Songs from the Year 1944

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This page lists the top songs of 1944 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1944.

Between 1920 and 1940 there are few available charts (at least that we can find). These results should be treated with some caution since, with few exceptions, they are based on fairly subjective charts and biased towards the USA.

During this era music was dominated by a number of "Big Bands" and songs could be attributed to the band leader, the band name, the lead singer or a combination of the them. It is common, for example, to see the same song listed with three different artists. And, just to stop us from getting bored, the success of a song was tied to the sales of sheet music, so a popular song would often be perfomed by many different combinations of singers and bands and the contemporary charts would list the song, without clarifying whose version was the major hit. Where we have found such issues we have attempted to consolidate the entries using the most widely accepted value for the artist in each case.

The top ten song artists of 1944 were:

1:Bing Crosby2:Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters3:Jimmy Dorsey4:Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots5:Frank Sinatra
6:The Mills Brothers7:Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra8:Guy Lombardo9:Stan Kenton10:Judy Garland
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby Swinging On a Star 1944 US Billboard 1 - May 1944 (28 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jun 1944 (20 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1944, Australia 1 for 1 month - Apr 1945, Oscar in 1944 (film 'Going My Way'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1944), DZE 1 of 1944, ASCAP song of 1944, DDD 2 of 1944, US invalid BB 3 of 1944, POP 3 of 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 5 - Oct 1944 (3 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1944, nuTsie 6 of 1940s, Europe 14 of the 1940s (1944), AFI 37, Brazil 64 of 1945, Acclaimed 1619 (1944), RYM 44 of 1944
2 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Don't Fence Me In 1944 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1944 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944 (18 weeks), US 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1944, UK Sheet Music 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1945, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - May 1945 (14 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 months - Sep 1945, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1944), DDD 3 of 1944, DZE 3 of 1944, US invalid BB 4 of 1944, Europe 5 of the 1940s (1944), POP 9 of 1944, nuTsie 18 of 1940s, Your Hit Parade 22 of 1945, Brazil 55 of 1945, Acclaimed 1699 (1943), Song of 1944
3 Bing Crosby I'll be seeing you 1944 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1944 (24 weeks), US 1940s 1 - May 1944 (19 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1944, Australia 1 for 1 month - Aug 1945, Your Hit Parade 7 of 1944, DDD 8 of 1944, nuTsie 13 of 1940s, Europe 15 of the 1940s (1944), US invalid BB 15 of 1944, POP 15 of 1944, Brazil 83 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
4 Jimmy Dorsey Besame Mucho 1944 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1944 (23 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1944 (16 weeks), US 1 for 7 weeks - Mar 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 3 - Mar 1944 (4 weeks), Your Hit Parade 4 of 1944, DZE 4 of 1944, DDD 6 of 1943, Brazil 10 of 1944, US invalid BB 10 of 1944, POP 10 of 1944, nuTsie 58 of 1940s, Europe 67 of the 1940s (1943)
5 The Mills Brothers You Always Hurt the One You Love 1944 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1944 (33 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1944 (20 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1944, DDD 1 of 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 3 - Jul 1946 (32 weeks), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1944, US invalid BB 6 of 1944, POP 6 of 1944, nuTsie 7 of 1940s, DZE 7 of 1944
6 Dinah Shore I'll Walk Alone 1944 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1944 (25 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1944 (20 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1944, Oscar in 1944 (film 'Follow the Boys') (Nominated), US invalid BB 13 of 1944, POP 13 of 1944, DDD 21 of 1944, Brazil 57 of 1945, Europe 84 of the 1940s (1944), nuTsie 92 of 1940s
