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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top R&B Songs of 1949

1948 <-1949-> 1950



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1.
02/1949
137

8
US
8
R&B
[Decca 24550]
written by Floyd Tillman
2.
134

9
US
6
R&B
written by Frank Loesser
3.
10/1949
69

21
US
✫1
R&B
4.
07/1949
64

17
US
13
R&B
vocals by Buddy Johnson
written by Buddy Johnson
5.
07/1949
59

19
US
8
R&B
[Columbia 38438]
written by Tommie Connor (as Thomas Connor) & Patrick Toohey
6.
10/1949
57

19
US
14
R&B
[Decca 24752]
written by Beasley Smith & Haven Gillespie
7.
08/1949
54

26
US
2
R&B
[Atlantic 873]
written by Stick McGhee & J. Mayo Williams
8.
03/1949
53

21
US
12
R&B
B side to Fools Rush In; #1 hit for Glen Gray in 1935
[MGM 10311]
written by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
9.
03/1949
48

27
US
4
R&B
hit for Tommy Dorsey in 1938
[MGM 10340]
written by Leonard Whitcup & Teddy Powell
10.
04/1949
45

29
US
4
R&B
[Capitol 15367]
written by Johnny Gomez & Bill Gordon
11.
09/1949
44

25
US
15
R&B
[MGM 10383]
written by Mort Maser
12.
08/1949
42

27
US
12
R&B
B side to Temptation
[MGM 10458]
written by Barney Ross & Jay Chernis
13.
04/1949
40

27
US
14
R&B
hit for Duke Ellington in 1937
[MGM 10368]
written by Juan Tizol
14.
04/1949
23



✫1
R&B
as Charles Brown Trio
[Aladdin 3024]
written by Charles Brown
15.
23



✫1
R&B
as Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers
[instrumental]
written by Andy Gibson
16.
23



✫1
R&B
[instrumental]
[Savoy 685]
written by Big Jay McNeely (as Cecil James McNeely)
17.
23



✫1
R&B
[Jubilee 5005]
written by Deborah Chessler
18.
23



✫1
R&B
19.
11/1949
23



✫1
R&B
written by Paul Gayten
20.
23



✫1
R&B
written by John Lee Hooker & Bernard Besman (as Bernie Besman)
21.
23



✫1
R&B
[Decca 24673]
written by Fleecie Moore & Fred Clark
22.
23



✫1
R&B
written by Leonard Feather
23.
23



✫1
R&B
[King 4304]
written by Wynonie Harris & Teddy McRae (as Theodore McRae)
24.
23



✫1
R&B
25.
20



2
R&B
as Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
written by Wayne Raney & Lonnie Glosson
26.
20



2
R&B
[London 17000]
written by Jessie Mae Robinson
Rockin' at Midnight
27.
03/1949
20



2
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
[Deluxe 3212]
written by Roy Brown
28.
20



2
R&B
as Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats
29.
20



2
R&B
[King 4314]
written by Jenny Lou Carson
30.
11/1949
20



2
R&B
[Regal 3236]
written by Buddy Fields & Gerald Marks
31.
20



2
R&B
32.
20



2
R&B
[King 4306]
written by Mrs. Ivory Joe Hunter
33.
04/1949
20



2
R&B
as The Maxin Trio
[Down Beat 171]
written by Ray Charles
34.
20



2
R&B
[Supreme 1535]
written by John Hogg & Mark Hurley
35.
20



2
R&B
[Miracle 132]
written by Memphis Slim (as Peter Chatman)
36.
17



3
R&B
[Decca 24587]
written by Eddie Pola, George Wyle & Irving Taylor
37.
17



3
R&B
[instrumental]
[King 4287]
written by Todd Rhodes & Henry Glover
38.
17



3
R&B
B side to Baby Get Lost
[Mercury 8148]
written by Tommy George
39.
17



3
R&B
as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3037]
written by Frank Heywood & Monroe Tucker
40.
17



3
R&B
[Modern 686]
written by Little Willie Littlefield & Jules Taub
41.
17



3
R&B
[Aladdin 3026]
written by Jessie Mae Robinson
42.
17



3
R&B
[Savoy 681]
written by Bud Green, Herman Ruby & Sam H. Stept (as Sam Stept)
43.
11/1949
17



3
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
[Deluxe 3300]
written by Roy Brown & Henry Glover (as Henry Bernard)
44.
17



3
R&B
[Savoy 710]
written by Billy Wright & Teddy Reig
45.
09/1949
16



4
R&B
with Eddie Condon's NBC Television Orchestra
[Atlantic 879]
written by Remus Harris, Russ Morgan & Irving Melsher
46.
16



