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Top Songs of 1953

1952 <-1953-> 1954


  

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1.02/1953

 ①  I Believe by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

385

US 2
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 39938]
written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl & Al Stillman
2.05/1953

 ②  I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

342

US ✫1
UK ✫1

video

featuring Sally Sweetland
[RCA 47-5293]
written by Billy Reid
3.12/1953

 ③  Oh, Mein Papa (Oh! My Papa) by Eddie Calvert

        

MP3

291

US 6
UK ✫1

video

written by Paul Burkhard
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)4.06/1953

 ④  Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You) by Les Paul & Mary Ford

        

MP3

291

US ✫1
UK 7

video

[Capitol 2486]
written by Larry Russell, Inez James & Buddy Pepper
5.02/1953

 ⑤  Pretend by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

288

US 2
US R&B 10
UK 2

video

[Capitol F2346]
written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman & Frank LaVere
That's Amore6.11/1953

That's Amore by Dean Martin

        

MP3

from Dean Martin Sings   

CD

MP3

280

US 2
UK 2

video

[Capitol 2589]
written by Jack Brooks
7.01/1953

(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window? by Patti Page

        

MP3

276

US ✫1
UK 9

video

written by Bob Merrill
8.12/1953

Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

275

US ✫1
UK 9

video

written by Paul Burkhard, Geoffrey Parsons & John Turner
9.08/1953

Hey Joe! by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

257

US 6
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40036]
written by Boudleaux Bryant
10.05/1953

Terry's Theme from Limelight by Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra

        

MP3

239

US 5
UK 2

video

[instrumental]
written by Charlie Chaplin (as Charles Chaplin)
11.06/1953

You You You by The Ames Brothers

        

MP3

236

US ✫1

video

written by Lotar Olias & Robert Mellin
Dragnet12.08/1953

Dragnet by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra

        

MP3

236

US 2
UK 7

video

[instrumental]
written by Walter Schumann
13.08/1953

Ebb Tide by Frank Chacksfield and His Orchestra

        

MP3

236

US 2
UK 9

video

[instrumental]
written by Robert Maxwell & Carl Sigman
14.09/1953

Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett

        

MP3

232

US ✫1

video

[Columbia 40048]
written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
15.04/1953

The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) by Percy Faith and His Orchestra

        

MP3

231

US ✫1

video

vocals by Felicia Sanders
written by Georges Auric, Jacques Larue & William Engvick
16.06/1953

No Other Love by Perry Como

        

MP3

230

US ✫1

video

[RCA 47-5317]
written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
17.1953

The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson & His Pops Concert Orchestra

        

MP3

227

US ✫1

video

written by Leroy Anderson
18.02/1953

Downhearted by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

225

US 5
UK 3

video

[RCA 47-5137]
written by Bob Hilliard & David Mann (as Dave Mann)
19.10/1953

St. George & the Dragonet by Stan Freberg

        

MP3

221

US ✫1

video

female vocals by June Foray
written by Stan Freberg, Daws Butler & Walter Schumann
20.03/1953

Tell Me a Story by Jimmy Boyd & Frankie Laine

        

MP3

219

US 4
UK 5

video

written by Terry Gilkyson
21.01/1953

Side by Side by Kay Starr

        

MP3

217

US 3
UK 7

video

[Capitol 2334]
written by Harry M. Woods & Gus Kahn
Changing Partners22.12/1953

Changing Partners by Kay Starr

        

MP3

204

US 7
UK 4

video

[Capitol 2657]
written by Larry Coleman & Joe Darion
23.04/1953

April in Portugal by Les Baxter

        

MP3

188

US 2

video

[instrumental]
[Capitol 2374]
written by Raul Ferrão & Jimmy Kennedy
24.10/1953

Ricochet (Rick-O-Shay) by Teresa Brewer

        

MP3

186

US 2

video

[Coral 61043]
written by Joe Darion, Larry Coleman & Norman Gimbel
25.09/1953

Eh, Cumpari by Julius La Rosa

        

MP3

186

US 2

video

[Cadence 1232]
written by Julius La Rosa & Archie Bleyer
26.11/1953

Stranger in Paradise by Tony Bennett

        

