Country Songs The Best Country Songs From the 50s  

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Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these from the 1950s that have paved the way for other, more current artists. The country songs of the 1950s are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, hard working, hard drinking, and long suffering people just like many of us. 


The songs on this list from top classic country artists such as Don Gibson, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams. Vote up the greatest 1950s country songs, or add a song that makes you love '50s country music it if it isn't already on the list.
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This love song to June Carter is a classic '50s hit from Johnny Cash that is stark, epic, and lovelorn.

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This 1951 hit from Hank WIlliams was one in a line of jukebox hits for the country singer throughout the '50s

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This sad, loverlorn song is another hit from Hank Williams from 1952.

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This 1950s hit from Patsy Cline peaked at #2 on the charts and essentially launched her storied country career.

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Marty Robbins - 1959 hit for Marty Robbins that featured a Spanish guitar and is an ode to the city of its title.

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1959 hit for Johnny Horton that tells of the 1815 battle of new orleans from the perspective of an American Soldier.

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156 41
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A 1951 classic ballad from Hank Williams that proved to be a popular radio play.

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A 1957 country hit for Marty Robbins

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1958 Don Gibson hit that would go on to be re-recorded by other like Ray Charles

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Another classic 1950s hit from Ray Price

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140 45
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1950 hit by Patty Page that would become that state's official song in the 1960s.

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A 1955 hit about the difficult days in the coal mine.

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Popular 1952 hit from Hank Williams that was an old to the creole concoction

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1955 George Jones hit about moonshine

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1959 Jim reeves hit written by Joe and Audrey Allison

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this Kitty Wells hit was the response to "The Wild Side of LIfe" shortly after its release in 19532 becomeing the housewives country antjem of the early 1950s

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1957 Jimmie Rodgers song written by The Weavers.

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1952 Ray Price hit that spent 20 weeks on the chart.

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this 1956 Elvis hit was the King's first country-pop crossover hit.

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1952 hit for Ray Price from an original 1946 song by Eddie Miller

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The 1950 hit that launched Hank Snow's career in country music.

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Infectious song from the country-pop corssover aritsi Jerry Lee Lewis from 1957

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78 33
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1956 hit for crooner Marty Robbins

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85 41
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1956 Elvis hit that was the B-Side to "Don't Be Cruel"

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69 32
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Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys, Hank Williams - A 1950 hit for Hank WIliams that topped the charts for weeks on end.

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This Hank Thompson #1 smash was a hit in 1952

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1955 hit by Tennessee Ernie Ford that would be the theme song for the popular TV show

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Another 1950 hit for Hank WIlliams that reached #1 on the country charts.

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Cattle Call is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Country Songs From the 50s
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1957 hit by Ferlin Husky

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1957 smash from country-pop crossover Jerry Lee Lewis. Song was #61 on Rolling songs best songs of all time.

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1958 Elvis hit written by Claude Demetrius 

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Grant Green - A 1951 hit for The Weavers & Terry Gilkyson

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1950 hit from Ernet Tubb & Red Foley.

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1954 Ray price hit that has been re-rcorded by numerous artist such as george jones, tammy wynette and others

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1952 hit for Hank WIlliams that made his a steady jukebox play during the decade.

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1956 hit from Elvis written by Maurice Mysels and Ira Kosloff

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1955 Elvis release that ranks as #77 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest songs of all time.

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That’s All Right, Elvis Presle... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Country Songs From the 50s
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1955 brooding Elvis hit with a steel guiatr sound.

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1957 hit by Bill Justis. Song written by Justis and SId Manker.

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1951 hit by Del Wood

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Cruise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Country Songs From the 50s
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