Regional Hits of 1956

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The standard page for 1956 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

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# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel Moves -4 Moves -2 Doris Day Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be) Moves 0 Moves 0 Doris Day Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be) 1
2 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel Moves 0 Moves 0 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel Moves -12 Moves -9 Johnnie Ray Just Walkin' in the Rain 2
3 Doris Day Que sera sera (Whatever will be will be) Moves 2 Moves -1 Elvis Presley Hound Dog Moves -12 Moves -3 Dean Martin Memories Are Made of This 3
4 Elvis Presley Hound Dog Moves 1 Moves -3 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill Moves -1 Moves -4 Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues 4
5 The Platters The Great Pretender Moves -2 Moves 4 Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel Moves -25 Moves 1 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill 5
6 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes Moves -6 Moves -14 Dean Martin Memories Are Made of This Moves 3 Moves -18 Dreamweavers It's Almost Tomorrow 6
7 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill Moves 3 Moves 2 The Platters The Great Pretender Moves -19 Moves -26 Anne Shelton Lay Down Your Arms 7
8 Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Moves -1 Moves -11 Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues Moves 4 Moves -28 Ronnie Hilton No Other Love 8
9 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Moves -5 Moves 1 Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Moves -57 Moves -19 Frankie Laine A Woman in Love 9
10 The Platters My Prayer Moves -3 Moves -6 Little Richard Long Tall Sally Moves -12 Moves -4 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? 10
11 Bill Doggett Honky Tonk Moves -11 Moves -20 Johnnie Ray Just Walkin' in the Rain Moves 9 Moves -16 Pat Boone I'll Be Home 11
12 Gogi Grant Wayward Wind Moves -9 Moves 6 Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes Moves -81 Moves -48 Winifred Atwell Poor People of Paris 12
13 Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven Moves -18 Moves 3 The Platters My Prayer Moves -11 Moves -5 Vic Damone On the Street Where You Live 13
14 Johnny Cash I Walk the Line Moves -12 Moves 5 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Moves 4 Moves 12 Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel 14
15 Nelson Riddle Lisbon Antigua (In Old Lisbon) Moves -15 Moves -8 Kay Starr Rock 'n' Roll Waltz Moves -8 Moves 12 Elvis Presley Hound Dog 15
16 Little Richard Long Tall Sally Moves 6 Moves -14 Perry Como Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) Moves -4 Moves -37 Lou Busch Zambezi 16
17 Gene Vincent Be Bop a Lula Moves 0 Moves 0 Gene Vincent Be Bop a Lula Moves -58 Moves -25 Tony Martin Walk Hand in Hand 17
18 Morris Stoloff Moonglow & Theme From Picnic Moves -14 Moves -29 Vic Damone On the Street Where You Live Moves 5 Moves -27 Freddy Quinn Heimweh 18
19 Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues Moves 11 Moves -10 Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly True Love Moves -8 Moves -45 David Whitfield My September Love 19
20 Dean Martin Memories Are Made of This Moves 14 Moves -5 Jim Lowe Green Door Moves -93 Moves 4 Perry Como Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) 20

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