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Top Songs of 1956

1955 <-1956-> 1957


  

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1.08/1956

 ①  Hound Dog by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from The Real Elvis EP   

CD

MP3

468

US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #19]
US: B-side to Don't Be Cruel; hit for Big Mama Thornton in 1953; charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
2.10/1956

 ②  Singing the Blues by Guy Mitchell

        

MP3

451

US ✫1
US R&B 4
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40769]
written by Melvin Endsley
3.03/1956

 ③  Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Heartbreak Hotel EP   

CD

MP3

436

US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #45]
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (as Thomas Durden) & Elvis Presley
4.06/1956

 ④  Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) by Doris Day

        

MP3

369

US 2
UK ✫1

video

[from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
5.12/1956

 ⑤  Don't Forbid Me by Pat Boone

        

MP3

from Pat's Great Hits   

CD

MP3

367

US ✫1
US R&B 10
UK 2

video

[Dot 15521]
written by Charles Singleton
6.09/1956

Just Walking in the Rain by Johnnie Ray

        

MP3

367

US 2
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40729]
written by Johnny Bragg & Robert Riley
7.08/1956

Don't Be Cruel by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from The Real Elvis EP   

CD

MP3

365

US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #197]
charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
8.10/1956

Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Love Me Tender EP   

CD

MP3

348

US ✫1
US country 3
US R&B 3
UK 11

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #437]
adapted from "Aura Lee", 1861
[RCA Victor 47-6643]
written by Vera Matson, Elvis Presley, George R. Poulton (uncredited) & Ken Darby (uncredited)
9.07/1956

My Prayer by The Platters

        

MP3

347

US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 4

video

hit for Glenn Miller in 1939
[Mercury 70893]
written by Georges Boulanger & Jimmy Kennedy
10.03/1956

Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) by Perry Como

        

MP3

338

US ✫1
UK 4

video

[RCA 47-6427]
written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Emmanuel Chabrier
11.04/1956

The Wayward Wind by Gogi Grant

        

MP3

331

US ✫1
UK 9

video

[Era 1013]
written by Stan Lebowsky & Herb Newman
12.12/1956

Young Love by Sonny James

        

MP3

331

US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 11

video

[Capitol 3602]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
13.02/1956

I'll Be Home by Pat Boone

        

MP3

from Pat Boone   

CD

MP3

328

US 4
UK ✫1

video

[Dot 15443]
written by Fats Washington (as Ferdinand Washington) & Stan Lewis
14.09/1956

The Green Door by Jim Lowe

        

MP3

323

US ✫1
US R&B 5
UK 8

video

[Dot 15486]
written by Hutch Davie (as Bob Davie) & Marvin Moore
15.02/1956

Why Do Fools Fall in Love by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

        

MP3

from The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon   

CD

MP3

316

US 6
US R&B ✫1
UK ✫1

video

as The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #307]
[Gee 1002]
written by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago & George Goldner
16.05/1956

I Want You, I Need You, I Love You by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from The Real Elvis EP   

CD

MP3

312

US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 14

video

[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Maurice Mysels & Ira Kosloff
17.04/1956

On the Street Where You Live by Vic Damone

        

MP3

310

US 4
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40654]
written by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner
18.10/1956

Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

        

MP3

from This Is Fats Domino!   

CD

MP3

308

US 2
US R&B ✫1
UK 6

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #81]
#1 hit for Glenn Miller in 1940
[Imperial 5407]
written by Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock
19.03/1956

Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins

        

MP3

from Dance Album of...Carl Perkins   

CD

MP3

295

US 2
US country ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 10

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #95]
[Sun 234]
written by Carl Perkins
20.06/1956

I Almost Lost My Mind by Pat Boone

        

MP3

from Pat's Great Hits   

CD

MP3

293

US ✫1
UK 14

video

[Dot 15472]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
21.09/1956

True Love by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly

        

MP3

283

US 3
UK 4

video

written by Cole Porter
22.02/1956

A Tear Fell by Teresa Brewer

        

MP3

275

US 5
UK 2

video

[Coral 61590]
written by Eugene Randolph & Dorian Burton
23.02/1956

Poor People of Paris by Les Baxter

        

MP3

265

US ✫1

video

[instrumental]
[Capitol 3336]
written by Marguerite Monnot
24.09/1956

Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) by Pat Boone

        

MP3

from Pat's Great Hits   

CD

MP3

261

US 5
UK 3

video

[Dot 15490]
written by Dimitri Tiomkin & Paul Francis Webster
25.04/1956

Moonglow and Theme from Picnic by Morris Stoloff and His Orchestra

        

