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NUMBER ONE SONGS FROM 1956
There were 18 songs that made it to #1 on the Billboard Chart of top singles for 1956. "Hound Dog" / "Don't Be Cruel" was a dual sided hit and were both listed as #1. "Sixteen Tons" was a holdover from 1955 and "Singing the Blues" would continue as a #1 in January of 1957 -- click on the column head to sort the table.

title artist week began #1 weeks #1
Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 1955/11/26 8
Memories Are Made of This Dean Martin 1956/01/14 6
The Great Pretender The Platters 1956/02/18 2
Rock and Roll Waltz Kay Starr 1956/02/18 6
Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle 1956/02/25 4
The Poor People of Paris Les Baxter 1956/03/24 6
Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 1956/04/21 8
Hot Diggity Perry Como 1956/05/05 1
The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant 1956/06/16 8
Moonglow And Theme From Picnic Morris Stoloff 1956/06/02 3
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley 1956/07/28 1
I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone 1956/07/28 4
My Prayer The Platters 1956/09/04 5
Hound Dog Elvis Presley 1956/09/18 11
Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley 1956/09/18 11
The Green Door Jim Lowe 1956/11/03 3
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 1956/10/03 5
Singing the Blues Guy Mitchell 1956/12/08 10
NUMBER ONE RECORDS FROM 1956 PRESENTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Number 1's
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