Hits Of 1953 – Hank Williams, Jim Reeves Top Charts The Year Richie Phillips Was Born
Today is a special day on WGNA, as we honor the 60th birthday of Richie Phillips!
Rhymin’ Richie was born in 1953, so we thought it would be fun to remind him of who was hot on Country Radio 60 years ago.
According to Billboard, these were the No. 1 Country Hits of 1953:
Midnight- Red Foley
I’ll Go On Alone- Marty Robbins
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive- Hank Williams, Sr.
No Help Wanted- The Carlisles
Eddy’s Song- Eddy Arnold
I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes- Goldie Hill
Kaw-Liga- Hank Williams, Sr. (Number One Song of the Year)
Your Cheatin’ Heart- Hank Williams, Sr.
Mexican Joe- Jim Reeves
Take These Chains From My Heart- Hank Williams, Sr.
It’s Been So Long- Webb Pierce
Rub-A-Dub-Dub- Hank Thompson
Hey Joe- Carl Smith
A Dear John Letter- Jean Shepard and Ferlin Husky
I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know- The Davis Sisters (Skeeter Davis)
There Stands The Glass- Webb Pierce
Caribbean- Mitchell Torok
Let Me Be The One- Hank Locklin