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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 1950

1949 <-1950-> 1951



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1.
06/1950
250

✫1
US
✫1
R&B
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1950]
[R]
[Capitol F1010]
written by Ray Evans & Jay Livingston
2.
02/1950
141

7
US
4
R&B
3.
08/1950
56

19
US
8
R&B
[instrumental]
[Premium 851]
written by Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence
4.
06/1950
53

22
US
5
R&B
[Mercury 8181]
written by Johnny Green (as John Green), Edward Heyman & Billy Rose
5.
02/1950
50

23
US
6
R&B
[MGM 10602]
written by Anton Karas
6.
04/1950
43

26
US
7
R&B
[Capitol F889]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
7.
10/1950
21



✫1
R&B
[Atlantic 919]
written by Rudy Toombs
8.
21



✫1
R&B
[Specialty 375]
written by Percy Mayfield
9.
21



✫1
R&B
written by Joe Liggins
10.
21



✫1
R&B
as Little Esther with Mel Walker and the Johnny Otis Orchestra
written by Johnny Otis
11.
21



✫1
R&B
[MGM 10663]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
12.
21



✫1
R&B
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
13.
06/1950
21



✫1
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
[Deluxe 3304]
written by Roy Brown
14.
21



✫1
R&B
as Johnny Otis Quintette, the Robins and Little Esther
written by Johnny Otis
15.
21



✫1
R&B
16.
21



✫1
R&B
featuring Lloyd Glenn at the "88"}
[Swingtime 226]
written by Lloyd Glenn
17.
21



✫1
R&B
18.
21



✫1
R&B
as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3068]
written by Maxwell Davis & Amos Milburn
19.
21



✫1
R&B
[Atlantic 914]
written by Laurie Tate & Joe Morris
20.
18



2
R&B
[Modern 734]
written by Roy Hawkins
21.
05/1950
18



2
R&B
[King 45-4357]
written by Tiny Bradshaw, Henry Glover (as Henry Bernard) & Syd Nathan (as Lois Mann)
22.
02/1950
18



2
R&B
[Imperial 5058]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino) & Dave Bartholomew
23.
18



2
R&B
as Johnny Otis Orchestra with Mel Walker
written by Johnny Otis
24.
09/1950
18



2
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
[Deluxe 3306]
written by Roy Brown
25.
18



2
R&B
written by Roy Milton
26.
15



3
R&B
written by Henry Glover (as Henry Bernard) & Syd Nathan (as Lois Mann)
27.
15



3
R&B
28.
15



3
R&B
29.
15



3
R&B
[Mercury 8187]
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
30.
15



3
R&B
[Mercury 8163]
written by Dinah Washington & Richard Johnson
31.
15



3
R&B
featuring Lloyd Glenn at the "88"}
written by Pinetop Sparks (as Aaron Sparks) & Marion Sparks
32.
15



3
R&B
33.
15



4
R&B
[Sittin' In With 543]
written by Peppermint Harris (as Harrison Nelson)
34.
15



4
R&B
35.
15



4
R&B
[Regal 3251]
written by Johnnie Lee Wills & Deacon Anderson
36.
15



4
R&B
[Modern 753]
written by Herb Fisher & Jules Taub
37.
15



4
R&B
as Annie Laurie - Paul Gayten and His Orchestra
written by Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
38.
15



