Songs from the Year 1953

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This page lists the top songs of 1953 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1953 can be found here. This list is compared to the results for North America and Europe here.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios (may God Be With You) 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1953, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1953 (35 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1953, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1953), Italy 2 of 1954, US BB 3 of 1953, POP 3 of 1953, Brazil 5 of 1954, UK 7 - Nov 1953 (4 weeks), RYM 24 of 1953, Europe 97 of the 1950s (1953)
2 Perry Como Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 1953 UK 1 - Jan 1953 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1952 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1952 (21 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1953, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1952 (26 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Feb 1953, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1953, DZE 8 of 1953, US BB 20 of 1953, POP 20 of 1953, RYM 31 of 1953, UKMIX 256
3 Patti Page How Much is That Doggy in the Window? 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1953 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1953 (21 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1953, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1953 (26 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1953, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1953, DZE 4 of 1953, UK 9 - Mar 1953 (5 weeks), US BB 10 of 1953, POP 21 of 1953, RYM 35 of 1953
4 Eddie Fisher I'm Walking Behind You 1953 UK 1 - May 1953 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1953 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - May 1953 (22 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1953, US CashBox 1 - May 1953 (26 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1953, DZE 6 of 1953, US BB 16 of 1953, POP 23 of 1953, RYM 119 of 1953, UKMIX 186
5 Tony Bennett Stranger in Paradise 1953 UK 1 - Apr 1955 (16 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Nov 1953 (25 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1955, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1955, US Billboard 2 - Nov 1953 (19 weeks), US BB 2 of 1953, POP 2 of 1953, US 1940s 3 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), RYM 28 of 1953, Brazil 38 of 1955, UKMIX 273
6 Dean Martin That's Amore 1953 US BB 1 of 1953, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1954, POP 1 of 1953, UK 2 - Jan 1954 (11 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Nov 1953 (22 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Nov 1953 (22 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Nov 1953 (24 weeks), RYM 2 of 1953, Brazil 36 of 1954, Scrobulate 47 of italian, DDD 73 of 1953, Party 101 of 2007
7 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches 1953 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1953 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1953 (24 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1953, US CashBox 1 - Sep 1953 (25 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1954, DZE 3 of 1953, US BB 5 of 1953, POP 5 of 1953, DDD 35 of 1953, RYM 45 of 1953
8 Percy Faith The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) 1953 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1953 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1953 (24 weeks), US 1 for 10 weeks - May 1953, US CashBox 1 - Mar 1953 (31 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1953, DZE 2 of 1953, US BB 14 of 1953, Brazil 15 of 1953, POP 24 of 1953, Italy 31 of 1953
9 Frankie Laine I Believe 1953 UK 1 - Apr 1953 (36 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Jun 1953, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1953 (23 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Feb 1953 (23 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Feb 1953 (29 weeks), UKMIX 2, US BB 8 of 1953, POP 8 of 1953, Brazil 26 of 1953, Italy 73 of 1953, RYM 151 of 1953
10 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again With You 1953 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1952 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1952 (22 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1953, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1952 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - May 1953, DZE 7 of 1953, US BB 12 of 1953, POP 25 of 1953
