4CD Set: GVC4001

BC: 827565060047


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BRITISH HIT SINGLES - January 1940 - December 1949

104 #1 BEST SELLING 78s OF THE 1940s

CD1 1. VERA LYNN We’ll Meet Again 2. JUDY GARLAND Over The Rainbow 3. CONNIE BOSWELL & BING CROSBY An Apple For The Teacher 4. THE ANDREWS SISTERS & BING CROSBY Ciribiribin 5. THE ANDREW SISTERS Begin The Beguine 6. BING CROSBY If I Had My Way 7. CONNIE BOSWELL & BING CROSBY Between 18th And 19th On Chestnut Street 8. DEANNA DURBIN Amapola 9. BING CROSBY Maybe 10. THE INK SPOTS Coquette 11. BING CROSBY April Played The Fiddle 12. BING CROSBY Meet The Sun Halfway 13. THE INK SPOTS Bless You 14. THE INK SPOTS Whispering Grass 15. THE ANDREWS SISTERS Pennsylvania 65000 16. BING CROSBY Only Forever 17. INK SPOTS I’ll Never Smile Again 18.THE INK SPOTS We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) 19. DEANNA DURBIN Waltzing In The Clouds 20. DEANNA DURBIN It’s Foolish But It’s Fun 21. BING CROSBY & JOHNNY MERCER Mr. Meadow Lark 22. INK SPOTS Do I Worry? 23. BING CROSBY Dolores 24. VERA LYNN Yours (Quiereme Mucho) 25. BING CROSBY You And I 26. BING CROSBY & JACK TEAGARDEN & MARY MARTIN The Waiter And The Porter And The Upstairs Maid.

CD3 1. BING CROSBY I’ll Be Seeing You 2. BING CROSBY Long Ago And Far Away 3. HARRIET COHEN The Cornish Rhapsody (Pt1) 4. BING CROSBY Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra! (That’s An Irish Lullaby) 5. BING CROSBY & THE ANDREWS SISTERS Don’t Fence Me In 6. JUDY GARLAND The Trolley Song 7. ETHEL SMITH Tico Tico 8. BING CROSBY & THE ANDREWS SISTERS Ac Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive 9. FRANK SINATRA Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week) 10. JUDY GARLAND Meet Me In St. Louis 11. BING CROSBY More And More 12. BING CROSBY You Belong To My Heart 13. FRANK SINATRA I Begged Her 14. LOU PREAGER Cruising Down The River 15. BING CROSBY June Comes Around Every Year 16. FRANK SINATRA Nancy (With The Laughing Face) 17. FRANK SINATRA These Foolish Things 18. BING CROSBY On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe 19. BING CROSBY It’s Been A Long Long Time 20. THE ANDREWS SISTERS Money Is The Root Of All Evil (Take It Away, Take It Away, Take It Away 21. FRANK SINATRA Homesick ‘That’s All’ 22. BING CROSBY Sioux City Sue 23. BING CROSBY Day By Day 24. FRANK SINATRA Five Minutes More 25. BING CROSBY McNamara’s Band 26. AL JOLSON Swanee.

CD2 1. BING CROSBY Do You Care? 2. BING CROSBY & MURIEL LANE The Whistler’s Mother-In-Law 3. BING CROSBY You Are My Sunshine 4. VERA LYNN (There’ll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover 5. BING CROSBY Deep In The Heart Of Texas 6. BING CROSBY Humpty Dumpty Heart 7. THE INK SPOTS Someone’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat 8. BING CROSBY Be Careful It’s My Heart 9. THE INK SPOTS Who Wouldn’t Love You 10. BING CROSBY Moonlight Becomes You 11.THE INK SPOTS Ev’ry Night About This Time 12. JUDY GARLAND That Old Black Magic 13. BING CROSBY I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes 14. BING CROSBY Be Honest With Me 15. VERA LYNN You’ll Never Know 16. THE MILLS BROTHERS Paper Doll 17. BING CROSBY If I Had My Way 18. VERA LYNN It Can’t Be Wrong 19. BING CROSBY Sunday, Monday, Or Always 20. BING CROSBY AND THE ANDREWS SISTERS Pistol Packin’ Mama 21. THE ANDREWS SISTERS Shoo Shoo Baby 22. FRANK SINATRA A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening 23. FRANK SINATRA All Or Nothing 24. ANNE SHELTON Lili Marlene 25. FRANK SINATRA You’ll Never Know 26. BING CROSBY San Fernando Valley.

CD4 1. VAUGHN MONROE There, I’ve Said It Again 2. BING CROSB Temptation 3. AL JOLSON Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 4. PHIL HARRIS Dark Town Poker Club 5. FRANK SINATRA Stella By Starlight 6. GRACIE FIELDS Now Is The Hour 7. THE CHARLES WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA The Dream Of Olwen 8. AL JOLSON My Mammy 9. THE ANDREWS SISTERS Near You 10. FRANCIS CRAIG Near You 11. BING CROSBY Galway Bay 12. DANNY KAYE Ballin’ The Jack 13. RUSS MORGAN So Tired 14. TONY MARTIN Tenement Symphony 15. AL JOLSON Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo’bye) 16. KEN GRIFFIN The Cuckoo Waltz 17. ETHEL SMITH The Green Cockatoo 18. PEE WEE HUNT Twelfth Street Rag 19. AL JOLSON Is It True What They Say About Dixie 20. NAT KING COLE Nature Boy 21. NAT KING COLE Portrait Of Jennie 22. AL JOLSON I Only Have Eyes For You 23. DORIS DAY Again 24. BING CROSBY The Last Mile Home 25. ANTON KARAS The Harry Lime Theme 26. AL MORGAN Jealous Heart.




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Released to coincide with the newly published “THE BRITISH HIT SINGLESThe Missing Charts - A 300 page hardback book listing the week by week Top 30 charts from January 1940 - October 1952. Now many years after the event, these Missing Charts represent the first meaningful attempt to provide a fascinating insight into the records which British consumers were buying before the birth of the first ‘official’ charts in 1952.Based on actual sales to retailers