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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (USA) WEEKLY SINGLE CHARTS FOR 1940

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:July 20,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  -   1     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  -   1     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 3  -   1     3 Imagination-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  -   1     4 Playmates-Kay Kyser &  Sully Mason Trio
 5  -   1     5 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 6  -   1     6 Where Was I?-Charlie Barnet & Mary Ann McCall
 7  -   1     7 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller
 8  -   1     8 Imagination-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra
 9  -   1     9 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
10  -   1    10 Make-Believe Island-Mitchell Ayres & Mary Ann Mercer

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:July 27,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   2     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   2     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 3  5   2     3 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  3   2     3 Imagination-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 5  9   2     5 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 6  -   1     6 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 7  -   1     7 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 8  -   1     8 Make-Believe Island-Jan Savitt & Bon Bon
 9  7   2     7 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller
10  -   1    10 Frenesi-Artie Shaw

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 3,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist 
 1  1   3     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers 
 2  2   3     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly 
 3  3   3     3 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  5   3     4 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 5  6   2     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle 
 6  9   3     6 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller 
 7  -   1     7 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland 
 8  4   3     3 Imagination-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 9  7   2     7 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots 
10  -   1    10 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 10,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   4     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   4     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 3  3   4     3 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  -   1     4 6 Lessons From Madame La Zonga-Jimmy Dorsey  & Helen O'Connell
 5  4   4     4 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 6  7   2     6 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 7  5   3     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 8  -   1     8 God Bless America-Kate Smith
 9  9   3     7 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
10  6   4     6 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 17,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   5     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   5     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 3  3   5     3 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  5   5     4 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 5  8   2     5 God Bless America-Kate Smith
 6 RE   2     6 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 7  6   3     6 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 8  9   4     7 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 9 19   5     6 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller
10  -   2    10 Frenesi-Artie Shaw

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 24,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   6     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   6     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 3  4   6     3 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 4  8   5     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 5  9   6     5 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller
 6  7   4     6 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 7  -   2     4 6 Lessons From Madame La Zonga-Jimmy Dorsey  & Helen O'Connell
 8  1   4     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 9 10   3     9 Frenesi-Artie Shaw
10  -   1    10 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Glenn Miller/Eberle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:August 31,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   7     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2 RE   3     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 3  2   7     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 4  3   7     3 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 5  8   5     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 6  6   5     6 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 7  4   6     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 8  -   1     8 Maybe-Ink Spots
 9  -   6     3 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
10  7   3     4 6 Lessons From Madame La Zonga-Jimmy Dorsey  & Helen O'Connell

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 7,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   8     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   4     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 3  3   8     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 4  4   8     3 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 5  6   6     5 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 6  7   7     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 7  5   6     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 8  9   7     3 Fools Rush In-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 9  -   3     5 God Bless America-Kate Smith
10  -   1    10 Dolemite-Erskine Hawkins

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 14,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   9     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   5     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 3  5   7     3 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 4  4   9     3 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 5  7   7     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 6  6   8     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 7  3   9     2 The Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly
 8  -   2     8 Maybe-Ink Spots
 9  -   1     9 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
10  -   1    10 Trade Winds-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 21,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  10     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  2   6     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 3  3   8     3 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 4  8   3     4 Maybe-Ink Spots
 5  -   1     5 Only Forever-Bing Crosby
 6  4  10     3 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby
 7  6   9     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 8  9   2     8 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 9  -   1     9 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
10  5   8     5 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:September 28,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  4   4     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 3  2   7     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  5   2     4 Only Forever-Bing Crosby
 5  9   2     5 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 6  8   3     6 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 7  7  10     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
 8  3   9     3 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 9  -   1     9 Crosstown-Glenn Miller & Jack Lathrop
10  -   1    10 Whispering Grass-Ink Spots

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 5,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 2  4   3     2 Only Forever-Bing Crosby
 3  2   5     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 4  3   8     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 5  6   4     5 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 6  -   1     6 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart
 7  5   3     5 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 8  8  10     3 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland
 9  -   1     9 We Three-Ink Spots
10  -   2    10 Trade Winds-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 12,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  2   4     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  1  13     1 I'll Never Smile Again-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 3  4   9     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  3   6     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 5  7   4     5 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 6  5   5     5 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 7  6   2     6 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart
 8  9   2     8 We Three-Ink Spots
 9  -  11     4 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots
10 10   3    10 Trade Winds-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 19,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   5     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  4   7     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 3  2  14     1 I'll Never Smile Again-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
 4  5   5     4 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 5  3  10     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 6  6   6     5 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 7  -   1     7 Only Forever-Tommy Dorsey  & Allan Storr
 8  7   3     6 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart
 9  8   3     8 We Three-Ink Spots
10  -   1    10 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnet

