Top 100 Songs Of 1958

These are the top 100 songs of 1958 and the top 50 artists of 1958. On this page you will find two different chart types.

Official Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1958
This is Billboards official top 100 songs of 1958 also known as the Hot 100 of 1958 . To identify the Billboard chart, either the artist’s name or chart position will appear in RED.

Nolan Method (1958 cumulative points only)
The second Nolan Method chart is formulated using 1958 cumulative points only measured from December 1957to November 1958 . To identify the Nolan Method 1958 chart, either the artist’s name or chart position will appear in GREEN.


Nolan Method Explained

The Nolan Method was formulated by lead Top40Weekly contributor Jarrett Nolan.

Using an inverse point-based system, songs earn points for each position that they’re in within the Top 40. Songs at #1 earn 40 points all the way down to 1 point at #40.

A song can earn bonus points if it debuts on the chart within the Top 40. If a song debuts between #11 and #40, the corresponding points for that position would be double with 10 points added.

Example: A song entering the chart at #38, earns 3 points. This would be doubled to 6 points plus 10 making the total score for that week 16 points.

If a song debuts within the Top 10, its entry points would be doubled with 20 points added.

Example: A song debuts on the chart at #1 earning 40 points. The points are doubled to 80 plus 20 for entering in the top 10 giving the song a 100 total for that week.

Bonus points can only be earned on a song’s debut week within the 40.

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Top 100 Songs of 1958 (side by side with Nolan Method)

Side by Side of Both Top 100 Songs of 1958

Top 50 Artists of 1958 (side by side with Nolan Method)

Top 100 Songs 1958

This list is a side by side of Billboard’s top songs of 1958 and Jarrett Nolan’s cumulative point method (aka the Nolan Method).

These top 100 songs of 1958 were created using data between December 1955 to the last week of November 1958 .

Billboard’s Hot 100 Year-end Of 1958

Billboard’s HOT 100 Songs are derived from radio airplay, sales data, and streaming data. RED.

This year’s most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data provided by online music sources during the charts dated November 24, 1957 , to November 16, 1958 .

The Nolan Method: Top 40 Weekly Year-end Of 1958

The Nolan Method totals all points accrued from all songs that entered the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 from December 1, 1958 through November 30, 1958 . In the case of collaborations, each credited artist was given the total points a song earned. GREEN.

A song’s peak position is in parentheses after the title. If there is an asterisk next to the peak, it means that the song was still upwardly mobile as of the cutoff – November 30, 1958 .

1Heartbreak Hotel (#1)
Elvis Presley
Lisbon Antigua (#2)
Nelson Riddle
2Don’t Be Cruel (#1)
Elvis Presley
The Wayward Wind (#1)
Gogi Grant
3Lisbon Antigua (#2)
Nelson Riddle
Heartbreak Hotel (#1)
Elvis Presley
4My Prayer (#1)
The Platters
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (#2)
Doris Day
5The Wayward Wind (#1)
Gogi Grant
(The) Rock and Roll Waltz (#1)
Kay Starr
6The Poor People of Paris (#1)
Les Baxter
My Prayer (#1)
The Platters
7Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (#2)
Doris Day
Moonglow & Theme from Picnic (#2)
Morris Stoloff
8Hound Dog (#2)
Elvis Presley
The Poor People of Paris (#1)
Les Baxter
9Memories Are Made of This (#1)
Dean Martin
The Great Pretender (#1)
The Platters
10
(The) Rock and Roll Waltz (#1)
Kay Starr
Memories Are Made of This (#1)
Dean Martin
11Moonglow & Theme from Picnic (#2)
Morris Stoloff
Allegheny Moon (#2)
Patti Page
12The Great Pretender (#1)
The Platters
I Almost Lost My Mind (#1)
Pat Boone
13I Almost Lost My Mind (#1)
Pat Boone
Don’t Be Cruel (#1)
Elvis Presley
14I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (#3)
Elvis Presley
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) (#2)
Perry Como
15Love Me Tender (#1)
Elvis Presley
Sixteen Tons (#1)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
16Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) (#2)
Perry Como
Hound Dog (#2)
Elvis Presley
17Canadian Sunset (#2)
Eddie Heywood & Hugo Winterhalter
Return to Me (#4)
Dean Martin
18Blue Suede Shoes (#3)
Carl Perkins
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#3)
Elvis Presley
19Green Door (#1)
Jim Lowe
Peggy Sue (#3)
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
20No, Not Much (#3)
The Four Lads
Just a Dream (#4)
Jimmy Clanton
21Honky Tonk (#2)
Bill Doggett
Don’t (#1)
Elvis Presley
22Sixteen Tons (#1)
Tennessee Ernie Ford
The Purple People Eater (#1)
Sheb Wooley
23Just Walkin’ in the Rain (#2)
Johnnie Ray
Get a Job (#1)
The Silhouettes
24Allegheny Moon (#2)
Patti Page
Great Balls of Fire (#2)
Jerry Lee Lewis
25I’m in Love Again (#5)
Fats Domino
Tears on My Pillow (#4)
Little Anthony and the Imperials
26Tonight You Belong to Me (#6)
Patience and Prudence
Who’s Sorry Now? (#4)
Connie Francis
27Be-Bop-A-Lula (#9)
Gene Vincent
Catch a Falling Star (#9)
Perry Como
28Why Do Fools Fall in Love (#7)
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Yakety Yak (#1)
The Coasters
29Standing on the Corner (#3)
The Four Lads
Chantilly Lace (#6)
the Big Bopper
30The Flying Saucer (#7)
Buchanan & Goodman
You Send Me (#1)
Sam Cooke
31Moonglow & Theme from Picnic (#4)
Ivory Tower (#6)
The Book of Love (#6)
The Monotones
32Better Now (#3)
Post Malone
Susie Darlin’ (#5)
Robin Luke
33See You Later Alligator (#6)
Bill Haley & His Comets
Oh Lonesome Me (#8)
Don Gibson
34I’ll Be Home (#5)
Pat Boone
Jailhouse Rock (#1)
Elvis Presley
35On the Street Where You Live (#8)
Vic Damone
My True Love (#3)
Jack Scott
36(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch (#4)
The Platters
Secretly (#4)
Jimmie Rodgers
37Born to Be with You (#5)
The Chordettes
Looking Back (#5)
Nat King Cole
38Band of Gold (#5)
Don Cherry
The Stroll (#5)
The Diamonds
39More (#16)
Perry Como
Raunchy (#3)
Bill Justis
40Singing the Blues (#4*)
Guy Mitchell
Hard Headed Woman (#2)
Elvis Presley
41Blueberry Hill (#6*)
Fats Domino
Lollipop (#2)
The Chordettes
42The Fool (#9)
Sanford Clark
Sweet Little Sixteen (#2)
Chuck Berry
43The Happy Whistler (#9)
Don Robertson
Do You Want to Dance (#5)
Bobby Freeman
44True Love (#6*)
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
Oh, Julie (#5)
The Crescendos
45Long Tall Sally (#13)
Little Richard
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) (#4)
the Four Preps
46A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl (#11)
Teresa Brewer
Stood Up (#5)
Ricky Nelson
47Transfusion (#13)
Nervous Norvus
Tea For Two Cha-Cha (#7)
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Warren Covington
48It Only Hurts for a Little While (#15)
The Ames Brothers
Splish Splash (#3)
Bobby Darin
49A Tear Fell (#7)
Teresa Brewer
It’s Only Make Believe (#1)
Conway Twitty
50Rock Island Line (#10)
Lonnie Donegan
When (#5)
The Kalin Twins

