Songs from the Year 1951

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This page lists the top songs of 1951 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 1951 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 1951.

The top ten song artists of 1951 were:

1:Nat King Cole2:Les Paul & Mary Ford3:Tony Bennett4:Guy Mitchell5:Johnnie Ray
6:Mario Lanza7:Frankie Laine8:Perry Como9:Patti Page10:Rosemary Clooney
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Nat King Cole Too Young 1951 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1951 (29 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1951 (28 weeks), US BB 1 of 1951, US 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1951, US CashBox 1 - Apr 1951 (37 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Aug 1951, Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1951, US invalid BB 1 of 1951, POP 1 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 4 of 1951, DDD 5 of 1951, Brazil 7 of 1953, DZE 8 of 1951, Italy 30 of 1952, RYM 10 of 1951
2 Nat King Cole Unforgettable 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1952, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Feb 1952 (23 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1952, US invalid BB 1 of 1952, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1951), POP 1 of 1952, ASCAP song of 1951, US Billboard 12 - Nov 1951 (15 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Nov 1951 (5 weeks), US CashBox 16 - Nov 1951 (23 weeks), DDD 25 of 1951, Europe 63 of the 1950s (1952), Scrobulate 78 of vocal, UK 84 - Dec 1988 (4 weeks), WXPN 500, RYM 4 of 1951
3 Johnnie Ray Cry 1951 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1951 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1951 (25 weeks), US 1 for 11 weeks - Dec 1951, US CashBox 1 - Dec 1951 (33 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1952, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1951), DZE 1 of 1951, US invalid BB 2 of 1951, US BB 3 of 1952, DDD 4 of 1951, POP 6 of 1952, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1951, Italy 68 of 1955, Acclaimed 1084 (1951), RYM 5 of 1951
4 Les Paul & Mary Ford How High the Moon 1951 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1951 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1951 (24 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Apr 1951, US CashBox 1 - Apr 1951 (26 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1951, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979 (1951), Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1951), US BB 3 of 1951, DZE 3 of 1951, DDD 10 of 1951, US invalid BB 12 of 1951, POP 12 of 1951, Brazil 17 of 1951, RIAA 317, Acclaimed 514 (1951), RYM 19 of 1951, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
5 Mario Lanza Be My Love 1951 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1950 (34 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Dec 1950 (32 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Mar 1951, US CashBox 1 - Nov 1950 (36 weeks), Oscar in 1950 (film 'The Toast of New Orleans') (Nominated), US BB 5 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1951, US invalid BB 9 of 1951, POP 9 of 1951, DZE 9 of 1951, Brazil 17 of 1952, Europe 79 of the 1950s (1950), RYM 137 of 1951
6 Les Paul & Mary Ford Mockin' Bird Hill 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Mar 1951 (26 weeks), US CashBox 1 - Mar 1951 (24 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1951, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1951 (24 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1951 (20 weeks), DZE 10 of 1951, US BB 13 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 17 of 1951, Brazil 42 of 1951
7 Tony Bennett Because of You 1951 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1951 (32 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1951 (30 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1951, US CashBox 1 - Jun 1951 (37 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jan 1952, US BB 2 of 1951, DZE 2 of 1951, US invalid BB 6 of 1951, POP 6 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 10 of 1951, RYM 27 of 1951
8 Perry Como If (They Made Me a King) 1951 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1951 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1951 (19 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1951, US CashBox 1 - Jan 1951 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1951, DZE 5 of 1951, US BB 8 of 1951, US invalid BB 11 of 1951, POP 16 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 20 of 1951
9 Tony Bennett Cold, Cold Heart 1951 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1951 (27 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1951 (25 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Nov 1951, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1952, US CashBox 2 - Aug 1951 (30 weeks), US BB 7 of 1951, DZE 7 of 1951, US invalid BB 14 of 1951, POP 22 of 1951, RYM 30 of 1951
10 Frankie Laine Jezebel 1951 US Billboard 2 - May 1951 (21 weeks), US 1940s 2 - May 1951 (21 weeks), US CashBox 2 - May 1951 (26 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 5 - Jun 1951 (16 weeks), US invalid BB 8 of 1951, POP 8 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1951, US BB 11 of 1951, Italy 22 of 1952, Brazil 95 of 1952, RYM 124 of 1951
11 Rosemary Clooney Come On-a My House 1951 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1951 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1951 (16 weeks), US 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1951, US CashBox 1 - Jul 1951 (23 weeks), US BB 4 of 1951, US invalid BB 5 of 1951, POP 5 of 1951, DZE 6 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1951, RYM 12 of 1951
12 Eddy Howard Sin (It's No Sin) 1951 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1951 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Sep 1951 (21 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1951, US CashBox 1 - Sep 1951 (29 weeks), DZE 4 of 1951, US invalid BB 13 of 1951, US BB 16 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 18 of 1951, POP 25 of 1951
13 Guy Mitchell My Heart Cries For You 1951 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), US BB 15 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 16 of 1951, Brazil 39 of 1951
14 Mel Blanc I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Nov 1950 (14 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1951, US Billboard 9 - Jan 1951 (11 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Feb 1951 (8 weeks), US CashBox 12 - Feb 1951 (12 weeks), UK 90 - Dec 1988 (2 weeks)
15 Guy Mitchell My Truly Truly Fair 1951 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1951, US Billboard 2 - Jun 1951 (19 weeks), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1951, US CashBox 3 - Jun 1951 (23 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jun 1951 (18 weeks), US BB 20 of 1951, Brazil 50 of 1952
16 Mario Lanza The Loveliest Night Of The Year 1951 Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1952, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1951, US Billboard 3 - Apr 1951 (34 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Apr 1951 (32 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Apr 1951 (40 weeks), US BB 9 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1951
17 The Weavers On Top of Old Smokey 1951 US CashBox 1 - Apr 1951 (21 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Mar 1951 (23 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Mar 1951 (21 weeks), US invalid BB 3 of 1951, POP 3 of 1951, US BB 6 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 21 of 1951, DDD 52 of 1951, RIAA 305, RYM 53 of 1951
18 Johnnie Ray The Little White Cloud that Cried 1951 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1951 (22 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Nov 1951 (19 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 3 - Feb 1952 (19 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Dec 1951 (26 weeks), Your Hit Parade 10 of 1952, US BB 18 of 1952, DDD 31 of 1951, Brazil 33 of 1952, RYM 5 of 1951
19 Elmore James Dust My Broom 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1952), Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1951), DDD 3 of 1951, Peel list 4 of 1951, Scrobulate 4 of blues, Acclaimed 442 (1951), RYM 8 of 1951, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
20 Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter The Aba Daba Honeymoon 1951 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1951, US Billboard 3 - Feb 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Feb 1951 (14 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Feb 1951 (17 weeks), US BB 22 of 1951, Brazil 63 of 1951
21 Teresa Brewer Longing For You 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Oct 1951 (23 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1951, US Billboard 23 - Sep 1951 (1 week)
22 Anita O'Day Tennessee Waltz 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Jan 1951 (25 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 9 weeks - Feb 1951, US Billboard 24 - Feb 1951 (1 week)
23 Hoagy Carmichael My Resistance is Low 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Jun 1951 (20 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1951, US CashBox 32 - Jun 1951 (3 weeks)
24 Billy Ward & The Dominoes Sixty Minute Man 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1951), DDD 1 of 1951, POP 2 of 1951, US invalid BB 10 of 1951, US Billboard 17 - Aug 1951 (9 weeks), nuTsie 49 of 1950s, Acclaimed 2226 (1951), RYM 3 of 1951, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
25 Dinah Shore Sweet Violets 1951 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1951 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1951, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jul 1951 (16 weeks), US BB 18 of 1951
26 Joe 'Fingers' Carr Down Yonder 1951 US CashBox 1 - Oct 1951 (23 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1952, UK 40s Sheet Music 6 - Jan 1952 (16 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Oct 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Oct 1951 (11 weeks)
27 Billy Eckstine I Apologize 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1949), US Billboard 6 - Mar 1951 (20 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Feb 1951 (24 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Mar 1951 (18 weeks), US BB 25 of 1951, DDD 30 of 1951, Brazil 81 of 1951
28 Patti Page Mockingbird Hill 1951 US CashBox 1 - Mar 1951 (24 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Feb 1951 (22 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Mar 1951 (19 weeks), US invalid BB 4 of 1951, POP 4 of 1951, US BB 14 of 1951, RYM 64 of 1951
29 Louis Armstrong A Kiss to Build a Dream On 1951 Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1952, Oscar in 1951 (film 'The Strip') (Nominated), US CashBox 15 - Oct 1951 (25 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Nov 1951 (11 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Feb 1952 (1 week), Scrobulate 47 of jazz
30 Billy Cotton & his Band The Petite Waltz (La Petite Valse) 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Dec 1950 (32 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1951
31 Jimmy Young Too Young 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 12 weeks - Aug 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Aug 1951 (28 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 12 weeks - Aug 1951
32 Nelson Eddy & Jo Stafford With These Hands 1951 UK Sheet Music 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - May 1951 (24 weeks), Radio Luxembourg sheet music 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1951
33 Les Baxter & his Orchestra Because of You 1951 US CashBox 1 - Jun 1951 (37 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 2 - Sep 1951 (28 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jul 1951 (21 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Aug 1951 (14 weeks), US BB 30 of 1951
34 Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters You're Just In Love 1951 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), US BB 27 of 1951
35 Tony Martin I Get Ideas 1951 US CashBox 2 - Jun 1951 (36 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1951 (30 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jun 1951 (27 weeks), Your Hit Parade 8 of 1951, US BB 12 of 1951, Brazil 36 of 1952
36 Champ Butler Down Yonder 1951 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1951 (27 weeks), Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1952, US Billboard 17 - Sep 1951 (15 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Oct 1951 (3 weeks)
37 Mantovani Charmaine 1951 US CashBox 5 - Nov 1951 (25 weeks), Italy 8 of 1953, US Billboard 10 - Nov 1951 (19 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Dec 1951 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 24 of 1951, Brazil 81 of 1952
38 Jo Stafford Shrimp Boats 1951 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Dec 1951 (13 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Nov 1951 (24 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 6 - Dec 1951 (14 weeks), Your Hit Parade 19 of 1951, RYM 158 of 1951
39 Jackie Brenston Rocket 88 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1951), DDD 2 of 1951, POP 13 of 1951, Acclaimed 308 (1951), RYM 2 of 1951, Guardian Rock 2
40 Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers So Long (It's Been Good to Know Ya) 1951 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1951 (14 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jan 1951 (12 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Jan 1951 (16 weeks), US invalid BB 15 of 1951, POP 15 of 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 22 - Mar 1951 (2 weeks)
41 Frankie Laine & Jo Stafford In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening 1951 Oscar in 1951 (film 'Here Comes the Groom'), US Billboard 17 - Aug 1951 (4 weeks), US invalid BB 19 of 1951, POP 19 of 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 23 - Oct 1951 (1 week)
42 Tennessee Ernie Ford The Shotgun Boogie 1951 Peel list 2 of 1951, UK 40s Sheet Music 4 - Apr 1951 (22 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Jan 1951 (13 weeks), US CashBox 20 - Apr 1951 (7 weeks), DDD 44 of 1950
43 Del Wood Down Yonder 1951 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1951 (27 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1951 (25 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Sep 1951 (23 weeks), Your Hit Parade 11 of 1951, US BB 24 of 1951
44 Doris Day (Why Did I Tell You I Was Going To) Shanghai 1951 US Billboard 7 - Jun 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jul 1951 (13 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Jul 1951 (23 weeks), US invalid BB 16 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 23 of 1951, POP 23 of 1951, RYM 42 of 1951
