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Top R&B Songs of 1957

1956 <-1957-> 1958



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All Shook Up
1.
04/1957
435

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #352]
[RCA 47-6870]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock
2.
10/1957
406

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #67]
[RCA Epa-4114+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Diana
3.
07/1957
377

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[ABC-Paramount 9831]
written by Paul Anka
4.
01/1957
370

✫1
US




8
R&B
✫1
UK
[Dot 15533]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
5.
06/1957
365

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[RCA 47-7000]
written by Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe
6.
05/1957
346

✫1
US




12
R&B
2
UK
7.
09/1957
341

✫1
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #311]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
8.
08/1957
338

✫1
US




2
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #39]
[Decca 30434]
written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison & Norman Petty
9.
02/1957
337

✫1
US




14
R&B
✫1
UK
[Cadence 1308]
written by Bernie Lowe & Kal Mann
10.
12/1957
330

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[ABC-Paramount 9871]
written by Arthur Singer, John Medora & David White
Great Balls of Fire
11.
11/1957
326

2
US


✫1
country
3
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #96]
[Sun 281]
written by Otis Blackwell & Jack Hammer
Too Much
12.
01/1957
303

✫1
US


3
country
3
R&B
6
UK
[RCA 47-6800]
written by Lee Rosenberg & Bernard Weinman
13.
08/1957
293

✫1
US


7
country
✫1
R&B
30
UK
[Roulette 4015]
written by Bob Merrill
14.
03/1957
283

2
US




2
R&B
3
UK
[Mercury 71060]
written by Maurice Williams
Bye Bye Love
15.
05/1957
282

2
US


✫1
country
5
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #207]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
16.
11/1957
270

✫1
US




3
R&B
12
UK
[Capitol 3891]
written by Obie Phillis
17.
02/1957
261

✫1
US




10
R&B
12
UK
[Cameo 105]
written by Bernie Lowe & Kal Mann
Peggy Sue
18.
11/1957
256

2
US




2
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #194]
[Coral 61885]
written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison & Norman Petty
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
19.
06/1957
253

3
US


✫1
country
✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #61]
[Sun 267]
written by Dave "Curlee" Williams & James Faye "Roy" Hall
You Send Me
20.
10/1957
253

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #115]
[Keen 3-4013]
written by Sam Cooke
21.
11/1957
251

2
US


6
country
✫1
R&B
11
UK
[instrumental]
[Phillips Int'l 3519]
written by Bill Justis & Sid Manker
22.
01/1957
248

5
US




7
R&B
2
UK
[RCA Victor 6771]
written by traditional
23.
02/1957
238

✫1
US




3
R&B
29
UK
[Roulette 4002]
written by Buddy Knox & Jimmy Bowen
24.
09/1957
232

✫1
US




12
R&B


[Columbia 40993]
written by Robert Allen & Al Stillman
25.
11/1957
232

3
US


6
country
8
R&B
7
UK
[Roulette 4031]
written by The Weavers
Stood Up
26.
12/1957
218

2
US


8
country
4
R&B
27
UK
[Imperial 5483]
written by Dub Dickerson & Erma Herrold
27.
02/1957
210

2
US




4
R&B


#1 hit for Guy Lombardo in 1937
[Fraternity 755]
written by Jack Sharpe & Jerry Herst
28.
05/1957
209

3
US




✫1
R&B
30
UK
B side to Young Blood
[Atco 6087]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
29.
04/1957
203

3
US




✫1
R&B
24
UK
[Chess 1653]
written by Chuck Berry
30.
03/1957
197

4
US




✫1
R&B
19
UK
[Imperial 5428]
written by Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew
Oh Boy!
31.
11/1957
197

10
US




13
R&B
3
UK
as Buddy Holly & The Crickets
[Brunswick 55035]
written by Sonny West, Bill Tilghman & Norman Petty
32.
06/1957
194

3
US




9
R&B
22
UK
hit for Fats Waller in 1935
[Coral 61830]
written by Fred E. Ahlert & Joe Young
33.
02/1957
192

4
US
32
AC


2
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #441]
[Dot 15538]
written by Clarence Quick
34.
06/1957
189