Side by Side Comparison

This list is a side by side comparison of both top songs of 1958 charts.

Songs are listed in alphabetically according to the artist or band’s name.

Key:

  • RED – Official Billboard Top 100 Songs of 1958
  • GREEN – Nolan Method 1958 cumulative points only
Raunchy (#3)39
Bill Justis
Sail Along Silv’ry Moon (#5)615
Billy Vaughn
Splish Splash (#3)3848
Bobby Darin
Rockin’ Robin (#2)278
Bobby Day
Do You Want to Dance (#5)4243
Bobby Freeman
Peggy Sue (#3)5019
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Sweet Little Sixteen (#2)2942
Chuck Berry
Who’s Sorry Now? (#4)3926
Connie Francis
It’s Only Make Believe (#1)1149
Conway Twitty
Topsy Part 2 (#3)30
Cozy Cole
At the Hop (#1)201
Danny & the Juniors
Witch Doctor (#1)42
David Seville
Return to Me (#4)1017
Dean Martin
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) (#1)111
Domenico Modugno
Oh Lonesome Me (#8)33
Don Gibson
Rebel-‘Rouser (#6)46
Duane Eddy
Don’t (#1)321
Elvis Presley
Hard Headed Woman (#2)4940
Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock (#1)34
Elvis Presley
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#3)2218
Elvis Presley
My True Love (#3)4035
Jack Scott
Great Balls of Fire (#2)3624
Jerry Lee Lewis
Secretly (#4)1936
Jimmie Rodgers
Just a Dream (#4)2520
Jimmy Clanton
Endless Sleep (#5)41
Jody Reynolds
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands (#2)1714
Laurie London
Tears on My Pillow (#4)3425
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Looking Back (#5)3137
Nat King Cole
A Wonderful Time Up There (#10)24
Pat Boone
April Love (#1)4513
Pat Boone
Patricia (#2)54
Perez Prado
Catch a Falling Star (#9)727
Perry Como
Poor Little Fool (#1)2316
Ricky Nelson
Stood Up (#5)1646
Ricky Nelson
Susie Darlin’ (#5)32
Robin Luke
Short Shorts (#3)35
Royal Teens
You Send Me (#1)30
Sam Cooke
The Purple People Eater (#1)1222
Sheb Woole
Chantilly Lace (#6)29
the Big Bopper
Tequila (#1)89
The Champs
Lollipop (#2)3741
The Chordettes
Yakety Yak (#1)2128
The Coasters
Oh, Julie (#5)4744
The Crescendos
The Stroll (#5)x38
The Diamonds
Little Star (#1)157
The Elegants
All I Have to Do Is Dream (#1)26
The Everly Brothers
Bird Dog (#2)1310
The Everly Brothers
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) (#4)45
the Four Preps
When (#5)4350
The Kalin Twins
Tom Dooley (#1)28
The Kingston Trio
Sugartime (#5)263
The McGuire Sisters
The Book of Love (#6)3231
The Monotones
Twilight Time (#1)1812
The Platters
Get a Job (#1)1423
The Silhouettes
To Know Him Is to Love Him (#1)44
The Teddy Bears
Tea For Two Cha-Cha (#7)3347
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Warren Covington
It’s All in the Game (#1)95
Tommy Edwards