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UK No. 2 hits -- 1950s - all the singles that peaked at No.2 in the UK chart

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1952
1 21 Nov Feet Up Guy Mitchell 1
1954
2 01 May Pretty Little Black Eyed Susie Guy Mitchell 1
3 08 May Pretend Nat King Cole 4
4 05 Jun Limelight Frank Chacksfield 2
  19 Jun Pretend Nat King Cole 1
  03 Jul Limelight Frank Chacksfield 3
  31 Aug Limelight Frank Chacksfield 2
  28 Sep Limelight Frank Chacksfield 1
5 02 Oct Where The Wind Blows Frankie Laine 1
6 04 Dec Swedish Rhapsody Mantovani 1
7 11 Dec Poppa Piccolino Diana Decker 1
1954
8 15 Jan Let's Have A Party Winifred Atwell 1
9 22 Jan Blowing Wild Frankie Laine 3
10 12 Feb Cloud Lucky Seven Guy Mitchell 1
11 19 Feb That's Amore Dean Martin 1
  26 Feb Blowing Wild Frankie Laine 1
12 19 Mar The Happy Wanderer Obernkerchen Children's Choir 5
13 01 Oct Smile Nat King Cole 1
  15 Oct Smile Nat King Cole 2
14 03 Dec Santo Natale David Whitfield 5
1955
15 08 Jul Unchained Melody Al Hibbler 2
  29 Jul Unchained Melody Al Hibbler 2
16 05 Aug Cool Water Frankie Laine 3
17 26 Aug Learnin' The Blues Frank Sinatra 5
  30 Sep Cool Water Frankie Laine 1
  14 Oct Cool Water Frankie Laine 1
18 21 Oct Blue Star Cyril Stapleton 1
19 28 Oct Yellow Rose Of Texas Mitch Miller 1
20 25 Nov Love Is A Many Splendored Thing Four Aces 2
21 30 Dec Meet Me On The Corner Max Bygraves 1
1956
22 20 Jan Ballad Of Davy Crockett Bill Hayes 3
23 10 Feb The Tender Trap Frank Sinatra 1
24 24 Feb Zambesi Lou Busch 4
25 25 May A Tear Fell Teresa Brewer 1
26 01 Jun Lost John / Stewball Lonnie Donegan 1
  15 Jun Lost John / Stewball Lonnie Donegan 1
27 22 Jun Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 2
  06 Jul Lost John / Stewball Lonnie Donegan 1
28 13 Jul All Star Hit Parade Various 1
29 10 Aug Walk Hand In Hand Tony Martin 1
30 26 Oct Hound Dog Elvis Presley 3
31 07 Dec Green Door Frankie Vaughan 3
1957
32 08 Mar Don't Forbid Me Pat Boone 5
33 12 Apr Banana Boat Song (Day-O) Harry Belafonte 1
  26 Apr Banana Boat Song (Day-O) Harry Belafonte 2
34 14 Jun When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole 1
35 02 Aug We Will Make Love Russ Hamilton 1
36 16 Aug Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone 4
37 13 Sep Last Train To San Fernando Johnny Duncan & Blue Grass Boys 1
  20 Sep Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone 2
  04 Oct Last Train To San Fernando Johnny Duncan & Blue Grass Boys 1
  11 Oct Love Letters In The Sand Pat Boone 1
38 25 Oct Party Elvis Presley 1
39 01 Nov Tammy Debbie Reynolds 1
  08 Nov Party Elvis Presley 3
40 29 Nov Be My Girl Jim Dale 2
41 13 Dec Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers 1
42 20 Dec Ma He's Making Eyes At Me Johnny Otis Show 2
1959
  03 Jan Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers 1
  10 Jan Ma He's Making Eyes At Me Johnny Otis Show 3
43 28 Mar Don't Elvis Presley 1
44 16 May A Wonderful Time Up There Pat Boone 1
45 23 May Tom Hark Elias & Zig-Zag Jive Flutes 4
46 30 May Lollipop Mudlarks 1
47 18 Jul Big Man Four Preps 2
48 01 Aug Hard Headed Woman Elvis Presley 2
49 05 Sep Return To Me Dean Martin 1
50 26 Sep Volare Dean Martin 3
51 10 Oct King Creole Elvis Presley 1
52 24 Oct Move It Cliff Richard & The Shadows 1 =
53 24 Oct Come Prima Marino Marini 2 + 1=
54 14 Nov Bird Dog Everly Brothers 2
1959
55 23 Jan Baby Face Little Richard 1
56 30 Jan To Know Him Is To Love Him Teddy Bears 2
57 10 Jul A Teenager In Love Marty Wilde 2
58 24 Jul Battle Of New Orleans Lonnie Donegan 1
  14 Aug Battle Of New Orleans Lonnie Donegan 1
59 23 Oct Till I Kissed You Everly Brothers 1