Songs from the Year 1945

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This page lists the top songs of 1945 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 1945.

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 1945 were:

1:Frank Sinatra2:Perry Como3:Harry James4:Johnny Mercer5:Bing Crosby
6:Sammy Kaye7:The Andrews Sisters8:Les Brown & Doris Day9:Dick Haymes10:Les Brown
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Les Brown & Doris Day Sentimental Journey 1945 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1945 (28 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Apr 1945 (23 weeks), US BB 1 of 1945, US 1 for 9 weeks - May 1945, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1945), POP 1 of 1945, DZE 3 of 1945, nuTsie 12 of 1940s, Music Imprint 13 of 1940s, Your Hit Parade 23 of 1945, Europe 37 of the 1940s (1945), Brazil 44 of 1945, RIAA 77, Acclaimed 818 (1944), RYM 69 of 1945, Song of 1944
2 The Andrews Sisters Rum & Coca-Cola 1945 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1945 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jan 1945 (16 weeks), US 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1945, Australia 1 for 2 months - Feb 1946, DZE 1 of 1945, US BB 2 of 1945, POP 2 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1945, Europe 6 of the 1940s (1944), Brazil 19 of 1945, nuTsie 51 of 1940s, RYM 3 of 1944
3 Perry Como Till The End of Time 1945 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1945 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Aug 1945 (17 weeks), US 1 for 9 weeks - Sep 1945, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1945), DZE 2 of 1945, US BB 12 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 16 of 1945, POP 23 of 1945, nuTsie 25 of 1940s, Europe 30 of the 1940s (1945), Brazil 87 of 1946, RYM 85 of 1945
4 Les Brown My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time 1945 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1945 (16 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Mar 1945 (12 weeks), US 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1945, Australia 1 for 1 month - Jan 1946, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1945, DZE 5 of 1945, US BB 7 of 1945, POP 13 of 1945, RYM 70 of 1945
5 Johnny Mercer On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe 1945 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1945 (19 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Jul 1945 (16 weeks), US 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1945, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1945, US BB 4 of 1945, DZE 4 of 1945, POP 11 of 1945, Brazil 58 of 1945, nuTsie 90 of 1940s, RYM 89 of 1945
6 Harry James It's Been a Long, Long Time 1945 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1945 (17 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1945 (14 weeks), US 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1945, Your Hit Parade 9 of 1945, DZE 9 of 1945, POP 17 of 1945, Brazil 47 of 1946, Europe 47 of the 1940s (1945)
7 Bing Crosby & Carmen Cavallaro I Can't Begin to Tell You 1945 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1945 (20 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Nov 1945 (19 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Jan 1946, DZE 6 of 1945, US BB 10 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 15 of 1945, POP 19 of 1945, Brazil 63 of 1946
8 Sammy Kaye Chickery Chick 1945 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1945 (16 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1945 (13 weeks), US 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1945, US BB 8 of 1945, DZE 8 of 1945, POP 12 of 1945, Brazil 73 of 1946
9 Johnny Mercer Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive 1945 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1945 (16 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1945), US 1940s 2 - Jan 1945 (13 weeks), POP 6 of 1945, DZE 10 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 18 of 1945, Brazil 79 of 1945, RYM 22 of 1945
10 Vaughn Monroe There! I've Said it Again 1945 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1945 (29 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Apr 1945 (20 weeks), US BB 6 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 6 of 1945, DZE 7 of 1945, POP 9 of 1945, Europe 46 of the 1940s (1945), nuTsie 76 of 1940s, Song of 1944
11 Johnny Mercer & Jo Stafford Candy 1945 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1945 (18 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Mar 1945 (15 weeks), US BB 11 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 11 of 1945, POP 14 of 1945, Brazil 73 of 1945, Japan (Tokyo) 94 - Mar 1992 (1 week), RYM 80 of 1945
12 Louis Jordan Caledonia 1945 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1945), Library of Congress artifact (1945), US Billboard 6 - May 1945 (8 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jun 1945 (6 weeks), POP 8 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 19 of 1945, Scrobulate 64 of swing, RYM 1 of 1945, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 Judy Garland On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe 1945 Australia 1 for 2 months - Aug 1946, Oscar in 1946 (film 'The Harvey Girls'), US Billboard 10 - Oct 1945 (1 week), US 1940s 10 - Sep 1945 (1 week)
