WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of September 17, 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)                    8
 2   4  CANADIAN SUNSET - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with
        Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)                                    10
 3   3  HOUND DOG - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                        10
 4   6  WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
        (Columbia)                                                    13
 5   2  MY PRAYER - The Platters (Mercury)                            14
 6   5  TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME - Patience & Prudence (Liberty)       8
 7  12  HONKY TONK (pt. 2) - Bill Doggett (King)                       5
 8   9  SOFT SUMMER BREEZE - Eddie Heywood (Mercury)                   7
 9   7  ALLEGHENY MOON - Patti Page (Mercury)                         16
10  15  YOU DON’T KNOW ME - Jerry Vale (Columbia)                      9
11  13  THEME SONG FROM “SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” - Mitch Miller &
        His Orchestra (Columbia)                                       7
12   8  THE FLYING SAUCER - Buchanan & Goodman (Luniverse)             8
13  16  THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT - Nat “King” Cole & The Four
        Knights (Capitol)                                              7
14  10  I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                  17
15  19  THE WAYWARD WIND - Gogi Grant (Era)                           20+
16  18  THE FOOL - The Gallahads (Jubilee) / Sanford Clark (Dot)       9
17  11  BE-BOP-A-LULA - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Capitol)        10
18  17  I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - Pat Boone (Dot)                       16
19  25  AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW - Al Hibbler (Decca)              8
20  36  EARTHBOUND - Sammy Davis, Jr. (Decca)                          4
21  34  WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN - LeRoy Holmes & His
        Orchestra (M-G-M)                                              4
22  21  THE OLD PHILOSOPHER - Eddie Lawrence (Coral)                   9
23  39  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE - Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)        3
24  20  ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE - Vic Damone (Columbia)          20+
25  14  IN THE STILL OF THE NITE - The Five Satins (Ember)             7
26  23  LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - Shirley & Lee (Aladdin)              5
27  30  THE CLOSER YOU ARE - The Channels (Whirlin’ Disc)              5
28  29  MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” - Morris Stoloff & The
        Columbia Pictures Orchestra (Decca)                           20+
29  26  HAPPINESS STREET - Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)                     6
30  --  IT ONLY HURTS FOR A LITTLE WHILE - The Ames Brothers
        (RCA Victor)                                                  12
31  37  A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT - The Four Lads (Columbia)             2
32  32  A SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL - Teresa Brewer (Coral)            18
33  --  I DON’T CARE IF THE SUN DON’T SHINE - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                   1
34  --  KA-DING DONG - The G-Clefs (Pilgrim)                           2
35  --  JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN - Johnnie Ray (Columbia)              1
36  31  ANGEL FACE - The Neons (Tetra)                                 2
37  --  THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) - The Four Lads
        (Columbia)                                                     1
38  38  MIRACLE OF LOVE - Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)                    2
39  --  THE ITALIAN THEME - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra (London)   1
40  22  WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME - Fats Domino (Imperial)          7

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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