Criteria: Here are the top ten greatest songs of each year from through Songs listed are from rock and roll and related genres. These songs are ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, as well as their influence and impact on the evolution of rock and related genres. Songs are listed strictly in the year that they were originally released in. Click the button on the right for the complete list. Edited By: Bruce.
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100 Dion & The Belmonts, ‘A Teenager In Love’
Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock and Roll and related sub-genres. Edited By: Bruce. Last Updated: Johnny B. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard Maybellene - Chuck Berry Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
99 Sonny Boy Williamson, ‘Don’t Start Me Talkin’
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the s. Various genre in the First World , rock and roll , doo-wop , pop , swing , rhythm and blues , blues , Country music , rockabilly , and jazz music dominated and defined the decade's music. Rock and roll dominated popular music in the mid s and late s, and quickly spread to much of the rest of the world. Its immediate origins lay in a mixing together of various black musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music ; with country and western and Pop. The s saw the growth in popularity of the big boom electric guitar developed and popularized by Les Paul. Boone removed the raw feel of the original versions and replaced it with his own voice making it safer and appropriate for mainstream pop radio stations at the time. Boone's traditional pop approach to rock and roll, coupled with his All-American, clean-cut image helped bring the new sound to a much wider audience. Elvis Presley , who began his career in the mids, was the most successful artist of the popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances, motion pictures, and chart-topping records. Elvis also brought rock and roll widely into the mainstream of popular culture.
Billboard number-one singles charts preceding the Billboard Hot were updated weekly by Billboard magazine and the leading indicator of popular music for the American music industry since and until the Billboard Hot chart was established in Before the Billboard Hot chart was established in August , Billboard used to publish several weekly charts. Throughout most of the s, the magazine published the following three charts to measure a song's popularity:.