14 Bing Crosby & Les Paul It's Been a Long, Long Time 1945 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1945 (16 weeks), US 1940s 1 - Oct 1945 (12 weeks), US 1 for 1 week - Dec 1945, US BB 9 of 1945, POP 17 of 1945
15 Duke Ellington I'm Beginning to See The Light 1945 Australia 1 for 1 month - Jul 1946, US Billboard 6 - Feb 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Mar 1945 (6 weeks), Brazil 99 of 1945, RYM 45 of 1945
16 Harry James I'm Beginning to See The Light 1945 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1945 (19 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Feb 1945 (13 weeks), US BB 5 of 1945, POP 5 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 17 of 1945, Brazil 67 of 1945, Song of 1944
17 Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Beginning to See The Light 1945 Australia 1 for 1 month - Jul 1946, US Billboard 5 - Apr 1945 (6 weeks), US 1940s 7 - May 1945 (2 weeks), Brazil 51 of 1946
18 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive 1945 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1945 (9 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Feb 1945 (9 weeks), Oscar in 1945 (film 'Here Come the Waves') (Nominated), Peel list 3 of 1944, nuTsie 35 of 1940s
19 The Pied Pipers Dream 1945 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1945 (18 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Mar 1945 (15 weeks), US BB 13 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 21 of 1945, POP 25 of 1945, Europe 83 of the 1940s (1945)
20 Frank Sinatra Nancy, With The Laughing Face 1945 Peel list 1 of 1945, US Billboard 10 - Dec 1945 (2 weeks), Europe 61 of the 1940s (1945), RYM 44 of 1945
21 Bing Crosby On the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe 1945 Australia 1 for 2 months - Aug 1946, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1945 (15 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jul 1945 (10 weeks)
22 Spike Jones Cocktails For Two 1945 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1945), US Billboard 4 - Jan 1945 (8 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jan 1945 (8 weeks), Europe 81 of the 1940s (1945), RYM 5 of 1945, Song of 1944
23 Billie Holiday Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) 1945 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1989 (1945), Jazz Standard 7, US Billboard 16 - May 1945 (1 week), nuTsie 26 of 1940s, Acclaimed 2033 (1945), RYM 2 of 1945
24 Dick Haymes It Might as Well Be Spring 1945 Oscar in 1945 (film 'State Fair'), Your Hit Parade 4 of 1945, US Billboard 5 - Nov 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Nov 1945 (12 weeks)
25 Woody Herman Laura 1945 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Apr 1945 (4 weeks), POP 16 of 1945, Your Hit Parade 20 of 1945, Brazil 27 of 1945
26 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes I'll Buy That Dream 1945 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1945 (13 weeks), US 1940s 2 - Oct 1945 (11 weeks), Oscar in 1945 (film 'Sing Your Way Home') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 14 of 1945
27 Perry Como If I Loved You 1945 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1945 (13 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jul 1945 (12 weeks), Your Hit Parade 10 of 1945, Europe 35 of the 1940s (1945)
28 Bing Crosby A Friend of Yours 1945 Australia 1 for 2 months - May 1946, RYM 82 of 1945
29 Frank Sinatra A Friend of Yours 1945 Australia 1 for 2 months - May 1946, RYM 82 of 1945
30 Tommy Dorsey Opus One 1945 US BB 3 of 1945, POP 3 of 1945, US Billboard 12 - Mar 1945 (3 weeks), nuTsie 50 of 1940s, RYM 7 of 1944, Song of 1944
31 Nelson Goncalves Maria Bethania 1945 Brazil 1 of 1945
32 Louis Prima Angelina 1945 Flanders 12 - Feb 1958 (1 month), US Billboard 14 - Dec 1944 (6 weeks), Brazil 60 of 1945
33 Bing Crosby You Belong To My Heart 1945 Your Hit Parade 2 of 1945, US Billboard 3 - Jun 1945 (14 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jun 1945 (9 weeks)
34 Dick Haymes Love Letters 1945 Oscar in 1945 (film 'Love Letters') (Nominated), US Billboard 11 - Sep 1945 (1 week), Brazil 85 of 1946
35 Benny Goodman Gotta Be This Or That 1945 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1945 (17 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jul 1945 (16 weeks), Your Hit Parade 13 of 1945, RYM 35 of 1945
36 Perry Como I'm Gonna Love That Gal 1945 US Billboard 4 - Jul 1945 (17 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Aug 1945 (4 weeks), Europe 26 of the 1940s (1945)
37 Frank Sinatra Dream (When You're Feeling Blue) 1945 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1945 (7 weeks), US 1940s 7 - Jun 1945 (2 weeks), Italy 34 of 1956
38 Louis Prima Bell Bottom Trousers 1945 US Billboard 6 - May 1945 (6 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jun 1945 (1 week), Brazil 80 of 1946
39 Dick Haymes Laura 1945 US Billboard 9 - May 1945 (3 weeks), US 1940s 9 - May 1945 (2 weeks), Brazil 72 of 1946
40 Stan Kenton Tampico 1945 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1945 (15 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Aug 1945 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 7 of 1945
41 Big Maceo Merriweather Chicago Breakdown 1945 Peel list 2 of 1945, RYM 56 of 1946
42 Frank Sinatra Try a Little Tenderness 1945 Peel list 2 of 1947, RYM 64 of 1945
43 Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High 1945 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1945), Acclaimed 1920 (1945), RYM 9 of 1945