11 Hank Williams Your Cheatin' Heart 1953 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983 (1953), RYM 1 of 1953, DDD 2 of 1953, US BB 4 of 1953, POP 4 of 1953, US Billboard 25 - Mar 1953 (2 weeks), RIAA 34, nuTsie 40 of 1950s, DMDB 57 (1953), Scrobulate 87 of country, Rolling Stone 213, Acclaimed 286 (1953)
12 The Orioles Crying in the Chapel 1953 US CashBox 1 - Aug 1953 (19 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1953), Peel list 2 of 1953, DDD 3 of 1953, POP 7 of 1953, US Billboard 11 - Aug 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Aug 1953 (8 weeks), RYM 11 of 1953, Canada 46 - Nov 1959 (3 weeks), nuTsie 81 of 1950s, Acclaimed 535 (1953)
13 The Ames Brothers You You You 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Jul 1953 (32 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Feb 1954, US 1940s 2 - Jun 1953 (31 weeks), DZE 5 of 1953, US BB 15 of 1953, POP 15 of 1953, Europe 99 of the 1950s (1953)
14 Stan Freberg St George & the Dragonette 1953 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1953 (10 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1953, US CashBox 1 - Oct 1953 (12 weeks), DZE 10 of 1953, US BB 13 of 1953, POP 13 of 1953
15 Eddie Calvert Oh My Papa (O Mein Papa) 1953 UK 1 - Dec 1953 (21 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Dec 1953 (20 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Jan 1954, US Billboard 6 - Dec 1953 (14 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Dec 1953 (9 weeks), Italy 12 of 1954, UKMIX 48, RYM 116 of 1953
16 Nat King Cole Pretend 1953 Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1954, UK 2 - Apr 1953 (18 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Feb 1953 (21 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1953 (20 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Feb 1953 (28 weeks), Brazil 11 of 1954, Italy 20 of 1954, RYM 68 of 1953, UKMIX 185
17 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide 1953 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1954, US Billboard 2 - Aug 1953 (23 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Sep 1953 (23 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Aug 1953 (29 weeks), UK 9 - Feb 1954 (2 weeks), Italy 26 of 1954, Brazil 39 of 1953, RYM 150 of 1954
18 Frank Chacksfield Terry's Theme From 'Limelight' 1953 Australia 1 for 1 week - Oct 1953, UK 2 - May 1953 (24 weeks), Italy 3 of 1953, US CashBox 4 - May 1953 (21 weeks), US Billboard 5 - May 1953 (13 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1953 (13 weeks), UKMIX 24, Brazil 35 of 1953
19 Frankie Laine Answer Me, Lord Above 1953 UK 1 - Oct 1953 (17 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1954, Peel list 3 of 1953, US Billboard 24 - Oct 1953 (2 weeks), RYM 44 of 1953, UKMIX 75
20 The Drifters Money Honey 1953 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1953), DDD 1 of 1953, RYM 7 of 1953, nuTsie 34 of 1950s, Rolling Stone 252, Acclaimed 732 (1953)
21 Jimmy Boyd & Frankie Laine Tell Me a Story 1953 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1953, US CashBox 3 - Mar 1953 (16 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Mar 1953 (12 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Mar 1953 (12 weeks), UK 5 - May 1953 (16 weeks), UKMIX 621
22 Ray Anthony Dragnet 1953 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1953 (13 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Aug 1953 (13 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Aug 1953 (21 weeks), UK 7 - Dec 1953 (2 weeks), US BB 11 of 1953, POP 11 of 1953, Brazil 54 of 1954
23 Perry Como No Other Love 1953 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1953 (22 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Jun 1953 (23 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Jun 1953 (22 weeks), DZE 9 of 1953
24 Silvana Mangano Anna (The Baion) 1953 Australia 1 for 1 week - Dec 1953, US Billboard 5 - Apr 1953 (17 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Apr 1953 (17 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Mar 1953 (23 weeks), RYM 40 of 1953, Brazil 42 of 1953
25 Julius Larosa Eh, cumpari 1953 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1953 (25 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Sep 1953 (20 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Sep 1953 (20 weeks), Italy 57 of 1955, RYM 124 of 1953
26 Frank Sinatra I've Got the World On a String 1953 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1953), US BB 6 of 1953, POP 6 of 1953, RYM 9 of 1953, US Billboard 14 - Jul 1953 (4 weeks), Acclaimed 1836 (1953)
27 Frankie Laine Hey Joe 1953 UK 1 - Oct 1953 (8 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Aug 1953 (16 weeks), US CashBox 10 - Aug 1953 (21 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Sep 1953 (9 weeks), Brazil 91 of 1954, RYM 168 of 1953
