Best 1950s Music for Weddings – Top 100Matthew Campbell

Best 1950s Music for Weddings

The Best 1950s Music were known for the coexistence of Jazz and Rock and Roll style music. The birth of Rock and Roll was in the mid-1950s. Until then the big bands and Jazz style music were most prominent. Vocal artists were also prominent in the 1950s with artists such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Pat Boone.

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Rock and Roll music started in the mid-1950s and became mainstream with artists such as Bill Haley & His Comets and Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley became the image of Best 1950s Music rock and roll given the title of “The King of Rock and Roll”. Elvis created many hubbubs after pelvis gyrations on TV shows Milton Berle Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. Country and western Best 1950s Music also grew in popularity with such artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Porter Wagoner. Carl Perkins fueled a new version of country and western and r&b combined called rockabilly.  Hank Williams also helped to popularize Honky Tonk, a style of country music characterized by a style of piano playing emphasizing rhythm more than harmony.  It is interesting to note the “tonk” in the word Honky Tonk was taken from a manufacturer of an upright piano.

Our Top 5 Best 1950s Music for weddings

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 1950s

Barrett Strong – Money (That’s What I Want)

Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace

Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk, Part 1

Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock

Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife

Bobby Darin – Splish Splash

Bobby Day – Rockin’ Robin

Bobby Freeman – Do You Want To Dance

Bobby Helms – My Special Angel

Buddy Holly & the Crickets – Peggy Sue

Buddy Holly & the Crickets – Rave On

Buddy Holly & the Crickets – That’ll Be The Day

Buddy Knox – Party Doll

Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes

Champs – Tequila

Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode

Chuck Berry – Rock And Roll Music

Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven

Chuck Willis – Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes

Dale Hawkins – Susie Q

Danny & the Juniors – At The Hop

Danny & the Juniors – Rock and Roll is Here To Stay

Dean Martin – Memories Are Made Of This

Debbie Reynolds – Tammy

Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser

Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

El Dorados – At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)

Elvis Presley – All Shook Up

Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel

Elvis Presley – Hound Dog

Elvis Presley – I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream

Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill

Fats Domino – I’m In Love Again

Five Satins – In The Still of The Night

Four Aces – Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing

Frank Sinatra – All The Way

Frankie Avalon – Venus

Frankie Ford – Sea Cruise

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers – The ABC’s Of Love

Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps – Be-Bop-A-Lula

Hank Williams – Hey Good Lookin’

Hank Williams – Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

Harry Belafonte – Banana Boat Song

Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns – Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu

Jerry Butler & the Impressions – For Your Precious Love

Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls Of Fire

Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin On

Jimmie Rogers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Johnny Ace – Pledging My Love

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

Johnny Mathis – Chances Are

Johnny Otis – Willie & The Hand Jive

Laurie London – He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

Lavern Baker – Jim Dandy

LaVern Baker – Tweedlee Dee

Little Richard – Good Golly, Miss Molly

Little Richard – Keep A Knockin’

Little Richard – Tutti Frutti

Little Willie John – Fever

Mickey & Sylvia – Love Is Strange

Moonglows – Sincerely

Pat Boone – April Love

Paul Anka – Diana

Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Phil Phillips – Sea Of Love

Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Ray Charles – I’ve Got A Woman

Ray Charles – What’d I Say

Ritchie Valens – La Bamba

Roger Williams – Autumn Leaves

Sam Cooke – You Send Me

Santo and Johnny – Sleep Walk

Shirley & Lee – Let The Good Times Roll

Sonny James – Young Love

Teddy Bears – To Know Him is To Love Him

The Chordettes – Lollipop

The Chords – Sh-Boom

The Clovers – Love Potion No. 9

The Coasters – Charlie Brown

The Coasters – Searchin’

The Crests – 16 Candles

The Crows – Gee

The Del-Vikings – Come Go With Me

The Diamonds – Little Darlin’

The Diamonds – The Stroll

The Drifters – Dance With Me

The Elegants – Little Star

The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You

The Fleetwoods – Come Softly To Me

The Isley Brothers – Shout

The Marcels – Blue Moon

The Monotones – Book Of Love

The Penguins – Earth Angel

The Platters – Only You

The Spaniels – Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight

Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One

Tommy Edwards – It’s All in The Game

Wilbert Harrison – Kansas City

The Best 1950s Music 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 1950s, there was a major advancement in medicine with the creation of a vaccine to prevent polio.

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