Artistes & chansons en anglais – Le Top des années 50 – Rock, Pop, Rétro, R&B volume 1

Découvrez 13 artistes en 28 chansons en anglais qui ont marqué les années 50. Nous proposons dans l’article une vidéo et les textes pour chaque chanson présentée ainsi qu’une playlist sur Spotify.

Les chansons plus bas vont tous se retrouver dans la playlist sur les années 50 créée sur Spotify.

Radiolegende.com – 50’s – Discover Best Songs of the 50’s

La playlist n’est pas terminée. Il est prévu d’ajouter d’autres chansons sur les années 50. 

 

B.B. King (1 chanson)

Sweet Little Angel B.B. King Singin’ The Blues 1957

La chanson (qui avait au départ le titre Black Angel Blues) est une reprise. Elle a été interprétée et enregistrée par Lucille Bogan en 1931. La chanson a été reprise par plusieurs artistes blues.  

I’ve got a sweet little angel
I love the way she spreads her wings
Yes, got a sweet little angel
I love the way she spread her wings
Yes, when she spreads her wings around me
I get so hot and everything
You know, I ask my baby for a nickel
And she gave me a twenty-dollar bill
Oh yes, I asked my baby for a nickel
And she gave me a twenty-dollar bill
Well, you know I ask her for a little drink of liquer
And she gave me a whiskey still
Oh yeah, if my baby quit me
Lord, I do believe I would die
Oh yeah, if my baby should quit me
Lord, I do believe I would die
Lord, if you don’t love me, little angel
Please tell me the reason why
 
 
 
 
Barrett Strong (1 chanson)

Money (That’s What I Want) Barrett Strong Money (That’s What I Want) 1959
Barrett Strong est le premier a enregistrer la chanson. Elle va être reprise par les Beatles en 1963.  Il existe une version française « Pas de chance » interprétée par Eddy Mitchell en 1964. 
 
 
The best things in life are free
But you can give them
To the birds and bees

[Chorus:]
I need money
(That’s what I want)
That’s what I want
(That’s what I want)
That’s what I want
(That’s what I want)
That’s what I want
(That’s what I want)

You’re loving give me
Such a thrill
But your love
Don’t pay my bills

[Repeat chorus]

Money don’t get everything
It’s true
But what it don’t get
I can’t use

[Repeat chorus]

Money
(That’s what I want)
Lotsa money
(That’s what I want)

Whole lotta money
(That’s what I want)
Uh huh (that’s what I want)
Uh huh huh (that’s what I want)
(That’s what I want)

Give me money
(That’s what I want)
Oh, lots of money
(That’s what I want)
All those lean greens
(That’s what I want)
That’s what I mean
(That’s what I want)

Uh huh huh (that’s what I want)
(That’s what I want)…

 
 
 
Big Joe Turner (3 chansons)

Shake, Rattle And Roll Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle And Roll 1954
 Big Joe Turner est le premier a enregistrer la chanson mais c’est la version de Bill Haley & The Comets qui va obtenir le plus de succès en 1954. La chanson va faire partie des 500 plus grandes chansons de tous les temps par le magazine Rolling Stone. 
 
 

Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands
Get out of that bed, wash your face and hands
Get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots and pans

Way you wear those dresses, the sun come shining through
Way you wear those dresses, the sun come shining through
I can’t believe my eyes all that mess belongs to you

I believe to my soul you’re the Devil in nylon hose
I believe to my soul you’re the Devil in nylon hose
Well the harder I work, the faster my money goes

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won’t do right to save your doggone soul

Yeah, blow Joe!