28 David Whitfield Answer Me 1953 UK 1 - Oct 1953 (14 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Nov 1953, RYM 120 of 1953, UKMIX 215
29 The Crows Gee 1953 DDD 4 of 1953, US Billboard 14 - Apr 1954 (6 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Apr 1954 (1 week), US CashBox 20 - Feb 1954 (16 weeks), RYM 21 of 1953, nuTsie 85 of 1950s, Acclaimed 2282 (1953)
30 Bill Haley & His Comets Crazy Man Crazy 1953 US CashBox 11 - May 1953 (15 weeks), US Billboard 12 - May 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 15 - May 1953 (6 weeks), DDD 15 of 1953, RYM 16 of 1953, US BB 18 of 1953, POP 18 of 1953
31 Eartha Kitt Santa Baby 1953 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1953 (5 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Dec 1953 (5 weeks), RYM 4 of 1953, US CashBox 8 - Nov 1953 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 23 of christmas, UK 84 - Dec 2007 (4 weeks)
32 Mantovani The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) 1953 UK 1 - May 1953 (23 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 13 - May 1953 (5 weeks), UKMIX 46, RYM 152 of 1953
33 Kay Starr Changing Partners 1953 UK 4 - Mar 1954 (14 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Dec 1953 (10 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1953 (13 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Dec 1953 (9 weeks), RYM 152 of 1954, UKMIX 863
34 Lawrence Welk Oh Happy Day 1953 Australia 1 for 1 week - Jul 1953, US CashBox 3 - Feb 1953 (4 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jan 1953 (9 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Jan 1953 (10 weeks)
35 Les Baxter & His Orchestra April In Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) 1953 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1953 (22 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Apr 1953 (22 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Mar 1953 (27 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1953
36 The Stargazers Broken Wings 1953 UK 1 - Feb 1953 (12 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1953, RYM 166 of 1953
37 Lita Roza How Much is That Doggy in the Window? 1953 UK 1 - Mar 1953 (11 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1953, RYM 167 of 1953
38 Frank Sinatra I'm Walking Behind You 1953 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1953, US CashBox 3 - Jun 1953 (1 week), US Billboard 7 - May 1953 (10 weeks), RYM 89 of 1953
39 Patti Page Changing Partners 1953 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1953 (19 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Nov 1953 (19 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Nov 1953 (23 weeks), US BB 17 of 1953, POP 17 of 1953
40 June Valli Crying in the Chapel 1953 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1953 (23 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Aug 1953 (17 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Aug 1953 (16 weeks), Brazil 82 of 1954
41 Frankie Laine Blowing Wild 1953 UK 2 - Jan 1954 (12 weeks), Italy 5 of 1955, US CashBox 23 - Oct 1953 (8 weeks), RYM 44 of 1953, UKMIX 883
42 Kay Starr Side By Side 1953 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1953 (13 weeks), UK 7 - Apr 1953 (4 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Jan 1953 (13 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Jan 1953 (17 weeks), RYM 126 of 1953
43 Hank Williams Kaw-Liga 1953 RYM 1 of 1953, DDD 9 of 1953, US CashBox 19 - Feb 1953 (12 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Feb 1953 (1 week)
44 Eddie Fisher Downhearted 1953 UK 3 - May 1953 (15 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Feb 1953 (12 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Mar 1953 (3 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Feb 1953 (12 weeks), UKMIX 612
45 Guy Mitchell She Wears Red Feathers 1953 UK 1 - Feb 1953 (16 weeks), US CashBox 14 - Feb 1953 (10 weeks), RYM 165 of 1953, UKMIX 198
46 Four Aces The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart' 1953 US CashBox 5 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1953 (18 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Dec 1953 (16 weeks), US BB 19 of 1953, POP 19 of 1953
47 Richard Hayman Ruby 1953 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1953 (19 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Apr 1953 (19 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Apr 1953 (25 weeks), Brazil 34 of 1954
48 Diana Decker Poppa Piccolino 1953 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Oct 1953, UK 2 - Oct 1953 (10 weeks), RYM 123 of 1953
