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This is a list of all the singles to top the UK charts in the year 1953.

See Also: List of Number 1 singles (UK), UK No.1 Hits of 1952, 1953 in music, UK No.1 Hits of 1954

Issue Date Song Title Artist
2 January "Here in My Heart" Al Martino
9 January "You Belong to Me" Jo Stafford
16 January "Comes A-Long A-Love" Kay Starr
23 January "Outside Of Heaven" Eddie Fisher
30 January "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" Perry Como
6 February "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" Perry Como
13 February "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" Perry Como
20 February "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" Perry Como
27 February "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" Perry Como
6 March "She Wears Red Feathers" Guy Mitchell
13 March "She Wears Red Feathers" Guy Mitchell
20 March "She Wears Red Feathers" Guy Mitchell
27 March "She Wears Red Feathers" Guy Mitchell
3 April "Broken Wings" The Stargazers
10 April "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window" Lita Roza
17 April "I Believe" Frankie Laine
24 April "I Believe" Frankie Laine
1 May "I Believe" Frankie Laine
8 May "I Believe" Frankie Laine
15 May "I Believe" Frankie Laine
22 May "I Believe" Frankie Laine
29 May "I Believe" Frankie Laine
5 June "I Believe" Frankie Laine
12 June "I Believe" Frankie Laine
19 June "I'm Walking Behind You" Eddie Fisher featuring Sally Sweetland
26 June "I Believe" Frankie Laine
3 July "I Believe" Frankie Laine
10 July "I Believe" Frankie Laine
17 July "I Believe" Frankie Laine
24 July "I Believe" Frankie Laine
31 July "I Believe" Frankie Laine
7 August "Moulin Rouge" Mantovani and his orchestra
14 August "I Believe" Frankie Laine
21 August "I Believe" Frankie Laine
28 August "I Believe" Frankie Laine
4 September "Look At That Girl" Guy Mitchell
11 September "Look At That Girl" Guy Mitchell
18 September "Look At That Girl" Guy Mitchell
25 September "Look At That Girl" Guy Mitchell
2 October "Look At That Girl" Guy Mitchell
9 October "Look At That Girl" Guy Mitchell
16 October "Hey Joe" Frankie Laine
23 October "Hey Joe" Frankie Laine
30 October "Answer Me" David Whitfield
6 November "Answer Me" David Whitfield
13 November "Answer Me" Frankie Laine
20 November "Answer Me" Frankie Laine
27 November "Answer Me" Frankie Laine
4 December "Answer Me" Frankie Laine
11 December "Answer Me"/"Answer Me" Frankie Laine/David Whitfield¹
18 December "Answer Me" Frankie Laine
25 December "Answer Me" Frankie Laine

Notes

¹On the week ending 18 December 1953, Frankie Laine's and David Whitfield's versions of "Answer Me" both sold enough copies to be the #1 single. As there weren't many chart rules at the time and no official UK charts company, they had to share the #1 spot. This was the first such instance, which occurred several times during the decade.

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Records

  • Single with most consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart (9 weeks; "Here In My Heart", Al Martino)
  • Single with most non-consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart (18 weeks; "I Believe", Frankie Laine)
  • First act to score two number one singles on the UK Singles Chart (Eddie Fisher; "Outside Of Heaven", "I'm Walking Behind You")
  • First act to score three number one singles on the UK Singles Chart (Frankie Laine; "I Believe", "Hey Joe", "Answer Me"
  • First act to score three number one singles in a single calendar year on the UK Singles Chart (Frankie Laine)
  • Most weeks in a single calendar year spent on top of the UK Singles Chart by a single act (27 weeks; Frankie Laine)

Artists at #1 for the first time

  • Jo Stafford with "You Belong To Me"
  • Kay Starr with "Comes A-Long A-Love"
  • Eddie Fisher with "Outside Of Heaven"
  • Perry Como with "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"
  • Guy Mitchell with "She Wears Red Feathers"
  • Stargazers with "Broken Wings"
  • Lita Roza with "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window"
  • Frankie Laine with "I Believe"
  • Sally Sweetland with "I'm Walking Behind You" (featured)
  • Mantovani with "Moulin Rouge"
  • David Whitfield with "Answer Me"

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