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100 Greatest Songs From 1951

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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1951
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist


1951 music artists
Dominoes - Sixty Minute Man - printed item
Rocket 88 by Jackie Brenston
Johnnie Ray - Cry
Howlin' Wolf - chess records - printed item
Glory Of Love by the Five Keys
Charles Brown - Black Night The Clovers - Don't You Know I Love You
The Clovers - Fool, Fool, Fool
1
Sixty Minute Man
Dominoes
2
Rocket 88
Jackie Brenston
3
Dust My Broom
Elmore James
4
Cry
Johnnie Ray
5
Too Young
Nat "King" Cole
6
Cold Cold Heart
Hank Williams / Tony Bennett / Dinah Washington
7
Glory Of Love
Five Keys
8
Three O'Clock Blues
B.B. King
9
Hey Good Lookin'
Hank Williams
10
How High The Moon
Les Paul & Mary Ford
11
It Ain't The Meat
Swallows
12
Chains Of Love
Joe Turner
13
Black Night
Charles Brown
14
I'm In The Mood
John Lee Hooker
15
I Can't Help It
Hank Williams
16
Booted
Rosco Gordon
17
Fool, Fool, Fool
Clovers
18
Don't You Know I Love You
Clovers
19
How Many More Years
Howlin' Wolf
20
Lovin' Machine
Wynonie Harris
21
The Train Kept A'Rollin'
Tiny Bradshaw
22
I Got Loaded
Peppermint Harris
23
My Baby Left Me
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
24
Still A Fool
Muddy Waters
25
Unforgettable
Nat "King" Cole
26
Baby Please Don't Go
Orioles
27
Bloodshot Eyes
Wynonie Harris
28
Eyesight To The Blind
Sonny Boy Williamson
29
Long Distance Call
Muddy Waters
30
I Apologize
Billy Eckstine
31
The Little White Cloud That Cried
Johnnie Ray
32
Best Wishes
Roy Milton
33
Flamingo
Earl Bostic
34
Harbor Lights
Dominoes
35
T-99 Blues
Jimmy Nelson
36
Moanin' At Midnight
Howlin' Wolf
37
Tend To Your Business
James Wayne
38
Shouldn't I Know
Cardinals
39
Dear John
Hank Williams
40
Eternally
Swallows
41
My Reverie
Larks
42
Bar Room Blues
Roy Brown
43
Eyesight To The Blind
Larks
44
Where Are You (Now That I Need You)
Mello-Moods
45
Will You Be Mine
Swallows
46
I Am With You
Dominoes
47
Pretty Baby Blues
Tampa Red / Margie Day & the Griffin Brothers
48
Walking The Chalk Line
Tiny Bradshaw
49
The Deacon Moves In
Little Esther & the Dominoes
50
Smooth Sailing
Ella Fitzgerald
51
The Blacksmith Blues
Ella Mae Morse
52
On Top Of Old Smoky
Weavers
53
Let's Rock A While
Amos Milburn
54
I'll Wait For You
Ruth Brown
55
Hey Little Girl
John Godfrey Trio / Billy Wright
56
I'm Waiting Just For You
Lucky Millinder (Annisteen Allen/John Carol)
57
Rockin' Chair
Fats Domino
58
Big Town
Roy Brown
59
Little Side Car
Larks
60
I Didn't Sleep A Wink Last Night
Arthur Prysock
61
Honey Bee
Muddy Waters
62
Do It If You Wanna
Sonny Boy Williamson
63
Rocket 88
Bill Haley & the Saddlemen
64
I Know
Ruth Brown
65
Castle Rock
Johnny Hodges & Big Al Sears
66
The World Is In A Tangle
Jimmy Rogers
67
Don't Take Your Love Away From Me
Joe Morris (Laurie Tate)
68
I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
69
I'm A Night Owl
Lowell Fulson
70
Cherokee Boogie
Moon Mullican
71
Junco Partner
James Wayne
72
Dearest
Swallows
73
Got You On My Mind
John Greer
74
Don't You Lie To Me
Fats Domino
75
Good Rockin' Man
Roy Brown
76
Slow Poke
Pee Wee King
77
Out In The Cold Again
Dinah Washington & the Ravens
78
The Chill Is On
Joe Turner
79
Seven Long Days
Charles Brown
80
All That Wine Is Gone
Big Jay McNeely (Three Dots & a Dash)
81
Baby, We're Really In Love
Hank Williams
82
The Wrong Yo-Yo
Piano Red
83
Weepin' And Cryin'
Griffin Brothers (Tommy Brown)
84
Money Blues
Camille Howard
85
My Real Gone Rocket
Jackie Brenston
86
Stacked Deck
Billy Wright
87
It's Later Than You Think
Roy Milton
88
Jesus Gave Me Water
Soul Stirrers
89
Heart And Soul
Four Buddies
90
All Nite Long
Johnny Otis
91
Hold Me, Squeeze Me
Orioles
92
What A Fool I Was
Percy Mayfield
93
Walk That Mess
Tiny Bradshaw
94
Rockin' And Rollin'
Lil' Son Jackson
95
I Miss You So
Orioles
96
Beautician Blues
Roy Brown
97
Bee's Boogie
Smiley Lewis
98
Good Lovin'
H-Bomb Ferguson
99
Every Hour
Little Richard
100
My Summer's Gone
Four Buddies
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Bump Miss Susie
Joe Turner
102
Shine On
Ruth Brown
103
Tired Of Crying
Fats Domino
104
Lonesome Whistle
Hank Williams
105
I'm Gonna Move Across The River
Brownie McGhee
106
One Monkey Don't Stop The Show
Sticks McGhee
107
J.L. House Rent Boogie
John Lee Hooker
108
Juiced
Jackie Brenston
109
The Thrill Is Gone
Roy Hawkins
110
Taxi Blues
Little Richard
111
Mellow Blues
Sonny Thompson
112
Ring-A-Ding Doo
Little Esther & Mel Walker
113
Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse)
Rosco Gordon
114
I Won't Cry Anymore
Dinah Washington
115
Hucklebuck With Jimmy
Five Keys
116
Go! Go! Go!
Treniers
117
I've Been Lost
Little Willie Littlefield (Lora Wiggins)
118
Let Your Tears Fall, Baby
Big Mama Thornton
119
Hot-Rod Shotgun Boogie No. 2
Tillman Franks (Faron Young)
120
Sweet Slumber
Four Buddies
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1951
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1951
*
She's Dynamite
Tampa Red
Adam's Choice:
*
No! Says My Heart
Dominoes

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