The #1 song for 1949 performed by Vaughn Monroe
Written in 1948 by Stan Jones (actual title was"Riders in the Sky").
It is one of the most covered songs in Americana, with versions in
every decade since, by many artists from Burl Ives, Elvis, Tom Jones,
Blondie's Deborah Harry and plenty of 'Country' music stars.
Many foreign language versions also have been released...
as well as a few parodies (as noted below)