List of UK top-ten singles in 1958


The UK Singles Chart is one of many music charts compiled by the Official Charts Company that calculates the best-selling singles of the week in the United Kingdom.[1] Before 2004, the chart was only based on the sales of physical singles.[2][3] This list shows singles that peaked in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart during 1958, as well as singles which peaked in 1957 and 1959 but were in the top 10 in 1958. The entry date is when the single appeared in the top 10 for the first time (week ending, as published by the Official Charts Company, which is six days after the chart is announced).

In January 1958, Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first song to debut at number-one in the UK Singles Chart, also becoming the year's best-selling single. Presley had the most top 10 entries this year, with five in total.
The Everly Brothers spent seven weeks at number-one in the UK with "All I Have to Do Is Dream"/"Claudette", which lasted fifteen weeks in the top 10 altogether.
Connie Francis made her UK top 10 debut in April with her first single release, "Who's Sorry Now?", which spent six weeks at number-one. The follow-up, "Stupid Cupid", also topped the chart for six weeks.

Eighty-four singles were in the top ten in 1958. Ten singles from 1957 remained in the top 10 for several weeks at the beginning of the year, while "Love Makes the World Go 'Round" by Perry Como, "Tea for Two Cha Cha" by The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington and "Tom Dooley" by The Kingston Trio were all released in 1958 but did not reach their peak until 1959. "All the Way"/"Chicago" by Frank Sinatra, "Let's Have a Ball" by Winifred Atwell, "My Special Angel" by Malcolm Vaughan and "Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)" by Jackie Wilson were the singles from 1957 to reach their peak in 1958. Twenty artists scored multiple entries in the top 10 in 1958. Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Marty Wilde, Michael Holliday and Ricky Nelson were among the many artists who achieved their first UK charting top 10 single in 1958.

The 1957 Christmas number-one, "Mary's Boy Child" by Harry Belafonte, remained at number-one for the first two weeks of 1958. The first new number-one single of the year was "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis. Overall, thirteen different singles peaked at number-one in 1958, with Connie Francis (2) having the most singles hit that position.

Background


Multiple entries

Eighty-four singles charted in the top 10 in 1958, with seventy-five singles reaching their peak this year. Six songs were recorded by several artists with each version reaching the top 10:

Twenty artists scored multiple entries in the top 10 in 1958. Elvis Presley secured the record for most top 10 hits in 1958 with five hit singles.

Michael Holliday was one of a number of artists with two top-ten entries, including the number-one single "The Story of My Life". Frankie Vaughan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lonnie Donegan and Ricky Nelson were among the other artists who had multiple top 10 entries in 1958.

Chart debuts

Thirty-four artists achieved their first top 10 single in 1958, either as a lead or featured artist. Bernard Bresslaw, Connie Francis, Jimmie Rodgers, Michael Holliday, The Mudlarks, Ricky Nelson, Cliff Richard and The Shadows all had one other entry in their breakthrough year.

The following table (collapsed on desktop site) does not include acts who had previously charted as part of a group and secured their first top 10 solo single.

