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  • I'll look at the original PDF files first to make sure it's not a transcription error on anybody's part, but I'll get back to you today.
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    • Originally posted by Chartnutz
      You might find this a little hard to agree with, but I think something odd happened in the MM chart in early June of 1966. My theory is that Sandie Shaw's "Nothing Comes Easy" and Crispian St. Peters' "Pied Piper" traded places in the chart for some reason.

      Here's my evidence - the chart positions for both these records in all the major charts of the time, starting on May 28 1966:

      Nothing Comes Easy:
      ------------------
      MM : 30-16-22
      NME: 18-15-16-17-22
      RR : 25-14-14-16-17-24
      DISC: 27-17-14-13-17-24
      BBC: ??-14-14-15-17

      Pied Piper:
      ----------
      MM : 15-15-10-15-17-25
      NME: 15-16-26
      RR : 13-16-21
      DISC: 14-15-25-28
      BBC: 15-15

      Although the charts never fully agree on anything much, MM was virtually never out of line with the others to this extent. "Pied Piper" was on the way down the charts after having reached a high of #5 a couple of weeks earlier, so MM's reversal of direction from 15 to 10 is highly unusual and not reflected anywhere else. More importantly, an average of the 4 industry charts doesn't compute to the BBC chart shown.

      I am proposing that the chart positions for the two singles should be:

      Nothing Comes Easy
      ------------------
      MM : 30-16-10-15-17-25

      Pied Piper
      ----------
      MM : 15-15-22

      This fits the overall trajectories of the other charts and taking an average of the 4 charts does in fact create the BBC chart shown.

      I'd be curious to know if anyone has any information that can back up my theory.

      The problem stemps from the chart as printed on 4 June 1966

      That chart listed the records in the following order -

      14 - You DOn't have to say you love me
      16 - Pied Piper
      15 - Nothing COmes easy
      17 - Come On Home

      The following nweeks charts gives a lwk for Nothing Comes easy as 15, with Pied Piper as 16.

      Piped Piper goes to 22 as you say with Nothing comes easy going into the Top 10. I mussed have assumed that the order was correct and the positions where wrong. Thanks for spotting!


      Corrected chart runs are as follows

      Melody Maker Single Charts Analysis For The Week Ending 4 June 1966

      15. (30) Nothing Comes Easy (By Sandie Shaw) () 2w

      Date : 28.05.1966 30-15-10-15-17-25-33-->7w; Peak 10

      Total Weeks : 7 Peak : 10


      Melody Maker Single Charts Analysis For The Week Ending 4 June 1966

      16. (15) The Pied Piper (By Crispian St Peters) () 9w

      Date : 09.04.1966 24-16-9-7-5-5-11-15-16-22-35-40-->12w; Peak 5

      Total Weeks : 12 Peak : 5


      Thanks for spotting!
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      • Thanks Chartnutz and Kingofskiffle, I've corrected database.
        THE BRITBURN PROJECT

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        • It's good to see the Melody Maker charts of 1969. However, I think positions 46 to 48 have been left out of the 20 September 1969 Top 50.
          (From Andrew Ruffhead)
          Andrew Ruffhead

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          • Very interesting to view chart performance variations of particular records. For example, confirming school day memories for me that the Beatles 'Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever' and 'Magical Mystery Tour' double EP both made No.1 while 'Lady Madonna' didn't in the MM chart.
            CDM

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            • Hi! Just like to say that i have collected Melody Maker charts for years and have them from 7 April 1956 (The first one) to April 1979. The MM chart ran to 14 May 1988. From that date both MM and NME stopped `In House` compiling and began using the Music Research Information Bureau charts, which NME still use today. In 1967 the MM had been heavily targeted by chart `Hypers` they ommittied one record from the Top 50 of 25 March 1967 "Love Makes Sweet Music" and were about to delete Johns Childrens "Just What You Want" the next week. The MM chart team were (Rightly) suspicious about Jimi Hendrix "Hey Joe" as well.
              The MM decided that from 1 April 67 to only publish a Top 30. They still compiled a top 50 though as they wanted to keep an eye out for suspicious `movements` The MM Top 50 was later published in trade paper "Music Businness Weekly" from 20 September 1969 to 31 March 1971 when MBW ended. DISC and Music Echo briefly published the full 50 from March 1971 to the end of April. From May 1971 the MM cut down its sampling and only published a top 30 until around 1984 (I think!) it was a top 50 again till taking the MRIB chart in May 88.
              Must admit i'm puzzled how Andrej compiled chart of 20 Sept 69 as it is still missing! The Colindale library only have a French language copy& edition of MBW for 20 Sept 69 and that `French` copy carries no UK charts! They don't have the 27 Sept edition at all-I only got that chart from 4 Oct 69 edition of MM (In my own collection) as the MM printed that chart in a `Ad` for Music Businness Weekly¬ Can you update Andreje please?

              I contacted some ex staff of MM (Chris Welch, Roy Burchill, Chris Charlesworth) I also dug out extensive Daily Mirror (5th Dec 1964) article on the compiling of MM chart. There is no doubt in my mind that in the 1960 - 69 period it was the largest sample! It was at 187 shops contacted in early Dec 1964 and when DISC added some of its sampling to create the chart both papers used from 26 Aug 1967 onward -the sample was at 250 plus by then. The Record Retailer chart only sampled a bare 30 stores from 1960 to 64 and a maximum of 75 - 80 1964 to 69.
              Sure! the MM chart had its anomlyies, "Im A Boy" and "Strawberry Fields" are two No1s on the MM and nowhere else. But all the 60s charts had their `rogues` so to speak! What is certain though, that along with the NME chart, Melody Makers was the most authoritive and influential of the 1960s - whatever `crap` over what was `Official` charts that messers Rice, Rice, Reid and Gambaccinni have stuffed Guinness Hit Singles with over the years! Alan Smith.

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              • Originally posted by asm
                Must admit i'm puzzled how Andrej compiled chart of 20 Sept 69 as it is still missing!
                I used the last week positions of 27 September chart I think it was that did it, because I seem to recall being the one who did the typing. I may be mistaken, but that is one way I would have 'created' the chart and it makes sense, since positions are missing (46, for example).
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                • My apologies! When i checked my 27 Sept chart -i realised the 20 Sept was via "Last Week" figures! I'm hoping the 20 Sept may turn up one day! I will be getting the rest of the 1970-71 full top 50s later this year when visting Colindale Library! So if anyone wants copies, i'll let you know when i have them!

                  Someone pointed out that Andreje transcribed Led Zeppelins "Whole Lotta Love" as "Whole Lotta Woman" In fact `Music Businness Weekly` printed it like that-so Andreje not to blame!

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                  • Andrew Ruffhead writes:
                    The presence of Led Zeppellin's "Whole Lotta Love" in the final Melody Maker charts of 1969 is surprising because the band supposedly never released any singles in the UK in its lifetime. Was it a case of copies being pressed and leaked to retailers before being withdrawn, or is this an early case of an import making the charts?
                    Andrew Ruffhead

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                    • Yes! "Wholle Lotta Love" was released in the UK by Atlantic Records in Dec 1969. The Group and Peter Grant quickly stopped this as -unlike the USA- singles off LPs (In the 60s & early 70s) were not used to help LP sales.

