1945: ‘I’m Losing My Mind Over You’ by Al Dexter


Number of weeks spent as #1: 6

Texan Al Dexter helped popularize the honky-tonk genre with songs about a man who’s “lonely and blue,” losing his mind over a woman. Dexter was a regular feature on the Billboard Juke Box Folk Record charts in the ’40s, with other big hits like “Pistol Packin’ Mama” and “Guitar Polka.”