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1951

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1951

  • Elvis Presley’s First Hit “Heartbreak Hotel” is Released
  • Elvis Appears On The Ed Sullivan Show For The First Time
  • Elvis’s First Move Love Me Tender Opens In New York
  • Rocky Marciano Retires As The Only Undefeated Heavyweight Champion
  • Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev Denounces Stalin
  • Alabama Bus Segregation Laws Declared Illegal By The US Supreme Court
  • The Hungarian Revolution
  • The Price Is Right Debuts On Television

“October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal unquenchability of man’s desire to be free, whatever the odds against success, whatever the sacrifice required.”

– John F Kennedy

Top 100 Songs For 1951

 

1.  Sixty Minute Man     Dominoes, The

2.  Rocket 88     Jackie Brenston

3.  Dust My Broom     Elmore James

4.  Cry    Johnnie Ray

5.  Too Young    Nat “King” Cole

6.  Cold Cold Heart    Hank Williams, Sr.

7.  Glory Of Love     Five Keys, The

8.  Three O’Clock Blues     B.B. King

9.  Hey Good Lookin’     Hank Williams, Sr.

10.  How High The Moon     Les Paul & Mary Ford

11.  It Ain’t The Meat     Swallows, The

12.  Chains Of Love     Joe Turner

13.  Black Night     Charles Brown

14.  I’m In The Mood     John Lee Hooker

15.  I Can’t Help It     Hank Williams, Sr.

16.  Booted      Rosco Gordon

17.  Fool, Fool, Fool     Clovers, The

18.  Don’t You Know I Love You     Clovers, The

19.  How Many More Years     Howlin’ Wolf

20.  Lovin’ Machine     Wynonie Harris

21.  The Train Kept A ‘Rollin’     Tiny Bradshaw

22.  I Got Loaded     Peppermint Harris

23.  My Baby Left Me     Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

24.  Still A Fool     Muddy Waters

25.  Unforgettable     Nat “King” Cole

26.  Baby Please Don’t Go     Orioles, The

27.  Bloodshot Eyes     Wynonie Harris

28.  Eyesight To The Blind     Sonny Boy Williamson

29.  Long Distance Call     Muddy Waters

30.  I Apologize     Billy Eckstine

31.  The Little White Cloud That Cried     Johnnie Ray

32.  Best Wishes     Roy Milton

33.  Flamingo     Earl Bostic

34.  Harbor Lights     Dominoes, The

35.  T – 99 Blues     Jimmy Nelson

36.  Moanin’ At Midnight     Howlin’ Wolf

37.  Tend To Your Business     James Wayne

38.  Shouldn’t I Know     Cardinals, The

39.  Dear John     Hank Williams, Sr.

40.  Eternally     Swallows, The

41.  My Reverie     Larks, The

42.  Bar Room Blues     Roy Brown

43.  Eyesight To The Blind     Larks, The

44.  Where Are You (I Need You)     Mello Moods, The

45.  Will You Be Mine     Swallows, The

46.  I Am With You     Dominoes, The

47.  Pretty Baby Blues      Tampa Red

48.  Walking The Chalk Line     Tiny Bradshaw

49.  The Deacon Moves In     Little Esther & the Dominoes

50.  Smooth Sailing     Ella Fitzgerald

51.  The Blacksmith Blues     Ella Mae Morse

52.  On Top Of Old     Smoky Weavers, The

53.  Let’s Rock A While     Amos Milburn

54.  I’ll Wait For You     Ruth Brown

55.  Hey Little Girl     John Godfrey Trio

56.  I’m Waiting Just For You     Lucky Millinder

57.  Rockin’ Chair     Fats Domino

58.  Big Town     Roy Brown

59.  Little Side Car     Larks, The

60.  I Didn’t Sleep A Wink Last Night     Arthur Prysock

61.  Honey Bee     Muddy Waters

62.  Do It If You Wanna     Sonny Boy Williamson

63.  Rocket 88     Bill Haley & the Saddlemen

64.  I Know     Ruth Brown

65.  Castle Rock     Johnny Hodges & Big Al Sears

66.  The World Is In A Tangle     Jimmy Rogers

67.  Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me     Joe Morris

68.  I’m Gonna Dig Myself A Hole     Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

69.  I’m A Night Owl     Lowell Fulson

70.  Cherokee Boogie     Moon Mullican

71.  Junco Partner     James Wayne

72.  Dearest     Swallows, The

73.  Got You On My Mind     John Greer

74.  Don’t You Lie To Me     Fats Domino

75.  Good Rockin’ Man     Roy Brown

76.  Slow Poke     Pee Wee King

77.  Out In The Cold Again     Dinah Washington & the Ravens

78.  The Chill Is On     Joe Turner

79. Seven Long Days     Charles Brown

80.  All That Wine Is Gone Big     Jay McNeely

81.  Baby, We’re Really In Love     Hank Williams, Sr.

82.  The Wrong Yo-Yo     Piano Red

83.  Weepin’ And Cryin’     Griffin Brothers, The

84.  Money Blues     Camille Howard

85.  My Real Gone Rocket      Jackie Brenston

86.  Stacked Deck     Billy Wright

87.  It’s Later Than You Think     Roy Milton

88.  Jesus Gave Me Water     Soul Stirrers, The

89.  Heart And Soul     Four Buddies, The

90.  All Nite Long     Johnny Otis

91.  Hold Me, Squeeze Me     Orioles, The

92.  What A Fool I Was     Percy Mayfield

93.  Walk That Mess     Tiny Bradshaw

94.  Rockin’ And Rollin’     Lil’ Son Jackson

95.  I Miss You So     Orioles, The

96.  Beautician Blues     Roy Brown

97.  Bee’s Boogie     Smiley Lewis

98.  Good Lovin’     H – Bomb Ferguson

99.  Every Hour     Little Richard

100.  My Summer’s Gone     Four Buddies, The

 

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