List of Billboard number-one singles of 1944

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1944 according to The Billboard. Prior to the creation of the Billboard Hot 100, The Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1944, the following two all-genre national singles charts were published:

  • National Best Selling Retail Records – ranked the highest-selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the United States.
  • Most Played Juke Box Records (introduced January 8) – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States, as reported by machine operators.

Shown are the songs that topped the National Best Selling Retail Records and Most Played Juke Box Records charts in 1944.

Issue date National Best Selling Retail Records Most Played Juke Box Records Ref.
January 1 "Paper Doll"
The Mills Brothers
[1]
January 8 "Paper Doll"
The Mills Brothers
[2]
January 15 "Shoo-Shoo Baby"
The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
[3]
January 22 [4]
January 29 "My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?)"
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra with Eugenie Baird
[5]
February 5 [6]
February 12 [7]
February 19 [8]
February 26 [9]
March 4 "Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)"
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen
[10]
March 11 [11]
March 18 "Mairzy Doats"
The Merry Macs
[12]
March 25 [13]
April 1 [14]
April 8 [15]
April 15 [16]
April 22 "It's Love-Love-Love"
Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians with Skip Nelson and the Lombardo Trio
"Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)"
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen
[17]
April 29 "San Fernando Valley"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[18]
May 6 "I Love You"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[19]
May 13 [20]
May 20 [21]
May 27 "I Love You"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[22]
June 3 "San Fernando Valley"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[23]
June 10 "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)"
Harry James and His Orchestra with Dick Haymes
"I Love You"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[24]
June 17 "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)"
Harry James and His Orchestra with Dick Haymes
[25]
June 24 [26]
July 1 "I'll Be Seeing You"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[27]
July 8 "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)"
Harry James and His Orchestra with Dick Haymes
[28]
July 15 "I'll Be Seeing You"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
[29]
July 22 [30]
July 29 "G. I. Jive"
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
[31]
August 5 "Swinging on a Star"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra and the Williams Brothers Quartet
[32]
August 12 [33]
August 19 "Swinging on a Star"
Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra and the Williams Brothers Quartet
[34]
August 26 [35]
September 2 [36]
September 9 [37]
September 16 [38]
September 23 [39]
September 30 [40]
October 7 "You Always Hurt the One You Love"
The Mills Brothers
[41]
October 14 "I'll Walk Alone"
Dinah Shore
"(There'll Be a) Hot Time in the Town of Berlin (When the Yanks Go Marching In)"
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
[42]
October 21 "You Always Hurt the One You Love"
The Mills Brothers
[43]
October 28 [44]
November 4 "I'll Walk Alone"
Dinah Shore
[45]
November 11 [46]
November 18 [47]
November 25 "You Always Hurt the One You Love"
The Mills Brothers
"I'll Walk Alone"
Dinah Shore
[48]
December 2 "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
[49]
December 9 "I'm Making Believe"
The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
[50]
December 16 "Don't Fence Me In"
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
[51]
December 23 "Don't Fence Me In"
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
[52]
December 30 [53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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