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1956 in music

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See also: 1955 in music, other events of 1956, 1957 in music, 1950s in music and the list of 'years in music'

Contents

Events

Albums released

No. 1 hit singles

These singles reached the top of Billboard magazine's charts in 1956.

First weekNumber of weeksTitleArtist
January 14, 19565"Memories Are Made Of This"Dean Martin
February 18, 19562"Great Pretender"The Platters
March 3, 19563"Rock And Roll Waltz"Kay Starr
March 24, 19566"Poor People Of Paris"Les Baxter
May 3, 19567"Heartbreak Hotel"Elvis Presley
June 16, 19567"Wayward Wind"Gogi Grant
August 4, 19562"I Almost Lost My Mind"Pat Boone
August 18, 19565"My Prayer"The Platters
September 15, 19567"Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog"Elvis Presley
November 3, 19563"Green Door"Jim Lowe
November 17, 19563"Love Me Tender"Elvis Presley
December 8, 19562"Singing The Blues"Guy Mitchell
December 22, 19561"Love Me Tender"Elvis Presley
December 29, 19567"Singing The Blues"Guy Mitchell

Top hits on record

Top R&B and Country hits on record

Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

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