Songs from the Year 1957

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This page lists the top songs of 1957 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1957 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1957.

The top ten song artists of 1957 were:

1:Elvis Presley2:Pat Boone3:Buddy Holly4:Harry Belafonte5:Jerry Lee Lewis
6:Johnny Mathis7:The Diamonds8:The Everly Brothers9:Paul Anka10:Little Richard
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 UK 1 - Jan 1958 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1957 (27 weeks), US BB 1 of 1957, Canada 1 - Oct 1957 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1958, DDD 1 of 1957, POP 1 of 1957, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Europe 2 of the 1950s (1957), Scrobulate 2 of rockabilly, nuTsie 2 of 1950s, D.Marsh 4 of 1957, Holland 5 - Jan 1974 (9 weeks), UK sales 5 of the 1950s (880 k in 1958), Flanders 8 - Dec 1957 (2 months), France 10 - Dec 1971 (1 week), US CashBox 11 of 1957, Belgium 11 - Feb 1974 (7 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1958, AFI 21, Italy 60 of 1958, Rolling Stone 67, DMDB 69 (1957), Acclaimed 192 (1957), Belgium 214 of all time, UKMIX 291, RYM 3 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957, Party 54 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire 1957 UK 1 - Dec 1957 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Jan 1958, Spain 1 for 1 week - Feb 1990, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US Billboard 2 - Nov 1957 (21 weeks), Canada 2 - Dec 1957 (12 weeks), DDD 5 of 1957, D.Marsh 7 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1958, POP 14 of 1958, Belgium 15 - Oct 1989 (7 weeks), South Africa 15 of 1958, Flanders 16 - Feb 1958 (1 month), nuTsie 17 of 1950s, Holland 27 - Sep 1989 (7 weeks), DMDB 45 (1957), Scrobulate 63 of oldies, RIAA 64, Europe 76 of the 1950s (1957), Acclaimed 86 (1957), Rolling Stone 96, RYM 1 of 1957, Party 242 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
3 Buddy Holly That'll Be the Day 1957 UK 1 - Sep 1957 (15 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), ASCAP song of 1957, Library of Congress artifact (1957), Canada 2 - Aug 1957 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1957, US Billboard 3 - Aug 1957 (22 weeks), DDD 3 of 1957, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), US BB 9 of 1957, POP 9 of 1957, nuTsie 10 of 1950s, Europe 13 of the 1950s (1957), US CashBox 25 of 1957, Rolling Stone 39, Acclaimed 41 (1957), DMDB 46 (1957), Scrobulate 47 of oldies, 79 in 2FM list, UKMIX 276, RYM 2 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
4 Paul Anka Diana 1957 UK 1 - Aug 1957 (25 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1957 (14 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1957, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1957, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1957 (29 weeks), Flanders 2 - Oct 1957 (7 months), Italy 2 of 1958, UK sales 2 of the 1950s (1,240 k in 1957), Poland 9 - Apr 1989 (8 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1956, POP 14 of 1956, Brazil 16 of 1958, UKMIX 16, Europe 17 of the 1950s (1957), DDD 36 of 1957, RYM 17 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957
5 Harry Belafonte Banana Boat Song 1957 Flanders 1 - Mar 1957 (7 months), Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Jul 1957, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1956), UK 2 - Mar 1957 (18 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jan 1957 (20 weeks), US BB 5 of 1957, POP 5 of 1957, Italy 16 of 1957, Brazil 19 of 1957, US CashBox 23 of 1957, DDD 36 of 1956, Europe 84 of the 1950s (1957), RIAA 156, UKMIX 367, RYM 14 of 1957
