There were hundreds of great songs released in the ‘50s. If we had a few more spots open on our list of the 10 Best '50s Songs, what tunes would you suggest we add in?
Country music gave us some of the best '50s songs when it entered its second decade on the charts. Billboard began ranking songs based mostly on jukebox sales in the '40s, but by the '50s, radio and television exposure and album sales were having a bigger influence on a song’s success. From TV stars like Tennessee Ernie Ford and Patsy Cline to legendary bar room favorites like and Hank Thompson — and new stars like and — these are Taste of Country’s 10 Best '50s Songs.