45 John Lee Hooker I'm in the Mood 1951 Holland 11 - Jun 1990 (7 weeks), DDD 14 of 1951, POP 14 of 1951, Belgium 15 - Jul 1990 (2 weeks), US Billboard 30 - Nov 1951 (1 week), RYM 7 of 1951
46 Four Aces (It's No) Sin 1951 US CashBox 1 - Sep 1951 (29 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1951 (22 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Sep 1951 (21 weeks), US BB 21 of 1951
47 The Ames Brothers Undecided 1951 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1951 (21 weeks), US CashBox 4 - Oct 1951 (26 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Oct 1951 (14 weeks), Your Hit Parade 13 of 1951, US BB 28 of 1951
48 Hank Williams Hey Good Lookin' 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1951), DDD 9 of 1951, US Billboard 29 - Sep 1951 (1 week), Acclaimed 701 (1951), RYM 1 of 1951
49 Les Paul & Mary Ford The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise 1951 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1951 (16 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Aug 1951 (15 weeks), US CashBox 3 - Sep 1951 (19 weeks), US BB 19 of 1951
50 Frankie Laine Rose, Rose I Love You 1951 US Billboard 3 - May 1951 (19 weeks), US CashBox 5 - May 1951 (16 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1951 (14 weeks), US BB 23 of 1951, RYM 124 of 1951
51 Guy Mitchell Belle Belle My Liberty Belle 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 6 - Oct 1951 (20 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Aug 1951 (9 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Aug 1951 (13 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Aug 1951 (8 weeks)
52 Vaughn Monroe Sound Off (The Duckworth Chant) 1951 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Apr 1951 (15 weeks), US CashBox 5 - May 1951 (17 weeks), US BB 17 of 1951
53 Les Paul Whispering 1951 US Billboard 7 - Aug 1951 (16 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Aug 1951 (12 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Sep 1951 (22 weeks), Brazil 36 of 1951
54 The Weavers Kisses Sweeter Than Wine 1951 US invalid BB 18 of 1951, US Billboard 19 - Aug 1951 (6 weeks), US 1940s 19 - Sep 1951 (1 week), US CashBox 20 - Aug 1951 (13 weeks), POP 21 of 1951
55 Vaughn Monroe On Top of Old Smokey 1951 US CashBox 1 - Apr 1951 (21 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Apr 1951 (16 weeks), US 1940s 10 - May 1951 (12 weeks)
56 Bud Powell Un Poco Loco 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1951), Scrobulate 60 of jazz, Acclaimed 1122 (1951), RYM 34 of 1951
57 Kay Starr Come On-a My House 1951 US CashBox 1 - Jul 1951 (13 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Aug 1951 (9 weeks), US 1940s 17 - Aug 1951 (1 week)
58 Jimmy Wakely My Heart Cries For You 1951 US CashBox 1 - Dec 1950 (22 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jan 1951 (13 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Jan 1951 (5 weeks)
59 Patti Page Mister & Mississippi 1951 US CashBox 7 - Jun 1951 (16 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1951 (14 weeks), US 1940s 9 - May 1951 (12 weeks), Your Hit Parade 14 of 1951, RYM 157 of 1951
60 Jo Stafford If (They Made Me a King) 1951 Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1951, US Billboard 8 - Jan 1951 (18 weeks)
61 Jane Turzy Sweet Violets 1951 Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1951, US Billboard 11 - Jul 1951 (10 weeks)
62 Toni Arden Too Young 1951 Australia 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1951, US Billboard 15 - Jun 1951 (9 weeks)
63 Patti Page Detour 1951 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1951 (16 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1951, US 1940s 12 - Aug 1951 (11 weeks), US CashBox 15 - Aug 1951 (19 weeks)
64 Frankie Laine Jealousy (Jalousie) 1951 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1951 (14 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Nov 1951 (13 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Nov 1951 (20 weeks), RYM 66 of 1951
65 The Four Knights I Love The Sunshine Of Your Smile 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 2 - Sep 1951 (25 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Jul 1951 (1 week), US CashBox 31 - Sep 1951 (2 weeks)
66 Hank Williams Cold, Cold Heart 1951 DDD 6 of 1951, Your Hit Parade 22 of 1951, US Billboard 27 - Apr 1951 (1 week), Acclaimed 1197 (1951), RYM 11 of 1951
67 BB King Three O'Clock Blues 1951 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1952), DDD 8 of 1951, RYM 16 of 1951
68 Patti Page Would I Love You (Love You, Love You) 1951 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1951 (19 weeks), US CashBox 5 - Feb 1951 (20 weeks), US BB 26 of 1951, RYM 156 of 1951
69 Louis Armstrong (When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas 1951 US CashBox 2 - Sep 1951 (22 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Sep 1951 (16 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Sep 1951 (7 weeks)
70 Vic Damone My Truly Truly Fair 1951 US CashBox 3 - Jun 1951 (23 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jun 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Jun 1951 (4 weeks)