[Instrumental Bridge]

I’m like a one-eyed cat peepin’ in a seafood store
I’m like a one-eyed cat peepin’ in a seafood store
Well, I can look at you till you ain’t no child no more

Ah, shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won’t do right to save your doggone soul

I get over the hill and way down underneath
I get over the hill and way down underneath
You make me roll my eyes, even make me grit my teeth

I said shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Shake, rattle and roll, shake, rattle and roll
Well, you won’t do nothin’ to save your doggone soul

Shake, rattle and roll

 

 

 

Well All Right Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle And Roll 1954
 
 
Have no fear, Big Joe is here
Oh you’re real crazy baby, love you madly
Well all right, well all right, you got yourself a Cadillac car
Well all right, well all right, you hangin’ out in the finest bars
Well all right, well all right, you’ve gone just a little too far
Well all right, well all right, the bebop’s gone to your head
You used to love me baby, now your love is dead
We used to scuffle for hot dogs, tell me where you got that bread
Well, you ride around with all the finest cats in town
You in your black dress and your sequin gown
Ah, you’ll be coming back when the deal goes down
Oh, boy
Down girl down
Down girl down
Down girl down
Down girl down
Down girl down
You been running all over town
I said yes, yes (yes, yes)
Yes, yes (yes, yes)
Yes, yes (yes, yes)
Yes, yes (yes, yes)
Yes, yes (yes, yes)
Yeah, ought to know
Well, all right then (well, all right then)
Well, all reet then (well, all reet then)
Well, all root then (well, all root then)
Well, all rote then (well, all rote then)
Well, all right then (well, all right then)
Oh, reet then, all right then
 
 

Flip Flop And Fly Big Joe Turner Flip Flop And Fly 1955
 
La chanson a été enregistrée au départ par Big Joe Turner et elle a été reprise par plusieurs artistes dont Elvis Presley en 1956.
 
 
When I get the blues gonna give me a rockin’ chair
When I get the blues gonna give me a rockin’ chair
When the blues overtake, gonna rock rock away from here
When I get lonesome, I get right on the telephone
Call my baby, and tell her I’m gonna come back home
I say little darling, please have my dinner ready
Flip, flop and fly
I don’t care if I die
Flip, flop and fly
I don’t care if I die
Don’t ever leave me
Don’t ever say goodbye
Here comes by baby, flashing a new gold tooth
Here comes by baby, flashing a new gold tooth
If she shows more, she can rock home with the bacon too
I’ve got a Mississippi bullfrog sitting on a hollow stone
I’ve got a Mississippi bullfrog sitting on a hollow stone
I’ve got to work for this guy – I don’t know which way to turn
Flip, flop and fly
I don’t care if I die
Flip, flop and fly
I don’t care if I die
Don’t ever leave me
Don’t ever say goodbye
Give me one last kiss and hold it a long long time
Give me one last kiss and hold it a long long time
I want to feel that kiss till my head run feels like wine
Flip, flop and fly
I don’t care if I die
Flip, flop and fly
I don’t care if I die
Don’t ever leave me
Don’t ever say goodbye
 
 
Bill Haley & His Comets (2 chansons)

Shake, Rattle And Roll Bill Haley & His Comets Shake, Rattle And Roll 1954

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été interprétée et enregistrée par Big Joe Turner en 1954. La chanson a été un gros succès pour Bill Haley. 

Get out from that kitchen,
And rattle those pots and pans,
Well, roll my breakfast,
Cause I’m a hungry man.

I said, shake, rattle, and roll,
Well, you’ll never do nothing,
To save your doggone soul.

Wearing those dresses,
Your hair done up so nice,
You look so warm,
But your heart is cold as ice.

Get out from that kitchen,
And rattle those pots and pans,
Well, roll my breakfast,
Cause I’m a hungry man.

I said, shake, rattle, and roll,
Well, you’ll never do nothing,
To save your doggone soul.

Wearing those dresses,
Your hair done up so nice,
You look so warm,
But your heart is cold as ice.

I believe you’re doing me wrong,
And now I know,
The more I work,
The faster my money goes.

I said, shake, rattle, and roll,
Well, you’ll never do nothing,
To save your doggone soul.

 

 

(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock 1955

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été interprétée et enregistrée par Sonny Dae & The Knights en 1952. La chanson a été découverte dans le film Blackboard Jungle sorti en 1955. C’est le premier single dans l’histoire du rock à se placer no 1 au Billboard Hot 100. La chanson représente alors les débuts du rock. 

 

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock rock.
Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock rock
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.

Put your glad rags on and join me hon’
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one.
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.

