Category Archives: Popular Music 1940s

‘Ballerina’ by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1947)

(Saturday, December 13, 1947)“Ballerina” by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for 10 consecutive weeks (Dec. 6/13/20/27, 1947, Jan. 3/10/17/24/31, Feb. 7, 1948). Continue reading ‘Ballerina’ by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 13 1947)

‘Near You’ by Francis Craig and His Orchestra peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 20 1947)

(Saturday, September 20, 1947)“Near You” by Francis Craig and His Orchestra (Bob Lamm, vocal) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for 12 consecutive weeks (Sept. 20/27, Oct. 4/11/18/25, Nov. 1/8/15/22/29, Dec. 6, 1947). Continue reading ‘Near You’ by Francis Craig and His Orchestra peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 20 1947)

‘Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)’ by Tex Williams peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 9 1947)

(Saturday, August 9, 1947)“Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” by Tex Williams and His Western Caravan peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for six consecutive weeks (Aug. 9/16/23/30, Sept. 6/13, 1947). Continue reading ‘Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)’ by Tex Williams peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 9 1947)

‘Heartaches’ by Ted Weems and His Orchestra peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1947)

(Saturday, March 15, 1947)“Heartaches” by Ted Weems and His Orchestra (whistling by Elmo Tanner) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for 12 consecutive weeks (Mar. 15/22/29, Apr. 5/12/19/26, May 3/10/17/24/31, 1947). Continue reading ‘Heartaches’ by Ted Weems and His Orchestra peaks at #1 in USA 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1947)