WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of August 27, 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)                            11
 2   2  WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
        (Columbia)                                                    10
 3   3  HOUND DOG - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                         7
 4   7  CANADIAN SUNSET - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with
        Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)                                     7
 5  12  DON’T BE CRUEL - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                    5
 6   5  THE FLYING SAUCER - Buchanan & Goodman (Luniverse)             5
 7   4  ALLEGHENY MOON - Patti Page (Mercury)                         13
 8   6  I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                  14
 9  22  TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME - Patience & Prudence (Liberty)       5
10   8  BE-BOP-A-LULA - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Capitol)         7
11  21  SOFT SUMMER BREEZE - Eddie Heywood (Mercury)                   4
12  10  I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - Pat Boone (Dot)                       13
13  11  THE WAYWARD WIND - Gogi Grant (Era)                           17
14  13  IN THE STILL OF THE NITE - The Five Satins (Ember)             4
15   9  ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE - Vic Damone (Columbia)          17
16  19  THEME SONG FROM “SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” - Mitch Miller &
        His Orchestra (Columbia)                                       4
17  16  THE OLD PHILOSOPHER - Eddie Lawrence (Coral)                   6
18  14  YOU DON’T KNOW ME - Jerry Vale (Columbia)                      6
19  15  BORN TO BE WITH YOU - The Chordettes (Cadence)                14
20  25  A CASUAL LOOK - The Six Teens (Flip)                          10
21  27  MAMA, TEACH ME TO DANCE - Eydie Gorme (ABC-Paramount)          4
22  18  A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL - Teresa Brewer (Coral)            15
23  17  THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT - Nat “King” Cole & The Four
        Knights (Capitol)                                              4
24  23  THE CLOSER YOU ARE - The Channels (Whirlin’ Disc)              2
25  24  MORE - Perry Como (RCA Victor)                                12
26  28  MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” - Morris Stoloff & The
        Columbia Pictures Orchestra (Decca)                           17
27  29  LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - Shirley & Lee (Aladdin)              2
28  36  THE FOOL - The Gallahads (Jubilee) / Sanford Clark (Dot)       6
29  30  FROM A SCHOOL RING TO A WEDDING RING - The Rover Boys
        (ABC-Paramount)                                                4
30  --  I LOVE MICKEY - Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer (Coral)          1
31  31  GLENDORA - Perry Como (RCA Victor)                            13
32  --  WELL DID YOU EVAH? - Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra (Capitol)     1
33  34  HAPPINESS STREET - Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)                     3
34  32  HONKY TONK (pt. 2) - Bill Doggett (King)                       2
35  --  EARTHBOUND - Sammy Davis, Jr. (Decca)                          1
36  --  GHOST TOWN - Don Cherry (Columbia)                             2
37  --  THEME FROM “THE PROUD ONES” - Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
        (Capitol)                                                      2
38  --  I ONLY KNOW I LOVE YOU - The Four Aces (Decca)                 1
39  --  WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN - LeRoy Holmes & His
        Orchestra (M-G-M)                                              1
40  39  FROM THE CANDY STORE ON THE CORNER TO THE CHAPEL
        ON THE HILL - Tony Bennett (Columbia)                          3

*Beginning with the week of May 7

 

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