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BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S WEEKLY "NATIONAL BEST SELLERS RHYTHM & BLUES RECORDS" CHARTS FROM 1953


BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 3,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  4  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  2 14  1 Five Long Years-Eddie Boyd
 3  3  3  3 Sad Hours-Little Walter
 4  6  5  4 I Played The Fool-Clovers
 5  8  3  5 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 6  6 15  2 Juke-Little Walter
 6 RE  9  5 Oooh,Oooh,Oooh-Lloyd Price
 8  -  1  8 I'd Be Satisfied-Dominoes
 9  4  8  3 My Story-Chuck Willis
10  -  1 10 Mean Old World-Little Walter

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 10,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  5  4  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 3  4  6  3 I Played The Fool-Clovers
 4  3  4  3 Sad Hours-Little Walter
 5  9  9  3 My Story-Chuck Willis
 6  2 15  1 Five Long Years-Eddie Boyd
 7  6 16  2 Juke-Little Walter
 8  -  1  8 Gabbin' Blues-BHig Maybelle
 9  -  1  9 The Bells-Dominoes
 9  -  1  9 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 17,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  2  5  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 3  4  5  3 Sad Hours-Little Walter
 4  3  7  3 I Played The Fool-Clovers
 5  5 10  3 My Story-Chuck Willis
 6  9  2  6 The Bells-Dominoes
 6  9  2  6 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 8 RE 17  1 You Know I Love You-B.B. King
 9  8  2  8 Gabbin' Blues-BHig Maybelle
10 RE  5  7 Port Of Rico-Illinois Jacquet

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 24,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  2  6  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 3  3  6  3 Sad Hours-Little Walter
 3  6  3  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 5  -  1  5 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 6  8 18  1 You Know I Love You-B.B. King
 7  6  3  6 The Bells-Dominoes
 8  4  8  3 I Played The Fool-Clovers
 9  -  1  9 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
10  9  3  8 Gabbin' Blues-BHig Maybelle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JANUARY 31,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  5  2  2 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 3  2  7  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 4  3  4  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 5  -  1  5 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 6  7  4  6 The Bells-Dominoes
 7  3  7  3 Sad Hours-Little Walter
 8 RE  2  8 Hey Mrs. Jones-Jimmy Forrest
 9  8  9  3 I Played The Fool-Clovers
10  9  2  9 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 7,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  2  3  2 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 3  4  5  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 4  5  2  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 5  3  8  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 6  6  5  6 The Bells-Dominoes
 7 10  3  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 8  -  1  8 Ain't It A Shame-Lloyd Price
 9  -  1  9 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
10  7  8  3 Sad Hours-Little Walter

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 14,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 10  1 I DON'T KNOW-WILLIE MABON
 2  2  4  2 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 3  9  2  3 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
 4  4  3  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 5  3  6  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 6  -  1  6 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 7  5  9  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 8  7  4  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 8  6  6  6 The Bells-Dominoes
10  -  1 10 I Believe-Elmore James

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 21,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  5  1 BABY DON'T DO IT-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  1 11  1 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
 3  6  2  3 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 4  3  3  3 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
 5  4  4  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 6  5  7  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 7  8  5  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 8  7 10  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee
 9 10  2  9 I Believe-Elmore James
10  8  7  6 The Bells-Dominoes
10  -  1 10 Pretend-Nat "King" Cole

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:FEBRUARY 28,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 BABY DON'T DO IT-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  3  3  2 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 3  2 12  1 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
 4  4  4  3 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
 5  5  5  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 6  6  8  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 7  7  6  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 8  -  1  8 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 9  9  3  9 I Believe-Elmore James
10 RE  2  8 Ain't It A Shame-Lloyd Price

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 7,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  4  1 (MAMA) HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN-RUTH BROWN
 2  1  7  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 3  3 13  1 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
 4  4  5  3 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
 5  5  6  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 6  8  2  6 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 7  6  9  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 8  7  7  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 9  -  1  9 Baby,I'm Doin' It-Annisteen Allen
10 RE 11  2 I'm Gone-Shirley & Lee

