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 7 Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode
1958
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2 14 Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
1956
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3 21 Little Richard
Tutti Frutti
1955

4 26 Ray Charles
What'd I Say
1959

5 32 The Crickets
That'll Be the Day
1957
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6 51 Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
1957

7 52 Bill Haley and His Comets
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
1954

8 69 Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
1956
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9 75 Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues
1958

10 76 Elvis Presley
Mystery Train
1955
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11 79 Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line
1956
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12 82 Elvis Presley
That's All Right
1954
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13 83 Chuck Berry
Maybellene
1955
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14 89 Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes
1956

15 98 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Be-Bop-a-Lula
1956

16 108 Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls of Fire
1957

17 110 Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue
1957

18 123 Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
1956
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19 130 Big Joe Turner
Shake, Rattle and Roll
1954

20 144 Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill
1956
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21 146 Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
1957

22 163 Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues
1955
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23 172 Sam Cooke
You Send Me
1957

24 186 The Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon
Why Do Fools Fall in Love
1955

25 187 Jackie Brenston
Rocket 88
1951

26 225 The Everly Brothers
Bye Bye Love
1957

27 229 The Everly Brothers
All I Have to Do Is Dream
1958

28 240 Ritchie Valens
La Bamba
1958

29 242 Muddy Waters
Mannish Boy
1955

30 245 The Flamingos
I Only Have Eyes for You
1959

31 254 Link Wray
Rumble
1958

32 261 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
I Put a Spell on You
1956

33 262 Ray Charles
I've Got a Woman
1954

34 272 Little Richard
Long Tall Sally
1956

35 274 Cliff Richard
Move It
1958

36 276 Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven
1956
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37 283 Muddy Waters
Hoochie Coochie Man
1954

38 285 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
1955
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39 289 The Isley Brothers
Shout (Parts 1 and 2)
1959

40 294 James Brown and The Famous Flames
Please Please Please
1956

41 296 Little Richard
Good Golly Miss Molly
1958

42 304 Bo Diddley
Who Do You Love
1956
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43 312 The Coasters
Yakety Yak
1958

44 358 The Five Satins
In the Still of the Nite
1956

45 367 The Everly Brothers
Wake Up Little Susie
1957

46 421 Lonnie Donegan
Rock Island Line
1955

47 427 Bobby Darin
Mack the Knife
1959

48 437 Howlin' Wolf
Smokestack Lightnin'
1956
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49 447 The Drifters
There Goes My Baby
1959

50 471 Bo Diddley
I'm a Man
1955
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51 542 The Platters
The Great Pretender
1955

52 560 Elmore James
Dust My Broom
1951

53 580 The Chords
Sh-Boom
1954

54 593 Jackie Wilson
Lonely Teardrops
1958

55 596 The Penguins
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
1954

56 602 Miles Davis
So What
1959
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57 618 Dion and The Belmonts
A Teenager in Love
1959

58 619 Lloyd Price
Stagger Lee
1958

59 620 Les Paul & Mary Ford
How High the Moon
1951

60 637 Lloyd Price
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
1952

61 640 The Orioles
Crying in the Chapel
1953

62 648 Buddy Holly
Rave On
1958

63 666 Wilbert Harrison
Kansas City
1959

64 671 Danny and The Juniors
At the Hop
1957

65 675 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
Hound Dog
1953

66 680 Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin
1956
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67 681 Jackie Wilson
Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet)
1957

68 687 Barrett Strong
Money (That's What I Want)
1959

69 694 Eddie Cochran
C'mon Everybody
1958

70 701 Hank Williams
Your Cheatin' Heart
1953

71 707 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford
Sixteen Tons
1955

72 713 Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk
1956

73 723 Chuck Berry
Sweet Little Sixteen
1958

74 726 Fats Domino
Ain't That a Shame
1955
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75 731 Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
1957

76 774 Duane Eddy
Rebel Rouser
1958
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77 787 Little Willie John
Fever
1956

78 800 Hank Williams
Cold, Cold Heart
1951

79 802 Jacques Brel
Ne me quitte pas
1959

80 831 Muddy Waters
Got My Mojo Working
1957

81 855 Jerry Butler with The Impressions
For Your Precious Love
1958

82 877 Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll Music
1957

83 885 The Platters
Only You (And You Alone)
1955

84 886 Johnnie Ray
Cry
1951

85 905 Peggy Lee
Fever
1958

86 908 Julie London
Cry Me a River
1955

87 919 The Monotones
Book of Love
1957

88 934 Little Richard
Lucille
1957

89 955 The Big Bopper
Chantilly Lace
1958

90 982 Dave Brubeck Quartet
Take Five
1959
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91 994 The Del-Vikings
Come Go with Me
1956

92 1002 Kitty Wells
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
1952

93 1016 Muddy Waters
Rollin' Stone
1950

94 1033 Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
1956
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95 1048 Chet Baker
My Funny Valentine
1954
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96 1056 The Champs
Tequila
1958

97 1061 The Chantels
Maybe
1957

98 1097 Johnny Burnette
The Train Kept A-Rollin'
1956
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99 1102 The Crickets
Not Fade Away
1957
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100 1114 The Weavers
Goodnight Irene
1950

