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.
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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.