Albums from the Year 1958

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This page lists the top albums of 1958 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. Before 1960 quality chart information for albums is sparse, the result should therefore be treated with some caution. A list of biggest hit songs of 1958 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1958 were:

1:Frank Sinatra2:Johnny Mathis3:Leonard Bernstein4:Elvis Presley5:Henry Mancini
6:Mitch Miller7:Miles Davis8:Ray Conniff9:Van Cliburn10:Ella Fitzgerald
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Leonard Bernstein West Side Story 1958 Library of Congress artifact added 2008 (1957), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1991 (1958), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1986), UK 3 - Jan 1959 (28 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1962, US 4 of 1962, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), US Longest Running Album 41 1957 (191 weeks), Guiness 55, DMDB 81, Acclaimed 1230 (1957), RYM 22 of 1957
2 Henry Mancini The Music from Peter Gunn 1958 US 1 of 1959, US num 1 for 10 weeks - Feb 1959, Library of Congress artifact added 2010 (1958), Grammy in 1958, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1959), US BB 2 of 1959, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1959), Acclaimed 1593 (1958), RYM 36 of 1958
3 Original Soundtrack South Pacific 1958 UK 1 - May 1958 (315 weeks), US num 1 for 5 weeks - May 1958, US BB 1 of 1958, US CashBox 2 of 1958, US 3 of 1959, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1966), US Longest Running Album 14 1958 (262 weeks), DMDB 36, Billboard 108 - Jan 1964 (11 weeks), RYM 77 of 1958
4 Original Soundtrack Gigi 1958 US num 1 for 9 weeks - Jul 1958, US BB 1 of 1959, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1958), UK 2 - Jan 1959 (87 weeks), US 2 of 1959, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1968), US CashBox 10 of 1958, US Longest Running Album 64 1958 (172 weeks), RYM 156 of 1958
5 Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me 1958 US num 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1958, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1958), UK 2 - Sep 1958 (26 weeks), Grammy in 1958 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 2002), US 5 of 1958, US CashBox 6 of 1958, US BB 9 of 1958, Acclaimed 839 (1958), RYM 19 of 1958
6 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely 1958 US num 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1958, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1958), BEA 2 of 1958, Grammy in 1958 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1962), UK 5 - Dec 1958 (13 weeks), US BB 7 of 1958, US CashBox 16 of 1958, Acclaimed 625 (1958), RYM 4 of 1958
7 Original Cast The Music Man 1958 US CashBox 1 of 1958, US num 1 for 9 weeks - Mar 1958, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1958), US 2 of 1958, US BB 2 of 1958, RYM 90 of 1958
8 Johnny Mathis Johnny's Greatest Hits 1958 US num 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1958, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), US Longest Running Album 2 1958 (490 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1958, US 3 of 1958, US BB 3 of 1958, Billboard 30 - Aug 1963 (215 weeks)
9 Van Cliburn Tchaikovsky - Concerto No. 1 1958 US num 1 for 7 weeks - Aug 1958, Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1958), Grammy in 1958 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1989), US BB 8 of 1958, US CashBox 9 of 1958, RYM 67 of 1958
10 Elvis Presley Elvis' Golden Records 1958 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 2 - Oct 1958 (60 weeks), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 12 of 1958, US BB 18 of 1958, France (InfoDisc) 32 of 1968 (peak 4, 81 weeks), Billboard 63 - Sep 1977 (24 weeks)
11 Elvis Presley King Creole 1958 UK 1 - Sep 1958 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), BEA 4 of 1958, US BB 22 of 1958, US CashBox 35 of 1958, Acclaimed 1968 (1958), RYM 32 of 1958
12 Mitch Miller Sing Along With Mitch 1958 US num 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1958, US CashBox 4 of 1958, US BB 4 of 1958, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1959), US Longest Running Album 36 1958 (204 weeks)
13 The Kingston Trio The Kingston Trio 1958 US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1958, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1960), US BB 6 of 1958, US CashBox 26 of 1958, US Longest Running Album 40 1958 (195 weeks), RYM 151 of 1958
