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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 1953

1952 <-1953-> 1954


  

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1.
02/1953
288

2
US
10
R&B
2
UK
[Capitol F2346]
written by Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman & Frank LaVere
2.
06/1953
128

16
US
7
R&B
6
UK
as Nat "King" Cole and Billy May and His Orchestra

[Capitol F2389]
written by Leroy Lovett
3.
08/1953
93

11
US
✫1
R&B


[Jubilee 5122]
written by Artie Glenn
4.
11/1953
81

13
US
2
R&B


[Jubilee 5128]
written by Irving Berlin
5.
02/1953
67

23
US
✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 986]
written by Johnny Wallace & Herbert J. Lance
6.
04/1953
64

16
US
7
R&B



[Capitol 2389]
written by Mogol (as Ivan Mogull) & Leroy Lovett
7.
07/1953
22



✫1
R&B


with The Beale Streeters
[Duke 112]
written by David James Mattis
8.
08/1953
22



✫1
R&B


with the Joe Morris Orchestra
[Herald 416]
written by Joe Morris
9.
22



✫1
R&B


[RPM 386]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
10.
22



✫1
R&B


as Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #252]
written by Jesse Stone
11.
22



✫1
R&B


[Chess 1538]
written by Willie Mabon
12.
12/1953
22



✫1
R&B


with the Joe Morris Orchestra
[Herald 419]
written by William McLemore
13.
22



✫1
R&B


[Peacock 5-1612]
written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
14.
22



✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 1001]
written by Joe Turner (as Lou Willie Turner)
15.
22



✫1
R&B


written by Lowman Pauling
16.
22



✫1
R&B


written by Lowman Pauling
17.
19



2
R&B


written by Jacques
18.
12/1953
19



2
R&B


[Duke 118]
written by Sherman "Blues" Johnson
19.
11/1953
19



2
R&B


as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[King 45-1280]
written by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
20.
19



2
R&B


as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3197]
written by Rudy Toombs
21.
19



2
R&B


[Atlantic 1000]
written by Danny Taylor, Leroy Kirkland, Ahmet Ertegun (as part of Jesmet) & Jerry Wexler (as part of Jesmet)
22.
04/1953
19



2
R&B


[Imperial 5231]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
23.
01/1953
19



2
R&B


[Speciality 447]
written by Jesse Belvin & Marvin Phillips
24.
19



2
R&B


[Checker 780]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
25.
16



3
R&B


[RPM 380]
written by B.B. King & Jules Taub
26.
06/1953
16



3
R&B


[Atlantic 993]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
27.
07/1953
16



3
R&B


as Eddie Boyd and His Chess Men
[Chess 1541]
written by Eddie Boyd
28.
16



3
R&B


[United 156]
written by Memphis Slim (as L.C. Frazier)
29.
01/1953
16



3
R&B


as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12114]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
30.
16



3
R&B


written by Bill Sanford (as William Sanford) & Phil Medley
31.
01/1953
16



3
R&B


[instrumental]
[King 45-4577]
written by Tiny Bradshaw
32.
16



3
R&B


with Betty Carter & Charlie Ferguson Band
[Prestige 45-821]
written by Ben Kynard & Lionel Hampton
33.
07/1953
16



3
R&B


[Imperial 5240]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
34.
09/1953
16



3
R&B


[Chess 1549]
written by Allan Freed
35.
16



3
R&B


as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3164]
written by Shifty Henry (as Shifte Henri)
36.
16



3
R&B


written by Caleb Ginyard
37.
16



3
R&B


featuring Al Savage
[Herald 417]
written by Joe Morris
38.
16



3
R&B


39.
01/1953
16



3
R&B


[Okeh 6931]
written by Leroy Kirkland & Rose Marie McCoy
40.
01/1953
16



3
R&B


with The Beale Streeters
[Duke 107]
written by D. James & Johnny Ace
41.
16



3
R&B


[Atlantic 989]
written by Rudy Toombs (as Rudolph Toombs)
42.
16



3
R&B


as Rufus "Hound Dog" Thomas, Jr.
written by Sam Phillips
43.
03/1953
16



3
R&B


[Chess 1533]
written by Eddie Boyd
44.
15



4
R&B


written by Lowman Pauling
45.
15



4
R&B


[RPM 391]
written by B.B. King
46.
03/1953
15



4
R&B


as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
B side to The Bells
[Federal 12114]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
47.
15