5
US




✫1
R&B
21
UK
as Larry Williams and His Band
[Specialty 608]
written by Larry Williams
35.
10/1957
185

7
US


✫1
country
8
R&B
22
UK
featuring The Anita Kerr Singers
[Decca 30423]
written by Jimmy Duncan
36.
02/1957
185

2
US




10
R&B


[Capitol 3639]
written by Audrey Allison & Joe Allison
Raunchy
37.
11/1957
181

4
US


11
country
✫1
R&B


[instrumental]
[Imperial 5474]
written by Bill Justis & Sid Manker
38.
10/1957
176

3
US




3
R&B


[Cameo 117]
written by Bob Crewe & Frank Slay
39.
10/1957
174

3
US




5
R&B


[Imperial 5463]
written by Pearl Lendhurst
40.
06/1957
170

6
US




✫1
R&B


[Capitol 3737]
written by Ollie Jones
41.
12/1957
164

4
US




5
R&B


[Mercury 71242]
written by Nancy Lee & Clyde Otis
42.
06/1957
164

4
US




10
R&B


[Kapp 184]
written by Russ Hamilton
43.
05/1957
164

8
US




2
R&B
25
UK
charted as Valley of Tears / It's You I Love from June 3rd in US R&B charts
[Imperial 5442]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
44.
08/1957
162

6
US




✫1
R&B


45.
05/1957
160

4
US




10
R&B


[Verve 10047]
written by Fats Domino & Dave Bartholomew
46.
09/1957
159

5
US




4
R&B


[Checker 872]
written by Margo Sylvia & Gilbert Lopez
47.
10/1957
154

6
US




2
R&B


[Aladdin 3398]
written by Bobby Day
48.
05/1957
146

8
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #414]
[Atco 6087]
written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller & Doc Pomus
49.
05/1957
140

8
US




3
R&B


[Chess 1654]
written by Rex Garvin
Rock and Roll Music
50.
11/1957
136

8
US




6
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #128]
[Chess 1671]
written by Chuck Berry
51.
09/1957
133

8
US




2
R&B
21
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #442]
[Specialty 611]
written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
52.
07/1957
132

9
US




5
R&B


featuring Krips Johnson
[Dot 15592]
written by Fred Lowry & Clarence Quick
53.
06/1957
129

14
US




2
R&B
11
UK
[Specialty 606]
written by Enotris Johnson & Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
54.
09/1957
125

9
US




13
R&B


[Roulette 4018]
written by Buddy Knox
55.
06/1957
122

12
US




5
R&B
13
UK
as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Liberty 55071]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish
56.
11/1957
120

14
US




4
R&B
11
UK
[Specialty 615]
written by Larry Williams
57.
11/1957
114

10
US




6
R&B


[Mercury 71197]
written by Bob Crewe & Frank Slay
58.
03/1957
106

27
US




✫1
R&B
10
UK
[Specialty 598]
written by Albert Collins & Little Richard
59.
03/1957
104

11
US




15
R&B
18
UK
[Mercury 71032]
written by Agnes White, Buck Ram & Peter Tinturin
60.
04/1957
97

12
US




✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 1130]
written by traditional & Ma Rainey
61.
01/1957
95

11
US




✫1
R&B


[Vik 0252]
written by Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson (as Sylvia Vanderpool) & Bo Diddley (as Ethel Smith)
62.
10/1957
92

18
US


11
country
7
R&B
24
UK
US: B-side to Jailhouse Rock
[RCA 47-7035]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
63.
11/1957
86

11
US




5
R&B


[Ebb 119]
written by John Gray & Robert Byrd
64.
03/1957
82

11
US




10
R&B


[RCA Victor 6830]
written by Harry Belafonte, Lord Burgess & Lord Melody
65.
08/1957
80

13
US




7
R&B


[Capitol 3763]
written by Bernice Bedwell
66.
04/1957
77

16
US




5
R&B


B side to I'm Sorry
[Mercury 71032]
written by Paul Robi, Buck Ram (as Jean Miles) & Zola Taylor
I'll Come Running Back to You
67.
12/1957
77

