Song and Music - 50s and earlier

Song titlesort descending Release date Singer - Band Singer-Band picture Album Country Musical genre Remarks
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
September Song 1954 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown USA Jazz
Sing, Sing, Sing 1937 Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing U.S. Jazz The song was written by Louis Prima in 1936
Summertime Aug. 1958 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Porgy and Bess USA Jazz Music written in 1935 by George Gershwin
Summertime Blues Jun. 1958 EDDIE COCHRAN The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album USA Rock and roll 50s
Sweet Little Sixteen Jan. 1958 CHUCK BERRY Sweet Little Sixteen U.S. Rock and roll
Take Five Dec. 1959 Dave Brubeck Quartet Dave Brubeck in 1954 Time Out USA Jazz Music composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond
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
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
Tutti Frutti Oct. 1955 LITTLE RICHARD Here's Little Richard USA Rock and roll
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
What a Diff'rence a Day Makes 1959 DINAH WASHINGTON What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! U.S. Jazz Music written in 1934 in Spanish by María Grever
What'd I Say Jul. 1959 RAY CHARLES Ray Charles in 2003 (Montreal) What'd I Say USA Jazz, R&B, Soul
You Are My Destiny Dec. 1957 PAUL ANKA You Are My Destiny USA POP song
You Were Mine 1959 THE FIREFLIES You Were Mine U.S. Doo-Wop