                      Enough copies did get out though! I have seen a few at record fairs-they usually sell for well over £100 now!

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                      • Would it be possible to post the Melody Maker Charts from the 1950's. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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                        • If i recall right-i sent copies to either Lonnie or Andreje (Or both!) the MM 1950s singles charts! I can't post whole sections in that mode! hopefully Lonnie or Andreje will have them to post here! Elvis gets an extra No1 with "Party" on the MM 50s charts!

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                          • THE MELODY MAKER SINGLE CHARTS


                            Week Ending 31 March 1956

                               1   ( NE)  It's Almost Tomorrow (by The Dreamweavers) 1 wk
                               2   ( NE)  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 1 wk
                               3   ( NE)  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 1 wk
                               4   ( NE)  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 1 wk
                               5   ( NE)  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 1 wk
                               6   ( NE)  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 1 wk
                               7   ( NE)  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 1 wk
                               8   ( NE)  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 1 wk
                               9   ( NE)  Chain Gang  (by Jimmy Young) 1 wk
                              11  ( NE)  The Great Pretender  (by Jimmy Parkinson) 1 wk
                              12  ( NE)  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 1 wk
                              13  ( NE)  Band Of Gold  (by Don Cherry) 1 wk
                              14  ( NE)  (Love Is) The Tender Trap  (by Frank Sinatra) 1 wk
                              16  ( NE)  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 1 wk
                              17  ( NE)  Jimmy Unknown  (by Lita Roza) 1 wk
                              20  ( NE)  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 1 wk


                            Week Ending 7 April 1956

                               1   (  1  )  It's Almost Tomorrow (by The Dreamweavers) 2 wks
                               2   (  5  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 2 wks
                               2   (  3  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 2 wks
                               4   (  6  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 2 wks
                               5   (  2  )  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 2 wks
                               6   (  7  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 2 wks
                               7   (  8  )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 2 wks
                               8   (  4  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 2 wks
                               9   (  9  )  Chain Gang  (by Jimmy Young) 2 wks
                              10  ( 13 )  Band Of Gold  (by Don Cherry) 2 wks
                              11  ( 20 )  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 2 wks
                              12  ( NE)  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Billy Vaughan) 1 wk
                              13  ( 11 )  The Great Pretender  (by Jimmy Parkinson) 2 wks
                              14  ( 12 )  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 2 wks
                              15  ( NE)  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 1 wk
                              16  ( 14 )  (Love Is) The Tender Trap  (by Frank Sinatra) 2 wks
                              17  ( 17 )  Jimmy Unknown  (by Lita Roza) 2 wks
                              18  ( NE)  Zambesi  (by Eddie Clavert) 1 wk
                              19  ( 16 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 2 wks
                              20  ( NE)  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Dick Hyman Trio) 1 wk


                            Week Ending 14 April 1956

                               1   (  1  )  It's Almost Tomorrow (by The Dreamweavers) 3 wks
                               2   (  4  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 3 wks
                               3   (  2  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 3 wks
                               4   (  2  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 3 wks
                               5   (  5  )  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 3 wks
                               6   (  6  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 3 wks
                               7   (  7  )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 3 wks
                               8   (  8  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 3 wks
                               9   ( 12 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Billy Vaughan) 2 wks
                              10  ( 15 )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 2 wks
                              11  ( 11 )  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 3 wks
                              12  ( 13 )  The Great Pretender  (by Jimmy Parkinson) 3 wks
                              13  ( NE)  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 1 wk
                              14  (  9  )  Chain Gang  (by Jimmy Young) 3 wks
                              15  ( NE)  The Great Pretender  (by Jackie Riggs) 1 wk
                              15  ( NE)  The Ballad Of Davy Crockett  (by Bill Hayes) 1 wk
                              15  ( 20 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Dick Hyman Trio) 2 wks
                              18  ( 19 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 3 wks
                              19  ( NE)  Nothin' To Do  (by Michael Holliday) 1 wk
                              19  ( 10 )  Band Of Gold  (by Don Cherry) 3 wks


                            Week Ending 21 April 1956

                               1   (  1  )  It's Almost Tomorrow (by The Dreamweavers) 4 wks
                               2   (  2  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 4 wks
                               3   (  3  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 4 wks
                               4   (  6  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 4 wks
                               5   (  4  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 4 wks
                               6   (  5  )  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 4 wks
                               7   (  8  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 4 wks
                               8   ( 10 )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 3 wks
                               9   (  7  )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 4 wks
                              10  ( 15 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Dick Hyman Trio) 3 wks
                              11  ( 11 )  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 4 wks
                              12  ( 18 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 4 wks
                              13  ( 12 )  The Great Pretender  (by Jimmy Parkinson) 4 wks
                              14  ( 13 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 2 wks
                              15  ( NE)  Willie Can  (by Alma Cogan) 1 wk
                              16  (  9  )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Billy Vaughan) 3 wks
                              17  ( 19 )  Nothin' To Do  (by Michael Holliday) 2 wks
                              18  ( NE)  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 1 wk
                              19  ( NE)  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 1 wk
                              20  ( NE)  Juke Box Baby  (by Perry Como) 1 wk


                            Week Ending 28 April 1956

                               1   (  2  )  The Poor People Of Paris (by Winifred Atwell) 5 wks
                               2   (  3  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 5 wks
                               3   (  1  )  It's Almost Tomorrow  (by The Dreamweavers) 5 wks
                               4   ( 19 )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 2 wks
                               5   (  8  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 4 wks
                               6   (  4  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 5 wks
                               7   ( 12 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 5 wks
                               8   (  5  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 5 wks
                               9   (  7  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 5 wks
                              10  (  6  )  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 5 wks
                              11  ( 11 )  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 5 wks
                              11  (  9  )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 5 wks
                              13  ( 14 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 3 wks
                              14  ( 18 )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 2 wks
                              14  ( 13 )  The Great Pretender  (by Jimmy Parkinson) 5 wks
                              16  ( NE)  A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)  (by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars) 1 wk
                              17  ( 10 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Dick Hyman Trio) 4 wks
                              18  ( 15 )  Willie Can  (by Alma Cogan) 2 wks
                              19  ( NE)  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 1 wk
                              20  ( NE)  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 1 wk
                              20  ( 16 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Billy Vaughan) 4 wks
                            THE BRITBURN PROJECT

