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America's Greatest Hits 1958
America's Greatest Hits 1958

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7060
This release is the latest in the series of “America’s Greatest Hits” which over the years has provided annual collections of the biggest hits of each year in the Billboard pop charts. The collection for 1958 is an excellent value 113-track 4-CD set which includes every record that appeared in any version of the Top 10 of the Billboard chart during the year. It was in August of 1958 that the Top 100, Best Sellers in Stores and Most Played By Disc Jockeys charts were merged to form the Hot 100. This set includes every record that appeared in the Top 10 of any of these charts. Every record that appeared in the Cashbox magazine Top 10 is included in this set. Many of the tracks are, inevitably, well-known hits, which went on to score chart success in the UK, but there are no less than 35 tracks which did not make it into the UK charts despite their major US success, including classic tracks by well-known artists alongside more obscure hits by artists that never made any kind of impression in the UK. The whole collection is a highly entertaining trawl through the American music scene of the times, a rather different musical experience from listening to our British Hit Parades collections from the UK charts, which naturally feature a high proportion of home-grown talent. As ever. it’s a fascinating and entertaining pot-pourri of pop, as emerging teen idols jostled with R&B acts, new rock ‘n’ roll stars joined the established big names, vocal groups and instrumentals of all kinds had a field day, and the inevitable and collectable quotient of one-hit wonders and novelty hits maintained the variety.It’s an enlightening snapshot of the pop music scene in the USA at a time when the musical landscape was constantly evolving, and it makes for hugely entertaining listening. It is likely to appeal to the many collectors who enjoy these completest anthologies, and will hopefully provide useful programming for the specialist radio programmes which feature pop nostalgia.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
2 You Send Me Sam Cooke
3 Silhouettes The Rays
4 Daddy Cool The Rays
5 April Love Pat Boone
6 Raunchy Bill Justis
7 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
8 At The Hop Danny & the Juniors
9 Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis & His Pumping Piano
10 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Jimmie Rodgers
11 Stood Up Ricky Nelson
12 Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
13 Why Don't They Understand George Hamilton IV
14 Oh Boy The Crickets
15 Witchcraft Frank Sinatra
16 Get A Job Silhouettes
17 La Dee Dah Billy & Lillie
18 Don't Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
19 I Beg Of You Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
20 Sail Along Silvery Moon Billy Vaughn
21 Raunchy Billy Vaughn
22 Sugartime McGuire Sisters
23 The Stroll The Diamonds
24 Short Shorts Royal Teens
25 Catch A Falling Star Perry Como
26 Magic Moments Perry Como
27 Dede Dinah Frankie Avalon
28 You Are My Destiny Paul Anka
29 Oh Julie The Crescendos
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Oh-Oh I'm Falling In Love Again Jimmie Rodgers
2 Twenty Six Miles Four Preps
3 Sweet Little Sixteen Chuck Berry
4 Wonderful Time Up There Pat Boone
5 It's Too Soon To Know Pat Boone
6 Who's Sorry Now Connie Francis
7 The Walk Jimmy McCracklin
8 Tequila The Champs
9 Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard
10 Lollipop Chordettes
11 Dinner With Drac John Zacherle
12 Are You Sincere Andy Williams
13 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands Laurie London
14 Breathless Jerry Lee Lewis
15 Billy (I Always Dream Of Bill) Kathy Linden
16 Believe What You Say Ricky Nelson
17 Twilight Time The Platters
18 Book Of Love The Monotones
19 Don't You Just Know It Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns
20 Witch Doctor David Seville
21 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck Elvis Presley
22 All I Have To Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers
23 Chanson D'amour (Song Of Love) Art & Dotty Todd
24 Kewpie Doll Perry Como
25 There's Only One Of You The Four Lads
26 Oh Lonesome Me Don Gibson
27 Return To Me Dean Martin
28 Looking Back Nat King Cole
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
2 Sugar Moon Pat Boone
3 Big Man The Four Preps
4 Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley
5 Secretly Jimmie Rodgers
6 Do You Wanna Dance Bobby Freeman
7 What Am I Living For? Chuck Willis
8 Yakety Yak The Coasters
9 Jennie Lee Jan & Arnie
10 Endless Sleep Jody Reynolds
11 Hard Headed Woman Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
12 Patricia Perez Prado And His Orch.
13 Splish Splash Bobby Darin
14 Poor Little Fool Ricky Nelson
15 Rebel Rouser Duane Eddy & His Twangy Guitar
16 If Dreams Came True Pat Boone
17 Left Right Out Of Your Heart (Hi Lee Hi Lo Hi Lup Up Up) Patti Page
18 When The Kalin Twins
19 Everybody Loves A Lover Doris Day
20 Little Star The Elegants
21 One Summer Night Danleers
22 My True Love Jack Scott
23 Willie And The Hand Jive Johnny Otis Show
24 Fever Peggy Lee
25 Volare Domenico Modugno with Fonit Orchestra
26 Just A Dream Jimmy Clanton & His Rockets
27 Bird Dog Everly Brothers
28 Born Too Late Poni-Tails
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Are You Really Mine Jimmie Rodgers
2 Gingerbread Frankie Avalon
3 Western Movies The Olympics
4 Rock-In Robin Bobby Day
5 Susie Darlin Robin Luke
6 Tears On My Pillow Little Anthony & The Imperials
7 It's All In The Game Tommy Edwards
8 Devoted To You The Everly Brothers
9 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
10 Near You Roger Williams
11 Tea For Two Cha Cha The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra starring Warren Covington
12 The End Earl Grant
13 It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty
14 Topsy Pt. 2 Cozy Cole
15 Chantilly Lace The Big Bopper
16 Tom Dooley The Kingston Trio
17 To Know Him Is To Love Him The Teddy Bears
18 I Got A Feeling Ricky Nelson
19 Lonesome Town Ricky Nelson
20 Beep Beep The Playmates
21 Queen Of The Hop Bobby Darin
22 One Night Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
23 I Got Stung Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
24 Problems The Everly Brothers
25 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes The Platters
26 The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunks
27 A Lover's Question Clyde McPhatter
28 Whole Lotta Loving Fats Domino
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