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Idle Gossip – Perry Como

Perry Como occupied the UK top 10 for fourteen weeks in 1954 with this track.

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Sixty years ago this week, Idle gossip by Perry Como reached its highest position of number 3 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 12 eight weeks previously at number 6. After one week at its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for another five weeks and then fell to number 14 for a final week in the chart, which had been expanded to a top 20.

Idle gossip was released on the HMV record label. It was the third of fourteen top 10 hits for Perry Como in the UK.

More music from Perry Como


UK singles chart for the week ending 21 August 1954

  1. Cara miaDavid Whitfield with Mantovani and His Orchestra

  2. Little things mean a lotKitty Kallen

  3. Idle gossipPerry Como

  4. Secret loveDoris Day

  5. Three coins in the fountainFrank Sinatra

  6. My friendFrankie Laine

  7. WantedAl Martino

  8. Three coins in the fountainFour Aces

  9. WantedPerry Como

  10. Rachmaninoff’s 18th variation on a theme by Paganini (the story of three loves)Winifred Atwell

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