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  Top Of The Charts -1953
Data is complied from various charts including:
Billboard's "Jockeys", "Top 100", "Best Sellers", "Hot 100" Charts.
The "Hot 100" is the primary chart used starting October, 1958.
Buy It! December 27, 1952 -
January 9, 1953

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd

Buy It! January 10 -
February 13
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes - Perry Como
Buy It! February 14 -
March 20
Till I Waltz Again With You - Teresa Brewer
Buy It! March 21 - May 15 The Doggie In The Window - Patti Page
Buy It! May 16 - July 24 Song From Moulin Rouge - Percy Faith & his Orchestra
Buy It! July 25 - August 7 I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
Buy It! August 8 - October 9 Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul & Mary Ford
Buy It! October 10 - November 6 St. George And The Dragonet - Stan Freberg
Buy It! November 7 - November 20 Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul & Mary Ford
Buy It! November 21, 1953 -
January 1, 1954
Rags To Riches - Tony Bennett

Dean Martin
That's Amore


This song would always be associated with Dean Martin and is his signature song. The song was written in 1952 by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks, and became Dean Martins Hit in 1953. The first public performance of the song was part of the soundtrack tor the Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin comedy film, The Caddy. It was nominated for an Academy Award for 1953 bur lost to Doris Days Secret Love. The song would have a resurgence in popularity when used in film Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicholas Care.

Eddie Fischer
Oh My Papa
The song was originally written for a German musical called Der Schwarze, and was called Oh Mein Papa. The song would become popular in the UK when recorded as an instrumental. When the song came to America and the lyrics translated, the song would shoot up to # 1 on the charts

Frank Sinatra
I've Got The World On A String
The song was written by Harold Arlen and ted Koehler in 1932 for The Cotton Club Parade. Introduced by Bing Crosby and Cab Calloway the song would make it to the Billboard charts in 1953 when recorded by Sinatra. The song would top at # 14 on the charts.

Joni James
Your Cheatin Heart
The song was written by Hank Williams and recorded by him in 1952. The song, however would not be released until after Hanks Death in 1953. The song is thought to be one of the great country music songs and would become a major hit when recorded by Joni James.


Kay Starr
Side by Side
This song was originally written by Gus Kahn and Harry Woods in 1927. It is now considered an American Standard but it did not begin to atttain that status until the 1953 Kay Starr recording.

Patty Page
(How Much is That) Doggie in the Window



Bob Merrill and Ingrid Reuterskiold wrote this song in 1952, but it was the next year when Patti Page recorded the song tthat it would become a hit. The song would reach #1 and is noted as the first song that had a question in the title.

Tony Bennett
Stranger in Paradise
Originally the song was part of the musical Kismet. Written by Robert Wright and George Forrest, but is based on music composed by Alexander Borodin, titled "Gliding Dance of the Maidens," from the Polovtsian Dances.
Vic Damone and Anne Blythe sang the song in the film version of the show, but the hit would be song by Tony Bennett even though the song was recorded by several other artists.

Tony Bennett
Rags To Riches
Rags to Riches was written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. The song was stay popular and in 1976 Elvis Presley sang the song unrehearsed at the his concert in Pittsburgh. The song became a regular piece of comedy when the first line of the song was sung by Shirley Finney's boyfriend Carmine Raggusa on Laverne and Shirley.

Frankie Lane
I Believe
Written by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, and Al Staltzman In 1953 the song was actually commissioned by Jane Froman for her television show. Froman was concerned about the goings on in the US and asked for a song that could renew faith in troubled times. Frankie Lane would make a big hit with the song and his version of the song holds the record for staying on the charts longest, 18 weeks, in the UK.
I believe would go on to be recorded over and over again by many artists. The song became a signature song for the Lettermen and would go on to achieve almost the status of a hymn.

  Top Artists and Songs of 1953
Buy It! Ames Brothers
You You You, The Man With The Banjo
Buy It! Art Lund
Crying In The Chapel
Buy It! Bill Haley and his Comets
Crazy Man Crazy
Buy It! Darrell Glenn
Crying In The Chapel
Buy It! Dean Martin
That's Amore
Buy It! Don Cornell
Heart of My Heart
Buy It! Doris Day
Mister Tap Toe
Buy It! Drifters
Money Honey
Buy It! Eddie Calvert
Oh Mein Papa
Buy It! Eddie Fisher
Downhearted
Buy It! Ella Fitzgerald
Crying In The Chapel
Buy It! Fats Domino
Roe Mary
Buy It! Faye Adams
Shake a Hand
Buy It! Four Aces
The gang that Sang 'Heart of My Heart'
Buy It! Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Limelight
Buy It! Frank Sinatra
I've Got The World On a String, South of the Border, From Here To Eternity
Buy It! Frankie Laine
I Believe, Where The Winds Blow, Answer Me Lord Above, Blowing Wind
Buy It! Guy Mitchell
She Wears Red Feathers
Buy It! Hank Williams
Your Cheatin' Heart, Kaw-Liga
Buy It! Jimmy Boyd and Frankie Laine
Tell Me A Story
Buy It! Johnny Ace
The Clock
Buy It! Johnny Ray
Somebody Stole My gal
Buy It! Joni James
Your Cheatin' Heart, Have You Heard?
Buy It! June Valli
Crying In The Chapel
Buy It! Kay Starr
Side By Side, Changing Partners
Buy It! Lawrence Welk
Oh Hahhpy Day
Buy It! Les Baxter
Ruby, Gigi/I Love Paris, April in Portugal
Buy It! Les Paul and Mary Ford
Bye Bye Blues, Vaya Con Dios, Johnny (Is The Boy For Me)
Buy It! Mantovani
Where Is Your Heart (From Moulin Rouge), Swedish Rhapsody
Buy It! Nat 'King' Cole
Pretend, Blue Gardenia, can't I
Buy It! Patti Page
Changing Partners, Doggie In The Window
Buy It! Percy Faith
Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
Buy It! Perry Como
Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes, You Alone, No Other Love, Say Your Mine Again
Buy It! Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
Dragnet
Buy It! Red Buttons
The Ho Ho Song
Buy It! Rex Allen
Crying In The Chapel
Buy It! Richard Haymen
Ruby
Buy It! Ruth Brown
(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Buy It! Stan Freberg
St. George and the Dragonette
Buy It! Teresa Brewer
Richochet (Rick-O-Shay), Till I Waltz Again With You
Buy It! The Crows
Gee
Buy It! The Four Lads
Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Buy It! The Four Tunes
Marie
Buy It! The Hilltoppers
PS I Love You
Buy It! The Orioles
Crying In The Chapel
Buy It! The Stargazers
Broken Wings
Buy It! Tony Bennett
Rags To Riches, Stranger In Paradise
Buy It! Winifred Atwell
Let's Have a party
 
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