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