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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (DISC JOCKEY PLAYS CHART:BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1950 PDF Print E-mail
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Apr 29, 2017 at 12:05 PM

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (DISC JOCKEY PLAYS CHART:BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1950







 

 
No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 MONA LISA-NAT KING COLE-JULY 1680 
  2 SENTIMENTAL ME-AMES BROTHERS-June 1434 
  3 GOODNIGHT IRENE-GORDON JENKINS ORCHESTRA,WEAVERS-September 1344 
  4 I CAN DREAM, CAN'T I?-ANDREWS SISTERS,GORDON JENKINS ORCHESTRA-January 1318 
  5 ALL MY LOVE (BOLERO)-PATTI PAGE,HARRY GELLER ORCHESTRA-October 1223 
  6 IT ISN'T FAIR-SAMMY KAYE ORCHESTRA,DON CORNELL-April 1218 
  7 I WANNA BE LOVED-ANDREWS SISTERS,GORDON JENKINS ORCHESTRA-June 1119 
  8 IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMIN' (I'D'VE BAKED A CAKE)-Eileen Barton-March 1070 
  9 THERE'S NO TOMORROW-Tony Martin,Henri Rene Orchestra-February 1068 
 10 BONAPARTE'S RETREAT-Kay Starr,Lou Busch Orchestra-September 1014 
 11 Hoop-dee-doo-Perry Como, Fontane Sisters-June 1010 
 12 Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)-Paul Weston Orchestra,Norman Luboff Choir-November 962 
 13 Count Every Star-Ray Anthony Orchestra, Dick Noel-July 957 
 14 Harbor Lights-Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Tony Alamo-November 942 
 15 A Dreamer's Holiday-Perry Como,Fontane Sisters-January 930 
 16 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy-Red Foley-February 923 
 17 The Third Man Theme-Guy Lombardo Orchestra-May 917 
 18 A Bushel And A Peck-Perry Como, Betty Hutton-December 888 
 19 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Dinah Shore,Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-January 878 
 20 Play A Simple Melody-Bing & Gary Crosby,Matty Matlock Orchestra-August 862 
 21 Hoop-dee-doo-Kay Starr, Frank Devol Orchestra-June 854 
 22 My Foolish Heart-Gordon Jenkins Orchestra,Sandy Evans-July 830 
 23 The Thing-Phil Harris,Walter Scharf Orchestra-December 814 
 24 The Third Man Theme-Anton Karas-May 794 
 25 Sam's Song (The Happy Tune)-Bing & Gary Crosby,Matty Matlock Orchestra-August 786 
 26 Rag Mop-Ames Brothers-February 756 
 27 Music!Music!Music!-Teresa Brewer,Dixieland All Stars-March 719 
 28 The Cry Of The Wild Goose-Frankie Laine,Henry Geller Orchestra-March 708 
 29 Tzena,Tzena,Tzena-Gordon Jenkins Orchestra & Weavers-August 704 
 30 I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs)-Tony Martin,Fran Warren, Henri Rene Orchestra-February 684 
 31 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy-Bing Crosby-March 684 
 32 Harbor Lights-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-November 681 
 33 Sentimental Me-Ray Anthony Orchestra,Ronnie Deauville-June 672 
 34 Harbor Lights-Ray Anthony Orchestra,Ronnie Deauville-November 642 
 35 The Old Master Painter-Richard Hayes,Mitch Miller Orchestra-January 640 
 36 Orange Colored Sky-Nat King Cole,Stan Kenton Orchestra-November 627 
 37 I Can Dream, Can't I?-Toni Arden,Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-January 624 
 38 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)-Ray Anthony Orchestra,Ronnie Deauville,Skyliners-October 620 
 39 Bewitched-Bill Snyder Orchestra-June 616 
 40 Tzena,Tzena,Tzena-Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus-July 614 
 41 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Bing Crosby,Jud Conlon Rhythmaires-January 612 
 42 Bewitched-Gordon Jenkins Orchestra,Bonnie Lou Williams-July 590 
 43 Goodnight Irene-Frank Sinatra,Mitch Miller Orchestra-September 554 
 44 Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!)-Ames Brothers-September 552 
 45 One Finger Melody-Frank Sinatra, Wipoorwills-December 548 
