Songs from the Year 1952

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This page lists the top songs of 1952 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 1952 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1952.

The top ten song artists of 1952 were:

1:Eddie Fisher2:Jo Stafford3:Vera Lynn4:Al Martino5:Patti Page
6:Rosemary Clooney7:Kay Starr8:Nat King Cole9:Johnnie Ray10:Frankie Laine
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Jo Stafford You Belong to Me 1952 UK 1 - Nov 1952 (19 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1952 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1952 (23 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952, US CashBox 1 - Aug 1952 (27 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1953, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), DZE 1 of 1952, US BB 4 of 1952, POP 4 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1952, UKMIX 100, RYM 145 of 1952
2 Al Martino Here in My Heart 1952 UK 1 - Nov 1952 (18 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - May 1952 (17 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1952, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1952, US CashBox 2 - May 1952 (24 weeks), US BB 20 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 20 of 1952, POP 20 of 1952, UKMIX 66, RYM 22 of 1952
3 Vera Lynn Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart 1952 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1952 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1952 (18 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Jul 1952, UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Jun 1952, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1952 (26 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Jun 1952, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1952, DZE 4 of 1952, UK 10 - Nov 1952 (1 week), US BB 14 of 1952, POP 24 of 1952, RYM 147 of 1952
4 Percy Faith Delicado 1952 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1952 (22 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Jul 1952, Peel list 1 of 1952, US CashBox 3 - May 1952 (28 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1952, US BB 18 of 1952, POP 18 of 1952, Italy 26 of 1952, RYM 127 of 1952
5 Kay Starr Wheel of Fortune 1952 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1952 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Feb 1952 (20 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Mar 1952, US CashBox 1 - Feb 1952 (26 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1952, DZE 2 of 1952, Peel list 3 of 1952, US BB 8 of 1952, POP 8 of 1952, DDD 35 of 1952, Acclaimed 2343 (1952)
6 Jimmy Boyd I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1952 (5 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1952 (5 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Dec 1953, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1953, UK 3 - Nov 1953 (6 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Dec 1952 (6 weeks)
7 Patti Page I Went to Your Wedding 1952 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1952 (21 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1952, US CashBox 1 - Sep 1952 (28 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1953, DZE 3 of 1952, US BB 13 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1952, POP 17 of 1952
8 Rosemary Clooney Half As Much 1952 US Billboard 1 - May 1952 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Jan 1953, US 1940s 2 - Jun 1952 (24 weeks), US CashBox 2 - May 1952 (32 weeks), UK 3 - Nov 1952 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1952, Peel list 4 of 1952, DZE 8 of 1952, RYM 83 of 1952
9 Leroy Anderson Blue Tango 1952 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1951 (38 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Feb 1952 (34 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - May 1952, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1952 (42 weeks), DZE 7 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 14 of 1952, US BB 19 of 1952, POP 21 of 1952, Brazil 30 of 1952, Europe 69 of the 1950s (1951), RYM 95 of 1952
10 Pee Wee King Slow Poke 1952 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1951 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Nov 1951 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - May 1952, US 1940s 3 - Nov 1951 (17 weeks), Your Hit Parade 4 of 1952, DZE 10 of 1952, US BB 11 of 1952, POP 16 of 1952, DDD 76 of 1951, RYM 131 of 1952
11 Mario Lanza Because You're Mine 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1953, Oscar in 1952 (film 'Because You're Mine') (Nominated), UK 3 - Nov 1952 (24 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Sep 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Sep 1952 (17 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Sep 1952 (25 weeks), Brazil 73 of 1953, UKMIX 85
12 The Mills Brothers The Glow-Worm 1952 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1952 (21 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Oct 1952 (26 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1952, US 1940s 2 - Sep 1952 (21 weeks), UK 10 - Jan 1953 (1 week), US BB 15 of 1952, POP 15 of 1952, DDD 53 of 1952, RYM 20 of 1952
13 Joni James Why Don't You Believe in Me? 1952 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1952 (23 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1952 (21 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1952, US CashBox 1 - Oct 1952 (26 weeks), UK 11 - Mar 1953 (1 week), US BB 17 of 1952, POP 23 of 1952
14 Frankie Laine High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) 1952 Oscar in 1952 (film 'High noon'), US BB 3 of 1952, POP 3 of 1952, US CashBox 4 - Jul 1952 (25 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jul 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jul 1952 (17 weeks), UK 7 - Nov 1952 (7 weeks), Italy 48 of 1952, RYM 34 of 1952
15 Eddie Fisher Anytime 1952 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1952, US Billboard 2 - Dec 1951 (30 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Dec 1951 (24 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Dec 1951 (33 weeks), Your Hit Parade 21 of 1952, Brazil 75 of 1953, RYM 155 of 1952
16 Vera Lynn Homing Waltz 1952 UK Sheet Music 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1952, UK 9 - Nov 1952 (3 weeks)
17 Nat King Cole Because You're Mine 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1953, Oscar in 1952 (film 'Because You're Mine') (Nominated), UK 6 - Dec 1952 (4 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Sep 1952 (5 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Sep 1952 (5 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Oct 1952 (1 week), RYM 62 of 1952
18 Jo Stafford A-Round the Corner 1952 UK Sheet Music 1 for 3 weeks - May 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 3 weeks - May 1952, US Billboard 9 - Mar 1952 (12 weeks)
19 Georgia Gibbs Kiss Of Fire 1952 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1952 (20 weeks), US CashBox 1 - May 1952 (24 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Apr 1952 (19 weeks), DZE 5 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1952, Brazil 60 of 1952
20 Doris Day A Guy is a Guy 1952 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1952 (19 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Mar 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Mar 1952 (16 weeks), US BB 6 of 1952, POP 13 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 19 of 1952, Brazil 59 of 1953, RYM 74 of 1952
21 Johnny Standley It's in The Book 1952 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1952 (19 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Nov 1952, US CashBox 3 - Oct 1952 (23 weeks), US BB 5 of 1952, POP 22 of 1952
22 Johnnie Ray Walkin' My Baby Back Home 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1952, US Billboard 4 - May 1952 (20 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1952 (16 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Jun 1952 (22 weeks), UK 12 - Nov 1952 (1 week), RYM 19 of 1952
23 Eddie Fisher Wish You Were Here 1952 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1952 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Jul 1952 (28 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jul 1952 (20 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1953 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 12 of 1952, US BB 16 of 1952, POP 25 of 1952, RYM 66 of 1952
24 Anne Shelton The Loveliest Night Of The Year 1952 UK Sheet Music 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1952, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1952
25 Eddie Fisher Outside of Heaven 1952 UK 1 - Jan 1953 (17 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Oct 1952 (13 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Oct 1952 (12 weeks), US CashBox 13 - Oct 1952 (18 weeks), UKMIX 244, RYM 149 of 1953
26 Dean Martin You Belong to Me 1952 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1952 (7 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1953, US Billboard 12 - Sep 1952 (10 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Sep 1952 (6 weeks), RYM 117 of 1952
27 Eddy Howard Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart 1952 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1952 (10 weeks), Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1952, US Billboard 4 - Jun 1952 (16 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Jul 1952 (7 weeks)
28 Eddie Fisher Lady of Spain 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1953, US Billboard 6 - Sep 1952 (17 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Oct 1952 (24 weeks), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1952, US 1940s 9 - Oct 1952 (16 weeks), RYM 128 of 1952
29 Eddie Fisher Tell Me Why 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1952, US CashBox 2 - Dec 1951 (29 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jan 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Jan 1952 (16 weeks), RYM 130 of 1952
30 Les Compagnons De La Chanson The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) 1952 US Billboard 14 - Jan 1952 (9 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Feb 1952 (4 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Dec 1951 (34 weeks), UK 21 - Oct 1959 (3 weeks), Brazil 80 of 1952, Europe 95 of the 1950s (1959)
31 Kay Starr Comes A-Long A-Love 1952 UK 1 - Dec 1952 (16 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Sep 1952 (9 weeks), US CashBox 20 - Oct 1952 (14 weeks), UKMIX 556, RYM 67 of 1952
32 Slim Whitman Indian Love Call 1952 Flanders 4 - Jun 1956 (4 months), UK 7 - Jul 1955 (12 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1952 (14 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Aug 1952 (12 weeks), US CashBox 11 - Aug 1952 (16 weeks), RYM 62 of 1955
33 Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1952), DDD 2 of 1952, US Billboard 20 - Sep 1952 (6 weeks), nuTsie 70 of 1950s, Brazil 77 of 1953, RYM 1 of 1952
34 Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1952), AFI 3, Italy 14 of 1953, US CashBox 36 - Jun 1952 (1 week), Acclaimed 1868 (1952), RYM 26 of 1952
35 Pearl Bailey Takes Two to Tango 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1953, US Billboard 7 - Sep 1952 (17 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Oct 1952 (10 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Oct 1952 (21 weeks)
36 Louis Armstrong Takes Two to Tango 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1953, UK 6 - Dec 1952 (10 weeks), US Billboard 19 - Oct 1952 (2 weeks)
37 Doris Day & Frankie Laine Sugarbush 1952 US Billboard 7 - Jun 1952 (14 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1952 (8 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jul 1952 (9 weeks), US CashBox 12 - Jun 1952 (20 weeks), Italy 16 of 1953, RYM 118 of 1952
38 Kitty Wells It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), Library of Congress artifact (1952), US Billboard 27 - Aug 1952 (1 week), DDD 36 of 1952, Acclaimed 682 (1952), RYM 24 of 1952
39 Jo Stafford Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 1952 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1952 (20 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Aug 1952 (20 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Sep 1952 (25 weeks), UK 11 - Dec 1952 (2 weeks), Your Hit Parade 13 of 1952, RYM 153 of 1952
40 Rosemary Clooney Botch-a-me (Ba-ba-baciami piccina) 1952 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1952 (17 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Jun 1952 (14 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Jun 1952 (20 weeks), Italy 57 of 1953, RYM 115 of 1952
41 Patti Page Why Don't You Believe Me? 1952 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1952 (9 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1952 (13 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Nov 1952 (9 weeks), Brazil 78 of 1954
42 Georges Brassens Le gorille 1952 France (50s) 1 of 1953, RYM 29 of 1952
43 Reno Carol Rote Rosen, rote Lippen, roter Wein 1952 Germany 1 for 1 week - Dec 1953, RYM 156 of 1952
44 Johnnie Ray Please, Mister Sun 1952 US Billboard 6 - Jan 1952 (18 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Feb 1952 (13 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Feb 1952 (20 weeks), US BB 7 of 1952, POP 7 of 1952, DDD 55 of 1952, RYM 126 of 1952
45 Marlene Lata D'agua 1952 Brazil 1 of 1952
46 Line Renaud Ma P'tite Folie 1952 France (50s) 1 of 1952
47 Roberto Murolo Anema E Core (With All My Heart And Soul) 1952 Italy 1 of 1952
48 Nat King Cole Somewhere Along the Way 1952 UK 3 - Nov 1952 (7 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1952 (25 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Jul 1952 (16 weeks), US CashBox 9 - May 1952 (33 weeks), RYM 61 of 1952
49 The Weavers Around The Corner 1952 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1952, US Billboard 19 - Apr 1952 (1 week)
50 Jimmy Forrest Night Train 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1952), DDD 5 of 1952, POP 5 of 1952, Acclaimed 1341 (1952), RYM 25 of 1952
51 Red Foley Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes 1952 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1953, US Billboard 25 - Nov 1952 (1 week)
52 Tex Ritter High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) 1952 US CashBox 4 - Sep 1952 (8 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Sep 1952 (8 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Sep 1952 (6 weeks), Your Hit Parade 16 of 1952, AFI 25, DDD 43 of 1952
53 Guy Mitchell Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1952 US Billboard 4 - Mar 1952 (21 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Mar 1952 (15 weeks), US BB 10 of 1952, US CashBox 10 - Mar 1952 (24 weeks), POP 10 of 1952, RYM 132 of 1952
54 Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy 1952 DDD 1 of 1952, POP 14 of 1952, nuTsie 25 of 1950s, Acclaimed 327 (1952), RYM 6 of 1952, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
55 Rosemary Clooney Blues in the Night 1952 US BB 2 of 1952, POP 2 of 1952, US Billboard 17 - Sep 1952 (3 weeks), US CashBox 26 - Oct 1952 (10 weeks), RYM 92 of 1952
56 Hank Thompson Wild Side of Life 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1952), DDD 25 of 1952, US Billboard 27 - Jun 1952 (1 week), Acclaimed 1620 (1952), RYM 49 of 1952
57 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman Zing a Little Zong 1952 Oscar in 1952 (film 'Just for You') (Nominated), UK 10 - Dec 1952 (2 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Aug 1952 (6 weeks), US CashBox 32 - Aug 1952 (5 weeks)
58 Guy Mitchell Feet Up (Pat Him On The Po-Po) 1952 UK 2 - Nov 1952 (10 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Aug 1952 (6 weeks), US CashBox 18 - Aug 1952 (13 weeks)
59 Four Aces Heart & Soul 1952 US BB 9 of 1952, POP 9 of 1952, US Billboard 11 - Oct 1952 (10 weeks), US CashBox 14 - Nov 1952 (14 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Nov 1952 (6 weeks), RYM 133 of 1952
60 Don Cornell I am Yours 1952 US CashBox 2 - May 1952 (23 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Apr 1952 (17 weeks), US 1940s 5 - May 1952 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 9 of 1952
61 Buddy Morrow Night Train 1952 UK 12 - Mar 1953 (1 week), US BB 12 of 1952, POP 12 of 1952, US Billboard 27 - Aug 1952 (2 weeks), RYM 125 of 1952
62 The Hilltoppers Trying 1952 US CashBox 5 - Sep 1952 (23 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Aug 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Sep 1952 (17 weeks), UK 30 - Sep 1956 (1 week)
63 Alma Cogan Homing Waltz 1952 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1952
64 Les Welch Around The Corner 1952 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1952
65 Alma Cogan You Belong to Me 1952 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1952
66 Ella Mae Morse The Blacksmith Blues 1952 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1952 (18 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Feb 1952 (26 weeks), DDD 51 of 1951
