THE BRITISH BESTSELLING MUSIC TRACKS OF 1952

BRITISH BESTSELLING MUSIC TRACKS OF 1952

  There was no Best Selling record charts in the UK until 15th November 1952.
  But here is a list of all the records that would have appeared in the Top 30 if one had been compiled each week 1st January 1952 – 27th October 1952 
1 Nat King Cole Unforgetable
2 Del Wood Down Yonder
3 Frankie Laine Jealousy
4 Guy Mitchell There’s Always Room At Our House
5 Les Paul & Mary Ford In The Good Old Summertime
6 Sir Hubert Pimm Wanna Say Hello!
7 Reggie Goff Once/ Sweetheart of Yesterday
8 Johnnie Ray Cry / The Little White Cloud That Cried
9 Mario Lanza My Song, My Love
10 Jo Stafford Shrimp Boats (A comin’ There’s Dancing Tonight)
11 Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford Hey Good Lookin’ / Gambella (The Gamblin’ Lady)
12 Donald Peers Wish I Wuz / Cold Heart
13 Frankie Laine When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
14 Tennessee Ernie & Helen O’Connell Hey Good Lookin’ 
15 Donald Peers Why Worry
16 Frankie Laine Love is Such A Cheat
17 Doris Day Domino
18 Louis Armstrong Because Of You
19 Donald Peers If You Smile At The Sun
20 Winifred Atwell Dinah Boogie
21 George Formby Saving Up For Sally
22 Teddy Johnson Once 
23 Doris Day Lullaby of Broadway
24 Eddie Fisher Turn Back The Hands of Time
25 Teresa Brewer Wuz
26 Hank Williams Hey Good Lookin’
27 Jimmy Young Too Young
28 Edmund Hockeridge Once
29 Tennessee Ernie Kissin’ Bug Boogie
30 Teddy Johnson Love’s Roundabout
31 Vic Damone Longing For You
32 Teddy Johnson Longing For You
33 Tommy Edwards It’s All In The Game
34 Bing Crosby Domino / Country Style
35 Helen O’Connell Slow Coach
36 Johnnie Ray Please Mr Sun /( Here I Am) Broken Hearted
37 Leroy Anderson Blue Tango
38 Nat King Cole Song of Delilah
39 Donald Peers There’s Always Room At Our House
40 Louis Armstrong It’s All In The Game
41 Winifred Atwell Jubilee Rag
42 David Hughes Only Fools
43 Lee Lawrence Omly Fools
44 Gracie Fields At The End Of The Day
45 Billy May Charmaine
46 Bing Crosby The Last Mile Home
47 Guy Mitchell Wimmin’
48 Robert Wilson The Gay Gordons
49 Billy Eckstine The Weaver of Dreams
50 Johnny Brandon Slow Coach
51 Jo Stafford A-Round The Corner
52 Four Aces Tell Me Why
53 Frankie Laine One For My Baby
54 Donald Peers Mistakes
55 Guy Mitchell We Won’t Live In A Castle
56 Frankie Laine I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
57 Lee Lawrence At Last! At Last! / The Black Sombrero
58 Tony Martin At Last! At Last!
59 Gwen Liddel Mistakes
60 Johnston Brothers Be My Life’s Companion
61 Jimmy Young We Won’t Live In A Castle
62 Ray Ellington Slow Coach
63 Radio Revellers Slow Coach
64 Eric Winstone Only Fools
65 Nat King Cole Route 66
66 Doris Day Tell Me Why
67 Frankie Laine To Be Worthy Of You
68 Mario Lanza Temptation
69 Doris Day Moonlight Bay
70 Sammy Davis That Old Black Magic
71 Frankie Laine Metro Polka
72 Sy Oliver Blacksmith Blues
73 Bing Crosby The Isle of Innisfree
74 Teddy Johnson We Won’t Live In A Castle
75 Kay Starr The Brothers
76 David Hughes Never
77 Eric Winstone Show Train Blues
78 Johnnie Ray Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
79 Guy Mitchell There’s A Pawnshop On The Corner
80 Frankie Laine The Gandy Dancer’s Ball
81 Doris Day A Guy Is A Guy
82 Ella Mae Morse Blacksmith Blues
83 Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford Hambone
84 Max Bygraves Cowpuncher’s Cantata
85 Ted Heath& His Music & Lita Roza Blacksmith Blues
86 David Hughes Be Anything (But Be Mine)
87 Nat King Cole Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
88 Ray Martin Blue Tango
89 Phil Harris Hambone
90 Alan Dean Be Anything (But Be Mine)
91 Five Smith Brothers Saturday Rag
92 Jimmy Young Be Anything (But Be Mine)
93 Johnnie Ray Don’t Blame Me
94 Guy Mitchell Don’t Rob Another Man’s Castle
95 Eddie Fisher I’m Yours
96 Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersein Sweeetheart
97 Hugo Winterhalter Blue Tango
98 Alma Cogan To Be Worthy Of You
99 Ray Martin Belle of the Ball
100 Teddy Johnson I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
101 David Hughes Kiss of Fire
102 Bobby Wayne Wheel of Firtune
103 Tony Martin Kiss of Fire
104 Doris Day & Guy Mitchell A little Kiss Goodnight
105 Billy Eckstein Kiss of Fire
106 Norman Wisdow Beware
107 Edmundo Ros Blue Tango
108 Doris Day If I were A Bell
109 Four Aces I’m Yours
110 Louis Armstrong Kiss of Fire
111 Lita Roza High Noon
112 Jimmy Shand Bluebell Polka
113 Hank Williams Half As Much
114 Wilfred Thomas High Noon
115 Ella Mae Morse Oakie Boogie
116 Billy Thorburn Auf Wiedersein Sweeetheart
117 Frank Cordell Delicado
118 Harry Belafonte Chimney Smoke
119 Roberto Inglez Delicado
120 Ray Burns Etermally
121 Nat King Cole Somewhere Along The Way / Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
122 Tex Ritter High Noon
123 Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford High Noon
124 Al Martino Here In My Heart
125 Johnnie Ray The Lady Drinks Champagne
126 Eve Boswell Sugarbush
127 Teddy Johnson & Pearl Carr No One Could Love You
128 Donald Peers Meet Me On The Corner
129 Dickie Valentine Broken Wings
130 Rosemary Clooney Botch-A-Me
131 Doris Day & Frankie Laine Sugarbush
132 Vera Lynn The Homing Waltz
133 Issy Bonn  & Eddie Calvert Here In My Heart
134 Frankie Laine Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
135 Kay Starr I Waited A Little Too Long
136 Norman Wisdow Don’t Laugh At Me (‘Cause I’m A Fool)
137 Frankie Laine That’s How It Goes
138 Alma Cogan Half As Much
139 Donald Peers Am I In Love
140 Doris Day & Buddy Clark My Darling, My Darling
141 Tony Brent Walkin’ To Missouri
142 Jimmy Young If I Had Wings / Take My Heart
143 Lee Lawrence Here In My Heart
144 Frankie Laine She’s Funny That Way
145 Ray Martin Meet Mister Callagham
146 Patti Page You Belong To Me
147 David Hughes Here In My Heart
148 Ray Martin The Waltzing Cat
149 Johnny Brandon You’re The Cause Of It All
150 Les Paul    Meet Mister Callagham
151 Johnnie Ray Faith Can Move Mountains
152 Jo Stafford You Belong To Me
153 Marlene Deitrich & Rosemay Clooney Too Old To Cut The Mustard
154 Ted Heath& His Music & Lita Roza Botch-A-Me
155 Russ Morgan Walkin’ To Missouri
156 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman Zing A Little Song
157 Alma Cogan You Belong To Me
158 Bobby Maxwell Pink, Plank, Plonk
159 Vic Damone Take My Heart
160 Tennessee Ernie Blackberry Boogie
161 Norman Wisdow & Joyce Grenfell Narcissus
162 Four Aces Should I
163 Vera Lynn Forget-Me-Not
164 David Hughes If I Had Wings 
     
