1940s Top 100 year-end charts from longboredsurfer.com

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  • 1946

  • 01. Prisoner Of Love » Perry Como
  • 02. To Each His Own » Eddy Howard
  • 03. The Gypsy » The Ink Spots
  • 04. Five Minutes More » Frank Sinatra
  • 05. Rumors Are Flying » Frankie Carle
  • 06. Oh! What It Seemed To Be » Frankie Carle
  • 07. Personality » Johnny Mercer
  • 08. South America, Take It Away » Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
  • 09. The Gypsy » Dinah Shore
  • 10. Oh! What It Seemed To Be » Frank Sinatra
  • 11. Surrender » Perry Como
  • 12. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief » Betty Hutton
  • 13. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow » Vaughn Monroe
  • 14. To Each His Own » Freddy Martin
  • 15. Ol' Buttermilk Sky » Kay Kyser
  • 16. To Each His Own » The Ink Spots
  • 17. Symphony » Freddy Martin
  • 18. The Old Lamplighter » Sammy Kaye
  • 19. I Can't Begin To Tell You » Bing Crosby & Carmen Cavallaro
  • 20. I'm A Big Girl Now » Sammy Kaye
  • 21. Symphony » Bing Crosby
  • 22. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly » Dinah Shore
  • 23. The Gypsy » Sammy Kaye
  • 24. Laughing On The Outside Crying On The Inside » Dinah Shore
  • 25. Five Minutes More » Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 26. Laughing On The Outside Crying On The Inside » Andy Russell
  • 27. They Say It's Wonderful » Perry Como
  • 28. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop » Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 29. To Each His Own » Tony Martin
  • 30. You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart » Les Brown
  • 31. Symphony » Benny Goodman
  • 32. Oh! What It Seemed To Be » Charlie Spivak
  • 33. Doin' What Comes Natur'lly » Freddy Martin
  • 34. The Old Lamplighter » Kay Kyser
  • 35. Oh! What It Seemed To Be » Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest
  • 36. Rumors Are Flying » Andrews Sisters & Les Paul Trio
  • 37. Dig You Later A Hubba-Hubba-Hubba » Perry Como
  • 38. Symphony » Jo Stafford
  • 39. To Each His Own » Modernaires & Paula Kelly
  • 40. Sioux City Sue » Bing Crosby
  • 41. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons » The King Cole Trio
  • 42. Managua, Nicaragua » Guy Lombardo
  • 43. How Soon » Vaughn Monroe
  • 44. The Whiffenpoof Song » Bing Crosby
  • 45. Open The Door, Richard » Dusty Fletcher
  • 46. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons » Eddy Howard
  • 47. Golden Earrings » Peggy Lee
  • 48. Ol' Buttermilk Sky » Kay Kyser
  • 1947

  • 01. Near You » Francis Craig
  • 02. Peg O' My Heart » The Harmonicats
  • 03. Heartaches » Ted Weems
  • 04. Linda » Ray Noble & Buddy Clark
  • 05. Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette » Tex Williams
  • 06. I Wish I Didn't Love You So » Vaughn Monroe
  • 07. Peg O' My Heart » The Three Suns
  • 08. Anniversary Song » Al Jolson
  • 09. Near You » Larry Green
  • 10. That's My Desire » Sammy Kaye
  • 11. Ballerina » Vaughn Monroe
  • 12. Mam'selle » Art Lund
  • 13. Managua, Nicaragua » Freddy Martin
  • 14. Chi-Baba Chi-Baba » Perry Como
  • 15. Timtayshun » Red Ingle & Jo Stafford
  • 16. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now » Ted Weems & Perry Como
  • 17. Near You » The Andrews Sisters
  • 18. The Old Lamplighter » Sammy Kaye
  • 19. When You Were Sweet Sixteen » Perry Como
  • 20. How Soon » Jack Owens
  • 21. Too Fat Polka » Arthur Godfrey
  • 22. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder » Eddy Howard
  • 23. My Adobe Hacienda » Eddy Howard
  • 24. Huggin' And Chalkin' » Hoagy Carmichael
  • 25. Ol' Buttermilk Sky » Hoagy Carmichael
  • 25. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons » The King Cole Trio
  • 27. Mam'selle » Dick Haymes
  • 27. You Do » Vaughn Monroe
  • 29. Anniversary Song » Guy Lombardo
  • 30. White Christmas » Bing Crosby
  • 30. Anniversary Song » Dinah Shore
  • 32. Across The Alley From The Alamo » Mills Brothers
  • 33. Civilization Bongo Bongo Bongo » Andrews Sisters & Danny Kaye
  • 34. The Old Lamplighter » Kay Kyser
  • 35. Peg O' My Heart » Art Lund
  • 35. Open The Door, Richard » Count Basie
  • 35. You Do » Margaret Whiting
  • 38. Feudin' And Fightin' » Dorothy Shay
  • 39. Linda » Charlie Spivak
  • 40. Managua, Nicaragua » Guy Lombardo
  • 40. Anniversary Song » Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • 42. The Whiffenpoof Song » Bing Crosby
  • 42. How Soon » Vaughn Monroe
  • 44. Open The Door, Richard » Dusty Fletcher
  • 45. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons » Eddy Howard
  • 46. Ol' Buttermilk Sky » Kay Kyser
  • 46. Golden Earrings » Peggy Lee
  • 1948

