Songs from the Year 1950

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This page lists the top songs of 1950 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1950 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1950.

The top ten song artists of 1950 were:

1:Patti Page2:Bing Crosby3:Nat King Cole4:Sammy Kaye5:Anton Karas
6:Guy Lombardo7:The Ames Brothers8:Teresa Brewer9:The Andrews Sisters10:Doris Day
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Nat King Cole Mona Lisa 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1950 (26 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1950 (33 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1950, Oscar in 1950 (film 'Captain Carey, U.S.A.'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992 (1950), ASCAP song of 1950, US BB 2 of 1950, POP 2 of 1950, DDD 4 of 1950, DZE 6 of 1950, France (50s) 13 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1950, Brazil 15 of 1952, Italy 48 of 1951, DMDB 51 (1950), RIAA 109, Acclaimed 1292 (1950), RYM 2 of 1950
2 Anton Karas Third Man Theme 1950 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1950 (25 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1950, UK Sheet Music 1 for 4 (Returned for 3 weeks from w/e 18/2/50) weeks - Jan 1950, US CashBox 1 - Mar 1950 (33 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1950, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1950), Italy 2 of 1950, DZE 3 of 1950, Peel list 4 of 1950, France (50s) 11 of 1950, Brazil 23 of 1952, POP 24 of 1950, RYM 6 of 1950
3 Patti Page Tennessee Waltz 1950 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1950 (26 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1950 (23 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Dec 1950, US CashBox 1 - Nov 1950 (27 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1951, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - May 1951, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1950), DZE 1 of 1950, US BB 4 of 1950, DDD 5 of 1950, POP 7 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 22 of 1950, DMDB 41 (1950), Brazil 51 of 1951, RIAA 198, Acclaimed 1447 (1950), RYM 77 of 1951, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1950
4 Teresa Brewer (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! 1950 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Feb 1950 (16 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1950, UK Sheet Music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1950, US CashBox 1 - Feb 1950 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1950, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1950, US BB 3 of 1950, POP 3 of 1950, Brazil 64 of 1950
5 Phil Harris The Thing 1950 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1950 (14 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1950, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (17 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1951, Peel list 1 of 1950, DZE 9 of 1950, US BB 12 of 1950, POP 12 of 1950, RYM 108 of 1950
6 Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers Goodnight, Irene 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1950 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1950 (23 weeks), US 1 for 13 weeks - Aug 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1950 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1950, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1950), DZE 2 of 1950, US BB 9 of 1950, POP 11 of 1950, DDD 16 of 1950, Acclaimed 1713 (1950), RYM 28 of 1948
7 Doris Day Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1950, US CashBox 1 - May 1950 (21 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1950, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1951, US Billboard 9 - May 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 10 - May 1950 (11 weeks), Your Hit Parade 18 of 1950, RYM 65 of 1950
8 The Andrews Sisters I Can Dream, Can't I? 1950 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1949 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1949 (23 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1950 (13 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1940s (1949), DZE 8 of 1950, US BB 11 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 14 of 1950, POP 23 of 1950, DDD 36 of 1949, Brazil 41 of 1950, nuTsie 65 of 1940s, RYM 69 of 1949
9 The Ames Brothers Rag Mop 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1950 (14 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1950 (13 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Feb 1950, US CashBox 2 - Jan 1950 (17 weeks), US BB 6 of 1950, POP 6 of 1950, Flanders 16 - Feb 1960 (1 month), Your Hit Parade 19 of 1950, DDD 24 of 1949, Brazil 49 of 1950, nuTsie 89 of 1940s
10 Billy Eckstine My Foolish Heart 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 11 weeks - Apr 1950, US CashBox 2 - Mar 1950 (29 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Mar 1950 (19 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Apr 1950 (15 weeks), DDD 81 of 1950, Brazil 97 of 1950
11 Patti Page All My Love (Bolero) 1950 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1950 (23 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 week - Apr 1951, US 1940s 2 - Sep 1950 (17 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Aug 1950 (28 weeks), DZE 7 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1950, US BB 13 of 1950, POP 13 of 1950, Brazil 26 of 1951
12 Frank Sinatra Goodnight, Irene 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1950 (26 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1950, US Billboard 5 - Aug 1950 (12 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Aug 1950 (5 weeks), RYM 33 of 1950
13 Sammy Kaye Harbour Lights 1950 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1950 (21 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1950, US CashBox 1 - Sep 1950 (30 weeks), US BB 8 of 1950, POP 8 of 1950, DZE 10 of 1950, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1950, Brazil 21 of 1951
