Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from the 1940s
The Top Songs from the 1940s

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Rank All Time
Rank
ArtistSongYearSample
1 145 Woody Guthrie
This Land Is Your Land
1947
2 157 Hank Williams
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
1949
3 359 John Lee Hooker
Boogie Chillen
1948
4 377 Thelonious Monk
'Round Midnight
1946 Listen
5 382 Bing Crosby
White Christmas
1942
6 551 Edith Piaf
La Vie en rose
1945
7 606 Bill Monroe
Blue Moon of Kentucky
1947
8 646 Billie Holiday
God Bless the Child
1941
9 647 Leadbelly
The Midnight Special
1940
10 754 Duke Ellington
Take the "A" Train
1941
11 770 Mahalia Jackson
Move On Up a Little Higher
1947
12 840 Hank Williams
Lovesick Blues
1949
13 978 T-Bone Walker
Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad)
1947
14 1015 Nat King Cole
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
1946
15 1019 Charlie Parker
Koko
1945
16 1082 Hank Williams
Move It On Over
1947
17 1083 Lena Horne
Stormy Weather
1942
18 1129 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Caldonia (Boogie) (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)
1945
19 1196 Nat King Cole
Nature Boy
1947
20 1234 Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
1949
21 1301 The Orioles
It's Too Soon to Know
1948
22 1355 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
1946
23 1606 Cliff Edwards
When You Wish Upon a Star
1940
24 1716 Django Reinhardt & Stephanie Grappelli
Nuages
1946
25 1721 Dizzy Gillespie
Manteca
1947
26 1722 Jimmie Davis
You Are My Sunshine
1940
27 1746 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
New San Antonio Rose
1940
28 1760 Wynonie Harris
Good Rockin' Tonight
1947
29 1773 Bill Monroe
Mule Skinner Blues
1940
30 1817 The Andrews Sisters
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
1941
31 1934 Nat King Cole
Straighten Up and Fly Right
1944
32 1953 Roy Brown
Good Rockin' Tonight
1947
33 2011 Duke Ellington
In a Sentimental Mood
1945 Listen
34 2084 Lionel Hampton
Flying Home
1942
35 2126 Spike Jones
Der Fuehrer's Face
1942
36 2168 Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Saturday Night Fish Fry
1949
37 2170 Gene Autry
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
1949
38 2178 Les Brown & His Orchestra with Doris Day
Sentimental Journey
1944
39 2217 Nat King Cole
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
1946
40 2257 Ernest Tubb
Walking the Floor Over You
1941
41 2304 Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Don't Fence Me In
1944
42 2453 The Mills Brothers
Paper Doll
1942
43 2478 Hank Williams
Lost Highway
1949
44 2506 Frank Sinatra
All or Nothing at All
1940
45 2566 Duke Ellington
Black, Brown and Beige
1943
46 2628 Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Cocktails for Two
1945
47 2746 Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Orchestra
Solo Flight
1941
48 2825 Charles Brown with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
Driftin' Blues
1945
49 2838 Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys
Bouquet of Roses
1948
50 2839 Vaughn Monroe
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)
1949
Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Bing Crosby
Swinging on a Star
1944
Muddy Waters
I Can't Be Satisfied
1948
Duke Ellington
Come Sunday
1943
Stick McGhee
Drinking Wine Spo-Dee O-Dee
1949
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Take Me Back to Tulsa
1941
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Let the Good Times Roll
1946
The Stanley Brothers
Little Maggie
1947
Charlie Parker
Ornithology
1946
Dizzy Gillespie
A Night in Tunisia
1946
Lester Young
These Foolish Things
1945
Big Maceo
Worried Life Blues
1941
Johnny Mercer
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
1946
The Sons of the Pioneers
Cool Water
1941
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
Baby, It's Cold Outside
1949
Al Dexter
Pistol Packin' Mama
1943
Dizzy Gillespie
Groovin' High
1945 Listen
Stan Kenton
Artistry in Rhythm
1945
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Pistol Packin' Mama
1944
The Delmore Brothers
Blues Stay Away From Me
1949
Arthur Smith
Guitar Boogie
1945
Joe Liggins
The Honeydripper
1945
Billie Holiday
Body and Soul
1940
Billie Holiday
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
1945


www.acclaimedmusic.net