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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...
Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis is often viewed by music historians as rock and roll’s first wild frontman, rivalled perhaps only by Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but his music was an equal match for his crazy on-stage antics! You’ve voted his biggest track, ‘Great Balls of Fire’, as your second favourite floor-filler of the 1950s – and it’s a song as influential as any on this list. A genre dominated by guitars until Lewis came along, he pioneered the piano sound of rock and roll; his showmanship and fast-paced playing paving the way for future stars like Elton John. This song’s title, taken from a Southern expression, was considered blasphemous by Christian groups at the time, which only fuelled its popularity with young music fans!
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