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Nineteen Fifty Seven

Loving You 1957



  • Wham-O releases the first Frisbee
  • Russia launches the first satellite – Sputnik 1 into orbit
  • The final episode of “I Love Lucy” airs on May 6th
  • American Bandstand makes its debut in August on ABC Television
  • The Little Rock 9 aided by Federal troops attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas
  • Elvis purchases a mansion in Memphis Tennessee and calls it “Graceland”
  • The first televised Christmas message airs in the UK
  • Test pilot and future astronaut John Glenn sets a new transcontinental speed record.  He became the first  pilot to average supersonic speed during the 3 hour and 23 minute flight from LA to New York

It’s all a big hoax honey.  I never wrote a song in my life.  I get one-third credit for recording it.  It makes me look smarter than I am.  I never even had an idea for a song. Just once maybe.

– Elvis Presley October 28, 1957
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Top 100 Songs For 1957


  1. Jailhouse Rock     Elvis Presley
  2. Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On     Jerry Lee Lewis
  3. That’ll Be The Day      The Crickets
  4. Bye Bye Love     The Everly Brothers
  5. Great Balls Of Fire     Jerry Lee Lewis
  6. School Day     Chuck Berry
  7. Rock And Roll Music     Chuck Berry
  8. Peggy Sue     Buddy Holly
  9. Lucille     Little Richard
  10. Rocking Pneumonia/Boogie Flu     Huey Smith & the Clowns
  11. All Shook Up     Elvis Presley
  12. Searchin’     The Coasters
  13. You Send Me     Sam Cooke
  14. Wake Up Little Susie     The Everly Brothers
  15. Susie Q     Dale Hawkins
  16. I’m Walkin’     Fats Domino
  17. Keep A ‘Knockin’     Little Richard
  18. Matchbox     Carl Perkins
  19. C. Rider     Chuck Willis
  20. Send Me Some Lovin’     Little Richard

21. At The Hop     Danny & The Juniors

22. Little Darlin’     The Diamonds

23. Oh Boy!     The Crickets

24. Get A Job     The Silhouettes

25. Book Of Love     The Monotones

26. Maybe Baby     The Crickets

27. Young Blood     The Coasters

28. Chances Are     Johnny Mathis

29. Little Bitty Pretty One     Thurston Harris

30. Not Fade Away     The Crickets

31. Walking After Midnight     Patsy Cline

32. I’m A King Bee     Slim Harpo

33. Got My Mojo Working     Muddy Waters

34. Jingle Bell Rock     Bobby Helms

35. Too Much     Elvis Presley

36. Diana     Paul Anka

37. Silhouettes     The Rays

38. Reet Petite     Jackie Wilson

39. Don’t Let Go     Roy Hamilton

40. Short Fat Fannie     Larry Williams

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41. Hey Bo Diddley     Bo Diddley

42. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby     Carl Perkins

43. Red Hot     Billy Riley

44. Twenty Flight Rock     Eddie Cochran

45. It’s Not For Me To Say     Johnny Mathis

46. Could This Be Magic     The Dubs

47. Teddy Bear     Elvis Presley

48. Just Because     Lloyd Price

49. Farther Up The Road     The Bobby “Blue” Bland

50. It Hurts Me Too     Elmore James

51. Treat Me Nice     Elvis Presley

52. Long Lonely Nights     Lee Andrews & the Hearts

53. Maybe     The Chantels

54. Honeycomb     Jimmie Rodgers

55. Whispering Bells     The Del Vikings

56. Teardrops     Lee Andrews & the Hearts

57. Tonite, Tonite     Mello-Kings

58. Lotta Lovin’     Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps

59. Lee     The Bobbettes

60. Over The Mountain; Across The Sea     Johnnie & Joe

61. We Belong Together     Robert & Johnny

62. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby     The Tuneweavers

63. Black Slacks     Joe Bennett & The Sparkletones

64. Bony Moronie     Larry Williams

65. Don’t     Elvis Presley

66. To The Aisle     The Five Satins

67. A White Sport Coat     Marty Robbins

68. Stardust     Billy Ward & The Dominoes

69. Baby I Don’t Care     Elvis Presley

70. Mona     Bo Diddley

71. Everyday     Buddy Holly

72. Buzz, Buzz, Buzz     The Hollywood Flames

73. Got A Lot O’Livin’ To Do     Elvis Presley

74. Be-Bop Baby     Ricky Nelson

75. Deserie     The Charts

76. Florence     The Paragons

77. Flying Saucer Rock And Roll     Billy Riley

78. Stood Up     Ricky Nelson

79. Blue Christmas     Elvis Presley

80. Swanee River Rock     Ray Charles

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81. Been So Long     The Pastels

82. Don’t Ask Me (To Be Lonely)     The Dubs

83. Goody Goody     Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

84. Jenny, Jenny     Little Richard

85. Honest I Do     Jimmy Reed

86. Before You Accuse Me     Bo Diddley

87. Walkin’ With Mr. Lee     Lee Allen

88. Raunchy     Bill Justis / Ernie Freeman

89. Miss Ann     Little Richard

90. Peanuts     Little Joe & The Thrillers

91. Words Of Love     Buddy Holly

92. Baby Oh Baby     The Shells

93. Send For Me     Nat “King” Cole

94. Think     The “5” Royales

95. The Stroll     The Diamonds

96. Can I Come Over Tonight     The Velours

97. Who’s Sorry Now     Connie Francis

98. My Special Angel     Bobby Helms

99. Louie Louie     Richard Berry & The Pharaohs

100. Jail Bait     Andre Williams

1957 In Pictures



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