 46 Rag Mop-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-March 538 
 47 My Foolish Heart-Mindy Carson, Henri Rene Orchestra-May 524 
 48 Bewitched-Doris Day, Mellowmen-July 515 
 49 Thinking Of You-Don Cherry, Dave Terry Orchestra-November 507 
 50 My Foolish Heart-Billy Eckstine, Russ Case Orchestra-May 502 
 51 I Wanna Be Loved-Billy Eckstine, Russ Case Orchestra-July 491 
 52 La Vie En Rose-Paul Weston Orchestra-September 479 
 53 Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra,Harry Prime-November 472 
 54 Bewitched-Mel Torme, Pete Rugolo Orchestra-July 471 
 55 Tzena, Tzena, Tzena-Vic Damone-August 467 
 56 Thinking Of You-Eddie Fisher,Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-December 466 
 57 I'll Never Be Free-Kay Starr,Tennessee Ernie Ford-November 460 
 58 All My Love-Percy Faith Orchestra-October 458 
 59 Sentimental Me-Russ Morgan Orchestra,Morganaires-May 440 
 60 Music!Music!Music!-Freddy Martin Orchestra,Merv Griffin,Martin Men-April 430 
 61 If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)-Georgia Gibbs,Max Kaminsky's Dixielanders-April 408 
 62 Daddy's Little Girl-Mills Brothers-April 389 
 63 Wanderin'-Sammy Kaye Orchestra,Tony Alamo,Kaye Choir-April 386 
 64 Sam's Song-Joe Fingers Carr, Carr-hops-August 370 
 65 Dream A Little Dream Of Me-Jack Owens-September 368 
 66 With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming-Patti Page Quartet-February 360 
 67 Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)-Ray Anthony Orchestra,Ronnie Deauville,Skyliners-December 360 
 68 Count Every Star-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-July 358 
 69 The Old Master Painter-Dick Haymes,4 Hits And A Miss,Sunny Burke Orchestra-January 353 
 70 I Can Dream,Can't I?-Tex Beneke Orchestra,Glenn Douglas-January 352 
 71 Dearie-Jo Stafford,Gordon Macrae,Paul Weston Orchestra-April 351 
 72 No Other Love-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-August 324 
 73 A Dreamer's Holiday-Ray Anthony Orchestra,Dick Noel-January 315 
 74 The Old Master Painter-Phil Harris  Orchestra-January 314 
 75 Mr. Touchdown, U.s.a.-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-October 308 
 76 I Wanna Be Loved-Fontane Sisters,Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-July 304 
 77 Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)-Frankie Laine-November 298 
 78 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy-Frank Sinatra,Jeff Alexander Choir-February 294 
 79 (I Love The Girl) I Love The Guy-Sarah Vaughan,Norman Leyden Orchestra-September 294 
 80 The Old Master Painter-Peggy Lee, Mel Torme-January 290 
 81 Bamboo-Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, Moon Maids-February 288 
 82 To Think You've Chosen Me-Eddy Howard Orchestra-November 284 
 83 Chattanoogie Shoe-shine Boy-Phil Harris  Orchestra-March 276 
 84 Music,Maestro,Please-Frankie Laine,Henry Geller Orchestra-September 276 
 85 Oh, Babe!-Kay Starr, Frank Devol Orchestra-December 268 
 86 Bonaparte's Retreat-Gene Krupa Orchestra,Bobby Soots-September 262 
 87 Rag Mop-Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra-February 254 
 88 My Foolish Heart-Margaret Whiting,Frank Devol Orchestra-May 248 
 89 Johnson Rag-Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra,Claire Hogan-February 244 
 90 I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles-Gordon Jenkins Orchestra,Artie Shaw-October 242 
 91 Goodnight Irene-Jo Stafford,Harold Mooney Orchestra-September 240 
 92 Bewitched-Larry Green Orchestra, Honeydreamers-June 230 
 93 Goodnight Irene-Dennis Day,Charles Dant Orchestra-September 218 
 94 Nola-Les Paul-September 217 
 95 Bewitched-Jan August, Jerry Murad's Harmonicats-July 206 
 96 Hoop-dee-doo-Doris Day,Mellowmen,George Wyle Orchestra-May 191 
 97 Music! Music! Music!-Ames Brothers-April 188 