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                            • Week Ending 5 May 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  The Poor People Of Paris (by Winifred Atwell) 6 wks
                                 2   (  4  )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 3 wks
                                 3   (  3  )  It's Almost Tomorrow  (by The Dreamweavers) 6 wks
                                 4   (  2  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 6 wks
                                 5   (  5  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 5 wks
                                 6   (  7  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 6 wks
                                 7   (  6  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 6 wks
                                 8   (  8  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 6 wks
                                 9   ( 14 )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 3 wks
                                10  ( 19 )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 2 wks
                                11  ( 20 )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 2 wks
                                12  ( 11 )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 6 wks
                                13  (  9  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 6 wks
                                14  ( 10 )  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 6 wks
                                15  ( 17 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Dick Hyman Trio) 5 wks
                                16  ( 16 )  A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)  (by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars) 2 wks
                                17  ( 18 )  Willie Can  (by Alma Cogan) 3 wks
                                18  ( RE)  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 3 wks
                                18  ( 13 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 4 wks
                                20  ( 11 )  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 6 wks


                              Week Ending 12 May 1956

                                 1   (  2  )  No Other Love (by Ronnie Hilton) 4 wks
                                 2   (  1  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 7 wks
                                 3   (  3  )  It's Almost Tomorrow  (by The Dreamweavers) 7 wks
                                 3   (  4  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 7 wks
                                 5   (  5  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 6 wks
                                 6   (  6  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 7 wks
                                 7   (  9  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 4 wks
                                 8   (  7  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 7 wks
                                 9   ( 10 )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 3 wks
                                10  ( 11 )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 3 wks
                                11  (  8  )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 7 wks
                                12  ( 18 )  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 4 wks
                                13  ( 16 )  A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)  (by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars) 3 wks
                                14  ( 12 )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 7 wks
                                15  ( 18 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 5 wks
                                15  ( 13 )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 7 wks
                                17  ( 14 )  Zambesi  (by Lou Busch) 7 wks
                                18  ( 15 )  Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera'   (by Dick Hyman Trio) 6 wks
                                19  ( NE)  No Other Love  (by Edmund Hockridge) 1 wk
                                20  ( NE)  Stewball  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 1 wk


                              Week Ending 19 May 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  No Other Love (by Ronnie Hilton) 5 wks
                                 2   (  2  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 8 wks
                                 2   (  3  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 8 wks
                                 4   (  5  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 7 wks
                                 5   (  6  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 8 wks
                                 6   (  7  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 5 wks
                                 7   (  3  )  It's Almost Tomorrow  (by The Dreamweavers) 8 wks
                                 8   (  8  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 8 wks
                                 9   (  9  )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 4 wks
                                10  ( 10 )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 4 wks
                                11  ( 13 )  A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)  (by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars) 4 wks
                                12  ( 15 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 6 wks
                                13  ( 14 )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 8 wks
                                14  ( 11 )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 8 wks
                                15  ( RE)  Willie Can  (by Alma Cogan) 4 wks
                                15  ( RE)  I'm A Fool  (by Slim Whitman) 7 wks
                                17  ( NE)  Too Young To Go Steady  (by Nat King Cole) 1 wk
                                18  ( NE)  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 1 wk
                                18  ( NE)  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                18  ( NE)  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 1 wk
                                18  ( 15 )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 8 wks
                                18  ( 12 )  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 5 wks


                              Week Ending 26 May 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  No Other Love (by Ronnie Hilton) 6 wks
                                 2   (  4  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 8 wks
                                 3   (  6  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 6 wks
                                 4   (  5  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 9 wks
                                 5   (  2  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 9 wks
                                 6   (  2  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 9 wks
                                 7   ( 10 )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 5 wks
                                 8   (  7  )  It's Almost Tomorrow  (by The Dreamweavers) 9 wks
                                 9   (  8  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 9 wks
                                10  (  9  )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 5 wks
                                11  ( 11 )  A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)  (by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars) 5 wks
                                12  ( 18 )  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 6 wks
                                13  ( 18 )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                14  ( NE)  The Happy Whistler  (by Don Robertson) 1 wk
                                15  ( 12 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 7 wks
                                16  ( 18 )  Memories Are Made Of This  (by Dean Martin) 9 wks
                                17  ( 13 )  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 9 wks
                                18  ( NE)  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                19  ( NE)  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 1 wk
                                20  ( 18 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 2 wks


                              Week Ending 2 June 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  No Other Love (by Ronnie Hilton) 7 wks
                                 2   (  2  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 9 wks
                                 3   (  3  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 7 wks
                                 4   (  7  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 6 wks
                                 5   (  5  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 10 wks
                                 6   (  4  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 10 wks
                                 7   (  6  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 10 wks
                                 8   ( 13 )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                 9   ( 10 )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 6 wks
                                 9   (  8  )  It's Almost Tomorrow  (by The Dreamweavers) 10 wks
                                11  ( 14 )  The Happy Whistler  (by Don Robertson) 2 wks
                                12  ( NE)  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 1 wk
                                13  (  9  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 10 wks
                                14  ( 15 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 8 wks
                                15  ( 19 )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 2 wks
                                16  ( 12 )  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 7 wks
                                17  ( RE)  Too Young To Go Steady  (by Nat King Cole) 2 wks
                                18  ( 11 )  A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)  (by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars) 6 wks
                                19  ( 20 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 3 wks
                                20  ( 18 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks


                              Week Ending 9 June 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  No Other Love (by Ronnie Hilton) 8 wks
                                 2   (  3  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 8 wks
                                 3   (  2  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 10 wks
                                 4   (  4  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 7 wks
                                 5   (  6  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 11 wks
                                 6   (  8  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
                                 7   (  5  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 11 wks
                                 8   ( 12 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 2 wks
                                 9   ( 15 )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 3 wks
                                10  (  7  )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 11 wks
                                11  ( 11 )  The Happy Whistler  (by Don Robertson) 3 wks
                                12  ( 17 )  Too Young To Go Steady  (by Nat King Cole) 3 wks
                                13  ( 13 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 11 wks
                                14  ( NE)  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 1 wk
                                15  ( 16 )  Rock Island Line  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 8 wks
                                15  ( 14 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 9 wks
                                17  ( 19 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 4 wks
                                18  ( 20 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                18  (  9  )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 7 wks
                                20  ( NE)  Out Of Town  (by Max Bygraves) 1 wk
                                20  ( RE)  Stewball  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 2 wks


                              Week Ending 16 June 1956

                                 1   (  2  )  I'll Be Home (by Pat Boone) 9 wks
                                 2   (  1  )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 9 wks
                                 3   (  3  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 11 wks
                                 4   (  4  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 8 wks
                                 4   (  6  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
                                 6   (  5  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 12 wks
                                 7   (  8  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 3 wks
                                 8   (  9  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 4 wks
                                 9   (  7  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 12 wks
                                10  ( 11 )  The Happy Whistler  (by Don Robertson) 4 wks
                                11  ( 18 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
                                12  ( 13 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 12 wks
                                14  ( 20 )  Out Of Town  (by Max Bygraves) 2 wks
                                15  ( 17 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 5 wks
                                15  ( 14 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 2 wks
                                17  ( 18 )  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 8 wks
                                18  ( 15 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 10 wks
                                19  ( NE)  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by The Stargazers) 1 wk
                                20  ( NE)  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Michael Holliday) 1 wk
                                20  ( 10 )  The Poor People Of Paris  (by Winifred Atwell) 12 wks


