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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (USA) WEEKLY SINGLE CHARTS FOR 1953

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:January 3,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2   6     1 DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES-Perry Como
 2  4  16     2 The Glow-Worm-Mills Brothers
 3  3  12     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 4  5  15     1 It's In The Book-Johnny Standley & Horace Heidt
 5  6   5     5 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 6  9   6     6 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
 7  7   9     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
 8  9   4     8 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 9 11   2     9 Have You Heard-Joni James
 9  -  12     7 Takes Two To Tango-Pearl Bailey
11  -   1    11 My Baby's Coming Home-Les Paul & Mary Ford
12 14   5    12 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
12 18  20     1 I Went To Your Wedding-Patti Page
14 15   7    11 Why Don't You Believe Me-Patti Page
14 17  22     1 You Belong To Me-Jo Stafford
16 16   2    16 Bye Bye Blues-Les Paul & Mary Ford
17 19  20     3 Jambalaya-Jo Stafford
18 10  16     7 Because You're Mine-Mario Lanza
19 12  15     9 Lady Of Spain-Eddie Fisher
20 20   8    17 Lady Of Spain-Les Paul

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:January 10,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   7     1 DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES-Perry Como
 2  3  13     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 3  5   6     3 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 4  2  17     2 The Glow-Worm-Mills Brothers
 5  4  16     1 It's In The Book-Johnny Standley & Horace Heidt
 6  8   5     6 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 7  6   7     6 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
 8  9   3     8 Have You Heard-Joni James
 9 12   6     9 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
10  7  10     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
11 16   3    11 Bye Bye Blues-Les Paul & Mary Ford
12 14   8    11 Why Don't You Believe Me-Patti Page
13 11   2    11 My Baby's Coming Home-Les Paul & Mary Ford
14  9  13     7 Takes Two To Tango-Pearl Bailey
15 19  16     9 Lady Of Spain-Eddie Fisher
16  -   1    16 Even Now-Eddie Fisher
17 12  21     1 I Went To Your Wedding-Patti Page
18  -   1    18 Mister Tap-Toe-Doris Day
19 14  23     1 You Belong To Me-Jo Stafford
20  -   1    20 Wishing Ring-Joni James

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:January 17,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   8     1 DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES-Perry Como
 2  2  14     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 3  3   7     3 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 4  7   8     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
 5  4  18     2 The Glow-Worm-Mills Brothers
 6  6   6     6 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 7 10  11     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
 8  5  17     1 It's In The Book-Johnny Standley & Horace Heidt
 9  8   4     8 Have You Heard-Joni James
10  9   7     9 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
11 12   9    11 Why Don't You Believe Me-Patti Page
12 16   2    12 Even Now-Eddie Fisher
13  -   1    13 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper 
14  -  17     7 Because You're Mine-Mario Lanza
15 13   3    11 My Baby's Coming Home-Les Paul & Mary Ford
16 18   2    16 Mister Tap-Toe-Doris Day
17  -   1    17 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
18 14  14     7 Takes Two To Tango-Pearl Bailey
19 11   4    11 Bye Bye Blues-Les Paul & Mary Ford
19  -   1    19 Trying-Hilltoppers
Billy Vaughn wrote it & sang in the group, Jimmy Sacca sang lead

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:January 24,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   9     1 DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES-Perry Como
 2  3   8     2 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 3  2  15     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 4  6   7     4 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 5  5  19     2 The Glow-Worm-Mills Brothers
 6  4   9     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
 7  9   5     7 Have You Heard-Joni James
 8  7  12     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
 9 10   8     9 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
10  8  18     1 It's In The Book-Johnny Standley & Horace Heidt
11  -   1    11 Oh Happy Day-Four Knights
12 12   3    12 Even Now-Eddie Fisher
13 13   2    13 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper 
14 17   2    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
14 19   5    11 Bye Bye Blues-Les Paul & Mary Ford
16  -   1    16 Side By Side-Kay Starr
and newly definitive swinging version of the 1927 song
17 16   3    16 Mister Tap-Toe-Doris Day
18 15   4    11 My Baby's Coming Home-Les Paul & Mary Ford
19  -   1    19 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
20  -   1    20 I Went To Your Wedding-Spike Jones & Sir Frederick Gas

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:January 31,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  10     1 DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES-Perry Como
 2  2   9     2 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 3  3  16     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 4  4   8     4 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 5  7   6     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
 6  6  10     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
 7  9   9     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
 8  8  13     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
 9  -   1     9 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
10  5  20     2 The Glow-Worm-Mills Brothers
11 19   2    11 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
12 13   3    12 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper 
13 16   2    13 Side By Side-Kay Starr
14 12   4    12 Even Now-Eddie Fisher
15 10  19     1 It's In The Book-Johnny Standley & Horace Heidt
16 14   3    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
17 11   2    11 Oh Happy Day-Four Knights
17 17   4    16 Mister Tap-Toe-Doris Day
19 18   5    11 My Baby's Coming Home-Les Paul & Mary Ford
20  -   1    20 Pretend-Nat King Cole

