Albums from the Year 1950

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This page lists the top albums of 1950 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. Before 1960 quality chart information for albums is sparse, the result should therefore be treated with some caution. A list of biggest hit songs of 1950 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1950 were:

1:Benny Goodman2:Disney3:Charlie Parker4:Ella Fitzgerald5:Yma Sumac
6:Doris Day & Harry James7:Edith Piaf8:Lee Konitz9:Roy Eldridge10:The Ink Spots
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Original Cast Guys & Dolls 1950 US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1951, Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1950), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1950), US BB 31 of 1956, Billboard 109 - Aug 1992 (5 weeks), RYM 7 of 1950
2 Benny Goodman The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert 1950 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1938), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975 (1950), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), Acclaimed 513 (1950), RYM 5 of 1950
3 Disney Cinderella 1950 US num 1 for 1 week - May 1950, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1994), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1994)
4 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings 1950 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988 (1950), Acclaimed 1735 (1950)
5 Yma Sumac Voice of the Xtabay 1950 US num 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1951, RYM 2 of 1950
6 Doris Day & Harry James Young Man With a Horn 1950 US num 1 for 12 weeks - May 1950, RYM 22 of 1950
7 Edith Piaf Chansons Des Cafes De Paris 1950 BEA 1 of 1950
8 Original Soundtrack Three Little Words 1950 US num 1 for 11 weeks - Oct 1950
9 Ella Fitzgerald Souvenir Album 1950 BEA 2 of 1950, RYM 40 of 1950
10 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Sings Gershwin 1950 UK 13 - Jun 1960 (3 weeks), RYM 3 of 1950
11 Lee Konitz Subconscious-Lee 1950 Acclaimed 1556 (1950), RYM 4 of 1950
12 Roy Eldridge Little Jazz 1950 Acclaimed 2904 (1950)
13 Pablo Casals Brandenburg Concertos 1950 RYM 1 of 1950
14 Frank Sinatra Sing & Dance With Frank Sinatra 1950 RYM 6 of 1950
15 Original Soundtrack Annie Get Your Gun 1950 RYM 8 of 1950
16 Leo Ferre Le Temps Des Roses Rouges 1950 RYM 9 of 1950
17 Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff 1950 RYM 10 of 1950
18 Arthur Honegger Symphonie No 5 1950 RYM 11 of 1950
19 Les Paul The New Sound! 1950 RYM 12 of 1950
20 Charlie Parker Bird at St Nick's 1950 RYM 13 of 1950
21 Karlheinz Stockhausen Chore fur Doris 1950 RYM 14 of 1950
22 The Ink Spots The Ink Spots Volume One 1950 RYM 15 of 1950
23 Sidney Bechet Jazz Classics Vol 1 1950 RYM 16 of 1950
24 Stan Kenton Innovations in Modern Music 1950 RYM 17 of 1950
25 Various Artists Pal Joey 1950 RYM 18 of 1950
26 Leith Stevens Destination Moon 1950 RYM 19 of 1950
27 Mel Torme Mel Torme's California Suite 1950 RYM 20 of 1950
28 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday, Vol 1 1950 RYM 21 of 1950
29 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings Volume 2 1950 RYM 23 of 1950
30 Victor Young Samson & Delilah 1950 RYM 24 of 1950
31 Dave Brubeck Dave Brubeck Trio 1950 RYM 25 of 1950
32 Frank Luther The Sing Song Man 1950 RYM 26 of 1950
33 Domenico Scarlatti 11 Sonatas for Piano (Philips - Haskil) 1950 RYM 27 of 1950
34 Bud Powell Bud Powell Piano Solos 1950 RYM 28 of 1950
35 The Ink Spots The Ink Spots Volume Two 1950 RYM 29 of 1950
36 Pinetop Smith Pinetop Smith (with Jelly Roll Morton) 1950 RYM 30 of 1950
37 Art Van Damme Cocktail Capers 1950 RYM 31 of 1950
38 Frederic Chopin 14 Waltzes (Dinu Lipatti) 1950 RYM 32 of 1950
39 Stan Kenton Stan Kenton Presents 1950 RYM 33 of 1950
40 Olivier Messiaen Messe de la Pentecote 1950 RYM 34 of 1950
41 George Lewis Jazz In The Classic New Orleans Tradition 1950 RYM 35 of 1950
42 Rise Stevens Songs of Sigmund Romberg/Songs of Jerome Kern 1950 RYM 36 of 1950
43 Mundell Lowe Guitar Moods 1950 RYM 37 of 1950
44 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday, Vol 2 1950 RYM 38 of 1950
45 Russ Williams Orchestra Songs of World War 2 1950 RYM 39 of 1950
46 Bronislau Kaper Grounds for Marriage 1950 RYM 41 of 1950
47 Roy Eldridge Roy Eldridge in Paris 1950 RYM 42 of 1950
48 Harry Partch Eleven Intrusions 1950 RYM 43 of 1950

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