List of best-selling albums of the 1950s in the United Kingdom
|1950s in music in the UK|
|Top 10 singles|
An album is defined by the Official Charts Company (OCC) as being a type of music release that features more than four tracks and lasts longer than 25 minutes; from July 1956, sales of albums in the United Kingdom were monitored by music magazine Record Mirror. From November 1958, album sales were also compiled by music magazine Melody Maker. The biggest-selling album of the 1950s was the original soundtrack to the movie South Pacific.
|Position||Album||Artist||Record label[a]||Year[a]||Peak on the
UK Albums Chart[a]
|1||South Pacific||Original soundtrack||RCA Victor||1958||1|
|2||My Fair Lady||Original Broadway cast||Philips||1958||1|
|4||Songs for Swingin' Lovers!||Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra||Capitol||1956||1|
|5||West Side Story||Original Broadway cast||Columbia||1957||3|
|6||Showcase||Donegan, LonnieLonnie Donegan||Pye Nixa||1956||2|
|7||Come Dance with Me!||Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra||Capitol||1959||2|
|8||Elvis' Golden Records||Presley, ElvisElvis Presley||Parlophone||1958||2|
|9||My Fair Lady||Original London cast||1959|
|10||King and I, TheThe King and I||Original soundtrack||Capitol||1956||1|
- The record labels, years and chart peaks are those given by the OCC.
- General (chart positions)
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