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The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie

"Wake Up Little Susie" is a popular song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. The song is best known in a recording by the Everly Brothers, that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop chart and the Cash Box Best Selling Records chart.

Jerry Lee Lewis — Great Balls Of Fire

"Great Balls of Fire" is a 1957 popular song recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis on Sun Records and featured in the 1957 movie Jamboree. The song sold one million copies in its first 10 days of release in the United States and sold over five million copies, making it both one of the best-selling singles in the United States, as well as one of the world's best-selling singles of all time. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts, No. 3 on the R&B charts, and No. 1 on the country charts. It also reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Monotones - Book Of Love

"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of Love") is a rock and roll / doo-wop song, originally by The Monotones. In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. On the Billboard charts, "The Book of Love" peaked at No. 5 on the pop chart and No. 3 on the R&B chart.

Larry Williams - Bony Moronie

"Bony Moronie" was the third single by Larry Williams, released in 1957. Williams' original peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the U.S. R&B chart.

Dinah Washington - Am I Asking Too Much

"Am I Asking Too Much" is a song by the American jazz singer Dinah Washington, part of her first album "Love is", released in 1957 via Mercury label.

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. Presley performed it in the film of the same name and RCA Victor issued the song on a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, which reached the top of the charts in the U.S. and the Top 10 in several other countries. The song has been recognized by the Grammy Hall of Fame, the American Film Institute, and others.

The Coasters - Young Blood

"Young Blood" is a song written by Doc Pomus along with the songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit in 1957. "Young Blood" was originally recorded by The Coasters and released as a single together with "Searchin'" in March 1957 by Atco Records. This song is compared to the cleaner cut song "Standing on the Corner" from the musical The Most Happy Fella. Their version can also be heard on The Very Best of the Coasters album. It topped Billboard's R&B chart and reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Coasters' version is ranked #414 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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