Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. View a list of the top 40 hit songs in the US in 1946 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

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Position  Artist Song Title
. 1946 1947 »
1 Perry Como Prisoner of Love
2 Eddy Howard To Each His Own
3 Ink Spots The Gypsy
4 Frank Sinatra Five Minutes More
5 Frankie Carle Rumors Are Flying
6 Frankie Carle Oh! What It Seemed to Be
7 Johnny Mercer Personality
8 Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters South America, Take It Away
9 Dinah Shore The Gypsy
10 Frank Sinatra Oh! What It Seemed to Be
11 Perry Como Surrender
12 Betty Hutton Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
13 Vaughn Monroe Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
14 Freddy Martin To Each His Own
15 Kay Kyser Ol' Buttermilk Sky
16 Ink Spots To Each His Own
17 Freddy Martin Symphony
18 Sammy Kaye The Old Lamplighter
19 Bing Crosby and Carmen Cavallaro I Can't Begin to Tell You
20 Sammy Kaye I'm a Big Girl Now
21 Bing Crosby Symphony
22 Dinah Shore Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
23 Sammy Kaye The Gypsy
24 Dinah Shore Laughing on the Outside Crying on the Inside
25 Tex Beneke and The Glenn Miller Orchestra Five Minutes More
26 Andy Russell Laughing on the Outside Crying on the Inside
27 Perry Como They Say It's Wonderful
28 Tex Beneke and The Glenn Miller Orchestra Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
29 Tony Martin To Each His Own
30 Les Brown You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart
31 Benny Goodman Symphony
32 Charlie Spivak Oh! What It Seemed to Be
33 Freddy Martin Doin' What Comes Natur'lly
34 Kay Kyser The Old Lamplighter
35 Dick Haymes and Helen Forrest Oh! What It Seemed to Be
36 Andrews Sisters and Les Paul Trio Rumors Are Flying
37 Perry Como Dig You Later a Hubba-Hubba-Hubba
38 Jo Stafford Symphony
39 Modernaires and Paula Kelly To Each His Own
40 Bing Crosby Sioux City Sue