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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?
Lionel Hampton
T-Bone Walker
Duke Ellington
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
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
Mahalia Jackson
The Andrews Sisters
Billie Holiday

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
Bill Monroe
Gene Autry
Roy Rogers

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
Lena Horne
Mahalia Jackson
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?
Stan Kenton
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Bing Crosby
Gene Autry

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

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?
John Lee Hooker
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
Nat King Cole
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?
Jimmie Davis
Lester Young
Hank Williams
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?
Woody Guthrie
The Stanley Brothers
Django Reinhardt & Stephanie Grappelli
The Sons of the Pioneers

 


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