List of Billboard number-one singles of 1947

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1947 according to Billboard magazine. Prior to the creation of the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1947, the following three charts were produced:

  • Best Sellers in Stores – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played by Jockeys – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.
  • Most Played in Jukeboxes – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States.

Shown is a list of songs that topped the Best Sellers in Stores chart.

Issue date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 4 "The Old Lamp-Lighter" Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15 "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" The King Cole Trio
February 22 "Open the Door, Richard" Count Basie and His Orchestra
March 1 "Managua, Nicaragua" Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
March 8
March 15 "Heartaches" Ted Weems and His Orchestra
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7 "Mam'selle" Art Lund
June 14
June 21 "Peg o' My Heart" The Harmonicats
June 28 "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep)" Perry Como
July 5
July 12
July 19 "Peg o' My Heart" The Harmonicats
July 26
August 2
August 9 "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" Tex Williams
August 16
August 23
August 30
September 6
September 13
September 20 "Near You" Francis Craig and His Orchestra
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13 "Ballerina" Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
December 20
December 27

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