WMGM Top 40 Survey

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