Tracklist

Medium 1: Vol. 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets 2:10
2 Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino 5 2:22
3 At the Hop
Danny & The Juniors 3.5 2:34
4 Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay
Danny & The Juniors 2:30
5 Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
Frankie Lymon 2:19
6 Runaway
Del Shannon 5 2:21
7 Gloria
The Cadillacs 2:55
8 Since I Don’t Have You
The Skyliners 2:43
9 Tonite, Tonite
The Mello-Kings 2:32
10 The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Tokens 2:37
11 Duke of Earl
Gene Chandler 5 2:20
12 Come Go With Me
The Del‐Vikings 2:39
13 La Bamba
Ritchie Valens 5 2:05
14 Book of Love
The Monotones 5 2:22
15 To Know Him Is to Love Him
The Teddy Bears 2:25
16 Teenager in Love
Dion & The Belmonts 5 2:37
17 Little Star
The Elegants 2:43
18 In the Still of the Night
The Five Satins 3:01
19 You Belong to Me
The Duprees 2:38
20 Sixteen Candles
The Crests 2:58
21 I Wonder Why
Dion & The Belmonts 2:20
22 Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis 1:49
Medium 2: Vol. 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson 2:44
2 Runaround Sue
Dion 2:42
3 Last Kiss
J. Frank Wilson 2:28
4 Gee
The Crows 2:19
5 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Mel Carter 2:28
6 Johnny Angel
Shelley Fabares 2:14
7 Hey Little Girl
Dee Clark 2:03
8 Could This Be Magic
The Dubs 2:20
9 Sincerely
The Moonglows 3:12
10 I Only Have Eyes for You
The Flamingos 3:25
11 Be My Baby
The Ronettes 4.35 2:40
12 Stranded in the Jungle
The Cadets 3:08
13 Big Girls Don’t Cry
The Four Seasons 3 2:21
14 Tequilla
The Champs 5 2:13
15 Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly 4.65 2:34
16 Whispering Bells
The Del‐Vikings 2:25
17 Wake Up Little Susie
The Everly Brothers 5 2:04
18 Tell Him
The Exciters 2:33
19 Barbara Ann
The Regents 2:18
20 Donna
Ritchie Valens 5 2:27
21 Have You Heard
The Duprees 2:32
22 Palisades Park
Freddy Cannon 1:54
23 Uptown
The Crystals 2:20
24 Dream Lover
Bobby Darin 3.5 2:28
Medium 3: Vol. 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony & The Imperials 2:19
2 He’s a Rebel
The Crystals 2:26
3 Blue Moon
The Mercels 2:19
4 Twistin’ the Night Away
Sam Cooke 2:40
5 Mack the Knife
Bobby Darin 4 3:11
6 Sea of Love
Phil Phillips 4 2:26
7 Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
Jackie Wilson 2:58
8 Silhouettes
The Rays 2:49
9 Don’t Ask Me to Be Lonely
The Dubs 2:22
10 Heart and Soul
Jan & Dean 2:12
11 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Shirelles 3.65 2:45
12 Crying
Roy Orbison 5 2:47
13 Tell Me Why
The Belmonts 2:35
14 I’ve Told Every Little Star
Linda Scott 2:18
15 Morse Code of Love
The Capris 2:39
16 Dedicated to the One I Love
The Shirelles 2:06
17 Save the Last Dance for Me
The Drifters 2:34
18 (’Til) I Kissed You
The Everly Brothers 2:24
19 Maybe Baby
The Crickets 2:05
20 Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
The Dimensions 2:08
21 I Promise to Remember
Frankie Lymon 2:51
22 Easier Said Than Done
The Essex 2:11
23 Lonely Teenager
Dion 2:18
24 Trouble in Paradise
The Crests 2:26

