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Can’t I? – Nat ‘King’ Cole

Nat ‘King’ Cole took this track into the UK top 10 for five weeks in 1953.

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Sixty years ago this week, Can’t I? by Nat ‘King’ Cole reached its highest position of number 6 in the UK singles chart for the first time. It had entered the top 12 six weeks previously at number 9 but had spent the next five weeks outside the top 10. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 10 for a week before returning to number 6 for a final week. The song spent the next two weeks outside the chart but then returned for one last week at number 10.

Can’t I? was released on the Capitol record label. It was the fifth of fifteen top 10 hits for Nat ‘King’ Cole in the UK.

More music from Nat ‘King’ Cole


UK singles chart for the week ending 26 September 1953

  1. Look at that girlGuy Mitchell

  2. I believeFrankie Laine

  3. The song from the Moulin RougeMantovani

  4. Let’s walk that-a-wayDoris Day and Johnnie Ray

  5. Terry’s theme (from ‘Limelight’)Frank Chacksfield

  6. Can’t I?Nat ‘King’ Cole

  7. Where the winds blowFrankie Laine

  8. Terry’s theme (from ‘Limelight’)Ron Goodwin

  9. Mother Nature and Father TimeNat ‘King’ Cole

  10. Say you’re mine againJune Hutton and Axel Stordahl with the Boys Next Door

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