6 Elvis Presley All Shook Up 1957 UK 1 - Jun 1957 (21 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Mar 1957 (30 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1957 (3 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1957, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), US CashBox 8 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1957, UK sales 8 of the 1950s (740 k in 1957), DDD 11 of 1957, Flanders 12 - Jun 1957 (2 months), Scrobulate 12 of rock & roll, US BB 13 of 1957, POP 13 of 1957, D.Marsh 18 of 1957, Holland 33 - Jan 2005 (2 weeks), UKMIX 42, nuTsie 52 of 1950s, Europe 78 of the 1950s (1957), Rolling Stone 352, Acclaimed 835 (1957), RYM 5 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1957, Party 179 of 2007
7 Pat Boone Love Letters in the Sand 1957 US Billboard 1 - May 1957 (34 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1957 (12 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1957, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1957, UK 2 - Jul 1957 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1957, Flanders 2 - Aug 1957 (7 months), UK sales 9 of the 1950s (710 k in 1957), Italy 14 of 1958, Europe 19 of the 1950s (1957), US BB 30 of 1957, POP 30 of 1957, Brazil 41 of 1957, UKMIX 70, RYM 183 of 1957
8 The Diamonds Little Darlin' 1957 Flanders 1 - Jun 1957 (5 months), US Billboard 2 - Mar 1957 (26 weeks), UK 3 - Jun 1957 (17 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1957, Italy 6 of 1958, D.Marsh 6 of 1957, Canada 11 - May 1957 (2 weeks), US BB 15 of 1957, POP 15 of 1957, DDD 22 of 1957, Brazil 32 of 1958, Europe 71 of the 1950s (1957), nuTsie 92 of 1950s, UKMIX 400, Acclaimed 1937 (1957), RYM 26 of 1957
9 Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1957), D.Marsh 1 of 1957, Library of Congress artifact (1957), DDD 2 of 1957, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1957 (29 weeks), US BB 3 of 1957, POP 3 of 1957, nuTsie 5 of 1950s, UK 8 - Sep 1957 (11 weeks), Canada 13 - Jun 1957 (10 weeks), Flanders 13 - Oct 1957 (1 month), US CashBox 35 of 1957, Europe 59 of the 1950s (1957), Rolling Stone 61, Acclaimed 68 (1957), RYM 6 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
10 Elvis Presley (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 1957 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1957 (25 weeks), Canada 1 - Jun 1957 (16 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK 3 - Jul 1957 (21 weeks), US BB 12 of 1957, Flanders 12 - Sep 1957 (3 months), POP 12 of 1957, US CashBox 15 of 1957, D.Marsh 26 of 1957, DDD 47 of 1957, Europe 67 of the 1950s (1957), Brazil 82 of 1957, Italy 89 of 1957, UKMIX 265, RYM 19 of 1957
11 Debbie Reynolds Tammy 1957 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1957 (31 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1957, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1957, UK 2 - Aug 1957 (17 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1957 (14 weeks), Oscar in 1957 (film 'Tammy and the Bachelor') (Nominated), Flanders 14 - Nov 1957 (1 month), Brazil 59 of 1957, Europe 92 of the 1950s (1957), UKMIX 295, RYM 78 of 1957
12 The Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US Billboard 2 - May 1957 (27 weeks), Canada 2 - May 1957 (11 weeks), DDD 4 of 1957, UK 6 - Jul 1957 (16 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1957, Flanders 15 - Dec 1957 (1 month), nuTsie 16 of 1950s, Europe 24 of the 1950s (1957), D.Marsh 25 of 1957, US BB 29 of 1957, POP 29 of 1957, Acclaimed 127 (1957), Rolling Stone 207, UKMIX 774, RYM 22 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 Sam Cooke You Send Me 1957 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1957 (26 weeks), Canada 1 - Oct 1957 (13 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US BB 6 of 1957, POP 6 of 1957, D.Marsh 8 of 1957, DDD 13 of 1957, US CashBox 22 of 1957, UK 29 - Jan 1958 (1 week), nuTsie 55 of 1950s, Europe 89 of the 1950s (1957), Rolling Stone 115, Acclaimed 174 (1957), RIAA 283, RYM 9 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