Artist Number of top 10s First entry Chart position Other entries
Jimmie Rodgers 1 "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" 7
Michael Holliday 2 "The Story of My Life" 1 "Stairway of Love" (3)
Danny & the Juniors 1 "At the Hop" 3
Marion Ryan 1 "Love Me Forever" 5
Marvin Rainwater 1 "Whole Lotta Woman" 1
Jackie Dennis 1 "La Dee Dah" 4
The Champs 1 "Tequila" 5
Connie Francis 2 "Who's Sorry Now?" 1 "Stupid Cupid"/"Carolina Moon" (1)
Elias and His Zig-Zag Jive Flutes 1 "Tom Hark" 2
The Mudlarks 2 "Lollipop" 2 "Book of Love" (8)
Vic Damone 1 "On the Street Where You Live" 1
Don Lang and His "Frantic Five" 1 "Witch Doctor" 5
Alfie Bass 1 "The Signature Tune of The Army Game" 5
Bernard Bresslaw 2 "Mad Passionate Love" (6)
Leslie Fyson 1
Michael Medwin
The Four Preps 1 "Big Man" 2
Marty Wilde 1 "Endless Sleep" 4
The Kalin Twins 1 "When" 1
Charlie Drake 1 "Splish Splash" 7
Ricky Nelson 2 "Poor Little Fool" 4 "Someday" (9)
Domenico Modugno 1 "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)" 10
Cliff Richard 2 "Move It" 2 "High Class Baby" (7)
The Shadows/The Drifters [A]
The Poni-Tails 1 "Born Too Late" 5
Johnny Mathis 1 "A Certain Smile" 4
Marino Marini & His Quartet 1 "Come Prima" 2
Tommy Edwards 1 "It's All in the Game" 1
The Michael Sammes Singers 1 "More Than Ever (Come Prima)" 5
Lord Rockingham's XI 1 "Hoots Mon" 1
Jack Scott 1 "My True Love" 9
Conway Twitty 1 "It's Only Make Believe" 1
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra 1 "Tea for Two Cha Cha" [B] 3
The Kingston Trio 1 "Tom Dooley" [C] 5

Songs from films

Original songs from various films entered the top 10 throughout the year. These included "Great Balls of Fire" (from Jamboree), "Jailhouse Rock" (Jailhouse Rock), "April Love" (April Love), "On the Street Where You Live" (My Fair Lady), "Hard Headed Woman" & "King Creole" (King Creole) and "A Certain Smile" (A Certain Smile).

Best-selling singles

Until 1970 there was no universally recognised year-end best-sellers list. However, in 2011 the Official Charts Company released a list of the best-selling single of each year in chart history from 1952 to date. According to the list, "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley is officially recorded as the biggest-selling single of 1958. "Jailhouse Rock" (5) was ranked in the top 10 best-selling singles of the decade.

