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Top Songs of the 1950s

1940s <-1950-> 1960s



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Album
Comment

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Hound Dog
1.
08/1956
468

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #19]
US: B-side to Don't Be Cruel; hit for Big Mama Thornton in 1953; charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
2.
11/1955
459

✫1
US


✫1
country


✫1
UK
[Capitol 3262]
written by Merle Travis
3.
10/1956
451

✫1
US




4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Columbia 40769]
written by Melvin Endsley
4.
12/1955
449

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Capitol 3295]
written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr & Frank Miller
Heartbreak Hotel
5.
03/1956
436

✫1
US


✫1
country
3
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #45]
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (as Thomas Durden) & Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
6.
04/1957
435

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #352]
[RCA 47-6870]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
7.
08/1959
419

✫1
US




6
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #251]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1960]
[Atco 6147]
written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
Jailhouse Rock
8.
10/1957
406

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #67]
[RCA Epa-4114+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
9.
03/1955
394

✫1
US






✫1
UK
10.
02/1953
385

2
US






✫1
UK
[Columbia 39938]
written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman
11.
04/1958
385

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #141]
charted as All I Have to Do Is Dream / Claudette in UK charts
[Cadence 1348]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
12.
08/1955
383

✫1
US






2
UK
written by traditional
13.
05/1952
379

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Bbs 101]
written by Pat Genaro, Lou Levinson & Bill Borrelli
14.
04/1954
378

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Decca 29037]
written by Edith Lindeman & Carl Stutz
Diana
15.
07/1957
377

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[ABC-Paramount 9831]
written by Paul Anka
Running Bear
16.
10/1959
375

✫1
US




3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Mercury 71474]
written by The Big Bopper (as J. P. Richardson)
17.
01/1954
374

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1953]
[Columbia 40108]
written by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster
18.
01/1957
370

✫1
US




8
R&B
✫1
UK
[Dot 15533]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
19.
06/1956
369

2
US






✫1
UK
[from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
20.
12/1955
368

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[RCA 47-6359]
written by Shorty Allen & Roy Alfred
21.
12/1956
367

✫1
US




10
R&B
2
UK
[Dot 15521]
written by Charles Singleton
22.
09/1956
367

2
US






✫1
UK
[Columbia 40729]
written by Johnny Bragg & Robert Riley
Don't Be Cruel
23.
08/1956
365

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #197]
charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
24.
06/1957
365

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[RCA 47-7000]
written by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
25.
05/1955
362

✫1
US






2
UK
with Nelson Riddle & his Orchestra
[Capitol 3102]
written by Dolores Vicki Silvers
26.
02/1955
362

✫1
US






2
UK
27.
12/1952
360

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[RCA 47-5064]
written by Slim Willet (as Winston L. Moore)
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
28.
01/1955
359

✫1
US




3
R&B
17
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #158]
[Decca 29124]
written by Max C. Freedman & James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight)
29.
08/1955
357

✫1
US






2
UK
[Decca 29625]
written by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster
30.
07/1957
356

✫1
US






2
UK
[Coral 61851]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Love Me Tender
31.
10/1956
348

✫1
US


3
country
3
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #437]
adapted from "Aura Lee", 1861
[RCA Victor 47-6643]
written by Vera Matson, Elvis Presley, George R. Poulton (uncredited) & Ken Darby (uncredited)
32.
08/1958
348

✫1
US






✫1
UK
new version of 1951-hit
[MGM 12688]
written by Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
33.
07/1956
347

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
4
UK
hit for Glenn Miller in 1939
[Mercury 70893]
written by Georges Boulanger & Jimmy Kennedy
34.
05/1957
346

✫1
US




12
R&B
2
UK
35.
05/1953
342

✫1
US






✫1
UK
featuring Sally Sweetland
[RCA 47-5293]
written by Billy Reid
Unchained Melody
36.
04/1955
342

