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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 Dog1.08/1956
Hound Dog by Elvis Presley 

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from The Real Elvis EP   

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471
US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 2
[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 Hotel2.03/1956
Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley 

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from Heartbreak Hotel EP   

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439
US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #45]
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden (as Thomas Durden) & Elvis Presley
3.08/1956
Don't Be Cruel by Elvis Presley 

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from The Real Elvis EP   

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367
US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B ✫1
[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 Tender4.10/1956
Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley 

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from Love Me Tender EP   

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350
US ✫1
US country 3
US R&B 3
UK 11
[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
Young Love by Sonny James 

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334
US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 11
[Capitol 3602]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You6.05/1956
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You by Elvis Presley 

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from The Real Elvis EP   

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314
US ✫1
US country ✫1
US R&B 3
UK 14
[RCA Epa-940+]
written by Maurice Mysels & Ira Kosloff
7.03/1956
Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins 

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from Dance Album of...Carl Perkins   

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296
US 2
US country ✫1
US R&B 2
UK 10
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #95]
[Sun 234]
written by Carl Perkins
8.11/1956
Love Me by Elvis Presley 

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from Elvis [1956 album]   

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227
US 2
US country 10
US R&B 7
US: from Elvis, Volume 1 EP
[RCA Epa-992+]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
9.06/1956
Be-Bop-A-Lula by Gene Vincent 

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212
US 7
US country 5
US R&B 8
UK 16
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
The Fool by Sanford Clark 

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161
US 7
US country 14
US R&B 5
[Dot 15481]
written by Naomi Ford
11.03/1956
I Was the One by Elvis Presley 

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from Heartbreak Hotel EP   

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107
US 19
US country 8
UK 19
US: B-side to Heartbreak Hotel
[RCA Victor 47-6420]
written by Aaron Schroeder, Bill Peppers, Claude Demetrius & Hal Blair
I Walk the Line12.09/1956
I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash 

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from Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar   

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97
US 17
US country ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #30]
[Sun 241]
written by Johnny Cash
13.11/1956
Singing the Blues by Marty Robbins 

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from Marty's Greatest Hits   

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88
US 17
US country ✫1
[Columbia 21545]
written by Melvin Endsley
14.11/1956
Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke 

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73
US 19
US country 9
written by Leroy Van Dyke & Buddy Black
15.11/1956
Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) by Elvis Presley 

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from Any Way You Want Me EP   

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67
US 27
US country 3
US R&B 12
US: B-side to Love Me Tender
[RCA Victor 47-6643]
written by Aaron Schroeder & Clyde Otis (as Cliff Owens)
16.1956
Crazy Arms by Ray Price 

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65
US 27
US country ✫1
[Columbia 21510]
written by Ralph Mooney & Chuck Seals
17.02/1956
That's All by Tennessee Ernie Ford 

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from Ford Favorites   

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56
US 17
US country 12
[Capitol 3343]
written by Merle Travis
18.05/1956
My Baby Left Me by Elvis Presley 

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from The Real Elvis EP   

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46
US 31
US country 13
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
The Cat Came Back by Sonny James 

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26
US country 12
UK 30
[Capitol 3542]
written by Sonny James
20.1956
Why Baby Why by Red Sovine & Webb Pierce 

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23
US country ✫1with Webb Pierce
written by Darrell Edwards & George Jones
I Forgot to Remember to Forget21.1956
I Forgot to Remember to Forget by Elvis Presley 

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23
US country ✫1[Sun 223]
written by Stan Kesler & Charlie Feathers
22.1956
I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby by The Louvin Brothers 

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23
US country ✫1written by Autry Inman
23.07/1956
Boppin' the Blues by Carl Perkins 

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from Dance Album of...Carl Perkins   

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22
US 70
US country 7
[Sun 243]
written by Carl Perkins & Howard Griffin (as Howard "Curley" Griffin)
24.04/1956
I Take the Chance by The Browns 

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22
US country 2as Jim Edward, Maxine and Bonnie Brown
written by Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin (as Charles Louvin)
25.09/1956
Poor Man's Riches by Benny Barnes 

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20
US country 2written by Benny Barnes & Dee Marais
26.1956
Yes I Know Why by Webb Pierce 

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20
US country 2written by Webb Pierce
27.1956
Sweet Dreams / Until I Met You by Faron Young 

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20
US country 2[Capitol F3443]
written by Don Gibson
28.1956
I've Got a New Heartache by Ray Price 

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20
US country 2[Columbia 21562]
written by Ray Price & Wayne Walker
29.1956
You're Still Mine by Faron Young 

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17
US country 3US B side to I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night
[Capitol 3369]
written by Faron Young & Eddie Thorpe
30.1956
You and Me by Red Foley 

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17
US country 3
31.1956
Searching (For Someone Like You) by Kitty Wells 