14 Danny & The Juniors At the Hop 1957 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1957 (21 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1957 (13 weeks), UK 3 - Jan 1958 (14 weeks), US BB 3 of 1958, POP 3 of 1958, South Africa 6 of 1958, US CashBox 10 of 1958, Your Hit Parade 10 of 1958, DDD 21 of 1957, D.Marsh 28 of 1957, Europe 73 of the 1950s (1957), nuTsie 91 of 1950s, RIAA 250, UKMIX 599, Acclaimed 728 (1957), RYM 11 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
15 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1957), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1957 (22 weeks), Canada 4 - Oct 1957 (8 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1950s (1957), D.Marsh 5 of 1957, UK 6 - Dec 1957 (17 weeks), DDD 8 of 1957, US BB 19 of 1957, POP 19 of 1957, nuTsie 24 of 1950s, Scrobulate 72 of rock & roll, Acclaimed 82 (1957), RIAA 111, Rolling Stone 194, UKMIX 431, RYM 4 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
16 The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie 1957 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1957 (26 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1957 (9 weeks), UK 2 - Nov 1957 (13 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1957, DDD 14 of 1957, US BB 21 of 1957, POP 21 of 1957, D.Marsh 21 of 1957, nuTsie 57 of 1950s, Europe 61 of the 1950s (1957), RIAA 150, Rolling Stone 311, Acclaimed 354 (1957), UKMIX 743, RYM 8 of 1957
17 Pat Boone April Love 1957 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1957 (26 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1958, Oscar in 1957 (film 'April Love') (Nominated), Canada 3 - Oct 1957 (16 weeks), Flanders 4 - Jan 1958 (7 months), UK 7 - Dec 1957 (23 weeks), US BB 25 of 1957, POP 25 of 1957, US CashBox 36 of 1957, Italy 66 of 1958, UKMIX 302, RYM 80 of 1957
18 Tab Hunter Young Love 1957 UK 1 - Feb 1957 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1957 (21 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1957, Record Mirror 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1957, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - May 1957, Your Hit Parade 4 of 1957, US BB 35 of 1957, POP 35 of 1957, Italy 55 of 1957, UKMIX 122, RYM 48 of 1957
19 Fats Domino I'm Walkin' 1957 US Billboard 5 - Feb 1957 (25 weeks), Switzerland 8 - May 1992 (14 weeks), Germany 12 - Feb 1992 (4 months), DDD 16 of 1957, D.Marsh 17 of 1957, Canada 18 - May 1957 (3 weeks), UK 19 - Apr 1957 (7 weeks), US BB 24 of 1957, POP 24 of 1957, US CashBox 30 of 1957, nuTsie 62 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1846 (1957), RYM 10 of 1957
20 Frank Sinatra All the Way 1957 Oscar in 1957 (film 'All The Way'), UK 3 - Nov 1957 (20 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Oct 1957 (30 weeks), Canada 15 - Nov 1957 (9 weeks), US BB 23 of 1958, POP 23 of 1958, Brazil 29 of 1957, Italy 40 of 1958, Scrobulate 57 of swing, UKMIX 305, RYM 37 of 1957
21 Johnny Mathis It's Not For Me to Say 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1957), Canada 2 - Jun 1957 (11 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1957, US Billboard 5 - Apr 1957 (34 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1958, US BB 31 of 1957, POP 31 of 1957, DDD 45 of 1957
22 Johnny Mathis Chances Are 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), Canada 3 - Sep 1957 (14 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1957 (28 weeks), US CashBox 5 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1957, US BB 7 of 1957, POP 7 of 1957, DDD 28 of 1957, RIAA 175, Acclaimed 1578 (1957), RYM 49 of 1957
23 The Coasters Searchin' 1957 Peel list 2 of 1957, US Billboard 5 - May 1957 (26 weeks), D.Marsh 10 of 1957, Canada 11 - Jun 1957 (9 weeks), DDD 12 of 1957, UK 30 - Sep 1957 (1 week), US BB 34 of 1957, US CashBox 34 of 1957, POP 34 of 1957, nuTsie 54 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1440 (1957), RYM 33 of 1957