3
US




✫1
R&B
2
UK
with Jack Pleis Orchestra
[Decca 29441]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
37.
08/1952
342

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Columbia 39811]
written by Chilton Price, Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart
38.
09/1957
341

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #311]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
Don't
39.
01/1958
341

✫1
US


2
country
4
R&B
2
UK
[RCA 47-7150]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
40.
08/1957
338

✫1
US




2
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #39]
[Decca 30434]
written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison & Norman Petty
41.
03/1956
338

✫1
US






4
UK
[RCA 47-6427]
written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Emmanuel Chabrier
42.
08/1954
338

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Columbia 40266]
written by Stuart Hamblen
Ain't That a Shame
43.
07/1955
338

✫1
US




14
R&B
7
UK
[Dot 15377]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
44.
02/1957
337

✫1
US




14
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cadence 1308]
written by Bernie Lowe & Kal Mann
The Battle of New Orleans
45.
04/1959
337

✫1
US


✫1
country
3
R&B
16
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1960]
[Columbia 41339]
written by Jimmie Driftwood
46.
09/1958
334

✫1
US




12
R&B
✫1
UK
[MGM 12677]
written by Jack Nance & Conway Twitty
47.
04/1956
331

✫1
US






9
UK
[Era 1013]
written by Stan Lebowsky & Herb Newman
Bird Dog
48.
08/1958
331

✫1
US


✫1
country
2
R&B
2
UK
[Cadence 1350]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
49.
12/1956
331

✫1
US


✫1
country
3
R&B
11
UK
[Capitol 3602]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
50.
12/1957
330

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 9871]
written by Arthur Singer, John Medora & David White
51.
11/1958
328

✫1
US




3
R&B
✫1
UK
#1 hit for Paul Whiteman in 1934
[Mercury 71383]
written by Otto Harbach & Jerome Kern
52.
02/1956
328

4
US






✫1
UK
[Dot 15443]
written by Fats Washington (as Ferdinand Washington) & Stan Lewis
53.
03/1959
328

2
US




16
R&B
✫1
UK
hit for Hank Snow in 1953 ; charted as A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight in UK charts
[RCA Victor 47-7506]
written by Bill Trader
54.
04/1959
327

2
US




4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Atco 6140]
written by Bobby Darin
Great Balls of Fire
55.
11/1957
326

2
US


✫1
country
3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #96]
[Sun 281]
written by Otis Blackwell & Jack Hammer
56.
07/1959
324

✫1
US


✫1
country
10
R&B
6
UK
[RCA 47-7555]
written by Jean Villard, Marc Herrand & Bert Reisfeld
Lonely Boy
57.
06/1959
324

✫1
US




6
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 10022]
written by Paul Anka
58.
09/1956
323

✫1
US




5
R&B
8
UK
[Dot 15486]
written by Hutch Davie (as Bob Davie) & Marvin Moore
Hard Headed Woman
59.
06/1958
319

✫1
US


2
country
2
R&B
2
UK
[RCA 47-7280]
written by Claude Demetrius
60.
02/1956
316

6
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
as The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #307]
[Gee 1002]
written by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago & George Goldner
61.
08/1955
316

✫1
US








I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
62.
05/1956
312

✫1
US


✫1
country
3
R&B
14
UK
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Maurice Mysels & Ira Kosloff
63.
04/1955
312

✫1
US






10
UK
[Capitol 3055]
written by Hy Zaret & Alex North
64.
05/1952
312

✫1
US






3
UK
with Percy Faith & his Orchestra
[Columbia 39710]
written by Curley Williams
65.
09/1954
310

2
US






✫1
UK
[Coral 61206]
written by Jack Lawrence & Richard Myers
66.
04/1956
310

4
US






✫1
UK
[Columbia 40654]
written by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner
67.
10/1956
308

2
US




✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #81]
#1 hit for Glenn Miller in 1940
[Imperial 5407]
written by Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock
68.
09/1958
307

