Top Songs of 1945


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
567
Édith Piaf La Vie en rose
2
1080
Charlie Parker Koko
3
1510
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five Caldonia (Boogie) (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)
4
2633
Charles Brown with Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Driftin' Blues
5
2670
Stan Kenton Artistry in Rhythm
6
3154
Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High
7
4676
Joe Liggins The Honeydripper
8
4979
Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts
9
5150
Frank Sinatra Someone to Watch Over Me
10
5326
Dizzy Gillespie Hot House
11
5377
Spike Jones and His City Slickers Cocktails for Two
12
5625
Arthur Smith Guitar Boogie
13
6063
Charles Trenet La Folle complainte
14
6455
Billie Holiday Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
15
6580
Marlene Dietrich Lili Marlene
16
6936
Lester Young These Foolish Things
17
7427
Perry Como Till the End of Time
18
8087
Johnny Otis Harlem Nocturne
19
8215
Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra (vocals Wynonie Harris) Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well
20
8371
Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazz Men Blue Horizon
21
8482
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Strange Things Happening Every Day
22
9366
Woody Herman Apple Honey

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Woody Herman Laura
Stan Kenton with June Christy Tampico
The Pied Pipers Dream
Vaughn Monroe There! I've Said It Again
Frank Sinatra Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Ella Fitzgerald & Delta Rhythm Boys It's Only a Paper Moon
Woody Guthrie Pretty Boy Floyd
Mary Lou Williams Zodiac Suite
Frank Sinatra If I Loved You
Jan Clayton & John Raitt If I Loved You
Jack Guthrie & His Oklahomans Oklahoma Hills
Tommy Dorsey On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dizzy Gillespie with Sarah Vaughan Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
Benny Goodman Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Charlie Barnet Skyliner
Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive