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Top R&B Songs of 1953

1952 <-1953-> 1954


  

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1.02/1953

 ①  Pretend by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

288

US 2
US R&B 10
UK 2

video

[Capitol F2346]
written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman & Frank LaVere
2.06/1953

 ②  Can't I by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

128

US 16
US R&B 7
UK 6

video

as Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and His Orchestra

[Capitol F2389]
written by Leroy Lovett
3.08/1953

 ③  Crying in the Chapel by The Orioles

        

MP3

93

US 11
US R&B ✫1

video

[Jubilee 5122]
written by Artie Glenn
4.11/1953

 ④  Marie by The Four Tunes

        

MP3

81

US 13
US R&B 2

video

[Jubilee 5128]
written by Irving Berlin
5.02/1953

 ⑤  (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean by Ruth Brown

        

MP3

67

US 23
US R&B ✫1

video

[Atlantic 986]
written by Johnny Wallace & Herbert J. Lance
6.04/1953

Can't I by Nat King Cole and Billy May and His Orchestra

        

MP3

64

US 16
US R&B 7

video


[Capitol 2389]
written by Mogol (as Ivan Mogull) & Leroy Lovett
7.07/1953

The Clock by Johnny Ace

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

with The Beale Streeters
[Duke 112]
written by David James Mattis
8.08/1953

Shake a Hand by Faye Adams

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

with the Joe Morris Orchestra
[Herald 416]
written by Joe Morris
9.1953

Please Love Me by B.B. King

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

[RPM 386]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
10.1953

Money Honey by The Drifters

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

as Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #252]
written by Jesse Stone
11.1953

I'm Mad by Willie Mabon and His Combo

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

[Chess 1538]
written by Willie Mabon
12.12/1953

I'll Be True by Faye Adams

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

with the Joe Morris Orchestra
[Herald 419]
written by William McLemore
13.1953

Hound Dog by Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

[Peacock 5-1612]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
14.1953

Honey Hush by Joe Turner

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

[Atlantic 1001]
written by Joe Turner (as Lou Willie Turner)
15.1953

Help Me Somebody by The 5 Royales

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

written by Lowman Pauling
16.1953

Baby Don't Do It by The 5 Royales

        

MP3

22

US R&B ✫1

video

written by Lowman Pauling
17.1953

Yes! I Know (What You're Putting Down) by Linda Hayes

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

written by Jacques
18.12/1953

Saving My Love for You by Johnny Ace

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

[Duke 118]
written by Sherman "Blues" Johnson
19.11/1953

Rags to Riches by The Dominoes

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[King 45-1280]
written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
20.1953

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer by Amos Milburn

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3197]
written by Rudy Toombs
21.1953

Good Lovin' by The Clovers

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

[Atlantic 1000]
written by Danny Taylor, Leroy Kirkland, Ahmet Ertegun (as part of Jesmet) & Jerry Wexler (as part of Jesmet)
22.04/1953

Going to the River by Fats Domino

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

[Imperial 5231]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
23.01/1953

Dream Girl by Jesse & Marvin

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

[Speciality 447]
written by Jesse Belvin & Marvin Phillips
24.1953

Blues with a Feeling by Little Walter and His Jukes

        

MP3

19

US R&B 2

video

[Checker 780]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
25.1953

Woke Up This Morning (My Baby She Was Gone) by B.B. King

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[RPM 380]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
26.06/1953

Wild Wild Young Men by Ruth Brown

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[Atlantic 993]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
27.07/1953

Third Degree by Eddie Boyd

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

as Eddie Boyd and His Chess Men
[Chess 1541]
written by Eddie Boyd
28.1953

The Come Back by Memphis Slim and His House Rockers

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[United 156]
written by Memphis Slim (as L.C. Frazier)
29.01/1953

The Bells by The Dominoes

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12114]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
30.1953

TV is the Thing (This Year) by Dinah Washington

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

written by Bill Sanford (as William Sanford) & Phil Medley
31.01/1953

Soft by Tiny Bradshaw

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[instrumental]
[King 45-4577]
written by Tiny Bradshaw
32.1953

