Various Artists

1956 British Hit Parade, Pt. 1: January-July

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Acrobat's British Hit Parade series spotlights the hits from a specific year by the original artists. This volume samples 75 tracks that made the charts between January and July of 1956, including the original versions of "Sixteen Tons" (Tennessee Ernie Ford), "Love Is the Tender Trap" (Frank Sinatra), and "Memories Are Made of This" (Dean Martin), in addition to tracks by Kay Starr, Johnnie Ray, and Frankie Laine.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:24
2 2:28
3 2:34
4 2:38
5 2:53
6 2:15
7 2:21
8 2:56
9 2:52
10 2:28
11 5:53
12 2:43
13 2:35
14 2:59
15 2:27
16 5:55
17 2:31
18 2:15
19 2:46
20 2:48
21
2:34
22 2:59
23 2:04
24 2:39

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:15
2 2:49
3
2:30
4 2:23
5 2:46
6 2:45
7 2:45
8 2:41
9
3:03
10 1:57
11 2:16
12
2:16
13 2:19
14 2:24
15 3:00
16 2:07
17
2:41
18 2:37
19 2:35
20
2:42
21 2:50
22 2:26
23 2:17
24 3:22

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:39
2 1:50
3 3:07
4 2:37
5 2:10
6
2:32
7 3:00
8 2:43
9 2:13
10 2:49
11 2:24
12 2:19
13 2:13
14 2:38
15 2:09
16
2:24
17 2:24
18 2:52
19
2:14
20 2:04
21 2:24
22 2:22
23
2:00
24 3:27
25 2:25

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:33
2 2:25
3 2:52
4
2:44
5 1:54
6 3:06
7 2:30
8 2:18
9 2:19
10 2:21
11 2:17
12 2:13
13 3:18
14 2:46
15 2:05
16 6:30
17 2:56
18 2:18
19 2:10
20 1:53
21 2:59
22 3:16
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