Acclaimed Music - The Top 200 Songs from the 1950s
The Top 200 Songs from the 1950s

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Rank All Time
Rank
ArtistSongYearSample
1 10 Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode
1958
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2 17 Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
1956
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3 36 Ray Charles
What'd I Say
1959

4 39 Little Richard
Tutti Frutti
1955

5 51 The Crickets
That'll Be the Day
1957
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6 71 Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
1956
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7 74 Bill Haley and His Comets
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
1954

8 80 Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
1957

9 99 Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line
1956
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10 103 Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues
1958

11 105 Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes
1956

12 107 Chuck Berry
Maybellene
1955
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13 114 Elvis Presley
That's All Right
1954
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14 118 Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue
1957

15 126 Elvis Presley
Mystery Train
1955
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16 132 Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
1957

17 134 Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire
1957

18 163 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Be-Bop-a-Lula
1956

19 169 Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
1956
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20 182 Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill
1956
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21 194 Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
1955
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22 205 Sam Cooke
You Send Me
1957

23 206 Big Joe Turner
Shake, Rattle and Roll
1954

24 224 The Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1955

25 226 Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven
1956
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26 235 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
1955
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27 284 The Everly Brothers
All I Have to Do Is Dream
1958

28 306 The Everly Brothers
Bye Bye Love
1957

29 308 Ray Charles
I've Got a Woman
1954

30 313 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
I Put a Spell on You
1956

31 314 Muddy Waters
Hoochie Coochie Man
1954

32 318 Link Wray
Rumble
1958

33 322 Little Richard
Long Tall Sally
1956

34 333 Bo Diddley
Who Do You Love
1956
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35 336 The Isley Brothers
Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
1959

36 337 Jackie Brenston
Rocket 88
1951

37 340 Little Richard
Good Golly Miss Molly
1958

38 353 The Flamingos
I Only Have Eyes for You
1959

39 356 The Five Satins
In the Still of the Nite
1956

40 369 Ritchie Valens
La Bamba
1958

41 387 James Brown and The Famous Flames
Please Please Please
1956

42 394 Howlin' Wolf
Smokestack Lightnin'
1956
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43 405 The Everly Brothers
Wake Up Little Susie
1957

44 416 Muddy Waters
Manish Boy
1955

45 463 Cliff Richard
Move It
1958

46 486 The Coasters
Yakety Yak
1958

47 503 Hank Williams
Your Cheatin' Heart
1953

48 550 The Drifters
There Goes My Baby
1959

49 557 Bo Diddley
I'm a Man
1955
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50 621 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
Hound Dog
1953

51 634 The Penguins
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
1954

52 637 Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin
1956
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53 640 Bobby Darin
Mack the Knife
1959

54 661 Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Sixteen
1958

55 665 The Platters
The Great Pretender
1955

56 673 Lonnie Donegan
Rock Island Line
1955

57 683 Buddy Holly
Rave On
1958

58 711 Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll Music
1957

59 737 Elmore James
Dust My Broom
1951

60 765 Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
1957

61 767 Lloyd Price
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
1952

62 786 Wilbert Harrison
Kansas City
1959

63 795 Jackie Wilson
Lonely Teardrops
1958

64 810 Danny and The Juniors
At the Hop
1957

65 811 Les Paul & Mary Ford
How High the Moon
1951

66 815 Eddie Cochran
C'mon Everybody
1958

67 819 Barrett Strong
Money (That's What I Want)
1959

68 826 Fats Domino
Ain't That a Shame
1955
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69 842 Dave Brubeck Quartet
Take Five
1959
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70 844 Miles Davis
So What
1959
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71 846 The Chords
Sh-Boom
1954

72 857 Muddy Waters
Got My Mojo Working
1957

73 859 The Crickets
Not Fade Away
1957
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74 889 Johnnie Ray
Cry
1951

75 893 Jacques Brel
Ne me quitte pas
1959

76 898 Dion and The Belmonts
A Teenager in Love
1959

77 935 Little Willie John
Fever
1956

78 940 Lloyd Price
Stagger Lee
1958

79 951 The Platters
Only You (And You Alone)
1955

80 959 Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
Money Honey
1953

81 964 Jackie Wilson
Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet)
1957

82 982 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
Sixteen Tons
1955

83 988 Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk
1956

84 991 The Orioles
Crying in the Chapel
1953

85 1004 Julie London
Cry Me a River
1955

86 1016 Hank Williams
Cold, Cold Heart
1951

87 1069 Jerry Butler with The Impressions
For Your Precious Love
1958

88 1075 Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares for Me
1958

89 1110 Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
1956
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90 1137 Duane Eddy
Rebel Rouser
1958
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91 1140 Little Richard
Lucille
1957

92 1221 The Chantels
Maybe
1957

93 1229 Kitty Wells
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
1952

94 1243 The Del-Vikings
Come Go with Me
1956

95 1261 Dale Hawkins
Susie-Q
1957

96 1289 The Champs
Tequila
1958

97 1309 Chet Baker
My Funny Valentine
1954
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98 1338 Frank Sinatra
One for My Baby
1958

99 1344 The Big Bopper
Chantilly Lace
1958

100 1385 The Weavers
Goodnight Irene
1950

101 1402 Chuck Berry
Back in the U.S.A.
1959

102 1414 Muddy Waters
Rollin' Stone
1950

103 1427 Marty Robbins
El Paso
1959
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104 1438 Peggy Lee
Fever
1958