When the clock strikes two, three and four
If the band slows down we’ll yell for more.
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.

When the chimes ring five, six, and seven
We’ll be right in seventh heaven.
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.

When it’s eight, nine, ten, eleven too
I’ll be goin’ strong and so will you.
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.

When the clock strikes twelve we’ll cool off then
Start rockin’ ’round the clock again.
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight.

 

Bing Crosby (3 chansons)

Cheek To Cheek Bing Crosby Bing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings 1956

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été interprétée par le duo Fred Astaire et Ginger Rogers pour le film Top Hat en 1935. La chanson va se retrouver dans plusieurs autres films.  

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats
So that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find
The happiness I seek
When we’re out together
Dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And the cares
That hung around me
Through the week
Seem to vanish
Like a gamblers
Lucky streak
When we’re out together
Dancing cheek to cheek

Oh
I love to climb a mountain
And to reach the highest peak
But it doesn’t thrill me
Half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

Oh
I love to go out fishing
In a river, or a creek
But I don’t enjoy it half
As much as dancing
Cheek to cheek

Dance with me
I want my arm about you
That charm about you
Will carry me through to

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats
So that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find
That happiness I seek
When we’re out together
Swinging cheek to cheek

Come on and dance with me
I want my arm about you
That charm about you
Will carry me through
Right up to

Heaven
I’m in heaven
And my heart beats
So that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find
That happiness I seek
When we’re out
Together dancing
Out together dancing
Out together dancing
Cheek to cheek

 

Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella Bing Crosby Bing With A Beat 1957

La chanson est une reprise, car plusieurs artistes l’ont interprétée avant lui. 

Just let a smile be your umbrella, 
On a rainy, rainy day
And if your sweetie cries, just tell her, 
That a smile will always pay
Whenever skies are gray, 
Don`t you worry or fret, 
A smile will bring the sunshine, 
And you`ll never get wet!
So, let a smile be your umbrella, 
On a rainy, rainy day
Just let a smile be your umbrella, 
On a rainy, rainy day
And if your sweetie cries, just tell her, 
That a smile will always pay
Whenever skies are gray, 
Don`t worry or fret, 
A smile will bring the sunshine, 
And you`ll never get wet!
So, let a smile be your umbrella, 
On a rainy, rainy day
Just let a smile be your umbrella, 
On a rainy, rainy day
On a rainy, rainy day
On a rainy, rainy day
 

 

Dream a Little Dream of Me Bing Crosby Bing With A Beat 1957

La chanson est une reprise. Elle a été interprétée et enregistrée par Ozzie Nelson en 1931. La reprise la plus populaire va être celle du groupe The Mamas and the Papas enregistrée en 1968.  

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper « I love you »
Birds singing in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me
Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
While I’m alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me
Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longing to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me
Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longing to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this
Sweet dreams, till sunbeams find you
Gotta keep dreaming leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
You gotta make me a promise, promise to me
You’ll dream, dream a little of me

 

Bo Diddley (2 chansons)

Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Bo Diddley – Single 1955

Une chanson écrite par Bo Diddley. 

Bo diddley bought his babe a diamond ring
If that diamond ring don’t shine
He gonna take it to a private eye
If that private eye can’t see
He’d better not take the ring from me
Bo diddley caught a nanny goat
To make his pretty baby a Sunday coat
Bo diddley caught a bear cat
To make his pretty baby a Sunday hat
Mojo come to my house, ya black cat bone
Take my baby away from home
Ugly ole mojo, where ya bin
Up your house, and gone again
Bo diddley, bo diddley have you heard?
My pretty baby said she wasn’t for it
 
 
I’m A Man Bo Diddley Bo Diddley – Single 1955
 Une chanson écrite par Bo Diddley. 
 