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:February 7,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2  10     1 TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU-Teresa Brewer
 2  1  11     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 3  4   9     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 4  3  17     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 5  5   7     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
 6  9   2     6 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
 7 11   3     7 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 8  7  10     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
 9  6  11     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
10  8  14     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
11 12   4    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper 
12 13   3    12 Side By Side-Kay Starr
13 17   3    11 Oh Happy Day-Four Knights
14 16   4    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
15 17   5    15 Mister Tap-Toe-Doris Day
16  -   1    16 Pretend-Ralph Marterie
17 10  21     2 The Glow-Worm-Mills Brothers
18  -   1    18 Wild Horses-Perry Como
19 14   5    12 Even Now-Eddie Fisher
20 19   6    11 My Baby's Coming Home-Les Paul & Mary Ford

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:February 14,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU-Teresa Brewer
 2  2  12     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 3  3  10     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 4  6   3     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
 5  5   8     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
 6  7   4     6 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 7  4  18     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
 8 12   4     8 Side By Side-Kay Starr
 9  8  11     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
10  9  12     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
11  -   2    11 Pretend-Nat King Cole
12 10  15     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
13 11   5    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper
14 18   2    14 Wild Horses-Perry Como
15 14   5    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
16  -   1    16 I Believe-Frankie Laine
17 13   4    11 Oh Happy Day-Four Knights
17  -   1    17 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
the last Hank Williams song hit
19 15   6    15 Mister Tap-Toe-Doris Day
20  -   1    20 Say It With Your Heart-Bob Carroll

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:February 21,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU-Teresa Brewer
 2  2  13     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 3  6   5     3 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 4  3  11     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 5  5   9     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
 6  4   4     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
 7 11   3     7 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 8  9  12     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
 9  8   5     8 Side By Side-Kay Starr
10 16   2    10 I Believe-Frankie Laine
11  7  19     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
12 17   2    12 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
13 14   3    13 Wild Horses-Perry Como
14 13   6    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper
15 12  16     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
16 10  13     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
17 15   6    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
18 17   5    11 Oh Happy Day-Four Knights
19  -   1    19 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
new entry: pop cover of #1 country hit by the Carlisles
20  -   6    12 Even Now-Eddie Fisher -Eddie Fisher

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:February 28,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU-Teresa Brewer
 2  2  14     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 3  3   6     3 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 4  4  12     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 5  6   5     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
 6  7   4     6 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 7  9   6     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
 8  8  13     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
 9  5  10     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
10 10   3    10 I Believe-Frankie Laine
11 13   4    11 Wild Horses-Perry Como
12 12   3    12 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
13 11  20     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James
14 17   7    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
15 14   7    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper
16 16  14     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
17 19   2    17 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
18 15  17     6 Keep It A Secret-Jo Stafford
19 18   6    11 Oh Happy Day-Four Knights
20  -   1    20 A Fool Such As I-Jo Stafford

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:March 7,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  14     1 TILL I WALTZ AGAIN WITH YOU-Teresa Brewer
 2  3   7     2 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 3  2  15     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 4 10   4     4 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 5  4  13     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 6  6   5     6 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 7  5   6     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
 8 12   4     8 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
 9  9  11     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
10 11   5    10 Wild Horses-Perry Como
11  7   7     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
12 15   8    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper
13  8  14     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
14 14   8    14 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
15 17   3    15 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
16  -   1    16 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
17 16  15     4 Oh Happy Day-Don Howard
18  -   1    18 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
18  -   1    18 Pretend-Eileen Barton
20  -   1    20 Downhearted-Eddie Fisher

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:March 14,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2   8     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  1  15     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 3  3  16     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 4  4   5     4 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 5  5  14     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 6  6   6     6 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 7  8   5     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
 8 10   6     8 Wild Horses-Perry Como
 9 11   8     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
10  9  12     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
11 16   2    11 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
12  7   7     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
13 14   9    13 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
14 12   9    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper
15 20   2    15 Downhearted-Eddie Fisher
16 13  15     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
17 15   4    15 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
17 18   2    17 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
17  -   1    17 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
20  -  21     1 Why Don't You Believe Me-Joni James

