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Billboard USA No. 2 hits -- 1940s - all the singles that peaked at #2 in the USA chart

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1940
1 24 Jul The Breeze & I Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly
6
2 04 Sep Blueberry Hill Glenn Miller / Ray Eberle
4
3 02 Oct Maybe Ink Spots 1
4 16 Oct I'll Never Smile Again Tommy Dorsey / Frank Sinatra 1
  23 Oct Maybe Ink Spots 5
5 27 Nov Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar) Will Bradley / Ray McKinley 1
6 04 Dec Trade Winds Bing Crosby 2
7 25 Dec A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Glenn Miller / Ray Eberle 1
1941
8 01 Jan Down Argentine Way
Bob Crosby / Bonnie King
1
9 08 Jan Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat
Will Bradley / Ray Mckinley
1
  15 Jan A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Glenn Miller / Ray Eberle
1
10 22 Jan I Hear A Rhapsody Charlie Barnet / Bob Carroll
6
11 05 Mar High On A Windy Hill Gene Krupa / Howard Dulany
1
12 12 Mar Oh Look At Me Now Tommy Dorsey / Frank Sinatra 1
13 19 Mar It All Comes Back To Me Now Gene Krupa / Howard Dulany
1
14 26 Mar Song Of The Volga Boatman
Glenn Miller 1
  02 Apr Oh Look At Me Now Tommy Dorsey / Frank Sinatra 5
15 07 May Dolores Bing Crosby / Merry Macs
1
16 21 May G'bye Now Horace Heidt / Ronnie Kemper
1
17 11 Jun Maria Elena Wayne King
1
18 25 Jun The Hut-Hut Song Freddy Martin / Eddie Stone
1
19 03 Sep Yours Jimmy Dorsey / Bob Eberly / Helen O'Connell 2
20 01 Oct I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Horace Heidt / Larry Cotton
1
21 26 Nov Piano Concerto In B Flat
Freddy Martin 2
22 10 Dec Elmer's Tune Glenn Miller / Ray Eberle 6
1942
23 18 Feb I Said No Alvino Rey / Yvonne King
1
24 11 Mar I Don't Want To Walk Without You
Harry James / Helen Forrest
5
25 22 Apr Jersey Bounce Benny Goodman 6
26 03 Jun Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree Glenn Miller / Marion Hutton 2
27 17 Jun Who Wouldn't Love You Kay Kyser 5
  05 Aug Who Wouldn't Love You Kay Kyser 3
28 02 Sep He Wears A Pair Of Silver Wings
Kay Kyser / Harry Babbitt
4
29 30 Sep My Devotion Charlie Spivak / Garry Stevens
1
30 07 Oct Serenade In Blue Glenn Miller / Ray Eberle 1
  14 Oct My Devotion Charlie Spivak / Garry Stevens 1
31 28 Oct Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
Kay Kyser / Glee Club
7
32 16 Dec Mr. Five By Five Harry James / Helen Forrest
1
33 23 Dec When The Lights Go On Again
Vaughn Monroe 1
1944
34 17 Mar Brazil Xavier Cugat
7
35 05 May That Old Black Magic Glenn Miller / Skip Nelson 2
36 19 May Velvet Moon Harry James 1
37 26 May Don'T Get Around Much Anymore
Ink Spots 1
  09 Jun Velvet Moon Harry James 1
38 16 Jun As Time Goes By Rudy Vallee
1
39 07 Jul It Can't Be Wrong Dick Haymes / Song Spinners
1
  28 Jul It Can't Be Wrong Dick Haymes / Song Spinners
3
40 25 Aug You'll Never Know Frank Sinatra / Bobby Tucker
1
41 01 Sep All Or Nothing At All Harry James / Frank Sinatra
1
  15 Sep You'll Never Know Frank Sinatra / Bobby Tucker
1
42 24 Nov People Say We're In Love Bing Crosby / Trudy Erwin
1
