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The best rockabilly songs combine the elements of rock and hillbilly music into one unforgettable genre. Popular in the 1950s, this lively music was the early version of rock 'n' roll. This rockabilly songs list includes some of the most popular tunes from the era.

When it comes to the top rockabilly songs, Elvis Presley takes center stage. With songs like “That’s All Right” and “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” one might think that Presley was the cornerstone of the genre – but that’s not entirely true. While Elvis certainly made rockabilly more popular, it was Carl Perkins who put rockabilly on the international map with “Blue Suede Shoes.” This classic song melds pop, blues, country and early rock 'n' roll to form a perfect rockabilly song. You’ll find a lot of Perkins’ best songs on this list.

Other hugely successful rockabilly artists represented on this list of famous rockabilly songs include Eddie Cochran, Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio, Charlie Feathers, Wanda Jackson, and Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps. You’ll also note the addition of some modern-era rockabilly artists, including the Stray Cats (and then, later, Brian Setzer and his Orchestra), The Cramps, and Reverend Horton Heat.

Enjoy these rockabilly videos, get up and move a little – and then vote for your favorites!

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Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

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That’s All Right Elvis Presley

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Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins

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Good Rockin' Tonight Elvis Presley

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Honey Don't Carl Perkins

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Matchbox Carl Perkins

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Tear It Up Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

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Somethin' Else Eddie Cochran

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Train Kept A-Rollin’ Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

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Rock This Town Stray Cats

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Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and His Comets

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Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson

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Twenty Flight Rock Eddie Cochran

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Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

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Brand New Cadillac Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys

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Fujiyama Mama Wanda Jackson

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Ooby Dooby Roy Orbison

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Race With the Devil Gene Vincent

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One Hand Loose Charlie Feathers

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Rock & Roll Ruby Warren Smith

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I Gotta Know Wanda Jackson

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Can’t Hardly Stand It Charlie Feathers

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Ubangi Stomp Warren Smith

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Jump Jive an’ Wail The Brian Setzer Orchestra

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Boppin’ the Blues Carl Perkins

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Flying Saucers Rock & Roll Billy Lee Riley

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Callin’ in Twisted Reverend Horton Heat

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Red Headed Woman Sonny Burgess

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Rumble Rock Kip Tyler

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Please Give Me Something Bill Allen and the Back Beats

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Flip Flop Mama Eddie Bond and the Stompers

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Rockin’ Daddy Sonny Fisher

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Red Hot Billy Lee Riley

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Sag, Drag and Fall Sid King and the Five Strings

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Bluejean Bop Gene Vincent

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Stutterin’ Papa Buck Griffin

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