Credits

Medium 1: Vol. 1

additional writer:
George Goldner (track 5)
Jimmy Merchant (track 5)
Herman Santiago (singer for Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers) (track 5)
composer:
Jimmy Beaumont (track 8)
Walter Lester (track 8)
Solomon Linda (track 10)
Lennie Martin (track 8)
Joseph Rock (US songwriter/band manager) (track 8)
Vincent Rose (track 2)
Mort Shuman (track 16)
John Taylor (Pittsburgh doo-wop vocalist for The Skyliners) (track 8)
Joseph Verscharen (track 8)
Janet Vogel (track 8)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 13)
lyricist:
Al Lewis (Tin Pan Alley era lyricist) (track 2)
Doc Pomus (track 16)
Larry Stock (track 2)
Ritchie Valens (track 13)
George David Weiss (1961) (track 10)
performer:
Dion & The Belmonts (track 16)
producer:
Bob Keane (track 13)
recording engineer:
Larry Levine (track 13)
Stan Ross (Recording engineer) (track 13)
solo clavioline [musitron]:
Max Crook (track 6)
writer:
Otis Blackwell (track 22)
Luigi Creatore (track 10)
Max Crook (track 6)
Warren Davis (track 14)
Eugene Dixon (track 11)
Earl Edwards (track 11)
Jack Hammer (Earl Burroughs, co-wrote Great Balls of Fire) (track 22)
Morris Levy (track 5)
Frankie Lymon (track 5)
John Madara (track 3)
George Malone (track 14)
Charles Patrick (track 14)
Hugo Peretti (track 10)
Vito Picone (track 17)
Del Shannon (track 6)
Arthur Singer (track 3)
Albert Stanton (pseudonym for Al Brackman) (track 10)
Arthur Venosa (track 17)
David White (rock ’n’ roll pianist & songwriter, member of Danny & the Juniors) (track 3)
Bernice Williams (track 11)
publisher:
Abilene Music Inc. (track 10)
Belinda Music (track 6)
Bug Music (track 6)
EMI Longitude Music (track 13)
Mole Hole Music (track 6)
Patricia Music (track 5)
Vicki Music (track 6)
remixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 151) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 307) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 346) (track 13)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 466) (track 6)
cover recording of:
Blueberry Hill (1956-07) (track 2)
has revision:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Mango Groove revision) (track 10)
later parody versions:
Karkuri (track 6)
La Bible (track 13)
Ronomy (track 6)
later translated versions:
Mädchenschreck (track 6)
烈火街頭 (track 6)
later versions:
Histoire d'amour (track 14)
J'ai tout mon temps (track 22)
Mon amour disparu (track 6)
Vanina (track 6)
part of:
The Lion King (stage musical) (track 10)
recording of:
A Teenager in Love (track 16)
At the Hop (track 3)
Book of Love (track 14)
Duke of Earl (track 11)
Great Balls of Fire (track 22)
La Bamba (additional lyrics by Ritchie Valens) (track 13)
Little Star (track 17)
Runaway (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Diana / Little Darlin’ / Oh! Carol / Runaway (Raul Seixas medley) (track 6)
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 14)
Swing the Mood (track 3)
version of:
La bamba (track 13)
Wimoweh (track 10)

