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AUSTRALIAN MUSIC

Number One Singles in the 1940s

The number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1940s are listed below. 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 slash  /

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1949
 A Little Bird Told Me Evelyn Knight / Joe Loss
 Buttons and Bows Dinah Shore / Gene Autry
 Far Away Places Bing Crosby / Joe Loss
 (I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China Kay Kyser
 It's a Big, Wide, Wonderful World Buddy Clark / Larry Green
 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) Burl Ives / Dinah Shore
 Powder Your Face with Sunshine Evelyn Knight / Sammy Kaye
 Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot Nyow!), The Patty Andrews & Bob Crosby
 Put 'em in a Box, Tie 'em with a Ribbon Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters
 / Ray McKinley
 Rambling Rose Perry Como / Tony Pastor
 Riders in the Sky Vaughn Monroe / Bing Crosby
 Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart Ink Spots / Joe Loss
 Teresa Dick Haymes & The Andrews Sisters
1948
 Anniversary Song, The Al Jolson / Bing Crosby
 Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) Perry Como / Joe Loss
 I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover George Trevare / Art Mooney
 Near You Bing Crosby
/ Dick Haymes & The Andrews Sisters
 Now Is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) Bing Crosby / Gracie Fields
 Serenade of the Bells Sammy Kaye / Geraldo
 When You Were Sweet Sixteen Al Jolson / Perry Como
1947
 Anniversary Song, The Al Jolson / Bing Crosby
 Five Minutes More Frank Sinatra / Tex Beneke
 Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside) Sammy Kaye / The Merry Macs
 Mam'selle Frank Sinatra / Dick Haymes
 Prisoner of Love Ink Spots / Perry Como
 (There's No Business Like) Show Business Bing Crosby
/ Dick Haymes & The Andrews Sisters
 They Say It's Wonderful Bing Crosby / Perry Como
 To Each His Own Ink Spots / Freddy Martin
 You Keep Coming Back Like a Song Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore
1946
 A Friend of Yours Bing Crosby / Frank Sinatra
 I'm Beginning to See the Light Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots
/ Duke Ellington
 Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
 My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time The Organ, The Dance Band and Me
/ Les Brown
 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe Bing Crosby / Judy Garland
 Rum and Coca-Cola The Andrews Sisters
 Sioux City Sue Bing Crosby / Kate Smith
 Symphony Bing Crosby / Freddy Martin
1945
 Amor, Amor Bing Crosby
 Don't Fence Me In Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
 I'll Be Seeing You Bing Crosby / Joe Loss
 It Could Happen to You Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore
 Lili Marlene Geraldo / Lale Andersen
 Long Ago (and Far Away) Bing Crosby / Dinah Shore
 Swinging on a Star Bing Crosby & Joe Loss
 (Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral) That's an Irish Lullaby Bing Crosby
1944
 A Lovely Way to Spend An Evening Ink Spots / Frank Sinatra
 Ev'ry Night About This Time Ink Spots
 Happy In Love Dinah Shore / Glenn Miller
 No Other Love Joe Loss / Vera Lynn
 Pistol Packin' Mama Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
 Sunday, Monday or Always Frank Sinatra / George Trevare
 Vict'ry Polka Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
 Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees) Ink Spots
 You'll Never Know Vera Lynn & Joe Loss
1943
 Deep in the Heart of Texas Gene Autry / Horace Heidt
 I Don't Want to Walk Without You Kate Smith & Bing Crosby
 I Had the Craziest Dream Vera Lynn / Harry James
 White Christmas Bing Crosby
 Why Don't You Fall in Love With Me Dinah Shore
1942
 Daddy The Andrews Sisters / Sammy Kaye
 Deep in the Heart of Texas Gene Autry / Horace Heidt
 I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire Horace Heidt / Ink Spots
 In The Mood Glenn Miller & Joe Loss
 (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs
 of Dover
Vera Lynn / Jean Cerchi
1941
 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Vera Lynn / West End Players
 Bless 'em All (The Service Song) George Formby
 Down Argentina Way Shep Fields / West End Players
 Ferryboat Serenade The Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra
/ Dick Robertson
 It's A Great Day for the Irish Judy Garland / The Jesters
 Woodpecker Song, The Kate Smith / Glenn Miller
1940
 Beer Barrel Polka (Roll Out The Barrel) The Andrews Sisters / Joe Loss
 Blue Orchids Joe Loss / Glenn Miller
 South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) Joe Loss / Carson Robison
 Till the Lights of London Shine Again Joe Loss
 Woodpecker Song, The Kate Smith / Glenn Miller

This article uses some material from the Wikipedia article 1940s music.

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