Albums from the Year 1955

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This page lists the top albums of 1955 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 1955 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1955 were:

1:Frank Sinatra2:Glenn Miller3:Sarah Vaughan4:Glenn Gould5:Jackie Gleason
6:Sammy Davis Jr7:Doris Day8:Mantovani9:Louis Armstrong10:Crazy Otto
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1984 (1955), BEA 1 of 1955, US BB 3 of 1955, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 2002), Rolling Stone 100, Defin200 140 (1955), Acclaimed 224 (1955), WXPN 434 (1955), WTMD 621, RYM 2 of 1955
2 Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Story 1955 US num 1 for 11 weeks - Mar 1954, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1961), UK 12 - Aug 1969 (9 weeks), Dutch 70s 24 - Apr 1971 (18 weeks), US BB 54 of 1955, RYM 49 of 1954
3 Glenn Gould Goldberg Variations 1955 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1955), France Platinum (certified by SNEP May 2001), BEA 3 of 1955, RYM 1 of 1955
4 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan 1955 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1955), BEA 3 of 1954, Acclaimed 743 (1955), RYM 3 of 1955
5 Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Plays Selections From 'The Glenn Miller Story' & Other Hits 1955 US num 1 for 10 weeks - May 1954, UK 10 - Jan 1961 (18 weeks), US BB 10 of 1955
6 Sammy Davis Jr Starring Sammy Davis, Volume I 1955 US num 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1955, US BB 6 of 1955, UK EP 30 - Jul 1960
7 Frank Sinatra Swing Easy 1955 UK 5 - Oct 1960 (17 weeks), US BB 29 of 1955, Guiness 56, Acclaimed 2217 (1954), RYM 9 of 1954
8 Doris Day Love Me or Leave Me 1955 US num 1 for 25 weeks - Aug 1955, US BB 2 of 1955, RYM 44 of 1955
9 Jackie Gleason Lonesome Echo 1955 US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1955, US BB 8 of 1955, RYM 144 of 1955
10 Crazy Otto Crazy Otto 1955 US num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1955, US BB 9 of 1955
11 Louis Armstrong Satch Plays Fats 1955 BEA 2 of 1955, US BB 55 of 1955, RYM 5 of 1955
12 Tuskegee Institute Choir Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals 1955 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1955)
13 Original Soundtrack Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1955 UK 6 - Apr 1961 (22 weeks), US BB 18 of 1955
14 Mantovani Song Hits From Theaterland 1955 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1961), US BB 21 of 1955
15 Judy Garland Miss Show Business 1955 US BB 22 of 1955, RYM 164 of 1955
16 Peggy Lee & Ella Fitzgerald Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 US BB 27 of 1955, RYM 115 of 1955
17 Noel Coward Noel Coward in Las Vegas 1955 US BB 35 of 1956, RYM 199 of 1955
18 June Christy The Misty Miss Christy 1955 US BB 45 of 1956, RYM 45 of 1955
19 The Three Suns Soft & Sweet 1955 US BB 49 of 1955, RYM 149 of 1955
20 Bing Crosby Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings 1955 US BB 51 of 1955, RYM 120 of 1956
21 Clifford Brown & Max Roach Study In Brown 1955 Acclaimed 1979 (1955), RYM 4 of 1955
22 The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life 1955 Acclaimed 1876 (1956), RYM 6 of 1955
23 Count Basie & Joe Williams Count Basie Swings - Joe Williams Sings 1955 Acclaimed 1310 (1955), RYM 14 of 1955
24 Lennie Tristano Lennie Tristano 1955 Acclaimed 1667 (1956), RYM 15 of 1955
25 Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High 1955 Acclaimed 1547 (1955), RYM 22 of 1955
26 Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi 1955 Acclaimed 2239 (1956), RYM 36 of 1955
27 Stan Getz & Lionel Hampton Hamp & Getz 1955 Acclaimed 2186 (1955), RYM 77 of 1955
28 Sonny Rollins Work Time 1955 Acclaimed 2960 (1955), RYM 61 of 1956
29 Horace Silver Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers 1955 BEA 6 of 1955
30 Perry Como So Smooth 1955 US BB 12 of 1955
31 Jack Webb Pete Kelly's Blues 1955 US BB 13 of 1955
32 Jackie Gleason Romantic Jazz 1955 US BB 14 of 1955
33 Michel Legrand Holiday In Rome 1955 US BB 15 of 1955
34 Original Soundtrack Deep In My Heart 1955 US BB 16 of 1955
35 Andre Kostelanetz Meet Andre Kostelanez 1955 US BB 17 of 1955
36 Sammy Davis Jr Just For Lovers 1955 US BB 20 of 1955
37 Jackie Gleason Music To Remember 1955 US BB 23 of 1955
38 Various Artists Pop Shoppers 1955 US BB 24 of 1955
39 Various Artists I Like Jazz 1955 US BB 25 of 1955
40 Original Cast Damn Yankees 1955 US BB 26 of 1955
41 Carlos Quinn Arthur Godfrey & Carlos Quinn 1955 US BB 28 of 1955
42 Original Soundtrack Peter Pan 1955 US BB 31 of 1955
43 Original Soundtrack No Business Like Show Business 1955 US BB 32 of 1955
44 Steve Allen Music For Tonight 1955 US BB 33 of 1955
45 Eddie Fisher I Love You 1955 US BB 34 of 1955
46 Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Limited 1955 US BB 36 of 1955
47 Billy May Sorta May 1955 US BB 38 of 1955
48 Lenny Dee Dee-Lightful 1955 US BB 39 of 1955
49 McGuire Sisters By Request 1955 US BB 40 of 1955
50 Original Cast Silk Stockings 1955 US BB 41 of 1955

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12 Jun 2015

Double Listing - Victory At Sea

#46 here (NBC Symphony) should be combined with #41 in 1954 (Richard Rodgers).

Data fixed, thanks


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request - Glenn Gould

#3 - Bach: Goldberg Variations was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983. Google Grammy Hall of Fame. It is listed under "B" for Bach.

No Grammy Hall of Fame classical albums have been added because of the confusion between composer and performer


19 Jan 2015

#3 - Glenn Gould - Goldberg Variations

This album was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983. It is listed under Bach: Goldberg Variations.

We need to redo that list