Songs of the Summer 1900-1959

Summer Songs of the 1950s and Older

Summer Songs

1. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, 1958
2. Take Me Out To The Ball Game – Billy Murray (or many others), 1908
3. We’re Gonna Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets, 1955
4. Summertime – Sam Cooke, 1957
5. Sleepwalk – Santo & Johnny, 1959
6. Sh-Boom – Crew Cuts, 1954
7. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley, 1956
8. Little Darlin’ – The Diamonds, 1957
9. School Day – Chuck Berry, 1957
10. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Chauncey Olcott,
1913 (later associated with St. Patrick’s Day)
11. Summertime – Billy Holiday, 1936
12. Harbor Lights – Sammy Kaye, Bing Crosby and various others, 1950
13. There Goes My Baby – The Drifters, 1959
14. Splish Splash Bobby Darin, 1958
15. Mona Lisa – Nat ‘King’ Cole, 1950
16. Teenager In Love – Dion and the Belmonts, 1959
17. Little Star – The Elegants, 1958
18. Love Letters In The Sand – Pat Boone, 1957
19. Yakety Yak – The Coasters, 1958
20. Stormy Weather – Leo Reisman or Ethel Waters, 1933
21. Dream Lover – Bobby Darin, 1959
22. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White – Perez Prado, 1955
23. Personality – Lloyd Price, 1959
24. All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers, 1958
25. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover – various, 1927 & 1948
26. It Had To Be You – variuos artists, 1924 & 1944
27. Deep In The Heart of Texas – Alvino Rey, Bing Crosby and various others, 1942
28. Too Young – Nat ‘King’ Cole, 1951
29. The Happy Organ – Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez, 1959
30. Kansas City – Wilber Harrison, 1959
31. Oh! What a Beautiful Morninin’ – Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra
32. Rag Mop – Ames Brothers, Lionel Hampton, Starlighters and various others, 1950
33. Swinging On a Star – Bing Crosby, 1944
34. My Blue Heaven – Fats Domino, 1956 – Gene Austin and others, 1927/28
35. The Wayward Wind – Gogi Grant, 1956
36. Beer Barrel Polka – Will Glahe (and others), 1939
37. On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe – Johnny Mercer, 1945
38. Come On-A My House – Rosemary Clooney, 1951
39. Witch Doctor – David Seville, 1958
40. Because Of You – Tony Bennett, 1951
41. Bird Dog – The Everly Brothers, 1958
42. Blue Skies – Ben Selvin, 1927
43. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You – Elvis Presley, 1956
44. Bushel and A Peck – Perry Como, Doris Day and various others, 1950
45. Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie, 1925
46. Lavender Blue – Sammy Turner, 1959
47. Lonely Boy – Paul Anka, 1959
48. Moon Glow – Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and others, 1934
49. Standing On The Corner – The Four Lads, 1956
50. Peg O’ My Heart – The Harmonicats or Buddy Clark, 1947
51. Music! Music! Music! – Teresa Brewer and various others, 1950
52. Rebel ‘Rouser – Duane Eddy, 1958
53. Some Enchanted Evening – Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Jo Stafford and various others, 1949
54. A Teenager’s Romance/I’m Walkin’ – Ricky Nelson, 1957
55. I’ll Never Smile Again – Tommy Dorsey, 1940
56. Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) – Vaughn Monroe, 1949
57. Give My Regards To Broadway – Billy Murray, 1905
58. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wolley, 1958
59. Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) – The Impalas, 1959
60. Big Hunk O’ Love – Elvis Presley, 1959
61. Cheek To Cheek – Fred Astaire and various others, 1935
62. Poor Little Fool – Ricky Nelson, 1958
63. The Gypsy – The Ink Spots, 1946
64. Cruising Down The River – Blue Barron, Russ Morgan and various others, 1949
65. A Blossom Fell/If I May – Nat ‘King’ Cole, 1955
66. The Very Thought Of You – Ray Noble, 1934
67. Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) – Perry Como, 1956
68. Nature Boy – Nat ‘King’ Cole, 1948
69. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You) – Les Paul and Mary Ford, 1953
70. When My Baby Smiles At Me – Ted Weems, 1920
71. Jersey Bounce – Benny Goodman, 1942
72. Oh! What It Seemed To Be – Frank Sinatra, Frankie Carle and various others, 1946
73. Casey Jones – Billy Murray, 1910
74. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons – Nat ‘King’ Cole, Dinah Shore, and various others 1946/47
75. Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton, 1955
76. A Tisket, A Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald, 1938
77. Goodnight, Irene – Weavers, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford and various others, 1950
78. Music, Maestro, Please – Tommy Dorsey
79. Some Enchanted Evening – Perry Como, 1949
80. Dancing In The Dark – Bing Crosby, Fred Waring and various others, 1931
81. Jingle, Jangle, Jingle – Kay Kyser
82. I Wanna Be Loved – Andrews Sisters, Dinah Washington and various others, 1950
83. It’a A Sin To Tell a Lie – Fats Waller
84. Wishing Will Make It So – Glenn Miller, 1939
85. Intermezzo – Guy LOmbardo, Wayne King, Freddy Martin and various others, 1941
86. Love In Bloom – Bing Crosby
87. I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream – Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians, 1928
88. Three Coins In The Fountain – Four Aces, 1954
89. Bluebird of Happiness – Art Mooney, Jo Stafford or Jan Peerce, 1948
90. The Glory Of Love – Benny Goodman, 1935
91. By The Light of the Silv’ry Moon – Billy Murray, Ada Jones and various others, 1910
92. Unchained Melody – Les Baxter or Al Hibbler, 1955
93. Five Minutes More – Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and various others, 1946
94. Daddy – Sammy Kaye, 1941
95. Can Anyone Explain? (No! No! No!) – Ames Brothers, Ray Anthony and various others, 1950
96. Hiawatha – Harry MacDonough, 1903
97. Down Yonder – Del Wood, Joe ‘Fingers’ Carr and various others, 1951
98. Frankie – Connie Francis, 1959
99. Auf Weiderseh’n Sweetheart – Vera Lynn, 1952
100. Shine On, Harvest Moon – Ada Jones & Billy Murray, 1909