MP3

257

US ✫1

video

[instrumental]
written by Eddie DeLange, George Duning, Irving Mills & Will Hudson
26.04/1956

I'm in Love Again by Fats Domino

        

MP3

from Fats Domino - Rock and Rollin'   

CD

MP3

256

US 3
US R&B ✫1
UK 12

video

[Imperial 5386]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
27.08/1956

Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2) by Bill Doggett

        

MP3

from Everybody Dance the Honky Tonk   

CD

MP3

245

US 2
US R&B ✫1

video

[instrumental]
[King 4950]
written by Bill Doggett, Billy Butler, Clifford Scott & Shep Shepherd
28.06/1956

A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl by Teresa Brewer

        

MP3

241

US 7
UK 3

video

[Coral 61636]
written by Bob Merrill
29.04/1956

Walk Hand in Hand by Tony Martin

        

MP3

233

US 10
UK 2

video

[RCA 47-6493]
written by Johnny Cowell
30.01/1956

See You Later, Alligator by Bill Haley & His Comets

        

MP3

230

US 6
US R&B 7
UK 7

video

[Decca 29791]
written by Bobby Charles (as Robert Guidry)
31.04/1956

Long Tall Sally by Little Richard

        

MP3

from Here's Little Richard   

CD

MP3

228

US 6
US R&B ✫1
UK 3

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #56]
[Specialty 572 A]
written by Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell & Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
32.11/1956

Love Me by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Elvis [1956 album]   

CD

MP3

226

US 2
US country 10
US R&B 7

video

US: from Elvis, Volume 1 EP
[RCA Epa-992+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
33.12/1956

Moonlight Gambler by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

225

US 3
UK 13

video

[Columbia 40780]
written by Bob Hilliard & Phil Springer (as Philip Springer)
34.07/1956

Canadian Sunset by Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywood

        

MP3

225

US 2
US R&B 7

video

[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 6537]
written by Eddie Heywood
35.06/1956

Born to Be with You by The Chordettes

        

MP3

224

US 5
UK 8

video

[Cadence 1291]
written by Don Robertson
36.12/1956

The Banana Boat Song by The Tarriers

        

MP3

220

US 4
US R&B 14
UK 15

video

[Glory 249]
written by traditional
37.06/1956

More by Perry Como

        

MP3

220

US 4
UK 10

video

[RCA 47-6554]
written by Alex Alstone & Tom Glazer
38.06/1956

Be-Bop-A-Lula by Gene Vincent

        

MP3

211

US 7
US country 5
US R&B 8
UK 16

video

as Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #102]
[Capitol 3450]
written by Gene Vincent, Donald Graves (disputed credits) & Tex Davis (disputed credits)
39.04/1956

The Happy Whistler by Don Robertson

        

MP3

211

US 6
UK 8

video

[instrumental]
[Capitol 3391]
written by Don Robertson
40.06/1956

Allegheny Moon by Patti Page

        

MP3

211

US 2

video

[Mercury 70878]
written by Al Hoffman & Dick Manning
41.03/1956

Ivory Tower by Cathy Carr

        

MP3

211

US 2

video

[Fraternity 734]
written by Jack Fulton & Lois Steele
42.10/1956

Cindy, Oh Cindy by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

210

US 10
UK 5

video

[RCA 47-6677]
written by Robert Barron & Burt Long
43.12/1956

Blue Monday by Fats Domino

        

MP3

from This Is Fats Domino!   

CD

MP3

209

US 5
US R&B ✫1
UK 23

video

[Imperial 5417]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
44.01/1956

No, No, Not Much by The Four Lads

        

MP3

208

US 2

video

written by Robert Allen & Al Stillman
45.08/1956

Tonight You Belong to Me by Patience & Prudence

        

MP3

199

US 4
UK 28

video

[Liberty 55022]
written by Billy Rose & Lee David
46.03/1956

(You've Got) The Magic Touch by The Platters

        

MP3

192

US 4
US R&B 4

video

written by Buck Ram
47.01/1956

Rock Island Line by Lonnie Donegan

        

MP3

190

US 8
UK 8

video

as Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
[London 1650]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly)
48.08/1956

The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2) by Buchanan and Goodman

        

MP3

186

US 3
US R&B 4

video

[novelty]
[Luniverse 101]
written by Bill Buchanan & Dickie Goodman
49.03/1956

Moritat (Theme from the Three Penny Opera) by Dick Hyman

        

MP3

186

US 8
UK 9

video

as Dick Hyman Trio
written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
50.04/1956

