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The Best of 1958

1958 was a very good year for music. Not only was a new genre called rock & roll in full swing, but classic albums in the genres of jazz, blues, country and soul were released that still stand the test of time.

Some of the big news of 1958:

-Sputnik, the very first satellite to be launched into space fell back to earth

-Professional designer and artist Gerald Holtom designs the peace symbol

-Elvis Presley becomes Private #53310761 in the United States Army

-The Belgian comics magazine Le Journal de Spirou publishes the first Smurfs cartoon

-NASA is formed by the National Aeronautics and Space Act

-Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Madonna, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson, Thomas Dolby, D. Boon, Prince, Jello Biafra, Nikki Sixx, Kate Bush and Mary Chapin Carpenter are born

This playlist contains some of the very best music that was released in 1958.

1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

2. Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price

3. Fever - Peggy Lee

4. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash 

5. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

6. Misterioso - Thelonious Monk

7. Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard

8. Viva Cepeda - Cal Tjader 

9. Try Me - James Brown

10. All The Way - Frank Sinatra

11. Don't - Elvis Presley

12. Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson 

13. Ooooh-Dahdily-Dah - Louis Prima

14. Things Are Getting Better - Cannonball Adderley

15. It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty

16. All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers 

17. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis

18. Rave On - Buddy Holly

19. For Your Precious Love - Otis Redding

20. Moanin' - Art Blakey 

21. Tequila - The Champs

22. Catch A Falling Star - Perry Como

23. Half A Mind - Ernest Tubb

24. A Wonderful Time Up There - Pat Boone 

25. Poor Little Fool - Rick Nelson

26. Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry

27. Are You Sincere - Andy Williams

28. I Wonder Why - Dion 

29. It's A Little More Like Heaven - Hank Locklin

30. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - Max Roach

31. Sugartime - McGuire Sisters

32. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards 

33. Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy

34. Donna - Ritchie Valens

35. Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash 

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