Top Songs of 1945


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
567
Édith Piaf La Vie en rose
2
1089
Charlie Parker Koko
3
1494
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Caldonia (Boogie) (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)
4
2593
Charles Brown with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Driftin' Blues
5
2716
Stan Kenton Artistry in Rhythm
6
3208
Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High
7
4734
Joe Liggins The Honeydripper
8
5044
Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts
9
5385
Dizzy Gillespie Hot House
10
5446
Spike Jones and His City Slickers Cocktails for Two
11
5688
Arthur Smith Guitar Boogie
12
6070
Charles Trenet La Folle complainte
13
6573
Billie Holiday Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
14
6637
Marlene Dietrich Lili Marlene
15
7031
Lester Young These Foolish Things
16
7553
Perry Como Till the End of Time
17
8167
Johnny Otis Harlem Nocturne
18
8305
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra (vocals Wynonie Harris) Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well
19
8473
Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazz Men Blue Horizon
20
8613
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Every Day
21
9461
Woody Herman Apple Honey

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Woody Herman Laura
Stan Kenton with June Christy Tampico
The Pied Pipers Dream
Vaughn Monroe There! I've Said It Again
Frank Sinatra Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys It's Only a Paper Moon
Woody Guthrie Pretty Boy Floyd
Mary Lou Williams Zodiac Suite
Frank Sinatra If I Loved You
Jan Clayton & John Raitt If I Loved You
Jack Guthrie & His Oklahomans Oklahoma Hills
Tommy Dorsey On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dizzy Gillespie with Sarah Vaughan Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
Benny Goodman Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Charlie Barnet Skyliner
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive