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Added by Hooray for Hollywood on 14 Dec 2012 01:24
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#1 Hits of the 1940s

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Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 9 (10)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 55

Only Forever (#1 from 13/10/1940 until 15/12/1940 - 9 weeks)
White Christmas (#1 from 25/10/1942 until 10/01/1943 - 11 weeks)
Sunday, Monday, Or Always (#1 from 5/09/1943 until 24/10/1943 - 7 weeks)
I Love You (#1 from 30/04/1944 until 4/06/1944 - 5 weeks)
I’ll Be Seeing You (#1 from 25/06/1944 until 2/07/1944 & again from 9/07/1944 until 30/07/1944 - 4 weeks overall)
Swinging On A Star (#1 from 30/07/1944 until 1/10/1944 - 9 weeks)
Don’t Fence Me In w/The Andrews Sisters (#1 from 17/12/1944 until 11/02/1945 - 8 weeks)
It’s Been A Long, Long Time w/Les Paul Trio (#1 from 2/12/1945 until 9/12/1945 - 1 week)
I Can’t Begin to Tell You w/Carmen Cavallaro (#1 from 13/01/1946 until 20/01/1946 - 1 week)
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Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 11 (13)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 54

In the Mood (#1 from 4/02/1940 until 27/04/1940 - 12 weeks)
The Woodpecker Song (#1 from 28/04/1940 until 15/06/1940 - 7 weeks)
Imagination (#1 from 16/06/1940 until 6/07/1940 - 3 weeks)
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) (#1 from 14/07/1940 until 21/07/1940 - 1 week)
Song of the Volga Boatmen (#1 from 9/03/1941 until 16/03/1941 - 1 week)
Chattanooga Choo Choo (#1 from 23/11/1941 until 14/12/1941 & again from 21/12/1941 until 1/02/1942 - 9 weeks overall)
Elmer's Tune (#1 from 14/12/1941 until 21/12/1941 - 1 week)
A String of Pearls (#1 from 1/02/1942 until 8/02/1942 & again from 15/02/1942 until 22/02/1942 - 2 weeks overall)
Moonlight Cocktail (#1 from 22/02/1942 until 3/05/1942 - 10 weeks)
(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo (#1 from 6/09/1942 until 25/10/1942 - 7 weeks)
That Old Black Magic (#1 from 23/05/1943 until 30/05/1943 - 1 week)
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Total number of #1 songs - 7 (9)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 32

Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) (#1 from 23/03/1941 until 1/06/1941 - 10 weeks)
My Sister and I (#1 from 1/06/1941 until 8/06/1941 & again from 22/06/1941 until 29/06/1941 - 2 weeks overall)
Maria Elena (#1 from 8/06/1941 until 15/06/1941 & again from 29/06/1941 until 6/07/1941 - 2 weeks overall)
Green Eyes (#1 from 24/08/1941 until 21/09/1941 - 4 weeks)
Blue Champagne (#1 from 21/09/1941 until 28/09/1941 - 1 week)
Tangerine (#1 from 3/05/1942 until 14/06/1942 - 6 weeks)
Besame Mucho (#1 from 27/02/1944 until 16/04/1944 - 7 weeks)
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 5 (8)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 26

Sleepy Lagoon (#1 from 14/06/1942 until 12/07/1942 - 4 weeks)
I Had The Craziest Dream (#1 from 7/02/1943 until 21/02/1943 - 2 weeks)
I’ve Heard That Song Before (#1 from 28/02/1943 until 23/05/1943 & again from 30/05/1943 until 6/06/1943 - 13 weeks overall)
I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You) (#1 from 4/06/1944 until 25/06/1944 & again from 2/07/1944 until 9/07/1944 - 4 weeks overall)
It’s Been A Long, Long Time (#1 from 18/11/1945 until 2/12/1945 & again from 16/12/1945 until 23/12/1945 - 3 weeks overall)
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Total number of #1 songs - 3
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 26

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (#1 from 20/01/1946 until 24/02/1946 - 5 weeks)
Ballerina (#1 from 7/12/1947 until 15/02/1948 - 10 weeks)
Ghost Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) (#1 from 8/05/1949 until 24/07/1949 - 11 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 5 (7)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 24 (2 weeks as a solo artist and 22 weeks as the lead vocalist for Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra)

