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100 Greatest Songs From 1953

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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1953
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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


1953 music artists
Money Honey - Ad
Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart sheet music cover
Crying In The Chapel - Ad
Shake A Hand
Hound Dog - Willie Mae Thornton
Crazy, Man Crazy record sleve
Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas - Ad
1
Money Honey
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
2
Your Cheatin' Heart
Hank Williams
3
Crying In The Chapel
Orioles
4
Gee
Crows
5
Shake A Hand
Faye Adams
6
Honey Hush
Joe Turner
7
Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown
8
Hound Dog
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
9
Kaw-Liga
Hank Williams
10
The Things That I Used To Do
Guitar Slim
11
Help Me Somebody
"5" Royales
12
Going To The River
Fats Domino
13
The Clock
Johnny Ace
14
Please Don't Leave Me
Fats Domino
15
Crazy, Man Crazy
Bill Haley with Haley's Comets
16
Good Lovin'
Clovers
17
I Didn't Want To Do It
Spiders
18
Please Love Me
B.B. King
19
Feelin' Good
Little Junior's Blue Flames
20
Sunday Kind Of Love
Harptones
21
One Scotch. One Bourbon, One Beer
Amos Milburn
22
I'll Be True
Faye Adams
23
I'm Mad
Willie Mabon
24
Crawlin'
Clovers
25
TV Mama
Joe Turner
26
I Wanna Know
Du Droppers
27
Too Much Lovin'
"5" Royales
28
You're So Fine
Little Walter
29
Woke Up This Morning
B.B. King
30
Please Hurry Home
B.B. King
31
Laundromat Blues
"5" Royales
32
Mess Around
Ray Charles
33
Bear Cat
Rufus Thomas
34
Crazy, Crazy, Crazy
"5" Royales
35
Rags To Riches
Tony Bennett / Dominoes
36
Don't Deceive Me
Chuck Willis
37
Blues With A Feeling
Little Walter
38
24 Hours
Eddie Boyd
39
Baby It's You
Spaniels
40
These Foolish Things
Dominoes
41
Get It
Royals
42
Mercy Mr. Percy
Varetta Dillard
43
Let Me Go Home, Whiskey
Amos Milburn
44
Baby Doll
Marvin & Johnny
45
Golden Teardrops
Flamingos
46
White Cliffs Of Dover
Checkers
47
Saving My Love For You
Johnny Ace
48
Cross My Heart
Johnny Ace
49
My Country Man
Big Maybelle
50
My Saddest Hour
Five Keys
51
Rose Mary
Fats Domino
52
You're Still My Baby
Chuck Willis
53
Soul On Fire
Lavern Baker
54
I Love You So
Crows
55
Mad Love
Muddy Waters
56
My Man's An Undertaker
Dinah Washington
57
Hittin' On Me
Buddy & Ella Johnson
58
Tell Me Pretty Baby
Lloyd Price
59
Drunk
Jimmy Liggins
60
Just Walkin' In The Rain
Prisonaires
61
You're The One
Spiders
62
Marie
Four Tunes
63
If I Can't Have You
Flamingos
64
Let's Have A Party
Amos Milburn
65
Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop
Joe Turner
66
You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
Dominoes
67
I Had A Notion
Joe Morris
68
Ain't It A Shame
Lloyd Price
69
Early In The Morning
Elmore James
70
There Stands The Glass
Webb Pierce
71
Caldonia's Party
Smiley Lewis
72
Mystery Train
Little Junior's Blue Flames
73
That's Amore
Dean Martin
74
Way Back Home
Big Maybelle
75
Daddy Rollin' Stone
Otis Blackwell
76
Mexican Joe
Jim Reeves
77
Something's Wrong
Fats Domino
78
I'm Just Your Fool
Buddy & Ella Johnson
79
Perfect Woman
Four Blazes
80
I'll Never Tell
Harptones
81
Playgirl
Smiley Lewis
82
Nadine
Coronets
83
Fractured
Bill Haley with Haley's Comets
84
Third Degree
Eddie Boyd
85
Wild Wild Young Men
Ruth Brown
86
Well, I Done Got Over It
Guitar Slim
87
You're Mine
Crickets
88
In The Mission Of St. Augustine
Orioles
89
Send For Me
Big Maybelle
90
A Thousand Stars
Rivileers
91
Till Then
Orioles
92
The Way I Feel
Drifters featuring Clyde McPhatter
93
She Felt Too Good
Jimmy McCracklin
94
Good, Good Whiskey
Amos Milburn
95
The Deacon Don't Like It
Wynonie Harris
96
My Girl Awaits Me
Castelles
97
Big Mamou
Smiley Lewis
98
My Kind Of Woman
Emitt Slay Trio
99
T.V. is the Thing
Dinah Washington
100
Santa Baby
Eartha Kitt
20 more worth mentioning.
101
The Comeback
Memphis Slim
102
Rack 'em Back
Bobby Mitchell & the Toppers
103
Teadrops On My Pillow
Orioles
104
The Bells Ring Out
Spaniels
105
Laugh (Though You Feel Like Crying)
Swallows
106
Cherry Wine
Little Esther
107
Is It A Dream
Vocaleers
108
The Shrine Of St. Cecilia
Royals
109
Lucy Mae Blues
Frankie Lee Sims
110
Where You At
Lloyd Price
111
Hey Joe!
Carl Smith
112
Whiskey, Women And Loaded Dice
Sticks McGhee
113
Baby' I'm Doin' It
Anisteen Allen
114
Too Close To Heaven
Professor Alex Bradford
115
Rockin' Is Our Bizness
Treniers
116
I Found Out (What You Do When You Go 'Round There)
Du Droppers
117
Shirley, Come Back To Me
Shirley & Lee
118
Take These Chains From My Heart
Hank Williams
119
The River's Invitation
Percy Mayfield
120
3-D
Big Jay McNeely
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1953
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1953
*
Jungle Juice
Sticks McGhee
Adam's Choice:
*
Another Soldier Gone
Voilinaires

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