100 Greatest Rock Songs of the 1950s

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock and Roll and related sub-genres. These songs are ranked based upon their initial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence & impact on the evolution of Rock 'n' Roll and its sub-genres.
Rock Songs 1950s
1. Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry
2. Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
3. Rock Around The Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets
4. Tutti-Frutti
Little Richard
5. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
Jerry Lee Lewis
6. What'd I Say
Ray Charles
7. Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran
8. Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
9. Long Tall Sally
Little Richard
10. That'll Be The Day
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
11. Maybellene
Chuck Berry
12. Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
13. Shake, Rattle And Roll
Joe Turner
14. Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins
15. Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
16. Bye Bye Love
Everly Brothers
17. Great Balls Of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
18. Earth Angel
Penguins
19. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
20. Good Golly Miss Molly
Little Richard
21. Be-Bop-A-Lula
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
22. School Day
Chuck Berry
23. Rock And Roll Music
Chuck Berry
24. Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly
25. Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Lloyd Price
26. Lucille
Little Richard
27. Roll Over Beethoven
Chuck Berry
28. In The Still Of The Nite
Five Satins
29. I Only Have Eyes For You
Flamingos
30. For Your Precious Love
Jerry Butler & the Impressions
31. Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino
32. Please, Please, Please
James Brown & the Famous Flames
33. Sh-Boom
Chords
34. Money Honey
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
35. I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
36. Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley
37. Fever
Little Willie John
38. The Great Pretender
Platters
39. Ain't It A Shame
Fats Domino
40. That's All Right
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
41. Your Cheatin' Heart
Hank Williams
42. Sweet Little Sixteen
Chuck Berry
43. The Train Kept-A-Rollin
Johnny Burnette Trio
44. Come Go With Me
Del-Vikings
45. Let The Good Times Roll
Shirley & Lee
46. Rip It Up
Little Richard
47. Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
48. Pledging My Love
Johnny Ace
49. Sixty Minute Man
Dominoes
50. Rocket 88
Jackie Brenston
51. Yakety Yak
Coasters
52. All Shook Up
Elvis Presley
53. Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
54. Searchin'
Coasters
55. You Send Me
Sam Cooke
56. Mack The Knife
Bobby Darin
57. Wake Up Little Susie
Everly Brothers
58. Susie Q
Dale Hawkins
59. La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
60. Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite
Spaniels
61. I've Got A Woman
Ray Charles
62. I'm Walkin'
Fats Domino
63. There Goes My Baby
Drifters
64. Shout
Isley Brothers
65. White Christmas
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
66. Keep A 'Knockin'
Little Richard
67. Kansas City
Wilbert Harrison
68. Poison Ivy
Coasters
69. Since I Don't Have You
Skyliners
70. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Hank Williams
71. Money
Barrett Strong
72. Speedoo
Cadillacs
73. Rumble
Link Wray
74. Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson
75. Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
Chuck Willis
76. Sea Cruise
Frankie Ford
77. Rave On
Buddy Holly
78. Work With Me Annie
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
79. Shake, Rattle And Roll
Bill Haley & His Comets
80. Sincerely
Moonglows
81. Crying In The Chapel
Sonny Til & the Orioles
82. Story Untold
Nutmegs
83. My Babe
Little Walter
84. At My Front Door
El Dorados
85. Gee
Crows
86. Matchbox
Carl Perkins
87. C.C. Rider
Chuck Willis
88. Only You
Platters
89. All I Have To Do Is Dream
Everly Brothers
90. Send Me Some Lovin'
Little Richard
91. At The Hop
Danny & the Juniors
92. Little Darlin'
Diamonds
93. Rock-in Robin
Bobby Day
