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
38 9
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Carl Perkins

3
46 15
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Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

4
30 8
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

5
31 9
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27 7
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Elvis Presley

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29 10
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Bill Haley and His Comets

8
28 11
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Eddie Cochran

9
22 6
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Carl Perkins

10
34 17
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Stray Cats

11
14 2
Mystery Train by Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
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12
18 6
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Eddie Cochran

13
16 6
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Carl Perkins

14
13 4
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Gene Vincent

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15 8
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Vince Taylor, Vince Taylor and His Playboys

16
11 6
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Carl Perkins

17
12 8
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Roy Orbison

18
9 5
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Billy Lee Riley

19
8 4
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Gene Vincent

20
14 11
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

21
6 3
That Certain Female by Charlie... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
Mauricio Maldonado added

22
5 2
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spursup added Jack Earls

23
4 1
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spursup added Phil Gray

24
14 12
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Ricky Nelson

25
12 10
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The Brian Setzer Orchestra

26
12 10
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Charlie Feathers

27
6 4
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Sonny Fisher

28
2 0
Ducktail is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
spursup added Joe Clay

29
7 6
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30
7 6
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Charlie Feathers

31
7 6
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32
6 5
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Billy Lee Riley

33
5 4
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Sonny Burgess

34
3 2
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spursup added Curtis Gordon

35
2 1
Big Sandy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
spursup added Bobby Roberts

36
2 1
Draggin' is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
Curtis Gordon

38
7 7
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Warren Smith

39
4 4
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Eddie Bond and the Stompers

40
4 4
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Reverend Horton Heat

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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