Red Top by King Pleasure

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

with Betty Carter & Charlie Ferguson Band
[Prestige 45-821]
written by Ben Kynard & Lionel Hampton
33.07/1953

Please Don't Leave Me by Fats Domino

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[Imperial 5240]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
34.09/1953

Nadine by The Coronets

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[Chess 1549]
written by Allan Freed
35.1953

Let Me Go Home, Whiskey by Amos Milburn

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3164]
written by Shifty Henry (as Shifte Henri)
36.1953

I Wanna Know by The Du Droppers

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

written by Caleb Ginyard
37.1953

I Had a Notion by Joe Morris and His Orchestra

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

featuring Al Savage
[Herald 417]
written by Joe Morris
38.1953

I Found Out (What You Do When You Go 'Round There) by The Du Droppers

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

written by Caleb Ginyard, Bob Kornegay & Ray
39.01/1953

Gabbin' Blues by Big Maybelle

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[Okeh 6931]
written by Leroy Kirkland & Rose Marie McCoy
40.01/1953

Cross My Heart by Johnny Ace

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

with The Beale Streeters
[Duke 107]
written by D. James & Johnny Ace
41.1953

Crawlin' by The Clovers

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[Atlantic 989]
written by Rudy Toombs (as Rudolph Toombs)
42.1953

Bear Cat by Rufus Thomas

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

as Rufus "Hound Dog" Thomas, Jr.
written by Sam Phillips
43.03/1953

24 Hours by Eddie Boyd

        

MP3

16

US R&B 3

video

[Chess 1533]
written by Eddie Boyd
44.1953

Too Much Lovin' (Much Too Much) by The 5 Royales

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

written by Lowman Pauling
45.1953

Please Hurry Home by B.B. King

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

[RPM 391]
written by B.B. King
46.03/1953

Pedal Pushin' Papa by The Dominoes

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
B side to The Bells
[Federal 12114]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
47.1953

Is It a Dream by The Vocaleers

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

[Red Robin 114]
written by Joe Duncan & Bobby Robinson
48.1953

Going to the River by Chuck Willis

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

[Okeh 6952]
written by Dave Bartholomew & Fats Domino
49.1953

Drunk by Jimmy Liggins

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

as Jimmy Liggins and His 3-D Music
[Specialty 470]
written by Jimmy Liggins
50.1953

Ain't It a Shame by Lloyd Price

        

MP3

15

US R&B 4

video

[Specialty 452]
written by H. E. Owens
51.06/1953

These Foolish Things Remind Me of Love by The Dominoes

        

MP3

13

US R&B 5

video

as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12129]
written by Jack Strachey & Eric Maschwitz
52.1953

Perfect Woman by The Four Blazes

        

MP3

13

US R&B 5

video

[United 158]
written by Tommy Braden
53.11/1953

My Country Man by Big Maybelle

        

MP3

13

US R&B 5

video

[Okeh 7009]
written by Leroy Kirkland & Sid Wyche (as Sidney J. Wyche)
54.1953

Feelin' Good by Little Junior Parker

        

MP3

13

US R&B 5

video

as Little Junior's Blue Flames
written by Little Junior Parker
55.1953

Crazy, Crazy, Crazy by The 5 Royales

        

MP3

13

US R&B 5

video

B side to Help Me Somebody
written by Lowman Pauling
56.12/1953

Something's Wrong by Fats Domino

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

[Imperial 5262]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
57.07/1953

Mercy, Mr. Percy by Varetta Dillard

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

[Savoy 897]
written by Mae Moten
58.1953

Mean Old World by Little Walter and His Jukes

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

as Little Walter and His Night Caps
B side to Sad Hours
[Checker 764]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
59.1953

