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US No. 1 hit singlesEdit

These singles reached the top of the US charts in 1949.

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
January 8, 1949 1 "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" Spike Jones
January 15, 1949 1 "Buttons and Bows" Dinah Shore
January 22, 1949 7 "A Little Bird Told Me" Evelyn Knight
March 12, 1949 2 "Cruising Down the River" Blue Barron
March 26, 1949 7 "Cruising Down the River" Russ Morgan
May 14, 1949 11 "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" Vaughn Monroe
July 30, 1949 5 "Some Enchanted Evening" Perry Como
September 3, 1949 4 "You're Breaking My Heart" Vic Damone
October 1, 1949 8 "That Lucky Old Sun" Frankie Laine
November 26, 1949 6 "Mule Train" Frankie Laine

Biggest hit singlesEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1949.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Vaughn Monroe Ghost Riders In The Sky 1949   US BB 1 of 1949, US 1 for 11 weeks May 1949, POP 1 of 1949, Europe 33 of the 1940s, RIAA 297, Acclaimed 1303
2 Frankie Laine Mule Train 1949   US 1940s 1 – Nov 1949, US 1 for 6 weeks Nov 1949, US BB 7 of 1949, POP 12 of 1949, RYM 38 of 1949, Europe 51 of the 1940s, Italy 73 of 1955
3 Frankie Laine That Lucky Old Sun 1949   US 1940s 1 – Sep 1949, US 1 for 8 weeks Oct 1949, US BB 2 of 1949, POP 10 of 1949, Europe 40 of the 1940s, RYM 57 of 1949
4 The Andrews Sisters I Can Dream, Can't I? 1949   US 1940s 1 – Oct 1949, US 1 for 4 weeks Jan 1950, Europe 4 of the 1940s, US BB 11 of 1950, POP 23 of 1950, RYM 69 of 1949
5 Gene Autry Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1949   US 1940s 1 – Dec 1949, US 1 for 1 weeks Jan 1950, RYM 4 of 1949, RIAA 31, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1949, Acclaimed 1051

