What was the number one song in the UK on 24th January 1953?

“Comes Along A Love” by Kay Starr was Number One on 24th January 1953 and stayed there for one week.

What a cheery, upbeat song this is. Kay was performing right up until 2016 when she sadly passed away! Brilliant – a true legend!

Wikipedia

“Comes A-Long A-Love” is a hit single for American singer Kay Starr. The song was released in 1952 and was written by the former Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman. This was the last hit song Sherman would write, handing the reins over to his sons,Bob and Dick Sherman who were just beginning their song writing careers in 1952. On September 27, 1952, “Comes A-Long A-Love” reached number nine on the Billboard top singles chart. The song has appeared in the soundtracks of several films, including the 2006 release of Confetti.

The track also topped the, then fledgling, UK Singles Chart in January 1953 for one week, becoming only the third chart topper in that listing.

Sherman’s tune is derived from a violin melody from the final section of the overture to the Gioachino Rossini opera, Semiramide.”

Lyrics

Comes along a love suddenly
Brother are you happy and excited
Comes along a love suddenly

Everywhere you go you feel invited
Comes along a love suddenly
Every dream you have becomes ignited
You just begin to live
Comes along loveComes along a love suddenly
Though you never sang you’re always singing
Comes along a love suddenly
Chimes you never heard begin a-ringing
Comes along a love suddenly
Night and day you’re heart is highland flinging
You live and you love
Comes along loveI don’t care how
Blue you’re feeling now
You sparkle and you bubble
See each bluebird doubleComes along a love suddenly
Petty little things no longer phase you
Comes along a love suddenly
Everyone around you seems to praise you
Comes along a love suddenly
You discover things that just amaze you
You just begin to live
Comes along loveI don’t care how
Blue you’re feeling now
You sparkle yes you bubble
Look out you gotta whole lotta troubleComes along a love suddenly
Petty little things no longer phase you
Comes along a love suddenly
Everyone around you seems to praise you
Comes along a love suddenly
You discover things that just amaze you
You just begin to live
And really love
The day you live
Oh well you sparkle
You bubble
Well you’re in trouble
Coz mister
You’re really in love

The Playlist

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Every UK Number One Song

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.

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