Moonglow & Theme from Picnic by George Cates

        

MP3

185

US 4

video

[instrumental]
written by Eddie DeLange, George Duning, Irving Mills & Will Hudson
51.04/1956

Standing on the Corner by The Four Lads

        

MP3

184

US 3

video

[Columbia 40674]
written by Frank Loesser
52.10/1956

Hey, Jealous Lover by Frank Sinatra

        

MP3

184

US 3

video

[Capitol 3552]
written by Sammy Cahn, Bee Walker & Kay Twomey
53.06/1956

Glendora by Perry Como

        

MP3

170

US 8
UK 18

video

B side to More
[RCA 47-6554]
written by Ray Stanley
54.04/1956

Long Tall Sally by Pat Boone

        

MP3

164

US 8
UK 18

video

[Dot 15457]
written by Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell & Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
55.07/1956

The Fool by Sanford Clark

        

MP3

159

US 7
US country 14
US R&B 5

video

[Dot 15481]
written by Naomi Ford
56.10/1956

Cindy, Oh Cindy by The Tarriers

        

MP3

159

US 9
UK 26

video

as Vince Martin with The Tarriers
[Glory 247]
written by Robert Barron & Burt Long
57.11/1956

A Rose and a Baby Ruth by George Hamilton IV

        

MP3

159

US 6

video

[Colonial 420]
written by John D. Loudermilk
58.04/1956

Ivory Tower by Gale Storm

        

MP3

155

US 6

video

[Dot 45-15458]
written by Jack Fulton & Lois Steele
59.08/1956

Lay Down Your Arms by Anne Shelton

        

MP3

154

US 59
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40759]
written by Ake Gerhard, Leon Landgren, Gerhard & Paddy Roberts
60.08/1956

Canadian Sunset by Andy Williams

        

MP3

from The Wonderful World of Andy Williams   

CD

MP3

152

US 7

video

[Cadence 1297]
written by Eddie Heywood & Norman Gimbel
61.03/1956

Juke Box Baby by Perry Como

        

MP3

151

US 10
UK 22

video

B side to Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
[RCA 47-6427]
written by Joe Sherman & Noel Sherman
62.04/1956

No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton

        

MP3

150

UK ✫1

video

written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
63.03/1956

Mr. Wonderful by Peggy Lee

        

MP3

149

US 14
UK 5

video

[Decca 29834]
written by Jerry Bock, George David Weiss & Larry Holofcener
64.11/1956

I Dreamed by Betty Johnson

        

MP3

138

US 9

video

[Bally 1020]
written by Charles Randolph Grean (as Charles Grean) & Marvin Moore
65.06/1956

Transfusion by Nervous Norvus

        

MP3

137

US 8

video

[Dot 15470]
written by Nervous Norvus (as Jimmy Drake)
66.01/1956

Mack the Knife (Theme from the Three Penny Opera) by Dick Hyman

        

MP3

136

US 9

video

written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
67.03/1956

Why Do Fools Fall in Love? by Gale Storm

        

MP3

135

US 9

video

written by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago & George Goldner
68.03/1956

Poor People of Paris by Winifred Atwell

        

MP3

133

UK ✫1

video

[London 1628]
written by Marguerite Monnot & Jack Lawrence
69.02/1956

It's Almost Tomorrow by Dreamweavers

        

MP3

133

UK ✫1

video

written by Gene Adkinson & Wade Buff
70.04/1956

The Saints Rock 'N' Roll by Bill Haley & His Comets

        

MP3

130

US 18
UK 5

video

written by traditional
71.08/1956

Rip It Up by Bill Haley & His Comets

        

MP3

128

US 25
UK 4

video

written by John Marascalco & Robert Blackwell
72.11/1956

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody) by Jerry Lewis

        

MP3

from Jerry Lewis Just Sings   

CD

MP3

123

US 12
UK 12

video

written by Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz & Joe Young
73.12/1956

Singing the Blues by Tommy Steele

        

MP3

122

UK ✫1

video

written by Melvin Endsley
74.09/1956

Chains of Love by Pat Boone

        

MP3

from Pat's Great Hits   

CD

MP3

119

US 10

video

[Dot 15490]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
75.08/1956

The Theme from Song for a Summer Night by Mitch Miller

        

MP3

114

US 8

video

[Columbia 40730 A]
written by Robert Allen
76.05/1956

Treasure of Love by Clyde McPhatter

        

