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 1950 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1950 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:06

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« 1949 1950 1951 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1949 1950 1951 »
1 Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers Goodnight Irene
2 Nat King Cole Mona Lisa
3 Anton Karas Third Man Theme
4 Gary and Bing Crosby Sam's Song
5 Gary and Bing Crosby Simple Melody
6 Teresa Brewer Music, Music, Music
7 Guy Lombardo Third Man Theme
8 Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
9 Sammy Kaye Harbor Lights
10 Sammy Kaye and Don Cornell It Isn't Fair
11 Eileen Barton If I Knew You Were Coming I'd've Baked A Cake
12 Kay Starr Bonaparte's Retreat
13 Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
14 Tony Martin There's No Tomorrow
15 Phil Harris The Thing
16 Ames Brothers Sentimental Me
17 Andrews Sisters and Gordon Jenkins I Wanna Be Loved
18 Patti Page Tennessee Waltz
19 Andrews Sisters and Gordon Jenkins I Can Dream, Can't I
20 Tennessee Ernie Ford and Kay Starr I'll Never Be Free
21 Patti Page All My Love
22 Gordon Jenkins My Foolish Heart
23 Ames Brothers Rag Mop
24 Bill Snyder Bewitched
25 Perry Como Hoop-Dee-Doo
26 Gordon Jenkins Bewitched
27 Ames Brothers Can Anyone Explain?
28 Billy Eckstine My Foolish Heart
29 Bing Crosby Dear Hearts And Gentle People
30 Frankie Laine Cry Of The Wild Goose