1956 One Hit Wonders & Artists Known For One Song
|A Teen Age Prayer
Kitty White was a jazz singer who made guest appearances on TV shows like “Peter Gunn” and “The Loretta Young Show.”
|Band of Gold
Kit Carson was a country singer discovered by Western singer Eddie Dean.
|Band Of Gold
The Hi-Fi Four
The Hi-Fi Four were known for their intricate harmonies and a cappella renditions of popular songs.
|Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins was a key figure in creating rockabilly music, which combined country, rhythm, and blues.
Jimmy Heap was a country music songwriter and bandleader, leading the group Jimmy Heap and the Melody Masters.
Bobby Scott was a prolific songwriter and producer who worked with a variety of artists across genres.
|Chinese Rock and Egg Roll
Besides being a singer, Buddy Hackett was a popular comedian and actor known for his roles in films and Broadway shows.
|Church Bells May Ring
The Willows were an American doo-wop group from Harlem, known for their tight harmonies.
|Cindy, Oh Cindy
Vince Martin and the Tarriers
Vince Martin was a folk singer who worked with The Tarriers, a folk band that included actor Alan Arkin.
|Confession Of A Sinner
The Stylers were a pop vocal group known for their polished performances and smooth harmonies.
The Bonnie Sisters were a female pop vocal trio known for their bright, upbeat harmonies.
|Dear Elvis (Pages 1 & 2)
Audrey was a pop singer known for her tribute songs to popular figures of the time.
|Eddie My Love
The Teen Queens were a sister duo, Betty and Rosie Collins, one of the few girl groups in the doo-wop era.
Kay Thompson was a singer, actress, author, and vocal arranger known for her “Eloise” series of children’s books.
|Experiments With Mice
Johnny Dankworth was a prominent jazz composer, saxophonist and band leader in England.
|Garden of Eden
Joe Valino was a crooner and pop singer, known for his smooth vocal style.
|I Look At You
The Lassies were a pop vocal group known for their sweet harmonies and soft, melodic singing.
|Lady Sings the Blues
Billie Holiday was one of the most influential jazz singers of all time, known for her emotive voice and improvisational skills.
Roberta Sherwood was a jazz and big band singer known for her energetic performances.
|Let The Good Times Roll
Shirley & Lee
Shirley & Lee, also known as “The Sweethearts of the Blues”, were one of the first teenage R&B duos.
Eddie Albert & Sondra Lee
Eddie Albert was a notable actor in films and television, while Sondra Lee was an actress and dancer known for her work on Broadway.
Muir Mathieson was a Scottish conductor who was instrumental in the early development of British film music.
The Manhattan Brothers were a South African singing group known for their marabi style of music.
|Lullaby of Birdland
The Blue Stars were a French vocal group known for their jazz-oriented repertoire.
|Main Title – Golden Arm
Les Elgart was a dance bandleader known for his sophisticated arrangements.
|Main With The Golden Arm (Main Title)
Elmer Bernstein was a renowned composer who scored music for hundreds of film and television productions.
Marimba Chiapas was known for their marimba music, a style of folk music popular in southern Mexico and Central America.
|Miracle of Love
Ginny Gibson was a pop singer known for her bright and effervescent vocal style.
|Moonglow (Theme From ‘Picnic’)
Morris Stoloff was a musical director at Columbia Pictures who orchestrated many well-known film scores.
Eddie Cooley was a songwriter and singer best known for co-writing the song “Fever.”
|Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
Jerry Lewis was a comedian, actor, singer, and director known for his slapstick humor in film and television.
Bob Sharples was a British conductor who worked extensively with the London Promenade Orchestra.
|Stranded in the Jungle
The Jayhawks were a doo-wop group from Kansas known for their harmony vocals.
|Such A Day (So Ein Tag)
Rita Raines was a pop singer known for her clear and pleasant vocal style.
|The Faithful Hussar
Ted Heath was a bandleader known for his big band arrangements in the UK.
The Gallahads were an American doo-wop group known for their tight harmonies.
|The Girl In My Dreams
The Cliques were a doo-wop group known for their upbeat harmonies and danceable rhythms.
|The Happy Whistler
Don Robertson was a country songwriter and singer known for his whistling skills.
|The Japanese Farewell Song
Kay Cee Jones
Kay Cee Jones was a pop singer known for her unique interpretations of international songs.
|The Old Philosopher
Eddie Lawrence was a comedian, actor, and songwriter known for his comedic monologues.
|Theme From ‘The Proud Ones’
Lionel Newman was a conductor and composer known for his work in film music, often collaborating with his brother Alfred Newman.
Nervous Norvus was a novelty song performer known for his humorous and often bizarre lyrics.
Gus Jinkins was a blues and R&B musician known for his soulful playing style.
|Walk Hand In hand
Denny Vaughn was a pop singer known for his crooning style and smooth vocal delivery.
|When The White Lilacs Bloom Again
Helmut Zacharias was a German violinist and composer known for his jazz and easy-listening music.
|When You Dance
The Turbans were one of the pioneering doo-wop groups of the 1950s, known for their energetic performances.