Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley 3.75 2:09
2 Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins 4 2:14
3 Be‐Bop‐A‐Lula
Gene Vincent 5 2:34
4 (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets 4 2:11
5 Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis 5 1:51
6 Long Tall Sally
Little Richard 3 2:08
7 At the Hop
Danny & The Juniors 3.5 2:31
8 Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Larry Williams 4 2:11
9 Chantilly Lace
The Big Bopper 2:23
10 Bird Dog
The Everly Brothers 2:15
11 Come Go With Me
The Del‐Vikings 2:38
12 Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson 2:42
13 Dream Lover
Bobby Darin 2:31
14 A Teenager in Love
Dion & The Belmonts 5 2:32
15 The Great Pretender
The Platters 2:38
16 Ain’t That a Shame
Fats Domino 2:25
17 Charlie Brown
The Coasters 2:21
18 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 5 2:17
19 Love Potion No. 9
The Clovers 1:54
20 Little Bitty Pretty One
Thurston Harris 2:22
21 Party Doll
Buddy Knox 2:11
22 C’mon Everybody
Eddie Cochran 3 1:54
23 The Girl Can't Help It
Little Richard 2:31
24 Hound Dog
Elvis Presley 3.65 2:14
25 Move It
Cliff Richard 2:21
26 Red River Rock
Johnny and The Hurricanes 2:09
27 I’m Walkin’
Fats Domino 2:06
28 Sea Cruise
Frankie Ford 2:56
29 Blue Jean Bop
Gene Vincent 2:22
30 Shakin’ All Over
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates 2:20
31 F.B.I.
The Shadows 2:19
32 Tequila
The Champs 5 2:09
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Heartbeat
The Crickets 2:09
2 Only the Lonely
Roy Orbison 5 2:24
3 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Shirelles 3.65 2:41
4 Halfway to Paradise
Billy Fury 2:26
5 Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters 2:27
6 Rhythm of the Rain
The Cascades 2:32
7 Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
Ricky Nelson 2:18
8 Three Steps to Heaven
Eddie Cochran 2:21
9 You’re Sixteen
Johnny Burnette 1:57
10 Runaway
Del Shannon 5 2:18
11 The Wanderer
Dion 2:41
12 Poetry in Motion
Johnny Tillotson 2:29
13 Blue Moon
The Marcels 2:15
14 Don’t Treat Me Like a Child
Helen Shapiro 2:33
15 What Do You Want
Adam Faith 1:36
16 Rubber Ball
Bobby Vee 2:29
17 Calendar Girl
Neil Sedaka 2:37
18 Let’s Dance
Chris Montez 2:26
19 The Loco‐Motion
Little Eva 2:24
20 Barbara Ann
The Regents 2:25
21 Surfin’ Safari
The Beach Boys 4.35 2:05
22 Do You Wanna Dance
Cliff Richard 2:15
23 You Got What It Takes
Marv Johnson 2:40
24 Tower of Strength
Gene McDaniels 2:18
25 Don’t Ever Change
The Crickets 2:15
26 Since I Don’t Have You
The Skyliners 2:37
27 Duke of Earl
Gene Chandler 5 2:22
28 Lollipop
The Chordettes 2:08
29 Sea of Love
Marty Wilde 2:25
30 Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony & The Imperials 2:16
31 I Only Have Eyes for You
The Flamingos 3:11
32 Daddy’s Home
Shep & The Limelites 2:59

