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1956

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1956

  • Elvis Presley’s First Hit “Heartbreak Hotel” is Released
  • Elvis Appears On The Ed Sullivan Show For The First Time
  • Elvis’s First Move Love Me Tender Opens In New York
  • Rocky Marciano Retires As The Only Undefeated Heavyweight Champion
  • Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev Denounces Stalin
  • Alabama Bus Segregation Laws Declared Illegal By The US Supreme Court
  • The Hungarian Revolution
  • The Price Is Right Debuts On Television

October 23, 1956, is a day that will live forever in the annals of free men and nations. It was a day of courage, conscience and triumph. No other day since history began has shown more clearly the eternal unquenchability of man’s desire to be free, whatever the odds against success, whatever the sacrifice required.

– John F Kennedy

Top 100 Songs For 1956

 

1.  Hound Dog     Elvis Presley

2.  Long Tall Sally     Little Richard

3.  Blue Suede Shoes     Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley

4.  Don’t Be Cruel     Elvis Presley

5.  Be-Bop-A-Lula     Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps

6.  Roll Over Beethoven     Chuck Berry

7.  In The Still Of The Nite     The Five Satins

8.  Blueberry Hill     Fats Domino

9.  Please, Please, Please      James Brown & the Famous Flames

10. I Walk The Line     Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two

11. Fever     Little Willie John

12. The Train Kept-A-Rollin     The Johnny Burnette Trio

13. Come Go With Me     The Del Vikings

14. Let The Good Times Roll     Shirley & Lee

15. Heartbreak Hotel     Elvis Presley

16. Rip It Up     Little Richard

17. Honky Tonk     Bill Doggett

18. Blue Monday     Fats Domino

19. Jim Dandy     Lavern Baker

20. Oh What A Nite     The Dells

21. My Prayer     The Platters

22. Who Do You Love     Bo Diddley

23. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man     Chuck Berry

24. Ready Teddy     Little Richard

25. Honey Don’t     Carl Perkins

26. I’m In Love Again     Fats Domino

27. Little Girl Of Mine     The Cleftones

28. A Thousand Miles Away     The Heartbeats

29. I’ve Got You Under My Skin     Frank Sinatra

30. Tear It Up     The Johnny Burnette Trio

31. Drown In My Own Tears     Ray Charles

32. I Put A Spell On You     Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

33. Love Is Strange     Mickey & Sylvia

34. Goodnight My Love     Jesse Belvin

35. Day-O (Banana Boat Song)     Harry Belafonte

36. Stranded In The Jungle     The Cadets

37. Slippin’ And Slidin’     Little Richard

38. I Promise To Remember     Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

39. One Hand Loose     Charlie Feathers

40. Race With The Devil     Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps

41. Boppin’ The Blues     Carl Perkins

42. My Baby Left Me     Elvis Presley

43. Smokestack Lightnin’     Howlin’ Wolf

44. My Blue Heaven     Fats Domino

45. Ooby Dooby     Roy Orbison

46. Without Love (There Is Nothing)     Clyde McPhatter

47. The Girl Can’t Help It     Little Richard

48. Honey Hush     The Johnny Burnette Trio

49. Singing The Blues     Guy Mitchell

50. Woman Love     Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps

51. Too Much Monkey Business     Chuck Berry

52. Corrine, Corrina     Joe Turner

53. All Mama’s Children     Carl Perkins

54. Ain’t Got No Home     Clarence “Frogman” Henry

55. Diddy Wah Diddy     Bo Diddley

56. Hallelujah I Love Her So     Ray Charles

57. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You     Elvis Presley

58. It’s Too Late     Chuck Willis

59. The Closer You Are The Channels

60. You Gave Me Peace Of Mind     The Spaniels

61. Treasure Of Love     Clyde McPhatter

62. The ABC’s Of Love     Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

63. Since I Met You Baby     Ivory Joe Hunter

64. Bluejean Bop     Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps

65. Devil Or Angel     The Clovers

66. Get Rhythm     Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two

67. One Night     Smiley Lewis

68. Party Doll     Buddy Knox

69. Ruby Baby     The Drifters

70. You Can’t Catch Me     Chuck Berry

71. Rock And Roll Ruby     Warren Smith

72. Crazy Arms     Ray Price / Jerry Lee Lewis

73. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind     The Five Keys

74. Trying To Get To You     Elvis Presley

75. Up On The Mountain     The Magnificents

76. You’ve Got Me Dizzy     Jimmy Reed

77. Church Bells May Ring     The Willows

78. You’ve Got The Magic Touch     The Platters

79. Candy     Big Maybelle

80. Your Promise To Be Mine     The Drifters

81. Love Me     Elvis Presley

82. I’ll Be Home     The Flamingos

83. Share     Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

84. Rubber Biscuit     The Chips

85. The Woo Woo Train     The Valentines

86. Ubangi Stomp     Warren Smith

87. I Ain’t Got You     Billy Boy

88. The Angels Sang     The Solitaires

89. Please Say You Want Me     The Schoolboys

90. Jump, Jive An’ Wail     Louis Prima

91. Bottle To The Baby     Charlie Feathers

92. You Ain’t Treatin’ Me Right     Mac Curtis

93. I Want You To Be My Girl     Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

94. Forty Days And Forty Nights     Muddy Waters

95. Dixie Fried     Carl Perkins

96. Bacon Fat      Andre Williams

97. Just A Gigolo – I Ain’t Got Nobody     Louis Prima

98. Young Love     Sonny James

99. Love Me Tender      Elvis Presley

100. The Way You Look Tonight     The Jaguars

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