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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Country Songs of 1956

1955 <-1956-> 1957


  

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Hound Dog
1.
08/1956
468

✫1
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #19]
US: B-side to Don't Be Cruel; hit for Big Mama Thornton in 1953; charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Heartbreak Hotel
2.
03/1956
436

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #45]
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (as Thomas Durden) & Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
3.
08/1956
365

✫1
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #197]
charted as Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog in US Hot 100 charts
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender
4.
10/1956
348

✫1
US
3
country
3
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #437]
adapted from "Aura Lee", 1861
[RCA Victor 47-6643]
written by Vera Matson, Elvis Presley, George R. Poulton (uncredited) & Ken Darby (uncredited)
5.
12/1956
331

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
11
UK
[Capitol 3602]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
6.
05/1956
312

✫1
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
14
UK
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Maurice Mysels & Ira Kosloff
Blue Suede Shoes
7.
03/1956
295

2
US
✫1
country
2
R&B
10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #95]
[Sun 234]
written by Carl Perkins
8.
11/1956
226

2
US
10
country
7
R&B


US: from Elvis, Volume 1 EP
[RCA Epa-992+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Be-Bop-A-Lula
9.
06/1956
211

7
US
5
country
8
R&B
16
UK
as Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #102]
[Capitol 3450]
written by Gene Vincent, Donald Graves (disputed credits) & Tex Davis (disputed credits)
10.
07/1956
159

7
US
14
country
5
R&B


[Dot 15481]
written by Naomi Ford
11.
03/1956
106

19
US
8
country


19
UK
US: B-side to Heartbreak Hotel
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Aaron Schroeder, Bill Peppers, Claude Demetrius & Hal Blair
I Walk the Line
12.
09/1956
96

17
US
✫1
country




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #30]
[Sun 241]
written by Johnny Cash
13.
11/1956
87

17
US
✫1
country




[Columbia 21545]
written by Melvin Endsley
14.
11/1956
72

19
US
9
country




15.
11/1956
67

27
US
3
country
12
R&B


US: B-side to Love Me Tender
[RCA Victor 47-6643]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Clyde Otis (as Cliff Owens)
16.
65

27
US
✫1
country




[Columbia 21510]
written by Ralph Mooney & Chuck Seals
17.
02/1956
55

17
US
12
country




[Capitol 3343]
written by Merle Travis
18.
05/1956
46

31
US
13
country




US: B-side to I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Arthur Big Boy Crudup (as Arthur Crudup)
19.
12/1956
26



12
country


30
UK
[Capitol 3542]
written by Sonny James
20.
23



✫1
country




I Forgot to Remember to Forget
21.
23



✫1
country




[Sun 223]
written by Stan Kesler & Charlie Feathers
22.
23



✫1
country




written by Autry Inman
23.
07/1956
22

70
US
7
country




[Sun 243]
written by Carl Perkins & Howard Griffin (as Howard "Curley" Griffin)
24.
04/1956
21



2
country




as Jim Edward, Maxine and Bonnie Brown
written by Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin (as Charles Louvin)
25.
09/1956
20



2
country




26.
20



2
country




written by Webb Pierce
27.
20



2
country




[Capitol F3443]
written by Don Gibson
28.
20



2
country




[Columbia 21562]
written by Ray Price & Wayne Walker
29.
17



3
country




US B side to I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night
[Capitol 3369]
written by Faron Young & Ed Thorpe (as Eddie Thorpe)
30.
17