Five Minutes More (#1 from 8/09/1946 until 15/09/1946 & again from 22/09/1946 until 29/09/1946 - 2 weeks overall)

(See entry below for #1 hit songs recorded with Tommy Dorsey - All the Things you Are, I'll Never Smile Again, There are Such Things, and In the Blue of the Evening)
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Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 4 (5)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 22

All the Things you Are (#1 from 21/01/1940 until 3/02/1940 - 2 weeks)
I'll Never Smile Again (#1 from 21/07/1940 until 13/10/1940 - 12 weeks)
There are Such Things (#1 from 10/01/1943 until 7/02/1943 & again from 21/02/1943 until 28/02/1943 - 5 weeks overall)
In the Blue of the Evening (#1 from 15/08/1943 until 5/09/1943 - 3 weeks)
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Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 5
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 21

Till the End of Time (#1 from 9/09/1945 until 11/11/1945 - 9 weeks)
Prisoner Of Love (#1 from 28/04/1946 until 19/05/1946 - 3 weeks)
Surrender (#1 from 28/07/1946 until 4/08/1946 - 1 week)
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Baby Go To Sleep) (#1 from 22/06/1947 until 13/07/1947 - 3 weeks)
Some Enchanted Evening (#1 from 24/07/1949 until 28/08/1949 - 5 weeks)
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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 4 (7)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 19

Daddy (#1 from 15/06/1941 until 22/06/1941 & again from 6/07/1941 until 24/08/1941 - 8 weeks overall)
Chickery Chick (#1 from 11/11/1945 until 18/11/1945 & again from 9/12/1945 until 16/12/1945 & 23/12/1945 to 30/12/1945 - 3 weeks overall)
I'm a Big Girl Now (#1 from 21/04/1946 until 28/04/1946 - 1 week)
The Old Lamp-Lighter (#1 from 22/12/1946 until 9/02/1947 - 7 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 2 (4)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 17

Paper Doll (#1 from 31/10/1943 until 23/01/1944 - 12 weeks)
You Always Hurt The One You Love (#1 from 1/10/1944 until 8/10/1944 again from 15/10/1944 until 29/10/1944 & then 19/11/1944 to 3/12/1944 - 5 weeks overall)
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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 3
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 16

Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (#1 from 12/07/1942 until 6/09/1942 - 8 weeks)
Ole Buttermilk Sky (#1 from 8/12/1946 until 22/12/1946 - 2 weeks)
Woody Woodpecker (#1 from 27/06/1948 until 8/08/1948 - 6 weeks)
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 2
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 16

My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time (#1 from 1/04/1945 until 20/05/1945 - 7 weeks)
Sentimental Journey (#1 from 20/05/1945 until 22/07/1945 - 9 weeks)

*Both songs feature Doris Day on lead vocals*
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Total number of #1 songs - 2 (1 on their own plus 1 with Bing Crosby)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 15 (7 on their own plus 8 with Bing Crosby)

Rum and Coca Cola (#1 from 11/02/1945 until 1/04/1945 - 7 weeks)
(See entry #1 for the hit song recorded with Bing Crosby, Don't Fence Me In)
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Total number of #1 songs - 4
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 14

Piano Concerto in B Flat (#1 from 28/09/1941 until 23/11/1941 - 8 weeks)
Symphony (#1 from 30/12/1945 until 13/01/1946 - 2 weeks)
To Each His Own (#1 from 25/08/1946 until 8/09/1946 - 2 weeks)
Managua, Nicaragua (#1 from 23/02/1947 until 9/03/1947 - 2 weeks)
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Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 2
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 14

I'll Walk Alone (#1 from 8/10/1944 until 15/10/1944 & again from 29/10/1944 until 19/11/1944 - 4 weeks overall)
Buttons and Bows (#1 from 31/10/1948 until 2/01/1949 & again from 9/01/1949 until 16/01/1949 - 10 weeks overall)
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Total number of #1 songs - 3
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 13

I’m Making Believe w/Ella Fitzgerald (#1 from 3/12/1944 until 15/10/1944 - 2 weeks)
The Gypsy (#1 from 19/05/1946 until 28/07/1946 - 10 weeks)
To Each His Own (#1 from 15/09/1946 until 22/09/1946 - 1 week)
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Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 13

