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1956's Hit Music & Song Charts
1956's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs
Buy It! 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 Pop Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
2. Buy It! I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
3. Buy It! Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin
4. Buy It! Corrine Corrina - Big Joe Turner
5. Buy It! Band of Gold - Don Cherry
6. Buy It! Stranded In The Jungle - The Jayhawks (or The Cadets)
7. Buy It! Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads
8. Buy It! Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) - Perry Como
9. Buy It! Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr
10. Buy It! Get Me To The Church On Time - Julius LaRosa
1956's One Hit Wonders &
'Money Song' Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent
2. Buy It! I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
3. Buy It! Eddie My Love - Teen Queens
4. Buy It! Churchbells May Ring - The Willows
5. Buy It! April In Paris - Count Basie
6. Buy It! Priscilla - Eddie Cooley
7. Buy It! The Happy Whistler - Don Robertson
8. Buy It! Lovely Lies - Manhattan Brothers and Miriam Makeba
9. Buy It! Moonglow (& Theme From Picnic) - Morris Stoloff
10. Buy It! Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr
1956's Dance Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
2. Buy It! Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley and Lee
3. Buy It! My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
4. Buy It! Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
5. Buy It! Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
6. Buy It! Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
7. Buy It! Singin The Blues - Guy Mitchell
8. Buy It! See You Later Alligator - Bill Haley and His Comets
9. Buy It! Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens
10. Buy It! Mack The Knife - Louis Armstrong
1956's Doo Wop Song Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! In The Still Of The Nite - Five Satins
2. Buy It! The ABC's Of Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
3. Buy It! Little Girl Of Mine - Cleftones
4. Buy It! Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
5. Buy It! Oh What A Night - The Dells
6. Buy It! My Prayer - The Platters
7. Buy It! Ruby Baby - Drifters
8. Buy It! I Want You To Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
9. Buy It! Church Bells May Ring - The Willows OR The Diamonds
10. Buy It! (You've Got The Magic Touch) - The Drifters
PCM's 1956 Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
2. Buy It! Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
3. Buy It! My Prayer - The Platters
4. Buy It! Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
5. Buy It! Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
6. Buy It! Mack The Knife - Louis Armstrong
7. Buy It! Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
8. Buy It! My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino
9. Buy It! Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell
10. Buy It! In The Still of the Night - The Five Satins
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Top 40 Pop Charts,
songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
Hot Pop Songs/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.
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