* All dates listed are 'week-ending' dates
* These tables chronologically list all the UK's number one albums, the date the album reached its peak position, the artist name, album title and the number of weeks it spent in the #1 slot.
Number 1 Albums - 1950s
128 JulFrank SinatraSongs For Swingin' Lovers2
211 AugOriginal SoundtrackCarousel2
re25 AugFrank SinatraSongs For Swingin' Lovers1
re1 SepOriginal SoundtrackCarousel4
329 SepOriginal SoundtrackOklahoma!2
413 OctOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I2
527 OctBill Haley & His CometsRock N Roll Stage Shows1
re3 NovOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I1
610 NovElvis PresleyRock 'N' Roll1
re17 NovOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I (tied for one week)15

716 FebOriginal SoundtrackHigh Society (tied for one week)1
82 MarFrank SinatraThis Is Sinatra1
re9 MarOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I1
re16 MarFrank SinatraThis Is Sinatra1
re23 MarOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I1
re30 MarFrank SinatraThis Is Sinatra1
re6 AprOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I3
re27 AprFrank SinatraThis Is Sinatra1
re4 MayOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I (tied for one week)6
98 JunNat 'King' ColeLove Is The Thing (tied for one week)1
re15 JunOriginal SoundtrackOklahoma!1
re22 JunOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I4
1020 JulTommy SteeleThe Tommy Steele Story (OST)3
re10 AugOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I3
re31 AugTommy SteeleThe Tommy Steele Story (OST)1
117 SepElvis PresleyLovin' You (OST)2
1221 SepFrank SinatraA Swingin' Affair7
re9 NovElvis PresleyLovin' You (OST)1
re16 NovOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I11

131 FebOriginal SoundtrackPal Joey7
re22 MarOriginal SoundtrackThe King And I1
re29 MarOriginal SoundtrackPal Joey4
1426 AprOriginal SoundtrackThe Duke Wore Jeans2
1510 MayOriginal CastMy Fair Lady19
1620 SepElvis PresleyKing Creole7
178 NovOriginal SoundtrackSouth Pacific70

no new number 1 albumSouth Pacific remained at #1 all year