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The Music and Events of 1958

Our favorite songs of 1958 included these:

Title Artist
 
26 Miles Four Preps
A Brand New Heartache Everly Brothers
All For the Love of a Girl Horton, Johnny
All I Have to Do is Dream Everly Brothers
Are You Sincere? Williams, Andy
At the Hop Danny & the Juniors
Baby (Youíve Got What It Takes) Dinah Washington
Baby I Donít Care (Youíre So Square) Holly, Buddy
Ballad of a Teenage Queen Cash, Johnny
Betty Lou Got a New Pair of Shoes Freeman, Bobby
Big Man Four Preps
Bird Dog Everly Brothers
Blue Blue Day Gibson, Don
Blue Christmas Presley, Elvis
Book of Love Monotones
Born Too Late Poni-Tails
Break-Up Lewis, Jerry Lee
Breathless Lewis, Jerry Lee
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man Berry, Chuck
Bye Bye Johnny Berry, Chuck
Carol Berry, Chuck
Catch a Falling Star Como, Perry
Catch a Falling Star Como, Perry
Chanson díAmour Todd, Art & Dotty
Chantilly Lace Big Bopper (Richardson, J. P.)
Claudette Everly Brothers
Címon Everybody Cochran, Eddie
Dance to the Bop Vincent, Gene
Devoted to You Everly Brothers
Do You Want to Dance Freeman, Bobby
Donít Leave Me This Way Nelson, Ricky
Donít Let Go McPhatter, Clyde
Down Home Girl Coasters
Dream Pied Pipers
End, the Grant, Earl
Endless Sleep Reynolds, Jody
Fever Lee, Peggy
Fools Fall in Love Drifters
For Your Love (I Would Do Anything) Townsend, Ed
For Your Precious Love Jerry Butler & the Impressions
Get a Job Silhouettes
Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard
Gotta Travel On Grammer, Billy
Great Balls of Fire Lewis, Jerry Lee
Guess Things Happen That Way Cash, Johnny
Hallelujah, I Love Her So Charles, Ray
Heís Got the Whole World London, Lori
High School Confidential Lewis, Jerry Lee
I Believe What You Say Nelson, Ricky
I Got a Feeling Nelson, Ricky
I Wonder If I Care as Much Everly Brothers
I Wonder Why Dion & the Belmonts
Itís All in the Game Edwards, Tommy
Itís Only Make Believe Twitty, Conway
Itís So Easy Holly, Buddy
Iím Feeliní Sorry Nelson, Ricky
Iím Gonna Love You Too Holly, Buddy
Iím Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail Everly Brothers
Iím Lookiní For Someone to Love Buddy Holly
Jenny Jenny Little Richard
Jingle Bell Rock Helms, Bobby
Jo Jo Gun Berry, Chuck
Johnny B. Goode Berry, Chuck
Just a Dream Clanton, Jimmy
La Bamba Los Lobos
Little Star Elegants
Lollipop Chordettes
Long Time Gone Ritter, Tex
Love of My Life Everly Brothers
Loveís Made a Fool of You Holly, Buddy
Maybe Baby Holly, Buddy
Maybe Tomorrow Everly Brothers
Moonlight Bay Drifters
My Bucketís Got a Hole in It Nelson, Ricky
My Special Angel Helms, Bobby
My True Love Scott, Jack
Oh Boy Holly, Buddy
Oh Julie Crescendos
Oh Lonesome Me Gibson, Don
Oh Oh, Iím Falling in Love Again Rogers, Jimmie
Oh! Boy Holly, Buddy
One Night Presley, Elvis
Ooh! My Soul Little Richard
Ooh, My Head Valens, Ritchie
Poor Little Fool Nelson, Ricky
Problems Everly Brothers
Purple People Eater Wooley, Sheb
Queen of the Hop Darin, Bobby
Rave On Holly, Buddy
Reeliní and Rockiní Berry, Chuck
Return to Me Martin, Dean
Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay Danny & the Juniors
Rockiní Robin Day, Bobby
Rumble Link Wray
Short Shorts Royal Teens
Skinny Minny Bill Haley & the Comets
Smoke Gets in My Eyes Platters
Someday (Youíll Want Me to Want You) Nelson, Ricky
Someday (Youíll Want Me to Want You) Cline, Patsy
Something Else Cochran, Eddie
Splish Splash Darin, Bobby
Squaws Along the Yukon Thompson, Hank
Stood Up Nelson, Ricky
Story of My Life, the Robbins, Marty
Stroll, the Diamonds
Stupid Cupid Francis, Connie
Sugartime McGuire Sisters
Summertime Blues Cochran, Eddie
Susie Darliní Luke, Robin
Sweet Little Sixteen Berry, Chuck
Tears on My Pillow Little Anthony & the Imperials
Ten Commandments of Love Harvey & the Moonglows
Tequila Champs
Thatís All Nelson, Ricky
The Stroll Diamonds
Think It Over Holly, Buddy
Thirty Days Berry, Chuck
To Know Him is to Love Him Teddy Bears
Tom Dooley Kingston Trio
Twilight Time Platters
Waitiní in School Nelson, Ricky
We Belong Together Robert & Johnny
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Presley, Elvis
When Kalin Twins
Whole Lotta Loving Domino, Fats
Whoís Sorry Now? Francis, Connie
Willie and the Hand Jive Otis, Johnny
Witch Doctor Seville, David
Witchcraft Sinatra, Frank
Yakety Yak Coasters
You are My Destiny Anka, Paul
You Win Again Williams, Hank
Youíre So Square (Baby I Donít Care) Holly, Buddy


Meanwhile, in 1958...

The U.S. launches its first satellite, called Explorer I, into space.

For the first time in 26 years, the U.S. Postal rates go up. It now costs 4 cents to mail a first class letter.

VISA and the American Express cards are introduced.

The median U.S. family annual income is just over $5,000.

Uncle Sam calls; Elvis listens: Our first mega-rock star is inducted into the Army.

The U.S. experiences an economic recession, as unemployment goes over 5%.

Sweet n' Low is introduced as an artificial Sweetener, using saccharin instead of sugar. Meanwhile, Cocoa Puffs is introduced; it contains 43% sugar.

The first Pizza Hut opens in Kansas City.

The first Grammy Award is given to the song, "Volare."

The Wham-O company introduces the Hula Hoop; over 100 million are sold.

The New York Yankees win the World Series, defeating Milwaukee.

The Brooklyn Dodgers become the Los Angeles Dodgers and play their first season at the L.A. Coliseum.

Arnold Palmer wins the U.S. Masters' golf tournament.

The Boeing 707 goes into production.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "Gigi."


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