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 14,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  8  1 BABY DON'T DO IT-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  1  5  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 3  3 14  1 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
 4  5  7  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 5  6  3  5 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 6  4  6  3 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
 6  7 10  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 8  8  8  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 8  9  2  8 Baby,I'm Doin' It-Annisteen Allen
10  -  1 10 Crawlin'-The Clovers 

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 21,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  6  1 (MAMA) HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN-RUTH BROWN
 2  1  9  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 3  5  4  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 4  3 15  1 I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
 5  6 11  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 5 10  2  5 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 7  4  8  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 8  6  7  3 Yes,I Know (What You're Putting Down)-Linda Hayes
 9  -  1  9 My Kind Of Woman-Emitt Slay Trio
10  -  1 10 24 Hours-Eddie Boyd

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MARCH 28,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 (MAMA) HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN-RUTH BROWN
 2  2 10  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 3  3  5  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 4  5  3  4 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 5  -  1  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
 6  -  1  6 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 7  7  9  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace
 8 RE  9  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
 9  5 12  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
10  9  2  9 My Kind Of Woman-Emitt Slay Trio

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 4,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 (MAMA) HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN-RUTH BROWN
 2  6  2  2 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 3  2 11  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 4  4  4  4 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 5  3  6  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 6  5  2  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
 7  -  1  7 Red Top-King Pleasure
 8  9 13  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
 9  8 10  7 Dream Girl-Jesse & Marvin
10  7 10  4 Cross My Heart-Johnny Ace

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 11,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 (MAMA) HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN-RUTH BROWN
 2  2  3  2 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 3  4  5  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 4  5  7  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 5  3 12  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 6  7  2  6 Red Top-King Pleasure
 7  6  3  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
 8  -  1  8 (Daughter) That's Your Red Wagon-Sax Kari & Gloria Irving
 9  8 14  3 Soft-Tiny Bradshaw
10 RE  2 10 24 Hours-Eddie Boyd

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 18,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  4  1 HOUND DOG-WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON
 2  1 10  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 3  3  6  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 4  6  3  4 Red Top-King Pleasure
 5  4  8  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 6  7  4  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
 7  5 13  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales
 8  8  2  8 (Daughter) That's Your Red Wagon-Sax Kari & Gloria Irving
 9  -  1  9 Bear Cat-Rufus Thomas
10  -  1 10 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:APRIL 25,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 HOUND DOG-WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON
 2  2 11  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 3  9  2  3 Bear Cat-Rufus Thomas
 4  3  7  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 5  6  9  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 6 10  2  6 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 7  4  4  4 Red Top-King Pleasure
 8  6  5  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
 9  -  1  9 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
10  7 14  1 Baby Don't Do It-The "5" Royales

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 2,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 HOUND DOG-WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON
 2  2 12  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 3  3  3  3 Bear Cat-Rufus Thomas
 4  4  8  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 5  6  3  5 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 6  -  1  6 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 7  7  5  4 Red Top-King Pleasure
 8  5 10  3 Let Me Go Home Whiskey-Amos Milburn
 9  8  6  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
10  9  2  9 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 9,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 HOUND DOG-WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON
 2  2 13  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 3  6  2  3 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 4  5  4  4 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 5  3  4  3 Bear Cat-Rufus Thomas
 6  4  9  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
 7  7  6  4 Red Top-King Pleasure
 8 10  3  8 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 9  9  7  5 Woke Up This Morning-B.B. King
10  -  1 10 Goin' To The River-Chuck Willis

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 16,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 HOUND DOG-WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON
 2  3  3  2 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 3  7  7  3 Red Top-King Pleasure
 4  4  5  4 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 5  2 14  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 6  8  4  6 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 7  5  5  3 Bear Cat-Rufus Thomas
 8  -  1  8 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 9  6 10  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
10 10  2 10 Goin' To The River-Chuck Willis

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 23,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 HOUND DOG-WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON
 2  3  4  2 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 3  3  8  3 Red Top-King Pleasure
 4  8  2  4 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 5  6  5  5 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 6  4  6  4 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 7  5 15  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 8  7  6  3 Bear Cat-Rufus Thomas
 9  9 11  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
10  -  1 10 Crazy,Crazy,Crazy-The "5" Royales

