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Posted By: toadfrog
30-Aug-01 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Subject: RE: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Well, in the 1950's there were Zena, Zena [sp?], and Wimoweh, and Irene Goodnight, and Freight Train. So Long, It's Been Good to Know You, and This Land is Your Land by Woodie Guthrie are sometimes called folk songs, and were hits in the 50's. "Wreck of the John B" may also be a folk song. If imitation folk songs count, there are Sixteen Tons, and the Battle of New Orleans. Any top ten folk songs from the 50's would be Weavers' songs.

By golly, if "Blowin' in the Wind" is a "folk song," then we should also add, "Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love," a similar song which was also extremely popular in the early 1960's. And how about "Monster Mash?"