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Top 10 Songs From the 1940s

written by: thaibob
 
I should have started here in the 40s but I didn't realize the list started back then. Instead of 200 on the list, there are only 50. Many of these songs should be recognizable, however, unlike later top 10 songs they may not be readily connected with the singer.

Question 1:


At #10 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 754 is "Take the "A" Train" performed by which of the following?
T-Bone Walker
Duke Ellington
Lionel Hampton
Dizzy Gillespie

Question 2:


At #9 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 647 is "The Midnight Special" performed by which of the following?
Ernest Tubb
Johnny Mercer
Leadbelly
Vaughn Monroe

Question 3:


At #8 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 646 is "God Bless the Child" performed by which of the following?
Billie Holiday
Lena Horne
The Andrews Sisters
Mahalia Jackson

Question 4:


At #7 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 606 is "Blue Moon of Kentucky" performed by which of the following?
Gene Autry
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Roy Rogers
Bill Monroe

Question 5:


At #6 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 551 is "La Vie en rose" performed by which of the following?
Lena Horne
Mahalia Jackson
Edith Piaf
Roy Brown

Question 6:


At #5 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 382 is "White Christmas", performed by which of the following?
Gene Autry
Stan Kenton
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Bing Crosby

Question 7:


At #4 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 377 is "'Round Midnight" performed by which of the following?
Nat King Cole
Charlie Parker
Les Brown & His Orchestra with Doris Day
Thelonious Monk

Question 8:


At #3 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 359 is "'Boogie Chillen" performed by which of the following?
Nat King Cole
John Lee Hooker
Spike Jones
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five

Question 9:


At #2 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 157 is "'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" performed by which of the following?
Stan Kenton
Lester Young
Jimmie Davis
Hank Williams

Question 10:


At #1 on a list of top songs from the 40s, with an all-time ranking of 145 is "'This Land Is Your Land" performed by which of the following?
Woody Guthrie
The Sons of the Pioneers
Django Reinhardt & Stephanie Grappelli
The Stanley Brothers

 


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