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1948 Music Charts

1948's Most Popular Singers and Songs

1948 Pop Standards and Artists

Russ Morgan
I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clove
The Irish have a way of creating music, especially Irish Americans. I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover was written by Mort Dixon with music by Harry M. Woods and originally hit the charts in 1927, but as a good song can't be kept down, this song too made a reemergence in 1948. This is another song that would be and still is associated with The St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Also The Philadelphia's Mummers Day Parade has also featured this song played by their famous String Bands.

Benny Goodman
On A Slow Boat To China
On A slow Boat To China was written by Frank Loesser, published in 1947. It would first be recorded by Kay Kyser but go on to be recorded by many artists including Rosemary Clooney and Bette Midler.

Kay Kyser
The Woody Woodpecker Song

Woody Woodpecker was a popular cartoon character that survived from the forties in to the 1960's. His famous laugh was used as a musical opening to his movie shorts and TV cartoon introductions. Eventually the laugh would become a song not only recorded by Kay kyser but also Danny kaye

Spike Jones
The William Tell Overture
Gioachino Rossini Premiered the William Tell Overture in1829. It is an overture as it was the opening for his opera William Tell, the last of Rossini's 39 operas. The overture has many different musical parts, the part that is most familiar to modern listeners would be the section used for the radio and TV show theme for The Lone Ranger. It was rewritten by Franz Liszt for piano and continued over the years to be performed both as serious music and parody.

Doris Day
It's Magic

The song was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. It was recorded as part of Doris Day's first Film called "Romance On The High Seas." The song was published in 1947 but did not hit the charts until 1948.

  Top Artists and Songs of 1948
Al Jolson
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Al Trace
You Call Everybody Darlin'
Amos Milburn
Chicken Shak Boogie
Andrews Sisters
Toolie Oolie Doolie (The Yodel Polka)
Andrews Sisters with Carmen Miranda
Cuanto La Gusta
Anne Vincent
You Call Everybody Darlin'
Arbee Stidham
My Heart Belongs To You
Art Mooney
Baby Face
I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover
Arthur Smith
Guitar Boogie
Benny Goodman
On A Slow Boat to China
Bing Crosby
How Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
Blue Lu barker
A Little Bird Told Me
Bob Hope
Buttons and Bows
Brother Bones and his Shadows
Sweet Georgia Brown
Bull Moose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats
I Can't Go On Without You
Carmen Cavallaro Orchestra
Chopin's Polonaise
Dick Haymes and The Andrews Sisters
Dick Haymes
Little White Lies
Dinah Shore
Buttons and Bows
Doris Day and Buddy Clark
Love Somebody
My Darling My Darling
Doris Day
It's Magic
Eddy Arnold
A Heart Full of Love (For A Handful of Kisses)
Bouquet of Roses
Just A Little Lovin' Will Go A Long Way
Texarkana Baby
Ella Fitzgerald
My Happiness
Evelyn Knight
Powder Your Face With Sunshine
Francis Craig
I Beg Your Pardon
Frank Sinatra
Nature Boy
Frankie Carle Orchestra with Marjorie Hughes
Beg You Pardon
Frankie Yankovic
Just Because
Freddy Martin
Sabre Dance Boogie
The Dickie-bird Song
Gene Autry
Buttons and Bows
Gordon Jenkins
Hair of Gold Eyes of Blue
Maybe You'll Be There
Gracie Fields
How Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song)
Hal Singer
Jimmy Wakely
I Love You So Much It Hurts
One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
John Lee Hooker
Boogie Chillun
Jon & Sondra Steele
My Happiness
Kay Kyser
On A Slow Boat To China
The Woody Woodpecker Song
Ken Griffin
You Can't Be True Dear
Les Brown
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (This was probably the last 'Big Band' Hit)
Louis Jordan and his Tympany five
Run Joe
Margaret Whiting
A Tree In A Meadow
Memphis Slim and his House Rockers
Messin' Round
Muddy Waters
Feel Like Going Home
I Can't Be Satisfied
Nat 'King' Cole
Nature Boy
Nellie Lutcher
Fine Brown Frame
Paula Watson
A Little Bird Told Me
Pee Wee Crayton and his Guitar
Blues After Hours
Pee Wee Hunt
Twelfth Street Rag
Pee Wee King
Tennessee Waltz
Peggy Lee
Manana (Is Soon Enogh For Me)
Perry Como
Ramblin Rose
Red Foley
Tennessee Saturday Night
Red Miller Trio
Russ Morgan
I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf CloverSo Tired
Sammy Kaye
Lavender Blue
Sonny Thompson with the Sharps and the Flats
Long Gone
Spike Jones
William Tell Overture
Tex Beneka
St Louis Blues March
The Ink Spots
Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart
You Were Only Fooling (While I Was Falling in Love)
The Orioles
It's Too Soon To Know
The Pied Pipers
My Happiness
Tommy Dorsey
Vera Lynn
You Can't Be True Dear
Wynonie Harris
Good Rockin' Tonight

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1948 Oscars
1948 In History

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