Teens take over the Pop charts in Rock ‘n Roll’s “toddler year” as Billboard unveils the Hot100, silly hits abound and Elvis reports for duty in the Army, but The Kingston Trio brings back Folk, and grownups celebrate the start of the Jet Age with “Volare” and other songs sung in Italian.

#1 Song of the Year   

  • Tommy Edwards – It’s All in the Game

Artists of the Year   

  1. Elvis Presley
  2. Rick Nelson
  3. The Everly Brothers

Artist with Most Charting Songs   

  • Pat Boone (10)

Average #1 Artist Age   

  • 27.9 years

#1 Songs   

  1. Danny & The Juniors – At the Hop (January, 7 wks)
  2. The Silhouettes – Get a Job (February, 2 wks)
  3. Elvis Presley – Don’t (March, 1 wk)
  4. The Champs – Tequila (March, 5 wks)
  5. The Platters – Twilight Time (April, 1 wk)
  6. David Seville – Witch Doctor (April, 3 wks)
  7. The Everly Brothers – All I Have to Do Is Dream (May, 3 wks)
  8. Sheb Wooley – The Purple People Eater (June, 6 wks)
  9. The Coasters – Yakety Yak (July, 1 wk)
  10. Perez Prado – Patricia (July, 1 wk)
  11. Rick Nelson – Poor Little Fool (August, 2 wks)
  12. Domenico Modugno – Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu (Volare) (August, 5 wks)
  13. The Elegants – Little Star (August, 1 wk)
  14. Tommy Edwards – It’s All in the Game (October, 6 wks)
  15. The Kingston Trio – Tom Dooley (November, 1 wk)
  16. Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe (November, 2 wks)
  17. The Teddy Bears – To Know Him Is to Love Him (December, 3 wks)
  18. David Seville & The Chipmunks – Chipmunk Song (December, 4 wks)
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