14 Eve Young One Silver Dollar 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 7 weeks - Sep 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 7 weeks - Sep 1950, Peel list 2 of 1950
15 Guy Mitchell My Heart Cries For You 1950 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (22 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1951, US Billboard 2 - Dec 1950 (21 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Dec 1950 (19 weeks), Your Hit Parade 16 of 1951, Brazil 39 of 1951
16 Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine Boy 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1950 (16 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1950 (15 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1950, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1950 (18 weeks), DZE 5 of 1950, DDD 12 of 1949, US BB 18 of 1950, POP 25 of 1950, nuTsie 87 of 1940s, RYM 117 of 1950
17 Bing Crosby Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1950, US CashBox 8 - Dec 1950 (5 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Dec 1950 (4 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Dec 1950 (2 weeks), RYM 110 of 1950
18 Eileen Barton If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake 1950 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1950 (16 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1950 (13 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1950, US CashBox 2 - Mar 1950 (18 weeks), DZE 4 of 1950, US BB 7 of 1950, POP 17 of 1950
19 Billy Whitlock Hop Scotch Polka 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 1 week - Jan 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Jan 1950
20 Eve Young If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 1 week - Apr 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 1 week - Apr 1950
21 Billy Cotton & his Band Dear Hearts & Gentle People 1950 UK Sheet Music 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1950, Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1950
22 Gordon Jenkins My Foolish Heart 1950 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1950, US CashBox 2 - Mar 1950 (29 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Feb 1950 (23 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Mar 1950 (21 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1950
23 Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Foggy Mountain Breakdown 1950 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1950), Library of Congress artifact (1949), US BB 36 of 1968, POP 38 of 1968, UK 39 - Nov 1967 (6 weeks), US Billboard 55 - Mar 1968 (12 weeks), Acclaimed 627 (1949), RYM 12 of 1949
24 Gordon Jenkins Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 US CashBox 1 - Apr 1950 (26 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1951, US Billboard 4 - Apr 1950 (18 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1950 (16 weeks)
25 Yves Montand Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) 1950 France (50s) 2 of 1950, Italy 2 of 1952, Jazz Standard 11
26 The Ames Brothers Sentimental Me 1950 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Mar 1950 (23 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Apr 1950 (29 weeks), Your Hit Parade 9 of 1950, US BB 19 of 1950, POP 19 of 1950, Brazil 74 of 1950
27 Paul Weston Nevertheless (I'm in Love With You) 1950 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1951, US Billboard 2 - Oct 1950 (18 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Oct 1950 (24 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Oct 1950 (10 weeks)
28 Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters You're Just In Love 1950 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1953, US CashBox 3 - Dec 1950 (24 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Dec 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jan 1951 (15 weeks)
29 Bing Crosby All My Love 1950 Australia 1 for 1 week - Apr 1951, US CashBox 2 - Sep 1950 (23 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Oct 1950 (12 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Oct 1950 (4 weeks)
30 The Mills Brothers Daddy's Little Girl 1950 US BB 1 of 1950, POP 1 of 1950, US CashBox 4 - Jan 1950 (27 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Feb 1950 (14 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Mar 1950 (13 weeks), DDD 74 of 1950
31 The Andrews Sisters I Wanna Be Loved 1950 US Billboard 1 - May 1950 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 - May 1950 (25 weeks), US 1940s 3 - May 1950 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1950, US BB 10 of 1950, POP 10 of 1950, RYM 79 of 1950
32 Nat King Cole Orange Colored Sky 1950 Australia 1 for 1 week - Jun 1951, US Billboard 5 - Sep 1950 (14 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Oct 1950 (18 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Oct 1950 (7 weeks)
33 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Quicksilver 1950 Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1950, US Billboard 6 - Jan 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Feb 1950 (9 weeks), US CashBox 14 - Feb 1950 (16 weeks)
34 Gene Krupa Bonaparte's Retreat 1950 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - May 1951, US CashBox 8 - Jun 1950 (27 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jun 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Aug 1950 (5 weeks)
35 Perez Prado Mambo Number 5 1950 Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1950), Brazil 4 of 1951, France (50s) 18 of 1950
36 Guy Lombardo Third Man Theme 1950 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1950 (27 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Mar 1950 (33 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Mar 1950 (23 weeks), US BB 17 of 1950, POP 24 of 1950