Medium 2: Vol. 2

bass guitar:
Nick Massi (track 13)
Willie Dixon (1954-10) (track 9)
drums:
Wesley Landers (Jazz drummer) (1954-10) (track 9)
guitar:
Tommy DeVito (track 13)
Walter Scott (US blues guitarist) (1954-10) (track 9)
keyboard:
Gaudio (track 13)
piano:
Gaudio (track 13)
Johnny Young (jazz pianist) (1954-10) (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Eddie Chamblee (1954-10) (track 9)
arranger:
Jack Nitzsche (track 11)
baritone vocals:
Harvey Fuqua (1954-10) (track 9)
bass vocals:
Prentiss Barnes (1954-10) (track 9)
composer:
Bobby Darin (track 24)
Ernie Maresca (track 2)
Chuck Barris (track 22)
Wayne Cochran (track 3)
Fred Fassert (track 19)
Chuck Rio (track 14)
Ritchie Valens (track 20)
Alan Freed (– 1954-10) (track 9)
Harvey Fuqua (– 1954-10) (track 9)
conductor:
Charles Calello (track 13)
engineer:
Gordon Clark (recording engineer) (track 13)
Larry Levine (track 11)
lead vocals:
Bobby Lester (1954-10) (track 9)
lyricist:
Bobby Darin (track 24)
Chuck Barris (track 22)
Wayne Cochran (track 3)
Dion (US singer-songerwriter, blends doo-wop, pop rock & R&B) (track 2)
Fred Fassert (track 19)
Chuck Rio (track 14)
Ritchie Valens (track 20)
Alan Freed (– 1954-10) (track 9)
Harvey Fuqua (– 1954-10) (track 9)
orchestrator:
Charles Calello (track 13)
producer:
Bob Crewe (tracks 13, 22)
Ahmet Ertegun (track 24)
Frank Slay Jr. (track 22)
Phil Spector (track 11)
Jerry Wexler (track 24)
tenor vocals:
Pete Graves (US doo-wop vocalist, member of The Moonglows) (1954-10) (track 9)
vocals:
Tommy DeVito (track 13)
Gaudio (track 13)
Nick Massi (track 13)
Frankie Valli (track 13)
Ronnie Spector (1963-07) (track 11)
vocals arranger:
Nick Massi (track 13)
writer:
Jerry Allison (track 15)
Jeff Barry (track 11)
Boudleaux Bryant (track 17)
Felice Bryant (track 17)
Bob Crewe (track 13)
Gaudio (track 13)
Ellie Greenwich (track 11)
Buddy Holly (1950s rock & roll singer-songwriter) (track 15)
Norman Petty (track 15)
Phil Spector (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Phil Spector Records (1963) (track 11)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (track 11)
BoBoB Music Corp. (track 13)
Bronx Soul Music (track 2)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 11, 20)
Cousins Music (track 19)
EMI Longitude Music (track 19)
MPL Communications Inc. (Paul McCartney-related, NYC-based company) (track 13)
Mijac Music (track 2)
Regent Music Corp. (track 9)
Trio Music Co., Inc. (tracks 3, 11)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (tracks 2, 11)
フジパシフィック音楽出版 (– 2014-12-31) (track 11)
フジパシフィックミュージック (2015-01-01 –) (track 11)
engineered at:
recorded at:
DJ-mixes:
remixes:
Be My Baby by Leslie Grace (track 11)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 22) (track 11)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 194) (track 15)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 311) (track 17)
cover recording of:
Last Kiss (track 3)
Runaround Sue (track 2)
is the basis for:
Tequila (Terrorvision cover) (track 14)
What Happened (Sublime) (track 14)
later parody versions:
Baa! We're Lambs! (track 19)
Last Night (track 3)
later translated versions:
Ma-ry-lène (Barbara Ann) (track 19)
Maîtresse (Runaround Sue) (track 2)
Peggy Sue (french version) (track 15)
浮気なスー (track 2)
later versions:
Comme aujourd'hui (track 11)
J'ai rêvé (Dream Lover) (track 24)
recording of:
Barbara-Ann (track 19)
Donna (track 20)
Dream Lover (track 24)
Palisades Park (track 22)
Peggy Sue (track 15)
Sincerely (track 9)
Tequila (track 14)
Be My Baby (1963-07) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Swing the Mood (track 17)

Medium 3: Vol. 3

drumset [drums]:
Gary Chester (studio drummer and educator) (1960) (track 11)
kettle drum:
Carole King (1960) (track 11)
piano:
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (1960) (track 11)
arranger:
Richard Wess (track 5)
composer:
Sylvester Bradford (track 1)
James F. Hanley (track 20)
Jerome Kern (track 14)
Carole King (track 11)
Joe Melson (track 12)
Roy Orbison (track 12)
Gene Pitney (track 2)
Kurt Weill (track 5)
Jimmy Castor (track 21)
Sam Cooke (track 4)
Nick Santo (track 15)
conductor:
Richard Wess (track 5)
lead vocals:
Shirley Owens (1960) (track 11)
lyricist:
James F. Hanley (track 20)
Gene Pitney (track 2)
Bertolt Brecht (track 5)
Jimmy Castor (track 21)
Sam Cooke (track 4)
Gerry Goffin (track 11)
Al Lewis (Tin Pan Alley era lyricist) (track 1)
Nick Santo (track 15)
Joe Melson (1961) (track 12)
Roy Orbison (1961) (track 12)
producer:
Ahmet Ertegun (track 5)
Nesuhi Ertegun (track 5)
Jerry Wexler (track 5)
Fred Foster (1961-06-27) (track 12)
translator:
Marc Blitzstein (1954) (track 5)
vocals:
Doris Coley (1960) (track 11)
Addie Harris (1960) (track 11)
Beverly Lee (1960) (track 11)
writer:
Ralph Bass (track 16)
Lowman Pauling (track 16)
phonographic copyright by:
HHO Licensing Ltd. (track 11)
publisher:
Universal Edition (track 5)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (1989 –) (track 1)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 69) (track 12)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 125) (track 11)
cover recording of:
Mack the Knife (1954 Blitzstein translation) (track 5)
later translated versions:
Llorando (version of Orbison and Melson's "Crying") (track 12)
歡欣一一記 (track 11)
later versions:
Vilken slyngel (track 2)
recording of:
He’s a Rebel (track 2)
Morse Code of Love (track 15)
Tears on My Pillow (track 1)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King song) (1960) (track 11)
Crying (1961-06-26) (track 12)
translated version of: