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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1949
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1949 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:
November 18th 1948
Buttons and Bows
Dinah Shore and Her Happy Valley Boys
Number One for 11 weeks
February 3rd 1949
On a Slow Boat to China
Kay Kyser and His Orchestra
Number One for 7 weeks
March 24th 1949
Far Away Places
Bing Crosby
Number One for 2 weeks
April 7th 1949
Twelfth Street Rag
Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra
Number One for 7 weeks
May 28th 1949
Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
Burl Ives
Number One for 4 weeks
June 25th 1949
The Wedding of Lilli Marlene
Anne Shelton
Number One for 7 weeks
August 13th 1949
Riders in the Sky
Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
Number One for 9 weeks
October 15th 1949
I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore
The Stardusters
Number One for 3 weeks
November 5th 1949
You're Breaking My Heart
Vic Damone
Number One for 8 weeks
December 31st 1949
The Harry Lime Theme
Anton Karas
Number One for 1 week
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.)