67 Al Martino Take My Heart 1952 UK 9 - Nov 1952 (1 week), US Billboard 12 - Jun 1952 (8 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Jul 1952 (2 weeks), US CashBox 17 - Jul 1952 (12 weeks)
68 Patti Page You Belong to Me 1952 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1952 (14 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Aug 1952 (17 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Aug 1952 (14 weeks)
69 Les Paul & Mary Ford Tiger Rag 1952 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1952 (12 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jan 1952 (9 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Jan 1952 (17 weeks), Your Hit Parade 17 of 1952
70 Tony Martin Kiss Of Fire 1952 US CashBox 1 - May 1952 (14 weeks), US Billboard 6 - May 1952 (15 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1952 (14 weeks)
71 Little Walter Juke 1952 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1952), DDD 9 of 1952, Acclaimed 1059 (1952), RYM 16 of 1952, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
72 Hugo Winterhalter Blue Tango 1952 US CashBox 1 - Mar 1952 (17 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Mar 1952 (17 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Mar 1952 (14 weeks)
73 Doris Day When I Fall in Love 1952 ASCAP song of 1952, US Billboard 20 - Aug 1952 (3 weeks), US CashBox 36 - Aug 1952 (5 weeks), RYM 75 of 1952
74 Bobby Wayne Wheel of Fortune 1952 US CashBox 1 - Feb 1952 (10 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Feb 1952 (13 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Mar 1952 (5 weeks)
75 Eddie Fisher I am Yours 1952 US CashBox 2 - May 1952 (23 weeks), US Billboard 3 - May 1952 (19 weeks), US 1940s 5 - May 1952 (17 weeks), RYM 129 of 1952
76 Bing Crosby Isle of Innisfree 1952 UK 3 - Nov 1952 (12 weeks), UKMIX 820
77 Helen O'Connell Slow Poke 1952 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1952 (18 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Dec 1951 (13 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Jan 1952 (5 weeks)
78 Jo Stafford Keep It a Secret 1952 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1952 (18 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Nov 1952 (24 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Nov 1952 (17 weeks), Your Hit Parade 16 of 1953
79 Arthur Godfrey Slow Poke 1952 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1952 (18 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jan 1952 (11 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Jan 1952 (7 weeks)
80 The Gaylords Tell Me You're Mine 1952 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1952 (22 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Dec 1952 (22 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Dec 1952 (23 weeks)
81 Nora Ney Ninguem Me Ama 1952 Brazil 2 of 1952
82 Catherine Sauvage Paris Canaille 1952 France (50s) 2 of 1952
83 Peggy Lee Lover 1952 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1952 (13 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jun 1952 (11 weeks), US CashBox 10 - Jun 1952 (15 weeks), Your Hit Parade 11 of 1952
84 Nat King Cole Walkin' My Baby Back Home 1952 US CashBox 6 - Jul 1952 (18 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Jul 1952 (12 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Jul 1952 (8 weeks), DDD 50 of 1952, RYM 82 of 1952
85 The Sauter-Finegan Doodletown Fifers The Children's Marching Song 1952 Canada 2 - Jan 1959 (9 weeks), US CashBox 30 - Sep 1952 (1 week)
86 Nat King Cole Faith Can Move Mountains 1952 UK 10 - Jan 1953 (4 weeks), US CashBox 20 - Sep 1952 (6 weeks), US Billboard 24 - Oct 1952 (4 weeks), RYM 63 of 1952
87 Doris Day & Johnnie Ray Full Time Job 1952 UK 11 - Apr 1953 (1 week), US Billboard 20 - Dec 1952 (2 weeks), US CashBox 21 - Dec 1952 (8 weeks), RYM 76 of 1952
88 Eddie Fisher Everything I Have is Yours 1952 UK 8 - Jan 1953 (5 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Jan 1952 (1 week), US CashBox 41 - Dec 1952 (5 weeks)
89 Don Howard Oh Happy Day 1952 US CashBox 3 - Dec 1952 (13 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Dec 1952 (15 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Dec 1952 (15 weeks)
90 Al Martino Now 1952 UK 3 - Jan 1953 (12 weeks), US CashBox 25 - Nov 1952 (4 weeks)
91 Muddy Waters She's Alright 1952 Peel list 2 of 1952, RYM 93 of 1953
92 Dick Farney Alguem Como Tu 1952 Brazil 3 of 1952
93 Nilla Pizzi Vola Colomba 1952 Italy 3 of 1952
94 Luis Mariano L'amour Est Un Bouquet De Violettes 1952 France (50s) 3 of 1952
95 Les Paul Meet Mr Callahan 1952 US CashBox 4 - Aug 1952 (21 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Aug 1952 (14 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Sep 1952 (13 weeks)
96 Spike Jones I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1952 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1952 (3 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Dec 1952 (4 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Dec 1952 (3 weeks)
97 Mantovani White Christmas 1952 UK 6 - Dec 1952 (3 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Dec 1952 (1 week), RYM 146 of 1952
98 Eddie Wilcox Orch Wheel of Fortune 1952 US CashBox 1 - Feb 1952 (6 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Feb 1952 (2 weeks)
99 Perry Como & Eddie Fisher Maybe 1952 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1952 (18 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Jun 1952 (13 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Jun 1952 (17 weeks)
100 Don Cornell I'll Walk Alone 1952 US Billboard 5 - Mar 1952 (19 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Mar 1952 (27 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Mar 1952 (17 weeks)

