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BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S WEEKLY "NATIONAL BEST SELLERS RHYTHM & BLUES RECORDS" CHARTS FROM 1956




BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 7,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  4  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  1 10  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
 3  4  7  3 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 4  5  7  3 Poor Me-Fats Domino
 5  3 24  1 Only You-Platters
 6  7 20  5 Feel So Good-Shirley & Lee
 7  9 14  6 All Around The World-Little Willie John
 8  -  1  8 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 8  -  1  8 Steamboat-Drifters
10  -  1 10 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
11 12 17  2 I Hear You Knocking-Smiley Lewis
12  8  6  8 Witchcraft-Spiders
13  -  1 13 Come Home-Bubber Johnson
14 13  6  2 White Christmas-Drifters
15  -  1 15 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 14,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2 11  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
 3  3  8  3 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 4  4  8  3 Poor Me-Fats Domino
 5  5 25  1 Only You-Platters
 6  8  2  6 Steamboat-Drifters
 6 RE 10  5 Adorable-Drifters
 7  7 15  6 All Around The World-Little Willie John
 8 12  7  8 Witchcraft-Spiders
 9 10  2  9 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 9 13  2  9 Come Home-Bubber Johnson
11  6 21  5 Feel So Good-Shirley & Lee
12  8  2  8 Speedoo-Cadillacs
13 15  2 13 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
13 RE  2 13 I'm Lost Without You Tonight-Dinah Washington
15  -  1 15 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 21,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  3  9  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 3  4  9  3 Poor Me-Fats Domino
 4  2 12  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
 5  9  3  5 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 6  5  3  6 Steamboat-Drifters
 6  6 11  5 Adorable-Drifters
 7  8  8  7 Witchcraft-Spiders
 8 12  3  8 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 9  5 26  1 Only You-Platters
10 11 22  5 Feel So Good-Shirley & Lee
11  7 16  6 All Around The World-Little Willie John
12 13  3 12 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
13  9  3  9 Come Home-Bubber Johnson
14 RE  5 12 When You Dance-Turbans
15 15  2 15 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 28,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2 10  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 3  5  4  3 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 4  3 10  3 Poor Me-Fats Domino
 5  4 13  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
 6  8  4  6 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 7 10 23  5 Feel So Good-Shirley & Lee
 8  6  4  6 Steamboat-Drifters
 8  6 12  5 Adorable-Drifters
 9 13  4  9 Come Home-Bubber Johnson
10  7  9  7 Witchcraft-Spiders
11 15  3 11 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
12  9 27  1 Only You-Platters
13  -  1 13 Chicken And The Hawk-Joe Turner
13  -  1 13 Morning,Noon And Night-Joe Turner
14 12  4 12 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
15 14  6 12 When You Dance-Turbans

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 4,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2 11  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 3  3  5  3 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 4  6  5  4 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 5 11  4  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
 5  -  1  5 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 5  -  1  5 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 7  5 14  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
 8 12 28  1 Only You-Platters
 9  9  5  9 Come Home-Bubber Johnson
10  4 11  3 Poor Me-Fats Domino
11  8  5  6 Steamboat-Drifters
11  8 13  5 Adorable-Drifters
12  7 24  5 Feel So Good-Shirley & Lee
13 14  5 12 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
14 10 10  7 Witchcraft-Spiders
15  -  1 15 Crying Won't Help You-B.B. King

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 11,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2 12  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 3  3  6  3 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 4  4  6  4 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 5  5  2  5 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 5  5  2  5 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 6 13  6  6 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
 7  8 29  1 Only You-Platters
 8  5  5  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
 9  -  1  9 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
10  7 15  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
11 14 11  7 Witchcraft-Spiders
13 10 12  3 Poor Me-Fats Domino
12  -  1 12 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
12  -  1 12 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
14 RE  2 13 Chicken And The Hawk-Joe Turner
14 RE  2 13 Morning,Noon And Night-Joe Turner
15 11  6  6 Steamboat-Drifters
15 12 25  5 Feel So Good-Shirley & Lee

