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America's Greatest Hits 1953 (Expanded Edition)
America's Greatest Hits 1953 (Expanded Edition)

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7114
We continue our highly popular and successful America’s Greatest Hits series as we work back through the 1950s, this time with an expanded 4-CD set edition to sit alongside the existing single CD 1953 edition (ACRCD181) originally released in 2006 before we introduced the 4-CD format in recent years. This great-value 108-track collection comprises every record which charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers, Billboard’s Honor Roll of Hits or the Cash Box chart, and the Top 10 of the Most Played by Jockeys and Most Played in Jukeboxes charts, during 1954 (it omits certain records which peaked in 1954 and which have already appeared in our America’s Greatest Hits 1954 collection and some which were big hits in 1952, and had already peaked, so will appear in that collection). As with all these collections it features all the biggest hits of the year and all the biggest names in American pop of that era, so very much captures the spirit of the times, but also includes a number of lesser known records which are not heard very often and which have not been readily available on CD. As always, it includes a substantial 12,000-word booklet with a commentary on every track, and it’s a must for collectors of our completist chart-based anthologies.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Perry Como with The Ramblers
2 Why Don't You Believe Me Joni James
3 Till I Waltz Again With You Teresa Brewer
4 Keep It A Secret Jo Stafford
5 Oh Happy Day Don Howard
6 Why Don't You Believe Me Patti Page
7 Tell Me You're Mine Gaylords
8 Have You Heard Joni James
9 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Karen Chandler
10 Bye Bye Blues Les Paul & Mary Ford
11 My Baby's Coming Home Les Paul & Mary Ford
12 Mister Tap Toe Doris Day
13 Pretend Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra
14 Oh Happy Day Lawrence Welk & His Champagne Music
15 Even Now Eddie Fisher
16 Oh Happy Day Four Knights
17 Hot Toddy Ralph Flanagan & His Orchestra
18 Side By Side Kay Starr
19 Doggie In The Window Patti Page
20 Anywhere I Wander Julius Larosa
21 Wild Horses Perry Como
22 Pretend Nat "King" Cole
23 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I Jo Stafford
24 She Wears Red Feathers Guy Mitchell
25 I Believe Frankie Laine
26 Your Cheatin' Heart Joni James
27 Downhearted Eddie Fisher
28 No Help Wanted Rusty Draper
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Seven Lonely Days Georgia Gibbs
2 Tell Me A Story Jimmy Boyd & Frankie Laine
3 Caravan Ralph Marterie And His "Down Beat" Orchestra
4 Gomen-Nasai (Forgive Me) Columbia Tokyo Orchestra
5 I'm Sitting On Top Of The World Les Paul & Mary Ford
6 I Believe Jane Froman
7 April In Portugal Les Baxter and His Orchestra
8 The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) Percy Faith and His Orchestra
9 Say It With Your Heart Bob Carroll
10 Ruby Richard Hayman and His Orchestra
11 Somebody Stole My Gal Johnnie Ray
12 Say You're Mine Again Perry Como & The Ramblers
13 April In Portugal Richard Hayman and His Orchestra
14 Anna (El Negro Zumbon) Silvana Mangano
15 Ramona Gaylords
16 Almost Always Joni James
17 The Ho Ho Song Red Buttons
18 April In Portugal Vic Damone
19 I'm Walking Behind You Frank Sinatra
20 Strange Things Are Happening (Ho Ho, Hee, …) Red Buttons
21 I'm Walking Behind You Eddie Fisher
22 The Moulin Rouge Theme (Where Is Your Heart) Mantovani And His Orchestra
23 Crazy Man Crazy Bill Haley with Haley's Comets
24 Big Mamou Pete Hanley
25 April In Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
26 My Flaming Heart Nat "King" Cole
27 Swedish Rhapsody (Midsummer Vigil) Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 My One And Only Heart Perry Como
2 Ruby Les Baxter and His Orchestra
3 Terry's Theme From "Limelight" Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
4 Uska Dara - A Turkish Tale Eartha Kitt
5 Just Another Polka Eddie Fisher
6 The Breeze (That's Bringing My Honey To Me) Trudy Richards
7 No Other Love Perry Como
8 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You) Les Paul & Mary Ford
9 Gambler's Guitar Rusty Draper
10 Half A Photograph Kay Starr
11 P. S. I Love You The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca
12 I'd Rather Die Young (Than Grow Old Without You) The Hilltoppers Featuring Jimmy Sacca
13 Allez Vous En Kay Starr
14 You You You Ames Brothers
15 With These Hands Eddie Fisher
16 Butterflies Patti Page
17 Crying In The Chapel Rex Allen
18 C'est Si Bon (It's So Good) Eartha Kitt
19 Oh Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra
20 Crying In The Chapel Darrell Glenn
21 Crying In The Chapel June Valli
22 Hey, Joe Frankie Laine
23 My Love, My Love Joni James
24 Dragnet Ray Anthony and His Orchestra
25 Crying In The Chapel Orioles
26 God Bless Us All Brucie Weil
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Ebb Tide Frank Chacksfield And His Orchestra
2 Tropicana Monty Kelly and His Orchestra
3 A Dear John Letter Jean Shepard
4 Eh, Cumpari Julius Larosa
5 Rags To Riches Tony Bennett
6 The Story Of Three Loves Jerry Murad
7 St. George And The Dragonet Stan Freberg
8 Little Blue Riding Hood Stan Freberg
9 Ricochet (Rick-O-Shay) Teresa Brewer
10 Love Walked In Hilltoppers
11 Ebb Tide Vic Damone
12 Many Times Eddie Fisher
13 To Be Alone Hilltoppers
14 I See The Moon Mariners
15 Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Four Lads
16 You Alone (Solo Tu) Perry Como
17 That's Amore Dean Martin
18 I Love Paris Les Baxter with His Orchestra & Chorus
19 The Velvet Glove Hugo Winterhalter & Henri Rene
20 In The Mission Of St. Augustine Swing And Sway With Sammy Kaye
21 Changing Partners Patti Page
22 The Gang That Sang "Heart Of My Heart" Don Cornell, Alan Dale, Johnny Desmond
23 Santa Baby Eartha Kitt
24 Oh Mein Papa Eddie Calvert and His Golden Trumpet
25 Stranger In Paradise Four Aces feat. Al Alberts
26 Changing Partners Kay Starr
27 Off Shore Leo Diamond
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