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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 23, 2016 at 09:48 PM


  1-DON'T BE CRUEL-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-OCTOBER                             1078
  2-MY PRAYER-PLATTERS-MERCURY-August                                    1012
  3-LOVE ME TENDER-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-November                             980
  4-MOONGLOW & THEME FROM PICNIC-MORRIS STOLOFF-Decca-June                 948
  5-LISBON ANTIGUA-NELSON RIDDLE-Capitol-March                             942
  6-JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN-JOHNNIE RAY-Columbia-November                 890
  7-WHATEVER WILL BE,WILL BE-DORIS DAY-Columbia-August                     878
  8-THE GREAT PRETENDER-Platters-Mercury-February                         854
  9-HEARTBREAK HOTEL-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                                848
 10-POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS-Les Baxter-Capitol-April                         844
 11-Memories Are Made Of This-Dean Martin-Capitol-January                 836
 12-Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett-King-October                                   826
 13-True Love-Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly-Capitol-November                   814
 14-I Want You,I Need You, I Love You-Elvis Presley-RCA-July               812
 15-Wayward Wind-Gogi Grant-ERA-July                                      808
 16-Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood-RCA-October          806
 17-He-Al Hibbler-Decca-January                                            764
 18-Rock And Roll Waltz-Kay Starr-RCA-February                            754
 19-Hound Dog-Elvis Presley-RCA-September                                  740
 20-Green Door-JIM LOWE-DOT-November                                      738
 21-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Gee-April          696
 22-It's Almost Tomorrow-Dream Weavers-Decca-January                       678
 23-I Hear You Knocking-Gale Storm-Dot-January                             666
 24-Allegheny Moon-Patti Page-Mercury-August                               658
 25-Ivory Tower-Cathy Carr-Fraternity-June                                 646
 26-He-McGuire Sisters-Coral-January                                       638
 27-No,Not Much-Four Lads-Columbia-March                                   628
 28-Hot Diggity-Perry Como-RCA-May                                         614
 29-Tonight You Belong To Me-Patience & Prudence-Liberty-October           604
 30-On The Street Where You Live-Vic Damone-Columbia-July                  602
 31-Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins-Sun-April                                602
 32-Standing On The Corner-Four Lads-Columbia-July                         588
 33-Cindy,Oh Cindy-Vince Martin & The Tarriers-RCA-December                568
 34-See You Later,Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets-Decca-February         508
 35-Friendly Persuasion-Pat Boone-Dot-November                             452
 36-I Almost Lost My MindPat Boone-Dot-August                             442
 37-Hey,Jealous Lover-Frank Sinatra-Capitol-December                       436
 38-Band Of Gold-Don Cherry-Columbia-January                               422
 39-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Gale Storm-Dot-April                         420
 40-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diamonds-Mercury-April                       420
 41-Love And Marriage-Frank Sinatra-Capitol-December                       416
 42-I'll Be Home-Pat Boone-Dot-April                                       400
 43-Soft Summer Breeze-Eddie Heywood-Mercury-October                       396
 44-(You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters-Mercury-May                      386
 45-The Flying Saucer(Parts 1 & 2)Buchanan & Goodman-Luniverse-September   378
 46-A Tear Fell-Teresa Brewer-Coral-April                                  368
 47-I'll Be Home-Flamingos-Checker-April                                   366
 48-I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino-Imperial-July                            360
 49-Rose And A Baby Ruth-George Hamilton IV-ABC Paramount-December         344
 50-Be-Bop-A-Lula-Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps-Capitol-July                332
 51-It's Almost Tomorrow-Jo Staffoed-Columbia-January                      332
 52-Dungaree Doll-Eddie Fisher-RCA-January                                 328
 53-Love Me-Elvis Presley-RCA-December                                     306
