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100 Greatest Songs From 1950

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Fats Domino - The Fat Man
Ruth Brown - Teardrops From My Eyes
Double Crossing Blues
Joe Liggins - Pink Champagne
Amos Milburn - Bad Bad Whiskey
Louis Prima - Oh Babe!
Clarence Garlow - Bon Ton Roula
Lowell Fulson - Blue Shadows
Ivory Joe Hunter - I Need You So
1
The Fat Man
Fats Domino
2
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Percy Mayfield
3
Teardrops From My Eyes
Ruth Brown
4
Mona Lisa
Nat "King" Cole
5
Tennessee Waltz
Patti Page
6
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Hank Williams
7
Mardi Gras In New Orleans
Professor Longhair
8
I'm Movin' On
Hank Snow
9
Rollin' Stone
Muddy Waters
10
Double Crossing Blues
Johnny Otis (Little Esther & the Robins)
11
Moanin' The Blues
Hank Williams
12
Pink Champagne
Joe Liggins
13
Bad Bad Whiskey
Amos Milburn
14
Count Every Star
Ravens
15
Why Don't You Love Me
Hank Williams
16
Goodnight, Irene
Weavers with Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
17
Music! Music! Music!
Teresa Brewer
18
Oh Babe!
Louis Prima (Keely Smith) / Wynonie Harris & Lucky Millinder
19
Love Don't Love Nobody
Roy Brown
20
Blue Light Boogie
Louis Jordan
21
Bon Ton Roula
Clarence Garlow
22
Bald Head
Roy Byrd (Professor Longhair)
23
Safronia B
Calvin Boze
24
Rollin' And Tumblin'
Muddy Waters
25
Blue Shadows
Lowell Fulson
26
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
27
Stack-A-Lee
Archibald
28
Every Night About This Time
Fats Domino
29
Carnival Day
Dave Bartholomew
30
I Like My Baby's Pudding
Wynonie Harris
31
Nobody's Lonesome For Me
Hank Williams
32
I Will Wait
Four Buddies
33
Do Something For Me
Dominoes
34
Cupid's Boogie
Johnny Otis (Little Esther & Mel Walker)
35
Rag Mop
Doc Sausage & His Mad Lads
36
Well Oh Well
Tiny Bradshaw
37
Hard Luck Blues
Roy Brown
38
Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
Joe Morris (Laurie Tate)
39
I'll Never Be Free
Paul Gayten (Annie Laurie) / Dinah Washington
40
I Need You So
Ivory Joe Hunter
41
Information Blues
Roy Milton
42
Little Red Rooster
Griffin Brothers (Margie Day)
43
If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
Lefty Frizzell
44
Shotgun Boogie
Tennessee Ernie Ford
45
Everyday I Have The Blues
Lowell Fulson
46
Tee-Nah-Nah
Smiley Lewis
47
Why Do Things Happen To Me
Roy Hawkins
48
Cadillac Baby
Roy Brown
49
Rock Mr. Blues
Wynonie Harris
50
She Walks Right In
Professor Longhair
51
Rockin' With Red
Piano Red
52
Golden Rocket
Hank Snow
53
Mistrustin' Blues
Johnny Otis (Little Esther & Mel Walker)
54
Still In The Dark
Joe Turner
55
Louisiana Blues
Muddy Waters
56
Good Morning Judge
Wynonie Harris
57
I Don't Have To Ride No More
Ravens
58
Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style
Bullmoose Jackson
59
Breaking Up The House
Tiny Bradshaw
60
Hey La Bas Boogie
Fats Domino
61
Ain't Gonna Do It
Dave Bartholomew
62
Chicken Blues
Dominoes
63
Raining In My Heart
Peppermint Harris
64
S.P. Blues
Ivory Joe Hunter
65
Long About Sundown
Roy Brown
66
Birmingham Bounce
Red Foley / Hardrock Gunter
67
I'm Going To Have Myself A Ball
Tiny Bradshaw
68
C.C. Baby
Brownie McGhee
69
Mr. Blues Is Coming To Town
Wynonie Harris
70
Deceivin' Blues
Johnny Otis (Little Esther & Mel Walker)
71
Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man
Jimmy Liggins
72
Hot Rod Race
Tiny Hill
73
Little Bee
Fats Domino
74
Daddy's Little Girl
Mills Brothers
75
I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'
Hank Williams
76
At Night
Orioles
77
Rockin' Blues
Johnny Otis (Mel Walker)
78
Sax Shack Boogie
Amos Milburn
79
Lonesome Christmas
Lowell Fulson
80
That's All Right
Jimmy Rogers
81
My Foolish Heart
Billy Eckstine
82
I Wanna Be Loved
Dinah Washington
83
Shotgun Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
84
Sitting By The Window
Billy Eckstine with the Quartones
85
Sad Journey Blues
Floyd Dixon
86
My Baby's Gone
Charles Brown
87
Keep Your Hands On Your Heart
Billy Wright
88
It Isn't Fair
Dinah Washington
89
Detroit City Blues
Fats Domino
90
Go Back To The One You Love
T-Bone Walker
91
Turkey Hop
Johnny Otis (Robins)
92
Walkin' Blues
Amos Milburn
93
Mother Earth
Memphis Slim
94
I Love My Baby
Larry Darnell
95
Everybody's Somebody's Fool
Lionel Hampton (Little Jimmie Scott)
96
I'm So Crazy For Love
Cap-Tans
97
Let's Do It
Sticks McGhee
98
Million Dollar Secret
Helen Humes
99
Our Father (Which Art In Heaven)
Five Blind Boys
100
Cry, Cry Baby
Ed Wiley (Teddy Reynolds)
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Easter Parade
Freddie Mitchell
102
Oh Holy Night
Orioles
103
Hideaway Blues
Fats Domino
104
Nevertheless
Mills Brothers
105
Let It Roll Again
Lucky Millinder (Big John Greer)
106
Peas And Rice
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
107
Lemon Squeezer
Four Barons
108
Is My Heart Wasting Time
Orioles
109
Beer Bottle Boogie
Johnny Otis (Marilyn Scott)
110
W-I-N-E
Hollywood Four Flames
111
Lizzy Lou
Calvin Boze
112
I Only Know
Dinah Washington
113
Once There Lived A Fool
Jimmy Grissom
114
Strange Things Happening
Percy Mayfield
115
Low Society Blues
Lowell Fulson
116
Mambo # 5
Perez Prado
117
My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
Hank Williams
118
Jay's Frantic
Big Jay McNeely
119
We're Gonna Rock
Gunter Lee Carr
120
Brown Boy
Big Al Sears & the Sparrows
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1950
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1950
*
Hey--Spo-De-O-Dee
Wild Bill Moore
Adam's Choice:
*
Hoot And Holler Saturday Night
Eddie Mack




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