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:March 21,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   9     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  2  16     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 3  4   6     3 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 4  5  15     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 5 11   3     5 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 6  3  17     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 7  8   7     7 Wild Horses-Perry Como
 8  6   7     6 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 9  7   6     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
10  9   9     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
11 12   8     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa
12 17   2    12 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
13 10  13     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
14  -   1    14 I'm Sitting On Top Of The World-Les Paul & Mary Ford
15 16  16     7 Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me-Karen Chandler
16 13  10    13 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
17 17   5    15 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
18 15   3    15 Downhearted-Eddie Fisher
19 14  10    11 Oh Happy Day-Lawrence Welk  & Larry Hooper
20 17   3    17 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:March 28,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  10     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  2  17     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 3  3   7     3 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 4  8   8     4 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 5  4  16     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 6  5   4     5 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 7  6  18     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
 7  9   7     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
 9 10  10     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
10  7   8     7 Wild Horses-Perry Como
11 12   3    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
12 16  11    12 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
13 13  14     5 Have You Heard-Joni James
14 14   2    14 I'm Sitting On Top Of The World-Les Paul & Mary Ford
15 20   4    15 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
16 17   6    15 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
17  -   1    17 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
18  -   1    18 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
19  -   1    19 I Believe-Jane Froman
20 11   9     4 Anywhere I Wander-Julius LaRosa

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:April 4,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  2  18     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 3  3   8     3 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 4  4   9     4 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 5  6   5     5 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 6  5  17     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 7  7   8     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
 8 10   9     7 Wild Horses-Perry Como
 9  7  19     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
10  9  11     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
11 17   2    11 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
12 18   2    12 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
13 11   4    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
14 15   5    14 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
15 19   2    15 I Believe-Jane Froman
16  -   1    16 Ruby-Richard Hayman
17  -   1    17 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
actually Flo Sandons, whose voice was dubbed for S.M. in movie "Anna"
18 14   3    14 I'm Sitting On Top Of The World-Les Paul & Mary Ford
19 16   7    15 No Help Wanted-Rusty Draper
20 12  12    12 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:April 11,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  3   9     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 3  4  10     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 4  5   6     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 5  2  19     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 6  6  18     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 7 11   3     7 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 8  7   9     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
 9  8  10     7 Wild Horses-Perry Como
10 12   3    10 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
11 13   5    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
12 10  12     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
13 14   6    13 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
13 16   2    13 Ruby-Richard Hayman
15  9  20     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como
16 20  13    12 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
17 17   2    17 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
17  -   1    17 Can't I-Nat "King" Cole
19  -   1    19 Somebody Stole My Gal-Johnnie Ray
20 18   4    14 I'm Sitting On Top Of The World-Les Paul & Mary Ford

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:April 18,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  2  10     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 3  3  11     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 4  7   4     4 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 5  4   7     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 6  6  19     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
 7  8  10     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
 8  5  20     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 9 13   3     9 Ruby-Richard Hayman
10 10   4    10 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
11 11   6    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
12 13   7    12 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
13  9  11     7 Wild Horses-Perry Como
14  -   1    14 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
15 12  13     7 Side By Side-Kay Starr
16  -   1    16 Spinning A Web-Gaylords
17 16  14    12 Hot Toddy-Ralph Flanagan
18 17   2    17 Can't I-Nat "King" Cole
19 19   2    19 Somebody Stole My Gal-Johnnie Ray
20 15  21     1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes-Perry Como

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:April 25,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  4   5     2 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 3  2  11     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 4  3  12     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 5  5   8     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 6 10   5     6 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 7  9   4     7 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 8  8  21     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
 9  7  11     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
10  6  20     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
11 12   8    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
12  -   3    12 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
13 11   7    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
14 14   2    14 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
15  -   1    15 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
16  -   1    16 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
17 13  12     7 Wild Horses-Perry Como
17  -   3    15 I Believe-Jane Froman
19 18   3    17 Can't I-Nat "King" Cole
20 19   3    19 Somebody Stole My Gal-Johnnie Ray
original 1924 hit recording was by Ted Weems and the band

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:May 2,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  14     1 THE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW-Patti Page
 2  2   6     2 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 3  3  12     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 4  4  13     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 5  6   6     5 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 6  7   5     6 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 7  5   9     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
 8 12   4     8 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 9 14   3     9 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
10  9  12     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
11 11   9    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
12 16   2    12 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
13  8  22     1 Till I Waltz Again With You-Teresa Brewer
14 10  21     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords
15 13   8    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
16  -   1    16 Strange Things Are Happening-Red Buttons
17 17   4    17 I Believe-Jane Froman
18  -   1    18 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
song features the soprano of Sally Sweetland
19 15   2    15 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
20  -   1    20 Is It Any Wonder?-Joni James

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:May 9,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2   7     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  1  15     1 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 3  3  13     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 4  5   7     4 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 5  4  14     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 6  6   6     6 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 7  8   5     7 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 8  9   4     8 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 9  7  10     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
10 12   3    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
11 18   2    11 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
12 11  10    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
13 10  13     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
14 17   5    14 I Believe-Jane Froman
15 16   2    15 Strange Things Are Happening-Red Buttons
16 19   3    15 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
17 15   9    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie
18  -   1    18 Almost Always-Joni James
19  -   1    19 April In Portugal-Freddy Martin
20 14  22     3 Tell Me You're Mine-Gaylords