24 Pat Boone Don't Forbid Me 1957 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1956 (22 weeks), UK 2 - Feb 1957 (16 weeks), US CashBox 12 - Dec 1956 (2 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1957, Brazil 39 of 1957, Italy 63 of 1957, UKMIX 399, RYM 196 of 1956
25 Harry Belafonte Island in the Sun 1957 UK 3 - Jun 1957 (25 weeks), Flanders 5 - Sep 1957 (6 months), Europe 11 of the 1950s (1957), Canada 21 - Jun 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 30 - May 1957 (18 weeks), UKMIX 81, Italy 97 of 1957, RYM 34 of 1957
26 Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It 1957 UK 9 - Mar 1957 (11 weeks), Holland 11 - Jul 1977 (7 weeks), Belgium 17 - Jul 1977 (4 weeks), Flanders 19 - Feb 1957 (2 months), DDD 48 of 1956, US Billboard 49 - Jan 1957 (8 weeks), Rolling Stone 413, RYM 15 of 1956
27 Andy Williams Butterfly 1957 UK 1 - Apr 1957 (16 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1957 (20 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - May 1957, Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - May 1957, Canada 20 - May 1957 (3 weeks), UKMIX 390, RYM 147 of 1957
28 The Del Vikings Come Go With Me 1957 US Billboard 5 - Feb 1957 (31 weeks), D.Marsh 11 of 1957, Canada 12 - May 1957 (2 weeks), DDD 13 of 1956, US BB 14 of 1957, POP 14 of 1957, US CashBox 18 of 1957, nuTsie 43 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 441, Acclaimed 894 (1957), RYM 15 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
29 Margot Eskens Cindy, Oh Cindy 1957 Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1957, Flanders 2 - Apr 1957 (4 months), RYM 158 of 1957
30 Chuck Berry School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) 1957 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1957 (26 weeks), D.Marsh 3 of 1957, DDD 6 of 1957, US BB 8 of 1957, POP 8 of 1957, Canada 16 - May 1957 (3 weeks), nuTsie 22 of 1950s, UK 24 - Jun 1957 (4 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1957, RYM 29 of 1957
31 Harry Belafonte Mary's Boy Child 1957 UK 1 - Nov 1957 (19 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1957, Record Mirror 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1957, UK sales 3 of the 1950s (1,170 k in 1957), US Billboard 12 - Dec 1956 (5 weeks), US CashBox 29 - Dec 1956 (1 week), UKMIX 113, RYM 174 of 1957
32 Mickey & Sylvia Love is Strange 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1957), D.Marsh 7 of 1956, US Billboard 13 - Dec 1956 (18 weeks), US BB 20 of 1957, POP 20 of 1957, DDD 34 of 1956, US CashBox 49 of 1957, Acclaimed 846 (1956), RYM 50 of 1957
33 Bobby Helms My Special Angel 1957 Canada 1 - Sep 1957 (13 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1958, US Billboard 7 - Oct 1957 (23 weeks), UK 22 - Nov 1957 (3 weeks), US BB 33 of 1957, POP 33 of 1957, US CashBox 39 of 1957, DDD 98 of 1957, RYM 103 of 1957
34 Jodie Sands With All My Heart 1957 Flanders 1 - Aug 1957 (8 months), Canada 9 - Jun 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 20 - May 1957 (18 weeks), Italy 42 of 1958
35 Bill Justis Raunchy 1957 Canada 1 - Nov 1957 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1957), US Billboard 3 - Nov 1957 (20 weeks), UK 11 - Jan 1958 (8 weeks), D.Marsh 38 of 1957, US CashBox 45 of 1957, DDD 88 of 1957
36 Jimmie Rodgers Honeycomb 1957 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1957 (28 weeks), Canada 1 - Aug 1957 (10 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1957, US BB 27 of 1957, POP 27 of 1957, UK 30 - Nov 1957 (1 week), DDD 54 of 1957, RYM 76 of 1957
37 Tommy Steele Singing The Blues 1957 UK 1 - Dec 1956 (15 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 11 weeks - Jan 1957, Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Jan 1957, Flanders 4 - Mar 1957 (3 months), UKMIX 923
