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We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1956:





  peak weeks
1 "Don't Be Cruel"

from the LP
Elvis' Golden Records
Billboard chart run: 28 - 17 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 26 - 24 - off
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(7) 22
2 "The Wayward Wind"

from the LP
Suddenly There's Gogi Grant
Billboard chart run: 30 - 18 - 12 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 12 - 24 - 20 - 35 - off
Gogi Grant Gogi Grant - "The Wayward Wind" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(7) 22
3 "Heartbreak Hotel"

from the LP
Elvis Presley
Billboard chart run: 28 - 21 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 11 - 17 - 19 - 28 - 38 - off
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - "Heartbreak Hotel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(7) 22
4 "The Green Door"

from the LP
Songs They Sing Behind The Green Door
Billboard chart run: 39 - 14 - 9 - 4 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 9 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 10 - 12 - 20 - off
Jim Lowe Jim Lowe - "The Green Door" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 22
5 "Lisbon Antigua"

from the LP
Lisbon Antigua
Billboard chart run: 34 - 29 - 30 - 15 - 10 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 10 - 17 - 25 - 35 - off
Nelson Riddle
& His Orchestra
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra - "Lisbon Antigua" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 24
6 "The Poor People Of Paris"

from the LP
Baxter's Best
Billboard chart run: 25 - 20 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 10 - 13 - 18 - 31 - 38 - off
Les Baxter
& His Orchestra
Les Baxter - "The Poor People Of Paris" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(6) 20
7 Just Walking In The Rain

from the LP
Just Walking In The Rain
Billboard chart run: 27 - 17 - 11 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 19 - 24 - 32 - off
Johnnie Ray Johnnie Ray - "Just Walking In The Rain" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 23
8 The Rock And Roll Waltz

from the LP
Songs By Kay Starr
Billboard chart run: 14 - 8 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 8 - 11 - 17 - 28 - 31 - off
Kay Starr Kay Starr - "Rock And Roll Waltz" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 20
9 My Prayer

from the LP
The Platters
Billboard chart run: 38 - 24 - 14 - 7 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 11 - 14 - 22 - 25 - off
The Platters The Platters - "My Prayer" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(5) 20
10 Memories Are Made Of This

from the LP
Memories Are Made Of This
Billboard chart run: 26 - 8 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 9 - 17 - 23 - 35 - off
Dean Martin Dean Martin - "Memories Are Made Of This" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(5) 19
11 Whatever Will Be, Will Be
(Que Sera Sera)


from the LP
Wonderful Day
Billboard chart run: 26 - 20 - 12 - 9 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 12 - 14 - 25 - 28 - off
Doris Day Doris Day - "Whatever Will Be, Will Be" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 22
12 Love Me Tender

from the LP
Elvis
Billboard chart run: 12 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 26 - 27 - off
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - "Love Me Tender" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 19
13 Canadian Sunset

from the LP
The Very Best Of Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra
Billboard chart run: 37 - 29 - 18 - 12 - 11 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 18 - 22 - 26 - 34 - off
Hugo Winterhalter Hugo Winterhalter - "Canadian Sunset" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 23
14 Moonglow And Theme From 'Picnic'

Billboard chart run: 36 - 21 - 13 - 8 - 7 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 12 - 15 - 18 - 23 - 28 - 39 - off
Morris Stoloff & Orchestra Morris Stoloff & Orchestra - "Moonglow And Theme From 'Picnic" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 22
15 The Great Pretender

from the LP
The Platters
Billboard chart run: 21 - 12 - 5 - 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 12 - 16 - 27 - off
The Platters The Platters - "The Great Pretender" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 19
16 Blueberry Hill

from the LP
This Is Fats Domino!
Billboard chart run: 21 - 13 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 12 - 15 - 16 - 21 - off
Fats Domino Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 21
17 True Love

from the
High Society soundtrack
Billboard chart run: 37 - 35 - 18 - 17 - 11 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 9 - 11 - 13 - 13 - 16 - 24 - 29 - off
Bing Crosby &
Grace Kelly
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly - "True Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 22
18 Allegheny Moon

from the LP
Golden Hits
Billboard chart run: 37 - 33 - 27 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 15 - 22 - off - 39 - off
Patti Page Patti Page - "Allegheny Moon" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 22
19 Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2)

