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1956 UK & USA CHARTS

 

 

 

                                

YEAR-END UK TOP 150 of 1956 (Singles)

Based on point-system NME Charts (nr. 1 50 points, nr. 2 49 etc)

  YEAR-END CHARTS 1956 NME BRITAIN TOP 25 / 30    
nr title artist pnts wks hp
1 I'll be home Pat Boone 967 22 1
2 Only you Hilltoppers 957 23 3
3 Que sera (Whatever will be will be) Doris Day 941 22 1
4 Saints rock and roll Bill Haley & Comets 934 24 5
5 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 924 22 2
6 My september love David Whitfield 913 24 3
7 Rock and roll waltz Kay Starr 882 20 1
8 Mountain greenery Mel Torme 855 24 5
9 It's almost tomorrow Dream Weavers 806 18 1
10 See you later alligator Bill Haley & Comets 772 21 7
11 Rock island line Lonnie Donegan 771 22 8
12 Rockin' through the rye Bill Haley & Comets 771 18 3
13 Woman in love Frankie Laine 761 17 1
14 Rock around the clock Bill Haley & Comets 717 18 1
15 Zambesi Lou Busch 713 17 2
16 Poor people of Paris Winifred Atwell 705 16 1
17 Why do fools fall in love Teen Agers 696 16 1
18 Lost John Lonnie Donegan 693 17 2
19 Memories are made of this Dean Martin 683 16 1
20 Hound dog Elvis Presley 678 15 2
21 Walk hand in hand Tony Martin 644 15 2
22 No other love Ronnie Hilton 632 14 1
23 A tear fell Teresa Brewer 629 15 2
24 Sweet old-fashioned girl Teresa Brewer 617 15 3
25 Lay down your arms Anne Shelton 617 14 1
26 Memories are made of this Dave King 598 15 5
27 Just walking in the rain Johnnie Ray 563 12 1
28 Hot diggity Perry Como 542 13 4
29 More Jimmy Young 538 14 4
30 When Mexico gave up the rumba Mitchell Torok 524 14 6
31 Who are we Ronnie Hilton 518 12 6
32 Wayward wind Tex Ritter 504 14 8
33 Great pretender / Only you Platters 501 13 5
34 Sixteen tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 495 11 1
35 Too young to go steady Nat King Cole 474 14 8
36 Serenade Slim Whitman 469 15 8
37 Great pretender  Jimmy Parkinson 462 13 9
38 Love me as if there were no tomorrow Nat King Cole 458 15 11
39 Bring a little water Sylvie / Dead or alive Lonnie Donegan 433 12 7
40 Band of gold Don Cherry 431 11 6
41 Experiments with mice Johnny Dankworth Orchestra 411 12 7
42 Pickin' a chicken Eve Boswell 408 12 9
43 I'm in love again Fats Domino 406 14 12
44 The ballad of Davy Crockett Bill Hayes 404 9 2
45 Love is the tender trap Frank Sinatra 402 9 2
46 My prayer Platters 402 9 4
47 Ying tong song / Bloodnok's rock 'n roll call Goons 392 10 3
48 More Perry Como 388 12 10
49 Moonglow and Theme from Picnic Morris Stoloff 387 11 7
50 Giddy-up-a-ding-dong Freddie Bell and the Bellboys 387 10 4
51 Theme from The Threepenny Opera Louis Armstrong 384 11 9
52 Wayward wind Gogi Grant 381 11 9
53 Make it a party Winifred Atwell 380 10 7
54 I'm walking backwards for Christmas / Bluebottle blues Goons 377 10 4
55 All Star hitparade Winifred Atwell, Dickie Valentine 375 9 2
56 Theme from The Threepenny Opera Dick Hyman Trio 371 10 9
57 Green door Frankie Vaughan 363 8 2
58 Blue suede shoes Elvis Presley 348 10 9
59 Love and marriage Frank Sinatra 347 8 3
60 Rip it up Bill Haley & Comets 345 8 4
61 Main title Billy May Orchestra 343 10 9
62 I want you I need you I love you Elvis Presley 342 11 14
63 Rock a beatin' boogie Bill Haley & Comets 342 8 4
64 The happy whistler Don Robertson 336 9 8
65 St Theresa of the roses Malcolm Vaughan 336 8 3
66 Dreams can tell a lie Nat King Cole 335 9 10
67 Born to be with you Chordettes 323 9 8
68 Young and foolish Edmund Hockridge 317 9 10
69 You can't be true to two Dave King 308 9 11
70 The ballad of Davy Crockett Tennessee Ernie Ford 293 7 3