Top-ten singles


Key
Symbol Meaning
Single peaked in 1957 but still in chart in 1958.
Single released in 1958 but peaked in 1959.
(#) Year-end best-selling single.
Entered The date that the single first appeared in the chart.
Peak Highest position that the single reached in the UK Singles Chart.
Entered
(week ending)
Weeks
in
top
10
Single Artist Peak Peak reached
(week ending)
Weeks
at
peak
Singles in 1957
29 August 1957 15 "Diana" ‡ [D] Paul Anka 1 5 September 1957 9
21 November 1957 9 "Mary's Boy Child" ‡ [E] Harry Belafonte 1 28 November 1957 7
10 "I Love You Baby" ‡ Paul Anka 3 19 December 1957 1
28 November 1957 8 "Wake Up Little Susie" ‡ The Everly Brothers 2 19 December 1957 2
5 December 1957 11 "Ma! He's Making Eyes at Me" ‡ The Johnny Otis Show featuring Marie Adams 2 26 December 1957 5
12 December 1957 9 "My Special Angel" Malcolm Vaughan 3 2 January 1958 2
19 December 1957 4 "Alone" ‡ Petula Clark 8 19 December 1957 1
7 "Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)" Jackie Wilson 6 9 January 1958 1
26 December 1957 12 "All the Way"/"Chicago" Frank Sinatra 3 23 January 1958 2
2 "Let's Have a Ball" Winifred Atwell 4 2 January 1958 1
Singles in 1958
2 January 1958 7 "Great Balls of Fire" Jerry Lee Lewis 1 16 January 1958 2
16 January 1958 4 "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" Jimmie Rodgers 7 23 January 1958 1
8 "Peggy Sue" Buddy Holly 6 23 January 1958 2
2 "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" Frankie Vaughan 8 23 January 1958 1
23 January 1958 10 "Oh, Boy!" The Crickets featuring Buddy Holly 3 6 February 1958 2
30 January 1958 10 "Jailhouse Rock" (#1) [F] Elvis Presley 1 30 January 1958 3
12 "The Story of My Life" Michael Holliday 1 20 February 1958 2
6 February 1958 7 "April Love" Pat Boone 7 20 February 1958 1
13 February 1958 9 "At the Hop" Danny & the Juniors 3 27 March 1958 1
6 "Love Me Forever" Marion Ryan 5 6 March 1958 1
20 February 1958 12 "Magic Moments" [G] Perry Como 1 6 March 1958 8
7 "You Are My Destiny" Paul Anka 6 13 March 1958 1
13 March 1958 7 "Don't" [H] Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 2 3 April 1958 1
20 March 1958 7 "Nairobi" Tommy Steele and the Steelmen 3 10 April 1958 2
27 March 1958 1 "Good Golly, Miss Molly" Little Richard 8 27 March 1958 1
1 "Catch a Falling Star" [G] Perry Como 9 27 March 1958 1
3 April 1958 10 "Whole Lotta Woman" Marvin Rainwater 1 1 May 1958 3
4 "La Dee Dah" Jackie Dennis 4 17 April 1958 1
6 "Maybe Baby" The Crickets featuring Buddy Holly 4 24 April 1958 1
10 April 1958 1 "Mandy (La Pense)" Eddie Calvert 9 10 April 1958 1
6 "Tequila" The Champs 5 1 May 1958 1
7 "Swingin' Shepherd Blues" Ted Heath and His Music 3 24 April 1958 3
17 April 1958 17 "Who's Sorry Now?" Connie Francis 1 22 May 1958 6
24 April 1958 10 "A Wonderful Time Up There" Pat Boone 2 22 May 1958 1
3 "It's Too Soon to Know" [I] 7 1 May 1958 1
1 May 1958 2 "Breathless" Jerry Lee Lewis 8 8 May 1958 1
8 May 1958 4 "Lollipop" The Chordettes 6 15 May 1958 1
15 May 1958 4 "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 3 29 May 1958 1
9 "Tom Hark" Elias and His Zig-Zag Jive Flutes 2 29 May 1958 4
6 "The Grand Coulee Dam"/"Nobody Loves Like An Irishman" Lonnie Donegan 6 5 June 1958 2
