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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (DISC JOCKEY PLAYS CHART:BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1949 PDF Print E-mail
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Mar 28, 2017 at 10:14 AM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (DISC JOCKEY PLAYS CHART:BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1949










 

 
No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART-VIC DAMONE-AUGUST 1358 
  2 RIDERS IN THE SKY-VAUGHN MONROE ORCHESTRA-May 1326 
  3 CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER-BLUE BARRON ORCHESTRA-March 1245 
  4 SOME ENCHANTED EVENING-PERRY COMO, MITCHELL AYRES ORCHESTRA-August 1244 
  5 SOMEDAY (YOU'LL WANT ME TO WANT YOU)-VAUGHN MONROE ORCHESTRA,MOON MEN-September 1202 
  6 FAR AWAY PLACES-MARGARET WHITING, CREW CHIEFS-January 1184 
  7 THAT LUCKY OLD SUN-FRANKIE LAINE,HENRY GELLER ORCHESTRA,JUD CONLON'S RHYTHMAIRES-October 1184 
  8 SLIPPING AROUND-Margaret Whiting, Jimmy Wakely-November 1156 
  9 A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME-Evelyn Knight, Stardusters-January 1140 
 10 ROOM FULL OF ROSES-Sammy Kaye Orchestra,Don Cornell,Laura Leslie-August 1125 
 11 Forever And Ever-Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-June 1058 
 12 Careless Hands-Mel Torme, Sonny Burke Orchestra-April 1055 
 13 Again-Gordon Jenkins Orchestra, Joe Graydon-June 1046 
 14 My Darling,My Darling-Jo Stafford, Gordon Macrae,Starlighters-January 1023 
 15 Again-Vic Damone, Glenn Osser Orchestra-May 1006 
 16 Again-Doris Day, Mellowmen, John Rarig Orchestra-July 1003 
 17 Baby,It's Cold Outside-Dinah Shore,Buddy Clark, Ted Dale Orchestra-July 919 
 18 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm-Les Brown Orchestra-March 913 
 19 'a' You're Adorable-Perry Como, Fontane Sisters-May 888 
 20 Forever And Ever-Margaret Whiting, Frank Devol Orchestra-May 860 
 21 So Tired-Russ Morgan Orchestra-March 822 
 22 Again-Mel Torme, Pete Rugolo Orchestra-July 812 
 23 You're Breaking My Heart-Buddy Clark, Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-October 806 
 24 Whispering Hope-Jo Stafford,Gordon Macrae,Paul Weston Orchestra-October 802 
 25 Baby,It's Cold Outside-Margaret Whiting,Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra-July 774 
 26 Forever And Ever-Russ Morgan Orchestra, Skylarks-May 769 
 27 Mule Train-Frankie Laine, Muleskinners-November 766 
 28 Some Enchanted Evening-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-July 762 
 29 Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go,(Let Her Go,Let Her Go)-Gordon Jenkins Orchestra,Betty Brewer-November 751 
 30 Far Away Places-Perry Como, Henri Rene Orchestra-February 727 
 31 Cruising Down The River-Russ Morgan Orchestra, Skylarks-April 727 
 32 Powder Your Face With Sunshine(Smile!Smile!Smile!)-Evelyn Knight, Stardusters-February 726 
 33 Room Full Of Roses-Eddy Howard Orchestra-August 712 
 34 Cruising Down The River-Jack Smith,Clark Sisters,Frank Devol Orchestra-April 708 
 35 So Tired-Kay Starr-April 666 
 36 Red Roses For A Blue Lady-Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, Moon Men-April 645 
 37 A Little Bird Told Me-Blue Lu Barker-February 638 
 38 A Little Bird Told Me-Paula Watson-January 618 
 39 The Hot Canary-Paul Weston Orchestra-March 609 
 40 You Were Only Fooling-Blue Barron Orchestra, Clyde Burke-January 602 
 41 Jealous Heart-Al Morgan-October 588 
 42 Careless Hands-Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Don Cornell-April 578 
 43 Buttons And Bows-Dinning Sisters, Art Van Damme Quintet-January 549 
 44 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas-Sammy Kaye Orchestra,Tony Alamo, Kaye Choir-August 544 
 45 Forever And Ever-Dinah Shore, Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-May 536 
 46 That Lucky Old Sun-Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, Moon Men-October 530 
 47 Some Enchanted Evening-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-July 514 
 48 Again-Art Mooney Orchestra, Madelyn Russell, Johnny Martin-June 506 
 49 Cruising Down The River-Frankie Carle Orchestra,Marjorie Hughes, Sunrise Serenaders-April 487 
 50 Riders In The Sky-Peggy Lee,Dave Barbour Orchestra,Judd Conlon Singers-June 484 
