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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...
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
The King’s second appearance on our Top Ten Fifties Floor-fillers list, ‘Hound Dog’ is one of the singer’s many signature tracks; a classic rock and roll song that sums up the rebellious, sexual attitude of the genre. Presley’s vocals are fierce, the drums are loud and the bass thumps, while guitarist Scotty Moore delivers a series of forceful solos. Author Larry Birnbaum described ‘Hound Dog’ as “an emblem of the rock 'n' roll revolution” and with a legacy almost equal to that of Elvis himself, it’s not hard to understand why.
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