Albums from the Year 1954

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This page lists the top albums of 1954 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 1954 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1954 were:

1:Miles Davis2:Art Blakey3:Mario Lanza4:Chet Baker5:Jackie Gleason
6:Louis Armstrong7:Dave Brubeck8:Clifford Brown & Max Roach9:Frank Sinatra10:Max Steiner
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Mario Lanza The Student Prince 1954 US num 1 for 36 weeks - Aug 1954, US BB 1 of 1955, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1960), UK 5 - Aug 1956 (1 week), US CashBox 32 of 1960, US Longest Running Album 103 1954 (151 weeks), RYM 68 of 1954
2 Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1957), BEA 1 of 1954, Guiness 42, Acclaimed 325 (1954), WTMD 429, WXPN 529 (1956), KEXP 609
3 Art Blakey A Night At Birdland, Vol 1 1954 Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1954), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1954), Acclaimed 1236 (1954), RYM 5 of 1954
4 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1956), BEA 1 of 1953, Acclaimed 1970 (1954), RYM 8 of 1954
5 Jackie Gleason Music, Martinis, & Memories 1954 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1954, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1962), US BB 5 of 1955, RYM 81 of 1954
6 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010 (1954), BEA 6 of 1954, Acclaimed 1036 (1954), RYM 2 of 1954
7 Clifford Brown & Max Roach Clifford Brown & Max Roach 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1954), Acclaimed 1229 (1954), RYM 1 of 1954
8 Frank Sinatra Songs for Young Lovers 1954 Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1954), Acclaimed 1533 (1954), RYM 3 of 1954
9 Art Blakey A Night At Birdland, Vol 2 1954 Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1954), Acclaimed 2296 (1954), RYM 11 of 1954
10 June Christy Something Cool 1954 BEA 7 of 1954, US BB 37 of 1955, Acclaimed 1606 (1954), RYM 9 of 1953
11 Max Steiner Gone with the Wind 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1967), RYM 19 of 1954
12 Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra 1954 Library of Congress artifact added 2011 (1954), RYM 73 of 1954
13 Various Artists The Threepenny Opera 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994 (1954), RYM 157 of 1954
14 Art Tatum The Genius of Art Tatum, Vols. 1-13 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978 (1954)
15 Andres Segovia An Evening with Andres Segovia 1954 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1954)
16 Boston Symphony Orchestra Damnation of Faust 1954 Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1954)
17 Choir of King's College Cambridge Christmas At King's 1954 Library of Congress artifact added 2008 (1954)
18 Dinah Washington Dinah Jams 1954 BEA 5 of 1954, Acclaimed 1509 (1955), RYM 14 of 1954
19 Judy Garland A Star Is Born Her Greatest Hits 1954 BEA 8 of 1954, US BB 45 of 1955, RYM 15 of 1954
20 Dave Brubeck Jazz Goes to College 1954 US BB 30 of 1955, Acclaimed 2843 (1954), RYM 13 of 1954
21 Eartha Kitt That Bad Eartha 1954 BEA 2 of 1954, RYM 16 of 1954
22 Richard Rodgers Victory At Sea 1954 US BB 5 of 1959, RYM 24 of 1954
23 Michel Legrand I Love Paris 1954 US BB 7 of 1955, RYM 23 of 1954
24 Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues 1954 Channel4 38, RYM 4 of 1954
25 Yma Sumac Mambo! 1954 BEA 9 of 1954, RYM 7 of 1954
26 Dave Brubeck Brubeck Time 1954 US BB 11 of 1955, RYM 31 of 1954
27 Benny Goodman BG In Hi-Fi 1954 US BB 19 of 1955, RYM 79 of 1954
28 Harry Belafonte Mark Twain (And Other Folk Favorites) 1954 US BB 20 of 1956, RYM 77 of 1954
29 Charles Aznavour Viens Au Creux De Mon Epaule 1954 BEA 4 of 1954
30 Dave Brubeck Jazz: Red Hot & Cool 1954 US BB 48 of 1955, RYM 25 of 1954
31 Charles Mingus Charlie Mingus 1954 Acclaimed 935 (1960), RYM 65 of 1954
32 Sarah Vaughan Swingin' Easy 1954 Acclaimed 1298 (1954), RYM 49 of 1957
33 Miles Davis Miles Davis All Star Sextet 1954 Acclaimed 2525 (1954), RYM 45 of 1954
34 Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie with Roy Eldridge 1954 Acclaimed 1572 (1954), RYM 134 of 1954
35 Lester Young With The Oscar Peterson Trio 1954 RYM 6 of 1954
36 Georges Brassens Vol 2 - 'Le vent' 1954 RYM 12 of 1954
37 Ben Webster The Consummate Artistry of Ben Webster 1954 RYM 17 of 1954
38 Charles Mingus The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus 1954 RYM 18 of 1954
39 Chet Baker Chet Baker & Strings 1954 RYM 20 of 1954
40 Erroll Garner Misty 1954 RYM 21 of 1954
41 Ella Fitzgerald Songs in a Mellow Mood 1954 RYM 22 of 1954
42 Dizzy Gillespie Afro 1954 RYM 26 of 1954
43 Ludwig van Beethoven Fidelio (Martha Modl,Wolfgang Windgassen,Sena Jurinac,Gottlob Frick;Wiener Philharmoniker;Wilhelm Furtwangler) 1954 RYM 27 of 1954
44 King Pleasure King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings 1954 RYM 28 of 1954
45 Jacques Brel Jacques Brel & Ses Chansons 1954 RYM 29 of 1954
46 Dave Brubeck Jazz at College of the Pacific 1954 RYM 30 of 1954
47 Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 1954 RYM 33 of 1954
48 Caj Tjader Mambo With Tjader 1954 RYM 34 of 1954
49 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte (Schwarzkopf, Otto, Merriman, Simoneau, Panerai, Bruscantini; Karajan w/Philharmonia Choir & Orchestra 1954 RYM 35 of 1954
50 Erroll Garner Contrasts 1954 RYM 36 of 1954

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