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 .

1

Heartbreak Hotel (#1)

Elvis Presley

Lisbon Antigua (#2)

Nelson Riddle

2

Don’t Be Cruel (#1)

Elvis Presley

The Wayward Wind (#1)

Gogi Grant

3

Lisbon Antigua (#2)

Nelson Riddle

Heartbreak Hotel (#1)

Elvis Presley

4

My Prayer (#1)

The Platters

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (#2)

Doris Day

5

The Wayward Wind (#1)

Gogi Grant

(The) Rock and Roll Waltz (#1)

Kay Starr

6

The Poor People of Paris (#1)

Les Baxter

My Prayer (#1)

The Platters

7

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (#2)

Doris Day

Moonglow & Theme from Picnic (#2)

Morris Stoloff

8

Hound Dog (#2)

Elvis Presley

The Poor People of Paris (#1)

Les Baxter

9

Memories 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

11

Moonglow & Theme from Picnic (#2)

Morris Stoloff

Allegheny Moon (#2)

Patti Page

12

The Great Pretender (#1)

The Platters

I Almost Lost My Mind (#1)

Pat Boone

13

I Almost Lost My Mind (#1)

Pat Boone

Don’t Be Cruel (#1)

Elvis Presley

14

I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (#3)

Elvis Presley

Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) (#2)

Perry Como

15

Love Me Tender (#1)

Elvis Presley

Sixteen Tons (#1)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

16

Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) (#2)

Perry Como

Hound Dog (#2)

Elvis Presley

17

Canadian Sunset (#2)

Eddie Heywood & Hugo Winterhalter

Return to Me (#4)

Dean Martin

18

Blue Suede Shoes (#3)

Carl Perkins

Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#3)

Elvis Presley

19

Green Door (#1)

Jim Lowe

Peggy Sue (#3)

Buddy Holly & The Crickets

20

No, Not Much (#3)

The Four Lads

Just a Dream (#4)

Jimmy Clanton

21

Honky Tonk (#2)

Bill Doggett

Don’t (#1)

Elvis Presley

22

Sixteen Tons (#1)

Tennessee Ernie Ford

The Purple People Eater (#1)

Sheb Wooley

23

Just Walkin’ in the Rain (#2)

Johnnie Ray

Get a Job (#1)

The Silhouettes

24

Allegheny Moon (#2)

Patti Page

Great Balls of Fire (#2)

Jerry Lee Lewis

25

I’m in Love Again (#5)

Fats Domino

Tears on My Pillow (#4)

Little Anthony and the Imperials

26

Tonight You Belong to Me (#6)

Patience and Prudence

Who’s Sorry Now? (#4)

Connie Francis

27

Be-Bop-A-Lula (#9)

Gene Vincent

Catch a Falling Star (#9)

Perry Como

28

Why Do Fools Fall in Love (#7)

Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

Yakety Yak (#1)

The Coasters

29

Standing on the Corner (#3)

The Four Lads

Chantilly Lace (#6)

the Big Bopper

30

The Flying Saucer (#7)

Buchanan & Goodman

You Send Me (#1)

Sam Cooke

31

Moonglow & Theme from Picnic (#4)

Ivory Tower (#6)

The Book of Love (#6)

The Monotones

32

Better Now (#3)

Post Malone

Susie Darlin’ (#5)

Robin Luke

33

See You Later Alligator (#6)

Bill Haley & His Comets

Oh Lonesome Me (#8)

Don Gibson

34

I’ll Be Home (#5)

Pat Boone

Jailhouse Rock (#1)

Elvis Presley

35

On 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

37

Born to Be with You (#5)

The Chordettes

Looking Back (#5)

Nat King Cole

38

Band of Gold (#5)

Don Cherry

The Stroll (#5)

The Diamonds

39

More (#16)

Perry Como

Raunchy (#3)

Bill Justis

40

Singing the Blues (#4*)

Guy Mitchell

Hard Headed Woman (#2)

Elvis Presley

41

Blueberry Hill (#6*)

