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After the war, he worked with Chester and on BBC Radio as an arranger and conductor. He also worked as musical director for both Henry Hall and Geraldo , and began recording under his own name in 1951 as "Frank Chacksfield's Tunesmiths". In early 1953, he had his first top ten hit, "Little Red Monkey", on the Parlophone label. This was a novelty recording featuring Jack Jordan on the clavioline , and reportedly the first record featuring an electronic instrument to feature on the UK pop chart. [ citation needed ] He signed a recording contract with Decca Records in 1953, and formed a 40-piece orchestra with a large string section , the "Singing Strings". His first record release for Decca, Charlie Chaplin 's theme for his film Limelight , won him a gold disc in the United States, [3] and in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart , and won him the NME award as 'Record of the Year'. It spent eight weeks at No. 2 (an all-time UK chart record), and in all thirteen weeks in the top five chart positions, without dislodging Frankie Laine 's, " I Believe ". [4] His next 78 single , " Ebb Tide ", became the first British instrumental recording to reach No. 1 in some American charts , [ which? ] providing a second gold disc, [3] and he was voted the most promising new orchestra of the year in the US. [1]

Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. View a list of the top 30 hit songs in the US in 1953 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.


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