Jerry Lee Lewis in the late 1980s. His music, even when he was making it within the Nashville country establishment in the 1960s and 1970s, chafed at confinement

From “Great Balls of Fire” to “Over the Rainbow,” whether the songs were brash or tearful, Jerry Lee Lewis was indomitable.

Here are 10 memorable Jerry Lee Lewis songs from a recording career that spanned nearly 60 years:

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“Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957) Brash ambition defines Lewis’s first hit, with its pounding boogie-woogie beat, its cocky dance instructions — “All you gotta do, honey, is kinda stand in one spot

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“Great Balls of Fire” (1957) The definitive Jerry Lee Lewis song, written by Otis Blackwell, is a two-minute lesson in bedrock virtuosity and rowdy freedom.

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“High School Confidential” (Live, 1964) Sign up for the Louder Newsletter  Stay on top of the latest in pop and jazz with reviews, interviews, podcasts and more from The New York Times music critics.

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“Another Place Another Time” (1968) By the late 1960s, Lewis was being marketed as a country performer, and he proved his honky-tonk bona fides with songs like “Another Place Another Time.”

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“I Can Still Hear the Music in the Restroom” (1975) Tom T. Hall wrote this song, talk-sung by a hard-drinking honky-tonk patron who’s driven to tears by a song:

“Who Will the Next Fool Be” (1979) Written by Charlie Rich, “Who Will the Next Fool Be” had been widely covered by soul singers before Lewis recorded it on his self-titled 1979 album

“Over the Rainbow” (1980) Lewis turned a standard from “The Wizard of Oz” into a country waltz, using the scratchiness in his road-worn voice to make that rainbow seem very distant