List of Billboard number-one singles of 1952

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1952 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1952, the following three charts were produced:

  • Best Sellers in Stores – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played by Jockeys – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.
  • Most Played in Jukeboxes – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States.

Issue date Best Sellers in Stores Most Played by Jockeys Most Played in Jukeboxes
January 5 "Cry"
Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
"Cry"
Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
"Slow Poke"
Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys
January 12
January 19
January 26 "Cry"
Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 1
March 8
March 15 "Wheel of Fortune"
Kay Starr
"Wheel of Fortune"
Kay Starr
March 22
March 29 "Wheel of Fortune"
Kay Starr
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17 "Blue Tango"
Leroy Anderson
"Kiss of Fire"
Georgia Gibbs
May 24 "A Guy Is a Guy"
Doris Day
May 31 "Wheel of Fortune"
Kay Starr
June 7 "Blue Tango"
Leroy Anderson
tied with
"Here in My Heart"
Al Martino
June 14 "Blue Tango"
Leroy Anderson
"Kiss of Fire"
Georgia Gibbs
June 21 "Here in My Heart"
Al Martino
June 28 "Here in My Heart"
Al Martino
July 5 "Delicado"
Percy Faith and His Orchestra
"Kiss of Fire"
Georgia Gibbsv
July 12 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
Vera Lynn
"Here in My Heart"
Al Martino
July 19
July 26 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
Vera Lynn
"Half as Much"
Rosemary Clooney
August 2
August 9 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart"
Vera Lynn
August 16
August 23
August 30
September 6 "Wish You Were Here"
Eddie Fisher
"Half as Much"
Rosemary Clooney
September 13 "You Belong to Me"
Jo Stafford
"You Belong to Me"
Jo Stafford
"You Belong to Me"
Jo Stafford
September 20
September 27 "I Went to Your Wedding"
Patti Page
October 4
October 11
October 18 "I Went to Your Wedding"
Patti Page
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15 "I Went to Your Wedding"
Patti Page
November 22 "It's in the Book (Parts 1 & 2)"
Johnny Standley
"You Belong to Me"
Jo Stafford
November 29 "It's in the Book (Parts 1 & 2)"
Johnny Standley
tied with
"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Joni James
December 6 "Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Joni James
"The Glow-Worm"
Mills Brothers
December 13 "Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Joni James
December 20
December 27 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Jimmy Boyd
"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Joni James

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