Frenesi (#1 from 15/12/1940 until 9/03/1941 & again from 16/03/1941 until 23/03/1941 - 13 weeks total)
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Total number of #1 songs - 2
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 12

That Lucky Old Sun (#1 from 25/09/1949 until 20/11/1949 - 8 weeks)
Mule Train (#1 from 20/11/1949 until 1/01/1950 - 4 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 12

Near You (#1 from 14/09/1947 until 7/12/1947 - 12 weeks)
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 12

Heartaches (#1 from 9/03/1947 until 1/06/1947 - 12 weeks)
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Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 9

Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me) (#1 from 7/03/1948 until 9/05/1948 - 9 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 2
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 8

(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (#1 from 9/02/1947 until 16/02/1947 - 1 week)
Nature Boy (#1 from 9/05/1948 until 27/06/1948 - 7 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 2
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 8

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (#1 from 22/07/1945 until 9/09/1945 - 7 weeks)
Personality (#1 from 3/03/1946 until 10/03/1946 - 1 week)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1 (2)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 8

Twelfth Street Rag (#1 from 22/08/1948 until 3/10/1948 & again from 17/10/1948 until 31/10/1948 - 8 weeks overall)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 8

Rumors are Flying (#1 from 13/10/1946 until 8/12/1946 - 8 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 8

Scatterbrain (#1 from 26/11/1939 until 20/01/1940 - 8 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 7

A Little Bird Told Me (#1 from 16/01/1949 until 6/03/1949 - 7 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 7

Cruising Down the River (#1 from 20/03/1949 until 8/05/1949 - 7 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 6

Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) (#1 from 3/08/1947 until 14/09/1947 - 6 weeks)
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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1 (2)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 5

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover (#1 from 4/08/1946 until 25/08/1946 & again from 29/09/1946 until 13/10/1946 - 5 weeks overall)
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 5

My Heart Tells Me (#1 from 23/01/1944 until 27/02/1944 - 5 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 5

A Tree in the Meadow (#1 from 3/10/1948 until 17/10/1948 - 5 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1 (2)
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 4

Peg o' my Heart (#1 from 15/06/1947 until 13/07/1947 & again from 13/07/1947 until 3/08/1947 - 4 weeks overall)
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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 4

You're Breaking my Heart (#1 from 28/08/1949 until 25/09/1949 - 4 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 4

You'll Never Know (#1 from 18/07/1943 until 15/08/1943 - 4 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 3

Taking a Chance on Love (#1 from 6/06/1943 until 27/06/1943 - 3 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 3

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover (#1 from 15/02/1948 until 7/03/1948 - 3 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 3

Comin' In On a Wing & a Prayer (#1 from 27/06/1943 until 18/07/1943 - 3 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 2

Cruising Down the River (#1 from 6/03/1949 until 20/03/1949 - 2 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 2

It's Love Love Love (#1 from 16/04/1944 until 30/04/1944 - 2 weeks)
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 2

Mam'selle (#1 from 1/06/1947 until 15/06/1947 - 2 weeks)
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 2

You Call Everybody Darlin’ (#1 from 8/08/1948 until 22/08/1948 - 2 weeks)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 1

Make-Believe Island (#1 from 7/07/1940 until 14/07/1940 - 1 week)
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Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 1

Open The Door, Richard (#1 from 16/02/1947 until 23/02/1947 - 1 week)
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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 1

Pistol Packin' Mama (#1 from 24/10/1943 until 31/10/1943 - 1 week)
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Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 1

Blues in the Night (#1 from 8/02/1942 until 15/02/1942 - 1 week)
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Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 1

Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (#1 from 24/02/1946 until 3/03/1946 - 1 week)
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Total number of #1 songs - 1
Combined number of weeks at #1 - 1

All I Want for Christmas (is my Two Front Teeth) (#1 from 2/01/1949 until 9/01/1949 - 1 week)
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All the songs which reached number one on the USA Billboard charts during the 1940s.
Artists listed in order of how many weeks each spent at number one.
For the total number of #1 songs, I counted each individual song once, and if a song became number one on more than one occasion, these additional hits are included in parentheses.

Songs which spent the longest amount of time at number one.
Harry James - I've Heard That Song Before: 13 weeks (2)
Artie Shaw - Frenesi: 13 weeks (2)

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