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Top R&B Songs of 1952

1951 <-1952-> 1953


  

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1.
02/1952
81

13
US
2
R&B
with Sunny Gale
[Derby 45-787]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
2.
04/1952
70

16
US
8
R&B
[MGM 11225]
written by Angel Villoldo
3.
02/1952
47

22
US
18
R&B
written by Ray Getzov & Sid Frank
4.
22



✫1
R&B
[RPM 363x45]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
5.
22



✫1
R&B
[Atlantic 969]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
Night Train
6.
22



✫1
R&B
as 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
22



✫1
R&B
with The Beale Streeters
[Duke 102]
written by David James Mattis
8.
22



✫1
R&B
[United 114]
written by Tommy Braden
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
9.
22



✫1
R&B
[Specialty 428]
written by Lloyd Price
10.
22



✫1
R&B
as Little Walter and His Night Cats
[instrumental]
[Checker 758]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
11.
22



✫1
R&B
[Chess 1531]
written by Willie Mabon
12.
05/1952
22



✫1
R&B
[Federal 12068]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
13.
04/1952
22



✫1
R&B
[Imperial 5180]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Alvin E. Young
Five Long Years
14.
10/1952
22



✫1
R&B
[J.O.B. 45-1007]
written by Eddie Boyd
15.
22



✫1
R&B
written by Roscoe Gordon
16.
04/1952
22



✫1
R&B
[Atlantic 962]
written by Rudy Toombs
17.
19



2
R&B
as Little Walter and His Night Caps
[instrumental]
[Checker 764]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
18.
19



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



2
R&B
20.
19



2
R&B
[Okeh 6905]
written by Chuck Willis
21.
19



2
R&B
[Prestige 45-924]
written by James Moody & Eddie Jefferson
22.
19



2
R&B
[Aladdin 3153]
written by Leonard Lee
23.
19



2
R&B
[Atlantic 977]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
24.
19



2
R&B
[RCA Victor 47-4348]
written by Howard Biggs & Joe Thomas [bluesman]
25.
19



2
R&B
[instrumental]
[Jubilee 45-5070]
written by Erno Rapee & Lew Pollack
26.
16



3
R&B
[Mercury 8267]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
27.
16



3
R&B
[Atlantic 960]
written by Ahmet Ertegun
28.
16



3
R&B
written by Illinois Jacquet
29.
16



3
R&B
B side to One Mint Julep
[Atlantic 963]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
30.
06/1952
16



3
R&B
with Bill Harvey's Band
[Peacock 1583]
written by Don Robey & Marie Adams
31.
16



3
R&B
B side to Hey, Miss Fannie
[Atlantic 977]
written by Diane Alexis
32.
16



3
R&B
as Jimmy Forest and Orchestra
[United 130]
written by Jimmy Forrest & Robert L. Reagan
33.
09/1952
16



3
R&B
[Atlantic 973]
written by Rudy Toombs (as Rudolph Toombs)
34.
15



4
R&B
[Mercury 8269]
written by Richard M. Jones
35.
15



4
R&B
[Mercury 8291]
written by Bill Sanford & James Ricks
36.
15



4
R&B
written by Lloyd Price
37.
15



4
R&B
with Buddy Lucas and His Band of Tomorrow
[Jubilee 45-5073]
written by Edna McGriff
38.
07/1952
15



4
R&B
[Aladdin 3135]
written by Floyd Dixon
39.
15



4
R&B
as Johnny Otis and His Orchestra featuring Mel Walker
written by Floyd Dixon
40.
15



4
R&B
[instrumental]
written by Leroy Lovett
41.
02/1952
13



5
R&B
[Capitol F1863]
written by Lindsay Steele & Mary Lou Williams
42.
13



5
R&B
US B side to Oooh-Oooh-Oooh
[Specialty 440]
written by Lloyd Price
43.
13



5
R&B
as Roy Milton and Orchestra
written by Roy Milton
44.
13



5
R&B
B side to Trouble in Mind
[Mercury 8269]
written by Leonard Feather & Jane Feather
45.
13



5
R&B
46.
13



5
R&B
[King 4527]
written by Henry Glover
47.
13



5
R&B
[Decca 9-27871]
written by Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas [bluesman] & Roy Lee
48.
13



5
R&B
[novelty]
[Hollywood 235]
written by Que Martyn
49.
13



5
R&B
[Atlantic 970]
written by Doc Pomus
50.
03/1952
12



6
R&B
[Atlantic 958]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
51.
12



6
R&B
[Specialty 425]
written by Percy Mayfield
52.
12



6
R&B
written by Morgan Stuart
53.
12



6
R&B
[Sittin' In With 621]
written by Lightnin' Hopkins (as Sam Hopkins)
54.
12



6
R&B
[Sittin' In With 635]
written by Lightnin' Hopkins (as Sam Hopkins)
55.
11



7
R&B
B side to Ting-A-Ling
[Atlantic 969]
written by Lou Krefetz & Bill Harris
56.
11



7
R&B
[Red Robin 105]
written by Frank Loesser
57.
11



7
R&B
58.
04/1952
11



7
R&B
[Federal 12059]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
59.
11



7
R&B
B side to Wheel of Fortune
[Mercury 8267]
written by Marty Gold & Al Alberts
60.
11



7
R&B
[United 127]
written by Tommy Braden
61.
11



7
R&B
written by Turner & Cheatum
62.
11



7
R&B
[King 4541]
written by Henry Glover
63.
03/1952
11



7
R&B
as Charles Brown and His Band
[Aladdin 3116]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
64.
10



8
R&B
as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
written by O.O. Merritt
65.
10



8
R&B
written by Lucky Thompson
66.
10



8
R&B
[Jubilee 5065]
written by Joe Strutt & Sara Alexander
67.
10



8
R&B
[instrumental]
[King 4488]
written by Henry Glover & Sonny Thompson
68.
03/1952
10



8
R&B
[Swing Time 274]
written by Ray Charles
69.
11/1952
10



8
R&B
as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12105]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
70.
10



8
R&B
[Checker 762]
written by Aaron Sparks & M. Sparks
71.
07/1952
10



8
R&B
[Savoy 847]
written by Rudy Toombs
72.
10



8
R&B
[King 4525]
written by Herman Denby & Bill Conrad
73.
9



9
R&B
[RPM 374x45]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
74.
12/1952
9



9
R&B
[Imperial 5209]
written by Alvin E. Young & Fats Domino
Dust My Broom
75.
9



9
R&B
as Elmo James
[Trumpet 146]
written by Robert Johnson
76.
9



9
R&B
[Specialty 416]
written by Percy Mayfield
77.
8



10
R&B
[Mercury 8248]
written by Robert Shad
78.
8



10
R&B
[Imperial 5194]
written by Smiley Lewis (as Overton Amos Lemons) & Dave Bartholomew
79.
8



10
R&B
with Johnny Otis Orchestra
written by Johnny Otis & Rick Darnell
80.
8



10
R&B
written by Muddy Waters
81.
10/1952
8



10
R&B
[Imperial 5197]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
82.
05/1952
8



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

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