44 Russ Morgan There Goes That Song Again 1945 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1944 (12 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jan 1945 (3 weeks), Your Hit Parade 8 of 1945
45 Dick Thomas Sioux City Sue 1945 US Country 1 for 1 week - Nov 1945, US Billboard 16 - Dec 1945 (1 week)
46 Frankie Carle A Little On The Lonely Side 1945 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1945 (14 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Feb 1945 (11 weeks), Your Hit Parade 12 of 1945
47 Dorival Caymmi Peguei Um Ita no Norte 1945 Brazil 2 of 1945
48 Tony Pastor & his Orchestra Bell Bottom Trousers 1945 US Billboard 2 - May 1945 (15 weeks), US 1940s 2 - May 1945 (15 weeks)
49 Lucky Millinder Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well 1945 US Billboard 7 - Jun 1945 (10 weeks), US 1940s 10 - Jul 1945 (1 week), POP 20 of 1945, RYM 28 of 1944
50 Frank Sinatra Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night) 1945 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Feb 1945 (4 weeks), RYM 22 of 1944
51 Marlene Dietrich Lili Marlene 1945 Europe 19 of the 1940s (1944), Visconti song of 1945, RYM 72 of 1960
52 Charlie Parker Billie's Bounce 1945 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1945), RYM 14 of 1945
53 Tex Ritter You Two Timed Me Once Too Often 1945 US Country 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1945, RYM 33 of 1945
54 Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Every Day 1945 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1945), RYM 48 of 1945
55 Tex Ritter You Will Have to Pay 1945 US Country 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1946, RYM 88 of 1945
56 Jo Stafford Symphony 1945 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 4 - Jan 1946 (9 weeks), RYM 90 of 1945
57 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Along the Navajo Trail 1945 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1945 (11 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Sep 1945 (4 weeks)
58 Dick Haymes The More I See You 1945 US Billboard 7 - Jun 1945 (3 weeks), Europe 57 of the 1940s (1945)
59 Anjos do Inferno Bolinha de Papel 1945 Brazil 3 of 1945
60 Phil Moore Four My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time 1945 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1945 (10 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Mar 1945 (7 weeks)
61 Guy Lombardo Bell Bottom Trousers 1945 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1945 (13 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Jun 1945 (10 weeks)
62 Dick Haymes Till The End of Time 1945 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1945 (9 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Sep 1945 (8 weeks)
63 Perry Como Dig You Later (A-hubba Hubba Hubba) 1945 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1945 (14 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Dec 1945 (15 weeks)
64 Harry James I'll Buy That Dream 1945 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1945 (14 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Oct 1945 (7 weeks)
65 Carmen Cavallaro Chopin's Polonaise 1945 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1945 (19 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jun 1945 (19 weeks)
66 Woody Herman Caledonia 1945 US Billboard 2 - May 1945 (14 weeks), US 1940s 6 - May 1945 (6 weeks)
67 Hal McIntyre & his Orchestra Sentimental Journey 1945 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1945 (19 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Jun 1945 (11 weeks)
68 Johnny Long My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time 1945 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1945 (12 weeks), US 1940s 3 - Apr 1945 (6 weeks)
69 Peggy Lee Waitin' for the Train to Come In 1945 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1945 (14 weeks), US 1940s 6 - Nov 1945 (5 weeks), RYM 18 of 1945
70 Eddie Heywood Begin the Beguine 1945 US Billboard 16 - Apr 1945 (1 week), Brazil 68 of 1946
71 Jo Stafford That's for Me 1945 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1945 (4 weeks), US 1940s 9 - Nov 1945 (1 week), RYM 86 of 1945
72 Kay Kyser Bell Bottom Trousers 1945 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1945 (10 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Jun 1945 (6 weeks)
73 Joe Liggins The Honeydripper (Parts 1 & 2) 1945 POP 4 of 1945, US Billboard 13 - Oct 1945 (3 weeks), RYM 13 of 1945
74 Dinah Shore Sleigh Ride in July 1945 Oscar in 1945 (film 'Belle of the Yukon') (Nominated), US Billboard 8 - Feb 1945 (1 week)
75 Bing Crosby Aren't You Glad You're You? 1945 Oscar in 1945 (film 'The Bells of St. Mary's') (Nominated), US Billboard 8 - Dec 1945 (9 weeks)
76 Coleman Hawkins Rifftide 1945 Peel list 4 of 1945
77 Cyro Monteiro Boogie-Woogie na Favela 1945 Brazil 4 of 1945
78 Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes Some Sunday Morning 1945 Oscar in 1945 (film 'San Antonio') (Nominated), US Billboard 9 - Sep 1945 (4 weeks)
79 Jimmie Davis There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder 1945 US Country 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1945
80 Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys Stars & Stripes on Iwo Jima 1945 US Country 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1945

