R AND R




Music of the World War II Years

DANCING




ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE

Introduction

   This section is under development, but until we get our act together, here's a bit of history of one of the songs that was popular in England during the 225th's stay in the Newcastle area: Roll Me Over in the Clover.

   Click on a year below to view the Hit Parade list for that year.

MUSIC MAN (8 K)
1942 Hit Parade Winners
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No. 1 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  WHITE CHRISTMAS (36)
      Irving Berlin

  I DON'T WANT TO WALK WITHOUT YOU (12)
      Lyrics: Frank Loesser; Music: Jule Styne

  HE WEARS A PAIR  OF SILVER WINGS (15)
      Eric Maschwitz and Michael Carr

  THERE ARE SUCH THINGS (18)
      Lyrics: Abel Baer and Stanley Adams
      Music: George W. Meyer

  DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS (12)
      Lyrics: June Hershey; Music: Don Swander

  MY DEVOTION (16)
      Roc Hillman and Johnny Nafton

  I'VE GOT A GAL IN KALAMAZOO (11)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon; Music: Harry Warren

  JINGLE, JANGLE, JINGLE (14)
      Lyrics: Frank Loesser
      Music: Joseph J. Lilley

  DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (12)
      Lyrics: Lew Brown and Charles Tobias
      Music: Sam Stept

  ONE DOZEN ROSES (14)
      Lyrics: Roger Lewis, Country Washburn
      Music: Dick Jurgens, Walter Donavan

  BLUES IN THE NIGHT (13)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer; Music: Harold Arlen

  SOMEBODY ELSE IS TAKING MY PLACE (12)
      Bob Ellsworth, Richard Howard, and Russ Morgan

  SLEEPY LAGOON (18)
      Lyrics: Jack Lawrence; Music: Eric Coates


No. 2 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION (12)
      Frank Loesser

  BE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART (15)
      Irving Berlin

  I LEFT MY HEAT AT THE STAGE DOOR CANTEEN (12)
      Irving Berlin

  MISTER FIVE BY FIVE (10)
      Don Raye, Gene De Paul

  TANGERINE (13)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
      Music: Victor Schertzinger

  WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN (17)
      Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Edward Seiler

  I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM (15)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon
      Music: Harry Warren

  JOHNNY DOUGHBOY FOUND A ROSE IN IRELAND (16)
      Lyrics: Kay Twomey
      Music: Allan Roberts

  ROSE O'DAY (12)
      Al Lewis, Charles Tobias

  SKYLARK (12)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
      Music: Hoagy Carmichael


No. 3 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  WHO WOULDN'T LOVE YOU (13)
      Lyrics: Bill Carey
      Music: Carl Fischer

  MANHATTAN SERENADE (11)
      Lyrics: Harold Adamson
      Music: Louis Alter

  WHY DON'T YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH ME (15)
      Lyrics: Al Lewis
      Music: Mabel Wayne

  DEARLY BELOVED (16)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
      Music: Jerome Kern

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MUSIC MAN (8 K)
1943 Hit Parade Winners

No. 1 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  MY HEART TELLS ME (19)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon
      Music: Harry Warren

  AS TIME GOES BY (21)
      Herman Hupfield

  SUNDAY, MONDAY, OR ALWAYS (18)
      Lyrics: Johnny Burke
      Music: James Van Heusen

  l'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE (15)
      Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
      Music: Jule Styne

  LET'S GET LOST (13)
      Lyrics: Frank Loesser
      Music: Jimmy McHugh

  DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANY MORE (16)
      Lyrics: Sidney Keith (Bob) Russell
      Music: Duke Ellington

  ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL (14)
      Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence

  ELMER'S TUNE (15)
      Dick Jurgens, Sammy Gallop, and Elmer Albrecht

  MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU (14)
      Lyrics: Johnny Burke; Music: James Van Heusen

  SHOO SHOO, BABY (17)
      Phil Moore


No. 2 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  IN THE BLUE OF EVENING (18)
      Lyrics: Thomas Adair
      Music: Alfonso D'Artega

  THEY'RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD (12)
      Lyrics: Frank Loesser
      Music: Arthur Schwartz

  PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA (14)
      Al Dexter

  OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN' (13)
      Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
      Music: Richard Rodgers

  THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC (15)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
      Music: Harold Arlen


No. 3 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  IT CAN'T BE WRONG (20)
      Lyrics: Kim Gannon
      Music: Max Steiner

  I HEARD YOU CRIED LAST NIGHT (13)
      Lyrics: Jerrie Kruger
      Music: Ted Grouya

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MUSIC MAN (8 K)
1944 Hit Parade Winners

