100 Greatest Songs From 1950

Criteria: These songs from 1950 were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
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.

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:
* Butcher Pete Roy Brown

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