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 1951 and listen to a short countdown medley of the top 25 below.

Number One Song of 1951 Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:06

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« 1950 1951 1952 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1950 1951 1952 »
1 Nat King Cole Too Young
2 Tony Bennett Because Of You
3 Les Paul and Mary Ford How High The Moon
4 Rosemary Clooney Come On-a My House
5 Mario Lanza Be My Love
6 Weavers On Top Of Old Smoky
7 Tony Bennett Cold, Cold Heart
8 Perry Como If
9 Mario Lanza Loveliest Night Of The Year
10 Patti Page Tennessee Waltz
11 Frankie Laine Jezebel
12 Tony Martin I Get Ideas
13 Les Paul and Mary Ford Mockin' Bird Hill
14 Patti Page Mockin' Bird Hill
15 Guy Mitchell and Mitch Miller My Heart Cries For You
16 Eddy Howard (It's No) Sin
17 Vaughn Monroe Sound Off
18 Dinah Shore Sweet Violets
19 Les Paul and Mary Ford The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
20 Guy Mitchell and Mitch Miller My Truly, Truly Fair
21 Four Aces and Al Alberta (It's No) Sin
22 Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter Aba Daba Honeymoon
23 Frankie Laine Rose, Rose I Love You
24 Del Wood Down Yonder
25 Billy Eckstine I Apologize
26 Patti Page Would I Love You
27 Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters You're Just In Love
28 Ames Brothers and Les Brown Undecided
29 Phil Harris The Thing
30 Les Baxter Because Of You