38 Little Richard Lucille 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1957), DDD 9 of 1957, UK 10 - Jun 1957 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 14 of 1957, nuTsie 26 of 1950s, US Billboard 27 - Mar 1957 (21 weeks), Canada 35 - May 1957 (1 week), Acclaimed 957 (1957), RYM 13 of 1957
39 Chuck Berry Rock 'n' Roll Music 1957 Canada 6 - Oct 1957 (6 weeks), DDD 7 of 1957, US Billboard 8 - Nov 1957 (19 weeks), US BB 17 of 1957, POP 17 of 1957, D.Marsh 19 of 1957, nuTsie 23 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 128, Acclaimed 868 (1957), RYM 12 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
40 Johnnie Ray Yes Tonight Josephine 1957 UK 1 - May 1957 (16 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1957, Canada 10 - May 1957 (4 weeks), Flanders 10 - Aug 1957 (4 months), US Billboard 18 - Apr 1957 (13 weeks), UKMIX 271, RYM 71 of 1957
41 Johnny Mathis Wonderful Wonderful 1957 Australia 1 for 1 week - Sep 1957, ASCAP song of 1956, Canada 5 - May 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Jan 1957 (39 weeks), US BB 32 of 1957, POP 32 of 1957, RYM 40 of 1957
42 The Rays Silhouettes 1957 Canada 1 - Oct 1957 (14 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1957 (20 weeks), US BB 18 of 1957, POP 18 of 1957, US CashBox 19 of 1957, D.Marsh 29 of 1957, DDD 37 of 1957, RYM 125 of 1957
43 Dalida Bambino (Guaglione) 1957 France 1 for 39 weeks - Feb 1957, Flanders 5 - Feb 1957 (6 months)
44 The Diamonds The Stroll 1957 Canada 3 - Dec 1957 (11 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Dec 1957 (21 weeks), US BB 13 of 1958, POP 13 of 1958, D.Marsh 15 of 1957, US CashBox 30 of 1958, DDD 95 of 1957, Acclaimed 2102 (1957), RYM 91 of 1957
45 Buddy Knox Party Doll 1957 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1957 (23 weeks), US BB 16 of 1957, POP 16 of 1957, Canada 17 - May 1957 (3 weeks), US CashBox 20 of 1957, D.Marsh 27 of 1957, UK 29 - May 1957 (3 weeks), DDD 69 of 1956, RYM 57 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
46 Jimmy Dorsey So Rare 1957 Canada 1 - May 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Feb 1957 (38 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1957, Brazil 51 of 1957, RYM 112 of 1957
47 The Bobbettes Mr Lee 1957 Canada 1 - Aug 1957 (13 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jul 1957 (24 weeks), US BB 23 of 1957, POP 23 of 1957, D.Marsh 36 of 1957, US CashBox 46 of 1957, DDD 59 of 1957, RYM 41 of 1957
48 Corry Brokken Net als toen 1957 EuroVision Song Contest winner 1957 (for Netherlands in Frankfurt am Main), Flanders 13 - Apr 1957 (3 months)
49 The Coasters Young Blood 1957 US Billboard 8 - May 1957 (24 weeks), D.Marsh 10 of 1957, Canada 11 - May 1957 (10 weeks), US BB 26 of 1957, POP 26 of 1957, DDD 27 of 1957, Rolling Stone 414, Acclaimed 762 (1957), RYM 33 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
50 Charlie Gracie Butterfly 1957 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - May 1957, US Billboard 7 - Feb 1957 (17 weeks), UK 12 - Apr 1957 (8 weeks), Canada 20 - May 1957 (3 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1957, Brazil 99 of 1957, RYM 181 of 1957
51 Perry Como Round & Round 1957 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1957 (29 weeks), Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1957, US CashBox 10 of 1957, Your Hit Parade 10 of 1957, Canada 15 - May 1957 (3 weeks), RYM 83 of 1957
52 Little Richard Keep a Knockin' 1957 US Billboard 8 - Sep 1957 (18 weeks), Canada 9 - Sep 1957 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 9 of 1957, DDD 17 of 1957, UK 21 - Nov 1957 (7 weeks), nuTsie 66 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 442, Acclaimed 1809 (1957), RYM 18 of 1957
53 Muddy Waters Got My Mojo Working 1957 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1957), Scrobulate 16 of blues, DDD 33 of 1957, RIAA 238, Rolling Stone 359, Acclaimed 548 (1957), RYM 30 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
