List of Billboard number-one singles of 1948

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1948 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1948, the following three charts were produced:

  • Best Sellers in Stores – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played by Jockeys – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.
  • Most Played in Jukeboxes – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States.

Shown is a list of songs that topped the Best Sellers in Stores chart.

Issue date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 3 "Ballerina" Vaughn Monroe
January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
February 21 "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover" Art Mooney
February 28
March 6
March 13 "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" Peggy Lee
March 20
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8
May 15 "Nature Boy" King Cole
May 22
May 29
June 5
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3 "Woody Wood-Pecker" Kay Kyser
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7
August 14 "You Call Everybody Darlin'" Al Trace
August 21
August 28 "Twelfth Street Rag" Pee Wee Hunt
September 4
September 11
September 18
September 25
October 2
October 9 "A Tree in the Meadow" Margaret Whiting
October 16
October 23 "Twelfth Street Rag" Pee Wee Hunt
October 30
November 6 "Buttons and Bows" Dinah Shore
November 13
November 20
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25

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