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:MAY 30,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  5  1 I'M MAD-WILLIE MABON
 2  4  3  2 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 3  1 10  1 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 4  5  6  4 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 5  6  7  4 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 6  3  9  3 Red Top-King Pleasure
 7  7 16  1 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean-Ruth Brown
 8 10  2  8 Crazy,Crazy,Crazy-The "5" Royales
 9  9 12  3 Crawlin'-The Clovers
10  -  1 10 Is It A Dream?-Vocaleers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 6,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 I'M MAD-WILLIE MABON
 2  4  7  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 3  2  4  2 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 4  5  8  4 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 5  3 11  1 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 6  6 10  3 Red Top-King Pleasure
 7  8  3  7 Crazy,Crazy,Crazy-The "5" Royales
 8  -  1  8 These Foolish Things-Dominoes
 9 10  2  9 Is It A Dream?-Vocaleers
10  -  1 10 Way Back Home-Big Maybelle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 13,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  3  5  1 HELP ME SOMEBODY-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  2  8  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 3  4  9  3 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 4  1  7  1 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 5  8  2  5 These Foolish Things-Dominoes
 6  5 12  1 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 7  6 11  3 Red Top-King Pleasure
 8  7  4  7 Crazy,Crazy,Crazy-The "5" Royales
 9  9  3  9 Is It A Dream?-Vocaleers
10 10  2 10 Way Back Home-Big Maybelle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 20,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 HELP ME SOMEBODY-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  2  9  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 3  3 10  3 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 4  4  8  1 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 5  -  1  5 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 6  6 13  1 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
 7  5  3  5 These Foolish Things-Dominoes
 8  9  4  8 Is It A Dream?-Vocaleers
 9  -  1  9 Hittin' On Me-Buddy Johnson
10  7 12  3 Red Top-King Pleasure

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JUNE 27,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 HELP ME SOMEBODY-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  2 10  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 3  3 11  3 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 3  5  2  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 5  -  1  5 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 6  -  1  6 I Found Out-Da Droppers
 7  7  4  5 These Foolish Things-Dominoes
 8  4  9  1 I'm Mad-Willie Mabon
 9  8  5  8 Is It A Dream?-Vocaleers
10  6 14  1 Hound Dog-Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 4,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 HELP ME SOMEBODY-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  5  2  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 3  6  2  3 I Found Out-Da Droppers
 4  2 11  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 5  3 12  3 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 6  3  3  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 7  -  1  7 Third Degree-Eddie Boyd
 8  7  5  5 These Foolish Things-Dominoes
 9  -  1  9 The Clock-Johnny Ace
10  9  6  8 Is It A Dream?-Vocaleers

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 11,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 HELP ME SOMEBODY-THE "5" ROYALES
 2  5  3  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 3  9  2  3 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 4  3  3  3 I Found Out-Da Droppers
 5  6  4  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 6  5 13  3 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
 7  4 12  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 8  7  2  7 Third Degree-Eddie Boyd
 9  -  1  9 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
10  8  6  5 These Foolish Things-Dominoes

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 18,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  3  3  1 THE CLOCK-JOHNNY ACE
 2  2  4  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 3  1 10  1 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 4  4  4  3 I Found Out-Da Droppers
 5  5  5  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 6  9  2  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
 7  8  3  7 Third Degree-Eddie Boyd
 8  7 13  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino
 9  6 14  3 I Wanna Know-Da Droppers
10 10  7  5 These Foolish Things-Dominoes

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:JULY 25,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  3  1 THE CLOCK-JOHNNY ACE
 2  2  4  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 3  3 10  1 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 4  -  1  4 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 5  5  5  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 6  6  2  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
 7  4  4  3 I Found Out-Da Droppers
 7  -  1  7 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 9  -  1  9 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
10  8 13  2 Goin' To The River-Fats Domino