 98 Thinking Of You-Sarah Vaughan,Norman Leyden Orchestra-December 180 
 99 A Bushel And A Peck-Doris Day-December 180 
100 Music!Music!Music!-Carmen Cavallaro Orchestra,Bob Lido,Cavaliers-March 174 
101 Peter Cottontail-Gene Autry-April 170 
102 Marta (Rambling Rose Of The Wildwood)-Tony Martin,Henri Rene Orchestra-January 166 
103 Our Very Own-Sarah Vaughan, Norman Leyden Orchestra-August 164 
104 The Old Master Painter-Frank Sinatra, Modernaires-January 164 
105 Rudolph,The Red-nosed Reindeer-Gene Autry,Pinafores-January 163 
106 I'll Always Love You-Dean Martin,Paul Weston Orchestra-November 163 
107 Rag Mop-Johnnie Lee Wills & The Boys-March 162 
108 Rag Mop-Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Claire Hogan-March 160 
109 Harbor Lights-Guy Lombardo Orchestra,Kenny Gardner-November 160 
110 The Cry Of The Wild Goose-Tennessee Emie Ford-March 158 
111 Mona Lisa-Charlie Spivak Orchestra,Tommy Lynn & Choir-August 158 
112 Rag Mop-Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Hamptones-February 154 
113 Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)-Mills Brothers-December 150 
114 The Third Man Theme-Freddy Martin Orchestra,Martin Men-June 147 
115 Music! Music! Music!-Hugo Winterhalter, Five Gems-March 140 
116 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (The Magic Song)-Jo Stafford,Gordon Macrae,Paul Weston Orchestra-January 136 
117 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Dennis Day,Charles Dant Orchestra, Rhythmaires-January 136 
118 It Isn't Fair-Bill Farrell, Russ Case Orchestra-April 132 
119 All My Love-Bing Crosby, Alexander Jeff Chorus-November 132 
120 I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas-Yogi Yorgesson,Johnny Duffy Trio-January 128 
121 On The Outgoing Tide-Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-May 122 
122 A Bushel And A Peck-Margaret Whiting, Jimmy Wakely-November 120 
123 I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs)-Doris Day,George Wyle Orchestra-March 116 
124 Are You Lonesome Tonight-Blue Barron Orchestra,Bobby Beers,Blue Notes-April 114 
125 Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning)-Margaret Whiting,Jimmy Wakely-May 114 
126 Tzena,Tzena,Tzena-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-August 112 
127 The Red We Want Is The Red We've Got-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-September 108 
128 It Isn't Fair-Benny Goodman Orchestra,Buddy Greco-April 108 
129 Swamp Girl-Frankie Laine,Jean Loulie Norman,Henry Geller Orchestra-April 106 
130 The Old Master Painter-Snooky Lanson,Beasley Smith Orchestra-January 105 
131 Blind Date-Margaret Whiting,Bob Hope, Billy May Orchestra-June 104 
132 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)-Jo Stafford,Paul Weston Orchestra-January 100 
133 Our Lady Of Fatima-Richard Hayes,Kitty Kallen,Jimmy Carroll Orchestra-October 96 
134 Dearie-Lisa Kirk, Fran Warren,Henri Rene Orchestra-March 95 
135 Blue Christmas-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-January 95 
136 Go To Sleep,Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep-Mary Martin,Arthur Godfrey, Archie Bleyer Orchestra-April 92 
137 Blues Stay Away From Me-Owen Bradley Quintet,Jack Shook,Dottie Dillard-January 90 
138 Mona Lisa-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra,Harry Prime-September 90 
139 White Christmas-Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers-January 89 
140 Choo'n Gum-Teresa Brewer,Jimmy Lytell,Dixieland All Stars-May 84 
141 I Didn't Slip,I Wasn't Pushed,I Fell-Doris Day, Mellowmen,George Wyle Orchestra-July 84 
142 Joshua-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-April 84 
143 If You've Got The Money,I've Got The Time-Jo Stafford,Paul Weston Orchestra-December 79 
144 The Thing-Arthur Godfrey,Archie Bleyer Orchestra-December 79 
145 Cincinnati Dancing Pig-Vic Damone,Ralph Marterie Orchestra, Meadowlarks-September 78 
