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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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Little Darlin’ is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Little Darlin’ The Original Diamonds

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Mr. Bass Man, Johnny Cymbal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Mr. Bass Man, Johnny Cymbal

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He's So Fine, The Chiffons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added He's So Fine, The Chiffons

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Gee, The Crows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Gee, The Crows

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Sh-Boom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Sh-Boom The Chords

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Earth Angel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Earth Angel The Penguins

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The Letter, The Medallions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added The Letter, The Medallions

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Perfidia, The Crows is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Perfidia, The Crows featuring Lorraine Ellis

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Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shou... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder The Mothers of Invention

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Duke of Earl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Duke of Earl Gene Chandler

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I Only Have Eyes for You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
I Only Have Eyes for You The Flamingos

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Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Blue Moon The Marcels

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Come Go With Me is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Great Pretender The Platters

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Please Mr Postman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Please Mr Postman The Marvelettes

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

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At the Hop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
At the Hop Danny and The Juniors

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Sixteen Candles The Crests

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Heart and Soul, Jan and Dean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Heart and Soul, Jan and Dean

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

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Book of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Book of Love The Monotones

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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Rama Lama Ding Dong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Rama Lama Ding Dong The Edsels

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Yakety Yak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Yakety Yak The Coasters

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Only You (And You Alone) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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In the Still of the Night is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
In the Still of the Night The Five Satins

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Big Girls Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Big Girls Don't Cry The Four Seasons

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Silhouettes, The Rays is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Silhouettes, The Rays

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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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You Really Got a Hold on Me, T... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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Please, Please, Please, James ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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The Air, The Mothers of Invent... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added The Air, The Mothers of Invention

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The Longest Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added The Longest Time Billy Joel

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When You Dance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
When You Dance The Turbans

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One Summer Night is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
One Summer Night The Danleers

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Since I Don’t Have You is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Since I Don’t Have You The Skyliners

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There’s a Moon Out Tonight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs

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There Goes My Baby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
There Goes My Baby The Drifters

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Love Potion No. 9 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added Love Potion No. 9 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The Clovers

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I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belm... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Vickie Bateman added I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belmonts

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Remember Then - The Earls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Vickie Bateman added Remember Then - The Earls

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Stay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Stay Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

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Tonite Tonite is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Tonite Tonite The Mello Kings

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Twilight Time is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Twilight Time The Platters

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Sincerely is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Sincerely The Moonglows

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A Thousand Miles Away is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
A Thousand Miles Away The Heartbeats

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Little Star is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Little Star The Elegants

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A Kiss From Your Lips is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
A Kiss From Your Lips The Flamingos

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Darling Lorraine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Darling Lorraine The Knock Outs