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America's Greatest Hits 1956
America's Greatest Hits 1956

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7075
This continues Acrobat’s popular and long-established series of annual collections of the biggest hits of the year in the USA. This great value 112-track 4-CD set brings together every record which appeared in any incarnation of the Billboard Top 15 during 1956 – the Best Sellers, Most Played By Jockeys, Most Played On Juke Boxes and the Honor Roll Of Hits, plus those which only appeared in the Cashbox Top 15. As ever, it’s an eclectic and fascinating snapshot of the music business during a time of rapid creative change and development, as the rock ‘n’ roll explosion continued to change the pop landscape and supplant the established stars of the early ‘50s and it makes for highly entertaining listening. Includes some collectable hits not readily available on CD.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford
2 Memories Are Made Of This Dean Martin
3 Moments To Remember Four Lads
4 I Hear You Knocking Gale Storm
5 The Great Pretender Platters
6 Love And Marriage Frank Sinatra
7 Nuttin' For Christmas Art Mooney Orchestra
8 Only You Platters
9 Autumn Leaves Roger Williams
10 He Al Hibbler
11 Memories Are Made Of This Gale Storm
12 Band Of Gold Don Cherry
13 Rock And Roll Waltz Kay Starr
14 The Tender Trap Frank Sinatra
15 Teenage Prayer Gale Storm
16 Dungaree Doll Eddie Fisher
17 It's Almost Tomorrow Dreamweavers
18 Lisbon Antigua Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
19 Are You Satisfied? Rusty Draper
20 Angels In The Sky Crew Cuts
21 See You Later Alligator Bill Haley & His Comets
22 Go On With The Wedding Patti Page
23 Tutti Frutti Pat Boone
24 No Not Much Four Lads
25 Chain Gang Bobby Scott
26 A Theme From "The Three Penny Opera" (Moritat) Richard Hayman & Jan August
27 Poor People Of Paris (La Goualante De Pauvre Jean) Les Baxter His Orchestra & Chorus
28 Tutti Frutti Little Richard
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I'll Be Home Pat Boone
2 Moritat Dick Hyman Trio
3 Why Do Fools Fall In Love The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
4 Speedoo The Cadillacs
5 Eddie My Love Fontane Sisters
6 Why Do Fools Fall In Love Gale Storm
7 Eddie, My Love The Teen Queens
8 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins
9 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
10 I Was The One Elvis Presley
11 Juke Box Baby Perry Como
12 Main Title From "The Man With The Golden Arm" Elmer Bernstein & Orchestra
13 Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) Perry Como
14 Themes From "The Man With The Golden Arm" Richard Maltby & His Orchestra
15 A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer
16 Bo Weevil Teresa Brewer
17 (You've Got) The Magic Touch Platters
18 Rock Island Line The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group
19 Moonglow And Theme From Picnic Morris Stoloff
20 Ivory Tower Otis Williams & The Charms
21 Long Tall Sally Little Richard
22 Ivory Tower Cathy Carr
23 Moonglow And Theme From "Picnic" George Cates & His Orchestra
24 Standing On The Corner Four Lads
25 Can You Find It In Your Heart Tony Bennett
26 Church Bells May Ring Diamonds
27 Ivory Tower Gale Storm
28 The Happy Whistler Don Robertson
29 The Wayward Wind Gogi Grant
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 I Want You To Be My Girl The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
2 Picnic McGuire Sisters
3 Graduation Day Rover Boys
4 Transfusion Nervous Norvous
5 I'm In Love Again Fats Domino
6 My Blue Heaven Fats Domino
7 My Baby Left Me Elvis Presley
8 I Almost Lost My Mind Pat Boone
9 Treasure Of Love Clyde McPhatter
10 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley
11 It Only Hurts For A Little While Ames Brothers
12 Walk Hand In Hand Tony Martin
13 On The Street Where You Live Vic Damone
14 Born To Be With You Chordettes
15 More Perry Como
16 Glendora Perry Como
17 Be-Bop-A-Lula Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps
18 Allegheny Moon Patti Page
19 My Prayer Platters
20 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera Sera) Doris Day
21 Stranded In The Jungle Cadets
22 Hound Dog Elvis Presley
23 Sweet Old Fashioned Girl Teresa Brewer
24 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
25 The Flying Saucer Part 1 Buchanan & Goodman
26 Canadian Sunset Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra with Eddie Heywood
27 Tonight You Belong To Me Patience & Prudence
28 Canadian Sunset Andy Williams
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Soft Summer Breeze Eddie Heywood
2 You Don't Know Me Jerry Vale
3 The Fool Sanford Clark
4 Honky Tonk Bill Doggett
5 After The Lights Go Down Low Al Hibbler
6 Song For A Summer Night (Instrumental Version) Mitch Miller & His Orch.
7 Just Walking In The Rain Johnnie Ray
8 Green Door Jim Lowe
9 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love) Pat Boone
10 You'll Never, Never Know Platters
11 True Love Jane Powell
12 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
13 It Isn't Right Platters
14 Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
15 Tonight You Belong To Me Lawrence Welk & His Sparkling Strings with The Lennon Sisters
16 True Love Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly
17 Singing The Blues Guy Mitchell
18 Cindy, Oh Cindy Vince Martin With The Tarriers
19 Two Different Worlds Don Rondo
20 Hey, Jealous Lover Frank Sinatra
21 Mama From The Train Patti Page
22 A Rose And A Baby Ruth George Hamilton IV
23 Garden Of Eden Joe Valino
24 Cindy, Oh Cindy Eddie Fisher
25 Slow Walk Sil Austin
26 Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now Patience & Prudence
27 Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
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