Song title 581 - On a Slow Boat to China

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This page lists the chart runs for songs called "On a Slow Boat to China" in order of success. This list combines cover versions and distinct songs that happen to share the same title.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Kay Kyser On a Slow Boat to China 1948 UK Sheet Music 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1949, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Jan 1949 (19 weeks), Australia 1 for 6 weeks - May 1949, US Billboard 2 - Oct 1948 (20 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Oct 1948 (17 weeks), Your Hit Parade 14 of 1948, Brazil 58 of 1949, Europe 69 of the 1940s (1948)
2 Benny Goodman On a Slow Boat to China 1948 US Billboard 7 - Nov 1948 (12 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Nov 1948 (9 weeks), Brazil 88 of 1949
3 Freddy Martin On a Slow Boat to China 1948 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1948 (17 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Nov 1948 (14 weeks)
4 Eddy Howard On a Slow Boat to China 1948 US Billboard 6 - Nov 1948 (12 weeks), US 1940s 12 - Nov 1948 (6 weeks)
5 Art Lund On a Slow Boat to China 1948 US Billboard 12 - Nov 1948 (12 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Nov 1948 (6 weeks)
6 Emile Ford & The Checkmates On a Slow Boat to China 1960 UK 3 - Feb 1960 (15 weeks), Norway 7 - Mar 1960 (5 weeks)
7 Larry Clinton On a Slow Boat to China 1948 US Billboard 25 - Dec 1948 (1 week)
8 Snooky Lanson On a Slow Boat to China 1949 US Billboard 24 - 1949 (4 weeks)

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18 Nov 2015

#2 - Emile Ford & Checkmates

Please take a closer look at this. Since the following (2) Chart Entriesrelate to 1949 they should probably be removed from Emile Ford's 1960 recording and transferred to Kay Kyser's 1948 version which was the original version and the biggest hit. 1. UK Sheet Music 1 for 7 weeks - Feb. 1949. 2. UK 40's Sheet Music - 1 - 19 weeks (Jan. 1949).

That looks reasonable, data fixed, thanks


5 Mar 2013

the "New Look" in fashion in the 1940's

Elderly woman at an assisted living facility would like to hear a song the NEW LOOK about the new look in fashion for women in the 40's. +I can't seem to locate anything.

She wasn't certain about the title. Could you point me in a direction for searching further? She also mentioned A Slow Boat to China which I did find.

The song "The New Look" was a minor hit for Freddy Martin in 1948, it peaked at number 21 in the Billboard chart. As it happens you could have found it in the site index (under "New Look, The") or by entering "new look" in the search box on the top of the page.

"On a Slow Boat to China" has its own page (which you have found, of course) it was also a big hit in 1948.