What was the number one song in the UK on 15th June 1956?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

American singer and actor, Pat Boone was at number one for 5 weeks with I’ll Be Home.

I’m assuming in the song, Pat is a soldier serving abroad, so this makes the song somewhat poignant. However, to be honest with you, it’s a slightly tedious song that somehow became the bestselling song of 1956.

Wikipedia

“I’ll Be Home” is a 1955 song that was written by Ferdinand Washington and Stan Lewis. The song was originally a hit for The Flamingos on the Checker Records subsidiary of Chess Records. Their recording went to No. 5 on Billboard’s R&B chart.

Lyrics

“I’ll be home, my darling
Please wait for me (wait for me)
We’ll stroll along together
Once more our love will be free
At the corner drugstore
Each Saturday we would meet (we would meet)
I’d walk you home in the moonlight
All of these things we’ll repeat
So darling, as I write this letter
Here’s hoping you’re thinking of me
My mind’s made up, so long until
I’ll be home to start serving you
I’ll be home, my darling
Please wait for me (wait for me)
I’d walk you home in the moonlight
Once more our love will be free
Darling, as I write this letter
Here’s hoping you’re thinking of me
My mind’s made up, so long until
I’ll be home to start serving you
I’ll be home, my darling
Please wait for me (wait for me)
I’d walk you home in the moonlight
Once more our love will be free”
(No other love)
No other love”

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