WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of August 20, 1956

Courtesy of www.musicradio77.com

Survey collected and contributed by Randy Price, Tom Natoli, and Joe Persek
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 

 

TW  LW                                                               WOC*
 1   1  MY PRAYER - The Platters (Mercury)                            10
 2   2  WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
        (Columbia)                                                     9
 3   4  HOUND DOG - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                         6
 4   5  ALLEGHENY MOON - Patti Page (Mercury)                         12
 5   9  THE FLYING SAUCER - Buchanan & Goodman (Luniverse)             4
 6   3  I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                  13
 7  11  CANADIAN SUNSET - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with
        Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)                                     6
 8  12  BE-BOP-A-LULA - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Capitol)         6
 9   8  ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE - Vic Damone (Columbia)          16
10   6  I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - Pat Boone (Dot)                       12
11  10  THE WAYWARD WIND - Gogi Grant (Era)                           16
12  25  DON’T BE CRUEL - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                    4
13  13  IN THE STILL OF THE NITE - The Five Satins (Ember)             3
14  17  YOU DON’T KNOW ME - Jerry Vale (Columbia)                      5
15  --  BORN TO BE WITH YOU - The Chordettes (Cadence)                13
16  35  THE OLD PHILOSOPHER - Eddie Lawrence (Coral)                   5
17  22  THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT - Nat “King” Cole & The Four
        Knights (Capitol)                                              3
18  24  A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL - Teresa Brewer (Coral)            14
19  --  THEME SONG FROM “SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” - Mitch Miller &
        His Orchestra (Columbia)                                       3
20  20  IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE - The Ames Brothers
        (RCA Victor)                                                  10
21  30  SOFT SUMMER BREEZE - Eddie Heywood (Mercury)                   3
22  14  TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME - Patience & Prudence (Liberty)       4
23  --  THE CLOSER YOU ARE - The Channels (Whirlin’ Disc)              1
24  18  MORE - Perry Como (RCA Victor)                                11
25  29  A CASUAL LOOK - The Six Teens (Flip)                           9
26  16  STANDING ON THE CORNER - The Four Lads (Columbia)             16
27  19  MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE - Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)          3
28   7  MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” - Morris Stoloff & The
        Columbia Pictures Orchestra (Decca)                           16
29  --  LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - Shirley & Lee (Aladdin)              1
30  32  FROM A SCHOOL RING TO A WEDDING RING - The Rover Boys
        (ABC-Paramount)                                                3
31  27  GLENDORA - Perry Como (RCA Victor)                            12
32  --  HONKY TONK (pt. 2) - Bill Doggett (King)                       1
33  --  RIP IT UP - Little Richard & His Band (Specialty)              2
34  40  HAPPINESS STREET - Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)                     2
35  --  SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME - Perry Como (RCA Victor)           4
36  34  THE FOOL - The Gallahads (Jubilee) / Sanford Clark (Dot)       5
37  31  WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME - Fats Domino (Imperial)          4
38  36  AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW - Al Hibbler (Decca)              5
39  --  FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL
        ON THE HILL - Tony Bennett (Columbia)                          2
40  --  HONKY TONK (pt. 1) - Bill Doggett (King)                       1

*Beginning with the week of May 7

 

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