146 Vagabond Shoes-Vic Damone, Glenn Osser Orchestra-July 78 
147 Dream A Little Dream Of Me-Frankie Laine-October 78 
148 Dearie-Ray Bolger, Ethel Merman-April 77 
149 Peter Cottontail-Mervin Shiner-April 74 
150 Just Say I Love Her-Vic Damone,Ronnie Selby Orchestra-September 72 
151 Yingle Bells-Yogi Yorgesson, Johnny Duffy Trio-January 72 
152 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Benny Strong Orchestra-January 71 
153 Johnson Rag-Claude Thornhill Orchestra,Joe Derise, Snowflakes-February 68 
154 Chattanoogie Shoe-shine Boy-Bradford & Romano-March 68 
155 Strangers-Lorry Raine, Cliff Parmanl Orchestra-October 65 
156 If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)-Benny Strong Orchestra-April 64 
157 The Third Man Theme-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-May 64 
158 Play A Simple Melody-Jo Stafford,Starlighters,Paul Weston Orchestra-August 60 
159 I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs)-Margaret Whiting,Frank Devol Orchestra-March 60 
160 Mona Lisa-Harry James Orchestra, Dick Williams-August 60 
161 We'll Build A Bungalow-Johnny Long Orchestra,Janet Brace-January 57 
162 Music! Music! Music!-Mickey Katz Orchestra-March 52 
163 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy-Bill Darnel-February 52 
164 Roses-Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Kaydets-May 51 
165 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra,Harry Prime, Singing Winds-January 50 
166 All My Love-Dennis Day,Charles Dant Orchestra-November 50 
167 Roses-Ray Anthony Orchestra, Ronnie Deauville-July 48 
168 Sitting By The Window-Billy Eckstine,Russ Case Orchestra,Quartones-February 47 
169 Oh,Babe!-Benny Goodman Orchestra,Jimmy Ricks,Nancy Reed-December 45 
170 Candy And Cake-Mindy Carson, Henri Rene Orchestra-April 43 
171 I'm Crazy To Love You-Sarah Vaughan,Joe Lipman Orchestra-July 41 
172 May I Take Two Giant Steps?-Eileen Barton-July 40 
173 Johnson Rag-Russ Morgan Orchestra, Morganaires-February 40 
174 Buffalo Billy-Roberta Quinlan,Jerry Murad's Harmonicats,Jan August-June 38 
175 It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House-Dinah Shore,Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-March 38 
176 It Isn't Fair-Les Brown Orchestra,4 Hits And A Miss-May 38 
177 You're The Only One I Care For-Jack Owens,Danny Mendelsohn Orchestra-January 38 
178 Dear Hearts And Gentle People-Gordon Macrae,Andy Parker,Plainsmen-January 37 
179 My Foolish Heart-Richard Hayes,Mitch Miller Orchestra-June 36 
180 I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine-Patti Page, D'artega Orchestra-July 34 
181 Oh, Babe!-Louis Prima & Keely Smith-November 34 
182 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (The Magic Song)-Ilene Woods & The Woodsmen-February 32 
183 I Wanna Be Loved-Dottie O'brien,Jan Garber Orchestra-August 31 
184 Quicksilver-Doris Day, Country Cousins-March 31 
185 American Beauty Rose-Frank Sinatra,Mitch Miller Orchestra-May 30 
186 Orange Colored Sky-Betty Hutton-December 29 
187 Bewitched-David Rose Orchestra-July 28 
188 Oh, Babe!-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra,Steve Benoric-November 28 
189 Mississippi-Kay Starr, Frank Devol Orchestra-July 26 
190 Roses-Dick Haymes,4 Hits And A Miss,Gordon Jenkins Orchestra-June 25 
191 Candy And Cake-Arthur Godfrey,Chordettes, Archie Bleyer Orchestra-April 24 
192 Patricia-Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-October 24 
193 The Old Piano Roll Blues-Lawrence  Piano Roll  Cook-April 24 
194 Thanks, Mister Florist-Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, Moon Men-July 22 
195 The Picnic Song-Johnny Desmond,Tony Mottola Orchestra,Ray Charles Singers-July 22 
196 Harbor Lights-Bing Crosby, Lyn Murray Orchestra-December 22 
197 Sitting By The Window-Ray Anthony Orchestra,Dick Noel,Skyliners-January 20 
