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Most people who attend Senior Dances in the Noughties were probably not born before 1930.
They were not dancing to the popular music of the 1920s and '30s. Most were probably dancing to the
TOP HITS OF THE ’50s
Chronological list obtained from Billboard — This alphabetical list ©SwingCha
Tunes' titles beginning with AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM   NPRS   T   UVWY
Tune
Performer
Year
A Big Hunk O' Love
A Christmas Festival
A Guy Is A Guy
Ain't That A Shame
All I Have To Do Is Dream
All My Love (Bolero)
All Shook Up
April Love
At the Hop
Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
Autumn Leaves
Elvis Presley
Leroy Anderson & His “Pops” Concert Orchestra
Doris Day
Pat Boone
The Everly Brothers
Patti Page
Elvis Presley
Pat Boone
Danny & The Juniors
Vera Lynn and Chorus
Roger Williams
1959
1952
1952
1955
1958
1950
1957
1957
1958
1952
1955
Tune Performer
Year
Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Be My LoveMario Lanza
Because Of You
Bird Dog
Blue Tango
Butterfly
Bill Hayes
Mario Lanza
Tony Bennett
The Everly Brothers
Leroy Anderson & His “Pops” Concert Orchestra
Andy Williams
1955
1951
1951
1958
1951
1957
Tune     AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM  NPRS   T   UVWY Performer Year
Catch A Falling Star
Chances Are
Chattanooga Shoe-Shine Boy
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Cold Cold Heart
Come On-a My House
Come Softly to Me
Cry
Perry Como
Johnny Mathis
Red Foley
Pérez Prado & His Orchestra
Tony Bennett
Rosemary Clooney
The Fleetwoods
Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
1958
1957
1950
1955
1951
1951
1959
1951
Tune Performer Year
Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)
Delicado
Diana
Don't
Don't Be Cruel
Don't Forbid Me
Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes
Georgia Gibbs
Percy Faith & His Orchestra
Paul Anka
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
Pat Boone
Perry Como
1955
1952
1957
1958
1956
1957
1953
Tune Performer Year
El Paso Marty Robbins 1959
Tune Performer Year
Get A Job
Goodnight Irene
Green Door
The Silhouettes
Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra and The Weavers Jim Lowe
1958
1950
1956
Tune     AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM  NPRS   T   UVWY Performer Year
Half As Much
Harbor Lights
Hard Headed Woman
He's Got the Whole World (In His Hands)
Heartaches By the Number
Heartbreak Hotel
Rosemary Clooney
Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
Elvis Presley
Laurie London
Guy Mitchell
Elvis Presley
1952
1950
1958
1958
1959
1956
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Hearts Of Stone
Here In My Heart
Hey There
Honeycomb
Hoop-Dee-Doo
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
Hound Dog
How High the Moon
The Fontane Sisters
Al Martino
Rosemary Clooney
Jimmie Rodgers
Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters
Perry Como
Elvis Presley
Les Paul & Mary Ford
1955
1952
1954
1957
1950
1956
1957
1951
Tune Performer Year
I Almost Lost My Mind
I Can Dream, Can't I
I Need You Now
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Wanna Be Loved
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
I Went to Your Wedding
I'm Walking Behind You
If
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked A Cake
It's All in the Game
It's In the Book (Parts 1 & 2)
It's Only Make Believe
Pat Boone
The Andrews Sisters
Eddie Fisher
Jimmy Boyd
The Andrews Sisters
Elvis Presley
Patti Page
Eddie Fisher
Perry Como
Eileen Barton
Tommy Edwards
Johnny Standley
Conway Twitty
1956
1950
1954
1952
1950
1956
1952
1953
1951
1950
1958
1952
1958
Tune     AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM  NPRS   T   UVWY Performer Year
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
1957
Tune Performer Year
Kansas City
Kiss Of Fire
Wilbert Harrison
Georgia Gibbs
1959
1952
Tune Performer Year
Learnin' the Blues
Let Me Go, Lover Joan
Lisbon Antigua
Little Star
Little Things Mean A Lot
Lonely Boy
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
Love Letters In the Sand
Love Me Tender
Frank Sinatra
Weber
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
The Elegants
Kitty Kallen
Paul Anka
The Four Aces
Pat Boone
Elvis Presley
1955
1955
1955
1958
1954
1959
1955
1957
1956
Tune Performer Year
Mack the Knife
Make Love to Me!