94. Honky Tonk
Bill Doggett
95. Blue Monday
Fats Domino
96. Jim Dandy
Lavern Baker
97. Reelin And Rocking
Chuck Berry
98. Rebel Rouser
Duane Eddy
99. Love Potion No. 9
Clovers
100. Chantilly Lace
Big Bopper
101. Oh Boy!
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
102. Get A Job
Silhouettes
103. Book Of Love
Monotones
104. C'mon Everybody
Eddie Cochran
105. Do You Want To Dance
Bobby Freeman
106. Willie And The Hand Jive
Johnny Otis Show
107. You're So Fine
Falcons
108. Handy Man
Jimmy Jones
109. Sea Of Love
Phil Phillips with the Twilights
110. Breathless
Jerry Lee Lewis
111. Stagger Lee
Lloyd Price
112. Tequila
Champs
113. It's Only Make Believe
Conway Twitty
114. Have Mercy Baby
Dominoes
115. Maybe Baby
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
116. Young Blood
Coasters
117. Little Bitty Pretty One
Thurston Harris
118. Not Fade Away
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
119. The Fat Man
Fats Domino
120. Baby Let's Play House
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
121. Mystery Train
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
122. Tweedlee Dee
LaVern Baker
123. One Mint Julep
Clovers
124. Shake A Hand
Faye Adams
125. Honey Hush
Joe Turner
126. Tears On My Pillow
Little Anthony & the Imperials
127. Oh What A Nite
Dells
128. My Prayer
Platters
129. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Larry Williams
130. Who Do You Love
Bo Diddley
131. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry
132. Ready Teddy
Little Richard
133. Honey Don't
Carl Perkins
134. I'm In Love Again
Fats Domino
135. Little Girl Of Mine
Cleftones
136. A Thousand Miles Away
Heartbeats
137. Tear It Up
Johnny Burnette Trio
138. Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley
139. Drown In My Own Tears
Ray Charles
140. I Put A Spell On You
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
141. Love Is Strange
Mickey & Sylvia
142. I'm A Man
Bo Diddley
143. Unchained Melody
Al Hibbler
144. See You Later, Alligator
Bill Haley & His Comets
145. Around And Around
Chuck Berry
146. Don't You Just Know It
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
147. One Night
Elvis Presley
148. Carol
Chuck Berry
149. What Am I Living For
Chuck Willis
150. Sixteen Candles
Crests
151. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Platters
152. Bird Dog
Everly Brothers
153. Baby What You Want Me To Do
Jimmy Reed
154. A Teenager In Love
Dion & the Belmonts
155. Splish Splash
Bobby Darin
156. I'm Ready
Fats Domino
157. I Wonder Why
Dion & the Belmonts
158. Charlie Brown
Coasters
159. Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay
Danny & the Juniors
160. Back In The U.S.A.
Chuck Berry
161. Come Softly To Me
Fleetwoods
162. Beyond The Sea
Bobby Darin
163. Night Train
Jimmy Forrest
164. When You Dance
Turbans
165. The Wallflower
Etta James
166. Whole Lotta Loving
Fats Domino
167. Flip, Flop And Fly
Joe Turner
168. (Night Time Is) The Right Time
Ray Charles
169. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown
170. Good Rocking Tonight
Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
171. Come On Let's Go
Ritchie Valens
172. Walking After Midnight
Patsy Cline
173. I'm A King Bee
Slim Harpo
174. Got My Mojo Working
Muddy Waters
175. Goodnight My Love
Jessie Belvin
176. Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
Harry Belafonte
177. Stranded In The Jungle
Cadets
178. I Just Want To Make Love To You
Muddy Waters
179. Hearts Of Stone
Charms
180. Jingle Bell Rock
Bobby Helms
181. Too Much
Elvis Presley
182. Diana
Paul Anka
183. Dedicated To The One I Love
Shirelles
184. Silhouettes
Rays
185. Honey Love
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
186. Lovey Dovey
Clovers
187. Hoochie Coochie Man
Muddy Waters
188. Dust My Broom
Elmore James
189. Dream Lover
Bobby Darin
190. It's Late
Ricky Nelson
191. Sleep Walk
Santo & Johnny
192. Reet Petite
Jackie Wilson
193. Don't Let Go
Roy Hamilton
194. Sweet Nothin's
Brenda Lee
195. Fannie Mae
Buster Brown
196. Hey Little Girl
Dee Clark
197. Short Fat Fannie
Larry Williams
198. The Wind
Diablos
199. Rock Island Line
Lonnie Donegan
200. Harlem Nocturne
Viscounts

Last Updated: 2008-01-03
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