Song and Music - 50s and earlier

Song title Release datesort descending Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
Sing, Sing, Sing 1937 Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing U.S. Jazz The song was written by Louis Prima in 1936
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 of Me 1940 Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt in 1954 France Jazz Jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931
Guitar Boogie 1945 ARTHUR SMITH Guitar Boogie U.S. Instrumental music
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) Feb. 1945 Billie Holiday Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) USA Jazz
Black and Blue 1947 Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra Black and Blue USA Jazz
Dream a Little Dream of Me 1950 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Dream a Little Dream of Me USA Jazz Song from 1931
Mad About the Boy 1952 Dinah Washington Mad About the Boy U.S. Jazz Written in 1932
La Prière 1953 GEORGES BRASSENS Les sabots d'Hélène France Various Poem by Francis Jammes
Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux 1953 GEORGES BRASSENS Georges Brassens interprète ses dernières compositions France Various music The lyrics are from a poem by Louis Aragon of 1943
September Song 1954 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown USA Jazz
Rock Around the Clock May 1954 BILL HALEY AND HIS COMETS Bill Haley and his Comets in 1956 Rock Around the Clock USA Rock and roll It is considered to be the song that brought Rock and Roll into mainstream culture around the world
That’s All Right Mama Jul. 1954 ELVIS PRESLEY For LP Fans Only U.S. Rockabilly The song was written by Arthur Crudup in 1946
If I Had You 1955 Dinah Washington For Those in Love USA Jazz Written in 1928. The music of the album was arranged by Quincy Jones
Only You (And You Alone) May 1955 THE PLATTERS The Platters USA Doo-Wop
Tutti Frutti Oct. 1955 LITTLE RICHARD Here's Little Richard USA Rock and roll
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
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
Heartbreak Hotel Jan. 1956 ELVIS PRESLEY Elvis Presley in 1970 (Washington) Heartbreak Hotel USA Rock and roll This song was the first gold record of Elvis
Long Tall Sally Mar. 1956 LITTLE RICHARD Here's Little Richard USA Rock and roll