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Top Country Songs of the 1940s

1930s <-1940-> 1950s


  

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1.
08/1943
395

✫1
US
✫1
country
5
R&B
as Al Dexter and His Troopers
[Okeh 6708]
written by Al Dexter
2.
11/1943
325

2
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
[Decca 23277]
written by Al Dexter
3.
09/1949
263

✫1
US
✫1
country


written by Floyd Tillman
4.
04/1949
260

✫1
US
2
country


written by Stan Jones
5.
12/1949
248

✫1
US
✫1
country


as Gene Autry & The Pinafores
[Christmas]
[Columbia 38610]
written by Johnny Marks
6.
07/1947
238

✫1
US
✫1
country


7.
06/1947
234

✫1
US
2
country


featuring Jo Stafford on vocals
written by Arthur Freed & Nacio Brown (as Nacio Herb Brown)
Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
8.
07/1944
233

2
US
✫1
country
3
R&B
as Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
[Decca 8659]
written by Louis Jordan & Billy Austin
9.
07/1949
183

4
US
8
country


[London 30001]
written by Jenny Lou Carson
10.
04/1944
163

9
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B
US B side to Straighten Up and Fly Right
[Capitol 154]
written by Nat King Cole & Irving Mills
11.
07/1947
162

4
US
4
country


[Columbia 37189]
written by Al Dubin & Burton Lane
12.
09/1944
158

7
US
✫1
country


[Decca 6102]
written by Zeke Clements & Earl Nunn
13.
11/1949
146

8
US
2
country


written by Floyd Tillman
14.
08/1947
145

6
US
5
country


[Capitol 443]
written by Al Dubin & Burton Lane
15.
08/1943
143

15
US
6
country
✫1
R&B
16.
11/1949
143

9
US
✫1
country


[Capitol 40258]
written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath & Fred Glickman
17.
09/1949
139

9
US
4
country


[Coral 64012]
written by Everett Lynton & Harry Tilsley
18.
10/1948
139

10
US
✫1
country


[Capitol 15162]
written by Eddie Dean, Dearest Dean & Hal Blair
19.
11/1948
139

8
US
4
country


[R]
[Columbia 37942]
written by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman
20.
05/1948
138

9
US
7
country


21.
12/1947
117

9
US
5
country


[Christmas]
[Columbia 37942]
written by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman
22.
02/1944
114

11
US
✫1
country
✫1
R&B
as Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
[Decca 8654]
written by Antonio Cosey, Collenane Clark & Louis Jordan
23.
05/1948
112

13
US
✫1
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
[RCA Victor 2806]
written by Steve Nelson & Bob Hilliard
24.
01/1944
96

15
US
4
country
✫1
R&B
vocals by Trevor Bacon
[Decca 18569]
written by Al Neiburg (as Al J. Neiburg), Lucky Millinder & Henri Woode (as William Henri Woode)
25.
07/1944
95

14
US
2
country
3
R&B
[Beacon 7120]
written by Joe Davis
26.
03/1949
94

12
US
7
country


as Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks & the Marlin Qisters
written by Mitchell Parish & Václav Bláha
27.
08/1948
94

13
US
✫1
country


28.
11/1944
92

11
US
✫1
country


written by Frank Harford
29.
04/1944
90

18
US
2
country
✫1
R&B
30.
08/1944
83

18
US
4
country
2
R&B
vocals by Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
[Hit 7084]
written by Bob Haggart
31.
12/1949
82

11
US
7
country


with Jack Shook & Dottie Dillard
written by Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney, Henry Glover & Alton Delmore
32.
03/1948
78

17
US
✫1
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
[RCA Victor 2700]
written by Herbert "Happy" Lawson
33.
01/1944
78

15
US
2
country


[Decca 6093]
written by Ernest Tubb
34.
05/1944
77

24
US
2
country
2
R&B
[Capitol 154]
written by Nadine Robinson & Dok Stanford
35.
09/1945
77

13
US
✫1
country


as Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra & Red Foley
written by Spade Cooley
36.
02/1946
76

12
US
3
country


written by Jimmie Hodges
37.
08/1944
76

16
US
✫1
country


[Decca 6098]
written by Redd Stewart & Ernest Tubb
38.
02/1944
76

23
US
2
country
2
R&B
vocals by Savannah Churchill
[Capitol 144]
written by Richard Larkin & Benny Carter
39.
02/1944
75

13
US
4
country


as Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys
[Okeh 6716]
written by Floyd Jenkins
40.
11/1949
74

17
US
✫1
country


[Decca 46173]
written by Floyd Tillman
41.
05/1948
73

18
US
✫1
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
US b side to Bouquet of Roses
[RCA Victor 2806]
written by Fred Rose
42.
03/1946
72

16
US
✫1
country


as Al Dexter and His Troopers
[instrumental]
written by Al Dexter & James B. Paris
43.
07/1949
71

19
US
✫1
country


44.
12/1948
71

21
US
✫1
country


[Capitol 15243]
written by Floyd Tillman
45.
04/1944
70

18
US
✫1
country


as Al Dexter and His Troopers
US B side to So Long Pal
written by Al Dexter
46.
12/1945
69

16
US
✫1
country


[National 5007]
written by Dick Thomas & Max C. Freedman (as Ray Freedman)
47.
02/1947
68

