1950s Hit Songs – 1956

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

1950s Hit Songs – 1956

Indicates that the artist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
SONG ARTIST PEAK
WEEK
HALL OF FAME
Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin 1/07
Band of Gold Don Cherry 1/07
Memories Are Made of This Gail Storm 1/14
Tutti Frutti Little Richard 2/04  
See You Later Alligator Bill Haley and His Comets 2/11  
Great Pretender The Platters 2/18  
Why Do Fools Fall in Love Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers 2/18  
Rock and Roll Waltz Kay Starr 2/18
Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle 2/25
Poor People of Paris Les Baxter 3/17
No, Not Much The Four Lads 3/17
I’ll Be Home Pat Boone 4/07
Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley  4/21  
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) Perry Como 5/05
A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer 5/12
Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins 5/19  
(You’ve Got) The Magic Touch The Platters 5/19  
Moonglow and Theme From Picnic Morris Stoloff 6/02
Be Bop A Lula Gene Vincent 6/09  
I Walk The Line Johnny Cash 6/09  
The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant 6/16
Ivory Tower Cathy Carr 6/16
Standing on the Corner Four Lads 6/16
On the Street Where You Live Vic Damone 7/07
I’m in Love Again Fats Domino 7/14  
Born to Be With You Chordettes 7/14
More Perry Como 7/21
I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone 7/28
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley  7/28  
My Prayer Platters  8/04  
Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog Elvis Presley  
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) Doris Day  8/18
Allegheny Moon Patti 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 Me Patience and Prudence  10/06
Canadian Sunset Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywod  10/13
Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) Pat Boone  10/20
Just Walking in the Rain Johnnie Ray  8/25
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley  11/03  
The Green Door Jim Lowe  11/03
True Love Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly  11/03
Singing the Blues Guy Mitchell  12/08
Long Tall Sally Little Richard    ?  
Goodnight My Love Jesse Belvins    ?

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

Song Charts:
1950   1951    1952    1953   1954   1955    1956   1957    1958   1959

Candace Rich :