49 Four Lads Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 1953 US CashBox 5 - Oct 1953 (20 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1953 (13 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Oct 1953 (13 weeks), RYM 23 of 1953, Italy 31 of 1954
50 Eartha Kitt C'est Si Bon 1953 US CashBox 7 - Jul 1953 (15 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Jul 1953 (14 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Jul 1953 (12 weeks), RYM 19 of 1953, Brazil 63 of 1954
51 Art & Dotty Todd Broken Wings 1953 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1953, Peel list 4 of 1953, UK 6 - Feb 1953 (7 weeks)
52 Pee Wee Hunt Oh 1953 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1953 (25 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jul 1953 (23 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Jul 1953 (29 weeks), Brazil 71 of 1954
53 Nat King Cole Can't I 1953 UK 6 - Aug 1953 (8 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Apr 1953 (5 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Mar 1953 (14 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Apr 1953 (3 weeks), RYM 69 of 1953
54 Frank Sinatra South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) 1953 US BB 9 of 1953, POP 9 of 1953, US Billboard 18 - Dec 1953 (4 weeks), US CashBox 43 - Dec 1953 (6 weeks), RYM 91 of 1953
55 Ruth Brown Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean 1953 DDD 7 of 1953, POP 10 of 1953, RYM 29 of 1953, US Billboard 99 - Sep 1962 (1 week), Acclaimed 1260 (1953)
56 Darrell Glenn Crying in the Chapel 1953 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1953 (23 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jul 1953 (13 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jul 1953 (11 weeks)
57 Les Baxter & His Orchestra Ruby 1953 US CashBox 3 - Jun 1953 (8 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1954, US Billboard 7 - May 1953 (12 weeks), US 1940s 9 - May 1953 (9 weeks)
58 Teresa Brewer Ricochet (Rick-O-Shay) 1953 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1953 (20 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Oct 1953 (25 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Oct 1953 (19 weeks)
59 Rex Allen Crying in the Chapel 1953 US CashBox 1 - Aug 1953 (18 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Aug 1953 (15 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Aug 1953 (11 weeks)
60 The Four Tunes Marie 1953 US Billboard 13 - Nov 1953 (6 weeks), US CashBox 17 - Nov 1953 (16 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Nov 1953 (2 weeks), DDD 62 of 1953, RYM 154 of 1953
61 Beverley Sisters I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1953 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Dec 1953, UK 6 - Nov 1953 (5 weeks), RYM 160 of 1953
62 Guy Mitchell Look At That Girl 1953 UK 1 - Aug 1953 (14 weeks), RYM 150 of 1953, UKMIX 157
63 Joni James Your Cheatin' Heart 1953 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1953 (17 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Feb 1953 (22 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Feb 1953 (15 weeks)
64 Johnnie Ray Somebody Stole My Gal 1953 UK 6 - Apr 1953 (7 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Apr 1953 (6 weeks), US 1940s 19 - Apr 1953 (3 weeks), US CashBox 24 - Apr 1953 (6 weeks)
65 Les Paul & Mary Ford Bye Bye Blues 1953 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1953 (7 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Jan 1953 (5 weeks), US CashBox 14 - Jan 1953 (10 weeks), RYM 75 of 1953
66 Billy Cotton & His Band In A Golden Coach (There's A Heart Of Gold) 1953 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - May 1953, UK 3 - May 1953 (10 weeks)
67 Joni James Have You Heard? 1953 US CashBox 3 - Dec 1952 (20 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jan 1953 (16 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jan 1953 (14 weeks)
68 Doris Day Mister Tap Toe 1953 US Billboard 10 - Jan 1953 (7 weeks), US CashBox 11 - Jan 1953 (14 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Jan 1953 (6 weeks), RYM 77 of 1952
69 Perry Como Say You're Mine Again 1953 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1953 (16 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Apr 1953 (15 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Apr 1953 (22 weeks)
70 Les Paul & Mary Ford Johnny (Is the Boy for Me) 1953 Italy 14 of 1954, US Billboard 15 - Jul 1953 (5 weeks), RYM 24 of 1953, US CashBox 25 - Jul 1953 (9 weeks)
71 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You 1953 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1953 (21 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jun 1953 (18 weeks), US CashBox 5 - May 1953 (24 weeks)
72 Guitar Slim The Things That I Used to Do 1953 DDD 10 of 1953, RYM 20 of 1953, US Billboard 23 - Feb 1954 (2 weeks), Acclaimed 1313 (1954)