14 Billie Holiday Lady in Satin 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1958), BEA 1 of 1958, Acclaimed 639 (1958), RYM 5 of 1958
15 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Sings Irving Berlin 1958 Grammy in 1958 (Nominated), UK 5 - Jul 1958 (1 week), UK EP 17 - Aug 1960, Acclaimed 875 (1959), RYM 46 of 1958
16 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1958), France (InfoDisc) 81 of 1969 (peak 5, 27 weeks), Acclaimed 1373 (1956), RYM 25 of 1958
17 Johnny Mathis Warm 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1960), UK 6 - Nov 1958 (2 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1958, US BB 13 of 1958
18 Original Soundtrack Pal Joey 1958 UK 1 - Jan 1958 (23 weeks), US BB 16 of 1958, US CashBox 17 of 1958
19 Miles Davis Milestones 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1958), BEA 6 of 1958, Acclaimed 829 (1958), RYM 6 of 1958
20 Ricky Nelson Ricky 1958 US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1958, US BB 11 of 1958, US CashBox 13 of 1958, RYM 88 of 1957
21 Ray Conniff 's Marvelous 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1962), UK EP 18 - Dec 1962, US BB 25 of 1959, US CashBox 32 of 1958, RYM 184 of 1957
22 Tito Puente Dance Mania 1958 Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1958), BEA 8 of 1958, Acclaimed 1122 (1958), RYM 71 of 1958
23 Art Blakey Moanin' 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1957), BEA 10 of 1959, Acclaimed 781 (1958), RYM 4 of 1959
24 Mitch Miller Christmas Sing Along With Mitch 1958 US num 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1958, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1960), US BB 21 of 1958
25 Johnny Mathis Swing Softly 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1962), UK 10 - Jan 1959 (1 week), US CashBox 18 of 1958, US BB 26 of 1958
26 Johnny Mathis Merry Christmas 1958 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1999), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US BB 22 of 1959, RYM 70 of 1958
27 Mitch Miller More Sing Along With Mitch 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1960), US BB 14 of 1958, US CashBox 34 of 1958, US Longest Running Album 66 1958 (171 weeks)
28 Thelonious Monk Monk's Music 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1957), Acclaimed 1014 (1958), RYM 3 of 1958
29 Miles Davis Porgy & Bess 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1958), Acclaimed 546 (1958), RYM 11 of 1958
30 Frank Sinatra This Is Sinatra (Volume II) 1958 UK 3 - Jun 1958 (12 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1958, US BB 39 of 1958
31 Ray Conniff Concert In Rhythm 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1962), US CashBox 23 of 1958, US BB 31 of 1958, RYM 152 of 1958
32 The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers 1958 UK 36 - Nov 1984 (4 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1958, Acclaimed 1618 (1958), RYM 127 of 1958
33 Pat Boone Stardust 1958 UK 10 - Nov 1958 (1 week), US CashBox 11 of 1958, US BB 17 of 1958
34 Mantovani Gems Forever... 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1961), US BB 12 of 1959, US CashBox 22 of 1958
35 Billy Vaughn Sail Along Silvery Moon 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1962), US BB 12 of 1958, US CashBox 42 of 1958
36 Tennessee Ernie Ford Nearer The Cross 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1962), US BB 19 of 1958, US CashBox 24 of 1958
37 Ray Conniff S Awful Nice 1958 UK 13 - Jun 1960 (1 week), US BB 15 of 1958, US CashBox 29 of 1958
38 Roger Williams Till 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1967), US BB 25 of 1958, US CashBox 41 of 1958
39 Ahmad Jamal But Not For Me, Ahmad Jamal At The Pershing 1958 US CashBox 20 of 1958, US BB 23 of 1958, Acclaimed 1733 (1958), RYM 22 of 1958
40 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else 1958 BEA 3 of 1958, Acclaimed 712 (1958), RYM 1 of 1958
41 Richard Wagner Complete 'Ring Cycle' 1958 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1958)
42 New York Pro Musica The play of Daniel 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1958)
43 Eastman Wind Ensemble Winds in Hi-Fi 1958 Library of Congress artifact added 2003 (1958)
44 Hi-Los All That Jazz 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1958)
45 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Handel's Messiah 1958 Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1958)
46 Various Artists Bells Are Ringing 1958 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1958)
47 Original Soundtrack The Duke Wore Jeans 1958 UK 1 - Apr 1958 (11 weeks)
