Top Hit of The 50’s

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Top 50 music hits from the 1950s is challenging due to the decade’s wealth of influential and popular songs. However, here’s a representative list that captures some of the most iconic and enduring hits of the 1950s, spanning various genres like rock and roll, R&B, pop, and country:

  1. Elvis Presley – “Heartbreak Hotel”
  2. Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”
  3. Bill Haley & His Comets – “Rock Around The Clock”
  4. Buddy Holly – “That’ll Be The Day”
  5. Little Richard – “Tutti Frutti”
  6. Fats Domino – “Ain’t That A Shame”
  7. Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire”
  8. The Platters – “The Great Pretender”
  9. Ritchie Valens – “La Bamba”
  10. Ray Charles – “What’d I Say”
  11. Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”
  12. Johnny Cash – “I Walk The Line”
  13. Patsy Cline – “Walkin’ After Midnight”
  14. Nat King Cole – “Unforgettable”
  15. Frank Sinatra – “Come Fly With Me”
  16. The Everly Brothers – “All I Have to Do Is Dream”
  17. Chuck Berry – “Maybellene”
  18. Buddy Holly – “Peggy Sue”
  19. Bo Diddley – “Bo Diddley”
  20. Sam Cooke – “You Send Me”
  21. Hank Williams – “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
  22. The Chordettes – “Mr. Sandman”
  23. Little Richard – “Long Tall Sally”
  24. The Coasters – “Yakety Yak”
  25. Elvis Presley – “Don’t Be Cruel”
  26. Carl Perkins – “Blue Suede Shoes”
  27. Big Bopper – “Chantilly Lace”
  28. Perry Como – “Magic Moments”
  29. Pat Boone – “Love Letters in the Sand”
  30. The Platters – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”
  31. Eddie Cochran – “Summertime Blues”
  32. Fats Domino – “Blueberry Hill”
  33. Bobby Darin – “Mack the Knife”
  34. Billie Holiday – “Lady Sings the Blues”
  35. Tony Bennett – “Because of You”
  36. Dinah Washington – “What a Diff’rence a Day Made”
  37. Rosemary Clooney – “Come On-a My House”
  38. Doris Day – “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)”
  39. Dean Martin – “That’s Amore”
  40. The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes for You”
  41. The McGuire Sisters – “Sincerely”
  42. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers – “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”
  43. The Drifters – “There Goes My Baby”
  44. The Penguins – “Earth Angel”
  45. Brenda Lee – “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
  46. Connie Francis – “Who’s Sorry Now”
  47. Guy Mitchell – “Singing the Blues”
  48. Paul Anka – “Put Your Head on My Shoulder”
  49. Harry Belafonte – “Banana Boat Song (Day-O)”
  50. Elvis Presley – “Hound Dog”

This list represents a diverse range of musical styles and artists who shaped the sound and culture of the 1950s, influencing generations of musicians to come.