List of Number-one Singles in Australia During the 1940s
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List of Number-one Singles in Australia During the 1940s

Australian top 25 singles
1940     1941     1942     1943     1944
1945     1946     1947     1948     1949
Australian top 25 albums
1940     1941     1942     1943     1944
1945     1946     1947     1948     1949

The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1940s.

The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report". These charts were calculated in the 1990s in retrospect, by David Kent, using archival data. Before 1949, charts in Australia were only available on a monthly basis.

Note: during the 1940s, often more than one version of a particular song by different artists charted at the same time, thus more than one artist may be listed for a song. Different versions are separated by a semi-colon ;

1940

Date Artist Single Months at number one
January Joe Loss; Carson Robison "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" 3 months
February
March
April The Andrews Sisters; Joe Loss "Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel)" 1 month
May Joe Loss; Glenn Miller "Blue Orchids" 3 months
June
July
August Joe Loss "Till the Lights of London Shine Again" 3 months
September
October
November Kate Smith; Glenn Miller "The Woodpecker Song" 5 months
December

1941

Date Artist Single Months at number one
January Kate Smith; Glenn Miller "The Woodpecker Song" 5 months
February
March
April The Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra; Dick Robertson (singer) "Ferryboat Serenade" 1 month
May Vera Lynn; West End Players "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" 4 months
June
July
August
September Shep Fields; West End Players "Down Argentina Way" 1 month
October Judy Garland; The Jesters "It's a Great Day for the Irish" 2 months
November George Formby "Bless 'em All (The Service Song)" 1 month
December Judy Garland; The Jesters "It's a Great Day for the Irish" 2 months

1942

Date Artist Single Months at number one
January Glenn Miller & Joe Loss "In the Mood" 5 months
February
March
April
May
June The Andrews Sisters; Sammy Kaye "Daddy" 1 month
July Vera Lynn; Jean Cerchi "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" 3 months
August
September
October Horace Heidt; Ink Spots "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" 2 months
November
December Gene Autry; Horace Heidt "Deep in the Heart of Texas" 2 months

1943

Date Artist Single Months at number one
January Gene Autry; Horace Heidt "Deep in the Heart of Texas" 2 months
February Harry James "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" 4 months
March
April
May
June Bing Crosby "White Christmas" 5 months
July
August
September
October
November Dinah Shore "Why Don't You Fall in Love With Me" 1 month
December Vera Lynn; Harry James "I Had the Craziest Dream" 1 month

1944

1945

Date Artist Single Months at number one
January Geraldo; Lale Andersen "Lili Marlene" 1 month
February Bing Crosby "Amor, Amor" 2 months
March
April Bing Crosby & Joe Loss "Swinging on a Star" 1 month
May Bing Crosby; Dinah Shore "Long Ago (and Far Away)" 1 month
June Bing Crosby; Dinah Shore "It Could Happen to You" 2 months
July
August Bing Crosby; Joe Loss "I'll Be Seeing You" 1 month
September Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters "Don't Fence Me In" 3 months
October
November
December Bing Crosby "(Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral) That's an Irish Lullaby" 1 month

1946

1947

1948

1949

Week beginning Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Dick Haymes & The Andrews Sisters "Teresa" 1 week
8 January Dinah Shore; Gene Autry "Buttons and Bows" 13 weeks
15 January
22 January
29 January
5 February
12 February
19 February
26 February
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April Perry Como; Tony Pastor "Rambling Rose" 5 weeks
16 April
23 April
30 April
7 May
14 May Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters; Ray McKinley "Put 'em in a Box, Tie 'em with a Ribbon" 2 weeks
21 May
28 May Kay Kyser "(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China" 6 weeks
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July
9 July Patty Andrews & Bob Crosby "The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot Nyow!)" 4 weeks
16 July
23 July
30 July
6 August Ink Spots; Joe Loss "Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart" 2 weeks
13 August
20 August Bing Crosby; Joe Loss "Far Away Places" 5 weeks
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September
24 September Evelyn Knight (singer); Sammy Kaye "Powder Your Face with Sunshine" 2 weeks
1 October
8 October Buddy Clark; Larry Green "It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World" 4 weeks
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November Vaughn Monroe; Bing Crosby "Riders in the Sky" 5 weeks
12 November
19 November
26 November
3 December
10 December Evelyn Knight (singer); Joe Loss "A Little Bird Told Me" 2 weeks
17 December
24 December Burl Ives; Dinah Shore "Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)" 6 weeks (4 weeks in 1950)
31 December

See also

References


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