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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241 14
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Carl Perkins
2
205 16
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Ricky Nelson
3
52 71
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Stray Cats
4
56 90
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Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
5
45 72
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42 66
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Carl Perkins
7
46 79
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Bill Haley and His Comets
8
23 33
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Wanda Jackson
9
34 72
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Wanda Jackson
10
43 97
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio
11
37 108
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Carl Perkins
12
60 196
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Elvis Presley
14
29 152
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Carl Perkins
15
35 193
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Elvis Presley
16
34 192
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Eddie Cochran
17
18 139
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Gene Vincent
18
12 96
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Gene Vincent
19
24 189
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Eddie Cochran
20
17 138
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Charlie Feathers
21
9 78
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Warren Smith
22
18 155
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio
23
17 149
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra
24
17 153
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Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys
25
19 174
Mystery Train by Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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