                              Week Ending 23 June 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  I'll Be Home (by Pat Boone) 10 wks
                                 2   (  2  )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 10 wks
                                 3   (  4  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 6 wks
                                 4   (  7  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 4 wks
                                 5   (  8  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 5 wks
                                 6   (  4  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 9 wks
                                 7   (  3  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 12 wks
                                 8   ( 11 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
                                 9   (  6  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 13 wks
                                10  ( 15 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 6 wks
                                11  ( 10 )  The Happy Whistler  (by Don Robertson) 5 wks
                                12  ( 12 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Hilltoppers) 13 wks
                                13  ( 20 )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Michael Holliday) 2 wks
                                14  (  9  )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 13 wks
                                15  ( 15 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 3 wks
                                16  ( NE)  Ivory Tower  (by Three Kayes) 1 wk
                                17  ( 19 )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by The Stargazers) 2 wks
                                17  ( 14 )  Out Of Town  (by Max Bygraves) 3 wks
                                19  ( NE)  The Girl With The Yaller Shoes  (by Michael Holiday) 1 wk
                                20  ( 18 )  You Can't Be True To Two  (by Dave King With The Keynotes) 11 wks


                              Week Ending 30 June 1956

                                 1   (  1  )  I'll Be Home (by Pat Boone) 11 wks
                                 2   (  3  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 7 wks
                                 3   (  5  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 6 wks
                                 4   (  4  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 5 wks
                                 5   (  2  )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 11 wks
                                 6   (  6  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 10 wks
                                 7   (  7  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 13 wks
                                 8   (  8  )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 6 wks
                                 9   ( NE)  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 1 wk
                                10  ( RE)  Too Young To Go Steady  (by Nat King Cole) 4 wks
                                11  ( NE)  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 1 wk
                                12  ( 15 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 4 wks
                                13  (  9  )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 14 wks
                                14  ( 10 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 7 wks
                                15  ( NE)  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 1 wk
                                16  ( 13 )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Michael Holliday) 3 wks
                                17  ( 14 )  Rock And Roll Waltz  (by Kay Starr) 14 wks
                                18  ( 17 )  Out Of Town  (by Max Bygraves) 4 wks
                                19  ( RE)  Main Title Theme From 'Man With The Golden Arm'  (by Billy May) 9 wks
                                20  ( NE)  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 1 wk
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                              • Week Ending 7 July 1956

                                   1   (  1  )  I'll Be Home (by Pat Boone) 12 wks
                                   2   (  2  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 8 wks
                                   3   (  6  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 11 wks
                                   4   (  4  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 6 wks
                                   5   (  3  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 7 wks
                                   6   ( 15 )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 2 wks
                                   7   ( 20 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 2 wks
                                   8   (  5  )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 12 wks
                                   9   ( NE)  I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas  (by The Goons) 1 wk
                                  10  (  7  )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 14 wks
                                  11  (  9  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 2 wks
                                  12  (  8  )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 7 wks
                                  13  ( 12 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 5 wks
                                  14  ( 11 )  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 2 wks
                                  15  ( 13 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 15 wks
                                  15  ( 14 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Carl Perkins) 8 wks
                                  17  ( NE)  Bluebottle Blues  (by The Goons) 1 wk
                                  18  ( NE)  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 1 wk
                                  19  ( RE)  The Happy Whistler  (by Don Robertson) 6 wks
                                  19  ( NE)  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 1 wk


                                Week Ending 14 July 1956

                                   1   (  1  )  I'll Be Home (by Pat Boone) 13 wks
                                   2   ( 18 )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 2 wks
                                   3   (  6  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 3 wks
                                   4   (  2  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 9 wks
                                   5   (  5  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 8 wks
                                   6   ( 14 )  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 3 wks
                                   7   (  7  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 3 wks
                                   8   (  4  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 7 wks
                                   9   (  3  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 12 wks
                                   9   (  9  )  I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas  (by The Goons) 2 wks
                                  11  ( 12 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 8 wks
                                  12  ( 11 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 3 wks
                                  13  ( 17 )  Bluebottle Blues  (by The Goons) 2 wks
                                  14  ( 13 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 6 wks
                                  15  ( NE)  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 1 wk
                                  16  ( 10 )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 15 wks
                                  17  ( RE)  Too Young To Go Steady  (by Nat King Cole) 5 wks
                                  18  (  8  )  No Other Love  (by Ronnie Hilton) 13 wks
                                  19  ( 19 )  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 2 wks
                                  20  ( 15 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 16 wks


                                Week Ending 21 July 1956

                                   1   (  2  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 3 wks
                                   2   (  1  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 14 wks
                                   3   (  3  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 4 wks
                                   4   (  4  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 10 wks
                                   5   ( NE)  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 1 wk
                                   6   (  5  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 9 wks
                                   7   ( 12 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 4 wks
                                   8   (  6  )  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 4 wks
                                   9   (  7  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 4 wks
                                  10  (  9  )  I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas  (by The Goons) 3 wks
                                  11  ( 13 )  Bluebottle Blues  (by The Goons) 3 wks
                                  12  ( 15 )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 2 wks
                                  13  ( 14 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 7 wks
                                  13  ( 16 )  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 16 wks
                                  15  ( RE)  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Michael Holliday) 4 wks
                                  16  ( NE)  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 1 wk
                                  16  ( 20 )  My September Love  (by David Whitfield) 17 wks
                                  16  (  8  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 8 wks
                                  19  (  9  )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 13 wks
                                  19  ( NE)  Portuguese Washerwoman  (by Joe 'Fingers' Carr) 1 wk


                                Week Ending 28 July 1956

                                   1   (  1  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 4 wks
                                   2   (  2  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 15 wks
                                   3   (  4  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 11 wks
                                   4   (  5  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 2 wks
                                   5   (  3  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 5 wks
                                   6   (  6  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 10 wks
                                   7   (  7  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 5 wks
                                   8   ( 16 )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 2 wks
                                   9   ( 12 )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 3 wks
                                  10  ( 10 )  I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas  (by The Goons) 4 wks
                                  11  (  9  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 5 wks
                                  12  (  8  )  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 5 wks
                                  13  ( 13 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 8 wks
                                  13  ( NE)  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 1 wk
                                  15  ( RE)  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 2 wks
                                  16  ( RE)  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 9 wks
                                  16  ( 16 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 9 wks
                                  18  ( NE)  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Ronnie Carroll) 1 wk
                                  19  ( 11 )  Bluebottle Blues  (by The Goons) 4 wks
                                  20  ( 19 )  Lost John  (by Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group) 14 wks


