1956

dean-martin-memories-are-made-of-this-capitol-3

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 4th January, 1956
Issue Date: 14th January, 1956

1 2 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-7 (1 wk @ #1) (1S/1A/2J) (1)
2 1 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-10 (2S/2A/1J) (1)
3 4 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-13 (4S/7A/3J) (2)
4 3 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-20 (8S/4A/4J) (3)
5 5 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 (6S/6A/7J) (5)
6 5 t THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (3S/3A/15 tJ) (5)
7 8 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-16 (10S/10A/5J) (5)
8 t 10 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-16 (7S/18A/9 tJ) (7)
8 t 14 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-3 (9S/8A/18J) (8)
10 16 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-7 (5S/9A) (10)

11 12 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-10 (14S/8J) (11)
12 11 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-4 (17S/16A/6J) (11)
13 t 9 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-22 (12S/11 tJ) (1)
13 t 21 t DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (15S/11 tJ) (13)
15 15 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-10 (13A/13 tJ) (9)
16 20 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-4 (17S/5A/6J) (16)
17 13 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-20 (19S/20J) (1)
18 35 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-6 (13S/19 tA) (18)
19 21 t ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-5 (18S) (19)
20 26 t BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 (16S/9 tJ) (20)

21 17 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (21 Ts) (12)
22 34 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-9 (19 tA) (19)
23 23 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-10 (20S/19J) (11)
24 19 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-10 (15A/15 tJ) (13)
25 26 t TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-6 (21 Ts) (25)
26 44 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-6 (24S/11A) (26)
27 29 t ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (17A) (24)
28 24 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-9 (14A) (24)
29 46 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-8 (20)
30 29 t LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (11S/12A) (29)

31 37 MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-4 (13S) (31)
32 32 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-8 (31)
33 67 WHEN YOU DANCE –•– The Turbans (Herald)-10 (33)
34 31 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-8 (28)
35 41 GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (33)
36 36 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (7)
37 26 t THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-16 (23S/13 tJ) (6)
38 t 51 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-2 (38)
38 t 48 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-13 (15)
38 t 56 WANTING YOU –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-6 (38)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 39 CROCE DI ORO (Cross Of Gold) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-10 (16)
44 33 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-10 (20)
60 38 MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-10 (22)

POWER HITS:

41 60 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– David Carroll and His Orchestra (Mercury)-8 (34)
45 t 83 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-10 (35)
45 t 47 THE SHIFTING WHISPERING SANDS (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-17 (5)
47 63 C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-9 (22)
48 74 NOT ONE GOODBYE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 (48)
49 53 t MY BELIEVING HEART –•– Joni James (MGM)-6 (49)
50 t 65 t EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME BUT ME –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (15S/11 tJ) (50)
50 t 73 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

56 t — SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (25S) (56)
68 — TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-1 (68)
73 — WHAT IS A WIFE –•– Steve Allen (Coral)-4 (73)
78 t — APRIL IN PARIS –•– Count Basie (Clef)-1 (78)
81 — CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-1 (81)
83 — 24 HOURS A DAY (365 a Year) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-5 (74)
84 t — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– The Mills Brothers (Decca)-8 (45)
86 — CROCE DI ORO –•– Joan Regan (London)-8 (55)
87 t — LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-17 (10)
90 — I’M GONNA LAUGH YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY LIFE –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (90)
93 — THE WEDDING –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (93)
96 — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Ray Charles Singers (MGM)-7 (55)
97 t — DAY BY DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-7 (72)

dean-martin-memories-are-made-of-this-capitol-3

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 11th January, 1956
Issue Date: 21st January, 1956

1 1 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-8 (2 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/2J) (1)
2 2 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-11 (2S/2A/1J) (1)
3 6 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (3S/3A/8J) (3)
4 3 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-14 (7S/10A/3J) (2)
5 8 t ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-4 (6S/4A/12J) (5)
6 4 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-21 (11S/9A/4J) (3)
7 5 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (10S/7A/9J) (5)
8 10 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-8 (5S/8A/16 tJ) (8)
9 12 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-5 (17 Ts/6A/6J) (9)
10 7 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-17 (15S/14A/5J) (5)

11 13 t DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (8S/15A/11J) (11)
12 11 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-11 (9S/20A/7J) (11)
13 8 t HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-17 (13S/13A/10J) (7)
14 13 t AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-23 (12S/13J) (1)
15 30 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-7 (4S/5A) (15)
16 18 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-7 (14S/19A/19 tJ) (16)
17 15 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-11 (22S/14 tJ) (9)
18 24 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-11 (17A/16 tJ) (13)
19 t 19 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-6 (16S) (19)
19 t 29 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-9 (20)

21 25 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-7 (19S) (21)
22 t 21 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-13 (20S) (12)
22 t 17 LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-21 (23 Ts) (1)
24 23 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-11 (16 tJ) (11)
25 26 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 (11A) (25)
26 22 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-11 (25S) (19)
27 16 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-5 (17 Ts/12A/6J) (16)
28 28 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-10 (16A) (24)
29 27 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-11 (18J) (24)
30 20 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-11 (14 tJ) (20)

31 t 38 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (31)
31 t 52 MY TREASURE –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-4 (31)
33 31 MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-5 (14S/19 tJ) (31)
34 34 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-9 (28)
35 t 35 GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (33)
35 t 38 t YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-14 (15)
35 t 32 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-9 (23 Ts) (31)
38 47 C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-10 (22)
39 37 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-17 (19 tJ) (6)
40 81 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-2 (21S) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 36 AT MY FRONT DOOR (Crazy Little Mama) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (7)
44 t 38 t WANTING YOU –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-7 (38)
49 33 WHEN YOU DANCE –•– The Turbans (Herald)-11 (33)

POWER HITS:

41 56 t SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-2 (17 Ts) (41)
42 43 EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-5 (42)
46 56 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-11 (46)
47 50 t EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME BUT ME –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (8S/11J) (47)
48 50 t LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-6 (48)
50 t — FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-13 (16)
50 t 82 SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

50 t — FORGIVE MY HEART –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-13 (16)
52 t — THE JAPANESE FAREWELL SONG –•– Kay Cee Jones (Marquee)-7 (52)
54 t — NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (54)
66 — NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-1 (66)
70 — MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-1 (70)
73 t — DON’T GO TO STRANGERS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA)-1 (73)
78 — YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A BABY TO CRY –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 (2S/1J) (78)
82 — THE KEY TO MY HEART –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-1 (82)
87 — I’LL KNOW –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (87)
91 t — THE TEEN-AGER’S WALTZ –•– Eddy Howard and His Orchestra (Merucry)-2 (90)
94 t — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Julius LaRosa (Cadence)-10 (22)
94 t — IF YOU DON’T WANT MY LOVE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-9 (40)
97 — MY BOY-FLAT TOP –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-8 (39)
98 — WAKE THE TOWN AND TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (10)
99 t — SUDDENLY THERE’S A VALLEY –•– Patty Andrews (Capitol)-5 (69)
99 t — WITHOUT A SONG –•– Roy Hamilton (Epic)-3 (77)

dean-martin-memories-are-made-of-this-capitol-3

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 18th January, 1956
Issue Date: 28th January, 1956

1 1 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-9 (3 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-12 (3S/2A/2J) (1)
3 3 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (2S/3A/3J) (3)
4 5 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-5 (5S/5A/5J) (4)
5 8 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-9 (6S/6A/7 tJ) (5)
6 4 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-15 (10S/13A/4J) (2)
7 6 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-22 (13S/10A/6J) (3)
8 11 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-7 (9S/9A/11J) (8)
9 12 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-12 (8S/14A/9J) (9)
10 t 15 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-8 (4S/4A) (10)
10 t 9 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-6 (17S/8A/7 tJ) (9)

12 7 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-12 (12S/12A/12 tJ) (5)
13 14 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-24 (15S/17 tA/15J) (1)
14 13 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-18 (14S/14J) (7)
15 16 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-8 (11S/16A/17 tJ) (15)
16 10 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-18 (20S/10J) (5)
17 18 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-12 (15A/17 tJ) (13)
18 19 t ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-7 (16S) (18)
19 17 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-12 (19 tA/12 tJ) (9)
20 41 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 (7S) (20)

21 28 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-11 (17 tA) (21)
22 21 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-8 (22S) (21)
23 25 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (7A) (23)
24 t 31 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (24)
24 t 35 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-10 (23S) (24)
26 22 t HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-14 (19 tJ) (12)
27 t 35 t GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (19 tJ) (27)
27 t 27 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-6 (17S/19 tA/7 tJ) (16)
29 t 30 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-12 (24 Ts) (20)
29 t 26 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-12 (19)

31 29 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (11A) (24)
32 38 C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-11 (19 tA) (22)
33 24 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-12 (16J) (11)
34 34 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-10 (28)
35 t 19 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-10 (19)
35 t 33 MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-6 (11S/17 tJ) (31)
37 70 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-2 (21S) (37)
38 54 t NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-2 (19S) (38)
39 40 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-3 (18S) (39)
40 t 22 t LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-22 (1)
40 t 39 THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-18 (6)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

60 t 31 t MY TREASURE –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-5 (31)
62 35 t YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-15 (15)

POWER HITS:

42 49 WHEN YOU DANCE –•– The Turbans (Herald)-12 (33)
43 50 t SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-7 (43)
44 46 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-12 (44)
46 — TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-2 (24 Ts) (46)
47 64 TAKE ME BACK TO TOYLAND –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (47)
48 67 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– David Carroll and His Orchestra (Mercury)-11 (34)
50 — THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY –•– Alfi and Harry (Liberty)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

46 — TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-2 (24 Ts) (46)
50 — THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY –•– Alfi and Harry (Liberty)-1 (50)
56 — TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (56)
63 t — ALL THE WAY ‘ROUND THE WORLD –•– The Mills Brothers (Decca)-1 (63)
63 t — MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Benny Goodman Trio with Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-1 (63)
68 — MEMORIES OF YOU –•– Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (68)
78 — THAT’S YOUR MISTAKE –•– Otis Williams and His New Group (DeLuxe)-1 (78)
79 t — SEVEN DAYS –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-1 (79)
79 t — A TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Kitty White (Mercury)-2 (79)
82 t — PET ME, POPPA –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-9 (62)
84 t — AT MY FRONT DOOR –•– The Eldorados (Vee Jay)-14 (21)
86 t — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Ray Charles Singers (MGM)-8 (55)
88 t — OOH BANG JIGGILLY JANG –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-6 (83)
88 t — (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-28 (1)
91 t — THE WEDDING –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (91)
91 t — TEXAS LADY –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (91)
93 t — AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-25 (2)
93 t — ZAMBEZI –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (75)

dean-martin-memories-are-made-of-this-capitol-3

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 25th January, 1955)
Issue Date: 4th February, 1956

1 1 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-10 (4 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 3 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (2S/2A/3J) (2)
3 2 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-13 (4S/3A/2J) (1)
4 4 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-6 (3S/4A/4J) (4)
5 10 t LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-9 (5S/5A/7J) (5)
6 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-10 (6S/6A/6J) (5)
7 8 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (9S/11A/10 tJ) (7)
8 9 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-13 (8S/17A/8J) (8)
9 t 7 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-23 (16S/9A/10 tJ) (3)
9 t 10 t TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-7 (18S/8A/9J) (9)

11 6 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-16 (14S/19A/5J) (2)
12 12 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-13 (15S/12A/12J) (5)
13 20 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 (7S/13A) (13)
14 18 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-8 (11S/13J) (14)
15 t 14 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-19 (13S) (7)
15 t 16 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-19 (17S/14J) (5)
17 15 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-9 (12S/18A/15 tJ) (15)
18 24 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-5 (21S/17 tJ) (18)
19 13 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-25 (22S/17 tJ) (1)
20 t 17 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-13 (16A) (13)
20 t 37 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-3 (20S) (20)

22 39 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-4 (19S) (22)
23 19 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-13 (17 tJ) (9)
24 21 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-12 (20A) (21)
25 22 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-9 (21)
26 38 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (10S/14A) (26)
27 56 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (27)
28 35 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-11 (19)
29 26 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-15 (15 tJ) (12)
30 46 TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-3 (24S/17 tJ) (30)

31 35 t MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-7 (12S/15 tJ) (31)
32 23 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-9 (25S/10A) (23)
33 43 SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-8 (33)
34 33 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-13 (11)
35 t 49 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-8 (35)
35 t 29 t BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-13 (23S) (20)
37 29 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-13 (19)
38 t 31 ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-13 (15A) (24)
38 t 24 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-11 (24)
40 53 APRIL IN PARIS –•– Count Basie (Clef)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 27 t MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-7 (18S/7A/9J) (16)
49 t 27 t GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (27)
52 34 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-11 (28)
65 32 C’EST LA VIE –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-12 (22)

POWER HITS:

41 55 EVERYBODY’S GOT A HOME BUT ME –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (9S/10 tJ) (41)
42 44 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-13 (42)
44 t 71 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Kitty Kallen and Georgie Shaw (Decca)-5 (44)
44 t — SEVEN DAYS –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-1 (44)
44 t 50 THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY –•– Alfi and Harry (Liberty)-2 (44)
48 79 t SEVEN DAYS –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-2 (48)
49 t 62 YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-16 (15)

NEW THIS WEEK:

44 t — SEVEN DAYS –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-1 (44)
60 t — (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-1 (60)
68 t — SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (68)
70 — A THEME FROM (The Three Penny Opera) “MORITAT” –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (70)
72 t — I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (72)
74 — WHO ARE WE –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (74)
75 t — THE NEXT TIME IT HAPPENS –•– Carmen McRae (Decca)-1 (75)
75 t — I’VE CHANGED MY MIND A THOUSAND TIMES –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-1 (3S/4J) (75)
78 t — ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Toni Arden (RCA Victor)-1 (78)
81 t — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU (Like These Arms Of Mine) –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-12 (23)
85 — LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (85)
87 t — 24 HOURS A DAY (365 a Year) –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-7 (74)
94 t — AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Steve Allen with George Cates and His Orchestra and Chorus (Coral)-12 (35)
94 t — 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (94)
96 t — WHEN YOU LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– David Whitfield with Mantrovani and His Orchestra and Chorus (London)-1 (96)
98 t — MAGIC MELODY –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-2 (96)

dean-martin-memories-are-made-of-this-capitol-3

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 1st February, 1956
Issue Date: 11th February, 1956

1 1 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-11 (5 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (2S/2A/2J) (2)
3 4 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-7 (3S/3A/4J) (3)
4 t 3 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-14 (5S/5A/3J) (1)
4 t 5 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-10 (4S/4A/5J) (4)
6 6 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-11 (7S/6A/6J) (5)
7 13 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 (6S/9A/10 tJ) (7)
8 7 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (10S/10A/8J) (7)
9 t 8 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-14 (9S/15A/9J) (8)
9 t 9 t TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-8 (13S/7A/10 tJ) (9)

11 18 GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-6 (17S/16A/13 tJ) (11)
12 14 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-9 (14S/12J) (12)
13 t 17 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-10 (12S/17A/13 tJ) (13)
13 t 26 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (8S/8A) (13)
15 9 t MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-24 (19S/13 tJ) (3)
16 11 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-17 (18S/7J) (2)
17 12 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-14 (22S/16J) (5)
18 22 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-5 (20S/14A) (18)
19 20 t MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-4 (11S/11A) (19)
20 15 t HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-20 (16S) (7)

21 28 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-12 (17 tJ) (19)
22 15 t ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-20 (24S/17 tJ) (5)
23 t 24 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-13 (18A) (21)
23 t 27 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (15S) (23)
25 20 t CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-14 (19A/17 tJ) (13)
26 43 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-8 (13S/12A/10 tJ) (16)
27 30 TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-4 (21S) (27)
28 32 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 (13A) (23)
29 38 t A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-12 (24)
30 33 SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-9 (25S) (30)

31 29 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-16 (12)
32 48 SEVEN DAYS –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-3 (17 tJ) (32)
33 60 t (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-2 (33)
34 35 t LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-9 (34)
35 72 t I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (15S/20A) (35)
36 37 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-14 (19)
37 25 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-10 (21)
38 35 t BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-14 (20)
39 t 44 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Kitty Kallen and Georgie Shaw (Decca)-6 (39)
39 t 31 MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-8 (13S/13 tJ) (31)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 23 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-14 (9)
45 19 AUTUMN LEAVES –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-26 (23S) (1)
46 t 34 DADDY-O –•– The Fontane Sisters (RCA Victor)-14 (11)
46 t 38 t ALL AT ONE YOU LOVE HER –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-14 (24)
51 t 40 APRIL IN PARIS –•– Count Basie (Clef)-5 (40)

POWER HITS:

41 47 WHEN YOU DANCE –•– The Turbans (Herald)-14 (33)
42 t 49 t GEE WHITTAKERS –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (27)
42 t 52 MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-12 (28)
46 t — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (46)
49 t 54 DON’T GO TO STRANGERS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA)-4 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

46 t — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (46)
59 — LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-1 (59)
60 t — A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-1 (60)
64 — MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (64)
67 — ROCK AROUND MOTHER GOOSE –•– Barry Gordon (MGM)-1 (67)
73 — STOLEN LOVE –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-1 (73)
74 t — ASK ME –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (74)
76 t — LITTLE BOY BLUE –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (76)
80 t — THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (80)
80 t — OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-1 (80)
86 — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-1 (86)
87 t — I’M JUST A DANCING PARTNER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (2S/2J) (87)
92 — CHARMAINE –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-7 (69)
93 t — MY TREASURE –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-6 (31)
95 t — MORITAT (Theme From “Three Penny Opera”) –•– Les Paul (Capitol)-1 (95)
97 t — SIXTEEN TONS –•– Johnny Desmond (Coral)-11 (50)
97 t — THE KEY TO MY HEART –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-3 (82)

the-platters-the-great-pretender-mercury-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 8th February, 1956
Issue Date: 18th February, 1956

1 2 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 (1 wk @ #1) (3S/1A/2J) (1)
2 t 1 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-12 (4S/2A/1J) (1)
2 t 3 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-8 (1S/3A/3J) (2)
4 4 t LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-11 (2S/4A/5J) (4)
5 4 t SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-15 (8S/7A/4J) (1)
6 7 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 (6S/6A/8J) (6)
7 6 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-12 (7S/8A/6J) (5)
8 13 t NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (5S/5A/16J) (8)
9 8 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-10 (12S/11A/7J) (7)
10 9 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-15 (11S/15A/9J) (8)

11 9 t TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-9 (15S/13 tA/10 tJ) (9)
12 23 t TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (10S/18A/13 tJ) (12)
13 t 11 GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-7 (17S/12J) (11)
13 t 19 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-5 (13S/10A) (13)
15 18 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-6 (20S/13 tA/19J) (15)
16 13 t ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-11 (14S/20A/17 tJ) (13)
17 23 t BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-14 (16A) (17)
18 16 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-18 (11J) (2)
19 35 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (10S/12A/13 tJ) (19)
20 21 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-13 (20J) (19)

21 27 TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-5 (18S) (21)
22 25 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-15 (13)
23 33 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-3 (19S/17A) (23)
24 20 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-21 (24S) (7)
25 t 46 t THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (9S/9A) (25)
25 t 32 SEVEN DAYS –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-4 (17 tJ) (25)
27 t 22 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-21 (5)
27 t 15 MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-25 (23S/13 tJ) (3)
29 26 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-9 (15S/10 tJ) (16)
30 58 SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-3 (30)

31 34 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-10 (31)
32 29 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-13 (24)
33 28 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (23)
34 30 SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-10 (21S) (30)
35 t 12 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-10 (13J) (12)
35 t 51 t APRIL IN PARIS –•– Count Basie (Clef)-6 (35)
37 36 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-15 (25S) (19)
38 49 t DON’T GO TO STRANGERS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA)-5 (38)
39 t 59 LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-2 (39)
39 t 39 t MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-9 (14S/17 tJ) (31)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 17 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-15 (22S) (5)
45 31 HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-17 (12)
50 t 38 BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-15 (20)
53 39 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Kitty Kallen and Georgie Shaw (Decca)-7 (39)
60 37 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-11 (21)

POWER HITS:

41 42 t MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Four Coins (Epic)-13 (28)
42 57 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-3 (42)
47 86 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-2 (15S) (47)
48 — LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (19A) (48)
49 51 t NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-5 (49)
50 t 54 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Snooky Lanson (Dot)-15 (20)

NEW THIS WEEK:

48 — LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (19A) (48)
58 — MR. WONDERFUL –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-1 (58)
59 — LITTLE CHILD –•– Eddie Albert and Sondra Lee (Kapp)-1 (59)
64 — MORITAT (A Theme From “The Threepenny Opera”) –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Septet (Coral)-1 (64)
66 t — THE SHIFTING, WHISPERING SANDS –•– Randy Draper (Mercury)-19 (6)
78 t — CHAIN GANG –•– Len Dresslar (Mercury)-1 (78)
78 t — YOU BABY YOU –•– The Cleftons (Gee)-1 (78)
81 t — CRY BABY –•– Bonnie Sisters (Rainbow)-1 (81)
81 t — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (81)
81 t — LITTLE CHILD –•– Lael and Cab Calloway (ABC-Paramount)-1 (81)
81 t — THESE HANDS –•– Les Dresslar (Mercury)-1 (81)
85 t — WHEN YOU LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– David Whitfield with Mantrovani and His Orchestra and Chorus (London)-2 (85)
87 t — YOU ARE MY LOVE –•– Joni James (MGM)-17 (15)
89 — SUCH A DAY (So Ein Tag) –•– Rita Raines (Deed)-1 (89)
90 — I’VE CHANGED MY MIND A THOUSAND TIMES –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-2 (1S/3J) (75)
91 t — LET IT RING –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-6 (51)
91 t — NUEVO LAREDO –•– Les Paul and Mary Ford (Capitol)-1 (91)
93 t — BAND OF GOLD –•– The Hi-Fi Four (King)-1 (93)
96 t — TEENAGE MEETING (Gonna Got It Up Right) –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (96)
98 t — IF YOU CAN DREAM –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (98)
100 t — ADORABLE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-11 (71)
100 t — MY TREASURE –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-6 (31)
100 t — VALLEY VALPARAISO –•– Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Columbia)-1 (100)

the-platters-the-great-pretender-mercury-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 15th February, 1956
Issue Date: 25th February, 1956

1 t 1 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 (2 wks @ #1) (3S/1A/1 tJ) (1)
1 t 2 t ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-9 (1 wk @ #1) (2S/2A/1 tJ) (1)
3 4 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-12 (1S/3A/4J) (3)
4 2 t MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-13 (4S/4A/3J) (1)
5 8 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (5S/5A/10J) (5)
6 6 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 (6S/7A/7J) (6)
7 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-13 (8S/9A/6J) (5)
8 5 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-16 (10S/13A/5J) (1)
9 9 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-11 (12S/11A/9J) (7)
10 25 t THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (7S/6A/18 tJ) (10)

