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Robert Fontenot

The Top 10 Pop Instrumentals of the 50s

By April 23, 2013

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Jazz piano, movie themes, swing, and exotica -- despite their pedigree, you probably know many of these hit 50s pop instrumentals whether you realize it or not. The first big set of postwar instrumentals covered lots of stylistic ground rock wasn't ready to touch, and in some cases never did. You might be surprised just how familiar these songs are! Read my top 10 list of the 1950s' greatest wordless pop hits right here.


April 26, 2013 at 11:50 pm
(1) IDLERACER says:

The Blob by The Five Blobs should at least get an honorable mention. Whoever that tenor sax player is, he sure knows how to bend notes.

April 30, 2013 at 9:55 am
(2) DeWayne Johnston says:

Don’t forget Nelson riddle’s “Theme from Rt. 66.”

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