                                Week Ending 4 August 1956

                                   1   (  1  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 5 wks
                                   2   (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 3 wks
                                   3   ( 13 )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 2 wks
                                   4   (  2  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 16 wks
                                   5   (  8  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 3 wks
                                   6   (  3  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 12 wks
                                   7   (  5  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 6 wks
                                   8   (  9  )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 4 wks
                                   9   ( 16 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 10 wks
                                  10  (  7  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 6 wks
                                  11  ( 15 )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 3 wks
                                  12  (  6  )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 11 wks
                                  13  ( 12 )  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 6 wks
                                  13  ( 10 )  I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas  (by The Goons) 5 wks
                                  15  ( RE)  Too Young To Go Steady  (by Nat King Cole) 6 wks
                                  16  ( RE)  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 3 wks
                                  17  ( 18 )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Ronnie Carroll) 2 wks
                                  17  ( 13 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 9 wks
                                  19  ( 11 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 6 wks
                                  19  ( RE)  A Tear Fell  (by Teresa Brewer) 17 wks


                                Week Ending 11 August 1956

                                   1   (  5  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) (by Doris Day) 4 wks
                                   2   (  1  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 6 wks
                                   3   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 3 wks
                                   4   (  2  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 4 wks
                                   5   (  4  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 17 wks
                                   6   ( 11 )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 4 wks
                                   7   (  8  )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 5 wks
                                   8   (  7  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 7 wks
                                   8   (  6  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 13 wks
                                  10  ( 19 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 7 wks
                                  11  ( 10 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 7 wks
                                  12  (  9  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 11 wks
                                  13  ( 13 )  I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas  (by The Goons) 6 wks
                                  14  ( RE)  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Michael Holliday) 5 wks
                                  15  ( 17 )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Ronnie Carroll) 3 wks
                                  16  ( NE)  I Want You I Need You I Love You  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                  16  ( 13 )  Experiments With Mice  (by Johnny Dankworth) 7 wks
                                  18  ( NE)  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 1 wk
                                  19  ( NE)  Donkey Cart  (by Frank Chacksfield) 1 wk
                                  19  ( NE)  The Carousel Waltz  (by Ray Martin) 1 wk


                                Week Ending 18 August 1956

                                   1   (  2  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 7 wks
                                   2   (  1  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 5 wks
                                   3   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 4 wks
                                   4   (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 5 wks
                                   5   (  6  )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 5 wks
                                   6   (  5  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 18 wks
                                   7   (  8  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 14 wks
                                   8   (  8  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 8 wks
                                   9   ( 11 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 8 wks
                                   9   ( 18 )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 2 wks
                                  11  ( 12 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 12 wks
                                  12  (  7  )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 6 wks
                                  13  ( 15 )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Ronnie Carroll) 4 wks
                                  13  ( RE)  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 4 wks
                                  15  ( 16 )  I Want You I Need You I Love You  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                  16  ( RE)  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 12 wks
                                  17  ( RE)  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 10 wks
                                  17  ( 10 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 8 wks
                                  19  ( NE)  Long Tall Sally  (by Pat Boone) 1 wk
                                  19  ( NE)  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Jimmy Parkinson) 1 wk


                                Week Ending 25 August 1956

                                   1   (  1  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 8 wks
                                   2   (  2  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 6 wks
                                   3   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 5 wks
                                   4   (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 6 wks
                                   5   (  5  )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 6 wks
                                   6   (  9  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 3 wks
                                   7   (  7  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 15 wks
                                   8   (  6  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 19 wks
                                   9   ( 13 )  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 5 wks
                                   9   ( 17 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Cogi Grant) 9 wks
                                   9   ( 12 )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 7 wks
                                  12  ( 13 )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Ronnie Carroll) 5 wks
                                  13  ( NE)  I Almost Lost My Mind  (by Pat Boone) 1 wk
                                  14  (  9  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 9 wks
                                  15  ( 11 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 13 wks
                                  16  ( 15 )  I Want You I Need You I Love You  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                  17  ( NE)  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 1 wk
                                  18  ( RE)  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 10 wks
                                  19  (  8  )  All Star Hit Parade (EP)  (V.A.) 9 wks
                                  20  ( 19 )  Long Tall Sally  (by Pat Boone) 2 wks
                                  20  ( 17 )  Blue Suede Shoes  (by Elvis Presley) 11 wks
                                  20  ( 16 )  Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)  (by Perry Como) 13 wks
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                                • Week Ending 1 September 1956

                                     1   (  2  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) (by Doris Day) 7 wks
                                     2   (  1  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 9 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 6 wks
                                     4   (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 7 wks
                                     5   (  5  )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 7 wks
                                     6   (  6  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 4 wks
                                     7   (  7  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 16 wks
                                     8   (  9  )  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 6 wks
                                     9   ( 14 )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 10 wks
                                    10  (  9  )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 8 wks
                                    11  ( 13 )  I Almost Lost My Mind  (by Pat Boone) 2 wks
                                    12  (  8  )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 20 wks
                                    13  ( 18 )  Moonglow And The Theme From 'Picnic'  (by Morris Stoloff) 11 wks
                                    14  ( 15 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 14 wks
                                    15  ( NE)  My Unfinished Symphony  (by David Whitfield) 1 wk
                                    15  ( NE)  By The Fountains Of Rome  (by Edmund Hockridge) 1 wk
                                    17  ( NE)  I'm In Love Again  (by Fats Domino) 1 wk
                                    17  ( NE)  You Are My First Love  (by Ruby Murray) 1 wk
                                    17  ( 16 )  I Want You I Need You I Love You  (by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
                                    20  ( 17 )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 2 wks


                                  Week Ending 8 September 1956

                                     1   (  1  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) (by Doris Day) 8 wks
                                     2   (  2  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 10 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 7 wks
                                     4   (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 8 wks
                                     5   (  6  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 5 wks
                                     6   ( NE)  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 1 wk
                                     7   (  5  )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 8 wks
                                     8   (  7  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 17 wks
                                     9   ( 20 )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 3 wks
                                    10  ( 17 )  You Are My First Love  (by Ruby Murray) 2 wks
                                    11  ( 12 )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 21 wks
                                    12  ( 11 )  I Almost Lost My Mind  (by Pat Boone) 3 wks
                                    13  ( 17 )  I'm In Love Again  (by Fats Domino) 2 wks
                                    13  (  8  )  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 7 wks
                                    15  (  9  )  The Wayward Wind  (by Tex Ritter) 11 wks
                                    16  ( 17 )  I Want You I Need You I Love You  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
                                    17  ( NE)  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 1 wk
                                    18  ( NE)  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 1 wk
                                    19  ( 10 )  Who Are We  (by Ronnie Hilton) 9 wks
                                    20  ( RE)  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Ronnie Carroll) 6 wks


                                  Week Ending 15 September 1956

                                     1   (  1  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera) (by Doris Day) 9 wks
                                     2   (  6  )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 2 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 8 wks
                                     4   (  2  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 11 wks
                                     5   (  5  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 6 wks
                                     6   (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 9 wks
                                     7   (  7  )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 9 wks
                                     8   (  9  )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 4 wks
                                     9   ( 18 )  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 2 wks
                                    10  ( RE)  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 15 wks
                                    11  ( 16 )  I Want You I Need You I Love You  (by Elvis Presley) 6 wks
                                    12  ( 17 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 2 wks
                                    13  ( 12 )  I Almost Lost My Mind  (by Pat Boone) 4 wks
                                    14  ( 13 )  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 8 wks
                                    15  (  8  )  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 18 wks
                                    16  ( RE)  By The Fountains Of Rome  (by Edmund Hockridge) 2 wks
                                    17  ( 10 )  You Are My First Love  (by Ruby Murray) 3 wks
                                    18  ( NE)  My Son John  (by David Whitfeild) 1 wk
                                    18  ( 11 )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 22 wks
                                    20  ( 13 )  I'm In Love Again  (by Fats Domino) 3 wks
                                    20  ( NE)  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 1 wk


