See also: 1957 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in music, 1950s in music and the list of 'years in music'

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Albums released
3 Top hits on record
4 Published popular music
5 Musical theater
6 Musical films
7 Births
8 Deaths
9 Awards


Albums released

Top hits on record

Published popular music

  • "16 Candles"     w.m. Luther Dixon & Allyson R. Khent
  • "A Toujours (Till Always)"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "All I Have To Do Is Dream"     w.m. Boudleaux Bryant
  • "All Of These And More"     w. Sheldon Harnick m. Jerry Bock
  • "The All-American Boy"     w.m. Bill Parsons & Orville Lunsford
  • "Almost In Your Arms"     w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
  • "Am I That Easy To Forget?"     w.m. Carl Belew, W. S. Stevenson & Shelby Singleton
  • "Another Time, Another Place"     w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
  • "Any Way The Wind Blows"     w.m. William Dunham, Joseph Hooven & Marilyn Hooven
  • "Are You Really Mine?"     w.m. Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Mark Markwell
  • "Baby I Don't Care"     Leiber, Stoller
  • "Baby Lover"     Wandra Merrell
  • "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"     w.m. Jack Clement
  • "The Ballad Of Paladin"     w.m. Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe & Johnny Western
  • "Beep Beep"     w.m. Donald Clapps & Carl Cicchetti
  • "Big Best Shoes"     w.m. Sandy Wilson
  • "A Big Hunk O' Love"     w.m. Aaron Schroeder & Sid Wyche
  • "Big Man"     w.m. Bruce Belland & Glenn Larson
  • "Bimbombey"     w.m. Mack David, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
  • "Bird Dog"     w.m. Boudleaux Bryant
  • "The Blob"     w. Mack David m. Burt Bacharach
  • "Blue, Blue Day"     w.m. Don Gibson
  • "Born Too Late"     w. Fred Tobias m. Charles Strouse
  • "Breathless"     w.m. Otis Blackwell
  • "Broken Hearted Melody"     w. Hal David m. Sherman Edwards
  • "Bye, Bye Baby Goodbye"     F. McNulty
  • "Cannonball"     m. Duane Eddy & Lee Hazlewood
  • "A Certain Smile"     w. Paul Francis Webster m. Sammy Fain
  • "Chanson d'Amour"     w.m. Wayne Shanklin
  • "Chantilly Lace"     w.m. Jiles Perry Richardson
  • "The Chipmunk Song"     w.m. Ross Bagdasarian
  • "C'mon Everybody"     w.m. Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capeheart
  • "Come Prima"     w. (Eng) Buck Ram (Ital) M. Panzeri m. V. Di Paola & S. Taccani
  • "Dance Only With Me"     Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
  • "Devoted To You"     w.m. Boudleaux Bryant
  • "The Diary"     w. Howard Greenfield m. Neil Sedaka
  • "Do You Want To Dance?"     w.m. Bobby Freeman
  • "Donna"     w.m. Richie Valens
  • "Don't"     w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
  • "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"     w.m. Johnny Cash
  • "Early In The Morning"     w.m. Bobby Darin & Woody Harris
  • "El Rancho Rock"     w. Ben Raleigh m. Silvano R. Ramos
  • "Enchanted Island"     w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
  • "The End"     w. Sid Jacobson m. Jimmy Krondes
  • "Endless Sleep"     Jody Reynolds, Dolores Nance
  • "Everybody Loves A Lover"     w. Richard Adler m. Robert Allen
  • "Firefly"     w. Carolyn Leigh m. Cy Coleman
  • "Fly Away Lovers"     Frank Stanton & Tommie Connor
  • "For Your Precious Love"     Jerry Butler
  • "French Foreign Legion"     w. Aaron Schroeder m. Guy Wood
  • "Get A Job"     w.m. Earl T. Beal, Raymond W. Edwards, William F. Horton & Richard A. Lewis
  • "Gotta Travel On"     trad (Brit 19th century) adapt w.m. Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, David Lazar & Tom Six
  • "Green Christmas"     Stan Freberg
  • "Hard Headed Woman"     w.m. Claude De Metrius
  • "Hoots Mon"     Harry Robertson
  • "The Hula Hoop Song"     w.m. Carl Maduri Jr & Donna Kohler
  • "A Hundred Million Miracles"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
  • "I Beg Of You"     w.m. Rose Marie McCoy & Kelly Owens
  • "I Enjoy Being A Girl"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
  • "I Got A Feeling"     w.m. Baker Knight
  • "I Got Stung"     w.m. Aaron Schroeder & David Hill
  • "I Met Him On A Sunday"     Shirley Owens, Addie Harris, Doris Coley
  • "I Remember It Well"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "If Dreams Came True"     w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
  • "If I Had A Hammer"     w.m. Pete Seeger & Lee Hays
  • "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday"     w.m. R. Hayes, D. Bartholomew & Fats Domino
  • "It's Late"     w.m. Dorsey Burnette
  • "It's Only Make Believe"     w.m. Conway Twitty & Jack Nance
  • "Java"     m. Freddy Friday, Allan Toussaint & Alvin Tyler
  • "Johnny B. Goode"     w.m. Chuck Berry
  • "Kewpie Doll"     w.m. Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
  • "Lazy Moon"     J. Kerr, W. Kerr, Ford
  • "Learning The Game"     Buddy Holly
  • "Left Right Out Of Your Heart"     w. Earl Shuman m. Mort Garson
  • "Let The Bells Keep Ringing"     w.m. Paul Anka
  • "The Little Serenade"     w.m. Antonio Amurri, Paolo Esposito, Geoffrey C. Parsons & James J T Phillips
  • "Little Star"     w.m. Vito Picone & Arthur Venosa
  • "Lollipop"     w.m. Beverly Ross & Julius Dixon
