100 Greatest Songs From 1955

Criteria: These songs from 1955 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

Little Richard - Tutti-Frutti vinyl record lable
Maybellene - Ad
Bo Diddley - Ad
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Ad
Fats Domino - Ain't It A Shame - Ad
Manish Boy - Muddy Waters - Ad
Nappy Brown - Don't Be Angry - Ad
Drifters - Adorable - Ad
1 Tutti-Frutti Little Richard
2 Maybellene Chuck Berry
3 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
4 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Teenagers
5 The Great Pretender Platters
6 Ain't It A Shame Fats Domino
7 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
8 Speedoo Cadillacs
9 Story Untold Nutmegs
10 My Babe Little Walter
11 At My Front Door El Dorados
12 Only You Platters
13 Baby Let's Play House Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
14 Mystery Train Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
15 I'm A Man Bo Diddley
16 Unchained Melody Al Hibbler / Roy Hamilton
17 See You Later, Alligator Bill Haley & His Comets
18 When You Dance Turbans
19 The Wallflower Etta James
20 Flip, Flop And Fly Joe Turner
21 I Forgot To Remember To Forget Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
22 Manish Boy Muddy Waters
23 Life Is But A Dream Harptones
24 I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis
25 Feel So Good Shirley & Lee
26 What'cha Gonna Do Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
27 Smokey Joe's Cafe Robins
28 Need Your Love So Bad Little Willie John
29 A Fool For You Ray Charles
30 All By Myself Fats Domino
31 Close Your Eyes Five Keys
32 Heaven And Paradise Don Julian & the Meadowlarks
33 Blue Velvet Clovers
34 Don't Start Me Talkin' Sonny Boy Williamson
35 Nite Owl Tony Allen & the Champs
36 Diddley Daddy Bo Diddley
37 Why Don't You Write Me Jacks / Feathers
38 All Around The World Little Willie John
39 This Little Girl Of Mine Ray Charles
40 Seventeen Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
41 Who Will Be Next Howlin' Wolf
42 Witchcraft Spiders
43 Greenbacks Ray Charles
44 Eddie My Love Teen Queens
45 Lily Maebelle Valentines
46 You Baby You Cleftones
47 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford
48 Thirty Days Chuck Berry
49 Don't Be Angry Nappy Brown
50 Steamboat Drifters
51 The Door Is Still Open Cardinals
52 Mary Lou Young Jessie
53 Bring It To Jerome Bo Diddley
54 Crazy For You Heartbeats
55 Most Of All Moonglows
56 Adorable Drifters / Colts
57 Come Back My Love Wrens / Cardinals
58 Morning, Noon And Night Joe Turner
59 WPLJ Four Deuces
60 Lonely Nights Hearts
61 This Is My Story Gene & Eunice
62 Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin
63 I Wish You Would Billy Boy
64 April In Paris Count Basie
65 Pretty Thing Bo Diddley
66 Hand Clappin' Red Prysock
67 I'll Be Forever Loving You El Dorados
68 Later Alligator Bobby Charles
69 Those Lonely, Lonely Nights Earl King / Johnny "Guitar" Watson
70 Chop Chop Boom Danderliers
71 Wee Wee Hours Chuck Berry
72 Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie Bill Haley & His Comets
73 Hide And Seek Joe Turner
74 Seventh Son Willie Mabon
75 The Verdict Five Keys
76 Soldier Boy Four Fellows
77 The Way You Dog Me Around Diablos
78 Good Rockin' Daddy Etta James
79 As Long As I'm Moving Ruth Brown
80 Nip Sip Clovers
81 So Doggone Lonesome Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
82 Rollin' Stone Marigolds
83 Johnny Has Gone Varetta Dillard
84 Poor Me Fats Domino
85 Anymore Johnny Ace
86 In My Diary Moonglows
87 You Painted Pictures Spaniels
88 That's Your Mistake Charms
89 Mardi Gras Mambo Hawkettes
90 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone Elvis Presley with Scotty and Bill
91 Whadaya Want Robins
92 Hands Off Jay McShann (Priscilla Bowman)
93 Green Eyes Ravens
94 Hey Bartender Floyd Dixon
95 Cry, Cry, Cry Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
96 The Chicken And The Hawk Joe Turner
97 Bop-Ting-A-Ling LaVern Baker
98 It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) Louis Brooks & Hi-Toppers / Midnighters / Ruth Brown
99 The House Of Blue Lights Chuck Miller
100 Everyday Count Basie (Joe Williams)
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby Jimmy Reed
102 Ten Long Years B.B. King
103 Burn That Candle Bill Haley & His Comets / Cues
104 Henry's Got Flat Feet Midnighters
105 Razzle Dazzle Bill Haley & His Comets
106 I Can't Go On Fats Domino
107 Mambo Rock Bill Haley & His Comets
108 Play It Fair LaVern Baker
109 I Can See Everybody's Baby Ruth Brown
110 My Boy Flat Top Boyd Bennett & His Rockets
111 Bells In My Heart Spiders
112 Real Gone Lover Smiley Lewis
113 Walking The Blues Champion Jack Dupree / Willie Dixon
114 Death Of An Angel Donald Woods & the Vel-Aires
115 When It Rains It Pours Billy "The Kid" Emerson
116 Convicted Oscar McLollie
117 Travelin' Mood Wee Willie Wayne
118 Hot Rod Hal Singer
119 Seven Days Clyde McPhatter
120 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Big Maybelle / Roy Hall
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1955
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1955
* Don't Think I Will Young Jessie
Adam's Choice:
* There Goes That Train Rollee McGill
Lew's Choice:
* How Can You Be So Mean Johnny Ace

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