3
country




31.
17



3
country




[Decca 9-29956]
written by Murphy & Maddox
32.
17



3
country




written by Eddie Smith
33.
17



3
country




[Starday 264]
written by George Jones
34.
17



3
country




35.
17



3
country




[Decca 29805]
written by Webb Pierce & Danny Dill
36.
16



4
country




[Columbia 21522]
written by Pat Patterson & Leon Payne
37.
16



4
country




[Columbia 21562]
written by Don Gibson
38.
16



4
country




39.
16



4
country




[Sun 232]
written by Johnny Cash
40.
16



4
country




written by Ted Daffan
41.
16



4
country




[Sun 232]
written by Johnny Cash & Gordon Jenkins (uncredited)
42.
16



4
country




[RCA 47-6578]
written by Jack Rhodes & Dick Reynolds
43.
16



4
country




44.
14



5
country




[RCA 47-6379]
written by Eddie Noack
45.
14



5
country




written by Hy Heath
46.
14



5
country




[Decca 29876]
written by Red Sovine & Webb Pierce
47.
14



5
country




48.
14



5
country




[RCA 47-6578]
written by Dusty Rose & Betty Rose
49.
14



5
country




[Decca 29876]
written by Red Hayes & Buddy Dee
50.
13



6
country




51.
13



6
country




[Decca 30087]
written by Dan Welch
52.
13



6
country




[Columbia 21522]
written by Leon Payne
53.
13



6
country




[Columbia 21552]
written by Charles L. Seitz, Joe Lewis & Elmer Rader
54.
12



7
country




[Capitol 3523]
written by Don Winters & Ray Edenton
55.
12



7
country




[Starday 247]
written by George Jones
56.
12



7
country




[Columbia 21510]
written by Shirley Jones & Ray Price
57.
12



7
country




58.
12



7
country




[Decca 29974]
written by Webb Pierce
59.
12



7
country




written by Richard M. Jones
60.
12



7
country




written by Roy Botkin
61.
12



7
country




62.
12



7
country




written by Werly Fairburn
63.
12



7
country




US B side to Singing the Blues
written by Marty Robbins
64.
12



7
country




[Capitol 3413]
written by Betty E. Harrison
65.
12



7
country




66.
12



7
country




B side to You're Running Wild
[Capitol 3523]
written by Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin (as Charley Louvin)
67.
12



7
country




[Decca 29974]
written by Jimmie Rodgers [country singer]
68.
12



8
country




69.
12



8
country




[RCA 47-6517]
written by Ben Weisman, Hal Blair & Bill Peppers
70.
11



9
country




[Columbia 21552]
written by Joe H. Brewster, Pearl D. Jones & Carl Smith
71.
11



9
country




72.
11



9
country




73.
11



9
country




[MGM 12194]
written by Don Gibson
74.
11



9
country




[Dot 1278]
written by George Jones & Darrell Edwards
75.
11



9
country




Honky-Tonk Man
76.
11



9
country




written by Johnny Horton, Tillman Franks & Howard Crockett (as Howard Hausey)
77.
11



9
country




78.
10



10
country




[Columbia 21539]
written by Wanda Jackson
79.
10



10
country




[Decca 30045]
written by Webb Pierce
80.
10



10
country




81.
10



10
country




[Decca 29887]
written by John Skye & Sonny James
82.
10



10
country




[Decca 30045]
written by Webb Pierce
83.
10



11
country




[Capitol 3441]
written by Bill Smith
84.
10



11
country




[RCA 47-6598]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
85.
10



11
country




[Columbia 21493]
written by Danny Dill
I'm Moving In
86.
10



11
country




[RCA 47-6379]
written by Hank Snow (as Clarence E. Snow)
87.
10



11
country




[Decca 29823]
written by Tillman Franks & Jimmie Davis
88.
09/1956
9



10
country




[RCA 47-6502]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
89.
8



13
country




written by Jimmy Lee Fautheree (as Jimmy Fautheree)
90.
8



13
country




[Decca 9-29956]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
91.
8



13
country




as Johnnie & Jack & The Tennessee Mountain Boys with Ruby Wells
written by John Bailes & Walter Bailes
92.
8



13
country




[Dot 1283]
written by Jimmy Newman
93.
8



14
country




[Capitol 3408]
written by Dick Reynolds & Jack Rhodes
94.
8



14
country




[RCA 47-6494]
written by Bill Monroe
95.
8



14
country




[Capitol 3347]
written by Lyla De Rouche & Orville Proctor
96.
8



14
country




written by Wilma Lee Cooper
97.
8



15
country




[Decca 29825]
written by Bill Hamby & Clyde Chesser
98.
8



15
country




[Capitol 3485]
written by Thelma Blackmon
99.
09/1956
7



11
country




as Jim Edward, Maxine and Bonnie Brown
written by Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin
100.
08/1956
6



15
country




[RCA 47-6601]
written by T. Lawrence Seibert & Eddie Newton

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