The Number One Hits Of 1958
|Dec 28, 1957 – Jan 10, 1958
Pat Boone was one of the best-selling artists of the 1950s, known for his pop, country, and gospel music.
“April Love” received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
|Jan 11, 1958 – Feb 14, 1958
Danny & the Juniors
At The Hop
Danny & the Juniors was a Philadelphia-based doo-wop and rock and roll group formed in 1955.
“At The Hop” was written by Artie Singer, John Medora, and David White, becoming the group’s most successful hit.
|Feb 15, 1958 – Mar 21, 1958
Don’t / I Beg Of You
Elvis Presley was one of the best-selling solo artists in the history of recorded music.
“Don’t” and “I Beg Of You” were both written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, showcasing Presley’s versatility.
|Mar 22, 1958 – Apr 25, 1958
The Champs were an American rock and roll band known for their Latin-tinged instrumental music.
“Tequila” was written by the band’s saxophonist, Daniel Flores, and became their biggest hit.
|Apr 26, 1958 – May 2, 1958
The Platters were among the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era.
“Twilight Time” written by Buck Ram, Morty Nevins, Al Nevins, and Artie Dunn, reached the top of the charts.
|May 3, 1958 – May 16, 1958
David Seville was the stage name of Ross Bagdasarian Sr., an American musician and record producer.
“Witch Doctor” was a novelty song that featured sped-up voices, pioneering the technique that Bagdasarian would later use for the Chipmunks.
|May 17, 1958 – Jun 13, 1958
The Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers harmonies and songwriting skills significantly influenced the Beatles and other artists.
“All I Have To Do Is Dream” was written by Boudleaux Bryant and became one of their biggest hits.
|Jun 14, 1958 – Jul 25, 1958
The Purple People Eater
Sheb Wooley was an American actor and singer known for his character roles in Western films and TV shows.
“The Purple People Eater” was a novelty song that became a major hit, reaching the top of the charts.
|Jul 26, 1958 – Aug 3, 1958
Hard Headed Woman
Elvis Presley received numerous awards and accolades, including 14 Grammy nominations.
“Hard Headed Woman” was written by Claude Demetrius and featured in “King Creole.”
|Aug 4, 1958 – Aug 17, 1958
Poor Little Fool
Ricky Nelson was an American actor, musician, and singer-songwriter, who began his career as a child actor.
“Poor Little Fool” was written by Sharon Sheeley and became Nelson’s first number-one single.
|Aug 18, 1958 – Aug 24, 1958
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, songwriter, and actor who gained international fame with his songs.
“Volare” won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1958 and received two Grammy Awards in 1959.
|Aug 25, 1958 – Sep 28, 1958
The Elegants were an American doo-wop vocal group formed in 1958 in South Beach, Staten Island, New York.
“Little Star” was written by Vito Picone and Arthur Venosa and reached the top of the charts.
|Sep 29, 1958 – Nov 9, 1958
It’s All in the Game
Tommy Edwards was an American singer and songwriter best known for his smooth, soulful voice.
“It’s All in the Game” was composed by Charles Dawes and Carl Sigman, becoming Edwards’ most successful hit.
|Nov 10, 1958 – Nov 16, 1958
It’s Only Make Believe
Conway Twitty, born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, was an American country and rockabilly singer with numerous hits.
“It’s Only Make Believe” was written by Twitty and Jack Nance, reaching number one in several countries.
|Nov 17, 1958 – Nov 30, 1958
The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio was an American folk and pop music group popularizing the late 1950s and early 1960s folk revival.
“Tom Dooley” was based on a traditional American folk song about a man convicted of murder, adapted by the trio.
|Dec 1, 1958 – Dec 21, 1958
The Teddy Bears
To Know Him Is to Love Him
The Teddy Bears were an American pop group formed by Phil Spector, Marshall Leib, and Annette Kleinbard in 1958.
“To Know Him Is to Love Him” was written by Phil Spector and inspired by words on his father’s tombstone.
|Dec 22, 1958 – Jan 18, 1959
The Chipmunks with David Seville
The Chipmunk Song
The Chipmunks were a fictional animated singing group created by Ross Bagdasarian Sr., known as David Seville.
“The Chipmunk Song” was written by Ross Bagdasarian Sr. and became a holiday classic, winning three Grammy Awards.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 1958 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)