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The year end charts as published by Billboard each year were necessarily limited.  In order to publish the chart the last week of December, the magazine stopped including rankings effectively the final week of November.  In some cases, this caused records whose popularity crossed over from one year to another to be underrated.  In some cases, these records ended up on the year end chart for two different years.  In some cases, the records were not included in either chart in spite of significant popularity.  The “Elvis Era Power Ranking” is an effort to correct this oversight by including all the weeks a record was on the charts, not just the weeks of a particular year.  The rating is based on the record's performance in the top twenty: 20 points for being #1, 19 for #2, etc. The record gets 5 additional points for each week it is in the top ten, 5 additional pointsfor each week it is #1, and one additional point for each week it was in the top forty.  In the case of the “cross-over” records, whether a record is included in the chart for the year it first entered or the year it last charted, the record was assigned the year in which it enjoyed its highest popularity.  In some cases, there were records that were so closely split that they were included on two year end charts.
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Records debuted in 1956 but peaked in 1957:

Title   Highest Ranking     Week Debuted         Week Highest Rank

Love Me by Elvis Presley # 2  11/24/1956  1/5/1957
Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte # 14  11/24/1956  2/9/1957
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody by Jerry Lewis # 10  11/24/1956  1/5/1957
Since I Met you Baby by Ivory Joe Hunter # 12  12/1/1956  1/5/1957
Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now by Patience & Prudence # 11  12/1/1956  12/22/1956
Moonlight Gambler by Frankie Laine # 3  12/8/1956  1/19/1957
I Dreamed by Betty Johnson # 9  12/15/1956  2/16/1957
Don't Forbid Me by Pat Boone # 1  12/22/1956  2/9/1957
The Banana Boat Song by The Tarriers # 4  12/22/1956  2/2/1957
Jim Dandy by LaVern Baker # 17  12/29/1956  2/23/1957
Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte # 12  12/29/1956  1/5/1957

"Singing the Blues" by Guy Mitchell is one of the best examples of a "cross-over" record as it was actually on the year end Billboard chart for both 1956 and 1957. It debuted in 1956 and did earn its highest ranking of #1 on 12/1/1956. But it continued at #1 for the first five weeks of 1957. It had enjoyed enough popularity in 1956 to earn a #40 Billboard ranking at the end of the year. Its continued popularity made it the #7 Billboard record in 1957. The EE ranking based on its total history earned it the #1 spot.

"Since I Met You Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter was in the top twenty for the final two weeks of 1956 and continued its popularity as a top twenty record for the first five weeks of 1957. Billboard placed it at #62 for 1957 while the EE calculation was #74. Frankie Laine's "Moonlight Gambler" was another very successful record that crossed over from '56 to '57. While debuting on 12/8/1956, it actually spent twelve weeks in the top twenty in 1957. Billboard put it on the 1957 chart at #32 while its EE power rank was #23.


