Top Ten Rock Albums of Each Year - 1956-1959

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also on their impact on the evolution of the album as the primary format for rock music releases.

Top Ten Rock Albums of 1956

1. Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
2. Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio
Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio
3. Elvis
Elvis Presley
4. Bluejean Bop
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
5. The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon
6. Rock And Rollin'
Fats Domino
7. Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show
Bill Haley and His Comets
8. The Platters
9. Rock And Roll
Buddy Johnson
10. Rock'n Roll'n Robbins
Marty Robbins
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1957

1. The Chirping Crickets
2. Here's Little Richard
Little Richard
3. After School Session
Chuck Berry
4. Loving You
Elvis Presley
5. The Everly Bothers (They're Off And Rolling)
Everly Brothers
6. This Is Fats Domino!
Fats Domino
7. Ricky
Ricky Nelson
8. Goodnite, It's Time To Go
9. This Is Fats!
Fats Domino
10. Here Stands Fats Domino
Fats Domino
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1958

1. Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
2. Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
3. Little Richard
Little Richard
4. Dance Album
Carl Perkins
5. Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
6. King Creole
Elvis Presley
7. One Dozen Berrys
Chuck Berry
8. Have Twangy Guitar, Will Travel
Duane Eddy
9. Oh! Suzy-Q
Dale Hawkins
10. King Of The Stroll
Chuck Willis
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1959

1. The Paragons Meet The Jesters
Paragons & Jesters
2. Chuck Berry Is On Top
Chuck Berry
3. Flamingo Serenade
4. Go Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
5. Ricky Sings Again
Ricky Nelson
6. Here's Larry Williams
Larry Williams
7. Look! It's The Moonglows
8. Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
9. We Are The Imperials
Little Anthony and the Imperials
10. The Crazy Cadillacs

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Last Updated: 2011-11-04