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 1,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  4  1 THE CLOCK-JOHNNY ACE
 2  2  5  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 3  4  2  3 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  3 11  1 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 5  -  1  5 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 6  5  6  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 7  7  2  7 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 8  6  3  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
 9  9  2  9 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
10  -  1 10 Get It-Royals

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 8,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 THE CLOCK-JOHNNY ACE
 2  5  2  2 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 3  2  6  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 4  3  3  3 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 5  4 12  1 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 6  7  3  6 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 7  8  4  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
 8  9  3  8 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 9  6  7  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
10 10  2 10 Get It-Royals

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 15,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 THE CLOCK-JOHNNY ACE
 2  2  3  2 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 3  4  4  3 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  3  7  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 5  6  4  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 6  8  4  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 7  7  5  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
 8  5 13  1 Help Me Somebody-The "5" Royales
 8  9  8  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
10 10  3 10 Get It-Royals

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 22,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  4  1 CRYING IN THE CHAPEL-SONNY TIL & ORIOLES
 2  1  7  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 2  3  5  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  4  8  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 5  -  1  5 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 6  5  5  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 7  6  5  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 8  8  9  3 Wild,Wild Young Men-Ruth Brown
 9  7  6  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
10  -  1 10 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:AUGUST 29,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 CRYING IN THE CHAPEL-SONNY TIL & ORIOLES
 2  2  6  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 3  2  8  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 4  4  9  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 5  5  2  5 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 6 10  2  6 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 7  6  6  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 8  7  6  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 9  9  7  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
10 RE  4 10 Get It-Royals

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 5,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 CRYING IN THE CHAPEL-SONNY TIL & ORIOLES
 2  2  7  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 3  3  9  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 4  6  3  4 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 5  4 10  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 6  5  3  5 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 7  8  7  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 8  7  7  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 9  9  8  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
10  -  1 10 Baby It's You-Spaniels

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 12,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 CRYING IN THE CHAPEL-SONNY TIL & ORIOLES
 2  4  4  2 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 3  2  8  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  6  4  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 5  3 10  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 6  5 11  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 7  7  8  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 8  8  8  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 9  9  9  6 Mercy,Mr.Percy-Varetta Dillard
10 RE  5 10 Get It-Royals

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 19,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  5  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  1  8  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 3  3  9  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  4  5  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 5  5 11  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 6  6 12  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 7  7  9  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 8 10  6  8 Get It-Royals
 9  8  9  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
10 RE  2 10 Baby It's You-Spaniels

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:SEPTEMBER 26,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  2  9  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 3  3 10  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  4  6  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 5  5 12  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace
 6  6 13  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 7  9 10  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
 8  -  1  8 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 9  -  1  9 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
10  8  7  8 Get It-Royals

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 3,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  2 10  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 3  3 11  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 4  4  7  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 5  9  2  5 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 6  -  1  6 Feelin' Good-Little Junior's Blue Flames
 7  8  2  7 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 8  6 14  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King
 9  7 11  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
10  5 13  1 The Clock-Johnny Ace

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 10,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  3 12  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 3  2 11  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 4  4  8  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 5  7  3  5 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 6  5  3  5 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 6  6  2  6 Feelin' Good-Little Junior's Blue Flames
 8 RE 10  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 9  9 12  5 Please Don't Leave Me-Fats Domino
10  8 15  2 Please Love Me-B.B. King

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 17,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  9  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  2 13  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 3  3 12  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 4  5  4  4 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 5  6  4  5 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 6  4  9  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 7  6  3  6 Feelin' Good-Little Junior's Blue Flames
 8  8 11  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis
 8  -  1  8 Please Hurry Home-B.B. King
10  -  1 10 Rosemary-Fats Domino

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 24,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 10  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  4  5  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 3  3 13  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 4  2 14  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 5  5  5  5 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 6  6 10  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 7  7  4  6 Feelin' Good-Little Junior's Blue Flames
 8  8  2  8 Please Hurry Home-B.B. King
 9  -  1  9 Blues With Feeling-Little Walter
10  -  1 10 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:OCTOBER 31,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 11  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  2  6  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 3  5  6  3 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 4  4 15  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 5  3 14  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 6 10  2  6 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
 7  9  2  7 Blues With Feeling-Little Walter
 8  6 11  4 Too Much Lovin'-The "5" Royales
 9  -  1  9 Money Honey-Clyde McPhatter
10  7  5  6 Feelin' Good-Little Junior's Blue Flames

