Charts & Memorabilia : 1956 

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1956

UK Charts

Top Singles

No. Artist Single Points

1

Doris Day Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera)
21.57
2 Pat Boone I'll Be Home
20.06
3 Frankie Laine A Woman In Love
17.73
4 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel/I Was The One
17.07
5 Bill Haley & His Comets The Saints Rock N Roll
16.11
6 Dreamweavers Its Almost Tomorrow
15.91
7 Kay Starr Rock & Roll Waltz
15.78
8 Hilltoppers Only You (& You Alone)
15.56
9 David Whitfield My September Love
15.32
10 Mel Torme Mountain Greenery
15.24
11 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
15.12
12 Johnnie Ray Just Walking In The Rain
14.82
13 Winifred Atwell Poor People Of Paris
14.31
14 Anne Shelton Lay Down Your Arms
14.28
15 Bill Haley & His Comets Rockin' Through The Rhye
14.22
16 Elvis Presley Hound Dog
14.09
17 Ronnie Hilton No Other Love
13.66
18 Lonnie Donegan Stewball/Lost John
13.40
19 Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around The Clock
13.27
20 Bill Haley & His Comets See You Later Alligator
13.05

1956

UK Charts

Top Artists

No. Artist Points
1 Bill Haley & His Comets 75.88
2 Elvis Presley 52.41
3 Lonnie Donegan 35.85
4 Pat Boone 31.62
5 Winifred Atwell 29.32
6 Ronnie Hilton 28.26
7 Perry Como 22.90
8 Nat King Cole 22.46
9 Teresa Brewer 22.30
10 Frankie Laine 21.79

1956

UK Charts

Number 1 Albums

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Date Artist Title Wks
28 July Frank Sinatra Songs For Swinging Lovers 3
11 August Original Soundtrack Carousel 6
29 September Original Soundtrack Oklahoma 2
13 October Original Soundtrack The King & I 10
27 October Bill Haley Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show 1
10 November Elvis Presley Rock 'n' Roll 1
1956

UK Charts

Top 5 Albums In Chronological Order

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1956

UK Charts

Other Albums

 

1956

UK Charts

Number 1 Singles

Date Artist Title Wks
7 January Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around The Clock 2
21 January Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons 4
18 February Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This 4
17 March Dreamweavers It's Almost Tomorrow 3
31 March Kay Starr Rock And Roll Waltz 1
14 April Winifred Atwell Poor People Of Paris 3
5 May Ronnie Hilton No Other Love 6
16 June Pat Boone I'll Be Home 5
21 July Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love 3
11 August Doris Day Whatever Will Be Will Be 6
22 September Anne Shelton Lay Down Your Arms 4
20 October Frankie Laine A Woman In Love 4
17 November Johnnie Ray Just Walking In The Rain 7
1956

UK Charts

Other Singles

1956

USA Charts

Number 1 Singles

Joel Whitburn charts up to 1958 are based on the four published pop charts

Titles that made number 1 on all four charts are in green

Date Artist Title Wks
7 January Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This 6
18 February Platters The Great Pretender 2
18 February Kay Starr Rock & Roll Waltz 6
25 February Nelson Riddle Lisbon Antigua 4
17 March Les Baxter The Poor People Of paris 6
21 April Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel 8
5 May Perry Como Hot Diggity 1
2 June Morris Stoloff Moonglow & Theme From Picnic 3
16 June Gogi Grant Wayward Wind 8
28 July Elvis Presley I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 1
28 July Pat Boone I Almost Lost My Mind 4
4 August Platters My Prayer 5
18 August Elvis Presley Hound Dog / Don't Be Cruel 11
3 November Jim Lowe Green Door 3
3 November Elvis Presley Love Me Tender 5
8 December Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues 10
1956

USA Charts

Top 20 Singles

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NME Poll Winners

World Musical Personality Bill Haley
World Male Singer Frank Sinatra
World Female Singer Doris Day
World Vocal Group Four Aces
British Male Singer Dickie Valentine
British Female Singer Alma Cogan
British Vocal Group Stargazers
Big Band Ted Heath
Disc Jockey Jack Jackson
1956

Elvis Presley Singles

   
   
UK 'B' side of Blue Moon was I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine

1956

Top TV shows

No. Show (audience figure is percentage of viewers

Audience

1 The Gang Show 81
2 Armchair Theatre 79
3 Take Your Pick 76
4 Sunday Night At The London Palladium 75
5 Dragnet 75
6 Val Parnell's Startime 75
7 Secret Mission 74
8 TV Playhouse 74
9 Fireside Theatre 73
10 Assignment Foreign Legion 73
1956

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