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When it comes to the best doo wop songs, the tunes on this list are hard to beat. With their notable harmonies, these popular doo wop songs are memorable and catchy. Doo wop as a whole has a significant place in music history – so if you aren’t familiar with the genre, learn more by listening to these top songs.

Characteristics of good doo wop music include vocal group harmony with a wide range of voices, and relatively simple music and lyrics, along with a simple beat. Of course, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. Plenty of the famous doo wop songs listed here vary a bit from the conventional doo wop characteristics. That’s what makes them great!

The best doowop songs on this list include hits by some of music’s greatest acts, including The Platters (with multiple entries, including “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Only You”), The Flamingos (“I Only Have Eyes for You”) and The Chords. You might not be familiar with the group, but you sure know their biggest hit song: “Sh-Boom.” This doowop song list includes some early favorites in the genre, and some songs that became mega-hits once doo wop got a real foothold in popular music.

Which of these popular doo wop songs is worthy of the number one spot? It's time to decide, with your vote!

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I Only Have Eyes for You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
I Only Have Eyes for You The Flamingos

The Best Doo-wop Groups/Artists The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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In the Still of the Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
In the Still of the Night The Five Satins

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Earth Angel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Earth Angel The Penguins

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Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Blue Moon The Marcels

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Duke of Earl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Duke of Earl Gene Chandler

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Only You (And You Alone) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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Sh-Boom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Sh-Boom The Chords

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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One Summer Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
One Summer Night The Danleers

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There Goes My Baby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
There Goes My Baby The Drifters

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Come Go With Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Come Go With Me The Dell Vikings

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The Great Pretender is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Great Pretender The Platters

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Since I Don’t Have You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Since I Don’t Have You The Skyliners

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

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Little Darlin’ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Little Darlin’ The Original Diamonds

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At the Hop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
At the Hop Danny and The Juniors

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Sixteen Candles The Crests

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There’s a Moon Out Tonight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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Stay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Stay Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

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A Thousand Miles Away is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
A Thousand Miles Away The Heartbeats

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Rama Lama Ding Dong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Rama Lama Ding Dong The Edsels

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Tonite Tonite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Tonite Tonite The Mello Kings

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Sincerely is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Sincerely The Moonglows

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Little Star is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Little Star The Elegants

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Twilight Time is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Twilight Time The Platters

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Darling Lorraine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Darling Lorraine The Knock Outs

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Book of Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Book of Love The Monotones

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Yakety Yak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Yakety Yak The Coasters

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Love Potion No. 9 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Love Potion No. 9 The Clovers

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When You Dance is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
When You Dance The Turbans

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A Kiss From Your Lips is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
A Kiss From Your Lips The Flamingos