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1949 In Music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1949.

Contents

  • Events 1
  • Albums released 2
  • US No. 1 hit singles 3
  • Biggest hit singles 4
  • Top hit records 5
  • Top R&B and Country hit records 6
  • Published popular music 7
  • Classical music 8
  • Opera 9
  • Musical theater 10
  • Musical films 11
  • Births 12
  • Deaths 13
  • References 14

Events

Albums released

Frank Sinatra in 1949

US No. 1 hit singles

These singles reached the top of the US charts in 1949.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
January 8, 1949 1 "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" Spike Jones
January 15, 1949 1 "Buttons and Bows" Dinah Shore
January 22, 1949 7 "A Little Bird Told Me" Evelyn Knight
March 12, 1949 2 "Cruising Down the River" Blue Barron
March 26, 1949 7 "Cruising Down the River" Russ Morgan
May 14, 1949 11 "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" Vaughn Monroe
July 30, 1949 5 "Some Enchanted Evening" Perry Como
September 3, 1949 4 "You're Breaking My Heart" Vic Damone
October 1, 1949 8 "That Lucky Old Sun" Frankie Laine
November 26, 1949 6 "Mule Train" Frankie Laine

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1949.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Vaughn Monroe Ghost Riders In The Sky 1949 US BB 1 of 1949, US 1 for 11 weeks May 1949, POP 1 of 1949, Europe 33 of the 1940s, RIAA 297, Acclaimed 1303
2 Frankie Laine Mule Train 1949 US 1940s 1 – Nov 1949, US 1 for 6 weeks Nov 1949, US BB 7 of 1949, POP 12 of 1949, RYM 38 of 1949, Europe 51 of the 1940s, Italy 73 of 1955
3 Frankie Laine That Lucky Old Sun 1949 US 1940s 1 – Sep 1949, US 1 for 8 weeks Oct 1949, US BB 2 of 1949, POP 10 of 1949, Europe 40 of the 1940s, RYM 57 of 1949
4 The Andrews Sisters I Can Dream, Can't I? 1949 US 1940s 1 – Oct 1949, US 1 for 4 weeks Jan 1950, Europe 4 of the 1940s, US BB 11 of 1950, POP 23 of 1950, RYM 69 of 1949
5 Gene Autry Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1949 US 1940s 1 – Dec 1949, US 1 for 1 weeks Jan 1950, RYM 4 of 1949, RIAA 31, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1949, Acclaimed 1051

Top hit records

Top R&B and Country hit records

Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "Sonata for Bolt & Screw".  
  2. ^ "Mr. Walter Widdop – A Fine English Tenor", The Times, 7 September 1949, p. 7
  3. ^ Kanfer, Stefan (1989). A summer world : the attempt to build a Jewish Eden in the Catskills from the days of the ghetto to the rise and decline of the Borscht Belt (1st ed. ed.). New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. pp. 205–209.  
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