Credits

CD 1

drumset [drums]:
Dickie Harrell (1956-05-04) (track 3)
bass guitar:
Frank Fields (track 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 5)
drums:
Earl Palmer (track 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 5)
W.S. Holland (1955-12) (track 2)
Earl Palmer (1958-02-19) (track 8)
guitar:
Edgar Blanchard (track 6)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955-12) (track 2)
Jay Perkins (1955-12) (track 2)
Rene Hall (1958-02-19) (track 8)
Howard Roberts (jazz guitarist, educator, session musician and producer) (1958-02-19) (track 8)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Cliff Gallup (1956-05-04) (track 3)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Willie Williams (50s rock guitarist) (1956-05-04) (track 3)
bass:
Ted Brinson (1958-02-19) (track 8)
double bass:
Clayton Perkins (1955-12) (track 2)
double bass [upright bass]:
Jack Neal (1956-05-04) (track 3)
piano:
Little Richard (track 6)
Jerry Lee Lewis (1957-10) (track 5)
Larry Williams (50's rocker) (1958-02-19) (track 8)
baritone saxophone:
Alvin “Red” Tyler (American jazz saxophonist) (track 6)
Jewell Grant (1958-02-19) (track 8)
tenor saxophone:
Lee Allen (US jazz tenor saxophonist) (track 6)
Plas Johnson (1958-02-19) (track 8)
additional performer:
The Jordanaires (track 24)
additional writer:
George Goldner (track 18)
Jimmy Merchant (track 18)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers) (track 18)
assistant engineer:
Dan Milazzo (tracks 1, 24)
Claudius Mittendorfer (tracks 1, 24)
composer:
Peter Gormley (track 31)
Johnny Kidd (track 30)
Hank Marvin (lead guitarist of The Shadows) (track 31)
Buck Ram (track 15)
Ian Samwell (track 25)
Mort Shuman (track 14)
Mike Stoller (tracks 19, 24)
Bruce Welch (track 31)
Chuck Rio (track 32)
Larry Williams (50's rocker) (track 8)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955) (track 2)
engineer:
Ray Bardani (tracks 1, 24)
lead vocals:
Little Richard (track 6)
Elvis Presley (tracks 1, 24)
lyricist:
Johnny Kidd (track 30)
Buck Ram (track 15)
Chuck Rio (track 32)
Jerry Leiber (tracks 19, 24)
Doc Pomus (track 14)
Larry Williams (50's rocker) (track 8)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955) (track 2)
mastering:
Ted Jensen (American mastering engineer) (tracks 1, 24)
performer:
Dion & The Belmonts (track 14)
producer:
Jack Clement (track 5)
Sam Phillips (Producer at Sun Records) (1957) (track 5)
spoken vocals [dialogue]:
Wolfman Jack (track 18)
vocals:
Ben Speer (track 1)
Gordon Stoker (track 1)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1955-12) (track 2)
Gene Vincent (1956-05-04) (track 3)
Jerry Lee Lewis (1957-10) (track 5)
Larry Williams (50's rocker) (1958-02-19) (track 8)
writer:
Dave Alldred (track 21)
Mae Boren Axton (track 1)
Dave Bartholomew (track 16)
Otis Blackwell (track 5)
Jimmy Bowen (track 21)
Jerry Capehart (track 22)
Eddie Cochran (track 22)
Tex Davis (track 3)
Fats Domino (track 16)
Thomas Durden (track 1)
Jack Hammer (Earl Burroughs, co-wrote Great Balls of Fire) (track 5)
Buddy Knox (track 21)
Don Lanier (track 21)
Morris Levy (track 18)
Frankie Lymon (track 18)
John Madara (track 7)
Arthur Singer (track 7)
Mike Stoller (track 17)
Gene Vincent (track 3)
David White (rock ’n’ roll pianist & songwriter, member of Danny & the Juniors) (track 7)
Jerry Leiber (track 17)
Elvis Presley (track 1)
Robert Alexander Blackwell (1955-11-29) (track 6)
Enotris Johnson (1955-11-29) (track 6)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11-29) (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Sun Record Company (1957) (track 5)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 31)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 8)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 5, 31)
EMI Longitude Music (track 21)
EMI Unart Catalog (track 22)
Hi Lo Music (track 2)
Panther Music Corp (track 15)
Patricia Music (track 18)
Peermusic (UK) Ltd. (track 15)
Shadows Music Ltd. (track 31)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 1)
Travis Music, Inc. (track 16)
Venice Music (track 6)
recorded at:
Owen Bradley Studio (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-05-04) (track 3)
DJ-mixes:
edit of:
Great Balls of Fire (chat & master) by Jerry Lee Lewis (track 5)
remixes:
Great Balls of Fire (master electronically created stereo) by Jerry Lee Lewis (track 5)
Great Balls of Fire (master differently drum overdubbed) by Jerry Lee Lewis (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 45) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 95) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 96) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 403) (track 22)
cover recording of:
Hound Dog (1956-07-02) (track 24)
is the basis for:
Tequila (Terrorvision cover) (track 32)
What Happened (Sublime) (track 32)
眼看手勿動 (track 30)
later parody versions:
Cut-Rate Hotel (track 1)
Found God (track 24)
H.B. Hotel (track 1)
later translated versions:
Be bop a lula (French translation) (track 3)
G'nagelte Schuach (track 2)
later versions:
C'est Charlie Brown (track 17)
Chanson magique (Move It) (track 25)
L'Oncle John (track 6)
recording of:
A Teenager in Love (track 14)
At the Hop (track 7)
Charlie Brown (track 17)
C’mon Everybody (track 22)
F.B.I. (track 31)
Love Potion No. 9 (track 19)
Move It (track 25)
Party Doll (track 21)
Shakin’ All Over (track 30)
Tequila (track 32)
The Great Pretender (track 15)
Ain’t That a Shame (1955-03-15) (track 16)
Blue Suede Shoes (1955-12) (track 2)
Heartbreak Hotel (1956-01-10) (track 1)
Long Tall Sally (1956-02-07) (track 6)
Be‐Bop‐a‐Lula (1956-05-04) (track 3)
Great Balls of Fire (1957-10) (track 5)
Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1958-02-19) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Raggarkungen (tracks 1–2)
Good Old Rock 'N Roll (tracks 2, 6, 21)
Swing the Mood (tracks 7, 22, 24)

