1950-1954 selected standards and hits


1950 selected standards, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954

You Belong to Me-Jo Stafford-11954 standards:

Fly Me to the Moon

1953 standards:

Here’s That Rainy Day
Ebb Tide

Secret Love

Cry Me a River


1952 standards:

My One and Only Love
When I Fall in Love

You Belong to Me
That’s All

Lullaby of Birdland

1951 standards:

Non Dimenticar
I’m a Fool to Want You
It’s All in the Game
A Weaver of Dreams

1950 standards:

I’ve Never Been in Love Before
The End of a Love Affair

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.


Billboard year-end top 20 singles:


Selected other standards and hits, 1950-1954:

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 Andersen.


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Would I Love You (Love You, Love You) — 1950

See also:



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. patricia
    Feb 23, 2016 @ 12:06:37

    how to get a song book of the hits of 1942-1950



  2. doc
    Jul 20, 2019 @ 22:38:35

    Thanks for the help, Robert. : -)

    Liked by 1 person


  3. 1jazzguy
    Jul 21, 2019 @ 07:43:01

    My pleasure, Doc.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. 1jazzguy
    Jul 21, 2019 @ 07:51:41

    I just shared and recommended your Songbook with one of my Facebook music groups. Something I should have done long ago.

    Liked by 1 person


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