The 500 Greatest Songs Of The 1950s

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exquisite and grotesque, claustrophobic and free

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“That song is the gift that keeps on giving”

The 500 Greatest Songs Of The1950s Complete List

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Chuck agrees with Steve

The Greatest Song Of The 1950s Revealed

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the harbinger of something wild

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 10 – 2

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the Horatio Alger story of rock & roll

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 20 – 11

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upped the freewheeling wildness of it

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 30 – 21

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Sam Phillips: “It was the greatest thing I ever did on Elvis”

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 40 – 31

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shave and a haircut, two bits

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 50 – 41

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fast enough to let it rock, slow enough to allow the tale of teenage frustration time to brew

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 60 – 51

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a delicious sweet-and-sour dissonance

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 70 – 61

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an unflinching statement of lifelong commitment

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 90 – 81

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shot with a jolt of electricity

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 100 – 91

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Walking can be hazardous to your health

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 110 – 101

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rip the keys

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 120 – 111

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This is a pop record, daddy-o!

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 140 – 131

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a patriotic anthem regardless of the original political intent

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 150 – 141

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this upbeat R&B number went Top Ten in the U.K

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 170 – 161

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a straight-up slow burner

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 180 – 171

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It’s almost spooky how much Roger Miller would later sound like the Don Gibson vocally

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 200 – 191

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a Latin dance rhythm putting emphasis on the latter parts of the beat pattern

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 210 – 201

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rocking, ripping, shaking, and balling

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 220 – 211

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a love song for the ages

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 230 – 221

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an important, even defiant, statement for the much maligned youth movement

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 240 – 231

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yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip mum mum mum mum mum mum sha na na doo wop classic

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 270 – 261

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“ultra-rubbery Telecaster break”

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 280 – 271

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sung by the mixed-race Creoles of New Orleans at Mardi Gras

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 290 – 281

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a leisurely and enjoyable stroll

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 300 – 291

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the hurt lover

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 320 – 311

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a catchphrase used by young black men in Georgia

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 330 – 321

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a classic guitar riff with a horn section that sounds like heavy artillery

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 340 – 331

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Happy 1950s

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 350 – 341

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Just a bunch of guys humming in harmony

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 360 – 351

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a dynamic piece of music

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 370 – 361

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Elvis sings about geometry

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 380 – 371

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not even Hank Williams monopolized the country popularity charts as did Webb Pierce

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 400 – 391

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recorded in Martin’s pre-suave era

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 410 – 401

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Price crossed over to pop success

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 420 – 411

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It’s a tale of a working class badass, fighting a system that can never be beaten

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 430 – 421

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classic tear jerker

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 450 – 441

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more playful than lascivious

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 470 – 461

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they had a short romantic relationship

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 480 – 471

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pretty eye catching

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 490 – 481

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a young Bob Crewe

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s: 500 – 491

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a song of triumph rather than one of desperation

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1950s – The Intro

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The Big Bang