My Favorite Love Songs by American Rock and Roll Singers

Many of them were stopped. A lot of my Favorite Love Songs are by American Rock and Roll Singers, but through many strange circumstances they were stopped. Last night I was watching a fictitious movie on TV about the early days and how people were protesting against the music. Then this morning at about 5 am, as I lay in bed, it dawned on me that the music was stopped. So I would like to share with you my thoughts on some of the artists, and one song from each.

1. Memphis Tennessee – Johnny Rivers

This is one of my favorite love songs by an American rock and roll singer.

2. Chuck Berry – Roll over Beethoven

He wrote a lot of very nice songs. In fact he wrote the previous one that was a big hit for Johnny Rivers.

3. Buddy Holly – Oh Boy

I heard this song on the radio at a friends house when I was about 11 years old. Later on we had the old 78 record. Many years later I heard that he died in a plane crash.

4. The Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace

He died in the same plane.

5. Ritchie Valens – Donna

He died in the same plane.

6. Eddie Cochran – Three steps to heaven

He died in a taxi accident in England. He tells us how to fall in love. When I was a teenager, a friend of my brother used to sing this song. It felt so exciting, as I had never had a girlfriend.

7. Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill

This was one of the standard rock and roll songs on the American TV show called Happy Days, and is still one of my favorite love songs today.

8. Ricky Nelson – There’ll never be anyone else but you for meMy Favorite Love Song by American Rock and Roll Singers

He changed his name to Rick, and also changed his record label. Some say his success changed because of the British Invasion. When he later revitalized his career, he died in a plane crash.

9. Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

Elvis was sent to the army at the height of his career. This was the very first rock and roll song I ever heard. I was about 11 years of age at a friends house, when he put the record on. I had never heard drums or guitars before, and it gripped me so tightly, and never let go!

10. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great balls of fire

A scandal broke out about his 13 year old wife when he was in England, which downed his career for many years.

11. Fabian – Like a Tiger

When I was young they played this fast moving record at the roller rink. I just loved it so much, and would skate as fast as I could. He apparently had a lot of setbacks, and one of them was to do with payola. I am not sure how all that stuff works.