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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Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons 7
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This 5
Kay Starr - The Rock And Roll Waltz 1
Nelson Riddle - Lisbon Antigua 4
Les Baxter - The Poor People Of Paris 4
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel 8
Gogi Grant - The Wayward Wind 6
Elvis Presley - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 1
Platters - My Prayer 2
Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog 11
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender 5
Guy Mitchell - Singing the Blues 9
Source: Billboard

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.