1950s Hit Songs – 1956

Listed chronologically below are among the most popular and best remembered songs of 1956.

1950s Hit Songs – 1956

1950s Music - 1956

[Star]Indicates that the artist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Memories Are Made of ThisDean Martin1/07
Band of GoldDon Cherry1/07
Memories Are Made of ThisGail Storm1/14
Tutti FruttiLittle Richard2/04 [Star]
See You Later AlligatorBill Haley and His Comets2/11 [Star]
Great PretenderThe Platters2/18 [Star]
Why Do Fools Fall in LoveFrankie Lymon and the Teenagers2/18 [Star]
Rock and Roll WaltzKay Starr2/18
Lisbon AntiguaNelson Riddle2/25
Poor People of ParisLes Baxter3/17
No, Not MuchThe Four Lads3/17
I’ll Be HomePat Boone4/07
Heartbreak HotelElvis Presley 4/21 Star
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)Perry Como5/05
A Tear FellTeresa Brewer5/12
Blue Suede ShoesCarl Perkins5/19 [Star]
(You’ve Got) The Magic TouchThe Platters5/19 [Star]
Moonglow and Theme From PicnicMorris Stoloff6/02
Be Bop A LulaGene Vincent6/09 [Star]
I Walk The LineJohnny Cash6/09 [Star]
The Wayward WindGogi Grant6/16
Ivory TowerCathy Carr6/16
Standing on the CornerFour Lads6/16
On the Street Where You LiveVic Damone7/07
I’m in Love AgainFats Domino7/14 [Star]
Born to Be With YouChordettes7/14
MorePerry Como7/21
I Almost Lost My MindPat Boone7/28
I Want You, I Need You, I Love YouElvis Presley 7/28 Star
My PrayerPlatters 8/04 [Star]
Don’t Be Cruel/Hound DogElvis Presley [Star]
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)Doris Day 8/18
Allegheny MoonPatti Page 8/18
The Flying Saucer (Pts 1 & 2)Buchanan and Goodman 8/25
Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2)Bill Doggett 8/25
Tonight You Belong To MePatience and Prudence 10/06
Canadian SunsetHugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywod 10/13
Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)Pat Boone 10/20
Just Walking in the RainJohnnie Ray 8/25
Love Me TenderElvis Presley 11/03 [Star]
The Green DoorJim Lowe 11/03
True LoveBing Crosby and Grace Kelly 11/03
Singing the BluesGuy Mitchell 12/08
Long Tall SallyLittle Richard   ? [Star]
Goodnight My LoveJesse Belvins   ?

Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog was the Number One song of the year according to Billboard Magazine

Song Charts:
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