Top Songs of 1940


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
1419
Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Alix Combelle Nuages
2
2419
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys New San Antonio Rose
3
2926
Duke Ellington Ko-Ko
4
3073
Billie Holiday The Man I Love
5
3080
Jimmie Davis You Are My Sunshine
6
3246
Bill Monroe Mule Skinner Blues
7
3345
Cliff Edwards When You Wish Upon a Star
8
3828
Artie Shaw Star Dust
9
4001
Harry James & His Orchestra feat. Frank Sinatra All or Nothing at All
10
4222
Billie Holiday Body and Soul
11
5363
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra feat. Charlie Christian Seven Come Eleven
12
5541
Artie Shaw Frenesi
13
5772
Duke Ellington Cotton Tail
14
5786
Duke Ellington Harlem Air-Shaft
15
5931
Duke Ellington Concerto for Cootie
16
7497
Édith Piaf L'accordéoniste
17
7817
Sidney Bechet Blues in Thirds
18
7961
Glenn Miller Tuxedo Junction
19
7969
Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers I'll Never Smile Again
20
8365
Duke Ellington Sepia Panorama
21
9391
Erskine Hawkins After Hours
22
9502
Woody Guthrie Tom Joad

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Art Tatum Humoresque
Duke Ellington Never No Lament (Don't Get Around Much Anymore)
Quintette du Hot Club de France Les Yeux noirs
Woody Guthrie Vigilante Man
Dorival Caymmi O Mar
Paul Robeson Ballad for Americans
Glenn Miller Star Dust
Woody Guthrie Do Re Mi
Artie Shaw Summit Ridge Drive
Duke Ellington In a Mellotone
Bukka White Fixin' to Die Blues
Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues
Glenn Miller Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand
Bukka White Special Stream Line