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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
Dizzy Gillespie
Lionel Hampton
Duke Ellington

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?
Vaughn Monroe
Ernest Tubb
Leadbelly
Johnny Mercer

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?
Lena Horne
Billie Holiday
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
Roy Rogers
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
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?
Mahalia Jackson
Edith Piaf
Roy Brown
Lena Horne

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?
Stan Kenton
Gene Autry
Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

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?
Les Brown & His Orchestra with Doris Day
Thelonious Monk
Charlie Parker
Nat King Cole

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?
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Nat King Cole
John Lee Hooker
Spike Jones

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
Hank Williams
Lester Young
Jimmie Davis

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?
The Sons of the Pioneers
The Stanley Brothers
Woody Guthrie
Django Reinhardt & Stephanie Grappelli

 


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