UK Number 1s:  1950s

      

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Click to view YEAR your number 1 falls in:

 

1952   1953   1954   1955   1956

1957   1958   1959

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 A RED background denotes a "Joint Number 1", a YELLOW background denotes best selling single of the year.

Codes for "Notes" column:  BS = Best Selling single of the year and * = Entered charts at number 1

 

1952
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
1 11 Nov 1952 12 Jan 1953 * 9 Al Martino - 'Here In My Heart'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1952 = 1

1953
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
2 13 Jan 1953 19 Jan 1953   1 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 'You Belong To Me'
3 20 Jan 1953 26 Jan 1953   1 Kay Starr - 'Comes A-Long A-Love'
4 27 Jan 1953 2 Feb 1953   1 Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra & Chorus - 'Outside Of Heaven'
5 3 Feb 1953 9 Mar 1953   5 Perry Como with The Ramblers - 'Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes'
6 10 Mar 1953 6 Apr 1953   4 Guy Mitchell with Mitch Miller & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'She Wears Red Feathers'
7 7 Apr 1953 13 Apr 1953   1 Stargazers - 'Broken Wings'
8 14 Apr 1953 20 Apr 1953   1 Lita Roza - '(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window'
9 21 Apr 1953 22 Jun 1953 BS 9 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 'I Believe'
10 23 Jun 1953 29 Jun 1953   1 Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra featuring Sally Sweetland - 'I'm Walking Behind You'
9 30 Jun 1953 10 Aug 1953 BS 6 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 'I Believe'
11 11 Aug 1953 17 Aug 1953   1 Mantovani & His Orchestra - 'The Song From The Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)'
9 18 Aug 1953 7 Sep 1953 BS 3 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra - 'I Believe'
12 8 Sep 1953 19 Oct 1953   6 Guy Mitchell - 'Look At That Girl'
13 20 Oct 1953 2 Nov 1953   2 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir - 'Hey Joe!'
14 3 Nov 1953 9 Nov 1953   1 David Whitfield with Stanley Black & His Orchestra - 'Answer Me'
15 10 Nov 1953 7 Dec 1953   4 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir - 'Answer Me'
14 8 Dec 1953 14 Dec 1953   1 David Whitfield with Stanley Black & His Orchestra - 'Answer Me'  JOINT NO 1
15 8 Dec 1953 14 Dec 1953   1 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir - 'Answer Me'  JOINT NO 1
15 15 Dec 1954 4 Jan 1954   3 Frankie Laine with Paul Weston & His Orchestra & The Norman Luboff Choir - 'Answer Me'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1953 = 15

1954
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
16 5 Jan 1954 8 Mar 1954   9 Eddie Calvert with Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra - 'Oh, Mein Papa'
17 9 Mar 1953 12 Apr 1954   5 Stargazers with Syd Dean & His Orchestra - 'I See The Moon'
18 13 Apr 1954 19 Apr 1954 BS 1 Doris Day - 'Secret Love'
17 20 Apr 1954 26 Apr 1954   1 Stargazers with Syd Dean & His Orchestra - 'I See The Moon'
19 27 Apr 1954 3 May 1954   1 Johnnie Ray - 'Such A Night'
18 4 May 1954 28 Jun 1954 BS 8 Doris Day - 'Secret Love'
20 29 Jun 1954 6 Sep 1954   10 David Whitfield with Mantovani & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'Cara Mia'
21 7 Sep 1954 13 Sep 1954   1 Kitty Kallen - 'Little Things Mean A Lot'
22 14 Sep 1954 4 Oct 1954   3 Frank Sinatra - 'Three Coins In The Fountain'
23 5 Oct 1954 1 Nov 1954   4 Don Cornell - 'Hold My Hand'
24 2 Nov 1954 15 Nov 1954   2 Vera Lynn and Frank Weir & His Saxophone, His Chorus & Orchestra - 'My Son, My Son'
23 16 Nov 1954 22 Nov 1954   1 Don Cornell - 'Hold My Hand'
25 23 Nov 1954 29 Nov 1954   1 Rosemary Clooney with Buddy Cole & His Orchestra - 'This Ole House'
26 30 Nov 1954 3 Jan 1955   5 Winifred Atwell & Her "Other" Piano - 'Let's Have Another Party'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1954 = 12

