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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top R&B Songs of 1952

1951 <-1952-> 1953
               

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1.02/1952

 ①  Wheel of Fortune by Eddie Wilcox Orch.

 

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81
US 13
US R&B 2
with Sunny Gale
[Derby 45-787]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
2.04/1952

 ②  Kiss of Fire by Billy Eckstine

 

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70
US 16
US R&B 8
[MGM 11225]
written by Angel Villoldo
3.02/1952

 ③  Please Mr. Sun by Tommy Edwards

 

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47
US 22
US R&B 18
written by Ray Getzov & Sid Frank
4.1952

 ④  You Know I Love by B.B. King

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[RPM 363x45]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
5.1952

 ⑤  Ting-A-Ling by The Clovers

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[Atlantic 969]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
6.1952

Night Train by Jimmy Forrest

 

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US R&B ✫1as Jimmy Forest, tenor and all star combo
[instrumental]
[United 110]
written by Oscar Washington, Lewis Simpkins (as Lewis P. Simpkins) & Jimmy Forrest
7.08/1952

My Song by Johnny Ace

 

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22
US R&B ✫1with The Beale Streeters
[Duke 102]
written by David James Mattis
8.1952

Mary Jo by The Four Blazes

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[United 114]
written by Tommy Braden
9.1952

Lawdy Miss Clawdy by Lloyd Price

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[Specialty 428]
written by Lloyd Price
10.1952

Juke by Little Walter and His Jukes

 

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22
US R&B ✫1as Little Walter and His Night Cats
[instrumental]
[Checker 758]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
11.1952

I Don't Know by Willie Mabon and His Combo

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[Chess 1531]
written by Willie Mabon
12.1952

Have Mercy Baby by The Dominoes

 

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22
US R&B ✫1written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
13.1952

Goin' Home by Fats Domino

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[Imperial 5180]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Alvin E. Young
14.10/1952

Five Long Years by Eddie Boyd

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[J.O.B. 45-1007]
written by Eddie Boyd
15.1952

Booted by Roscoe Gordon

 

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22
US R&B ✫1written by Roscoe Gordon
16.04/1952

5-10-15 Hours by Ruth Brown

 

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22
US R&B ✫1[Atlantic 962]
written by Rudy Toombs
17.1952

Sad Hours by Little Walter and His Jukes

 

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19
US R&B 2as Little Walter and His Night Caps
[instrumental]
[Checker 764]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
18.1952

One Mint Julep by The Clovers

 

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19
US R&B 2[Atlantic 963]
written by Rudy Toombs
19.1952

No More Doggin' by Roscoe Gordon

 

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19
US R&B 2written by Roscoe Gordon & Jules Taub
20.1952

My Story by Chuck Willis

 

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19
US R&B 2[Okeh 6905]
written by Chuck Willis
21.1952

Moody's Mood for Love by King Pleasure

 

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19
US R&B 2[Prestige 45-924]
written by James Moody & Eddie Jefferson
22.1952

I'm Gone by Shirley & Lee

 

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19
US R&B 2[Aladdin 3153]
written by Leonard Lee
23.1952

Hey, Miss Fannie by The Clovers

 

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19
US R&B 2[Atlantic 977]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
24.1952

Got You on My Mind by John Greer and the Rhythm Rockers

 

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19
US R&B 2[RCA Victor 47-4348]
written by Howard Biggs & Joe Thomas [bluesman]
25.1952

Diane by Buddy Lucas and His Band of Tomorrow

 

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19
US R&B 2[instrumental]
[Jubilee 45-5070]
written by Erno Rapee & Lew Pollack
26.1952

Wheel of Fortune by Dinah Washington

 

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16
US R&B 3[Mercury 8267]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
27.1952

Sweet Sixteen by Joe Turner

 

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16
US R&B 3[Atlantic 960]
written by Ahmet Ertegun
28.1952

Port of Rico by Illinois Jacquet and His Orchestra

 

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16
US R&B 3written by Illinois Jacquet
29.1952

