Songs The Very Best Doo Wop Songs  

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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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179 46
In the Still of the Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Five Satins
2
234 72
Earth Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Penguins
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232 77
Sh-Boom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Chords
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170 49
Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
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176 53
Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Marcels
6
188 59
I Only Have Eyes for You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Flamingos
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85 13
I Wonder Why - Dion & The Belm... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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108 21
Silhouettes, The Rays is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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136 35
The Great Pretender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Platters
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150 42
Come Go With Me is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Dell Vikings
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152 43
Little Darlin’ is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Original Diamonds
12
125 30
Only You (And You Alone) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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114 27
Book of Love is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Monotones
14
170 55
Duke of Earl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Gene Chandler
15
111 26
Why Do Fools Fall in Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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131 39
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Crests
17
84 16
Runaround Sue, Dion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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18
137 45
The Lion Sleeps Tonight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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115 34
At the Hop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Danny and The Juniors
20
78 19
The Wanderer, Dion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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103 37
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
22
92 31
Love Potion No. 9 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
The Clovers
23
100 36
Please Mr Postman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added The Marvelettes
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79 25
There’s a Moon Out Tonight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
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67 19
Get a Job, The Silhouettes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Doo Wop Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added