Albums from the Year 1957

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This page lists the top albums of 1957 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 1957 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1957 were:

1:Elvis Presley2:Frank Sinatra3:Nat King Cole4:John Coltrane5:Miles Davis
6:Tennessee Ernie Ford7:Mantovani8:Little Richard9:Bing Crosby10:The Crickets
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album 1957 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1957, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 2 - Nov 1957 (11 weeks), Canada Platinum (certified by CRIA in May 2002), US sales 9 M (according to RIAA), US BB 20 of 1957, US CashBox 43 of 1957, Acclaimed 2988 (1957), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1976), RYM 28 of 1957
2 Nat King Cole Love Is The Thing 1957 UK 1 - May 1957 (14 weeks), US num 1 for 8 weeks - May 1957, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1992), US CashBox 3 of 1957, US BB 5 of 1957, Billboard 73 - Mar 1965 (11 weeks), Acclaimed 2136 (1957), RYM 24 of 1957
3 John Coltrane Blue Train 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1957), BEA 2 of 1957, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 2001), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Sep 2006), WXPN 431 (1997), Acclaimed 613 (1957), WTMD 831, RYM 2 of 1958
4 Elvis Presley Lovin' You 1957 UK 1 - Aug 1957 (25 weeks), US num 1 for 10 weeks - Jul 1957, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1968), US BB 7 of 1957, US CashBox 11 of 1957, Acclaimed 1505 (1957), RYM 37 of 1957
5 Little Richard Here's Little Richard 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1957), BEA 1 of 1957, US BB 39 of 1957, Rolling Stone 50, PopVortex 93 (1957), Acclaimed 382 (1957), RYM 4 of 1957
6 Bing Crosby Merry Christmas 1957 US num 1 for 35 weeks - Dec 1945, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1970), UK EP 9 - Dec 1960, US BB 20 of 1958, Internet 83 - 15 M claimed (1957), RYM 19 of 1957
7 Original Soundtrack Around The World In 80 Days 1957 US num 1 for 10 weeks - Jul 1957, US CashBox 2 of 1957, US BB 2 of 1957, US 4 of 1957
8 Mantovani Film Encores 1957 US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1959, US BB 4 of 1957, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1961), US CashBox 10 of 1957, US Longest Running Album 28 1957 (231 weeks)
9 Original Soundtrack Fantasia 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1956), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1993), Italy 88 of 1973, Billboard 190 - Nov 1990 (2 weeks), RYM 91 of 1957
10 Tennessee Ernie Ford Hymns 1957 US 2 of 1957, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1992), US BB 3 of 1957, US CashBox 7 of 1957, US Longest Running Album 11 1957 (277 weeks)
11 Frank Sinatra A Swingin' Affair 1957 UK 1 - Sep 1957 (20 weeks), US CashBox 8 of 1957, US BB 9 of 1957, Acclaimed 1178 (1957), RYM 10 of 1957
12 The Crickets Chirping Crickets 1957 UK 5 - Apr 1958 (1 week), BEA 6 of 1957, German RS100 80, Acclaimed 329 (1957), Rolling Stone 421, RYM 5 of 1957
13 Frank Sinatra This Is Sinatra 1957 UK 1 - Feb 1957 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1962), US BB 18 of 1957
14 Frank Sinatra Where Are You? 1957 UK 3 - Mar 1958 (5 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1957, US BB 16 of 1957, Acclaimed 1673 (1957), RYM 15 of 1957
15 Frank Sinatra Close To You 1957 UK 2 - May 1957 (9 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1957, US BB 19 of 1957, RYM 36 of 1957
16 Harry Belafonte An Evening With Belafonte 1957 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1967), US BB 10 of 1957, US CashBox 14 of 1957, Billboard 85 - Jul 1965 (19 weeks)
17 Elvis Presley Peace In The Valley 1957 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), UK EP 12 - Sep 1961, US BB 22 of 1957
18 Miles Davis Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1958), Acclaimed 1457 (1957), RYM 6 of 1957
19 Miles Davis Miles Ahead 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994 (1957), Acclaimed 789 (1957), RYM 13 of 1957
20 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing A Song Of Basie 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), Acclaimed 1824 (1957), RYM 119 of 1957
21 Original Soundtrack The Pajama Game 1957 UK 3 - Feb 1958 (10 weeks), US BB 21 of 1957, US CashBox 26 of 1957
22 Roger Williams Songs Of The Fabulous Fifties 1957 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1967), US CashBox 6 of 1957, US BB 6 of 1957
23 Perry Como We Get Letters 1957 UK 4 - Jun 1958 (7 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1957, US BB 36 of 1957
24 Pat Boone Pat's Great Hits 1957 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1960), US BB 8 of 1957, US CashBox 14 of 1958
25 Tennessee Ernie Ford Spirituals 1957 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1961), US BB 15 of 1957, US CashBox 21 of 1957
26 Ray Conniff 's Wonderful! 1957 UK 18 - Dec 1962 (3 weeks), US BB 24 of 1957, US CashBox 28 of 1957
27 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Foggy Mountain Jamboree 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1961), RYM 138 of 1957
28 Chuck Berry After School Session 1957 BEA 3 of 1957, Acclaimed 2077 (1958), RYM 18 of 1957
29 Tommy Steele Tommy Steele Story 1957 UK 1 - Jun 1957 (21 weeks)
30 Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature 1957 Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1957)
