Top Songs of 1948


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
389
Thelonious Monk 'Round Midnight Bebop
2
392
John Lee Hooker Boogie Chillen' Electric Blues
3
1751
The Orioles It's Too Soon to Know Doo-Wop
4
2078
Wynonie Harris Good Rockin' Tonight Jump-Blues, Rock & Roll
5
2203
Charlie Parker Parker's Mood Bebop
6
2832
Woody Herman Four Brothers Big Band
7
3189
Muddy Waters I Can't Be Satisfied Chicago Blues
8
3290
Amos Milburn Chicken-Shack Boogie Rhythm & Blues
9
5625
Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys Bouquet of Roses Country
10
5796
Charlie Parker Embraceable You Bebop
11
6308
Hank Williams I Saw the Light Country Gospel
12
7210
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys It's Mighty Dark to Travel Bluegrass
13
7444
Spike Jones and His City Slickers All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) Christmas Music, Musical Comedy, Novelty
14
7832
Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray The Chase Bebop
15
7887
Frank Yankovic Orchestra Just Because Polka Polka
16
8181
Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon Vocal Jazz
17
8189
Doris Day It's Magic Traditional Pop
18
8879
Peggy Lee Mańana (Is Soon Enough for Me) Traditional Pop
19
8883
Art Mooney & His Orchestra I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover Chachachá
20
9063
Iry LeJeune Love Bridge Waltz Cajun
21
9107
Doris Day and Buddy Clark Love Somebody Traditional Pop
22
9205
Thelonious Monk Off Minor Bebop
23
9870
Russ Morgan & His Orchestra So Tired Traditional Pop
24
9935
Les Brown & His Orchestra I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Big Band
25
9962
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Bebop

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Woody Herman Sabre Dance Big Band, Dixieland, Swing
Margaret Whiting A Tree in the Meadow Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Pee Wee Hunt & His Orchestra Twelfth Street Rag Dixieland, Ragtime
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight Up Above My Head, I Hear Music in the Air Gospel
Duke Ellington The Clothed Woman Big Band, Swing
Thelonious Monk Ruby My Dear Bebop
Thelonious Monk Well You Needn’t Bebop
Dinah Shore Buttons and Bows Traditional Pop
Evelyn Knight A Little Bird Told Me Traditional Pop
Celina y Reutilio Santa Barbara Guaracha
Yves Montand A Paris Chanson
T-Bone Walker West Side Baby Electric Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues
Charlie Parker Scrapple from the Apple Bebop
Lonnie Johnson Tomorrow Night Blues
Lowell Fulson Three O'Clock Blues Electric Blues
Thelonious Monk Epistrophy Bebop