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:May 16,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   8     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2  16     1 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 3  4   8     3 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 4  3  14     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 5  5  15     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
 6  6   7     6 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 7 11   3     7 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 8  7   6     7 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 9  8   5     8 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
10 10   4    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
11 12  11    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
12  9  11     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
13 16   4    13 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
14 14   6    14 I Believe-Jane Froman
15  -   1    15 Crazy Man Crazy-Bill Haley and his Comets
was this the first bona fide "Rock & Roll" hit by a white artist?
16  -   1    16 Song From Moulin Rouge-Mantovani
17 19   2    17 April In Portugal-Freddy Martin
18 13  14     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
19 15   3    15 Strange Things Are Happening-Red Buttons
19 17  10    11 Caravan-Ralph Marterie

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:May 23,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   9     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  3   9     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 3  6   8     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 4  7   4     4 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 5  2  17     1 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 6  4  15     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 7  9   6     7 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 8  8   7     7 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 9  5  16     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
10 10   5    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
11 14   7    11 I Believe-Jane Froman
12 11  12    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
13 13   5    13 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
14 12  12     4 Tell Me A Story-Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd
15 17   3    15 April In Portugal-Freddy Martin
16 16   2    16 Song From Moulin Rouge-Mantovani
17 15   2    15 Crazy Man Crazy-Bill Haley and his Comets
18 18  15     7 Your Cheating Heart-Joni James
19  -   1    19 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
composed by Charlie Chaplin
20  -   1    20 Ruby-Les Baxter

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:May 30,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  10     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2  10     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 3  4   5     3 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 4  3   9     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 5  7   7     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 6  8   8     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 7  6  16     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 8  5  18     1 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 9  9  17     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
10 10   6    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
11 19   2    11 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
12 20   2    12 Ruby-Les Baxter
13 11   8    11 I Believe-Jane Froman
14 12  13    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
15 13   6    13 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
16  -   1    16 April In Portugal-Vic Damone
17 16   3    16 Song From Moulin Rouge-Mantovani
18 17   3    15 Crazy Man Crazy-Bill Haley and his Comets
19  -   1    19 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
20  -   1    20 Ruby-Victor Young

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:June 6,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2  11     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 3  3   6     3 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 4  4  10     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 5  5   8     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 6  7  17     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 7  6   9     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 8  8  19     1 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
 9 11   3     9 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
10  9  18     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
11 10   7    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
12 15   7    12 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
13 17   4    13 Song From Moulin Rouge-Mantovani
14 14  14    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
15 12   3    12 Ruby-Les Baxter
16 13   8    11 I Believe-Jane Froman
17 18   4    15 Crazy Man Crazy-Bill Haley and his Comets
18  -   1    18 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
19 16   2    16 April In Portugal-Vic Damone
20 19   2    19 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:June 13,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  3   7     2 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  2  12     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 4  4  11     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 5  5   9     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 6  6  18     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 7  7  10     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 8  9   4     8 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
 9 15   4     9 Ruby-Les Baxter
10 10  19     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
11 16   9    11 I Believe-Jane Froman
12 12   8    12 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
13  8  20     1 The Doggie In The Window-Patti Page
14  -   1    14 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
15  -   1    15 No Other Love-Perry Como
the melody taken from Richard Rodgers "Victory At Sea" TV score
16 11   8    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
17 20   3    17 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
18 14  15    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs
19 18   2    18 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
19 19   3    16 April In Portugal-Vic Damone

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:June 20,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2   8     2 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  3  13     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 4  4  12     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 5  5  10     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 6  8   5     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
 7  7  11     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
 8  6  19     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
 9 15   2     9 No Other Love-Perry Como
10 14   2    10 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
11  9   5     9 Ruby-Les Baxter
12  -   1    12 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
early (1934) Gordon Jenkins composition
13 10  20     3 Pretend-Nat King Cole
14 12   9    12 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
14 19   3    15 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
16  -   5    15 Crazy Man Crazy-Bill Haley and his Comets
17  -   5    13 Song From Moulin Rouge-Mantovani 
18  -   1    18 You You You-Ames Brothers
19 16   9    10 The Ho Ho Song-Red Buttons
19 18  16    11 Seven Lonely Days-Georgia Gibbs

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:June 27,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  14     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2   9     2 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  3  14     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 4  4  13     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 5  9   3     5 No Other Love-Perry Como
 6  5  11     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
 6 10   3     6 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 8  6   5     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
 9  8  20     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
10  7  12     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
11 11   6     9 Ruby-Les Baxter
12 12   2    12 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
13 15   4    13 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
14 14  10    12 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
15  -   1    15 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
16  -   4    16 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
17 16   6    15 Crazy Man Crazy-Bill Haley and his Comets
18  -   1    18 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
composed by DJ and singer ("Green Door") Jim Lowe
19 18   2    18 You You You-Ames Brothers
20  -   1    20 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
jazz number dating back to 1919

