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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 Songs of 1948

1947 <-1948-> 1949


      

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1.06/1948

 ①  Twelfth Street Rag by Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra

        

MP3

288

US ✫1

video

hit for Earl Fuller in 1917
[Capitol 15105]
written by Euday L. Bowman
2.04/1948

 ②  Nature Boy by Nat King Cole

        

MP3

261

US ✫1
US R&B 2

video

as King Cole
[Capitol 15054]
written by Eden Ahbez
3.09/1948

 ③  Buttons and Bows by Dinah Shore

        

MP3

246

US ✫1

video

dinah shore & her happy valley boys
[Columbia 38284]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
4.06/1948

 ④  You Call Everybody Darlin' by Al Trace and His Orchestra

        

MP3

245

US ✫1

video

as Al Trace & his new orchestra
written by Sam Martin, Ben Trace & Al Trace (as Clem Watts)
5.05/1948

 ⑤  Love Somebody by Doris Day and Buddy Clark

        

MP3

245

US ✫1

video

written by Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer
6.04/1948

You Can't Be True, Dear by Ken Griffin

        

MP3

245

US ✫1

video

as Ken Griffin at the Organ
vocals by Jerry Wayne (added later)
written by Hans Otten, Gerhard Ebeler & Hal Cotten
7.01/1948

Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

245

US ✫1

video

written by Clement Scott, Maewa Kaihau & Dorothy Stewart
8.07/1948

A Tree in the Meadow by Margaret Whiting

        

MP3

245

US ✫1

video

[Capitol 15122]
written by Billy Reid
9.01/1948

Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me) by Peggy Lee

        

MP3

243

US ✫1

video

written by Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour
10.11/1948

A Little Bird Told Me by Evelyn Knight

        

MP3

243

US ✫1

video

written by Harvey O. Brooks
11.12/1948

Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) by Evelyn Knight

        

MP3

242

US ✫1

video

written by Carmen Lombardo & Stanley Rochinski
12.01/1948

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover by Art Mooney

        

MP3

241

US ✫1

video

written by Harry M. Woods & Mort Dixon
13.11/1948

My Darling, My Darling by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

        

MP3

240

US ✫1

video

written by Frank Loesser
14.12/1948

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Les Brown and His Orchestra

        

MP3

240

US ✫1

video

hit for Ray Noble in 1937
written by Irving Berlin
15.06/1948

Woody Woodpecker by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

        

MP3

238

US ✫1

video

vocals by Gloria Wood
written by George Tibbles & Ramey Idriss
16.11/1948

All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) by Spike Jones and His City Slickers

        

MP3

233

US ✫1

video

vocals by George Rock
written by Donald Yetter Gardner
17.05/1948

My Happiness by Jon and Sondra Steele

        

MP3

206

US 2

video

written by Betty Peterson Blasco & Borney Bergantine
18.04/1948

Little White Lies by Dick Haymes

        

MP3

200

US 2

video

[Decca 24280]
written by Walter Donaldson
19.12/1948

Far Away Places by Margaret Whiting

        

MP3

200

US 2

video

written by Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer
20.07/1948

It's Magic by Doris Day

        

MP3

199

US 2

video

[Columbia 38188]
written by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
21.10/1948

On a Slow Boat to China by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

        

MP3

198

US 2

video

vocals by Gloria Wood & Harry Babbitt
written by Frank Loesser
22.02/1948

Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) by Margaret Whiting

        

MP3

195

US 2

video

[Capitol 15024]
written by Clement Scott, Maewa Kaihau & Dorothy Stewart
23.07/1948

You Can't Be True, Dear by Ken Griffin

        

MP3

194

US 2

video

as Ken Griffin at the Organ
[instrumental]
written by Hans Otten, Gerhard Ebeler & Hal Cotten
24.07/1948

Woody Woodpecker by The Sportsmen and Mel Blanc and His Original Woody Woodpecker Voice

        

MP3

189

US 2

video

written by George Tibbles & Ramey Idriss
25.06/1948

Maybe You'll Be There by Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra

        

MP3

185

US 3

video

vocals by Charles Lavere
written by Rube Bloom & Sammy Gallop
26.06/1948

My Happiness by Pied Pipers

        

MP3

183

US 3

video

[Capitol 15094]
written by Betty Peterson Blasco & Borney Bergantine
27.11/1948

So Tired by Russ Morgan

        

MP3

182

US 3

video

written by Russ Morgan & Jack Stuart
28.12/1948

A Little Bird Told Me by Blue Lu Barker

        

MP3

181

US 4
US R&B 4

video

[Capitol 15308]
written by Harvey O. Brooks
29.01/1948

Now Is the Hour by Gracie Fields

        

MP3

179

US 3

video

[London 110]
written by Clement Scott, Maewa Kaihau & Dorothy Stewart
30.01/1948

Beg Your Pardon by Francis Craig and His Orchestra

        

MP3

178

US 3

video

vocals by Bob Lamm
written by Francis Craig & Beasley Smith
31.04/1948

Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka) by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

175

US 3

video

written by Vaughn Horton & Artur Beul
32.04/1948

Baby Face by Art Mooney

        

MP3

174

US 3

video

written by Harry Akst & Benny Davis
33.03/1948

Sabre Dance by Woody Herman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

172

US 3

video

written by Aram Khachaturian
34.09/1948

Until by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

171

US 4

video

written by Jack Fulton, Bob Crosby & Hunter Kahler
35.11/1948

A Little Bird Told Me by Paula Watson

        

MP3

170

US 6
US R&B 2

video

[Supreme 1507]
written by Harvey O. Brooks
36.03/1948

Because by Perry Como

        

MP3

168

US 4

video

hit for Enrico Carusa in 1913
[RCA Victor 2653]
written by Guy d'Hardelot & Edward Teschemacher
37.11/1948

On a Slow Boat to China by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

168

US 4

video

vocals by Glenn Hughes
written by Frank Loesser
38.12/1948

Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) by Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye

        

MP3

167

US 4

video

vocals by the Three Kaydets
written by traditional
39.06/1948

My Happiness by Ella Fitzgerald

        

MP3

164

US 6
US R&B 8

video

with the Song Spinners
[Decca 24446]
written by Betty Peterson Blasco & Borney Bergantine
40.07/1948

Blue Bird of Happiness by Art Mooney

        

MP3

163

US 5

video

vocals by Bud Brees & the Galli Sisters
written by Sandor Harmati, Edward Heyman & Harry Parr-Davies (as Harry Parr Davies)
41.04/1948

St. Louis Blues March by Tex Beneke

        

MP3

159

US 5

video

as Tex Beneke & His Orchestra
written by W.C. Handy
42.10/1948

Buttons and Bows by The Dinning Sisters

        

MP3

158

US 5

video

written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
43.02/1948

Beg Your Pardon by Frankie Carle and His Orchestra

        

MP3

158

US 5

video

vocals by Marjorie Hughes
written by Francis Craig & Beasley Smith
44.09/1948

Underneath the Arches by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

156

US 5

video

written by Bud Flanagan & Reg Connelly
45.05/1948

The Dickey-Bird Song by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

154

US 5

video

vocals by Glenn Hughes
written by Howard Dietz & Sammy Fain
46.01/1948

Ballerina by Buddy Clark

        

MP3

151

US 5

video

[Columbia 38040]
written by Bob Russell (as Sidney Keith Russell) & Carl Sigman
47.07/1948

You Call Everybody Darlin' by Anne Vincent

        

MP3

150

US 6

video

[Mercury 5155]
written by Sam Martin, Ben Trace & Al Trace (as Clem Watts)
48.08/1948

Underneath the Arches by Primo Scala's Banjo and Accordion Orchestra with the Keynotes

        

MP3

150

US 6

video

written by Bud Flanagan & Reg Connelly
49.06/1948

William Tell Overture by Spike Jones and His City Slickers

        

MP3

149

US 6

video

written by Gioachino Rossini
50.05/1948

You Can't Be True, Dear by Sportsmen

        

