1950s music

Take a trip down memory lane with the iconic sounds of 1950s music. Explore top hits, artists, and genres that defined this golden era of music and relive the nostalgia.

If you envision a dance party that gets everyone out on the dance floor, have the DJ spin tunes from different eras. A dance party at Vine Hill Elementary in Scotts Valley, Calif., included music from the ’50s through the present day. Parents and students wore costumes from their favorite decades. Work with the DJ to identify the songs guaranteed to get everybody grooving. Or let parents and kids make requests in advance of the event.

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