1950-1954 selected standards and hits
Billboard year-end top 20 singles:
Selected other standards and hits, 1950-1954:
- Some early R&B vocal harmony group cross-over hits of the 1950s (recordings of 1953-1955)
The following holiday season standards were also published in 1950:
- Sleigh Ride (w. Mitchell Parish, m. Leroy Anderson) – music published in 1948, lyrics added 1950
- Silver Bells (w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans)
- Frosty the Snowman (w.m. Steve Nelson & Jack Rollins)
Two or more recordings of each are included in my initial survey of Christmas and Holiday Songs.
Inchworm (aka “The Inch Worm”) – words and music by Frank Loesser
The song was introduced by Danny Kaye and a chorus of children in the 1952 film Hans Christian Anderson.