CD 2

drumset [drums]:
Gary Chester (studio drummer and educator) (1960) (track 3)
kettle drum:
Carole King (1960) (track 3)
piano:
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (1960) (track 3)
composer:
Jimmy Beaumont (track 26)
Sylvester Bradford (track 30)
Carole King (tracks 3, 19, 25)
Walter Lester (track 26)
Lennie Martin (track 26)
Joe Melson (track 2)
Roy Orbison (track 2)
Joseph Rock (US songwriter/band manager) (track 26)
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 16)
John Schroeder (track 14)
John Taylor (Pittsburgh doo-wop vocalist for The Skyliners) (track 26)
Joseph Verscharen (track 26)
Janet Vogel (track 26)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 31)
Fred Fassert (track 20)
Bobby Freeman (track 22)
John Gummoe (track 6)
Jim Lee ("Let's Dance" writer/producer) (track 18)
Ernie Maresca (track 11)
Gene Pitney (track 16)
Les Vandyke (track 15)
Richard Rodgers (1934) (track 13)
lead vocals:
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 21)
Chris Montez (track 18)
Shirley Owens (1960) (track 3)
lyricist:
Aaron Schroeder (50s/60s US songwriter) (track 16)
Al Dubin (track 31)
Fred Fassert (track 20)
Bobby Freeman (track 22)
Gerry Goffin (tracks 3, 19, 25)
John Gummoe (track 6)
Mike Hawker (track 14)
Jim Lee ("Let's Dance" writer/producer) (track 18)
Al Lewis (Tin Pan Alley era lyricist) (track 30)
Ernie Maresca (track 11)
Gene Pitney (track 16)
Les Vandyke (track 15)
Lorenz Hart (1934) (track 13)
performer:
The Shadows (British pop/rock band that once backed Cliff Richard) (track 22)
producer:
Archie Bleyer (track 28)
Berry Gordy (track 23)
Norrie Paramor (track 22)
solo clavioline [musitron]:
Max Crook (track 10)
vocals:
The Rayber Voices (track 23)
Cliff Richard (track 22)
Doris Coley (1960) (track 3)
Addie Harris (1960) (track 3)
Beverly Lee (1960) (track 3)
writer:
Charles Baskerville (track 32)
Clarence Bassett (track 32)
Bob Cochran (track 8)
Eddie Cochran (track 8)
Max Crook (track 10)
Roquel Davis (track 23)
Eugene Dixon (track 27)
Julius Dixson (tracks 28, 28)
Earl Edwards (track 27)
Berry Gordy (track 23)
Gwen Gordy (known as Gwen Gordy Fuqua since 1961) (track 23)
Mike Love (Beach Boys) (track 21)
Beverly Ross (tracks 28, 28)
Del Shannon (track 10)
Bernice Williams (track 27)
Brian Wilson (Beach Boys co-founder) (track 21)
phonographic copyright by:
HHO Licensing Ltd. (track 3)
publisher:
Anglo-Pic Music Co. Ltd. (tracks 28, 28)
B. Feldman & Co. (track 31)
B. Feldman Ltd. (track 31)
Belinda Music (track 10)
Bobby Freeman Music (track 22)
Bug Music (track 10)
Clockus Music Co. (track 22)
Cousins Music (track 20)
EMI Longitude Music (track 20)
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) (track 13)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (tracks 28, 28)
Mole Hole Music (track 10)
Vicki Music (track 10)
Fidelity Music (1959) (track 23)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (1962) (track 19)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (1989 –) (track 30)
was commissioned by:
remixes:
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 125) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 157) (track 31)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 351) (track 19)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 466) (track 10)
cover recording of:
Blue Moon (track 13)
Lollipop (track 28)
The Wanderer (Dion song) (track 11)
is based on:
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 20)
Karkuri (track 10)
Ronomy (track 10)
Servin' the Father (track 21)
later translated versions:
Blå lys (track 13)
Do You Want to Dance (Spanish translation) (track 22)
Kohta juna lähtee (track 19)
La locomotion (track 19)
Le Vagabond (The Wanderer) (track 11)
Lollipop (tracks 28, 28)
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 20)
Mädchenschreck (track 10)
Ritmo da chuva (track 6)
悲しき雨音 (track 6)
歡欣一一記 (track 3)
烈火街頭 (track 10)
雨的旋律 (track 6)
later versions:
Dansons (track 18)
J'irai au paradis (track 8)
Le Loco-motion (French version) (track 19)
Mon amour disparu (track 10)
Vanina (track 10)
recording of:
Barbara-Ann (track 20)
Daddy's Home (track 32)
Don’t Ever Change (track 25)
Duke of Earl (track 27)
Let’s Dance (track 18)
Lollipop (track 28)
Rhythm of the Rain (track 6)
Rubber Ball (track 16)
Runaway (track 10)
Surfin’ Safari (track 21)
Tears on My Pillow (track 30)
The Loco‐Motion (track 19)
What Do You Want? (track 15)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King song) (1960) (track 3)
Only the Lonely (1960-05) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 2)
Candy Medley (tracks 28, 28)
Diana / Little Darlin’ / Oh! Carol / Runaway (Raul Seixas medley) (track 10)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 2)

Release

ASIN: UK: B0000AQVHV [info]