MP3

from Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters   

CD

MP3

112

US 16
US R&B ✫1
UK 27

video

[Atlantic 1092]
written by Joe Shapiro & Lou Stallman
77.02/1956

Three Penny Opera Theme (Mack the Knife) by Louis Armstrong

        

MP3

109

US 20
UK 8

video

Louis Armstrong & His All Stars
written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
78.12/1956

Gonna Get Along without Ya Now by Patience & Prudence

        

MP3

109

US 11
UK 22

video

written by Milton Kellem
79.03/1956

Ivory Tower by The Charms

        

MP3

108

US 11
US R&B 5

video

as Otis Williams and His Charms
[Deluxe 6093]
written by Jack Fulton & Lois Steele
80.11/1956

Since I Met You Baby by Ivory Joe Hunter

        

MP3

108

US 12
US R&B ✫1

video

[Atlantic 1111]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
81.04/1956

Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Elvis Presley   

CD

MP3

107

US 20
UK 9

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #423]
[EP]
[RCA 47-6492 (u)]
written by Carl Perkins
82.09/1956

Razzle-Dazzle by Bill Haley & His Comets

        

MP3

106

US 15
UK 13

video

written by Jesse Stone
83.03/1956

I Was the One by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Heartbreak Hotel EP   

CD

MP3

106

US 19
US country 8
UK 19

video

US: B-side to Heartbreak Hotel
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Aaron Schroeder, Bill Peppers, Claude Demetrius & Hal Blair
84.10/1956

The Garden of Eden by Joe Valino

        

MP3

106

US 12
UK 23

video

written by Dennise Norwood
85.07/1956

Rip It Up by Little Richard

        

MP3

from Here's Little Richard   

CD

MP3

105

US 17
US R&B ✫1
UK 30

video

[Specialty 579]
written by Robert Blackwell & John Marascalco
86.05/1956

It Only Hurts for a Little While by The Ames Brothers

        

MP3

105

US 11

video

[RCA 47-6481]
written by Fred Spielman & Mack David
87.04/1956

Too Young to Go Steady by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

from This Is Nat "King" Cole   

CD

MP3

104

US 21
UK 8

video

[Capitol 3390]
written by Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh
88.04/1956

Lost John / Stewball by Lonnie Donegan

        

MP3

102

UK 2

video

as Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
written by traditional & Lonnie Donegan (arrangement)
89.11/1956

Green Door by Frankie Vaughan

        

MP3

102

UK 2

video

written by Hutch Davie (as Bob Davie) & Marvin Moore
90.06/1956

All Star Hit Parade by Various Artists

        

MP3

102

UK 2

video

written by various
91.12/1956

Jim Dandy by LaVern Baker

        

MP3

from LaVern Baker   

CD

MP3

100

US 17
US R&B ✫1

video

as LaVern Baker & The Gliders
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #343]
[Atlantic 1116]
written by Lincoln Chase
92.01/1956

Tutti Frutti by Little Richard

        

MP3

from Here's Little Richard   

CD

MP3

97

US 17
US R&B 2
UK 29

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #43]
[Specialty 561]
written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman) & Dorothy LaBostrie
93.09/1956

I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash

        

MP3

from Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar   

CD

MP3

96

US 17
US country ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #30]
[Sun 241]
written by Johnny Cash
94.09/1956

You'll Never Never Know by The Platters

        

MP3

95

US 11
US R&B 9

video

written by Buck Ram (as Jeanette Miles), Paul Robi & Tony Williams
95.07/1956

Rockin' Through the Rye by Bill Haley & His Comets

        

MP3

from Rock 'n Roll Stage Show   

CD

MP3

95

US 78
UK 3

video

written by Arrett Keefer & Bill Haley
96.06/1956

The Wayward Wind by Tex Ritter

        

MP3

94

US 28
UK 8

video

[Capitol 3430]
written by Stan Lebowsky & Herb Newman
97.08/1956

After the Lights Go Down Low by Al Hibbler

        

MP3

from Starring Al Hibbler   

CD

MP3

94

US 10

video

[Decca 29982]
written by Phil Belmonte, Alan White & Leroy Lovett
98.04/1956

I Want You to Be My Girl by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

        

MP3

from The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon   

CD

MP3

94

US 13
US R&B 3

video

[Gee 1012]
written by Morris Levy, George Goldner & Richard Barrett
99.03/1956

Eddie My Love by The Teen Queens

        

MP3

92

US 14
US R&B 2

video

[RPM 453]
written by Aaron Collins
100.10/1956

Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte

        

MP3

from Calypso   

CD

MP3

91

US 14

video

[RCA Victor 6663]
written by Lord Burgess

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