The Number One Hits of 1940

The Number One Hits of 1940
November 25, 1939 – January 26, 1940
Frankie Masters Scatter-Brain

January 27, 1940 – February 9, 1940
Tommy Dorsey All The Things You Are

February 3, 1940 – March 2, 1940
Glenn MillerCareless (5 weeks*)

February 12, 1940 – May 3, 1940
Glenn MillerIn The Mood (12 weeks*)

February 24, 1940 – March 2, 1940
Tommy Dorsey Indian Summer

March 16, 1940 – March 23, 1940
Benny GoodmanDarn That Dream

March 30, 1940 – May 3, 1940
Glenn Miller When You Wish Upon A Star

May 4, 1940 – July 19, 1940
Glenn Miller Tuxedo Junction (9 weeks*)

May 4, 1940 – June 28, 1940
Glenn Miller The Woodpecker Song (7 weeks*)

June 22, 1940 – July 4, 1940
Glenn Miller Imagination

July 10, 1940 – July 19, 1940

(effective July 20, 1940, dates became (mostly) more consistant)

July 20, 1940 – July 26, 1940
Glenn Miller Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)

July 27, 1940 – August 23, 1940
Tommy Dorsey I’ll Never Smile Again

August 24, 1940 – September 6, 1940
Charlie BarnettWhere Was I?

September 7, 1940 – September 13, 1940
Jimmy Dorsey The Breeze and I

September 14, 1940 – October 18, 1940
Bing CrosbySierra Sue

October 19, 1940 – November 22, 1940
Bing CrosbyOnly Forever

November 23, 1940 – November 27, 1940
Glenn Miller Blueberry Hill

November 28, 1940 – December 20, 1940
Andrews SistersFerryboat Serenade*

November 28, 1940 – December 20, 1940
Bing Crosby Trade Winds

December 21, 1940 – March 14, 1941
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra Frenesi

*ties, and sometimes interrupted by competing songs

The biggest Pop Artists of 1940 include:
Andrews Sisters, Mitch Ayers and His Fashions in Music, Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra, Count Basie, Connee Boswell, Will Bradley, Bing Crosby, Bob Crosby, Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Duchin, Duke Ellington, Shep Fields, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, Erskine Hawkins, Horace Heidt, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, The Ink Spots, Harry James, Dick Jurgens, Sammy Kaye, Hal Kemp, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, Frankie Masters, Glenn Miller, The Mills Brothers, Vaughn Monroe, Ozzie Nelson, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith, Dick Todd

Charts based on Billboard music charts.



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