5 On Friday is the meme invented by our friend Travis of Trav’s Thoughts. To join in simply visit his site to enjoy others choices, sign in and publish your song selections for the week.
On April 12, 1954, Bill Haley and the Comets recorded “Rock Around The Clock” thus marking the dividing line between the mellow sounds of the post war period and the early appearance of Rhythm & Blues crossed with country Rock Music. As a result, the hit songs of the 1954 are wildly different as if the public couldn’t quite make up their mind as the war generation gave way to their up and coming boomer children.
Rock Around The Clock
Oh My Papa
Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
Shake Rattle & Roll
And as a bonus, the confusion in song:
The Rock and Roll Waltz