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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?
Duke Ellington
Dizzy Gillespie
T-Bone Walker
Lionel Hampton

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?
Leadbelly
Vaughn Monroe
Ernest Tubb
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?
Mahalia Jackson
The Andrews Sisters
Billie Holiday
Lena Horne

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?
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Roy Rogers
Gene Autry
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?
Edith Piaf
Mahalia Jackson
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?
Bing Crosby
Gene Autry
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Stan Kenton

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
Nat King Cole
Charlie Parker
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?
Spike Jones
Nat King Cole
John Lee Hooker
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?
Jimmie Davis
Lester Young
Stan Kenton
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?
Django Reinhardt & Stephanie Grappelli
Woody Guthrie
The Sons of the Pioneers
The Stanley Brothers

 


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