48 Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'echafaud 1958 BEA 4 of 1957, Acclaimed 2576 (1958), RYM 14 of 1958
49 Dakota Staton The Late, Late Show 1958 US CashBox 8 of 1958, US BB 10 of 1958, RYM 129 of 1957
50 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley 1958 UK 11 - Oct 1963 (8 weeks), Acclaimed 816 (1957), RYM 20 of 1958
51 Perry Como Como's Golden Records 1958 UK 4 - Jan 1959 (5 weeks), US BB 35 of 1958
52 Mahalia Jackson Newport 1958 1958 BEA 5 of 1958, Acclaimed 2954 (1958), RYM 74 of 1958
53 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly 1958 BEA 7 of 1958, Acclaimed 1121 (1958), RYM 16 of 1958
54 Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis 1958 Billboard 186 - Apr 1979 (3 weeks), Acclaimed 1341 (1957), RYM 43 of 1958, Xgau rating B+ (1979)
55 Robert Shaw Christmas Hymns & Carols 1958 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1964), US BB 30 of 1958
56 Arthur Lyman Taboo 1958 US BB 24 of 1958, US CashBox 28 of 1958, RYM 63 of 1958
57 Ricky Nelson Ricky Nelson 1958 US CashBox 25 of 1958, US BB 32 of 1958, RYM 89 of 1958
58 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Story 1958 UK 8 - Nov 1958 (1 week), US BB 43 of 1958
59 Nat King Cole Cole Espanol 1958 US BB 34 of 1958, US CashBox 36 of 1958, RYM 147 of 1958
60 Original Cast Annie Get Your Gun 1958 US BB 42 of 1958, Billboard 113 - Aug 1966 (7 weeks), RYM 3 of 1946
61 Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert 1958 BEA 10 of 1958, Acclaimed 2867 (1958)
62 The Jonah Jones Quartet Swingin' On Broadway 1958 US CashBox 21 of 1958, US BB 28 of 1958
63 Mario Lanza Seven Hills Of Rome 1958 US BB 29 of 1958, US CashBox 37 of 1958
64 Johnny Mathis Good Night, Dear Lord 1958 US BB 33 of 1958, US CashBox 43 of 1958
65 Louis Prima Las Vegas Prima Style 1958 US CashBox 33 of 1958, US BB 44 of 1958
66 Pat Boone April Love 1958 US BB 41 of 1958, US CashBox 46 of 1958
67 Duane Eddy Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel 1958 UK 6 - Jun 1959 (3 weeks), RYM 87 of 1958
68 Dave Brubeck Newport Jazz Festival 1958 1958 France (InfoDisc) 32 of 1969 (peak 4, 48 weeks), RYM 192 of 1958
69 Lonnie Donegan Lonnie 1958 UK 3 - Jul 1958 (13 weeks)
70 Ramblin' Jack Elliott Jack Takes the Floor 1958 BEA 9 of 1958, RYM 175 of 1958
71 Original Soundtrack Oh Boy! 1958 UK 4 - Dec 1958 (14 weeks)
72 Mario Lanza The Student Prince & The Great Caruso 1958 UK 4 - Dec 1958 (22 weeks)
73 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke 1958 US CashBox 44 of 1958, RYM 99 of 1958
74 Sun Ra Jazz in Silhouette 1958 Acclaimed 1371 (1958), RYM 9 of 1958
75 Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' 1958 Acclaimed 1640 (1958), RYM 10 of 1958
76 Jimmy Smith The Sermon 1958 Acclaimed 1346 (1958), RYM 11 of 1959
77 John Coltrane Soultrane 1958 Acclaimed 1844 (1958), RYM 17 of 1958
78 Thelonious Monk Misterioso 1958 Acclaimed 1863 (1958), RYM 18 of 1958
79 Sonny Rollins Freedom Suite 1958 Acclaimed 1407 (1958), RYM 33 of 1958
80 Ray Charles Ray Charles at Newport 1958 Acclaimed 1126 (1958), RYM 48 of 1958
81 Ornette Coleman Something Else 1958 Acclaimed 1861 (1958), RYM 28 of 1958
82 Chuck Berry One Dozen Berrys 1958 Acclaimed 1327 (1958), RYM 41 of 1958
83 Dizzy Gillespie At Newport 1958 Acclaimed 2130 (1958), RYM 34 of 1958
84 Thelonious Monk Thelonious in Action 1958 Acclaimed 1755 (1958), RYM 52 of 1958
85 Champion Jack Dupree Blues from the Gutter 1958 Acclaimed 1512 (1958), RYM 86 of 1959
86 Cecil Taylor Looking Ahead 1958 Acclaimed 2544 (1958), RYM 40 of 1959
87 Duke Ellington Ellington Indigos 1958 Acclaimed 1864 (1958), RYM 59 of 1958
88 George Russell New York NY 1958 Acclaimed 1481 (1958), RYM 110 of 1959
89 The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us 1958 Acclaimed 1722 (1958), RYM 93 of 1958
90 Steve Lacy Reflections: Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk 1958 Acclaimed 2522 (1958), RYM 58 of 1958
91 Hampton Hawes Four! Hampton Hawes!!!! 1958 Acclaimed 2231 (1958), RYM 103 of 1958
92 Stan Getz & J J Johnson Stan Getz & J J Johnson at The Opera House 1958 Acclaimed 2614 (1958), RYM 85 of 1958
93 LaVern Baker La Vern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958 Acclaimed 2491 (1958), RYM 112 of 1958
94 Fats Domino The Fabulous 'Mr D' 1958 Acclaimed 2295 (1958), RYM 166 of 1958
95 Russ Conway Pack Up Your Troubles 1958 UK 6 - Nov 1958 (6 weeks)
96 Perry Como Dear Perry 1958 UK 6 - Nov 1958 (5 weeks)
97 Various Artists Dukes Of Dixieland Volume III 1958 US BB 27 of 1958
98 George Shearing & Dakota Staton In The Night 1958 US CashBox 31 of 1958
99 The Jonah Jones Quartet Muted Jazz 1958 US BB 37 of 1958
100 Domenico Modugno Volare 1958 US BB 38 of 1958

