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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP SINGLES OF 1956 (BEST SELLERS:BARRY KOWAL) PDF Print E-mail
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May 25, 2017 at 06:25 AM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP SINGLES OF 1956 (BEST SELLERS:BARRY KOWAL)





No.-Song-Artist-Label-Month  

  1-DON'T BE CRUEL-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-OCTOBER                                           1230
  2-HOUND DOG-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-September                                                              1204
  3-SINGING THE BLUES-GUY MITCHELL-COLUMBIA-December                             1080
  4-GREEN DOOR-JIM LOWE-Dot-November                                                                   1008
  5-LISBON ANTIGUA-NELSON RIDDLE-Capitol-February                                                      1006
  6-LOVE ME TENDER-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-November                                                           976
  7-JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN-JOHNNIE RAY-Columbia-November                                 954
  8-HEARTBREAK HOTEL-Elvis Presley-RCA-May                                                              946
  9-WAYWARD WIND-Gogi Grant-Era-June                                                                    912
 10-POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS-Les Baxter-Capitol-March                                                       888
 11-Moonglow & Theme From Picnic-Morris Stoloff-Decca-June                                              868
 12-Whatever Will Be,Will Be-Doris Day-Columbia-August                                                  856
 13-Memories Are Made Of This-Dean Martin-Capitol-January                                               850
 14-My Prayer-Platters-Mercury-July                                                                     830
 15-Hot Diggity-Perry Como-RCA-April                                                                    822
 16-Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett-King-September                                                              814
 17-Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood-RCA-October               808
 18-Rock And Roll Waltz-Kay Starr-RCA-February                                                          802
 19-The Great Pretender Platters-Mercury-January                                                        800
 20-True Love-Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly-Capitol-December                                734
 21-I Want You,I Need You, I Love You-Elvis Presley-RCA-July                                            712
 22-I Almost Lost My Mind-Pat Boone-Dot-July                                                            688
 23-Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins-Sun-March                                                             666
 24-Juke Box Baby-Perry Como-RCA-April                                                                  636
 25-No,Not Much-Four Lads-Columbia-March                                                                630
 26-I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino-Imperial-June                                                         614
 27-Allegheny Moon-Patti Page-Mercury-August                                                            590
 28-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Gee-April                                       588
 29-Tonight You Belong To Me-Patience & Prudence-Liberty-September                             572
 30-My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino-Imperial-June                                                            572
 31-It's Almost Tomorrow-Dream Weavers-Decca-January                                                    564
 32-I'll Be Home-Pat Boone-Dot-March                                                                    552
 33-Be-Bop-A-Lula-Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps-Capitol-July                                             530
 34-Standing On The Corner-Four Lads-Columbia-June                                                      526
 35-Band Of Gold-Don Cherry-Columbia-January                                                            516
 36-See You Later,Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets-Decca-February                                      506
 37-Ivory Tower-Cathy Carr-Fraternity-May                                                               466
 38-Friendly Persuasion-Pat Boone-Dot-October                                                           462
 39-More-Perry Como-RCA-July                                                                            458
 40-Moonglow & Theme From Picnic-George Cates-Coral-May                                                 448
 41-(You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters-Mercury-April                                                 438
 42-Tutti' Frutti-Pat Boone-Dot-March                                                                   430
 43-Love Me-Elvis Presley-RCA-December                                                                  420
 44-Rose And A Baby Ruth-George Hamilton IV-ABC Paramount-December                  418
 45-My Baby Left Me-Elvis Presley-RCA-July                                                              416
 46-Glendora-Perry Como-RCA-July                                                                        408
 47-My Little Angel-Four Lads-Columbia-June                                                             400
 48-The Flying Saucer(Parts 1 & 2)Buchanan & Goodman-Luniverse-August                          392
 49-Moritat(A Theme From The Three Penny Opera)-Dick Hyman Trio-MGM-February           374
 50-Born To Be With You-Chordettes-Cadence-June                                                         362
 51-On The Street Where You Live-Vic Damone-Columbia-June                                               360
 52-Hey,Jealous Lover-Frank Sinatra-Capitol-November                                                    360
 53-Chains Of Love-Pat Boone-Dot-October                                                                340
 54-I Was The One-Elvis Presley-RCA-April                                                               336
 55-A Tear Fell-Teresa Brewer-Coral-April                                                               326
 56-The Fool-Sanford Clark-Dot-September                                                                324
 57-Canadian Sunset-Andy Williams-Cadence-September                                                     310
 58-Long Tall Sally-Little Richard-Specialty-April                                                      306
 59-Dungaree Doll-Eddie Fisher-RCA-January                                                              288
 60-Bo Weevil-Teresa Brewer-Coral-April                                                                 286
 61-Song For A Summer Night-Mitch Miller-Columbia-August                           268
 62-Cindy,Oh Cindy-Vince Martin & The Tarriers-RCA-October                                              256
 63-Angels In The Sky-Crew Cuts-Mercury-January                                                         254
 64-Cindy,Oh Cindy-Eddie Fisher-RCA-November                                                            252
 65-Heaven On Earth-Platters-Mercury-July                                                               246
 66-Rock Island Line-Lonnie Donegan-London-April                                                        244
 67-Happy Whistler-Don Robertson-Capitol-June                                                           240
 68-Rock A Bye Your Baby-Jerry Lewis-Decca-December                                                     224
 69-Sweet Old Fashioned Girl-Teresa Brewer-Coral-June                                                   214
 70-Transfusion-Nervous Norvous-Dot-June                                                                204
 71-Soft Summer Breeze-Eddie Heywood-Mercury-September                 186
 72-Any Way You Want Me-Elvis Presley-RCA-October                                                       140
 73-Mostly Martha-Crew-Cuts-Mercuty-January                                                             108
 74-Nuttin' For Christmas-Barry Gordon/Art Mooney-MGM-January                                            94
 75-Slippin' & Slidin'-Little Richard-Specialty-April                                                    86
 76-Are You Satisfied-Rusty Draper-Mercury-January                                                       74
 77-Since I Met You Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter-Atlantic-December                                              72
 78-I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Gee-May                                           70
 79-You'll Never Never Know-Platters-Mercury-October                                                     70
 80-It Isn't Right-Platters-Mercury-October                                                              70
 81-Garden Of Eden-Joe Valino-Vik-December                                                               70
 82-Church Bells May Ring-Diamonds-Mercury-May                                                           68
 83-Gonna Get Along Without You Now-Patience & Prudence-Liberty-December                  38
 84-Mary's Boy Child-Harry Belafonte-RCA-December                                                        38
 85-Ivory Tower-Otis Williams & The Charms-De Luxe-April                                                 36
 86-A Theme From The Three Penny Opera-Richard Hayman & Jan August-Mercury-February     36
 87-Teenage Prayer-Gale Storm-Dot-January                                                                36
 88-Memories Are Made Of This-Gale Storm-Capitol-January                                                 36
 89-Eddie My Love-Teen Queens-RPM-March                                                                  34
 90-You Don't Know Me-Jerry Vale-Columbia-September                                                      34
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