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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1948
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1948 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £79 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 11th 1947
An Apple Blossom Wedding
Buddy Clark
Number One for 8 weeks
February 5th 1948
A Tree in the Meadow
Dorothy Squires
Number One for 2 weeks
February 19th 1948
Near You
The Andrews Sisters
Number One for 1 week
February 26th 1948
A Tree in the Meadow
Dorothy Squires
Number One for 8 weeks
April 22nd 1948
Near You
The Andrews Sisters
Number One for 1 week
April 29th 1948
Galway Bay
Bing Crosby
Number One for 22 weeks
September 30th 1948
So Tired
Russ Morgan
Number One for 7 weeks
November 18th 1948
Buttons and Bows
Dinah Shore and Her Happy Valley Boys
Number One for 11 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)