1954 in music


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Contents

Events

Albums released

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the set of charts available for 1954.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Doris Day Secret Love 1954 United States UK 1 - Apr 1954, US 1940s 1 - Jan 1954, US 1 for 3 weeks Feb 1954, Oscar in 1953, US BB 11 of 1954, POP 11 of 1954, RYM 12 of 1953, Italy 54 of 1954
2 Rosemary Clooney Hey There 1954 United States US 1940s 1 - Jul 1954, US 1 for 6 weeks Sep 1954, Australia 1 for 4 weeks May 1956, UK 4 - Sep 1955, US BB 18 of 1954, POP 21 of 1954, RYM 34 of 1954, DDD 66 of 1954
3 The Chordettes Mr Sandman 1954 United States US 1 for 4 weeks Dec 1954, Peel list 1 of 1953, US BB 5 of 1954, POP 7 of 1954, RYM 9 of 1954, UK 11 - Dec 1954, DDD 45 of 1954, RIAA 252, Acclaimed 1006
4 Rosemary Clooney This Ole House 1954 United States UK 1 - Oct 1954, US 1940s 1 - Aug 1954, US 1 for 1 weeks Nov 1954, US BB 12 of 1954, POP 12 of 1954, RYM 34 of 1954
5 Kitty Kallen Little Things Mean a Lot 1954 United States UK 1 - Jul 1954, US 1940s 1 - Apr 1954, US 1 for 9 weeks Jun 1954, US BB 15 of 1954, POP 15 of 1954, RYM 145 of 1954

US No. 1 hit singles

These singles reached the top of US Billboard magazine's charts in 1954.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
January 2, 1954 8 "Oh! My Pa-Pa" Eddie Fisher
February 27, 1954 2 "Secret Love" Doris Day
March 13, 1954 1 "Make Love to Me" Jo Stafford
March 20, 1954 1 "Secret Love" Doris Day
March 27, 1954 2 "Make Love to Me" Jo Stafford
April 10, 1954 8 "Wanted" Perry Como
June 5, 1954 9 "Little Things Mean a Lot" Kitty Kallen
August 7, 1954 7 "Sh-Boom" Crew-Cuts
September 25, 1954 6 "Hey There" Rosemary Clooney
November 6, 1954 1 "This Ole House" Rosemary Clooney
November 13, 1954 3 "I Need You Now" Eddie Fisher
December 4, 1954 7 "Mr. Sandman" The Chordettes

Top hits on record

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Top Rhythm & Blues and Country hits on record

Published popular music

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Other notable songs

  • "Le Déserteur" - Boris Vian
  • "V Put" by Vasili Solovyov-Sedoy & Mikhail Dudin

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Ethel Merman sings the title number of the 1954 film There's No Business Like Show Business.

Musical television

Births

January-April

May-December

Deaths


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