1958 – The Results


Diversity traditionally reigns in the survey for the best songs of 1958, and our seventh annual survey was no exception.  A total of 66 different songs received some attention.  Danny and the Juniors, Dion and Tommy Edwards all returned to the top five songs for the second consecutive year.  A fourth song from last year’s top five, Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe”, just missed the honor.

Here’s the top five songs in alphabetical order by artist:

“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry

“At the Hop” by Danny and the Juniors

“I Wonder Why” by Dion and the Belmonts

“It’s All in the Game” by Tommy Edwards

“La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens

Voting on the polls for the 10 best songs of 1955 and earlier and 1962 close soon.   Check out the full schedule here, and get updates on Twitter.

Listen to “The Grooveyard” Saturday nights from 7-10 PM. We offer the Grooveyard Top Ten each week at 8 PM, and our Party Hour at 9 PM.  You can hear us following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” on 88.1 in Nassau County or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app.   You can also follow us on Twitter.  We have the Greatest Hits and Forgotten Favorites on . . .

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