1948 (tie): ‘I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)’ by Eddy Arnold and His Tennessee Plowboys, “Bouquet of Roses” by Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plowboys

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Number of weeks spent as #1: 13

Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plowboys had a big year in 1948 with not one but two #1 hits. “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)” is about a man missing his lady, while “Bouquet of Roses” is about love lost. Arnold was managed by Colonel Tom Parker, who went on to work with Elvis Presley.

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