America's Number Ones of the '40s

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This extensive CD collection features every number one on the Billboard Best Sellers, Most Played in Juke Boxes, and Most Played by Disc Jockeys charts during the 1940s. Includes a 48-page booklet with commentary on every track.

Specifications

  • 130 songs on 6 CDs
  • Copyright 2019
  • 432 minutes

Track Listings

Disc 1

1. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra

2. Only Forever - Bing Crosby

3. Frenesi - Artie Shaw Orchestra

4. The Song of the Volga Boatman - Glenn Miller Orchestra

5. Amapola - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Bob Eberly, and Helen O'Connell

6. My Sister and I - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Bob Eberly

7. Maria Elena - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Bob Eberly

8. Daddy - Sammy Kaye and The Kaye Choir

9. Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Bob Eberly, and Helen O'Connell

10. Blue Champagne - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and Bob Eberly

11. Piano Concerto in B Flat - Freddy Martin Orchestra

12. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tex Beneke, and The Modernaires

13. Elmer's Tune - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Ray Eberle, and The Modernaires

14. A String of Pearls - Glenn Miller Orchestra

15. Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) - Woody Herman Orchestra

16. Moonlight Cocktail - Glenn Miller Orchestra

17. Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

18. Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James Orchestra

19. Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser Orchestra, Harry Babbitt, and Julie Conway

20. (I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller Orchestra

Disc 2

1. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

2. There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra

3. I Had the Craziest Dream - Harry James Orchestra and Helen Forrest

4. I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James Orchestra and Helen Forrest

5. That Old Black Magic - Glenn Miller Orchestra and Skip Nelson

6. Taking a Chance on Love - Benny Goodman Orchestra and Helen Forrest

7. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer - The Song Spinners

8. You'll Never Know - Dick Haymes and The Song Spinners

9. In the Blue of Evening - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Frank Sinatra

10. Sunday, Monday, or Always - Bing Crosby and The Ken Darby Singers

11. Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter Troopers

12. Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers

13. Shoo-Shoo Baby - The Andrews Sisters

14. My Heart Tells Me - Glen Gary and The Casa Loma Orchestra and Eugenie Baird

15. Bsame Mucho - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Bob Eberly, and Kitty Kallen

16. Mairzy Doats - The Merry Macs

17. It's Love Love Love - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians and Skip Nelson

18. San Fernando Valley - Bing Crosby

19. I Love You - Bing Crosby

20. I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You) - Harry James Orchestra and Dick Haymes

21. I'll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby

22. G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

Disc 3

1. Swinging on a Star - Bing Crosby and The Williams Brothers Quartet

2. You Always Hurt the One You Love - The Mills Brothers

3. I'll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore

4. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Town of Berlin - Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

5. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald

6. I'm Making Believe - Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald

7. Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

8. Rum and Coca Cola - The Andrews Sisters

9. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

10. Candy - Jo Stafford, Johnny Mercer, and The Pied Piper

11. My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time - Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day

12. I'm Beginning to See the Light - Harry James Orchestra and Kitty Kallen

13. Dream - The Pied Pipers

14. There! I've Said It Again - Vaughn Monroe Orchestra and The Norton Sisters

15. Sentimental Journey - Les Brown Orchestra and Doris Day

16. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

17. Till the End of Time - Perry Como

18. Chickery Chick - Sammy Kaye

19. It's Been a Long, Long Time - Harry James Orchestra and Helen Forrest

20. It's Been a Long, Long Time - Bing Crosby and Les Paul and His Trio

21. Symphony - Freddy Martin Orchestra and Clyde Rogers

Disc 4

1. I Can't Begin to Tell You - Bing Crosby and Carmen Cavallero

2. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Vaughn Monroe Orchestra and The Norton Sisters

3. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief - Betty Hutton

4. Personality - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers

5. Oh, What It Seemed to Be - Frankie Carle Orchestra and Marjorie Hughes

6. Oh, What It Seemed to Be - Frank Sinatra and Alex Stordahl's Orchestra

7. I'm A Big Girl Now - Sammy Kaye Orchestra and Betty Barclay

8. Prisoner of Love - Perry Como

9. The Gypsy - Dinah Stone

10. The Gypsy - Ink Spots

11. Surrender - Perry Como

12. To Each His Own - Eddy Howard Orchestra

13. To Each His Own - Freddy Martin Orchestra and Stuart Wade

14. Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra

15. To Each His Own - Ink Spots

16. Rumors Are Flying - Frankie Carle Orchestra and Marjorie Hughes

17. Ole Buttermilk Sky - Kay Kyser Orchestra and Michael Douglas and The Campus Kids

18. The Old Lamplighter - Sammy Kaye Orchestra and Billy Williams

19. Huggin' and Chalkin' - Hoagy Carmichael

20. (I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons - King Cole Trio

21. Open the Door, Richard - Count Basie Orchestra

22. Managua Nicaragua - Freddy Martin Orchestra and Stuart Wade

23. Open the Door, Richard - Three Flames

Disc 5

1. Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore

2. Heartaches - Ted Weems Orchestra

3. Managua Nicaragua - Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians

4. Linda - Ray Noble Orchestra, Buddy Clark, and Anita Gordon

5. Mam'selle - Frank Sinatra

6. Mam'selle - Art Lund

7. Peg O' My Heart - Harmonicats

8. Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) - Perry Como

9. Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) - Jo Stafford

10. Peg O' My Heart - Buddy Clark

11. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams and His Western Caravan

12. Peg O' My Heart - The Three Suns

13. Near You - Francis Craig Orchestra

14. Ballerina - Vaughn Monroe

15. I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover - Art Mooney Orchestra

16. Maana (Is Soon Enough for Me) - Peggy Lee

17. Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) - Bing Crosby and The Ken Darby Choir

18. Nature Boy - Nat King Cole

19. You Can't Be True, Dear - Ken Griffin and Jerry Wayne

20. Woody Woodpecker - Kay Kyser Orchestra and Gloria Wood

21. You Call Everybody Darlin' - Al Trace New Orchestra

22. Love Somebody - Doris Day and Buddy Clark

Disc 6

1. Twelfth Street Rag - Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra

2. Tree in the Meadow - Margaret Whiting

3. Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore

4. All I Want for Christmas - Spike Jones and His City Slickers

5. A Little Bird Told Me - Evelyn Knight and The Stardusters

6. My Darling, My Darling - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae

7. Powder Your Face With Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) - Evelyn Knight and The Starduster

8. Cruising Down the River - Blue Barron Orchestra

9. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Les Brown Orchestra

10. Cruising Down the River - Russ Morgan Orchestra and The Skylarks

11. Careless Hands - Mel Torme

12. Riders in the Sky - Vaughn Monroe

13. Forever And Ever - Russ Morgan Orchestra and The Skylarks

14. 'A' You're Adorable - Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters

15. Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como

16. You're Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone

17. Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You) - Vaughn Monroe

18. That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine

19. Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely

20. Mule Train - Frankie Laine and The Muleskinners

21. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry

22. I Can Dream, Can't I? - The Andrews Sisters

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