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Top Songs of 1940

1939 <-1940-> 1941


  

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1.1940

 ①  Tuxedo Junction by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

218

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10612]
written by Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson & Julian Dash
2.1940

 ②  The Woodpecker Song by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

205

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10598]
written by Eldo Di Lazzaro & Harold Adamson
3.1940

 ③  When You Wish upon a Star by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

193

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10570]
written by Ned Washington & Leigh Harline
4.1940

 ④  Careless by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

191

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10520]
written by Lew Quadling, Eddy Howard & Dick Jurgens
5.08/1940

 ⑤  Frenesi by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

        

MP3

187

US ✫1

video

written by Alberto Domínguez (as Alberto Dominguez)
6.07/1940

I'll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

184

US ✫1

video

vocals by Frank Sinatra
written by Ruth Lowe
7.09/1940

Only Forever by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

183

US ✫1

video

[Decca 3300]
written by James V. Monaco & Johnny Burke
8.07/1940

Sierra Sue by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

180

US ✫1

video

[Decca 3133]
written by Joseph Buell Carey
9.06/1940

Make-Believe Island by Mitchell Ayres and His Fashions in Music

        

MP3

180

US ✫1

video

written by Will Grosz, Nick Kenny & Charles Kenny
10.07/1940

The Breeze and I by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

179

US ✫1

video

vocals by Bob Eberly
written by Ernesto Lecuona & Al Stillman
11.07/1940

Where Was I? by Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra

        

MP3

178

US ✫1

video

written by Al Dubin & W. Franke Harling
12.1940

Imagination by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

178

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10622]
written by Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
13.1940

Blueberry Hill by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

172

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10768]
written by Vincent Rose, Al Lewis & Larry Stock
14.1940

Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

167

US ✫1

video

[Bluebird 10728]
written by Rube Bloom & Johnny Mercer
15.09/1940

Maybe by The Ink Spots

        

MP3

149

US 2

video

[Decca 3258]
written by Allan Flynn & Frank Madden
16.09/1940

Trade Winds by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

148

US 2

video

[Decca 3299]
written by Cliff Friend & Charles Tobias
17.09/1940

Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar) Parts I & II by Will Bradley and His Orchestra

        

MP3

148

US 2

video

featuring Ray McKinley & Freddie Slack
written by Don Raye, Hughie Prince & Eleanore Sheehy
18.04/1940

The Singing Hills by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

148

US 2

video

[Decca 3064]
written by Mack David, Sammy Mysels & Dick Sanford
19.05/1940

Playmates by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

        

MP3

147

US 2

video

vocals by Sully Mason & His Playmates
written by Charles L. Johnson (uncredited) & Saxie Dowell
20.1940

When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

146

US 2

video

[Bluebird 10776]
written by Leon René
21.02/1940

Indian Summer by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

146

US 2

video

vocals by Jack Leonard
written by Al Dubin & Victor Herbert
22.1940

Say It by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

146

US 2

video

[Bluebird 10631]
written by Frank Loesser & Jimmy McHugh
23.12/1940

Scrub Me, Mama, with a Boogie Beat by Will Bradley and His Orchestra

        

MP3

143

US 2

video

written by Don Raye
24.12/1940

I Give You My Word by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

143

US 2

video

[Columbia 35812]
written by Al Kavelin & Merril Lyn
25.1940

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

143

US 2

video

[Bluebird 10931]
written by Manning Sherwin, Jack Strachey & Eric Maschwitz
26.12/1940

Down Argentina Way by Bob Crosby and His Orchestra

        

MP3

142

US 2

video

vocals by Bonnie King
written by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
27.10/1940

We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) by The Ink Spots

        

MP3

132

US 3

video

written by Nelson Cogane, Sammy Mysels & Dick Robertson
28.02/1940

At the Balalaika by Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra

        

MP3

132

US 3

video

vocals by Gil Mershon
[Columbia 35332]
written by Bob Wright (as Robert Wright), George Forrest, George Posford, Herbert Stothart & Eric Maschwitz
29.08/1940

I'm Nobody's Baby by Judy Garland

        

MP3

130

US 3

video

hit for Marion Harris in 1921
[Decca 3174]
written by Milton Ager, Benny Davis & Lester Santly
30.03/1940

On the Isle of May by Connee Boswell

        

MP3

129

US 3

video

[Decca 3004]
written by Andre Kostelanetz & Mack David
31.01/1940

All the Things You Are by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

129

US 3

video

vocals by Jack Leonard
written by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
32.10/1940

Pompton Turnpike by Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra

        

MP3

127

US 3

video

written by Will Osborne & Dick Rogers
33.11/1940

We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

127

US 3

video

vocals by Frank Sinatra
written by Nelson Cogane, Sammy Mysels & Dick Robertson
34.08/1940

When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano by The Ink Spots

        

MP3

124

US 4

video

written by Leon René
35.1940

Shake Down the Stars by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

124

US 4

video

[Blkuebid 10689]
written by Eddie DeLange & Jimmy Van Heusen
36.03/1940

Say Si Si (Para Vigo Me Voy) by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