from the LP
Honky Tonk
Billboard chart run: 29 - 22 - 16 - 9 - 7 - 7 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 9 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 17 - 22 - 21 - 24 - 40 - off
Bill Doggett Bill Doggett - "Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 22
20 I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone Pat Boone - "I Almost Lost My Mind" (Single) 1(2) 19
21 Hound Dog Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 21
22 Hot Diggity (Dog Diggity Boom) Perry Como Perry Como - "Hot Diggity" (Single) 2 20
23 No, Not Much The Four Lads   3 19
24 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley   3 19
25 Moonglow And Theme From Picnic George Cates   4 19
26 It's Almost Tomorrow Dream Weavers   8 21
27 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins   4 17
28 Band Of Gold Don Cherry   5 18
29 Ivory Tower Cathy Carr   6 18
30 I'll Be Home Pat Boone   5 18
31 Standing On The Corner The Four Lads   3 18
32 Tonight You Belong To Me Patience & Prudence   6 17
33 I'm In Love Again Fats Domino   5 18
34 Born To Be With You Chordettes   5 17
35 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) Pat Boone   8 17
36 Hey! Jealous Lover Frank Sinatra   6 17
37 A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer   7 17
38 (You've Got) The Magic Touch The Platters   4 16
39 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Frankie Lymon
& The Teenagers
  7 16
40 On The Street Where You Live Vic Damone   8 16
41 See You Later, Alligator Bill Haley & His Comets   6 15
42 It Only Hurts For A Little While Ames Brothers   15 20
43 Love And Marriage Frank Sinatra   5 16
44 Canadian Sunset Andy Williams   8 17
45 Dugaraee Doll Eddie Fisher   7 16
46 A Rose And A Baby Ruth George Hamilton IV   6 14
47 Soft Summer Breeze Eddie Heywood   12 18
48 Cindy, Oh Cindy Eddie Fisher   10 17
49 A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl Teresa Brewer   9 16
50 More Perry Como   9 14
51 A Theme From The Three Penny Opera Dick Hyman Trio   9 15
52 The Fool Sanford Clark   9 14
53 Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent
& His Blue Caps
  9 15
54 You Don't Know Me Jerry Vale   14 17
55 The Happy Whistler Don Robertson   9 14
56 Ivory Tower Gale Storm   10 14
57 Cindy, Oh Cindy Vince Martin & The Tarriers   12 15
58 Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter   12 15
59 Ivory Tower Otis Williams & His Charms   12 15
60 Garden Of Eden Joe Valino   12 14
61 Teen Age Prayer Gale Storm   9 12
62 Angels In The Sky Crew-Cuts   13 15
63 Theme Song From Song
For A Summer Night
(Parts I & II)

from the LP
Mitch's Greatest Hits
Billboard chart run: 24 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 11 - 10 - 11 - 15 - 17 - 21 - 31 - off
Mitch Miller
& His Orchestra
Mitch Miller - "Theme Song From Song For A Summer Night (Parts I & II)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
10 12
64 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Gale Storm   15 14
65 Mama From The Train Patti Page   11 12
66 Picnic McGuire Sisters   13 12
67 The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2) Buchanan & Goodman   7 10
68 Gonna Get Along Wihtout Ya Now Patience & Prudence   12 12
69 Rock Island Line Lonnie Donegan
Skiffle Group
  10 11
70 After The Lights Go Down Low Al Hibbler   15 12
71 Juke Box Baby Perry Como   10 10
72 Long Tall Sally Little Richard   13 12
73 Are You Satisfied? Rusty Draper   12 12
74 Glendora Perry Como   14 12
75 That's All There Is To That Nat King Cole
& The Four Knights
  18 12
76 Walk Hand In Hand Tony Martin   10 11
77 It's Almost Tomorrow Jo Stafford   19 14
78 You'll Never Never Know The Platters   14 11
79 Eddie, My Love Fontane Sisters   12 11
80 Theme From The Three Penny Opera Richard Hayman   12 11
81 Why Do Fools Fall In Love The Diamonds   16 11
82 Tuttie Frutti Pat Boone   12 10
83 Band Of Gold Kit Carson   17 11
84 Two Different Worlds Don Rondo   19 12
85 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash   19 11
86 Can You Find It In Your Heart Tony Bennett   19 11
87 Transfusion Nervous Norvus   13 9
88 Night Lights Nat King Cole   16 10
89 The Church Bells May Ring The Diamonds   20 11
90 Tonight You Belong To Me Lennon Sisters /
Lawrence Welk
  15 10
91 Treasure Of Love Clyde McPhatter   22 12
92 I Want You To Be My Girl Frankie Lymon
& The Teenagers
  17 11
93 Chain Gang Bobby Scott   15 10
94 Lay Down Your Arms Chordettes   16 10
95 Miracle Of Love Eileen Rodgers   19 10
96 Bo Weevil Teresa Brewer   17 10
97 Go On With The Wedding Patti Page   11 8
98 My Blue Heaven Fats Domino   21 10
99 Mr. Wonderful Peggy Lee   23 9
100 (Themes From) The Man With The Golden Arm Richard Maltby
& His Orchestra
  14 8



Based on songs that peaked in 1956 on the Billboard Top 100.
Chart methodology used for the
ARC Weekly Top 40 applied to the chart runs to determine final rankings.




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