Best Songs of the 50's
The 50's were known for the coexistence of Jazz and Rock and Roll style music. The birth of Rock and Roll was in the mid-50's. Until then the big bands and Jazz style music were most prominent. Vocal artists were also prominent in the 50's with artists such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Pat Boone.
The 1950's era was the start of color TV and the credit card system in the USA. Although color televisions were being introduced, most shows were seen in the afternoon and evenings in black and white. Popular TV shows included I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and The Twilight Zone. Segregation was also made illegal. Space travel became a reality with the Russian Sputnik 1. America also grew by 2 states with the addition of Hawaii and Alaska. Hot fashion trends included men's bomber jackets, bermuda shorts and nipped waist for women. In the early 1950's, there was a major advancement in medicine with the creation of a vaccine to prevent polio.
Our Top 5 50's Era songs for weddings are as follows: 1) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets, 2) Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire, 3) Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin', 4) Elvis Presley - Hound Dog, 5) Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes
Best Songs of the 50's for Weddings
Best 50s songs list is updated periodically throughout the year. If you have a song that you think should be included, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below.
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