1955
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
27 4 Jan 1955 10 Jan 1955   1 Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers - 'The Finger Of Suspicion'
28 11 Jan 1955 17 Jan 1955   1 Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen - 'Mambo Italiano'
27 18 Jan 1955 31 Jan 1955   2 Dickie Valentine with The Stargazers - 'The Finger Of Suspicion'
28 1 Feb 1955 14 Feb 1955   2 Rosemary Clooney & The Mellomen - 'Mambo Italiano'
29 15 Feb 1955 7 Mar 1955   3 Ruby Murray and Ray Martin & His Orchestra - 'Softly Softly'
30 8 Mar 1955 25 Apr 1955   7 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford - ''Give Me Your Word'
31 26 Apr 1955 9 May 1955   2 Perez 'Prez' Prado & His Orchestra - 'Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White'
32 10 May 1955 23 May 1955   2 Tony Bennett with Percy Faith & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'Stranger In Paradise'
33 24 May 1955 20 Jun 1955   4 Eddie Calvert - 'Cherry Pink (And Apple Blossom White)'
34 21 Jun 1955 11 Jul 1955   3 Jimmy Young with Bob Sharples & His Music - 'Unchained Melody'
35 12 Jul 1955 25 Jul 1955   2 Alma Cogan - 'Dreamboat'
36 26 Jul 1955 10 Oct 1955 BS 11 Slim Whitman - 'Rose Marie'
37 11 Oct 1955 7 Nov 1955   4 Jimmy Young with Bob Sharples & His Music - 'The Man From Laramie'
38 8 Nov 1955 21 Nov 1955   2 Johnston Brothers - 'Hernando's Hideaway'
39 22 Nov 1955 12 Dec 1955   3 Bill Haley & His Comets - '(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock'
40 13 Dec 1955 2 Jan 1956   3 Dickie Valentine with Johnny Douglas & His Orchestra - 'Christmas Alphabet'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1955 = 15

1956
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
39 3 Jan 1956 16 Jan 1956   2 Bill Haley & His Comets - '(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock'
41 17 Jan 1956 13 Feb 1956   4 "Tennessee" Ernie Ford - 'Sixteen Tons'
42 14 Feb 1956 12 Mar 1956   4 Dean Martin - 'Memories Are Made Of This'
43 13 Mar 1956 26 Mar 1956   2 Dreamweavers - 'It's Almost Tomorrow'
44 27 Mar 1956 2 Apr 1956   1 Kay Starr with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra & Chorus - 'Rock And Roll Waltz'
43 3 Apr 1956 9 Apr 1956   1 Dreamweavers - 'It's Almost Tomorrow'
45 10 Apr 1956 30 Apr 1956   3 Winifred Atwell & Her "Other" Piano - 'The Poor People Of Paris'
46 1 May 1956 11 Jun 1956   6 Ronnie Hilton - 'No Other Love'
47 12 Jun 1956 16 Jul 1956 BS 5 Pat Boone - 'I'll Be Home'
48 17 Jul 1956 6 Aug 1956   3 Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon - 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'
49 7 Aug 1956 17 Sep 1956   6 Doris Day with Frank De Vol & His Orchestra - 'Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)'
50 18 Sep 1956 15 Oct 1956   4 Anne Shelton with Wally Stott & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'Lay Down Your Arms'
51 16 Oct 1956 12 Nov 1956   4 Frankie Laine with Percy Faith & His Orchestra - 'A Woman In Love'
52 13 Nov 1956 31 Dec 1956   7 Johnnie Ray with Ray Conniff & His Orchestra - 'Just Walking In The Rain'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1956 = 14

1957
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
53 1 Jan 1957 7 Jan 1957   1 Guy Mitchell with Ray Conniff & His Orchestra - 'Singing The Blues'
54 8 Jan 1957 14 Jan 1957   1 Tommy Steele & The Steelmen - 'Singing The Blues'
53 15 Jan 1957 21 Jan 1957   1 Guy Mitchell with Ray Conniff & His Orchestra - 'Singing The Blues'
55 22 Jan 1957 28 Jan 1957   1 Frankie Vaughan with Wally Stott & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'The Garden Of Eden'
53 29 Jan 1957 4 Feb 1957   1 Guy Mitchell with Ray Conniff & His Orchestra - 'Singing The Blues'  JOINT NO 1
55 29 Jan 1957 4 Feb 1957   1 Frankie Vaughan with Wally Stott & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'The Garden Of Eden'  JOINT NO 1
55 5 Feb 1957 18 Feb 1957   2 Frankie Vaughan with Wally Stott & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'The Garden Of Eden'
56 19 Feb 1957 8 Apr 1957   7 Tab Hunter with Billy Vaughn's Orchestra & Chorus - 'Young Love'
57 9 Apr 1957 13 May 1957   5 Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - 'Cumberland Gap'
58 14 May 1957 20 May 1957   1 Guy Mitchell with Jimmy Carroll - 'Rock-A-Billy'
59 21 May 1957 3 Jun 1957   2 Andy Williams - 'Butterfly'
60 4 Jun 1957 24 Jun 1957   3 Johnny Ray with Ray Conniff - 'Yes Tonight, Josephine'
61 25 Jun 1957 8 Jul 1957   2 Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group - 'Puttin' On The Style/Gamblin' Man'
62 9 Jul 1957 26 Aug 1957   7 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - 'All Shook Up'
63 27 Aug 1957 28 Oct 1957 BS 9 Paul Anka - 'Diana'
64 29 Oct 1957 18 Nov 1957   3 Crickets - 'That'll Be The Day'
65 19 Nov 1957 6 Jan 1958   7 Harry Belafonte - 'Mary's Boy Child'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1957 = 13

