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The Most Popular Song Hits And Performers Of 1950

1950 Music Charts

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1950 Pop Standards and Artists

Bing and Gary Crosby
Play A Simple Melody

This song was written by Irving Berlin and used in the Motion Picture, There's No Business Like Show Business. The song is actually two songs, one is a simple old fashioned melody and the second a more complex jazz song. At first the songs are sung separately and then over top of one another. Gary Crosby is Bing's son.

Doris Day
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
This song has it's origins in the 1940 musical Pal Joey, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, which launched the career of legendary dancer Gene Kelly. It would hit the charts, though ten years, later in 1950. Many artists would go on to record the song, including Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion and Cher.

The Mills Brothers
Daddy's Little Girl
If there was a song that was used at almost every wedding in the 1950s 60s, 70s and 80s, this would be it. Not however during the ceremony. The song would be used for the father daughter dance at the reception to the tears of all the women married or single. The song's lyrics and music were written by Boby Burke and Horace Gerlach.

Nat King Cole
Mona Lisa
The Mona Lisa is probably the most famous of Da Vinci's work. The painting resides at The Louvre Museum in Paris and many prints, postcards, and posters have been made of this classic work of art. There is much speculation as to who the model for the painting was, but no one knows for sure, and the enigmatic smile she wears has been perplexing people since the paining was completed. The song compares a woman to the famous portrait. The song was composed by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the motion picture Captain Carey U.S.A. It took the Academy Award for best song in 1950.

Perry Como
A Bushel And A Peck
Guys and Dolls is a musical based on a story By Damon Runyon. It tells the tale of a young missionary girl who falls in love with a gambler in New York City. The musical made it's premiere on Broadway in 1950 and would run for 1200 performances. It also took the Tony Award for that year. A Bushel And A Peck is song by Miss Adelaide who is a singer at a local club, the song was part of her act.

Gene Autry
Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Having topped the charts in 1949 with the song Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, it is not surprising that Gene Autry would come back the following year with a song about a popular rabbit for Easter. The song was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins and would peak at #5 on the Billboard Charts. The song would later become the title for a 1971 Easter special which told the story of how a young Peter got the job as Easter Bunny.

Eileen Barton
If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake
Written by Al Hoffman, Bob Merrill and Clem Watts the song was published in 1950 and recorded in January of that year by Eileen Barton. The song became such a big hit that it's record producer, National Records, could not handle the demand and turned to the larger record company, Mercury Records, to help with distribution. The song would be recorded by many other artist, a few times as a duet. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope would record the song in this was as well as Ethel Merman and Ray Bulger.

Teresa Brewer
Music Music Music
This Million seller record was first recorded by London Records in 1949 by Teresa Brewer. The song was written by Stephen Weiss and Bernie Baum. Petula Clark would record the song that same year and that version would be popular in Australia.
The song would be recorded again in the 1970s by Melanie, but she would rename it The Nickel Song.

Anton Karas
Third Man Theme
Written by Anton Karas in 1949 for the film, The Third Man. This instrumental piece topped the Bill Board Charts for eleven weeks. It's popularity is partially attributed to the use of the zither, an instrument rarely used in music at that time.

  Top Artists and Songs of 1950
Buy It! Andrews Sisters
I Can Dream, Can't I?
I Wanna Be Loved
Buy It! Anton Karas
Third Man Theme
Buy It! Art Lund
Mona Lisa
Buy It! Bill Snyder
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
Buy It! Billy Eckstine
My Foolish Heart
Buy It! Bing and Gary Crosby
Play A Simple Melody
Sam's Song (The Happy Tune)
Buy It! Bing Crosby
Chattanoogie Shoe-Shine Boy
Four Winds and the Seven Seas
Harbor Lights
Buy It! Dinah Shore
My Heart Cries For You
Buy It! Doris Day
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
Buy It! Eileen Barton
If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked A Cake
Buy It! Eve Young
One Silver Dollar
Buy It! Fats Domino
The Fat Man
Buy It! Frank Allison
Peter Cottontail
Buy It! Frank Sinatra
Goodnight Irene
Buy It! Frankie Laine
Cry of the Wild Goose
Music Maestro Please
Buy It! Freddy Martin
Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickle In)
Buy It! Gene Autry
Peter Cottontail
Buy It! Gene Krupa
Bonaparte's Retreat
Buy It! Gordon Jenkins and the Weavers
Goodnight, Irene
Buy It! Gordon Jenkins
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
My Foolish Heart
Tzena Tzena
Buy It! Guy Lombardo
Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
Harbor Lights
Tennesseee Waltz
Third Man Theme
Buy It! Guy Mitchell
My Heart Cries For You
The Roving Kind
Buy It! Hank Snow
I'm Movin On
Buy It! Hoagy Carmichael
The Old Piano Roll Blues
Buy It! Ivory Joe Hunter
I Need You So
Buy It! Jerry Murad's Harminicats
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
Buy It! Jimmy Wakely
Peter Cottontail
Buy It! Joe 'Fingers' Carr
Sam's Song
Buy It! Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers
Pink Champagne
Buy It! Jo Stafford
Goodnight, Irene
Tennessee Waltz
Buy It! Johnnie Lee Wills
Rag Mop
Buy It! Johnny Otis
Double Crossing Blues
Buy It! Larry Green and his Orchestra
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
Buy It! Lefty Frizzell
If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)
Buy It! Les Paul and Mary Ford
Tennessee Waltz
Buy It! Lionel Hampton
Rag Mop
Buy It! Little Esther
Double Crossing Blues
Buy It! Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
Blue Light Boogie
Buy It! Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Oh Babe
Buy It! Mel Torme
Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered)
Buy It! Mervin Shiner
Peter Cottontail
Buy It! Mills Brothers
Daddy's Little Girl
Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
Buy It! Mindy Carson
My Foolish Heart
Buy It! Mitch Miller
Tzena Tzena
Buy It! Muddy Waters
Rollin' Stone
Buy It! Nat 'King' Cole
Mona Lisa
Buy It! Patti Page
All My Love
The Tennesse Waltz
Buy It! Percy Faith
All My Love
Buy It! Percy Mayfield
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Buy It! Perez Prado
Mambo Number 5
Buy It! Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters
You're Just In Love
Buy It! Perry Como
A Bushel and A Peck
You're Just In Love
Buy It! Phil Harris
The Thing
Buy It! Professor Longhair
Crazy Baldhead
Buy It! Ralph Flanagan
Rag Mop
Buy It! Ray Anthony
Count Every Star
Harbor Lights
Sentimental Me
Buy It! Ray Bolger
Buy It! Red Foley
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
Buy It! Roy Brown and his Mighty-Mighty Men
Hard Luck Blues
Buy It! Russ Morgan
Sentimental Me
Buy It! Ruth Brown
Teardrops From My Eyes
Buy It! Sammy Kaye
Harbor Lights
Hollywood Square Dance
I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
It Isn't Fair
Buy It! Teresa Brewer
Music! Music! Music!
Buy It! The Ames Brothers
Can Anyone Explain (No No No!)
Rag Mop
Sentimental Me
Buy It! The Robins
Double Crossing Blues
Buy It! The Starlighters
Rag Mop
Buy It! Tony Martin and Fred Warren
I Said my Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)
Buy It! Tony Martin
There's No Tomorrow
Buy It! Vic Damone
My Heart Cries For You
Buy It! Victor Young
Mona Lisa
Buy It! Yves Montand
Les Feulles Mortes

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