31 Mantovani Christmas Carols 1957 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1961), US BB 11 of 1957
32 Miles Davis 'Round About Midnight 1957 BEA 8 of 1957, Acclaimed 1272 (1957), RYM 3 of 1957
33 Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean 1957 US BB 17 of 1957, US CashBox 20 of 1957, RYM 179 of 1957
34 Anita O'Day Anita Sings the Most 1957 BEA 10 of 1957, Acclaimed 1650 (1957), RYM 44 of 1957
35 Nat King Cole After Midnight 1957 US BB 43 of 1957, Acclaimed 2156 (1957), RYM 30 of 1956
36 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Sings 1957 US BB 12 of 1957, US CashBox 16 of 1957
37 Tommy Sands Steady Date With Tommy Sands 1957 US BB 13 of 1957, US CashBox 19 of 1957
38 Johnny Mathis Wonderful Wonderful 1957 US BB 14 of 1957, US CashBox 18 of 1957
39 Frank Sinatra A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra 1957 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2003), RYM 31 of 1957
40 Polly Bergen Bergen Sings Morgan 1957 US CashBox 25 of 1957, US BB 27 of 1957
41 Lester Lanin Dance To The Music Of Lester Lanin 1957 US CashBox 22 of 1957, US BB 33 of 1957
42 Doris Day Day By Day 1957 US BB 28 of 1957, US CashBox 32 of 1957
43 The Platters The Platters, Volume Two 1957 US BB 31 of 1957, US CashBox 35 of 1957
44 Ella Fitzgerald Ella At The Opera House 1957 UK 16 - Jun 1960 (1 week), RYM 101 of 1957
45 Machito Kenya 1957 BEA 7 of 1957, RYM 193 of 1958
46 Frank Sinatra Frankie 1957 UK 3 - Jul 1957 (7 weeks)
47 Elvis Presley The Best Of Elvis 1957 UK 3 - Oct 1957 (7 weeks)
48 Eddie Cochran Singing To My Baby 1957 UK 19 - Jul 1960 (2 weeks), RYM 93 of 1957
49 Louis Armstrong Satchmo the Great 1957 Italy 74 of 1994, RYM 61 of 1957
50 Bill Haley & his Comets Rock The Joint 1957 UK 4 - Feb 1957 (1 week)
51 Nat King Cole Just One Of Those Things 1957 US CashBox 30 of 1958, RYM 58 of 1957
52 Julie London About The Blues 1957 US CashBox 38 of 1957, RYM 54 of 1957
53 Jane Morgan Fascination 1957 US BB 45 of 1957, RYM 161 of 1957
54 Tommy Steele Stage Show 1957 UK 5 - Apr 1957 (1 week)
55 Sonny Rollins Way Out West 1957 Acclaimed 891 (1957), RYM 7 of 1957
56 Count Basie The Complete Atomic Basie 1957 Acclaimed 657 (1957), RYM 11 of 1957
57 Miles Davis Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet 1957 Acclaimed 1146 (1957), RYM 9 of 1957
58 Sonny Rollins A Night at the 'Village Vanguard' 1957 Acclaimed 1021 (1957), RYM 13 of 1958
59 Charles Mingus The Clown 1957 Acclaimed 2790 (1957), RYM 12 of 1957
60 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Sings Duke Ellington 1957 Acclaimed 1319 (1957), RYM 16 of 1957
61 Duke Ellington Such Sweet Thunder 1957 Acclaimed 1917 (1957), RYM 17 of 1957
62 Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section 1957 Acclaimed 1088 (1957), RYM 32 of 1957
63 Count Basie At Newport 1957 Acclaimed 1447 (1957), RYM 27 of 1957
64 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself 1957 Acclaimed 2378 (1957), RYM 23 of 1957
65 Gene Vincent Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps 1957 Acclaimed 1743 (1957), RYM 29 of 1957
66 Sonny Rollins Newk's Time 1957 Acclaimed 2106 (1957), RYM 27 of 1958
67 Dizzy Gillespie Sonny Side Up 1957 Acclaimed 2940 (1957), RYM 23 of 1958
68 Ben Webster Soulville 1957 Acclaimed 2565 (1957), RYM 39 of 1958
69 Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session 1957 Acclaimed 2368 (1957), RYM 43 of 1957
70 The Five Royales Dedicated to You 1957 Acclaimed 2345 (1957), RYM 98 of 1957
71 Rev Gary Davis Pure Religion & Bad Company 1957 Acclaimed 2548 (1957), RYM 99 of 1957
72 Dizzy Gillespie Birks' Works 1957 Acclaimed 2360 (1958), RYM 121 of 1957
73 Sun Ra Sound of Joy 1957 Acclaimed 2569 (1957), RYM 131 of 1994
74 Sabu Palo Congo 1957 BEA 5 of 1957
75 Fred Warring Now Is Caroling Season 1957 US BB 25 of 1957
76 Pat Boone 4 By Pat 1957 US BB 26 of 1957
77 Jackie Gleason Velvet Brass 1957 US CashBox 29 of 1957
78 Eydie Gorme Eydie Swings The Blues 1957 US CashBox 30 of 1957
79 Pat Boone Just a Closer Walk With Thee 1957 US BB 30 of 1957
80 Lawrence Welk Merry Christmas 1957 US BB 32 of 1957
81 Nat King Cole This Is Nat King Cole 1957 US CashBox 34 of 1957
82 New World Theatre Orchestra Around The World In 80 Days 1957 US BB 35 of 1957
83 Gogi Grant The Helen Morgan Story 1957 US CashBox 36 of 1957
84 Perry Como Dream Along With Me 1957 US BB 37 of 1957
85 Hi-Los Suddenly It's The Hi-Los 1957 US BB 38 of 1957
86 Stan Wolowic & The Polka Chips It's Polka Time 1957 US CashBox 40 of 1957
87 The Three Suns Midnight For Two 1957 US CashBox 41 of 1957
88 Ronnie Deauville Smoke Dreams 1957 US BB 41 of 1957
89 Percy Faith My Fair Lady 1957 US BB 42 of 1957
90 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians In Hi-fi 1957 US CashBox 42 of 1957
91 Lena Horne Lena Horne At The Waldorf Astoria 1957 US CashBox 44 of 1957
92 Jackie Gleason Music For Love Hours 1957 US BB 44 of 1957
93 Roger Williams Songs Of The Fabulous Forties 1957 US CashBox 45 of 1957
94 Henry 'Red' Allen World on a String 1957 Acclaimed 1684 (1957)
95 John Coltrane Cattin' with Coltrane 1957 Acclaimed 2903 (1957)
96 Gerry Mulligan At Storyville 1957 Acclaimed 2995 (1957)
97 Billie Holiday Songs for Distingue Lovers 1957 RYM 8 of 1957
98 Miles Davis Bags' Groove 1957 RYM 14 of 1957
99 Sun Ra Super-Sonic Jazz 1957 RYM 20 of 1957
100 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson 1957 RYM 25 of 1957

