music 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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Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

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Good Rockin' Tonight Elvis Presley

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Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins

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That’s All Right Elvis Presley

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Honey Don't Carl Perkins

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Train Kept A-Rollin’ Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

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Brand New Cadillac Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys

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Matchbox Carl Perkins

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Tear It Up Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

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Somethin' Else Eddie Cochran

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Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and His Comets

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Rock This Town Stray Cats

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Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson

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Twenty Flight Rock Eddie Cochran

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Fujiyama Mama Wanda Jackson

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Race With the Devil Gene Vincent

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Rock & Roll Ruby Warren Smith

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One Hand Loose Charlie Feathers

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Jump Jive an’ Wail The Brian Setzer Orchestra

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Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

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Can’t Hardly Stand It Charlie Feathers

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Ubangi Stomp Warren Smith

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Boppin’ the Blues Carl Perkins

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Ooby Dooby Roy Orbison

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I Gotta Know Wanda Jackson

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Flying Saucers Rock & Roll Billy Lee Riley

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Rockin’ Daddy Sonny Fisher

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Flip Flop Mama Eddie Bond and the Stompers

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Rumble Rock Kip Tyler

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Red Headed Woman Sonny Burgess

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Please Give Me Something Bill Allen and the Back Beats

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Callin’ in Twisted Reverend Horton Heat

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Red Hot Billy Lee Riley

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Bluejean Bop Gene Vincent

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Sag, Drag and Fall Sid King and the Five Strings

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Stutterin’ Papa Buck Griffin