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 18,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 10  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2 13  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 3  4  7  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 4  5  3  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 4  5  3  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 5  3  7  3 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 6 12  2  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 6 12  2  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 7  9  2  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
 8  -  1  8 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 9  6  7  6 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
10  8  6  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
11  -  1 11 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
12  7 30  1 Only You-Platters
13  -  1 13 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
14  -  1 14 See You Later Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets
15 10 16  1 Hands Off-Jay McShann
15  -  1 15 Yes Sir,That's My Baby-Sensations

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 25,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 11  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2 14  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 3  3  8  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 4  8  2  4 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 5  5  8  5 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
 6  4  4  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 6  4  4  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 7  6  3  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 7  6  3  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 8 13  2  8 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 9  9  8  6 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
10  7  3  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
11 10  7  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
12  -  1 12 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
13 11  2 11 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
14 14  2 14 See You Later Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets
15  -  1 15 I Don't Want Nobody-Ella & Buddy Johnson

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 3,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 12  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  4  3  2 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 3  2 15  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 4 12  2  4 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 5  3  9  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 6  6  5  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 6  6  5  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 7  8  3  7 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 8  7  4  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 8  7  4  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 9  5  9  5 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
10 10  4  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
11 11  8  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
12  9  9  6 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
13  -  1 13 No Money Down-Chuck Berry
14 15  2 14 I Don't Want Nobody-Ella & Buddy Johnson
15 14  3 14 See You Later Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 10,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 13  1 GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS
 2  2  4  2 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 3  4  3  3 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 4  3 16  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 5  5 10  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 5  7  4  7 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 7  6  6  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 7  6  6  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 8  8  5  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 9 10  5  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
10  9 10  5 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
11 11  9  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
12 13  2 12 No Money Down-Chuck Berry
13 12 10  6 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
14 RE  3 11 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
15 14  3 14 I Don't Want Nobody-Ella & Buddy Johnson

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 17,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  5  1 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-FRANKIE LYMON & TEENAGERS
 2  1 14  1 Great Pretender-Platters
 3  3  4  3 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 4  5  5  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 5  4 17  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
 6  8  6  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 6 RE  5  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 7  5 11  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 8  7  7  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 8  7  7  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 9  -  1  9 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
10  9  6  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
11 12  3 11 No Money Down-Chuck Berry
12 11 10  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
13 14  4 13 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
14 10 11  5 Seven Days-Clyde McPhatter
15 13 11  6 Jivin' Around (Parts I & II)-Ernie Freeman
15  -  1 15 Smokestack Lightning-Howlin' Wolf

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 24,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-FRANKIE LYMON & TEENAGERS
 2  3  5  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 3  4  6  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 4  2 15  1 Great Pretender-Platters
 5  9  2  5 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 6  6  7  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 6  6  6  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 7  8  8  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 7  8  8  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 8  7 12  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 9  5 18  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
10 10  7  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
11  -  1 11 Smokestack Lightning-Howlin' Wolf
12 13 11  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
13 11  4 11 No Money Down-Chuck Berry
14 13  5 13 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
14  -  1 14 Try Rock And Roll-Bobby Mitchell

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 31,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-FRANKIE LYMON & TEENAGERS
 2  2  6  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 3  3  7  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 4  5  3  4 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 5  4 16  1 Great Pretender-Platters
 6  6  8  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 6  6  7  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 7  7  9  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
 7  7  9  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
 8 10  8  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed
 9  8 13  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
10  -  1 10 Down In Mexico-Coasters
11 14  6 11 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
12  -  1 12 In Paradise-Cookies
13 11  2 11 Smokestack Lightning-Howlin' Wolf
14 12 12  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
15 14  2 14 Try Rock And Roll-Bobby Mitchell