7 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall 1944 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1944 (17 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 month - Apr 1946, UK 40s Sheet Music 4 - May 1946 (20 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Dec 1944 (5 weeks), DDD 11 of 1944, US invalid BB 18 of 1944, POP 21 of 1944, Brazil 56 of 1945, nuTsie 85 of 1940s, RYM 24 of 1944
8 Woody Guthrie This Land is Your Land 1944 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1989 (1947), DDD 1 of 1947, Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1944), RIAA 3, Music Imprint 3 of 1940s, nuTsie 29 of 1940s, Acclaimed 204 (1947), WXPN 258, Visconti song of 1944, RYM 2 of 1947, Guardian Folk/ World 15, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
9 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe 1944 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1944 (17 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1944 (12 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1944, Oscar in 1944 (film 'Sweet and Low-Down') (Nominated), DDD 9 of 1944, US invalid BB 14 of 1944, POP 14 of 1944, Brazil 32 of 1945, RYM 23 of 1944
10 Bing Crosby Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - Dec 1945, US invalid BB 1 of 1944, POP 1 of 1944, US Billboard 4 - Oct 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Oct 1944 (9 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 4 - Jan 1945 (9 weeks), DDD 35 of 1944, RYM 50 of 1944
11 Bing Crosby I Love You 1944 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1944 (18 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1944 (14 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - May 1944, DZE 9 of 1944, DDD 18 of 1944, US invalid BB 19 of 1944, Europe 21 of the 1940s (1944), POP 23 of 1944, RYM 43 of 1944
12 Glen Gray My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart) 1944 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1943 (21 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1943 (20 weeks), US 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1944, US invalid BB 9 of 1944, DDD 14 of 1943, POP 19 of 1944, Your Hit Parade 21 of 1944, Brazil 72 of 1944
13 Guy Lombardo It's Love-Love-Love 1944 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1944 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1944 (10 weeks), US 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1944, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1944, US invalid BB 20 of 1944, POP 25 of 1944, DDD 39 of 1944, Brazil 66 of 1944
14 The Andrews Sisters Shoo-Shoo Baby 1944 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1944 (21 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Jan 1944 (15 weeks), DZE 2 of 1944, DDD 5 of 1943, Your Hit Parade 12 of 1944, US invalid BB 12 of 1944, POP 12 of 1944, Brazil 67 of 1944, nuTsie 83 of 1940s
15 Nat King Cole Straighten Up & Fly Right 1944 US Country 1 for 7 weeks - Jun 1944, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1944), Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1943), DDD 6 of 1944, US Billboard 9 - Jun 1944 (7 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Jun 1944 (2 weeks), Your Hit Parade 10 of 1944, POP 16 of 1944, RYM 5 of 1944
16 Harry James & Dick Haymes I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) 1944 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1944 (28 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1944 (21 weeks), US 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1944, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1944, DZE 5 of 1944, Europe 41 of the 1940s (1944), Song of 1944
17 Judy Garland The Trolley Song 1944 Your Hit Parade 1 of 1944, US invalid BB 2 of 1944, POP 2 of 1944, Oscar in 1944 (film 'Meet Me in St. Louis') (Nominated), US Billboard 4 - Nov 1944 (8 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Dec 1944 (4 weeks), DDD 25 of 1944, AFI 26, RYM 12 of 1944
18 Louis Jordan GI Jive 1944 US Billboard 1 - May 1944 (25 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jun 1944 (15 weeks), DDD 5 of 1944, Your Hit Parade 13 of 1944, US invalid BB 16 of 1944, POP 18 of 1944, Brazil 74 of 1945, nuTsie 97 of 1940s, RYM 1 of 1944
19 Stan Kenton Artistry in Rhythm 1944 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985 (1945), Library of Congress artifact added 2011 (1943), US invalid BB 9 of 1943, POP 9 of 1943, Your Hit Parade 14 of 1944, US Billboard 16 - Nov 1944 (1 week), DDD 52 of 1944, Acclaimed 1921 (1945), RYM 23 of 1945
20 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes Together 1944 UK Sheet Music 1 for 1 week - Mar 1945, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Feb 1945 (9 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1944 (10 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Oct 1944 (10 weeks), DDD 43 of 1944