101 1157 Dion and The Belmonts
I Wonder Why
1958

102 1177 Frank Sinatra
One for My Baby
1958

103 1199 Dale Hawkins
Susie-Q
1957

104 1205 Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
Money Honey
1953

105 1215 Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares for Me
1958

106 1251 Mickey and Sylvia
Love Is Strange
1956

107 1282 Conway Twitty
It's Only Make Believe
1958

108 1320 The Dells
Oh What a Nite
1956

109 1324 The Cadillacs
Speedoo
1955

110 1344 Ray Charles
Lonely Avenue
1956

111 1356 Chuck Berry
Back in the U.S.A.
1959

112 1378 Phil Phillips with The Twilights
Sea of Love
1959

113 1392 The Diamonds
Little Darlin'
1957

114 1412 The Clovers
Love Potion No. 9
1959

115 1429 The Coasters
Young Blood
1957

116 1438 Marty Robbins
El Paso
1959
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117 1449 Little Walter
Juke
1952

118 1459 LaVern Baker
Jim Dandy
1956

119 1463 The Elegants
Little Star
1958

120 1466 Slim Harpo
I'm a King Bee
1957

121 1479 Fats Domino
Blue Monday
1956
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122 1527 Ritchie Valens
Donna
1958

123 1528 Buddy Holly
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
1959

124 1574 The Kingston Trio
Tom Dooley
1958

125 1577 The Coasters
Searchin'
1957

126 1581 Chuck Berry
Memphis, Tennessee
1959

127 1582 Gene Kelly
Singin' in the Rain
1952

128 1593 Ray Price
Crazy Arms
1956

129 1620 Jimmy Forrest
Night Train
1952

130 1633 Ruth Brown
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
1953

131 1649 The Silhouettes
Get a Job
1958

132 1697 Professor Longhair and His Blues Scholars
Tipitina
1953

133 1711 Little Richard
Rip It Up
1956

134 1713 James Brown
Try Me
1958

135 1741 Elvis Presley
Blue Moon of Kentucky
1954
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136 1755 Fats Domino
I'm Walkin'
1957
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137 1758 The Falcons
You're So Fine
1959

138 1763 Hank Williams
I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
1952

139 1797 Little Richard
Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
1956

140 1818 Hank Williams
Hey Good Lookin'
1951

141 1834 Frankie Ford
Sea Cruise
1958

142 1840 Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
1956

143 1844 Hank Snow
I'm Movin' On
1950

144 1855 Chuck Berry
Carol
1958
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145 1868 Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
Work with Me Annie
1954

146 1870 Pérez Prado
Mambo #5
1950

147 1890 Chan Romero
Hippy Hippy Shake
1959

148 1917 Chuck Berry
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
1956

149 1931 Patsy Cline
Walkin' After Midnight
1957

150 1950 Little Willie John
Need Your Love So Bad
1955

151 1960 Billy Riley
Flying Saucer's Rock'n'Roll
1957

152 1969 Duke Ellington
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
1956

153 1974 The Skyliners
Since I Don't Have You
1958

154 1977 Guitar Slim
The Things That I Used to Do
1953

155 1991 Chuck Willis
C.C. Rider
1957

156 2040 Bobby Darin
Dream Lover
1959

157 2043 The Everly Brothers
Bird Dog
1958

158 2053 Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu
1957

159 2056 Nolan Strong & The Diablos
The Wind
1954

160 2106 The Crickets
Maybe Baby
1957
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161 2113 The Modern Jazz Quartet
Django
1955
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162 2134 The Chordettes
Mr Sandman
1954

163 2163 The Diamonds
The Stroll
1957

164 2197 Billy Ward & The Dominoes
Sixty Minute Man
1951

165 2198 Buddy Holly
Everyday
1957

166 2200 Patti Page
Tennessee Waltz
1950

167 2211 Sonny Rollins
St. Thomas
1956
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168 2214 The Moonglows
Sincerely
1954

169 2241 Johnny Otis
Willie and the Hand Jive
1958

170 2243 Johnny Horton
The Battle of New Orleans
1959

171 2244 Johnny and The Hurricanes
Red River Rock
1959

172 2260 Ella Fitzgerald
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
1956

173 2265 Guy Mitchell
Singing the Blues
1956

174 2269 The Crows
Gee
1953

175 2307 Chuck Berry
Almost Grown
1959
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176 2323 Bobby Freeman
Do You Want to Dance
1958

177 2324 The Clovers
One Mint Julep
1952

178 2340 The Shirelles
Dedicated to the One I Love
1959

179 2362 The Platters
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
1958

180 2373 Lefty Frizzell
If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)
1950

181 2390 The Capris
There's a Moon Out Tonight
1958

182 2391 Elvis Presley
Baby Let's Play House
1955
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183 2402 John Cage
4:33
1952

184 2403 LaVern Baker
Soul on Fire
1953

185 2428 Wanda Jackson
Fujiyama Mama
1957

186 2442 Dean Martin
That's Amore
1953

187 2451 Bo Diddley
Say Man
1959
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188 2458 The Louvin Brothers
Knoxville Girl
1959

189 2524 Little Anthony and The Imperials
Tears on My Pillow
1958

190 2546 Jim Reeves
He'll Have to Go
1959

191 2555 George Jones
White Lightning
1959

192 2574 Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes
1956
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193 2576 Chuck Berry
School Day
1957

194 2591 The Robins
Riot in Cell Block #9
1954

195 2592 Tommy Edwards
It's All in the Game
1958

196 2594 Count Basie
April in Paris
1955
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197 2597 Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
Don't You Just Know It
1958

198 2604 The Coasters
Charlie Brown
1959

199 2605 Bobby Bland
Farther Up the Road
1957

200 2608 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Summertime
1957



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