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

By Steve McSteveface

“Outside Of Heaven” by Eddie Fisher was Number One on 31st January 1953 and stayed there for one week.

I could just switch off all the lights, get a nice glass of whiskey and sit and listen to this and pretend I’m back in the olden days. Right, I’m actually off out to buy a gramophone now…

Eddie was married to Debbie Reynolds before dumping her for Elizabeth Taylor and then (all the Star Wars geeks will be glad) dumped her to go on to be the father of Princess Leia!

Wikipedia

“Outside of Heaven” is a popular music song written by Sammy Gallop and Chester Conn. A recording by Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter’s orchestra and chorus was made at Manhattan Center, New York City, on July 19, 1952. It was released by RCA Victor Recordsas catalog number 20-4953 (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master’s voice label as catalog number B 10362.

Fisher’s version reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1953.[2][3] “Outside of Heaven” was the first UK hit for Fisher, and only the fourth single to top the, then fledgling, UK chart.

Alberto Semprini, on pianoforte with rhythm accompaniment, recorded it as the third melody of the medley “Dancing to the piano (No. 19) – Hit medley of waltzes” along with “The Love of My Life” and “Waltzing the Blues” in London on January 14, 1953. It was released by EMI on the His Master’s Voice label as catalogue number B 10441.

Lyrics

I pass your house with misty eyes
There stands the gate to paradise
But you don’t hear the heart that cries
Outside of heaven

You’re happy there with someone new
Good luck to him, good luck to you
I count the dreams that won’t come true
Outside of heaven

On your wedding day I stood in the crowd
I could hardly keep from crying out loud
There goes the kiss my lips have known

There goes the love I called my own
Why was I meant to walk alone
Outside of heaven

Outside of heaven

Outside of heaven

On your wedding day I stood in the crowd
I could hardly keep from crying out loud
There goes the kiss my lips have known

There goes the love I called my own
Why was I meant to walk alone
Outside of heaven

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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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