My favorite 1950s songs...
The 1950s were before my time, but I still enjoy many of the songs from that decade:
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and His Comets. Gotta love this one.
Sway - Dean Martin. Fun song. I also really enjoy the much later version by Michael Buble'
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley. It was originally done by Carl Perkins.
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley. Great vocals.
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care - Elvis Presley. Completely fun song.
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley. Great rocking song.
Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris. Lots of fun!
Wake Up Little Susie - Everly Brothers. Love the Everly Brothers!
All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers. Beautiful, mesmerizing song.
At The Hop - Danny & the Juniors. Great energy!
Bird Dog - Everly Brothers. Fun song!
Chantilly Lace - Big Bopper. Fun!
Fever - Peggy Lee. Classic torch song.
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry. Classic rocker.
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis. Cute song.
Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day. Songs don't get much more fun than this one.
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran. Great rocker.
Tequila - The Champs. Fun and unforgettable!
Willie And The Hand Jive - The Johnny Otis Show. Great energy!
('Til) I Kissed You - Everly Brothers. Nice melody.
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos. Beautiful, haunting song.
It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly. Later covered by Linda Ronstadt.
It's Late - Ricky Nelson. Cute song.
Peter Gunn Theme - Duane Eddy. Great instrumental.
Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips and the Twilights. Another beautiful, haunting song.
And some great silly songs:
Poison Ivy - The Coasters
Witch Doctor - David Seville (best known for his work with the Chipmunks)
Yakety Yak (don’t talk back) - The Coasters