1957 in music

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Elvis Presley in 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock".

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1957.

Events[edit]

            List of years in music       (table)
... 1947 . 1948 . 1949 . 1950 . 1951 . 1952 . 1953 ...
1954 1955 1956 -1957- 1958 1959 1960
... 1961 . 1962 . 1963 . 1964 . 1965 . 1966 . 1967 ...
Art . Archaeology . Architecture . Literature . Music . Philosophy . Science +...

Bands formed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1957.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957 United States UK 1 – Jan 1958, US BB 1 – Oct 1957, US BB 1 of 1957, Canada 1 – Oct 1957, DDD 1 of 1957, POP 1 of 1957, Europe 2 of the 1950s, Scrobulate 2 of rockabilly, RYM 3 of 1957, Netherlands 5 – Jan 1974, France 10 – Dec 1971, US CashBox 11 of 1957, South Africa 11 of 1958, AFI 21, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, Party 54 of 1999, Italy 60 of 1958, Rolling Stone 67, Acclaimed 192, Belgium 214 of all time
2 Paul Anka Diana 1957 Canada UK 1 – Aug 1957, US BB 1 – Jul 1957, Canada 1 – Jul 1957, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Jun 1957, Italy 2 of 1958, Poland 9 – Apr 1989, US CashBox 13 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1956, POP 14 of 1956, Europe 17 of the 1950s, RYM 17 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, DDD 36 of 1957
3 Elvis Presley All Shook Up 1957 United States UK 1 – Jun 1957, US BB 1 – Apr 1957, Canada 1 – May 1957, RYM 5 of 1957, US CashBox 8 of 1957, DDD 11 of 1957, Scrobulate 12 of rock & roll, US BB 13 of 1957, POP 13 of 1957, Netherlands 33 – Jan 2005, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, Europe 78 of the 1950s, Party 179 of 2007, Rolling Stone 352, Acclaimed 835
4 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire 1957 United States UK 1 – Dec 1957, RYM 1 of 1957, US BB 2 – Dec 1957, Canada 2 – Dec 1957, DDD 5 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1958, POP 14 of 1958, South Africa 15 of 1958, Netherlands 27 – Sep 1989, Scrobulate 63 of oldies, RIAA 64, Europe 76 of the 1950s, Acclaimed 86, Rolling Stone 96, Party 242 of 1999
5 Danny & The Juniors At the Hop 1957 United States US BB 1 – Dec 1957, Canada 1 – Dec 1957, UK 3 – Jan 1958, US BB 3 of 1958, POP 3 of 1958, South Africa 6 of 1958, US CashBox 10 of 1958, RYM 11 of 1957, DDD 21 of 1957, Europe 73 of the 1950s, RIAA 250, Acclaimed 728

US No. 1 hit singles[edit]

These singles reached the top of US Billboard magazine's charts in 1957.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
February 9, 1957 3 "Too Much" Elvis Presley
March 2, 1957 4 "Young Love" Tab Hunter
March 30, 1957 1 "Party Doll" Buddy Knox
April 6, 1957 1 "Round and Round" Perry Como
April 13, 1957 8 "All Shook Up" Elvis Presley
June 3, 1957 5 "Love Letters In The Sand" Pat Boone
June 10, 1957 1 "Bernadine" Pat Boone
July 8, 1957 7 "Teddy Bear" Elvis Presley
August 26, 1957 2 "Tammy" Debbie Reynolds
September 9, 1957 1 "Diana" Paul Anka
September 16, 1957 1 "Tammy" Debbie Reynolds
September 23, 1957 1 "That'll Be the Day" The Crickets
September 30, 1957 2 "Honeycomb" Jimmie Rodgers
October 14, 1957 1 "Wake Up Little Susie" The Everly Brothers
October 21, 1957 7 "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley
December 9, 1957 2 "You Send Me" Sam Cooke
December 23, 1957 2 "April Love" Pat Boone

Top hits on record[edit]

"That'll Be the Day"

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler at Eurovision 1957

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toru Takemitsu - Chronology". Schott Music. Retrieved 2013-02-01.