Best 1950s Music for Weddings
The Best 50s Songs were known for the coexistence of Jazz and Rock and Roll style music. The birth of Rock and Roll was in the mid-50s. Until then the big bands and Jazz style music were most prominent. Vocal artists were also prominent in the 50s with artists such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Pat Boone.
Rock and Roll music started in the mid-50s and became mainstream with artists such as Bill Haley & His Comets and Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley became the image of Best 50s Songs 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 50s Songs 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.
The Best 50s Songs 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.
Our Top 5 Best 50s 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