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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...
Be Bop A Lula
Gene Vincent
‘Be Bop A Lula’ – a 1956 chart hit – is considered one of the original rockabilly songs, written and performed by the American musician Gene Vincent, who is now considered a rock and roll pioneer. Vincent’s smooth vocal stylings earned him comparisons with musical rival and contemporary Elvis Presley, especially on this classic fifties track, which also harnessed a driving rockabilly sound, clean country-influenced guitars and one of the earliest examples of slap-back echo. The cacophonous scream in the background was allegedly by drummer Dickie Harrell, who wanted his family to know it was him on the recording!
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