MP3

186

US 2

video

[Columbia 40121]
written by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright), George Forrest & Alexander Borodin
27.02/1953

Your Cheatin' Heart by Joni James

        

MP3

184

US 2

video

[MGM 11426]
written by Hank Williams
28.04/1953

Velvet Moon by Harry James and His Orchestra

        

MP3

181

US 2

video

[R]
written by Eddie DeLange (as Edgar De Lange) & Josef Myrow
29.04/1953

As Time Goes By by Rudy Vallée

        

MP3

179

US 2

video

originally from 1931
written by Herman Hupfeld
30.04/1953

Somebody Stole My Gal by Johnnie Ray

        

MP3

179

US 8
UK 6

video

[Columbia 39961]
written by Leo Wood
31.09/1953

A Dear John Letter by Jean Shepard

        

MP3

from A Dear John Letter   

CD

MP3

173

US 4
US country ✫1

video

with Ferlin Husky
written by Billy Barton, Fuzzy Owen & Lewis Talley
32.01/1953

She Wears Red Feathers by Guy Mitchell

        

MP3

172

US 19
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 39909]
written by Bob Merrill
33.07/1953

Oh! by Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra

        

MP3

171

US 3

video

[instrumental]
hit for Ted Lewis in 1920
[Capitol 2442]
written by Byron Gay & Arnold Johnson
34.04/1953

Ruby by Richard Hayman

        

MP3

167

US 3

video

[instrumental]
[Mercury 70146]
written by Heinz Roemheld & Mitchell Parish
35.11/1953

Changing Partners by Patti Page

        

MP3

167

US 3

video

[Mercury 70260]
written by Larry Coleman & Joe Darion
36.12/1953

Stranger in Paradise by The Four Aces

        

MP3

165

US 3

video

[Decca 28927]
written by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright), George Forrest & Alexander Borodin
37.04/1953

Say You're Mine Again by Perry Como

        

MP3

165

US 3

video

[RCA 47-5277]
written by Charles Nathan & Dave Heisler
38.06/1953

P.S. I Love You by The Hilltoppers

        

MP3

161

US 4

video

featuring Jimmy Sacca
hit for Rudy Vallée in 1934
[Dot 15085]
written by Gordon Jenkins & Johnny Mercer
Crying in the Chapel39.08/1953

Crying in the Chapel by June Valli

        

MP3

158

US 4

video

[RCA 47-5368]
written by Artie Glenn
40.10/1953

Many Times by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

157

US 4

video

[RCA 47-5453]
written by Jessie Barnes & Felix Stahl
41.01/1953

Have You Heard by Joni James

        

MP3

157

US 4

video

[MGM 11390]
written by Lew Douglas, Charlie LaVere & Roy Rodde
42.03/1953

Seven Lonely Days by Georgia Gibbs

        

MP3

155

US 5

video

[Mercury 70095]
written by Alden Shuman, Earl Shuman & Marshall Brown
43.07/1953

Gambler's Guitar by Rusty Draper

        

MP3

155

US 6
US country 6

video

[Mercury 70167]
written by Jim Lowe
44.07/1953

Crying in the Chapel by Darrell Glenn

        

MP3

153

US 6
US country 4

video

[Valley 105]
written by Artie Glenn
45.02/1953

Anywhere I Wander by Julius La Rosa

        

MP3

152

US 4

video

[Cadence 1230]
written by Frank Loesser
46.04/1953

Anna by Silvana Mangano

        

MP3

150

US 5

video

[MGM 11457]
written by Francesco Giordano (as Franco) & Roman Vatro
Santa Baby47.12/1953

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

        

MP3

149

US 4

video

[Christmas]
[RCA 47-5502]
written by Joan Javits, Phil Springer (as Philip Springer) & Fred Ebb
48.10/1953

Answer Me by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

146

UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40079]
written by Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch & Carl Sigman
49.01/1953

Oh, Happy Day by Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

        

MP3

144

US 5

video

lawrence welk & his champagne music; vocals by larry hooper
written by Don Howard Koplow
50.01/1953

Bye Bye Blues by Les Paul & Mary Ford

        