MP3

148

US 6

video

[Capitol 15077]
written by Hans Otten, Gerhard Ebeler & Hal Cotten
51.02/1948

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover by Russ Morgan

        

MP3

148

US 6

video

russ morgan & his orchestra with milt herth at the organ; vocals by the ames brothers
written by Harry M. Woods & Mort Dixon
52.11/1948

(I'd Love to Get You) On a Slow Boat to China by Eddy Howard

        

MP3

147

US 6

video

written by Frank Loesser
53.04/1948

Sabre Dance Boogie by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

146

US 6

video

written by Aram Khachaturian & Lou Busch
54.02/1948

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover by Alvino Rey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

144

US 6

video

written by Harry M. Woods & Mort Dixon
55.12/1948

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

142

US 6

video

[R]
[Christmas]
[Decca 23778]
written by Irving Berlin
56.03/1948

Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) by Buddy Clark and the Charioteers

        

MP3

141

US 6

video

written by Clement Scott, Maewa Kaihau & Dorothy Stewart
57.08/1948

Hair of Gold, Eyes of Blue by Gordon MacRae

        

MP3

141

US 7

video

[Capitol 15178]
written by Sunny Skylar
58.11/1948

My Darling, My Darling by Doris Day and Buddy Clark

        

MP3

140

US 7

video

written by Frank Loesser
59.10/1948

One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) by Jimmy Wakely

        

MP3

139

US 10
US country ✫1

video

[Capitol 15162]
written by Eddie Dean, Dearest Dean & Hal Blair
60.11/1948

On a Slow Boat to China by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

139

US 7

video

vocals by Al Hendrickson
written by Frank Loesser
61.11/1948

Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) by Gene Autry

        

MP3

139

US 8
US country 4

video

[R]
[Columbia 37942]
written by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman
62.05/1948

Just Because by Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks

        

MP3

138

US 9
US country 7

video

vocals by Frankie Yankovic & Johnny Pecon
written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin & Bob Shelton
63.02/1948

Slap 'Er Down, Agin, Paw by Arthur Godfrey

        

MP3

137

US 7

video

written by Polly Arnold, Alice Cornett & Eddie Asherman
64.12/1948

You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling in Love) by The Ink Spots

        

MP3

135

US 8
US R&B 15

video

written by Larry Fotine, Billy Faber & Fred Meadows
65.02/1948

Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) by Eddy Howard

        

MP3

134

US 8

video

written by Clement Scott, Maewa Kaihau & Dorothy Stewart
66.11/1948

Sweet Georgia Brown by Brother Bones and His Shadows

        

MP3

133

US 10
US R&B 9

video

[instrumental]
[Tempo 652]
written by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard & Kenneth Casey
67.05/1948

Nature Boy by Frank Sinatra

        

MP3

133

US 7

video

[Columbia 38210]
written by Eden Ahbez
68.09/1948

You Call Everybody Darling by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

131

US 8

video

written by Sam Martin, Ben Trace & Al Trace (as Clem Watts)
69.07/1948

It's Magic by Dick Haymes

        

MP3

130

US 9

video

[Decca 23826]
written by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
70.11/1948

Buttons and Bows by Betty Garrett

        

MP3

130

US 8

video

written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
71.07/1948

You Were Only Fooling by Blue Barron and His Orchestra

        

MP3

129

US 9

video

written by Larry Fotine, Billy Faber & Fred Meadows
72.07/1948

It's Magic by Gordon MacRae

        

MP3

129

US 9

video

[Capitol 15072]
written by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
73.05/1948

Tell Me a Story by Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye

        

MP3

129

US 8

video

vocals by Don Cornell
written by Maurice Seigler & Larry Stock
74.11/1948

Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes by Evelyn Knight

        

MP3

128

US 9

video

written by Oakley Haldeman, Al Trace & Jimmy Lee
75.09/1948

That Certain Party by Benny Strong and His Orchestra

        

MP3

127

US 9

video

written by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
76.07/1948

Cool Water by Vaughn Monroe and the Sons of the Pioneers

        