 
Now when I was a little boy
At the age of five
I had somethin’ in my pocket
Keep a lot of folks alive
Now I’m a man
Made twenty-one
You know baby
We can have a lot of fun
I’m a man
I spell m-a-n, man
All you pretty women
Stand in line
I can make love to you baby
In an hour’s time
I’m a man
I spell m-a-n, man
I goin’ back down
To kansas to
Bring back the second cousin
Little john the conqueroo
I’m a man
I spell m-a-n, man
The line I shoot
Will never miss
The way I make love to ’em
They can’t resist
I’m a man
I spell m-a-n, man

 

 

Bobby Darin (3 chansons)

Splish Splash Bobby Darin Bobby Darin 1958

La chanson a été écrite par Bobby Darin. Le groupe québécois César et les romains ont interprété la version française de la chanson. 

Splish, splash, I was takin’ a bath
Long about a Saturday night, yeah
A rub dub, just relaxin’ in the tub
Thinkin’ everythin’ was alright
Well, I stepped out the tub
I put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me and I
Opened the door
And then a-splish, splash
I jumped back in the bath
Well, how was I to know
There was a party goin’ on?
There was a-splishin’ and a-splashin’
Reelin’ with the feelin’
Movin’ and a-groovin’
Rockin’ and a-rollin’, yeah, yeah
Bing, bang, I saw the whole gang
Dancin’ on my living room rug, yeah
Flip, flop, they was doin’ the bop
All the teens had the dancin’ but
There was lollipop with a Peggy Sue
Good golly, Miss Molly was-a even there, too
A- well-a, splish, splash, I forgot about the bath
I went and put my dancin’ shoes on, yeah
I was a-rollin’ and a-strollin’
Reelin’ with the feelin’
Movin’ and a-groovin’
Splishin’ and a-splashin’, yeah
Yes, I was a-splishin’ and a-splashin’
I was a-rollin’ and a-strollin’
Yeah, I was a-movin’ and a-groovin’
We was a-reelin’ with the feelin’
We was a-rollin’ and a-strollin’
Movin’ with the groovin’
Splish, splash, yeah
Splishin’ and a-splashin’
One time I was splishin’ and a-splashin’
Ooh, I was movin’ and a-groovin’
Yeah, I was splishin’ and a-splashin’

 

 

Dream Lover Bobby Darin Dream Lover 1959

La chanson a été écrite par Bobby Darin. 

Every night I hope and pray
A dream lover will come my way
A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms
‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don’t have to dream alone
Dream lover, where are you
With a love, oh, so true
And the hand that I can hold
To feel you near as I grow old
‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don’t have to dream alone
Someday, I don’t know how
I hope she’ll hear my plea
Some way, I don’t know how
She’ll bring her love to me
Dream lover, until then
I’ll go to sleep and dream again
That’s the only thing to do
Till all my lover’s dreams come true
‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don’t have to dream alone
Dream lover, until then
I’ll go to sleep and dream again
That’s the only thing to do
Till all my lover’s dreams come true
‘Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don’t have to dream alone
Please don’t make me dream alone
I beg you don’t make me dream alone
No, I don’t wanna dream alone

 

Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin That’s All 1959

La chanson est une adaptation anglaise de la chanson « La mer » de Charles Trenet en 1946.

Somewhere beyond the sea 
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands 
And watches the ships that go sailing
Somewhere beyond the sea 
She’s there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high 
Then straight to her arms I’d go sailing
It’s far beyond a star
It’s near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt 
My heart will lead me there soon
We’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just like before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailing
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
And we’ll meet, I know we’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll meet just as before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailing
No more sailing
So long, sailing, sailing, sailing
Goodbye, farewell, my friend, no more sailing
So long, sailing, no more sailing
No more, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen to you
No more sailing
No more
Oh, no more sailing
No more, no more
No more sailing
No more, one more time
No more sailing

 

Bobby Day (4 chansons)

Rockin’ Robin Bobby Day Rockin’ Robin 1958

Bobby Day est le premier à enregistrer la chanson. Elle va se classer no 2 au Billboard Hot 100. La chanson va être reprise par Cliff Richard en 1958 et Michael Jackson en 1972.