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Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Barber, Samuel Piano Sonata 1949-12-09   Havana Horowitz [6]
Bartók, Béla Viola Concerto (1945) 1949-12-02   Minneapolis Primrose / Minneapolis SymphonyDorati [7]
Bernstein, Leonard The Age of Anxiety (Symphony No. 2) 1949-04-08   Boston Bernstein / Boston SymphonyKoussevitzky [8]
Britten, Benjamin Spring Symphony 1949-07-09   Amsterdam (Holland Festival) Vincent, Ferrier, Pears / Netherlands Radio Choir, Concertgebouw OrchestraVan Beinum [9]
Bush, Alan Nottingham Symphony (Symphony No. 2) 1949-06-27   Nottingham London PhilharmonicEllenberg [10]
Carter, Elliott Wind Quintet 1949-02-27   New York City Orenstein, Abosch, Paul, Bobo, Popkin [11]
Copland, Aaron Preamble for a Solemn Occasion 1949-12-19   New York City Olivier / Boston SymphonyBernstein [12]
Cowell, Henry Symphony No. 5 (1948) 1949-01-05   Washington DC USA National SymphonyKindler [13]
Delius, Frederick Summer Evening, Winter Night and Spring Morning (1890) 1949-01-02   London [unknown orchestra] – Beecham [14]
Dello Joio, Norman Concertante for Clarinet and Orchestra 1949-05-22   Chautauqua, NY Shaw / Chautauqua SymphonyAutori [15]
Egge, Klaus Sinfonia giocosa (Symphony No. 2) (1947) 1949-07-09   Oslo [unknown orchestra] – Grüner-Hegge [16]
Einem, Gottfried von Orchestral Suite from Dantons Tod 1949-02-09   Baden-Baden SWF SymphonyRosbaud [17]
Enescu, George Romanian Concert Overture (1948) 1949-01-23   Washington DC USA National Symphony – Enescu [18]
Ghedini, Giorgio Federico Concerto funebre in memoria di Duccio Galimberti (1948) 1949-03-02   Rome Accademia di Santa Cecilia OrchestraRossi [19]
Ginastera, Alberto Ollantay (1947) 1949-10-29   Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Regular OrchestraE. Kleiber [20]
Ginastera, Alberto String Quartet No. 1 (1948) 1949-10-24   Buenos Aires Mozart Quartet [21]
Glinka, Mikhail String Quartet (1824) 1949-02-27   Moscow Beethoven Quartet [22]
Harris, Roy Kentucky Spring 1949-04-05   Louisville Louisville PhilharmonicWhitney [23]
Henze, Hans Werner Apollo und Hyazintus 1949-06-26   Frankfurt Plümacher, Picht-Axenfeld / Members of the HR Symphony – Henze [24]
Henze, Hans Werner Ballett-Variationen 1949-09-26   Düsseldorf NWDR SymphonyRomansky [25]
Henze, Hans Werner Chor gefangener Trojer (1948) 1949-02-06   Bielefeld Bieleld Musikverein Choir, Stadtorchester BielefeldHoffmann [26]
Henze, Hans Werner Symphony No. 2 1949-12-01   Stuttgart SDR Radio SymphonyMüller-Kray [27]
Henze, Hans Werner Variations for Piano 1949-06-17   Frankfurt Kaul [28]
Hindemith, Paul Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra 1949-05-15   New York City CBS SymphonyJohnson [29]
Honegger, Arthur Concerto da camera 1949-05-06   Zurich Jaunet, Saillet / Collegium Musicum ZürichSacher [30]
Howells, Herbert Music for a Prince (1948) 1949-01-23   London BBC SymphonySargent [31]
Jolivet, André Étude sur les modes antiques (1944) 1949-06-09   Paris Haloua [32]
Jolivet, André Symphonic Suite from Guignol et Pandore (1943) 1949-12-11   Paris Colonne OrchestraFourestier [33]
Landowski, Marcel Jean de la Peur (Symphony No. 1) 1949-04-03   Paris Pasdeloup OrchestraWolff [34]
Lutoslawski, Witold Overture for Strings 1949-11-09   Prague Prague Radio SymphonyFitelberg [35]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Mondi celesti (1947) 1949-02-03   Capri [unknown ensemble] – Giulini [36]
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Sinfonia degli archi (Symphony No. 6) 1949-02-11   Basel Basel Chamber OrchestraSacher [37]
Martinu, Bohuslav Piano Concerto No. 3 1949-11-20   Dallas Firkusny / Dallas SymphonyHendl [38]
Mennin, Peter The Cycle (Symphony No. 4) 1949-03-18   New York City Collegiate Chorale, New York PhilharmonicShaw [39]
Messiaen, Olivier Turangalîla-Symphonie (1948) 1949-12-02   Boston Loriod, Martenot / Boston SymphonyBernstein [40]
Milhaud, Darius Concerto for Marimba and Vibraphone 1949-02-12   St. Louis Connor / St. Louis SymphonyGolschmann [41]
Milhaud, Darius Kentuckiana (1948) 1949-01-04   Louisville Louisville OrchestraWhitney [42]
Myaskovsky, Nikolai Cello Sonata No. 2 1949-03-05   Moscow Rostropovich, Dedyukhin [43][44]
Nystroem, Gösta Sinfonia del mare (Symphony No. 3) (1948) 1949-03-24   Gothenburg Eksell / Gothenburg SymphonyEckerberg [45]
Ohana, Maurice La venta encantada (1940) 1949-04-29   Paris Girard OrchestraGirard [46]
Panufnik, Andrzej Sinfonia rustica (Symphony No. 1) (1948) 1949-05-13   Warsaw Warsaw Philharmonic – Panufnik [47]
Poulenc, Francis Cello Sonata (1948) 1949-05-18   Paris Fournier, Poulenc [48]
Rubbra, Edmund Symphony No. 5 (1947) 1949-01-26   London BBC SymphonyBoult [49]
Scelsi, Giacinto La nascita del Verbo 1949-10-28   Paris RTF National Orchestra and ChorusDesormière [50]
Schoenberg, Arnold Phantasy for Violin and Piano 1949-09-13   Los Angeles Koldofsky, Stein [51]
Schuman, William Symphony No. 6 (1948) 1949-02-26   Dallas Dallas SymphonyDorati [52]
Seiber, Matyás Ulysses 1949-05-27   London Lewis / Morley College Choir, Kalmar OrchestraGoehr [53]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Song of the Forests 1949-12-11   Leningrad [unknown chorus], Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [54]
Tansman, Alexandre Music for Strings (1947) 1949-01-24   Barcelona Barcelona Chamber Orchestra – Tansman [55]
Thompson, Randall Symphony No. 3 1949-05-15   New York City CBS SymphonyJohnson [56]
Ustvolskaya, Galina The Dream of Stepan Razin 1949-10-08   Leningrad [unknown baritone] / Leningrad PhilharmonicMravinsky [57]
Weinberg, Mieczyslaw Moldavian Rhapsody 1949-11-30   Moscow (USC Plenum) USSR Radio SymphonyGauk [58]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Concerto for Strings 1949-07-25   Cologne NWDR SymphonyMeylan [59]
Zimmermann, Bernd Alois Symphonic Variations and Fugue on In dulci jubilo 1949-12-10   Coblenz Southwest German Radio SymphonyGerdes [60]

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