The Biggest Hits and Artists of 1956

The top hits of 1956 are calculated from the individual positions of the songs on the national charts and are based on the calendar year 1956.

The Top 100 Hits of 1956
  1. Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle 
  2. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley 
  3. Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant 
  4. Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley 
  5. Whatever Will Be, Will Be - Doris Day 
  6. Rock and Roll Waltz - Kay Starr 
  7. Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter (& Eddie Heywood) 
  8. Moonglow and Theme From Picnic - Morris Stoloff 
  9. Poor People of Paris - Les Baxter 
  10. My Prayer - Platters 
  11. I Almost Lost My Mind - Pat Boone 
  12. Allegheny Moon - Patti Page 
  13. Great Pretender - Platters 
  14. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley 
  15. Hot Diggity - Perry Como 
  16. Honky Tonk - Bill Doggett 
  17. Just Walking in the Rain - Johnnie Ray 
  18. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley 
  19. No, Not Much - Four Lads 
  20. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins 
  21. Moonglow and Theme From Picnic - George Cates 
  22. Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin 
  23. Ivory Tower - Cathy Carr 
  24. I'll Be Home - Pat Boone 
  25. Green Door - Jim Lowe 
  26. Tonight You Belong to Me - Patience & Prudence 
  27. Standing on the Corner - Four Lads 
  28. I'm in Love Again - Fats Domino 
  29. Born to Be With You - Chordettes 
  30. Band of Gold - Don Cherry 
  31. A Tear Fell - Teresa Brewer 
  32. Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 
  33. Magic Touch - Platters 
  34. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley 
  35. Friendly Persuasion - Pat Boone 
  36. See You Later, Alligator - Bill Haley & His Comets 
  37. It Only Hurts For a Little While - Ames Brothers 
  38. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino 
  39. On the Street Where You Live - Vic Damone 
  40. Canadian Sunset - Andy Williams
  41. More - Perry Como 
  42. True Love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly 
  43. Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl - Teresa Brewer 
  44. Soft Summer Breeze - Eddie Heywood 
  45. Dungaree Doll - Eddie Fisher 
  46. Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford 
  47. Theme From the “Three Penny Opera” (“Moritat”) - Dick Hyman 
  48. Happy Whistler - Don Robinson 
  49. Be-Bop-a-Lula - Gene Vincent 
  50. Ivory Tower - Gale Storm 
  51. Fool - Sanford Clark 
  52. It's Almost Tomorrow - Dream Weavers 
  53. Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell 
  54. You Don't Know Me - Jerry Vale 
  55. Song For a Summer Night - Mitch Miller 
  56. Teen-Age Prayer - Gale Storm 
  57. Ivory Tower - Otis Williams & the Charms 
  58. Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Gale Storm 
  59. Hey Jealous Lover - Frank Sinatra 
  60. Cindy, Oh, Cindy - Vince Martin 
  61. Cindy, Oh, Cindy - Eddie Fisher 
  62. Picnic - McGuire Sisters 
  63. Flying Saucer - Buchanan & Goodman 
  64. Angels in the Sky-  Crew Cuts 
  65. Juke Box Baby - Perry Como 
  66. Glendora - Perry Como 
  67. Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donnegan 
  68. I Hear You Knockin' - Gale Storm 
  69. Theme From the “Three Penny Opera” (“Moritat”) - Richard Hayman & Jan August
  70. Moments to Remember - Four Lads 
  71. Long Tall Sally- Little Richard 
  72. Eddie My Love - Fontane Sisters 
  73. That's All There Is to Say - Nat King Cole 
  74. You'll Never, Never Know - Platters 
  75. After the Lights Go Down - Al Hibbler 
  76. He - Al Hibbler 
  77. Are You Satisfied? - Rusty Draper 
  78. Tutti Frutti - Pat Boone 
  79. Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Diamonds 
  80. A Rose and a Baby Ruth - George Hamilton IV 
  81. Walk Hand in Hand - Tony Martin 
  82. Mama From the Train - Patti Page 
  83. Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra 
  84. Transfusion - Nervous Norvus 
  85. Garden of Eden - Joe Valino 
  86. Tonight You Belong to Me - Lennon Sisters & Lawrence Welk 
  87. Only You - Platters 
  88. Band of Gold - Kit Carson 
  89. Church Bells May Ring - Diamonds 
  90. Bo Weevil - Teresa Brewer 
  91. I Want You to Be My Girl - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 
  92. Chain Gang - Bobby Scott 
  93. I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash 
  94. Go On With the Wedding - Patti Page 
  95. Cry Me a River - Julie London 
  96. Lay Down Your Arms - Chordettes 
  97. Treasure of Love - Clyde McPhatter 
  98. Night Lights - Nat King Cole 
  99. Can You Find It In Your Heart - Tony Bennett 
  100. Love Me - Elvis Presley

The Top 50 Artists of 1956
  1. Elvis Presley
  2. Platters
  3. Pat Boone
  4. Perry Como
  5. Four Lads
  6. Gale Storm
  7. Teresa Brewer
  8. Fats Domino
  9. Eddie Heywood
  10. Patti Page
  11. Nelson Riddle
  12. Chordettes
  13. Gogi Grant
  14. Doris Day
  15. Eddie Fisher
  16. Hugo Winterhalter
  17. Morris Stoloff
  18. Les Baxter
  19. Frank Sinatra
  20. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
  21. Dean Martin
  22. Patience & Prudence
  23. Bill Doggett
  24. Bill Haley & His Comets
  25. Johnnie Ray
  26. Don Cherry
  27. Carl Perkins
  28. George Cates
  29. Cathy Carr
  30. Al Hibbler
  31. Jim Lowe
  32. Nat King Cole
  33. Ames Brothers
  34. Andy Williams
  35. Bing Crosby
  36. Diamonds
  37. Vic Damone
  38. McGuire Sisters
  39. Crew Cuts
  40. Kay Starr
  41. Guy Mitchell 
  42. Grace Kelly 
  43. Tennessee Ernie Ford 
  44. Dick Hyman 
  45. Don Robinson 
  46. Gene Vincent 
  47. Jerry Vale 
  48. Dream Weavers 
  49. Sanford Clark 
  50. Mitch Miller

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