Welcome to The 50, a Napster scheme in which we attempt to compile the biggest, best, most historically remarkable songs of every year. Our list of 50 tracks -- presented here in no particular order, ideally flowing like a time-traveling DJ set -- has been argued over and grudgingly agreed upon by our full editorial staff. Please enjoy. The year was a time of major change and growth in the United States: a transition from the war years, as the world continued to get back on its feet after WWII, but also a transition to the socially conservative mid-century, with its communist witch hunts and fussy, prickly sense of morality and decorum. The postulation of the Big Bang Theory and the Kinsey study of sexuality. And yes, speaking of, people were still making babies. Lots and lots of babies. Big, exciting and sometimes conflicting things were happening in the world. And that includes the world of music, which was in its own state of change and growth. The swing era was winding down, its rollicking rhythms and big band sounds replaced by jazz-kissed crooners who warbled sentimental, soft-lit songs about love "Underneath the Arches," "On a Slow Boat to China" and swirling around "A Tree in the Meadow.
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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Billboard Hot , Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In , the following three charts were produced:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In , 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. Lists of Billboard number-one singles.
Nature Boy by Nat King Cole. Buttons and Bows by Dinah Shore. A Tree in the Meadow by Margaret Whiting. Powder Your Face with Sunshine Smile! My Happiness by Jon and Sondra Steele.
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