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.

  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
An unheralded great record from 1958
Bruce's choice -
* Sixteen Cats - Joey Micheals
Adam's choice -
* Don't Wait Up - Laura Lee Perkins

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Last Updated: 2009-08-11