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Music in the 1950s was best known for the coexistence of Jazz and Rock and Roll, as the popularity of Rock and Roll took off in the mid-1950s. Until this occurrence, Big Band and Jazz were the most prominent genres of the 1950s. Country music also started its emergence as a popular genre among the general public.

Dominant artists of the 1950s include Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Bill Haley & His Comets, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and arguably the teenage heartthrob of the 1950s, Elvis Presley.

Last Updated: Winter 2020

1950s Songs:

Barrett Strong – “Money (That’s What I Want)”

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Bell Notes – “I’ve Had It”

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Big Bopper – “Chantilly Lace”

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Bill Haley & His Comets – “Dim, Dim The Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)”

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Bill Haley & His Comets – “Rock Round The Clock”

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Bill Haley & His Comets – “See You Later, Alligator”

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Bill Haley & His Comets – “Shake, Rattle And Roll”

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Billy & Lilly – “La Dee Dah”

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Billy Grammer – “Gotta Travel On”

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Bo Diddley – “Bo Diddley”

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The Bobbettes – “Mr. Lee”

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Bobby Darin – “Queen Of Hop”

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Bobby Darin – “Splish Splash”

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Bobby Day – “Rockin’ Robin”

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Bobby Freeman – “Do You Wanna Dance”

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Bobby Rydell – “Kissin’ Time”

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Boyd Bennett – “Seventeen”

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Buddy Holly & The Crickets – “Oh Boy!”

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Buddy Holly & The Crickets – “Rave On”

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Buddy Knox – “Party Doll”

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The Cadets – “Stranded In The Jungle”

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Carl Perkins – “Blue Suede Shoes”

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The Champs – “Tequila”

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The Chordettes – “Lollipop”

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The Chordettes – “Mr. Sandman”

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The Chordettes – “Pink Shoe Laces”

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Chuck Berry – “Johnny B Goode”

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Chuck Berry – “Maybellene”

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Chuck Berry – “Rock And Roll Music”

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Chuck Berry – “Roll Over Beethoven”

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Chuck Berry – “School Day”

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Chuck Willis – “Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes”

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Cliff Richard – “Move It”

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The Coasters – “Along Came Jones”

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The Coasters – “Yakety Yak”

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Connie Francis – “Lipstick On Your Collar”

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The Crew Cuts – “Gum Drop”

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The Crickets – “That’ll Be The Day”

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Dale Hawkins – “Susie Q”

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Danny & The Juniors – “At The Hop”

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Danny & The Juniors – “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay”

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David Seville – “Witch Doctor”

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The Del-Vikings – “Come Go With Me”

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The Del-Vikings – “Whispering Bells”

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Dion & The Belmonts – “I Wonder Why”

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Dodie Stevens – “Pink Shoe Laces”

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Duane Eddy – “Rebel Rouser”

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Eddie Cochran – “C’Mon Everybody”

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Eddie Fisher – “Dungaree Doll”

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El Dorados – “At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)”

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Elvis Presley – “A Big Hunk O’ Love”

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Elvis Presley – “All Shook Up”

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Elvis Presley – “Blue Suede Shoes”

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Elvis Presley – “Don’t Be Cruel”

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Elvis Presley – “Hard Headed Woman”

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Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog”

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Elvis Presley – “I Got Stung”

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Elvis Presley – “I Need Your Love Tonight”

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Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”

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Elvis Presley – “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”

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Elvis Presley – “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck”

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The Everly Brothers – “Bird Dog”

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The Everly Brothers – “Wake Up Little Susie”

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Fats Domino – “Blueberry Hill”

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Frankie Avalon – “Dede Dinah”

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Frankie Avalon – “Ginger Bread”

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Frankie Ford – “Sea Cruise”

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Frankie Lymon – “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”

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Fats Domino – “I’m In Love Again”

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Fats Domino – “I’m Ready”

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Fats Domino – “I’m Walkin'”

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The Fontane Sisters – “Hearts Of Stone”

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Freddy Cannon – “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans”

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Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps – “Be-Bop-A-Lula”

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George Jones – “White Lightning”

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Georgia Gibbs – “Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)”

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Georgia Gibbs – “Tweedle Dee”

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The Impalas – “Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)”

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The Isley Brothers – “Shout”

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Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite”

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Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Ball Of Fire”

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Jerry Lee Lewis – “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”

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Jim Lowe – “The Green Door”

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Johnny Horton – “The Battle Of New Orleans”

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The Kalin Twins – “When”

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Little Richard – “Good Golly, Miss Molly”

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Little Richard – “Long Tall Sally”

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Little Richard – “Tutti Frutti”

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Lloyd Price – “I’m Gonna Get Married”

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Mickey & Sylvia – “Love Is Strange”

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The Monotones – “The Book Of Love”

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Paul Anka – “Diana”

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Perry Como – “Papa Loves Mambo”

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Ricky Nelson – “I Got A Feeling”

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Ritchie Valens – “Come On, Let’s Go”

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Ritchie Valens – “La Bamba”

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Roy Hamilton – “Don’t Let Go”

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The Royal Teens – “Short Shorts”

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She Wooley – “The Purple People Eater”

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Thurston Harris – “Little Bitty Pretty One”

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