Songs The Best Rockabilly Songs  

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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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Carl Perkins

2
56 29
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Elvis Presley

3
40 17
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52 29
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Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

5
30 13
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Ricky Nelson

6
37 21
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Bill Haley and His Comets

7
26 13
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Carl Perkins

8
34 21
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

9
33 21
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Elvis Presley

10
41 30
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Stray Cats

11
27 18
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Carl Perkins

12
31 23
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Eddie Cochran

13
20 15
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Carl Perkins

14
22 18
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Eddie Cochran

15
17 14
Mystery Train by Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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16 15
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Gene Vincent

18
17 22
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

19
11 15
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Billy Lee Riley

20
15 20
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra

21
15 20
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Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys

22
15 20
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Roy Orbison

23
10 14
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Gene Vincent

24
5 8
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Wanda Jackson

25
14 19
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Charlie Feathers