1952 in music

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Publications

  • Pierre Schaeffer - A la recherche d'une musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing.

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Albums released

US No. 1 hit singles

These singles reached the top of US Billboard magazine's charts in 1952.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
March 15, 1952 9 "Wheel of Fortune" Kay Starr
May 17, 1952 5 "Blue Tango" Leroy Anderson
June 21, 1952 2 "Here in My Heart" Al Martino
July 5, 1952 1 "Delicado" Percy Faith & his Orchestra
July 12, 1952 9 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" Vera Lynn
September 13, 1952 5 "You Belong to Me" Jo Stafford
October 18, 1952 5 "I Went To Your Wedding" Patti Page
November 22, 1952 1 "It's In The Book" Johnny Standley
November 29, 1952 4 "Why Don't You Believe Me" Joni James
December 27, 1952 2 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" Jimmy Boyd

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1952.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Percy Faith Delicado 1952 Canada US 1940s 1 - Apr 1952, US 1 for 1 weeks Jul 1952, Peel list 1 of 1951, US BB 18 of 1952, POP 18 of 1952, Italy 26 of 1952, RYM 127 of 1952
2 Jo Stafford You Belong to Me 1952 United States UK 1 - Nov 1952, US 1940s 1 - Aug 1952, US 1 for 5 weeks Sep 1952, US BB 4 of 1952, POP 4 of 1952, RYM 145 of 1952
3 Al Martino Here in My Heart 1952 United States UK 1 - Nov 1952, US 1940s 1 - May 1952, US 1 for 2 weeks Jun 1952, US BB 20 of 1952, POP 20 of 1952, RYM 22 of 1952
4 Kay Starr Wheel of Fortune 1952 United States US 1940s 1 - Feb 1952, US 1 for 9 weeks Mar 1952, Peel list 3 of 1952, US BB 8 of 1952, POP 8 of 1952, DDD 35 of 1952, Acclaimed 2343
5 Frankie Laine High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) 1952 United States Oscar in 1952, US BB 3 of 1952, POP 3 of 1952, US 1940s 5 - Jul 1952, UK 7 - Nov 1952, RYM 34 of 1952, Italy 48 of 1952

Top hits on record

Published popular music

Top R&B and Country hits on record

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby On the Road to Bali

Births

Deaths


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