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 7,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-FRANKIE LYMON & TEENAGERS
 2  4  4  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 3  3  8  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 4  2  7  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 5  -  1  5 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
 5  -  1  5 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
 6  6  9  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 6  6  8  6 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino
 7  5 17  1 Great Pretender-Platters
 8  9 14  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
 9 10  2  9 Down In Mexico-Coasters
10 11  7 10 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
11  7 10  4 Devil Or Angel-Clovers
11  7 10  4 Hey,Doll Baby-Clovers
12 RE 19  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard
13  -  1 13 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
14 12  2 12 In Paradise-Cookies
14  8  9  7 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 14,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-FRANKIE LYMON & TEENAGERS
 2  2  5  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 3  5  2  3 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
 3  5  2  3 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
 4  4  8  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 5  3  9  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 6 13  2  6 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 7  6 10  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
 8  -  1  8 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 9  7 18  1 Great Pretender-Platters
 9  9  3  9 Down In Mexico-Coasters
11  8 15  3 Speedoo-Cadillacs
12  -  1 12 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
13 10  8 10 I'll Be Home-Flamingos
14  -  1 14 Who?-Little Walter
15 12 20  2 Tutti Frutti-Little Richard

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 21,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  3  3  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  3  3  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2  6  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 3  1 10  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 4  6  3  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 5  4  9  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 6  -  1  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
 7  5 10  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 8  8  2  8 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 9  9  4  9 Down In Mexico-Coasters
10 12  2 10 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
11  7 11  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
12  9 19  1 Great Pretender-Platters
12 RE 13  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
14  -  1 14 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
15 RE  5 11 No Money Down-Chuck Berry