✫1
US




10
R&B
2
UK
produced by Phil Spector
written by Phil Spector
69.
02/1955
305

2
US






3
UK
70.
12/1952
305

✫1
US


7
country


3
UK
[Christmas]
[Columbia 39871]
written by Tommie Connor
71.
03/1959
304

✫1
US




5
R&B
6
UK
[Dolton 1]
written by Gretchen Christopher
72.
02/1958
303

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
5
UK
[instrumental]
[Challenge 1016]
written by Chuck Rio (as Daniel Flores)
Too Much
73.
01/1957
303

✫1
US


3
country
3
R&B
6
UK
[RCA 47-6800]
written by Lee Rosenberg & Bernard Weinman
A Big Hunk o' Love
74.
07/1959
302

✫1
US




10
R&B
4
UK
[RCA 47-7600]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Sid Wyche (as Sidney Wyche)
75.
02/1959
301

✫1
US
✫1
AC


10
R&B
16
UK
[Chancellor 1031]
written by Ed Marshall
76.
11/1951
301

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


77.
07/1954
300

✫1
US






4
UK
[Columbia 40266]
written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
78.
11/1951
297

✫1
US


✫1
country




as Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
vocals by Redd Stewart
written by Chilton Price, Pee Wee King & Redd Stewart
79.
07/1958
297

✫1
US


3
country
3
R&B
4
UK
B side to My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
[Imperial 5528]
written by Sharon Sheeley
80.
03/1954
297

✫1
US






4
UK
[RCA 47-5647]
written by Jack Fulton & Lois Steele
81.
10/1959
296

✫1
US




19
R&B
5
UK
[Columbia 41476]
written by Harlan Howard
82.
03/1951
296

✫1
US




2
R&B


[Capitol 1675]
written by Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton
83.
04/1951
296

✫1
US




3
R&B


[Capitol F1449]
written by Sidney Lippman & Sylvia Dee
Blue Suede Shoes
84.
03/1956
295

2
US


✫1
country
2
R&B
10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #95]
[Sun 234]
written by Carl Perkins
85.
01/1955
294

✫1
US






14
UK
86.
08/1957
293

✫1
US


7
country
✫1
R&B
30
UK
[Roulette 4015]
written by Bob Merrill
87.
06/1956
293

✫1
US






14
UK
[Dot 15472]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
I Need Your Love Tonight
88.
03/1959
293

4
US






✫1
UK
US: B-side to (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I ; charted as A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight in UK charts
[RCA 47-7506]
written by Sid Wayne & Bix Reichner
89.
12/1953
291

6
US






✫1
UK
written by Paul Burkhard
Who's Sorry Now?
90.
02/1958
291

4
US




4
R&B
✫1
UK
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)
91.
06/1953
291

✫1
US






7
UK
[Capitol 2486]
written by Larry Russell, Inez James & Buddy Pepper
92.
04/1958
289

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Mercury 71289]
written by Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, Artie Dunn & Buck Ram
93.
02/1953
288

2
US




10
R&B
2
UK
[Capitol F2346]
written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman & Frank LaVere
94.
06/1958
287

5
US


13
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Decca 30642]
written by Jack Reardon & Paul Evans
95.
05/1954
287

✫1
US






5
UK
[Decca 29123]
written by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
96.
12/1959
286

2
US




3
R&B
3
UK
97.
12/1958
286

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #456]
[ABC 9972]
written by traditional, Harold Logan & Lloyd Price
The Great Pretender
98.
12/1955
286

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #351]
[Mercury 70753]
written by Buck Ram
99.
12/1951
285

✫1
US








[instrumental]
written by Leroy Anderson & Mitchell Parish
100.
06/1958
284

✫1
US


18
country
✫1
R&B
8
UK
as Perez Prado & His Orchestra
[RCA 47-7245]
written by Perez Prado & Bob Marcucci (as Bob Marcus)

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