54 Elvis Presley Too Much 1957 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1957 (17 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), UK 6 - May 1957 (9 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1957, D.Marsh 34 of 1957, DDD 35 of 1957, RYM 27 of 1957
55 Pat Boone Bernardine 1957 Italy 3 of 1958, US Billboard 23 - May 1957 (25 weeks), Canada 46 - May 1957 (3 weeks), Brazil 60 of 1958, RYM 183 of 1957
56 Roger Williams Till 1957 Flanders 3 - Apr 1958 (10 months), Canada 4 - Nov 1957 (12 weeks), US Billboard 27 - Oct 1957 (17 weeks), Italy 95 of 1959
57 Jane Morgan Fascination 1957 Canada 4 - Aug 1957 (12 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Aug 1957 (29 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1957, Brazil 67 of 1958, Italy 74 of 1957
58 The Gladiolas Little Darlin' 1957 Flanders 1 - Jun 1957 (5 months), US Billboard 41 - Mar 1957 (11 weeks)
59 Patsy Cline Walkin' After Midnight 1957 US BB 4 of 1957, POP 4 of 1957, US Billboard 17 - Feb 1957 (16 weeks), DDD 31 of 1957, Scrobulate 98 of country, Acclaimed 1130 (1957), RYM 16 of 1957
60 Johnny Mathis The Twelfth of Never 1957 Australia 1 for 1 week - Mar 1958, NZ Lever 7 - Dec 1964 (1 week), Australia 9 of 1958, US BB 36 of 1957, POP 36 of 1957, US Billboard 51 - Oct 1957 (17 weeks), RYM 49 of 1957
61 Marty Robbins A White Sport Coat (and A Pink Carnation) 1957 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1957, US Billboard 3 - Apr 1957 (26 weeks), Canada 7 - May 1957 (3 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1957, DDD 67 of 1957, RYM 46 of 1957
62 Bing Crosby Around The World (In Eighty Days) 1957 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 14 weeks - May 1957, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1957, UK 5 - May 1957 (15 weeks), US Billboard 54 - Jun 1957 (29 weeks), UKMIX 944
63 Ricky Nelson Be-Bop Baby 1957 Canada 4 - Oct 1957 (7 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Sep 1957 (20 weeks), US BB 22 of 1957, POP 22 of 1957, US CashBox 37 of 1957, DDD 74 of 1957, RYM 61 of 1957
64 Larry Williams Bony Moronie 1957 UK 11 - Jan 1958 (10 weeks), Canada 14 - Nov 1957 (6 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Nov 1957 (18 weeks), D.Marsh 33 of 1957, US BB 40 of 1957, POP 40 of 1957, DDD 64 of 1957, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
65 Nat King Cole Send For Me 1957 US Billboard 7 - Jun 1957 (27 weeks), Canada 16 - Jul 1957 (11 weeks), Flanders 19 - Nov 1957 (1 month), US CashBox 42 of 1957, DDD 93 of 1957, RYM 68 of 1957
66 Vico Torriani Siebenmal in der Woche 1957 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1957, RYM 89 of 1957
67 Freddy Quinn Heimatlos 1957 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - May 1957, RYM 120 of 1957
68 Fred Bertelmann Der lachende Vagabund 1957 Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Jan 1958, RYM 136 of 1957
69 Caterina Valente Wo meine Sonne scheint 1957 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1957, RYM 137 of 1957
70 Thurston Harris Little Bitty Pretty One 1957 US Billboard 6 - Oct 1957 (17 weeks), US BB 11 of 1957, POP 11 of 1957, D.Marsh 22 of 1957, DDD 29 of 1957, US CashBox 50 of 1957
71 McGuire Sisters Sugartime 1957 US Billboard 5 - Dec 1957 (23 weeks), Canada 9 - Dec 1957 (10 weeks), UK 14 - Feb 1958 (6 weeks), US CashBox 46 of 1958, Italy 52 of 1958, RYM 105 of 1957
72 The Crickets Oh Boy 1957 UK 3 - Dec 1957 (15 weeks), Canada 6 - Dec 1957 (12 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Nov 1957 (20 weeks), D.Marsh 13 of 1957, DDD 23 of 1957, UKMIX 955, RYM 7 of 1957
73 Bobbejaan Schoepen Ik sta op wacht 1957 Flanders 1 - Aug 1957 (10 months)
74 Club Argentinia Oh Billy Boy 1957 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1957
75 Dalida Tu N'as Pas Tres Bon Caractere 1957 France 1 for 1 week - Nov 1957