21 Lale Andersen Lied eines jungen Wachtposten (Lili Marlen) 1944 UK Sheet Music 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Jun 1944 (16 weeks), Australia 1 for 1 month - Jan 1945, RYM 6 of 1939
22 Merry Macs Mairzy Doates 1944 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1944 (15 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Feb 1944 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1944, US invalid BB 5 of 1944, POP 5 of 1944, DZE 8 of 1944, DDD 12 of 1943
23 Bing Crosby San Fernando Valley 1944 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1944 (22 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Apr 1944 (12 weeks), DZE 10 of 1944, Your Hit Parade 11 of 1944, US invalid BB 11 of 1944, POP 11 of 1944, DDD 17 of 1944, RYM 49 of 1944
24 Frank Sinatra A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - Dec 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 3 - Jul 1944 (6 weeks), US Billboard 11 - Mar 1944 (4 weeks), Europe 28 of the 1940s (1944), DDD 72 of 1944, RYM 21 of 1944
25 Dooley Wilson As Time Goes By 1944 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010 (1944), AFI 2, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1943, UK 15 - Dec 1977 (9 weeks), DDD 26 of 1946, nuTsie 49 of 1940s
26 Louis Jordan Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) 1944 US Country 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1944, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1944 (19 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Sep 1944 (3 weeks), DDD 10 of 1944, Your Hit Parade 19 of 1944, nuTsie 82 of 1940s, RYM 1 of 1944
27 Bing Crosby Amor, Amor 1944 Australia 1 for 2 months - Feb 1945, US Billboard 2 - Jul 1944 (16 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jul 1944 (7 weeks), DDD 30 of 1944
28 Duke Ellington Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 1944 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1944), US Billboard 10 - Feb 1944 (6 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Feb 1944 (1 week), DDD 16 of 1943, POP 20 of 1944, Your Hit Parade 22 of 1944
29 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Vic'try Polka 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - Sep 1944, US Billboard 5 - Jan 1944 (13 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 12 - Mar 1944 (1 week), DDD 30 of 1943, RYM 6 of 1943
30 Helen Forrest Time Waits For No One 1944 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1944 (18 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Aug 1944 (10 weeks), UK 40s Sheet Music 7 - Jan 1945 (5 weeks), Your Hit Parade 16 of 1944, DDD 23 of 1944
31 Frank Sinatra I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night 1944 Oscar in 1944 (film 'Higher and Higher') (Nominated), US Billboard 4 - Aug 1944 (14 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Feb 1944 (8 weeks), Europe 27 of the 1940s (1944), DDD 67 of 1944, RYM 21 of 1944
32 Bing Crosby Long Ago & Far Away 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - May 1945, US Billboard 5 - Jul 1944 (9 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jul 1944 (4 weeks), DDD 22 of 1944
33 The Mills Brothers Till Then 1944 Peel list 4 of 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 6 - Oct 1946 (21 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Aug 1944 (16 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Sep 1944 (3 weeks), DDD 12 of 1944
34 Tommy Dorsey Opus One 1944 US invalid BB 3 of 1945, POP 3 of 1945, US Billboard 12 - Mar 1945 (3 weeks), DDD 26 of 1944, nuTsie 50 of 1940s, RYM 7 of 1944, Song of 1944
35 Frank Sinatra White Christmas 1944 US Billboard 5 - Dec 1945 (4 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Dec 1944 (3 weeks), Europe 18 of the 1940s (1944), Scrobulate 42 of christmas, DDD 66 of 1944, RYM 105 of 1946
36 Jo Stafford It Could Happen to You 1944 US invalid BB 8 of 1944, POP 8 of 1944, US Billboard 10 - Sep 1944 (10 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Sep 1944 (1 week), Your Hit Parade 17 of 1944, DDD 53 of 1944
37 Stan Kenton And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine 1944 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1944 (18 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Oct 1944 (11 weeks), Your Hit Parade 18 of 1944, DDD 38 of 1944, Brazil 84 of 1945
38 Johnny Dennis Mairzy Doates 1944 UK Sheet Music 1 for 2 weeks - May 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - May 1944 (5 weeks)
39 Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra It Can't Be Wrong 1944 UK Sheet Music 1 for 1 week - Mar 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Mar 1944 (3 weeks)
40 Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra I'll be seeing you 1944 UK Sheet Music 1 for 1 week - Oct 1944, UK 40s Sheet Music 1 - Sep 1944 (3 weeks)
