WMGM Top 40 Survey

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