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 28,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  4  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1  4  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  3 11  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 3  2  7  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 4  5 10  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 5  4  4  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 6  8  3  6 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 7  7 11  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
 8 14  2  8 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 9 11 12  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino
10  6  2  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
11 10  3 10 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
11  -  1 11 Church Bells May Ring-Willows
13 RE  2 13 Who?-Little Walter
14  9  5  9 Down In Mexico-Coasters
15 12 20  1 Great Pretender-Platters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 5,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1  5  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2 12  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 3  3  8  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 4  8  3  4 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 5  6  4  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 6  5  5  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 7  -  1  7 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 8  4 11  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
 9 10  3  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
10 11  4 10 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
11 11  4 10 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
12  7 12  3 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens
13  -  1 13 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
14  -  1 14 Forty Days And Forty Nights-Muddy Waters
15  9 13  6 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 12,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1  6  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  4  4  2 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 2  -  1  2 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 3  3  9  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 4  2 13  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 5  7  2  5 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 6  5  5  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 7  6  6  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 8 13  2  8 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 9 10  5  9 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
10  9  4  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
11 11  5 10 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
12  8 12  2 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles
13 RE  6  9 Down In Mexico-Coasters
14 RE 14  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
15  -  1 15 Ruby Baby-Drifters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 19,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1  7  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2  5  2 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 2  2  2  2 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 3  3 10  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 4  5  3  4 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 5  6  6  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 6  8  3  6 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 7  4 14  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 8  7  7  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 9  9  6  9 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
10 10  5  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
11 14 15  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
11  -  1 11 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones
13 RE  2 13 Forty Days And Forty Nights-Muddy Waters
13  -  1 13 Fever-Little Willie John
15 15  2 15 Ruby Baby-Drifters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 26,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1  8  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2  6  2 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 2  2  3  2 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 3  4  4  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 4  3 11  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 5  6  4  5 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 6  5  7  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 7 13  2  7 Fever-Little Willie John
 8  8  8  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
 9  7 15  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
10  9  7  9 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
11 11  2 11 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones
12 13  3 12 Forty Days And Forty Nights-Muddy Waters
13  -  1 13 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
14 11 16  5 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John
15 10  6  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 2,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1  9  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2  7  2 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 2  2  4  2 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 3  5  5  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 3  -  1  3 I'm Not A Know-It-All-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 4  7  3  4 Fever-Little Willie John
 5  3  5  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 6  4 12  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
 7  6  8  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 8 11  3  8 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones
 9  9 16  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 9 13  2 10 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
11  8  9  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
12 15  7  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
13 RE  3 13 Ruby Baby-Drifters
14 10  8  9 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
15 12  4 12 Forty Days And Forty Nights-Muddy Waters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 9,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 10  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1 10  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2  8  2 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 2  2  5  2 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 3  3  6  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 3  3  2  3 I'm Not A Know-It-All-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 4  4  4  4 Fever-Little Willie John
 5  5  6  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 6  9  3  6 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 7  7  9  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 8  8  4  8 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones
 9 12  8  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
10  9 17  1 Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
11 14  9  9 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
12 11 10  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
13  6 13  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
14  -  1 14 Casual Look-Six Teens
15 13  4 13 Ruby Baby-Drifters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 16,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 11  1 LONG TALL SALLY-LITTLE RICHARD
 1  1 11  1 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'(PEEPIN' AND HIDIN')-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  4  5  2 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  2  9  2 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 3  2  6  2 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 4  3  7  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 4  3  3  3 I'm Not A Know-It-All-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 5  6  4  5 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 6  5  7  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 7  7 10  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 8  -  1  8 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
 9 11 10  9 Ivory Tower-Otis Williams
10  -  1 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
11 14  2 11 Casual Look-Six Teens
12  9  9  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
13 12 11  4 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters
14  8  5  8 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones
15 13 14  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 23,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  3 10  1 MY BLUE HEAVEN-FATS DOMINO
 1  3  7  1 I'M IN LOVE AGAIN-FATS DOMINO
 2  2  6  2 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  1 12  1 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
 3  1 12  1 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
 4  5  5  4 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 5  4  8  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 6  8  2  6 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
 7  7 11  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 8  6  8  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
 9  -  1  9 Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
10 15 15  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
11 11  3 11 Casual Look-Six Teens
12 14  6  8 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones
13 12 10  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
14 10  2 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
15  -  1 15 Love,Love,Love-Clovers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 30,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 11  1 MY BLUE HEAVEN-FATS DOMINO
 1  1  8  1 I'M IN LOVE AGAIN-FATS DOMINO
 2  2  7  2 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  4  6  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 4  3 13  1 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
 4  3 13  1 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
 5  6  3  5 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
 5  -  1  5 What Would I Do Without You?-Ray Charles
 6  5  9  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 7  9  2  7 Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
 8  7 12  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
 8  8  9  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
10 13 11  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
10 15  2 10 Love,Love,Love-Clovers
12  -  1 12 Rip It Up-Little Richard
13 14  3 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
14 10 16  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 7,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 12  1 MY BLUE HEAVEN-FATS DOMINO
 1  1  9  1 I'M IN LOVE AGAIN-FATS DOMINO
 2  2  8  2 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  3  7  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 4 12  2  4 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 4  -  1  4 Ready Teddy-Little Richard
 5  4 14  1 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
 5  4 14  1 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
 6  5  4  5 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
 6  5  2  5 What Would I Do Without You?-Ray Charles
 7 10 12  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
 8  6 10  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 9  7  3  7 Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
10 10  3 10 Love,Love,Love-Clovers
11 14 17  2 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins
12  -  1 12 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
13  8 13  5 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley
14  8 10  3 Corrine,Corrina-Joe Turner
15 13  4 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 14,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 13  1 MY BLUE HEAVEN-FATS DOMINO
 1  1 10  1 I'M IN LOVE AGAIN-FATS DOMINO
 2  2  9  2 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  4  3  3 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 3  4  2  3 Ready Teddy-Little Richard
 4  3  8  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 5 12  2  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
 6  7 13  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
 7 RE  4  7 Casual Look-Six Teens
 8  8 11  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
 9  6  5  5 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
10  5 15  1 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
10  5 15  1 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
11 10  4 10 Love,Love,Love-Clovers
12  9  4  7 Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
13  -  1 13 Candy-Big Maybelle
14  -  1 14 Stranded In The Jungle-Jay Hawks
15  -  1 15 My Prayer-Platters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 21,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2 10  1 FEVER-LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
 2  1 14  1 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 2  1 11  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 3  3  4  3 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 4  4  9  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 5  -  1  5 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
 6  5  3  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
 7  7  5  7 Casual Look-Six Teens
 8  6 14  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
 9 14  2  9 Stranded In The Jungle-Jay Hawks
10 15  2 10 My Prayer-Platters
11  8 12  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
12 10 16  1 Long Tall Sally-Little Richard
12 10 16  1 Slippin' And Slidin'(Peepin' And Hidin')-Little Richard
13  9  6  5 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
14 12  5  7 Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry
15 13  2 13 Candy-Big Maybelle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 28,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 11  1 FEVER-LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
 2  3  5  2 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 2 RE  3  2 Ready Teddy-Little Richard
 3  2 15  1 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 3  2 12  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 4  5  2  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
 5 10  3  5 My Prayer-Platters
 6  4 10  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 7  6  4  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
 8  7  6  7 Casual Look-Six Teens
 9  9  3  9 Stranded In The Jungle-Jay Hawks
10  8 15  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
11 15  3 11 Candy-Big Maybelle
12 13  7  5 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
13 RE  5 10 Love,Love,Love-Clovers
14 RE  5 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
15 11 13  3 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 4,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  6  1 RIP IT UP-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  1 12  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  5  4  3 My Prayer-Platters
 4  4  3  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
 5  3 16  1 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino
 5  3 13  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 6  7  5  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
 7  6 11  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
 8  -  1  8 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 8  -  1  8 So-Long-Fats Domino
 9  8  7  7 Casual Look-Six Teens
10  -  1 10 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
11 12  8  5 Hallelujah,I Love Her So-Ray Charles
12 13  6 10 Love,Love,Love-Clovers
13 14  6 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
14  -  1 14 Up On The Mountain-Magnificents
15 10 16  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 11,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 RIP IT UP-LITTLE RICHARD
 1 RE  4  1 READY TEDDY-LITTLE RICHARD
 2  2 13  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  3  5  3 My Prayer-Platters
 4  4  4  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
 5  6  6  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
 6  5 14  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
 7 10  2  7 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 8  8  2  8 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 8  8  2  8 So-Long-Fats Domino
 9  7 11  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
10  9  8  7 Casual Look-Six Teens
11  -  1 11 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
12  -  1 12 I Promise To Remember-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
13 12  7 10 Love,Love,Love-Clovers
14 13  7 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
15 15 17  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 18,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2 14  1 FEVER-LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
 2  3  6  2 My Prayer-Platters
 3  1  8  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 3  1  5  1 Ready Teddy-Little Richard
 4 11  2  4 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
 5  -  1  5 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 6  7  3  6 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 7  5  7  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
 8  8  3  8 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 8  8  3  8 So-Long-Fats Domino
 9  4  5  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
10 12  2 10 I Promise To Remember-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
10 RE  1 10 Who Can Explain?-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
11  -  1 11 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
12  6 15  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
13 14  8 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
14  9 12  3 Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter
15 10  9  7 Casual Look-Six Teens

