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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 OF 1956 (TOP 40) PDF Print E-mail
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Aug 23, 2017 at 09:53 PM


  1-GREEN DOOR-JIM LOWE-DOT-NOVEMBER                                       1076
  2-DON'T BE CRUEL-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-October                               1034
  3-LISBON ANTIGUA-NELSON RIDDLE-CAPITOL-March                             1027
  4-JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN-JOHNNNIE RAY-Columbia-November                1008
  5-WAYWARD WIND-GOGI GRANT-Era-July                                       1004
  6-HEARTBREAK HOTEL-ELVIS PRESLEY-RCA-May                                  966
  7-POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS-LES BAXTER-Capitol-April                           933
  8-WHATEVER WILL BE,WILL BE-Doris Day-Columbia-August                      933
  9-LOVE ME TENDER-Elvis Presley-RCA-November                               925
 10-ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ-Kay Starr-RCA-March                                 905
 11-The Great Pretender-Platters-Mercury-February                           902
 12-My Prayer-Platters-Mercury-August                                       895
 13-Moonglow & Theme From Picnic-Morris Stoloff-Decca-June                  893
 14-Canadian Sunset-Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood-RCA-October           889
 15-Memories Are Made Of This-Dean Martin-Capitol-January                   880
 16-I Almost Lost My Mind-Pat Boone-Dot-August                              863
 17-Allegheny Moon-Patti Page-Mercury-August                                828
 18-Honky Tonk-Bill Doggett-King-December                                   816
 19-Hot Diggity-Perry Como-RCA-May                                          804
 20-Hound Dog-Elvis Presley-RCA-September                                   802
 21-No,Not Much-Four Lads-Columbia-May                                      743
 22-I Want You,I Need You, I Love You-Elvis Presley-RCA-July                726
 23-Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins-Sun-May                                   682
 24-Tonight You Belong To Me-Patience & Prudence-Liberty-October            666
 25-Moonglow & Theme From Picnic-George Cates-Coral-June                    665
 26-It's Almost Tomorrow-Dream Weavers-Decca-February                       659
 27-I'll Be Home-Pat Boone-Dot-April                                        651
 28-Ivory Tower-Cathy Carr-Fraternity-June                                  639
 29-Standing On The Corner-Four Lads-Columbia-July                          636
 30-Band Of Gold-Don Cherry-Columbia-February                               627
 31-Hey,Jealous Lover-Frank Sinatra-Capitol-December                        602
 32-I'm In Love Again-Fats Domino-Imperial-July                             594
 33-Born To Be With You-Chordettes-Cadence-August                           591
 34-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Gee-April           591
 35-A Tear Fell-Teresa Brewer-Coral-May                                     567
 36-Friendly Persuasion-Pat Boone-Dot-November                              561
 37-(You've Got) The Magic Touch-Platters-Mercury-May                       552
 38-See You Later,Alligator-Bill Haley & The Comets-Decca-February          531
 39-Love And Marriage-Frank Sinatra-Capitol-January                         524
 40-Rose And A Baby Ruth-George Hamilton IV-ABC Paramount-December          518
 41-On The Street Where You Live-Vic Damone-Columbia-July                   496
 42-Canadian Sunset-Andy Williams-Cadence-September                         489
 43-More-Perry Como-RCA-August                                              473
 44-It Only Hurts For A Little While-Ames Brothers-RCA-July                 457
 45-Dungaree Doll-Eddie Fisher-RCA-February                                 450
 46-Sweet Old Fashioned Girl-Teresa Brewer-Coral-September                  446
 47-Happy Whistler-Don Robertson-Capitol-June                               443
 48-Only You-Hilltoppers-Dot-February                                       442
 49-Moritat(A Theme From The Three Penny Opera)-Dick Hyman Trio-MGM-March   439
 50-Be-Bop-A-Lula-Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps-Capitol-September            427
 51-Ivory Tower-Gale Storm-Dot-June                                         426
 52-Soft Summer Breeze-Eddie Heywood-Mercury-October                        426
 53-A Teenage Prayer-Gale Storm-Dot-February                                422
 54-The Fool-Sanford Clark-Dot-September                                    404
 55-Cindy,Oh Cindy-Vince Martin & The Tarriers-RCA-December                 389
 56-You Don't Know Me-Jerry Vale-Columbia-November                          352
 57-Song For A Summer Night-Mitch Miller-Columbia-October                   337
 58-Garden Of Eden-Joe Valino-Vik-December                                  333
 59-Angels In The Sky-Crew Cuts-Mercury-February                            332
 60-Ivory Tower-Otis Williams & The Charms-De Luxe-May                      324
 61-The Flying Saucer(Parts 1 & 2)Buchanan & Goodman-Luniverse-September    318
 62-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Gale Storm-Dot-April                          317
 63-Juke Box Baby-Perry Como-RCA-April                                      302
 64-Cry Me A River-Julie London-Liberty-January                             298
 65-Glendora-Perry Como-RCA-August                                          291
 66-Rock Island Line-Lonnie Donegan-London-May                              290
 67-Picnic-McGuire Sisters-Coral-June                                       281
 68-Eddie My Love-Fontane Sisters-Dot-April                                 257
 69-Long Tall Sally-Little Richard-Specialty-May                            255
 70-Daddy O-Fontane Sisters-Dot-January                                     247
 71-Tutti' Frutti-Pat Boone-Dot-March                                       241
 72-After The Lights Are Down-Al Hibbler-Decca-October                      240
 73-You Are My Love-Joni James-MGM-January                                  223
 74-Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diamonds-Mercury                              222
 75-Are You Satisfied-Rusty Draper-Mercury-February                         221
 76-That's All There Is To That-Nat King Cole-Capitol-August                216
 77-Walk Hand In Hand-Tony Martin-RCA-July                                  215
 78-It's Almost Tomorrow-Jo Stafford-Columbia-January                       189
 79-Band Of Gold-Kit Carson-Capitol-February                                182
 80-Night Lights-Nat King Cole-Capitol-December                             175
 81-Chain Gang-Booby Scott-ABC Paramount-March                              172
 82-Church Bells May Ring-Diamonds-Mercury-June                             169
 83-Two Different Worlds-Don Rondo-Jubilee-December                         168
 84-I Walk The Line-Johnny Cash-Sun-November                                162
 85-Bo Weevil-Teresa Brewer-Coral-April                                     160
 86-Treasure Of Love-Clyde McPhatter-Atlantic-August                        155
 87-Can You Find It In Your Heart-Tony Bennett-Columbia-June                145
 88-Burn That Candle-Bill Haley-Decca-January                               145
 89-Eddie My Love-Chordettes-Cadence-April                                  140
 90-Miracle Of Love-Eileen Rodgers-Columbia-October                         138
 91-Croce Di Oro-Patti Page-Mercury-January                                 136
 92-All At Once You Love Her-Perry Como-RCA-January                         123
 93-Chains Of Love-Pat Boone-Dot-October                                    114
 94-Mr.Wonderful-Peggy Lee-Decca-June                                       107
 95-My Blue Heaven-Fats Domino-Imperial-June                                106
 96-C'est La Vie-Sarah Vaughan-Mercury-January                               67
 97-Auctioneer-Leroy Van Dyke-Dot-December                                   61
 98-Eleventh Hour Melody-Al Hibbler-Decca-March                              56
 99-Fabulous Character-Sarah Vaughan-Mercury-September                       56
100-In The Still Of The Night-Five Satins-Ember-November                     50

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