Wartime Songs

Find out as much as you can about wartime songs.

Why were they important? How did they help people?

Who were some famous singers during the 1940s? What facts can you find out about them?

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25 thoughts on “Wartime Songs

  1. Mainly the top hits were jazz ,swing or big dance music . These are some of the top songs in the charts :
    Run Rabbit Run – Sung by Flanagan and Allen (1939)
    There’ll Always Be An England Sung by Vera Lynn.
    We’ll Meet Again Sung By Vera Lynn


  2. Americans adopted radio and long playing records en masse.By 1940, 96.2% of Northeastern American urban households had raido.The lowest American demographic to embrace mass distributed music, Southern rural families, still had 1 radio for every two households.Similar adoption rates of electronically mass distributed music occurred in Europe.Similar adoption rates of electronically mass distributed music occurred in Europe. During the Nazi rule, radio ownership in Germany rose from 4 to 16 million households.


  3. I found out that a song was written on my birthday and it is called I’ll never smile again it makes me feel happy in a way but a little sad as well!


  4. In march and April the best number one song was Glenn miller in the mood on 1940.Glenn miller had his own orchestra and they did just music.90,671 views
    569 likes, 17 dislikes
    Glenn Miller – In The Mood and I had the woodpecker song from Glenn miller
    Glenn miller is important because he was the first pop music superstar. He helped people be happy and get them dancing. Glenn miller disappeared and people were set out to find him.


  5. “South of the Border” is a popular song describing a trip to Mexico, written by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr and published in 1939 for the film of the same name starring country star Gene Autry.[1]

    In the lyrics, a man looks back with regret and pain for having lied to the woman he can’t forget (“…and now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray…”) and returned for too late, just as she was preparing for marriage. The lyric is in juxtaposition with the music, which swings with syncopated joy.[citation needed]


  6. During the world war people sang songs to make them happy or you can say lighted up their spirit ! If anyone was upset a song would always cheer them up.

    Vera Lynn made a very famous song called We’ll Meet Again in February. In the 1940 Vera Lynn was a great, popular singer whilst the world war 2. She was born in March 20, 1917 and now she is 97 years old.


  7. Wartime songs were important because they encouraged soldiers to not be worried or scared about the war.In march 1940 the hottest song was south of border by joe loss orchestra.


  8. Most songs were meant to encourage people to never give up and always have a smile even though there is a war going on.
    The song “Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover” was a hit for Dame Vera Lynn in 1941. In the song there is reference made to a little boy.
    Bing Crosby recorded this Irving Berlin song in 1942. It became a smash hit and remains to this day one of the most popular holiday tunes ever written.


  9. Vera Lynn made a song called The White Cliff of Doves.

    Vera Lynn is age 97 and was born in March 20 1917.

    Vera Lynn made an album called ” We Meet Again” and a mood for love.

    By Musa Idriss


  10. Glenn miller was singer in 1940 he made a song called Elmer’s tune in December 20th and on the 27th December also in1940 called Chattanooga Choo Choo. This singer made people feel happy.


  11. This article is about the US number-one songs chart held during the 1940s.
    Billboard number-one singles chart (which preceded the Billboard Hot 100 chart), which was updated weekly by the Billboard magazine, was the main singles chart of the American music industry since 1940 and until the Billboard Hot 100 chart was established in 1958.Most Played by Jockeys (debuted February 1945) – ranked the most played songs on United States radio stations, as reported by radio disc jockeys and radio stations.


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