WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of October 1, 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  DON’T BE CRUEL - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                   10
 2   5  HOUND DOG - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                        12
 3   4  WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
        (Columbia)                                                    15
 4   2  CANADIAN SUNSET - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with
        Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)                                    12
 5   7  TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME - Patience & Prudence (Liberty)      10
 6   6  HONKY TONK (pt. 2) - Bill Doggett (King)                       7
 7   3  MY PRAYER - The Platters (Mercury)                            16
 8   9  SOFT SUMMER BREEZE - Eddie Heywood (Mercury)                   9
 9  20  JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN - Johnnie Ray (Columbia)              3
10   8  ALLEGHENY MOON - Patti Page (Mercury)                         18
11  10  YOU DON’T KNOW ME - Jerry Vale (Columbia)                     11
12  11  THEME SONG FROM “SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” - Mitch Miller &
        His Orchestra (Columbia)                                       9
13  13  THE FOOL - Sanford Clark (Dot) / The Gallahads (Jubilee)      11
14  18  WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN - LeRoy Holmes & His
        Orchestra (M-G-M)                                              6
15  15  AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW - Al Hibbler (Decca)             10
16  30  I DON’T CARE IF THE SUN DON’T SHINE - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                   3
17  26  EARTHBOUND - Sammy Davis, Jr. (Decca)                          6
18  17  THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT - Nat “King” Cole & The Four
        Knights (Capitol)                                              9
19  --  LOVE ME TENDER - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                    1
20  31  THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) - The Four Lads
        (Columbia)                                                     3
21  22  TRUE LOVE - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (Capitol)                2
22  36  FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) - Pat Boone (Dot)            2
23  16  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE - Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)        5
24  24  I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - Pat Boone (Dot)                       18
25  27  MIRACLE OF LOVE - Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)                    4
26  28  LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - Shirley & Lee (Aladdin)              7
27  --  IN THE STILL OF THE NITE - The Five Satins (Ember)             8
28  21  YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW - The Platters (Mercury)               2
29  --  BLUEBERRY HILL - Fats Domino (Imperial)                        1
30  --  SADIE’S SHAWL - Bob Sharples & His Music (London)              1
31  23  THE WAYWARD WIND - Gogi Grant (Era)                           22+
32  12  BE-BOP-A-LULA - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Capitol)        12
33  32  HAPPINESS STREET - Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)                     8
34  38  LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS - The Chordettes (Cadence)                  2
35  35  A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT - The Four Lads (Columbia)             4
36  --  THE ITALIAN THEME - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra (London)   2
37  --  TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS - Roger Williams & Jane Morgan (Kapp) /
        Don Rondo (Jubilee)                                            1
38  39  SPEAK, MY LOVE - Vic Damone (Columbia)                         2
39  40  MAMA FROM THE TRAIN - Patti Page (Mercury)                     2
40  --  CINDY, OH CINDY - Eddie Fisher (RCA Victor) / Vince Martin
        with The Tarriers (Glory)                                      1

NOTE: Weeks-on-Chart totals begin with the week of May 7; a plus sign (+)
      indicates a title was already on the survey that week.

 

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