List of Billboard number-one singles of 1951

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1951 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1951, 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.

Issue date Best Sellers in Stores Most Played by Jockeys Most Played in Jukeboxes
January 6 "The Tennessee Waltz"
Patti Page
"The Tennessee Waltz"
Patti Page
"The Tennessee Waltz"
Patti Page
January 13
January 20
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3 "If"
Perry Como
"If"
Perry Como
March 10 "Be My Love"
Mario Lanza
March 17 "If"
Perry Como
March 24
March 31 "If"
Perry Como
April 7
April 14
April 21 "How High the Moon"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
April 28 "How High the Moon"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
May 5 "How High the Moon"
Les Paul and Mary Ford
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23 "Too Young"
Nat King Cole
June 30 "Too Young"
Nat King Cole
July 7 "Too Young"
Nat King Cole
July 14
July 21
July 28 "Come on-a My House"
Rosemary Clooney
"Come on-a My House"
Rosemary Clooney
August 4 "Come on-a My House"
Rosemary Clooney
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8 "Because of You"
Tony Bennett
September 15
September 22 "Because of You"
Tony Bennett
September 29 "Because of You"
Tony Bennett
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3 "Cold, Cold Heart"
Tony Bennett
November 10
November 17 "(It's No) Sin"
Eddy Howard
November 24
December 1
December 8 "Cold, Cold Heart"
Tony Bennett
December 15 "(It's No) Sin"
Eddy Howard
December 22
December 29 "Cry"
Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
"(It's No) Sin"
Eddy Howard

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