11 19 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (9S/8A/8J) (11)
12 10 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-16 (11S/17 tA/11J) (8)
13 13 t MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-6 (14S/10A/17J) (13)
14 11 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-10 (19S/12A/12J) (9)
15 15 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-7 (18S/15A/13J) (15)
16 12 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (9S/8J) (12)
17 13 t GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-8 (20S/17 tA/15 tJ) (11)
18 16 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-12 (15S/20J) (13)
19 23 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-4 (16S/14A) (19)
20 31 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-11 (21S/20A) (20)

21 35 t ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-11 (23S/14J) (12)
22 17 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-15 (16A) (17)
23 t 49 NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-6 (23)
23 t 30 SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-4 (23)
25 33 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-12 (23)
26 47 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-3 (13S) (26)
27 20 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-14 (15 tJ) (19)
28 35 t APRIL IN PARIS –•– Count Basie (Clef)-7 (28)
29 29 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-10 (18 Ts/19A/12J) (16)
30 34 SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-11 (17S) (30)

31 t 24 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-22 (25S) (7)
31 t 43 LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-16 (5)
33 42 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-4 (33)
34 t 27 t MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-26 (18 tJ) (3)
34 t 39 t LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-3 (34)
34 t 39 t MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-10 (15S/20J) (31)
34 t 61 A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-3 (34)
38 18 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-19 (2)
39 57 A THEME FROM (The Three Penny Opera) “MORITAT” –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (39)
40 81 t CRY BABY –•– Bonnie Sisters (Rainbow)-2 (22S) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 t 21 TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-6 (24S) (21)
43 t 25 t SEVEN DAYS –•– Dorothy Collins (Coral)-5 (25)
45 27 t ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-22 (5)
46 37 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-16 (19)
47 32 A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-14 (24)
53 22 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-16 (13)
69 38 DON’T GO TO STRANGERS –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA)-6 (38)

POWER HITS:

41 48 LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-3 (41)
42 46 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-16 (9)
48 85 t THAT’S YOUR MISTAKE –•– Otis Williams and His New Group (DeLuxe)-5 (48)
49 66 t OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-4 (49)
50 50 t BURN THAT CANDLE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-16 (20)

NEW THIS WEEK:

54 — A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (54)
56 t — THAT’S ALL –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 (56)
62 t — LOVELY LIES –•– The Manhattan Brothers and Miriam Makeba (London)-1 (62)
65 t — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (Jean’s Song) –•– Chet Atkins (RCA Victor)-1 (65)
70 t — 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (70)
72 — NOTHING EVER CHANGES MY LOVE FOR YOU –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (72)
74 t — FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (74)
76 — TAKE ME BACK TO TOYLAND –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-8 (47)
78 — TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-1 (78)
82 t — I’LL NEVER KNOW –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (5S/10J) (82)
82 t — ZAMBEZI –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (75)
89 t — FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (89)
93 — TOO LATE NOW –•– The DeCastro Sisters (Abbott)-6 (66)
97 t — (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-29 (1)

kay-starr-rock-and-roll-waltz-rca-victor

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 22nd February, 1956
Issue Date: 3rd March, 1956

NOTE: The Best-Sellers chart was reduced to 20 positions beginning this week

1 1 t ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-10 (2 wks @ #1) (2S/2A/1J) (1)
2 3 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-13 (1S/1A/4J) (2)
3 1 t THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 (3S/3A/2J) (1)
4 4 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-14 (6S/6A/3J) (1)
5 5 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (4S/5A/7J) (5)
6 10 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (5S/4A/12J) (6)
7 6 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 (7S/8 tA/6J) (6)
8 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-14 (9S/10A/5J) (5)
9 11 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (8S/7A/9J) (9)
10 13 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-7 (10S/8 tA/19J) (10)

11 8 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-17 (14S/16 tA/8J) (1)
12 9 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-12 (13S/12A/11J) (7)
13 19 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-5 (15S/11A/17J) (13)
14 14 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-11 (14A/10J) (9)
15 26 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-4 (11S/20J) (15)
16 t 15 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-8 (17S/14 tJ) (15)
16 t 12 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-17 (12S/16J) (8)
18 21 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-12 (13J) (12)
19 18 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-13 (16S) (13)
20 23 t SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-5 (18A) (20)

21 t 34 t LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-4 (15A) (21)
21 t 34 t A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-4 (21)
23 22 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-16 (19A) (17)
24 20 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-12 (20S) (20)
25 51 t ASK ME –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 (25)
26 17 GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-9 (18J) (11)
27 25 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-13 (23)
28 t 31 t HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-23 (7)
28 t 27 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-15 (14 tJ) (16)
30 33 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-5 (30)

31 23 t NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-7 (23)
32 65 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-3 (32)
33 t 43 t TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-7 (21)
33 t 30 SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-12 (30)
35 t 40 CRY BABY –•– Bonnie Sisters (Rainbow)-3 (18 Ts) (35)
35 t 53 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-17 (13)
37 t 39 A THEME FROM (The Three Penny Opera) “MORITAT” –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (37)
37 t — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-1 (37)
39 55 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Threepenny Opera”) –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Septet (Coral)-3 (39)
40 41 LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 16 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (8S/16A/9J) (12)
43 29 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-11 (20A/10J) (16)
44 t 34 t MOSTLY MARTHA –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-11 (16S) (31)
50 34 t MOMENTS TO REMEMBER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-27 (3)
51 31 t LOVE AND MARRIAGE –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-17 (5)
62 t 28 APRIL IN PARIS –•– Count Basie (Clef)-8 (28)
91 t 38 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-20 (2)

POWER HITS:

41 — LA MER (Beyond the Sea) –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (41)
44 t 56 t THAT’S ALL –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-2 (44)
46 45 ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-23 (5)
48 — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-2 (48)
49 74 t FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-2 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

37 t — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-1 (37)
41 — LA MER (Beyond the Sea) –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (41)
48 — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-2 (48)
54 — BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (18S) (54)
67 — YOU’LL GET YOURS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (67)
68 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (68)
73 t — I’VE CHANGED MY MIND A THOUSAND TIMES –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-3 (2S/1J) (73)
82 — MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-1 (82)
83 — BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-1 (83)
84 — I’M GONNA LOVE YOU –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (84)
88 t — KISS AND RUN –•– Peggy King (Columbia)-1 (88)
88 t — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-1 (88)
91 t — BO WEEVIL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (91)
93 — EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-1 (93)
94 t — I’LL WAIT –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-1 (94)
96 t — THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (80)
96 t — SUCH A DAY –•– Vera Lynn (London)-1 (96)

kay-starr-rock-and-roll-waltz-rca-victor

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 29th February, 1956
Issue Date: 10th March, 1956

1 1 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-11 (3 wks @ #1) (2S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (1S/5A/4J) (2)
3 3 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 (5S/4A/2J) (1)
4 5 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (4S/3A/6J) (4)
5 6 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (5S/4A/9J) (5)
6 4 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-15 (8S/6A/3J) (1)
7 7 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 (6S/8A/7J) (6)
8 9 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (7S/7A/5J) (8)
9 8 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-15 (10S/10A/8J) (5)
10 15 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-5 (9S/11A/12J) (10)

11 10 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-8 (11S/9A/15J) (10)
12 42 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (7S/15A/5J) (12)
13 13 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-6 (17S/13A/13 tJ) (13)
14 12 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-13 (15S/12A/17J) (7)
15 t 16 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-18 (13S/16J) (8)
15 t 14 TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-12 (13J) (9)
17 11 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-18 (10J) (1)
18 t 61 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-3 (16S) (18)
18 t 37 t WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-2 (19J) (18)
20 19 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-14 (20 Ts) (13)

21 30 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-6 (21)
22 21 t A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-5 (21)
23 83 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-2 (14S) (23)
24 23 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-17 (17)
25 26 GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-10 (11)
26 20 SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-6 (18A) (20)
27 31 NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-8 (23)
28 t 16 t CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-9 (20J) (15)
28 t 68 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (19S/14A) (28)
30 21 t LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-5 (20A) (21)

31 18 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-13 (11J) (12)
32 28 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-16 (18J) (16)
33 25 ASK ME –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (25)
34 — JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (12S) (34)
35 — HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (12S) (35)
36 24 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-13 (19A) (20)
37 28 t HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-24 (7)
38 — EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (38)
39 93 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-2 (18S) (39)
40 54 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-2 (16S) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 33 t TUTTI-FRUTTI –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-8 (21)
44 40 LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 (40)
48 35 t CRY ME A RIVER –•– Julie London (Liberty)-18 (13)
49 33 t SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-13 (30)
52 35 t CRY BABY –•– Bonnie Sisters (Rainbow)-4 (20 Ts) (35)
53 t 32 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-4 (32)
67 t 37 t A THEME FROM (The Three Penny Opera) “MORITAT” –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (37)
69 t 27 (Love Is) THE TENDER TRAP –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-14 (23)
71 39 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Threepenny Opera”) –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Septet (Coral)-4 (39)

POWER HITS:

41 48 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-3 (41)
43 — OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-5 (43)
46 t — INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-1 (46)
46 t — ELOISE –•– Kay Thompson (Cadence)-1 (46)

NEW THIS WEEK:

34 — JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (12S) (34)
35 — HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (12S) (35)
38 — EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (38)
43 — OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-5 (43)
46 t — INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-1 (46)
46 t — ELOISE –•– Kay Thompson (Cadence)-1 (46)
64 — MADEIRA –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (64)
65 t — MISSING –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (65)
74 t — EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (74)
74 t — INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-1 (74)
78 — LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-1 (78)
82 — INTO THE NIGHT –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-1 (82)
83 — DON’T TELL ME NOT TO LOVE YOU –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (83)
84 t — I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (19S) (84)
87 t — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-1 (87)
91 — BITTER WITH THE SWEET –•– Billy Eckstine (RCA Victor)-1 (91)
93 t — BUTTERNUT –•– Jimmy Heap and the Melody Makers with Perk Williams (Capitol)-1 (93)
93 t — THESE HANDS –•– Les Dresslar (Mercury)-2 (81)
99 t — ALL NIGHT LONG –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-1 (99)

kay-starr-rock-and-roll-waltz-rca-victor

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 7th March, 1956
Issue Date: 17th March, 1956

1 1 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-12 (4 wks @ #1) (3S/3A/1J) (1)
2 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-15 (1S/4A/3J) (2)
3 5 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (2S/1A/7J) (3)
4 4 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-9 (4S/2A/4J) (4)
5 3 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (5S/5A/2J) (1)
6 t 8 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (6S/6A/6J) (6)
6 t 7 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 (7S/7A/8J) (6)
8 6 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-16 (10S/10A/5J) (1)
9 10 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-6 (8S/9A/10J) (9)
10 9 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-16 (11S/14A/9J) (5)

11 11 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-9 (12S/8A/18J) (10)
12 13 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-7 (13S/11A/15J) (13)
13 12 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (6S/6J) (12)
14 34 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (9S/15A) (14)
15 23 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-3 (14S) (15)
16 18 t A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-4 (16S/11J) (16)
17 18 t WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-3 (16J) (17)
18 14 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-14 (17S/12 tJ) (7)
19 15 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-19 (18S/17J) (8)
20 22 A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-6 (20)

21 t 40 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-3 (16S/11J) (21)
21 t 35 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (9S/13A) (21)
21 t 28 t HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (15S/12A) (21)
24 38 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-2 (24)
25 26 SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-7 (20)
26 41 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-4 (19S/17A) (26)
27 t 20 ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-15 (13)
27 t 28 t CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-10 (20 tJ) (15)
29 74 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (29)
30 33 ASK ME –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 (18A) (25)

31 t 21 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-7 (21)
31 t 84 t I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (15S) (31)
33 44 LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-6 (33)
34 t 31 ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-14 (12 tJ) (12)
34 t 39 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-3 (34)
36 27 NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-9 (23)
37 67 t THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-3 (37)
38 30 LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-6 (20A) (21)
39 46 t ELOISE –•– Kay Thompson (Cadence)-2 (39)
40 17 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-19 (14J) (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 36 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-14 (19A) (20)
46 15 t TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-13 (19J) (9)
53 t 24 BAND OF GOLD –•– Kit Carson (Capitol)-18 (17)
56 t 25 GO ON WITH THE WEDDING –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-11 (11)
73 t 37 HE –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-25 (7)
93 t 32 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-17 (16)

POWER HITS:

41 57 t FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (41)
43 53 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-5 (32)
44 78 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-2 (20S) (44)
47 71 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Threepenny Opera”) –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Septet (Coral)-5 (39)
48 52 CRY BABY –•– Bonnie Sisters (Rainbow)-5 (35)
49 57 t MORITAT (Theme From “Three Penny Opera”) –•– Les Paul (Capitol)-6 (49)
50 64 MADEIRA –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

51 — THAT’S YOUR MISTAKE –•– Otis Williams and His New Group (DeLuxe)-6 (48)
52 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (Jean’s Song) –•– Chet Atkins (RCA Victor)-2 (52)
60 t — MEMORIES OF YOU –•– The Benny Goodman Trio with Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-7 (52)
65 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Coral)-1 (65)
76 — ROCK RIGHT –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (76)
78 — TEEN AGE PRAYER –•– Gloria Mann (Sound)-13 (21)
79 — THE LARGE LARGE HOUSE –•– The Mike Pedicin Quintet (RCA Victor)-1 (79)
82 t — ROCK AROUND MOTHER GOOSE –•– Barry Gordon (MGM)-5 (52)
84 t — (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-1 (84)
86 — AND THE ANGELS SING –•– The Three Chuckles (Vik)-1 (86)
98 — TEENAGE MEETING (Gonna Got It Up Right) –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-4 (80)
100 — I’M GONNA LOVE YOU –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-2 (84)

les-baxter-his-chorus-and-orchestra-the-poor-people-of-paris-la-goualante-du-pauvre-jean-capitol

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 14th March, 1956
Issue Date: 24th March, 1956

NOTE: The Aiplay (Most Played By Jockeys) chart was expanded to 25 positions beginning this week

1 3 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-7 (1 wk @ #1) (1S/1A/5J) (1)
2 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-16 (2S/3A/3J) (2)
3 1 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-13 (3S/4A/1J) (1)
4 4 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-10 (4S/2A/4J) (4)
5 5 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-15 (5S/6A/2J) (1)
6 6 t I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (6S/5A/6J) (6)
7 9 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-7 (8S/10A/10 tJ) (7)
8 6 t SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-11 (10S/11A/8J) (6)
9 t 8 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-17 (13S/15A/7J) (1)
9 t 11 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-10 (12S/12A/14J) (9)

11 21 t HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (11S/7A) (11)
12 15 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-4 (9S/14A/20J) (12)
13 10 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-17 (15S/18 tA/9J) (5)
14 21 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (7S/8A/19J) (14)
15 17 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-4 (19S/9A/15J) (15)
16 12 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-8 (16S/17A/17 tJ) (13)
17 16 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-5 (14S/25A/10 tJ) (16)
18 14 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (7S/13A/19J) (14)
19 13 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (6S/6J) (12)
20 29 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-3 (22A) (20)

21 24 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-3 (23 tA) (21)
22 20 A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-7 (20)
23 t 21 t BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-4 (14S/10 tJ) (21)
23 t 26 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-5 (18S/23 tA) (23)
25 18 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-15 (13J) (7)
26 34 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-4 (17S) (26)
27 t 19 IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-20 (20S/17 tJ) (8)
27 t 63 TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-5 (27)
29 31 t I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (11S) (29)
30 33 LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-7 (30)

31 47 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Threepenny Opera”) –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Septet (Coral)-6 (31)
32 t 27 t ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-16 (13)
32 t 64 INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-3 (32)
34 38 LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-7 (20A) (21)
35 t 58 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (35)
35 t 41 FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 (35)
37 67 t LA MER (Beyond the Sea) –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-4 (37)
38 27 t CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-11 (15)
39 39 ELOISE –•– Kay Thompson (Cadence)-3 (39)
40 72 FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 t 37 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-4 (37)
43 31 t 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-8 (21)
44 t 30 ASK ME –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-7 (25)
46 25 SEVEN DAYS –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-8 (20)
52 34 t ARE YOU SATISFIED –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-15 (12J) (12)
54 40 SIXTEEN TONS –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-20 (16J) (1)
55 36 NINETY NINE YEARS (Dead or Alive) –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-10 (23)

POWER HITS:

41 t 69 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-4 (21A) (41)
44 t 62 MISSING –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-3 (44)
48 70 t BO WEEVIL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (48)
49 70 t OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-7 (43)

NEW THIS WEEK:

67 t — “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-1 (67)
76 — (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (76)
77 — MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-1 (77)
78 t — MAIN TITLE (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Billy May and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (78)
80 — PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (80)
81 t — IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-1 (81)
81 t — ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-1 (81)
91 — THE GAL WITH THE YALLER SHOES –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (91)
92 t — SWEET LIPS –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (92)
94 — INTO THE NIGHT –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-2 (82)
100 — A WOMAN IN LOVE –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-17 (24)

les-baxter-his-chorus-and-orchestra-the-poor-people-of-paris-la-goualante-du-pauvre-jean-capitol

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 21st March, 1956
Issue Date: 31st March, 1956

NOTE: The Best Sellers chart was expanded to 25 positions beginning this week)

1 1 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-8 (2 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/2 tJ) (1)
2 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-17 (2S/3A/2 tJ) (2)
3 3 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-14 (3S/4A/1J) (1)
4 4 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-11 (4S/2A/5J) (4)
5 6 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (6S/5A/6J) (5)
6 5 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-16 (10S/7A/4J) (1)
7 7 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-8 (8 Ts/9A/12J) (7)
8 8 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-12 (10S/10A/8J) (6)
9 t 12 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-5 (7S/13A/13J) (9)
9 t 11 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (8 Ts/6A/15J) (9)

11 14 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (5S/8A/8J) (11)
12 9 t MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-11 (13S/11A/14J) (9)
13 18 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (5S/15A/8J) (13)
14 17 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-6 (11S/18A/9 tJ) (14)
15 13 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-18 (15 Ts/22A/11J) (5)
16 15 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-5 (15 Ts/12A/18J) (15)
17 9 t MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-18 (19S/23A/9 tJ) (1)
18 t 21 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-4 (17S/14A) (18)
18 t 20 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (21 Ts/19A/16J) (18)
20 23 t WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-6 (18S/16A) (20)

21 19 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (6S/6J) (12)
22 23 t BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-5 (11S/9 tJ) (21)
23 16 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-9 (23S/25A) (13)
24 26 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-5 (14S) (24)
25 29 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (8 Ts/24A/15J) (25)
26 41 t THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-5 (19 tJ) (26)
27 25 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-16 (19 tJ) (7)
28 41 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-5 (25S/20A) (28)
29 34 LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-8 (21)
30 32 t INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-4 (30)

31 76 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (24S) (31)
32 80 PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (32)
33 43 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-9 (21)
34 22 A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-8 (20)
35 t 40 FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-6 (35)
35 t 47 LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-16 (20)
35 t 27 t TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-6 (27)
38 t 35 t 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (35)
38 t 27 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-21 (8)
40 35 t FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-6 (21A) (35)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

50 t 31 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Threepenny Opera”) –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Septet (Coral)-7 (17J) (31)
56 39 ELOISE –•– Kay Thompson (Cadence)-4 (39)
58 30 LISBON ANTIGUA (In Old Lisbon) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-8 (30)
61 32 t ANGELS IN THE SKY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-17 (13)
63 37 LA MER (Beyond the Sea) –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-5 (37)
74 t 38 CHAIN GANG –•– Bobby Scott (ABC-Paramount)-12 (15)

POWER HITS:

41 66 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-3 (20S) (41)
42 81 t IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-2 (42)
43 51 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-4 (43)
44 61 t INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-4 (44)
45 64 LOVELY LIES –•– The Manhattan Brothers and Miriam Makeba (London)-5 (45)
47 48 BO WEEVIL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (47)
48 t 61 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-8 (17A) (48)
50 t 81 t ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-2 (21 Ts) (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

69 — IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-1 (69)
83 — GET UP GET UP (You Sleepy Head) –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (83)
90 — YOU’LL GET YOURS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (67)
95 t — I’LL NEVER KNOW –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (4S/5J) (76)
95 t — MY FIRST FORMAL GOWN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (95)
97 — APRIL IN PARIS –•– The Modernaires (Coral)-1 (97)
99 — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca (Dot)-19 (9)
100 — HE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-21 (12)

les-baxter-his-chorus-and-orchestra-the-poor-people-of-paris-la-goualante-du-pauvre-jean-capitol

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 28th March, 1956
Issue Date: 7th April, 1956

1 1 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-9 (3 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/2J) (1)
2 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (2S/3A/3J) (2)
3 3 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-15 (6S/5A/1J) (1)
4 4 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-12 (8S/2A/4J) (4)
5 5 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (7S/4A/6J) (5)
6 9 t BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-6 (3S/11A/8J) (6)
7 7 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-9 (9S/9A/10J) (7)
8 t 6 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-17 (10S/11A/5J) (1)
8 t 9 t HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (5S/7A/13J) (8)
10 13 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (4S/12A/7J) (10)

11 14 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-7 (11S/13A/9J) (11)
12 t 18 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (15S/14A/12J) (12)
12 t 8 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-13 (14S/21A/8J) (6)
14 12 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-12 (13S/16A/16J) (9)
15 16 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-6 (20S/10A/17J) (15)
16 20 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-7 (18S/15A) (16)
17 22 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-6 (11S/20A/9J) (17)
18 18 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-5 (22S/18A) (18)
19 31 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (19S) (31)
20 23 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-10 (24S/18 tJ) (13)

21 15 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-19 (14J) (5)
22 24 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-6 (16S) (22)
23 25 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (5S/19A/13J) (23)
24 17 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-19 (25A/15J) (1)
25 21 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (7S/6J) (12)
26 50 t ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-3 (12S) (26)
27 t 11 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (4S/6A/7J) (11)
27 t 35 t TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-7 (27)
29 26 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-6 (23A) (26)
30 42 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-3 (25 Ts) (30)

31 44 INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-5 (31)
32 30 INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-5 (30)
33 28 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-6 (17A) (28)
34 27 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-17 (7)
35 47 BO WEEVIL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (35)
36 59 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-8 (32)
37 57 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-3 (37)
38 t 48 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-9 (22A) (38)
38 t 32 PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (32)
40 34 A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-9 (20)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 29 LIPSTICK AND CANDY AND RUBBERSOLE SHOES –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA)-9 (21)
46 33 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-10 (21)
47 40 FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 (24A) (35)
52 t 35 t FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-7 (35)
54 38 t IT’S ALMOST TOMORROW –•– The Dream Weavers (Decca)-22 (8)
55 38 t 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Lou Busch and His Orchestra (Capitol)-7 (35)
60 35 t LULLABY OF BIRDLAND –•– Blue Stars (Mercury)-17 (20)