71 Tommy Edwards The Morning Side Of The Mountain 1951 Canada 6 - Mar 1959 (11 weeks), US CashBox 12 - Jul 1951 (15 weeks), US Billboard 24 - Jul 1951 (1 week)
72 Guy Mitchell Christopher Columbus 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 5 - Aug 1951 (16 weeks), US Billboard 27 - Mar 1951 (2 weeks), US CashBox 37 - Apr 1951 (2 weeks)
73 Patti Page And So To Sleep Again 1951 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1951 (13 weeks), US CashBox 6 - Oct 1951 (18 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Sep 1951 (12 weeks)
74 Billy Williams Quartet Shanghai 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 9 - Sep 1951 (13 weeks), US Billboard 20 - Aug 1951 (6 weeks), US 1940s 20 - Sep 1951 (1 week)
75 Red Foley (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me) 1951 Library of Congress artifact added 2006 (1951), RYM 136 of 1951, Guardian Folk/ World 23
76 Frankie Laine Girl in the Wood 1951 UK 11 - Mar 1953 (1 week), US CashBox 18 - Sep 1951 (5 weeks), US Billboard 23 - Aug 1951 (2 weeks)
77 Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening 1951 Your Hit Parade 3 of 1951, US Billboard 11 - Aug 1951 (6 weeks), US CashBox 22 - Aug 1951 (16 weeks)
78 Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters Rollin' Stone 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 12 - Feb 1952 (9 weeks), US CashBox 21 - Oct 1951 (14 weeks), US Billboard 24 - Oct 1951 (4 weeks)
79 Nat King Cole Because Of Rain 1951 US Billboard 17 - Jun 1951 (4 weeks), US CashBox 17 - Jun 1951 (17 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 24 - Mar 1952 (3 weeks)
80 Ray Anthony Be My Love 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 2 - Mar 1951 (46 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Jan 1951 (16 weeks)
81 Tony Bennett I Won't Cry Anymore 1951 US Billboard 12 - Jun 1951 (17 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Jul 1951 (4 weeks), US CashBox 15 - Jul 1951 (20 weeks), RYM 27 of 1951
82 Tony Bennett Blue Velvet 1951 US CashBox 12 - Oct 1951 (17 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Oct 1951 (11 weeks), US 1940s 18 - Oct 1951 (6 weeks), RYM 39 of 1951
83 Arthur Godfrey Dance Me Loose 1951 US Billboard 6 - Dec 1951 (14 weeks), US CashBox 7 - Jan 1952 (16 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Dec 1951 (10 weeks)
84 Al Morgan My Heart Cries For You 1951 UK 40s Sheet Music 2 - Feb 1951 (24 weeks), US Billboard 24 - Jan 1951 (2 weeks)
85 Guy Mitchell Sweetheart Of Yesterday 1951 US Billboard 23 - Aug 1951 (1 week), UK 40s Sheet Music 23 - Dec 1951 (3 weeks), US CashBox 31 - Sep 1951 (9 weeks)
86 Rosemary Clooney Beautiful Brown Eyes 1951 US CashBox 5 - Mar 1951 (16 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Mar 1951 (14 weeks), US 1940s 11 - Mar 1951 (9 weeks)
87 April Stevens & Henri Rene I'm in Love Again 1951 US Billboard 6 - Jun 1951 (15 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Jun 1951 (19 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jun 1951 (11 weeks)
88 Earl Bostic Flamingo 1951 Holland 24 - Sep 1972 (6 weeks), DDD 33 of 1951, Acclaimed 2044 (1951)
89 Leroy Anderson The Syncopated Clock 1951 US CashBox 5 - Apr 1951 (16 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Mar 1951 (14 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Apr 1951 (10 weeks)
90 Mouloudji Comme Un P'tit Coquelicot 1951 France (50s) 1 of 1951
91 Claudio Villa Luna rossa 1951 Italy 1 of 1951
92 Eddie Fisher Turn Back The Hands Of Time 1951 US Billboard 8 - Sep 1951 (14 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Oct 1951 (12 weeks), US CashBox 9 - Oct 1951 (20 weeks)
93 Guy Mitchell Sparrow In The Tree Top 1951 US Billboard 8 - Mar 1951 (15 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Mar 1951 (13 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Mar 1951 (11 weeks)
94 Les Paul & Mary Ford Just One More Chance 1951 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1951 (13 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Oct 1951 (7 weeks), US CashBox 13 - Nov 1951 (15 weeks)
95 Linda Batista Vinganca 1951 Brazil 1 of 1951
96 Tony Martin Domino 1951 US CashBox 7 - Nov 1951 (16 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Nov 1951 (12 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Nov 1951 (11 weeks)
97 Nat King Cole Jet 1951 US CashBox 19 - Feb 1951 (9 weeks), US Billboard 20 - Feb 1951 (2 weeks), US 1940s 20 - Mar 1951 (1 week), RYM 128 of 1951
98 Vaughn Monroe Old Soldiers Never Die 1951 US Billboard 7 - May 1951 (8 weeks), US 1940s 9 - May 1951 (7 weeks), US CashBox 11 - May 1951 (8 weeks)
99 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Sparrow In The Tree Top 1951 US Billboard 8 - Mar 1951 (15 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Mar 1951 (13 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Mar 1951 (6 weeks)
100 Tony Martin & Dinah Shore A Penny A Kiss, A Penny A Hug 1951 US Billboard 8 - Feb 1951 (12 weeks), US CashBox 8 - Jan 1951 (19 weeks), US 1940s 14 - Feb 1951 (7 weeks)