105 1460 The Cadillacs
Speedoo
1955

106 1484 The Monotones
Book of Love
1957

107 1539 The Dells
Oh What a Nite
1956

108 1540 Johnny Burnette
The Train Kept A-Rollin'
1956
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109 1541 Little Walter
Juke
1952

110 1551 Wanda Jackson
Let's Have a Party
1958
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111 1610 Mickey and Sylvia
Love Is Strange
1956

112 1668 Chuck Berry
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
1956

113 1701 Buddy Holly
Everyday
1957

114 1731 The Coasters
Young Blood
1957

115 1737 Conway Twitty
It's Only Make Believe
1958

116 1782 Dion and The Belmonts
I Wonder Why
1958

117 1783 Ray Charles
Lonely Avenue
1956

118 1817 Ritchie Valens
Donna
1958

119 1852 The Kingston Trio
Tom Dooley
1958

120 1856 Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu
1957

121 1860 Ruth Brown
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
1953

122 1904 The Skyliners
Since I Don't Have You
1958

123 1924 Buddy Holly
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
1959

124 1947 Patti Page
Tennessee Waltz
1950

125 1965 Gene Kelly
Singin' in the Rain
1952

126 1968 Patsy Cline
Walkin' After Midnight
1957

127 1986 LaVern Baker
Jim Dandy
1956

128 1989 Ray Price
Crazy Arms
1956

129 2004 Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee
1959

130 2008 Jimmy Forrest
Night Train
1952

131 2040 The Platters
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
1958

132 2045 Phil Phillips with The Twilights
Sea of Love
1959

133 2052 The Diamonds
Little Darlin'
1957

134 2054 The Elegants
Little Star
1958

135 2067 The Coasters
Searchin'
1957

136 2070 Guitar Slim
The Things That I Used to Do
1953

137 2088 Billy Ward & The Dominoes
Sixty Minute Man
1951

138 2122 The Clovers
Love Potion No. 9
1959

139 2133 Hank Snow
I'm Movin' On
1950

140 2138 James Brown
Try Me
1958

141 2139 Slim Harpo
I'm a King Bee
1957

142 2157 Fats Domino
Blue Monday
1956
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143 2161 The Silhouettes
Get a Job
1957

144 2183 Shirley and Lee
Let the Good Times Roll
1956

145 2216 Johnny Otis
Willie and the Hand Jive
1958

146 2228 Bobby Darin
Dream Lover
1959

147 2252 Hank Williams
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
1952

148 2274 The Teddy Bears
To Know Him, Is to Love Him
1958

149 2293 Chuck Berry
Carol
1958
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150 2296 The Falcons
You're So Fine
1959

151 2303 Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
Work with Me Annie
1954

152 2311 Elizabeth Cotten
Freight Train
1958

153 2319 Professor Longhair and His Blues Scholars
Tipitina
1953

154 2346 Nina Simone
I Loves You, Porgy
1958

155 2374 Little Richard
Rip It Up
1956

156 2389 John Cage
4:33
1952

157 2392 Chuck Berry
School Day
1957

158 2427 The Modern Jazz Quartet
Django
1955
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159 2437 The Crows
Gee
1953

160 2440 Chan Romero
Hippy Hippy Shake
1959

161 2457 The Moonglows
Sincerely
1954

162 2462 Elvis Presley
Blue Moon of Kentucky
1954
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163 2481 Johnny Ace
Pledging My Love
1954

164 2488 Hank Williams
Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
1952

165 2491 Hank Williams
Hey Good Lookin'
1951

166 2550 The Crickets
Maybe Baby
1957
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167 2555 Ornette Coleman
Lonely Woman
1959
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168 2562 Johnny Horton
The Battle of New Orleans
1959

169 2563 Nolan Strong & The Diablos
The Wind
1954

170 2573 Chuck Willis
C.C. Rider
1957

171 2583 Bobby Bland
Farther Up the Road
1957

172 2586 Count Basie
April in Paris
1955
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173 2592 Serge Gainsbourg
Le Poinçonneur des Lilas
1958

174 2610 Vince Taylor & The Playboys
Brand New Cadillac
1959

175 2611 Fats Domino
I'm Walkin'
1957
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176 2612 Roy Orbison
Ooby Dooby
1956

177 2615 Little Richard
Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
1956

178 2648 Little Willie John
Need Your Love So Bad
1955

179 2661 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Summertime
1957

180 2673 Nat King Cole
Mona Lisa
1950

181 2680 Paul Anka
Diana
1957

182 2685 Frankie Ford
Sea Cruise
1958

183 2691 Ella Fitzgerald
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
1956

184 2706 Duke Ellington
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
1956

185 2717 Johnny and The Hurricanes
Red River Rock
1959

186 2752 Bobby Freeman
Do You Want to Dance
1958

187 2775 Dinah Washington
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
1959
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188 2791 Little Richard
Keep a Knockin'
1957

189 2803 Percy Mayfield
Please Send Me Someone to Love
1950

190 2876 Lowell Fulson
Reconsider Baby
1954

191 2886 Domenico Modugno
Nel blu, dipinto di blu ("Volare")
1958

192 2901 The Clovers
One Mint Julep
1952

193 2902 Doris Day
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que sera, sera)
1956

194 2925 The Everly Brothers
Bird Dog
1958

195 2928 Little Richard
The Girl Can't Help It
1956

196 2960 The Chordettes
Mr Sandman
1954

197 3001 Little Junior's Blue Flames
Mystery Train
1953

198 3030 Billy Riley
Flying Saucer's Rock'n'Roll
1957

199 3061 The Diamonds
The Stroll
1957

200 3083 Mark Dinning
Teen Angel
1959


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