Albums from the Year 1952

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This page lists the top albums of 1952 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 1952 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1952 were:

1:Harry Smith2:Fred Astaire3:Danny Kaye4:Jane Froman5:Benny Goodman
6:Lester Young & Oscar Peterson7:Doris Day8:Liberace9:Artur Rubinstein10:Mario Lanza
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music 1952 Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1952), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1952), BEA 1 of 1952, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 2005), Rolling Stone 276
2 Fred Astaire The Astaire Story 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1952), BEA 4 of 1952, Acclaimed 2208 (1953)
3 Danny Kaye Hans Christian Andersen 1952 US num 1 for 17 weeks - Feb 1953, RYM 32 of 1952
4 Jane Froman With A Song In My Heart 1952 US num 1 for 23 weeks - May 1952, RYM 44 of 1952
5 Benny Goodman Jazz Concerto No. 2 1952 US num 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1952, RYM 136 of 1954
6 Lester Young & Oscar Peterson The President Plays With the Oscar Peterson Trio 1952 BEA 3 of 1952, Acclaimed 1820 (1953), RYM 37 of 1952
7 Mario Lanza Because You're Mine 1952 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1952
8 Artur Rubinstein Chopin Polonaise Op. 40, No. 1 ('Polonaise Militaire') 1952 Library of Congress artifact added 2006 (1952)
9 Liberace Liberace At The Piano 1952 US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1952
10 Doris Day I'll See You In My Dreams 1952 US num 1 for 1 week - Mar 1952
11 Original Soundtrack The Merry Widow 1952 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1952
12 Hank Williams Hank Williams Sings 1952 BEA 2 of 1952
13 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie Bird & Diz 1952 Acclaimed 1644 (1952), RYM 2 of 1952
14 Stan Kenton New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm 1952 Acclaimed 1586 (1953), RYM 8 of 1952
15 Stan Kenton City Of Glass 1952 BEA 5 of 1952
16 Milt Jackson Wizard of the Vibes 1952 RYM 3 of 1952
17 Hank Williams Moanin' the Blues 1952 RYM 4 of 1952
18 Various Artists Singin' in the Rain 1952 RYM 5 of 1952
19 Yma Sumac Legend of the Sun Virgin 1952 RYM 6 of 1952
20 Nat King Cole Penthouse Serenade: Nat 'King' Cole at the Piano 1952 RYM 9 of 1952
21 Howard McGhee Howard McGhee with Fats Navarro 1952 RYM 10 of 1952
22 Edith Piaf Je t'ai dans la peau 1952 RYM 11 of 1952
23 Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde 1952 RYM 12 of 1952
24 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 1952 RYM 13 of 1952
25 Louis Armstrong Satchmo Serenades 1952 RYM 14 of 1952
26 Erroll Garner Piano Solos Vol 2 1952 RYM 15 of 1952
27 Oscar Peterson Plays George Gershwin 1952 RYM 16 of 1952
28 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy in Paris 1952 RYM 17 of 1952
29 Paul Quinichette The Vice Pres 1952 RYM 18 of 1952
30 Karlheinz Stockhausen Etude 1952 RYM 19 of 1952
31 Anna Russell The Anna Russell Album? 1952 RYM 20 of 1952
32 Sidney Bechet The Fabulous Sidney Bechet 1952 RYM 21 of 1952
33 Art Van Damme More Cocktail Capers 1952 RYM 22 of 1952
34 Dick Farney Copacabana 1952 RYM 23 of 1952
35 Igor Stravinsky Concertino pour 12 Instruments 1952 RYM 24 of 1952
36 Gustav Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 1952 RYM 25 of 1952
37 Sonny Stitt Kaleidoscope 1952 RYM 26 of 1952
38 Oscar Peterson This Is Oscar Peterson 1952 RYM 27 of 1952
39 Mundell Lowe A Grand Night for Swinging 1952 RYM 28 of 1952
40 Victor Young April in Paris 1952 RYM 29 of 1952
41 David Raksin The Bad & the Beautiful 1952 RYM 30 of 1952
42 Patti Page Tennessee Waltz 1952 RYM 31 of 1952
43 Hot Skins The Jazz Afro-Cuban Beat 1952 RYM 33 of 1952
44 Gene Krupa The Original Drum Battle 1952 RYM 34 of 1952
45 Igor Stravinsky Cantata 1952 RYM 35 of 1952
46 Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth 1952 RYM 36 of 1952
47 George Wallington George Wallington Trio 1952 RYM 38 of 1952
48 Judy Garland Judy at the Palace 1952 RYM 39 of 1952
49 Benny Carter Alone Together 1952 RYM 40 of 1952
50 Vera Lynn Sincerely Yours... 1952 RYM 41 of 1952

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29 Apr 2016

Double Listing - Anthology of American Folk Msic

#1 & #9 (Harry Smith) are the same. He was the compiler & editor of this collection of songs.

Data fixed, thanks


21 Apr 2016

#1 - Anthology of American Folk Music

This album was selected for Library of Congress (National Recording Registry) in 2005.

Data fixed, thanks


20 Dec 2015

#2 - Anthology of American Folk Music

Since you have been updating the Grammy Hall of Fame entries recently Ithought I would try this again. This Album was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012.

Data fixed, thanks


1 Aug 2015

Double Listing-The President Plays w/Oscar Peterson Trio

#11 (Lester Young) & #47 (Oscar Peterson) are the same album (per Acclaimed Music).

Data fixed, thanks


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request - Gustav Mahler

#23 - Das Lied Von Der Erde was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981. Google Grammy Hall of Fame. This album is under "M for Mahler".

We have not added any classical music under the name of the composer, we'll have a look at that when we get time.


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request-Anthology of American Folk Music+

I don't understand your response to my first e-mail on this album dated 19 Jan2015. You say your Hall of Fame data doesn't go up to 2012, but you have already added data from that year and even later! Just Google Grammy Hall of Fame and you'll find all the entries thru 2014. They are alphabetical and this album is under "A" for Anthology. Then Google National Recording Registry (which you call Library of Congress). Then click on the year 2005. The entries are in chronological order (this album is from 1952).This should enable you to add these (2) chart entries to this album. Thanks.

The process is a bit more complex than that. When we have time we'll do the whole chart.


19 Jan 2015

##23 - Gustav Mahler - Das Lied Von Der Erde

This album was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981. It is with Bruno Walter Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.


19 Jan 2015

#2 - Anthology Of American Folk Music

This (3) volume album was selected for Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2012. It was also selected for Library of Congress (NRR) in 2005.

Our Hall of fame data doesn't go up to 2012. Our Library of Congress list doesn't have it.

When we have time we'll get new versions of those charts incorporated


20 Aug 2011

error in "With A Song In My Heart" artist

for #48 you have listed "Alfred Newman" as the "artist". The artist was "Jane Froman". Alfred Newman did the musical score for the movie "With A Song In My Heart". The album (#48) consisted of Jane Froman's studio recordings of songs from the movie "With A Song In My Heart" which billboard had on the charts for 25 weeks that year.

We think you are correct, the data has been updated, thanks for the suggestion