The Number One Hits Of 1953

Dec 27, 1952 – Jan 9, 1953
Jimmy Boyd
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jimmy Boyd began his career as a child performer and later transitioned to acting, appearing in TV shows like “Bachelor Father.”
This Christmas song humorously portrays a child witnessing a tender moment between their parents, thinking their mother is kissing Santa Claus.
Jan 10, 1953 – Feb 13, 1953
Perry Como
Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
Perry Como was a prolific recording artist with numerous top hits, selling millions of records throughout his career.
“Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” is a country song written by Slim Willet that became a hit in the pop, country, and rhythm & blues charts.
Feb 14, 1953 – Mar 20, 1953
Teresa Brewer
Till I Waltz Again With You
Teresa Brewer was a versatile artist who performed in various genres, including pop, country, and jazz.
“Till I Waltz Again With You” is a romantic ballad written by Sidney Prosen and set to a waltz tempo, reflecting a longing for a lost love.
Mar 21, 1953 – May 15, 1953
Patti Page
The Doggie In The Window
Patti Page was known for her unique voice, which she often overdubbed, creating the illusion of multiple singers.
“The Doggie in the Window” is a novelty song written by Bob Merrill, inspired by the common sight of puppies for sale in pet store windows.
May 16, 1953 – Jul 24, 1953
Percy Faith
The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)
Percy Faith was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer, and conductor, often working with orchestras and vocalists.
“The Song from Moulin Rouge” is the theme song from the 1952 film “Moulin Rouge,” composed by Georges Auric, with lyrics by William Engvick.
Jul 25, 1953 – Aug 7, 1953
Eddie Fisher
I’m Walking Behind You
Eddie Fisher was a popular singer and actor who hosted his own television show, “Coke Time with Eddie Fisher.”
“I’m Walking Behind You” is a romantic song written by Billy Reid, with the lyrics expressing the devotion and support of the singer to their loved one.
Aug 8, 1953 – Oct 9, 1953
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)
Les Paul was a pioneering electric guitarist, and Mary Ford was a talented singer and guitarist, forming a popular husband-and-wife duo.
“Vaya Con Dios” is a popular song written by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy Pepper, featuring a gentle, heartfelt farewell in its lyrics.
Oct 10, 1953 – Nov 20, 1953
Stan Freberg
St. George And The Dragonet
Stan Freberg was an American comedian, voice actor, and radio personality known for his satirical humor and parodies.
“St. George and the Dragonet” is a comedic parody of the popular radio and TV show “Dragnet,” with Stan Freberg providing all the character voices.
Nov 21, 1953 – Jan 1, 1954
Tony Bennett
Rags To Riches
Tony Bennett, a renowned American singer, has enjoyed a career spanning over seven decades, covering various music genres.
“Rags To Riches” is a popular song by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The lyrics convey a person’s transformation from struggling to finding happiness and success.

The Biggest Pop Artists of 1953 include:
Ames Brothers, B.B. King, The Clovers, Dean Martin, The Dominoes, Eddie Fisher, Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, Hilltoppers, Joe Turner, Joni James, Kay Starr, Les Baxter, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Nat ‘King’ Cole, The Orioles, Patti Page, Percy Faith, Perry Como, Ruth Brown, Stan Freberg, Teresa Brewer, Tony Bennett

(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

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