Song and Music - 50s and earlier

Song titlesort descending Release date Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
A-Tisket, A-Tasket 1938 Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket, A-Tasket USA Jazz song Nineteenth century nursery rhyme, recorded by Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra
All I Have To Do Is Dream Apr. 1958 THE EVERLY BROTHERS All I Have To Do Is Dream U.S. Doo-Wop Recorded live in two takes
All of Me 1940 Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt in 1954 France Jazz Jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931
Be-Bop-A-Lula Jun. 1956 GENE VINCENT AND HIS BLUE CAPS Be-Bop-A-Lula U.S. Rockabilly Many people thought it was Elvis Presley who was singing it when heard the first time
Beyond the Sea Dec. 1959 Bobby Darin That's All USA Big band Jack Lawrence's song released in 1946 and also sung the same year by Charles Trenet ("The Sea")
Black and Blue 1947 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Black and Blue USA Jazz
Black Orpheus 1959 Paul Desmond U.S. Jazz OST of the Marcel Camus' movie "Orfeu Negro "
Blue Rondo à La Turk Dec. 1959 Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out U.S. Jazz
Blue Skies 1958 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald in 1968 Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book USA Jazz Composed in 1926 and integrated in the musical "Betsy"
Blue Suede Shoes Jan. 1956 CARL PERKINS Sun USA Rock and roll This song is considered one of the first rock and roll records, incorporating elements of blues, country and pop of the time
Blueberry Hill 1956 FATS DOMINO This Is Fats Domino! U.S. Rock and roll, R&B Recorded in 1940 for the first time and sung by many artists
C'mon Everybody Oct. 1958 EDDIE COCHRAN The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album U.S. Rock and roll
Come Prima 1958 DALIDA Come Prima France Various music
Cry Me a River 1959 Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! USA Jazz Written in 1953 by Alexander Hamilton. Julie London sang it for the first time in 1955
Diana Jul. 1957 PAUL ANKA Diana U.S. POP song
Don't Be Cruel Jul. 1956 ELVIS PRESLEY Don't Be Cruel USA Rock and roll
Dream a Little Dream of Me 1950 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Dream a Little Dream of Me USA Jazz Song from 1931
Enchanted Sea 1959 THE ISLANDERS The Enchanted Sound of The Islanders U.S. Instrumental music
Good Golly, Miss Molly Feb. 1958 LITTLE RICHARD Little Richard in 2007 (Austin) Little Richard USA Rock and roll A Valiants' version of this song was released first in 1957
Guitar Boogie 1945 ARTHUR SMITH Guitar Boogie U.S. Instrumental music

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