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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...
Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly
Channelling a more innocent sound than many of his rock ‘n’ roll contemporaries, Buddy Holly – with his wide-rimmed glasses and unique singing style – had a phenomenal influence on the future of pop music! At number eight you’ve chosen his most famous track, ‘Peggy Sue’, which uses the swaying sound of fading drums and a raucous guitar solo to sum up the wonder and frustration of young love. Holly died tragically in an air accident in 1959 (“The Day the Music Died”) but his songs continued to inspire – the Beatles even named their band as homage to his backing group, The Crickets.
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