Greatest Songs of the '50s

The Top Ten

1 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock Greatest Song Ever...

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2 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
3 Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
4 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
5 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
6 That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly

This song is a such a classic! Come on people! Holly's greatest song should be over some of these Doo-Wops!

Buddy was the best! This song, along with his others on here prove it!

I love love love Buddy Holly! I like all of his songs!

7 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
8 Good Golly Miss Molly - Little Richard
9 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
10 Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

The Newcomers

? Sixteen Tons - "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
? I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra

The Contenders

11 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis
12 Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
13 Poison Ivy - The Coasters
14 What'd I Say, Pt. 1 & 2 - Ray Charles
15 Witch Doctor - David Seville
16 Pink Shoelaces - Dodie Stevens
17 Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
18 Rockin Robin - Bobby Day
19 Maybellene - Chuck Berry
20 Cherry Pink Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
21 Sincerely - The McGuire Sisters
22 Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
23 Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell
24 Earth Angel - The Crests
25 Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
26 Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
27 All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
28 Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
29 Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners

Brings back so many memories - Beatlesboy9

30 Jim Dandy - Lavern Baker
31 Dream Lover - Bobby Darin

Beautiful song. - markleo

32 Everyday - Buddy Holly

Read somewhere that if he had lived, we would probably say "Elvis who? " today... Well, we'll never know if it would have been true, anyway, he wrote his songs and is still a true legend! Love Elvis too! - Lotuscandy

33 Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
34 Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
35 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
36 The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
37 Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
38 Maybe Baby - Buddy Holly
39 True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
40 Who's Sorry Now? - Connie Francis

This song wasn't written in the 50's but Connie Francis' rendition went platinum and brought a whole new generation of listeners to know of, and love this great song.

41 Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
42 Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
43 Donna - Ritchie Valens
44 Breathless - Jerry Lee Lewis
45 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins
46 Daddy's Little Girl - Mills Brothers
47 Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole
48 Sea of Love - Phil Phillips
49 Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
50 When I Fall in Love - Nat "King" Cole
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
2. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
3. Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Martinglez
1. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
2. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
3. Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
BeatlesFan1964
1. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
2. Cherry Pink Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
3. Sincerely - The McGuire Sisters
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