List of number-one R&B singles of 1948 (U.S.)

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This list of R&B #1 hits of 1948 in the United States is part of the List of #1 R&B hits (USA).


Issue Date Song Artist Weeks at #1
21 January "I Love You Yes I Do" Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats 3 weeks*
20 March "King Size Papa" Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends 9 weeks
22 May "Tomorrow Night" Lonnie Johnson 7 weeks*
19 June "Good Rockin' Tonight" Wynonie Harris 1 week
10 July "Long Gone (Parts I & II)" Sonny Thompson 3 weeks*
10 July "Run Joe" Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 2 weeks*
24 July "I Can't Go on Without You" Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats 8 weeks
4 September "Messin' Around" Memphis Slim and His House Rockers 2 weeks*
11 September "My Heart Belongs to You" Arbee Stidham 1 week
18 September "Pretty Mama Blues" Ivory Joe Hunter 3 weeks
2 October "Corn Bread" Hal Singer Sextette 4 weeks*
2 October "Late Freight" Sonny Thompson Quintet 1 week
9 October "Am I Asking Too Much" Dinah Washington 1 week
6 November "Blues After Hours" Pee Wee Crayton 3 weeks*
27 November "It's Too Soon to Know" The Orioles 1 week
4 December "Chicken Shack Boogie" Amos Milburn 5 weeks*
4 December "Bewildered" Red Miller Trio 5 weeks*
18 December "'Long About Midnight" Roy Brown 1 week
25 December "Bewildered" Amos Milburn 3 weeks*

An asterisk (*) after a song title means that the song lost and then regained the number-one spot.