100 Greatest Uptempo Doo-Wop Songs

Criteria: These songs were chosen mainly for their initial and lasting popularity, with some weight being given to their overall impact on the Doo Wop genre. The Doo-Wop era essentially started in around 1953 and was pretty much over by the end of 1963, although there are a few notable exceptions from outside of that time period. If there were two significant versions of a particular song, both groups are listed in the same slot, with the more significant "Doo-Wop" version being listed first.
Uptempo Doo-Wop Songs
1. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - 1955
2. Come Go With Me
Del-Vikings - 1956
3. Sh-Boom
Chords - 1954
4. Speedoo
Cadillacs - 1955
5. I Wonder Why
Dion & the Belmonts - 1958
6. Gee - Crows
1953
7. Little Darlin' - Diamonds
1957 / Gladiolas - 1957
8. Get A Job
Silhouettes - 1957
9. Book Of Love
Monotones - 1957
10. Little Star
Elegants - 1958
11. Blue Moon
Marcels - 1961
12. Little Girl Of Mine
Cleftones - 1956
13. At My Front Door
El Dorados - 1955
14. I Promise To Remember
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - 1956
15. Remember Then
Earls - 1962
16. When You Dance
Turbans - 1955
17. Whispering Bells
Del-Vikings - 1957
18. Rama Lama Ding Dong
Edsels - 1958
19. Trickle, Trickle
Videos - 1958
20. Walking Along
Solitaires - 1957
21. Morse Code Of Love
Capris - 1982
22. At The Hop
Danny & the Juniors - 1957
23. Duke Of Earl
Gene Chandler (Dukays) - 1961
24. Stay
Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs - 1960
25. Yakety Yak
Coasters - 1958
26. You're So Fine
Falcons - 1959
27. Church Bells May Ring
Willows - 1956
28. The ABC's Of Love
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - 1956
29. I'm So Happy
Lewis Lymon & the Teenchords - 1956
30. Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Curtis Lee - 1961
31. Everyday Of The Week
Students - 1958
32. I Want You To Be My Girl
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - 1956
33. Barbara Ann
Regents - 1961
34. Ling Ting Tong
Five Keys - 1954
35. Babalu's Wedding Day
Eternals - 1959
36. Come Back My Love
Wrens - 1955 / Cardinals - 1955
37. Lily Maebelle
Valentines - 1955
38. Love Potion No. 9
Clovers - 1959
39. You Baby You
Cleftones - 1955
40. Zoom Zoom Zoom
Collegians - 1958
41. Tell Me Why
Norman Fox & the Rob Roys - 1957 / Belmonts - 1961
42. Denise
Randy & the Rainbows - 1963
43. A Teenager In Love
Dion & the Belmonts - 1959
44. Poison Ivy
Coasters - 1959
45. My Girlfriend
Cadillacs - 1957
46. The Woo Woo Train
Valentines - 1956
47. Stormy Weather
Spaniels - 1958
48. So Fine
Fiestas - 1958
49. Searchin'
Coasters - 1957
50. Up On The Mountain
Magnificents - 1956
51. Heart And Soul
Cleftones - 1961
52. Hushabye
Mystics - 1959
53. Peanuts
Little Joe & the Thrillers - 1957
54. Castle In The Sky
Bop-Chords - 1956
55. I Only Want You
Passions - 1960
56. Hearts Of Stone
Charms - 1954 / Jewels - 1954
57. Rip Van Winkle
Devotions - 1960
58. Oh Gee Oh Gosh
Kodaks - 1958
59. All Night Long
Du Mauriers - 1958
60. Ruby Baby
Drifters - 1956
61. Sixty Minute Man
Dominoes - 1951
62. Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)
Impalas - 1959
63. Money Honey
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter - 1953
64. I Love You
Volumes - 1962
65. Smoky Places
Corsairs - 1961
66. Have Mercy Baby
Dominoes - 1952
67. Mr. Lee
Bobbettes - 1957
68. Unchained Melody
Vito & the Salutations - 1963
69. In My Heart
Timetones - 1961
70. Never Let You Go
Five Discs - 1962
71. Can't We Be Sweethearts
Cleftones - 1956
72. Tonight (Could Be The Night)
Velvets - 1961
73. Tonight's The Night
Shirelles - 1960
74. Oh Rosemarie
Fascinators - 1959
75. I Remember
Five Discs - 1958
76. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
Coasters - 1958
77. Hey Little School Girl
Paragons - 1957
78. The Angels Listened In
Crests - 1959
79. Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop
Little Anthony & the Imperials - 1959
80. Drip Drop
Drifters - 1958
81. Honey Love
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter - 1954
82. I Really Love You
Stereos - 1961
83. Who's That Knocking
Genies - 1959
84. Young Blood
Coasters - 1957
85. My Juanita
Crests - 1957
86. Rubber Biscuit
Chips - 1956
87. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
Hollywood Flames - 1957
88. I'll Be Forever Loving You
El Dorados - 1955
89. Hey Senorita
Penguins - 1954
90. Smokey Joe's Cafe
Robins - 1955
91. Oh Baby
Jesters - 1958
92. Mary Lee
Rainbows - 1954
93. False Alarm
Revels - 1958
94. WPLJ
Four Deuces - 1955
95. Step By Step
Crests - 1960
96. Traveling Stranger
Little Anthony & the Imperials - 1959
97. Rendezvous With You
Desires - 1960
98. See Saw
Moonglows - 1956
99. Imagination
Quotations - 1962
100. Peppermint Stick
El Chords - 1958
20 Greatest Uptempo Doo-Wop Groups
1. Robins / Coasters
2. Drifters
3. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
4. Cadillacs
5. Clovers
6. Dominoes
7. Cleftones
8. Crests
9. Del-Vikings
10. Dion & the Belmonts
11. Five Keys
12. Moonglows
13. Lewis Lymon & the Teenchords
14. Valentines
15. El Dorados
16. Norman Fox & the Rob Roys
17. Five Discs
18. Kodaks
19. Spaniels
20. Charms

Last Updated: 2006-01-07

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