The Most Recommended Artists of 1950-1959 (Songs)
Top Artists of
1950-1959 (Songs)


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