  • "The Long, Hot Summer"     w. Sammy Cahn m. Alex North
  • "Love Makes The World Go 'Round"     w.m. Ollie Jones
  • "Love, Look Away"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
  • "A Lover's Question"     w.m. Brook Benton & Jimmy Williams
  • "Mad Passionate Love"     Dick Sherman & David E. Coleman
  • "Make Me A Miracle"     Hoffman, Manning, Markwell
  • "Mandolins In The Moonlight"     w.m. George David Weiss & Aaron Schroeder
  • "Maverick"     w. Paul Francis Webster m. David Buttolph
  • "Maybe Baby"     w.m. Norman Petty & Charles Hardin
  • "Moon Talk"     w.m. Al Hoffman & Dick Manning
  • "My True Love"     w.m. Jack Scott
  • "Nairobi"     w.m. Bob Merrill
  • "Never Be Anyone Else But You"     w.m. Baker Knight
  • "The Night They Invented Champagne"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again"     w.m. Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Mark Markwell
  • "Once Upon A Summertime" (Original title "La Valse des Lilas")     Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Eddy Marnay, Johnny Mercer
  • "One Night"     w.m. Dave Bartholomew & Pearl King
  • "The Only Man On The Island"     Bob Hilliard & Dave Mann
  • "Only The Lonely"     Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen
  • "Padre"     w. (Eng) Paul Francis Webster (Fr) Marcel Algeron & Jacques Larue m. Alain C. Romans
  • "Patricia"     w. Bob Marcus m. Perez Prado
  • "Peter Gunn"     m. Henry Mancini
  • "Pink Shoelaces"     w.m. Mickie Grant
  • "Plain Jane"     Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  • "Poor Little Fool"     w.m. Shari Sheeley
  • "Problems"     w.m. Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
  • "Promise Me, Love"     w.m. Kay Thompson
  • "The Purple People Eater"     w.m. Sheb Wooley
  • "Queen Of The Hop"     w.m. Woody Harris & Bobby Darin
  • "Raining In My Heart"     w.m. Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
  • "Rave On"     w.m. Norman Petty, Bill Tilghman & Sunny West
  • "Return To Me"     w.m. Danny Di Minno & Carmen Lombardo
  • "Rockin' Robin"     w.m. Jimmie Thomas
  • "Saturday Girl"     w. Peter Benjamin m. Peter Stannard
  • "Say A Prayer For Me Tonight"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "Secretly"     w.m. Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Mark Markwell
  • "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On"     w.m. Hank Locklin
  • "Short Shorts"     w. Bob Gaudio & Bill Dalton m. Tom Austin & Bill Crandall
  • "Since I Don't Have You"     w. James Beaumont, Walter Lester, John Taylor, Joseph Verscharen & Janet Vogel m. Joseph Rock & Lennie Martin
  • "Splish Splash"     w.m. Bobby Darin & Jean Murray
  • "Stagger Lee"     trad arr. Lloyd Price & Harold Logan
  • "Stupid Cupid"     w. Howard Greenfield m. Neil Sedaka
  • "Sugartime"     w.m. Charlie Phillips & Odis Echols
  • "Summertime Blues"     E. Cochran, J. Capehart
  • "Summertime, Summertime"     w.m. Tom Jameson & Sherm Feller
  • "Sunday"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Susie Darlin' "     w.m. Robin Luke
  • "Sweet Little Sixteen"     w.m. Chuck Berry
  • "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues"     w. Rhoda Roberts & Kenny Jacobson m. Moe Koffman
  • "Teacher Teacher"     w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
  • "Teacher's Pet"     w.m. Joe Lubin
  • "Tears On My Pillow"     w.m. Sylvester Bradford & Al Lewis
  • "Tequila"     w.m. Chuck Rio
  • "Thank Heaven For Little Girls"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "There's Only One Of You"     w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
  • "Think It Over"     Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison
  • "This Happy Feeling"     w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
  • "This Is All I Ask"     w.m. Gordon Jenkins
  • "Time"     w. Julian More, David Heneker & Monty Norman m. David Heneker & Monty Norman
  • "To Know Him Is To Love Him"     w.m. Philip Spector
  • "Tom Dooley"     trad arr. Dave Guard
  • "True Love Ways"     w.m. Norman Petty & Buddy Holly
  • "Tulips From Amsterdam"     Ralf Arnie & Gene Martyn
  • "A Very Precious Love"     w. Paul Francis Webster m. Sammy Fain
  • "Volare"     w. (Eng) Mitchell Parish (Ital) Domenico Modugno & Franco Migliacci m. Domenico Modugno
  • "Waltz At Maxim's (She Is Not Thinking Of Me)"     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
  • "We Belong Together"     S. Weiss, Robert Carr, Johnny Mitchell
  • "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck"     w.m. Bert Carroll & Russell Moody
  • "What To Do"     Buddy Holly
  • "When"     w.m. Jack Reardon & Paul Evans
  • "Witch Doctor"     w.m. Ross Bagdasarian
  • "The Wizard"     David, Dane, Paul
  • "Woman From Liberia"     Rodgers, Whiting
  • "The World Outside"     Carl Sigman, Richard Addinsell
  • "Yakety Yak"     w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
  • "You Are Beautiful"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
  • "You Are My Destiny"     w.m. Paul Anka
  • "You Cheated"     w.m. Don Burch
  • "Young And Warm And Wonderful"     w. Hy Zaret m. Lou Singer
  • "Zorro"     w. Norman Foster m. George Burns

Musical theater

Musical films




Grammy Awards

  • Grammy Awards of 1958

Eurovision Song Contest