Top 100 Songs Of 1954

Top 100 Songs Of 1954

Feature Photo: Mr. Klau Klettner from Hydra Records.

Our Top 100 Songs Of 1954 looks at a turning point year when Elvis Presley and Bill Haley & His Comets turned the world upside down proving that rock and roll was here to stay. Our list of the top 100 songs of the year is defined by a wider variety of musical styles in which music fans were presented with great albums from rock, jazz, county and pop artists. Songs like “Rock Around The Clock, Shake Rattle And Roll, Earth Angel, In The Still of the Night, and Fly Me To The Moon” would become standards in their own genres. But of course, the most exciting movement in the music industry was the emergence of Elvis Presley and the sound of Billy Haley.

Our Top 100 Songs Of 1954 were picked based on many factors including sales success,  popularity, chart success, and the songs that would become the most popular. It’s a combination of many factors that represent the best songs that the year 1954  had to offer across all musical genres. Many of these songs may have been written before 1954, but all songs on this list were recordings made and released in 1954.

# 100 – I Need You Now – Eddie Fisher

# 99 – Back Where I Belong – Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford

# 98 – Wanted – Perry Como

# 97 – My Sin – Georgia Gibbs

# 96 – Come Back – Ray Charles

# 95 – Teach Me Tonight – The DeCastro Sisters

# 94 – Little School Girl – Fats Domino

# 93 –  What a Dream – Patti Page

# 92 – I Speak To The Stars – Doris Day

# 91 – Smoke From Your Cigarette – Mellows

# 90 – Am I a Toy or a Treasure” – Kay Starr

# 89 – Melancholy Baby – Georgia Gibbs

# 88 – I Wonder Why – Cadillacs

# 87 – Hey Senorita – Penguins

# 86 – In The Jailhouse Now – Webb Pierce

# 85 – Standing At The Crossroads – Elmore James

# 84 – Darling Dear – Counts

# 83 – Thank You for Calling – Jo Stafford

# 82 -Poison Ivy – Willie Mabon

# 81 – Tweedlee Dee – LaVern Baker

# 80 –  I Cried – Patti Page

# 79 – You Upset Me Baby – B.B. King

# 78 – You Don’t Have To Go – Jimmy Reed

# 77 – You’ll Never Walk Alone – Roy Hamilton

# 76 – Cross Over The Bridge – Patti Page

# 75 – There Will Never Be Another You  – Chet Baker

# 74 – A Theme of Four Values – Stan Kenton

# 73 – Melody of Love – Frank Sinatra and Ray Anthony

# 72 – Space Guitar – Young John Watson

# 71 – Work With Me, Annie – Hank Ballard & the Midnighters

# 70 – Bimbo – Jim Reeves

# 69 – April in Paris  – Sarah Vaughan

# 68 – Shake A Hand –Faye Adams

# 67 – Any Day Now – Buddy & Ella Johnson

# 66 – No Place To Go –  Howlin’ Wolf

# 65 – Jump Children – Flamingos

# 64 – “I Speak To The Stars” – Doris Day

# 63 – Muskrat Ramble – Matys Brothers

# 62 – In the Beginning – Frankie Laine

# 61 – Let Me Go, Lover – Joan Weber

# 60 – Hearts Of Stone – The Fontane Sisters

# 59 – Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight – The McGuire Sisters

# 58 – If You Love Me (Really Love Me) – Kay Starr

# 57 – Tipitina – Professor Longhair

# 56 – The Letter – Medallions

# 55 – Oop Shoop – Shirley Gunter & Queens

# 54 -“Out Of Nowhere” – Frankie Laine

# 53 – Rain, Rain, Rain – Frankie Laine and The Four Lads

# 52 – The Wind – Diablos

# 51 – Hearts Of Stone – Charms

# 50 -Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como

# 49 – Whither Thou Goest – Les Paul and Mary Ford

# 48 – Dim, Dim The Lights – Bill Haley

# 47 – Sexy Ways – Midnighters

# 46 – Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup – Nat King Cole

# 45 – Where Did You Say – Fats Domino

# 44 – Your Cash Ain’t Nothing But Trash – Clovers

# 43 – Sway – Dean Martin

# 42 – Mama Talk To Your Daughter – J.B. Lenore

# 41 – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Perez Prado

# 40 -Tenderly – Nat King Cole

# 39 – Mambo Baby – Ruth Brown

# 38 – I Feel So Bad – Chuck Willis

# 37 – Lullaby of Birdland – Sarah Vaughan

# 36 – Balcony Rock – Dave Brubeck

# 35 – I’m Slippin’ In – Spiders

# 34 – Pledging My Love – Johnny Ace

# 33 – Blue Monk – Thelonious Monk

# 32 – Rock Island Line – Lonnie Donegan

# 31 – Johnny Guitar – Peggy Lee

# 30 – Gloria – Cadillacs

# 29 – Someone to Watch Over Me – Frank Sinatra

# 28 – A Night In Tunisia – Art Blakey

# 27 – In the Still of the Night – The Five Satins

# 26 – Bye Bye Young Men – Ruth Brown

# 25 – You Better Watch Yourself – Little Walter

# 24 -You Done Me Wrong – Fats Domino

# 23 – Never Let Me Go – Johnny Ace

# 22 – Everyday I Have The Blues – B.B.King

# 21 – Doxy – Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins

# 20 – Answer Me, My Love – Nat King Cole

# 19 – Sincerely – Moonglows

# 18 – This Ole House – Rosemary Clooney

# 17 – Something Cool – June Christy

# 16 – Secret Love – Doris Day

# 15 – Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite – Spaniels

# 14 – Make Love to Me – Jo Stafford

# 13 – Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Elvis Presley

# 12 – Sh-Boom – Chords

# 11 – Fly Me To The Moon – Kaye Ballard

# 10 -Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters

# 9 – Hey There – Rosemary Clooney

# 8 –  Mr. Sandman – The Chordettes

# 7 – I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles

# 6 – Earth Angel – Penguins

# 5 – Good Rockin’ Tonight – Elvis Presley

# 4 – Little Things Mean a Lot – Kitty Kallen

# 3 – Shake Rattle And Roll – Joe Turner

# 2 – That’s All Right – Elvis Presley

# 1 – Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & The Comets

 

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