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23 Jul 2015

#99 - Annie Get Your Gun

This should read Original Cast (rather than Original Soundtrack).

You are correct that since the original stage show was 1946 and the film was 1950 the 1958 version can't be "Original Soundtrack", but should it be "Original Cast"? Well we'll just go with your suggestion, thanks


14 Jun 2015

Double Listing - Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky

#12 & #39 are the same and should be combined.

Data fixed, thanks


7 Jun 2015

Double Listing - Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky

#12 & #39 are the same. As I pointed out in (2) previous e-mails, this albumwas also selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. I know you feel there is confusion between composer & performer. I wish you would reconsider that stand. The Hall of Fame website clearly shows this selection is a 1958 album by Van Cliburn.

Your comments about the inadequate data we have for the Grammy Hall of Fame have been noted. We agree we need to fix it, but its too much of a mess for our current available effort.

We'll put it on the list to consider when we have some time.


27 Mar 2015

#1 - My Fair Lady/Frederick Loewe

I see that you are halfway there to straightening out this fiasco. Youtransferred (7) chart entries from this 1958 album to the 1956 My Fair Lady - Original Cast album. You still need to transfer the chart entry US 3X Platinum (1986) entry from here to the 1956 album. Then you need to delete the following (6) chart entries from here since they are already on the 1956 album.: 1. UK 1-156 weeks; 2. US Cashbox 1 1957; 3. US Number 1 - 8 weeks; 4. Library of Congress 1956; 5. Germany 1 for 96 weeks - July 1962; 6. Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1956). That would just leave the (3) chart entries from 1964/1965 related to the My Fair Lady Soundtrack (which should be transferred there & deleted here). This should remove this album completely from 1958. This is probably clear as mud, huh?

