Top 10 Songs That Helped Shape the 1950s

Many musical styles flourished and combined in the 1940s and 1950s, most likely because of the influence of radio had in creating a mass market for music. World War II caused great social upheaval, and the music of this period shows the effects of that upheaval.

Wehere at SCH thought it was time to pay tribute to the TOP MUSIC HITS (and the artists behind them) that helped shape the 1950s.

Take a musical journey into the 1950s and let us know if you agree with our list:

10. Chances Are – Johnny Mathis

9. Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard

8. That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly & The Crickets

7. Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly

6. Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin

5. I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash

4. Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

3. You Send Me – Sam Cooke

2. All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers

1. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley


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