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28 Aug 2014

Louis Jordan-Duplicate

#22 & #46 are duplicates

You are right, the data has been corrected, thanks


28 Aug 2014

Louis Jordan

#22-Caldonia was also elected to Library of Congress (NRR) in 2013.

That entry was added when we extended the Library of Congress chart, it should be there now.


24 Jul 2014

#32 Bing Crosby - Amor, Amor

http://www.jazzdiscography.com/Artists/Crosby/crosbySongs.html

The Studio Recordings Title is "Amor, Amor" (Accoring to this Link). So the entry in 1944 is not excisting.

Yours Sensimilla.

Your suggestion looks correct, we have adjusted the entries, thanks


8 Jul 2014

1946 0r 47 Popular in juke boxes

I am as restless as a willow in a windstorm... As nervous??'''

Not nervous, "I'm as jumpy as puppet on a string"

The song is "It might as well be spring", Dick Haymes had the biggest hit with it in 1945


31 Aug 2012

Saratoga Trunk Theme Song played by Max Steiner

The name of this 1945 song is called, As long as I live. I can't find it on youtube. do you know where I might find it on the computer so I can download it to my windows player.


20 Feb 2012

list all covers of , don't fence me in

Please help me find the complete list of singers who covered, Don't Fence Me In. My friend passed away and her Sister can't remember the female that did the song as she wanted it played at her service, thank you

There is a page here (at http://tsort.info/music/rxkke9.htm ) that lists everyone who had a hit with the song.

You could have found that by searching on the "Songs" page, using the "Song Titles" page, looking in the index or tracking the hits of Bing Crosby.


5 Jan 2012

top song November 10 1945

Could you pls. advise the top song in australia on November 10 1945 or November 1945. This is for a tribute pls. could you help?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_singles_in_Australia_during_the_1940s#1945 it was Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters - "Don't Fence Me In"


31 Dec 2011

#32 Amor, Amor

The lyric repeats Amor. I Belive that is the confusion over the correct title.


27 Nov 2011

# 24 A Frined of Yours

Both Crosby and Sinatra recorded this song individually, but I can find no evidence of a duet. I suspect that both recordings achieved popularity in Australia, and thus both oof their names are on the credit. But since they are two separate recordings, I'm wondering if they shouldn't have separate listings.

You are almost certainly correct. Before the late 1950s it was common to list the "top 10 songs" without crediting them to any particular artist, when charts are retrospectively calculated (as the Kent chart was for Australia) the compiler might list the most popular versions. When we are faced with an artist entry of "Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra" we can't tell if that is a duet or two different versions.

Anyway we've seperated these two out, thanks for the suggestion.


15 Nov 2011

Order of songs?!

1. "Meaningless" seems a harsh term to me while in that song is obviously about 3 cities (Atchison - Kansas, Topeka - Kansas and Santa Fe - New Mexico).

2. Meanwhile the correction for No. 77 is a ghost, because that song is not existing anymore in the list for 1945. In fact, the order is radically changend.

All the best Marius

We apologise, when we looked at your suggested change of title we thought you were pointing out that the title did not have an ampersand (which, indeed we would have claimed was a meaningless fix) we failed to notice that you had also corrected the spelling of the cities.

