Top Songs of 1940


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
1402
Quintette du Hot Club de France avec Alix Combelle Nuages
2
2388
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys New San Antonio Rose
3
2885
Duke Ellington Ko-Ko
4
3029
Jimmie Davis You Are My Sunshine
5
3047
Billie Holiday The Man I Love
6
3191
Bill Monroe Mule Skinner Blues
7
3304
Cliff Edwards When You Wish Upon a Star
8
3747
Artie Shaw Star Dust
9
3972
Harry James & His Orchestra feat. Frank Sinatra All or Nothing at All
10
4182
Billie Holiday Body and Soul
11
5255
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra feat. Charlie Christian Seven Come Eleven
12
5406
Artie Shaw Frenesi
13
5704
Duke Ellington Cotton Tail
14
5748
Duke Ellington Harlem Air-Shaft
15
5862
Duke Ellington Concerto for Cootie
16
7488
Édith Piaf L'accordéoniste
17
7705
Sidney Bechet Blues in Thirds
18
7813
Glenn Miller Tuxedo Junction
19
7852
Tommy Dorsey with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers I'll Never Smile Again
20
8253
Duke Ellington Sepia Panorama
21
9384
Erskine Hawkins After Hours
22
9406
Woody Guthrie Tom Joad

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Art Tatum Humoresque
Duke Ellington Never No Lament (Don't Get Around Much Anymore)
Quintette du Hot Club de France Les Yeux noirs
Woody Guthrie Vigilante Man
Paul Robeson Ballad for Americans
Dorival Caymmi O Mar
Glenn Miller Star Dust
Artie Shaw Summit Ridge Drive
Woody Guthrie Do Re Mi
Duke Ellington In a Mellotone
Bukka White Fixin' to Die Blues
Bukka White Parchman Farm Blues
Glenn Miller Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand
Bukka White Special Stream Line