76 Die Heimatsanger Kohlerliesel 1957 Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1957
77 Lukas-Trio Sei Zufrieden mit dem Heute 1957 Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1957
78 Jo Leemans With All My Heart 1957 Flanders 1 - Aug 1957 (8 months)
79 Freddy Quinn Banana Boat Song 1957 Flanders 1 - Mar 1957 (7 months)
80 Nelly Wijsbek With All My Heart 1957 Flanders 1 - Aug 1957 (8 months)
81 Wolfgang Sauer Cindy, Oh Cindy 1957 Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1957
82 Doris Monteiro Mocinho Bonito 1957 Brazil 1 of 1957
83 Joop De Kneght Ik sta op wacht 1957 Flanders 1 - Aug 1957 (10 months)
84 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Goody Goody 1957 US BB 10 of 1957, POP 10 of 1957, Canada 12 - Jul 1957 (5 weeks), US Billboard 22 - Jul 1957 (17 weeks), UK 24 - Sep 1957 (3 weeks), DDD 83 of 1957, RYM 152 of 1957
85 Dale Hawkins Susie Q 1957 DDD 15 of 1957, Canada 16 - Jun 1957 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 24 of 1957, US Billboard 29 - Jun 1957 (19 weeks), nuTsie 58 of 1950s, Acclaimed 1204 (1957), RYM 20 of 1957
86 Paul Anka I Love You Baby 1957 UK 3 - Nov 1957 (15 weeks), Canada 20 - Oct 1957 (9 weeks), Italy 61 of 1958, US Billboard 97 - Dec 1957 (1 week), UKMIX 642, RYM 107 of 1957
87 The Platters I'm Sorry 1957 Flanders 3 - Apr 1957 (6 months), UK 18 - May 1957 (8 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Mar 1957 (14 weeks), Canada 32 - May 1957 (1 week)
88 Petula Clark Alone 1957 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Jan 1958, Flanders 7 - Jan 1958 (3 months), UK 8 - Nov 1957 (12 weeks), RYM 87 of 1957
89 Johnny Mathis Wild is the Wind 1957 Oscar in 1957 (film 'Wild Is the Wind') (Nominated), Canada 20 - Dec 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 37 - Dec 1957 (18 weeks), Italy 99 of 1958, RYM 182 of 1957
90 Lee Andrews & The Hearts Teardrops 1957 US Billboard 20 - Nov 1957 (17 weeks), Canada 26 - Dec 1957 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 35 of 1957, US BB 39 of 1957, POP 39 of 1957, DDD 56 of 1957
91 Vic Damone An Affair to Remember 1957 Oscar in 1957 (film 'An Affair to Remember') (Nominated), UK 29 - Dec 1957 (2 weeks), US Billboard 35 - Aug 1957 (16 weeks), Brazil 38 of 1958
92 Petula Clark With All My Heart 1957 Flanders 3 - Oct 1957 (4 months), UK 4 - Jul 1957 (18 weeks), UKMIX 394, RYM 69 of 1957
93 Larry Williams Short Fat Fannie 1957 Canada 3 - Jul 1957 (6 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jun 1957 (21 weeks), UK 21 - Sep 1957 (8 weeks), D.Marsh 39 of 1957, DDD 40 of 1957, RYM 148 of 1957
94 Jimmie Rodgers Kisses Sweeter Than Wine 1957 Canada 6 - Nov 1957 (9 weeks), UK 7 - Dec 1957 (11 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Nov 1957 (21 weeks), US BB 26 of 1956, POP 26 of 1956, RYM 52 of 1957
95 Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock 1957 Canada 3 - Dec 1961 (2 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Dec 1957 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 30 of 1957, DDD 34 of 1957, Scrobulate 37 of christmas
96 Buddy Holly Not Fade Away 1957 DDD 30 of 1957, Scrobulate 33 of rock & roll, Rolling Stone 107, Acclaimed 506 (1957), WXPN 707, RYM 7 of 1957
97 Lonnie Donegan Gamblin' Man 1957 UK 1 - Jun 1957 (19 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 1 week - Jul 1957, UKMIX 128, RYM 72 of 1957
98 Lonnie Donegan Cumberland Gap 1957 UK 1 - Apr 1957 (12 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1957, UKMIX 620, RYM 28 of 1957
99 Frankie Vaughan Garden of Eden 1957 UK 1 - Jan 1957 (13 weeks), Record Mirror 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1957, UKMIX 608, RYM 179 of 1957
100 The Ames Brothers Melodie D'Amour (Melody Of Love) 1957 Canada 5 - Sep 1957 (13 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Sep 1957 (20 weeks), US CashBox 44 of 1957, Europe 80 of the 1950s (1957)

