Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sea Cruise
Frankie Ford 2:43
2 School Day
Chuck Berry 4.35 2:43
3 A Teenager in Love
Dion & The Belmonts 5 2:39
4 Donna
Ritchie Valens 5 2:22
5 Runaway
Del Shannon 5 2:21
6 Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony & The Imperials 2:13
7 Be Bop Baby
Ricky Nelson 2:05
8 Peppermint Twist
Joey Dee & The Starliters 2:02
9 Do You Wanna Dance
Bobby Freeman 2:38
10 Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay
Danny & The Juniors 2:29
11 Runaround Sue
Dion 2:42
12 Soldier Boy
The Shirelles 2:43
13 Long Tall Sally
Little Richard 2:10
14 Red River Rock
Johnny and The Hurricanes 2:12
15 Denise
Randy & The Rainbows 2:01
16 Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers 2:22
17 Blue Moon
The Marcels 2:16
18 My Boyfriend’s Back
The Angels 2:38
19 Sleep Walk
Santo & Johnny 2:23
20 Poor Little Fool
Ricky Nelson 2:33
21 A Thousand Stars
Kathy Young & The Innocents 3:12
22 Lollipop
The Chordettes 2:10
23 I’m in Love Again
Fats Domino 2:01
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Willie and the Hand Jive
The Johnny Otis Show 2:37
2 Sixteen Candles
The Crests 2:56
3 Stagger Lee
Lloyd Price 2:23
4 Everybody's Somebody's Fool
Connie Francis 2:40
5 Mr. Lee
The Bobbettes 2:14
6 The Loco-Motion
Little Eva 2:28
7 I'm Walkin'
Fats Domino 2:04
8 Tequila
The Champs 2:16
9 Quarter to Three
Gary "U.S." Bonds 2:35
10 Take Good Care of My Baby
Bobby Vee 2:38
11 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers 2:20
12 Oh Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison 2:58
13 Little Darlin'
The Diamonds 2:09
14 All I Have to Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers 2:24
15 Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Jerry Lee Lewis 2:53
16 That'll Be the Day
Buddy Holly 2:17
17 Come Softly to Me
The Fleetwoods 2:22
18 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Bobby Vee 2:36
19 La Bamba
Ritchie Valens 5 2:07
20 The Great Pretender
The Platters 2:41
21 Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters 2:26

Credits

CD 1

drums:
Fred Below (1956-12-15) (track 2)
guitar:
Hubert Sumlin (1956-12-15) (track 2)
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 2)
piano:
Johnnie Johnson (1956-12-15) (track 2)
composer:
Tom King (50s & 60s songwriter) (track 14)
Ira Mack (track 14)
Ernie Maresca (track 11)
Fred Mendelsohn (track 14)
Eugene Pearson (track 21)
Mort Shuman (track 3)
Chuck Berry (track 2)
Ritchie Valens (track 4)
lead vocals:
Chuck Berry (1956-12-15) (track 2)
lyricist:
Eugene Pearson (track 21)
Chuck Berry (track 2)
Dion (US singer-songerwriter, blends doo-wop, pop rock & R&B) (track 11)
Doc Pomus (track 3)
Ritchie Valens (track 4)
mastering:
Erick Labson (track 2)
performer:
Chuck Berry (track 2)
producer:
Archie Bleyer (track 22)
Leonard & Phil Chess (Legendary US production duo) (track 2)
solo clavioline [musitron]:
Max Crook (track 5)
writer:
Dave Bartholomew (track 23)
Max Crook (track 5)
Julius Dixson (tracks 22, 22)
Beverly Ross (tracks 22, 22)
Del Shannon (track 5)
Robert Alexander Blackwell (1955-11-29) (track 13)
Enotris Johnson (1955-11-29) (track 13)
Richard Wayne Penniman (1955-11-29) (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Everest Records (classical) (track 23)
Geffen Records (2003) (track 2)
publisher:
Anglo-Pic Music Co. Ltd. (tracks 22, 22)
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 2)
Belinda Music (track 5)
Bronx Soul Music (track 11)
Bug Music (track 5)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (tracks 22, 22)
Mijac Music (track 11)
Mole Hole Music (track 5)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 11)
Venice Music (track 13)
Vicki Music (track 5)
recorded at:
Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-12-15) (track 2)
remixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 466) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Lollipop (track 22)
Runaround Sue (track 11)
later parody versions:
Karkuri (track 5)
Ronomy (track 5)
later translated parody versions:
Harry Hoover (track 1)
later translated versions:
Achterbahn (track 1)
Lollipop (tracks 22, 22)
Maîtresse (Runaround Sue) (track 11)
Mädchenschreck (track 5)
Schuitog (track 2)
浮気なスー (track 11)
烈火街頭 (track 5)
later versions:
L'Oncle John (track 13)
Mon amour disparu (track 5)
Vanina (track 5)
recording of:
A Teenager in Love (track 3)
A Thousand Stars (track 21)
Donna (track 4)
I’m in Love Again (track 23)
Lollipop (track 22)
Long Tall Sally (track 13)
Red River Rock (track 14)
Runaway (track 5)
Sea Cruise (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Candy Medley (tracks 22, 22)
Diana / Little Darlin’ / Oh! Carol / Runaway (Raul Seixas medley) (track 5)

CD 2

additional writer:
George Goldner (track 11)
Jimmy Merchant (track 11)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers) (track 11)
arranger:
Bonnie Guitar (track 17)
Bruce Springsteen (track 9)
composer:
Chuck Río (track 8)
Carole King (track 6)
Johnny Otis (track 1)
Buck Ram (track 20)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 19)
lyricist:
Chuck Río (track 8)
Johnny Otis (track 1)
Buck Ram (track 20)
Gerry Goffin (track 6)
Ritchie Valens (track 19)
producer:
Bob Keane (track 19)
recording engineer:
Larry Levine (track 19)
Stan Ross (Recording engineer) (track 19)
writer:
Gene Barge (track 9)
Barbara Ellis (track 17)
Frank Guida (track 9)
Roy Hall (US rockabilly pianist & songwriter) (track 15)
Morris Levy (track 11)
Frankie Lymon (track 11)
Joseph Royster (track 9)
Gary Troxel (track 17)
publisher:
EMI Longitude Music (track 19)
Panther Music Corp (track 20)
Patricia Music (track 11)
Peermusic (UK) Ltd. (track 20)
remixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 346) (track 19)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 351) (track 6)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Tequila (Terrorvision cover) (track 8)
What Happened (Sublime) (track 8)
later parody versions:
La Bible (track 19)
later translated versions:
Kohta juna lähtee (track 6)
La locomotion (track 6)
later versions:
Doux tam-tam (track 17)
Le Loco-motion (French version) (track 6)
recording of:
Come Softly to Me (track 17)
La Bamba (additional lyrics by Ritchie Valens) (track 19)
Quarter to Three (track 9)
Tequila (track 8)
The Great Pretender (track 20)
The Loco‐Motion (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
La bamba (track 19)