 51 Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go,Let Her Go,Let Her Go)-Frank Sinatra,Hugo Winterhalter Orch., Pastels-November 472 
 52 All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)-Spike Jones & The City Slickers-January 408 
 53 Again-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Marcy Lutes-July 406 
 54 Some Enchanted Evening-Paul Weston Orchestra-September 404 
 55 Bali Ha'i-Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour Orchestra-August 404 
 56 Far Away Places-Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers-February 394 
 57 Mule Train-Bing Crosby, Perry Botkin Orchestra-December 388 
 58 Galway Bay-Bing Crosby, Victor Young Orchestra-March 383 
 59 Congratulations-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-February 369 
 60 You're Breaking My Heart-Ink Spots-September 368 
 61 'A' You're Adorable-Jo Stafford,Gordon Macrae,Paul Weston Orchestra-May 366 
 62 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)-Dinah Shore,Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-January 360 
 63 A Wonderful Guy-Margaret Whiting, Frank Devol Orchestra-July 348 
 64 Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go,Let Her Go,Let Her Go)-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra,Harry Prime-November 339 
 65 Room Full Of Roses-Dick Haymes-October 326 
 66 A Dreamer's Holiday-Buddy Clark, Girl Friends-November 325 
 67 Envy-Fran Warren, Henri Rene Orchestra-November 322 
 68 Room Full Of Roses-Jerry Wayne, Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-September 314 
 69 Maybe It's Because-Dick Haymes,Tattlers,Gordon Jenkins Orchestra-October 308 
 70 'a' You're Adorable-Tony Pastor Orchestra, Clooney Sisters-May 304 
 71 The Hucklebuck-Frank Sinatra, Ken Lane Singers-July 296 
 72 Mule Train-Tennessee Ernie Ford-December 280 
 73 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas-Mel Torme,Frank Devol Orchestra-July 276 
 74 I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts-Freddy Martin Orchestra,Merv Griffin-November 272 
 75 Bali Ha'i-Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-July 268 
 76 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)-Sammy Kaye Orchestra,Don Cornell,Kaydets-March 260 
 77 Ragtime Cowboy Joe-Jo Stafford,Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra-October 257 
 78 Jealous Heart-Bill Lawrence-October 256 
 79 Homework-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-September 253 
 80 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)-Mills Brothers-September 252 
 81 You're Breaking My Heart-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra, Harry Prime-November 225 
 82 The Hucklebuck-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Charlie Shavers-September 220 
 83 Maybe It's Because-Eddy Howard Orchestra-October 219 
 84 Far Away Places-Dinah Shore-March 218 
 85 I Wanna Go Home (With You)-Perry Como, Fontane Sisters-December 216 
 86 Grieving For You-Tony Pastor Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney-February 200 
 87 Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?-Buddy Johnson Orchestra-September 192 
 88 Just One Way To Say I Love You-Jo Stafford,Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra-September 192 
 89 Baby,It's Cold Outside-Don Cornell,Laura Leslie,Sammy Kaye Orchestra-July 191 
 90 You Were Only Fooling-Kay Starr-January 176 
 91 Jealous Heart-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-November 172 
 92 Once And For Always-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-May 172 
 93 Dance Of The Hours-Spike Jones & The City Slickers-September 169 
 94 I Never See Maggie Alone-Kenny Roberts-October 167 
 95 Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile!Smile! Smile!)-Sammy Kaye Orchestra,Kaydets-March 156 
 96 Let's Take An Old-fashioned Walk-Frank Sinatra, Doris Day,Ken Lane Singers-September 156 
 97 Riders In The Sky-Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers-June 154 
 98 Sunflower-Frank Sinatra-April 154 
 99 Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile!Smile!Smile!)-Dean Martin,Paul Weston Orchestra-March 150 
100 The Last Mile Home-Jo Stafford,Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra-November 150 
