Editors’ Notes First-gen rock 'n' roll was rebel music from the jump. Early '50s rock originators came from the R&B end of things like Fats Domino, the rockabilly realm as with Elvis, and the bluesy side à la Bo Diddley; they all pushed through to the next level, expressing an unfettered sexuality with riffs and rhythms wilder than anything that had come before. In the process these early rockers changed the way America thought, acted, and most importantly, danced. For the first time in the country’s history, there was a real youth music. With the emergence of pioneers like madman piano-pounder Little Richard, pop-savvy tunesmith Buddy Holly, and rock guitar visionary Chuck Berry, suddenly young people were both the subject of and the market of a music that was seemingly just for them. Teenagers became an entity unto themselves rather than just a barely acknowledged, awkward transitional stop between childhood and adulthood. In short, rock ‘n’ roll had arrived.

SONG
ALBUM
Long Tall Sally (The Thing)
2:07
 
Johnny B. Goode
2:39
 
That's All Right
1:57
 
Great Balls of Fire
1:51
 
Be-Bop-a-Lula (feat. The Blue Caps)
2:36
 
Peggy Sue
2:30
 
Blue Suede Shoes
2:14
 
Bo Diddley
2:28
 
Blueberry Hill
2:27
 
C’Mon Everybody
1:58
 
The Wanderer
2:48
 
I Put a Spell On You
2:25
 
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
2:19
 
Independant Woman (Remastered)
2:47
 
The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Remastered)
2:14
 
Red Hot
2:32
 
Waitin' In School
2:03
 
Ubangi Stomp
1:59
 
(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
2:09
 
Jungle Rock
2:48
 
Don't Destroy Me
2:47
 
2:21
 
Lucille
2:22
 
Runaround Sue
2:51
 
What'd I Say, Pt. 1
5:07
 
Come Go With Me
2:38
 
That'll Be the Day
2:15
 
Come On, Let's Go
2:04
 
Mary Lou
2:10
 
Poison Ivy (Remastered)
2:44
 
Rebel Rouser
2:33
 
Let's Have a Party
2:11
 
Roll Over Beethoven (Single Version)
2:22
 
I've Got a Woman
1:55
 
Mystery Train
2:26
 
Red Blue Jeans and a Pony Tail
2:15
 
Shake, Rattle and Roll
2:29
 
Tequila
2:16
 
Hey! Bo Diddley
2:10
 
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
2:13
 
Rave On
1:49
 
Good Golly Miss Molly
2:08
 
Splish Splash
2:11
 
Rockin' the Joint
2:49
 
Sea Cruise
2:44
 
Somethin' Else
2:10
 
Tear It Up (Single Version)
1:53
 
Mama, Mama, Mama
1:49
 
Get a Job
2:49
 
Chantilly Lace
2:24
 
That Certain Female
3:01
 
Sixty Minute Man
2:31
 
Let the Good Times Roll
2:25
 
Searchin'
2:39
 
Whistle Bait
1:34
 
Honey Hush (Single Version)
2:01
 
Love Love Love
2:05
 
I Wonder Why
2:21
 
Ooby Dooby
2:10
 
Ain't That a Shame
2:29
 
Don't Be Cruel
2:04
 
Rockin' Pneumonia
2:18
 
Guitar Boogie Shuffle
2:36
 
2:11
 
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
2:53
 
Brand New Beat
2:30
 
2:18
 
Short Fat Fannie
2:25
 
Fujiyama Mama
2:14
 
I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent
2:44
 
Can't Hardly Stand It
2:48
 
Rock House
2:03
 
Boppin' the Blues
2:47
 
Little Bitty Pretty One
2:23
 
Rock and Roll Music (1958 Single Version)
2:30
 
Young Blood (Remastered)
2:20
 
Right Around the Corner
2:28
 
Lover's Rock
2:34
 
Brand New Cadillac
2:37
 
I'm Through
2:15
 
Bop A Lena
2:07
 
Believe What You Say (Remastered)
2:05
 
Cry Baby Cry
2:03
 
See Saw
2:28
 
Rockin' With My Baby
2:22
 
I'm Stickin' with You (Digitally Remastered)
2:11
 
Will You Willyum
1:56
 
Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere)
2:30
 
Summertime Blues
2:01
 
Pretty Thing
2:45
 
Honey Don't
2:49
 
That'll Be the Day (Album Version)
2:30
 
Maybellene (Single Version)
2:20
 
Blue Moon of Kentucky
2:03
 
Rip It Up
2:21
 
Breathless
2:42
 
I'm Walkin'
2:08
 
So Long I'm Gone
2:12
 
Flyin' Saucers Rockin' Roll
2:05
 

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