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America's Greatest Hits Volume 4 1953
America's Greatest Hits Volume 4 1953

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits
Catalogue Number: ACRCD181
1953 was the year that Elvis Presley recorded for the first time but it would be another two years before he graced an American chart. The biggest hits of 1953 were still in the hands of balladeers and Orchestra leaders. Frankie Laine?s quasi-religious ?I Believe? was the years biggest hit despite peaking at No2. In the UK it topped the charts for 18 weeks, a record that still remains unbeaten over 50 years later. The year began with the January 1st death of Country superstar Hank Williams whose songs were covered by many pop stars and 1953 was no exception with Joni James version of his song, ?Your Cheating Heart?, scaling the charts. Country crossover was also present in the years first No 1, Perry Como?s, ?Don?t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes?. The ever increasing power of Television is evident in the No 1 success of the theme from ?Dragnet? and more surprisingly Stan Freberg?s satire on the TV show, ?St George & The Dragonet?. In all this volume features 10 No 1 hits and another 15 titles that reached the top 4.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Perry Como w/ Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
2 Til I Waltz Again Teresa Brewer
3 The Doggie In The Window Patti Page
4 Song From "Moulin Rouge" Percy Faith & His Orchestra
5 I'm Walking Behind You Eddie Fisher
6 Vaya Con Dios Les Paul and Mary Ford
7 No Other Love Perry Como
8 You You You Ames Brothers
9 St. George And The Dragonettes Stan Freberg
10 Rags To Riches Tony Bennett
11 April In Portugal Les Baxter
12 Dragnet Ray Anthony
13 Ebb Tide Frank Chacksfield
14 Eh Cumpari Julius La Rosa
15 I Believe Frankie Laine
16 Pretend Nat King Cole
17 Richochet Teresa Brewer
18 That's Amore Dean Martin
19 Your Cheatin' Heart Joni James
20 Side By Side Kay Starr
21 Say You're Mine Again Perry Como
22 Oh! Pee Wee Hunt
23 Changing Patterns Patti Page
24 Crying In The Chapel June Valli
25 Have You Heard Joni James
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