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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (DISC JOCKEY PLAYS CHART:BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1947 PDF Print E-mail
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Mar 18, 2015 at 11:05 PM
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S (DISC JOCKEY PLAYS CHART:BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1947



Near You - by Francis Craig (Francis Craig - Cover Photo) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbZLpAMnclQ

 

 
No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 NEAR YOU-FRANCIS CRAIG & BOB LAMM-OCTOBER 1624 
  2 (I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS-KING COLE TRIO-January 1614 
  3 LINDA-RAY NOBLE ORCHESTRA, BUDDY CLARK, ANITA GORDON-May 1412 
  4 HEARTACHES-TED WEEMS ORCHESTRA-March 1286 
  5 I NEVER KNEW-SAM DONAHUE ORCHESTRA, BILL LOCKWOOD, BLUE HUES-August 1182 
  6 THAT'S MY DESIRE-FRANKIE LAINE, MANNIE KLEIN'S ALL STARS-October 1104 
  7 (I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS-EDDY HOWARD ORCHESTRA-February 1102 
  8 HOW SOON (WILL I BE SEEING YOU)-Jack Owens, Eddie Ballantine Orchestra-November 1078 
  9 SMOKE!SMOKE!SMOKE!(THAT CIGARETTE)-Tex Williams & The Western Caravan-August 1060 
 10 PEG 0' MY HEART-Harmonicats-August 1060 
 11 Peg 0' My Heart-Buddy Clark,Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-July 1026 
 12 Peg 0' My Heart-Three Suns-August 1004 
 13 The Old Lamp-lighter-Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Billy Williams-January 992 
 14 Temptation (Tim-tayshun)-Red Ingle & The Natural Seven,Jo Stafford-June 932 
 15 Ole Buttermilk Sky-Hoagy Carmichael-January 872 
 16 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons-Dinah Shore-February 872 
 17 Anniversary Song-Dinah Shore, Morris Stoloff Orchestra-March 818 
 18 Guilty-Margaret Whiting, Jerry Gray Orchestra-April 810 
 19 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now-Ted Weems Orchestra,Perry Como-August 806 
 20 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder-Eddy Howard Orchestra-June 788 
 21 Near You-Alvino Rey Orchestra, Jimmy Joyce-October 756 
 22 Managua,Nicaragua-Freddy Martin Orchestra, Stuart Wade-February 708 
 23 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons-Charlie Spivak Orchestra,Jimmy Saunders-January 640 
 24 I Wish I Didn't Love You So-Dinah Shore,Sonny Burke Orchestra-November 634 
 25 Mam'selle-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-May 626 
 26 I Wish I Didn't Love You So-Vaughn Monroe Orchestra,Moon Maids-November 622 
 27 Near You-Elliot Lawrence Orchestra, Rosalind Patton-November 616 
 28 Mam'selle-Art Lund, Johnny Thompson Orchestra-May 612 
 29 That's My Desire-Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Don Cornell-September 600 
 30 I Wish I Didn't Love You So-Betty Hutton,Joe Lilley Orchestra-October 590 
 31 Mam'selle-Pied Pipers, Paul Weston Orchestra-June 578 
 32 Managua, Nicaragua-Kay Kyser Orchestra, Gloria Wood-April 558 
 33 Feudin' And Fightin'-Jo Stafford, Starlighters, Paul Weston Orchestra-September 546 
 34 My Adobe Hacienda-Eddy Howard Orchestra-May 538 
 35 Anniversary Song-Andy Russell, Paul Weston Orchestra-March 536 
 36 Anniversary Song-Tex Beneke & The  Glenn Miller Orchestra,Garry Stevens,Mello Larks-March 536 
 37 You Do-Dinah Shore, Sonny Burke Orchestra-November 526 
 38 Open The Door, Richard!-Three Flames-March 516 
 39 Anniversary Song-Al Jolson, Morris Stoloff Orchestra-April 478 
 40 You Do-Margaret Whiting, Frank Devol Orchestra-November 472 
 41 Open The Door, Richard!-Jack Mcvea & The All Stars-February 468 
 42 Heartaches-Harry James Orchestra, Marion Morgan-April 468 
 43 When You Were Sweet Sixteen-Perry Como, Satisfiers-September 466 
 44 Huggin' And Chalkin'-Hoagy Carmichael, Chickadees, Vic Schoen Orchestra-January 464 
 45 Peg 0' My Heart-Art Lund, Johnny Thompson Orchestra-July 444 
 46 Open The Door,Richard!-Count Basie Orchestra,Bill Johnson,Harry Edison-February 440 
 47 Near You-Larry Green Orchestra-November 440 
 48 Chi-baba Chi-baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)-Perry Como, Satisfiers-July 438 
 49 Near You-Andrews Sisters, Vic Schoen Orchestra-October 428 
 50 Feudin' And Fightin'-Dorothy Shay,Mischa Russell Orchestra-September 426 