101 Need You-Jo Stafford, Gordon Macrae, Paul Weston Orchestra-April 148 
102 Mule Train-Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, Moon Men-December 145 
103 A Little Bird Told Me-Janette Davis, Jerry Wayne-February 143 
104 A Wonderful Guy-Fran Warren, Henri Rene Orchestra-July 140 
105 Down By The Station-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,Denny Dennis, Lucy Ann Polk,Sentimentalists-February 134 
106 Sunflower-Jack Smith, Crew-chiefs, Frank Devol Orchestra-April 132 
107 Sweet Georgia Brown-Brother Bones & His Shadows-January 129 
108 That Lucky Old Sun-Sarah Vaughan, Joe Lipman Orchestra-October 128 
109 Black Coffee-Sarah Vaughan, Joe Lipman Orchestra-June 124 
110 Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)-Gene Autry-January 121 
111 Bali Ha'i-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-July 121 
112 That Lucky Old Sun-Frank Sinatra, Jeff Alexander Orchestra-October 120 
113 Mule Train-Gordon Macrae, Andy Parker, Plainsmen-December 120 
114 Why Was I Born?-Vic Damone, Glenn Osser Orchestra-December 119 
115 White Christmas-Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers-January 117 
116 All Right, Louie, Drop The Gun-Wesson Brothers-April 116 
117 Sunflower-Jack Fulton, Eddie Ballantiner Orchestra-April 116 
118 Some Enchanted Evening-Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter Orchestra-August 114 
119 I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore-Stardusters,Gordon Jenkins Orchestra-May 102 
120 Bali Ha'i-Paul Weston Orchestra-July 102 
121 Red Roses For A Blue Lady-John Laurenz-April 100 
122 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)-Jack Smith,Clark Sisters,Earl Sheldon Orchestra-February 98 
123 (Where Are You) Now That I Need You-Doris Day, Mellowmen-September 97 
124 Make Believe (You Are Glad When You're Sorry)-Sarah Vaughan,Joe Lipman Orchestra-October 96 
125 Deep Purple-Paul Weston Orchestra-February 96 
126 Powder Your Face With Sunshine(Smile!Smile!Smile!)-Blue Barron Orchestra-March 94 
127 The Four Winds And Seven Seas-Vic Damone, Glenn Osser Orchestra-August 90 
128 Lingering Down The Lane-Paul Weston Orchestra,Jud Conlon Singers-October 90 
129 Cuanto La Gusta-Jack Smith, Clark Sisters-January 88 
130 So In Love-Dinah Shore, Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-April 86 
131 Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!-Don Reid, Peak-a-boos-March 85 
132 Cruising Down The River-Three Suns-April 85 
133 The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow!Nyot!Nyow!)-Perry Como,Fontane Sisters-January 84 
134 The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot Nyow!)-Patty Andrews, Bob Crosby Orchestra-February 79 
135 If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon-Tony Martin,Earle Hagen Orchestra,Lyttle Sisters-May 76 
136 Powder Your Face With Sunshine(Smile!Smile!Smile!)-Doris Day,Buddy Clark-March 76 
137 Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go,Let Her Go, Let Her Go)-Juanita Hall,Benny Morton Orchestra-November 76 
138 Sweet Sue, Just You-Johnny Long Orchestra-January 63 
139 I Love You So Much It Hurts-Reggie Goff, Cyril Stapleton Orchestra-February 62 
140 Blue Christmas-Russ Morgan Orchestra, Morganaires-December 62 
141 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas-Herb Jeffries,Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-August 61 
142 Riders In The Sky-Burl Ives-May 60 
143 It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World-Buddy Clark-March 60 
144 Sunflower-Ray Mckinley Orchestra, Jean Friley-April 60 
145 I'm Gonna Get You On A Slow Boat To China-Snooky Lanson-January 59 
146 Room Full Of Roses-Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra-October 59 
147 I Love You So Much It Hurts-Mills Brothers-April 56 
148 Maybe It's Because-Bob Crosby Orchestra, Marion Morgan-October 53 
149 You Told A Lie (I Believed You)-Marjorie Hughes,Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-July 52 
150 Don't Be Afraid To Dream-Don Reid-May 49 
151 How It Lies,How It Lies,How It Lies-Connie Haines,4 Hits & A Miss-April 48 
152 (There's A) Bluebird On Your Windowsill-Doris Day,George Siravo Orchestra-November 48 
153 Dime A Dozen-Margaret Whiting, Frank Devol Orchestra-September 48 