18
US




✫1
R&B


[Specialty 619]
written by Bill Cook
68.
02/1957
77

14
US




9
R&B


as Jimmy Bowen & The Rhythm Orchids
[Roulette 4001]
written by Jimmy Bowen & Buddy Knox
69.
12/1957
72

26
US




15
R&B
20
UK
[Imperial 5477]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
70.
01/1957
71

49
US




7
R&B
9
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #413]
[Specialty 591]
written by Bobby Troup
71.
11/1957
69

20
US




4
R&B


72.
12/1957
69

18
US


12
country
12
R&B


B side to Stood Up
[Imperial 5483]
written by Dorsey Burnette & Johnny Burnette
73.
08/1957
67

17
US




11
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 9837]
written by Joe Bennett & Jimmy Denton
74.
02/1957
65

19
US




4
R&B


[Atlantic 1117]
written by Danny Small
Sittin' in the Balcony
75.
03/1957
63

18
US




7
R&B


[Liberty 55056]
written by John D. Loudermilk (as Johnny Dee)
76.
07/1957
63

12
US




9
R&B


as Del Vikings featuring Gus Backus
[Mercury 71132]
written by Alex Kramer & Joan Whitney
To the Aisle
77.
07/1957
59

25
US




5
R&B


[Ember 1019]
written by Billy Smith (as Billy Dawn Smith) & Stuart Wiener
78.
12/1957
57

17
US




15
R&B


[Keen 3-4002]
written by Pat Best (as William Best) & Deek Watson
79.
02/1957
56

29
US




3
R&B


[ABC-Paramount 9792]
written by Lloyd Price
80.
05/1957
55

24
US




7
R&B


[Mercury 71093]
written by Buck Ram
81.
10/1957
54

23
US




7
R&B


[Imperial 5467]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
82.
06/1957
53

27
US




7
R&B


[Checker 863]
written by Dale Hawkins, Stan Lewis (as Stanley Lewis) & Eleanor Broadwater
83.
08/1957
52

16
US




12
R&B


[Mercury 71165]
written by Barry Kaye, Anthony Colombo & Harry Booros
Words of Love
84.
06/1957
52

13
US




12
R&B


[Mercury 71128]
written by Buddy Holly
85.
12/1957
52

23
US




8
R&B


[Capitol 3839]
written by Floyd Edge
86.
06/1957
50

42
US


2
country
7
R&B


[Dot 15574]
written by James Joiner
87.
05/1957
49

26
US




6
R&B


[Atlantic 1133]
written by Don Robey & Paul Perryman
88.
11/1957
49

25
US




13
R&B


[Ember 1026]
written by Billy Myles
89.
02/1957
48

25
US




6
R&B


[Atlantic 1125]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
90.
09/1957
45

32
US




4
R&B


[Vee-Jay 253]
written by Jimmy Reed & Ewart Abner
91.
05/1957
44

29
US




5
R&B


[Imperial 5439]
written by Dave Bartholomew & Fats Domino
92.
12/1957
42

36
US




3
R&B


[Vee-Jay 256]
written by Ted Jarrett
93.
03/1957
41







9
R&B
15
UK
B side to Heeby-Jeebies
written by John Marascalco & Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
Farther Up the Road
94.
08/1957
41

43
US




✫1
R&B


as Bobby "Blue" Bland
[Duke 170]
written by Don Robey & Joe Medwick (as Joe Veasey)
95.
04/1957
40

43
US




2
R&B


[Atlantic 1128]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
96.
08/1957
39

49
US




✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 1149]
written by Doug Henderson (as Douglas Henderson), Jerry Abbott, Lee Andrews & Mimi Uniman
97.
02/1957
38

36
US




7
R&B


[Savoy 1508]
written by Lil Hardin Armstrong (as Lil Armstrong) & Avon Long
98.
08/1957
35

29
US




14
R&B


B side to What Will I Tell My Heart?
[Imperial 5454]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
99.
10/1957
34

34
US




14
R&B


[Atlantic 1154]
written by Ray Charles
100.
03/1957
32

54
US




3
R&B


B side to Lucille
[Specialty 598]
written by John Marascalco & Leo Price

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