POWER HITS:

41 41 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-4 (25 Ts) (41)
43 69 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-2 (43)
44 t 43 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 t 52 OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-9 (43)
48 62 ROCK RIGHT –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (48)
49 — A CRAZY LITTLE PALACE (That’s My House) –•– The Billy Williams Quartet (Coral)-1 (49)
50 t 48 t ASK ME –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-9 (25)
50 t 71 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-3 (17S) (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

63 t — WITHOUT YOU –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (63)
66 — LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-1 (23S) (66)
67 — THE SAINTS ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (21S) (67)
68 t — WINNER TAKE ALL –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (19S) (68)
68 t — WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (68)
73 — THE LITTLE MUSICIANS –•– Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (73)
74 t — CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Willows (Melba)-1 (74)
76 — HELD FOR QUESTIONING –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-1 (76)
79 — R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (21S) (79)
81 — MAIN TITLE – GOLDEN ARM –•– Les Elgart and His Orchestra (Columbia)-1 (81)
82 — IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN (‘Twas On a Night Like This) –•– Bing Crosby and the Buddy Cole Trio (Decca)-1 (82)
88 t — BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (88)
90 — THAT’S YOUR MISTAKE –•– Otis Williams and His New Group (DeLuxe)-8 (48)
91 t — ANGEL PIE (Postillion) –•– Peggy King (Columbia)-1 (91)
91 t — TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (91)
94 t — CHINESE ROCK AND EGG ROLL –•– Buddy Hackett (Coral)-1 (94)
96 t — ONLY YOU (And You Alone) –•– The Platters (Mercury)-27 (5)
100 t — YOU’RE MINE –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-1 (100)

les-baxter-his-chorus-and-orchestra-the-poor-people-of-paris-la-goualante-du-pauvre-jean-capitol

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 4th April, 1956
Issue Date: 14th April, 1956

1 1 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-10 (4 wks @ #1) (1S/2A/1J) (1)
2 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (5S/1A/3J) (2)
3 t 27 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (3S/4A/5J) (3)
3 t 4 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-13 (9S/3A/6J) (3)
3 t 3 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-16 (8S/6A/2J) (1)
6 8 t HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (2S/5A/10J) (6)
7 6 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-7 (4S/8A/8J) (6)
8 5 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (7S/7A/4J) (5)
9 7 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-10 (6S/9A/10 tJ) (7)
10 10 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (3S/11A/5J) (10)

11 11 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-8 (10S/12A/7J) (11)
12 8 t THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-18 (15S/16A/8 tJ) (1)
13 12 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (16S/13A/12J) (12)
14 19 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (12S/17A/15J) (14)
15 15 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-7 (22S/10A/14J) (15)
16 14 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-13 (14S/18A/19J) (9)
17 12 t SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-14 (18S/25A/13J) (6)
18 26 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-4 (11S/19A) (18)
19 17 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-7 (10S/24A/7J) (17)
20 18 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-6 (25S/15A) (18)

21 16 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-8 (19S/22A) (16)
22 20 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-11 (17 tJ) (13)
23 t 22 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-7 (23 Ts/20J) (22)
23 t 23 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (2S/23A/10 tJ) (23)
25 30 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-4 (25)
26 37 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-4 (26)
27 31 INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-6 (27)
28 27 t TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-8 (27)
29 41 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-5 (17S) (29)
30 21 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-20 (16J) (5)

31 t 43 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-3 (21S) (31)
31 t 44 t LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-6 (31)
33 66 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-2 (13S) (33)
34 25 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (7S/4J) (12)
35 24 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-20 (17 tJ) (1)
36 48 ROCK RIGHT –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-5 (36)
37 38 t PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (20A) (37)
38 52 t FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-8 (35)
39 68 t WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-2 (39)
40 t 38 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-10 (21A) (38)
40 t 79 R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-2 (23S) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 t 32 INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-6 (30)
42 t 33 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-7 (14A) (28)
46 36 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-9 (32)
50 t 29 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-7 (26)
74 35 BO WEEVIL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (35)
75 34 DUNGAREE DOLL –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-18 (7)
82 40 A THEME FROM THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Mack the Knife) –•– Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars (Columbia)-10 (20)

POWER HITS:

44 63 t WITHOUT YOU –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-2 (44)
45 46 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-11 (21)
47 72 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Coral)-5 (47)
48 47 FLOWERS MEAN FOREGIVENESS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (35)
49 67 THE SAINTS ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-2 (23 Ts) (49)
50 t 68 t WINNER TAKE ALL –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (12S/15A) (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

60 t — MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-1 (60)
66 t — MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-1 (66)
68 t — BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-1 (68)
68 t — ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (68)
76 — NO OTHER ONE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (76)
79 — CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (79)
84 — LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (84)
87 t — SWEET LIPS –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (85)
93 — WE ALL NEED LOVE –•– Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Columbia)-1 (93)
97 — TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — GET UP GET UP (You Sleepy Head) –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-2 (83)

les-baxter-his-chorus-and-orchestra-the-poor-people-of-paris-la-goualante-du-pauvre-jean-capitol

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 11th April, 1956
Issue Date: 21st April, 1956

1 1 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-11 (5 wks @ #1) (3S/1A/1J) (1)
2 t 3 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (2S/2A/2J) (2)
2 t 6 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (1S/4A/7J) (2)
4 2 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-19 (5S/5A/3J) (2)
5 7 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-8 (4S/7A/5 tJ) (6)
6 t 8 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (7S/6A/5 tJ) (5)
6 t 3 t NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-14 (10S/3A/9J) (3)
8 3 t ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-17 (13S/8A/4J) (1)
9 9 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-11 (6S/9A/10J) (7)
10 11 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-9 (9S/10A/8J) (10)

11 14 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (11S/13A/13J) (11)
12 10 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (2S/14A/2J) (10)
13 18 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-5 (8S/15A/18J) (13)
14 13 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-7 (20S/16A/11J) (12)
15 15 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-8 (24S/11A/15J) (15)
16 12 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-19 (22 Ts/18A/12J) (1)
17 33 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-3 (12S/17J) (17)
18 21 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-9 (25S/12A) (16)
19 16 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-14 (21S/19 tJ) (9)
20 19 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-8 (9S/8J) (17)

21 31 t IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-4 (15S) (21)
22 25 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-5 (16S) (22)
23 23 t I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (1S/20A/7J) (23)
24 66 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-2 (22S/21A) (24)
25 17 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-15 (14J) (6)
26 26 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-5 (22A) (26)
27 23 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-8 (16J) (22)
28 29 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-6 (17S) (28)
29 40 t R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 (18S) (29)
30 31 t LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-7 (30)

31 62 TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-3 (25 tA) (31)
32 22 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-12 (13)
33 t 27 INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-7 (27)
33 t 42 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-8 (17A) (28)
35 39 WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-3 (35)
36 60 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-2 (14S/24A) (36)
37 t 20 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-7 (23A) (18)
37 t 37 PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (37)
37 t 28 TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-9 (27)
40 42 t INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-7 (30)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 30 BAND OF GOLD –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-21 (19 tJ) (5)
45 t 35 MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-21 (1)
45 t 36 ROCK RIGHT –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-6 (36)
48 40 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-11 (19A) (38)
59 34 TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (7S/5 tJ) (12)
60 38 FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-9 (35)

POWER HITS:

41 96 THE LITTLE MUSICIANS –•– Hugo Winterhalter and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-3 (41)
42 49 THE SAINTS ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 (18S) (42)
43 52 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-5 (19S) (43)
45 t 47 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Coral)-6 (45)
49 53 IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN (‘Twas On a Night Like This) –•– Bing Crosby and the Buddy Cole Trio (Decca)-3 (49)
50 60 t MAIN TITLE (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Billy May and His Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

66 t — ROCK AND ROLL WEDDING –•– Sunny Gale (RCA Victor)-1 (66)
70 — TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-1 (70)
72 — I’M STILL A KING TO YOU –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (72)
73 — TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-1 (73)
81 — SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’) –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-1 (12S/17J) (81)
82 — ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-1 (82)
84 t — MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra (Wing)-1 (84)
87 — SPEEDOO –•– The Cadillacs (Josie)-17 (30)
88 — HI-LILI, HI-LO –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-1 (88)
91 — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-1 (91)
92 t — THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (92)
96 t — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (96)
98 — NEVER LET ME GO –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — THAT’S YOUR MISTAKE –•– Otis Williams and His New Group (DeLuxe)-9 (48)

les-baxter-his-chorus-and-orchestra-the-poor-people-of-paris-la-goualante-du-pauvre-jean-capitol

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 18th April, 1956
Issue Date: 28th April, 1956

1 1 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-12 (6 wks @ #1) (3S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 t HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1S/3A/3J) (2)
3 2 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (2S/2A/2J) (2)
4 4 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-20 (5S/5A/4J) (2)
5 5 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-9 (4S/6A/6J) (5)
6 6 t NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-15 (13S/4A/8J) (3)
7 6 t I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (11S/7A/7J) (5)
8 9 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-12 (6S/11A/10J) (7)
9 t 11 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (8S/8A/13J) (9)
9 t 10 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-10 (10S/9A/9J) (9)

11 8 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-18 (18S/13A/5J) (1)
12 13 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-6 (9S/10A/16J) (12)
13 12 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (2S/17A/2J) (10)
14 t 14 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-8 (21S/23A/11J) (12)
14 t 28 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-7 (15S/20A/19 tJ) (14)
16 15 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-9 (25S/19A/14J) (15)
17 17 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-11 (22 Ts/12A) (16)
18 21 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-5 (19S/16A) (18)
19 22 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-6 (14S/15A) (19)
20 17 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-4 (12S) (17)

21 36 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-3 (7S/14A) (21)
22 19 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-15 (19 tJ) (9)
23 23 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (1S/3J) (23)
24 20 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-9 (10S/9J) (17)
25 54 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (20S/24A) (25)
26 26 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-6 (26)
27 16 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-20 (12J) (1)
28 33 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-9 (22A) (28)
29 35 WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-4 (29)
30 30 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-8 (30)

31 52 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (31)
32 43 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-6 (16S) (32)
33 37 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-8 (18)
34 27 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-9 (17 tJ) (22)
35 t 24 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-3 (17S/21A) (24)
35 t 25 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-16 (15J) (6)
35 t 31 TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 (21A) (31)
38 40 INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-8 (30)
39 t 33 t INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-8 (27)
39 t — STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (22 Ts) (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 37 t TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-10 (27)
44 t 29 R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 (24S) (29)
46 t 32 (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-13 (13)
49 t 37 t PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (25A) (37)

POWER HITS:

41 92 t THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-2 (41)
43 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-8 (26)
44 t 58 WITHOUT YOU –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 (44)
46 t — IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (46)
49 t 50 MAIN TITLE (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Billy May and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

39 t — STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (22 Ts) (39)
43 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-8 (26)
46 t — IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (46)
51 — THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-1 (51)
56 t — THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (56)
66 — I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-1 (66)
69 t — MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (69)
81 t — ANGEL PIE (Postillion) –•– Peggy King (Columbia)-2 (81)
83 — I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (83)
84 t — LITTLE GIRL OF MINE –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-1 (84)
94 — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-1 (94)
95 — MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (95)
97 — JUST AS LONG AS I’M WITH YOU –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (97)
98 — I WOKE UP CRYING –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (98)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 25th April, 1956
Issue Date: 5th May, 1956

1 2 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1 wk @ #1) (1S/2A/1J) (1)
2 3 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (2S/1A/2J) (2)
3 1 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-13 (3S/3A/3J) (1)
4 5 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-10 (4S/5A/4J) (4)
5 t 4 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-21 (8S/8A/6J) (2)
5 t 9 t (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (5S/6A/10J) (5)
7 9 t A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-11 (9S/11A/7J) (7)
8 6 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-16 (16S/4A/9J) (3)
9 7 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (12S/9A/5J) (5)
10 12 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-7 (10S/10A/13J) (10)

11 8 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-13 (7S/16 tA/11J) (7)
12 19 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-7 (14S/12A/14J) (12)
13 21 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-4 (6S/7A) (13)
14 t 18 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-6 (17 Ts/13A) (14)
14 t 20 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-5 (13S/16 tA) (14)
16 35 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-4 (11S/14A) (16)
17 t 14 t (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-8 (17 Ts/24A/19 tJ) (14)
17 t 11 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-19 (8J) (1)
19 14 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-9 (25S/12J) (12)
20 16 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-10 (21A/16J) (15)

21 13 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (2S/2J) (10)
22 17 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-12 (19A/19J) (16)
23 31 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (15J) (23)
24 25 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (25A) (24)
25 51 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-2 (21S/20A) (25)
26 46 t IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-2 (26)
27 28 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-10 (23A) (27)
28 t 33 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-9 (22A) (18)
28 t 26 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-7 (26)
30 39 t STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-2 (15S/18A) (30)

31 44 t R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 (20S/17J) (29)
32 23 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1S/1J) (23)
33 29 WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-5 (29)
34 24 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-10 (9S/7J) (17)
35 t 22 MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-16 (9)
35 t 35 t TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (31)
37 35 t SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-17 (6)
38 32 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-7 (19S) (32)
39 30 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-9 (30)
40 42 TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-11 (27)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 t 39 t INNAMORATA –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-9 (27)
46 34 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Teen Queens (Gee)-10 (22)
47 t 27 THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-21 (18J) (1)
81 38 INNAMORATA (Sweetheart) –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-9 (30)

POWER HITS:

41 44 t WITHOUT YOU –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (41)
42 83 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (22S) (42)
44 t 66 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-2 (44)
47 t 52 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-4 (23 Ts) (47)
50 t 63 HELD FOR QUESTIONING –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-5 (50)
50 t 56 t THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-2 (23 Ts) (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

55 — LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL –•– The Four Esquires (London)-1 (55)
57 — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-2 (57)
64 t — TO LOVE AGAIN –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (64)
69 t — DELILAH JONES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (69)
76 t — IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (76)
78 — ROCK AND ROLL WEDDING –•– Sunny Gale (RCA Victor)-2 (66)
88 t — NEVER LET ME GO –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-2 (88)
90 t — A LITTLE LOVE CAN GO A LONG, LONG WAY –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-1 (90)
94 t — MY FIRST FORMAL GOWN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (80)
96 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (Jean’s Song) –•– Chet Atkins (RCA Victor)-8 (52)
97 — MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra (Wing)-2 (84)
98 — BO WEEVIL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (35)
99 — IF YOU CAN DREAM –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-8 (62)
100 t — PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (100)
100 t — JOEY, JOEY, JOEY –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-1 (100)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 2nd May, 1956
Issue Date: 12th May, 1956

1 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (2 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (2S/2A/4J) (2)
3 3 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (5S/3A/2J) (1)
4 4 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-11 (3S/6A/3J) (4)
5 5 t (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (7S/5A/6J) (5)
6 5 t LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-22 (12S/8A/9 tJ) (2)
7 12 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-8 (10S/12A/7J) (7)
8 t 16 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-5 (8S/7A/18J) (8)
8 t 13 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-5 (4S/4A) (8)
10 7 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-12 (11S/14A/5J) (7)

11 11 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-14 (9S/18A/11J) (7)
12 14 t IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-7 (13S/11A/19 tJ) (12)
13 t 14 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-6 (6S/21A/17J) (13)
13 t 10 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-8 (15S/15A/15J) (10)
15 9 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (20S/17A/8J) (5)
16 8 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-17 (9A/12J) (3)
17 25 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-3 (18S/16A) (17)
18 23 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (23S/14J) (18)
19 17 t (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-9 (19S) (14)
20 t 26 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-3 (13A) (20)
20 t 22 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-13 (20A) (16)

22 20 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-11 (19A/19 tJ) (15)
23 19 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-10 (13J) (12)
24 21 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (2S/4J) (10)
25 30 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (17S/10A) (25)
26 42 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (14S) (26)
27 24 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (25A) (24)
28 t 17 t ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-20 (9J) (1)
28 t 47 t CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-5 (25S) (28)
30 50 t THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-3 (16S/24A) (30)

31 28 t “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-8 (26)
32 27 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-11 (22A) (27)
33 33 WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-6 (29)
34 38 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-8 (21S) (32)
35 31 R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 (16J) (29)
36 47 t THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-4 (24S) (36)
37 34 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-11 (11S/5J) (17)
38 t 35 t TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 (23A) (31)
38 t 44 t I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-3 (22S) (38)
40 32 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1S/1J) (23)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 35 t MORITAT (A Theme From “The Three Penny Opera”) –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-17 (9)
50 40 TO YOU, MY LOVE –•– Nick Noble (Wing/Mercury)-12 (27)
54 t 28 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-10 (18)
58 37 SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-18 (6)
64 39 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-10 (30)

POWER HITS:

42 — GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-1 (42)
43 64 t TO LOVE AGAIN –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (43)
44 t 100 t PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-2 (44)
44 t 54 SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’) –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-4 (6S/17J) (44)
46 58 t MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-14 (38)
47 63 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (47)
48 76 t IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-2 (48)
49 62 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-4 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

42 — GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-1 (42)
65 — CORINNE CORRINA –•– Joe Turner (Atlantic)-1 (65)
72 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Coral)-8 (45)
81 t — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-1 (81)
84 t — MONEY HONEY (From the “Heartbreak Hotel” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (84)
86 t — GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-1 (86)
95 — KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (95)
96 — I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR FACE –•– Gordon MacRae (Capitol)-1 (96)
98 t — (A Theme From) THE THREE PENNY OPERA (Moritat) –•– Richard Hayman and Jan August (Mercury)-14 (13)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 9th May, 1956
Issue Date: 19th May, 1956

1 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (3 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-11 (2S/2A/4J) (2)
3 3 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-15 (5S/3A/3J) (1)
4 5 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (6S/5A/6J) (4)
5 4 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-12 (3S/13A/2J) (4)
6 7 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-9 (8S/10A/7J) (6)
7 t 8 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-6 (7S/8A/11J) (7)
7 t 8 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-6 (4S/4A/17 tJ) (7)
9 10 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-13 (18S/15A/5J) (7)
10 6 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-23 (17S/14A/10J) (2)

11 11 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-15 (9S/8J) (7)
12 17 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-4 (16S/9A) (12)
13 13 t ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-9 (14S/21A/17 tJ) (10)
14 12 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-8 (19S/11A) (12)
15 15 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (21S/20A/9J) (5)
16 t 20 t IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-4 (6A/16J) (16)
16 t 13 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-7 (15S/18A) (13)
18 30 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-4 (11S/12A) (18)
19 25 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (10S/7A) (19)
20 16 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-18 (17A/13J) (3)

21 t 26 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (12S/19A/17 tJ) (21)
21 t 18 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (25S/12J) (18)
23 32 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-12 (16A) (23)
24 28 t CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-6 (24S) (24)
25 38 t I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-4 (13S) (25)
26 t 36 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-5 (23S) (26)
26 t 19 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-10 (22S) (14)
26 t 44 t PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-3 (26)
29 22 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-12 (20J) (15)
30 20 t WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-14 (23A) (16)

31 28 t ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-21 (14J) (1)
32 48 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-3 (32)
33 t 23 EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-11 (15J) (12)
33 t 84 t A LITTLE LOVE CAN GO A LONG, LONG WAY –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-3 (33)
35 33 WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-7 (29)
36 31 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-9 (26)
37 27 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (24)
38 34 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-9 (20S) (32)
39 35 R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 (29)
40 t 40 I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (1S/22A/1J) (23)
40 t 69 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (12S/17 tJ) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 t 38 t TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-7 (24A) (31)
47 t 37 BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-12 (18S/5J) (17)
50 24 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (2S/4J) (10)

POWER HITS:

42 49 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-5 (42)
43 t 47 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (43)
45 — THE GIRL IN MY DREAMS –•– The Cliques (Modern)-1 (45)
46 52 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-5 (46)
49 64 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-11 (30)

NEW THIS WEEK:

45 — THE GIRL IN MY DREAMS –•– The Cliques (Modern)-1 (45)
51 — STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-1 (51)
61 t — PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-1 (61)
68 t — TANGO OF THE DRUMS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (68)
74 t — (Theme From) “PICNIC” –•– Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra (Mercury)-1 (74)
74 t — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Denny Vaughn (Kapp)-1 (74)
77 — THE ROVIN’ GAMBLER –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 (77)
87 — (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (87)
89 — MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra (Wing)-3 (84)
94 — THE MOCKING BIRD –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (94)
98 — IS THERE SOMEBODY ELSE –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-1 (98)
99 — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-1 (99)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 16th May, 1956
Issue Date: 26th May, 1956

1 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (4 wks @ #1) (1S/1A/1J) (1)
2 2 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (3S/2A/3J) (2)
3 t 7 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-7 (2S/3A/14J) (3)
3 t 3 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-16 (11S/4A/6J) (1)
5 5 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-13 (9S/11A/2J) (3)
6 4 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 (10S/10A/4J) (4)
7 t 6 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-10 (7 Ts/12A/5J) (6)
7 t 7 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-7 (5S/9A/9 tJ) (7)
9 19 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (7 Ts/5A/19 tJ) (9)
10 16 t IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-5 (21S/6A/9 tJ) (10)

11 9 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-14 (15S/14A/7J) (7)
12 18 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-5 (4S/7A) (12)
13 12 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-5 (12S/8A) (12)
14 14 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-9 (20S/13A) (12)
15 13 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-10 (18 Ts/22A/13J) (10)
16 11 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-16 (17S/8J) (7)
17 10 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-24 (24S/19A/15J) (2)
18 26 t PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-4 (18S/15A) (18)
19 21 t I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (6S/19 tJ) (19)
20 15 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-17 (12J) (5)

21 t 26 t THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-6 (14S/21A) (21)
21 t 16 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-8 (13S/16J) (13)
23 24 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-7 (23S/20A) (23)
24 23 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-13 (18A) (23)
25 25 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-5 (16S) (25)
26 42 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-6 (25S/16A) (26)
27 21 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (11J) (18)
28 20 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-19 (25A) (3)
29 29 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-13 (17 tJ) (15)
30 30 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-15 (16)

31 83 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-3 (17A) (31)
32 43 t TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-8 (24A) (31)
33 26 t (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-11 (14)
34 32 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-4 (32)
35 38 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-10 (22S) (32)
36 t 33 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-12 (12)
36 t 43 t MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (36)
38 40 t MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (6S/19 tJ) (38)
39 51 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-2 (23A) (39)
40 54 t KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 37 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (24)
42 t 36 “MAIN TITLE” AND “MOLLY-O” (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-10 (26)
44 39 R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 (29)
45 35 WILD CHERRY –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-8 (29)
47 31 ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ –•– Kay Starr (Capitol)-22 (17 tJ) (1)
58 t 40 t I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (1S/1J) (23)
61 33 t A LITTLE LOVE CAN GO A LONG, LONG WAY –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-4 (33)

POWER HITS:

42 t 67 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-16 (38)
46 49 LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-12 (30)
48 63 CORINNE CORRINA –•– Joe Turner (Atlantic)-3 (48)
49 54 t TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-6 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

64 t — I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (64)
68 t — MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (68)
79 — LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL –•– The Four Esquires (London)-3 (55)
81 — PLAY FOR KEEPS –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
86 — TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-1 (86)
88 — STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Mills Brothers (Decca)-1 (88)
90 t — I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (90)
90 t — YOU’RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE –•– The Four Lovers (RCA Victor)-1 (90)
92 t — LOST IN THE SHUFFLE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (92)
92 t — HI-LILI HI-LO –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (92)
98 — I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR FACE –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-1 (98)
99 — OUR LOVE AFFAIR –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-15 (43)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 23rd May, 1956
Issue Date: 2nd June, 1956

1 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (5 wks @ #1) (1S/2A/1J) (1)
2 2 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-13 (4S/4A/3J) (2)
3 3 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-8 (2S/1A/11J) (3)
4 7 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-8 (6S/7A/7J) (4)
5 12 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-6 (3S/3A/14 tJ) (5)
6 6 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 (9S/10A/4J) (4)
7 7 t IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-11 (8S/11A/5J) (6)
8 9 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (8S/5A/13J) (8)
9 13 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-6 (10S/6A/12J) (9)
10 3 t THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-17 (12S/9A/8 tJ) (1)

11 5 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-14 (11S/19A/2J) (3)
12 10 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-6 (20S/8A/6J) (10)
13 11 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-15 (15S/20A/8 tJ) (7)
14 19 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (7S/13A/18J) (14)
15 14 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-10 (18S/12A/19 tJ) (12)
16 21 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-9 (13S/24 tA/14 tJ) (13)
17 18 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (17S/14A) (17)
18 27 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (23A/8 tJ) (18)
19 23 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-8 (23S/21A) (19)
20 21 t THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-7 (14S/17A) (20)

21 34 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (25S/22A) (21)
22 26 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-7 (22S/16A) (22)
23 25 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-6 (16S) (23)
24 15 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-11 (16J) (10)
25 17 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-25 (2)
26 16 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-17 (21S/17J) (7)
27 31 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-4 (24 tA) (27)
28 20 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-18 (19 tJ) (5)
29 38 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (7S/18J) (29)
30 40 KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (30)

31 90 t I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (19S) (31)
32 50 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-7 (18A) (32)
33 36 t MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (24 tA) (33)
34 24 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-14 (23)
35 29 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-14 (15)
36 33 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-12 (14)
37 52 t DELILAH JONES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (17S) (37)
38 41 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (24)
39 32 TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-9 (31)
40 28 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-20 (3)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 39 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-3 (39)
58 30 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-16 (16)
63 t 36 t EDDIE MY LOVE –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-13 (12)
63 t 35 MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-11 (32)

POWER HITS:

41 t 48 CORINNE CORRINA –•– Joe Turner (Atlantic)-4 (41)
41 t 44 R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-9 (29)
44 77 TANGO OF THE DRUMS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (44)
45 64 t I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (45)
46 51 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-4 (46)
47 61 A LITTLE LOVE CAN GO A LONG, LONG WAY –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-5 (33)
48 52 t PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-3 (48)
49 60 JUKE BOX BABY –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (4S/3J) (10)

NEW THIS WEEK:

61 — BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (61)
68 — I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (68)
69 — TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-1 (69)
70 — A CRAZY LITTLE PALACE (That’s My House) –•– The Billy Williams Quartet (Coral)-7 (53)
73 t — FIVE HUNDRED GUYS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (73)
73 t — TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (73)
80 — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-2 (80)
83 t — SWEET HEARTACHES –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (83)
83 t — WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-1 (83)
94 — IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-1 (94)
99 — I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR FACE –•– Gordon MacRae (Capitol)-2 (96)
100 t — NEVER LET ME GO –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (79)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 30th May, 1956
Issue Date: 9th June, 1956

1 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (6 wks @ #1) (1S/3A/1J) (1)
2 t 3 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-9 (2S/1A/7J) (2)
2 t 5 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-7 (3S/2A/6J) (2)
4 2 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-14 (6S/5A/3J) (2)
5 8 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (4S/4A/9J) (5)
6 4 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-9 (7S/7A/8J) (4)
7 6 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 (9 Ts/9A/4 tJ) (4)
8 7 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-12 (8S/11A/4 tJ) (6)
9 9 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-7 (11S/6A/13J) (9)
10 12 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-7 (15S/8A/11J) (10)

11 11 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-15 (12S/20A/2J) (3)
12 14 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (5S/10A/15J) (12)
13 10 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-18 (17S/14A/14 tJ) (1)
14 13 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-16 (19S/17A/12J) (7)
15 17 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (16S/15 tA/19J) (15)
16 15 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-11 (22S/13A) (12)
17 23 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-7 (14S/25A/20J) (17)
18 16 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-10 (13S/16J) (13)
19 31 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (9 Ts/17 tJ) (19)
20 21 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-6 (21S) (20)

21 19 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-9 (24S) (19)
22 20 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-8 (18S/23 tA) (20)
23 27 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-5 (21A) (23)
24 22 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-8 (25S/15 tA) (22)
25 t 68 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (25)
25 t 32 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-8 (20S/12A) (25)
27 t 61 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-2 (23 tA) (27)
27 t 18 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (10J) (18)
29 69 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-2 (23S) (29)
30 43 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-4 (30)

31 29 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (5S/15J) (29)
32 24 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-12 (10)
33 33 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (33)
34 72 MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (9 Ts/17 tJ) (34)
35 25 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-26 (2)
36 26 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-18 (17J) (7)
37 52 t TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-3 (37)
38 57 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-5 (19A) (38)
39 30 KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-5 (30)
40 28 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-19 (5)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 t 34 MR. WONDERFUL –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-15 (23)
41 t 39 TOO YOUNG TO GO STEADY –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-10 (31)
45 37 DELILAH JONES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (16S/19J) (37)
46 36 (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-13 (14)
48 t 35 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Gale Storm (Mercury)-15 (15)
68 38 BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (24)
77 40 NO, NOT MUCH –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-21 (3)

POWER HITS:

43 62 SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’) –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-8 (13S/16J) (43)
48 t 59 TO LOVE AGAIN –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-6 (43)
50 52 t TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-8 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

58 t — LOST JOHN –•– Lonnie Donegan and His Skiffle Group (Mercury)-1 (58)
70 — A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-1 (70)
73 — FREE –•– Tommy Leonetti (Capitol)-1 (73)
78 — YOU’RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE –•– The Four Lovers (RCA Victor)-2 (78)
82 — NO OTHER ONE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (65)
85 — I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (85)
88 — WINNER TAKE ALL –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (9 Ts/4 tJ) (50)
90 — SECOND FIDDLE –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-1 (90)
91 — LAZY RIVER –•– Roberta Sherwood (Decca)-1 (91)
92 t — HOT AND COLD RUNNING TEARS –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (92)
97 — ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
99 — GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (99)

elvis-presley-heartbreak-hotel-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 6th June, 1956
Issue Date: 16th June, 1956

1 t 1 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-16 (7 wks @ #1) (3S/4A/1J) (1)
1 t 2 t THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-8 (1S/2A/5J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
3 2 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-10 (2S/1A/6J) (2)
4 t 4 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-15 (8S/5A/3J) (2)
4 t 5 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (4S/3A/9J) (4)
6 8 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-13 (7S/12A/2J) (6)
7 6 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-10 (6S/8A/8J) (4)
8 12 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (5S/7A/12J) (8)
9 9 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-8 (9S/6A/13J) (9)
10 7 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 (14S/11A/7J) (4)

11 10 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-8 (18S/10A/10J) (10)
12 25 t I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (10S/17A/16 tJ) (12)
13 15 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (15S/16A/20J) (13)
14 11 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-16 (25S/22A/4J) (3)
15 29 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-3 (11S/21A) (15)
16 19 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (12S/23 tA/15J) (16)
17 25 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-9 (13S/9A) (17)
18 13 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-19 (24S/23 tA/18J) (1)
19 16 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-12 (14A) (12)
20 27 t BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-3 (15A) (20)

21 t 20 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-7 (20S) (20)
21 t 14 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-17 (11J) (7)
23 t 23 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-6 (21S/19A) (23)
23 t 18 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-11 (22 Ts/19J) (13)
25 21 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-10 (16S) (19)
26 t 22 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-9 (17S) (20)
26 t 17 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-8 (19S) (17)
28 24 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-8 (18A) (22)
29 31 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (5S/12J) (29)
30 33 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (30)

31 34 MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (12S/15J) (31)
32 30 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-5 (30)
33 38 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-6 (25 tA) (33)
34 t 70 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-2 (34)
34 t 37 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-4 (34)
36 27 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (14J) (18)
37 — ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (37)
38 32 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-13 (10)
39 50 TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-9 (39)
40 t 39 KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-6 (30)
40 t 55 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-5 (25 tA) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 35 LISBON ANTIGUA –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-27 (2)
51 t 36 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-19 (16J) (7)
55 40 I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-20 (5)

POWER HITS:

43 52 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 (13A) (43)
44 54 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (44)
45 t 60 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-6 (20A) (45)
45 t — MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (22 Ts) (45)
47 71 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-3 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK:

37 — ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (37)
45 t — MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (22 Ts) (45)
70 — I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR FACE –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-3 (70)
73 t — BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Boyd Bennett and His Rockets (King)-8 (63)
75 t — NEVER TURN BACK –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (75)
77 — OOBY DOOBY –•– Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings (Sun)-1 (77)
78 t — BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-1 (78)
82 t — HOT DOG BUDDY BUDDY –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (82)
84 t — CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Willows (Melba)-10 (67)
89 t — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra (Coral)-12 (45)
93 — MONEY HONEY (From the “Heartbreak Hotel” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (76)
94 — A CRAZY LITTLE PALACE (That’s My House) –•– The Billy Williams Quartet (Coral)-8 (53)
95 t — MAIN TITLE – GOLDEN ARM –•– Les Elgart and His Orchestra (Columbia)-10 (56)
97 t — JOEY, JOEY, JOEY –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-5 (90)
97 t — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS (Jean’s Song) –•– Chet Atkins (RCA Victor)-10 (52)

gogi-grant-the-wayward-wind-era

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 13th June, 1956
Issue Date: 23rd June, 1956

1 1 t THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-9 (1S/1A/2J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-11 (2S/2A/4J) (2)
3 4 t STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-9 (3S/3A/5J) (3)
4 1 t HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-17 (6S/7A/1J) (1)
5 7 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-11 (10S/4A/9J) (4)
6 8 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (4S/6A/6J) (6)
7 t 6 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-14 (9S/12A/3J) (6)
7 t 12 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (5S/8A/14 tJ) (7)
9 4 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-16 (14S/9A/10J) (2)
10 9 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-9 (11S/10A/12J) (9)

11 16 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (7S/15A/13J) (11)
12 11 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-9 (21S/11A/7 tJ) (10)
13 15 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-4 (8S/21A/18J) (13)
14 20 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-4 (15S/14A) (14)
15 21 t IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-8 (16S/22A/17J) (15)
16 17 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-10 (12S/5A) (16)
17 10 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (22 Ts/23 tA/11J) (4)
18 t 13 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (17S/20A/20J) (13)
18 t 28 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-9 (22 Ts/13A) (18)
20 23 t GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-7 (19S/16A) (20)

21 29 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (4S/6J) (21)
22 t 14 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-17 (7 tJ) (3)
22 t 26 t I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-9 (20S) (17)
24 45 t MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-2 (13S) (24)
25 26 t THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-10 (20)
26 19 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-13 (12)
27 25 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-11 (19)
28 t 34 t A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-3 (25S) (28)
28 t 21 t A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-18 (15J) (7)
30 54 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (13S/19A) (30)

31 18 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-20 (23 tA) (1)
32 30 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-9 (30)
33 37 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-2 (33)
34 32 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-6 (30)
35 33 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-7 (17A) (33)
36 36 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (16J) (18)
37 31 MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (7S/13J) (31)
38 34 t TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-5 (18S) (34)
39 40 t PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-6 (39)
40 23 t LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-12 (19J) (13)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 40 t KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-7 (30)
48 39 TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-10 (39)
49 t 38 ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-14 (10)

POWER HITS:

41 47 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-4 (41)
42 84 t SWEET HEARTACHES –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 (42)
43 t 78 t BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-2 (24S) (43)
43 t 69 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-3 (43)
47 71 SECOND FIDDLE –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-3 (47)
49 t 51 t I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-5 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

66 — I LOOK AT YOU –•– The Lassies (Decca)-1 (66)
67 t — TANGO OF THE DRUMS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (44)
70 t — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Denny Vaughn (Kapp)-3 (70)
72 — LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (72)
74 — LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-1 (74)
76 — LAZY RIVER –•– Roberta Sherwood (Decca)-2 (76)
78 t — WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (78)
84 — THE GREAT PRETENDER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-24 (1)
87 t — BO WEEVIL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-16 (15J) (17)
91 t — CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-1 (91)
94 — THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Russ Morgan (Decca)-15 (26)
96 t — TUTTI’ FRUTTI –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (12)
96 t — ROCK RIGHT –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-9 (36)
96 t — ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-1 (96)
100 — (Theme From) “PICNIC” –•– Ralph Marterie and His Orchestra (Mercury)-5 (71)

gogi-grant-the-wayward-wind-era

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 20th June, 1956
Issue Date: 30th June, 1956

1 1 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-10 (1S/1A/1J) (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-12 (2S/2A/4J) (2)
3 3 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-10 (4S/3A/3J) (3)
4 7 t I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (3S/4A/8J) (4)
5 4 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-18 (8S/12A/2J) (1)
6 6 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (5S/9A/5 tJ) (6)
7 11 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (6S/8A/9J) (7)
8 7 t IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-15 (9S/13A/5 tJ) (6)
9 5 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-12 (12S/6A/7J) (4)
10 18 t WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-10 (21S/19A/16J) (10)

11 10 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-10 (13S/15A/13J) (9)
12 t 14 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-5 (14S/7A/20J) (12)
12 t 16 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-11 (10S/5A) (12)
14 12 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-10 (24S/11A/10J) (10)
15 13 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-5 (11S/14A) (13)
16 9 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-17 (18S/25A/14J) (2)
17 t 15 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-9 (19S/21A/19J) (15)
17 t 24 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (7S/17A) (17)
19 18 t PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (20S/20A) (13)
20 30 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (7S/10A) (20)

21 20 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-8 (23S/16A) (20)
22 21 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (5S/5 tJ) (21)
23 43 t BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-3 (15S/24A) (23)
24 22 t I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-10 (22S) (17)
25 38 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-6 (16S) (25)
26 28 t A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-4 (17S) (26)
27 33 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (18A) (27)
28 17 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-15 (12J) (4)
29 — ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Chuck Berry and His Combo (Chess)-1 (29)
30 25 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-11 (15J) (20)

31 27 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-12 (19)
32 26 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-14 (12)
33 t 56 SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’) –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-11 (17 tJ) (33)
33 t 53 t (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 (22A) (33)
35 28 t A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-19 (17 tJ) (7)
36 32 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-10 (30)
37 22 t BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-18 (11J) (3)
38 31 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-21 (1)
39 40 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-13 (17 tJ) (13)
40 t 47 SECOND FIDDLE –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-4 (40)
40 t 34 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-7 (30)
40 t 43 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

48 t 35 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-8 (25S/23A) (33)
48 t 37 MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (6S/9J) (31)
52 t 36 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (18)
55 t 39 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-7 (39)

POWER HITS:

43 52 CORINNE CORRINA –•– Joe Turner (Atlantic)-8 (41)
44 57 t I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-8 (44)
45 — TELL ME WHY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (45)
47 — THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-1 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK:

29 — ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Chuck Berry and His Combo (Chess)-1 (29)
45 — TELL ME WHY –•– The Crew-Cuts (Mercury)-1 (45)
47 — THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-1 (47)
51 — SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-1 (51)
52 t — TELL ME WHY –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (52)
60 — STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Jayhawks (Flash)-1 (60)
61 — THE ROCKIN’ GHOST –•– Archie Bleyer (Cadence)-1 (61)
67 t — WE ALL NEED LOVE –•– Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Columbia)-4 (67)
70 — I WAS THE ONE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (8S/2J) (23)
74 t — A CRAZY LITTLE PALACE (That’s My House) –•– The Billy Williams Quartet (Coral)-9 (53)
74 t — LOST IN THE SHUFFLE –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-5 (69)
76 t — FOREVER DARLING –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-12 (35)
76 t — JOEY, JOEY, JOEY –•– Peggy Lee (Decca)-6 (76)
82 t — SINNER MAN –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (82)
82 t — 11th HOUR MELODY –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-16 (21)
82 t — HI-LILI, HI-LO –•– The Dick Hyman Trio (MGM)-5 (78)
82 t — NEVER LET ME GO –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 (79)
82 t — PLAY FOR KEEPS –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-4 (79)
89 t — IF YOU WANNA SEE MAMIE TONIGHT –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (19S/19J) (89)
89 t — LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL –•– The Four Esquires (London)-7 (55)
91 — WINNER TAKE ALL –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (12J) (50)
93 t — WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-2 (83)
93 t — FIVE HUNDRED GUYS –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-2 (73)
93 t — HOT AND COLD RUNNING TEARS –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-2 (92)
93 t — I’VE GOT LOVE –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA Victor)-1 (93)
93 t — IN A LITTLE SPANISH TOWN (‘Twas On a Night Like This) –•– Bing Crosby and the Buddy Cole Trio (Decca)-7 (49)

gogi-grant-the-wayward-wind-era

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 27th June, 1956
Issue Date: 7th July, 1956

1 1 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-11 (1S/1A/1J) (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 4 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (2S/3A/3J) (2)
3 2 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-13 (3S/2A/8J) (2)
4 3 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-11 (7S/5A/5J) (3)
5 7 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (4S/7A/9J) (5)
6 6 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (5S/11A/6J) (6)
7 8 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-16 (14S/9A/4J) (6)
8 12 t BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-6 (9S/6A/16J) (8)
9 t 9 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-13 (15S/8A/7J) (4)
9 t 12 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-12 (8S/4A/18J) (9)

11 5 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-19 (12S/19A/2J) (1)
12 17 t MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (6S/10A/11J) (12)
13 11 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-11 (17S/15A/12J) (9)
14 14 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-11 (19S/14A/10J) (10)
15 27 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (16S/13A/19J) (15)
16 15 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-6 (10S/18A) (13)
17 26 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-5 (13S/22A) (17)
18 19 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (18S/17A) (13)
19 20 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (6S/12A/11J) (19)
20 17 t IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-10 (23S/21A/17J) (15)

21 t 10 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-11 (21S/23A) (10)
21 t 16 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-18 (24S/15J) (2)
23 23 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-4 (11S/16A) (23)
24 28 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-16 (13J) (4)
25 30 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-12 (20)
26 66 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-3 (20S/20A) (26)
27 48 t GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-9 (24A) (27)
28 25 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-7 (22S) (25)
29 40 t STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-8 (29)
30 21 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-8 (25S) (20)

31 t 32 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-15 (12)
31 t 22 MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (5S/6J) (21)
31 t 40 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (20J) (31)
34 24 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-11 (17)
35 33 t (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (33)
36 31 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-13 (19)
37 47 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-2 (37)
38 — MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (38)
39 44 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-9 (44)
40 t 81 FREE –•– Tommy Leonetti (Capitol)-5 (40)
40 t 55 t PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-8 (25A) (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 t 37 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-19 (14J) (3)
44 35 A TEAR FELL –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-20 (7)
45 40 t SECOND FIDDLE –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-5 (40)
47 t 38 THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-22 (1)
49 39 LONG TALL SALLY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-14 (13)
70 t 33 t SLIPPIN’ AND SLIDIN’ (Peepin’ and Hidin’) –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-12 (33)
87 29 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Chuck Berry and His Combo (Chess)-2 (29)

POWER HITS:

46 59 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-6 (41)
50 — FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

38 — MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (38)
50 — FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-1 (50)
56 — RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-1 (56)
58 — LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-2 (58)
61 t — YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-1 (61)
64 — THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-1 (64)
65 t — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-10 (54)
67 t — THE MOCKING BIRD –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (94)
70 t — ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group (London)-15 (10)
73 t — DAYDREAMS –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-1 (73)
73 t — I’LL BE HOME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-22 (5)
75 — TE AMO –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-1 (75)
77 t — MY DREAM SONATA –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (77)
80 t — READY TEDDY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-1 (80)
82 — I WOKE UP CRYING –•– Joni James (MGM)-7 (72 t))
83 — (Themes From) “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Richard Maltby and His Orchestra (Vik)-16 (14)
84 — PORT AU PRINCE –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (37)
88 — BLUE SUEDE SHOES (From the “Elvis Presley” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (24)
89 t — INTO THE NIGHT –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-6 (82)
91 — DELILAH JONES –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (18S) (37)
92 — WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– The Teenagers Featuring Frankie Lymon (Gee)-21 (7)
93 t — THE STRANGEST ROMANCE –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (16S/19J) (93)
93 t — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Dinah Shore (RCA Victor)-4 (94)
95 — LOVELY ONE –•– The Four Voices (Columbia)-16 (30)
96 t — A LITTLE LOVE CAN GO A LONG, LONG WAY –•– The Dream Weavers Featuring Wade Buff (Decca)-9 (33)
99 t — DON’T CRY –•– Frankie Laine with Paul Weston and His Music From Hollywood and the Mellomen (Columbia)-1 (99)
99 t — MAIN TITLE (“The Man with the Golden Arm”) –•– Billy May and His Orchestra (Capitol)-14 (49)

gogi-grant-the-wayward-wind-era

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 4th July, 1956
Issue Date: 14th July, 1956

1 1 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-12 (1S/1A/1J) (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (2S/3A/2J) (2)
3 3 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-14 (3S/2A/7J) (2)
4 5 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (4S/7A/4J) (4)
5 6 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (5S/10A/3J) (5)
6 8 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-7 (7 Ts/5A/12J) (6)
7 4 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-12 (7 Ts/6A/8J) (3)
8 9 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-13 (9S/4A/15J) (8)
9 12 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (6S/9A/9J) (9)
10 9 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-14 (14S/11A/10J) (4)

11 15 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-5 (11S/12A/14J) (11)
12 23 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-5 (10S/13A/17J) (12)
13 t 7 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-17 (18S/19A/6J) (6)
13 t 17 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-6 (12S/14A/19J) (13)
15 19 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (6S/8A/9J) (15)
16 20 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-11 (19S/15A/13J) (15)
17 11 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-20 (16S/5J) (1)
18 14 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-12 (23S/17A/11J) (10)
19 13 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-12 (20S/16J) (9)
20 t 18 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-11 (24S/20A) (13)
20 t 26 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-4 (15S/16A) (20)