MP3

142

US 5

video

hit for Bert Lown in 1930
[Capitol 2316]
written by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennett, Bert Lown & Chauncey Gray
51.08/1953

Crying in the Chapel by Rex Allen

        

MP3

139

US 8
US country 4

video

[Decca 28758]
written by Artie Glenn
52.02/1953

Wild Horses by Perry Como

        

MP3

138

US 6

video

[RCA 47-5152]
written by K. C. Rogan
53.03/1953

Caravan by Ralph Marterie

        

MP3

138

US 6

video

[Mercury 70097]
written by Juan Tizol
54.01/1953

Pretend by Ralph Marterie

        

MP3

137

US 6

video

written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman & Frank LaVere
55.08/1953

Look at That Girl by Guy Mitchell

        

MP3

136

UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 40008]
written by Bob Merrill
56.12/1953

The Gang That Sang Heart of My Heart by The Four Aces

        

MP3

135

US 7

video

written by Ben Ryan
57.01/1953

Hot Toddy by Ralph Flanagan and His Orchestra

        

MP3

134

US 7

video

written by Ralph Flanagan
58.06/1953

Half a Photograph by Kay Starr

        

MP3

133

US 7

video

[Capitol 2464]
written by Harold Stanley & Bob Russell
59.07/1953

With These Hands by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

132

US 7

video

[RCA 47-5365]
written by Benny Davis & Abner Silver
60.05/1953

Ruby by Les Baxter

        

MP3

131

US 7

video

[Capitol 2457]
written by Les Baxter
61.05/1953

I'm Walking Behind You by Frank Sinatra

        

MP3

129

US 7

video

[Capitol 2450]
written by Billy Reid
62.06/1953

Can't I by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

128

US 16
US R&B 7
UK 6

video

as Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and His Orchestra

[Capitol F2389]
written by Leroy Lovett
63.01/1953

Even Now by Eddie Fisher

        

MP3

128

US 7

video

[RCA Victor 5106]
written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
64.07/1953

C'est si bon (It's So Good) by Eartha Kitt

        

MP3

124

US 8

video

written by Henri Betti, André Hornez & Jerry Seelen
65.08/1953

My Love, My Love by Joni James

        

MP3

123

US 8

video

[MGM 11543]
written by Nick Acquaviva (as Nicholas Acquaviva) & Bob Haymes
66.06/1953

I'd Rather Die Young (Than Grow Old without You) by The Hilltoppers

        

MP3

123

US 8

video

featuring Jimmy Sacca
written by Beasley Smith, Billy Vaughan & Randy Wood
67.10/1953

To Be Alone by The Hilltoppers

        

MP3

122

US 8

video

featuring Jimmy Sacca
[Dot 15105]
written by Billy Vaughn
68.05/1953

The Moulin Rouge Theme (Where Is Your Heart) by Mantovani and His Orchestra

        

MP3

121

US 8

video


written by Georges Auric, Jacques Larue & William Engvick
69.10/1953

Love Walked In by The Hilltoppers

        

MP3

121

US 8

video

featuring Jimmy Sacca
hit for Sammy Kaye in 1938
[Dot 15105]
written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
70.10/1953

You Alone (Solo Tu) by Perry Como

        

MP3

119

US 9

video

written by Al Stillman & Robert Allen
71.01/1953

Oh, Happy Day by The Four Knights

        

MP3

119

US 8

video

[Capitol 2315]
written by Don Howard Koplow
72.10/1953

The Velvet Glove by Henri René and Hugo Winterhalter

        

MP3

118

US 8

video

written by Haroll Spino
73.05/1953

The Ho Ho Song by Red Buttons

        

MP3

116

US 9

video

[Columbia 39981]
written by Red Buttons, Joe Darion & Jack Wolf
74.05/1953

Almost Always by Joni James

        

MP3

116

US 9

video

[MGM 11470]
written by Frank LaVere, Kathleen Lichty & Lew Douglas
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)75.10/1953

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by The Four Lads

        

MP3

114

US 10

video

written by Nat Simon & Jimmy Kennedy
76.10/1953

Ebb Tide by Vic Damone

        

