1958 British Hit Parade Part 1: January – June

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 4 Disc
Release date: 23 Feb 2009


"These comps give you a true and resonant idea of Britain in the Fifties"  THE TIMES

CAT No: FVQD001UPC TEXT: 5055311000015

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Welcome to the seventh edition of the ‘British Hit Parade’ series. Once again we present in chronological order every disc to chart on the hit parade as published in The New Musical Express. By 1958 other weekly music publications had become well established. The jazz orientated Melody Maker, although still suspicious and overly critical of the new sounds of rock and roll, had, by necessity, embraced the genre and was publishing its own regular pop chart, as was the Record Mirror.

For this 1958 edition we have extracted from both of these charts several records that failed to find a place on the NME chart. Those titles are identified by either (RM) or (MM) after their title in the track listings. As with previous editions we are not including EPs or LPs that were listed on the NME chart. In 1958 there was only one item – Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” EP which reached No.18. As introduced during 1956, the NME chart now contained 30 positions, so once again we are presenting 1958 split into two 4-disc sets.

This first volume covers the charts of January 4th – June 14th, and the rest of the year can be found on FVQD002 Part: Two June – December, which contains the charts from June 21st – December 27th.



  1. Alone (The Kaye Sisters)
  2. Shake Me I Rattle (The Kaye Sisters)
  3. Raunchy (Bill Justis)
  4. Cool Baby (Charlie Gracie)
  5. Just Born (To Be Your Baby) (Jim Dale)
  6. Bye Bye Baby (Johnny Otis Show)
  7. The Story Of My Life (Michael Holliday)
  8. At The Hop (Danny and The Juniors)
  9. I'm Left You're Right She's Gone (Elvis Presley)
  10. Bony Moronie (Larry Williams)
  11. You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
  12. Crazy Dream (Jim Dale)
  13. The Story Of My Life (Gary Miller)
  14. Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
  15. Love Me Forever (Marion Ryan)
  16. The Story Of My Life (Dave King)
  17. You Are My Destiny (Paul Anka)
  18. The Story Of My Life (Alma Cogan)
  19. Love Me Forever (Eydie Gorme)
  20. Put A Light In The Window (The King Brothers)
  21. Magic Moments (Perry Como)
  22. Love Me Forever (The Four Esquires)
  23. Raunchy (Ken Macintosh)
  24. Put A Light In The Window (The Southlanders)


  1. Witchcraft (Frank Sinatra)
  2. Mandy (La Pense) (Eddie Calvert)
  3. Cry My Heart (David Whitfield)
  4. Sugartime (The McGuire Sisters)
  5. Magic Moments (Ronnie Hilton)
  6. Buona Sera (Louis Prima)
  7. Stood Up (Ricky Nelson)
  8. Sugartime (Alma Cogan)
  9. No Other Baby (Bobby Helms)
  10. At The Hop (Nick Todd)
  11. Raunchy (Billy Vaughn)
  12. Don't (Elvis Presley)
  13. Good Golly, Miss Molly (Little Richard)
  14. Baby Lover (Petula Clark)
  15. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By (Tony Brent)
  16. I Beg Of You (Elvis Presley)
  17. Can't Get Along Without You (Frankie Vaughan)
  18. We Are Not Alone (Frankie Vaughan)
  19. Nairobi (Tommy Steele)
  20. Catch A Falling Star (Perry Como)
  21. Sugartime (Jim Dale)
  22. Don't Let Go (Jim Dale)
  23. Why Don't They Understand (George Hamilton IV)
  24. Whole Lotta Woman (Marvin Rainwater)
  25. Listen To Me (Buddy Holly)


  1. In Love (Michael Holliday)
  2. Manchester United Calypso (Edric Connor)
  3. To Be Loved (Jackie Wilson)
  4. Maybe Baby (The Crickets)
  5. La Dee Dah (Jackie Dennis)
  6. Swingin' Shepherd Blues (Ted Heath and His Music)
  7. To Be Loved (Malcolm Vaughan & The Michael Sammes Singers)
  8. Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again (Jimmie Rodgers)
  9. The Swingin' Shepherd Blues (Moe Koffman Quartette)
  10. The Big Beat (Fats Domino)
  11. Tequila (The Champs)
  12. A Wonderful Time Up There (Pat Boone)
  13. Who's Sorry Now? (Connie Francis)
  14. It's Too Soon To Know (Pat Boone)
  15. Breathless (Jerry Lee Lewis)
  16. Tequila (Ted Heath and His Music)
  17. The Grand Coolie Dam (Lonnie Donegan)
  18. Nobody Loves Like An Irishman (Lonnie Donegan)
  19. Lollipop (The Chordettes)
  20. I May Never Pass This Way Again (Ronnie Hilton & The Michael Sammes Singers)
  21. Happy Guitar (Tommy Steele)
  22. Princess (Tommy Steele)
  23. Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry)
  24. Tom Hark (Elias and His Zig Zag Jive Flutes)
  25. Lollipop (The Mudlarks)
  26. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Elvis Presley)


  1. Tulips From Amsterdam (Max Bygraves)
  2. You Need Hands (Max Bygraves)
  3. Kewpie Doll (Perry Como)
  4. DeDe Dinah (Frankie Avalon)
  5. I May Never Pass This Way Again (Robert Earl)
  6. Kewpie Doll (Frankie Vaughan)
  7. On The Street Where You Live (Vic Damone)
  8. Witch Doctor (David Seville)
  9. Stairway Of Love (Michael Holliday)
  10. Twilight Time (The Platters)
  11. On The Street Where You Live (David Whitfield)
  12. Swingin' Shepherd Blues (Ella Fitzgerald)
  13. Witch Doctor (Don Lang and His Frantic Five)
  14. All I Have To Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers)
  15. Stairway Of Love (Terry Dene)
  16. Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
  17. Claudette (The Everly Brothers)
  18. Teacher, Teacher (Johnny Mathis)
  19. I May Never Pass This Way Again (Perry Como)
  20. Crazy Love (Paul Anka)
  21. The Signature Tune Of "The Army Game" (Michael Medwin & Alfie Bass)
  22. I Dig You Baby (Marvin Rainwater)
  23. Book Of Love (The Mudlarks)
  24. Big Man (The Four Preps)
  25. Return To Me (Dean Martin)
  26. A Very Precious Love (Doris Day)