1950s music for weddings

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.

1950s music for weddings

 

Table of Contents:

100 Best 1950s Songs

1950s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 30, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
Barrett Strong
Money (That’s What I Want)
1959, R&B
Big Bopper
Chantilly Lace
1958, R&B
Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk, Part 1
1956, R&B
Bill Haley & His Comets
Rock Around The Clock
1954, Rock
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
1955, R&B
Bobby Darin
Mack The Knife
1959, Pop
Bobby Darin
Splish Splash
1958, Rock
Bobby Day
Rockin’ Robin
1958, Rock
Bobby Freeman
Do You Want To Dance
1958, Pop
Bobby Helms
My Special Angel
1597, Country
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Peggy Sue
1957, Rock
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
Rave On
1958, Rock
Buddy Holly & the Crickets
That’ll Be The Day
1957, Rock
Buddy Knox
Party Doll
1957, Rockabilly
Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes
1956, R&B
Champs
Tequila
1958, instrumental
Chuck Berry
Johnny B Goode
1958, Rock
Chuck Berry
Rock And Roll Music
1957, Rock
Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven
1956, Rock
Chuck Willis
Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes
1958, R&B
Dale Hawkins
Susie Q
1957, Rockabilly
Danny & the Juniors
At The Hop
1957, Doo-Wop
Danny & the Juniors
Rock and Roll is Here To Stay
1958, Doo Wop
Dean Martin
Memories Are Made Of This
1956, Pop
Debbie Reynolds
Tammy
1957, Pop
Duane Eddy
Rebel Rouser
1958, Rockabilly
Eddie Cochran
Summertime Blues
1958, Rockabilly
El Dorados
At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)
1955, R&B
Elvis Presley
All Shook Up
1957, Rock
Elvis Presley
Don’t Be Cruel
1956, Rock
Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
1956, Rock
Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
1956, Pop
Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
1957, Rock
Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
1956, Pop
Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream
1958, Rock
Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill
1956, R&B
Fats Domino
I’m In Love Again
1956, R&B
Five Satins
In The Still of The Night
1956, Doo-Wop
Four Aces
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
1955, Pop
Frank Sinatra
All The Way
1957, Pop
Frankie Avalon
Venus
1959, Pop
Frankie Ford
Sea Cruise
1959, Rock
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
The ABC’s Of Love
1956, R&B
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
Be-Bop-A-Lula
1956, Rockabilly
Hank Williams
Hey Good Lookin’
1951, Country
Hank Williams
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
1952, Country
Harry Belafonte
Banana Boat Song
1956, Mento
Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns
Rockin’ Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu
1957, Rock
Jerry Butler & the Impressions
For Your Precious Love
1958, R&B
Jerry Lee Lewis
Great Balls Of Fire
1957, Rock
Jerry Lee Lewis
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On
1957, Rock
Jimmie Rodgers
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
1957, Folk
Johnny Ace
Pledging My Love
1955, R&B
Johnny Cash
I Walk The Line
1956, Country
Johnny Mathis
Chances Are
1957, Pop
Johnny Otis
Willie & The Hand Jive
1958, R&B
Laurie London
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
1958, R&B
Lavern Baker
Jim Dandy
1956, R&B
LaVern Baker
Tweedlee Dee
1955, R&B
Little Richard
Good Golly, Miss Molly
1958, Rock
Little Richard
Keep A Knockin’
1957, Rock
Little Richard
Tutti Frutti
1955, Rock
Little Willie John
Fever
1956, Rock
Mickey & Sylvia
Love Is Strange
1956, Rock
Moonglows
Sincerely
1954, R&B
Pat Boone
April Love
1957, Pop
Paul Anka
Diana
1957, Pop
Paul Anka
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
1959, Pop
Phil Phillips
Sea Of Love
1959, R&B
Platters
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
1958, Doo-Wop
Ray Charles
I’ve Got A Woman
1954, R&B
Ray Charles
What’d I Say
1959, R&B
Ritchie Valens
La Bamba
1958, Rock
Roger Williams
Autumn Leaves
1955, Pop
Sam Cooke
You Send Me
1957, R&B
Santo and Johnny
Sleep Walk
1959, Instrumental
Shirley & Lee
Let The Good Times Roll
1956, R&B
Sonny James
Young Love
1957, Country
Teddy Bears
To Know Him is To Love Him
1958, Pop
The Chordettes
Lollipop
1958, Pop
The Chords
Sh-Boom
1954, Doo-Wop
The Clovers
Love Potion No. 9
1959, R&B
The Coasters
Charlie Brown
1959, Doo-Wop
The Coasters
Searchin’
1957, Rock
The Crests
16 Candles
1958, Doo-Wop
The Crows
Gee
1953, Doo-Wop
The Del-Vikings
Come Go With Me
1956, Doo-Wop
The Diamonds
Little Darlin’
1957, Doo-Wop
The Diamonds
The Stroll
1957, Doo-Wop
The Drifters
Dance With Me
1959, R&B
The Elegants
Little Star
1958, Doo-Wop
The Flamingos
I Only Have Eyes For You
1959, Doo-Wop
The Fleetwoods
Come Softly To Me
1959, Pop
The Isley Brothers
Shout
1959, R&B
The Monotones
Book Of Love
1958, Rock
The Penguins
Earth Angel
1954, Doo-Wop
The Platters
Only You
1955, Doo-Wop
The Spaniels
Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight
1954, R&B
Thurston Harris
Little Bitty Pretty One
1957, Doo-Wop
Tommy Edwards
It’s All in The Game
1958, Pop
Wilbert Harrison
Kansas City
1959, R&B

Top 5 Best 1950s Songs for Weddings

  1. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
  2. “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin
  3. “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash
  4. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
  5. “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

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”.

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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.


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