Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the UK 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. In the early years of the UK chart, occasionally two songs were at number one simultaneously. This will be indicated with two asterisks.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock Around The Clock 5 (2)
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons 4
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This 4
Dream Weavers - It's Almost Tomorrow 3 (2)
Kay Starr - Rock And Roll Waltz 1
Dream Weavers - It's Almost Tomorrow 3 (1)
Winifred Atwell - Poor People Of Paris 3
Ronnie Hilton - No Other Love 6
Pat Boone - I'll Be Home 5
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall in Love 3
Doris Day - Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) 6
Anne Shelton - Lay Down Your Arms 4
Frankie Laine - A Woman In Love 4
Johnnie Ray - Just Walking In The Rain 7
Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues 3 (1)
Source: New Musical Express (NME)

14 different songs hit number one in the UK during 1956.