Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in the United States in the early to mid-1950s.
It derived most directly from the rhythm and blues music of the 1940s, which itself developed from earlier blues, boogie woogie, jazz and swing music, and was also influenced by gospel, country and western, and traditional folk music.
So we'll make an exception and give you the 2 x 50 best.
AC/DC - Highway to Hell Aerosmith - Dream On The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Beach Boys - California Girls The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles - A Day in the Life The Beatles - Yesterday The Bee Gees - Stayin’ Alive Chuck Berry - Johnny B. & The MG’s - Green Onions David Bowie - Space Oddity The Box Tops - The Letter Jackson Browne – The Pretender The Byrds - Mr.
Tambourine Man Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Losing My Religion Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side Little Richard - Good Golly, Miss Molly The Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction The Rolling Stones - Jumpin’ Jack Flash Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs - Wooly Bully Santana - Black Magic Woman Bob Segar and the Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves Simon and Garfunkel – Sounds of Silence Paul Simon - Graceland Sly & the Family Stone - Dance to the Music Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run Steely Dan - Reelin’ in the Years Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild Rod Stewart - Maggie May The Surfaris - Wipe Out T. Don't Be Cruel and/or Hound Dog would be excellent choices, in fact his version of Hound Dog is still too raunchy for some people, even today.
Chubby Checker - The Twist Eric Clapton - After Midnight Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over The Clash - London Calling Coldplay - Clocks Sam Cooke - You Send Me Cream - Sunshine of Your Love Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water Derek and the Dominos - Layla Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill The Doors - Light My Fire Bob Dylan - Blowin’ in the Wind Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone The Eagles - Hotel California The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way The Four Seasons - Walk Like a Man The Grateful Dead – Truckin’Bill Haley & His Comets - (We’re Gonna) Rock around the Clock Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze Buddy Holly and the Crickets - That’ll Be the Day Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Michael Jackson - Billie Jean Tommy James and the Shondells – Mony Mony Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit Jethro Tull - Aqualung Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are Elton John - Your Song Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart Carole King - You’ve Got a Friend The Kingsmen - Louie Louie The Kinks - Lola Kiss - Rock and Roll All Nite Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven John Lennon - Imagine The Lovin’ Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird Madonna - Like a Virgin The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin’Paul Mc Cartney - Maybe I’m Amazed Don Mc Lean - American Pie Joni Mitchell - Both Sides, Now The Monkees - I’m a Believer The Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin Van Morrison - Moondance Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Pearl Jam - Jeremy Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - American Girl Pink Floyd - Money The Police - Every Breath You Take Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender The Pretenders - Brass in Pocket Prince - When Doves Cry Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody R. Rex - Bang a Gong (Get It On)Talking Heads - Life During Wartime James Taylor - Fire and Rain Traffic - Dear Mr. Oh, and don't throw away Jailhouse Rock, now there's a song that gets the party going!
At the time of his death, he had sold more than 600-million singles and albums.
Our guitar shop specializes in guitars for players and collectors.Rock and roll in turn provided the main basis for the music that, since the mid-1960s, has been generally known simply as rock music.The phrase rocking and rolling originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but it was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe a spiritual fervor and as a sexual analogy.He did much to establish early rock and roll music, bringing black blues singing into the white, teenage mainstream.Teenage girls became hysterical over his blatantly sexual gyrations, particularly the one that got him nicknamed "Elvis the Pelvis" (TV cameras were not permitted to film below his waist).