4
R&B


[Red Robin 114]
written by Joe Duncan & Bobby Robinson
48.
15



4
R&B


[Okeh 6952]
written by Dave Bartholomew & Fats Domino
49.
15



4
R&B


as Jimmy Liggins and His 3-D Music
[Specialty 470]
written by Jimmy Liggins
50.
15



4
R&B


[Specialty 452]
written by H. E. Owens
51.
06/1953
13



5
R&B


as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12129]
written by Jack Strachey & Eric Maschwitz
52.
13



5
R&B


[United 158]
written by Tommy Braden
53.
11/1953
13



5
R&B


[Okeh 7009]
written by Leroy Kirkland & Sid Wyche (as Sidney J. Wyche)
54.
13



5
R&B


as Little Junior's Blue Flames
written by Little Junior Parker
55.
13



5
R&B


B side to Help Me Somebody
written by Lowman Pauling
56.
12/1953
12



6
R&B


[Imperial 5262]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
57.
07/1953
12



6
R&B


[Savoy 897]
written by Mae Moten
Mean Old World
58.
12



6
R&B


as Little Walter and His Night Caps
B side to Sad Hours
[Checker 764]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
59.
12



6
R&B


[Chess 1550]
written by Muddy Waters
60.
12



6
R&B


vocals by Ella Johnson
written by Buddy Johnson
61.
08/1953
12



6
R&B


as the Royals
[Federal 12133]
written by Alonzo Tucker & Hank Ballard
62.
12



6
R&B


[Okeh 6985]
written by Chuck Willis
63.
12



6
R&B


[instrumental]
[Excello 2009]
written by Edward Brooks
64.
11



7
R&B


65.
11



7
R&B


[Checker 768]
written by Danny Overbea
66.
07/1953
11



7
R&B


US B side to Wild Wild Young Men
[Atlantic 993]
written by Leroy Kirkland & Lincoln Chase
67.
11



7
R&B


[Jubilee 5127]
written by Jack Chiarelli
68.
09/1953
10



8
R&B


as Billy Ward & His Dominoes
[Federal 12139]
written by Billy Ward & Rose Marks
69.
10



8
R&B


US B side to Ain't It a Shame
written by Lloyd Price
70.
06/1953
10



8
R&B


[Specialty 458]
written by Mercy Dee (as Mercy Dee Walton)
71.
10



8
R&B


[instrumental]
B side to Tell Me Mama
[Checker 770]
written by Little Walter (as Walter Jacobs)
72.
10



8
R&B


73.
10



8
R&B


74.
03/1953
10



8
R&B


[King 4608]
written by Mann, Glover, Wisemantal & Freed
75.
9



9
R&B


[novelty]
[Savoy 886]
written by Emitt Slay
76.
9



9
R&B


with Sax Mallard and Orchestra
[Checker 773]
written by Georg Witzel & Oett "Sax" Mallard
77.
9



9
R&B


[Meteor 5000]
written by Elmore James
78.
08/1953
9



9
R&B


[instrumental]
[King 45-4621]
written by Leroy Bass, Red Prysock & Tiny Bradshaw
79.
9



9
R&B


as Roy Milton and Orchestra
written by Roy Milton
80.
9



9
R&B


[Atlantic 1010]
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Nugetre)
81.
9



9
R&B


[Speciality 479]
written by Marvin Phillips
82.
07/1953
8



10
R&B


[MGM 11428]
written by Harold Johnson
83.
06/1953
8



10
R&B


84.
8



10
R&B


[Big Town 101]
written by Bob Geddins (as Robert Geddins)
85.
8



10
R&B


[Checker 770]
written by Big Bill Broonzy (as William Lee Conley Broonzy) & Jazz Gillum
86.
10/1953
8



10
R&B


[Imperial 5251]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
87.
8



10
R&B


B side to TV is the Thing (This Year)
[Mercury 70214]
written by Bill Sanford (as William Sanford) & Phil Medley
88.
8



10
R&B


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

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