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Popular Songs of the 1940s

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The 1940s

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40s Music

Columbia Records introduces the 33 1/3 LP ("long playing") vinyl record at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It allows listeners to enjoy an unprecedented 25 minutes of music per side, compared to the four minutes per side of the standard 78 rpm record, and the 45 rpm record is sold in the U.S. Bing Crosby releases "White Christmas," and the Superman radio show debuts.

Do you remember your favorite songs of the 1960s? Here are some of the most popular songs from that decade, in alphabetical order.

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Popular Songs of the 1940s

3 X 7 = 21 - Jewel King
A Little Bird Told Me - Paula Watson
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan
Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon
Ain't That Just Like A Woman - Louis Jordan
All She Wants To Do Is Rock - Wynonie Harris
Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar - Will Bradley
Be-Baba-Leba - Helen Humes
Bewildered - Amos Milburn / Red Miller Trio
Blow Top Blues - Lionel Hampton (Dinah Washington)
Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton
Blues For The Red Boy - Todd Rhodes
Blues In The Night - Jimmie Lunceford
Blues Stay Away From Me - Delmore Brothers
Boogie At Midnight - Roy Brown
Boogie Blues - Gene Krupa (Anita O'Day)
Boogie Chillen' - John Lee Hooker
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan
Buzz Me - Louis Jordan
Cadillac Boogie - Jimmy Liggins
Caldonia - Louis Jordan
Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley
Cherry Red Blues - Cootie Williams (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson)
Chicken-Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
Confessin' The Blues - Jay McShann (Walter Brown)
Corn Bread - Hal Singer
Country Boy - Dave Bartholomew
Cow Cow Boogie - Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots / Freddie Slack (Ella Mae Morse)
Don't Cry, Baby - Erskine Hawkins (Jimmy Mitchelle)
Down The Road A Piece - Will Bradley / Amos Milburn
Drifting Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Stick McGhee & His Buddies
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Evil Gal Blues - Lionel Hampton (Dinah Washington)
Fine Brown Frame - Nellie Lutcher
Five Guys Named Moe - Louis Jordan
Flying Home - Lionel Hampton featuring Illinois Jacquet
For You My Love - Larry Darnell
G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan
Get Your Kicks On Route 66 - King Cole Trio
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
Good Rockin' Tonight - Roy Brown
Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris
Got A Right To Cry - Joe Liggins
Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop - Lionel Hampton
Honky Tonkin' - Hank Williams
Hop, Skip And Jump - Roy Milton
Hurry, Hurry - Benny Carter (Savannah Churchill)
I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter
I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - Ink Spots
(I Feel Like) Going Home - Muddy Waters
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well - Bullmoose Jackson
I Love You, Yes I Do - Bullmoose Jackson
I Want To Be Loved - Savannah Churchill
I Wonder - Private Cecil Gant / Roosevelt Sykes
I'll Get Along Somehow - Larry Darnell
I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town - Louis Jordan / Jimmie Lunceford
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Jordan
It's Too Soon To Know - Orioles
Jack, You're Dead - Louis Jordan
Jimmy's Blues - Count Basie (Jimmy Rushing)
Jole Blon - Harry Choates / Moon Mullican
Junker Blues - Champion Jack Dupree
Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin' - Delta Rhythm Boys
Key To The Highway - Big Bill Broonzy
Kidney Stew Blues - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
King Size Papa - Julia Lee
Let The Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
Lollipop Mama - Wynonie Harris
Long About Midnight - Roy Brown
Long Gone - Sonny Thompson
Long John Blues - Dinah Washington
Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
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Merry Christmas Baby - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
Messin' Around - Memphis Slim
Midnight Special - Leadbelly (Golden Gate Quartet)
Miss Fanny Brown - Roy Brown
Move It On Over - Hank Williams
Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
Mule Train - Frankie Laine / Tennessee Ernie Ford
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It - Hank Williams
My Gal's A Jockey - Joe Turner
My Heart Belongs To You - Arbee Stidham
New San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Ol' Man River - Ravens
Old Maid Boogie - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
Open The Door Richard - Dusty Fletcher / Jack McVea / Louis Jordan
Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter & His Troopers
Pretty Mama Blues - Ivory Joe Hunter
R.M. Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
Rag Mop - Johnnie Lee Wills
Riders In The Sky - Vaughn Monroe
Rock Me, Mama - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Rock The Joint - Jimmy Preston
Rockin' At Midnight - Roy Brown
Romance In The Dark - Lil Green
Run, Joe - Louis Jordan
S.K. Blues - Pete Johnson (Joe Turner)
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan
See See Rider Blues - Bea Booze
Shake The Boogie - Sonny Boy Williamson
Shout, Sister, Shout - Lucky Millinder (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
Since I Fell For You - Paul Gayten (Annie Laurie) / Buddy & Ella Johnson
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams
Snatch And Grab It - Julia Lee
Sneaky Pete - Bullmoose Jackson
So Glad You're Mine - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
So Long - Ruth Brown
Somebody's Gotta Go - Cootie Williams (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson)
Step It Up And Go - Blind Boy Fuller
Stormy Monday Blues - Earl Hines (Billy Eckstine)
Straighten Up And Fly Right - King Cole Trio
Strange Things Happening - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk
Sweet Georgia Brown - Brother Bones
The Christmas Song
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Take It And Git - Andy Kirk
Tell Me So - Orioles
Tennessee Saturday Night - Red Foley
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
That's My Desire - Frankie Laine / Hadda Brooks
That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch - Buddy Johnson (Ella Johnson)
The Christmas Song - King Cole Trio
The Deacon's Hop - Big Jay McNeely
The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins
The House Of Blue Lights - Freddie Slack (Ella Mae Morse)
The Hucklebuck - Paul Williams
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
Till Then - Mills Brothers
Tippin' In - Erskine Hawkins
Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson
Trouble Blues - Charles Brown
Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Walking The Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb
 We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll - Wild Bill Moore
West Side Baby - T-Bone Walker / Dinah Washington
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - Orioles
When Things Go Wrong With You - Tampa Red
White Christmas - Ravens
Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well - Lucky Millinder (Wynonie Harris)
Why Don't You Do Right? - Lil Green / Benny Goodman (Peggy Lee)
Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me - Bullmoose Jackson
Worried Life Blues - Big Maceo
You Always Hurt The One You Love - Mills Brothers

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