EE Rank BB Rank title artist Top Twenty Points highest ranking Weeks in Top Twenty Weeks in Top Forty week debuted Date Highest Rank
1 7 Singing the Blues Guy Mitchell 494 1 21 22 1956/11/03 1957/01/05
2 2 Love Letters in the Sand Pat Boone 439 1 19 24 1957/05/13 1957/06/10
3 1 All Shook Up Elvis Presley 411 1 17 22 1957/04/06 1957/04/27
4 12 Tammy Debbie Reynolds 405 1 18 23 1957/07/22 1957/09/02
5 5 So Rare Jimmy Dorsey 400 2 22 26 1957/04/13 1957/06/24
6 14 Teddy Bear Elvis Presley 387 1 16 18 1957/06/24 1957/07/15
7 16 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley 386 1 16 19 1957/10/14 1957/11/04
8 11 Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers 373 2 20 22 1957/05/27 1957/07/01
9 4 Young Love Tab Hunter 341 1 14 17 1957/01/19 1957/02/16
10 3 Little Darlin' The Diamonds 335 2 17 21 1957/03/16 1957/04/27
11 19 Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers 328 1 16 20 1957/09/30 1957/10/21
12 21 Searchin' The Coasters 325 3 19 22 1957/05/20 1957/07/22
13 10 Round and Round Perry Como 320 1 16 19 1957/03/02 1957/04/20
14 6 Don't Forbid Me Pat Boone 308 1 15 19 1956/12/22 1957/02/09
15 27 Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers 302 1 15 23 1957/08/19 1957/10/07
16 20 You Send Me Sam Cooke 301 1 15 17 1957/10/28 1957/12/16
17 24 Diana Paul Anka 277 1 16 18 1957/07/29 1957/09/02
18 39 Chances Are Johnny Mathis 271 1 17 22 1957/09/16 1957/11/04
19 17 A White Sport Coat Marty Robbins 258 2 15 21 1957/04/27 1957/06/03
20 35 Silhouettes The Rays 253 3 15 17 1957/10/21 1957/11/04
21 8 Young Love Sonny James 246 1 14 17 1957/01/05 1957/01/26
22 36 Butterfly Andy Williams 244 1 13 14 1957/03/02 1957/03/30
23 32 Moonlight Gambler Frankie Laine 238 3 13 18 1956/12/08 1957/01/19
24 29 Dark Moon Gale Storm 233 4 14 18 1957/04/29 1957/06/17
25 23 Gone Ferlin Husky 232 4 13 19 1957/03/09 1957/05/06
26 13 Party Doll Buddy Knox 228 1 13 15 1957/03/02 1957/04/13
27 30 That'll Be the Day Buddy Holly & the Crickets 223 1 11 16 1957/08/19 1957/09/16
28 28 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis 222 3 13 20 1957/07/17 1957/09/09
29 42 Be Bop Baby Ricky Nelson 200 3 13 18 1957/10/07 1957/11/11
30 15 Banana Boat (Day-O) Harry Belafonte 200 5 13 17 1957/01/12 1957/03/02
31 55 Raunchy Bill Justis 199 2 11 14 1957/11/18 1957/12/16
32 56 Love Me Elvis Presley 190 2 12 14 1956/11/24 1957/01/05
33 26 The Banana Boat Song The Tarriers 183 4 13 16 1956/12/22 1957/02/02
34 18 Come Go With Me The Dell-Vikings 174 4 14 22 1957/03/02 1957/05/13
35 34 It's Not For Me To Say Johnny Mathis 171 5 17 23 1957/05/20 1957/07/15
36 41 Rainbow Russ Hamilton 169 4 11 17 1957/08/05 1957/09/16
37 40 Send For Me Nat King Cole 167 6 12 18 1957/07/01 1957/07/22
38 37 Marianne Terry Gilkyson & The Easyriders 166 4 10 14 1957/02/09 1957/03/16
39 33 Teenage Crush Tommy Sands 165 2 11 12 1957/02/23 1957/03/23
40 22 School Day Chuck Berry 162 3 10 15 1957/04/20 1957/05/27
41 38 I'm Walkin' Fats Domino 161 4 11 14 1957/03/09 1957/04/13
42 31 Butterfly Charlie Gracie 151 1 12 14 1957/02/23 1957/04/20
43 47 Mr. Lee The Bobbettes 150 6 11 14 1957/08/12 1957/09/30
44 45 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down Billy Williams 149 3 12 18 1957/06/16 1957/08/19
45 53 My Special Angel Bobby Helms 147 7 12 15 1957/10/14 1957/11/25
46 9 Too Much Elvis Presley 138 1 11 14 1957/02/26 1957/03/02
47 58 Why Baby Why Pat Boone 137 5 10 13 1957/03/23 1957/04/29
48 72 Little Bitty Pretty One Thurston Harris 132 6 8 13 1957/10/28 1957/11/18
49 68 Marianne Hilltoppers 129 3 11 13 1957/02/09 1957/03/09
50 46 Old Cape Cod Patti Page 126 3 12 17 1957/06/03 1957/06/24
51 49 Whispering Bells The Dell-Vikings 126 9 9 13 1957/07/15 1957/08/05