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19 Aug 2013

I am using this for research for a book I am writing. Thanks. P.S I am actually only 12 so I do not know what number which song was on.

Cheers.

Good luck with the book, tell us when its available


25 Mar 2013

Karen chandler

Hold me, thrill me, kiss me reached number 5+ in 1952. I was stationed at camp Pendleton and +this was our favorite song and we heard it all the time. Why is it not mentioned.

Thank you dear departed Karen Chandler and Semper fi

Karen Chandler's song "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (1952) reached "US Billboard 5 - Oct 1952 (18 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Dec 1952 (21 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Nov 1952 (16 weeks)"

It was only a hit in the USA, and our calculation puts it just outside the top 100 for the year. This is a case that could be seen as an unfortunate side effect of the way we combine charts.


23 Dec 2012

Snow Bell(s)

As I recall in the winter of 51 or 52 there was an instrumental named Snow Bell or Snow Bells. Very pretty but I can't find any reference to it. Can you help me? Dennis

No idea


5 Sep 2012

Tony Williams

Tony Williams, who sang with the Platters, did at least one solo album but I have never been able to find any information on that or any of his singles. Any ideas?

Regards, Alex (Queensland, Australia)

There are three different Tony Williams that were musicians at the same time. One was a jazz drummer who played with Miles Davis and others, he had albums in our charts from 1965 ("Life Time", "Spring" and "The Joy of Flying") and with a group called "The Tony Williams Lifetime" ("Emergency!" and "Turn It Over"). The second was an English guitar player with Stealer's Wheel and Jethro Tull. The third was, as you say, in The Platters.