Memories Are Made Of This
Mona Lisa
Moonglow and Theme from “Picnic”
Mr. Blue
Mr. Sandman
Music! Music! Music!
My Prayer
Bobby Darin
Jo Stafford
Dean Martin
Nat “King” Cole
Morris Stoloff & His Orchestra
The Fleetwoods
The Chordettes
Teresa Brewer with the Dixieland All Stars
The Platters
1959
1954
1955
1950
1956
1959
1954
1950
1956
Tune    AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM  NPRS   T   UVWY Performer Year
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)
No Other Love 
Domenico Modugno
Perry Como
1958
1953
Tune Performer Year
Party Doll
Patricia
Poor Little Fool
Buddy Knox
Pérez Prado & His Orchestra
Ricky Nelson
1957
1958
1958
Tune Performer Year
Rag Mop
Rags to Riches
Rock and Roll Waltz
(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
Round and Round
Running Bear 
The Ames Brothers
Tony Bennett
Kay Starr
Bill Haley & His Comets
Perry Como
Johnny Preston
1950
1953
1956
1955
1957
1959
Tune Performer Year
Secret Love
Sentimental Me
Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)
Sin
Sincerely
Singing the Blues
Sixteen Tons
Sleep Walk
Slow Poke
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
St. George and the Dragonet
Stagger Lee
Sugartime
Doris Day
The Ames Brothers
The Crew-Cuts
Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
The McGuire Sisters
Guy Mitchell
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Santo & Johnny
Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys
The Platters
Stan Freberg
Lloyd Price
The McGuire Sisters
1954
1950
1954
1951
1955
1956
1955
1959
1952
1959
1953
1959
1957
Tune    AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM  NPRS   T   UVWY Performer Year
Tammy
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
Tequila
That'll Be the Day
The Battle Of New Orleans
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
The Cry Of the Wild Goose
The Doggie in the Window
The Glow-Worm
The Great Pretender
The Happy Organ
The Poor People of Paris
The Purple People Eater
The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
The Tennessee Waltz
The Thing
The Third Man Theme
The Third Man Theme
The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches)
The Typewriter
The Wayward Wind
The Witch Doctor
This Ole House
Three Coins In the Fountain
Till I Waltz Again With You
To Know Him, Is To Love Him
Tom Dooley
Too Much
Too Young
TwilightTime
Debbie Reynolds
Elvis Presley
The Champs
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Johnny Horton
The Chipmunks
Frankie Laine
Patti Page
The Mills Brothers
The Platters
Dave “Baby” Cortez
Les Baxter with His Chorus & Orchestra
Sheb Wooley
Percy Faith & His Orchestra
Patti Page
Phil Harris
Anton Karas
Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
The Browns
Leroy Anderson & His “Pops” Concert Orchestra
Gogi Grant
David Seville
Rosemary Clooney
The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
Teresa Brewer
The Teddy Bears
The Kingston Trio
Elvis Presley
Nat “King” Cole
The Platters
1957
1957
1958
1957
1959
1958
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1953
1952
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1958
Tune    AB   CDEG   HI   JKLM  NPRS   T   UVWY Performer Year
Unchained Melody
Les Baxter and His Orchestra & Chorus 1955
Tune
Performer
Year
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)
Venus
Les Paul & Mary Ford
Frankie Avalon
1953
1959
Tune Performer Year
Wake Up Little Susie
Wanted
Wheel Of Fortune
Why
Why Don't You Believe Me?
Wish You Were Here
The Everly Brothers
Perry Como
Kay Starr
Frankie Avalon
Joni James
Eddie Fisher
1957
1954
1952
1959
1952
1952
Tune Performer Year
Yakety Yak
You Belong To Me
You Send Me
You You You
Young Love
The Coasters
Jo Stafford
Sam Cooke
The Ames Brothers
Tab Hunter
1958
1952
1957
1953
1957
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