22 16 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-7 (13S) (13)
23 21 t WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-12 (22S/18A) (10)
24 38 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (17S/25A) (24)
25 21 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-19 (2)
26 28 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-8 (21S) (25)
27 40 t PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-9 (25S/24A) (27)
28 t 34 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-12 (17)
28 t 31 t MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (5S/3J) (21)
30 27 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-10 (21A) (27)

31 31 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (18J) (31)
32 37 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-3 (32)
33 25 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-13 (20)
34 31 t IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-16 (12)
35 39 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-10 (35)
36 36 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-14 (19)
37 50 FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-2 (37)
38 57 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-8 (38)
39 46 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-7 (39)
40 56 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 35 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-9 (33)
44 29 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-9 (29)
46 24 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-17 (20J) (4)
54 t 30 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-9 (20)
60 40 t FREE –•– Tommy Leonetti (Capitol)-6 (23A) (40)

POWER HITS:

42 42 t MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (4S/4J) (31)
43 64 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-2 (43)
47 — STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-1 (47)
48 t 52 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-4 (48)
48 t 51 NEVER TURN BACK –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-5 (22A) (48)
50 61 t SWEET HEARTACHES –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-7 (18J) (42)

NEW THIS WEEK:

47 — STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-1 (47)
52 t — MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-11 (30)
57 — HEAVEN ON EARTH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (17S) (57)
62 t — CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-3 (54)
70 — BOPPIN’ THE BLUES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-1 (70)
71 — THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (71)
72 — LONG TALL SALLY –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (18)
75 t — GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (75)
79 — FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (79)
82 t — MARIMBA CHARLESTON –•– Marimba Chiapas (Capitol)-1 (82)
85 — ROCKIN’ THROUGH THE RYE –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (85)
86 — I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR FACE –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-5 (70)
87 t — DREAMER –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (87)
91 t — A CASUAL LOOK –•– The Six Teens (Flip)-1 (91)
91 t — GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA Victor)-1 (91)
94 — I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (2S/2J) (57)
95 — R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-12 (29)
96 t — FIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (96)
99 t — YOU’RE SENSATIONAL –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (99)

gogi-grant-the-wayward-wind-era

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 11th July, 1956
Issue Date: 21st July, 1956

1 1 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-13 (1S/1A/1J) (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (2S/2A/2J) (2)
3 3 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-15 (6S/3A/5J) (2)
4 4 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (3S/7A/4J) (4)
5 6 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-8 (10S/5A/9 tJ) (5)
6 5 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-13 (7S/14A/3J) (5)
7 7 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-13 (13S/8A/6J) (3)
8 11 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-6 (12S/6A/11J) (8)
9 8 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-14 (11S/4A/15J) (8)
10 12 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-6 (8S/13A/13J) (10)

11 9 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (4S/11A/9 tJ) (9)
12 t 10 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-15 (16S/12A/12J) (4)
12 t 20 t WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-5 (9S/10A) (12)
14 24 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (5S/16A/20J) (14)
15 13 t A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-7 (14S/15A/14J) (13)
16 15 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (4S/9A/9 tJ) (15)
17 16 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-12 (17S/17A/17J) (15)
18 13 t IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-18 (20S/8J) (6)
19 17 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-21 (18S/7J) (1)
20 19 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-13 (25S/20A/18J) (9)

21 t 18 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-13 (21A/16J) (10)
21 t 22 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-8 (15S/19J) (13)
23 20 t PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-12 (19A) (13)
24 23 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-13 (18A) (10)
25 26 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-9 (22S) (25)
26 47 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-2 (21S) (26)
27 27 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-10 (27)
28 31 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-7 (28)
29 33 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-14 (20)
30 41 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 (30)

31 t 30 GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-11 (23A) (27)
31 t 25 HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-20 (2)
31 t 32 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-4 (31)
34 t 37 FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-3 (34)
34 t 28 t MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-13 (7S/3J) (21)
36 28 t I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-13 (17)
37 46 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-18 (4)
38 43 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-3 (23S) (38)
39 40 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-3 (19S) (39)
40 34 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-17 (12)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 35 I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-11 (35)
48 t 39 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-8 (39)
48 t 38 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-9 (38)
65 t 36 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-15 (19)

POWER HITS:

42 t 52 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Jayhawks (Flash)-4 (42)
42 t 64 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-3 (42)
44 62 t READY TEDDY –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-3 (19S) (44)
46 62 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-4 (46)
47 48 t LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-5 (47)
50 54 t GRADUATION DAY –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-10 (20)

NEW THIS WEEK:

72 t — STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Gadabouts (Mercury)-1 (72)
75 — HOW LUCKY YOU ARE –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (75)
77 — YOU’RE THE APPLE OF MY EYE –•– The Four Lovers (RCA Victor)-5 (62)
79 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-1 (79)
81 t — JOHNNY CASANOVA –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
84 t — WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK –•– Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Columbia)-1 (84)
88 — THE PRESIDENT ON THE DOLLAR –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (88)
92 t — AFTER SCHOOL –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-1 (92)
96 — LAZY RIVER –•– Roberta Sherwood (Decca)-4 (57)
97 — LITTLE GIRL OF MINE –•– The Cleftones (Gee)-12 (57)

gogi-grant-the-wayward-wind-era

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 18th July, 1956
Issue Date: 28th July, 1956

1 1 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-14 (7 wks @ #1) (2S/1A/2J) (1)
2 2 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (3S/2A/1J) (2)
3 4 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1S/6A/3J) (3)
4 t 8 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-7 (9S/4A/8J) (4)
4 t 3 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-16 (11S/3A/5J) (2)
6 5 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-9 (10S/7A/6J) (5)
7 14 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (4S/9A/13J) (7)
8 6 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-14 (8S/13A/4J) (5)
9 12 t WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-6 (6S/10A/15J) (9)
10 11 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (5S/8A/7J) (9)

11 15 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-8 (13S/14A/9J) (11)
12 9 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-15 (12S/5A/18J) (8)
13 7 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-14 (14S/12A/11J) (3)
14 10 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-7 (7S/11A/20J) (10)
15 12 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-16 (21S/16A/12J) (4)
16 16 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (5S/15A/7J) (15)
17 17 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-13 (17S/22A/16 tJ) (15)
18 t 21 t IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-14 (23A/16 tJ) (10)
18 t 26 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-3 (16S/20A) (18)
20 t 38 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-4 (24S/18A) (20)
20 t 21 t TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-9 (15S/19J) (13)

22 18 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-19 (22S/10J) (6)
23 20 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-14 (9)
24 23 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-13 (24A) (13)
25 24 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-14 (24A) (10)
26 25 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-10 (25)
27 27 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-11 (19A) (27)
28 19 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-22 (14J) (1)
29 34 t FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-4 (29)
30 t 47 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-6 (30)
30 t 53 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-5 (30)

32 42 t YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 28 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (28)
34 42 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Jayhawks (Flash)-5 (18S) (34)
35 39 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-4 (20S) (35)
36 48 t IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-9 (36)
37 t 65 t CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-16 (19)
37 t 46 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-5 (19S/17A) (37)
39 30 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (30)
40 54 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-5 (23S) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 29 THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-15 (20)
45 40 IVORY TOWER –•– Otis Williams and His Charms (DeLuxe)-18 (12)
51 37 (You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-19 (4)
52 t 34 t MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-14 (8S/4J) (21)
55 36 I WANT YOU TO BE MY GIRL –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-14 (17)
56 31 t HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-21 (2)
65 t 31 t THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-5 (31)
79 31 t GRADUATION DAY –•– The Four Freshmen (Capitol)-12 (27)

POWER HITS:

42 63 t FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-3 (21A) (42)
43 45 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– Dean Martin (Capitol)-11 (29)
46 t 72 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Gadabouts (Mercury)-2 (46)
46 t 61 t THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-3 (46)
48 74 MY LITTLE ANGEL –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-13 (30)
49 — VOICES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (49)
50 63 t MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1S/3J) (31)

NEW THIS WEEK:

49 — VOICES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (49)
58 — THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-1 (58)
63 t — I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (63)
67 — HEART HIDEAWAY –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-1 (67)
68 t — WEARY BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters and Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-1 (68)
75 t — “JOHNNY CONCHO” THEME (Wait For Me) –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (75)
75 t — SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (76)
77 — R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-13 (29)
80 — APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-1 (80)
84 — MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-1 (84)
85 — BOPPIN’ THE BLUES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-2 (70)
89 — A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP –•– Ella Fitzgerald (Decca)-1 (89)
92 — FIVE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-2 (92)
94 — I PROMISE TO REMEMBER –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-1 (94)
95 — WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (25S) (95)
96 — SO-LONG –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (25S) (96)
97 — KA-DING DONG –•– The G-Clefs (Pilgrim)-1 (97)
98 — DREAM ALONG WITH ME (I’m On My Way To a Star) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (98)
99 t — MAIN TITLE FROM “THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM” –•– Elmer Bernstein and Orchestra (Decca)-15 (32)

pat-boone-i-almost-lost-my-mind-1956-8

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 25th July, 1956
Issue Date: 4th August, 1956

1 2 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (3S/2A/1J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-15 (4S/1A/2J) (1)
3 3 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (2S/8A/3J) (3)
4 4 t ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-8 (6S/3A/4J) (4)
5 t 6 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-10 (11S/6A/5J) (5)
5 t 7 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (1S/10A/9J) (5)
7 9 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-7 (5S/7A/11J) (7)
8 4 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-17 (10S/5A/10J) (2)
9 14 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-8 (7S/11A/12J) (9)
10 10 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (8S/9A/6J) (9)

11 t 12 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-16 (13S/4A/16J) (8)
11 t 11 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-9 (14S/13A/8J) (11)
13 8 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-15 (12S/18A/7J) (5)
14 16 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (8S/12A/6J) (14)
15 13 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-15 (20S/14A/15J) (3)
16 17 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-14 (18 Ts/17A/17J) (15)
17 15 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-17 (23S/20A/14J) (4)
18 20 t THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-5 (25S/19A) (18)
19 18 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-4 (15S/16A) (18)
20 40 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-6 (21S) (20)

21 20 t TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-10 (18 Ts/19J) (13)
22 18 t IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-15 (24A) (10)
23 26 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-11 (20J) (23)
24 — HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (9S/25A) (24)
25 22 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-20 (13J) (6)
26 27 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-12 (23A) (26)
27 t 36 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-10 (27)
27 t 29 FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-5 (27)
29 37 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-6 (16S/15A) (29)
30 24 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-14 (18J) (13)

31 25 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-15 (10)
32 30 t LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-7 (30)
33 32 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-5 (22S/21A) (32)
34 23 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-15 (9)
35 33 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (28)
36 39 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-12 (30)
37 63 t I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (22A) (37)
38 28 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-23 (1)
39 t 46 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Gadabouts (Mercury)-3 (39)
39 t 46 t THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-4 (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 t 34 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Jayhawks (Flash)-6 (24S) (34)
45 30 t LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-6 (30)
49 t 35 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-5 (17S) (35)
54 37 t CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-17 (19)

POWER HITS:

41 t 58 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-2 (41)
41 t 52 t MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-14 (12S/7J) (21)
46 80 APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-2 (46)
47 t 57 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-11 (38)

NEW THIS WEEK:

24 — HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (9S/25A) (24)
53 — THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (53)
60 — GIVE US THIS DAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-1 (60)
68 — TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-1 (68)
72 — THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Lionel Newman and His Orchestra (Columbia)-1 (72)
74 — OOBY DOOBY –•– Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings (Sun)-7 (59)
75 — AFTER THE LIGHTS ARE DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (75)
84 — THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-1 (84)
86 t — DREAMER –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (86)
86 t — THE OTHER WOMAN –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (86)
86 t — WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-1 (86)
90 t — LOLA’S THEME –•– Muir Mathieson and Orchestra (Columbia)-1 (90)
94 — GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME –•– Julius LaRosa (RCA Victor)-3 (91)
97 — HOW LUCKY YOU ARE –•– Joni James (MGM)-3 (70)
98 — IN THE ALPS –•– Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music and the McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (98)
99 t — STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Mills Brothers (Decca)-10 (57)
99 t — WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Denny Vaughn (Kapp)-4 (70)

pat-boone-i-almost-lost-my-mind-1956-8

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 1st August, 1956
Issue Date: 11th August, 1956

1 1 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (5S/2A/1J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 t 5 t MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (1S/4A/5J) (2)
2 t 2 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-16 (6S/1A/3J) (1)
4 7 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-8 (3S/3A/6J) (4)
5 4 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-9 (7S/5A/2J) (4)
6 3 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (4S/7A/4J) (3)
7 5 t BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-11 (11S/10A/9J) (5)
8 11 t ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-17 (12S/6A/13J) (8)
9 10 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (10S/9A/8J) (9)
10 9 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-9 (8S/16A/10J) (9)

11 24 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (2S/12A/20 tJ) (11)
12 8 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-18 (13S/8A/14J) (2)
13 11 t A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-10 (15S/15A/7J) (11)
14 13 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-16 (16S/13A/11J) (5)
15 t 15 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-16 (22S/14A/16 tJ) (3)
15 t 16 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-15 (18S/24 tA/12J) (15)
17 14 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (10S/18A/8J) (14)
18 t 29 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-7 (14S/11A) (18)
18 t 17 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-18 (17A/15J) (4)
20 18 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-6 (20S/16 tJ) (18)

21 19 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-5 (19S) (18)
22 23 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-12 (18J) (22)
23 t 20 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-7 (24 Ts) (20)
23 t 33 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-6 (23S) (23)
25 26 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-13 (24 tA) (25)
26 t 41 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-3 (21S) (26)
26 t 56 GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-5 (22A) (26)
28 — DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (2S/19A/20J) (28)
29 t 46 APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-3 (29)
29 t 41 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Jayhawks (Flash)-7 (29)

31 77 t WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (24 Ts) (31)
32 58 WEARY BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters and Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-3 (32)
33 t 84 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-2 (9S/21A) (33)
33 t 60 GIVE US THIS DAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-2 (33)
35 37 I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-3 (37)
36 36 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-13 (30)
37 32 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-8 (30)
38 63 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-7 (31)
39 t 27 t FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-6 (27)
39 t — HEAVEN ON EARTH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (1S/5J) (39)
39 t 39 t THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-5 (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

44 34 THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-16 (9)
46 t 21 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-11 (13)
49 35 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-10 (20 tJ) (28)
50 31 WALK HAND IN HAND –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-16 (10)
51 25 IVORY TOWER –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-21 (6)
52 30 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-15 (18 tJ) (13)
59 22 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-16 (10)
60 t 39 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Gadabouts (Mercury)-4 (39)
62 27 t IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-11 (27)
65 t 38 HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-24 (1)

POWER HITS:

42 t 54 CAN YOU FIND IT IN YOUR HEART –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-18 (19)
42 t 53 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-2 (17S/23A) (42)
45 49 t FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-5 (20A) (45)
46 t 61 t SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (46)

NEW THIS WEEK:

28 — DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (2S/19A/20J) (28)
55 — THE OLD PHILOSOPHER –•– Eddie Lawrence (Coral)-1 (55)
65 t — ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-1 (65)
70 — RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (70)
76 — A CASUAL LOOK –•– The Six Teens (Flip)-4 (68)
77 — CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (77)
82 — ENGLISH MUFFINS AND IRISH STEW –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-1 (82)
89 t — LOVE AIN’T RIGHT –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-1 (89)
89 t — TELL ME WHY –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-6 (58)
93 t — LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-1 (93)
93 t — LONESOME LOVER BLUES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (93)
95 t — I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (5S/1J) (57)
95 t — THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– LeRoy and His Orchestra (MGM)-1 (95)
98 t — I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO YOUR FACE –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-6 (70)

the-platters-my-prayer-1956-8

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 8th August, 1956
Issue Date: 18th August, 1956

1 2 t MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (2S/1A/4J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 t 5 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-10 (7S/2A/2J) (2)
2 t 4 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-9 (3S/3A/5J) (2)
4 1 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (6S/5A/1J) (1)
5 2 t THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-17 (9S/4A/3J) (1)
6 11 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (1S/6A/10J) (6)
7 6 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (5S/10A/6J) (3)
8 7 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-12 (12S/8A/9J) (5)
9 13 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-11 (13S/13A/7J) (11)
10 9 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-10 (11S/11A/8J) (9)

11 8 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-18 (15S/9A/14J) (8)
12 18 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-8 (10S/12A/17J) (12)
13 t 33 t THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-3 (4S/17A) (13)
13 t 10 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-10 (8S/11J) (9)
15 12 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-19 (17 Ts/14A/15J) (2)
16 15 t IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-16 (17 Ts/18A/12J) (15)
17 28 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (1S/7A/10J) (17)
18 t 23 t SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-8 (21S/21A/19J) (18)
18 t 20 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-7 (19S/23A/20J) (18)
20 23 t YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-7 (22S/16A) (20)

21 14 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-17 (20S/13J) (5)
22 17 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-11 (11S/24A/8J) (14)
23 21 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-6 (23S/16J) (18)
24 42 t THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-3 (16S/20A) (24)
25 t 15 t STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-17 (3)
25 t 22 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-13 (22)
27 26 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-4 (14S) (26)
28 t 45 FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-6 (22A) (28)
28 t 18 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-19 (4)
30 33 t GIVE US THIS DAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-3 (30)

31 26 t GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-6 (26)
32 t 39 t FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-7 (24S) (27)
32 t 31 WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (25S) (31)
34 77 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-2 (15S) (34)
35 29 t APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-4 (29)
36 35 I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (37)
37 25 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-14 (25A) (25)
38 38 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-8 (31)
39 46 t LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-8 (30)
40 49 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-11 (28)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 37 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-9 (30)
44 32 WEARY BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters and Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-4 (32)
45 29 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Jayhawks (Flash)-8 (29)
57 39 t THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-6 (39)
64 t 36 (How Little It Matters) HOW LITTLE WE KNOW –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-14 (30)
69 t 39 t HEAVEN ON EARTH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (2S/4J) (39)

POWER HITS:

42 46 t SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-4 (42)
43 58 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-7 (35)
46 52 PICNIC –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-16 (13)
47 71 t VOICES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (47)
48 t 70 RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-2 (48)
48 t 60 t TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-3 (48)
50 t 59 IVORY TOWER –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-17 (10)
50 t 60 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Gadabouts (Mercury)-5 (39)

NEW THIS WEEK:

54 — HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-1 (54)
60 t — HAPPINESS STREET (Corner Sunshine Square) –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (60)
68 — MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-1 (68)
69 t — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT –•– Rosemary Clooney (Columbia)-12 (49)
69 t — KA-DING DONG –•– The G-Clefs (Pilgrim)-2 (69)
74 t — FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (74)
80 — THE FOOL –•– The Gallahads (Jubilee)-1 (80)
81 — LOLA’S THEME –•– Steve Allen (Coral)-1 (81)
83 — CLAY IDOL –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-1 (83)
85 — KISS ME ANOTHER –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-13 (30)
88 t — DREAMER –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-3 (86)
88 t — HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (88)
90 t — I DON’T WANT NOBODY (To Have My Love But You) –•– Woody Herman and His Orcehstra (Capitol)-1 (90)
93 t — THE CHURCH BELLS MAY RING –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-17 (20)
93 t — HOW LUCKY YOU ARE –•– Joni James (MGM)-4 (70)
93 t — R-O-C-K –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-14 (29)
97 — OOBY DOOBY –•– Roy Orbison and the Teen Kings (Sun)-8 (59)
99 — AWAY ALL BOATS –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-1 (99)

the-platters-my-prayer-1956-8

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 15th August, 1956
Issue Date: 25th August, 1956

1 1 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (2S/1A/1J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 t WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-10 (4S/2A/3J) (2)
3 t 2 t ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-11 (5 Ts/4A/5J) (2)
3 t 6 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (1S/6A/4J) (3)
5 4 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (9S/7A/2J) (1)
6 17 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (1S/3A/4J) (6)
7 5 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-18 (10S/5A/6J) (1)
8 7 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (5 Ts/13A/7J) (3)
9 13 t THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-4 (3S/12A/12 tJ) (9)
10 8 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-13 (14S/9A/10J) (5)

11 12 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-9 (8S/8A/16J) (11)
12 10 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-11 (11S/10A/8 tJ) (9)
13 9 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-12 (16S/14A/8 tJ) (11)
14 13 t BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-11 (7S/22A/12 tJ) (9)
15 24 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-4 (12S/15A/19 tJ) (15)
16 11 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-19 (20S/11A/17J) (8)
17 16 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-17 (17S/11J) (15)
18 15 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-20 (25S/16A/15J) (2)
19 27 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-5 (13S/18J) (19)
20 t 18 t SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-9 (21 Ts/20A) (18)
20 t 20 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-8 (19S/18A) (20)

22 18 t THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-8 (23S/21A) (18)
23 22 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (11S/23A/8 tJ) (14)
24 48 t TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-4 (15S/25A) (24)
25 21 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-18 (14J) (5)
26 34 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-3 (17A) (26)
27 28 t FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-7 (19A) (27)
28 t 35 APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-5 (24S) (28)
28 t 23 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-7 (19 tJ) (18)
30 32 t WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (21 Ts) (30)

31 42 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (31)
32 25 t STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-18 (3)
33 31 GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-7 (26)
34 43 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-8 (34)
35 t 59 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-4 (35)
35 t 32 t FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-8 (27)
37 44 WEARY BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters and Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-5 (37)
38 25 t TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-14 (22)
39 t 88 t HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-2 (39)
39 t 36 I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (37)
39 t 37 PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-15 (25)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

46 28 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-20 (4)
48 t 38 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-9 (31)
52 39 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-9 (30)
54 30 GIVE US THIS DAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-4 (30)
68 t 40 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-12 (28)

POWER HITS:

42 54 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-2 (18S) (42)
43 55 THE OLD PHILOSOPHER –•– Eddie Lawrence (Coral)-3 (43)
44 78 SO-LONG –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (21 Ts) (44)
47 48 t RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 (47)
48 t 56 TRANSFUSION –•– Nervous Norvus (Dot)-13 (13)

NEW THIS WEEK:

61 — EXPERIMENTS WITH MICE –•– Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (61)
64 t — LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-2 (64)
68 t — TEENAGER’S MOTHER (Are You Right) –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (68)
74 — TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-1 (74)
78 — I’LL BE AROUND –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (78)
80 t — TO LOVE AGAIN –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-16 (43)
84 t — TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS –•– Roger Williams (Kapp)-1 (84)
90 — BOPPIN’ THE BLUES –•– Carl Perkins (Sun)-3 (70)
91 — “JOHNNY CONCHO” THEME (Wait For Me) –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (75)
94 — MY DREAM SONATA –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-7 (59)
95 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Stan Freberg (Capitol)-2 (79)
97 — TE AMO –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-4 (70)
98 — THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (98)
100 t — AFTER SCHOOL –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-2 (92)
100 t — ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-2 (65)

the-platters-my-prayer-1956-8

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 22nd August, 1956
Issue Date: 1st September, 1956

