100 Greatest Songs From 1957

Criteria: These songs from 1957 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.

1. Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
2. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
Jerry Lee Lewis
3. That'll Be The Day
4. Bye Bye Love
Everly Brothers
5. Great Balls Of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis
6. School Day
Chuck Berry
7. Rock And Roll Music
Chuck Berry
8. Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly
9. Lucille
Little Richard
10. Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
11. All Shook Up
Elvis Presley
12. Searchin'
13. You Send Me
Sam Cooke
14. Wake Up Little Susie
Everly Brothers
15. Susie Q
Dale Hawkins
16. I'm Walkin'
Fats Domino
17. Keep A 'Knockin'
Little Richard
18. Matchbox
Carl Perkins
19. C.C. Rider
Chuck Willis
20. Send Me Some Lovin'
Little Richard
21. At The Hop
Danny & the Juniors
22. Little Darlin'
23. Oh Boy!
24. Get A Job
25. Book Of Love
26. Maybe Baby
27. Young Blood
28. Chances Are
Johnny Mathis
29. Little Bitty Pretty One
Thurston Harris
30. Not Fade Away
31. Walking After Midnight
Patsy Cline
32. I'm A King Bee
Slim Harpo
33. Got My Mojo Working
Muddy Waters
34. Jingle Bell Rock
Bobby Helms
35. Too Much
Elvis Presley
36. Diana
Paul Anka
37. Silhouettes
38. Reet Petite
Jackie Wilson
39. Don't Let Go
Roy Hamilton
40. Short Fat Fannie
Larry Williams
41. Hey Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
42. Red Hot
Billy Riley
43. Twenty Flight Rock
Eddie Cochran
44. It's Not For Me To Say
Johnny Mathis
45. Could This Be Magic
46. Teddy Bear
Elvis Presley
47. Just Because
Lloyd Price
48. Farther Up The Road
Bobby "Blue" Bland
49. It Hurts Me Too
Elmore James
50. Treat Me Nice
Elvis Presley

51. Long Lonely Nights
Lee Andrews & the Hearts
52. Maybe
53. Honeycomb
Jimmie Rodgers
54. Whispering Bells
55. Teardrops
Lee Andrews & the Hearts
56. Tonite, Tonite
57. Lotta Lovin'
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
58. Mr. Lee
59. Over The Mountain; Across The Sea
Johnnie & Joe
60. We Belong Together
Robert & Johnny
61. Happy Happy Birthday Baby
62. Black Slacks
Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones
63. Bony Moronie
Larry Williams
64. Don't
Elvis Presley
65. To The Aisle
Five Satins
66. A White Sport Coat
Marty Robbins
67. Stardust
Billy Ward & the Dominoes
68. Baby I Don't Care
Elvis Presley
69. Mona
Bo Diddley
70. Everyday
Buddy Holly
71. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz
Hollywood Flames
72. Got A Lot O'Livin' To Do
Elvis Presley
73. Be-Bop Baby
Ricky Nelson
74. Deserie
75. Florence
76. Flying Saucer Rock And Roll
Billy Riley
77. Stood Up
Ricky Nelson
78. Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley
79. Swanee River Rock
Ray Charles
80. Been So Long
81. Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely)
82. Goody Goody
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
83. Jenny, Jenny
Little Richard
84. Honest I Do
Jimmy Reed
85. Before You Accuse Me
Bo Diddley
86. Walkin' With Mr. Lee
Lee Allen
87. Raunchy
Bill Justis / Ernie Freeman
88. Miss Ann
Little Richard
89. Peanuts
Little Joe & the Thrillers
90. Words Of Love
Buddy Holly
91. Baby Oh Baby
92. Send For Me
Nat "King" Cole
93. Think
"5" Royales
94. The Stroll
95. Can I Come Over Tonight
96. Who's Sorry Now
Connie Francis
97. My Special Angel
Bobby Helms
98. Louie Louie
Richard Berry & the Pharaohs
99. Jail Bait
Andre Williams
100. Fools Fall In Love
20 more worth mentioning.
101. Fujiama Mama
Wanda Jackson
102. Bi-I-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
103. I Got Love If You Want It
Slim Harpo
104. Dedicated To The One I Love
"5" Royales
105. Why Do You Have To Go
106. He's Gone
107. Boom, Boom Out Goes The Light
Little Walter
108. True Fine Mama
Little Richard
109. I Beg Of You
Elvis Presley
110. Twelfth Of Never
Johnny Mathis
111. Loving You
Elvis Presley
112. Waitin' In School
Ricky Nelson
113. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Jimmie Rodgers
114. La Dee Dah
Billy & Lillie
115. Mean Woman Blues
Elvis Presley / Jerry Lee Lewis
116. Dede Dinah
Frankie Avalon
117. Down In The Alley
118. The Plea
119. Out In The Cold Again
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
120. Walking Along
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1957
An unheralded great record from 1957
Bruce's choice:
* Henpecked Daddy
Ralph Johnson
Adam's choice:
* Make With The Lovin'
Dennis Herrold
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Last Updated: 2009-08-11