Sunday, January 23, 2011

Acclaimed Music Top 20 Songs of 1940s

Hank Williams' suit and guitar 
(Alabama Department of Archives & History)


This is a kind of "history of music" project, based on aggregated charts found on Acclaimed Music. It features Top 20 playlists for decades 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and yearly Top 20 playlists (both songs and albums) for each year from 1960 to 2010. It's a weekly project. Enjoy!


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THE PLAYLIST

(legenda: the number preceding the artist name is the ranking in Acclaimed Music Top 3000 chart)

1. (118) Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (1949)
2. (165) Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land (1947)
3. (335) Thelonious Monk - 'Round Midnight (1946)
4. (346) John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen (1948)
5. (380) Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky (1947)
6. (441) Bing Crosby - White Christmas (1942)
7. (448) Duke Ellington - Take the "A" Train (1941)
8. (465) Leadbelly - The Midnight Special (1940)
9. (499) Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child (1941)
10. (789) Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues (1949)
11. (821) Charlie Parker - Koko (1945)
12. (843) Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose (1945)
13. (934) T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad) (1947)
14. (964) Jimmie Davis - You Are My Sunshine (1940)
15. (1022) The Orioles - It's Too Soon to Know (1948)
16. (1051) Mahalia Jackson - Move On Up a Little Higher (1947)
17. (1085) Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1949)
18. (1167) Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five - Caldonia (Boogie) (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?) (1945)
19. (1219) Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (1947)
20. (1277) Ernest Tubb - Walking the Floor Over You (1941)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP, URI. (SR0559)

Previously on the Acclaimed Music Series:
- Top 20 Songs of 1920s
- Top 20 Songs of 1930s
- Top 20 Songs of 1940s

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