43 01 Dec Pistol Packin' Mama Bing Crosby / Andrews Sisters
4
1944
44 09 Feb Shoo Shoo Baby Andrews Sisters
1
45 08 Mar Mairzy Doats
Merry Macs 4
46 05 Apr Holiday For Strings
David Rose 3
47 03 May San Fernando Valley
Bing Crosby 1
  17 May San Fernando Valley Bing Crosby
1
48 07 Jun Long Ago (And Far Away Dick Haymes / Helen Forrest
1
49 06 Sep Time Waits For No One
Helen Forrest 1
50 18 Oct Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby)
Bing Crosby / Andrews Sisters
1
51 29 Nov The Trolley Song
Pied Pipers 1
  13 Sep The Trolley Song
Pied Pipers 1
52 20 Dec I'm Making Believe Ink Spots / Ella Fitzgerald
4
1945
53 17 Jan Accentuate The Positive
Johnny Mercer / Pied Pipers
2
54 14 Feb Don't Fence Me In Bing Crosby / Andrews Sisters
4
  14 Mar Accentuate The Positive Johnny Mercer / Pied Pipers 1
55 18 Apr Candy Johnny Mercer / Jo Stafford 2
56 02 May There I've Said It Again Vaughn Monroe 1
  09 May Candy Johnny Mercer / Jo Stafford 1
57 23 May Bell Bottom Trousers Tony Pastor / Ruth Mccullough 1
  30 May There I've Said It Again Vaughn Monroe 5
  04 Jul Bell Bottom Trousers Tony Pastor / Ruth Mccullough 1
  11 Jul There I've Said It Again Vaughn Monroe 1
58 17 Oct I'll Buy That Dream Dick Haymes / Helen Forrest
2
59 31 Oct It's Been A Long Long Time Bing Crosby 1
1946
60 06 Feb Personality Johnny Mercer / Pied Pipers
1
  20 Feb Personality Johnny Mercer / Pied Pipers
1
61 06 Mar Oh What It Seemed To Be
Frank Sinatra 1
  20 Mar Oh What It Seemed To Be
Frank Sinatra 5
62 05 Jun The Gypsy Dinah Shore
2
  03 Jul The Gypsy Dinah Shore
1
63 30 Oct South America, Take It Away Bing Crosby / Andrews Sisters
1
1947
64 08 Jan Ole Buttermilk Sky Hoagy Carmichael
4
65 05 Feb Huggin' & Chalkin' Hoagy Carmichael
1
66 26 Feb Open The Door Richard Count Basie / Harry Edison 1
67 05 Mar Anniversary Song
Al Jolson 6
68 16 Apr Linda Ray Noble / Buddy Clark
4
69 14 May Mam'Selle
Art Lund 2
  28 May Linda Ray Noble / Buddy Clark 2
70 30 Jul Temptation Red Ingle And The Natural Seven 2
  20 Aug Temptation Red Ingle And The Natural Seven 2
71 10 Sep Peg O' My Heart
Three Suns 1
72 17 Sep Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
Tex Williams 3
73 08 Oct When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Perry Como 1
74 15 Oct I Wish I Didn't Love You So
Vaughn Monroe 5
75 24 Dec Too Fat Polka Arthur Godfrey
5
1949
76 28 Jan Golden Earrings
Peggy Lee 1
77 17 Mar Now Is The Hour Bing Crosby
7
78 12 May You Can't Be True Dear Ken Griffin / Jerry Wayne
8
79 07 Jul You Can't Be True Dear Ken Griffin 3
80 28 Jul Woody Woodpecker Sportsmen / Mel Blanc
2
  11 Aug You Can't Be True Dear Ken Griffin 1
81 08 Sep It's Magic Doris Day
1
82 24 Nov On A Slow Boat To China Kay Kyser / Harry Babbitt 4
1949
83 09 Feb Far Away Places
Bing Crosby 2
  09 Mar Far Away Places
Bing Crosby 1
84 27 Apr Forever & Ever Russ Morgan / Skylarks
2
  18 May Forever & Ever Russ Morgan / Skylarks
1
85 25 May Again Gordon Jenkins / Joe Graydon 3
86 14 Sep Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
Vaughn Monroe 1
87 26 Oct Slipping Around Margaret Whiting / Jimmy Wakely
2
  16 Nov Slipping Around Margaret Whiting / Jimmy Wakely 1