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1956 Music Charts

1956's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Elvis Presley managed to do what noone had done before - crossing over Pop, R&B and Country, all while making Rock and Roll almost respectable. His single Don't Be Cruel, with the reverse side Hound Dog, spent most of the summer on '56 in the top Billboard chart position across all popular genres.
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Frankie Lymon, Johnny Cash, Little Richard, Big Joe Turner, The Coasters and a congenial fellow named Andy Williams.

1956's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
2. I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
3. Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin
4. Corrine Corrina - Big Joe Turner
5. Band of Gold - Don Cherry
6. Stranded In The Jungle - The Jayhawks (or The Cadets)
7. Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads
8. Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) - Perry Como
9. Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr
10. Get Me To The Church On Time - Julius LaRosa

1956's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
2. I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
3. Eddie My Love - Teen Queens
4. Churchbells May Ring - The Willows
5. April In Paris - Count Basie
6. Priscilla - Eddie Cooley
7. The Happy Whistler - Don Robertson
8. Lovely Lies - Manhattan Brothers and Miriam Makeba
9. Moonglow (& Theme From Picnic) - Morris Stoloff
10. Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr

1956's Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
2. Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley and Lee
3. My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
4. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
5. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
6. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
7. Singin The Blues - Guy Mitchell
8. See You Later Alligator - Bill Haley and His Comets
9. Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
10. Mack The Knife - Louis Armstrong

1956's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List

1. In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins
2. The ABC's Of Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
3. Little Girl Of Mine - Cleftones
4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
5. Oh What A Night - The Dells
6. My Prayer - The Platters
7. Ruby Baby - Drifters
8. I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
9. Church Bells May Ring - The Willows OR The Diamonds
10. (You've Got The Magic Touch) - The Drifters

PCM's 1956 Top 10 Hit List

1. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
2. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
3. My Prayer - The Platters
4. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
5. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
6. Mack The Knife - Louis Armstrong
7. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
8. My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
9. Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell
10. In The Still of the Night - The Five Satins
Check Out the Full PCM 1956
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
Send Your suggestions and corrections to -PCM Song Suggestions

More 1956 Trivia:

1956 Oscars
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