Digital Dream Door is quite a site for music lovers. Here is its take on the top ten songs of 1950. Number 9, of course, is of special note because it became the name of a band that didn’t do too badly.
1. The Fat Man – Fats Domino
2. Please Send Me Someone To Love – Percy Mayfield
3. Teardrops From My Eyes – Ruth Brown
4. Mona Lisa – Nat “King” Cole
5. Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page
6. Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank Williams
7. Mardi Gras In New Orleans – Professor Longhair
8. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
9. Rollin’ Stone – Muddy Waters
10. Double Crossing Blues – Johnny Otis (Little Esther & the Robins)
Here is Patti Page’s version of the sad Tennessee Waltz. I was surprised by how slow it is compared to subsequent versions. But it’s beautiful.