We have one song entry for Tony Williams, the song "It's so easy to surrender (Un'anima tra le mani)" which was number 46 of 1962 in Italy.

We suspect (but don't know) that the song was by the Tony Williams you are after.


18 May 2012

New e mail

We're having a street party is there anyway we can get CD's of the 1952 charts?

The easiest thing would be to buy the ones you like best on Amazon or iTunes and write your own CD


10 May 2012

May 17, 1952

Can you tell me the United Kingdom No. 1 song on May 17, 1952. It was the date my brother was born.

Look at the Number Ones page (link in the text above)


30 Mar 2012

No1 record 1st April 1952 uk

I was born on this date could you tell me uk no 1

Now that the sheet music listing is included you can find it on the number ones page


21 Feb 2012

the alamo

can you tell me who where the offscreen chorus that sang the green leaves of summer, the back ground tune to the film alamo, no one out there seems to know?

thanks

ps been trying for years to get a answear

We would suggest that you look at IMDb.

We can't identify which film you mean, for example the film "The Last Command" was released in 1955 (and the music was sung by Gordon MacRae).

But we think you mean the 1960 film "The Alamo" which starred John Wayne. According to IMDb the song "Green Leaves of Summer" was sung by the "Students' Association Choir, University of Texas", while Amazon (which has multiple versions of the soundtrack available for mp3 download) credits it to either the Dimitri Tiomkin Orchestra or Brothers Four.

So we think the song in the film is by Brothers Four and has the following entries - Oscar in 1960 (film 'The Alamo') (Nominated), Norway 10 - Nov 1961 (1 week), Brazil 14 of 1960, US Billboard 65 - Oct 1960 (7 weeks)


17 Jul 2011

No sleeping lion

I'm pretty sure that the title of your #80 Weavers song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" was actually "Wimoweh".

You are right, the Weavers did call their version "Wimoweh" but the original name (the 1939 South African version by the Evening Birds) was "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". The Wikipedia page has an image of the most successful version by The Tokens which also uses this same name.

As we have mentioned elsewhere where alternate song titles or artist names are used (for example in different countries) we try and remain consistent rather than always reflecting the exact names used. There are plenty of places to find the exact title the Weavers used, we're more interested in comparing their worldwide success with that of The Tokens, Tight Fit and Robert John (and we think we're the best place to do that).

We'll add a note on to the song's page.

Thanks for the input


1 Jul 2011

Maybe you can help

My brothers and I remember a record Dad used to play that had a chorus that sounded like they were singing "Ka viva viva vit". We're all in our early 60's so the song was probably written or being played about the period of 5 years either side of 1950.

It was sung by a group, male and female in close harmony and had a bit of accordian in there and sounded a bit "Jo Stafford-ish". I can sing the tune all the way through but don't know the words and don't know the title. Do you have any idea what it could be called?

Here at the Turret we have no idea, maybe one of our users can help?


24 Aug 2010

Les Paul Song

According to several sources that I have come across, Les Paul's song Meet Mr. Callahan/Callaghan was a top 25 or better song, but I do not see it in your list. Do you have any information on this song?

Les Paul had most of his hits with his wife, Mary Ford, they are listed in the top 1000 artists.

As a solo artist he had 20 hits, the biggest being "Whispering" in 1951. "Meet Mr Callaghan" reached number 5 in the Billboard charts and had a run of 14 weeks starting in Aug 1952, it also was in the Cashbox and US 1940s charts.

However as a solo artist his overall position was 1484, well outside the top 1000 artists that we list here (in the 1.9.071 dataset).


1 Feb 2010

number one song on Jan.28,1952

What was the number one song on Jan.28,1952?

The first question is "where?", for example in Australia the number 1 song was "Because of You" by Tony Bennett.

We suspect that you meant what was the number 1 song in the US.

So the next question would be "according to who?", there were no official charts published in the early 1950s, the closest would be some occasional charts published by Billboard magazine. Billboard produced a variety of different charts starting in 1936 these were finally consolidated in 1958 into the "Hot 100" which has been published ever since (although the way they are calculated has changed of course).

In 1952 the "Best Sellers in Stores" chart is probably the most representative one. In that chart the number 1 record was:

"Cry" by Johnnie Ray

In our list the song is listed under 1951 where is says "US 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 1951" which means it was the Billboard "Stores" number 1 for 11 weeks starting in December 1951