The 50s was a great era for timeless classics, but it also brought rock and roll to the world. Consider a few of these as great examples of 50s music.
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
A top tune from Frank Sinatra, this song actually dates back to the 1930s when it was written by Cole Porter. This appeared on one of Sinatra’s albums in the middle of the decade and this is the version that everyone remembers best.
A hit for Fats Domino, this song was a hit for Glenn Miller in the early 1940s. Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley and Little Richard all tried it too, but it is the Fats Domino version that everyone remembers well.
Elvis Presley’s classic is inspired by a suicide in a hotel and despite the sombre theme, this song was a bit hit. It brought Elvis his first No.1 single and was followed by many more.
Peggy Sue was a 50s hit for Buddy Holly and the Crickets. It has a simple rhythm and proved to be a very infectious tune that made sure every dance floor at the time was filled.