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Cowpuncher’s Cantata – Max Bygraves

Max Bygraves occupied the UK top 10 for six weeks in 1953 with this track.

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Sixty years ago this week, Cowpuncher’s cantata by Max Bygraves was at number 8 in the UK singles chart, having re-entered the top 12 three weeks previously at its highest position of number 6. The song had spent one week at number 11 in the first week of the new chart in November 1952 but had then disappeared. It had returned to the top 10 for one week at number 8 at the beginning of 1953 but had left again. After one week at number 8 for the second time, the record dropped out of the top 10 to number 12. It left the chart the following week but then returned for one final week at number 10.

Cowpuncher’s cantata was released on the HMV record label. It was the first of seven UK top 10 hits for Max Bygraves.

More music from Max Bygraves


UK singles chart for the week ending 14 February 1953

  1. Don’t let the stars get in your eyesPerry Como and the Ramblers

  2. Outside of heavenEddie Fisher

  3. Comes a-long a-loveKay Starr

  4. Because you’re mineMario Lanza

  5. Here in my heartAl Martino

  6. You belong to meJo Stafford

  7. Takes two to tangoLouis Armstrong

  1. NowAl Martino

  2. Cowpuncher’s cantataMax Bygraves

  3. Everything I have is yoursEddie Fisher

  4. She wears red feathersGuy Mitchell

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