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:July 4,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  15     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2  10     2 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  3  15     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 4  4  14     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 5  5   4     5 No Other Love-Perry Como
 6  6   4     6 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 7  8   6     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
 8 12   3     8 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 9 10  13     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
10 19   3    10 You You You-Ames Brothers
11  9  21     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
12 16   5    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
13 18   2    13 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
14  6  12     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
15 11   7     9 Ruby-Les Baxter
16  -   1    16 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
17 13   5    13 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
18 15   2    18 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
19 14  11    12 April In Portugal-Richard Hayman
20 20   2    20 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:July 11,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  16     1 SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 2  2  11     2 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  5   5     3 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  3  16     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 5  6   5     5 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 6  7   7     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
 7  4  15     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 8  8   4     8 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 9 10   4     9 You You You-Ames Brothers
10 14  13     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
11 16   2    11 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
11 17   6    11 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
13  9  14     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
14 12   6    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
15 15   8     9 Ruby-Les Baxter
16 13   3    13 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
17 18   3    17 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
18  -   1    18 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
original version by the 17 year-old son of song's writer Artie Glenn
19 11  22     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine
20  -   1    20 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:July 18,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2  12     1 I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU-Eddie Fisher
 2  1  17     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 3  3   6     3 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  5   6     4 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 5  4  17     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 6  8   5     6 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 7  7  16     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
 8  6   8     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
 9  9   5     9 You You You-Ames Brothers
10 11   7    10 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
11 11   3    11 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
12 16   4    12 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
13 17   4    13 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
14 13  15     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
15 14   7    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
16 20   2    16 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt 
17 10  14     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como
18  -   3    18 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
19 18   2    18 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
20 19  23     2 I Believe-Frankie Laine

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:July 25,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 I'M WALKING BEHIND YOU-Eddie Fisher
 2  4   7     2 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 3  3   7     3 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  2  18     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 5  6   6     5 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 6  9   6     6 You You You-Ames Brothers
 7  5  18     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 8 11   4     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
 9 18   4     9 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
10 16   3    10 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt 
11  8   9     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
12 12   5    12 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
13  7  17     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
14 10   8    10 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
15 19   3    15 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
16 13   5    13 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
17 15   8    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
18  -   1    18 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
19 14  16     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano
20 17  15     5 Say You're Mine Again-Perry Como

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 1,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2   8     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  1  14     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  3   8     3 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  5   7     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 5  4  19     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 6  6   7     6 You You You-Ames Brothers
 7  9   5     7 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 8  7  19     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
 9 10   4     9 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt 
10 12   6    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
11  8   5     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
12 15   4    12 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
13 11  10     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
14 14   9    10 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
15 17   9    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
16 13  18     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
17 16   6    13 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
18 18   2    18 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
19  -   1    19 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
20 19  17     6 Anna-Sylvano Mangano

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 8,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   9     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  2  15     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 3  3   9     3 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  6   8     4 You You You-Ames Brothers
 5  4   8     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 6  5  20     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 7  7   6     7 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 8  9   5     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt 
 9 11   6     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
10 10   7    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
11  8  20     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
12 12   5    12 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
13 18   3    13 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
14 14  10    10 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
15 13  11     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
16 15  10    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
17 17   7    13 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
18 19   2    18 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
19 16  19     3 Ruby-Richard Hayman
20  -   9    12 Ruby-Les Baxter

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 15,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  10     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  3  10     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 3  2  15     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 4  4   9     4 You You You-Ames Brothers
 5  5   9     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 6  7   7     6 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 7  6  21     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
 8  8   6     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt 
 9 13   4     9 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
10  9   7     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
10 10   8    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
12 12   6    12 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
13 18   3    13 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
14 11  21     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
14 17   8    14 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr
16 14  11    10 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
17  -   1    17 Butterflies-Patti Page
18 16  11    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers
19 15  12     6 Terry's Theme (from "Limelight")-Frank Chacksfield
20  -   1    20 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
the first of many R&B groups named after birds

