- Dearly Beloved, ranked: 9
- When the Lights Go On Again, ranked: 5
- Moonlight Becomes You, ranked: 4
- Mr Five by Five, ranked: 7
- Why Don’t You Fall in Love With Me, ranked: 3
- White Christmas, ranked: 2. After topping the charts, this tune slips a little. I think it could also have something to do with the fact that Christmas had just passed by.
- There Are Such Things, ranked: 1
PS: War songs have been a trend on the charts through this time in history, and there’s still plenty of war left in the future of these folks. Even so, can you tell that sometimes that kind of thing just wears you down, no matter how popular it may be? For example, the way the show opens with a bang to the lead song, but pretty much plays a shortened version of it.
PPS: If you check the archives, you might find the previous shows I posted in this series. How many songs have been steady chart toppers over the previous couple months in 1942 and early 1943? War songs, love songs, ballads, others? How about using my comment form to drop me a line to tell me?
PPPS: You know, in the light of the war, and the hrrific situation of sending the nations young men to face the harshness of battlefields, even the love songs have a war time significance. Saying those final goodbyes to a loved one, meeting a gal just before being sent over there, and an uncertain future. Hoping that you’ll come home alive, or even in one piece, and wondering what changes the future holds after the war endds, whenever that may be. Will we be the same people, think the same thoughts as we did going into this? Will our philosophies and ethics change? All we know is what’s happening right now, so let’s make the best of the time.