Popular 1950s Hit Songs for Weddings
The Best 1950s Music was known for the coexistence of Jazz and Rock and Roll style music. The birth of Rock and Roll was in the mid-1950s.
Until then the big bands and Jazz style music were most prominent.
Vocal artists were also prominent in the 1950s with artists such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Pat Boone.
Rock and roll music started in the mid-1950s and became mainstream with artists such as Bill Haley & His Comets and Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley became the image of Best 1950s Music rock and roll gave the title of “The King of Rock and Roll”.
Elvis created many hubbubs after pelvis gyrations on TV shows Milton Berle Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. Country and western Best 1950s Music also grew in popularity with such artists as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Porter Wagoner. Carl Perkins fueled a new version of country and western and r&b combined called rockabilly.
Hank Williams also helped to popularize Honky Tonk, a style of country music characterized by a style of piano playing emphasizing rhythm more than harmony.
It is interesting to note the “tonk” in the word Honky Tonk was taken from a manufacturer of an upright piano.
The Best 1950s Music era was the start of color TV and the credit card system in the USA.
Although color televisions were being introduced, most shows were seen in the afternoon and evenings in black and white.
Popular TV shows included I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and The Twilight Zone.
Segregation was also made illegal.
Space travel became a reality with the Russian Sputnik 1.
America also grew by 2 States with the addition of Hawaii and Alaska.
Hot fashion trends included men’s bomber jackets, Bermuda shorts, and a nipped waist for women.
In the early 1950s, there was a major advancement in medicine with the creation of a vaccine to prevent polio.
Top 5 Best 1950s Songs for Weddings
1) Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
2) That’s Amore – Dean Martin
3) I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
4) Shout – The Isley Brothers
5) Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Other related song lists to read:
100 Best 1950s Songs
1950s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: January 4, 2021
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