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17
US country 3[Decca 9-29956]
written by Murphy & Maddox
32.1956
No One but You by Kitty Wells & Red Foley 

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17
US country 3
33.1956
Just One More by George Jones 

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from 14 Top Country Favorites   

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17
US country 3[Starday 264]
written by George Jones
34.1956
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry (Tomorrow You'll Cry) by Porter Wagoner 

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from Satisfied Mind   

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17
US country 3written by Celia Ferguson & Sandra Ferguson
35.1956
Cause I Love You by Webb Pierce 

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17
US country 3[Decca 29805]
written by Webb Pierce & Danny Dill
36.1956
You Are the One by Carl Smith 

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16
US country 4[Columbia 21522]
written by Pat Patterson & Leon Payne
37.1956
Wasted Words by Ray Price 

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16
US country 4[Columbia 21562]
written by Don Gibson
38.1956
The Blackboard of My Heart by Hank Thompson 

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16
US country 4written by Lyle Gaston & Hank Thompson
39.1956
So Doggone Lonesome by Johnny Cash 

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from Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar   

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16
US country 4[Sun 232]
written by Johnny Cash
40.1956
I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night by Faron Young 

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16
US country 4written by Ted Daffan
41.1956
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash 

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from Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar   

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16
US country 4[Sun 232]
written by Johnny Cash & Gordon Jenkins (uncredited)
42.1956
Conscience I'm Guilty by Hank Snow 

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16
US country 4[RCA 47-6578]
written by Jack Rhodes & Dick Reynolds
43.1956
According to My Heart / The Mother of a Honky Tonk Girl by Jim Reeves 

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from According to My Heart   

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16
US country 4written by Walker, Shorty Long & Bob Newman
44.1956
These Hands by Hank Snow 

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15
US country 5[RCA 47-6379]
written by Eddie Noack
45.1956
Run Boy by Ray Price 

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15
US country 5written by Hy Heath
46.1956
Little Rosa by Red Sovine & Webb Pierce 

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15
US country 5[Decca 29876]
written by Red Sovine & Webb Pierce
47.1956
It's a Great Life (If You Don't Weaken) / For the Love of a Woman Like You by Faron Young 

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15
US country 5written by Audrey Allison, Joe Allison, Faron Young, Gertrude Cox & Jack Rhodes
48.1956
Hula Rock by Hank Snow 

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15
US country 5[RCA 47-6578]
written by Dusty Rose & Betty Rose
49.1956
Hold Everything (Till I Get Home) by Red Sovine 

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15
US country 5[Decca 29876]
written by Red Hayes & Buddy Dee
50.1956
You're Free to Go by Carl Smith 

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13
US country 6written by Don Robertson & Lou Herscher
51.1956
Go Away with Me by The Wilburn Brothers 

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13
US country 6[Decca 30087]
52.1956
Doorstep to Heaven by Carl Smith 

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13
US country 6[Columbia 21522]
written by Leon Payne
53.1956
Before I Met You by Carl Smith 

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13
US country 6[Columbia 21552]
written by Seatz, J. Lewis & Rader
54.1956
You're Running Wild by The Louvin Brothers 

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12
US country 7[Capitol 3523]
written by Don Winters & Ray Edenton
55.1956
You Gotta Be My Baby by George Jones 

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from Grand Ole Opry's New Star   

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12
US country 7[Starday 247]
written by George Jones
56.1956
You Done Me Wrong by Ray Price 

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12
US country 7[Columbia 21510]
written by Shirley Jones & Ray Price
57.1956
What Am I Worth by George Jones 

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from Grand Ole Opry's New Star   

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12
US country 7written by Darrell Edwards & George Jones
58.1956
We'll Find a Way by Webb Pierce 

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12
US country 7[Decca 29974]
written by Webb Pierce
59.1956
Trouble in Mind by Eddy Arnold 

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12
US country 7written by Richard M. Jones
60.1956
Lonely Side of Town by Kitty Wells 

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12
US country 7written by Roy Botkin
61.1956
I'm a One-Woman Man by Johnny Horton 

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12
US country 7written by Tillman Franks & Johnny Horton
62.1956
I Feel Like Cryin' by Carl Smith 

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12
US country 7written by Werly Fairburn
63.1956
I Can't Quit (I've Gone Too Far) by Marty Robbins 

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12
US country 7US B side to Singing the Blues
written by Marty Robbins
64.1956
Hoping That You're Hoping by The Louvin Brothers 

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12
US country 7[Capitol 3413]
written by Betty E. Harrison
65.1956
For Rent (One Empty Heart) by Sonny James 

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12
US country 7written by Sonny James & Jack Morrow
66.1956
Cash on the Barrel Head by The Louvin Brothers 

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12
US country 7B side to You're Running Wild
[Capitol 3523]
written by Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin (as Charley Louvin)
67.1956
Any Old Time by Webb Pierce 

