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In 1955, Billboard magazine began publishing the Top 100 chart which combined three previously used charts (Best Sellers In Stores, Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes) -- those three charts continued to be published. In 1958, the "Hot 100" was first published. The year-end charts are based on a record's performance from the first week of December to the last week in November. To search for the Billboard Top Twenty rankings for any week in 1956, click on the button to the right.
Billboard Ranking / Title / Artist

1. Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
2. Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
3. Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle
4. My Prayer The Platters
5. The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant
6. The Poor People Of Paris Les Baxter
7. Whatever Will Be, Will Be Doris Day
8. Hound Dog Elvis Presley
9. Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin
10. Rock And Roll Waltz Kay Starr
11. Moonglow And Theme From Picnic Morris Stoloff
12. The Great Pretender The Platters
13. I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone
14. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley
15. Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
16. Hot Diggity Perry Como
17. Canadian Sunset Hugo Winterhalter
18. Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins
19. The Green Door Jim Lowe
20. No, Not Much The Four Lads
21. Honky Tonk (Part 2) Bill Doggett
22. Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford
23. Just Walking in the Rain Johnnie Ray
24. Allegheny Moon Patti Page
25. I'm In Love Again Fats Domino
26. Tonight You Belong To Me Patience and Prudence
27. Be-bop-a-lula Gene Vincent
28. Why Do Fools Fall In Love Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
29. Standing On The Corner The Four Lads
30. The Flying Saucer Buchanan and Goodman
31. Moonglow And Theme From Picnic George Cates
32. Ivory Tower Cathy Carr
33. See You Later Alligator Bill Haley & The Comets
34. I'll Be Home Pat Boone
35. On The Street Where You Live Vic Damone
36. Magic Touch The Platters
37. Born To Be With You The Chordettes
38. Band Of Gold Don Cherry
39. More Perry Como
40. Singing The Blues Guy Mitchell
41. Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
42. The Fool Sanford Clark
43. The Happy Whistler Don Robertson
44. True Love Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
45. Long Tall Sally Little Richard
46. A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl Teresa Brewer
47. Transfusion Nervous Norvus
48. It Only Hurts For A Little While The Ames Brothers
49. A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer
50. Rock Island Line Lonnie Donegan

Billboard Ranking / Title / Artist

51. It's Almost Tomorrow Dream Weavers
52. Friendly Persuasion Pat Boone
53. Hey Jealous Lover Frank Sinatra
54. Soft Summer Breeze Eddy Heywood
55. Canadian Sunset Andy Williams
56. Dungaree Doll Eddie Fisher
57. A Rose and a Baby Ruth George Hamilton Iv
58. Cindy, Oh Cindy Eddie Fisher
59. You Don't Know Me Jerry Vale
60. Moritat (Theme From Threepenny Opera) Dick Hyman
61. Ivory Tower Gale Storm
62. Garden of Eden Joe Valino
63. Cindy Oh Cindy Vince Martin and the Tarriers
64. Ivory Tower Otis Williams & the Charms
65. Angels in the Sky The Crewcuts
66. Theme Song From Song For a Summer Night Mitch Miller
67. Why Do Fools Fall in Love Gale Storm
68. Teen Age Prayer Gale Storm
69. Picnic McGuire Sisters
70. After the Lights Go Down Low Al Hibbler
71. Mama From the Train Patti Page
72. That's All There Is to That Nat King Cole
73. Band of Gold Kit Carson
74. Walk Hand in Hand Tony Martin
75. Why Do Fools Fall in Love Diamonds
76. Juke Box Baby Perry Como
77. Are You Satisfied Rusty Draper
78. It's Almost Tomorrow Jo Stafford
79. You'll Never Never Know The Platters
80. Glendora Perry Como
81. I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
82. Can You Find It in Your Heart Tony Bennett
83. Tutti-Frutti Pat Boone
84. Eddie My Love Fontane Sisters
85. Two Different Worlds Don Rondo
86. True Love Jane Powell
87. Moritat Richard Hayman and Jan August
88. Night Lights Nat King Cole
89. Speedo The Cadillacs
90. The Church Bells May Ring The Diamonds
91. Mr Wonderful Peggy Lee
92. My Blue Heaven Fats Domino
93. Treasure of Love Clyde McPhatter
94. Miracle of Love Eileen Rodgers
95. I Want You to Be My Girl Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
96. Tonight You Belong to Me Lawrence Welk
97. Lay Down Your Arms The Chordettes
98. The Man With the Golden Arm Richard Maltby
99. Bo Weevil Teresa Brewer
100. Lullaby of Birdland Blue Stars