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Top Songs of 1956

1955 <-1956-> 1957
    

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1.
08/1956
449

✫1
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[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
445

✫1
US


4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Columbia 40769]
written by Melvin Endsley
3.
03/1956
440

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #45]
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (as Thomas Durden) & Elvis Presley
4.
12/1956
406

✫1
US


10
R&B
2
UK
[Dot 15521]
written by Charles Singleton
5.
06/1956
395

2
US




✫1
UK
[from the film The Man Who Knew Too Much]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
6.
09/1956
395

2
US




✫1
UK
[Columbia 40729]
written by Johnny Bragg & Robert Riley
7.
07/1956
386

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
4
UK
hit for Glenn Miller in 1939
[Mercury 70893]
written by Georges Boulanger & Jimmy Kennedy
8.
02/1956
359

6
US


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
as The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #307]
[Gee 1002]
written by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago & George Goldner
9.
03/1956
357

✫1
US




4
UK
[RCA 47-6427]
written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Emmanuel Chabrier
10.
02/1956
356

4
US




✫1
UK
[Dot 15443]
written by Fats Washington (as Ferdinand Washington) & Stan Lewis
11.
04/1956
355

4
US




✫1
UK
[Columbia 40654]
written by Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner
12.
12/1956
337

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
11
UK
[Capitol 3602]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
13.
10/1956
333

2
US


✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #81]
#1 hit for Glenn Miller in 1940
[Imperial 5407]
written by Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock
14.
10/1956
332

✫1
US
3
country
3
R&B
11
UK
[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)
15.
09/1956
330

✫1
US


5
R&B
8
UK
[Dot 15486]
written by Hutch Davie (as Bob Davie) & Marvin Moore
16.
05/1956
326

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
14
UK
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Maurice Mysels & Ira Kosloff
17.
03/1956
315

2
US
✫1
country
2
R&B
10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #95]
[Sun 234]
written by Carl Perkins
18.
02/1956
313

5
US




2
UK
[Coral 61590]
written by Eugene Randolph & Dorian Burton
19.
04/1956
306

✫1
US




9
UK
[Era 1013]
written by Stan Lebowsky & Herb Newman
20.
09/1956
299

3
US




4
UK
written by Cole Porter
21.
04/1956
299

6
US


✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #56]
[Specialty 572 A]
written by Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell & Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
22.
09/1956
285

5
US




3
UK
[Dot 15490]
written by Dimitri Tiomkin & Paul Francis Webster
23.
06/1956
283

✫1
US




14
UK
[Dot 15472]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
24.
08/1956
272

✫1
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B


[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
25.
04/1956
264

10
US




2
UK
[RCA 47-6493]
written by Johnny Cowell
26.
06/1956
262

7
US




3
UK
[Coral 61636]
written by Bob Merrill
27.
04/1956
261

3
US


✫1
R&B
12
UK
[Imperial 5386]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
28.
01/1956
243

6
US


7
R&B
7
UK
[Decca 29791]
written by Bobby Charles (as Robert Guidry)
29.
06/1956
230

5
US




8
UK
[Cadence 1291]
written by Don Robertson
30.
06/1956
229

4
US




10
UK
[RCA 47-6554]
written by Alex Alstone & Tom Glazer
31.
12/1956
228

3
US




13
UK
[Columbia 40780]
written by Bob Hilliard & Phil Springer (as Philip Springer)
32.
12/1956
221

4
US


14
R&B
15
UK
[Glory 249]
written by traditional
33.
08/1956
219

59
US




✫1
UK
[Columbia 40759]
written by Ake Gerhard, Leon Landgren, Gerhard & Paddy Roberts
34.
04/1956
219

6
US




8
UK
[instrumental]
[Capitol 3391]
written by Don Robertson
35.
02/1956
218

✫1
US






[instrumental]
[Capitol 3336]
written by Marguerite Monnot
36.
04/1956
218

✫1
US






37.
08/1956
218

2
US


✫1
R&B


[instrumental]
[King 4950]
written by Bill Doggett, Billy Butler, Clifford Scott & Shep Shepherd
38.
10/1956
214

10
US




5
UK
[RCA 47-6677]
written by Robert Barron & Burt Long
39.
11/1956
211

2
US
10
country
7
R&B


US: from Elvis, Volume 1 EP
[RCA Epa-992+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
40.
12/1956
207

5
US


✫1
R&B
23
UK
[Imperial 5417]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
41.
04/1956
207







✫1
UK
42.
03/1956
206







✫1
UK
[London 1628]
written by Marguerite Monnot & Jack Lawrence
43.
02/1956
206







✫1
UK
44.
12/1956
205







✫1
UK
written by Melvin Endsley
45.
07/1956
203

2
US


7
R&B


[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 6537]
written by Eddie Heywood
46.
06/1956
200