4
R&B
written by Syd Nathan (as Sydney Mann) & Ivory Joe Hunter
39.
08/1950
15



4
R&B
[Regal 3274]
written by Howard Biggs & F. Madison
40.
15



4
R&B
as Little Esther with Mel Walker and the Johnny Otis Orchestra
written by Johnny Otis
41.
15



4
R&B
[Imperial 5055]
written by Dave Bartholomew
42.
13



5
R&B
[Aladdin 3063]
written by Lightnin' Hopkins
43.
13



5
R&B
44.
13



5
R&B
B side to Red's Boogie
[RCA 50-0099]
written by Piano Red (as Willie Perryman)
45.
11/1950
13



5
R&B
[Regal 3298]
written by Louis Prima & Milton Kabak
46.
13



5
R&B
as Jimmy Preston with Burnetta Evans
[Derby 748]
written by Louis Prima & Milton Kabak
47.
13



5
R&B
Little School Girl
48.
13



5
R&B
[Modern 704]
written by Sonny Boy Williamson [1°] (as John Lee Williamson)
49.
13



5
R&B
50.
10/1950
13



5
R&B
[King 45-4397]
written by Tiny Bradshaw, Syd Nathan (as Sally Nix) & Henry Glover
51.
13



5
R&B
[King 4342]
written by Henry Glover (as Henry Bernard) & Syd Nathan (as Lois Mann)
52.
11/1950
13



5
R&B
[Imperial 5099]
written by Fats Domino (as Antoine Domino)
53.
13



5
R&B
[Decca 9-48162]
written by Consuelo Velázquez & Sunny Skylar
54.
08/1950
13



5
R&B
[novelty]
[Mercury 8175]
written by Roy Byrd
55.
12



6
R&B
as Johnny Otis' Congregation: Little Esther, Mel Walker, Lee Graves
written by Johnny Otis
56.
12



6
R&B
57.
02/1950
12



6
R&B
as Nat "King" Cole and the Trio
[Capitol 57-70050]
written by Don George & Nat King Cole
58.
04/1950
12



6
R&B
as Charles Brown and His Band
[Aladdin 3051]
written by Charles Brown
59.
12



6
R&B
[live]
[Modern 779]
written by Helen Humes
60.
12



6
R&B
written by Joe Fritz
61.
12



6
R&B
as Paul Gayten and His Orchestra
[Regal 3281]
written by Gussie Davis & Leadbelly (as Lead Belly)
62.
12



6
R&B
written by Louie Innis
63.
12



6
R&B
as Johnny Otis Orchestra with Little Esther and Mel Walker
written by Johnny Otis
64.
12



6
R&B
Cry Baby
65.
12



6
R&B
66.
10/1950
12



6
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
[Deluxe 3308]
written by Roy Brown
67.
11/1950
11



7
R&B
68.
11



7
R&B
with Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra
written by Louis Prima & Milton Kabak
69.
11



7
R&B
written by Lloyd Glenn
70.
11



7
R&B
[Lee 200]
written by Gladyce De Jesus
71.
11



7
R&B
72.
11



7
R&B
[instrumental]
[Derby 733]
written by Irving Berlin
73.
11



7
R&B
[Macy's 5002]
written by Clarence Garlow
74.
10



8
R&B
B side to Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
[Decca 9-48162]
written by Jack Allen
75.
10



8
R&B
as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
written by Amos Milburn
76.
10



8
R&B
[Mercury 5503]
written by Abe Schiff & Irving Berman
77.
11/1950
10



8
R&B
as Floyd Dixon and His Orchestra
[Peacock 1544]
written by Floyd Dixon
78.
10



8
R&B
featuring Lloyd Glenn at the "88"}
B side to Blue Shadows
[Swingtime 226]
written by Lloyd Glenn
79.
02/1950
10



8
R&B
[Regal 3240]
written by Yvonne Doray, Leo Levine & Ruthe Bergner
80.
02/1950
10



8
R&B
[Capitol F847]
written by Paul Gayten
81.
10



8
R&B
with Johnny Otis Orchestra
written by Johnny Otis
82.
10



8
R&B
83.
10/1950
10



8
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men
US B side to Cadillac Baby
[Deluxe 3308]
written by Roy Brown
84.
9



9
R&B
written by Joe Turner
85.
9



9
R&B
as Amos Milburn and His Aladdin Chickenshackers
[Aladdin 3064]
written by Amos Milburn
86.
06/1950
9



9
R&B
[Aladdin 45-3055]
written by Calvin Boze
87.
9



9
R&B
[MGM 10618]
written by Ivory Joe Hunter
88.
07/1950
9



9
R&B
[instrumental]
[Chess 1425]
written by Victor Young & Ned Washington
89.
9



9
R&B
as Little Esther with the the Johnny Otis Orchestra
b side to Mistrustin' Blues
written by Johnny Otis & Mario Delagarde
90.
9



9
R&B
91.
9



9
R&B
[Atlantic 911]
written by Frederic Weatherly (as Frederick Weatherly)
92.
8



10
R&B
B side to Information Blues
written by Roy Milton
93.
8



10
R&B
[Decca 27203]
written by Vasil Crienica & Vaughn Horton
94.
06/1950
8



10
R&B
[Imperial 5068]
written by Leon T. Gross
95.
8



10
R&B
[Peacock 1550]
written by Reverend Marvin L. Jackson
96.
8



10
R&B
97.
8



10
R&B
[MGM 10818]
written by Zeb Turner (as William Grishaw) & Fred Rose
98.
8



10
R&B
99.
8



11
R&B
[King 4336]
written by Paul Gayten
100.
8



12
R&B
[instrumental]
written by Johnny Sparrow

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