Throw a Sock Hop With These Top Ten 1950s Songs

Updated on February 5, 2018

Get Ready For A Sock Hop

Ten Songs For A 50’s Sock Hop

Ladies, whip out your poodle skirt, saddle shoes, and bobby socks. Gentlemen, get your letter sweater out, white socks, and dungarees, it’s time for a sock hop! A sock hop is a great way to get your friends together and dancing. If you're looking for a theme party for Halloween, look no further. You might even be able to entice Greasers to join in on the fun.

Wondering what songs to play at your sock hop and get your joint jumpin’? Check out the songs below and get ready to rock ‘n’ roll. If you don’t know how to do the twist, just watch the video below to get some tips.

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10. Jailhouse Rock

You have to start out with the king of rock and roll! This Elvis Presley hit was released in 1957, and written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Jailhouse Rock


9. Rock Around The Clock

Made into a hit in 1954 by Bill Haley and His Comets, this song was the rebellious teen’s cry. It was written by Max C. Freedman and Jimmy De Knight.


8. That’ll Be The Day

This song was performed by Buddy Holly and The Crickets in 1957. It was written by Holly and Jerry Allison.


7. Come And Go With Me

Performed by the Del-Vikings in 1956, and written by one its members Clarence Quick. 


6. At The Hop

Originally performed by Danny & the Juniors in 1957, this popular song was written by Arthur Singer, John Medora, and David White.


5. Chantilly Lace

Written and performed by the Big Bopper in 1958.


4. Great Balls of Fire

Written by Jack Hammer and Otis Blackwell, Jerry Lewis sang Great Balls of Fire in 1957 and was used in the movie Jamboree


3. Blueberry Hill

Although it was released in the 1940’s and had different recordings, it was Fats Domino who made this song a hit. Taking it a little slower than the standard rock ‘n’ roll music, Blueberry Hill became an international hit in 1956.


2. Lollipop

Sung by the Chordettes, this sweet beat will surely have everyone dancing. Lollipop was written by Julius Dixson and Beverly Ross.


1. Only You (And You Alone)

Written by Buck Ram and sung by the Platters in 1955, play this song at the end of the night to get the couples dancing close. 

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      • ackman1465 profile image

        ackman1465 6 years ago from Cape Coral, Florida

        If I was allowed to have only (10) 45 RPM records to listen to the rest of my life, this would be a good list.....

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