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100 Greatest Songs From 1952

Criteria: These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist


1952 music artists
Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Ad
Jambalaya 45 record lable
Clovers poster
Johnny Ace poster
Shirley and Lee poster
Fats Domino poster
Little Walter poster
1
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Lloyd Price
2
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Hank Williams
3
Have Mercy Baby
Dominoes
4
One Mint Julep
Clovers
5
Night Train
Jimmy Forrest
6
My Song
Johnny Ace
7
Goin' Home
Fats Domino
8
Moody Mood For Love
King Pleasure
9
Juke
Little Walter
10
Baby Don't Do It
"5" Royales
11
5-10-15 Hours
Ruth Brown
12
I Don't Know
Willie Mabon
13
I Believe
Elmore James
14
Rock The Joint
Bill Haley with the Saddlemen
15
K.C. Lovin'
Little Willie Littlefield
16
Ting-A-Ling
Clovers
17
You Win Again
Hank Williams
18
The Bells
Dominoes
19
Dream Girl
Jesse & Marvin
20
No More Doggin'
Rosco Gordon
21
That's What You're Doing To Me
Dominoes
22
I'd Be Satisfied
Dominoes
23
I'm Gone
Shirley & Lee
24
I'll Drown In My Tears
Sonny Thompson (Lula Reed)
25
The Wild Side Of Life
Hank Thompson
26
Honky Tonk Blues
Hank Williams
27
Five Long Years
Eddie Boyd
28
She Moves Me
Muddy Waters
29
Big Ten Inch Record
Moose Jackson
30
Heavenly Father
Edna McGriff with Buddy Lucas
31
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Hank Williams
32
You Know I Love You
B.B. King
33
Rocket 69
Todd Rhodes (Connie Allen)
34
Hey Miss Fannie
Clovers
35
Wheel Of Fortune
Kay Starr / Cardinals
36
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Kitty Wells
37
Settin' The Woods On Fire
Hank Williams
38
Middle Of The Night
Clovers
39
Beside You
Swallows
40
Sad Hours
Little Walter
41
My Story
Chuck Willis
42
Nine Below Zero
Sonny Boy Williamson
43
High Noon
Tex Ritter
44
Sweet Sixteen
Joe Turner
45
I Played The Fool
Clovers
46
Half As Much
Hank Williams
47
Keep On Churnin'
Wynonie Harris
48
Mailman Blues
Lloyd Price
49
New Blowtop Blues
Dinah Washington
50
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
Nat "King" Cole / Johnnie Ray
51
The Bells Are Ringing
Smiley Lewis
52
Daddy Daddy
Ruth Brown
53
The Glow Worm
Mills Brothers
54
Red Sails In The Sunset
Five Keys
55
Please Mr. Sun
Johnnie Ray
56
Don't You Cry
Joe Turner
57
Gabbin' Blues
Big Maybelle
58
I'm Gonna Play The Honky Tonks
Marie Adams
59
Mary Jo
Four Blazes
60
My Ding-A-Ling
Dave Bartholomew
61
Story From My Heart And Soul
B.B. King
62
A Beggar For Your Kisses
Diamonds
63
Mean Old World
Little Walter
64
Every Beat Of My Heart
Royals
65
You Belong To Me
Orioles / Jo Stafford
66
I Only Have Eyes For You
Swallows
67
Rock Me All Night Long
Ravens
68
So Tired
Roy Milton
69
Poor Poor Me
Fats Domino
70
Can't Do Sixty No More
Du Droppers
71
Serve Another Round
Five Keys
72
How Long
Fats Domino
73
Take All Of Me
"5" Royales
74
Roll Mr. Jelly
Amos Milburn
75
Oooh-Oooh-Oooh
Lloyd Price
76
Pedal Pushin' Papa
Dominoes
77
Bad News Baby (There'll Be No Rockin' Tonight)
Wynonie Harris
78
Hard Times
Charles Brown
79
Kissa Me Baby
Ray Charles
80
Trouble In Mind
Dinah Washington
81
Kiss Of Fire
Billy Eckstine
82
Night And Day (I Miss You So)
Roy Milton
83
Rocking On Sunday Night
Treniers
84
Call Operator 210
Floyd Dixon / Johnny Otis (Mel Walker)
85
Courage To Love
"5" Royales
86
Street Walking Woman
T-Bone Walker
87
All Night Long
Muddy Waters
88
Aged And Mellow
Little Esther
89
Gumbo Blues
Smiley Lewis
90
Soft
Tiny Bradshaw
91
Saturday Night Daddy
Little Esther & Bobby Nunn
92
The Last Of The Good Rockin' Men
Four Jacks
93
Your Daddy's Doggin' Around
Todd Rhodes (Connie Allen)
94
I'll Be Gone
Fats Domino
95
Mainliner
Little Esther
96
The Wolf Is At Your Door
Howlin' Wolf
97
Moonrise
Royals
98
You're My Inspiration
Five Crowns
99
You're Part Of Me
Four Buddies
100
It's So Peaceful
Smiley Lewis
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Mr. Highway Man
Howlin' Wolf
102
Yes Sir That's My Baby
Five Keys
103
I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use
Lester Williams
104
Ain't Nothin' Happenin'
Little Richard
105
Flame In My Heart
Checkers
106
Lillie Mae
Smiley Lewis
107
So Much Trouble
Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
108
Nosey Joe
Moose Jackson
109
The Bump
Cardinals
110
I Brought It All On Myself
Little Richard
111
Feelin' Sad
Guitar Slim
112
Goodbye Baby
Little Caesar
113
Restless Heart
Lloyd Price
114
Let's Call It A Day
Sonny Thompson (Lula Reed)
115
Thinking And Drinking
Amos Milburn
116
The Big Question
Percy Mayfield
117
My Heart's Desire
Jimmy Lee & Artis
118
Blackberry Boogie
Tennessee Ernie Ford
119
Looped
Tommy Ridgley
120
Last Call (For Alcohol)
Julia Lee
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1952
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1952
*
Oh, Oh, Oh, Baby
Checkers
Adam's Choice:
*
Back Door Friend
Jimmy Rogers

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