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:October 26,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   6     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  2   8     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 3  4   6     3 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 4  9   4     4 We Three-Ink Spots
 5  6   7     5 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 6  8   4     6 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart
 7 10   2     7 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnet
 8  5  11     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 9  3  15     1 I'll Never Smile Again-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra/Pied Pipers
10  -   1    10 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Kay Kyser,Harry,Ginny,Jack & Max

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 2,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   7     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  2   9     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 3  5   8     3 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 4  3   7     3 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 5  4   5     4 We Three-Ink Spots
 6  6   5     6 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart
 7  8  12     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 8  -   1     8 Our Love Affair-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
 9  -   1     9 Our Love Affair-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
10  -   1    10 The CallL Of The Canyon-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 9,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   8     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  2  10     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 3  4   8     3 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 4  3   9     3 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 5  8   2     5 Our Love Affair-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
 6  6   6     6 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart
 7  5   6     4 We Three-Ink Spots
 8  -   2     7 Only Forever-Tommy Dorsey  & Allan Storr
 9  -   3     7 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnet
10  -   4    10 Trade Winds-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 16,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   9     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  2  11     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 3  -  13     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  7   7     4 We Three-Ink Spots
 5  5   3     5 Our Love Affair-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
 6  4  10     3 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 7  3   9     3 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 8  -   2     8 Our Love Affair-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 9  8   3     7 Only Forever-Tommy Dorsey  & Allan Storr
10  -   1    10 Down Argentina Way-Leo Reisman & Sara Horn

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 23,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  10     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  7  10     2 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 3  2  12     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 4  6  11     3 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 5  4   8     4 We Three-Ink Spots
 6  -   1     6 We Three-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
 7  -   2     7 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Kay Kyser,Harry,Ginny,Jack & Max
 8  -   4     7 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnet
 9  3  14     2 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
10  -   1    10 A Handful Of Stars-Ray Eberle

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:November 30,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  11     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  4  12     2 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 3  5   9     3 We Three-Ink Spots
 4  2  11     2 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 5  3  13     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
 6  8   5     6 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnet
 7  7   3     7 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Kay Kyser,Harry,Ginny,Jack & Max
 8  -   1     8 Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 9  -   1     9 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Andrews Sisters
10  6   2     6 We Three-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 7,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1  12     1 ONLY FOREVER-Bing Crosby
 2  2  13     2 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 3  6   6     2 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnet
 4  4  12     2 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 5  3  10     3 We Three-Ink Spots
 6  -   1     6 Down Argentina Way-Bob Crosby & Bonnie King
 7  -   4     7 Frenesi-Artie Shaw
 8  9   2     8 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Andrews Sisters
 9  5  14     2 Maybe-Ink Spots
10  8   2     8 Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 14,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  7   5     1 FRENESI-Artie Shaw
 2  1  13     1 Only Forever-Bing Crosby
 3  4  13     2 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 4  5  11     3 We Three-Ink Spots
 5  -   1     5 A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 6 10   3     6 Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley
 7  -   2     7 Down Argentina Way-Leo Reisman & Sara Horn
 8  2  14     2 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 9  -   3     6 We Three-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
10  -   1    10 Down The Road A Piece-Will Bradley,Ray McKinley & Don Ray

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 21,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   6     1 FRENESI-Artie Shaw
 2  5   2     2 A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 3  4  12     3 We Three-Ink Spots
 4  2  14     1 Only Forever-Bing Crosby
 5  -   1     5 There I Go-Vaughn Monroe
 6  8  15     2 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby
 7  -   4     7 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Kay Kyser,Harry,Ginny,Jack & Max
 8  9   4     6 We Three-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
 9  -   1     9 There I Go-Will Bradley & Jimmy Valentine
10  3  14     2 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley

BILLBOARD (USA) MAGAZINE'S SINGLES CHART FOR WEEK OF:December 28,1940
"Best Selling Popular Retail Records"
TW LW Wks. Peak Song-Artist
 1  1   7     1 FRENESI-Artie Shaw
 2  -   2     2 Down Argentina Way-Bob Crosby & Bonnie King
 3  2   3     2 A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle
 4  4  15     1 Only Forever-Bing Crosby
 5  3  13     3 We Three-Ink Spots
 6  7   5     6 Ferry-Boat Serenade-Kay Kyser,Harry,Ginny,Jack & Max
 7  -   1     7 Star Dust-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
 8  8   5     6 We Three-Tommy Dorsey  & Frank Sinatra
 9  -   1     9 Five O'Clock Whistle-Ella Fitzgerald
10  -   2    10 A Handful Of Stars-Ray Eberle

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