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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1956: 1-100





  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 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
19 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
20 I Almost Lost My Mind

from the LP
Pat's Great Hits
Billboard chart run: 25 - 12 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 18 - 23 - 18 - off
Pat Boone Pat Boone - "I Almost Lost My Mind" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(2) 19
21 Hound Dog

from the LP
Elvis
Billboard chart run: 24 - 11 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 6 - 9 - 9 - 12 - 13 - 19 - 19 - 31 - 27 - 35 - 36 - off
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 21
22 Hot Diggity (Dog Diggity Boom)

from the LP
Como's Golden Records
Billboard chart run: 35 - 21 - 14 - 11 - 27 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 9 - 16 - 21 - 25 - 31 - off
Perry Como Perry Como - "Hot Diggity" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 20
23 No, Not Much!

from the LP
The Four Lads' Greatest Hits
Billboard chart run: 38 - 26 - 13 - 8 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 6 - 6 - 8 - 16 - 20 - 28 - 40 - off
The Four Lads The Four Lads - "No, Not Much" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 19
24 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

from the LP
Elvis Presley
Billboard chart run: 31 - 19 - 16 - 11 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 20 - 22 - 19 - 32 - off
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 19
25 Moonglow And Theme From Picnic

Billboard chart run: 24 - 35 - 16 - 8 - 7 - 7 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 5 - 9 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 15 - 17 - 18 - 28 - off - 40 - off
George Cates George Cates - "Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 19
26 It's Almost Tomorrow

from the LP Greatest Hits
Billboard chart run: 29 - 23 - 27 - 20 - 11 - 11 - 12 - 11 - 12 - 11 - 12 - 9 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 12 - 16 - 15 - 19 - 27 - 38 - off
Dream Weavers The Dream Weavers - "It's Almost Tomorrow" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 21
27 Blue Suede Shoes

from the LP
The Dance Album Of Carl Perkins
Billboard chart run: 23 - 15 - 12 - 9 - 6 - 7 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 11 - 11 - 14 - 22 - 37 - off
Carl Perkins Carl Perkins - "Blue Suede Shoes" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 17
28 Band Of Gold

Billboard chart run: 29 - 20 - 18 - 16 - 10 - 8 - 5 - 6 - 6 - 7 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 15 - 21 - 30 - off
Don Cherry Don Cherry - "Band Of Gold" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 18
29 Ivory Tower

from the LP
Ivory Tower
Billboard chart run: 30 - 25 - 22 - 19 - 12 - 7 - 6 - 7- 7 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 7 - 13 - 18 - 22 - 25 - off
Cathy Carr Cathy Carr - "Ivory Tower" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 18
30 I'll Be Home

from the LP
Pat Boone
Billboard chart run: 35 - 19 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 8 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 15 - 15 - 20 - 28 - 40 - off
Pat Boone Pat Boone - "I'll Be Home" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
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 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) Pat Boone   8 17
35 Born To Be With You Chordettes   5 17
36 A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer   7 17
37 Hey! Jealous Lover Frank Sinatra   6 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 More Perry Como   9 14
50 The Fool Sanford Clark   9 14
51 A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl Teresa Brewer   9 16
52 Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent
& His Blue Caps
  9 15
53 A Theme From The Three Penny Opera Dick Hyman Trio   9 15
54 The Happy Whistler Don Robertson   9 14
55 You Don't Know Me Jerry Vale   14 17
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 Picnic McGuire Sisters   13 12
66 Mama From The Train Patti Page   11 12
67 After The Lights Go Down Low Al Hibbler   15 12
68 Juke Box Baby Perry Como   10 10
69 Rock Island Line Lonnie Donegan
Skiffle Group
  10 11
70 Long Tall Sally Little Richard   13 12
71 Walk Hand In Hand Tony Martin   10 11
72 Gonna Get Along Wihtout Ya Now Patience & Prudence   12 12
73 That's All There Is To That Nat King Cole
& The Four Knights
  18 12
74 Are You Satisfied? Rusty Draper   12 12
75 Glendora Perry Como   14 12
76 You'll Never Never Know The Platters   14 11
77 Band Of Gold Kit Carson   17 11
78 Why Do Fools Fall In Love The Diamonds   16 11
79 It's Almost Tomorrow Jo Stafford   19 14
80 Tuttie Frutti Pat Boone   12 10
81 The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 & 2) Buchanan & Goodman   7 10
82 Theme From The Three Penny Opera Richard Hayman   12 11
83 Eddie, My Love Fontane Sisters   12 11
84 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash   19 11
85 Can You Find It In Your Heart Tony Bennett   19 11
86 Two Different Worlds Don Rondo   19 12
87 Night Lights Nat King Cole   16 10
88 Transfusion Nervous Norvus   13 9
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 Miracle Of Love Eileen Rodgers   19 10
94 Mr. Wonderful Peggy Lee   23 9
95 My Blue Heaven Fats Domino   21 10
96 Lay Down Your Arms Chordettes   16 10
97 True Love Jane Powell   24 7
98 Bo Weevil Teresa Brewer   17 10
99 (Themes From) The Man With
The Golden Arm
Richard Maltby
& His Orchestra
  14 8
100 Chain Gang Bobby Scott   15 10
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Based on songs that peaked in 1955 on the Billboard charts: Billboard Best Sellers In Stores Top 30/25 and 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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