7 "Lollipop" The Mudlarks 2 5 June 1958 1
29 May 1958 10 "On the Street Where You Live (from My Fair Lady)" Vic Damone with Percy Faith & His Orchestra & Chorus 1 3 July 1958 2
2 "Kewpie Doll" Perry Como 9 5 June 1958 1
5 June 1958 14 "Tulips from Amsterdam (Tulpen aus Amsterdam)"/"You Need Hands" Max Bygraves 3 10 July 1958 3
12 June 1958 5 "Stairway of Love" [J] Michael Holliday 3 19 June 1958 1
6 "Witch Doctor" [K] Don Lang and His "Frantic Five" 5 19 June 1958 1
2 "Kewpie Doll" Frankie Vaughan 10 12 June 1958 2
19 June 1958 15 "All I Have to Do Is Dream"/"Claudette" The Everly Brothers 1 10 July 1958 7
26 June 1958 3 "The Signature Tune of The Army Game" Michael Medwin, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Leslie Fyson 5 3 July 1958 1
3 July 1958 4 "Book of Love" The Mudlarks 8 10 July 1958 2
9 "Big Man" The Four Preps 2 24 July 1958 2
10 July 1958 7 "Twilight Time" The Platters 3 17 July 1958 1
17 July 1958 4 "Sugar Moon" [L] Pat Boone 6 24 July 1958 1
8 "Rave On" Buddy Holly 5 7 August 1958 1
31 July 1958 6 "Hard Headed Woman" Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 2 7 August 1958 2
10 "Endless Sleep" Marty Wilde 4 4 September 1958 1
7 August 1958 12 "When" The Kalin Twins 1 28 August 1958 5
11 "Return to Me (Ritorna-Me)" Dean Martin 2 11 September 1958 1
21 August 1958 5 "Patricia" [M] Pérez 'Prez' Prado and His Orchestra 8 11 September 1958 1
28 August 1958 6 "Splish Splash" [N] Charlie Drake 7 18 September 1958 1
4 September 1958 13 "Stupid Cupid"/"Carolina Moon" Connie Francis 1 2 October 1958 6
6 "Fever" Peggy Lee 5 2 October 1958 1
11 September 1958 9 "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)" Dean Martin 2 2 October 1958 3
6 "Poor Little Fool" Ricky Nelson 4 9 October 1958 1
18 September 1958 1 "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)" Domenico Modugno 10 18 September 1958 1
2 October 1958 4 "Mad Passionate Love" Bernard Bresslaw 6 9 October 1958 1
10 "Bird Dog" The Everly Brothers 2 20 November 1958 1
9 October 1958 7 "King Creole" Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires 2 23 October 1958 1
16 October 1958 8 "Move It" Cliff Richard and The Drifters [A] 2 30 October 1958 1
5 "Born Too Late" The Poni-Tails 5 23 October 1958 1
9 "A Certain Smile" Johnny Mathis 4 27 November 1958 2
23 October 1958 7 "Come Prima" Marino Marini & His Quartet 2 30 October 1958 3
30 October 1958 11 "It's All in the Game" Tommy Edwards 1 13 November 1958 3
8 "More Than Ever (Come Prima)" [O] Malcolm Vaughan with The Michael Sammes Singers 5 27 November 1958 1
6 November 1958 13 "Hoots Mon" Lord Rockingham's XI 1 4 December 1958 3
20 November 1958 1 "My True Love" Jack Scott 9 20 November 1958 1
27 November 1958 12 "It's Only Make Believe" Conway Twitty 1 25 December 1958 5
9 "Tea for Two Cha Cha" ♦ [P] The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington 3 8 January 1959 1
4 December 1958 9 "Tom Dooley" [Q] Lonnie Donegan 3 11 December 1958 5
8 "Love Makes the World Go Round" ♦ Perry Como 6 15 January 1959 1
11 December 1958 7 "Tom Dooley" ♦ [R] The Kingston Trio 5 8 January 1959 1
7 "High Class Baby" Cliff Richard and The Drifters [A] 7 18 December 1958 1
2 "Someday" Ricky Nelson 9 18 December 1958 1

