See also: 1947 in music, other events of 1948, 1949 in music and the list of 'years in music'.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Albums released
3 Top hit records
4 Published popular music
5 Musical theater
6 Musical films
7 Births
8 Deaths


  • Columbia Records introduces the 33 1/3 LP (“long playing”) record at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, featuring 25 minutes of music per side, compared to the four minutes per side of the 78 rpm record, the previous standard.
  • Otis Rush's musical career begins

Albums released

Top hit records

Published popular music

  • ""A" You're Adorable"     w.m. Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise & Sidney Lippman
  • "Always True To You In My Fashion"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside"     w.m. Frank Loesser
  • "Be A Clown"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Bibbidi-Bobbodi-Boo (The Magic Song)"     w.m. Mack David, Al Hoffman & Jerry Livingston
  • "Black Coffee"     w.m. Paul Francis Webster & Sonny Burke
  • "Black Market"     w.m. Frederick Hollander
  • "Blue Christmas"     w.m. Billy Hayes & Jay Johnson
  • "The Blue Skirt Waltz"     w. Mitchell Parish m. Vaclav Blaha
  • "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes"     w.m. Oakley Haldeman, Al Trace & Jimmy Lee
  • "Busy Line"     Semes, Stanton
  • "Candy Kisses"     w.m. George Morgan
  • "Careless Hands"     w. Bob Hilliard m. Carl Sigman
  • "Comme Ci, Comme Ça"     w. (Eng) Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer (Fr) Pierre Dudan m. Bruno Coquatrix
  • "A Couple Of Swells"     w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "The Deck Of Cards"     w.m. T. Texas Tyler
  • "Far Away Places"     w.m. Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer
  • "Forever And Ever"     w. (Eng) Malia Rosa (Ger) Franz Winkler m. Franz Winkler
  • "Girls Were Made To Take Care Of Boys"     w.m. Ralph Blane
  • "Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue"     w.m. Sunny Skylar
  • "Hang On The Bell, Nellie"     w.m. Tommie Connor, Clive Erard & Ross Parker
  • "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore"     w.m. Bennie Benjamin & George David Weiss
  • "I'm Beginning To Miss You"     w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"     w.m. Fred Heatherton
  • "My Darling, My Darling"     w.m. Frank Loesser
  • "My Happiness"     w. Betty Peterson m. Borney Bergantine
  • "N'yot N'yow (The Pussycat Song)"     w.m. Dick Manning
  • "O Mein Papa"     w.m. Paul Burkhard
  • "Once In Love With Amy"     w.m. Frank Loesser
  • "Pecos Bill"     w. Johnny Lange m. Eliot Daniel
  • "Powder Your Face With Sunshine"     w.m. Carmen Lombardo & Stanley Rochinski
  • "Red Roses For A Blue Lady"     w.m. Sid Tepper & Roy Brodsky
  • "Say Something Sweet To Your Sweetheart"     w.m. Sid Tepper & Roy Brodsky
  • "Shoes With Wings On"     w. Ira Gershwin m. Harry Warren
  • "So In Love"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Sunflower"     Mack David
  • "Tennessee Waltz"     w.m. Redd Stewart & Pee Wee King
  • "The Three Bells"     w. (Eng) Bert Reisfeld m. Jean Villard
  • "Time Out For Tears"     w.m. Abe Schiff & Irving Berman
  • "A Tree In The Meadow"     w.m. Billy Reid
  • "Why Can't You Behave?"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Wunderbar"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "You Came A Long Way From St Louis"     w. Bob Russell m. John Benson Brooks
  • "You Can't Be True, Dear"     w.(Eng) Hal Cotton (Ger) Gerhard Ebeler m. Hans Otten
  • "You Say The Nicest Things, Baby"     w. Harold Adamson m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "You Was"     w. Paul Francis Webster m. Sonny Burke
  • "You're All I Want For Christmas"     w.m. Glen Moore & Seger Ellis
  • "You're Breaking My Heart"     w.m. Pat Genaro & Sunny Skylar

Musical theater

Musical films

  • Are You With It
  • La Belle Meuniere
  • Big City
  • Bill And Coo
  • Casbah
  • A Date With Judy
  • Deux Amours
  • Easter Parade
  • The Emperor Waltz
  • Fandango
  • For The Love Of Mary
  • A Foreign Affair
  • Give My Regards To Broadway
  • Glamour Girl
  • The Glass Mountain
  • If You Knew Susie
  • The Kissing Bandit
  • Ladies Of The Chorus
  • Lulu Belle
  • Luxury Liner
  • Martin Block's Musical Merry Go Round
  • Mary Lou
  • Melody Time Animated film include Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill
  • Mexican Hayride
  • Mickey
  • A Miracle Can Happen
  • The Miracle Of The Bells
  • The Music Man
  • On An Island With You
  • One Night With You
  • One Sunday Afternoon
  • One Touch Of Venus
  • The Paleface
  • The Pirate
  • Rachel And The Stranger
  • Romance On The High Seas
  • So Dear To My Heart
  • A Song Is Born
  • Summer Holiday
  • That Lady In Ermine
  • Three Daring Daughters
  • Two Guys From Texas
  • Up In Central Park
  • When My Baby Smiles At Me
  • Words And Music
  • You Were Meant For Me