Top Songs of 1956


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
18
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
2
73
Elvis Presley Hound Dog
3
120
Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
4
137
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Be-Bop-a-Lula
5
162
Johnny Cash I Walk the Line
6
239
Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel
7
256
Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
8
330
Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven
9
395
Little Richard Long Tall Sally
10
423
Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You
11
476
Bo Diddley Who Do You Love
12
535
James Brown and The Famous Flames Please Please Please
13
552
The Five Satins In the Still of the Nite
14
701
Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin'
15
740
Frank Sinatra I've Got You Under My Skin
16
987
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender
17
1177
Little Willie John Fever
18
1215
Johnny Burnette The Train Kept A-Rollin'
19
1365
Bill Doggett Honky Tonk
20
1895
The Del-Vikings Come Go with Me
21
2036
Ray Charles Lonely Avenue
22
2115
Ray Price Crazy Arms
23
2189
Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man
24
2464
The Dells Oh What a Nite
25
2481
Fats Domino Blue Monday
26
2499
Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It
27
2502
Roy Orbison Ooby Dooby
28
2665
Mickey and Sylvia Love Is Strange
29
2794
Duke Ellington Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
30
2841
Elvis Presley Blue Moon
31
2878
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby
32
2982
Ella Fitzgerald Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
33
3066
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home
34
3148
Little Richard Rip It Up
35
3214
Shirley and Lee Let the Good Times Roll
36
3400
LaVern Baker Jim Dandy
37
3745
Doris Day Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que sera, sera)
38
4150
Guy Mitchell Singing the Blues
39
4161
Chuck Berry Too Much Monkey Business
40
4227
Little Richard Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
41
4340
Harry Belafonte Banana Boat (Day-O)
42
4371
B.B. King Sweet Little Angel
43
4387
The Cadets Stranded in the Jungle
44
4558
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus
45
4607
Louis Prima Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
46
4690
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
47
4713
Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So
48
4766
Mahalia Jackson Take My Hand, Precious Lord
49
4840
Chuck Willis It's Too Late
50
4911
Lennie Tristano Requiem
51
5127
Ella Fitzgerald Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
52
5151
Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby
53
5181
The Platters My Prayer
54
5485
Ray Charles Drown in My Own Tears
55
5571
Fats Domino I'm in Love Again
56
5775
The Louvin Brothers Knoxville Girl
57
5962
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent
58
6528
Buddy Knox Party Doll
59
6644
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Blue Jean Bop
60
6674
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness
61
6759
Jesse Belvin Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)
62
6856
Sanford Clark The Fool
63
7069
Carl Perkins Honey Don't
64
7084
Elvis Presley I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
65
7147
Clyde McPhatter Without Love (There Is Nothing)
66
7165
The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day
67
7316
The Chips Rubber Biscuit
68
7472
Johnny Horton Honky Tonk Man
69
7840
Buchanan and Goodman The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 and 2)
70
7861
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Race with the Devil
71
7912
John Lee Hooker Dimples
72
8121
Marty Robbins Singing the Blues
73
8358
Magali Noël Fais moi mal Johnny
74
8444
The Heartbeats A Thousand Miles Away
75
8562
Frank Sinatra You Make Me Feel So Young
76
8609
Boris Vian Je bois
77
8768
Erroll Garner I'll Remember April
78
8982
Lennie Tristano Line Up
79
9027
Lennie Tristano Turkish Mambo
80
9574
Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby
81
9577
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly True Love
82
9611
Elvis Presley Tryin' to Get to You
83
9973
Jim Lowe The Green Door

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two Get Rhythm
Howlin' Wolf I Asked for Water
Johnnie Ray Just Walkin' in the Rain
Sonny James Young Love
Charlie Feathers Can't Hardly Stand It
Édith Piaf Les amants d'un jour
Harry Belafonte Jamaica Farewell
Carl Perkins Dixie Fried
Henri Salvador Rock and Roll-Mops
Léo Ferré Pauvre Rutebeuf
Nervous Norvus Transfusion
Ray Charles Leave My Woman Alone
Dalida Bambino
The Channels The Closer You Are
The Chordettes Born to Be with You
Art Pepper Patricia
Sonny Rollins Valse Hot
The Four Lads Standing on the Corner
The Schoolboys Please Say You Want Me
Georges Brassens Je me suis fait tout petit
Ella Fitzgerald Miss Otis Regrets
Little Richard Ready Teddy
George Russell Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub
Ella Fitzgerald Night and Day
George Russell Concerto for Billy the Kid
The Drifters Ruby Baby
Sonny Rollins Pent-Up House
Carl Perkins Boppin' the Blues
The Soul Stirrers Touch the Hem of His Garment
Humphrey Lyttelton Bad Penny Blues
Eddy Arnold You Don't Know Me
Boris Vian On n'est pas lā pour se faire engueuler
Vic Damone On the Street Where You Live
Johnny Burnette Rock Billy Boogie
The Coasters Down in Mexico
Johnny Burnette Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track)
Warren Smith Ubangi Stomp
The Flamingos I'll Be Home
Big Maybelle Candy
Charlie Feathers with Jody and Jerry One Hand Loose
Louis Prima Jump, Jive an' Wail
The Clovers Devil or Angel
Horace Silver Seņor Blues
Fats Domino When My Dreamboat Comes Home
Billy Gayles feat. Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers I'm Tore Up
Clyde McPhatter Treasure of Love
The Flamingos The Vow
Smiley Lewis One Night
Willows Church Bells May Ring
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers I Want You to Be My Girl
The Clovers Love, Love, Love
The Teen Queens Eddie My Love
Otis Williams and His Charms Ivory Tower
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers The ABCs of Love
Johnny Mathis Wonderful! Wonderful!