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February 13, 2019


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1. “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly & Crickets

February 7, 2019


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“That’ll Be the Day” was written by Buddy Holly in about thirty minutes, according to J.I. Allison (the Crickets first drummer). This song has become a rock ‘n’ roll anthem over the years and despite its long climb to the top, I believe it is the greatest song of the ‘50s. This song has be...

2. “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

February 7, 2019


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“Jailhouse Rock” was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was released in 1957 alongside Presley’s motion picture of the same name. I think this song is a number two worthy song because people today still rock out to it. It also has a pretty rockin vibe and is a great song to listen ...

3. “16 Candles” by Crests

February 7, 2019


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“16 Candles” was written by Luther Dixon and Allyson R. Khent and released in 1958. It was also featured in the 1984 film classic “Sixteen Candles” starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, and Anthony Michael Hall. I really enjoy this song because of the movie. I think the song is almos...

4. “Rockin Robin” by Bobby Day

February 7, 2019


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“Rockin Robin” was Bobby Day’s only top 40 hit but it was still a classic song from the time period. It was written by Leon René and one of three songs he wrote for Day. This song has been covered by many artists including Chuck Berry and Gene Vincent. I think this song deserves to be on this lis...

5. “The Great Pretender” by The Platters

February 7, 2019


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“The Great Pretender” was written by Buck Ram and was originally released in 1955. Many artists have done covers of this beautiful song. Some of these artists include Freddie Mercury, Dolly Parton, and Pat Boone. This song does a great job of capturing what it’s like to pretend everything i...

6. “Everyday” by Buddy Holly

February 7, 2019


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This song was recorded in 1957 by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty. Due to legal issues, only Holly was credited. Many artists have done covers of this song, including John Denver, Patrick Stump, Tina Robin, and many others. I absolutely love everything about this song. From the lyrics, to the rhythm, to th...

7. “Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin

February 7, 2019


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This song was written by Bobby Darin in 1959. I believe this song should be on this list because of its hopeful tone and lyrics. The rhythm is catchy, despite its chorus not being. My favorite part of this song are the verses. To listen to “Dream Lover” click here....

8. “Only You (And You Alone)” by The Platters

February 7, 2019


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Released in 1955, this song was originally written by Buck Ram. The ex-Beatle Ringo Starr did a cover of this song. I believe this song belongs on this list because it embodies a lot of what I feel (despite not having lived it and only seeing it on TV) the ‘50s were like. I really enjoy the doo...

9. “It’s Only Make Believe” by Conway Twitty

February 7, 2019


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“It’s Only Make Believe” was released on July 14, 1958. It was written by Conway Twitty and Jack Nance. Many artists such as Clay Aiken have done covers of this song. I think this song is good enough to be on this list because it is also a very relatable song for any era. I also like the sadness ...

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