41 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes Long Ago & Far Away 1944 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1944 (18 weeks), US 1940s 2 - May 1944 (11 weeks), DDD 22 of 1944, Brazil 53 of 1945
42 Harry James Cherry 1944 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1944 (10 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jan 1944 (1 week), Your Hit Parade 20 of 1944, DDD 47 of 1943, Brazil 100 of 1945
43 The Ink Spots A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - Dec 1944, US Billboard 16 - Mar 1944 (1 week), DDD 72 of 1944
44 Bing Crosby It Could Happen to You 1944 Australia 1 for 2 months - Jun 1945, US Billboard 18 - Dec 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 53 of 1944
45 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes It Had to Be You 1944 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1944 (9 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Sep 1944 (5 weeks), DDD 28 of 1944, Brazil 89 of 1945
46 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots Cow Cow Boogie 1944 UK 40s Sheet Music 9 - Mar 1944 (1 week), US Billboard 10 - Mar 1944 (8 weeks), DDD 24 of 1944, POP 24 of 1944, RYM 11 of 1944
47 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters A Hot Time in the Town of Berlin 1944 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1944 (14 weeks), DZE 6 of 1944, DDD 14 of 1944
48 Lawrence Welk Don't You Sweetheart Me 1944 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1944 (20 weeks), US 1940s 8 - May 1944 (2 weeks), Your Hit Parade 15 of 1944, DDD 44 of 1944
49 Red Foley Smoke On the Water 1944 US Country 1 for 13 weeks - Sep 1944, US Billboard 7 - Sep 1944 (11 weeks), DDD 32 of 1944
50 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Is You Is or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) 1944 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Sep 1944 (10 weeks), DDD 10 of 1944
51 Russ Morgan There Goes That Song Again 1944 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jan 1945 (3 weeks), Your Hit Parade 8 of 1945, DDD 40 of 1944
52 Ernest Tubb Soldier's Last Letter 1944 US Country 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1944, US Billboard 16 - Aug 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 56 of 1944
53 Al Dexter & his Troopers Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) 1944 US Country 1 for 1 week - Mar 1944, US Billboard 29 - Apr 1944 (1 week), DDD 61 of 1943
54 Frank Sinatra Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night) 1944 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Feb 1945 (4 weeks), DDD 76 of 1944, RYM 22 of 1944
55 Les Brown Twilight Time 1944 US invalid BB 7 of 1944, POP 7 of 1944, US Billboard 16 - Mar 1945 (1 week), DDD 48 of 1945
56 Merry Macs Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes 1944 UK 40s Sheet Music 3 - Feb 1945 (3 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jul 1944 (14 weeks), DDD 61 of 1944
57 The Ink Spots I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) 1944 US Billboard 7 - May 1944 (14 weeks), US 1940s 7 - May 1944 (3 weeks), DDD 50 of 1944, nuTsie 60 of 1940s
58 Jimmy Dorsey Star Eyes 1944 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1944 (16 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jan 1944 (13 weeks), DDD 10 of 1943
59 Bing Crosby Poinciana (Song Of The Tree) 1944 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1944 (15 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Mar 1944 (5 weeks), DDD 49 of 1944, RYM 49 of 1944
60 The Andrews Sisters Down in the Valley 1944 UK 40s Sheet Music 3 - Jul 1946 (33 weeks), US Billboard 20 - Jan 1944 (1 week), DDD 66 of 1943
61 Russ Morgan Dance With A Dolly (With a Hole In Her Stocking) 1944 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Nov 1944 (7 weeks), DDD 59 of 1944
62 Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra I'll be seeing you 1944 US Billboard 4 - May 1944 (17 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jun 1944 (11 weeks), DDD 8 of 1944
63 Mary Martin I'll Walk Alone 1944 US Billboard 6 - Oct 1944 (13 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Oct 1944 (7 weeks), Brazil 97 of 1945
64 Tex Ritter I'm Wastin' My Tears On You 1944 US Country 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1944, US Billboard 11 - Nov 1944 (4 weeks)
65 Perry Como Long Ago & Far Away 1944 US Billboard 8 - May 1944 (7 weeks), US 1940s 8 - May 1944 (3 weeks), Europe 31 of the 1940s (1944)
66 Al Dexter & his Troopers Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry 1944 US Country 1 for 10 weeks - Apr 1944, US Billboard 23 - Apr 1944 (1 week)
