WMGM Top 40 Survey

For the Week of September 24, 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)                    9
 2   2  CANADIAN SUNSET - Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with
        Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)                                    11
 3   5  MY PRAYER - The Platters (Mercury)                            15
 4   4  WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day
        (Columbia)                                                    14
 5   3  HOUND DOG - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                        11
 6   7  HONKY TONK (pt. 2) - Bill Doggett (King)                       6
 7   6  TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME - Patience & Prudence (Liberty)       9
 8   9  ALLEGHENY MOON - Patti Page (Mercury)                         17
 9   8  SOFT SUMMER BREEZE - Eddie Heywood (Mercury)                   8
10  10  YOU DON’T KNOW ME - Jerry Vale (Columbia)                     10
11  11  THEME SONG FROM “SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” - Mitch Miller &
        His Orchestra (Columbia)                                       8
12  17  BE-BOP-A-LULA - Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Capitol)        11
13  16  THE FOOL - Sanford Clark (Dot) / The Gallahads (Jubilee)      10
14  14  I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                  18
15  19  AFTER THE LIGHTS GO DOWN LOW - Al Hibbler (Decca)              9
16  23  IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HOUSE - Vaughn Monroe (RCA Victor)        4
17  13  THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO THAT - Nat “King” Cole & The Four
        Knights (Capitol)                                              8
18  21  WHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN - LeRoy Holmes & His
        Orchestra (M-G-M)                                              5
19  12  THE FLYING SAUCER - Buchanan & Goodman (Luniverse)             9
20  35  JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN - Johnnie Ray (Columbia)              2
21  --  YOU’LL NEVER NEVER KNOW - The Platters (Mercury)               1
22  --  TRUE LOVE - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (Capitol)                1
23  15  THE WAYWARD WIND - Gogi Grant (Era)                           21+
24  18  I ALMOST LOST MY MIND - Pat Boone (Dot)                       17
25  24  ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE - Vic Damone (Columbia)          21+
26  20  EARTHBOUND - Sammy Davis, Jr. (Decca)                          5
27  38  MIRACLE OF LOVE - Eileen Rodgers (Columbia)                    3
28  26  LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - Shirley & Lee (Aladdin)              6
29  28  MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” - Morris Stoloff & The
        Columbia Pictures Orchestra (Decca)                           21+
30  33  I DON’T CARE IF THE SUN DON’T SHINE - Elvis Presley
        (RCA Victor)                                                   2
31  37  THE BUS STOP SONG (A Paper Of Pins) - The Four Lads
        (Columbia)                                                     2
32  29  HAPPINESS STREET - Georgia Gibbs (Mercury)                     7
33  40  WHEN MY DREAMBOAT COMES HOME - Fats Domino (Imperial)          8
34  --  BLUE MOON - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)                         1
35  31  A HOUSE WITH LOVE IN IT - The Four Lads (Columbia)             3
36  --  FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) - Pat Boone (Dot)            1
37  34  KA-DING DONG - The G-Clefs (Pilgrim)                           3
38  --  LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS - The Chordettes (Cadence)                  1
39  --  SPEAK, MY LOVE - Vic Damone (Columbia)                         1
40  --  MAMA FROM THE TRAIN - Patti Page (Mercury)                     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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