List of Billboard number-one singles of 1946

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1946 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1946, 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.

Alongside these charts and three other composite charts the Billboard Honor Roll of Hits was published as the predecessor to the modern Billboard Hot 100.

Issue date[1] Best Sellers in Stores Honor Roll of Hits
January 5 "Symphony"
Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
"Symphony"
Freddy Martin
January 12
January 19 "I Can't Begin to Tell You"
Bing Crosby and Carmen Cavallaro
January 26 "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 2 "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief"
Betty Hutton
March 9 "Personality"
Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers
"Oh! What It Seemed to Be"
Frankie Carle
March 16 "Oh! What It Seemed to Be"
Frankie Carle and His Orchestra
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 27 "I'm a Big Girl Now"
Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
May 4 "Prisoner of Love"
Perry Como
May 11
May 18 "Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)"
Dinah Shore
May 25 "The Gypsy"
The Ink Spots
"The Gypsy"
The Ink Spots
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
August 3 "Surrender"
Perry Como
August 10 "To Each His Own"
Eddy Howard and His Orchestra
August 17 "To Each His Own"
Eddy Howard
August 24
August 31 "To Each His Own"
Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
September 7
September 14 "Five Minutes More"
Frank Sinatra
September 21 "To Each His Own"
The Ink Spots
September 28 "Five Minutes More"
Frank Sinatra
October 5 "To Each His Own"
Eddy Howard and His Orchestra
October 12
October 19 "Rumors Are Flying"
Frankie Carle and His Orchestra
October 26
November 2 "Rumors Are Flying"
Frankie Carle
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14 "Ole Buttermilk Sky"
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra
"Ole Buttermilk Sky"
Kay Kyser
December 21 "The Old Lamp-Lighter"
Sammy Kaye
December 28 "The Old Lamp-Lighter"
Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra

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