  That covered 1st January 1952 – 27th October 1952 
     
  The first Record Singles Chart – Hit Parade was published 15th November 1952
  The following is a list of all the records that appeared in the Top 12 from 15 November1952 till 31st December 1952
1 Al Martino Here In My Heart
2 Jo Stafford You Belong To Me
3 Nat King Cole Somewhere Along The Way
4 Bing Crosby Isle of Innisfree
5 Guy Mitchell Feet Up
6 Rosemary Clooney Half As Much
7 Frankie Laine High Noon
8 Vera Lynn Forget-Me-Not
9 Doris Day Sugarbush
10 Ray Martin Blue Tango
11 Vera Lynn Homing Waltz
12 Vera Lynn Auf Wiedersein Sweeetheart
13 Mario Lanza Because You’re Mine
14 Max Bygraves Cowpuncher’s Cantata
15 Johnnie Ray Walking My Baby Back Home
16 Al Martino Take My Heart
17 Doris Day Love and Devotion
18 Vera Lynn Forget-Me-Not
19 Ray Martin Blue Tango
20 Doris Day Sugarbush
21 Kay Starr Come A-long A-love
22 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman Zing A Little Song
23 Winifred Atwell Britannia Rag
24 Nat King Cole Because You’re Mine
25 Mantovani White Christmas
26 Johnnie Ray Faith Can Move Mountains
27 Louis Armstrong Takes Two To Tango
28 Bing Crosby Silent Night
29 Tony Brent Walkin’ To Missouri
     

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