 51 Huggin' And Chalkin'-Kay Kyser Orchestra, Jack Martin-January 394 
 52 Mam'selle-Ray Dorey, Paul Baron Orchestra-May 384 
 53 You Do-Vic Damone, Jerry Gray Orchestra-December 384 
 54 Managua, Nicaragua-Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Don Rodney-March 380 
 55 How Are Things In Glocca Morra-Buddy Clark, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-March 378 
 56 That's My Desire-Martha Tilton, Dean Elliot Orchestra-June 372 
 57 A Gal In Calico-Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra, Pied Pipers-January 350 
 58 Mam'selle-Dick Haymes, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra-May 350 
 59 Zip-a-dee-doo-dah-Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra, Pied Pipers-February 346 
 60 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder-Tony Pastor Orchestra-July 344 
 61 My Melancholy Baby-Sam Donahue Orchestra-May 340 
 62 The Whistler-Sam Donahue Orchestra, Shirley Lloyd-November 330 
 63 Mickey-Ted Weems Orchestra, Bob Edwards-November 316 
 64 Huggin' And Chalkin'-Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra-January 308 
 65 Oh, But I Do-Margaret Whiting, Jerry Gray Orchestra-February 292 
 66 Sonata-Perry Como-February 292 
 67 A Gal In Calico-Benny Goodman Orchestra, Eve Young-January 288 
 68 Linda-Charlie Spivak Orchestra, Tommy Mercer-May 286 
 69 A Rainy Night In Rio-Sam Donahue Orchestra-April 282 
 70 The Lady From Twenty-nine Palms-Tony Pastor Orchestra-August 282 
 71 Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)-Jack Smith,Clark Sisters,Frank Devol Orchestra-November 282 
 72 A Gal In Calico-Tex Beneke,Glenn Miller Orchestra,Crew Chiefs-January 276 
 73 White Christmas-Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers-January 264 
 74 I Believe-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-June 254 
 75 Peg 0' My Heart-Clark Dennis-July 246 
 76 Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)-Louis Prima Orchestra & Chorus-October 238 
 77 Peg 0' My Heart-Ted Weems Orchestra, Bob Edwards-July 238 
 78 The Lady From Twenty-nine Palms-Freddy Martin Orchestra, Martin Men-September 230 
 79 Sonata-Jo Stafford, Carlyle Hall Orchestra-January 204 
 80 Anniversary Song-Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Kenny Gardner-March 202 
 81 Heartaches-Eddy Howard Orchestra-April 200 
 82 Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)-Ray Mckinley Orchestra-December 190 
 83 How Are Things In Glocca Morra-Martha Tilton, Dean Elliot Orchestra-March 188 
 84 Across The Alley From The Alamo-Stan Kenton Orchestra, June Christy-June 188 
 85 That's How Much I Love You-Frank Sinatra, Page Cavanaugh Trio-April 184 
 86 I Ain't Mad At You (You Ain't Mad At Me)-Count Basie Orchestra,Taps Miller, Ted Donnelly-August 180 
 87 Linda-Paul Weston Orchestra, Matt Dennis-April 172 
 88 One O'clock Boogie-Count Basie Orchestra-July 168 
 89 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now-Ray Noble Orchestra, Snooky Lanson, Sportsmen-September 154 
 90 Open The Door, Richard!-Charioteers, Mannie Klein Orchestra-March 150 
 91 My Adobe Hacienda-Dinning Sisters, Art Van Damme Quintet-May 150 
 92 Chi-baba Chi-baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)-Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour Orchestra-July 144 
 93 Open The Door,Richard!-Pied Pipers,Paul Weston Orchestra-March 138 
 94 September Song-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-January 130 
 95 Free Eats-Count Basie Orchestra-May 128 
 96 Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume-Ray Mckinley Orchestra-May 122 
 97 Oh,But I Do-Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra,Artie Malvin-February 120 
 98 Guilty-Johnny Desmond, Page Cavanaugh Trio-March 114 
 99 I Have But One Heart-Vic Damone, Jerry Gray Orchestra-October 112 
100 Ivy-Jo Stafford, Paul Weston Orchestra-June 110 
101 Tallahassee-Bing Crosby,Andrews Sisters,Vic Schoen Orchestra-July 108 
102 Zip-a-dee Doo-dah-Modernaires, Paula Kelly, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-January 106 
103 That's My Desire-Woody Herman Orchestra, Four Chips-September 100 
104 Bloop-bleep-Alvino Rey Orchestra, Rocky Coluccio-August 100 
105 Chi-baba Chi-baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)-Blue Barron Orchestra-June 98 
