100 Greatest Songs From 1958

Criteria: These songs from 1958 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

Chuck Berry

Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues record

Yakety Yak - Ad

Ritchie Valens - La Bamba record

Since I Don't Have You - Ad

Sea Cruise - Ad

Buddy Holly - Rave On single sleve

Lavern Baker - I Cried A Tear - Ad
1 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
2 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
3 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard
4 For Your Precious Love Jerry Butler & the Impressions
5 Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry
6 Yakety Yak Coasters
7 La Bamba Ritchie Valens
8 Since I Don't Have You Skyliners
9 Rumble Link Wray
10 Lonely Teardrops Jackie Wilson
11 Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes Chuck Willis
12 Sea Cruise Frankie Ford
13 Rave On Buddy Holly
14 All I Have To Do Is Dream Everly Brothers
15 Rock-in Robin Bobby Day
16 Reelin And Rocking Chuck Berry
17 Rebel Rouser Duane Eddy
18 Chantilly Lace Big Bopper
19 C'mon Everybody Eddie Cochran
20 Do You Want To Dance Bobby Freeman
21 Willie And The Hand Jive Johnny Otis Show
22 Breathless Jerry Lee Lewis
23 Stagger Lee Lloyd Price
24 Tequila Champs
25 It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty
26 Tears On My Pillow Little Anthony & the Imperials
27 Dizzy Miss Lizzy Larry Williams
28 Around And Around Chuck Berry
29 Don't You Just Know It Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
30 One Night Elvis Presley
31 Carol Chuck Berry
32 What Am I Living For Chuck Willis
33 Sixteen Candles Crests
34 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Platters
35 Bird Dog Everly Brothers
36 Splish Splash Bobby Darin
37 I Wonder Why Dion & the Belmonts
38 Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay Danny & the Juniors
39 Whole Lotta Loving Fats Domino
40 (Night Time Is) The Right Time Ray Charles
41 Come On Let's Go Ritchie Valens
42 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Carl Perkins
43 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
44 Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry
45 Donna Ritchie Valens
46 Little Star Elegants
47 High School Confidential Jerry Lee Lewis
48 It's All In The Game Tommy Edwards
49 Twilight Time Platters
50 Ten Commandments Of Love Moonglows
51 It's So Easy Crickets
52 Rama Lama Ding Dong Edsels
53 A Lover's Question Clyde McPhatter
54 Believe What You Say Ricky Nelson
55 One Summer Night Danleers
56 Drip Drop Drifters
57 Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) Domenico Modugno
58 Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson
59 Slow Down Larry Williams
60 Queen Of The Hop Bobby Darin
61 Over And Over Bobby Day
62 Hard Headed Woman Elvis Presley
63 There's A Moon Out Tonight Capris
64 I Met Him On A Sunday Shirelles
65 To Know Him Is To Love Him Teddy Bears
66 Lovers Never Say Goodbye Flamingos
67 Jennie Lee Jan & Arnie
68 The Walk Jimmy McCracklin
69 Let's Have A Party Wanda Jackson
70 Trouble Elvis Presley
71 Well...All Right Buddy Holly
72 You Cheated Shields
73 So Fine Fiestas
74 Western Movies Olympics
75 The Twist Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
76 It's Just A Matter Of Time Brook Benton
77 Devoted To You Everly Brothers
78 Talk To Me, Talk To Me Little Willie John
79 I'm So Young Students
80 Try Me James Brown & the Famous Flames
81 One For My Baby Frank Sinatra
82 My True Love Jack Scott
83 To Be Loved Jackie Wilson
84 Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson
85 Ooh! My Soul Little Richard
86 Lollipop Chordettes
87 High Blood Pressure Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
88 Sweet Home Chicago Little Junior Parker
89 I Cried A Tear Lavern Baker
90 Stormy Weather Spaniels
91 The Way I Walk Jack Scott
92 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Elvis Presley
93 I'm Gonna Love You Too Buddy Holly
94 Fever Peggy Lee
95 Tom Dooley Kingston Trio
96 For Your Love Ed Townsend
97 I Love You So Chantels
98 That Old Black Magic Louis Prima & Keely Smith
99 Summertime, Summertime Jamies
100 Goodbye Baby Jack Scott
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Every Night (I Pray) Chantels
102 Trickle, Trickle Videos
103 I've Had It Bellnotes
104 Secretly Jimmie Rodgers
105 Leroy Jack Scott
106 Move It Cliff Richard
107 Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey Little Richard
108 Dearest Darling Bo Diddley
109 Skinny Minnie Bill Haley & His Comets
110 Little Pig Dale Hawkins
111 The All American Boy Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare)
112 The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley
113 Just A Dream Jimmy Clanton
114 Witch Doctor David Seville
115 Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds
116 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart Coasters
117 Chapel Of Dreams Dubs
118 The End Earl Grant
119 Try The Impossible Lee Andrews & the Hearts
120 Stupid Cupid Connie Francis
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1958
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1958
* Sixteen Cats Joey Micheals
Adam's Choice:
* Don't Wait Up Laura Lee Perkins

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