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 25,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  5  2  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  1 15  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 3  2  7  2 My Prayer-Platters
 4  3  9  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 4  3  6  1 Ready Teddy-Little Richard
 4  6  4  5 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 6  4  3  4 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
 7 11  2  7 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 8  8  4  8 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 8  8  4  8 So-Long-Fats Domino
 9  7  8  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
10  9  6  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
11 10  3 10 I Promise To Remember-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
11 10  2 10 Who Can Explain?-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
12 13  9 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
13 12 16  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
14 15 10  7 Casual Look-Six Teens
15 RE 18  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 1,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  3  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  3  8  2 My Prayer-Platters
 3  2 16  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 4  4  5  4 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  4 10  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 6  6  4  4 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
 7  7  3  7 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 8  8  5  8 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 8  8  5  8 So-Long-Fats Domino
 9  9  9  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
10 10  7  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
10  -  1 10 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
12 13 17  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino
12  -  1 12 Rock-A-While-Joe Turner
12  -  1 12 Lipstick,Powder And Paint-Joe Turner
14 15 19  6 Please,Please,Please-James Brown
15 12 10 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 8,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  4  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2  9  2 My Prayer-Platters
 3  3 17  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 4  4  6  4 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  7  4  5 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 5  -  1  5 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 6  5 11  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 7  6  5  4 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
 7  8  6  8 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 9  9 10  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
10  -  1 10 Bad Luck-B.B. King
10  -  1 10 Sweet Little Angel-B.B. King
11 10  2 10 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
12  -  1 12 Don't Go No Further-Muddy Waters
13  -  1 13 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman-Drifters
13  -  1 13 Soldier Of Fortune-Drifters
14 10  8  4 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets
15 12 18  1 I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 15,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2 10  2 My Prayer-Platters
 3  5  5  3 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 3  5  2  3 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 4  4  7  4 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  3 18  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 6  7  7  6 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 6 RE  6  6 So-Long-Fats Domino
 7  6 12  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
 8  7  6  4 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
 9 10  2  9 Bad Luck-B.B. King
 9 10  2  9 Sweet Little Angel-B.B. King
10 11  3 10 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
11  9 11  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
12 RE 11 10 I Want You,I Need You,I Love You-Elvis Presley
13 RE  2 12 Rock-A-While-Joe Turner
13 RE  2 12 Lipstick,Powder And Paint-Joe Turner
14 13  2 13 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman-Drifters
15  -  1 15 See-Saw-Moonglows
15  -  1 15 When I;m With You-Moonglows