14
US
4
country


vocals by Jimmy Castle
written by Morey Amsterdam
48.
04/1944
66

16
US
4
country


with Ceele Burke's Orchestra
[Exclusive 3113]
written by Leon René & Johnny Lange
49.
10/1948
66

17
US
6
country


[Columbia 20469]
written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
50.
02/1949
65

23
US
✫1
country


US b side to There's Not a Thing (I Wouldn't Do fo You)
[RCA 48-0042]
written by Jenny Lou Carson
51.
10/1949
64

22
US
✫1
country


[King 791]
written by Wayne Raney & Lonnie Glosson
52.
11/1948
63

23
US
✫1
country


[RCA Victor 3174]
written by Eddy Arnold, Steve Nelson & Ray Soehnel
53.
07/1947
63

16
US
5
country


#1 hit for Bob Roberts in 1912
written by Lewis F. Muir, Maurice Abrahams & Grant Clarke
54.
04/1944
62

22
US
✫1
country


as Al Dexter and His Troopers
written by Al Dexter
55.
05/1949
62

23
US
✫1
country


[RCA 48-0083]
written by Steve Nelson, Ed Nelson Jr. & Eddy Arnold
56.
12/1949
62

23
US
✫1
country


[Christmas]
[Decca 46186]
written by Billy Hayes & Jay W. Johnson
57.
12/1944
62

21
US
2
country


[Capitol 174]
written by Jimmie Davis, Ekko Whelan & Lee Blastic
58.
05/1949
60

24
US
✫1
country


as Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys
[MGM 10352]
written by Cliff Friend & Irving Mills
59.
03/1946
60

19
US
3
country


[Victor 1789]
written by Willie Stein (as William Stein) & Frank Loesser
60.
02/1949
60

16
US
13
country


written by traditional
61.
03/1944
59

22
US
2
country


as Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous Orchestra
[Decca 18587]
written by Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh & Irving Mills
62.
08/1944
59

20
US
4
country


63.
06/1944
59

21
US
3
country


[Decca 4442]
written by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston
64.
04/1949
58

21
US
8
country


[Columbia 38485]
written by Stan Jones
65.
11/1944
58

21
US
3
country


as Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys
written by Joe L. Frank & Pee Wee King
66.
01/1947
57

21
US
2
country


[King 578]
written by traditional
67.
06/1944
54

23
US
4
country


[Decca 6098]
written by Ernest Tubb
68.
10/1949
51

25
US
4
country


[Columbia 20594]
written by Tim Spencer
69.
03/1948
50

29
US
2
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
US b side to Anytime
[RCA Victor 2700]
written by Stu Davis
70.
08/1949
48

22
US
9
country


with June Carter
written by Frank Loesser
71.
12/1949
48

24
US
8
country


[R]
[Christmas]
written by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman
72.
12/1948
48

27
US
5
country


written by Carson Robison (as Carson J. Robinson)
73.
11/1948
48

30
US
2
country


US b side to A Heart Full of Love (For a Handful of Kisses)
written by Red Fortner
74.
04/1949
47

30
US
2
country


written by Ernest Tubb, Ernie Benedict (as Ernest Benedict), Roy West & Lenny Sanders
75.
08/1949
44

26
US
10
country


[RCA 48-0060]
written by Tim Spencer
76.
09/1948
42

30
US
5
country


[Decca 46134]
written by Ernest Tubb, Ike Cargill & Johnny Bond
77.
10/1949
40

30
US
6
country


written by Claude Bonne
78.
04/1949
40

27
US
15
country


[Mercury 5251]
written by Garner Eckler
79.
08/1947
25



✫1
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
written by Eddy Arnold, Hal Horton & Tommy Dilbeck
80.
05/1947
24



✫1
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
written by Zeb Turner & Fred Rose
81.
22



✫1
country


written by Floyd Tillman
82.
22



✫1
country


written by Al Dexter
83.
22



✫1
country


written by Billy Hughes
84.
22



✫1
country


[Columbia 20547]
written by George Morgan
85.
04/1945
21



✫1
country


written by Gene Autry
86.
03/1947
21



✫1
country


as Eddy Arnold & his Tennessee Plowboys
written by Eddy Arnold, Owen Bradley & Vic McAlpin
87.
21



✫1
country


88.
21



✫1
country


written by Johann Strauss II (as Johann Strauss Jr.) & Al Dexter (arrangement)
89.
21



✫1
country


[Capitol 290]
written by Merle Travis & Cliffie Stone
90.
20



✫1
country


written by Jenny Lou Carson
91.
20



✫1
country


written by Paul Howard
92.
20



✫1
country


93.
20



✫1
country


94.
20



✫1
country


written by Woody Guthrie
95.
20



✫1
country


written by Ernest Tubb
96.
20



✫1
country


97.
20



✫1
country


[Capitol 349]
written by Merle Travis, Eddie Kirk & Cliffie Stone
98.
20



✫1
country


written by Lost John Miller
99.
20



✫1
country


written by traditional
100.
12/1948
20



12
country
6
R&B
as Roy Brown and His Orchestra
US B side to Rainy Weather Blues
[Deluxe 3198]
written by Roy Brown

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