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 - Crickets
  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' - Coasters
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' - Diamonds
23. Oh Boy! - Crickets
24. Get A Job - Silhouettes
25. Book Of Love - Monotones
26. Maybe Baby - Crickets
27. Young Blood - Coasters
28. Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
29. Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris
30. Not Fade Away - Crickets
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 - Rays
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 - Dubs
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 - Chantels
53. Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers
54. Whispering Bells - Del-Vikings
55. Teardrops - Lee Andrews & the Hearts
56. Tonite, Tonite - Mello-Kings
57. Lotta Lovin' - Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
58. Mr. Lee - Bobbettes
59. Over The Mountain; Across The Sea - Johnnie & Joe
60. We Belong Together - Robert & Johnny
61. Happy Happy Birthday Baby - Tuneweavers
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 - Charts
75. Florence - Paragons
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 - Pastels
81. Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely) - Dubs
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 - Shells
92. Send For Me - Nat "King" Cole
93. Think - "5" Royales
94. The Stroll - Diamonds
95. Can I Come Over Tonight - Velours
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 - Drifters
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 - Dells
106. He's Gone - Chantels
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 - Clovers
118. The Plea - Chantels
119. Out In The Cold Again - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
120. Walking Along - Solitaires
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