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1958

Nineteen Fifty Eight

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1958

  • The Movie “The Bridge OVer The River Kwai” Wins 7 Academy Awards
  • The First Annual Grammy Awards
  • The San Franscisco Giants Beat The Los Angeles Dodgers In The First MLB Regular Season Game Ever Played In California
  • The Hearst Castle Is Opened For Public Guided Tours
  • The Hula Hoop Is First Marketed In The Unites States
  • President Dwight D Eisenhower Signs The Alaska State Hood Act Making Alaska The 49th State
  • NASA Begins Operations
  • An Evening With Fred Astaire, The First Televison Show Recorded On Color Video Tape Is Broadcast On NBC
  • Harry Winston Donates The Hope Diamond To The Smithsonian
  • The Jim Henson Company Is Founded

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people

– Martin Luther King Jr

Top 100 Songs For 1958

 

  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     The 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     The Everly Brothers
  15. Rock n’ 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     The Johnny Otis Show

22. Breathless     Jerry Lee Lewis

23. Stagger Lee     Lloyd Price

24. Tequila     The 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     The Crests

34. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes     The Platters

35. Bird Dog     The 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. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree     Brenda Lee

43. Run Rudolph Run     Chuck Berry

44. Donna     Ritchie Valens

45. Little Star     The Elegants

46. High School Confidential      Jerry Lee Lewis

47. It’s All In The Game     Tommy Edwards

48. Twilight Time     The Platters

49. Ten Commandments Of Love     Moonglows

50. It’s So Easy     The Crickets

51. Rama Lama Ding Dong     The Edsels

52. A Lover’s Question     Clyde McPhatter

53. Believe What You Say     Ricky Nelson

54. One Summer Night     The Danleers

55. Drip Drop     The Drifters

56. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)     Domenico Modugno

57. Poor Little Fool      Ricky Nelson

58. Slow Down     Larry Williams

59. Queen Of The Hop     Bobby Darin

60. Over And Over     Bobby Day

61. Hard Headed Woman     Elvis Presley

62. There’s A Moon Out Tonight     The Capris

63. I Met Him On A Sunday     The Shirelles

64. To Know Him Is To Love Him     Teddy Bears

65. Lovers Never Say Goodbye     The Flamingos

66. Jennie Lee     Jan & Arnie

67. The Walk     Jimmy McCracklin

68. Let’s Have A Party     Wanda Jackson

69. Trouble     Elvis Presley

70. Well … All Right     Buddy Holly

71. You Cheated     The Shields

72. So Fine     The Fiestas

73. Western Movies     The Olympics

74. The Twist     Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

75. It’s Just A Matter Of Time     Brook Benton

76. Devoted To You     The Everly Brothers, The

77. Talk To Me, Talk To Me      Little Willie John

78. I’m So Young     The Students

79. Try Me     James Brown & The Famous Flames

80. One For My Baby     Frank Sinatra

81. My True Love     Jack Scott

82. To Be Loved     Jackie Wilson

83. Lonesome Town     Ricky Nelson

84. Ooh! My Soul     Little Richard

85. Lollipop     The Chordettes

86. High Blood Pressure     Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns

87. Sweet Home Chicago     Little Junior Parker

88. I Cried A Tear     Lavern Baker

89. Stormy Weather     The Spaniels

90. The Way I Walk      Jack Scott

91. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck     Elvis Presley

92. I’m Gonna Love You Too     Buddy Holly

93. Fever     Peggy Lee

94. Tom Dooley     The Kingston Trio

95. For Your Love     Ed Townsend

96. I Love You So     The Chantels

97. That Old Black Magic     Louis Prima & Keely Smith

98. Summertime, Summertime     The Jamies

99. Goodbye Baby     Jack Scott

100. Every Night (I Pray)     The Chantels

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