                                  Week Ending 22 September 1956

                                     1   (  2  )  Lay Down Your Arms (by Anne Shelton) 3 wks
                                     2   (  1  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 10 wks
                                     3   (  5  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 7 wks
                                     4   (  6  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 10 wks
                                     5   (  4  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 12 wks
                                     6   (  3  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 9 wks
                                     7   ( 20 )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 2 wks
                                     8   ( NE)  Bring A Little Water Sylvie  (by Lonnie Donegan) 1 wk
                                     9   ( 12 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 3 wks
                                    10  (  9  )  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 3 wks
                                    11  ( 10 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 16 wks
                                    12  (  8  )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 5 wks
                                    13  ( NE)  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 1 wk
                                    14  ( NE)  Bloodnok's Rock N' Roll Call  (by The Goons) 1 wk
                                    14  (  7  )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 10 wks
                                    16  ( 13 )  I Almost Lost My Mind  (by Pat Boone) 5 wks
                                    17  ( NE)  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 1 wk
                                    18  ( 14 )  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 9 wks
                                    18  ( NE)  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 1 wk
                                    20  ( NE)  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 1 wk
                                    20  ( 18 )  I'll Be Home  (by Pat Boone) 23 wks
                                    20  ( NE)  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk


                                  Week Ending 29 September 1956

                                     1   (  1  )  Lay Down Your Arms (by Anne Shelton) 4 wks
                                     2   (  2  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 11 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 8 wks
                                     4   (  7  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 3 wks
                                     5   ( 20 )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                     6   (  6  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 10 wks
                                     6   ( 13 )  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 2 wks
                                     8   ( 12 )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 6 wks
                                     8   (  5  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 13 wks
                                    10  (  4  )  Walk Hand In Hand  (by Tony Martin) 11 wks
                                    11  (  9  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 4 wks
                                    12  (  8  )  Bring A Little Water Sylvie  (by Lonnie Donegan) 2 wks
                                    13  ( 10 )  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 4 wks
                                    14  ( 20 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 2 wks
                                    15  ( 14 )  Mountain Greenery  (by Mel Torme) 11 wks
                                    16  ( 11 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 17 wks
                                    17  ( NE)  Glendora  (by Perry Como) 1 wk
                                    18  ( RE)  Heartbreak Hotel  (by Elvis Presley) 19 wks
                                    19  ( 17 )  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 2 wks
                                    20  ( NE)  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 1 wk


                                  Week Ending 6 October 1956

                                     1   (  1  )  Lay Down Your Arms (by Anne Shelton) 5 wks
                                     2   (  4  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 4 wks
                                     3   (  5  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                     4   (  2  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 12 wks
                                     5   ( 20 )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 2 wks
                                     6   (  3  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 9 wks
                                     7   ( 11 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 5 wks
                                     8   (  6  )  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 3 wks
                                     9   ( 16 )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 18 wks
                                    10  ( 12 )  Bring A Little Water Sylvie  (by Lonnie Donegan) 3 wks
                                    11  ( RE)  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 2 wks
                                    11  (  8  )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 7 wks
                                    13  ( 13 )  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 5 wks
                                    13  ( RE)  I'm In Love Again  (by Fats Domino) 4 wks
                                    15  ( 19 )  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 3 wks
                                    16  ( 14 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 3 wks
                                    17  ( NE)  More  (by Perry Como) 1 wk
                                    18  (  6  )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 11 wks
                                    19  ( RE)  Serenade  (by Slim Whitman) 10 wks
                                    20  (  8  )  Why Do Fools Fall In Love  (by Teenagers feat. Frankie Lymon) 14 wks
                                    20  ( NE)  Razzle Dazzle  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 1 wk


                                  Week Ending 13 October 1956

                                     1   (  1  )  Lay Down Your Arms (by Anne Shelton) 6 wks
                                     2   (  2  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 5 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
                                     4   (  4  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 13 wks
                                     5   (  5  )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 3 wks
                                     6   (  7  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 6 wks
                                     7   (  6  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 10 wks
                                     8   ( 16 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 4 wks
                                     9   ( 11 )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 3 wks
                                    10  (  8  )  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 4 wks
                                    10  ( 10 )  Bring A Little Water Sylvie  (by Lonnie Donegan) 4 wks
                                    12  ( 18 )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 12 wks
                                    13  (  9  )  The Saints Rock N' Roll  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 19 wks
                                    14  ( 11 )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 8 wks
                                    15  ( 17 )  More  (by Perry Como) 2 wks
                                    15  ( NE)  More  (by Jimmy Young) 1 wk
                                    17  ( 15 )  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 4 wks
                                    18  ( NE)  Autumn Concerto  (by George Melachrino Orchestra) 1 wk
                                    19  ( 20 )  Razzle Dazzle  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 2 wks
                                    19  ( RE)  Glendora  (by Perry Como) 2 wks


                                  Week Ending 20 October 1956

                                     1   (  2  )  A Woman In Love (by Frankie Laine) 6 wks
                                     2   (  1  )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 7 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
                                     4   (  5  )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 4 wks
                                     5   (  4  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 14 wks
                                     6   (  6  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 7 wks
                                     7   (  7  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 11 wks
                                     8   ( 10 )  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 5 wks
                                     9   (  8  )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 5 wks
                                    10  ( 10 )  Bring A Little Water Sylvie  (by Lonnie Donegan) 5 wks
                                    11  ( RE)  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 6 wks
                                    11  (  9  )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 4 wks
                                    13  ( 12 )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 13 wks
                                    13  ( 15 )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 2 wks
                                    15  ( NE)  Just Walking In The Rain  (by Johnny Ray) 1 wk
                                    16  ( 15 )  More  (by Perry Como) 3 wks
                                    17  ( 14 )  Born To Be With You  (by The Chordettes) 9 wks
                                    18  ( 17 )  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 5 wks
                                    19  ( RE)  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 10 wks
                                    20  ( 19 )  Razzle Dazzle  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 3 wks