37 Freddy Martin (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! 1950 Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1950, US Billboard 5 - Mar 1950 (10 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Mar 1950 (2 weeks)
38 Frankie Laine The Cry of the Wild Goose 1950 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1950 (11 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Feb 1950 (9 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Feb 1950 (12 weeks), Your Hit Parade 7 of 1950, US BB 15 of 1950, POP 15 of 1950
39 Sammy Kaye It Isn't Fair 1950 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1950 (24 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1950 (21 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Feb 1950 (26 weeks), Your Hit Parade 24 of 1950, Brazil 65 of 1951
40 Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers Tzena Tzena 1950 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Jul 1950 (15 weeks), US CashBox 2 - Jul 1950 (20 weeks), Brazil 68 of 1950
41 Bing Crosby Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine Boy 1950 US CashBox 1 - Jan 1950 (18 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1950 (13 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Feb 1950 (8 weeks), France (50s) 17 of 1950
42 Andre Claveau Cerisier Rose & Pommier Blanc 1950 France (50s) 1 of 1950
43 Nilla Pizzi & Duo Fasano La Raspa 1950 Italy 1 of 1950
44 Isaura Garcia & Herve Cordovil Pe de Manaca 1950 Brazil 1 of 1950
45 Mel Torme Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1950, US Billboard 8 - May 1950 (12 weeks)
46 Jo Stafford Goodnight, Irene 1950 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1950, US Billboard 9 - Aug 1950 (7 weeks)
47 Jo Stafford Tennessee Waltz 1950 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (25 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1950 (13 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Jan 1951 (1 week), Brazil 97 of 1951
48 Jerry Murad's Harmonicats Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 US CashBox 1 - May 1950 (21 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1950 (12 weeks), US 1940s 17 - May 1950 (3 weeks), Brazil 79 of 1951
49 Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters Hoop-Dee-Doo 1950 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 4 - May 1950 (15 weeks), US CashBox 4 - May 1950 (22 weeks), US BB 16 of 1950, POP 22 of 1950
50 Dennis Day Mona Lisa 1950 Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Nov 1950, US Billboard 29 - Aug 1950 (1 week)
51 Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby Play a Simple Melody 1950 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1950 (19 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jul 1950 (17 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Jul 1950 (22 weeks), US BB 14 of 1950, POP 20 of 1950, RYM 29 of 1950
52 Ralph Flanagan Rag Mop 1950 US CashBox 2 - Jan 1950 (17 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Feb 1950 (10 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Feb 1950 (5 weeks), Brazil 90 of 1950
53 Percy Mayfield Please Send Me Someone to Love 1950 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1950), DDD 2 of 1950, US Billboard 26 - Nov 1950 (1 week), Acclaimed 1722 (1950), RYM 20 of 1950
54 Hank Snow I'm Movin' On 1950 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1950), DDD 8 of 1950, US Billboard 27 - Jul 1950 (1 week), US CashBox 38 - Oct 1950 (1 week), Acclaimed 930 (1950)
55 Percy Faith All My Love 1950 US CashBox 2 - Aug 1950 (28 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Sep 1950 (11 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Oct 1950 (5 weeks), Brazil 61 of 1951
56 Perry Como & Betty Hutton Bushel & a Peck 1950 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1950 (18 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Oct 1950 (23 weeks), US BB 5 of 1950, POP 5 of 1950, US 1940s 6 - Nov 1950 (14 weeks)
57 Guy Mitchell The Roving Kind 1950 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Dec 1950 (16 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Dec 1950 (21 weeks), Brazil 88 of 1951
58 Donald Peers (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! 1950 Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1950
59 Joe Loss Orchestra My Foolish Heart 1950 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1950
60 Sammy Kaye Hollywood Square Dance 1950 Australia 1 for 1 week - Nov 1950
61 Sammy Kaye I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts 1950 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1950
62 Donald Peers I Told Them All About You 1950 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1950
63 Bing Crosby Four Winds & The Seven Seas 1950 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Mar 1950
64 Frankie Laine Music, Maestro, Please 1950 US Billboard 13 - Aug 1950 (9 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Sep 1950 (6 weeks), US CashBox 14 - Aug 1950 (16 weeks), Italy 82 of 1954, RYM 121 of 1950
65 Guy Lombardo Harbour Lights 1950 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1950 (30 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Oct 1950 (20 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Oct 1950 (17 weeks)
66 Muddy Waters Rollin' Stone 1950 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1950), DDD 9 of 1950, Rolling Stone 459, Acclaimed 865 (1950), RYM 5 of 1950, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
67 The Mills Brothers Nevertheless (I'm in Love With You) 1950 US CashBox 3 - Nov 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Nov 1950 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 16 of 1950, DDD 52 of 1950
68 Bill Snyder Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 US CashBox 1 - Apr 1950 (26 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Apr 1950 (19 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Apr 1950 (15 weeks)
