List of Billboard number-one singles of 1953

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1953 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1953, 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 3 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Jimmy Boyd
"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Joni James
"Why Don't You Believe Me?"
Joni James
January 10 "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Perry Como
January 17 "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Perry Como
January 24 "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Perry Como
January 31
February 7
February 14 "Till I Waltz Again with You"
Teresa Brewer
"Till I Waltz Again with You"
Teresa Brewer
"Till I Waltz Again with You"
Teresa Brewer
February 21
February 28
March 7
March 14
March 21 "The Doggie in the Window"
Patti Page
March 28 "The Doggie in the Window"
Patti Page
"The Doggie in the Window"
Patti Page
April 4 "Till I Waltz Again with You"
Teresa Brewer
April 11 "The Doggie in the Window"
Patti Page
April 18
April 25
May 2
May 9
May 16 "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)"
Percy Faith and His Orchestra
"The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)"
Percy Faith & His Orchestra
May 23 "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)"
Percy Faith & His Orchestra
May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 4 "I'm Walking Behind You"
Eddie Fisher
July 11
July 18 "I'm Walking Behind You"
Eddie Fisher
July 25 "I'm Walking Behind You"
Eddie Fisher
August 1
August 8 "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
"Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
August 15 "No Other Love"
Perry Como
August 22 "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
August 29
September 5
September 12 "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
September 19
September 26 "You, You, You"
Ames Brothers
October 3
October 10 "St. George and the Dragonet"
Stan Freberg
October 17
October 24 "St. George and the Dragonet"
Stan Freberg
"You, You, You"
Ames Brothers
October 31 "You, You, You"
Ames Brothers
November 7 "Vaya con Dios (May God Be with You)"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
November 14
November 21 "Rags to Riches"
Tony Bennett
November 28 "Rags to Riches"
Tony Bennett
December 5 "Rags to Riches"
Tony Bennett
December 12
December 19
December 26

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