  • 01. Twelfth Street Rag » Pee Wee Hunt
  • 02. Manana » Peggy Lee
  • 03. Now Is The Hour » Bing Crosby
  • 04. A Tree In The Meadow » Margaret Whiting
  • 05. My Happiness » Jon & Sondra Steele
  • 06. You Can't Be True, Dear » Ken Griffin & Jerry Wayne
  • 07. Little White Lies » Dick Haymes
  • 08. You Call Everybody Darlin' » Al Trace
  • 09. My Happiness » The Pied Pipers
  • 10. I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover » Art Mooney
  • 11. It's Magic » Doris Day
  • 12. Maybe You'll Be There » Gordon Jenkins
  • 13. Ballerina » Vaughn Monroe
  • 14. Nature Boy » The King Cole Trio
  • 15. Woody Woodpecker » Kay Kyser
  • 16. Love Somebody » Doris Day & Buddy Clark
  • 17. Now Is The Hour » Gracie Fields
  • 18. Beg Your Pardon » Francis Craig
  • 19. You Can't Be True, Dear » Ken Griffin
  • 20. Toolie Oolie Doolie » The Andrews Sisters
  • 21. Buttons & Bows » Dinah Shore
  • 22. Golden Earrings » Peggy Lee
  • 23. Baby Face » Art Mooney
  • 23. Too Fat Polka » Arthur Godfrey
  • 25. My Happiness » Ella Fitzgerald
  • 26. Because » Perry Como
  • 27. Serenade Of The Bells » Sammy Kaye
  • 28. Until » Tommy Dorsey
  • 29. Williams Tell Overture » Spike Jones
  • 30. Beg Your Pardon » Frankie Carle
  • 31. Underneath The Arches » Primo Scala
  • 31. St. Louis Blues March » Tex Beneke
  • 33. On a Slow Boat to China » Kay Kyser
  • 33. Woody Woodpecker » Sportsmen & Mel Blanc
  • 35. I'll Dance at Your Wedding » Ray Noble
  • 36. The Dicky-Bird Song » Freddy Martin
  • 37. I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover » Russ Morgan & Mill Herth
  • 38. How Soon » Vaughn Monroe
  • 39. Serenade Of The Bells » Jo Stafford
  • 1949

  • 01. Riders In The Sky » Vaughn Monroe
  • 02. That Lucky Old Sun » Frankie Laine
  • 03. You're Breaking My Heart » Vic Damone
  • 04. Some Enchanted Evening » Perry Como
  • 05. Slipping Around » Jimmy Wakely & Margaret Whiting
  • 06. I Can Dream, Can't I » The Andrews Sisters & Gordon Jenkins
  • 07. Cruising Down the River » Russ Morgan
  • 08. A Little Bird Told Me » Evelyn Knight
  • 09. Mule Train » Frankie Laine
  • 10. Jealous Heart » Al Morgan
  • 11. Cruising Down The River » The Blue Barron
  • 12. Someday » Vaughn Monroe
  • 13. Again » Gordon Jenkins
  • 14. Forever & Ever » Russ Morgan
  • 15. Forever & Ever » Perry Como
  • 16. Don't Cry, Joe » Gordon Jenkins
  • 17. Room Full Of Roses » Sammy Kaye
  • 18. Far Away Places » Bing Crosby
  • 19. Buttons & Bows » Dinah Shore
  • 20. Galway Bay » Bing Crosby
  • 21. Red Roses For A Blue Lady » Vaughn Monroe
  • 22. So Tired » Russ Morgan
  • 23. Powder Your Face With Sunshine » Evelyn Knight
  • 24. Baby, It's Cold Outside » Johnny Mercer & Margaret Whiting
  • 25. Whispering Hope » Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
  • 26. Careless Hands » Sammy Kaye
  • 27. 'A' You're Adorable » Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters
  • 28. Maybe It's Because » Dick Haymes
  • 29. The Hucklebuck » Tommy Dorsey & Charlie Shavers
  • 30. I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Any More » Gordon Jenkins
Author Comments: 

Year-end chart info is unreliable online. This site has the best lists, in my experience, but they appear to have gone offline, so I'm grabbing info from the Google cache while I can.