7
US
5
country
8
R&B
16
UK
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)
47.
01/1956
197

8
US




8
UK
as Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
[London 1650]
written by Leadbelly (as Lead Belly)
48.
03/1956
196

14
US




5
UK
49.
01/1956
189

8
US




9
UK
as Dick Hyman Trio
[MGM 12149 A]
written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
50.
06/1956
188

2
US






[Mercury 70878]
written by Al Hoffman & Dick Manning
51.
03/1956
188

2
US






[Fraternity 734]
written by Jack Fulton & Lois Steele
52.
01/1956
188

2
US






53.
04/1956
183

18
US




5
UK
written by traditional
54.
08/1956
183

4
US




28
UK
[Liberty 55022]
written by Billy Rose & Lee David
55.
08/1956
181

25
US




4
UK
56.
08/1956
177

3
US


4
R&B


[novelty]
[Luniverse 101]
written by Bill Buchanan & Dickie Goodman
57.
04/1956
177







2
UK
as Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
written by traditional & Lonnie Donegan (arrangement)
58.
11/1956
177







2
UK
written by Hutch Davie (as Bob Davie) & Marvin Moore
59.
06/1956
177







2
UK
written by various
60.
03/1956
169

4
US


4
R&B


written by Buck Ram
61.
04/1956
159

3
US






[Columbia 40674]
written by Frank Loesser
62.
10/1956
159

3
US






[Capitol 3552]
written by Sammy Cahn, Bee Walker & Kay Twomey
63.
07/1956
158

78
US




3
UK
written by Rusty Keefer (as Arrett Keefer) & Bill Haley
64.
06/1956
156

8
US




18
UK
B side to More
[RCA 47-6554]
written by Ray Stanley
65.
04/1956
156

8
US




18
UK
[Dot 15457]
written by Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell & Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
66.
04/1956
150

4
US






67.
11/1956
149

12
US




12
UK
68.
10/1956
149







3
UK
written by Arthur Strauss (as Art Strauss) & Remus Harris
69.
03/1956
149







3
UK
[R]
[London 1654]
written by Richard Mullan & Tolchard Evans
70.
09/1956
149







3
UK
71.
02/1956
146

20
US




8
UK
with his All-Stars
written by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht
72.
04/1956
144

21
US




8
UK
[Capitol 3390]
written by Harold Adamson & Jimmy McHugh
73.
04/1956
139







4
UK
74.
09/1956
139







4
UK
75.
06/1956
139







4
UK
76.
09/1956
139







4
UK
77.
04/1956
139

20
US




9
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #423]
[EP]
[RCA 47-6492 (u)]
written by Carl Perkins
78.
07/1956
137

7
US
14
country
5
R&B


[Dot 15481]
written by Naomi Ford & Lee Hazlewood
79.
10/1956
132

9
US




26
UK
as Vince Martin with The Tarriers
[Glory 247]
written by Robert Barron & Burt Long
80.
03/1956
132

10
US




22
UK
B side to Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)
[RCA 47-6427]
written by Joe Sherman & Noel Sherman
81.
06/1956
130

28
US




8
UK
[Capitol 3430]
written by Stan Lebowsky & Herb Newman
82.
05/1956
128

16
US


✫1
R&B
27
UK
[Atlantic 1092]
written by Joe Shapiro & Lou Stallman
83.
09/1956
126







5
UK
written by Buck Ram (as Ande Rand)
84.
02/1956
126







5
UK
85.
09/1956
126







5
UK
[R]
written by Max C. Freedman & James E. Myers (as Jimmy DeKnight)
86.
12/1956
125

11
US




22
UK
written by Milton Kellem
87.
11/1956
124

6
US






[Colonial 420]
written by John D. Loudermilk
88.
04/1956
124

6
US






[Dot 45-15458]
written by Jack Fulton & Lois Steele
89.
10/1956
120

12
US




23
UK
written by Dennise Norwood
90.
07/1956
118

17
US


✫1
R&B
30
UK
[Specialty 579]
written by Robert Blackwell & John Marascalco
91.
06/1956
117

61
US




7
UK
and His Orchestra
[Capitol 3499]
written by Johnny Dankworth
92.
01/1956
116

17
US


2
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #43]
[Specialty 561]
written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman) & Dorothy LaBostrie
93.
06/1956
115







6
UK
94.
09/1956
115







6
UK
written by Gale Jones
95.
08/1956
113

7
US






[Cadence 1297]
written by Eddie Heywood & Norman Gimbel
96.
12/1956
108

59
US




8
UK
US: from Elvis, Volume 1 EP
[RCA Epa-992+]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
97.
11/1956
106

12
US


✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 1111]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
98.
03/1956
104

49
US




9
UK
99.
10/1956
104







7
UK
written by various
100.
09/1956
104







7
UK
as Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group
written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) & Lonnie Donegan

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