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 30 hit songs in the US in 1949 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1949 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:18

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« 1948 1949 1950 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1948 1949 1950 »
1 Vaughn Monroe Riders in the Sky
2 Frankie Laine That Lucky Old Sun
3 Vic Damone You're Breaking My Heart
4 Perry Como Some Enchanted Evening
5 Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting Slipping Around
6 Andrews Sisters and Gordon Jenkins I Can Dream, Can't I
7 Russ Morgan Cruising Down the River
8 Evelyn Knight A Little Bird Told Me
9 Frankie Laine Mule Train
10 Al Morgan Jealous Heart
11 Blue Barron Cruising Down the River
12 Vaughn Monroe Someday
13 Gordon Jenkins Again
14 Russ Morgan Forever and Ever
15 Perry Como Forever and Ever
16 Gordon Jenkins Don't Cry, Joe
17 Sammy Kaye Room Full of Roses
18 Bing Crosby Far Away Places
19 Dinah Shore Buttons and Bows
20 Bing Crosby Galway Bay
21 Vaughn Monroe Red Roses for a Blue Lady
22 Russ Morgan So Tired
23 Evelyn Knight Powder Your Face With Sunshine
24 Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting Baby, It's Cold Outside
25 Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae Whispering Hope
26 Sammy Kaye Careless Hands
27 Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters 'A' You're Adorable
28 Dick Haymes Maybe It's Because
29 Tommy Dorsey and Charlie Shavers The Hucklebuck
30 Gordon Jenkins I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Any More

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