Song and Music - 50s and earlier (1)

Song title Release datesort descending Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
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
Don't Be Cruel Jul. 1956 ELVIS PRESLEY Don't Be Cruel USA Rock and roll
Just a Gigolo Nov. 1956 Louis Prima The Wildest! U.S. Jazz Tango composed in 1929; in the album, it is paired in a medley with another old standard, "I Ain't Got Nobody"
Quand on n'a que l'amour Nov. 1956 JACQUES BREL Jacques Brel in 1963 Quand on n'a que l'amour France Various
That'll Be the Day May 1957 BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS The "Chirping" Crickets USA Rock and roll A first cover version was recorded by the Quarrymen (the future Beatles) in 1958
Diana Jul. 1957 PAUL ANKA Diana U.S. POP song
Reet Petite Aug. 1957 JACKIE WILSON He's So Fine USA ROCK
Rock and Roll Music Sept. 1957 CHUCK BERRY Chuck Berry U.S. Rock and roll
Jailhouse Rock Sept. 1957 ELVIS PRESLEY Jailhouse Rock USA Rockabilly OST of the eponym movie
You Are My Destiny Dec. 1957 PAUL ANKA You Are My Destiny USA POP
Come Prima 1958 DALIDA Come Prima France Various music
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"
My Baby Just Cares For Me 1958 NINA SIMONE Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club USA Jazz The music was originally witten for the 1928 musical "Whoopee !"
Sweet Little Sixteen Jan. 1958 CHUCK BERRY Sweet Little Sixteen U.S. Rock and roll
Reelin' and Rockin' Jan. 1958 CHUCK BERRY Sweet Little Sixteen USA ROCK song
Good Golly, Miss Molly Feb. 1958 LITTLE RICHARD Little Richard USA Rock and roll A Valiants' version of this song was released first in 1957
Johnny B. Goode Mar. 1958 CHUCK BERRY Chuck Berry in 1972 Chuck Berry Is on Top USA Rock and roll It is considered as one of the best rock songs ever
I Still Miss Someone Mar. 1958 JOHNNY CASH The Fabulous Johnny Cash USA Country music
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
Twilight Time Apr. 1958 THE PLATTERS Twilight Time USA R&B The first vocal version on record was released, in 1945, by bandleader Jimmy Dorsey with Teddy Walters on vocals