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The Most Popular Song Hits And Performers Of 1948

1948 Music Charts

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