Entries by artist


Country music legend Conway Twitty (pictured in 1974) scored this year's Christmas number-one single with "It's Only Make Believe", which spent five weeks at the top of the chart.
Rhythm and blues singer Tommy Edwards had his first and only UK top 10 hit in 1958 with "It's All in the Game", which spent three weeks at number-one and had a total of 11 weeks in the top 10.
American crooner Vic Damone achieved his sole UK top 10 entry this year with his version of "On the Street Where You Live" from the musical My Fair Lady. It lasted 10 weeks in the top 10 and spent two weeks at number-one, sharing its second week at the top spot with The Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream".

The following table shows artists who achieved two or more top 10 entries in 1958, including singles that reached their peak in 1957 or 1959. The figures include both main artists and featured artists. The total number of weeks an artist spent in the top ten in 1958 is also shown.

Entries Artist Country of origin Weeks Singles
5 Elvis Presley  United States 34 "Don't", "Hard Headed Woman", "Jailhouse Rock", "King Creole", "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck"
4 Buddy Holly [S] 32 "Maybe Baby", "Oh, Boy!", "Peggy Sue", "Rave On"
The Jordanaires 24 "Don't", "Hard Headed Woman", "King Creole", "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck"
Pat Boone 24 "April Love", "A Wonderful Time Up There", "It's Too Soon to Know", "Sugar Moon"
Perry Como [V] 23 "Catch a Falling Star", "Kewpie Doll", "Love Makes the World Go 'Round", "Magic Moments"
3 The Everly Brothers [T] 28 "All I Have to Do Is Dream"/"Claudette", "Bird Dog", "Wake Up Little Susie"
Paul Anka [T]  Canada 12 "Diana", "I Love You Baby", "You Are My Destiny"
2 Bernard Bresslaw  United Kingdom 7 "Mad Passionate Love", "The Signature Tune of "The Army Game"
Cliff Richard 11 "High Class Baby", "Move It"
Connie Francis  United States 30 "Stupid Cupid"/"Carolina Moon", "Who's Sorry Now?"
The Crickets 16 "Maybe Baby", "Oh, Boy!"
Dean Martin 20 "Return to Me (Ritorna-Me)", "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)"
The Shadows/The Drifters [A]  United Kingdom 11 "High Class Baby", "Move It"
Frankie Vaughan  United States 4 "Kewpie Doll", "Kisses Sweeter than Wine"
Jerry Lee Lewis 9 "Breathless", "Great Balls of Fire"
Lonnie Donegan  United Kingdom 10 "The Grand Coulee Dam"/"Nobody Loves An Irishman", "Tom Dooley"
Malcolm Vaughan [U] 14 "More Than Ever (Come Prima)", "My Special Angel"
Michael Holliday 17 "Stairway of Love", "The Story of My Life"
The Mudlarks 11 "Book of Love", "Lollipop"
Ricky Nelson  United States 8 "Poor Little Fool", "Someday"

Notes


  • a The Drifters changed their name to The Shadows in 1959, to avoid confusion with the American group of the same name, who also threatened legal action over the band's name after "Feelin' Fine" was released in the United States.
  • b "Tea for Two Cha Cha" reached its peak of number three on 8 January 1959 (week ending).
  • c "Tom Dooley" (The Kingston Trio version) reached its peak of number five on 8 January 1959 (week ending).
  • d "Diana" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 9 January 1958 (week ending).
  • e "Mary's Boy Child" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 25 December 1958 (week ending).
  • f "All I Have to Do Is Dream"/"Claudette" is recorded as the best-selling single of the year by some sources but the Official Charts Company lists "Jailhouse Rock" as its best-seller. According to one list, "Jailhouse Rock" does not even make the top ten best-sellers.
  • g "Magic Moments"/"Catch a Falling Star" are credited as separate songs on some best-selling singles chart.
  • h "Don't" re-entered the top 10 at number 9 on 8 May 1958 (week ending).
  • i "It's Too Soon to Know" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 22 May 1958 (week ending).
  • j "Stairway of Love" re-entered the top 10 at number 9 on 17 July 1958 (week ending).
  • k "Witch Doctor" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 24 July 1958 (week ending).
  • l "Sugar Moon" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 14 August 1958 (week ending).
  • m "Patricia" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 25 September 1958 (week ending).
  • n "Splish Splash" re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 11 September 1958 (week ending) for 5 weeks.
  • o "More Than Ever (Come Prima)" re-entered the top 10 at number 8 on 13 November 1958 (week ending) for 7 weeks.
  • p "Tea for Two Cha Cha" re-entered the top 10 at number 6 on 11 December 1958 (week ending) for 8 weeks.
  • q "Tom Dooley" (Lonnie Donegan version) re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 5 February 1959 (week ending).
  • r "Tom Dooley" (The Kingston Trio version) re-entered the top 10 at number 10 on 29 January 1959 (week ending).
  • s Figure includes two top 10 hits with the group The Crickets.
  • t Figure includes single that peaked in 1957.
  • u Figure includes single that first charted in 1957 but peaked in 1958.
  • v Figure includes single that peaked in 1959.

See also


References


General

  • "Six decades of singles charts". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Specific

  1. "The Official UK Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Roberts, David (2005). Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles and Albums (18th edition). Guinness World Records Limited. p. 14. ISBN 1-904994-00-8.
  3. "New singles formats to save the charts". BBC News. 16 October 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)