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Sep 03

The UK Number 1s

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We put together this list as part of our Popular project, which sees Tom Ewing review all these number ones in chronological order.

1950s

# Date Year Artist Title
1 15-Nov 1952 Al Martino Here In My Heart
2 17-Jan 1953 Jo Stafford You Belong To Me
3 24-Jan 1953 Kay Starr Comes A-Long A-Love
4 31-Jan 1953 Eddie Fisher Outside Of Heaven
5 7-Feb 1953 Perry Como Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
6 14-Mar 1953 Guy Mitchell She Wears Red Feathers
7 11-Apr 1953 Stargazers Broken Wings
8 18-Apr 1953 Lita Roza How Much Is That Doggie In The Window
9 25-Apr 1953 Frankie Laine I Believe
10 27-Jun 1953 Eddie Fisher featuring Sally I’m Walking Behind You
11 15-Aug 1953 Mantovani & His Orchestra Moulin Rouge
12 12-Sep 1953 Guy Mitchell Look At That Girl
13 24-Oct 1953 Frankie Laine Hey Joe
14 7-Nov 1953 David Whitfield Answer Me
15 14-Nov 1953 Frankie Laine Answer Me (tied for one week)
16 9-Jan 1954 Eddie Calvert Oh Mein Papa
17 13-Mar 1954 Stargazers I See The Moon
18 17-Apr 1954 Doris Day Secret Love
19 1-May 1954 Johnnie Ray Such A Night
20 3-Jul 1954 David Whitfield with Chorus & Mantovani &
his Orchestra
Cara Mia
21 11-Sep 1954 Kitty Kallen Little Things Mean A Lot
22 18-Sep 1954 Frank Sinatra Three Coins In The Fountain
23 9-Oct 1954 Don Cornell Hold My Hand
24 6-Nov 1954 Vera Lynn My Son My Son
25 27-Nov 1954 Rosemary Clooney This Ole House
26 4-Dec 1954 Winifred Atwell Let’s Have Another Party
27 8-Jan 1955 Dickie Valentine Finger Of Suspicion
28 15-Jan 1955 Rosemary Clooney Mambo Italiano
29 19-Feb 1955 Ruby Murray Softly Softly
30 12-Mar 1955 Tennessee Ernie Ford Give Me Your Word
31 30-Apr 1955 Perez Prado Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
32 14-May 1955 Tony Bennett Stranger In Paradise
33 28-May 1955 Eddie Calvert Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
34 25-Jun 1955 Jimmy Young Unchained Melody
35 16-Jul 1955 Alma Cogan Dreamboat
36 30-Jul 1955 Slim Whitman Rose Marie
37 15-Oct 1955 Jimmy Young The Man From Laramie
38 12-Nov 1955 Johnston Brothers Hernando’s Hideaway
39 26-Nov 1955 Bill Haley & His Comets Rock Around The Clock
40 17-Dec 1955 Dickie Valentine Christmas Alphabet
41 21-Jan 1956 Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons
42 18-Feb 1956 Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This
43 17-Mar 1956 Dreamweavers It’s Almost Tomorrow
44 31-Mar 1956 Kay Starr Rock And Roll Waltz
45 14-Apr 1956 Winifred Atwell Poor People Of Paris
46 5-May 1956 Ronnie Hilton No Other Love
47 16-Jun 1956 Pat Boone I’ll Be Home
48 21-Jul 1956 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love
49 11-Aug 1956 Doris Day Whatever Will Be Will Be
50 22-Sep 1956 Anne Shelton Lay Down Your Arms
51 20-Oct 1956 Frankie Laine A Woman In Love
52 17-Nov 1956 Johnnie Ray Just Walkin’ In The Rain
53 5-Jan 1957 Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues
54 12-Jan 1957 Tommy Steele Singing The Blues
55 26-Jan 1957 Frankie Vaughan The Garden Of Eden (tied for one week)
56 23-Feb 1957 Tab Hunter Young Love
57 13-Apr 1957 Lonnie Donegan Cumberland Gap
58 18-May 1957 Guy Mitchell Rock-A-Billy
59 25-May 1957 Andy Williams Butterfly
60 8-Jun 1957 Johnnie Ray Yes Tonight Josephine
61 29-Jun 1957 Lonnie Donegan Gamblin’ Man / Putting On The Style
62 13-Jul 1957 Elvis Presley All Shook Up
63 31-Aug 1957 Paul Anka Diana
64 2-Nov 1957 Crickets That’ll Be The Day
65 23-Nov 1957 Harry Belafonte Mary’s Boy Child
66 11-Jan 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire
67 25-Jan 1958 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
68 15-Feb 1958 Michael Holliday The Story Of My Life
69 1-Mar 1958 Perry Como Magic Moments
70 26-Apr 1958 Marvin Rainwater Whole Lotta Woman
71 17-May 1958 Connie Francis Who’s Sorry Now
72 28-Jun 1958 Vic Damone On The Streets Where You Live (tied for one week)
73 5-Jul 1958 Everly Brothers All I Have To Do Is Dream / Claudette (tied for one week)
74 23-Aug 1958 Kalin Twins When
75 27-Sep 1958 Connie Francis Carolina Moon / Stupid Cupid
76 8-Nov 1958 Tommy Edwards It’s All In The Game
77 29-Nov 1958 Lord Rockingham’s XI Hoots Mon
78 20-Dec 1958 Conway Twitty It’s Only Make Believe
79 24-Jan 1959 Jane Morgan The Day The Rains Came
80 31-Jan 1959 Elvis Presley One Night / I Got Stung
81 21-Feb 1959 Shirley Bassey As I Love You
82 21-Mar 1959 Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
83 28-Mar 1959 Russ Conway Side Saddle
84 25-Apr 1959 Buddy Holly It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
85 16-May 1959 Elvis Presley A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight
86 20-Jun 1959 Russ Conway Roulette
87 4-Jul 1959 Bobby Darin Dream Lover
88 1-Aug 1959 Cliff Richard & The Drifters Living Doll
89 12-Sep 1959 Craig Douglas Only Sixteen
90 10-Oct 1959 Jerry Keller Here Comes Summer
91 17-Oct 1959 Bobby Darin Mack The Knife
92 31-Oct 1959 Cliff Richard & The Shadows Travellin’ Light
93 5-Dec 1959 Adam Faith What Do You Want (tied for one week)
94 19-Dec 1959 Emile Ford & The Checkmates What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For

Comments

  1. 1
    Sir Algernon Willoghby-FunkJones on 8 Oct 2006 #

    How much is the Fish ?

  2. 2
    Rosie on 11 Jul 2007 #

    Please delete this

  3. 3
    emptyhead on 24 Nov 2007 #

    i`m 42 years old and i ain`t half heard some shit in my time.

  4. 4
    Doctor Mod on 2 Feb 2008 #

    I thought you’d like to know, Tom, that I’m using this site as a resource for students participating in my “Swinging Sixties” tutorial this term. So far, they’ve found it quite illuminating.

  5. 5
    Erithian on 6 Jul 2009 #

    Tom, your ever-receding finishing line has reached another landmark – Cascada yesterday became the 1,100th UK Number 1.

  6. 6
    Tom on 6 Jul 2009 #

    Right now it’s the ever-receding HALFWAY mark that’s obsessing me.

  7. 7
    Rory on 11 May 2010 #

    Time to update page 6 and add a seventh?

  8. 8
    admin on 11 May 2010 #

    i noticed chartstats have http://www.chartstats.com/number1s.php?decade=2010 for the 2010 but not added to their main page yet

  9. 9
    rosie on 10 Dec 2010 #

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