Top Pops

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This article is about the Nat King Cole album. For the British music newspaper, see Top Pops (newspaper).
Top Pops
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Studio album LP by Nat King Cole
Released 1952
Recorded 1951-54
Genre Jazz
Length 45:59
Label Capitol
Nat King Cole chronology
Penthouse Serenade
(1952)
Top Pops
(1952)
Harvest of Hits
(1952)
Alternative cover / title
12-inch LP release
Alternative cover / title
later LP and CD re-issues


Top Pops is an original jazz compilation by Nat King Cole. It was released initially as 8 Top Pops in the 10-inch Capitol Records' LP format in 1952. An expanded (12-track) version was reissued in 1955 in a 12-inch LP format as Top Pops. Four additional "bonus" tracks were added to later CD reissues.

Track listing[edit]

10-inch LP (1952)[edit]

  1. "Somewhere Along the Way" (Kurt Adams, Sammy Gallop) - 2:52
  2. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 2:38
  3. "Faith Can Move Mountains" (Ben Raleigh, Guy Wood) - 3:12
  4. "Because You're Mine" (Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodszky) - 3:10
  5. "Funny (Not Much)" (Philip Broughton, Bob Merrill, Marcia Neil, Hughie Price)- 2:57
  6. "I'm Never Satisfied" - 2:11
  7. "The Ruby And The Pearl" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) - 3:12
  8. "A Weaver of Dreams" - 2:45

12-inch LP (1955)[edit]

  1. "Somewhere Along the Way" (Kurt Adams, Sammy Gallop) - 2:52
  2. "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 2:38
  3. "Faith Can Move Mountains" (Ben Raleigh, Guy Wood) - 3:12
  4. "Funny (Not Much)" (Philip Broughton, Bob Merrill, Marcia Neil, Hughie Price) - 2:57
  5. "Hold My Hand" - 3:03
  6. "Teach Me Tonight" (Sammy Cahn, Gene DePaul) - 3:09
  7. "I'm Never Satisfied" - 2:11
  8. "Because You're Mine" (Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodszky) - 3:10
  9. "The Ruby And The Pearl" (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans) - 3:12
  10. "A Weaver of Dreams" - 2:45
  11. "Papa Loves Mambo" (Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Bickley S. Reichmer) - 2:39
  12. "If I Give My Heart To You" (Jimmy Brewster, Jimmy Crane, Al Jacobs) - 2:58

Bonus tracks on later CD re-issue:

  1. "You Will Never Grow Old" - 2:49
  2. "How (How Do I Go About It?)" - 2:45
  3. "When I'm Alone" - 2:49
  4. "A Fool Was I" (Roy Alfred) - 2:50

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