 54-Moritat(A Theme From The Three Penny Opera)-Dick Hyman Trio-MGM-March  300
 55-You Don't Know Me-Jerry Vale-Columbia-September                        270
 56-Rock Island Line-Lonnie Donegan-London-May                             250
 57-Juke Box Baby-Perry Como-RCA-March                                     246
 58-I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenager-Gee-May              244
 59-Cindy,Oh Cindy-Eddie Fisher-RCA-November                               242
 60-Long Tall Sally-Little Richard-Specialty-May                           242
 61-Themes From ?The Man With The Golden Arm?-Dick Jacobs-Coral-April      228
 62-You'll Never Never Know-Platters-Mercury-November                      216
 63-Walk Hand In Hand-Tony Martin-RCA-June                                 200
 64-Angels In The Sky-Crew Cuts-Mercury-January                            196
 65-A Teenage Prayer-Gale Storm-Dot-January                                194
 66-A Teenage Prayer-Gloria Mann-Sound-January                             194
 67-In The Still Of The Nite-The Five Satins-Ember-August                  174
 68-Moritat(A Theme...Penny Opera)-Richard Hayman&Jan August-Mercury-March 160
 69-Song For A Summer Night-Mitch Miller-Columbia-October                  154
 70-Born To Be With You-Chordettes-Cadence-July                            154
 71-Happy Whistler-Don Robertson-Capitol-June                              154
 72-Chain Gang-Bobby Scott-ABC Paramount-February                          154
 73-Tutti' Frutti-Pat Boone?Dot-March                                      152
 74-Tutti' Frutti-Little Richard?Specialty-March                           152
 75-Band Of Gold-Kit Carson-Capitol-January                                146
 76-Transfusion-Nervous Norvous-Dot-July                                   144
 77-Memories Are Made Of This-Gale Storm-Dot-January                       140
 78-Nuttin' For Christmas-Barry Gordon/Art Mooney-MGM-January              134
 79-Nuttin? For Christmas-Ricky Zahnd & Blue Jeaners?Columbia-January      134
 80-Graduation Day-Rover Boys-ABC Paramount-June                           120
 81-More-Perry Como-RCA-July                                               114
 82-Gonna Get Along Without You Now-Patience & Prudence-Liberty-December   108
 83-Themes From ?The Man With The Golden Arm?-Richard Maltby-April         106
 84-Themes From ?The Man With The Golden Arm?-Elmer Bernstein?Decca-April  106
 85-Themes From ?The Man With The Golden Arm?-Billy May?Capitol-April      106
 86-Nuttin? For Christmas-Joe Ward?King-January                             90
 87-Ivory Tower-Otis Williams & The Charms-De Luxe-May                      86
 88-Long Tall Sally-Pat Boone-Dot-May                                       80
 89-The Fool-Sanford Clark-Dot-September                                    72
 90-The Fool-Gallahads-Jubilee-September                                    72
 91-Sweet Old Fashioned Girl-Teresa Brewer-Coral-July                       72
 92-Eddie My Love-Fontane Sisters-Dot-April                                 70
 93-Eddie My Love-Teen Queens?RPM-April                                     70
 94-Eddie My Love-Chordettes?Cadence-April                                  70
 95-Moonglow And Theme From ?Picnic?-George Cates & Orchestra?Coral-May     44
 96-Can You Find It In Your Heart-Tony Bennett-Columbia-May                 38
 97-Glendora-Perry Como-RCA-July                                            36
 98-That's All There Is To Tha-Nat "King" Cole/Four Knights-Capitol-Sept.   36
 99-Two Different Worlds-Don Rondo-Jubilee-December                         34
100-Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets-Modern-July                               34
101-Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter-Atlantic-July                          34
102-My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino-Imperial-June                                34
103-When The White Lilacs Bloom Again-LeRoy Holmes-M-G-M-October            34
104-Are You Satisfied?-Rusty Draper-Mercury-February                        34
105-Are You Satisfied?-Sheb Wooley?M-G-M-February                           34

  * This list is compiled with the WMGM lists from 1956 for the weeks of January 16,
February 27,March 5 and from May 7 to the end of the year.Cash Box (USA) Magazine
weekly single charts were substituted for the missing weeks to enable me to compile
this list. If I am able to recover or locate some of the missing weeks that will
more than likely change the positioning on this list.Therefore, if anyone has any
of the weekly charts for the missing weeks I would appreciate it if you could provide
me with a copy of any of those charts.

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