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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Carl Perkins

2
163 16
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Ricky Nelson

3
51 69
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Stray Cats

4
55 89
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Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

5
44 71
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6
41 65
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Carl Perkins

7
42 78
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Bill Haley and His Comets

8
21 32
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Wanda Jackson

9
33 71
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Wanda Jackson

10
42 97
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Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio

11
58 154
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Elvis Presley

13
34 99
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Carl Perkins

14
34 149
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Elvis Presley

15
33 150
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Eddie Cochran

16
28 142
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Carl Perkins

17
5 35
Draggin' is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
Curtis Gordon

18
23 148
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Eddie Cochran

19
5 40
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20
5 40
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spursup added Curtis Gordon

21
4 34
Ducktail is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rockabilly Songs
spursup added Joe Clay

22
7 56
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Warren Smith

23
7 56
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spursup added Jack Earls

24
16 116
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Charlie Feathers

25
8 63
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Sonny Fisher