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Written by Barry Kowal   
Oct 13, 2018 at 08:13 PM
PLAYBACK.FM (Website) TOP SINGLES FOR 1940*

No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
 1 IN THE MOOD-GLENN MILLER-FEBRUARY
 2 FRENESI-ARTIE SHAW-Decemver
 3 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-TOMMY DORSEY,FRANK SINATRA & THE PIED PIPERS-August
 4 WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR-CLIFF EDWARDS (UKELE IKE)-April
 5 ONLY FOREVER-BING CROSBY-October
 6 WE THREE (MY ECHO,MY SHADOW & ME)-INK SPOTS-November  
 7 THE WOODPECKER SONG-GLENN MILLER-May
 8 THE BREEZE AND I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly-July
 9 WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR-Glenn Miller-April
10 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE-Jimmie Davis-May	
11 New San Antonio Rose-Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys-April
12 Tuxedo Junction-Glenn Miller-July
13 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Ink Spots-August
14 Blueberry Hill-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-September
15 Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees)-Ink Spots-October
16 Maybe-Ink Spots-October
17 Trade Winds-Bing Crosby-November
18 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller-July
19 All The Things You Are-Jack Leonard & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra-January
20 Ferryboat Serenade-Andrews Sisters-December
21 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby-September
22 Imagination-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-July
23 Where Was I?-Charlie Barnett & Mary Ann McCall-June	
24 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland-September
25 Down Argentina Way-Bob Crosby & Bonnie King-December
26 The Woodpecker Song-Kate Smith-May
27 Down Argentina Way-Shep Fields & His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra-December
28 Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)-Ray Eberle-Glenn Miller-August
29 There I Go-Vaughn Monroe-December
30 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley-November
31 Make Believe Island-Mitchell Ayers & Mary Ann Mercer-June 
32 South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)-Joe Loss Orchestra-January
33 Blue Orchid-Joe Loss-May
34 South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)-Carson Robison-January
35 Dama das Camelias-Francisco Alves-July	
36 The Spitfire Song-Joe Loss-December
37 Till The Lights Of London Shine Again-Joe Loss & Chick Henderson-August
38 Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out the Barrel)-Joe Loss Orchestra-April
39 Careless-Glenn Miller-March		
40 Our Love Affair-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra-November
41 Ko Ko-Duke Ellington-June	
42 Stardust On The Moon-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra-January
43 Mule Skinner Blues-Bill Monroe-July	
44 Fixing To Die Blues-Bukka White-July	
45 It's A Blue World-Tony Martin & Ray Sinatra Orchestra-March
46 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnett-November
47 We Three (My Echo,My Shadow & Me)-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra-December
48 When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano-Glenn Miller-August
49 Stardust-Tommy Dorsey,Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers-December
50 Special Stream Line-Bukka White-July		
51 Suplica-Orlando Silva-July	
52 A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-December
53 Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat-Will Bradley & Ray McKinley-December
54 Five O'Clock Whistle-Ella Fitzgerald-December
55 L'accordeoniste-Edith Piaf-July
56 Dolemite-Erskine Hawkins-September 
57 Java Jive-The Ink Spots-December	
58 Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)-Dick Robertson & His Orchestra-March
59 Say 'si Si' (Para Vigo Me Voy)-Andrews Sisters-July 
60 Imagination-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra-July
61 Playmates-Kay Kyser & Sully Mason Trio-July
62 Down The Road Apiece-Will Bradley-December	
63 I'm Nobody's Baby-Nat Gonella-December
64 O Samba da Minha Terra-Bando da Lua-July	
65 Celery Stalks At Midnight-Will Bradley-December	
66 Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar)-The Andrews Sisters-November
67 Oh! Seu Oscar-Cyro Monteiro-July	
68 Were You There?-Roland Hayes-July
69 Seven Come Eleven-Benny Goodman-July	
70 Dream Valley-Sammy Kaye & Tommy Ryan-November
71 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart-November
72 Tom Dooley-Frank Proffitt-July	
73 Sweet Lorraine-Art Tatum-July	
74 Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga-Jimmy Dorsey & Helen O'Connell-August
75 I'd Know You Anywhere-Glenn Miller-December
76 Upa! Upa! (Meu Trolinho)-Dircinha Batista-July
77 On The Isle Of May-Connee Boswell-March
78 The Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-August
79 There I Go-Will Bradley & Jimmy Valentine-December
80 Passarinho do Relogio (Cuco)-Aracy de Almeida-July
	
*This list was compiled with charts from various 
western industrialized  nations (primarily the USA and UK).
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