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 22,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  4  10     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 3  2  11     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  3  16     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 5  5  10     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 6  6   8     6 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 7  9   5     7 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
 8 10   8     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
 9 12   7     9 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
10  8   7     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt
11  -   1    11 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
Walter Schumann's famous theme from the nation's #2 TV show
12  7  22     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
13 13   4    13 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
14 10   9    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
15  -   1    15 My Love,My Love-Joni James
16 20   2    16 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
17  -   1    17 A Dear John Letter-Pat O'Day & Al Rawley
18 14  22     2 April In Portugal-Les Baxter
19 16  12    10 Half A Photograph-Kay Starr
20 18  12    12 I'd Rather Die Young-Hilltoppers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 29,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  2  11     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 3  3  12     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  5  11     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 5  4  17     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 6  6   9     6 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 7 11   2     7 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 8  7   6     7 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
 9 10   8     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt
10 13   5    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
11  8   9     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
12 14  10    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
13  9   8     9 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
14 16   3    14 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
15 15   2    15 My Love,My Love-Joni James
16  -   1    16 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
#1 country hit for Carl Smith
17 12  23     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
18  -   2    18 A Dear John Letter-Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky
#1 country hit for six weeks
19  -   1    19 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
20  -   9    14 Allez-vous-en-Kay Starr

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 5,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  2  12     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 3  3  13     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 4  6  10     4 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 5  7   3     5 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 6  4  12     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 7  8   7     7 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
 8  5  18     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
 9  9   9     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt
10 19   2    10 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
11 14   4    11 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
12 11  10     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
13 12  11    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
14 10   6    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
15 16   2    15 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
16 15   3    15 My Love,My Love-Joni James
16  -   1    16 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa 
18 13   9     9 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
19 17  24     1 Song From Moulin Rouge-Percy Faith & Felicia Sanders
20 18   3    18 A Dear John Letter-Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 12,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  14     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  2  13     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 3  4  11     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 4  5   4     4 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 5  3  14     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 6  6  13     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 7  7   8     7 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
 8 16   2     8 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa 
 9 10   3     9 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
10  8  19     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
11 15   3    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
12  9  10     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt
13 16   4    13 My Love,My Love-Joni James
14 11   5    11 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
15 12  11     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
16 14   7    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
17 13  12    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
18 18  10     9 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
19 20   4    18 A Dear John Letter-Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky
20  -   1    20 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 19,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  15     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  2  14     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 3  3  12     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 4  4   5     4 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 5  5  15     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 6  7   9     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
 7  9   4     7 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 8  6  14     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
 9  8   3     8 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa 
10 13   5    10 My Love,My Love-Joni James
11 12  11     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt
12 11   4    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
13 20   2    13 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
14 15  12     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
15 14   6    11 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
16 10  20     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
17 16   8    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
18 17  13    10 Gambler's Guitar-Rusty Draper
19 18  11     9 Crying In The Chapel-Darrell Glenn
19 19   5    18 A Dear John Letter-Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky
19  -   1    19 I See The Moon-Mariners

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 26,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  16     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  2  15     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 3  4   6     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 4  3  13     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 5  7   5     5 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 6  9   4     6 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa 
 7  5  16     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 8  -   1     8 St. George And The Dragonet-Stan Freberg
Freberg's parody of the Dragnet radio & TV series
 9  6  10     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
10  8  15     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
11 13   3    11 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
12 12   5    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
13 11  12     8 C'est Si Bon-Eartha Kitt
14 14  13     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
15 10   6    10 My Love,My Love-Joni James
16 17   9    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
17 16  21     1 I'm Walking Behind You-Eddie Fisher
18 19   2    18 I See The Moon-Mariners
19 19   6    18 A Dear John Letter-Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky
20  -   1    20 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad
18th Variation from Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 3,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  8   2     1 ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGONET-Stan Freberg
 2  1  17     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 3  2  16     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 4  4  14     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 5  5   6     5 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 6  3   7     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 7  6   5     6 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa 
 8  9  11     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
 9  7  17     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
10 10  16     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
11 11   4    11 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
12  -   1    12 Little Blue Riding Hood-Stan Freberg
flipside of "St. George" is another Dragnet parody
13  -   7    11 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
14  -   1    14 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
15 15   7    10 My Love,My Love-Joni James
16 19   7    16 A Dear John Letter-Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky
17 12   6    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
17 18   3    17 I See The Moon-Mariners
19 16  10    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
19 20   2    19 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 10,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   3     1 ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGONET-Stan Freberg
 2  2  18     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 3  3  17     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 4  4  15     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 5  5   7     5 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 6  7   6     6 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
it was on 10/19/1953 that Julie was (publicly) fired from the Godfrey show
 7  6   8     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 8  9  18     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
 9 11   5     9 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
10  8  12     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
11 10  17     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
12 12   2    12 Little Blue Riding Hood-Stan Freberg
13 17   7    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
14 15   8    10 My Love,My Love-Joni James
15 19  11    10 Crying In The Chapel-Rex Allen
16 13   8    11 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & The Orioles
17 17   4    17 I See The Moon-Mariners
18  -   1    18 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
19  -  14     8 With These Hands-Eddie Fisher
20 19   3    19 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad 
20  -   1    20 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 17,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   4     1 ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGONET-Stan Freberg
 2  2  19     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 3  3  18     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 4  5   8     4 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 5  6   7     5 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 6  4  16     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 7  9   6     7 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
 8  7   9     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
 9 10  13     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
10  8  19     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
10 18   2    10 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
12 12   3    12 Little Blue Riding Hood-Stan Freberg
13  -   2    13 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
14 11  18     4 P.S. I Love You-Hilltoppers
15 14   9    10 My Love,My Love-Joni James
16 13   8    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
17 20   4    17 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad
18 17   5    17 I See The Moon-Mariners
19  -   1    19 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
20 20   2    20 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 24,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   5     1 ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGONET-Stan Freberg
 2  2  20     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 3  3  19     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 4  4   9     4 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 5  5   8     5 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 6  7   7     6 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
 7  6  17     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 8 13   3     8 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 9  8  10     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
10 10   3    10 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
11  9  14     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
12 10  20     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
13 19   2    13 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
14 17   5    14 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad
15 18   6    15 I See The Moon-Mariners
16 12   4    12 Little Blue Riding Hood-Stan Freberg
17 20   3    17 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir 
18 16   9    11 Hey Joe-Frankie Laine
19  -   1    19 The Velvet Glove-Henri Rene & Hugo Winterhalter
19  -   1    19 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 31,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2  21     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  1   6     1 St. George And The Dragonet-Stan Freberg
 3  3  20     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 4  4  10     4 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 5  6   8     5 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
 6  5   9     5 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 7  7  18     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 8 10   4     8 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
 9  8   4     8 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
10 11  15     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
11 13   3    11 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
12 12  21     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
12  -   1    12 You Alone-Perry Como
14 15   7    14 I See The Moon-Mariners
15  9  11     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
16 19   2    16 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers
17 14   6    14 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad
18 17   4    17 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir 
18 19   2    18 The Velvet Glove-Henri Rene & Hugo Winterhalter
20  -  10    10 My Love,My Love-Joni James