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12
US country 7[Decca 29974]
written by Jimmie Rodgers [country singer]
68.1956
What Would You Do? (If Jesus Came to Your House) by Porter Wagoner 

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from The Porter Wagoner Show   

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12
US country 8[RCA 47-6421]
69.1956
My Lips Are Sealed by Jim Reeves 

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from Country Side   

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12
US country 8[RCA 47-6517]
written by Ben Weisman, Hal Blair & Bill Peppers
70.1956
Wicked Lies by Carl Smith 

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11
US country 9[Columbia 21552]
written by Joe H. Brewster, Pearl D. Jones & Carl Smith
71.1956
Why Baby Why by Hank Locklin 

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11
US country 9written by Darrell Edwards & George Jones
72.1956
Turn Her Down / I'll Be Satisfied with Love by Faron Young 

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11
US country 9written by Ted Edlin, Faron Young, Wayne Walker & Gary Bryant
73.1956
Sweet Dreams by Don Gibson 

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11
US country 9[MGM 12194]
written by Don Gibson
74.1956
Seasons of My Heart by Jimmy Newman 

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11
US country 9[Dot 1278]
75.1956
Only You, Only You by Charlie Walker 

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11
US country 9
Honky-Tonk Man76.1956
Honky-Tonk Man by Johnny Horton 

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11
US country 9written by Johnny Horton, Tillman Franks & Howard Crockett (as Howard Hausey)
77.1956
God Was So Good by Jimmy Newman 

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11
US country 9written by George Miller
78.1956
Without Your Love by Bobby Lord 

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10
US country 10[Columbia 21539]
written by Wanda Jackson
79.1956
Teenage Boogie by Webb Pierce 

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10
US country 10[Decca 30045]
written by Webb Pierce
80.1956
Juke Box Blues by June Carter Cash 

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10
US country 10written by Maybelle Carter & Helen Carter
81.1956
I'm So in Love with You by The Wilburn Brothers 

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10
US country 10[Decca 29887]
written by John Skye & Sonny James
82.1956
I'm Really Glad You Hurt Me by Webb Pierce 

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10
US country 10[Decca 30045]
written by Webb Pierce
83.1956
Twenty Feet of Muddy Water by Sonny James 

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10
US country 11[Capitol 3441]
written by Bill Smith
84.1956
Tryin' to Forget the Blues by Porter Wagoner 

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from Your Old Love Letters   

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10
US country 11[RCA 47-6598]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
85.1956
I've Changed by Carl Smith 

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10
US country 11[Columbia 21493]
written by Danny Dill
I'm Moving In86.1956
I'm Moving In by Hank Snow 

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10
US country 11[RCA 47-6379]
written by Hank Snow (as Clarence E. Snow)
87.1956
How Far Is Heaven by Kitty Wells 

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MP3

10
US country 11[Decca 29823]
written by Tillman Franks & Jimmie Davis
88.09/1956
You Don't Know Me by Eddy Arnold 

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MP3

9
US country 10[RCA 47-6502]
written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold
89.1956
You're Not Play Love by The Wilburn Brothers 

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8
US country 13written by Jimmy Fautherbee
90.1956
I'd Rather Stay Home by Kitty Wells 

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8
US country 13[Decca 9-29956]
written by Felice Bryant & Boudleaux Bryant
91.1956
I Want to Be Loved by Johnnie & Jack 

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8
US country 13as Johnnie & Jack & The Tennessee Mountain Boys with Ruby Wells
written by John Bailes & Walter Bailes
92.1956
Come Back to Me by Jimmy Newman 

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8
US country 13[Dot 1283]
written by Jimmy Newman
93.1956
Waltz of the Angels by Wynn Stewart 

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from Wynn Stewart   

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8
US country 14[Capitol 3408]
written by Dick Reynolds & Jack Rhodes
94.1956
Uncle Pen by Porter Wagoner 

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from A Slice of Life   

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8
US country 14[RCA 47-6494]
written by Bill Monroe
95.1956
I'm Not Mad, Just Hurt by Hank Thompson 

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8
US country 14[Capitol 3347]
written by Lyla De Rouche & Orville Proctor
96.1956
Cheated Too by Wilma Lee Cooper & Stoney Cooper 

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8
US country 14written by Wilma Lee Cooper
97.1956
If Jesus Came to Your House by Red Sovine 

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8
US country 15[Decca 29825]
written by Bill Hamby & Clyde Chesser
98.1956
I Gotta Know by Wanda Jackson 

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8
US country 15[Capitol 3485]
written by Thelma Blackmon
99.09/1956
Just as Long as You Love Me by The Browns 

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8
US country 11as Jim Edward, Maxine and Bonnie Brown
written by Ira Louvin & Charlie Louvin
100.08/1956
Casey Jones (The Brave Engineer) by Eddy Arnold 

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6
US country 15[RCA 47-6601]
written by T. Lawrence Seibert & Eddie Newton

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