Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1956. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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November 20 1955 – January 7 1956 Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons 7
January 8 – February 11 1956 Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This 5
February 12 – 18 1956 Kay Starr - The Rock And Roll Waltz 1
February 19 – March 17 1956 Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua 4
March 18 – April 14 1956 Les Baxter - The Poor People Of Paris 4
April 15 – June 9 1956 Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel 8
June 10 – July 21 1956 Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind 6
July 22 – 28 1956 Elvis Presley - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 1
July 29 – August 11 1956 Platters - My Prayer 2
August 12 – October 27 1956 Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog 11
October 28 – December 1 1956 Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender 5
December 2 1956 – February 2 1957 Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues 9
Source: Billboard Magazine

12 different songs hit number one in the US during 1956.

Top 5 Songs of 1956

Number One Song of 1956: Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  1. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  2. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
  3. Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua
  4. Platters - My Prayer
  5. Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1956.