69 Dinah Shore My Heart Cries For You 1950 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Dec 1950 (19 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Jan 1951 (9 weeks)
70 Alcides Gerardi Antonico 1950 Brazil 2 of 1950
71 Vic Damone My Heart Cries For You 1950 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Dec 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Jan 1951 (6 weeks)
72 Guy Lombardo Tennessee Waltz 1950 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (25 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Dec 1950 (16 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jan 1951 (11 weeks)
73 Guy Lombardo Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) 1950 Your Hit Parade 2 of 1950, US CashBox 8 - Feb 1950 (17 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Jan 1950 (19 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Feb 1950 (9 weeks)
74 Ray Anthony Harbour Lights 1950 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1950 (30 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Nov 1950 (7 weeks)
75 Les Paul & Mary Ford Tennessee Waltz 1950 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (23 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Dec 1950 (14 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Dec 1950 (13 weeks)
76 Johnnie Lee Wills Rag Mop 1950 US CashBox 2 - Jan 1950 (17 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Feb 1950 (11 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Mar 1950 (2 weeks), DDD 24 of 1949
77 Victor Young Mona Lisa 1950 US CashBox 1 - Jun 1950 (32 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jul 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jul 1950 (8 weeks)
78 Lefty Frizzell If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time) 1950 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1950), DDD 43 of 1950, Acclaimed 751 (1950), RYM 45 of 1950
79 Bing Crosby Harbour Lights 1950 US CashBox 1 - Nov 1950 (24 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Nov 1950 (13 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Dec 1950 (3 weeks)
80 Bing Crosby & Gary Crosby Sam's Song (The Happy Tune) 1950 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1950 (19 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jul 1950 (17 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Jul 1950 (25 weeks), RYM 29 of 1950
81 Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo 1950 Oscar in 1950 (film 'Cinderella') (Nominated), US CashBox 7 - Jan 1950 (14 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Dec 1949 (7 weeks), US 1940s 19 - Feb 1950 (1 week)
82 Larry Green & his Orchestra Bewitched (bothered & bewildered) 1950 US CashBox 1 - May 1950 (21 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Jun 1950 (9 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Jun 1950 (4 weeks)
83 Art Lund Mona Lisa 1950 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1950 (14 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Jul 1950 (7 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Jul 1950 (1 week)
84 Kay Starr Bonaparte's Retreat 1950 US Billboard 4 - May 1950 (27 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jul 1950 (20 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Jun 1950 (27 weeks), Your Hit Parade 20 of 1950
85 Don Cherry Thinking of You 1950 US CashBox 2 - Oct 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1950 (21 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Oct 1950 (18 weeks)
86 Tony Martin La Vie En Rose 1950 US CashBox 5 - Jul 1950 (27 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jul 1950 (17 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Aug 1950 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 21 of 1950
87 Mitch Miller Tzena Tzena 1950 US CashBox 2 - Jul 1950 (20 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jul 1950 (12 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jul 1950 (7 weeks)
88 Dalva de Oliveira Olhos Verdes 1950 Brazil 3 of 1950
89 Les Compagnons De La Chanson Le Galerien 1950 France (50s) 3 of 1950
90 Nilla Pizzi Quizas, quizas, quizas 1950 Italy 3 of 1950
91 Tony Martin & Fran Warren I Said my Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs) 1950 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1950 (13 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Feb 1950 (13 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Feb 1950 (12 weeks)
92 Louis Prima & Keely Smith Oh Babe 1950 US CashBox 8 - Nov 1950 (15 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Nov 1950 (7 weeks), US 1940s 16 - Nov 1950 (2 weeks), DDD 18 of 1950
93 Eddie Fisher Thinking of You 1950 US CashBox 2 - Oct 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1950 (18 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Oct 1950 (12 weeks)
94 Kay Starr Hoop-Dee-Doo 1950 US Billboard 2 - May 1950 (15 weeks), US CashBox 4 - May 1950 (22 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Jun 1950 (2 weeks)
95 Vic Damone Tzena Tzena 1950 US CashBox 2 - Jul 1950 (20 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jul 1950 (11 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Aug 1950 (5 weeks)
96 Billy Eckstine I Wanna Be Loved 1950 US CashBox 2 - Jun 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jun 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jun 1950 (10 weeks)
97 Mindy Carson My Foolish Heart 1950 US CashBox 2 - Apr 1950 (23 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Apr 1950 (11 weeks), US 1940s 13 - May 1950 (8 weeks)
98 Lionel Hampton Rag Mop 1950 US CashBox 2 - Jan 1950 (17 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Feb 1950 (10 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Feb 1950 (6 weeks)
99 Guy Lombardo All My Love (Bolero) 1950 US CashBox 2 - Sep 1950 (23 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1950 (15 weeks), US 1940s 15 - Oct 1950 (9 weeks)
100 Yvette Giraud April In Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) 1950 France (50s) 4 of 1950

