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The Oldies Songs of 1956

 
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1.Calypso - Harry Belafonte
2.My Fair Lady - Original Cast
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Listed chronologically below are among the most popular and best remembered songs of 1956.
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog was the Number One song of the year according to Billboard.

[Star] Indicates that the artist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
[1956]

SONG

ARTIST

PEAK WEEK

ROCK HALL

BUY

Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin 1/07   BUY
Band of Gold Don Cherry 1/07   BUY
Memories Are Made of This Gail Storm 1/14   BUY
Tutti Frutti Little Richard 2/04 [Star] BUY
See You Later Alligator Bill Haley and His Comets 2/11 [Star] BUY
Great Pretender The Platters 2/18 [Star] BUY
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers 2/18 [Star] BUY
Rock and Roll Waltz Kay Starr 2/18   BUY
Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle 2/25   BUY
Poor People of Paris Les Baxter 3/17   BUY
No, Not Much The Four Lads 3/17   BUY
I'll Be Home Pat Boone 4/07   BUY
Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 4/21 [Star] BUY
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) Perry Como 5/05   BUY
A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer 5/12   BUY
Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins 5/19 [Star] BUY
(You've Got) The Magic Touch The Platters 5/19 [Star] BUY
Moonglow and Theme From Picnic Morris Stoloff 6/02    
Moonglow and Theme From Picnic George Cates 6/02    
Be Bop A Lula Gene Vincent 6/09 [Star] BUY
I Walk The Line Johnny Cash 6/09 [Star] BUY
The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant 6/16    
Ivory Tower Cathy Carr 6/16    
Standing on the Corner Four Lads 6/16   BUY
On the Street Where You Live Vic Damone 7/07   BUY
I'm in Love Again Fats Domino 7/14 [Star] BUY
Born to Be With You Chordettes 7/14   BUY
More Perry Como 7/21   BUY
I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone 7/28   BUY
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley 7/28 [Star] BUY
My Prayer Platters 8/04 [Star] BUY
Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog Elvis Presley 8/18 [Star] BUY
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) Doris Day 8/18   BUY
Allegheny Moon Patti Page 8/18   BUY
The Flying Saucer (Pts 1 & 2) Buchanan and Goodman 8/25    
Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2) Bill Doggett 10/06   BUY
Tonight You Belong To Me Patience and Prudence 10/06    
Canadian Sunset Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywod 10/13   BUY
Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) Pat Boone 10/20   BUY
Just Walking in the Rain Johnnie Ray 10/27   BUY
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 11/03 [Star] BUY
The Green Door Jim Lowe 11/03    
True Love Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly 11/10    
Singing the Blues Guy Mitchell 12/08   BUY
Long Tall Sally Little Richard ? [Star] BUY
In the Still of the Night (I'll Remember) The Five Satins ?   BUY
Goodnight My Love Jesse Belvins (R&B)    
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