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100 Greatest Songs From 1947

Criteria: - These records were chosen and ranked based on their initial & lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Edited By: Adam
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Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

No. Song Artist
Greatest Songs '40s
Greatest Artists '40s
Popular Songs '40s


T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker


Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson







Frankie Laine






Dusty Fletcher
Dusty Fletcher


Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee


Bull Moose Jackson
Bull Moose Jackson


Tex Williams


Eddie Vinson
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
1 Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) T-Bone Walker
2 Move On Up A Little Higher Mahalia Jackson
3 Blue Moon Of Kentucky Bill Monroe
4 Open The Door Richard Dusty Fletcher / Louis Jordan / Count Basie
5 Merry Christmas Baby Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
6 Move It On Over Hank Williams
7 Jack, You're Dead! Louis Jordan
8 Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette) Tex Williams
9 King Size Papa Julia Lee
10 I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You) Savannah Churchill
11 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan
12 La Vie En Rose Edith Piaf
13 Good Rockin' Tonight Roy Brown
14 Blow Top Blues Lionel Hampton (Dinah Washington)
15 'Round Midnight Thelonius Monk
16 Ol' Man River Ravens
17 Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) Red Ingle (Jo Stafford)
18 Snatch It And Grab (Opportunity Knocks But Once) Julia Lee
19 That's All Right Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
20 Peg O' My Heart Three Suns / Harmonicats
21 A Sunday Kind Of Love Claude Thornhill (Fran Warren) / Jo Stafford
22 Near You Francis Craig
23 Texas And Pacific Louis Jordan
24 Ole Maid Boogie Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
25 Since I Fell For You Paul Gayten (Annie Laurie)
26 I Love You, Yes I Do Bull Moose Jackson
27 Pretty Mama Blues Ivory Joe Hunter
28 Blues For The Red Boy Todd Rhodes
29 Linda Ray Noble (Buddy Clark)
30 Write Me A Letter Ravens
31 Feudin' & Fightin' Dorothy Shay / Jo Stafford
32 Bobby Sox Blues Roosevelt Sykes
33 That's My Desire Hadda Brooks
34 Kidney Stew Blues Eddy "Cleanhead" Vinson
35 Sneaky Pete Bull Moose Jackson
36 Mañana Peggy Lee
37 New Orleans Blues Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
38 Wrapped Up In A Dream Do, Ray, & Me
39 Save The Bones For Henry Jones Johnny Mercer & The King Cole Trio
40 I Know What You're Putting Down Louis Jordan
41 Ebony Rhapsody Rosetta Howard
42 Dizzy Atmosphere Dizzy Gillespie
43 I'll Hold You In My Heart (Til I Can Hold You In My Arms) Eddy Arnold
44 Ballerina Vaughn Monroe
45 Golden Earrings Peggy Lee
46 One O'Clock Boogie Count Basie
47 Jole Blon (New Pretty Blonde) Moon Mullican / Red Foley
48 Early Autumn Claude Thornhill
49 Serenade Of The Bells Jo Stafford
50 Sixteen Tons Merle Travis
51 Sugar Moon Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
52 Auld Lang Syne Guy Lombardo
53 Heartaches Harry James (Marion Morgan) / Jimmy Dorsey (Bob Carroll & Dee Parker) / Eddy Howard
54 Cadillac Boogie Jimmy Liggins
55 Red Top Gene Ammons
56 It's A Sin Eddy Arnold
57 Thrill Me Roy Milton (Camille Howard)
58 You Do Margaret Whiting / Dinah Shore
59 I'll Get Along Somehow Julia Lee
60 Guilty Ella Fitzgerald
61 Never Trust A Woman Tex Williams
62 Blow Mr. Jackson Joe Liggins
63 For You Ravens
64 Across The Alley From The Alamo Mills Brothers
66 I Ain't Mad at You Count Basie (Taps Miller)
66 Fool That I Am Ravens
67 Barnyard Boogie Louis Jordan
68 I Like 'Em Fat Like That Louis Jordan
69 Hawk's Boogie Erskine Hawkins
70 So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Merle Travis
71 True Blues Roy Milton
72 Rootie Tootie Hank Williams
73 Look Out Louis Jordan
74 Don't You Think I Ought To Know Bill Johnson (Gus Gordon)
75 True.. Paul Gayten
76 Teardrops In My Heart Sons of the Pioneers
77 Canned Heat Chet Atkins
78 What I'll Do King Cole Trio
79 Signed, Sealed, And Delivered Cowboy Copas
80 Early In The Mornin' Louis Jordan
81 Cigareetes, Whusky, And Wild Women Sons of the Pioneers
82 The Lady From 29 Palms Freddy Martin / Andrews Sisters
83 Sweater Than The Flowers Moon Mullican
84 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It "T" Texas Tyler
85 Bubbles In My Beer Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
86 He'll Understand And Say Well Done Four Knights
87 Cocaine Blues Billy Hughes
88 Lollipop Mama Roy Brown / Clarence Samuels
89 You Sure Look Good To Me Big Three Trio
90 Ask Anyone Who Knows Ink Spots
91 Sally Zu-Zazz Joe Turner
92 Hurry On Down Nellie Lutcher
93 What Is Life Without Love Eddy Arnold
94 Moose On The Loose Bull Moose Jackson
95 Rockin' The House Memphis Slim
96 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Harlem Version) Stick McGhee
97 Dark As A Dungeon Merle Travis
98 Guitar In My Hand Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
99 Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) Louis Prima
100 Miss Fanny Brown Roy Brown
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Big Legs Gene Phillips
102 Dream Dream Dream Mills Brothers
103 Mighty, Mighty Man Roy Brown
104 Changeable Woman Blues Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown)
105 Blow Illinois Blow Illinois Jacquet
106 He's A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher
107 Free Eats Count Basie
108 Fare Thee Well, Deacon Jones, Fare Thee Well Bull Moose Jackson
109 Meet Me At No Special Place King Cole Trio
110 The Wildest Gal In Town Hugo Winterhalter (Billy Eckstine)
111 That's What I Like About The West Tex Williams
112 Tenderly Sarah Vaughan
113 Blues With A Feeling Jack McVea (Rabon Tarrant)
114 God Don't Like It Sister Rosetta Tharpe
115 Wyoming Dick Jurgens (Jimmy Castle & Al Galante)
116 Don't Look Now (But Your Broken Heart Is Showing) Ernest Tubb
117 High Cost Low Pay Blues Ivory Joe Hunter
118 Let Me Play With Your Poodle Lightnin' Hopkins
119 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry
120 Chicago Boogie Five Blazers
Adam's choice - An unheralded great record from 1947
* Polkadots And Moonbeams Claude Thornhill
Bruce's choice - An unheralded great record from 1947
* Jammin' Down In Town Ivory Joe Hunter




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