Songs from Movies

American Hot Wax (1978)

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950s. Freed was a source of great controversy: criticized by conservatives for corrupting youth with the "devil's music"; hated by racists for promoting African American music for white consumption; persecuted by law enforcement officials and finally brought down by the "payola" scandals.

The movie American Hot Wax, released in 1978, features 33 songs from artists like Little Richard, Bobby Darin, Ritchie Valens and Jerry Lee Lewis. What is your favorite song from American Hot Wax?


Songs from American Hot Wax

Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Splish Splash
Bobby Darin
La Bamba
Ritchie Valens
Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Darlin'
The Diamonds
Little Star
The Elegants
Whispering Bells
The Del Vikings
Sea Cruise
Frankie Ford
Lavender Blue
Sammy Turner (as Sam Turner)
Charlie Brown
The Coasters
There Goes My Baby
The Drifters
Lonely Teardrops
Jackie Wilson
Willie and the Hand Jive
Johnny Otis
A Thousand Miles Away
The Heartbeats
Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers
Honky Tonk Part 2
William Doggett (as Bill Doggett)
Sixty Minute Man
The Dominoes
Oh Boy!
Buddy Holly
Rave On
Buddy Holly
It's All in the Game
Tommy Edwards
Do You Want to Dance
Bobby Freeman
Sweet Little Sixteen
Chuck Berry
The Cadillacs
Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs
Summertime Blues
Eddie Cochran
Mister Blue
Timmy and the Tangerines
Mr. Lee
The Delights
The Delights
Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay
The Planotones
Come Go With Me
The Planotones
Reelin' and Rockin'
Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven
Chuck Berry
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
The Chesterfields