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28 Apr 2014

Double Listing

"That'll Be the Day" seems to be on your list twice. # 8 ( The Crickets ) and # 57 ( Buddy Holly ). I'm pretty sure this is the same song. Thanks

That looks correct. The data has been fixed, thanks for the suggestion


23 Mar 2014

Song title

Name of the song is Rainbow by Russ Hamilton


2 Mar 2014

IN THE YEAR 1957 OR 1958 A SONG CAME OUT ABOUT THE DEVIL COURTED LINDA OUT APON THE VILLAGE STICKS WOULD YOU TREAT ME LIKE THE DEVIL OR LIKE BETTER HUSBANDS DO THATS ABOUT ALL I CAN REMEMBER OF IT DONT KNOW WHAT THE NAME OF SONG OR SINGER WAS

HERB C


28 Dec 2013

song from1956 - 1958+

Words were: I'm saving my money to buy you a rainbow to put on your finger. After I've bought you the rainbow, I'll go out and buy the moon... ++ + Artist? + Name of song?


9 Sep 2013

Tommy Sands - Teenage Crush

Strange that Tommy Sands Teenage Crush does not appear in Top 100. Billboard has it No.3 in Feb 57 and Cash Box at No.2 and earned a Gold Record.

How was it missed?

Thanks, Maurice (from Canada)

We have it as "Teen-age Crush", a hit in Billboard and Canada but nowhere else

To get into this listing it would need more chart entries


23 Jun 2013

An English song from the 1950's

I am searching for a song I heard on the radio (probably Childrens Favourites in the 1950's) that contained the following lyrics "When a typically English suitor, in a typically English suit. Comes to take me out to typically English tea. (Two more lines I've forgotten) My mother makes it typically English three." I have searched the Internet but no luck so far. Can you help? Thanks

No idea. We strongly suspect it was never a hit


28 Aug 2012

Buddy Holly/The Crickets/Brunswick/Coral

US Decca was established by the UK Decca company in the 1920s but had to sell its controlling interest. This resulted in UK Decca creating the London label in the US for UK artists and using Brunswick in the UK for release of US Decca output.

The UK version of Coral was used by UK Decca for release of US Brunswick and Coral material. Confusing!

Today, the UK Decca label belongs to UMG - the French Universal Music Group, while US Decca, Brunswick and Coral belong to MCA - the US-based Music Corporation of America...


7 Jun 2012

That'll Be The Day

Songs by Buddy Holly and the Crickets were on either the Coral or Brunswick label. Coral releases were by Buddy Holly, while Brunswick releases were by The Crickets. Up until late '58, when Buddy Holly went to New York to persue a solo career, any songs released by either label was by Buddy Holly and The Crickets One of the oddities about the recording industry, Decca, the parent company of both Coral and Brunswick, had rejected Buddy Holly.

That is an interesting short review of the situation in the US, of course the situation was different in the UK and Australia. He toured the UK in 1958 and had more success here than he had at at the time at home.


28 May 2012

Who had a hit in the UK with a cover version of Paul Anka's, "I love you baby"?

Freddie & The Dreamers in 1964


17 May 2012

Little Green Men

I am looking for the name of the song that had little green men sitting on my shoulder and they scared me right out of my wits from the 50's as I listened to it waiting for my brother to come home from school

Hope someone can help me.


8 Apr 2012

song of 1957 or 1958

the song i am looking for is. something about the devil courted linda out apon the villagesticks would you treat me like the devil or like other husbands do.


7 Apr 2012

marianne

does anyone remember a song, possibly called marianne, or maryann, which contains a line "won't you come out to see me mary darlin', won't you come to see me maryanne".

I think it's from the late 50's.


27 Nov 2011

FRANKIE VAUGHAN

I HAVE A SINGLE 45 COPY OF FRANKIE VAUGHAN "GIVE ME THE MOONLIGHT GIVE ME THE GIRL". THE CAT NUMBER IS 45 PB 423. FLIP SIDE IS HAPPY GO LUCKY. CONFUSED BECAUSE THIS NUMBER IS CREDITED TO TWEEDLE DEE IN BRITISH HIT SINGLES BOOK.

CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN.


19 May 2011

Dark Moon

Who was the original singer of dark moon

We only list entries in music charts, not all the records released. The song "Dark Moon" was not a hit until 1957, when three different acts had success with it:

Gale Storm - "Dark Moon" (1957) - Canada 3 - May 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1957 (23 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1957

Bonnie Guitar - "Dark Moon" (1957) - US Billboard 8 - Apr 1957 (22 weeks)

Tony Brent - "Dark Moon" (1957) - UK 17 - Jun 1957 (14 weeks)


23 Mar 2011

I listened to Radio Luxembourg in the late fifties and one song still hauntsme to this day. All I can remember is one line "start moving in my direction and start our loving tonight" I would love to know the title and who sang it

The song is "Start Movin' (In My Direction)" by Sal Mineo and it was a hit in 1957 reaching number 4 in Canada, number 10 in the US and number 16 in the UK.


15 May 2010

credit error

You have listed 'That'll be the Day' twice. One is credited to The Crickets (#16) and the other to Buddy Holly (#21). However, it is the same record, which was originally credited to The Crickets.

I really dig your site!

You are right, the two songs are the same.

We think it was credited to different people in different markets, we think that in some regions it was "Buddy Holly & The Crickets" and in other locations "The Crickets". That is what makes consolidating these lists interesting.

We have fixed "That'll be the Day" and attempted to explain the situation on the artist pages.

Thanks for the input