106 Open The Door, Richard!-Dusty Fletcher, Jimmy Jones Orchestra-February 92 
107 Chi-baba Chi-baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep)-Charioteers, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-July 90 
108 Red Wing-Sam Donahue Orchestra, Shirley Lloyd-November 88 
109 Roses In The Rain-Frankie Carle Orchestra, Marjorie Hughes-April 88 
110 Mam'selle-Dennis Day, Charles Dant Orchestra-May 84 
111 I Wish I Didn't Love You So-Dick Haymes-November 80 
112 Stanley Steamer-Jo Stafford, Starlighters,Paul Weston Orchestra-October 80 
113 A Gal In Calico-Bing Crosby, Calico Kids-January 80 
114 Kate (Have I Come Too Early, Too Late)-Ray Bloch Orchestra, Alan Dale-September 80 
115 I Wonder,I Wonder,I Wonder-Martha Tilton,Dean Elliot Orchestra-July 78 
116 Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume-Tony Pastor Orchestra-June 76 
117 The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)-Les Brown Orchestra, Doris Day-January 7
118 One O'clock Jump-Count Basie Orchestra-June 76 
119 I Do Do Do Like You-Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra-April 72 
120 Sugar Blues-Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra-September 72 
121 Oh, But I Do-Harry James Orchestra, Buddy Divito-February 72 
122 Across The Alley From The Alamo-Woody Herman Orchestra, Four Chips-May 70 
123 So Far-Perry Como, Russ Case Orchestra-November 70 
124 I Have But One Heart-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-November 68 
125 Tallahassee-Dinah Shore,Woody Herman,Sonny Burke Orchestra-July 64 
126 The Egg And I-Dinah Shore, Sonny Burke Orchestra-April 60 
127 Winter Wonderland-Johnny Mercer, Paul Weston Orchestra, Pied Pipers-January 54 
128 So Far-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-November 46 
129 Kate (Have I Come Too Early, Too Late)-Eddy Howard Orchestra-September 46 
130 Heartaches-Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra,Bob Carroll,Dee Parker-March 40 
131 This Is The Night-Frank Sinatra-February 40 
132 Old Devil Moon-Margaret Whiting, Frank Devol Orchestra-June 40 
133 Save The Bones For Henry Jones-Johnny Mercer, King Cole Trio-October 38 
134 His Feet Too Big For De Bed-Stan Kenton Orchestra, June Christy, Pastels-March 38 
135 Harmony-Johnny Mercer, King Cole Trio-November 38 
136 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now-Dinning Sisters, Art Van Damme Quintet-October 38 
137 I Wish I Didn't Love You So-Dick Farney, Paul Baron Orchestra-November 36 
138 Christmas Island-Andrews Sisters, Guy Lombardo Orchestra-January 36 
139 Sooner Or Later-Les Brown Orchestra, Doris Day-January 36 
140 Violets-Ted Weems Orchestra-June 34 
141 Whiffenpoof Song-Robert Merrill, Russ Case Orchestra-June 34 
142 So Far-Margaret Whiting, Frank Devol Orchestra-November 34 
143 Linda-Larry Douglas, Ray Bloch Orchestra-May 34 
144 An Apple Blossom Wedding-Buddy Clark, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra-November 34 
145 Huggin' And Chalkin'-Herbie Fields Orchestra-February 34 
146 (Oh Why, Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave) Wyoming-Dick Jurgens Orchestra, Jimmy Castle-February 34 
147 He's A Real Gone Guy-Nellie Lutcher-November 32 
148 Hoodie-addie-Ray Mckinley Quartet-March 32 
149 A Sunday Kind Of Love-Jo Stafford,Paul Weston Orchestra-June 32 
150 Oh! Look-a There, Ain't She Pretty-Buddy Greco, Three Sharps-December 32 
151 Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume-Sammy Kaye Orchestra,l-May 32 
152 Across The Alley From The Alamo-Mills Brothers-June 32 
153 April Showers-Al Jolson, Carmen Dragon Orchestra-May 32 
154 -and Mimi-Dick Haymes, Gordon Jenkins Orchestra-November 32 
155 Midnight Masquerade-Monica Lewis, Ray Bloch Orchestra-April 30 
156 Time After Time-Frank Sinatra, Axel Stordahl Orchestra-May 30 
157 It's A Good Day-Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour Orchestra-January 30 
158 The Egg And I-Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Mary Marlow-May 30 
159 I Wonder,I Wonder,I Wonder-Guy Lombardo Orchestra,Don Rodney-July 30 
160 Come To The Mardi Gras-Freddy Martin Orchestra, Stuart Wade-September 30 
161 When You Were Sweet Sixteen-Dick Jurgens Orchestra, Jimmy Castle-October 28 
162 Cu-tu-gu-ru (Jack, Jack, Jack)-Jack Smith, Clark Sisters, Earl Sheldon Orchestra-May 26 

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