73 Jane Froman I Believe 1953 US CashBox 2 - Apr 1953 (12 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Apr 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Apr 1953 (10 weeks)
74 Richard Hayman April In Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) 1953 US CashBox 2 - May 1953 (11 weeks), US Billboard 12 - May 1953 (11 weeks), US 1940s 12 - May 1953 (11 weeks)
75 Vic Damone April In Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) 1953 US CashBox 2 - Jun 1953 (4 weeks), US Billboard 10 - May 1953 (7 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Jun 1953 (3 weeks)
76 Dickie Valentine In A Golden Coach (There's A Heart Of Gold) 1953 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 5 weeks - May 1953, UK 7 - Jun 1953 (1 week)
77 Julius Larosa Anywhere I Wander 1953 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1953 (9 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Feb 1953 (9 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Jan 1953 (15 weeks)
78 Frank Sinatra From Here to Eternity 1953 US Billboard 15 - Sep 1953 (6 weeks), US CashBox 24 - Sep 1953 (12 weeks), RYM 90 of 1953, Brazil 99 of 1954
79 Dickie Valentine Broken Wings 1953 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Feb 1953, UK 12 - Feb 1953 (1 week)
80 Mantovani Swedish Rhapsody 1953 UK 2 - Oct 1953 (18 weeks), Italy 16 of 1955, UKMIX 207
81 Perry Como Wild Horses 1953 US CashBox 4 - Feb 1953 (16 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Feb 1953 (12 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Feb 1953 (12 weeks)
82 The Four Knights Oh Happy Day 1953 US CashBox 3 - Feb 1953 (4 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Jan 1953 (6 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Jan 1953 (6 weeks)
83 Frankie Laine Where The Winds Blow 1953 UK 2 - Sep 1953 (12 weeks), US CashBox 29 - Jul 1953 (8 weeks), UKMIX 842
84 Tito Puente Oye Como Va 1953 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1953), UK 36 - Mar 1996 (3 weeks)
85 Winifred Atwell Let's Have a Party 1953 UK 2 - Dec 1953 (15 weeks), RYM 121 of 1954, UKMIX 915
86 Professor Longhair Tipitina 1953 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1953), Acclaimed 1926 (1953)
87 Ralph Marterie Pretend 1953 US CashBox 4 - Jan 1953 (9 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jan 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Feb 1953 (1 week)
88 Big Joe Turner Honey Hush 1953 RYM 5 of 1953, DDD 6 of 1953, US Billboard 23 - Dec 1953 (2 weeks)
89 Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky A Dear John Letter 1953 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1953 (10 weeks), US CashBox 11 - Sep 1953 (9 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Sep 1953 (6 weeks)
90 Georgia Gibbs Seven Lonely Days 1953 US Billboard 5 - Mar 1953 (24 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Mar 1953 (23 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Mar 1953 (16 weeks)
91 Eddie Fisher With These Hands 1953 US Billboard 7 - Jul 1953 (14 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Jul 1953 (14 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Jul 1953 (20 weeks)
92 Nat King Cole Blue Gardenia 1953 Brazil 3 of 1954, US CashBox 28 - Mar 1953 (5 weeks), RYM 69 of 1953
93 Fats Domino Rose Mary 1953 Peel list 3 of 1951, RYM 36 of 1953, DDD 51 of 1953
94 Eileen Barton Pretend 1953 US CashBox 4 - Mar 1953 (2 weeks), US Billboard 17 - Feb 1953 (3 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Mar 1953 (1 week)
95 Ralph Marterie Caravan 1953 US Billboard 6 - Mar 1953 (11 weeks), US CashBox 10 - Mar 1953 (21 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Mar 1953 (10 weeks)
96 Rusty Draper Gambler's Guitar 1953 US Billboard 6 - Jul 1953 (18 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jul 1953 (13 weeks), US CashBox 11 - Jul 1953 (13 weeks)
97 Don Cornell, Alan Dale & Johnny Desmond The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart' 1953 US CashBox 5 - Nov 1953 (23 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Dec 1953 (10 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Dec 1953 (5 weeks)
98 Ron Goodwin Orchestra Terry's Theme From 'Limelight' 1953 UK 3 - May 1953 (23 weeks), RYM 72 of 1953, UKMIX 123
99 Eddie Fisher Even Now 1953 US Billboard 7 - Jan 1953 (8 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Jan 1953 (12 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Jan 1953 (5 weeks)
100 Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters You Alone (Solo Tu) 1953 US CashBox 8 - Oct 1953 (21 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Oct 1953 (13 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Nov 1953 (12 weeks)