Middle of the Night by The Clovers

 

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16
US R&B 3B side to One Mint Julep
[Atlantic 963]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
30.06/1952

I'm Gonna Play the Honky Tonks by Marie Adams

 

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16
US R&B 3with Bill Harvey's Band
[Peacock 1583]
written by Don Robey & Marie Adams
31.1952

I Played the Fool by The Clovers

 

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16
US R&B 3B side to Hey, Miss Fannie
[Atlantic 977]
written by Diane Alexis
32.1952

Hey Mrs. Jones by Jimmy Forrest

 

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16
US R&B 3as Jimmy Forest and Orchestra
[United 130]
written by Jimmy Forrest & Robert L. Reagan
33.09/1952

Daddy Daddy by Ruth Brown

 

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16
US R&B 3[Atlantic 973]
written by Rudy Toombs (as Rudolph Toombs)
34.1952

Trouble in Mind by Dinah Washington

 

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15
US R&B 4[Mercury 8269]
written by Richard M. Jones
35.1952

Rock Me All Night Long by The Ravens

 

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15
US R&B 4[Mercury 8291]
written by Bill Sanford & James Ricks
36.1952

Oooh-Oooh-Oooh by Lloyd Price

 

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15
US R&B 4written by Lloyd Price
37.1952

Heavenly Father by Edna McGriff

 

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15
US R&B 4with Buddy Lucas and His Band of Tomorrow
[Jubilee 45-5073]
written by Edna McGriff
38.1952

Call Operator 210 by Floyd Dixon

 

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15
US R&B 4[Aladdin 3135]
written by Floyd Dixon
39.1952

Call Operator 210 by Johnny Otis

 

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15
US R&B 4as Johnny Otis and His Orchestra featuring Mel Walker
written by Floyd Dixon
40.1952

A Pound of Blues by Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra

 

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15
US R&B 4[instrumental]
written by Leroy Lovett
41.02/1952

Walkin' by Nat King Cole

 

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13
US R&B 5[Capitol F1863]
42.1952

Restless Heart by Lloyd Price

 

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13
US R&B 5US B side to Oooh-Oooh-Oooh
[Specialty 440]
written by Lloyd Price
43.1952

Night and Day (I Miss You so) by Roy Milton and His Solid Senders

 

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13
US R&B 5as Roy Milton and Orchestra
written by Roy Milton
44.1952

New Blowtop Blues by Dinah Washington

 

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13
US R&B 5B side to Trouble in Mind
[Mercury 8269]
written by Leonard Feather & Jane Feather
45.1952

Lovin' Machine by Wynonie Harris

 

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13
US R&B 5written by O.O. Merritt & Dave Lambert
46.1952

I'll Drown in My Tears by Sonny Thompson

 

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13
US R&B 5[King 4527]
written by Henry Glover
47.1952

I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night by Arthur Prysock

 

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13
US R&B 5[Decca 9-27871]
written by Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas [bluesman] & Roy Lee
48.1952

Goodbye Baby by Little Caesar [1°]

 

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13
US R&B 5[novelty]
[Hollywood 235]
written by Que Martyn
49.1952

Don't You Cry by Joe Turner

 

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13
US R&B 5[Atlantic 970]
written by Doc Pomus
50.03/1952

The Wheel of Fortune by The Cardinals

 

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12
US R&B 6[Atlantic 958]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
51.1952

The Big Question by Percy Mayfield

 

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12
US R&B 6[Specialty 425]
written by Percy Mayfield
52.1952

So Tired by Roy Milton and His Solid Senders

 

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12
US R&B 6written by Morgan Stuart
53.1952

Give Me Central 209 by Lightnin' Hopkins

 

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12
US R&B 6[Sittin' In With 621]
written by Lightnin' Hopkins (as Sam Hopkins)
54.1952

Coffee Blues by Lightnin' Hopkins

 

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12
US R&B 6[Sittin' In With 635]
written by Lightnin' Hopkins (as Sam Hopkins)
55.1952