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 7,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 12  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  3  7  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 3  9  2  3 Money Honey-Clyde McPhatter
 4  2  7  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 5 10  6  5 Feelin' Good-Little Junior's Blue Flames
 6  7  3  6 Blues With Feeling-Little Walter
 7  5 15  1 Crying In The Chapel-Sonny Til & Orioles
 8  4 16  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 9  6  3  6 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
10 RE 12  6 Don't Deceive Me-Chuck Willis

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 14,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1 13  1 SHAKE A HAND-FAYE ADAMS
 2  3  3  2 Money Honey-Clyde McPhatter
 3  2  8  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 4  4  8  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 5  9  4  5 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
 6  -  1  6 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 7  8 17  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 8  6  4  6 Blues With Feeling-Little Walter
 9  -  1  9 Drunk-Jimmy Liggins
10  -  1 10 Fat Daddy-Dinah Washington

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 21,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  2  4  1 MONEY HONEY-CLYDE McPHATTER
 2  1 14  1 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 3  3  9  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 4  4  9  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 5  6  2  5 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 6  5  5  5 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
 7  9  2  7 Drunk-Jimmy Liggins
 8  7 18  2 Good Lovin'-Clovers
 9  -  1  9 Mad Love-Muddy Waters
10  8  5  6 Blues With Feeling-Little Walter

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:NOVEMBER 28,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  5  1 MONEY HONEY-CLYDE McPHATTER
 2  3 10  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 3  2 15  1 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 4  4 10  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 5  5  3  5 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 6  -  1  6 Rags To Riches-Dominoes
 7  6  6  5 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
 8  -  1  8 Marie-Four Tunes
 9  7  3  7 Drunk-Jimmy Liggins
10  9  2  9 Mad Love-Muddy Waters

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 5,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 MONEY HONEY-CLYDE McPHATTER
 2  2 11  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 3  3 16  1 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 4  6  2  4 Rags To Riches-Dominoes
 5  4 11  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 6  5  4  5 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 7  7  7  5 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
 8  8  2  8 Marie-Four Tunes
 9  9  4  7 Drunk-Jimmy Liggins
10  -  1 10 My Country Man-Big Maybelle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 12,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  6  1 MONEY HONEY-CLYDE McPHATTER
 2  2 11  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 3  4  2  3 Rags To Riches-Dominoes
 4  3 16  1 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 5  6  4  5 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 6  5 11  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 7  -  1  7 I'll Be True-Faye Adams
 8  7  7  5 TV Is The Thing-Dinah Washington
 9  8  2  8 Marie-Four Tunes
 9 10  2  9 My Country Man-Big Maybelle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 19,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  7  1 MONEY HONEY-CLYDE McPHATTER
 2  2 12  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 3  3  3  3 Rags To Riches-Dominoes
 4  7  2  4 I'll Be True-Faye Adams
 5  5  5  5 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 6  4 17  1 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 7  6 12  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 7  9  3  7 Marie-Four Tunes
 9 RE  3  8 Ain't It A Shame-Lloyd Price
10 RE  2 10 Fat Daddy-Dinah Washington

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S R&B SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:DECEMBER 26,1953
"National Best Sellers Rhythm & Blues Records" 
TW LW Wks HP Song-Artist
 1  1  8  1 MONEY HONEY-CLYDE McPHATTER
 2  2 13  2 Honey Hush-Joe Turner
 3  5  6  3 I Had A Notion-Joe Morris
 4  3  4  3 Rags To Riches-Dominoes
 5  4  3  4 I'll Be True-Faye Adams
 6  6 18  1 Shake A Hand-Faye Adams
 7  7 13  2 One Scotch,One Bourbon,One Beer-Amos Milburn
 8  7  4  7 Marie-Four Tunes
 9  -  1  9 Something Wrong-Fats Domino
10  9  4  8 Ain't It A Shame-Lloyd Price





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