4
R&B
written by Vernon White
47.
16



4
R&B
[Modern 721]
written by Jimmy Witherspoon
48.
08/1949
16



4
R&B
as Charles Brown Trio
[Aladdin 3030]
written by Leroy Carr
49.
16



4
R&B
[Gotham 175]
written by Waters
50.
02/1949
16



4
R&B
as Charles Brown Trio
[Aladdin 3020]
written by Edward W. Mitchell
51.
16



4
R&B
B side to Roomin' House Boogie
[Aladdin 3032]
written by John Erby
52.
16



4
R&B
53.
16



4
R&B
[instrumental]
[Derby 713]
written by Freddie Mitchell
54.
16



4
R&B
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 500054]
written by Andy Gibson
55.
16



4
R&B
written by Bernice Petkere
56.
16



4
R&B
b side to No Rollin' Blues
written by Jules Taub
57.
14



5
R&B
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
58.
01/1949
14



5
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Orchestra
[Deluxe 3198]
written by Roy Brown
59.
14



5
R&B
written by Leroy Carr
60.
14



5
R&B
written by Roy Alfred & Andy Gibson
61.
12/1949
14



5
R&B
as Charles Brown and His Smarties
[Aladdin 3039]
written by Charles Brown
62.
14



5
R&B
[Modern 663]
written by John Lee Hooker
63.
14



5
R&B
[Jubilee 5016]
written by Deborah Chessler
64.
14



5
R&B
[Modern 709]
written by Little Willie Littlefield (as Willie Littlefield)
65.
14



5
R&B
[R]
written by Phil Rose & Sid Sprung
66.
13



6
R&B
as Paul Williams "35-30" Sextette
[instrumental]
written by Paul Williams [saxophonist] & King Porter
67.
13



6
R&B
68.
13



6
R&B
as Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
[King 4313]
written by Henry Glover & Syd Nathan
69.
13



6
R&B
70.
13



6
R&B
[Gotham 188]
written by Doc Bagby, Don Keane & Fats Crafton
71.
13



6
R&B
[Selective 103]
72.
13



6
R&B
B side to Guess Who
[King 4306]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter & Sample
73.
07/1949
13



6
R&B
[Modern 675]
written by Pee Wee Crayton
74.
13



6
R&B
[MGM 10311]
written by Rube Bloom & Johnny Mercer
75.
13



6
R&B
as Annie Laurie with Paul Gayten Orchestra
76.
13



6
R&B
77.
13



6
R&B
[Miracle 145]
written by traditional & Memphis Slim (as Peter Chatman)
78.
12



7
R&B
79.
12



7
R&B
[MGM 10458]
written by Nacio Brown (as Nacio Herb Brown) & Arthur Freed
80.
12



7
R&B
[Cornet 53]
written by T-Bone Walker (as Aaron Thibeaux Walker)
81.
12



7
R&B
[instrumental]
[King 4299]
written by Henry Glover
82.
12/1949
12



7
R&B
[Spire 11-001]
83.
12



7
R&B
[King 4276]
written by James Mason
84.
01/1949
12



7
R&B
[Capitol 15320]
written by Milton Leeds & Ted Varnick
85.
12



7
R&B
written by Jesse Stone
86.
11



8
R&B
written by Les Baxter
87.
11



8
R&B
written by Mack Lollie
88.
11



8
R&B
[National 9073]
written by Howard Biggs & Jimmy Ricks
89.
04/1949
11



8
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
[Deluxe 3128]
written by Roy Brown
90.
11/1949
11



8
R&B
[Peacock 1504]
written by Clarence Gatemouth Brown
91.
11



8
R&B
[Coleman 100]
written by Bud Green, Herman Ruby & Sam H. Stept (as Sam Stept)
I Cover the Waterfront
92.
11



8
R&B
[instrumental]
[Savoy 688]
written by Johnny Green & Edward Heyman
93.
11



8
R&B
[Allen 21000]
written by Stephen Paul & Leon Gary
94.
11



8
R&B
as Chubby Hip Shakin' Newsom and Her Hip Shakers
[Deluxe 3199]
written by Chubby Hip Shakin' Newsom
95.
11



8
R&B
with Conney's Combo
[Freedom 1517]
written by L.C. Williams
96.
11



8
R&B
written by Hal Singer
97.
11



8
R&B
98.
11



8
R&B
99.
10



9
R&B
B side to Silent Night
written by Irving Berlin
100.
10



9
R&B
B side to (It's Gonna Be a) Lonely Christmas
[Jubilee 5017]
written by Frank Loesser

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