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

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That’s All Right Elvis Presley

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25 7
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Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins

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21 5
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Good Rockin' Tonight Elvis Presley

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Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and His Comets

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Somethin' Else Eddie Cochran

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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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Rock This Town Stray Cats

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Race With the Devil Gene Vincent

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12 5
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Twenty Flight Rock Eddie Cochran

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12 5
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Matchbox Carl Perkins

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Flying Saucers Rock & Roll Billy Lee Riley

The Best Rockabilly Bands and Artists

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Brand New Cadillac Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys

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Hello Mary Lou Ricky Nelson

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6 2
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Bluejean Bop Gene Vincent

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4 1
Mystery Train by Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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Tear It Up Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

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9 7
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Jump Jive an’ Wail The Brian Setzer Orchestra

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9 7
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Ooby Dooby Roy Orbison

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Boppin’ the Blues Carl Perkins

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9 8
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One Hand Loose Charlie Feathers

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Fujiyama Mama Wanda Jackson

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Rock & Roll Ruby Warren Smith

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5 5
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Can’t Hardly Stand It Charlie Feathers

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4 4
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Ubangi Stomp Warren Smith

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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3 3
Little Demon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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Callin’ in Twisted Reverend Horton Heat

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Please Give Me Something Bill Allen and the Back Beats

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4 5
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Flip Flop Mama Eddie Bond and the Stompers

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Sag, Drag and Fall Sid King and the Five Strings

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Rockin’ Daddy Sonny Fisher

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2 3
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Red Hot Billy Lee Riley

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Rumble Rock Kip Tyler

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2 3
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Red Headed Woman Sonny Burgess

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0 1
That Certain Female by Charlie... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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I Gotta Know Wanda Jackson

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Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds

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Stutterin’ Papa Buck Griffin