Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the top songs of the year. 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.

Number One Song of 1948: Pee Wee Hunt - Twelfth Street Rag Go to year: 
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« 1947 1948 1949 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1947 1948 1949 »
1 Pee Wee Hunt Twelfth Street Rag
2 Peggy Lee Manana
3 Bing Crosby Now Is The Hour
4 Margaret Whiting A Tree In The Meadow
5 Jon and Sondra Steele My Happiness
6 Ken Griffin and Jerry Wayne You Can't Be True, Dear
7 Dick Haymes Little White Lies
8 Al Trace You Call Everybody Darlin'
9 The Pied Pipers My Happiness
10 Art Mooney I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
11 Doris Day It's Magic
12 Gordon Jenkins Maybe You'll Be There
13 Vaughn Monroe Ballerina
14 The King Cole Trio Nature Boy
15 Kay Kyser Woody Woodpecker
16 Doris Day and Buddy Clark Love Somebody
17 Gracie Fields Now Is The Hour
18 Francis Craig Beg Your Pardon
19 Ken Griffin You Can't Be True, Dear
20 The Andrews Sisters Toolie Oolie Doolie
21 Dinah Shore Buttons and Bows
22 Peggy Lee Golden Earrings
23 Art Mooney Baby Face
24 Arthur Godfrey Too Fat Polka
25 Ella Fitzgerald My Happiness
26 Perry Como Because
27 Sammy Kaye Serenade Of The Bells
28 Tommy Dorsey Until
29 Spike Jones William Tell Overture
30 Frankie Carle Beg Your Pardon
31 Tex Beneke St. Louis Blues March
32 Primo Scala Underneath The Arches
33 Kay Kyser On a Slow Boat to China
34 Sportsmen and Mel Blanc Woody Woodpecker
35 Ray Noble I'll Dance at Your Wedding
36 Freddy Martin The Dickey-Bird Song
37 Russ Morgan and Milt Herth I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
38 Vaughn Monroe How Soon
39 Jo Stafford Serenade Of The Bells