1 1 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (2S/1A/2J) (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 t 3 t HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (1S/4A/1J) (2)
2 t 2 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-11 (3S/3A/3J) (2)
4 6 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (1S/2A/1J) (4)
5 3 t ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-12 (6S/5A/4J) (2)
6 5 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (9S/6A/5J) (1)
7 11 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-10 (5S/7A/10J) (7)
8 9 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-5 (4S/9A/12 tJ) (8)
9 7 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-19 (12S/8A/6J) (1)
10 8 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (7S/18A/7J) (3)

11 13 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-13 (15S/11A/9J) (11)
12 15 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-5 (13S/12A/15J) (12)
13 10 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-14 (19S/14A/11J) (5)
14 12 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-12 (16S/13A/8J) (9)
15 19 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-6 (14S/17A/18 tJ) (15)
16 t 14 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-12 (8S/14J) (9)
16 t 24 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-5 (10S/20A) (16)
18 17 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-18 (18S/12 tJ) (15)
19 16 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-20 (15A) (8)
20 t 26 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-4 (21S/10A) (20)
20 t 20 t YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-9 (20S) (20)

22 22 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-9 (17S) (18)
23 t 18 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-21 (18 tJ) (2)
23 t 20 t SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-10 (22S/25A) (18)
25 30 WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (23S/16 tJ) (25)
26 31 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-6 (22A/18 tJ) (26)
27 35 t AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-5 (23A) (27)
28 27 FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-8 (19A) (27)
29 42 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-3 (11S) (29)
30 23 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-13 (16S/8J) (14)

31 25 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-19 (16 tJ) (5)
32 47 RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 (32)
33 28 t APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-6 (28)
34 43 THE OLD PHILOSOPHER –•– Eddie Lawrence (Coral)-4 (34)
35 28 t STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-8 (18)
36 33 GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-8 (26)
37 34 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-9 (32)
38 37 WEARY BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters and Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-6 (37)
39 51 MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-6 (39)
40 t 35 t FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-9 (24S) (27)
40 t 39 t I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-6 (37)
40 t 46 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-21 (4)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 39 t HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-3 (21A) (39)
49 32 STANDING ON THE CORNER –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-19 (3)
51 t 38 TREASURE OF LOVE –•– Clyde McPhatter (Atlantic)-15 (22)
56 39 t PORTUGUESE WASHERWOMEN –•– Joe “Fingers” Carr (Lou Busch) (Capitol)-16 (25)

POWER HITS:

44 45 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– The Clovers (Atlantic)-11 (30)
45 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-1 (45)
46 t 56 VOICES –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (46)
48 59 THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” –•– Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra (Capitol)-8 (39)
50 54 GIVE US THIS DAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-5 (30)

NEW THIS WEEK:

45 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-1 (45)
65 — A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-1 (65)
66 — THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-1 (66)
69 — IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-1 (69)
76 — IT’S BETTER IN THE DARK –•– Tony Martin (RCA Victor)-1 (76)
80 t — IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-1 (80)
85 — SEE SAW –•– The Moonglows (Chess)-1 (85)
86 — A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP –•– Ella Fitzgerald (Decca)-4 (77)
91 — DREAM ALONG WITH ME (I’m On My Way To a Star) –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (85)
94 t — JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-1 (94)
99 — HEART HIDEAWAY –•– Cathy Carr (Fraternity)-4 (67)

the-platters-my-prayer-1956-8

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 29th August, 1956
Issue Date: 8th September, 1956

1 1 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 (2S/2A/2J) (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 t HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (1S/4A/1J) (2)
3 t 4 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (1S/1A/1J) (3)
3 t 2 t WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-12 (3S/3A/3J) (2)
5 5 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-13 (6S/6A/4J) (2)
6 7 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-11 (5S/5A/8J) (6)
7 8 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-6 (4S/9A/10J) (7)
8 6 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (12S/11A/5J) (1)
9 9 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-20 (15S/8A/7J) (1)
10 16 t TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-6 (7S/7A/19J) (10)

11 10 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-16 (13S/14A/6J) (3)
12 12 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-6 (9S/10A/16J) (12)
13 t 15 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-7 (11S/17A/17J) (13)
13 t 11 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-14 (20S/15A/9J) (11)
15 t 16 t BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-13 (8S/24A/13J) (9)
15 t 13 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-15 (19S/13A/15J) (5)
15 t 20 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-5 (14S/12A/20J) (15)
18 14 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-13 (18S/18A/11J) (9)
19 20 t YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-10 (16S/19A/18J) (19)
20 23 t SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-11 (17S/16A) (18)

21 18 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-19 (21S/12J) (15)
22 t 29 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-4 (10S) (22)
22 t 25 WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (23S/14J) (22)
24 22 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-10 (22S/20A) (18)
25 19 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-21 (22A) (8)
26 27 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-6 (21A) (26)
27 37 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-10 (27)
28 23 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-22 (24S) (2)
29 30 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-14 (18S/11J) (14)
30 26 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-7 (26)

31 32 RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 (31)
32 71 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 43 HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (23A) (33)
34 39 MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-7 (34)
35 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (35)
36 t 28 FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-9 (27)
36 t 55 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-4 (36)
38 31 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-20 (5)
39 40 t FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-10 (27)
40 69 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 t 33 APE CALL –•– Nervous Norvous (Dot)-7 (28)
43 t 36 GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-9 (26)
43 t 34 THE OLD PHILOSOPHER –•– Eddie Lawrence (Coral)-5 (34)
49 t 38 WEARY BLUES –•– The McGuire Sisters and Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music (Coral)-7 (37)
51 t 35 STRANDED IN THE JUNGLE –•– The Cadets (Modern)-9 (18)
57 t 40 t I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-7 (37)
73 t 40 t MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-22 (4)

POWER HITS:

41 t 94 t JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-2 (25S) (41)
45 65 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-2 (45)
47 80 t IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-2 (47)
48 64 A CASUAL LOOK –•– The Six Teens (Flip)-8 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK:

35 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (35)
64 t — TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-1 (64)
77 t — 49 SHADES OF GREEN –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (77)
80 t — OH MY MARIA –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (80)
82 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– LeRoy Holmes and His Orchestra (MGM)-1 (82)
83 t — EARTHBOUND –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (83)
88 — KA-DING-DONG –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (88)
89 — THE THINGS I NEVER HAD –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-1 (89)
91 t — MY BLUE HEAVEN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-18 (21)
94 — DAYDREAMS –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-2 (73)
95 — IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-1 (95)
97 — THE GOOD BOOK –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
98 — HEARTACHES –•– Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — AFTER SCHOOL –•– Tommy Charles (Decca)-3 (92)
100 t — MY BABY LEFT ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (13/6J) (31)
100 t — SUMMER SWEATHEART –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (100)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 5th September, 1956
Issue Date: 15th September, 1956

1 t 3 t DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (1S/1A/1J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
1 t 1 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 (2S/2A/2J) (5 wks @ #1) (1)
3 2 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (1S/4A/1J) (2)
4 3 t WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-13 (3S/3A/3J) (2)
5 6 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-12 (4S/5A/5J) (5)
6 5 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-14 (8S/6A/4J) (2)
7 10 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-7 (5S/7A/10J) (7)
8 7 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-7 (6S/10A/9J) (7)
9 15 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-6 (10S/8A/12J) (9)
10 8 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (14S/18A/6J) (1)

11 12 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-7 (12S/9A/19J) (11)
12 9 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-21 (17S/15 tA/8J) (1)
13 13 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-8 (9S/19A/15 tJ) (13)
14 20 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-12 (13S/14A/20 tJ) (14)
15 19 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-11 (16S/15 tA/20 tJ) (15)
16 22 t HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-5 (7S/17 tJ) (16)
17 26 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-7 (21 Ts/12A) (17)
18 13 t A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-15 (21 tA/13J) (11)
19 15 t BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-14 (11S/14J) (9)
20 11 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-17 (18S/7J) (3)

21 18 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-14 (23A/17 tJ) (9)
22 21 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-20 (19S/11J) (15)
23 24 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-11 (20S/24 tA) (18)
24 15 t BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-16 (5)
25 40 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-3 (17A) (25)
26 45 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-3 (26)
27 41 t JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-3 (15S) (27)
28 46 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-3 (21S) (28)
29 57 t THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (29)
30 t 36 t FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-10 (24A) (27)
30 t 31 RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 (25S) (30)

32 35 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-2 (32)
33 54 FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-5 (11A) (33)
34 25 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-22 (8)
35 t 33 HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-5 (20A) (33)
35 t 32 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-5 (32)
37 34 MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-8 (34)
38 36 t LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-5 (36)
39 28 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-23 (2)
40 t 27 RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-11 (27)
40 t 22 t WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (23S/15 tJ) (22)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 39 FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-11 (27)
58 30 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-8 (26)
69 t 29 GLENDORA –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-15 (17 tJ) (14)
73 38 I’M IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-21 (5)

POWER HITS:

42 64 t ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-5 (13A) (42)
43 47 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-3 (43)
46 51 t HEAVEN ON EARTH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (2S/2J) (39)
47 70 SO-LONG –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (23S/15 tJ) (44)
49 53 GIVE US THIS DAY –•– Joni James (MGM)-7 (30)

NEW THIS WEEK:

55 — OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-1 (55)
56 — CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (56)
64 — I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-1 (64)
68 — NOW IS THE HOUR –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (68)
71 t — KA-DING-DONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Chuck Schrouder (Dot)-1 (71)
74 — A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP –•– Ella Fitzgerald (Decca)-5 (77)
75 t — WHERE THERE’S LIFE –•– George Cates and His Orchestra (Coral)-1 (75)
79 — I DON’T WANT NOBODY (To Have My Love But You) –•– Woody Herman and His Orcehstra (Capitol)-4 (75)
88 — FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (88)
90 t — WHEN THE TIDE IS HIGH –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (90)
90 t — YOU’RE IN LOVE –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-1 (90)
93 t — EARTHBOUND –•– Mario Lanza (RCA Victor)-1 (93)
93 t — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-1 (93)
97 — TEENAGER’S MOTHER (Are You Right) –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-3 (68)
98 t — THE HAPPY WHISTLER –•– Don Robertson (Capitol)-20 (9)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 12th September, 1956
Issue Date: 22nd September, 1956

1 1 t DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (1S/1A/1J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 t MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 (2S/2A/2J) (1)
3 3 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (1S/5A/1J) (2)
4 4 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-14 (3S/3A/3J) (2)
5 5 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-13 (4S/4A/4J) (5)
6 7 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-8 (5S/7A/6J) (6)
7 6 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-15 (8S/6A/5J) (2)
8 9 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-7 (11S/9A/10J) (8)
9 t 13 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-9 (7S/16A/8 tJ) (9)
9 t 16 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-6 (6S/13A/12J) (9)

11 11 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-8 (12S/8A/13 tJ) (11)
12 10 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-17 (18S/17A/7J) (1)
13 t 8 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-8 (9S/22A/11J) (7)
13 t 14 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-13 (13S/14A/15 tJ) (13)
15 17 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-8 (20S/10A/20 tJ) (15)
16 15 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-12 (15S/20A/18 tJ) (15)
17 27 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-4 (10S/18 tJ) (17)
18 28 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-4 (19S/12A) (18)
19 23 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-12 (21S/23A) (18)
20 22 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-21 (25S/17J) (15)

21 25 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-4 (11A) (21)
22 20 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-18 (16S/8 tJ) (3)
23 21 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-15 (25A) (9)
24 12 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-22 (15 tJ) (1)
25 26 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-4 (17S) (25)
26 19 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-15 (14S/13 tJ) (9)
27 18 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-16 (20 tJ) (11)
28 t 29 THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (17S) (28)
28 t — THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-12 (28)
30 24 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-17 (5)

31 43 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-4 (31)
32 35 t HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-6 (21A) (32)
33 35 t MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-6 (24S) (32)
34 40 t WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (22)
35 t 33 FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-6 (15A) (33)
35 t 32 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-3 (32)
37 38 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-6 (36)
38 t 44 GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-11 (26)
38 t 42 ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-6 (23S/18A) (38)
40 30 t RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 (30)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 34 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-23 (8)
44 t 40 t RIP IT UP –•– Little Richard (Specialty)-12 (27)
48 30 t FABULOUS CHARACTER –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-11 (27)
62 39 MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” –•– Morris Stoloff (Columbia)-24 (2)
65 37 MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-9 (34)

POWER HITS:

41 52 HAPPINESS STREET (Corner Sunshine Square) –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-6 (41)
42 45 FEVER –•– Little Willie John (King)-12 (27)
44 t 88 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (22S/18 tA) (44)
44 t 51 THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-4 (44)
47 58 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-9 (26)
49 56 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (22S) (49)
50 67 KA-DING-DONG –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

54 — THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-1 (54)
60 — FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (60)
61 — TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-1 (61)
68 — EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (68)
69 — SADIE’S SHAW –•– Bob Sharples and His Music (London)-1 (69)
73 t — ONE KISS LED TO ANOTHER –•– The Coasters (Atco)-1 (73)
79 — FROM A SCHOOL RING TO A WEDDING RING –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-1 (79)
83 t — DON’T CRY –•– Frankie Laine with Paul Weston and His Music From Hollywood and the Mellomen (Columbia)-2 (83)
86 — WAR AND PEACE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-1 (86)
87 t — DEAR ELVIS (Pages 1 and 2) –•– Audrey (Plus)-1 (87)
89 t — I LOVE MICKEY –•– Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (89)
92 t — WELL DID YOU EVAH –•– Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (92)
92 t — SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-1 (92)
96 — ENDLESS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (96)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 19th September, 1956
Issue Date: 29th September, 1956

1 1 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (1S/1A/1J) (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 (2S/2A/2J) (1)
3 3 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1S/5A/1J) (2)
4 5 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-14 (3S/3A/4J) (4)
5 4 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-15 (4S/4A/3J) (2)
6 6 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-9 (6S/6A/6J) (6)
7 9 t HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-7 (5S/9A/8J) (7)
8 7 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-16 (9S/10A/5J) (2)
9 8 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-8 (10S/7A/9 tJ) (8)
10 11 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-9 (12S/8A/11J) (10)

11 t 9 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-10 (7S/19A/7J) (9)
11 t 17 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-5 (8S/11A/14 tJ) (11)
13 13 t SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-14 (11S/14A/14 tJ) (13)
14 16 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-13 (14S/15A/14 tJ) (14)
15 13 t THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-9 (13S/12J) (7)
16 18 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-5 (19S/17A) (16)
17 15 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-9 (23S/13A) (15)
18 12 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-18 (25S/25A/9 tJ) (1)
19 22 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-19 (18S/13J) (3)
20 24 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-23 (19 tJ) (1)

21 19 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-13 (18)
22 35 t WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-4 (21A/18J) (22)
23 21 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-5 (16A) (21)
24 31 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-5 (24)
25 32 HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-7 (25)
26 t 49 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (15S) (26)
26 t 44 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (15S/12A) (26)
28 33 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-7 (24S) (28)
29 38 t ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-7 (20S/22A) (29)
30 25 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-5 (22S/20A) (30)

31 26 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-16 (17S/17J) (9)
32 30 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-18 (5)
33 27 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-17 (11)
34 53 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-4 (34)
35 t 50 KA-DING-DONG –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-4 (35)
35 t 34 WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (19 tJ) (22)
37 t 38 t GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-12 (26)
37 t 20 IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-22 (15)
39 t 54 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-2 (16S/23A) (39)
39 t 44 t THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-5 (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 40 RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-8 (30)
44 23 MORE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-16 (9)
45 t 28 t THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (22S/24A) (28)
48 37 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-7 (36)
67 35 t FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-7 (18A) (33)

POWER HITS:

42 61 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-2 (21S) (42)
43 43 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-24 (8)
45 t 55 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-4 (45)
50 66 t WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Florian Zabach (Mercury)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

54 — YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (54)
65 — LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– Anne Shelton (Columbia)-1 (65)
68 — IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (68)
78 — TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Karen Chandler and Jimmy Wakely (Decca)-1 (78)
84 — LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (84)
87 t — BLUE MOON –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (87)
99 — THE GOOD BOOK –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-3 (92)
100 — YOU’RE IN LOVE –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-2 (90)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 26th September, 1956
Issue Date: 6th October, 1956

1 1 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (1S/1A/1J) (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1S/6A/1J) (2)
3 2 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (6S/2A/2J) (1)
4 4 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-15 (3S/3A/5J) (4)
5 5 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-16 (5S/4A/3J) (2)
6 6 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-10 (4S/5A/4J) (6)
7 7 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-8 (2S/10A/6J) (7)
8 11 t JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-6 (7S/7 tA/11J) (8)
9 9 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-9 (10S/7 tA/9J) (8)
10 8 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-17 (13S/13A/7J) (2)

11 10 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-10 (14 Ts/12A/10J) (10)
12 13 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-15 (12S/14A/13J) (12)
13 11 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-11 (9S/22A/8J) (9)
14 39 t THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-3 (8S/11A) (14)
15 14 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-14 (14 Ts/16A/16J) (14)
16 t 17 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-10 (21S/15A/14 tJ) (15)
16 t 26 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (11S/9A/18 tJ) (16)
18 16 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-6 (19S/17A) (16)
19 28 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-8 (25S/18A) (19)
20 26 t CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-4 (11S/18 tJ) (20)

21 15 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-10 (14 tJ) (7)
22 42 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-3 (24S/24A) (22)
23 t 18 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-19 (12J) (1)
23 t 30 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-6 (16S/25A) (23)
25 39 t THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-6 (25)
26 25 HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-8 (25)
27 52 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-4 (23S) (27)
28 22 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-5 (22)
29 21 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-14 (18)
30 t 31 BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-17 (20J) (9)
30 t 23 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-6 (19A) (21)

32 19 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-20 (17J) (3)
33 24 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-6 (24)
34 58 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-3 (34)
35 20 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-24 (1)
36 51 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-7 (18S) (36)
37 45 t TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-5 (17S/23A) (37)
38 61 KA-DING-DONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Chuck Schrouder (Dot)-4 (38)
39 t 47 HAPPINESS STREET (Corner Sunshine Square) –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-8 (39)
39 t 35 t KA-DING-DONG –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-5 (35)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 t 34 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-5 (34)
47 29 ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-8 (20S) (29)
48 35 t WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (22)
51 37 t IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-23 (18 tJ) (15)
52 t 33 A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL –•– Teresa Brwer (Coral)-18 (11)
57 t 37 t GHOST TOWN –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-13 (26)
64 32 BORN TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-19 (5)

POWER HITS:

41 54 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (22S) (41)
42 45 t THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (16S/21A) (28)
43 62 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-4 (43)
44 48 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-8 (36)
49 55 t 49 SHADES OF GREEN –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-5 (49)
50 68 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (22S) (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

57 t — HEART AND SOUL –•– Johnny Maddox and the Rhythmasters (Dot)-1 (57)
67 — SUMMER SWEATHEART –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-3 (67)
69 t — I CAN’T LOVE YOU ENOUGH –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (69)
73 t — BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (73)
73 t — (Theme From) “EAST OF EDEN” –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-1 (73)
75 t — WHEN THE TIDE IS HIGH –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-2 (75)
82 — THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Tex Ritter (Captiol)-13 (28)
89 t — ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-15 (28)
92 — IT HAPPENED AGAIN –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (92)
93 — THE FOOL –•– The Gallahads (Jubilee)-7 (62)
95 t — A HEART WITHOUT A SWEETHEART –•– Gale Storm (Dot)-1 (95)
95 t — NAMELY YOU –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-1 (95)
100 t — THE THINGS I NEVER HAD –•– Kay Starr (RCA Victor)-3 (89)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 3rd October, 1956
Issue Date: 13th October, 1956

1 1 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (1S/1A/1J) (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 7 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-9 (2S/6A/3J) (2)
3 4 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-16 (3S/2A/6J) (3)
4 3 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-15 (7S/4A/2J) (1)
5 8 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-7 (4S/3A/8J) (5)
6 2 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (1S/11A/1J) (2)
7 6 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-11 (5S/8A/5J) (6)
8 5 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-17 (6S/10A/4J) (2)
9 14 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-4 (8S/5A/11J) (9)
10 9 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-10 (10S/9A/9J) (8)

11 16 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (11S/7A/12 tJ) (11)
12 10 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-18 (15S/15A/7J) (2)
13 13 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-12 (9S/19A/10J) (9)
14 12 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-16 (13S/14A/15J) (12)
15 11 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-11 (21S/12A/12 tJ) (10)
16 16 t AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-11 (22S/16A/14J) (15)
17 15 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-15 (18S/17A) (14)
18 23 t I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-20 (17J) (1)
19 18 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-7 (23A/19J) (16)
20 33 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-7 (24A) (20)

21 73 t BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-2 (14S) (21)
22 t 19 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-9 (19)
22 t 22 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-4 (17S/20A) (22)
24 20 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-5 (11S/12 tJ) (20)
25 41 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (16S/16J) (25)
26 42 THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (23S/21A) (26)
27 47 ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-9 (25 Ts) (27)
28 55 SEE SAW –•– The Moonglows (Chess)-7 (25S) (28)
29 45 t IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-6 (24S) (29)
30 50 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-3 (16S/16J) (30)

31 30 t IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-7 (18A) (21)
32 t 23 t A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-7 (23S/25 tA) (23)
32 t 44 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-9 (32)
34 26 HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-9 (25)
35 37 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-6 (12S/13A) (35)
36 61 t LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-3 (36)
37 36 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-8 (19S) (36)
38 39 t HAPPINESS STREET (Corner Sunshine Square) –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-9 (38)
39 38 KA-DING-DONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Chuck Schrouder (Dot)-5 (38)
40 27 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-5 (27)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 21 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-11 (20J) (7)
43 t 29 THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-15 (18)
45 30 t BE-BOP-A-LULA –•– Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps (Capitol)-18 (9)
46 28 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-6 (22)
47 25 THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-7 (25)
50 35 THE WAYWARD WIND –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-25 (1)
52 39 t KA-DING-DONG –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-6 (35)
60 t 32 I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-21 (3)
71 34 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-4 (34)

POWER HITS:

42 65 RIP IT UP –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-10 (30)
43 t 43 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-5 (43)
48 69 t I CAN’T LOVE YOU ENOUGH –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-2 (25 tA) (48)
49 — CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-1 (20S) (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

49 — CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-1 (20S) (49)
73 t — THE FAITHFUL HUSSAR –•– Ted Heath and His Music (London)-1 (73)
77 — I DON’T CARE IF THE SUN DON’T SHINE (From the “Anyway You Want Me” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (77)
84 — MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE –•– Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)-11 (34)
86 — STILL –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (86)
87 — ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-25 (8)
88 — PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (88)
89 — FROM A SCHOOL RING TO A WEDDING RING –•– The Rover Boys (ABC-Paramount)-3 (79)
94 — NOW YOU HAS JAZZ –•– Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong (Capitol)-1 (94)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 10th October, 1956
Issue Date: 20th October, 1956

