1949: ‘Lovesick Blues’ by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys

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Number of weeks spent as #1: 12

This show tune originally appeared in the musical “Oh Ernest,” and Hank Williams played “Lovesick Blues” during his first appearance on the groundbreaking “Louisiana Hayride” show. Music industry trade magazine Cash Box dubbed the song the “Best Hillbilly Record of the Year.”