Stop the Music logo
ABC Primetime, May 5, 1949 - April 24, 1952
ABC Primetime, September 7, 1954 - May 31, 1955
ABC Primetime, September 15, 1955 - June 14, 1956
Run time
60 Minues (1949-1952), 30 Minutes (1954-1956)
Bert Parks
Don Hancock, Dennis James, Kenny Williams, Sidney Smith, Paul Luther, Jack Haskell, Jimmy Blaine
Ritz Theatre, New York City, New York

Stop the Music was a musical game show that was based on a radio game show of the same name. The show was produced by Louis G. Cowan Productions in association with Mark Goodson Productions.

Game FormatEdit

Similar to the later Name That Tune on NBC and then CBS, Stop the Music had players identify songs. After a song was played, a home viewer would be called and could win a prize by correctly naming the song. A correct guess won a prize and a chance to identify a short clip from the Mystery Melody for more prizes. If the viewer missed the first song, the viewer received a gift from the sponsor and members of the audience would be asked to identify the song. Among the vocalists and stars who appeared on Stop the Music were Jaye P. Morgan, Jimmy Blaine, June Valli, Broadway dancer Wayne Lamb, Estelle Loring, and Ann Sheridan.

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1949-1952 versionEdit

1954-1956 versionEdit


International VersionsEdit



Screen CapsEdit

Screen caps from an episode from 1955.

Episode StatusEdit


STOP THE MUSIC opening credits 1951 ABC long-running game show00:34

STOP THE MUSIC opening credits 1951 ABC long-running game show

Stop The Music (1955)26:15

Stop The Music (1955)

See AlsoEdit

Stop the Music (Radio)


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