No. 1 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  I'LL BE SEEING YOU (24)
      Lyrics: Irving Kahal
      Music: Sammy Fain

  LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY (20)
      Lyrics: Leo Robin
      Music: Jerome Kern

  BESAME MUCHO (14)
      Lyrics: Sunny Skylar
      Music: Consuelo Velazquez

  IT'S LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (13)
      Lyrics: Mack David
      Music: Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney

  I'LL WALK ALONE (20)
      Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
      Music: Jule Styne

  DON'T FENCE ME IN (16)
      Cole Porter

  MAIRZY DOATS (11)
      Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman and Milton Drake

  DANCE WITH A DOLLY (15)
      Jimmy Eaton, Terry Shand, and Mickey Leader

  I COULDN'T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT (10)
      Lyrics: Harold Adamson
      Music: Jimmy McHugh

  I LOVE YOU (18)
      Cole Porter

  THE TROLLEY SONG (14)
      Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin

  AMOR (19)
      Lyrics: Sunny Skylar
      Music: Gabriel Ruiz


No. 2 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  SWINGING ON A STAR (19)
      Lyrics: Johnny Burke
      Music: James Van Heusen

  IS YOU IS, OR IS YOU AIN'T, MA BABY? (12)
      Louis Jordan and Billy Austin

  THERE GOES THAT SONG AGAIN (12)
      Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
      Music: James Van Heusen

  TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE (16)
      Cliff Friend and Charles Tobias

  POINCIANA (11)
      Nat Simon and Buddy Bernier

  SAN FERNANDO VALLEY (14)
      Gordon Jenkins

  I DREAM OF YOU (14)
      Marjorie Goetschius and Edna Osser

  I'LL GET BY (22)
      Lyrics: Roy Turk
      Music: Fred E. Ahlert

  I'M MAKING BELIEVE (15)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon
      Music: James V. Monaco


No. 3 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  EASTER FARADE (7)
      Irving Berlin

  HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN (10)
      Lyrics: Marty Symes
      Music: Al Kaufman

  TOGETHER (11)
      Lyrics: Buddy De Sylva, Lew Brown
      Music: Ray Henderson

  NO LOVE, NO NOTHING (10)
      Lyrics: Leo Robin
      Music: Harry Warren

  IT HAD TO BE YOU (12)
      Lyrics: Gus Kahn
      Music: Isham Jones

  I'M CONFESSIN' THAT I LOVE YOU (3)
      Lyrics: A. J. Neiburg
      Music: Doc Dougherty and Ellis Reynolds

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1945 Hit Parade Winners

No. 1 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  SYMPHONY (19)
      Lyrics: Jack Lawrence
      Music: Alex Alstone

  MY DREAMS ARE GETTING BETTER (15)
      Lyrics: Mann Curtis
      Music: Vic Mizzy

  DREAM (19)
      Johnny Mercer

  ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE (12)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
      Music: Harold Arlen

  SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY (16)
      Les Brown, Ben Homer, and Bud Green

  IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING (14)
      Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
      Music: Richard Rodgers

  IF I LOVED YOU (19)
      Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
      Music: Richard Rodgers

  IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME (14)
      Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
      Music: Jule Styne

  TILL THE END OF TIME (19)
      Lyrics: Buddy Kaye
      Music: Ted Mossman

  CANDY (12)
      Lyrics: Mack David
      Music: Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer

  I'LL BUY THAT DREAM (13)
      Lyrics: Herb Magidson
      Music: Allie Wrubel

  THE MORE I SEE YOU (11)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon
      Music: Harry Warren

  A LITTLE ON THE LONELY SIDE (12)
      Dick Robertson, James Cavanaugh, and Frank Weldon

  I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (11)
      Duke Ellington, Harry James, Johnny Hodges, and Don George

  I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU (17)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon
      Music: James V. Monaco


No. 2 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  ON THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND THE SANTA FE (14)
      Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
      Music: Harry Warren

  I WISH I KNEW (11)
      Lyrics: Mack Gordon
      Music: Harry Warren

  SATURDAY NIGHT IS THE LONELIEST NIGHT (10)
      Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
      Music: Jule Styne

  THERE,I'VE SAID IT AGAIN (8)
      Redd Evans and Dave Mann

  THAT'S FOR ME (13)
      Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
      Music: Richard Rodgers


No. 3 Songs  (total weeks on chart in parentheses)

  ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL (10)
      Dick Charles, Larry Markes and Edgar De Lange

  BELL BOTTOM TROUSERS (12)
      Moe Jaffe

  I'M GONNA LOVE THAT GUY (GAL) (9)
      Frances Ash

  GOTTA BE THIS OR THAT (12)
      Sunny Skylar


World War II Sheet Music

IN MY ARMS (20 K)

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