We suspect you are being tricked by browser caches. Following the previous change you suggested we think there are now just listed 4 albums called "My Fair Lady".

The 1956 one credited to "Frederick Loewe", which is the original stage show, the 1957 "easy listening" one credited to "Percy Faith", the 1964 one credited to "Original Soundtrack" which is the film and the 1987 one credited to "Kiri Te Kanawa & Jeremy Irons".

Hopefully that resolves all the issues


24 Feb 2015

#1 - Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady

I think I have the solution to the My Fair Lady problem (see my 12 Dec 2014 e-mail). The following (7) Chart Entries need to be moved from here to the My Fair Lady-Original Cast Album (currently #7 in 1956). 1.UK 1-156 weeks (1958). 2. US Cashbox 1 of 1957. 3. US number 1 for 8 weeks. 4. Library of Congress (1956). 5. Germany 1 for 96 weeks (July 1962). 6. Grammy Hall of Fame (1956). 7. US 3X Platinum (Nov. 1986). This would just leave the last (3) Chart Entries related to Original Soundtrack which should automatically transfer to 1965. Would this work?

We've tried to assign to Frederick Loewe (for the stage show) and Original Soundtrack for the film


12 Feb 2015

2nd Request - Van Cliburn

#13 - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Tchaikovsky was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. Google Grammy Hall of Fame. It is listed under "P" for Piano Concerto.

No Grammy Hall of Fame classical albums have been added because of the confusion between composer and performer


21 Jan 2015

#6 - The Music Man - Original Cast

This album is #260 on RIAA Songs of the Century list. When you Google this,you'll find several websites but all show the same list; made up of (348) singles & (17) albums (clearly labeled). Your decision whether to use or not.


20 Jan 2015

#12 - Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky - Concerto No.1

This album was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. It's listed under Piano Concerto No. 1.


12 Dec 2014

#6 - The Music Man - Original Cast

This album is also on RIAA List (#260).

Which RIAA list?


12 Dec 2014

#1 - Frederick Loewe - My Fair Lady

There is a major problem with this listing. Most of the chart entries here relate to the Original Cast recording of My Fair Lady (currently listed in 1956 as #7). To further complicate matters the last (3) chart entries here relate to the Original Soundtrack of My Fair Lady which would be in either 1964 or 1965. I don't see that album listed yet but maybe it will be. The bottom line is this entry here should be eliminated and combined with the (2) albums mentioned above. Thanks.

You are right, this is a mess but we're trying to work out the best fix


30 Sep 2012

Miles Davis

Thanks for amending the double entry of Jonah Jones Swingin' On Broadway. However, the new entry of Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz Giants seems to be from 1959, not 1958.

Best regards, Flemming

The issue is that for 1958 we don't have a lot of charts so, at the bottom of the list just a single entry is enough to put an album in the charts.

We suspect that you are correct in asserting that this album was released in 1959, however the chart we have gives us a year of 1958 so that's the year we assign it to. In that particular case the music was recorded in 1954 and 1956, so its possible that it was released somewhere in 1958. We've found that unless there is firm evidence we should give a chart the benefit of the doubt.

To be honest the correct way to overcome this issue would be to limit the 1958 album listing to the 90 or so albums that have more credible chart entries.

Thanks for the input


15 Sep 2012

Jonah Jones

I have taken a special interest in music from 1958, the year I was born, and find this list very useful!

It seems to me that entry No. 100 and No. 96 may be the same album. Has Jonah Jones recorded Swingin' On Broadway in two different versions, with and without the quartet?

Best regards Flemming Denmark

It is almost certainly just that the credited artist is different in the different charts. We've made the entries consistent, thanks for pointing out the issue.