He rocks in the treetops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birds on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet-tweet-tweet
Rockin’ robin, (tweet-tweet-tweet)
Rock-rock-rockin’ robin’ (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Go rockin’ robin ’cause we’re really gonna rock tonight (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin’ their wings signin’ « go bird, go »
Rockin’ robin, (tweet-tweet-tweet)
Rock-rock-rockin’ robin’ (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Go rockin’ robin ’cause we’re really gonna rock tonight (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
A wordy little raven at the bird’s first dance
Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole
He rocks in the treetops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birds on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet-tweet-tweet
Rockin’ robin, (tweet-tweet-tweet)
Rock-rock-rockin’ robin’ (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Go rockin’ robin ’cause we’re really gonna rock tonight (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Well, the pretty little raven at the bird bandstand
Taught him how to do the bop and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole
He rocks in the treetops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birds on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet
Rockin’ robin, (tweet-tweet-tweet)
Rock-rock-rockin’ robin’ (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)
Go rockin’ robin ’cause we’re really gonna rock tonight (tweet-tweedilly-tweet)

 

Over and Over Bobby Day Rockin’ Robin 1958

La chanson a été enregistrée au départ par Bobby Day. Elle va entrer dans le Billboard Hot 100. La chanson va être reprise par le groupe The Dave Clark Five et obtenir beaucoup de succès. 

Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm
Well, I went to a dance just the other night
Everybody there was there
I said over and over and over again
This dance is gonna be a drag
I said over and over and over again
This dance is gonna be a drag
I said over and over and over again
This dance is gonna be a drag

Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm
All at once it happened
The prettiest in the world
I said a-won’t you come over and a-talk to me
And be my girl
I said a-won’t you come over and a-talk to me
And be my girl
I said a-won’t you come over and a-talk to me
And be my girl

[Harmonica playing]

Ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm, ah-mmm
She said she was sorry
And I was a little bit late
She would a-wait and a-wait and a-wait and a-wait
For her steady date
She would a-wait and a-wait and a-wait and a-wait
For her steady date
She would a-wait and a-wait and a-wait and a-wait
For her steady date

 

Little Bitty Pretty One Bobby Day Rockin’ Robin 1957

La chanson va être écrite et enregistrée par Bobby Day. La version reprise par Thurston Harris and the Sharps va obtenir un immense succès en 1957. 

Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
Lovey dovey lovey one
Come sit down on my knee
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Tell you a story
Happened long time ago
A-little bitty pretty one
I’ve been watchin’ you grow
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
Lovey dovey lovey one
Come sit down on my knee
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mm
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

 

The Bluebird, The Buzzard And The Oriole Bobby Day Rockin’ Robin 1958

Now, listen, all you birds
I’m an eagle
When I say hop, let’s go

It started one night
At a bird bandstand
Crickets was a jumping
With a swinging band

Had a new dance called
The rock and roll
Illuminated all
But three I’m told

Well, the bluebird
The buzzard and the oriole

Well, it was hopping
Trees was rocking
It was a rocking and
A hopping till the
Leaves came tumbling down

Well, the eagle came
Hopping from tree to tree
Said, I’ll emcee this jamboree
All you little sparrows
Better swing and sway
We’re gonna rock this tree
Till the break of day

With the bluebird
The buzzard and the oriole

Well, it was rocking
Trees was hopping
It was a rocking and
A hopping till the
Leaves came tumbling down

Well, the blackbird
Blabbing all the news around
The bugs came hopping
From out of the ground

They all joined in
Said, bless my soul
Who started this rock and roll
Well, the bluebird
The buzzard and the oriole

Well, it was hopping
Trees was rocking
It was a rocking and
A rolling till the
Leaves came tumbling down

Well, it was rocking
Trees was hopping
It was a rocking and
A strolling till the
Leaves came tumbling down

 

Bobby Freeman (3 chansons)

Do You Wanna Dance Bobby Freeman Do You Wanna Dance 1958

La chanson a été écrite par Bobby Freeman. Elle va se retrouver dans le Billboard Top 100. La chanson va être reprise par plusieurs artistes dont Cliff Richard and Shadows en 1962, The Beach Boys en 1965 et Bette Midler en 1972.  