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13 Jun 2015

Double Listing - The Complete Atomic Basie

#94 & #99 are the same. Per Wikipedia & Acclaimed Music , "The Complete AtomicBasie" was originally called just "Basie".

Data fixed, thanks


21 Jan 2015

#6 - West Side Story - Original Cast

This album is #7 on RIAA Songs of the Century list. When you Google this allthe websites have the same list; (348) singles & (17) albums (clearly labeled). Your decision.


21 Jan 2015

Double Listing - Count Basie

Looks like #95 - (The Complete Atomic Basie) & #96 (The Atomic Mr. Basie) are the same. Both reference 'Acclaimed 657'.

Yes they do look the same, data fixed, thanks


20 Jan 2015

#6 - West Side Story - Original Broadway Cast

(3) of your Chart Entries here need to be removed and transferred to 1962 - #1 - Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Soundtrack. They are 1. US CashBox 4 of 1962, US 4 of 1962 & US BB 8 of 1962.

This is not a trivial fix. So our decision is to label the 1957 release as Leonard Bernstein, the 1961 release as Original Soundtrack and the 1986 one as Leonard Bernstein & Kiri Te Kanawa & Jose Carreras 1986

However the release of the film's soundtrack also caused the original cast recording to show up in the charts so the year assigned (which is deduced from the chart entries) for the cast album will be changed by that

Thanks for the suggestion (and hard work)


12 Dec 2014

#6 - West Side Story - Original Cast

This album is also on the RIAA List (#7). One of only (16) albums on this list.

Confusion between the various combinations of Soundtrack, Stage and Studio recordings are just too hard to work out


24 Nov 2014

Double Listing - "Chirping Crickets"

This album is listed as #23 (The Crickets) and #36 (Buddy Holly).

Data has been fixed, thanks


2 May 2013

mistake

42 Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lewis Sings 1957 US BB 12 of 1957, US CashBox 16 of 1957

This album is by Jerry Lewis (the comdeian), not Jerry Lee Lewis

You are right the data has been corrected thanks