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 22,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2 11  2 My Prayer-Platters
 3  3  6  3 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 3  3  3  3 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 4  4  8  4 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5 10  4  5 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 6  9  3  6 Bad Luck-B.B. King
 6  9  3  6 Sweet Little Angel-B.B. King
 7  6  8  6 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 7  6  7  6 So-Long-Fats Domino
 8  5 19  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 9  7 13  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
10  8  7  4 Flying Saucer-Buchanan & Goodman
11 14  3 11 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman-Drifters
11 RE  2 11 Soldier Of Fortune-Drifters
12 11 12  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
13 15  2 13 See-Saw-Moonglows
14  -  1 14 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
15 RE  2 12 Don't Go No Further-Muddy Waters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 29,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  3  7  2 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 2  3  4  2 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 2  4  9  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 4  2 12  4 My Prayer-Platters
 5  5  5  5 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 6  6  4  6 Bad Luck-B.B. King
 6  6  4  6 Sweet Little Angel-B.B. King
 7  7  9  6 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 7  7  8  6 So-Long-Fats Domino
 8  8 20  1 Fever-Little Willie John
 9  9 14  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
10  -  1 10 Still-Bavern Baker
11 13  3 11 See-Saw-Moonglows
12 12 13  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
13 14  2 13 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
13  -  1 13 Soft Winds-Dinah Washington
15  -  1 15 That's All There Is To That-Nat "King" Cole

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 6,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2  8  2 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 2  2  5  2 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 3  2 10  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 4  5  6  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 5  4 13  4 My Prayer-Platters
 6  6  5  6 Bad Luck-B.B. King
 6  6  5  6 Sweet Little Angel-B.B. King
 7 10  2  7 Still-Bavern Baker
 7  -  1  7 I Can't Love You Enough-Lavern Baker
 8 13  3  8 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
 9  7 10  6 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
 9  7  9  6 So-Long-Fats Domino
10  8 21  1 Fever-Little Willie John
11 11  4 11 See-Saw-Moonglows
12  9 15  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
13 RE  4 11 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman-Drifters
13 RE  3 11 Soldier Of Fortune-Drifters
14 12 14  5 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis
15 15  2 15 That's All There Is To That-Nat "King" Cole

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 13,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2  9  2 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 2  2  6  2 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 3  3 11  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 4  5 14  4 My Prayer-Platters
 5  4  7  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 6  -  1  6 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 7  8  4  7 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
 8  7  3  7 Still-Bavern Baker
 8  7  2  7 I Can't Love You Enough-Lavern Baker
 9  6  6  6 Bad Luck-B.B. King
10 10 22  1 Fever-Little Willie John
11  9 11  6 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino
12 12 16  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
13 11  5 11 See-Saw-Moonglows
14 13  5 11 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman-Drifters
15  -  1 15 I Can't Quit You,Baby-Otis Rush

