All the best music of the 50’s. The decade of copla, chanson and Latin rhythms. Of the Tupé, of the birth of the rock, of the record companies. The age of pop culture, the youth and their rebellion without a cause. From Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot. The Cold War years and the fear of atomic bombs. The beginning of one type of cinema and the end of another…
The decade that has influenced most in today’s music, despite, in many cases, having aged worse than the following. In any case, songs full of nostalgia and feeling, of worship and with idiosyncrasy beyond specific moments or old fads. Some eternal, some less, but always remembered, may now even more, sixty years after they emerged, resurfacing once again.
The list of 100 songs from the 50’s is sorted and separated by years and languages. In this way the evolution and contrasts between continents and countries (as well as influences) can be perceived more noticeably. On the other hand, the release years of some songs may not exactly match their actual release date. It is not always easy to find all the information about it through conventional ways (and often even contradict each other, so one tends to opt for the one that seems most logical).
We hope you like the selection of songs and, above all, that helps you to know or rediscover old melodies that, despite all the time that has passed, continue as current as then. Or, on the contrary, they are so old-fashioned that they have a unique charm and are very enjoyable. A guilty pleasure or a genuine flash of genuine quality. Be that as it may, from Muros de absenta we are confident that you will find a pleasant reading and even more enjoyable listening, and we encourage you to visit any of the other list available on the web (in the Tops section). Always working to offer you more and better content. Soon we will arrive at the decade of the 60s, much longer than this. Soon you will see it.
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959