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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?
Dizzy Gillespie
T-Bone Walker
Duke Ellington
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?
Ernest Tubb
Leadbelly
Johnny Mercer
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?
Lena Horne
The Andrews Sisters
Billie Holiday
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
Bill Monroe
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

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?
Roy Brown
Mahalia Jackson
Lena Horne
Edith Piaf

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
Bing Crosby
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?
Charlie Parker
Thelonious Monk
Les Brown & His Orchestra with Doris Day
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?
Spike Jones
John Lee Hooker
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Nat King Cole

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
Hank Williams
Lester Young
Stan Kenton

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
The Sons of the Pioneers
The Stanley Brothers
Woody Guthrie

 


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