Previous Comments

13 Nov 2008

inconsistancies I have found

I am using your lists to help me learn more about music through the ages. They are very helpful!! Thanks for your efforts.

I have been noticing some inconsistancies you may wish to look at

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1953 33 Patti Page ( see 13) The Doggie In The Window 34 Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders (see 15) The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) 67 Eddie Calvert (see #26) Oh My Papa (O Mein Papa)

Thanks for the corrections, they have all been done


28 Apr 2009

Johnnie Ray Etc

What an utterly fantastic site. This is what I have waiting for for countless years the US and UK charts from 1950 - to the end of 1955. I have never found or know of any book that looks at this terribly and so sadly neglected era. It was a brilliant and fun time in music so many happy memories.

How do you get all your information?

I want to know more, I absolutely adore the early 1950s, I am so glad I have hit on your site.

Can you get back to me?

Love to you from Maggie.

Maggie,

Thanks for the enthusiasm, it is always nice to hear from those that value our site.

Links to all the sources are listed in the "Song Charts" and "Album Charts" entries on the site menu (at the top of each page on the left). Those source descriptions will allow you to find the original charts that we used and to discover the sites that provided our data. Most of the source sites are also worth a look for the other resources they provide.

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30 Nov 2009

Heart of my Heart

I am looking for a song called "Heart of my Heart" by Alan Dale, Johnny Desmond and Don Cornell. When was that a hit and how big was it?

The song you want was actually called "The Gang That Sang 'Heart of My Heart'", it was the only hit by the trio you mentioned and none of them had enough hits on their own to be listed.

It reached number 10 in the Billboard chart (entering in Dec 1953 and running for 10 weeks), it peaked at 18 in the Billboard Jukebox chart (entering in Dec 1953 and running for 5 weeks) and number 5 in the Cashbox magazine chart (entering Nov 1953 and running for 23 weeks)

The song was also a slightly bigger hit for "Four Aces" (US 1940s 8 - Dec 1953 (16 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Dec 1953 (19 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1953 (18 weeks), US BB 19 of 1953, POP 19 of 1953) and a minor hit in the UK for Max Bygraves (entering in May 1954 peaking at number 7 and running for 8 weeks)

According to Wikipedia (which has a page about it) the song was originally written in 1926 by Ben Ryan and is about a popular song first performed in 1899


5 Aug 2010

Double listing error

Hope I don't bug you, but # 28 "Oh My Papa (O Mein Papa)" and # 77 "O mein Papa" is the same record. Since it has topped the UK-Charts and the US CashBox its position presumable is higher than # 28.

Greetings from a great fan of your site!

Thanks for the correction. As you can see we have already made the change.


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