List of Billboard number-one singles of 1958

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1958 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1958, the following three charts were produced:

  • Best Sellers in Stores – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played by Jockeys – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.
  • Top 100 – an early version of the Hot 100, the first chart to feature a combined tabulation of sales, airplay and jukebox play.

Pre-Hot 100[edit]

NOTE: The Hot 100 Era officially began on Monday, August 4, 1958, which would be the week ending August 10 (issue date August 4). The Best Sellers in Stores list issued through October 13.

Issue date Best Sellers in Stores Most Played by Jockeys Top 100
January 6 "At the Hop"
Danny & the Juniors
"April Love"
Pat Boone
"At the Hop"
Danny & the Juniors
January 13
January 20
January 27 "At the Hop"
Danny & the Juniors
February 3
February 10 "Don't"/
I Beg of You"
Elvis Presley
February 17 "Sugartime"
McGuire Sisters
February 24 "Get a Job"
The Silhouettes
March 3
March 10 "Don't"
Elvis Presley
March 17 "Tequila"
The Champs
"Don't"
Elvis Presley
"Tequila"
The Champs
March 24 "Catch a Falling Star"
Perry Como
March 31 "Tequila"
The Champs
April 7
April 14 "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"
Laurie London
April 21 "Twilight Time"
The Platters
"Twilight Time"
The Platters
April 28 "Witch Doctor"
David Seville
"Witch Doctor"
David Seville
May 5
May 12 "All I Have to Do Is Dream"/
"Claudette"
Everly Brothers
"Twilight Time"
The Platters
May 19 "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
Everly Brothers
"All I Have To Do Is Dream"
Everly Brothers
May 26
June 2
June 9 "The Purple People Eater"
Sheb Wooley
"The Purple People Eater"
Sheb Wooley
June 16
June 23 "The Purple People Eater"
Sheb Wooley
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21 "Hard Headed Woman"/
"Don't Ask Me Why"
Elvis Presley
"Hard Headed Woman"
Elvis Presley
"Yakety Yak"
The Coasters
July 28 "Patricia"
Perez Prado and His Orchestra
"Patricia"
Perez Prado & His Orchestra

Hot 100[edit]

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1958 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue date Hot 100 Best Sellers in Stores
August 4 "Poor Little Fool"
Ricky Nelson
"Poor Little Fool"
Ricky Nelson
August 11
August 18 "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)"
Domenico Modugno
"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)"
Domenico Modugno
August 25 "Little Star"
The Elegants
"Bird Dog"
Everly Brothers
September 1 "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)"
Domenico Modugno
"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)"
Domenico Modugno
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29 "It's All in the Game"
Tommy Edwards
"It's All in the Game"
Tommy Edwards
October 6
October 13
October 20 -
October 27
November 3
November 10 "It's Only Make Believe"
Conway Twitty
November 17 "Tom Dooley"
The Kingston Trio
November 24 "It's Only Make Believe"
Conway Twitty
December 1 "To Know Him, Is to Love Him"
The Teddy Bears
December 8
December 15
December 22 "The Chipmunk Song"
The Chipmunks with David Seville
December 29

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