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The First US Hot 100 August 1958
The First US Hot 100 August 1958

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7083

This release is an adjunct to our hugely popular “America’s Greatest Hits” series which over the years has provided annual collections of the biggest hits of each year in the Billboard pop charts. It is also a companion edition to our 2013 release “The First US Top 100 November 1955” (ACQCD7062) which comprised every record in that chart from three years earlier, which went down very well with collectors, keen to have a copy of every record that appeared in that landmark chart, and we are sure that music fans will want to have this collection as well.

On June 17th 1957, Billboard stopped publishing the Most Played in Juke Boxes chart. A year later, Billboard decided that to subsume the Most Played by Jockeys airplay chart and the Top 100 chart into a new chart called The Hot 100, and the first such chart, based on the survey for the first week in August, was published in the second week of August. The Best Sellers In Stores chart was published alongside the Hot 100 for another couple of months until that too was discontinued on October 13th 1958. The Hot 100 rapidly became established and has continued to this say as the definitive weekly report on the US singles market.

This great-value 4-CD collection,comprises every record in that first Hot 100 chart from Ricky Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool”, which was the first Number One in the Hot 100 through to Frankie Vaughan’s “Judy” at No. 100. Once again, it’s a memento of another iconic chart moment. It’s an interesting and unusual chart, with multiple versions of several high profile songs, and multiple entries for several artists, some of whom charted both sides of releases separately. Alongside the big names, it includes a significant number of collectible obscurities, especially towards the bottom end of the chart, and with an in-depth 10-000+ word booklet with background notes on every record, it will be a must-have snapshot of a significant date in US chart history.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson
2 Patricia Prez Prado And His Orchestra
3 Splish Splash Bobby Darin
4 Hard Headed Woman Elvis Presley
5 When The Kalin Twins
6 Rebel-Rouser Duane Eddy
7 Yakety Yak The Coasters
8 My True Love Jack Scott
9 Willie And The Hand Jive The Johnny Otis Show
10 Fever Peggy Lee
11 Ginger Bread Frankie Avalon
12 Just A Dream Jimmy Clanton And His Rockets
13 Left Right Out Of Your Heart (Hi Lee Hi Lo Hi Lup Up Up) Patti Page
14 If Dreams Came True Pat Boone
15 For Your Precious Love Jerry Butler And The Impressions
16 One Summer Night The Danleers
17 Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds
18 Little Star The Elegants
19 Everybody Loves A Lover Doris Day
20 Do You Want To Dance Bobby Freeman
21 Guess Things Happen That Way Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two
22 A Certain Smile Johnny Mathis
23 Western Movies The Olympics
24 The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley
25 What Am I Living For Chuck Willis
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Born Too Late The Poni-Tails
2 Think It Over The Crickets
3 Secretly Jimmie Rodgers
4 Enchanted Island The Four Lads
5 Angel Baby Dean Martin
6 Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper
7 Blue Blue Day Don Gibson
8 The Freeze Tony And Joe
9 Don't Ask Me Why Elvis Presley
10 Rock-In Robin Bobby Day
11 No Chemise, Please Gerry Granahan
12 Moon Talk Perry Como
13 Somebody Touched Me Buddy Knox With The Rhythm Orchids
14 That's How Much I Love You Pat Boone
15 Crazy Eyes For You Bobby Hamilton
16 Early In The Morning Buddy Holly
17 You Cheated The Slades
18 Come What May Clyde McPhatter
19 Jeannie Lee Jan And Arnie
20 Kathy-O The Diamonds
21 (It's Been A Long Time) Pretty Baby Gino And Gina
22 I Wonder Why Dion And The Belmonts
23 Return To Me Dean Martin
24 All I Have To Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers
25 Baubles Bangles And Beads The Kirby Stone Four
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Jimmy Bowen With The Rhythm Orchids
2 Early In The Morning The Rinky Dinks (Bobby Darin)
3 Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas) Nat King Cole
4 Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) Domenico Modugno
5 Let's Go Steady For The Summer The Three G's
6 Leroy Jack Scott
7 You Need Hands Eydie Gorme
8 Fool's Paradise The Crickets
9 Young And Warm And Wonderful Tony Bennett
10 Over And Over Bobby Day
11 Itchy Twitchy Feeling Bobby Hendricks
12 For Your Love Ed Townsend
13 High School Confidential Jerry Lee Lewis
14 Padre Toni Arden
15 You're Making A Mistake The Platters
16 Delicious Jim Backus And Friend
17 Big Man The Four Preps
18 Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) Dean Martin
19 Op The Honeycones
20 Don't Go Home The Playmates
21 Got A Match Frank Gallup
22 Stupid Cupid Connie Francis
23 Hey Girl , Hey Boy Oscar McLollie & Jeanette Baker
24 Gotta Have Rain Eydie Gorme
25 Win Your Love For Me Sam Cooke
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Midnight Paul Anka
2 Happy Years The Diamonds
3 Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes Bobby Freeman
4 The Bird On My Head David Seville
5 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
6 Beautiful Delilah Chuck Berry
7 Blip Blop Bill Doggett
8 Try The Impossible Lee Andrews And The Hearts
9 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
10 Got A Match The Daddy-O's
11 To Be Loved Jackie Wilson
12 Jealousy Kitty Wells
13 Just Like The Movies The Upbeats
14 Blue Boy Jim Reeves
15 Stay The Ames Brothers
16 The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor Joe South
17 Bird Dog The Everly Brothers
18 Are You Really Mine Jimmie Rodgers
19 She Was Only Seventeen (He Was One Year More) Marty Robbins
20 Little Mary Fats Domino
21 Over And Over Thurston Harris
22 I Believe In You Robert And Johnny
23 Little Serenade The Ames Brothers
24 I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) Billy Williams
25 Judy Frankie Vaughan
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