Do you wanna dance, and hold my hand?
Tell me I’m your lover man.
Oh baby, do you wanna dance?
We could dance under the moonlight,
hug and kiss all through the night.
Oh baby, tell me, do you wanna dance with me baby?
Do you, do you, do you, do you want to dance?
Do you, do you, do you want to dance?
Do you, do you, do you, do you want to dance with me baby?
Ah, that’s right, ah, ah, aaaaaaaah.
Do you want to dance under the moonlight?
Hug me, kiss me, baby, all through the night.
Oh baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, tell me, do you want to dance?
Oh, do you, do you, do you, do you want to dance?
Do you want to dance?
Do you, do you, do you, do you want to dance with me baby?
You got to dance with me baby.
Please dance with me baby

 

Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes Bobby Freeman Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes 1958

Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes (whooo)
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Betty Lou ah-whoo, ah-whoo, ah-whoo
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Well she walked in the shoe-store, picked out a shoe
She tried on a twelve, but that wouldn’t do
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Betty Lou bought a new pair of shoes
Betty Lou ah-whoo, ah-whoo, ah-whoo
Betty Lou got a new pair of shoes
Well, she cracked up over the solid fit
Walkin’ down the street with her brand new kit
Well, she’s walkin’ down the street, she met an undertaker
He tried to burry her new shudebakers
Well, she went to a rock ‘n’ roll party the other night
Someone stepped on her shudebakers and she started a fight!
Well, she walked in the shoe-store, gave the man a tip
She told him to go buy himself a rocketship
 
 

Brook Benton (1 chanson)

It’s Just A Matter Of Time Brook Benton It’s Just A Matter Of Time 1959
 La chanson a été écrite par Brook Benton. Elle s’est retrouvée dans le Billboard Hot 100. La chanson va être reprise par des artistes country soit Sonny James, Glen Campbell et Randy Travis.   
 
 
Someday, someway you’ll realize that you’ve been blind
Yes darling, you’re going to need me again
Its just a matter of time
Go on, go on til you reach the end of the line
Cause I know you’ll pass my way again
Its just a matter of time
After I gave you everything I had
You laughed and you called me a clown
Remember in your search for fortune and fame
What goes up must come down
I know, I know that one day you’ll wake up and find
That my love is a true love
Its just a matter of time
Words are spoken with chords played
Someday and someway
Girl you’ll realize that you’ve been blind
Yes darling, I know you gonna need me again
Its just a matter of time
Continue singing here
After I gave you everything I had
You laughed and you called me a clown
But remember in your search for fortune and fame
What goes up must come down
I know, I know that one day you’ll wake up and find
That my love was a true love
Its just a matter of time
 
 
 
Buddy Holly (4 chansons)

That’ll Be The Day Buddy Holly The « Chirping » Crickets 1957

La chanson a été écrite et enregistrée par Buddy Holly.  

Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die
Well, you give me all your loving and your turtle doving
All your hugs and kisses and your money too
Well, you know you love me baby, until you tell me, maybe
That some day, well I’ll be through
Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die
Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die
Well, when Cupid shot his dart he shot it at your heart
So if we ever part and I leave you
You sit and hold me and you tell me boldly
That some day, well I’ll be blue
Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die
Well, that’ll be the day, woo ho
That’ll be the day, woo ho
That’ll be the day, woo ho
That’ll be the day

 

Oh Boy! Buddy Holly The « Chirping » Crickets 1957

La chanson est une reprise. Elle aurait été écrite et enregistrée auparavant par Sonny West mais c’est la version de Buddy Holly qui a obtenu le succès. 

 

All of my love, all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
When you’re with me, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
The world can see that you were meant for me

All of my life, I’ve been waitin’
Tonight there’ll be no hesitatin’, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
When you’re with me, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
The world can see that you were meant for me

Stars appear and the shadows are fallin’
You can hear my heart a-callin’
A little bit of lovin’ makes everything right
I’m gonna see my baby tonight

All of my love, all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
When you’re with me, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
The world can see that you were meant for me

(Dum de dum dum, oh boy!)
(Dum de dum dum, oh boy!)

