I must confess to not being much of a rock & roll fan these days. When the genre first appeared in the mid to late 1950s, I was a big fan of recordings such as Rock Around the Clock, The Schoolhouse Rock, and See Ya Later, Alligator by Bill Haley & the Comets. If one enjoyed "jitterbug" dancing in those days (and I did) these songs seemed to have a more intensive rhythm than the "swing" music we'd been dancing to by Benny Goodman, Les Brown, and Glenn Miller for the past decade or so.
I also enjoyed some of the early recordings of Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli, Buddy Holley, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys. I even found some of the music by Jimmi Hendrix and Janice Joplin rather compelling - but as rock got harder over the years, most of it lost all appeal for me.
Therefore, some of the "contemporary" songs listed on this page may not seem all that up-to-date - but they are indicative of the era when guys and gals still held hands and touched each other when they danced. I still enjoy holding a woman when we trip the light fantastic.