67 Jimmy Dorsey When They Ask About You 1944 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1944 (14 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Apr 1944 (5 weeks), DDD 46 of 1944
68 Lester Young Just You, Just Me 1944 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1944), DDD 82 of 1944
69 Lionel Hampton Hamp's Boogie Woogie 1944 POP 4 of 1944, US Billboard 23 - Sep 1944 (1 week), DDD 60 of 1944, RYM 13 of 1944
70 Duke Ellington Black, Brown & Beige 1944 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1990 (1944), Acclaimed 1269 (1944)
71 The Pied Pipers & Jo Stafford The Trolley Song 1944 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1944 (14 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Oct 1944 (12 weeks)
72 Guy Lombardo Speak Low (When You Speak, Love) 1944 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1944 (9 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jan 1944 (8 weeks), Your Hit Parade 8 of 1944
73 Woody Herman Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 1944 US Billboard 7 - Feb 1944 (11 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Mar 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 63 of 1944, RYM 27 of 1943
74 Betty Hutton It Had to Be You 1944 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Sep 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 28 of 1944
75 Andy Russell Amor 1944 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1944 (10 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jun 1944 (8 weeks), DDD 30 of 1944
76 Ella Mae Morse No Love No Nothin' 1944 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Feb 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 25 of 1943
77 Xavier Cugat Amor 1944 US Billboard 10 - Jul 1944 (9 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1944, DDD 30 of 1944
78 Charlie Barnet Skyliner 1944 Peel list 2 of 1944, US Billboard 19 - Mar 1945 (1 week)
79 Jo Stafford Long Ago & Far Away 1944 US Billboard 6 - May 1944 (14 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1944 (12 weeks), DDD 22 of 1944
80 Dinah Washington Evil Gal Blues 1944 Peel list 3 of 1943, DDD 27 of 1944, RYM 26 of 1944
81 Xavier Cugat Babelu 1944 Brazil 24 of 1944, US Billboard 27 - Apr 1944 (1 week), US CashBox 40 - Mar 1952 (4 weeks)
82 Harry James Estrellita 1944 US Billboard 12 - Sep 1944 (3 weeks), DDD 88 of 1944, Brazil 95 of 1945
83 Jimmy Dorsey My Ideal 1944 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1944 (11 weeks), US 1940s 8 - Jan 1944 (4 weeks), DDD 32 of 1943
84 Russ Morgan Good Night, Wherever You Are 1944 US Billboard 6 - May 1944 (16 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jul 1944 (3 weeks), DDD 79 of 1944
85 Duke Ellington Main Stem 1944 POP 17 of 1944, US Billboard 23 - Mar 1944 (1 week), DDD 54 of 1944, RYM 8 of 1943
86 Judy Garland Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 1944 DDD 16 of 1944, US Billboard 27 - Dec 1944 (1 week), AFI 76, RYM 8 of 1944
87 Betty Hutton His Rocking Horse Ran Away 1944 US Billboard 7 - Jul 1944 (15 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Jul 1944 (7 weeks), DDD 58 of 1944
88 Evelyn Knight Dance With A Dolly (With a Hole In Her Stocking) 1944 US Billboard 6 - Aug 1944 (17 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Oct 1944 (1 week), DDD 59 of 1944
89 Ella Mae Morse Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet 1944 US Billboard 7 - May 1944 (16 weeks), US 1940s 10 - May 1944 (2 weeks), DDD 45 of 1944
90 Vera Lynn No Other Love 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - Nov 1944
91 Joe Loss Orchestra You'll Never Know 1944 Australia 1 for 3 months - Feb 1944
92 Vera Lynn You'll Never Know 1944 Australia 1 for 3 months - Feb 1944
93 Orlando Silva Atire a Primeira Pedra 1944 Brazil 1 of 1944
94 Joe Loss Orchestra No Other Love 1944 Australia 1 for 1 month - Nov 1944
95 Stan Kenton How Many Hearts Have You Broken 1944 US Billboard 9 - Nov 1944 (4 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Nov 1944 (1 week), DDD 69 of 1944
96 Artie Shaw It Had to Be You 1944 US Billboard 10 - Sep 1944 (4 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Nov 1944 (1 week), DDD 28 of 1944
97 Johnny Mercer GI Jive 1944 US Billboard 11 - Jan 1944 (9 weeks), US 1940s 13 - Jun 1944 (1 week), DDD 37 of 1943
98 King Sisters It's Love-Love-Love 1944 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1944 (11 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Apr 1944 (4 weeks)
99 Vaughn Monroe The Trolley Song 1944 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1944 (7 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Dec 1944 (4 weeks)
100 Floyd Tillman They Took the Stars Out of Heaven 1944 US Country 1 for 1 week - Mar 1944

