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USA No. 1 hits -- 1940s

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1940
1 24 Jul I'll Never Smile Again Tommy Dorsey / Frank Sinatra 12
2 16 Oct Only Forever Bing Crosby 9
3 18 Dec Frenesi Artie Shaw 12
1941
4 12 Mar Song Of The Volga Boatman Glenn Miller 1
  19 Mar Frenesi Artie Shaw 1
5 26 Mar Amapola Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly 10
6 04 Jun My Sister & I Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly 1
7 11 Jun Maria Elena Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly 1
8 18 Jun Daddy Sammy Kaye 1
  25 Jun My Sister & I Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly 1
  02 Jul Maria Elena Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly 1
  09 Jul Daddy Sammy Kaye 7
9 27 Aug Green Eyes Jimmy Dorsey 3
10 24 Sep Blue Champagne Jimmy Dorsey 1
11 01 Oct Piano Concerto In B Flat Freddy Martin 8
12 26 Nov Chattanooga Choo Choo Glenn Miller 3
13 17 Dec Elmer's Tune Glenn Miller 1
  24 Dec Chattanooga Choo Choo Glenn Miller 6
1942
14 04 Feb String Of Pearls Glenn Miller 1
15 11 Feb Blues In The Night Woody Herman 1
  18 Feb String Of Pearls Glenn Miller 1
16 25 Feb Moonlight Cocktail Glenn Miller 10
17 06 May Tangerine Jimmy Dorsey 5
18 17 Jun Sleepy Lagoon Harry James 4
19 15 Jul Jingle Jangle Jingle Kay Kyser 8
20 09 Sep Kalamzoo Glenn Miller 7
21 28 Oct White Christmas Bing Crosby 11
1944
22 13 Jan There Are Such Things Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra 4
23 10 Feb I Had The Craziest Dream Harry James 2
  24 Feb There Are Such Things Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra 1
24 03 Mar I've Heard That Song Before Harry James 12
25 26 May That Old Black Magic Glenn Miller 1
  02 Jun I've Heard That Song Before Harry James 1
26 09 Jun Taking A Chance On Love Benny Goodman 3
27 30 Jun Comin' In On A Wing & A Prayer Song Spinners 3
28 21 Jul You'll Never Know Dick Haymes 4
29 18 Aug In The Blue Of Evening Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra 3
30 08 Sep Sunday Monday Or Always Bing Crosby 7
31 27 Oct Pistol Packin' Mama Al Dexter 1
32 03 Nov Paper Doll Mills Brothers 12
1944
33 26 Jan My Heart Tells Me Glen Gray 5
34 01 Mar Besame Mucho Jimmy Dorsey & Kitty Kallen 7
35 19 Apr It's Love Love Love Guy Lombardo 2
36 03 May I Love You Bing Crosby 5
37 07 Jun I'll Get By Harry James & Dick Haymes 3
38 28 Jun I'll Be Seeing You Bing Crosby 1
  05 Jul I'll Get By Harry James & Dick Haymes 1
  12 Jul I'll Be Seeing You Bing Crosby 1
39 02 Aug Swinging On A Star Bing Crosby 9
40 04 Oct You Always Hurt The One You Love Mills Brothers 1
41 11 Oct I'll Walk Alone Dinah Shore 1
  18 Oct You Always Hurt The One You Love Mills Brothers 2
  01 Nov I'll Walk Alone Dinah Shore 3
  22 Nov You Always Hurt The One You Love Mills Brothers 2
42 06 Dec I'm Making Believe Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald 2
43 20 Dec Don't Fence Me In Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters 8
1945
44 14 Feb Rum & Coca-Cola Andrews Sisters 7
45 04 Apr My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time Les Brown & Doris Day 7
46 23 May Sentimental Journey Les Brown & Doris Day 9
47 25 Jul On The Atchison Topeka And Santa Fe Johnny Mercer 7
48 12 Sep Till The End Of Time Perry Como 11 - 1=
49 14 Nov Chickery Chick Sammy Kaye & Billy Williams 1
50 21 Nov It's Been A Long Long Time Harry James & Kitty Kallen 2
51 05 Dec It's Been A Long Long Time Bing Crosby & Les Paul 1
  12 Dec Chickery Chick Sammy Kaye & Billy Williams 1
  19 Dec It's Been A Long Long Time Harry James & Kitty Kallen 1
  26 Dec Chickery Chick Sammy Kaye & Billy Williams 1
1946
52 02 Jan Symphony Freddy Martin & Clyde Rogers 2
53 16 Jan I Can't Begin To Tell You Bing Crosby 1
54 23 Jan Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow Vaughn Monroe 5
55 27 Feb Doctor Lawyer Indian Chief Betty Hutton 1
56 06 Mar Personality Johnny Mercer 1
57 13 Mar Oh What It Seemed To Be Frankie Carle 6
58 24 Apr I'm A Big Girl Now Sammy Kaye & Betty Barclay 1
59 31 Apr Prisoner Of Love Perry Como 3
60 22 May The Gypsy Ink Spots 10
61 31 Jul Surrender Perry Como 1
62 07 Aug To Each His Own Eddy Howard 3
63 28 Aug To Each His Own Freddy Martin 2
64 11 Sep Five Minutes More Frank Sinatra 1
65 18 Sep To Each His Own Ink Spots 1
  25 Sep Five Minutes More Frank Sinatra 1
  02 Oct To Each His Own Eddy Howard 2
66 16 Oct Rumours Are Flying Frankie Carle & Marjorie Hughes 8
67 11 Dec Ole Buttermilk Sky Kay Kyser 2
68 25 Dec The Old Lamplighter Sammy Kaye & Billy Williams 7
1947
69 12 Feb (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons King Cole Trio 1
70 19 Feb Open The Door Richard Count Basie & Bill Johnson 1
71 26 Feb Managua Nicaragua Freddy Martin 2
72 12 Mar Heartaches Ted Weems 12
73 04 Jun Mam'selle Art Lund 2
74 18 Jun Peg O' My Heart Harmonicats 1
75 25 Jun Chi-Baba Chi-Baba Perry Como 3
  16 Jul Peg O' My Heart Harmonicats 3
76 06 Aug Smoke Smoke Smoke (That Cigarette) Tex Williams 6
77 17 Sep Near You Francis Craig & Bob Lamm 12
78 10 Dec Ballerina Vaughn Monroe 10
1949
79 18 Feb I'm Looking Over A 4-Leaf Clover Art Mooney 3
80 10 Mar Manana Peggy Lee 10
81 12 May Nature Boy Nat King Cole 7
82 30 Jun Woody Woodpecker Sammy Kaye & Gloria Wood 6
83 11 Aug You Call Everybody Darlin' Al Trace & Bob Vincent 2
84 25 Aug Twelfth Street Rag Pee Wee Hunt 6
85 06 Oct Tree In The Meadow Margaret Whiting 2
  20 Oct Twelfth Street Rag Pee Wee Hunt 2
86 03 Nov Buttons & Bows Dinah Shore 9
1949
87 05 Jan All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) Spike Jones 1
  12 Jan Buttons & Bows Dinah Shore 1
88 10 Jan A Little Bird Told Me Evelyn Knight 7
89 09 Mar Cruising Down The River Blue Barron 2
90 23 Mar Cruising Down The River Russ Morgan & The Skylarks 7
91 11 May Riders In The Sky Vaughn Monroe 11
92 27 Jul Some Enchanted Evening Perry Como 5
93 31 Aug You're Breaking My Heart Vic Damone 4
94 28 Sep The Lucky Old Sun Frankie Laine 8
95 23 Nov Mule Train Frankie Laine 6