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 20,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 10  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2 10  2 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 2  2  7  2 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 3  6  2  3 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 4  3 12  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  5  8  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 6  4 15  4 My Prayer-Platters
 7  8  4  7 Still-Bavern Baker
 7  8  3  7 I Can't Love You Enough-Lavern Baker
 8  -  1  8 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 9 15  2  9 I Can't Quit You,Baby-Otis Rush
10  7  5  7 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
11  -  1 11 Lonely Avenue-Ray Charles
12 12 17  1 Rip It Up-Little Richard
13  9  7  6 Bad Luck-B.B. King
14  -  1 14 ABC's Of Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
15 10 23  1 Fever-Little Willie John

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 27,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2 11  1 HOUND DOG-ELVIS PRESLEY
 1  2  8  1 DON'T BE CRUEL-ELVIS PRESLEY
 2  3  3  2 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 3  1 11  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 4  4 13  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  5  9  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 6  8  2  6 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 7  7  5  7 Still-Bavern Baker
 7  7  4  7 I Can't Love You Enough-Lavern Baker
 8 11  2  8 Lonely Avenue-Ray Charles
 9  6 16  4 My Prayer-Platters
 9  -  1  9 Green Door-Jim Lowe
 9  -  1  9 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry
12  9  3  9 I Can't Quit You,Baby-Otis Rush
13 10  6  7 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
14 13  8  6 Bad Luck-B.B. King
15  -  1 15 You'll Never,Never Know-Platters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 3,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  3 12  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2  4  2 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 3  1 12  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 3  1  9  1 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 4  4 14  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  6  3  5 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 6  5 10  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 7  9  2  7 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry
 7  -  1  7 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man-Chuck Berry
 8  7  6  7 Still-Bavern Baker
 8  7  5  7 I Can't Love You Enough-Lavern Baker
 9  9  2  9 Green Door-Jim Lowe
10  8  3  8 Lonely Avenue-Ray Charles
11 15  2 11 You'll Never,Never Know-Platters 
11  -  1 11 It Isn't Right-Platters 
12 13  7  7 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
13 12  4  9 I Can't Quit You,Baby-Otis Rush
14  9 17  4 My Prayer-Platters
15 RE  2 14 ABC's Of Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 10,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 13  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2  5  2 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 3  3 13  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 3  3 10  1 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 4  4 15  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
 5  5  4  5 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 6  -  1  6 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 7  7  3  7 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry
 7  7  2  7 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man-Chuck Berry
 8  6 11  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
 9  9  3  9 Green Door-Jim Lowe
10 11  3 10 You'll Never,Never Know-Platters 
10 11  2 10 It Isn't Right-Platters 
11 12  8  7 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood
12 10  4  8 Lonely Avenue-Ray Charles
13 13  5  9 I Can't Quit You,Baby-Otis Rush
14 15  3 14 ABC's Of Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers
15  -  1 15 She's Got It-Little Richard
15  -  1 15 Heebie Jeebies-Little Richard

