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Here are the top 10 songs for 1940:

1) Artie Shaw, "Frenesi"

2) Glenn Miller, 'In the Mood"

3) Tommy Dorsey, "I'll Never Smile Again"

4) Bing Crosby, "Only Forever"

5) Glenn Miller "Tuxedo Junction"

6) Glenn Miller, "Woodpecker Song"

7) Glenn Miller, "Careless"

8) Glenn Miller, "When You Wish Upon a Star"

9) Bing Crosby, "Trade Winds"

10) Andrews Sisters, "Ferry Boat Serenade"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1941:

1) Jimmy Dorsey, "Amapola"

2) Sammy Kaye, "Daddy"

3) Freddy Martin, "Piano Concerto"

4) Glenn Miller, "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

5) Jimmy Dorsey, "Maria Elena"

6) Jimmy Dorsey, "Green Eyes"

7) Glenn Miller, "You and I"

8) Benny Goodman, "There'll Be Some Changes Made"

9) Vaughn Monroe, "There I Go"

10) Ink Spots, "We Three"

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Here are the top 5 hits from 1942: (they didn't have a top 10 then)

1) Bing Crosby, "White Christmas"

2) Glenn Miller, "Moonlight Cocktail"

3) Kay Kyser, "Jingle Jangle Jingle"

4) Glenn Miller, 'I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo'

5) Jimmy Dorsey, "Tangerine"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1943: (Actually, our book only has 6)

1) Harry James, "I've Heard That Song Before

2) Mills Brothers, "Paper Doll"

3) Al Dexter, "Pistol Packin' Mama"

4) Bing Crosby, "Sunday, MOnday or Always"

5) Dick Haymes, "You'll Never Know

6) Tommy Dorsey, "There are Such Things"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1944:

1) Bing Crosby, "Swinging on a Star"

2) Andrews Sisters, "Shoo-Shoo Baby"

3) Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters, "Don't Fence Me In"

4) Jimmy Dorsey, "Besame Mucho"

5) Harry James, "I'll Get By"

6) Merry Macs, "Mairzy Doats"

7) Bing Crosby, "San Fernando Valley"

8) Bing Crosby, "I Love You"

9) Mills Brothers, "You Always Hurt the One You Love"

10) Dinah Shore, "I'll Walk Alone"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1945:

1) Andrews Sisters, "Rum & Coca-Cola"

2) Perry Como, "Till the End of Time"

3) Les Brown, "Sentimental Journey"

4) Johnny Mercer, "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

5) Les Brown, "My Dreams are Getting Better"

6) Bing Crosby, "I Can't Begin to Tell You"

7) Vaughn Monroe, "There! I've Said it Again"

8) Sammy Kaye, "Chickery Chick"

9) Bing Crosby, "White Christmas"

10) Bing Crosby, "It's Been a Long, Long Time"

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Here are the top 10 hits for 1946:

1) Ink Spots, "The Gypsy"

2) Frankie Carle, "Oh What it Seems to Be"

3) Frankie Carle, "Rumours are Flying"

4) Dinah Shore, "The Gypsy"

5) Eddy Howard, "To Each His Own"

6) Frank Sinatra, Oh What it Seemed to Be"

7) Sammy Kaye, "The Old Lamp-Lighter"

8) Nat King Cole, For Sentimental Reasons"

9) Vaughn Monroe, "Let it Snow"

10) Perry Como, "Prisoner of Love"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1947:

1) Francis Craig, "Near You"

2) Ted Weems, "heart Aches"

3) Vaughn Monroe, "Ballerina"

4) Harmonicats, "Peg O My Heart"

5) Buddy Clark, "Peg O My Heart"

6) Tex Williams, "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette"

7) Three Suns, "Peg O My Heart"

8) Hoagy Carmichael, "Huggin & Chalkin"

9) Freddy martin, "Managua, Nicaragua"

10) Count Basie, "Open the Door Richard"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1948:

1) Dinah Shore, "Buttons and Bows"

2) Peggy Lee, "Manana"

3) Pee Wee Hunt, "12th Street Rag"

4) Ken Griffin, "You Can't Be True, Dear"

5) Nat King Cole, "Nature Boy"

6) Kay Kyser, "WoodY Woodpecker"

7) Al Trace, "You Call Everybody Darling"

8) Doris Day, "Love Somebody"

9) Spike Jones, "All I Want for Christmas"

10) Bing Crosby, "Now is the Hour"

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Here are the top 10 songs for 1949:

1. Vaugn Monroe, "Riders in the Sky"

2. Frankie Laine, "That Lucky Old Sun"

3. Russ Morgan, "Crusing down the River"

4. Blue Barron, "Crusing Down the River"

5. Evelyn Knight, "A Little Bird Told Me"

6. Frankie Laine, "Mule Train"

7. Perry Como, "Some Enchanted Evening"

8. Vic Damone, "You're Breaking My Heart"

9. Perry Como, "'A' You're Adorable"

10. Margaret Whiting, "Slippin Around"

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