                                  Week Ending 27 October 1956

                                     1   (  1  )  A Woman In Love (by Frankie Laine) 7 wks
                                     2   (  2  )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 8 wks
                                     3   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 6 wks
                                     4   ( 15 )  Just Walking In The Rain  (by Johnny Ray) 2 wks
                                     5   (  4  )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 5 wks
                                     6   (  7  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 12 wks
                                     7   (  6  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 8 wks
                                     8   (  5  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 15 wks
                                     9   ( 11 )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 5 wks
                                    10  (  9  )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 6 wks
                                    11  ( 10 )  Bring A Little Water Sylvie  (by Lonnie Donegan) 6 wks
                                    12  ( 16 )  More  (by Perry Como) 4 wks
                                    13  ( 18 )  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 6 wks
                                    14  ( 11 )  The Great Pretender  (by The Platters) 7 wks
                                    15  (  8  )  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 6 wks
                                    15  ( 13 )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 3 wks
                                    17  ( 13 )  A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl  (by Teresa Brewer) 14 wks
                                    18  ( NE)  Blue Jean Bop  (by Gene Vincent) 1 wk
                                    18  ( RE)  I'm In Love Again  (by Fats Domino) 5 wks
                                    20  ( NE)  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 1 wk
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                                  • Week Ending 3 November 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  A Woman In Love (by Frankie Laine) 8 wks
                                       2   (  4  )  Just Walking In The Rain  (by Johnny Ray) 3 wks
                                       3   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 7 wks
                                       4   (  2  )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 9 wks
                                       5   (  6  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 13 wks
                                       6   ( NE)  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 1 wk
                                       7   ( 15 )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 4 wks
                                       8   (  9  )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 6 wks
                                       9   (  5  )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 6 wks
                                      10  ( 10 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 7 wks
                                      11  (  7  )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 9 wks
                                      12  (  8  )  Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)  (by Doris Day) 16 wks
                                      13  ( 20 )  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 2 wks
                                      14  ( NE)  Don't Be Cruel  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                      15  ( NE)  Rock With The Caveman  (by Tommy Steele And The Steelmen) 1 wk
                                      16  ( RE)  Autumn Concerto  (by George Melachrino Orchestra) 2 wks
                                      16  ( 15 )  The Ying Tong Song  (by The Goons) 7 wks
                                      16  ( NE)  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 1 wk
                                      19  ( RE)  See You Later Alligator  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 11 wks
                                      20  ( 18 )  Blue Jean Bop  (by Gene Vincent) 2 wks


                                    Week Ending 10 November 1956

                                       1   (  2  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 4 wks
                                       2   (  1  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 9 wks
                                       3   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 8 wks
                                       4   (  6  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 2 wks
                                       5   (  4  )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 10 wks
                                       6   (  7  )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 5 wks
                                       7   (  5  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 14 wks
                                       8   (  8  )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 7 wks
                                       9   (  9  )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 7 wks
                                      10  ( 10 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 8 wks
                                      11  ( 14 )  Don't Be Cruel  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                      11  ( NE)  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 1 wk
                                      13  ( RE)  More  (by Perry Como) 5 wks
                                      14  ( 11 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 10 wks
                                      15  ( NE)  The Green Door  (by Jim Lowe And The High Fives) 1 wk
                                      15  ( 13 )  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 3 wks
                                      17  ( 15 )  Rock With The Caveman  (by Tommy Steele And The Steelmen) 2 wks
                                      18  ( 16 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 2 wks
                                      19  ( NE)  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 1 wk
                                      20  ( RE)  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 7 wks


                                    Week Ending 17 November 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 5 wks
                                       2   (  2  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 10 wks
                                       3   (  4  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 3 wks
                                       3   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 9 wks
                                       5   (  6  )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 6 wks
                                       6   (  7  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 15 wks
                                       7   ( 11 )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 2 wks
                                       8   ( 19 )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 2 wks
                                       9   (  8  )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 8 wks
                                      10  (  5  )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 11 wks
                                      11  (  9  )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 8 wks
                                      12  ( NE)  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 1 wk
                                      13  ( 14 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 11 wks
                                      14  ( 13 )  More  (by Perry Como) 6 wks
                                      15  ( 18 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 3 wks
                                      16  ( 10 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 9 wks
                                      17  ( 15 )  The Green Door  (by Jim Lowe And The High Fives) 2 wks
                                      18  ( RE)  Autumn Concerto  (by George Melachrino Orchestra) 3 wks
                                      19  ( NE)  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                      20  ( 20 )  Dead Or Alive  (by Lonnie Donegan) 8 wks
                                      20  ( 11 )  Don't Be Cruel  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                      20  ( NE)  A House With Love In It  (by Vera Lynn) 1 wk


                                    Week Ending 24 November 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 6 wks
                                       2   (  2  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 11 wks
                                       3   (  7  )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 3 wks
                                       4   (  3  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 4 wks
                                       5   (  3  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 10 wks
                                       6   (  5  )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 7 wks
                                       7   ( 12 )  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 2 wks
                                       8   (  9  )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 9 wks
                                       9   (  8  )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 3 wks
                                      10  ( 19 )  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                      11  (  6  )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 16 wks
                                      12  ( 20 )  Don't Be Cruel  (by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
                                      13  ( 13 )  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 12 wks
                                      14  ( 15 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 4 wks
                                      14  ( 16 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 10 wks
                                      16  ( 11 )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 9 wks
                                      17  ( NE)  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Eddie Fisher) 1 wk
                                      18  ( 14 )  More  (by Perry Como) 7 wks
                                      19  ( NE)  I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                      20  ( 10 )  Lay Down Your Arms  (by Anne Shelton) 12 wks
                                      20  ( RE)  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 4 wks
                                      20  ( NE)  Blueberry Hill  (by Fats Domino) 1 wk


                                    Week Ending 1 December 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 7 wks
                                       2   (  2  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 12 wks
                                       3   (  4  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 5 wks
                                       4   (  9  )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 4 wks
                                       5   (  5  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 11 wks
                                       6   (  3  )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 4 wks
                                       7   (  7  )  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 3 wks
                                       8   (  6  )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 8 wks
                                       9   ( 17 )  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Eddie Fisher) 2 wks
                                      10  (  8  )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 10 wks
                                      11  ( 10 )  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                      12  ( 11 )  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 17 wks
                                      13  ( NE)  True Love  (by Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly) 1 wk
                                      14  ( 14 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 5 wks
                                      14  ( 20 )  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 5 wks
                                      16  ( NE)  Two Different Worlds  (by Ronnie Hilton) 1 wk
                                      17  ( RE)  The Green Door  (by Jim Lowe And The High Fives) 3 wks
                                      17  ( 19 )  I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                      17  ( 20 )  Blueberry Hill  (by Fats Domino) 2 wks
                                      20  ( 16 )  Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong  (by Freddie Bell And The Bellboys) 10 wks


                                    Week Ending 8 December 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 8 wks
                                       2   (  2  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 13 wks
                                       3   (  3  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 6 wks
                                       4   (  4  )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 5 wks
                                       5   (  7  )  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 4 wks
                                       6   (  6  )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 5 wks
                                       7   (  9  )  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Eddie Fisher) 3 wks
                                       8   (  5  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 12 wks
                                       9   ( 11 )  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 4 wks
                                      10  ( 10 )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 11 wks
                                      11  ( 13 )  True Love  (by Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly) 2 wks
                                      11  ( 16 )  Two Different Worlds  (by Ronnie Hilton) 2 wks
                                      13  (  8  )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 9 wks
                                      14  ( NE)  Singing The Blues  (by Guy Mitchell) 1 wk
                                      15  ( 14 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 6 wks
                                      16  ( 14 )  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 6 wks
                                      17  ( RE)  Don't Be Cruel  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
                                      18  ( NE)  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Tony Brent) 1 wk
                                      18  ( RE)  More  (by Perry Como) 8 wks
                                      20  ( RE)  A House With Love In It  (by Vera Lynn) 2 wks
                                      20  ( RE)  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 11 wks
                                      20  ( RE)  Only You (And You Alone)  (by The Platters) 13 wks


