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100 Greatest Songs From 1956

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Elvis Presley - Hound Dog single sleve
Long Tall Sally by Little Richard vinyl disc lable
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent single sleve
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry - Ad
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel single sleve
My Prayer by The Platters - Ad
Little Richard - Ready Teddy/Rip It Up - Ad
I Put A Spell On You - Ad
My Blue Heaven - Fats Domino - Ad
1
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
2
Long Tall Sally
Little Richard
3
Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins / Elvis Presley
4
Don't Be Cruel
Elvis Presley
5
Be-Bop-A-Lula
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
6
Roll Over Beethoven
Chuck Berry
7
In The Still Of The Nite
Five Satins
8
Blueberry Hill
Fats Domino
9
Please, Please, Please
James Brown & the Famous Flames
10
I Walk The Line
Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two
11
Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley
12
Fever
Little Willie John
13
The Train Kept-A-Rollin
Johnny Burnette Trio
14
Come Go With Me
Del-Vikings
15
Let The Good Times Roll
Shirley & Lee
16
Rip It Up
Little Richard
17
Honky Tonk
Bill Doggett
18
Blue Monday
Fats Domino
19
Jim Dandy
Lavern Baker
20
Oh What A Nite
Dells
21
My Prayer
Platters
22
Who Do You Love
Bo Diddley
23
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry
24
Ready Teddy
Little Richard
25
Honey Don't
Carl Perkins
26
I'm In Love Again
Fats Domino
27
Little Girl Of Mine
Cleftones
28
A Thousand Miles Away
Heartbeats
29
I've Got You Under My Skin
Frank Sinatra
30
Tear It Up
Johnny Burnette Trio
31
Drown In My Own Tears
Ray Charles
32
I Put A Spell On You
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
33
Love Is Strange
Mickey & Sylvia
34
Goodnight My Love
Jesse Belvin
35
Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
Harry Belafonte
36
Stranded In The Jungle
Cadets
37
Slippin' And Slidin'
Little Richard
38
I Promise To Remember
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
39
One Hand Loose
Charlie Feathers
40
Race With The Devil
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
41
Boppin' The Blues
Carl Perkins
42
My Baby Left Me
Elvis Presley
43
Smokestack Lightnin'
Howlin' Wolf
44
My Blue Heaven
Fats Domino
45
Ooby Dooby
Roy Orbison
46
Without Love (There Is Nothing)
Clyde McPhatter
47
The Girl Can't Help It
Little Richard
48
Honey Hush
Johnny Burnette Trio
49
Singing The Blues
Guy Mitchell
50
Woman Love
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
51
Too Much Monkey Business
Chuck Berry
52
Corrine, Corrina
Joe Turner
53
All Mama's Children
Carl Perkins
54
Ain't Got No Home
Clarence "Frogman" Henry
55
Diddy Wah Diddy
Bo Diddley
56
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles
57
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Elvis Presley
58
It's Too Late
Chuck Willis
59
The Closer You Are
Channels
60
You Gave Me Peace Of Mind
Spaniels
61
Treasure Of Love
Clyde McPhatter
62
The ABC's Of Love
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
63
Since I Met You Baby
Ivory Joe Hunter
64
Bluejean Bop
Gene Vincent & the Bluecaps
65
Devil Or Angel
Clovers
66
Get Rhythm
Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two
67
One Night
Smiley Lewis
68
Party Doll
Buddy Knox
69
Ruby Baby
Drifters
70
You Can't Catch Me
Chuck Berry
71
Rock And Roll Ruby
Warren Smith
72
Crazy Arms
Ray Price / Jerry Lee Lewis
73
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Five Keys
74
Trying To Get To You
Elvis Presley
75
Up On The Mountain
Magnificents
76
You've Got Me Dizzy
Jimmy Reed
77
Church Bells May Ring
Willows
78
(You've Got) The Magic Touch
Platters
79
Candy
Big Maybelle
80
Your Promise To Be Mine
Drifters
81
Love Me
Elvis Presley
82
I'll Be Home
Flamingos
83
Share
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
84
Rubber Biscuit
Chips
85
The Woo Woo Train
Valentines
86
Ubangi Stomp
Warren Smith
87
I Ain't Got You
Billy Boy
88
The Angels Sang
Solitaires
89
Please Say You Want Me
Schoolboys
90
Jump, Jive An' Wail
Louis Prima
91
Bottle To The Baby
Charlie Feathers
92
You Ain't Treatin' Me Right
Mac Curtis
93
I Want You To Be My Girl
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
94
Forty Days And Forty Nights
Muddy Waters
95
Dixie Fried
Carl Perkins
96
Bacon Fat
Andre Williams
97
Just A Gigalo-I Ain't Got Nobody
Louis Prima
98
Young Love
Sonny James
99
Love Me Tender
Elvis Presley
100
The Way You Look Tonight
Jaguars
20 more worth mentioning.
101
The Fool
Sanford Clark
102
So Long
Fats Domino
103
Anyway That You Want Me
Elvis Presley
104
Down In Mexico
Coasters
105
Can't We Be Sweethearts
Cleftones
106
Castle In The Sky
Bop-Chords
107
The Girl I Love
Cadillacs
108
When I'm With You
Moonglows
109
Your Way
Heartbeats
110
Just Walking In The Rain
Johnnie Ray
111
The Flying Saucer
Buchanan & Goodman
112
When My Dreamboat Comes Home
Fats Domino
113
I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
114
Confidential
Sonny Knight
115
Lonely Avenue
Ray Charles
116
I Can't Quit You Baby
Otis Rush
117
Sweet Little Angel
B.B. King
118
Don't Forbid Me
Pat Boone
119
The Green Door
Jim Lowe
120
See Saw
Moonglows
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1956
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1956
*
Down At Big Mamma's House
Rex Hale
Adam's Choice:
*
Uncloudy Day
Staple Singers




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