Top Songs of 1956

RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 15 Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Hotel
2 76 Elvis Presley
Hound Dog
3 91 Carl Perkins
Blue Suede Shoes
4 119 Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line
5 139 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
6 173 Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
7 208 Fats Domino
Blueberry Hill
8 235 Chuck Berry
Roll Over Beethoven
9 314 Screamin' Jay Hawkins
I Put a Spell on You
10 323 Little Richard
Long Tall Sally
11 327 Bo Diddley
Who Do You Love
12 363 James Brown and The Famous Flames
Please Please Please
13 424 The Five Satins
In the Still of the Nite
14 446 Howlin' Wolf
Smokestack Lightnin'
15 616 Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin
16 936 Little Willie John
17 989 Bill Doggett
Honky Tonk
18 1092 Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
19 1361 Johnny Burnette
The Train Kept A-Rollin'
20 1381 The Del-Vikings
Come Go with Me
21 1624 Chuck Berry
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
22 1677 The Dells
Oh What a Nite
23 1790 Ray Charles
Lonely Avenue
24 1828 Mickey and Sylvia
Love Is Strange
25 2043 Ray Price
Crazy Arms
26 2045 Roy Orbison
Ooby Dooby
27 2075 LaVern Baker
Jim Dandy
28 2369 Shirley and Lee
Let the Good Times Roll
29 2400 Fats Domino
Blue Monday
30 2422 Duke Ellington
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
31 2561 Ella Fitzgerald
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
32 2701 Little Richard
The Girl Can't Help It
33 2756 Little Richard
Rip It Up
34 2782 Elvis Presley
Blue Moon
35 2826 Little Richard
Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
36 2884 Guy Mitchell
Singing the Blues
37 3114 Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent
38 3270 Sonny Rollins
Blue Seven
39 3421 Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
40 3586 Sonny Rollins
St. Thomas
41 3734 Doris Day
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que sera, sera)
42 3851 Chuck Willis
It's Too Late
43 3919 Ray Charles
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
44 3920 Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes
45 4142 Mahalia Jackson
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
46 4150 The Cadets
Stranded in the Jungle
47 4179 The Louvin Brothers
Knoxville Girl
48 4278 Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Ain't Got No Home
49 4303 Ray Charles
Drown in My Own Tears
50 4330 The Platters
My Prayer
51 4379 Fats Domino
I'm in Love Again
52 4398 Otis Rush
I Can't Quit You Baby
53 4477 Buddy Knox
Party Doll
54 4757 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Race with the Devil
55 4761 Elvis Presley
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
56 4792 Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
Blue Jean Bop
57 4870 Harry Belafonte
Banana Boat (Day-O)
58 5053 Sanford Clark
The Fool
59 5146 Clyde McPhatter
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
60 5195 Jesse Belvin
Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)
61 5389 Magali Noël
Fais moi mal Johnny
62 5708 Chuck Berry
Too Much Monkey Business
63 5819 B.B. King
Sweet Little Angel

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
The Chips
Rubber Biscuit
Buchanan and Goodman
The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 and 2)
Carl Perkins
Honey Don't
Bill Evans
Waltz for Debby
Charles Mingus
Pithecanthropus Erectus
The Heartbeats
A Thousand Miles Away
Louis Prima
Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
Ivory Joe Hunter
Since I Met You Baby
The Channels
The Closer You Are
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
True Love
John Lee Hooker
Ray Charles
Leave My Woman Alone
Nervous Norvus
Jim Lowe
The Green Door
Johnny Horton
Honky Tonk Man
The Schoolboys
Please Say You Want Me
Marty Robbins
Singing the Blues
Sonny James
Young Love
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two
Get Rhythm
Henri Salvador
Rock and Roll-Mops
Carl Perkins
Dixie Fried
The Staple Singers
Uncloudy Day
The Flamingos
I'll Be Home
Johnny Burnette
Rock Billy Boogie
The Soul Stirrers
Touch the Hem of His Garment
Warren Smith
Ubangi Stomp
Clyde McPhatter
Treasure of Love
Charlie Feathers with Jody and Jerry
One Hand Loose
The Clovers
Devil or Angel
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
I Want You to Be My Girl
The Clovers
Love, Love, Love
Billy Gayles feat. Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers
I'm Tore Up
The Flamingos
The Vow
Vic Damone
On the Street Where You Live
The Chordettes
Born to Be with You
The Teen Queens
Eddie My Love
Otis Williams and His Charms
Ivory Tower
Smiley Lewis
One Night
Church Bells May Ring
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
The ABCs of Love
The Four Lads
Standing on the Corner