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 7,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  22     1 VAYA CON DIOS-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 2  6  10     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 3  4  11     3 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 4  5   9     4 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
 5  3  21     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 6  2   7     1 St. George And The Dragonet-Stan Freberg
 7  7  19     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 8  9   5     8 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 9  8   5     8 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
10 12   2    10 You Alone-Perry Como
11  -   1    11 Love Walked In-Hilltoppers
revival of one of the top songs of 1938
12 16   3    12 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers
13 11   4    11 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
14  -   1    14 That's Amore-Dean Martin
15 10  16     6 Crying In The Chapel-June Valli
16 18   5    16 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir 
17 14   8    14 I See The Moon-Mariners
18 15  12     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
19 12  22     2 No Other Love-Perry Como
20  -   1    20 Rachmaninoff:The Eighteenth Variation-William Kapell

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 14,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  4  10     1 RAGS TO RICHES-Tony Bennett
 2  3  12     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 3  1  23     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 4  2  11     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 5  5  22     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 6  6   8     1 St. George And The Dragonet-Stan Freberg
 7  8   6     7 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 8  9   6     8 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
 9  7  20     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
10 14   2    10 That's Amore-Dean Martin
11 10   3    10 You Alone-Perry Como
12 12   4    12 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers
12 13   5    11 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
14  -   7    14 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad
15 16   6    15 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir 
16 11   2    11 Love Walked In-Hilltoppers
17 18  13     3 Dragnet-Ray Anthony
18 17   9    14 I See The Moon-Mariners
19  -   1    19 Pa-Paya Mama-Perry Como
20  -   1    20 Marie-Four Tunes

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 21,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 RAGS TO RICHES-Tony Bennett
 2  2  13     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 3  3  24     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 4  4  12     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 5  5  23     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 6  7   7     6 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 7  8   7     7 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
 8  9  21     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
 9 10   3     9 That's Amore-Dean Martin
10  6   9     1 St. George And The Dragonet-Stan Freberg
11 12   6    11 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
12 11   4    10 You Alone-Perry Como
13  -   1    13 Changing Partners-Patti Page
million-seller with almost exact arrangement as her "Tennessee Waltz"
14 12   5    12 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers
15 15   7    15 In The Mission Of St. Augustine-Sammy Kaye & Jeffrey Clay Choir 
16 18  10    14 I See The Moon-Mariners
17 16   3    11 Love Walked In-Hilltoppers
18  -   3    18 The Velvet Glove-Henri Rene & Hugo Winterhalter 
19  -   2    19 Rachmaninoff:The Eighteenth Variation-William Kapell
classical pianist died 10/29/53..same piece as #20 below
20 14   8    14 The Story Of Three Loves-Jerry Murad