All of my love, all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
When you’re with me, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
The world can see that you were meant for me

All of my life, I’ve been waitin’
Tonight there’ll be no hesitatin’, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
When you’re with me, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
The world can see that you were meant for me

Stars appear and the shadows are fallin’
You can hear my heart a-callin’
A little bit of lovin’ makes everything right
I’m gonna see my baby tonight

All of my love, all of my kissin’
You don’t know what you’ve been missin’, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
When you’re with me, oh boy! (Oh boy!)
The world can see that you were meant for me

 

Peggy Sue Buddy Holly Buddy Holly 1957

If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you’d know why I feel blue without Peggy
My Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Oh how my heart yearns for you
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal, yes, I love you Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I need you Peggy Sue
I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you gal, I want you Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal yes I need you Peggy Sue
I love you Peggy Sue
With a love so rare and true
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Oh well I love you gal, and I want you Peggy Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I want you Peggy Sue

 

Everyday Buddy Holly Buddy Holly 1958
La chanson a été écrite et enregistrée par Buddy Holly.   
 
 
Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ faster
Everyone said, « Go ahead and ask her »
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey

Everyday seems a little longer
Every way, love’s a little stronger
Come what may, do you ever long for
True love from me?

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey

Everyday seems a little longer
Every way, love’s a little stronger
Come what may, do you ever long for
True love from me?

Everyday, it’s a-gettin’ closer
Goin’ faster than a roller coaster
Love like yours will surely come my way
A-hey, a-hey hey
Love like yours will surely come my way

 

Buddy Knox (2 chansons)

Party Doll Buddy Knox Party Doll 1957

La chanson a été écrite et enregistrée par Buddy Knox. 

Well, all I want is a party doll
To come along with me when I’m feelin’ wild
To be everlovin’ and true and fair
To run her fingers through my hair
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
I’ll make love to you, to you
I’ll make love to you
Well, I saw a gal walkin’ down the street
The kind of a gal I would love to meet
She had blonde hair and eyes of blue
Baby, I’m a-gonna have a party with you
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
I’ll make love to you, to you
I’ll make love to you
Ev’ry man has gotta have a party doll
To be with him when he’s feelin’ wild
To be everlovin’, true, and fair
To run her fingers through his hair
To run her fingers through his hair
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
I’ll make love to you, to you
I’ll make love to you
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
Come along and be my party doll
I’ll make love to you, to you
I’ll make love to you
Ooh
Ooh
Ooh
 
 

Devil Woman Buddy Knox Buddy Knox 1957

Well, I’m married to a devil woman
I’m married to a devil gal
Do me wrong devil woman
Do me wrong devil gal
Well, one more time believe me, baby
One more time and you go away
Do me wrong
One more time and you go away
Well I love her sweet and I love her simple
Our love is off every day
Love is soft and lovin’ her tender
Then she does be this way
Every day I day a little, every night I wild away
Do me wrong devil woman
One more time and you go away
[music]
Well the more and more I love you baby
More and more you this way
Do me wrong
One more time and you go away
Well, one more time believe me, baby
One more time you runnin’ play
Do me wrong devil woman
One more time and you go away
Well I love her sweet and I love her simple
Our love is off every day
Love is soft and lovin’ her tender
Then she does be this way
Every day I day a little, every night I wild away
Do me wrong devil woman
One more time and you go away
[music]
Well the more and more I love you baby
More and more you this way
Do me wrong devil woman
One more time and you go away

 

Buster Brown (1 chanson)

Fannie Mae Buster Brown Fannie Mae 1959
 La chanson a été écrite et enregistrée par Buster Brown. Elle a été reprise par plusieurs artistes dont The Rolling Stones et The Righteous Brothers.  La chanson s’est retrouvée dans le Billboard Hot 100.  
 
 
I want somebody to tell me what’s wrong with me
Oh I ain’t in any trouble and so much misery
Now Fannie Mae, baby won’t you please come home
Fannie Mae ae ae, baby won’t you please come home
Yeah I ain’t been in debt baby since you been gone
I can hear your name a ringin’ on down the line
I can hear your name a ringin’ on down the line
I want to know pretty love how do I win my time, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
I know for me, I know for me
Well I ain’t been in trouble and so much misery