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 39 hit songs in the US in 1948 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1948 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:09

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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 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 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 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