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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S/YOUR HIT PARADE (BARRY KOWAL)TOP SINGLES OF 1940* PDF Print E-mail
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Jun 26, 2017 at 11:57 PM

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S/YOUR HIT PARADE (BARRY KOWAL)TOP SINGLES OF 1940*


No. Song-Artist-Peak month
 1 ONLY FOREVER-BING CROSBY-NOVEMBER       1012
 2 I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN-TOMMY DORSEY,FRANK SINATRA & THE PIED PIPERS-August   998
 3 THE WOODPECKER SONG-GLENN MILLER-May                                              936
 4 TRADE WINDS-BING CROSBY-November                                                  770
 5 BEAT ME DADDY (EIGHT TO THE BAR-WILL BRADLEY & RAY McKINLEY-November              770
 6 CARELESS-GLENN MILLER-March                                                       766
 7 WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR GLENN MILLER-April                                      756
 8 MAYBE-Ink Spots-October                                                           756
 9 INDIAN SUMMER-Jack Leonard & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra-February                      738
10 BLUEBERRY HILL-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-September                                736
11 We Three-Ink Spots-November                                                       718
12 Breeze And I-Jimmy Dorsey & Bob Eberly-August                                     700
13 Imagination-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-July                                        698
14 All The Things You Are-Jack Leonard & Tommy Dorsey Orchestra-January              632
15 Sierra Sue-Bing Crosby-September                                                  626
16 With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair-Bob Crosby Orchestra & Marion Mann-May    574
17 Oh,Johnny,Oh-Bonnie Baker & Orrin Tucker Orchestra-January                        560
18 In An Old Dutch Garden-Dick Jurgens Orchestra & Eddy Howard-March                 556
19 The Singing Hills-Bing Crosby-May                                                 528
20 When The Swallows Come To Capistrano-Ink Spots-September                          524
21 I'm Nobody's Baby-Judy Garland-September                                          502
22 Playmates-Kay Kyser & Sully Mason Trio-July                                       490
23 At The Balalaika-Orrin Tucker Orchestra & Gil Mershon-February                    484
24 On The Isle Of May-Connee Boswell-March                                           464
25 Faithful Forever-Ray Eberle & Glenn Miller-January                                458
26 It's A Blue World-Tony Martin & Ray Sinatra Orchestra-March                       448
27 Where Was I-Charlie Barnett & Mary Ann McCall-June                                418
28 Fools Rush In & Ray Eberle-Glenn Miller-August                                    418
29 Nearness Of You-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-August                                  390
30 Make Believe Island-Mitchell Ayers & Mary Ann Mercer-June                         388
31 Darn That Dream-Benny Goodman Orchestra & Mildred Bailey-March                    378
32 Say It-Glenn Miller Orchestra & Ray Eberle-June                                   372
33 Starlit Hour-Glenn Miller Orchestra & Ray Eberle-April                            370
34 Practice Makes Perfect-Bob Chester & Al Stuart-November                           294
35 Pompton Turnpike-Charlie Barnett-November                                         286
36 Pennsylvania 6-5000-Glenn Miller-July                                             280
37 Let There Be Love-Sammy Kaye Orchestra & Tommy Ryan-May                           252
38 Too Romantic-Bing Crosby-May                                                      242
39 We Three-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra- December                                   240
40 Ferryboat Serenade-Kay Kyser,Harry,Ginny,Jack & Max-December                      236
41 I Can't Love You Any More-Benny Goodman Orchestra & Helen Forrest-June            186
42 I've Got My Eyes On You-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Alan Dewitt-March                184
43 Do I Love You?-Leo Reisman Orchestra & Lee Sullivan-March                         180
44 Devil May Care-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-June                                     178
45 Trade Winds-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra-October                                  168
46 Shake Down The Stars-Glenn Miller Orchestra & Ray Eberle-June                     150
47 Little Red Fox-Kay Kyser Orchrstra,Harry Babbitt & Little Audrey-Pokey Carriere-February 150
48 Our Love Affair-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra-November                             150
49 How High The Moon-Benny Goodman Orchestra & Helen Forrest-April                   146
50 Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga-Jimmy Dorsey & Helen O'Connell-August            144
51 God Bless America-Kate Smith-August                                               142
52 Blue Lovebird-Kay Kyser Orchestra & Ginny Simms-July                              142
53 Only Forever-Tommy Dorsey & Allan Storr-November                                  138
54 Little Curly Hair In A Highchair-Fats Waller-May                                  134 
55 Leanin' On An Old Top Rail-Bob Crosby Orchestra-March                             132
56 Stop It's Wonderful-Bonnie Baker & Orrin Tucker Orchestra-January                 132
57 Ferryboat Serenade-Andrews Sisters-December                                       132
58 Gaucho Serenade-Dick Todd-April                                                    92
59 Down Argentina Way-Leo Reisman & Sara Horn-December                                90
60 Our Love Affair-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-November                                 90 
61 Lovers' Lullaby-Glen Gray Orchestra & Kenny Sargent-May                            90
62 10 This Changing World-Glenn Miller Orchestra & Ray Eberle-February                88
63 You're Lonely And I'm lonely-Tommy Dorsey Orchestra & Frank Sinatra-July           86
64 Handful Of Stars-Ray Eberle-December                                               84
65 Imagination-Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra-July                                      46
66 Make Believe Island-Mitchell Ayers & Jan Savitt & Bon Bon-July                     46
67 Stepping Out With A Memory Tonight-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-July                  46
68 It's A Wonderful World-Charlie Barnett & Mary Ann McCall-June                      46
69 Apple Blossoms And Chapel Bells-Orrin Tucker-May                                   46
70 Crosstown-Glenn Miller-October                                                     44
71 Alice Blue Grown-Frankie Masters Orchestra & Marion Francis-April                  44
72 In the Mood-Glenn Miller-February                                                  44
73 When The Swallows Come To Capistrano-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-September           42
74 Dolemite-Erskine Hawkins-September                                                 42
75 Whispering Grass-Ink Spots-October                                                 42
76 The Call Of The Canyon-Glenn Miller & Ray Eberle-November                          42
77 Down The Road A Piece-Will Bradley,Ray McKinley & Don Ray-December                 42
78 You,You Darling-Kay Kyser Orchestra & Ginny Simms-May                              42
79 So Far So Good-Bob Crosby Orchestra & Marion Mann-April                            42
80 To You,Sweetheart,Aloha-Dick Todd-February                                         42

* The first Billboard chart was published on July 20th,1940.So the charts from
"Your Hit Parade" are used for the weeks in 1940 prior to January 20. From January 20
and afterwardsthe Billboard charts are used in compilation of this list.
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