123

US 4

video

written by Ernesto Lecuona, Francia Luban & Al Stillman
37.05/1940

With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

        

MP3

122

US 4

video

vocals by Ginny Simms
written by Clara Edwards & Jack Lawrence
38.03/1940

The Gaucho Serenade by Dick Todd

        

MP3

121

US 4

video

[Bluebird 10559]
written by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond & Nat Simon
39.08/1940

Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

120

US 4

video

vocals by Helen O'Connell
written by James V. Monaco & Charles Newman
40.04/1940

When You Wish upon a Star by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

        

MP3

118

US 4

video

vocals by Carmen Lombardo
written by Ned Washington & Leigh Harline
41.1940

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

118

US 5

video

[Bluebird 10754]
written by Jerry Gray & Carl Sigman
42.1940

The Nearness of You by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

118

US 5

video

[Bluebird 10745]
written by Hoagy Carmichael & Ned Washington
43.02/1940

You'd Be Surprised by Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra

        

MP3

117

US 5

video

vocals by Bonnie Baker
[Columbia 35344]
written by Irving Berlin
44.12/1940

There I Go by Vaughn Monroe

        

MP3

114

US 5

video

written by Irving Weiser & Hy Zaret
45.12/1940

There I Go by Will Bradley and His Orchestra

        

MP3

113

US 5

video

written by Irving Weiser & Hy Zaret
46.11/1940

Our Love Affair by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

113

US 5

video

vocals by Frank Sinatra
written by Roger Edens & Arthur Freed
47.08/1940

God Bless America by Kate Smith

        

MP3

113

US 5

video

[Victor 26198]
written by Irving Berlin
48.10/1940

Practice Makes Perfect by Bob Chester and His Orchestra

        

MP3

109

US 6

video

vocals by Al Stuart
written by Don Roberts & Ernest Gold
49.12/1940

So You're the One by Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra

        

MP3

108

US 6

video

[Columbia 35812]
written by Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer
50.05/1940

Little Curly Hair in a High Chair by Fats Waller

        

MP3

108

US 6

video

[Bluebird 10698]
written by Charles Tobias & Nat Simon
51.11/1940

Ferry-Boat Serenade by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

        

MP3

108

US 6

video

vocals by Harry, Ginny, Jack & Max Williams
written by Eldo di Lazzaro, Mario Panzeri & Harold Adamson
52.01/1940

Chatterbox by Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

        

MP3

107

US 6

video

vocals by Harry Babbitt
53.01/1940

Careless by Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra

        

MP3

107

US 6

video

vocals by Eddy Howard
written by Lew Quadling, Eddy Howard & Dick Jurgens
54.1940

Boog It by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

106

US 7

video

[Bluebird 10689]
written by Jack Palmer, Cab Calloway & Buck Ram
55.1940

Devil May Care by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

103

US 7

video

[Bluebird 10717]
written by Harry Warren & Johnny Burke
56.1940

I'm Stepping Out with a Memory Tonight by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

103

US 7

video

[Bluebird 10717]
written by Allie Wrubel & Herb Magidson
57.05/1940

Alice Blue Gown by Frankie Masters and His Orchestra

        

MP3

102

US 7

video

vocals by Marion Francis
written by Harry Tierney & Joseph McCarthy
58.05/1940

Let There Be Love by Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye

        

MP3

101

US 7

video

vocals by Tommy Ryan
written by Lionel Rand & Ian Grant
59.04/1940

Leanin' on the Ole Top Rail by Bob Crosby and His Orchestra

        

MP3

101

US 7

video

written by Charles Kenny & Nick Kenny
60.04/1940

With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair by Bob Crosby and His Orchestra

        

MP3

101

US 7

video

vocals by Marion Mann
written by Clara Edwards & Jack Lawrence
61.10/1940

Only Forever by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

101

US 7

video

written by James V. Monaco & Johnny Burke
62.04/1940

The Woodpecker Song by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

100

US 7

video

written by Eldo Di Lazzaro & Harold Adamson
63.11/1940

Down Argentina Way by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

100

US 7

video

vocals by Sara Horn
written by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
64.01/1940

The Last Time I Saw Paris by Kate Smith

        

MP3

99

US 8

video

[Columbia 35802]
written by Oscar Hammerstein II & Jerome Kern
65.1940

The Gaucho Serenade by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

99

US 8

video

[Bulebird 10570]
written by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond & Nat Simon
66.1940

Indian Summer by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

98

US 8

video

[Bluebird 10495]
written by Al Dubin & Victor Herbert
67.1940

In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill) by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

97

US 8

video

[Bluebird 10553]
written by Mack Gordon & Will Grosz
68.1940

All the Things You Are by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

        

MP3

97

US 8

video

[Bluebird 10492]
written by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II
69.1940

Our Love Affair by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

97

US 8

video

[Bluebird 10845]
written by Roger Edens & Arthur Freed
70.1940

This Changing World by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

96

US 8

video

[Bluebird 10526]
written by Harold Adamson & Dana Suesse
71.07/1940

I Can't Love You Any More (Any More Than I Do) by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

