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BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1956 ((National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Record Ch PDF Print E-mail
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Mar 02, 2016 at 02:48 PM
BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S TOP R&B SINGLES FOR 1956
((National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Record Charts) (Barry Kowal)







No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 HONKY TONK (PARTS 1 & 2)-BILL DOGGETT-AUGUST 1678 
  2 BLUEBERRY HILL-FATS DOMINO-November 1310 
  3 FEVER-LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-July 1206 
  4 THE GREAT PRETENDER-PLATTERS-January 1170 
  5 I'M IN LOVE AGAIN-FATS DOMINO-June 1092 
  6 TUTTI' FRUTTI-LITTLE RICHARD-January 994 
  7 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-TEENAGERS-March 970 
  8 LONG TALL SALLY-Little Richard-April 942 
  9 SLIPPIN' AND SLIDIN'-Little Richard-April 942 
 10 HOUND DOG-Elvis Presley-October 916 
 11 My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino-June 894 
 12 Let The Good Times Roll-Shirley & Lee-September 880 
 13 Rip It Up-Little Richard-August 864 
 14 My Prayer-Platters-August 840 
 15 Don't Be Cruel-Elvis Presley-October 786 
 16 Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins-April 764 
 17 Speedoo-Cadillacs-February 728 
 18 In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins-October 662 
 19 Please,Please,Please-James Brown & The Famous Flames-April 638 
 20 Treasure Of Love-Clyde Mcphatter-June 632 
 21 Eddie My Love-Teen Queens-March 632 
 22 Heartbreak Hotel-Elvis Presley-May 620 
 23 It's Too Late-Chuck Willis-July 620 
 24 Drown In My Own Tears-Ray Charles-March 618 
 25 Love Me Tender-Elvis Presley-November 598 
 26 I Want You To Be My Girl-Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers-June 586 
 27 Bo Weevil-Fats Domino-February 560 
 28 Need Your Love So Bad-Little Willie John-February 556 
 29 The Green Door-Jim Lowe & The High Fives-November 542 
 30 Seven Days-Clyde Mcphatter-January 530 
 31 Oh, What A Night-Dells-December 526 
 32 When My Dreamboat Comes Home-Fats Domino-September 510 
 33 (You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters-April 496 
 34 Corrine Corrina-Joe Turner-May 490 
 35 Devil Or Angel-Clovers-February 488 
 36 Hey, Doll Baby-Clovers-February 488 
 37 So Long-Fats Domino-September 470 
 38 Witchcraft-Spiders-January 460 
 39 Slow Walk-Sil Austin-December 434 
 40 Ivory Tower-Charms-May 410 
 41 Ready Teddy-Little Richard-August 386 
 42 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby?-Jimmy Reed-February 384 
 43 Don't Blame It On Me-Fats Domino-February 382 
 44 Stranded In The Jungle-Cadets-July 376 
 45 A Casual Look-Six Teens-July 376 
 46 I Feel Good-Shirley & Lee-December 364 
 47 Jivin' Around (Parts I & Ii)-Ernie Freeman-February 356 
 48 Hallelujah, I Love Her So-Ray Charles-June 356 
 49 Bad Luck-B.b. King-September 350 
 50 Slow Walk-Bill Doggett-December 334 
 51 The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2)-Buchanan & Goodman-August 330 
 52 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You-Elvis Presley-June 328 
 53 Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-October 320 
 54 I'll Be Home-Flamingos-April 298 
 55 On My Word Of Honor-B.b. King-December 290 
 56 Still-Lavern Baker-October 278 
 57 I Can't Love You Enough-Lavern Baker-October 278 
 58 Too Much Monkey Business-Chuck Berry-November 268 
 59 Little Girl Of Mine-Cleftones-June 244 
 60 Down In Mexico-Coasters-April 244 
 61 Sweet Little Angel-B.b. King-September 236 
 62 Love, Love, Love-Clovers-June 234 
 63 Brown-eyed Handsome Man-Chuck Berry-November 224 
 64 Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry-June 208 
 65 Come Home-Bubber Johnson-January 204 
 66 I Can't Quit You, Baby-Otis Rush-October 188 
 67 I Gotta Get Myself A Woman-Drifters-September 180 
 68 Lonely Avenue-Ray Charles-October 166 
 69 I'm Not A Know-it-all-Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers-June 166 
 70 It Isn't Right-Platters-November 160 
 71 See-saw-Moonglows-September 152 
 72 Candy-Big Maybelle-July 150 
 73 No Money Down-Chuck Berry-March 150 
 74 Stranded In The Jungle-Jayhawks-July 122 
 75 I Promise To Remember-Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers-August 120 
 76 You'll Never Never Know-Platters-November 120 
 77 Goodnight, My Love-Jesse Belvin-December 114 
 78 Soldier Of Fortune-Drifters-September 112 
 79 Forty Days And Forty Nights-Muddy Waters-May 108 
 80 What Would I Do Without You?-Ray Charles-June 102 
 81 Who Can Explain?-Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers-August 82 
 82 Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You?-Chuck Willis-December 78 
 83 Juanita-Chuck Willis-December 78 
 84 Church Bells May Ring-Willows-April 76 
 85 Smokestack Lightning-Howlin' Wolf-March 76 
 86 Rock-a-while-Joe Turner-September 74 
 87 Lipstick, Powder And Paint-Joe Turner-September 74 
 88 In Paradise-Cookies-March 72 
 89 Who?-Little Walter-April 70 
 90 Morning, Noon And Night-Joe Turner-January 70 
 91 I'm Lost Without You Tonight-Dinah Washington-January 70 
 92 Chicken And The Hawk-Joe Turner-January 70 
 93 See You Later, Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets-February 68 
 94 The Abc's Of Love-Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers-October 68 
 95 Honey Chile-Fats Domino-November 58 
 96 Mary Ann-Ray Charles-March 58 
 97 My Baby Left Me-Elvis Presley-June 42 
 98 Don't Go No Farther-Muddy Waters-September 38 
 99 Ruby Baby-Drifters-June 36 
100 Soft Winds-Dinah Washington-September 36 
101 Up On The Mountain-Magnificents-August 34 
102 Try Rock And Roll-Bobby Mitchell-March 34 
103 Keep It To Yourself-Sonny Boy Williamson-November 34 
104 I Don't Want Nobody-Buddy Johnson, Ella Johnson-March 34 

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