52 61 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby The Tune Weavers 122 5 9 14 1957/09/23 1957/10/28
53 50 Blue Monday Fats Domino 119 5 10 12 1957/01/12 1957/02/09
54 79 Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry 103 8 9 13 1957/11/11 1957/12/23
55 52 Fascination Jane Morgan 93 7 12 21 1957/09/09 1957/10/14
56 73 Party Doll Steve Lawrence 92 5 11 12 1957/03/09 1957/04/20
57 25 A Teenager's Romance Ricky Nelson 88 2 8 15 1957/05/13 1957/06/24
58 82 Keep A Knockin' Little Richard 84 8 7 12 1957/10/07 1957/10/28
59 77 Dark Moon Bonnie Guitar 81 6 7 10 1957/04/27 1957/06/10
60 66 In the Middle of an Island Tony Bennett 81 9 8 14 1957/08/12 1957/09/23
61 69 White Silver Sands Don Rondo 79 7 8 15 1957/07/29 1957/08/19
62 67 Over the Mountain, Across the Sea Johnnie & Joe 78 8 7 15 1957/05/27 1957/07/22
63 54 Star Dust Billy Ward & His Dominoes 76 12 11 17 1957/07/15 1957/08/12
64 71 Melodie D'Amour The Ames Brothers 70 5 10 24 1957/10/07 1957/11/18
65 64 Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody Jerry Lewis 64 10 9 15 1956/11/24 1957/01/05
66 You Don't Owe Me A Thing Johnnie Ray 63 10 6 10 1957/01/19 1957/02/16
67 63 Four Walls Jim Reeves 63 11 7 14 1957/05/06 1957/05/27
68 76 I Like Your Kind of Love Andy Williams 62 8 7 14 1957/06/03 1957/07/08
69 60 Hula Love Buddy Knox 62 9 8 15 1957/09/09 1957/10/14
70 86 Raunchy Ernie Freeman 61 4 9 12 1957/11/18 1957/12/30
71 83 Start Movin' Sal Mineo 57 9 6 13 1957/05/20 1957/07/01
72 78 Love is Strange Mickey & Sylvia 54 11 8 14 1957/01/12 1957/03/02
73 93 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now Patience & Prudence 52 11 8 12 1956/12/01 1956/12/22
74 62 Since I Met you Baby Ivory Joe Hunter 51 12 7 15 1956/12/01 1957/01/05
75 80 Jenny, Jenny Little Richard 48 10 8 13 1957/06/24 1957/07/29
76 85 Lotta Lovin' Gene Vincent 47 13 7 12 1957/09/16 1957/10/14
77 59 I Dreamed Betty Johnson 46 9 5 18 1956/12/15 1957/02/16
78 89 Rock-a-Billy Guy Mitchell 46 10 7 12 1957/04/13 1957/05/13
79 84 C. C. Rider Chuck Willis 44 12 6 8 1957/05/13 1957/07/15
80 70 Who Needs You Four Lads 42 9 7 15 1957/02/02 1957/02/23
81 92 Mama Look at Bubu Harry Belafonte 40 11 6 10 1957/03/23 1957/04/29
82 All The Way Frank Sinatra 39 2 7 17 1957/10/28 1957/12/30
83 74 Young Blood The Coasters 36 8 4 11 1957/05/20 1957/06/17
84 Ninety-Nine Ways Tab Hunter 34 11 5 8 1957/03/30 1957/04/27
85 87 Valley of Tears Fats Domino 33 8 4 13 1957/05/27 1957/07/01
86 97 Freight Train Rusty Draper 31 6 3 12 1957/03/27 1957/06/24
87 57 Jamaica Farewell Harry Belafonte 30 14 5 16 1956/11/24 1957/02/09
88 51 Wonderful, Wonderful Johnny Mathis 30 14 3 20 1957/05/06 1957/07/22
89 90 I'm Available Margie Rayburn 28 9 5 13 1957/11/11 1957/12/09
90 100 Black Slacks Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones 25 5 3 17 1957/09/23 1957/10/14
91 91 Bony Moronie Larry Williams 24 5 4 17 1957/07/08 1957/12/30
92 99 I'm Stickin' with You Jimmy Bowen & the Rhythm Orchids 24 14 3 12 1957/03/09 1957/04/27
93 I'm Walking Ricky Nelson 21 4 2 15 1957/05/06 1957/06/10
94 Walking After Midnight Patsy Cline 19 12 3 11 1957/03/02 1957/03/30
95 Empty Arms Teresa Brewer 19 13 4 9 1957/04/27 1957/05/06
96 You're My One And Only Love Ricky Nelson 18 14 3 7 1957/09/16 1957/10/07
97 Just Born Perry Como 17 12 2 14 1957/10/14 1957/11/18
98 Knee Deep In The Blues Guy Mitchell 17 16 3 8 1957/02/02 1957/03/02
99 Love Me To Pieces Jill Corey 16 11 4 9 1957/08/03 1957/09/02
100 Liechitensteiner Polka Will Glahe 16 16 2 13 1957/11/25 1957/12/23
Note: In some cases the "highest ranking" for a record does not correspond to its "weeks in top twenty" due to the use of multiple charts in 1956. The top twenty record is taken from the Billboard Singles Chart.