1950: ‘I’m Movin’ On’ by Hank Snow


Number of weeks spent as #1: 17

Another Hank held the top spot in 1950—this time it was Hank Snow’s turn, with “I’m Movin’ On.” One of the most popular songs in country music history, “I’m Movin’ On” fits the 12-bar blues profile, and tells the story of a truck driver who’s leaving his love. Snow’s ensuing popularity led to him joining the Grand Ole Opry in 1950.