71 House with love in it Vera Lynn 285 10 17
72 Robin Hood / Davy Crockett Dick James 284 9 14
73 Blue suede shoes Carl Perkins 281 8 10
74 Green door Jim Lowe 280 9 8
75 Willie can Alma Cogan 275 8 13
76 Love is a many splendored thing Four Aces 270 6 3
77 Walk hand in hand Ronnie Carroll 267 8 13
78 Autumn concerto George Melachrino 265 9 18
79 Blue moon Elvis Presley 265 7 9
80 Songs for swinging lovers (LP) Frank Sinatra 263 8 12
81 Two different world Ronnie Hilton 258 8 13
82 Faithfull hussar Ted Heat Orchestra 251 9 18
83 Cindy oh Cindy Eddie Fisher 250 6 5
84 Hot diggity Michael Holliday 241 8 14
85 True love Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly 239 6 5
86 Zambesi Eddie Calvert 232 7 13
87 Theme from The Threepenny Opera Billy Vaughn 231 7 12
88 I almost lost my mind Pat Boone 231 7 14
89 Chain gang Jimmy Young 223 6 9
90 Left bank Winifred Atwell 218 7 14
91 Robin Hood   Gary Miller 216 6 10
92 Razzle dazzle Bill Haley & Comets 214 7 13
93 Ain't misbehavin'  Johnnie Ray 210 7 17
94 When you lose the one you love David Whitfield 195 5 11
95 Be-bop-a-lula Gene Vincent 190 7 16
96 Long tall Sally Pat Boone 190 7 18
97 Port au Prince Winifred Atwell & Frank Chacksfield 189 6 18
98 Out of town Max Bygraves 180 7 18
99 Singing the blues Guy Mitchell 179 4 2
100 Meet me on the corner Max Bygraves 174 4 7
101 Bad penny blues Humphrey Lyttelton Band 164 6 19
102 Glendora Perry Como 158 6 18
103 Rock with the cave man Tommy Steele 158 5 13
104 Jimmy unknown Lita Roza 158 5 19
105 Fountains of Rome Edmund Hockridge 158 5 17
106 The trouble with Harry Alfie & Harry 155 5 35
107 Suddenly there's a valley Petula Clark 155 4 7
108 You are my first love Ruby Murray 153 5 16
109 Christmas island Dickie Valentine 147 4 8
110 Jukebox baby Perry Como 145 6 21
111 Cindy oh Cindy Tony Brent 145 5 16
112 Love me tender Elvis Presley 143 4 11
113 Blue jean bop Gene Vincent 142 5 16
114 In old Lisbon Frank Chacksfield 136 4 15
115 Portuguese washerwoman Joe Fingers Carr 131 5 20
116 Never do a tango with an eskimo Alma Cogan 129 3 6
117 Green door Glen Mason 125 5 24
118 Twenty tiny fingers Stargazers 125 3 4
119 Ivory tower Three Kayes 123 5 20
120 I'm a fool Slim Whitman 120 4 16
121 Sixteen tons Frankie Laine 119 3 10
122 Friendly persuasion Pat Boone 116 4 19
123 Middle of the house Alma Cogan 115 4 20
124 Seven days Anne Shelton 110 4 20
125 Middle of the house Jimmy Parkinson 109 4 20
126 Someone on your mind Jimmy Young 108 3 13
127 The happy whistler Cyril Stapleton 105 4 22
128 Gal with the yaller shoes Michael Holliday 102 3 13
129 My son John David Whitfield 100 4 22
130 Willie can Beverley Sisters 100 4 23
131 Young and foolish Ronnie Hilton 97 3 17
132 Shifting whispering sands Eamonn Andrews 95 3 18
133 With your love Malcolm Vaughan 95 3 18
134 No other love Edmund Hockridge 94 4 24
135 Singing the blues Tommy Steele 94 3 17
136 Birds and the bees Alma Cogan 93 4 25
137 Rudy's rock Bill Haley & Comets 90 4 26
138 Woman in love Four Aces 86 3 19
139 Why do fools fall in love Alma Cogan 85 3 22
140 Nothing to do Michael Holliday 80 3 20
141 Hawkeye Frankie Laine 80 2 8
142 In a little Spanish town Bing Crosby  76 3 22
143 Innamorata Dean Martin 75 3 21
144 I don't care if the sun don't shine Elvis Presley 75 3 23
145 Caroussel waltz Ray Martin 73 3 24
146 Ain't that a shame Pat Boone 73 2 12
147 10.00 Miles Michael Holliday 72 3 24
148 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino 72 3 25
149 Old piano rag Dickie Valentine 69 2 15
150 Tonight you belong to me Patience & Prudence 66 3 28

 

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