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. Select a year to see the list of most popular hit songs.

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« 1946 1947 1948 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1946 1947 1948 »
1 Francis Craig Near You
2 Harmonicats Peg O' My Heart
3 Ted Weems Heartaches
4 Ray Noble and Buddy Clark Linda
5 Tex Williams Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
6 Vaughn Monroe I Wish I Didn't Love You So
7 Three Suns Peg O' My Heart
8 Al Jolson Anniversary Song
9 Larry Green Near You
10 Sammy Kaye That's My Desire
11 Vaughn Monroe Ballerina
12 Art Lund Mam'selle
13 Freddy Martin Managua, Nicaragua
14 Perry Como Chi-Baba Chi-Baba
15 Red Ingle and Jo Stafford Temptation (Tim-tayshun)
16 Ted Weems and Perry Como I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
17 Andrews Sisters Near You
18 Sammy Kaye The Old Lamplighter
19 Perry Como When You Were Sweet Sixteen
20 Jack Owens How Soon
21 Arthur Godfrey Too Fat Polka
22 Eddy Howard I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder
23 Eddy Howard My Adobe Hacienda
24 Hoagy Carmichael Huggin' and Chalkin'
25 Hoagy Carmichael Ole Buttermilk Sky
26 King Cole Trio I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
27 Dick Haymes Mam'selle
28 Vaughn Monroe You Do
29 Guy Lombardo Anniversary Song
30 Bing Crosby White Christmas
31 Dinah Shore Anniversary Song
32 Mills Brothers Across the Alley From the Alamo
33 Andrews Sisters and Danny Kaye Civilization Bongo Bongo Bongo
34 Kay Kyser The Old Lamplighter
35 Art Lund Peg O' My Heart
36 Count Basie Open the Door, Richard
37 Margaret Whiting You Do
38 Dorothy Shay Feudin' and Fightin'
39 Charlie Spivak Linda
40 Guy Lombardo Managua, Nicaragua
41 Tex Beneke and The Glenn Miller Orchestra Anniversary Song
42 Bing Crosby The Whiffenpoof Song
43 Vaughn Monroe How Soon
44 Dusty Fletcher Open the Door, Richard
45 Eddy Howard I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
46 Peggy Lee Golden Earrings
47 Kay Kyser Ole Buttermilk Sky