We're talking music from an era before many of us - including me - were even born! My "boys" are now young men, but I was impressed throughout their middle school years how much they and their friends got into the music of the 60s. But none of their friends cared anything for 1950's music. That seems to be changing a little now as I'm finding more of today's teenagers discovering the music of the early days of rock and roll. If a teenager approached you today and asked you for five great songs from the 50's that you would recommend that he or she listen to, what would they be? My five: (1) Oh Boy! - Buddy Holly and the Crickets. (2) A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter (3) Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (4) The Great Pretender - the Platters (5) Rumble - Link Wray and the Raymen I've got a fair collection of 45 RPM records from that era, and I can think of many other good songs to include. However, I've limited this list to five thinking there will be lots of diversity reflected in the answers.