While several of these odes to forbidden fruit come across like barroom bragging, others serve as cautionary tales.Let’s just hope that none of them give Nugent any ideas.This meant they did it well as those who did it poorly were tossed out fast enough.Songwriters actually worked on things like getting songs to rhyme, making sure words were singable.We've also taken the liberty of deleting all the ballads – so our apologies to Percy Faith, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, the Andrews Sisters and many more.
I tried to do my best to get correct dates, but in addition to some good reliable sources, I also used a fair number of questionable internet sources. If the postwar prosperity of Fifties America gave us the emergence of both rock & roll and teen culture itself, it serves to reason that it also gave us the summer jam – or at least pop music's increased social significance in the months when school is out.didn't originate the Hot 100 until 1958, so this list was compiled by tabulating length of peaks within that chart window, as well as peaks across pre-Hot 100 sales, jukebox and disc jockey charts between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox, from 1950 to 1959.Rather than wait another 7 years before doing my next decade list, I'm reaching back to the 1950s. Beyond the fact that I wasn't born until well after the end of that decade, the 50s pose quite a few other listmaking challenges. It's very hard to accurately track down dates for a lot of worthy 50's era music.