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 17,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 14  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  2  6  2 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 3  3 14  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 3  3 11  1 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 4  5  5  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 5  9  4  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
 6  6  2  6 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 7  -  1  7 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
 8  7  4  7 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry
 8  7  3  7 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man-Chuck Berry
 9  4 16  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
10  8 12  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
11 10  4 10 You'll Never,Never Know-Platters 
12  -  1 12 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats
13  -  1 13 On My Word Of Honor-B.B. King
14  -  1 14 Keep It To Yourself-Sonny Boy Williamson
15 11  9  7 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 24,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  7  1 BLUEBERRY HILL-FATS DOMINO
 2  1 15  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 3  3 15  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 3  3 12  1 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley
 4  7  2  4 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
 5  4  6  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 6  5  5  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
 7  6  3  6 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 8  8  5  7 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry
 8  8  4  7 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man-Chuck Berry
 9 10 13  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
10  -  1 10 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee
11  9 17  2 Let The Good Times Rolls-Shirley & Lee
12 11  5 10 You'll Never,Never Know-Platters 
13 13  2 13 On My Word Of Honor-B.B. King
14 RE  6  9 I Can't Quit You,Baby-Otis Rush
15 12  2 12 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 1,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2 16  1 HONKY TONK-BILL DOGGETT
 2  1  8  1 Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino
 3  4  3  3 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
 4  7  4  4 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 5  5  7  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 6 10  2  6 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee
 7  -  1  7 Since I Met You,Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter
 8  3 16  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
 9  6  6  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
10  9 14  4 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins
11 13  3 11 On My Word Of Honor-B.B. King
12  -  1 12 Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You?-Chuck Willis
12  -  1 12 Juanita-Chuck Willis
13  8  6  7 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry
13  8  5  7 Brown-Eyed Handsome Man-Chuck Berry
14  -  1 14 Slow Walk-Bill Doggett
15 15  3 12 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 8,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  9  1 BLUEBERRY HILL-FATS DOMINO
 2  1 17  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 3  7  2  3 Since I Met You,Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter
 4  3  4  3 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
 5  4  5  4 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 6  6  3  6 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee
 7  9  7  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
 8  5  8  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
 9  8 17  1 Hound Dog-Elvis Presley
10  -  1 10 Goodnight,My Love-Jesse Belvin
11 12  2 11 Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You?-Chuck Willis
11 12  2 11 Juanita-Chuck Willis
12 14  2 12 Slow Walk-Bill Doggett
13 15  4 12 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats
14 11  4 11 On My Word Of Honor-B.B. King
15  -  1 15 Ain't Got No Home-Clarence "Frogman" Henry

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 15,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 10  1 BLUEBERRY HILL-FATS DOMINO
 2  2 18  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 3  3  3  3 Since I Met You,Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter
 4  4  5  3 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
 5  6  4  5 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee
 6  5  6  4 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 7 15  2  7 Ain't Got No Home-Clarence "Frogman" Henry
 8 12  3  8 Slow Walk-Bill Doggett
 9  7  8  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
10 13  5 10 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats
11  8  9  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
12 10  2 10 Goodnight,My Love-Jesse Belvin
13  -  1 13 Singing The Blues-Guy Mitchell
14  -  1 14 You Got Me Dizzy-Jimmy Reed
15  -  1 15 Jim Dandy-LaVern Baker & The Gliders
15  -  1 15 Tra La La-LaVern Baker & The Gliders

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 22,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 11  1 BLUEBERRY HILL-FATS DOMINO
 2  2 19  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 3  3  4  3 Since I Met You ,Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter
 4  8  4  4 Slow Walk-Bill Doggett
 5  7  3  7 Ain't Got No Home-Clarence "Frogman" Henry
 6  6  7  4 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 7  5  5  5 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee
 8  4  6  3 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
 9 10  6  9 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats
10  9  9  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
11 11 10  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
12 13  2 12 Singing The Blues-Guy Mitchell
13 14  2 13 You Got Me Dizzy-Jimmy Reed
14 12  3 10 Goodnight,My Love-Jesse Belvin
15 15  2 15 Jim Dandy-LaVern Baker & The Gliders
15 15  2 15 Tra La La-LaVern Baker & The Gliders
15 RE  6 11 On My Word Of Honor-B.B. King

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 29,1956
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 12  1 BLUEBERRY HILL-FATS DOMINO
 2  2 20  1 Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett
 3  3  5  3 Since I Met You,Baby-Ivory Joe Hunter
 4  4  5  4 Slow Walk-Bill Doggett
 5  5  4  7 Ain't Got No Home-Clarence "Frogman" Henry
 6 12  3  6 Singing The Blues-Guy Mitchell
 7  6  8  4 Oh, What A Nite-Dells
 8  7  6  5 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee
 9  8  7  3 Slow Walk-Sil Austin
10 13  3 10 You Got Me Dizzy-Jimmy Reed
11 11 11  4 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley
12 15  3 12 Jim Dandy-LaVern Baker & The Gliders
13  9  7  9 A Thousand Miles Away-Heartbeats
14 15  7 11 On My Word Of Honor-B.B. King
15 10 10  5 Green Door-Jim Lowe
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