Most popular dance tunes that Influenced what we listen to.

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    The Movie Moulin Rouge would bring us the Theme song. The mood was decidedly romantic throughout much of the 1950's Happy Days were a bit more subdued than most try to portray that era. The LIVING STRINGS sound of Perry Faith sounded great on the HiFi . But it must be remembered that at this time that singles were still being issued in both 78 RPM and 45 RPM formats. Even Cuckoo clocks made during this time period would often contain a music box that played this tune...

    And let's not forget Eddie Fisher's hit I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU

     
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    1954 had style and variety. The songs were happy and full of life. Number 1 was by the Cordetts and would come to stereo typify a kinder and innocent time in BACK TO THE FUTURE ---- MR. SANDMAN
    Life could be a dream because The Crew Cut from Canada said so SH-BOOM

    Of course The Crew Cuts could now appear on the television! The lights needed to be very bright and the makeup was over the top to produce contrast in black and white; however, everyone was watching and loved TV!

    Rosemary Clooney would reach number 10 on the US charts with the mambo rhythm in MAMBO ITALIANO --- but number 1 in UK. Rock'n Roll was still not king yet. The Mambo and the Calypso were still very popular. One cool dance!
     
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    1955 is a transitional year. Yes, Bill Haley's ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK was the number one hit; however, its release was 1954. The Platter's ONLY YOU was released in 1955.

    Another standard to appear was LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING by the Four Aces. Al Albert (the lead) would later become a PHILLY icon with his Al Albert's Showcase --- a way for area kid talent to get on TV.

    And Al Hibbler's UNCHAINED MELODY remains the popular slow dance standard to this very day. By the way this song got its name from the Prison Movie UNCHAINED
     
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    The tune of the 1950's that epitomized that decade was first introduced in of all things an Alfred Hitchcock movie with Jimmy Stewart & Doris Day --- THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.
    It goes without saying that EVERYONE heard that song, sang that song and or danced to that song... It became Doris Day's theme song. 1956
    There was a general feeling that as long as people tried their best and lived the way GOD would have them live (although things were never perfect) ---- everything would come out alright in the end... It was an optimistic time that has never been surpassed.

     
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