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 28,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 RAGS TO RICHES-Tony Bennett
 2  2  14     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 3  3  25     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 4  5  24     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 5  4  13     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 6  6   8     6 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 7  9   4     7 That's Amore-Dean Martin
 8  7   8     7 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
 9 13   2     9 Changing Partners-Patti Page
10  8  22     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
10 11   7    10 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
12 14   6    12 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers
13 12   5    10 You Alone-Perry Como
14 10  10     1 St. George And The Dragonet-Stan Freberg
15 17   3    11 Love Walked In-Hilltoppers
16  -   1    16 Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt
17 16  11    14 I See The Moon-Mariners
18  -   1    18 Heart Of My Heart-Don Cornell,Johnny Desmond & Alan Dale
19  -   1    19 Stranger In Paradise-Four Aces
from "Kismet," based on Borodin's Polovetsian Dances
20  -   1    20 Oh Mein Papa-Eddie Calvert
20  -   1    20 Heart Of My Heart-Four Aces
based on decades-old barbershop quartet song

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 5,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  13     1 RAGS TO RICHES-Tony Bennett
 2  2  15     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 3  7   5     3 That's Amore-Dean Martin
 4  6   9     4 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 5  3  26     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
 6  5  14     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
 7  4  25     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
 8  9   3     8 Changing Partners-Patti Page
 9 20   2     9 Oh Mein Papa-Eddie Calvert
10 16   2    10 Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt
11  8   9     7 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
12 10   8    10 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
13 13   6    10 You Alone-Perry Como
14  -   1    14 Stranger In Paradise-Tony Bennett
15 19   2    15 Stranger In Paradise-Four Aces
16  -   1    16 Changing Partners-Kay Starr 
16 10  23     3 Oh!-Pee Wee Hunt
18 17  12    14 I See The Moon-Mariners
19  -   1    19 Oh My Papa-Eddie Fisher
20 20   2    20 Heart Of My Heart-Four Aces

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 12,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  14     1 RAGS TO RICHES-Tony Bennett
 2  3   6     2 That's Amore-Dean Martin
 3 19   2     3 Oh My Papa-Eddie Fisher
 4  2  16     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 5  4  10     4 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 6  8   4     6 Changing Partners-Patti Page
 7 10   3     7 Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt
 8 14   2     8 Stranger In Paradise-Tony Bennett
 9  7  26     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
10  9   3     9 Oh Mein Papa-Eddie Calvert
11  5  27     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
12  6  15     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
13 15   3    13 Stranger In Paradise-Four Aces
14 11  10     7 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
15 16   2    15 Changing Partners-Kay Starr 
16 13   7    10 You Alone-Perry Como
17 12   9    10 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
18  -   1    18 Christmas Dragnet-Stan Freberg
19 20   3    18 Heart Of My Heart-Four Aces
20 18  13    14 I See The Moon-Mariners

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 19,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  15     1 RAGS TO RICHES-Tony Bennett
 2  3   3     2 Oh My Papa-Eddie Fisher
 3  2   7     2 That's Amore-Dean Martin
 4  5  11     4 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 5  6   5     5 Changing Partners-Patti Page
 6  8   3     6 Stranger In Paradise-Tony Bennett
 7  4  17     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 8  7   4     7 Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt
 9 10   4     9 Oh Mein Papa-Eddie Calvert
10 12  16     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
11 13   4    11 Stranger In Paradise-Four Aces
12  9  27     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
13 18   2    13 Christmas Dragnet-Stan Freberg
14 11  28     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
15 15   3    15 Changing Partners-Kay Starr 
16 19   4    16 Heart Of My Heart-Four Aces
17 14  11     7 Many Times-Eddie Fisher
18 16   8    10 You Alone-Perry Como
19 17  10    10 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads
20 20  14    14 I See The Moon-Mariners 
20  -   7    12 To Be Alone-Hilltoppers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 26,1953
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2   4     1 OH MY PAPA-Eddie Fisher
 2  1  16     1 Rags To Riches-Tony Bennett
 3  3   8     2 That's Amore-Dean Martin
 4  8   5     4 Santa Baby-Eartha Kitt
 5  4  12     4 Ricochet-Teresa Brewer
 6  5   6     5 Changing Partners-Patti Page
 7  6   4     6 Stranger In Paradise-Tony Bennett
 8  7  18     2 Ebb Tide-Frank Chacksfield
 9  9   5     9 Oh Mein Papa-Eddie Calvert
10 11   5    10 Stranger In Paradise-Four Aces
11 10  17     2 Eh Cumpari-Julius LaRosa
12 14  29     1 Vaya Con Dios-Les Paul & Mary Ford
13 12  28     2 You You You-Ames Brothers
14 15   4    14 Changing Partners-Kay Starr 
15 13   3    13 Christmas Dragnet-Stan Freberg
16 16   5    16 Heart Of My Heart-Four Aces
17  -   1    17 Stranger In Paradise-Tony Martin 
18 18   9    10 You Alone-Perry Como
18  -   2    18 Heart Of My Heart-Don Cornell,Johnny Desmond & Alan Dale 
20 19  11    10 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)-Four Lads

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