page
114 147 1847
148 The Chordettes
115 148 1848
149 Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
116 149 1890
150 The Dells
117 150 330 1249
151 The Teddy Bears
118 151 1904
152 The Monotones
119 152 1910
153 Roy Orbison
120 153 40 264 219
154 Hank Snow
121 154 1927
155 Gerry Mulligan
123 155 1929
156 The Moonglows
124 156 1942
157 Mickey and Sylvia
125 157 1953
158 The Crows
126 158 1973
159 Slim Harpo
127 159 511 1615
160 Junior Parker
128 160 1975
161 The Skyliners
129 161 1979
162 Guitar Slim
130 162 1981
163 Santo and Johnny
132 163 1994
164 Johnny Horton
133 164 1998
165 Bill Evans
134 165 59 533 343
166 Serge Gainsbourg
137 166 62 89 771 150
167 Johnny Ace
138 167 2058
168 Clarence "Frogman" Henry
139 168 565 1752
169 George Jones
140 169 354 318 295 684
170 Oscar Peterson
65 170 274 1200
171 Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys
141 171 2100
172 Anita O'Day
66 172 2219
173 Tommy Edwards
142 173 2103
174 Shirley and Lee
143 174 2106
175 The Falcons
144 175 489 1650
176 The Silhouettes
145 176 2113
177 Frankie Ford
146 177 2127
178 Bobby Bland
147 178 105 534 522
179 Richard Berry
148 179 2134
180 Vince Taylor
149 180 2146
181 The "5" Royales
150 181 2151
182 Larry Williams
151 182 2153
183 The Kingston Trio
152 183 2160
184 Dean Martin
153 184 481 1656
185 Sonny Boy Williamson (II)
154 185 327 1347
186 Jimmy Forrest
157 186 2223
187 Lowell Fulson
158 187 2229
188 The El Dorados
159 188 2235
189 Johnny Mathis
160 189 2248
190 Mahalia Jackson
161 44 190 1017
191 Jack Scott
162 191 2270
192 Jimmy Giuffre
68 192 204 1006
193 John Lee Hooker
163 31 193 206 230 430
194 Johnny and The Hurricanes
164 194 2298
195 Percy Mayfield
165 195 2307
196 Chan Romero
166 196 2308
197 Bobby Freeman
168 197 673 2084
198 Champion Jack Dupree
69 198 2416
199 The Elegants
169 199 2337
200 Jody Reynolds
170 200 2344
201 June Christy
70 201 2451
202 The Fleetwoods
171 202 2372
203 Guy Mitchell
172 203 2380
204 Little Anthony and The Imperials
173 204 319 1372
205 Red Foley
174 205 2388
206 Jimmy Reed
177 206 211 1029
207 Bobby Day
178 207 2429
208 The Cadets
181 208 2447
209 Steve Lacy
72 209 437 1996
210 Brenda Lee
182 210 329 1437
211 Henri Salvador
183 211 390 1619
212 Elizabeth Cotten
185 212 2487
213 Roy Eldridge
73 213 2579
214 Etta James
186 214 65 401
215 Coleman Hawkins
76 23 215 805
216 Tony Bennett
187 216 492 485 1378
217 Freddy Cannon
188 217 690 2396
218 Jim Reeves
189 218 2619
219 The Harptones
190 219 2622
220 Lord Kitchener
191 220 2639
221 The Capris
192 221 2644
222 The Shirelles
193 222 99 577
223 Mark Dinning
194 223 2709
224 Don Gibson
196 224 2744
225 Smiley Lewis
198 225 2766
226 Webb Pierce
199 226 2773
227 Martin Denny
200 227 2780
228 Bill Justis
202 228 2818
229 The Spaniels
203 229 2826
230 Jo Stafford
204 230 2874
231 Charles Brown
206 77 231 1400
232 The Viscounts
207 232 2953
233 The Prisonaires
208 233 2958
234 The Nutmegs
209 234 2960
235 Faye Adams
210 235 2961
236 Connie Francis
211 236 2970
237 Buddy Knox
212 237 3014
238 Johnny Preston
213 238 3016
239 Félix Leclerc
214 239 3052
240 Percy Faith
215 240 3053
241 Judy Garland
217 16 241 228 516
242 Antônio Carlos Jobim
218 242 117 343 539
243 Jesse Belvin
219 243 3071
244 Sanford Clark
220 244 3089
245 Sandy Nelson
221 245 3113
246 Bola De Nieve
222 246 3117
247 Della Reese
223 247 3175
248 The Staple Singers
224 248 235 754 916
249 The Chips
225 249 3232
250 Mouloudji
226 250 3247
251 Bourvil
227 251 604 2606
252 The Crests
228 252 3260
253 Charles Trenet
229 24 253 840
254 Pat Boone
230 254 574 2531
255 Bobby Charles
231 255 3299
256 The Kalin Twins
233 256 3307
257 The Browns
234 257 3309
258 Kay Starr
235 258 3345
259 The Five Keys
236 259 3357
260 Buchanan and Goodman
237 260 3368
261 Conjunto Bernal
238 261 3374
262 Archie Bleyer
239 262 3387
263 Shelly Manne
240 263 3401
264 Léo Ferré
241 264 536 353 1319
265 Mose Allison
242 265 3453
266 The Mystics
243 266 3459
267 The Fabulous Wailers
244 267 3466
268 Frankie Avalon
246 268 3477
269 The Four Aces
247 269 3500
270 Magali Noël
248 270 3501
271 The Heartbeats
250 271 3525
272 The Danleers
251 272 3541
273 Marv Johnson
252 273 3543
274 Ronnie Hawkins
253 274 620 2891
275 The Turbans
254 275 3594
276 The Jewels
255 276 3607
277 Pee Wee King
256 277 3631
278 Swan Silvertones
257 278 3648
279 Rosemary Clooney
258 279 3686
280 Neil Sedaka
259 280 501 2472
281 The Bobbettes
260 281 3708
282 Amos Milburn
261 99 282 1790
283 The Students
262 283 3736
284 The Bell Notes
263 284 3759
285 Earl Bostic
264 285 3769
286 Johnny Kidd and The Pirates
265 286 279 1507
287 Sidney Bechet
266 40 287 1129
288 Bing Crosby
267 10 288 536
289 James Moody
268 289 3844
290 Ivory Joe Hunter
269 290 3846
291 The Impalas
270 291 3847
292 Juliette Gréco
271 292 3864
293 Robin Luke
272 293 3885
294 King Pleasure
273 294 3887
295 The Mello-Kings
274 295 3895
296 Bernard Herrmann
275 296 3902
297 David Seville
276 297 3942
298 Sheb Wooley
277 298 3943
299 The Soul Stirrers
278 299 3949