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What is your favorite song from the 50s? What about your favorite musician or band? Here at 50s music, we play all the greatest hits. From rock and roll, to doo-wop, to jazz, the 50s were filled with some of the top songs of all time.

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All you have to do is google music, and you will realize just how many different types of music are out there. So where should you start? Right here you can listen to music for free! Consider us the walmart of great 50s music...or simply just a great online radio. Want to learn more about the 50s? We’ve got ya covered there too! To start, the 50s introduced the world to rock and roll.

The term “Rock and Roll” was first used by Alan Freed, a disc jockey from Ohio. But what exactly did “Rock and Roll” sound like in the 1950’s? Rock and Roll sounded like a mixture of rhythm and blues, gospel, and country music. A recipe for success! This genre of music also lead to the growing popularity of electric guitars. Design and developed by Les Paul, the Les Paul remains the go-to guitar model still today.

In addition to Rock and Roll music, “Doo-wop” also became popular. Doo-wop had a unique sound, as its composition consisted mostly of harmonizing vocals as a background melody to the lead vocals. And although instruments were sometimes used, Doo-wop often created a rich sound using only vocals. Popular artists in this genre included The Del-Vikings, The Belmonts, and The Chantels.

Throughout the 50’s Jazz also remained popular. Always improvising and progressing, this genre expanded into sub-genres such as Bebop, and Cool Jazz. Great Jazz artists of the 50’s included John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, and Miles Davis.

Best music artists of the 50s.

The 50’s were full of amazing musicians. Among the top artists are Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, Patti Page, Nat “King” Cole, Pat Boone, Frankie Laine, Frank Sinatra, Guy Mitchell, The Four Aces, and Fats Domino. From the origins of Rock and Roll, to the progression of Jazz, the 50’s offers something for everyone.