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13 Jul 2014

Solomon linda

Do you mean "Solomon Linda & The Evening Birds" who sang "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (which was copied by The Weavers and called "Wimoweh" because they misheard the lyrics)

Because that was 1939 not 1950


5 Jun 2014

Hop Scotch Polka

I also think that the hit version of this song was recorded by Guy Lombardo, although Whitlock did write it. +

The original source says Billy Whitlock


5 Jun 2014

I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts

I believe this track is recorded by Danny Kaye, not Sammy

We suspect that you are right, but the original source says "Sammy" and we have no solid proof that's wrong so we have to keep it as it is.


4 Apr 2014

little richard

ever heard of little richard

Little Richard's firstb hit was 1951


15 Jan 2014

secret love

"secret love" by kathy kirby

The Kathy Kirby version was a hit only in the 1960s


14 Dec 2013

celine borse

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celine borse


20 Jun 2013

Songs by Hank Snow

I wonder where you are tonight


2 Apr 2013

@ 87 Tzena Tzenz

This was a joint recording with the Weavers. It was also a #2 Billboard Hit.

You are correct, but this is one of those hard ones. The credit for Decca 27077 in the Billboard chart is to "Weavers (Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)", so our decision is to credit all versions to "Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers" rather than either "Gordon Jenkins" or "The Weavers".

Thanks for pointing out the issue


5 Feb 2013

chanson latino

je cherche une chanson latino hot, annes 50, j'ai rien comme réf. sauf lavoix d'une chanteuse qui dit approximativement si si si si "altouego" si si si si altouego...etc. vraiment, si vous pouvez me trouver l'interprète ou le groupe, à genoux je me mets!

Nous ne savons pas de n'importe quelle chanson qui parle de "altouego", mais la majorit des chansons rpertories ici sont en anglais. Nous publierons votre question et voir si un autre lecteur connat la chanson


25 Dec 2012

-

This website is great. I like it.


23 Dec 2012

1050ish

could be Terry Scott


31 Aug 2012

unknown song/don cherry or don cornell?

I'm going nuts trying to find a song title with some of these lyrics:

I will never change,I'll always love you..while the stars above you, shine down from up above..and as the years go by your kiss will still be, all I need to thrill me...(I'm at your beckoned call?)*

not sure....I am 78 years old and still looking for this one

A quick Google search suggests Don Cherry's "Band of Gold" from 1956.


21 Aug 2012

Trying to find chew tobacco/soda cracker

I think you're looking for the tune "Hooka Tooka" by Chubby Checker, which you can buy on Amazon.


13 Aug 2012

trying to find a song

i heard a song the other night on satilite radio and didnt catch the name,it had some words that made me chuckle.would like to know the name of the song and title.some of the words were, does your mother chew tobacco, if so you can be my soda cracker


27 May 2012

The song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

The original song was on a 78, composed by Solomon Linda and called Mbube performed by the The Evening Birds. You can hear it at http://archive.org/details/TheLionSleepsTonight1939


3 Apr 2012

ka viva +viva vit 7-1 11

This song is ...The Loins Sleep Tonight

The song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" had a chorus like:

"Wee dee dee dee, dee dee dee dee dee, dee wee dum um away, A-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh"

Which was based on a mishearing of the original Zulu lyrics.

We can't see any way that "Ka viva viva vit" could map to that song (but you may be right of course).

So, thanks for contributing but we think you are not right on this occasion.


23 Sep 2011

1050ish

When I was little i used to sing along to a record called My Kid Brother.I don't know who sang it but would love to hear it again.

Please can you help..


20 Sep 2011

Duplicate Entry

You have Teresa Brewer "Music! Music! Music!" twice--as #7 and #47. Is this a case of the #47 version being a different artist? It was such a big hit, I cannot believe that the Teresa Brewer version would not be in the top 10.

You are correct, the data has been updated, thanks for the suggestion


12 Sep 2011

+reply to ...maybe you can +help+

hi,

The song could be "tzena tzena tzena" by the weavers, try you tube retromine


9 Jul 2011

Probable Duplicate

#21 Doris Day "Bewitched" and #89 Doris Day "Bewitched (bothered & bewildered)" I think are the same song. At least I don't remember a second version.

You are correct. The data has been fixed thanks for the input.


1 Jul 2011

Maybe you can help

My brothers and I remember a record Dad used to play that had a chorus that sounded like they were singing "Ka viva viva vit". We're all in our early 60's so the song was probably written or being played about the period of 5 years either side of 1950.

It was sung by a group, male and female in close harmony and had a bit of accordian in there and sounded a bit "Jo Stafford-ish". I can sing the tune all the way through but don't know the words and don't know the title. Do you have any idea what it could be called?

Here at the Turret we have no idea, maybe one of our users can help?


7 Oct 2010

1950 Song in Italy

This is great, but, I was wondering if you knew what songs were out in Italy in 1950? Thank you.

The web site http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yends/index.html has a list of the top 100 songs in Italy for each year from 1947 to 2009.

That is the only source we have for Italian music in the 1950s


14 Sep 2010

Songs from year 1950

Is there a cd around with this music on? Wanted for a special b

There is no CD with exactly these tracks on (as far as we know). However there are many great 1950s compilation CDs which have some of them. And you can always download individual tracks from an Australian music download site like bigpondmusic.com or iTunes Australia or amazon.com's international pages.


16 Nov 2009

Song Name Spelling

The Red Foley hit song for 1950 that you have listed as "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy" is listed by most other sources as "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy".

You are right. The data has been fixed, thanks for the input.


20 Jun 2009

I'd like to believe Gordon Jenkins (13) and The Weavers (20) joined together on Goodnight Irene. Points should be combined. I even think it was the biggest selling single of 1950 worldwide.

Yes, you are correct the song was a joint effort. Thanks for the correction

Personally I suspect that it was the second best selling song of 1950 after Patti Page's version of "Tennessee Waltz" (but of course given the lack of validated charts you could well be right)