MP3

127

US 9

video

written by Bob Nolan
77.03/1948

Beg Your Pardon by Larry Green and His Orchestra

        

MP3

127

US 8

video

written by Francis Craig & Beasley Smith
78.06/1948

You Can't Be True, Dear by Dick Haymes

        

MP3

126

US 9

video

[Decca 24439]
written by Hans Otten, Gerhard Ebeler & Hal Cotten
79.12/1948

Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) by Dinah Shore

        

MP3

125

US 9

video

written by traditional
80.01/1948

Shine by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

123

US 9

video

hit for Bing Crosby in 1932
[Mercury 5091]
written by Cecil Mack, Lew Brown & Ford Dabney
81.11/1948

Buttons and Bows by Betty Rhodes

        

MP3

123

US 9

video

written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
82.01/1948

Pass That Peace Pipe by Margaret Whiting

        

MP3

122

US 8

video

[Capitol 15010]
written by Hugh Martin, Roger Edens & Ralph Blane
83.05/1948

You Can't Be True Dear by Vera Lynn

        

MP3

122

US 9

video

written by Hans Otten, Gerhard Ebeler & Hal Cotten
84.02/1948

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover by The Three Suns

        

MP3

117

US 10

video

written by Harry M. Woods & Mort Dixon
85.01/1948

Ballerina by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

117

US 10

video

[Decca 24278]
written by Bob Russell (as Sidney Keith Russell) & Carl Sigman
86.07/1948

Nature Boy by Sarah Vaughan

        

MP3

117

US 9

video

[Musicraft 567]
written by Eden Ahbez
87.10/1948

Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

        

MP3

116

US 10

video

written by Sid Tepper & Roy Bennett (as Roy Brodsky)
88.01/1948

I'm My Own Grandpaw by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

        

MP3

116

US 10

video

written by Dwight Latham & Moe Jaffe
89.03/1948

I Love You, Yes I Do by Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye

        

MP3

114

US 10

video

vocals by Don Cornell
written by Syd Nathan (as Sally Nix) & Henry Glover
90.05/1948

Bouquet of Roses by Eddy Arnold

        

MP3

112

US 13
US country ✫1

video

as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
[RCA Victor 2806]
written by Steve Nelson & Bob Hilliard
91.12/1948

Twelfth Street Rag by Frankie Carle and His Orchestra

        

MP3

112

US 10

video

at the piano… horace heidt presents frankie carle
written by Euday L. Bowman
92.01/1948

Ballerina by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

112

US 10

video

vocals by Bob Carroll
written by Bob Russell (as Sidney Keith Russell) & Carl Sigman
93.08/1948

(Just a Little Lovin') Will Go a Long Way by Eddy Arnold

        

MP3

94

US 13
US country ✫1

video

written by Eddy Arnold & Zeke Clements
94.11/1948

It's Too Soon to Know by The Orioles

        

MP3

90

US 13
US R&B ✫1

video

[Jubilee 5000]
written by Deborah Chessler
95.03/1948

King Size Papa by Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends

        

MP3

83

US 15
US R&B ✫1

video

[Capitol 40082]
written by Johnny Gomez & Paul Vance
96.01/1948

I Can't Give You Anything but Love by Rose Murphy

        

MP3

80

US 13
US R&B 3

video

#1 hit for Cliff Edwards in 1928
[Majestic 1204]
written by Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields
97.08/1948

It's Magic by Tony Martin

        

MP3

79

US 11

video

[RCA Victor 2862]
written by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
98.03/1948

Anytime by Eddy Arnold

        

MP3

78

US 17
US country ✫1

video

as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
[RCA Victor 2700]
written by Herbert "Happy" Lawson
99.12/1948

You're All I Want for Christmas by Frankie Laine

        

MP3

77

US 11
US R&B 15

video

[Christmas]
[Mercury 5177]
written by Glen Moore & Seger Ellis
100.08/1948

It's Magic by Sarah Vaughan

        

MP3

76

US 11

video

[Musicraft 557]
written by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn

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