Who Did That 1950s Song #1

Name the musical artists behind these hits from the 1950s.
based on the quizzes from other decades by Quizmaster.
If a song was recorded by more than one artist in the 1950's, name the most famous recording.
Quiz by kenpo17
Last updated: April 11, 2019
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First submittedApril 11, 2019
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Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly
La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley & His Comets
The Purple People Eater
Sheb Wooley
Learnin' the Blues
Frank Sinatra
The Battle of New Orleans
Johnny Horton
Yakety Yak
The Coasters
Wake Up Little Suzie
The Everly Brothers
Come On-a My House
Rosemary Clooney
It's Only Make Believe
Conway Twitty
The Great Pretender
The Platters
Tom Dooley
The Kingston Trio
Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
If Dreams Came True
Pat Boone
Splish Splash
Bobby Darin
Frankie Avalon
Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins
Level 66
Apr 11, 2019
After making this quiz, I think I might know why Quizmaster stopped this series in the 1960s. The music business was very different back then, and when a song was a big hit there would often be several covers of it within a short time. That makes it sometimes hard to pinpoint exactly one artist associated with some of these songs - I had to use lesser-known songs for a few of these artists because either they were covers of other artists' songs, or someone else had covered THEIR song. Even with the additional qualifier I put in the quiz instructions, it was hard to do this in a way that was fair and (hopefully) not too confusing.
Level 46
Apr 11, 2019
This is my music. Got 100% with plenty of time to spare. Thank you for putting a 1950's quiz on here.
Level 66
Apr 11, 2019
Thanks! I'm an 80's kid myself, but I learned plenty of 1950's music from my parents. It doesn't tend to get as much fanfare as 60's music anymore, which I think is unfortunate.