1958
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
66 7 Jan 1958 20 Jan 1958   2 Jerry Lee Lewis - 'Great Balls Of Fire'
67 21 Jan 1958 10 Feb 1958 *, BS 3 Elvis Presley - 'Jailhouse Rock'
68 11 Feb 1958 24 Feb 1958   2 Michael Holliday - 'The Story Of My Life'
69 25 Feb 1958 21 Apr 1958   8 Perry Como with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & The Ray Charles Singers - 'Magic Moments'
70 22 Apr 1958 12 May 1958   3 Marvin Rainwater - 'Whole Lotta Woman'
71 13 May 1958 23 Jun 1958   6 Connie Francis - 'Who's Sorry Now'
72 24 Jun 1958 30 Jun 1958   1 Vic Damone with Percy Faith & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'On The Street Where You Live'
73 1 Jul 1958 7 Jul 1958   1 Everly Brothers - 'All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette'  JOINT NO 1
72 1 Jul 1958 7 Jul 1958   1 Vic Damone with Percy Faith & His Orchestra & Chorus - 'On The Street Where You Live'  JOINT NO 1
73 8 Jul 1958 18 Aug 1958   6 Everly Brothers - 'All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette'
74 19 Aug 1958 22 Sep 1958   5 Kalin Twins - 'When'
75 23 Sep 1958 3 Nov 1958   6 Connie Francis - 'Stupid Cupid/Carolina Moon'
76 4 Nov 1958 24 Nov 1958   3 Tommy Edwards - 'It's All In The Game'
77 25 Nov 1958 15 Dec 1958   3 Jack Good presents Lord Rockingham's XI - 'Hoots Mon'
78 16 Dec 1958 19 Jan 1959   5 Conway Twitty - 'It's Only Make Believe'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1958 = 14

1959
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
79 20 Jan 1959 26 Jan 1959   1 Jane Morgan - 'The Day The Rains Came'
80 27 Jan 1959 16 Feb 1959   3 Elvis Presley - 'One Night/I Got Stung'
81 17 Feb 1959 16 Mar 1959   4 Shirley Bassey with Wally Stott & His Orchestra - 'As I Love You'
82 17 Mar 1959 23 Mar 1959   1 Platters - 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'
83 24 Mar 1959 20 Apr 1959   4 Russ Conway - 'Side Saddle'
84 21 Apr 1959 11 May 1959   3 Buddy Holly - 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore'
85 12 May 1959 15 Jun 1959   5 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires - 'A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight'
86 16 Jun 1959 29 Jun 1959   2 Russ Conway - 'Roulette'
87 30 Jun 1959 27 Jul 1959   4 Bobby Darin - 'Dream Lover'
88 28 Jul 1959 7 Sep 1959 BS 6 Cliff Richard & The Drifters - 'Living Doll'
89 8 Sep 1959 5 Oct 1959   4 Craig Douglas - 'Only Sixteen'
90 6 Oct 1959 12 Oct 1959   1 Jerry Keller - 'Here Comes Summer'
91 13 Oct 1959 26 Oct 1959   2 Bobby Darin - 'Mack The Knife'
92 27 Oct 1959 30 Nov 1959   5 Cliff Richard & The Shadows - 'Travellin' Light'
93 1 Dec 1959 14 Dec 1959   2 Adam Faith - 'What Do You Want?'
94 15 Dec 1959 21 Dec 1959   1 Emile Ford & The Checkmates - 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?'  JOINT NO 1
93 15 Dec 1959 21 Dec 1959   1 Adam Faith - 'What Do You Want?'  JOINT NO 1
94 22 Dec 1959 25 Jan 1960   5 Emile Ford & The Checkmates - 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1959 = 17

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