Top Songs of 1956


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
17
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel
2
73
Elvis Presley Hound Dog
3
119
Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
4
136
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Be-Bop-a-Lula
5
158
Johnny Cash I Walk the Line
6
237
Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel
7
256
Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
8
333
Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven
9
395
Little Richard Long Tall Sally
10
424
Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You
11
483
Bo Diddley Who Do You Love?
12
522
James Brown and The Famous Flames Please Please Please
13
544
The Five Satins In the Still of the Nite
14
695
Howlin' Wolf Smokestack Lightnin'
15
745
Frank Sinatra I've Got You Under My Skin
16
975
Elvis Presley Love Me Tender
17
1152
Little Willie John Fever
18
1223
Johnny Burnette The Train Kept A-Rollin'
19
1344
Bill Doggett Honky Tonk
20
1890
The Del-Vikings Come Go with Me
21
2041
Ray Charles Lonely Avenue
22
2068
Ray Price Crazy Arms
23
2205
Chuck Berry Brown Eyed Handsome Man
24
2464
The Dells Oh What a Nite
25
2499
Fats Domino Blue Monday
26
2514
Little Richard The Girl Can't Help It
27
2532
Roy Orbison Ooby Dooby
28
2672
Mickey and Sylvia Love Is Strange
29
2817
Duke Ellington Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
30
2837
Elvis Presley Blue Moon
31
2908
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby
32
2967
Ella Fitzgerald Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
33
3064
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Ain't Got No Home
34
3161
Little Richard Rip It Up
35
3225
Shirley and Lee Let the Good Times Roll
36
3430
LaVern Baker Jim Dandy
37
3746
Doris Day Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que sera, sera)
38
4178
Guy Mitchell Singing the Blues
39
4194
Chuck Berry Too Much Monkey Business
40
4255
Little Richard Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')
41
4357
Harry Belafonte Banana Boat (Day-O)
42
4400
B.B. King Sweet Little Angel
43
4405
The Cadets Stranded in the Jungle
44
4562
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus
45
4629
Louis Prima Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody
46
4721
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
47
4766
Ray Charles Hallelujah, I Love Her So
48
4801
Mahalia Jackson Take My Hand, Precious Lord
49
4887
Chuck Willis It's Too Late
50
4917
Lennie Tristano Requiem
51
5129
Ella Fitzgerald Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
52
5130
Otis Rush I Can't Quit You Baby
53
5211
The Platters My Prayer
54
5545
Ray Charles Drown in My Own Tears
55
5625
Fats Domino I'm in Love Again
56
5792
The Louvin Brothers Knoxville Girl
57
6026
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent
58
6584
Buddy Knox Party Doll
59
6701
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Blue Jean Bop
60
6714
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness
61
6787
Jesse Belvin Goodnight My Love (Pleasant Dreams)
62
6842
Sanford Clark The Fool
63
7132
Elvis Presley I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
64
7149
Carl Perkins Honey Don't
65
7222
The Staple Singers Uncloudy Day
66
7226
Clyde McPhatter Without Love (There Is Nothing)
67
7360
The Chips Rubber Biscuit
68
7494
Johnny Horton Honky Tonk Man
69
7886
Buchanan and Goodman The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 and 2)
70
7937
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Race with the Devil
71
7990
John Lee Hooker Dimples
72
8206
Marty Robbins Singing the Blues
73
8395
Magali Noël Fais moi mal Johnny
74
8510
The Heartbeats A Thousand Miles Away
75
8547
Boris Vian Je bois
76
8610
Frank Sinatra You Make Me Feel So Young
77
8810
Erroll Garner I'll Remember April
78
9011
Lennie Tristano Line Up
79
9061
Lennie Tristano Turkish Mambo
80
9609
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly True Love
81
9646
Ivory Joe Hunter Since I Met You Baby
82
9668
Elvis Presley Tryin' to Get to You

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Jim Lowe The Green Door
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
Dalida Bambino
Ray Charles Leave My Woman Alone
Nervous Norvus Transfusion
The Channels The Closer You Are
The Chordettes Born to Be with You
Art Pepper Patricia
The Four Lads Standing on the Corner
Sonny Rollins Valse Hot
The Schoolboys Please Say You Want Me
Georges Brassens Je me suis fait tout petit
Ella Fitzgerald Miss Otis Regrets
George Russell Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub
George Russell Concerto for Billy the Kid
Little Richard Ready Teddy
Ella Fitzgerald Night and Day
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
Boris Vian On n'est pas lā pour se faire engueuler
Vic Damone On the Street Where You Live
Eddy Arnold You Don't Know Me
The Coasters Down in Mexico
Johnny Burnette Rock Billy Boogie
Johnny Burnette Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track)
Warren Smith Ubangi Stomp
The Flamingos I'll Be Home
Louis Prima Jump, Jive an' Wail
Big Maybelle Candy
The Clovers Devil or Angel
Horace Silver Seņor Blues
Charlie Feathers with Jody and Jerry One Hand Loose
Fats Domino When My Dreamboat Comes Home
Billy Gayles feat. Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers I'm Tore Up
The Flamingos The Vow
Clyde McPhatter Treasure of Love
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!