We often get corrections that say "this particular label had this exact title so that's how you should list the song". Of course our goal here is to link entries so we'd rather have a common name (or artist assignment) than one that exactly matches a particular label.

In this case the song was apparently labeled "On The Atcheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe" on Tommy Tucker's record (Columbia 36829). However, as you suggest, most versions used the same spelling as the city's names.

We have fixed now fixed the title. Thanks for suggesting the correction and persisting to point out our mistake.

As you say the Gene Autry song is no longer number 77 on this list. This is because there was a radical adjustment in our scoring mechanism that overcame some significant discrepancies for results from the 1980s and 1990s, that is why the version number changed from 1.10 to 2.0. The corrected song is, of course, still listed on the "Gene Autry songs" page.

We are sure that this new scoring provides a better ordering for the songs from the 1960s and later. However we also suspect (but are not certain) that the ordering of songs for 1920-1959 is also improved. Of course the lack of charts for the 1940s makes any "overall" chart suspect, especially beyond the top 20 or so songs.


3 Nov 2011

# 31 Amor, Amor

This was also a # 2 Billboard Hit.

According to the Bullfrog list the Billboard song was "Amor". It does seem likely that the same song was a hit in Australia six months later, and that the Kent listing of "Amor, Amor" is a mistake. But we don't see enough evidence to change the data.

An interesting case, we'll keep looking.


23 Oct 2011

2 small corrections

# 3 - The correct title is "On The Atchison, Topeka And Sante Fe" # 77 - The correct title: "At Mail Call Today"

Regards, Marius

For the song "On the Atcheson, Topeka & the Sante Fe" the term "Correct Title" is fairly meaningless, this song had various different titles when sung by different artists (and when published in different countries). In these lists we have decided to standardise the titles in order to make it easier to find connections (for example linking the Oscar winning version of the song with the two hits in Australia).

If you want compare the exact string published on the Australian record labels or listed in the credits to "The Harvey Girls" we provide you with the references to allow you to do that. However that level of detail doesn't interest us, we find it hard enough to keep track of the more than 100,000 standardised titles without worrying about the exact sequence of commas, ampersands and apostrophes that each printing of the label had.

For the song "At Mail Call Today" your correction is clearly correct, we have modified the data. Thanks for the fix


17 Oct 2011

Unitl (Til) the End of Time

# 5 and 35 are the same recording.

You are right, the data has been corrected, thanks for the input.


21 May 2011

Was there any song released on April 22, 1945

Yes, almost certainly, but we don't list music that way. Have you tried Discogs or RateYourMusic?


19 May 2011

Dark Moon

Who was the original singer of dark moon

We only list entries in music charts, not all the records released. The song "Dark Moon" was not a hit until 1957, when three different acts had success with it:

Gale Storm - "Dark Moon" (1957) - Canada 3 - May 1957 (9 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1957 (23 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1957

Bonnie Guitar - "Dark Moon" (1957) - US Billboard 8 - Apr 1957 (22 weeks)

Tony Brent - "Dark Moon" (1957) - UK 17 - Jun 1957 (14 weeks)


27 Mar 2011

There Will Be a Change in Me

Greg: Re "Songs from 1945."

The song you are looking for is "There'll Be Some Changes Made."

It contains the line "From now on there'll be a change in me." The first line of the song is "For there's a change in the weather and a change in the sea."

Joel Alderman, Milford, CT


25 May 2010

Songs from 1945

Heard a song on the radio, said it was from 1945: There Will Be A Change In Me

Can't find it. I'd really like it! Heard of it? Got it?

Sincerely, Greg

It was not a hit in 1945. The only two things we can find that are close would be: "A Change in Me" from Beauty & the Beast "There's Been A Change In Me" by Eddy Arnold


2 Feb 2010

#1 Song on Birthday

What was the #1 song on September 13, 1945?

he first question is "where?", for example in Australia the number 1 song was "Don't Fence Me In" by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

You didn't specify a location, 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 1945 the "Best Sellers in Stores" chart is probably the most representative one. In that chart the number 1 record was:

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" by Johnny Mercer

in the entry for the song above it says "US 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1945" that means it was the Billboard "Stores" number 1 for 7 weeks starting in July 1945.


27 Dec 2009

Double Entry in song list 1945 !?

Positions 5 and 35 say: Perry Como - Until the end of time and Perry Como - Till the end of time respectively. Same song here on different positions ?

Regards Bernie

That looks correct, the fix has been made

Thank you for the correction