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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Elvis Presley

2
41 9
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Carl Perkins

3
48 15
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Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

4
33 9
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29 7
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Elvis Presley

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30 9
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

7
31 10
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Bill Haley and His Comets

8
24 6
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Carl Perkins

9
30 11
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Eddie Cochran

10
36 17
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Stray Cats

11
16 2
Mystery Train by Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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12
20 6
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Eddie Cochran

13
18 6
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Carl Perkins

14
14 4
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Gene Vincent

15
13 6
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Carl Perkins

16
14 8
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Roy Orbison

17
15 9
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Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys

18
9 4
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Gene Vincent

19
16 12
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Ricky Nelson

20
14 10
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra

21
9 6
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Billy Lee Riley

22
8 6
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23
6 4
That Certain Female by Charlie... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
Mauricio Maldonado added

24
5 3
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spursup added Jack Earls

25
4 2
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spursup added Phil Gray

26
2 0
Ducktail is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
spursup added Joe Clay

27
14 13
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

28
12 11
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Charlie Feathers

29
7 6
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7 6
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Charlie Feathers

31
6 5
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Billy Lee Riley

32
5 4
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Sonny Burgess

33
3 2
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spursup added Curtis Gordon

34
2 1
Big Sandy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
spursup added Bobby Roberts

35
2 1
Draggin' is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
Curtis Gordon

37
7 7
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Warren Smith

38
6 6
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Sonny Fisher

39
4 4
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Reverend Horton Heat

40
4 4
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Eddie Bond and the Stompers

41
3 3
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Bill Allen and the Back Beats

42
9 10
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Wanda Jackson

43
5 6
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Wanda Jackson

44
4 5
Little Demon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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45
3 4
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Kip Tyler

46
5 7
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Warren Smith

47
3 5
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Sid King and the Five Strings

48
6 9
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Jody Reynolds

49
4 7
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Buck Griffin

50
3 6
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