154 Hop-scotch Polka (Scotch Hot)-Art Mooney Orchestra,Art Mooney Choir-October 45 
155 If I Ever Love Again-Jo Stafford,Starlighters,Paul Weston Orchestra-November 44 
156 Canadian Capers (Cuttin' Capers)-Doris Day,John Rarig Orchestra-November 42 
157 I've Been Waitin' For Your Phone Call For Eighteen Years-Beatrice Kay,Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-February 40 
158 That Lucky Old Sun-Louis Armstrong, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra-October 38 
159 A Wonderful Guy-Dinah Shore, Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-June 38 
160 Reckon I'm In Love-Paul Weston Orchestra, Pauline Byrns-September 36 
161 So In Love-Patti Page-February 36 
162 You're All I Want For Christmas-Frankie Laine, Carl Fischer Orchestra-January 34 
163 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm-Art Lund, Johnny Thompson Orchestra-March 33 
164 I Know,I Know,I Know-Paul Weston Orchestra,Jud Conlon Singers-November 32 
165 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)-Burl Ives,Captain Stubby,Buccaneers-February 30 
166 Beautiful Eyes-Art Mooney Orchestra & Chorus-March 30 
167 The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot Nyow!)-Jo Stafford, Gordon Macrae, Starlighters-February 30 
168 I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore-Perry Como,Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-July 30 
169 Give Me Your Hand-Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-September 29 
170 My Hero-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-November 28 
171 Confess-Doris Day, Buddy Clark-February 28 
172 I Love You So Much It Hurts-Buddy Clark, Earl Hagen Orchestra-April 28 
173 Similau (See-me-lo)-Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour Orchestra-April 28 
174 A Kiss And A Rose-Charioteers-July 24 
175 Echoes-Jo Stafford, Gordon Macrae, Paul Weston Orchestra-December 24 
176 Let's Take An Old-fashioned Walk-Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-August 22 
177 It's Like Taking Candy From A Baby-Tony Pastor Orchestra,Rosemary Clooney-February 20 
178 Baby, It's Cold Outside-Homer & Jethro, June Carter-August 19 
179 Everywhere You Go-Doris Day, Mellowmen, John Rarig Orchestra-June 19 
180 Galway Bay-Clark Dennis, Buddy Cole Orchestra-March 18 
181 Lovesick Blues-Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys-May 17 
182 Fools Paradise-Billy Eckstine, Buddy Baker Orchestra-December 17 
183 Sunflower-Russ Morgan Orchestra, Skylarks-May 17 
184 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)-King Cole Trio-January 17 
185 Toot,Toot,Tootsie (Good-bye)-Art Mooney Orchestra,Art Mooney Choir-November 16 
186 Circus-Bill Farrell, Earl Hagen Orchestra-September 15 
187 Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Good-bye)-Mel Blanc-December 15 
188 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm-Starlighters-February 15 
189 Once In Love With Amy-Ray Bolger-April 15 
190 You're Breaking My Heart-Russ Case Orchestra, Quintones-October 15 
191 Bouquet Of Roses-Eddy Arnold-January 15 
192 My Bolero-Vic Damone, Glenn Osser Orchestra-September 15 
193 Blum Blum (I Wonder Who I Am)-Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour Orchestra-March 14 
194 If You Stub Your Toe On The Moon-Bing Crosby, Jud Conlon Rhythmaires-April 14 
195 Here I'll Stay-Jo Stafford-January 13 
196 How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies-Kay Starr-May 13 
197 You're Breaking My Heart-Jan Garber Orchestra, Bob Grabeau-October 13 
198 Red Roses For A Blue Lady-Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Don Rodney-April 13 
199 Some Enchanted Evening-John Laurenz, Mitch Miller Orchestra-July 13 
200 Jealous Heart-Jan Garber Orchestra, Bob Grabeau-November 12 
201 You, You, You Are The One-Ames Brothers-April 12 
202 Cruising Down The River-Ames Brothers-April 12 
203 'way Back Home-Bing Crosby, Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians-December 11 
204 My Darling, My Darling-Peter Lind Hayes, Stardusters-January 11 
205 So In Love-Gordon Macrae-March 11 
206 Some Enchanted Evening-Ezio Pinza-September 11 
207 Kiss Me Sweet-Kitty Kallen, Mitch Miller Orchestra-April 11 
208 Lady Of Spain-Ray Noble Orchestra, Al Bowly-February 11 

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