198 Home(When Shadows Fall)-Nat King Cole,Pete Rugulo Orchestra-September 19 
199 I Love The Guy-Fran Warren,Henri Rene Orchestra-September 19 
200 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (The Magic Song)-Perry Como,Fontane Sisters-February 18 
201 I'll Always Love You-Martha Tilton,Lee Gordon Orchestra-October 18 
202 Blue Christmas-Ernest Tubb & The Troubadettes-January 18 
203 A Rainy Day Refrain-Mindy Carson,Andrew Ackers Orchestra-October 17 
204 Just Say I Love Her-Johnny Desmond,Tony Mottola Orchestra-August 17 
205 Can Anyone Explain? (No,No,No!)-Vic Damone,Ralph Marterie Orchestra-October 16 
206 Play A Simple Melody-Georgia Gibbs,Bob Crosby Orchestra-August 16 
207 White Christmas-Bing Crosby,Ken Darby Singers-December 16 
208 God's Country-Frank Sinatra,Axel Stordahl Orchestra-February 16 
209 Stars And Stripes Forever-Frankie Laine,Henry Geller Orchestra-June 16 
210 Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (The Magic Song)-Dinah Shore,Harry Zimmerman Orchestra-February 16 
211 Harbor Lights-Ken Griffin-December 15 
212 Peter Cottontail-Fran Allison, Jack Fascinato Orchestra-April 15 
213 Peter Cottontail-Jimmy Wakely-April 15 
214 Goodnight Irene-Alexander Brothers-September 15 
215 Mississippi-Bill Darnel, Heathertones-July 15 
216 Mona Lisa-Art Lund, Larry Holmes Orchestra-August 15 
217 I Almost Lost My Mind-Nat King Cole-April 15 
218 La Vie En Rose-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-September 14 
219 Count Every Star-Dick Haymes,Artie Shaw Orchestra-September 14 
220 God's Country-Vic Damone, Glenn Osser Orchestra-March 14 
221 La Vie En Rose-Tony Martin,Henri Rene Orchestra-September 14 
222 You're All I Want For Christmas-Frankie Laine,Carl Fischer Orchestra-January 13 
223 Sorry-Frank Sinatra, Modernaires-January 13 
224 Show Me The Way To Get Out Of This World-Peggy Lee,Dave Barbour Orchestra-August 13 
225 Daddy's Little Girl-Dick Todd,Eddie Miller Orchestra,Phil Ellis Choristers-February 13 
226 Stars And Stripes Forever-Ralph Flanagan Orchestra-June 13 
227 Dream Awhile-Frank Devol Orchestra-September 13 
228 Christmas In Killarney-Percy Faith Orchestra,Shillelagh Singers-December 13 
229 Satan Wears A Satin Gown-Frankie Laine,Jean Loulie Norman,Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires-March 13 
230 Valencia-Tony Martin, Henri Rene Orchestra-May 12 
231 The Place Where I Worship (Is The Wide Open Spaces)-Al Morgan,John Mccormick-December 12 
232 A Bushel And A Peck-Johnny Desmond & Tony Mottola Orchestra-December 12 
233 You're A Sweetheart-Jack Owens & Three Beaus And A Peep-April 12 
234 Can Anyone Explain?(No,No,No!)-Larry Green Orchestra,Honeydreamers-October 12 
235 My Foolish Heart-Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra & Chorus-May 12 
236 I Need You So-Don Cornell,Hugo Winterhalter Orchestra-October 12 
237 I Cross My Fingers-Percy Faith Orchestra, Russ Emery-July 12 
238 Sitting By The Window-Vic Damone,Glenn Osser Orchestra-January 12 
239 The Old Piano Roll Blues-Jan Garber Orchestra,Ernie Mathias & Bill Kleeb-July 11 
240 Molasses,Molasses It's Icky Sticky Goo-Roberta Quinlan,Jan August Orchestra,Marty Manning Chorus-November 11 
241 Play A Simple Melody-Phil Harris,Walter Scharf Orchestra-September 11 
242 If I Were A Bell-Frankie Laine, Henry Geller Orchestra-November 11 
243 I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Pray'rs)-Ethel Merman, Ray Bolger, Sy Oliver Orchestra-March 11 
244 Sometime-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-September 11 
245 The Wedding Samba-Edmundo Ros Orchestra-January 11 
246 Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer-Bing Crosby, Jud Conlon Rhythmaires-December 11 
247 Fairy Tales-Paul Weston Orchestra, Jud Conlon Singers-March 11 
248 The Petite Waltz (La Petite Valse)-Guy Lombardo Orchestra-December 11 

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