MP3

113

US 10

video

[Mercury 70216]
written by Robert Maxwell & Carl Sigman
77.07/1953

Butterflies by Patti Page

        

MP3

113

US 10

video

[Mercury 70183]
written by Bob Merrill
78.10/1953

Little Blue Riding Hood by Stan Freberg

        

MP3

112

US 9

video

female vocals by June Foray
[Capitol 2596]
written by Stan Freberg, Daws Butler & Walter Schumann
79.12/1953

(The Gang That Sang) Heart of My Heart by Don Cornell, Alan Dale & Johnny Desmond

        

MP3

112

US 10

video

written by Ben Ryan
80.05/1953

The Song from Moulin Rouge by Mantovani and His Orchestra

        

MP3

111

UK ✫1

video


written by Georges Auric, Jacques Larue & William Engvick
81.02/1953

Broken Wings by The Stargazers [British vocal group]

        

MP3

111

UK ✫1

video

written by John Jerome & Bernard Gunn
82.10/1953

Answer Me by David Whitfield

        

MP3

111

UK ✫1

video

[London 1385]
written by Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch & Carl Sigman
83.03/1953

(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window by Lita Roza

        

MP3

111

UK ✫1

video

written by Bob Merrill
84.02/1953

No Help Wanted by Rusty Draper

        

MP3

111

US 10

video

[Mercury 70077]
written by Bill Carlisle
85.01/1953

Mister Tap Toe by Doris Day

        

MP3

110

US 10

video

[Columbia 39906]
written by Terry Gilkyson, Frank Miller & Richard Dehr
86.05/1953

April in Portugal by Vic Damone

        

MP3

110

US 10

video

[Mercury 70128]
written by Raul Ferrão & Jimmy Kennedy
87.03/1953

I'm Sitting on Top of the World by Les Paul & Mary Ford

        

MP3

109

US 10

video

#1 hit for Al Jolson in 1926
[Capitol 2400]
written by Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young
88.05/1953

Say You're Mine Again by June Hutton

        

MP3

103

US 21
UK 6

video

with Axel Stordahl
[Capitol 2429]
written by Charles Nathan & Dave Heisler
89.08/1953

Crying in the Chapel by The Orioles

        

MP3

93

US 11
US R&B ✫1

video

[Jubilee 5122]
written by Artie Glenn
90.09/1953

Where the Wind Blows by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

92

UK 2

video

[Columbia 40022]
written by Terry Gilkyson
91.10/1953

Swedish Rhapsody by Mantovani and His Orchestra

        

MP3

92

UK 2

video

written by Hugo Alfvén
92.04/1953

Pretty Little Black-Eyed Susie by Guy Mitchell

        

MP3

92

UK 2

video

written by Ben Weisman, Fred Wise & Kay Twomey
93.10/1953

Poppa Piccolino by Diana Decker

        

MP3

92

UK 2

video

written by Bob Musel (as Robert Musel) & Vittorio Mascheroni
94.12/1953

Let's Have a Party by Winifred Atwell

        

MP3

92

UK 2

video

written by various
95.12/1953

Cloud Lucky Seven by Guy Mitchell

        

MP3

92

UK 2

video

[Columbia 40035]
written by Charles Tobias & Peter DeRose
96.09/1953

Tennessee Wig Walk by Bonnie Lou

        

MP3

from Bonnie Lou: Doin' the Tennessee Wig Walk   Bonnie Lou: Doin' the Tennessee Wig Walk

CD

MP3

84

US country 6
UK 4

video

[King 1237]
written by Larry Coleman & Norman Gimbel
97.11/1953

Marie by The Four Tunes

        

MP3

81

US 13
US R&B 2

video

[Jubilee 5128]
written by Irving Berlin
98.05/1953

Terry's Theme from Limelight by Ron Goodwin

        

MP3

79

UK 3

video

written by Charlie Chaplin (as Charles Chaplin)
99.12/1953

Rags to Riches by David Whitfield with Stanley Black and His Orchestra

        

MP3

79

UK 3

video

written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
100.05/1953

Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me by Muriel Smith

        

MP3

79

UK 3

video

written by Harry Noble

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