The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1956
TOP 40 POP SINGLES (As published in the December 29, 1956, issue)
POSTITLE – Artist (Label)
  1DON’T BE CRUEL – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
  2THE GREAT PRETENDER – The Platters (Mercury)
  3MY PRAYER – The Platters (Mercury)
  4THE WAYWARD WIND – Gogi Grant (Era)
  5WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE (Que Sera, Sera) – Doris Day (Columbia)
  6HEARTBREAK HOTEL – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
  7LISBON ANTIGUA – Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra (Capitol)
  8CANADIAN SUNSET – Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with Eddie Heywood (RCA Victor)
  9MOONGLOW AND THEME FROM “PICNIC” – Morris Stoloff & The Columbia Pictures Orchestra (Decca) / George Cates & His Orchestra (Coral)
10HONKY TONK (pts. 1 & 2) – Bill Doggett (King)
11MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS – Dean Martin (Capitol)
12THE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS – Les Baxter & His Orchestra (Capitol)
13ROCK AND ROLL WALTZ – Kay Starr (RCA Victor)
14HOT DIGGITY (Dog Ziggity Boom) – Perry Como (RCA Victor)
15HOUND DOG – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
16I WANT YOU, I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
17BLUE SUEDE SHOES – Carl Perkins (Sun)
18WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE – Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (Gee)
19NO, NOT MUCH! – The Four Lads (Columbia)
20I ALMOST LOST MY MIND – Pat Boone (Dot)
21TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME – Patience & Prudence (Liberty)
22I’M IN LOVE AGAIN – Fats Domino (Imperial)
23ALLEGHENY MOON – Patti Page (Mercury)
24JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN – Johnnie Ray (Columbia)
25IVORY TOWER – Cathy Carr (Fraternity)
26THE GREEN DOOR – Jim Lowe (Dot)
27LOVE ME TENDER – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
28BAND OF GOLD – Don Cherry (Columbia)
29STANDING ON THE CORNER – The Four Lads (Columbia)
30SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATOR – Bill Haley & His Comets (Decca)
31(You’ve Got) THE MAGIC TOUCH – The Platters (Mercury)
32I’LL BE HOME – Pat Boone (Dot)
33TRUE LOVE – Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly (Capitol)
34A TEAR FELL – Teresa Brewer (Coral)
35THE FLYING SAUCER (pts. 1 & 2) – Buchanan & Goodman (Luniverse)
36ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE – Vic Damone (Columbia)
37THE FOOL – Sanford Clark (Dot)
38FRIENDLY PERSUASION (Thee I Love) – Pat Boone (Dot)
39BLUEBERRY HILL – Fats Domino (Imperial)
40THEME SONG FROM “SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT” – Mitch Miller & His Orchestra (Columbia)