1956 – The Results


Traditional favorites dominated the survey for the best songs of 1956 once again in 2018 with four out of the five songs repeating in the top five from the previous survey.  The number 2 song in the history of the survey,  “In the Still of the Night” reached the top five for a record sixth year.   Fats Domino, Gogi Grant and Elvis Presley also repeated.  A second Fats Domino song, Blue Monday, missed repeating by only two votes.

Here’s the top five songs from 1956 alphabetically by artist:

“Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino

“In the Still of the Night” by Five Satins

“The Wayward Wind” by Gogi Grant

“Why Do Fools Fall in Love” by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

“Don’t Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley

This is the final week of the first round of this year’s Great 88.  Be sure to vote for the best songs of 1963 daily.   Check out the first round results here, and get updates on Twitter.

Listen to “The Grooveyard” Saturday nights from 7-10 PM. We offer the Grooveyard Top Ten each week at 8 PM, and our Party Hour at 9 PM.  You can hear us following “Rick’s Redneck Ranch” on 88.1 in Nassau County or by clicking the 88.1 FM link on wcwp.org or via the TuneIn app.   You can also follow us on Twitter.  We have the Greatest Hits and Forgotten Favorites on . . .

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