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TOP 10 FIFTIES FLOOR-FILLERS
AS VOTED FOR BY PRO MOBILE READERS
A multitude of genres and styles comprised the 1950s, but there was one that shone brighter than the rest. Yes, the results for our Top Ten Fifties Floor-fillers are in and you’ve voted exclusively for rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly tracks! It’s no surprise, really. Rock ‘n’ roll was the hub around which the cultural revolution of the fifties revolved, and the songs, predominantly recorded in the Southern heartland of the US, were what drew rebellious youngsters to the dance-floors of the western world. In his song ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Music’ Chuck Berry sang “it’s got a back beat, you can use it” – and that’s exactly what teenagers did.

So, which songs and artists proved to be the most popular floor-fillers with mobile DJs? And which classic fifties track made number one? You – the readers of Pro Mobile – have chosen, so read on to find out...
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
You expected to see this guy in here somewhere, right? ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was the King’s second UK number one – and you’ve voted it at number ten on our Top Ten Fifties Floor-fillers list! While its rebellious theme fuelled the emerging rock ‘n’ roll youth scene of the 1950s, the song’s opening guitar riff also influenced generations of future musicians, from the Beatles to MJ to Lana Del Rey. Fast and raucous – featuring a near-screamed vocal take still envied today – this classic didn’t just inspire the music of the 60s but also shaped the future of popular culture as a whole. As John Lennon once said: “Before Elvis, there was nothing...”
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