96

US 8

video

vocals by Helen Forrest
written by Allie Wrubel & Herb Magidson
72.02/1940

Darn That Dream by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

        

MP3

96

US 8

video

vocals by Mildred Bailey
written by Jimmy Van Heusen & Eddie DeLange
73.1940

Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells by Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra

        

MP3

96

US 8

video

[Columbia 35405]
written by Al Hoffman, Manny Curtis (as Manny Kurtz) & Walter Kent
74.05/1940

Cecelia by Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra

        

MP3

95

US 8

video

vocals by Ronnie Kemper
written by Dave Dreyer & Harry Ruby
75.1940

Slow Freight by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

95

US 9

video

[Bluebird 10740]
written by Irving Mills, Lupien Fien & Buck Ram
76.1940

Falling Leaves by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

95

US 9

video

[Bluebird 10876]
written by Frankie Carle & Mack David
77.03/1940

In an Old Dutch Garden (By an Old Dutch Mill) by Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra

        

MP3

94

US 8

video

vocals by Eddy Howard
written by Mack Gordon & Will Grosz
78.12/1940

Ferryboat Serenade (La Piccinina) by The Andrews Sisters

        

MP3

94

US 8

video

written by Eldo di Lazzaro, Mario Panzeri & Harold Adamson
79.1940

Crosstown by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

94

US 9

video

[Bkluebird 10832]
written by James Cavanaugh, John Redmond & Nat Simon
80.07/1940

Make-Believe Island by Jan Savitt and His Orchestra

        

MP3

94

US 8

video

written by Will Grosz, Nick Kenny & Charles Kenny
81.1940

Hear My Song, Violetta by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

93

US 9

video

[Bleubird 10684]
written by Rudolf Luckesch, Othmar Klose, Ermenegildo Carosio, Othmar Klose, Buddy Bernier & Bob Emmerich
82.07/1940

Imagination by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

93

US 8

video

vocals by Frank Sinatra; hit for Harry Reser in 1928
written by Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Burke
83.01/1940

The Man That Comes Around by Tommy Tucker Time

        

MP3

93

US 9

video

vocals by Gil Mershon
written by John Lair & Tommy Tucker
84.03/1940

Confucius Say by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

        

MP3

91

US 9

video

vocals by Carmen Lombardo, Larry Owen & Fred Henry
written by Cliff Friend & Carmen Lombardo
85.1940

The Call of the Canyon by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

91

US 10

video

vocal by Ray Eberle
[Bluebird 10845]
written by Billy Hill
86.06/1940

No Name Jive (Parts 1 & 2) by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra

        

MP3

from Casa Loma in Hi-Fi!   

CD

MP3

90

US 9

video

written by Larry Wagner
87.04/1940

I've Got My Eyes on You by Bob Crosby and His Orchestra

        

MP3

90

US 9

video

vocals by Marion Mann
written by Cole Porter
88.1940

Starlit Hour by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

90

US 10

video

[Blebird 10553]
written by Mitchell Parish & Peter DeRose
89.01/1940

Bluebirds in the Moonlight by Dick Jurgens and His Orchestra

        

MP3

89

US 9

video

vocals by Eddy Howard
written by Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger
90.1940

A Handful of Stars by The Glenn Miller Orchestra

        

MP3

89

US 10

video

[Bluebird 10893]
written by Jack Lawrence & Ted Shaprio
91.1940

When You Wish upon a Star by Cliff Edwards

        

MP3

from Pinocchio: Recorded from the Original soundtrack of the Walt Disney Production Pinocchio   

CD

MP3

88

US 10

video

[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1940]
[Victor 26477]
written by Ned Washington & Leigh Harline
92.09/1940

Trade Winds by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

        

MP3

87

US 10

video

vocals by Frank Sinatra
written by Cliff Friend & Charles Tobias
93.02/1940

Pinch Me by Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra

        

MP3

86

US 10

video

vocals by Bonnie Baker
[Columbia 35328]
written by Orrin Tucker, Everett Ralston & Joey Simay
94.04/1940

It's a Blue World by Tony Martin

        

MP3

86

US 10

video

[Decca 2932]
written by George Forrest (as Chet Forrest) & Bob Wright
95.03/1940

Darn That Dream by Blue Barron and His Orchestra

        

MP3

86

US 10

video

written by Jimmy Van Heusen & Eddie DeLange
96.06/1940

April Played the Fiddle by Bing Crosby

        

MP3

86

US 10

video

[Decca 3161]
written by James V. Monaco & Johnny Burke
97.10/1940

Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees) by The Ink Spots

        

MP3

85

US 10

video

written by Doris Fisher & Fred Fisher
98.12/1940

Down the Road a Piece by Will Bradley and His Orchestra

        

MP3

85

US 10

video

as Will Bradley Trio
written by Don Raye
99.09/1940

Dolimite by Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra

        

MP3

85

US 10

video

written by William Johnson
100.1940

Between 18th & 19th on Chestnut Street by Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell

        

MP3

57

US 12

video

[Decca 2948]
written by Dick Rogers & Will Osborne

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