The s were known for big band and jazz styles. During the s era, a popular music style, rock and roll, was just being created and has not made it to the masses. The s are also known as the era of World War II. Therefore, the music was upbeat to keep people positive and not thinking of the effects of the war. Enjoy our list of the Best s Music. From the upbeat sounds came a widely popular dance style — the Jitterbug. For the slower songs, dances included the foxtrot and the waltz. For a younger military generation, the Jitterbug overtook the slower dances because slow dances were seen as boring and outdated. However, in the mid to late s, the Jitterbug style recreated itself. It became less energetic and regenerated itself as the beginning of rock and roll.
1940: "I'll Never Smile Again" — Tommy Dorsey
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Billboard began ranking country records with the jukebox chart in the s , to be exact , though commercial country music had been around since the s. As the business of country music began to grow, the chart would evolve to include radio airplay and record sales. Taste of Country has decided to honor the first generation of chart toppers with our list of the Top 10 Songs of the s. Each one of these early hits was driven nickel by nickel up the charts, as honky-tonk and malt shop patrons played a significant role in helping a record become a hit simply by playing the jukebox. That Cigarette. The song also stayed at No.
Best Songs of the 1940s
Billboard number-one singles chart which preceded the Billboard Hot chart , which was updated weekly by the Billboard magazine, was the main singles chart of the American music industry since and until the Billboard Hot chart was established in Before the Billboard Hot chart was established in August , which was based on a formula combining sales data of commercially available singles and airplay on American radio stations, the Billboard used to publish several song popularity charts weekly. Throughout most of the s the magazine published the following three charts:. The following artists achieved three or more number-one hits from —
Top Brazil Songs of The list on this page is for all 1 hit Pop singles for using proprietary methods. The results in this chart are not affiliated with any mainstream or commercial chart and may not reflect charts seen elsewhere. The singles were tracked by international sales, radio airplay, social media mentions, website votes, jukebox plays and digital downloads. List of 1 Pop Singles for The list on this page is for all 1 hit Pop singles for using proprietary methods. In the Mood Glenn Miller. Frenesi Artie Shaw. Only Forever Bing Crosby.