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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1956
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1956 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect 60th birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £79 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 16th 1955
Christmas Alphabet
Dickie Valentine
Number One for 3 weeks
January 6th 1956
Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley and his Comets
Number One for 2 weeks
January 20th 1956
Sixteen Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Number One for 4 weeks
February 17th 1956
Memories Are Made of This
Dean Martin
Number One for 4 weeks
March 16th 1956
It's Almost Tomorrow
The Dream Weavers
Number One for 2 weeks
March 30th 1956
Rock and Roll Waltz
Kay Starr
Number One for 1 week
April 6th 1956
It's Almost Tomorrow
The Dream Weavers
Number One for 1 week
April 13th 1956
Poor People of Paris
Winifred Atwell
Number One for 3 weeks
May 4th 1956
No Other Love
Ronnie Hilton
Number One for 6 weeks
June 15th 1956
I'll Be Home
Pat Boone
Number One for 5 weeks
July 20th 1956
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
Number One for 3 weeks
August 10th 1956
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
Doris Day
Number One for 6 weeks
September 21st 1956
Lay Down Your Arms
Anne Shelton
Number One for 4 weeks
October 19th 1956
A Woman in Love
Frankie Laine
Number One for 4 weeks
November 16th 1956
Just Walking in the Rain
Johnnie Ray
Number One for 7 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)