1 1 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (1S/1A/1J) (6 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-17 (6S/2A/3J) (2)
3 2 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-10 (4S/6A/2J) (2)
4 9 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-5 (3S/3A/7J) (4)
5 5 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-8 (5S/4A/8J) (5)
6 7 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-12 (7S/7A/5J) (6)
7 4 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-16 (10S/8A/4J) (1)
8 8 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-18 (8S/10A/6J) (2)
9 6 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (1S/13A/1J) (2)
10 11 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (9S/5A/10J) (10)

11 10 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-11 (14S/9A/11J) (8)
12 — LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (2S/11A) (12)
13 21 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-3 (11S/15A/14J) (13)
14 13 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-13 (16S/18A/9J) (9)
15 14 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-17 (18S/14A/17J) (12)
16 12 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-19 (21S/19A/12J) (2)
17 15 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-12 (16A/16J) (10)
18 35 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-7 (12S/12A) (18)
19 22 t TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-5 (19S/22A) (19)
20 25 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (13S/13J) (20)

21 16 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-12 (22S/15J) (15)
22 17 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-16 (23S/24A) (14)
23 26 THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-9 (17A) (23)
24 22 t MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-10 (23A) (19)
25 49 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-2 (15S) (25)
26 t 24 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-6 (9S/10J) (20)
26 t 20 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-8 (20)
26 t 36 LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-4 (19J) (26)
29 t 43 t I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-6 (24S) (29)
29 t 30 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-4 (13S/13J) (29)

31 19 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-8 (20J) (16)
32 31 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-8 (21)
33 32 t LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-10 (20S) (32)
34 27 ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-10 (21A) (27)
35 37 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-9 (17S) (35)
36 41 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-12 (7)
37 t 34 HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-10 (25)
37 t 40 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-6 (25S) (27)
39 46 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-7 (22)
40 — CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 32 t A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-8 (25A) (23)
42 28 SEE SAW –•– The Moonglows (Chess)-8 (28)
47 38 HAPPINESS STREET (Corner Sunshine Square) –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-10 (38)
52 39 KA-DING-DONG –•– The Hilltoppers Featuring Chuck Schrouder (Dot)-6 (38)
53 t 29 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-7 (29)
82 18 I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-21 (1)

POWER HITS:

43 56 EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (43)
44 47 THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-8 (25)
45 — GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-1 (45)
46 60 t I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-22 (3)
48 54 EARTHBOUND –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-7 (48)
49 67 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (49)
50 t 93 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Karen Chandler and Jimmy Wakely (Decca)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

40 — CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-1 (40)
45 — GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-1 (45)
63 — JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-1 (63)
70 — YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM IT –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (20A) (70)
71 — CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-1 (71)
76 — IT’S YOURS –•– The DeCastro Sisters (RCA Victor)-1 (76)
77 t — THE ABC’S OF LOVE –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-1 (77)
77 t — GIANT –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (77)
79 t — LOVE IN A HOME –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (79)
83 t — A CASUAL LOOK –•– The Six Teens (Flip)-13 (48)
90 — JULIE –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (90)
93 — GIANT –•– Jack Pleis and His Orchestra (Decca)-1 (93)
94 t — TEEN AGE GOODNIGHT –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-1 (94)
94 t — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– LeRoy Holmes and His Orchestra (MGM)-6 (59)
96 t — RACE WITH THE DEVIL –•– Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps (Capitol)-1 (96)

elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-rca-victor-5 elvis-presley-dont-be-cruel-1956-9

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 17th October, 1956
Issue Date: 27th October, 1956

1 1 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (1S/1A/1J) (7 wks @ #1) (1)
2 5 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-9 (5S/3A/3J) (2)
3 4 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-6 (3S/2A/6 tJ) (3)
4 3 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-11 (4S/8A/2J) (2)
5 2 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-18 (6S/5A/5J) (2)
6 12 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (2S/4A/15 tJ) (6)
7 6 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-13 (7S/7A/6 tJ) (6)
8 8 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-19 (8S/10A/4J) (2)
9 9 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (1S/13A/1J) (2)
10 10 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (10S/6A/9 tJ) (10)

11 7 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-17 (12S/12A/8J) (1)
12 13 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-4 (9S/15A/12J) (12)
13 11 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-12 (14S/9A/14J) (8)
14 15 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-18 (18S/14A/18J) (12)
15 16 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-20 (20S/21A/11J) (2)
16 19 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-6 (22S/16A/17J) (16)
17 t 14 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-14 (16S/9 tJ) (9)
17 t 18 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-8 (11S/11A) (17)
19 22 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-17 (19S) (14)
20 24 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-11 (23S/22A) (19)

21 17 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-13 (18A) (10)
22 21 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-13 (23 tA/19 tJ) (15)
23 20 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (17S/13J) (20)
24 t 26 t CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-7 (10S/9 tJ) (20)
24 t 29 t IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-5 (17S/13J) (24)
26 25 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-3 (13S) (25)
27 33 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-11 (21S) (27)
28 35 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-10 (15S) (28)
29 31 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-9 (16)
30 26 t LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-5 (19 tJ) (26)

31 32 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-9 (21)
32 26 t IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-9 (20)
33 23 THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-10 (24 Ts) (23)
34 40 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-2 (20A) (34)
35 41 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-9 (24 Ts) (23)
36 45 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-2 (36)
37 29 t I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-7 (29)
38 34 ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-11 (27)
39 37 t OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-7 (24 Ts) (27)
40 43 EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 37 t HAPPINESS STREET –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-11 (23 tA) (25)
54 39 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-8 (22)
57 t 36 THE FLYING SAUCER (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Buchannan and Goodman (Luniverse)-13 (7)

POWER HITS:

41 53 t IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-8 (29)
44 — HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (17A) (44)
45 — PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-1 (45)
46 48 EARTHBOUND –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-8 (46)
48 50 t I CAN’T LOVE YOU ENOUGH –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-4 (48)
49 t — NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (49)
49 t — TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-1 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

44 — HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-1 (17A) (44)
45 — PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-1 (45)
49 t — NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (49)
49 t — TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-1 (49)
55 — MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (55)
72 t — SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-1 (72)
72 t — PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-1 (72)
74 — I MISS YOU SO –•– Chris Connor (Atlantic)-1 (74)
80 — SO-LONG –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (44)
90 t — STILL –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (86)
90 t — TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-1 (90)
97 t — JUST LOVE ME –•– Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (97)
99 t — HEAVEN ON EARTH –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (12S/8J) (39)

jim-lowe-with-the-high-fives-the-green-door-dot jim-lowe-with-the-high-fives-the-green-door-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 24th October, 1956
Issue Date: 3rd November, 1956

1 3 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-7 (3S/2A/3J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-13 (2S/3A/1J) (1)
3 t 2 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-10 (4S/4A/4J) (2)
3 t 6 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (1S/1A/10J) (3)
5 5 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-19 (7S/5A/5J) (2)
6 4 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-12 (5S/11A/2J) (2)
7 7 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-14 (9S/8A/7J) (6)
8 12 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-5 (6S/10A/12J) (8)
9 t 10 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (10S/6A/8J) (9)
9 t 8 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-20 (12S/12A/6J) (2)

11 17 t TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-9 (8S/7A/17 tJ) (11)
12 9 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (2S/20A/1J) (2)
13 13 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-13 (18S/9A/16J) (8)
14 11 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-18 (17S/23A/9J) (1)
15 16 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-7 (16S/19A/20J) (15)
16 14 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-19 (20S/25A/15J) (12)
17 26 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-4 (13S) (17)
18 44 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-2 (24S/13A) (18)
19 72 t SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-2 (11S/15A) (19)
20 t 23 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (14S/13 tJ) (20)
20 t 34 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-3 (21S/14A) (20)

22 t 15 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-21 (13 tJ) (2)
22 t 17 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-15 (19S/11J) (9)
24 30 LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-6 (17 tJ) (24)
25 t 19 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-18 (23S) (14)
25 t 22 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-14 (15)
27 24 t IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-6 (14S/13 tJ) (24)
28 20 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-12 (19)
29 24 t CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-8 (10S/8J) (20)
30 28 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-11 (15S) (28)

31 21 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-14 (10)
32 55 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-2 (16A) (32)
33 33 THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-11 (23)
34 t 41 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-9 (29)
34 t 45 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-2 (34)
36 t 37 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-8 (22S) (29)
36 t 38 ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-12 (22A) (27)
38 40 EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-7 (38)
39 27 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-12 (25S) (27)
40 32 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-10 (24A) (20)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 36 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-3 (36)
42 31 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)-10 (21)
43 39 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-8 (27)
48 35 A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-10 (23)
51 29 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-10 (16)

POWER HITS:

44 49 t NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-2 (17A) (44)
45 57 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-7 (45)
46 t 49 t TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-2 (18A) (46)
49 52 t TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Karen Chandler and Jimmy Wakely (Decca)-6 (49)
50 87 t TEEN AGE GOODNIGHT –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

56 — ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (That’s How I Will Be) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (56)
58 t — MOONLIGHT LOVE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (58)
61 — FIRST BORN –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-1 (61)
68 — CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-2 (68)
69 — SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (69)
70 — JULIE –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-2 (70)
74 — A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-1 (74)
78 — MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Ginny Gibson (ABC-Paramount)-1 (78)
79 t — RUDY’S ROCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-1 (79)
90 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– LeRoy Holmes and His Orchestra (MGM)-7 (59)
92 — BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus (Decca)-1 (92)
95 — THE ABC’S OF LOVE –•– Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Gee)-2 (77)
97 t — GIANT –•– Art Mooney and His Orchestra (MGM)-1 (97)

jim-lowe-with-the-high-fives-the-green-door-dot jim-lowe-with-the-high-fives-the-green-door-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 31st October, 1956
Issue Date: 10th November, 1956

1 1 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-8 (2S/2A/2J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 t LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (1S/1A/4J) (2)
3 2 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-14 (3S/4A/1J) (1)
4 3 t JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-11 (4S/5A/3J) (2)
5 6 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-13 (6S/10A/5J) (2)
6 t 8 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-6 (7S/9A/7J) (6)
6 t 5 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-20 (11S/7A/6J) (2)
6 t 11 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-10 (8S/3A/12J) (6)
9 9 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (9S/6A/9J) (9)
10 19 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-3 (5S/8A/14J) (10)

11 7 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-15 (10S/12A/8J) (6)
12 9 t WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-21 (14S/15A/10J) (2)
13 12 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (3S/20A/1J) (2)
14 20 t YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (15S/18A/11J) (14)
15 18 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-3 (13S/11A) (15)
16 17 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-5 (12S/24A/16J) (16)
17 20 t CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-4 (19S/14A) (17)
18 13 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-14 (24S/13A/19J) (8)
19 t 36 t I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-9 (17S/25A/18J) (19)
19 t 15 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-8 (22S/16A) (15)

21 24 LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-7 (18S/21A/17J) (21)
22 14 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-19 (23S/13J) (1)
23 27 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-7 (15S/11J) (23)
24 30 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-12 (16S) (24)
25 t 41 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-4 (21S) (25)
25 t 46 t TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-3 (19A) (25)
27 t 32 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-3 (22A) (27)
27 t 34 t PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-3 (17A) (27)
29 22 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-16 (15J) (9)
30 29 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-9 (9S/9J) (20)

31 16 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-20 (12)
32 t 34 t IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-10 (29)
32 t 43 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-9 (27)
34 28 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-13 (19)
35 t 39 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-13 (27)
35 t 25 t YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-19 (14)
37 44 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-3 (25S/23A) (37)
38 40 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-11 (20)
39 83 t TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-3 (25S) (39)
40 56 ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (That’s How I Will Be) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (1S/4J) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 t 22 t ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-22 (20J) (2)
41 t 38 EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-8 (38)
43 33 THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) –•– The Four Lads (Columbia)-12 (23)
44 25 t AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-15 (15)
45 36 t ST. THERESE OF THE ROSES –•– Billy Ward and His Dominoes (Decca)-13 (27)
51 t 31 THEME SONG (From “Song For a Summer Night”) –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-15 (10)

POWER HITS:

46 61 FIRST BORN –•– Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)-2 (46)
47 52 t JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-4 (47)
48 67 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-3 (48)
49 74 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-2 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

70 — THE STAR YOU WISHED UPON LAST NIGHT –•– Gisele MacKenzie (Vik)-1 (70)
72 t — TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Roger Williams and Jane Morgan (Kapp)-1 (72)
78 — MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (78)
81 t — MARRIED I CAN ALWAYS GET –•– Teddi King (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
81 t — CHINCHERINCHEE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-1 (81)
81 t — JUST IN TIME –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (81)
84 — LOVE IN A HOME –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-3 (79)
85 — FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL ON THE HILL –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-12 (33)
87 t — THE AUTUMN WALTZ –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-1 (87)
94 — CRAZY WITH LOVE –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-1 (5S/14J) (94)
95 — STILL –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-3 (86)
96 — I ALMOST LOST MY MIND –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-23 (1)
97 — SEE SAW –•– Don Cornell (Coral)-1 (97)

jim-lowe-with-the-high-fives-the-green-door-dot jim-lowe-with-the-high-fives-the-green-door-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 7th November, 1956
Issue Date: 17th November, 1956

1 t 1 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-9 (2S/2A/1J) (3 wks @ #1) (1)
1 t 2 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (1S/1A/4J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
3 4 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-12 (3S/6A/2 tJ) (2)
4 3 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-15 (5S/5A/2 tJ) (1)
5 10 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-4 (4S/3A/9J) (5)
6 6 t TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-11 (7S/4A/12J) (6)
7 t 6 t BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-7 (6S/11A/6J) (6)
7 t 5 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-14 (8S/10A/5J) (2)
9 6 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-21 (10S/9A/7J) (2)
10 9 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (9S/7A/8J) (9)

11 11 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-16 (11S/14A/10J) (6)
12 t 17 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-5 (14S/12A/17J) (12)
12 t 16 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-6 (12S/17A/15J) (12)
14 12 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-22 (17S/16A/13J) (2)
15 15 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-4 (13S/8A) (15)
16 21 LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-8 (21S/20A/16J) (16)
17 18 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-15 (25S/18A/18J) (8)
18 14 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (15S/11J) (14)
19 t 13 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-16 (5S/2 tJ) (2)
19 t 19 t I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-10 (18S/19 tJ) (19)
19 t 25 t TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-4 (15A) (19)

22 25 t GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-5 (20S/22A) (22)
23 19 t TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-9 (21A) (15)
24 27 t MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-4 (23A) (24)
25 t 23 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-8 (15S/11J) (23)
25 t 22 MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-20 (14J) (1)
27 27 t PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-4 (19A) (27)
28 49 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-3 (19S/25A) (28)
29 37 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 (23 Ts/13A) (29)
30 24 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-13 (16S) (24)

31 32 t IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-11 (29)
32 32 t OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-10 (27)
33 40 ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (That’s How I Will Be) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (1S/4J) (33)
34 31 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-21 (12)
35 35 t YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-20 (14)
36 78 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-2 (36)
37 41 t EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-9 (37)
38 35 t LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-14 (23 Ts) (27)
39 41 t ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-23 (2)
40 44 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-16 (15)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 34 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-14 (19)
43 39 TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-4 (23 Ts) (39)
46 t 29 THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-17 (19 tJ) (9)
49 38 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-12 (20)
59 t 30 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-10 (9S/8J) (20)

POWER HITS:

42 47 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-5 (42)
44 51 t CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-4 (44)
45 48 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-4 (22S) (45)
46 t — CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-1 (46)
48 53 SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-2 (48)
50 t 72 t BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus (Decca)-3 (50)
50 t 67 t MOONLIGHT LOVE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-3 (50)
50 t 56 WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Helmut Zacharias and His Magic Violins (Decca)-12 (16)

NEW THIS WEEK:

71 t — NEW YORK’S MY HOME –•– Sammy Davis Jr. (Decca)-1 (71)
80 — BUCHANAN AND GOODMAN ON TRIAL –•– Buchanan and Goodman (Luniverse)-1 (80)
84 t — SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-1 (84)
84 t — LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Part 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (84)
93 — SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– The Diamonds (Mercury)-8 (34)
94 t — IT’S YOURS –•– The DeCastro Sisters (RCA Victor)-3 (76)
96 t — LOVE ME GOOD –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-1 (96)
98 — YOU’RE IN LOVE –•– Gogi Grant (Era)-7 (69)
99 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Florian Zabach (Mercury)-11 (50)
100 — YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM IT –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-4 (70)

elvis-presley-love-me-tender-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 14th November, 1956
Issue Date: 24th November, 1956

1 1 t LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (1S/1A/2J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 t THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-10 (2S/2A/1J) (1)
3 3 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-13 (4S/5A/3J) (2)
4 5 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-5 (3S/3A/7J) (4)
5 4 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-16 (5S/8A/4J) (1)
6 7 t BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-8 (6S/9A/6J) (6)
7 6 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-12 (7S/4A/11J) (6)
8 10 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-11 (9S/7A/9J) (9)
9 7 t HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-15 (8S/15A/5J) (2)
10 9 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-22 (11S/10A/8J) (2)

11 15 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-5 (12S/6A/18J) (11)
12 12 t CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-7 (13S/12A/12J) (12)
13 11 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-17 (15S/19A/10J) (6)
14 12 t CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-6 (10S/16A/19J) (12)
15 28 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-4 (14S/14A) (15)
16 18 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (17S/13J) (14)
17 24 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-5 (23S/21A) (17)
18 22 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-6 (16S/23A) (18)
19 t 19 t HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-17 (5S/4J) (2)
19 t 16 LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-9 (24A/16J) (16)

21 27 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-5 (20A/20J) (21)
22 29 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (22S/13A) (22)
23 19 t I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-11 (18S) (19)
24 19 t TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-5 (11A) (19)
25 14 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-23 (14J) (2)
26 36 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-3 (26)
27 17 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-16 (17A) (8)
28 23 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-10 (15)
29 42 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-6 (29)
30 44 CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-5 (19S) (30)

31 46 t CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-2 (17J) (31)
32 t 46 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-18 (9)
32 t 25 t IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-9 (17S/13J) (23)
34 63 t RUDY’S ROCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-4 (34)
35 33 ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (That’s How I Will Be) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (1S/2J) (33)
36 34 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-22 (12)
37 t 45 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-5 (20S) (37)
37 t 86 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (37)
39 t 48 SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-3 (39)
39 t 43 TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-5 (22S/25A) (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 30 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-14 (25S) (24)
44 40 AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW –•– Al Hibbler (Decca)-17 (15)
46 t 35 YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-21 (14)
48 25 t MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-21 (15J) (1)
50 32 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-11 (27)
54 31 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-12 (29)
56 38 LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-15 (27)
59 39 ALLEGHENY MOON –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-24 (2)
61 37 EV’RY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-10 (37)

POWER HITS:

41 84 t LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Part 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (24S) (41)
45 57 TEEN AGE GOODNIGHT –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-6 (45)
46 t 49 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE –•– Rusty Draper (Mercury)-13 (20)
49 84 t SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-2 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

58 — SLOW WALK –•– Bill Doggett (King)-1 (58)
60 — ON LONDON BRIDGE –•– Jim Stafford (Columbia)-1 (60)
63 — ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-1 (21S) (63)
66 t — I DREAMED –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-1 (66)
68 t — I WOULDN’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor)-1 (68)
79 — I SAW ESAU –•– The Ames Brothers (RCA Victor)-1 (79)
80 t — CONFESSION OF A SINNER –•– The Stylers (Jubilee)-1 (80)
83 — AUCTIONEER –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Dot)-1 (83)
87 t — EVERY TIME (I Feel His Spirit) –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-1 (23S) (87)
87 t — STILL –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-4 (86)
92 — THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT –•– Nat King Cole and the Four Knights (Capitol)-20 (18)
93 t — NAMELY YOU –•– Don Cherry (Columbia)-7 (65)
95 — CRAZY WITH LOVE –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-1 (95)
97 — PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-6 (55)
98 — I MISS YOU SO –•– Chris Connor (Atlantic)-4 (65)
99 t — GIANT –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-2 (77)

elvis-presley-love-me-tender-rca-victor-2

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 21st November, 1956
Issue Date: 1st December, 1956

1 1 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (1S/1A/2J) (3 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-11 (3S/3A/1J) (1)
3 4 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-6 (2S/2A/6J) (3)
4 3 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-14 (4S/5A/3J) (2)
5 t 6 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-9 (6S/7A/5J) (5)
5 t 7 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-13 (5S/4A/8J) (5)
7 5 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-17 (7S/9A/4J) (1)
8 8 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (10S/8A/10J) (9)
9 t 9 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-16 (8S/14A/7J) (2)
9 t 11 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-6 (9S/6A/15J) (9)

11 10 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-23 (13S/11A/9J) (2)
12 15 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-5 (11S/10A/14J) (12)
13 14 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-7 (14S/12A/18J) (12)
14 12 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-8 (12S/18A/11J) (12)
15 13 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-18 (18 Ts/25 tA/12J) (6)
16 16 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 (15S/24A/16J) (14)
17 17 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-6 (20S/17A) (17)
18 22 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 (17S/16A) (18)
19 23 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-12 (25 tA/17J) (19)
20 18 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-7 (16S/19A) (18)

21 21 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-6 (23S) (21)
22 26 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-4 (24S) (22)
23 28 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-11 (21A) (15)
24 t 19 t LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-10 (20J) (16)
24 t 41 LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Part 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (21S/13A) (24)
26 31 CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-3 (19J) (26)
27 35 ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (That’s How I Will Be) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (1S/2J) (27)
28 25 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-24 (13J) (2)
29 24 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-6 (15A) (19)
30 37 t PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-6 (22S) (30)

31 19 t HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-18 (7S/4J) (2)
32 32 t IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-10 (15S/16J) (23)
33 27 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-17 (8)
34 63 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-2 (18 Ts) (34)
35 54 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-13 (29)
36 57 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-12 (10S/10J) (20)
37 49 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-3 (37)
38 t 30 CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-6 (30)
38 t 34 RUDY’S ROCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-5 (34)
40 — GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-1 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

43 t 37 t SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-5 (37)
43 t 39 t SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-4 (25S) (39)
47 t 36 SOFT SUMMER BREEZE –•– Eddie Heywood (Mercury)-23 (12)
49 t 32 t THE FOOL –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-19 (9)
53 t 29 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-7 (29)
66 t 39 t TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-6 (18S) (39)

POWER HITS:

41 52 THE AUTUMN WALTZ –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-4 (23A) (41)
42 51 MOONLIGHT LOVE –•– Perry Como (RCA Victor)-5 (42)
45 50 OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-12 (27)
47 t 60 ON LONDON BRIDGE –•– Jim Stafford (Columbia)-2 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK:

