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100 Greatest Songs From 1955

Criteria: These songs 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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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

Little Richard - Tutti-Frutti vinyl record lable
Maybellene - Ad
Bo Diddley - Ad
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Ad
Fats Domino - Ain't It A Shame - Ad
Manish Boy - Muddy Waters - Ad
Nappy Brown - Don't Be Angry - Ad
Drifters - Adorable - Ad
1
Tutti-Frutti
Little Richard
2
Maybellene
Chuck Berry
3
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
4
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Teenagers
5
The Great Pretender
Platters
6
Ain't It A Shame
Fats Domino
7
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
8
Speedoo
Cadillacs
9
Story Untold
Nutmegs
10
My Babe
Little Walter
11
At My Front Door
El Dorados
12
Only You
Platters
13
Baby Let's Play House
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
14
Mystery Train
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
15
I'm A Man
Bo Diddley
16
Unchained Melody
Al Hibbler / Roy Hamilton
17
See You Later, Alligator
Bill Haley & His Comets
18
When You Dance
Turbans
19
The Wallflower
Etta James
20
Flip, Flop And Fly
Joe Turner
21
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
22
Manish Boy
Muddy Waters
23
Life Is But A Dream
Harptones
24
I Hear You Knocking
Smiley Lewis
25
Feel So Good
Shirley & Lee
26
What'cha Gonna Do
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
27
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Robins
28
Need Your Love So Bad
Little Willie John
29
A Fool For You
Ray Charles
30
All By Myself
Fats Domino
31
Close Your Eyes
Five Keys
32
Heaven And Paradise
Don Julian & the Meadowlarks
33
Blue Velvet
Clovers
34
Don't Start Me Talkin'
Sonny Boy Williamson
35
Nite Owl
Tony Allen & the Champs
36
Diddley Daddy
Bo Diddley
37
Why Don't You Write Me
Jacks / Feathers
38
All Around The World
Little Willie John
39
This Little Girl Of Mine
Ray Charles
40
Seventeen
Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
41
Who Will Be Next
Howlin' Wolf
42
Witchcraft
Spiders
43
Greenbacks
Ray Charles
44
Eddie My Love
Teen Queens
45
Lily Maebelle
Valentines
46
You Baby You
Cleftones
47
Sixteen Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford
48
Thirty Days
Chuck Berry
49
Don't Be Angry
Nappy Brown
50
Steamboat
Drifters
51
The Door Is Still Open
Cardinals
52
Mary Lou
Young Jessie
53
Bring It To Jerome
Bo Diddley
54
Crazy For You
Heartbeats
55
Most Of All
Moonglows
56
Adorable
Drifters / Colts
57
Come Back My Love
Wrens / Cardinals
58
Morning, Noon And Night
Joe Turner
59
WPLJ
Four Deuces
60
Lonely Nights
Hearts
61
This Is My Story
Gene & Eunice
62
Memories Are Made Of This
Dean Martin
63
I Wish You Would
Billy Boy
64
April In Paris
Count Basie
65
Pretty Thing
Bo Diddley
66
Hand Clappin'
Red Prysock
67
I'll Be Forever Loving You
El Dorados
68
Later Alligator
Bobby Charles
69
Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
Earl King / Johnny "Guitar" Watson
70
Chop Chop Boom
Danderliers
71
Wee Wee Hours
Chuck Berry
72
Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie
Bill Haley & His Comets
73
Hide And Seek
Joe Turner
74
Seventh Son
Willie Mabon
75
The Verdict
Five Keys
76
Soldier Boy
Four Fellows
77
The Way You Dog Me Around
Diablos
78
Good Rockin' Daddy
Etta James
79
As Long As I'm Moving
Ruth Brown
80
Nip Sip
Clovers
81
So Doggone Lonesome
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
82
Rollin' Stone
Marigolds
83
Johnny Has Gone
Varetta Dillard
84
Poor Me
Fats Domino
85
Anymore
Johnny Ace
86
In My Diary
Moonglows
87
You Painted Pictures
Spaniels
88
That's Your Mistake
Charms
89
Mardi Gras Mambo
Hawkettes
90
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
91
Whadaya Want
Robins
92
Hands Off
Jay McShann (Priscilla Bowman)
93
Green Eyes
Ravens
94
Hey Bartender
Floyd Dixon
95
Cry, Cry, Cry
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
96
The Chicken And The Hawk
Joe Turner
97
Bop-Ting-A-Ling
LaVern Baker
98
It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)
Louis Brooks & Hi-Toppers / Midnighters / Ruth Brown
99
The House Of Blue Lights
Chuck Miller
100
Everyday
Count Basie (Joe Williams)
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
Jimmy Reed
102
Ten Long Years
B.B. King
103
Burn That Candle
Bill Haley & His Comets / Cues
104
Henry's Got Flat Feet
Midnighters
105
Razzle Dazzle
Bill Haley & His Comets
106
I Can't Go On
Fats Domino
107
Mambo Rock
Bill Haley & His Comets
108
Play It Fair
LaVern Baker
109
I Can See Everybody's Baby
Ruth Brown
110
My Boy Flat Top
Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
111
Bells In My Heart
Spiders
112
Real Gone Lover
Smiley Lewis
113
Walking The Blues
Champion Jack Dupree / Willie Dixon
114
Death Of An Angel
Donald Woods & the Vel-Aires
115
When It Rains It Pours
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
116
Convicted
Oscar McLollie
117
Travelin' Mood
Wee Willie Wayne
118
Hot Rod
Hal Singer
119
Seven Days
Clyde McPhatter
120
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
Big Maybelle / Roy Hall
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1955
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1955
*
Don't Think I Will
Young Jessie
Adam's Choice:
*
There Goes That Train
Rollee McGill




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