Wonder Where My Baby's Gone by The Clovers

 

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11
US R&B 7B side to Ting-A-Ling
[Atlantic 969]
written by Lou Krefetz & Bill Harris
56.1952

Where Are You (Now That I Need You) by The Mello-Moods

 

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11
US R&B 7[Red Robin 105]
written by Frank Loesser
57.1952

The Wind Is Blowin by Jimmy Witherspoon

 

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11
US R&B 7
58.1952

That's What You're Doing to Me by The Dominoes

 

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11
US R&B 7[Federal 12059]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
59.1952

Tell Me Why by Dinah Washington

 

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11
US R&B 7B side to Wheel of Fortune
[Mercury 8267]
written by Marty Gold & Al Alberts
60.1952

Please Send Her Back to Me by The Four Blazes

 

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11
US R&B 7[United 127]
written by Tommy Braden
61.1952

My Heart's Desire by Jimmie Lee & Artis

 

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11
US R&B 7written by Turner & Cheatum
62.1952

Let's Call It a Day by Sonny Thompson

 

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11
US R&B 7[King 4541]
written by Henry Glover
63.03/1952

Hard Times by Charles Brown

 

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US R&B 7as Charles Brown and His Band
[Aladdin 3116]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
64.1952

Thinking and Drinking by Amos Milburn

 

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10
US R&B 8as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
written by O.O. Merritt
65.1952

Ring-A-Ding-Doo by Little Esther and Mel Walker

 

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10
US R&B 8written by Lucky Thompson
66.1952

Please Don't Go by The Orioles

 

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10
US R&B 8[Jubilee 5065]
written by Joe Strutt & Sara Alexander
67.1952

Mellow Blues (Parts 1 & 2) by Sonny Thompson

 

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10
US R&B 8[instrumental]
[King 4488]
written by Henry Glover & Sonny Thompson
68.03/1952

Kiss-A Me Baby by Ray Charles

 

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10
US R&B 8[Swing Time 274]
written by Ray Charles
69.1952

I'd Be Satisfied by The Dominoes

 

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10
US R&B 8as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12105]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
70.1952

Every Day I Have the Blues by Joe Williams

 

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10
US R&B 8[Checker 762]
written by traditional
71.1952

Easy, Easy Baby by Varetta Dillard

 

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10
US R&B 8[Savoy 847]
written by Rudy Toombs
72.1952

Beside You by The Swallows

 

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10
US R&B 8[King 4525]
written by Herman Denby & Bill Conrad
73.1952

Story from My Heart and Soul by B.B. King

 

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9
US R&B 9[RPM 374x45]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
74.1952

How Long by Fats Domino

 

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9
US R&B 9[Imperial 5209]
written by Alvin E. Young & Fats Domino
75.1952

Dust My Broom by Elmore James

 

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9
US R&B 9as Elmo James
[Trumpet 146]
written by Robert Johnson
76.1952

Cry Baby by Percy Mayfield

 

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9
US R&B 9[Specialty 416]
written by Percy Mayfield
77.1952

Worry, Worry, Worry by Joe Houston

 

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from Rock & Roll with Joe Houston & Rockers   

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US R&B 10[Mercury 8248]
78.1952

The Bells Are Ringing by Smiley Lewis

 

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8
US R&B 10[Imperial 5194]
written by Smiley Lewis (as Overton Amos Lemons) & Dave Bartholomew
79.1952

Sunset to Dawn by Mel Walker

 

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8
US R&B 10with Johnny Otis Orchestra
written by Johnny Otis & Rick Darnell
80.1952

She Moves Me by Muddy Waters

 

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8
US R&B 10written by Muddy Waters
81.1952

Poor Poor Me by Fats Domino

 

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8
US R&B 10written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
82.05/1952

Be Anything - Be Mine by Wini Brown and Her Boyfriends

 

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8
US R&B 10[Mercury 8270-X45]
written by Irving Gordon

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