40 — GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-1 (40)
51 — MOONLIGHT GAMBLER –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-1 (51)
53 t — CRAZY WITH LOVE –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-2 (2S/6J) (53)
57 t — MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Eddy Arnold and Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-1 (57)
76 — SOMEONE TO LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (76)
79 t — TRICKY –•– Gus Jenkins and Orchestra (Flash)-1 (79)
86 t — MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Ginny Gibson (ABC-Paramount)-4 (68)
89 t — A FADED SUMMER LOVE –•– Georgie Shaw (Decca)-1 (89)
94 t — SONG OF THE SPARROW –•– Mitch Miller and His Orchestra and Chorus (Columbia)-1 (94)
94 t — WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (21S) (94)
99 t — YOU CAN’T RUN AWAY FROM IT –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-5 (70)

guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-columbia guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 28th November, 1956
Issue Date: 8th December, 1956

1 3 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-7 (1S/1A/4J) (1 wk @ #1) (1)
2 1 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (2S/2A/1J) (1)
3 2 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-12 (3S/3A/2J) (1)
4 4 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-15 (5S/5A/3J) (2)
5 5 t TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-14 (6S/4A/7J) (5)
6 5 t BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-10 (4S/9A/5J) (5)
7 9 t HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-7 (8S/6A/9J) (7)
8 7 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-18 (7S/15A/6J) (1)
9 8 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (11S/8A/11J) (9)
10 12 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-6 (9S/10A/12J) (10)

11 9 t HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-17 (10S/24A/8J) (2)
12 13 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-8 (14S/17A/13J) (12)
13 17 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-7 (17S/14A/14J) (13)
14 20 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-8 (16S/12A/17J) (14)
15 14 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-9 (12S/22A/10J) (12)
16 18 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-7 (18S/11A) (16)
17 24 t LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Part 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (13S/7A) (17)
18 11 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-24 (21A/15J) (2)
19 43 t SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-5 (20S) (19)
20 21 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-7 (16A) (20)

21 22 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-5 (21)
22 19 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-13 (19)
23 t 37 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-4 (19S/18A) (23)
23 t 29 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-7 (23S/13A) (19)
25 16 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 (16J) (14)
26 43 t SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-6 (19J) (26)
27 t 26 CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-4 (20J) (26)
27 t 31 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-19 (7S/6J) (2)
29 34 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-3 (15S) (29)
30 40 GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-2 (25S/19A) (30)

31 51 MOONLIGHT GAMBLER –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-2 (31)
32 24 t LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-11 (16)
33 15 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-19 (18J) (6)
34 53 t JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-8 (25A) (34)
35 30 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-7 (22S) (30)
36 t 33 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-18 (8)
36 t 38 t CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-7 (30)
36 t 38 t RUDY’S ROCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-6 (34)
39 23 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-12 (15)
40 32 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-11 (16J) (23)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

42 t 27 ANYWAY YOU WANT ME (That’s How I Will Be) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (2S/1J) (27)
46 28 WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-25 (2)
49 t 35 IN THE STILL OF THE NITE –•– The Five Satins (Ember)-14 (29)
73 36 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-13 (11S/11J) (20)

POWER HITS:

41 46 TRUE LOVE –•– Jane Powell (Verve)-16 (24S) (24)
42 t 55 t THE STAR YOU WISHED UPON LAST NIGHT –•– Gisele MacKenzie (Vik)-5 (42)
44 65 AUCTIONEER –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Dot)-3 (21S) (44)
45 81 MIRACLE OF LOVE –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-17 (19)
47 76 SOMEONE TO LOVE –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-2 (47)
49 t 62 I DREAMED –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-3 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

54 — BABY DOLL –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-1 (54)
62 — LOVE ME GOOD –•– Jo Stafford (Columbia)-2 (62)
63 — THE MONEY TREE –•– Margaret Whiting (Capitol)-1 (20A) (63)
64 — LOVE ME TENDER –•– Henri Rene and His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA Victor)-1 (64)
65 — I’LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Jack Pleis and His Orchestra (Decca)-1 (65)
66 t — GOODNIGHT MY LOVE, PLEASANT DREAMS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-1 (66)
78 t — THE MONEY TREE –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-1 (25S) (78)
83 — TRA LA LA –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-1 (83)
88 t — ARMEN’S THEME –•– Joe Reisman and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-1 (88)
93 t — PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-7 (55)
93 t — TEEN AGE GOODNIGHT –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-7 (45)
95 — SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 t — THE ITALIAN THEME –•– Cyril Stapleton and His Orchestra (London)-14 (25)
98 t — A CHEAT –•– Sanford Clark (Dot)-1 (98)

guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-columbia guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 5th December, 1956
Issue Date: 15th December, 1956

1 1 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-8 (1S/1A/1J) (2 wks @ #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-9 (2S/2A/2J) (1)
3 3 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-13 (3S/3A/3J) (1)
4 4 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-16 (5S/6A/4J) (2)
5 6 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-11 (4S/7A/5J) (5)
6 5 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-15 (6S/4A/7J) (5)
7 7 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-8 (10S/5A/9J) (7)
8 10 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-7 (7S/10A/17 tJ) (10)
9 17 LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Part 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (9S/8A/20J) (9)
10 t 12 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-9 (16S/11A/11J) (10)
10 t 11 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-18 (11S/20A/6J) (2)

12 14 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-9 (13S/13A/13J) (12)
13 9 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-14 (12S/9A/19J) (9)
14 t 8 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-19 (8S/8J) (1)
14 t 13 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-8 (20S/12A/12J) (13)
16 15 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-10 (15S/22A/10J) (12)
17 16 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-8 (22S/14A) (16)
18 30 GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-3 (18S/16A) (18)
19 23 t TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-8 (23S/15A) (19)
20 t 27 t CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-5 (19S/17 tJ) (20)
20 t 31 MOONLIGHT GAMBLER –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-3 (25S/18A) (20)

22 18 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-25 (15J) (2)
23 t 29 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-4 (14S) (23)
23 t 19 SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-6 (21S) (19)
25 21 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-6 (24A) (21)
26 23 t SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-5 (17S/21A) (23)
27 22 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-14 (19)
28 25 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 (14J) (14)
29 51 t BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus (Decca)-7 (29)
30 20 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-8 (17A) (20)

31 44 AUCTIONEER –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Dot)-4 (31)
32 33 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-20 (16J) (6)
33 26 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-7 (26)
34 35 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-8 (30)
35 t 27 t HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-20 (8S/8J) (2)
35 t 32 LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-12 (16)
37 72 SLOW WALK –•– Bill Doggett (King)-4 (37)
38 36 t CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-8 (24S) (30)
39 49 t I DREAMED –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-4 (19A) (39)
40 34 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-9 (34)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

54 39 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Lawrence Welk and His Sparkling Strings (Coral)-13 (15)
55 t 36 t RUDY’S ROCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (Decca)-7 (34)
60 t 40 IT ISN’T RIGHT –•– The Platters (Mercury)-12 (14J) (23)
68 t 36 t CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-19 (8)

POWER HITS:

41 82 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Roger Williams and Jane Morgan (Kapp)-6 (41)
42 42 t THE STAR YOU WISHED UPON LAST NIGHT –•– Gisele MacKenzie (Vik)-6 (42)
44 64 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Henri Rene and His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA Victor)-2 (44)
45 51 t ON LONDON BRIDGE –•– Jim Stafford (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 55 JUST IN TIME –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-6 (46)
47 t 51 t MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Eddy Arnold and Jaye P. Morgan (RCA Victor)-3 (47)
49 61 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (9S/20J) (49)

NEW THIS WEEK:

65 — WISDOM OF A FOOL –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-1 (65)
70 — WRITTEN ON THE WIND –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-1 (70)
71 t — FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– The Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Decca)-12 (45)
76 — MY PRAYER –•– The Platters (Mercury)-23 (1)
78 — I FEEL GOOD –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-1 (78)
80 — AIN’T GOT NO HOME –•– Clarence Henry “Frog Man” (Argo)-1 (80)
82 — ARMEN’S THEME –•– David Seville (Liberty)-1 (82)
83 — PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-1 (83)
86 — GIVE ME –•– Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)-1 (86)
90 t — IT HAPPENED AGAIN –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-9 (72)
94 t — TRA LA LA –•– LaVern Baker and the Gliders (Atlantic)-1 (94)
96 t — STILL –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-5 (86)
99 — YOU DON’T KNOW ME –•– Jerry Vale (Columbia)-22 (14)

guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-columbia guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 12th December, 1956
Issue Date: 22nd December, 1956

1 t 1 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-9 (1S/1A/1J) (3 wks @ #1) (1)
1 t 2 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-10 (2S/3A/3J) (4 wks @ #1) (1)
3 4 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-17 (5S/8A/4J) (2)
4 5 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-12 (4S/7A/5J) (4)
5 6 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-16 (6S/4A/7J) (5)
6 t 7 HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-9 (9S/6A/10J) (6)
6 t 8 A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-8 (7S/9A/13J) (6)
8 9 LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Part 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (8S/5A/15 tJ) (8)
9 3 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-14 (3S/2A/2J) (1)
10 10 t HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-19 (11S/22A/6J) (2)

11 10 t CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-10 (14S/10A/11J) (10)
12 t 16 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-11 (16S/23A/9J) (12)
12 t 18 GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-4 (12S/11A/17 tJ) (12)
14 12 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-10 (18S/17A/14J) (12)
15 t 14 t DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-20 (10S/8J) (1)
15 t 13 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-15 (17S/12A) (9)
15 t 14 t MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-9 (20S/19A/12J) (13)
18 23 t ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-5 (13S/18A) (18)
19 26 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-6 (15S/16A) (19)
20 t 20 t CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-6 (22S/19J) (20)
20 t 17 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-9 (25 Ts/14A) (16)

22 19 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-9 (13A) (19)
23 40 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-10 (19S/25A) (23)
24 20 t MOONLIGHT GAMBLER –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-4 (25 Ts/15A) (20)
25 25 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-7 (21)
26 22 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-26 (2)
27 27 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-15 (20J) (19)
28 23 t SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-7 (17 tJ) (19)
29 31 AUCTIONEER –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Dot)-5 (29)
30 28 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-13 (15 tJ) (14)

31 33 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-8 (26)
32 34 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-9 (30)
33 37 SLOW WALK –•– Bill Doggett (King)-5 (33)
34 71 t BABY DOLL –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-3 (34)
35 62 GOODNIGHT MY LOVE, PLEASANT DREAMS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-3 (35)
36 35 t HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-21 (10S/8J) (2)
37 30 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-9 (20)
38 45 ON LONDON BRIDGE –•– Jim Stafford (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 52 t TRA LA LA –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-3 (24A) (39)
40 39 I DREAMED –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-5 (20A) (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 38 CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-9 (24S) (30)
42 35 t LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-13 (16)
63 32 TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-21 (6)

POWER HITS:

43 — DON’T FORBID ME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (23S) (43)
44 49 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (8S/15J) (44)
45 65 WISDOM OF A FOOL –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-2 (45)
46 t 77 ARMEN’S THEME –•– Joe Reisman and His Orchestra (RCA Victor)-3 (46)
48 t 82 ARMEN’S THEME –•– David Seville (Liberty)-2 (48)
50 t — THE BANANA BOAT SONG –•– The Tarriers (Glory)-1 (21S) (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

43 — DON’T FORBID ME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (23S) (43)
52 — ANASTASIA –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-1 (23S) (52)
53 — MARY’S BOY CHILD –•– Harry Belafonte (RCA Victor)-1 (53)
72 t — THE PARTY’S OVER –•– Doris Day (Columbia)-1 (72)
74 — I LOVE MY BABY (My Baby Loves Me) –•– Jill Corey (Columbia)-1 (74)
76 t — A THOUSAND MILES AWAY –•– The Heartbeats (Rama)-1 (76)
76 t — ONE IN A MILLION –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (76)
78 — DANCING CHANDELIER –•– Sylvia Syms (Decca)-1 (78)
79 t — CONFESSION OF A SINNER –•– The Stylers (Jubilee)-4 (72)
82 — THE LEFT ARM OF BUDDHA –•– Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)-1 (82)
83 — TEEN AGE GOODNIGHT –•– The Chordettes (Cadence)-8 (45)
86 — WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN –•– Florian Zabach (Mercury)-12 (50)
89 t — BLUE MOON –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (55)
91 t — THE AUCTIONEER –•– Chuck Miller (Mercury)-1 (91)
97 t — DREAMY EYES –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-1 (97)
99 t — WAR AND PEACE –•– Vic Damone (Columbia)-10 (59)

guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-columbia guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 19th December, 1956
Issue Date: 29th December, 1956

1 1 t SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-10 (1S/1A/1J) (4 wks @ #1) (1)
2 1 t LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-11 (2S/2A/3J) (1)
3 9 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-15 (3S/3A/2J) (1)
4 4 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-13 (4S/7A/5J) (4)
5 5 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-17 (5S/6A/6J) (5)
6 3 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-18 (6S/8A/4J) (2)
7 8 LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-7 (7S/4A/13J) (7)
8 t 6 t HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-10 (11S/5A/9J) (6)
8 t 6 t A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-9 (8S/10A/11J) (6)
10 11 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-11 (14S/11A/14J) (10)

11 15 t MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-10 (19S/17A/12J) (11)
12 t 12 t GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-5 (16S/13A/18J) (12)
12 t 19 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-7 (12S/14A) (12)
14 14 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-11 (21S/15A/15J) (12)
15 t 24 MOONLIGHT GAMBLER –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-5 (13S/9A) (15)
15 t 18 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-6 (10S/20A) (15)
17 10 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-20 (18S/8J) (2)
18 15 t FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (12A/16J) (9)
19 12 t CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-12 (22S/10J) (12)
20 50 t THE BANANA BOAT SONG –•– The Tarriers (Glory)-2 (9S/18A) (20)

21 t 20 t CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-7 (23S) (20)
21 t 53 MARY’S BOY CHILD –•– Harry Belafonte (RCA Victor)-2 (15S) (21)
23 28 SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-8 (25S/19 tJ) (19)
24 23 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-11 (24S/23A) (23)
25 20 t NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-10 (21A) (16)
26 15 t DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-21 (17S/7J) (1)
27 25 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-8 (21)
28 22 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-10 (25A) (19)
29 31 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-9 (17J) (26)
30 43 DON’T FORBID ME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-2 (20S/16A) (30)

31 t 40 I DREAMED –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-6 (24A) (31)
31 t 29 AUCTIONEER –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Dot)-6 (29)
33 34 BABY DOLL –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-4 (33)
34 26 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-27 (2)
35 37 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-10 (20)
36 32 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-10 (30)
37 — JIM DANDY –•– LaVern Baker and the Gliders (Atlantic)-1 (37)
38 44 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (7S/19A/13J) (38)
39 35 GOODNIGHT MY LOVE, PLEASANT DREAMS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-4 (35)
40 t 33 SLOW WALK –•– Bill Doggett (King)-6 (33)
40 t 30 YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-14 (14)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

45 38 ON LONDON BRIDGE –•– Jim Stafford (Columbia)-6 (38)
53 39 TRA LA LA –•– Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)-4 (39)
54 t 36 HOUND DOG –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-22 (17S/7J) (2)
88 t 27 I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-16 (19 tJ) (19)

POWER HITS:

42 60 I FEEL GOOD –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-3 (42)
43 — YOUNG LOVE –•– Sonny James (Capitol)-1 (43)
44 54 t AIN’T GOT NO HOME –•– Clarence Henry “Frog Man” (Argo)-3 (44)
46 56 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-4 (46)
47 — OLD SHEP (From the “Elvis (Volume 2)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (47)

NEW THIS WEEK:

37 — JIM DANDY –•– LaVern Baker and the Gliders (Atlantic)-1 (37)
43 — YOUNG LOVE –•– Sonny James (Capitol)-1 (43)
47 — OLD SHEP (From the “Elvis (Volume 2)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (47)
54 t — POOR BOY (From the “Love Me Tender” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (54)
60 — BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Louis Armstrong and Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra and Chorus (Decca)-8 (29)
65 — WHITE CHRISTMAS –•– Bing Crosby (Decca)-58 (7A) (1)
73 — THE BANANA BOAT SONG –•– Sarah Vaughan (Mercury)-1 (73)
76 t — ON MY WORD OF HONOR –•– The Platters (Mercury)-1 (76)
78 — PARALYZED (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (7S/13J) (78)
80 — TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Dick Haymes (Capitol)-1 (80)
84 — GREENSLEEVES –•– The Beverly Sisters (London)-1 (84)
88 t — THE BANANA BOAT SONG –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-1 (88)
90 — PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra (Dot)-2 (83)
91 — GIANT –•– Jack Pleis and His Orchestra (Decca)-2 (91)

guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-columbia guy-mitchell-with-ray-coniff-and-his-orchestra-singing-the-blues-1956

US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending: 26th December, 1956
Issue Date: 5th January, 1957

1 1 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Guy Mitchell (Columbia)-11 (1S/1A/1J) (5 wks @ #1) (1)
2 3 THE GREEN DOOR –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-16 (2S/3A/2J) (1)
3 2 LOVE ME TENDER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-12 (3S/4A/3J) (1)
4 5 TRUE LOVE –•– Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly (Capitol)-18 (6S/5A/6J) (4)
5 6 JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN –•– Johnnie Ray (Columbia)-19 (5S/10A/5J) (2)
6 t 4 BLUEBERRY HILL –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-14 (4S/15A/4J) (4)
6 t 7 LOVE ME (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” E.P.) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-8 (7S/2A/14 tJ) (6)
8 t 8 t HEY JEALOUS LOVER –•– Frank Sinatra (Capitol)-11 (14S/6A/7J) (6)
8 t 8 t A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH –•– George Hamilton IV (ABC-Paramount)-10 (9S/7A/12J) (6)
10 15 t MOONLIGHT GAMBLER –•– Frankie Laine (Columbia)-6 (13S/9A/19J) (10)

11 10 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor)-12 (15S/18 tA/10 tJ) (10)
12 t 15 t ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Decca)-7 (10S/20A/17J) (12)
12 t 12 t SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Ivory Joe Hunter (Atlantic)-8 (20S/14A/14 tJ) (12)
14 12 t GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YA NOW –•– Patience and Prudence (Liberty)-6 (17S/11A/20 tJ) (12)
15 21 t MARY’S BOY CHILD –•– Harry Belafonte (RCA Victor)-3 (12S/12A) (15)
16 30 DON’T FORBID ME –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (11S/8A) (16)
17 20 THE BANANA BOAT SONG –•– The Tarriers (Glory)-3 (8S/16A) (17)
18 19 CINDY, OH CINDY –•– Vince Martin and the Tarriers (Glory)-13 (16S/10 tJ) (12)
19 14 GARDEN OF EDEN –•– Joe Valino (Vik)-12 (25S/22A/16J) (12)
20 11 MAMA FROM THE TRAIN –•– Patti Page (Mercury)-11 (13J) (11)

21 18 FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-16 (23A) (9)
22 17 HONKY TONK (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Bill Doggett (King)-21 (23S/8J) (2)
23 24 JAMAICA FAREWELL –•– Harry Belanfonte (RCA Victor)-12 (19S/25A) (23)
24 26 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-22 (18S/9J) (1)
25 31 t I DREAMED –•– Betty Johnson (Bally)-7 (17A) (25)
26 36 PRISCILLA –•– Eddie Cooley and the Dimples (Royal Roost)-11 (20 tJ) (26)
27 40 t SLOW WALK –•– Bill Doggett (King)-7 (27)
28 21 t CONFIDENTIAL –•– Sonny Knight (Dot)-8 (21S) (20)
29 27 MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY –•– Teresa Brewer (Coral)-9 (21)
30 43 YOUNG LOVE –•– Sonny James (Capitol)-2 (22S/18 tA) (30)

31 28 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Don Rondo (Jubilee)-11 (13A) (19)
32 29 SINGING THE BLUES –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-10 (18J) (26)
33 31 t AUCTIONEER –•– Leroy Van Dyke (Dot)-7 (24S) (29)
34 t 33 BABY DOLL –•– Andy Williams (Cadence)-5 (33)
34 t 25 NIGHT LIGHTS –•– Nat King Cole (Capitol)-11 (16)
36 50 CITY OF ANGELS –•– The Highlights (Bally)-11 (30)
37 88 t I WALK THE LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-17 (19)
38 42 I FEEL GOOD –•– Shirley and Lee (Aladdin)-4 (38)
39 46 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Mindy Carson (Columbia)-5 (39)
40 54 t POOR BOY (From the “Love Me Tender” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-2 (24A) (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS:

41 38 WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN (From the “Elvis (Volume 1)” EP) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-6 (7S/14 tJ) (38)
46 t 39 GOODNIGHT MY LOVE, PLEASANT DREAMS –•– The McGuire Sisters (Coral)-5 (35)
50 t 37 JIM DANDY –•– LaVern Baker and the Gliders (Atlantic)-2 (37)
54 23 SLOW WALK –•– Sil Austin (Mercury)-9 (19)
55 35 PETTICOATS OF PORTUGAL –•– Dick Jacobs and His Chorus and Orchestra (Coral)-11 (20)
79 40 t YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW –•– The Platters (Mercury)-15 (14)
81 t 34 CANADIAN SUNSET –•– Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra w/Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)-28 (2)

POWER HITS:

42 t 49 ARMEN’S THEME –•– David Seville (Liberty)-4 (42)
42 t 45 ON LONDON BRIDGE –•– Jim Stafford (Columbia)-7 (38)
44 t 51 ANASTASIA –•– Pat Boone (Dot)-3 (11S) (44)
44 t 88 t THE BANANA BOAT SONG –•– The Fontane Sisters (Dot)-2 (44)
46 t 71 TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Roger Williams and Jane Morgan (Kapp)-9 (41)
48 76 t ON MY WORD OF HONOR –•– The Platters (Mercury)-2 (48)
49 64 THE MONEY TREE –•– Margaret Whiting (Capitol)-5 (21A) (49)
50 t 84 GREENSLEEVES –•– The Beverly Sisters (London)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK:

58 t — BLUE MONDAY –•– Fats Domino (Imperial)-1 (58)
73 — LOVE IS STRANGE –•– Mickey and Sylvia (Groove)-1 (73)
75 t — BY YOU, BY YOU, BY YOU –•– Jim Lowe (Dot)-1 (75)
85 t — I WOULDN’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor)-6 (64)
92 — THE AUTUMN WALTZ –•– Tony Bennett (Columbia)-8 (41)
93 t — OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND –•– The Five Keys (Capitol)-15 (27)
93 t — SADIE’S SHAW –•– Bob Sharples and His Music (London)-15 (52)
97 — STILL –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-1 (97)
98 — DREAMY EYES –•– The Four Preps (Capitol)-2 (97)
99 t — I CAN’T LOVE YOU ENOUGH –•– LaVern Baker (Atlantic)-11 (48)