Mad Love by Muddy Waters

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

[Chess 1550]
written by Muddy Waters
60.1953

Hittin' on Me by Buddy Johnson

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

vocals by Ella Johnson
written by Buddy Johnson
61.08/1953

Get It by The Midnighters

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

as the Royals
[Federal 12133]
written by Alonzo Tucker & Hank Ballard
62.1953

Don't Deceive Me by Chuck Willis

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

[Okeh 6985]
written by Chuck Willis
63.1953

Banana Split by Kid King's Combo

        

MP3

12

US R&B 6

video

[instrumental]
[Excello 2009]
64.1953

Whoopin' and Hollerin' by Earl Forest

        

MP3

11

US R&B 7

video

with The Beale Streeters
65.1953

Train, Train, Train by Danny Overbea and His Combo

        

MP3

11

US R&B 7

video

[Checker 768]
written by Danny Overbea
66.07/1953

Mend Your Ways by Ruth Brown

        

MP3

11

US R&B 7

video

US B side to Wild Wild Young Men
[Atlantic 993]
written by Leroy Kirkland & Lincoln Chase
67.1953

In the Mission of St. Augustine by The Orioles

        

MP3

11

US R&B 7

video

[Jubilee 5127]
written by Jack Chiarelli
68.09/1953

You Can't Keep a Good Man Down by The Dominoes

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12139]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
69.1953

Tell Me Pretty Baby by Lloyd Price

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

US B side to Ain't It a Shame
written by Lloyd Price
70.06/1953

One Room Country Shack by Mercy Dee

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

[Specialty 458]
written by Mercy Dee (as Mercy Dee Walton)
71.1953

Off the Wall by Little Walter and His Jukes

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

[instrumental]
B side to Tell Me Mama
[Checker 770]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
72.1953

Dragnet Blues by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

written by Johnny Moore & Mark Hurley
73.1953

Daughter (That's Your Red Wagon) by Swinging Sax Kari and Orchestra

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

74.03/1953

Baby I'm Doin' It by Annisteen Allen

        

MP3

10

US R&B 8

video

[King 4608]
written by Mann, Glover, Wisemantal & Freed
75.1953

My Kind of Woman by Emitt Slay Trio

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

[novelty]
[Savoy 886]
written by Emitt Slay
76.1953

I'm Glad by Mitzi Mars

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

with Sax Mallard and Orchestra
[Checker 773]
written by Georg Witzel & Oett "Sax" Mallard
77.1953

I Believe by Elmore James

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

[Meteor 5000]
written by Elmore James
78.08/1953

Heavy Juice by Tiny Bradshaw

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

[instrumental]
[King 45-4621]
written by Leroy Bass, Red Prysock & Tiny Bradshaw
79.1953

Early in the Morning by Roy Milton and His Solid Senders

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

as Roy Milton and Orchestra
written by Roy Milton
80.1953

Comin' On by The Clovers

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

[Atlantic 1010]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
81.1953

Baby Doll by Marvin and Johnny

        

MP3

9

US R&B 9

video

[Speciality 479]
written by Marvin Phillips
82.07/1953

You're Mine by The Crickets

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

[MGM 11428]
written by Harold Johnson
83.06/1953

Way Back Home by Big Maybelle

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

[Okeh 6955]
written by Leroy Kirkland, Rose Marie McCoy & Mabel Smith
84.1953

Tin Pan Alley by Jimmy Wilson and His All-Stars

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

[Big Town 101]
written by Bob Geddins (as Robert Geddins)
85.1953

Tell Me Mama by Little Walter and His Jukes

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

[Checker 770]
written by Big Bill Broonzy (as William Lee Conley Broonzy) & Jazz Gillum
86.10/1953

Rose Mary by Fats Domino

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

[Imperial 5251]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
87.1953

Fat Daddy by Dinah Washington

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

B side to TV is the Thing (This Year)
[Mercury 70214]
written by Bill Sanford (as William Sanford) & Phil Medley
88.1953

Baby, It's You by The Spaniels

        

MP3

8

US R&B 10

video

[Chance 1141]
written by James "Pookie" Hudson (as Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson) & Gerald Gregory

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