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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hit Parade 1940's Style


Finding a site that’ll tell you the top musical hits of the 1940’s was harder than I imagined it would be. Each one I went to had a different list, but I picked this one because even though I wasn’t around in the 1940’s I recognize a lot of these songs. They’ve stood the test of time, so I though this list was the best pick. It comes from Aclaimed Music.

1.I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams 1949
2.This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie 1947
3.White Christmas by Bing Crosby 1942
4.Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe 1947
5.Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk 1946
6.God Bless the Child by Billie Holliday 1941
7.Boogie Chillen by John Lee Hooker 1948
8.Take the “A” Train by Duke Ellington 1941
9.The Midnight Special by Leadbelly 1940
10.Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams 1949
11.Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday’s Just As Bad) by T-Bone Walker 1947
12.You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis 1940
13.Wabash Cannonball by Roy Acuff and the Smokey Mountain Boys 1947
14.La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf 1945
15.It’s Too Soon To Know by The Orioles 1948
16.Move On Up A Little Higher by Mahalia Jackson 1947
17.Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 1949
18.Sentimental Journey by Les Brown and his Orchestra with Doris Day 1944
19.Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie 1947
20.Walking the Floor Over You by Ernest Tubb 1944

2 comments:

Debra St. John said...

I love "Wabash Canonball".

Great list.

Elaine Cantrell said...

So do I, Debra. My grandmother used to sing it all the time.