                                    Week Ending 15 December 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 9 wks
                                       2   (  6  )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 6 wks
                                       3   (  5  )  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 5 wks
                                       4   (  2  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 14 wks
                                       5   (  3  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 7 wks
                                       6   (  4  )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 6 wks
                                       7   (  7  )  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Eddie Fisher) 4 wks
                                       8   ( 14 )  Singing The Blues  (by Guy Mitchell) 2 wks
                                       9   ( 11 )  True Love  (by Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly) 3 wks
                                      10  (  8  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 13 wks
                                      11  ( 10 )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 12 wks
                                      12  ( 11 )  Two Different Worlds  (by Ronnie Hilton) 3 wks
                                      13  ( 13 )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 10 wks
                                      14  (  9  )  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
                                      15  ( NE)  Love Me Tender  (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk
                                      16  ( NE)  Singing The Blues  (by Tommy Steele And The Steelmen) 1 wk
                                      17  ( 15 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 7 wks
                                      18  ( 17 )  Don't Be Cruel  (by Elvis Presley) 6 wks
                                      18  ( RE)  Rockin' Through The Rye  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 18 wks
                                      20  ( NE)  Christmas Island  (by Dickie Valentine) 1 wk
                                      20  ( 18 )  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Tony Brent) 2 wks


                                    Week Ending 22 December 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 10 wks
                                       2   (  8  )  Singing The Blues  (by Guy Mitchell) 3 wks
                                       3   (  2  )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 7 wks
                                       4   (  3  )  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 6 wks
                                       5   (  5  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 8 wks
                                       5   (  7  )  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Eddie Fisher) 5 wks
                                       7   ( 10 )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 14 wks
                                       8   (  6  )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 7 wks
                                       9   (  4  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 15 wks
                                      10  (  9  )  True Love  (by Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly) 4 wks
                                      11  ( 15 )  Love Me Tender  (by Elvis Presley) 2 wks
                                      12  ( 11 )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 13 wks
                                      13  ( 17 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 8 wks
                                      14  ( RE)  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 12 wks
                                      14  ( 16 )  Singing The Blues  (by Tommy Steele And The Steelmen) 2 wks
                                      16  ( 12 )  Two Different Worlds  (by Ronnie Hilton) 4 wks
                                      16  ( 13 )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 11 wks
                                      18  ( 14 )  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 6 wks
                                      19  ( RE)  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 7 wks
                                      20  ( RE)  The Green Door  (by Jim Lowe And The High Fives) 4 wks


                                    Week Ending 29 December 1956

                                       1   (  1  )  Just Walking In The Rain (by Johnny Ray) 11 wks
                                       2   (  2  )  Singing The Blues  (by Guy Mitchell) 4 wks
                                       3   (  3  )  The Green Door  (by Frankie Vaughan) 8 wks
                                       4   (  4  )  St. Therese Of The Roses  (by Malcolm Vaughan) 7 wks
                                       5   (  5  )  My Prayer  (by The Platters) 9 wks
                                       5   (  5  )  Cindy Oh Cindy  (by Eddie Fisher) 6 wks
                                       7   (  7  )  Hound Dog  (by Elvis Presley) 15 wks
                                       8   (  8  )  Rip It Up  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 8 wks
                                       9   (  9  )  A Woman In Love  (by Frankie Laine) 16 wks
                                      10  ( 10 )  True Love  (by Bing Crosby And Grace Kelly) 5 wks
                                      11  ( 11 )  Love Me Tender  (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
                                      12  ( 12 )  When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba  (by Mitchell Torok) 14 wks
                                      13  ( 13 )  Make It A Party  (by Winifred Atwell) 9 wks
                                      14  ( 14 )  Singing The Blues  (by Tommy Steele And The Steelmen) 3 wks
                                      14  ( 14 )  Rock Around The Clock  (by Bill Haley And His Comets) 13 wks
                                      16  ( 16 )  Two Different Worlds  (by Ronnie Hilton) 5 wks
                                      16  ( 16 )  More  (by Jimmy Young) 12 wks
                                      18  ( 18 )  Blue Moon  (by Elvis Presley) 7 wks
                                      19  ( 19 )  Love Me As Though There Were No Tomorrow  (by Nat King Cole) 8 wks
                                      20  ( 20 )  The Green Door  (by Jim Lowe And The High Fives) 5 wks
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                                    • WOW thanks for that. Missing positions on first chart? Can anyone fill them in.
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                                      • Originally posted by BrainDamageII
                                        WOW thanks for that. Missing positions on first chart? Can anyone fill them in.
                                        The first chart wasn't published, it's made up from the 'Last Week' positions of the following week, which was the first week published.
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                                        • Ok, thanks anyway. It's fascinating comparing the different charts from the 50's & 60's. Cheers.
                                          Keep the fire burning like the first time feeling

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                                          • Tweaked the topic title a little to better reflect whats here
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                                            Now including NME, Record Mirror and Melody Maker from the UK and some Billboard charts

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                                            • Cheers, I was gonna ask you to do that.
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                                              • Hi, have some corrections to MM'S 60s charts:
                                                1/8 August 1964: Nos.49/48 Inez & Charlie Foxx - Happiness (Sue) (title obviously mixed up with Ken Dodd's Happiness)was actually Inez Foxx - Hurt By Love
                                                (record was credited to Inez Foxx only)
                                                13/20/27 February 1965: Nos. 45/45/44 I think the record listed was 'Laugh, Laugh' by Beau Brummels released on Pye Int. early February 1965 (a US Top 20 hit from January 1965).

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                                                • Originally posted by ridersinthesky
                                                  Hi, have some corrections to MM'S 60s charts:
                                                  1/8 August 1964: Nos.49/48 Inez & Charlie Foxx - Happiness (Sue) (title obviously mixed up with Ken Dodd's Happiness)was actually Inez Foxx - Hurt By Love
                                                  (record was credited to Inez Foxx only)
                                                  13/20/27 February 1965: Nos. 45/45/44 I think the record listed was 'Laugh, Laugh' by Beau Brummels released on Pye Int. early February 1965 (a US Top 20 hit from January 1965).
                                                  Thanks for spotting those.
                                                  The first one shows "Hurt By Love", in my database, so I must have corrected it since posting.
                                                  The other one has now been corrected in my database, changed title and also amended artist from "Beau Brummell" to "The Beau Brummels".
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                                                  • Looking forward to another year when you have time please
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