List of Billboard number-one singles of 1949

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1949 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1949, the following three charts were produced:

  • Best Sellers in Stores – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played by Jockeys – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.
  • Most Played in Jukeboxes – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States.

Shown is a list of songs that topped the Best Sellers in Stores chart.

Issue date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 1 "Buttons and Bows" Dinah Shore
January 8 "All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" Spike Jones
January 15 "Buttons and Bows" Dinah Shore
January 22 "A Little Bird Told Me" Evelyn Knight
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12 "Cruising Down the River" Blue Barron
March 19
March 26 Russ Morgan
April 2
April 9
April 16
April 23
April 30
May 7
May 14 "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" Vaughn Monroe
May 21
May 28
June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25
July 2
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30 "Some Enchanted Evening" Perry Como
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 3 "You're Breaking My Heart" Vic Damone
September 10
September 17
September 24
October 1 "That Lucky Old Sun" Frankie Laine
October 8
October 15
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26 "Mule Train"
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24
December 31

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