Fats Domino

Lollipop (#2)

The Chordettes

42

The Fool (#9)

Sanford Clark

Sweet Little Sixteen (#2)

Chuck Berry

43

The Happy Whistler (#9)

Don Robertson

Do You Want to Dance (#5)

Bobby Freeman

44

True Love (#6*)

Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly

Oh, Julie (#5)

The Crescendos

45

Long Tall Sally (#13)

Little Richard

26 Miles (Santa Catalina) (#4)

the Four Preps

46

A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl (#11)

Teresa Brewer

Stood Up (#5)

Ricky Nelson

47

Transfusion (#13)

Nervous Norvus

Tea For Two Cha-Cha (#7)

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Warren Covington

48

It Only Hurts for a Little While (#15)

The Ames Brothers

Splish Splash (#3)

Bobby Darin

49

A Tear Fell (#7)

Teresa Brewer

It’s Only Make Believe (#1)

Conway Twitty

50

Rock 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) 6 15
Billy Vaughn
Splish Splash (#3) 38 48
Bobby Darin
Rockin’ Robin (#2) 27 8
Bobby Day
Do You Want to Dance (#5) 42 43
Bobby Freeman
Peggy Sue (#3) 50 19
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
Sweet Little Sixteen (#2) 29 42
Chuck Berry
Who’s Sorry Now? (#4) 39 26
Connie Francis
It’s Only Make Believe (#1) 11 49
Conway Twitty
Topsy Part 2 (#3) 30
Cozy Cole
At the Hop (#1) 20 1
Danny & the Juniors
Witch Doctor (#1) 4 2
David Seville
Return to Me (#4) 10 17
Dean Martin
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volaré) (#1) 1 11
Domenico Modugno
Oh Lonesome Me (#8) 33
Don Gibson
Rebel-‘Rouser (#6) 46
Duane Eddy
Don’t (#1) 3 21
Elvis Presley
Hard Headed Woman (#2) 49 40
Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock (#1) 34
Elvis Presley
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#3) 22 18
Elvis Presley
My True Love (#3) 40 35
Jack Scott
Great Balls of Fire (#2) 36 24
Jerry Lee Lewis
Secretly (#4) 19 36
Jimmie Rodgers
Just a Dream (#4) 25 20
Jimmy Clanton
Endless Sleep (#5) 41
Jody Reynolds
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands (#2) 17 14
Laurie London
Tears on My Pillow (#4) 34 25
Little Anthony and the Imperials
Looking Back (#5) 31 37
Nat King Cole
A Wonderful Time Up There (#10) 24
Pat Boone
April Love (#1) 45 13
Pat Boone
Patricia (#2) 5 4
Perez Prado
Catch a Falling Star (#9) 7 27
Perry Como
Poor Little Fool (#1) 23 16
Ricky Nelson
Stood Up (#5) 16 46
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) 12 22
Sheb Woole
Chantilly Lace (#6) 29
the Big Bopper
Tequila (#1) 8 9
The Champs
Lollipop (#2) 37 41
The Chordettes
Yakety Yak (#1) 21 28
The Coasters
Oh, Julie (#5) 47 44
The Crescendos
The Stroll (#5) x 38
The Diamonds
Little Star (#1) 15 7
The Elegants
All I Have to Do Is Dream (#1) 2 6
The Everly Brothers
Bird Dog (#2) 13 10
The Everly Brothers
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) (#4) 45
the Four Preps
When (#5) 43 50
The Kalin Twins
Tom Dooley (#1) 28
The Kingston Trio
Sugartime (#5) 26 3
The McGuire Sisters
The Book of Love (#6) 32 31
The Monotones
Twilight Time (#1) 18 12
The Platters
Get a Job (#1) 14 23
The Silhouettes
To Know Him Is to Love Him (#1) 44
The Teddy Bears
Tea For Two Cha-Cha (#7) 33 47
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Warren Covington
It’s All in the Game (#1) 9 5
Tommy Edwards