The upbeat and energetic sound of 50s music has always made people want to dance. It was a time when joyful and upbeat songs made a difference, and rock and roll music became a phenomenon because it delivered just that.
Bands like Bill Haley & His Comets were a huge success in popularity because they delivered positive hype and kept the good times rolling. “Rip It Up” was a hit song from “Don’t Knock The Rock” and the lyrics denote everything that a young person would do over the weekend. The song made it to number 30 on the US charts and number 4 in the UK hits.
Aside from being a great song, the most notable scene in the movie was the dancing. Early rock and roll shows were held in gyms or small clubs, and the music style still has the elements of swing in the composition. As Bill Haley & The Comets played the song, partners would go onto the dance floor, swinging with energy and grace. The nostalgia of this music hits hard, but it’s positive, and many people still appreciate this style of music even today.