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1950 in music

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No. 1 hit singles

These singles reached the top of Billboard magazine's charts in 1950.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
January 6, 1950 "I Can Dream, Can't I?" The Andrews Sisters
February 3, 1950 1 "Rag Mop" The Ames Brothers
February 10, 1950 4 "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" Red Foley
March 10, 1950 4 "Music! Music! Music!" Teresa Brewer
April 7, 1950 2 "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake" Eileen Barton
April 21, 1950 11 "The Third Man Theme" Anton Karas
July 7, 1950 5 "Mona Lisa" Nat King Cole
August 11, 1950 13 "Goodnight, Irene" Gordon Jenkins & The Weavers
November 10, 1950 2 "Harbor Lights" Sammy Kaye
November 24, 1950 4 "The Thing" Phil Harris
December 22, 1950 9 "The Tennessee Waltz" Patti Page

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1950.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Nat King Cole Mona Lisa 1950 US 1940s 1 - Jun 1950, US 1 for 5 weeks Jul 1950, Oscar in 1950, US BB 2 of 1950, RYM 2 of 1950, POP 2 of 1950, DDD 4 of 1950, Italy 48 of 1951, RIAA 109, Acclaimed 1292
2 Patti Page Tennessee Waltz 1950 US 1940s 1 - Nov 1950, US 1 for 9 weeks Dec 1950, US BB 4 of 1950, DDD 5 of 1950, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1950, POP 7 of 1950, RYM 77 of 1951, RIAA 198, Acclaimed 1447
3 Phil Harris The Thing 1950 US 1940s 1 - Nov 1950, US 1 for 4 weeks Dec 1950, Peel list 1 of 1950, US BB 12 of 1950, POP 12 of 1950, RYM 108 of 1950
4 Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy 1950 US 1940s 1 - Jan 1950, US 1 for 4 weeks Feb 1950, DDD 17 of 1950, US BB 18 of 1950, POP 25 of 1950, RYM 117 of 1950
5 Teresa Brewer Music! Music! Music! 1950 US 1940s 1 - Feb 1950, US 1 for 4 weeks Mar 1950, US BB 3 of 1950, POP 3 of 1950

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