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4 Feb 2016

Harry leader

Where can I buy cd of Harry leader and his band singing if you evr go to ireland


25 Jan 2016

#40 - Lale Andersen - Lili Marlene

This recording is the same as (& should be combined with) the 1939 entry byLale Andersen titled 'Lied Eines Jungen Wachtposten (Lili Marlen)'. Currently #44 in 1939.

Data fixed, thanks


25 Jan 2016

#39 - Johnny Dennis - Mairzy Doates

To tie in with several other recordings with the same name; the Song Titlehere should be changed to just ' Mairzy Doates ' (same as #21 here).

Data fixed, thanks


30 Jun 2015

the gypsy

Please list words


22 Mar 2015

Gettin corns for my country

Was this song ever a bit song in USO circles in 1944 done the Andrew Sisters and Cass Daley?

Seach for "corns" on this site


13 Sep 2014

Glen Gray

#15 - My Heart Tells Me was also on Your Hit Parade (as #21). It's listed as by Casa Loma Orch.( which is Glen Gray's Orch. )+

That does look likely. We've fixed the data, thanks


8 Sep 2014

WW2

Hello, I am currently +looking for a song with lyrics that reflect ww2 if you can help let me know


30 Aug 2014

No. 1 song Dec. 1944

What was the number 1 hit song on Decenber 5 1944?

Look on the "Number ones" page perhaps?


17 Apr 2014

1940s song

Frank Sinatra; "Bloop, bloop, bleep,bleep- the faucet keeps a dripin' and I just can't sleep."


25 Oct 2013

1940s song

Can someone tell me the words and name of the song that had "drip drip drip" in it.


10 Mar 2013

Anyone know who sang this song? It goes Keep your eyes on Spring, Run whenChurch Bells ring, It5 could happen to you

The song "It Could Happen to You" was a hit in 1944 for both Jo Stafford and Bing Crosby


9 Mar 2012

individual song

My grandmother wrote and submitted a song "G.I.Joe" about her son. I remember hearing it on the radio about 1943 or'44. Appreciate all help. Thank you Vic Heater

There is a song by Louis Jordan and Johnny Mercer called "GI Jive". The song "Linda" was nominated for an Oscar from the film 'The Story of G.I. Joe'.

Those are the only two songs we have listed that even come close.


31 Jan 2012

Trying to find out a songs name

My grandfather was in the navy in WWII he has altimerz and he sings something like this all the time "curbside beauty mother"


30 Dec 2010

This is a great way for me to show my grandchildren what music was like when I was a kid. It brings back memories...


31 Jan 2010

song

The # 1 song and by whom of Dec. 30th. 1944

The first question is "where?", for example in Australia the number 1 song was "A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening" (with two versions by The Ink Spots and by Frank Sinatra).

We can see that you are from the USA so we suspect that you meant what was the number 1 song in the US.

So the next question would be "according to who?", there were no official charts published in the 1940s, the closest would be some occasional charts published by Billboard magazine. Billboard produced a variety of different charts starting in 1936 these were finally consolidated in 1958 into the "Hot 100" which has been published ever since (although the way they are calculated has changed of course).

In 1944 the "Best Sellers in Stores" chart is probably the most representative one. In that chart the number 1 record was:

"Don't Fence Me In" by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

in the entry for the song above it says "US 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1944" that means it was the Billboard "Stores" number 1 for 8 weeks starting in December 1944.


5 Sep 2009

songs of the fortiies

June: Thanks for the list of songs. They are great! Will try to find them at the mall next to the DQ! Love you for thinking of us. Dad

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