1947 Music – Pop Standards and Artists

1947 Pop Standards and Artists

Woody Guthrie
This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in 1940 as a critical response to Irving Berlin’s God Bless America. Guthrie had some communist ideologies and the song was originally titled “God Bless America For Me”. He rewrote the lyrics more than once and the song became an American Folksong. This Land Is Your Land was not officially published until 1945 and then only in a small mimeographed booklet. In less than 20 years the song would be used in American school music programs. In 2002 the song was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Dinah Shore
The Anniversary Song
The song is actually called “Waves of the Danube” and was written by Iosif Ivanovici in 1880. In 1946 Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin published the song as their own, adding lyrics in English, and this is the song that would become a hit. The song is often confused with the Anniversary Waltz, but it is a completely different piece.

Frank Sinatra
Always was originally written by Irving Berlin in 1925 as a gift for his wife. He also gave her the royalties. This song is a timeless romantic piece that celebrates a love that will never go away. This would be the second time the song would hit the charts since it was first written.

Dick Haymes
How Are Things In Glocca Morra
Finian’s Rainbow is a Broadway musical that tells the story of an Irish man and his daughter who travel to Ireland from America in order to bury a pot of gold that had been stolen from a leprechaun. Finian wants to bury the gold next to Fort Knox to make it grow. The leprechaun follows Finian to get his gold back and the story explodes. How Are Things In Glocca Morra is a song Finian’s daughter Sharon sings about her longing for her Irish home.

Bing Crosby
The Whiffenpoof Song
The Whiffenpoof song is actually the closing song of Yale College’s Whiffenpoofs, an acapella music group. The song was written in 1909 and became popular in the twenties when it was recorded by Rudy Vallee. But would make another hit when Crosby recorded it in 1947. The song did not stop in its popularity there but would continue to be used in movies and television shows.

Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Ethel Merman introduced this song in Annie Get Your Gun in 1945. Written by Irving Berlin the song would become the unofficial anthem of aspiring stage stars everywhere. There’s No Business Like Show Business could well be considered Merman’s signature song, though, some would argue that Everything’s Coming Up Roses could also vie for that title. The song would also become the title of a movie musical whose cast included Ethel Merman, Dan Daly, Donald O’Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, and Marylin Monroe.

Top Artists and Songs 1947

Al Jolson
Anniversary Song
Andrews Sisters and Danny Kaye
Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
Andrews Sisters
Near You
Art Lund
Arthur Godfrey
Too Fat Polka (I Don’t Want Her You can Have Her She’s Too Fat For Me)
Benny Goodman
A Gal in Calico
Betty Hutton
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
Bill Wills and his Texas Playboys
Sugar Moon
Bill Monroe
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
There’s No Business Like Show Business!
Bing Crosby
Anniversary Song
The Wiffenpoof Song
Blue Barron
You Were Only Fooling
Buddy Clark
I’ll Dance At Your Wedding
Peg O’ My Heart
Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra
A Sunday Kind of Love
Count Basie
Open the Door, Richard!
Dick Farney
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
Dick Haymes
How Are Things In Glocca Morra
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
Dinah Shore
Anniversary Song
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Dizzy Gillespie
Dorothy Shay
Feudin’ and Fightin’
Dusty Fletcher
Open the Door, Richard
Eddie Arnold
I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder
Eddie Vinson
Old Maid Boogie
Francis Craig Orchestra
Near You
Frank Sinatra
Time After Time
Frankie Laine
That’s My Desire
Freddy Martin
Managua, Nicaragua
Guy Lombardo
Anniversary Song
Managua, Nicaragua
Hank Williams
Move It On Over
Hoagy Carmichael
Huggin And Chalkin
Jack McVea and his Band
Open The Door, Richard!
James Baskett
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats
Peg O’ My Heart
Jo Stafford
Serenade Of The Bells
Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends
38. (Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch and Grab It
Lester Young
Jumpin’ With Symphony
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Boogie Woogie Blue Plate
Open The Door, Richard!
Texas and Pacific
Louis Prima
Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo)
Mahalia Jackson
Move On Up A Little Higher
Margaret Whiting
Merle Travis
So Round, So Firm, So Fully packed
Nat ‘King’ Cole
There! I’ve Said It Again
Paul Weston
Peggy Lee
Golden Earrings
Perry Como
Ch-Baba Chi-Baba )My Bambino Goes To Sleep)
I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Ray Noble
Red Foley
New Pretty Blonde (Jole Blon)
Red Ingle and The Natural Seven
Temptation (Tim-Tayshun)
Sammy Kaye
Serenade of the Bells
That’s My Desire
Savannah Churchill and The Sentimentalists
I Wanna Be Loved (But Only By You)
T-Bone Walker Quintet
Stormy Monday
Ted Weems
Tex Williams and the Western Caravan
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
The Charioteers
Open The Door, Richard!
The Mills Brothers
Across The Alley From The Alamo
The Three Flames
Open The Door, Richard!
The Three Suns
Peg O My Heart
Vaughn Monroe
I Wish I Didn’t Love You So
Woody Guthrie
This Land Is Your Land
Wynonie Harris
There’s Good Rockin Tonight