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11 Jan 2016

Rose of the mountain

Trying to locate this song from the late '40's early '50's.

Did you try typing that into the search box at the top of each page?

That will show you who had a hit with it (in 1951)


20 Dec 2015

#35 - Sixty Minute Man

This was selected for Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015. You probably have it listed under 'The Dominoes' (rather than Billy Ward & The Dominoes).

Your guess was right, data fixed, thanks


22 Sep 2014

Eddy Howard-Sin (It's No Sin)

#20 and #89 are the same recording. Looks like the titles have been reversed.

That looks correct, we've fixed the data, thanks


21 Jun 2014

Eddy Howard-Double Listing

Sin(It's No Sin); #29 and #88 are the same recording.

You are correct, data fixed, thanks


4 May 2014

sales

Would be good to list certified sales figures

If only such things were available (or, more accurately if only the ones available were trustworthy)


29 Jan 2012

ka viva viva vit

was this not the song "In and out of the red balloon" where they sing callow la callow la vita.It was often played at the end of Crackerjack in the 1960s


8 Jan 2012

# 30 Sixty Minute Man

This was also a # 17 Billboard Hit.

Yes, we had it listed under "The Dominoes", thanks for the correction


31 Dec 2011

#53 Nevertheless

This was also a #2 US Billboard Hit.

The data has been adjusted, thanks for the suggestion


31 Dec 2011

# 13 & 44 Sin

These two listings are the same recording.

Thanks for the correction


6 Sep 2011

14 & 63 Sin

These two entries are the same recording.


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?


21 Jun 2011

UK no one 1951

Hi Could you please tell me who was number one in the UK charts in July 1951

The UK charts started in 1952 so there was no number one in July 1951


15 Oct 2010

don't know the year - help!

I am trying to find a song, and was hoping you could help - I don't know if it was even a song in the 50s - it could have been in the 40s, but it was my mother's favor song in 1952 when she was 14. I know this because she wrote it in her Jr. HS autograph book....The name of the song is "There in My Heart".

My mom died in 1968, so I can't ask her. +I would love to know what song was her favorite when she was a young girl.

Thank you Reina

We can't find a song called "There in My Heart", however Al Martino had a massive hit with "Here in My Heart" in 1952. That is almost certainly the one you're after, there's a recording of him singing it on YouTube


14 Oct 2010

16 - Eddie Fisher - Anytime

In youtube I just see the album Eddie Fisher cover.

I think the song should be "Any Time" not "Anytime" according to the cover. Thanks.

Lin

Yes you are correct the song was released in the states with the name "Any Time" in 1952.

However Eddy Arnold released a song called "Anytime" in 1948, now we don't know if they are the same song or not, but what we've done is to change Eddie Fisher's title to allow users to find both songs under the same title.

We have the same sort of thing with songs by Wham! and George Michael. The song "Careless Whisper" was released as a Wham! song in North America and a George Michael song everywhere else so on this site all the US charts have been fixed to credit George Michael with the song so that users can get a complete picture of its success.

There is no perfect solution to this issue, we've decided to merge, because once a user is aware of the connection they can find the actual title in their country and reject it, but if we don't merge they won't be aware of the link.


4 May 2010

Jet/Nat Cole song 1951

I can't find Jet on the computer. Any suggestions?

Have you tried searching on iTunes and Amazon.com? The both have versions of the song available as digital downloads