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Subject: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: woops on 02/18/08 at 6:35 pm

I'm not much into swing/big band, but have to say that The Andrews Sisters' "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" is probably the catchiest song from that decade.  8) :D

"Coctails For Two" and "Der Fuehrer's Face" from Spike Jones and The City Slickers also.

I actually watched a video tape featuring WWII song clips, which I've bought some time ago and actually enjoyed several of the songs like "Murder, He Says" from Betty Hutton, "The One I Love" from Lena Horne, and also the mentioned "Cocktails For Two" & "Boogi Woogie Bugle Boy" song.

I originally bought it because it featured the War Bonds ad "Any Bonds Today" featuring Bugs Bunny.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: loki 13 on 02/18/08 at 9:00 pm

I was always partial to "Drum Boogie" by Gene Krupa. A great scene from the movie Ball Of Fire (1941)
has Krupa at the end playing with match sticks....Just incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRjQzSwmEHw

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Nostalgic on 02/21/08 at 10:56 pm

Two that come to mind:

Rum and Coca Cola - Andrews Sisters
The Trolley Song - Judy Garland

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/24/08 at 2:02 pm


Two that come to mind:

Rum and Coca Cola - Andrews Sisters
The Trolley Song - Judy Garland



I was just about to say Rum & Coca Cola.

Others:

In The Mood-Glenn Miller.
Chattanooga Choo Choo-Glenn Miller



I'm sure I will probably think of more later.


Cat 

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/08 at 2:09 pm



I was just about to say Rum & Coca Cola.

Others:

In The Mood-Glenn Miller.
Chattanooga Choo Choo-Glenn Miller



I'm sure I will probably think of more later.


Cat 
Definitely In The Mood, but I have never like when words are put to the tune.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/26/08 at 12:37 pm


Definitely In The Mood, but I have never like when words are put to the tune.



The only words I like is: Da da da da da da da da. lol  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/08 at 12:39 pm



The only words I like is: Da da da da da da da da. lol  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat
I have heard a version where the lyrics for the first line is "Hey Mister (something), what yah doing tonight?"

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/26/08 at 12:41 pm


I have heard a version where the lyrics for the first line is "Hey Mister (something), what yah doing tonight?"



Don't remember hearing that nor do I really want to.



Cat

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/08 at 12:41 pm



Don't remember hearing that nor do I really want to.



Cat
Maybe it was a British release.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: midnite on 02/26/08 at 10:46 pm

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B) (1941) by The Andrews Sisters.  I consider this a catchy little diddy.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/08 at 2:14 am


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B) (1941) by The Andrews Sisters.   I consider this a catchy little diddy.
Someone recently released a song that was based on this song.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/27/08 at 12:39 pm


Someone recently released a song that was based on this song.



Bette Midler did a rendition of that song back in the late '70s-early '80s. And it was quite good, too.



Cat

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/27/08 at 12:40 pm

I love the Andrews Sisters!

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Paul on 02/27/08 at 3:34 pm

This song was not originally from the 1940s (I think it dates back a good decade before then...)

But this performance is from 1946, when this guy was nearly 50! Just watch and marvel...

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: woops on 02/27/08 at 8:47 pm

"The Trolley Song" :D

Recently bought 2 CDs featuring songs from the 1940's 8)

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: MrCleveland on 02/28/08 at 12:38 pm

"Moonlight Seranade" by Glen Miller.

Any good Sinatra songs from the 40's?

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Spirit of 76 on 03/09/08 at 9:52 pm

I think this is from the 40's but I put forward two songs in the movie "Casablanca" - Knock on Wood" and a kiss is just a kiss.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/08 at 4:51 am


I think this is from the 40's but I put forward two songs in the movie "Casablanca" - Knock on Wood" and a kiss is just a kiss.
When I saw Casablanca at a screening the audience were almost humming along to the melodies.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/10/08 at 1:02 pm


I think this is from the 40's but I put forward two songs in the movie "Casablanca" - Knock on Wood" and a kiss is just a kiss.



The song is not called "a kiss is just a kiss". It is called "As Time Goes By" and it is truly a timeless song. And no one does it any better than Dooley Wilson (who sang it in the movie).



Cat

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/08 at 7:01 am


Someone recently released a song that was based on this song.
The song I was thinking of is Candyman by Christina Aguilera

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: gibbo on 03/14/08 at 8:57 am


I have heard a version where the lyrics for the first line is "Hey Mister (something), what yah doing tonight?"


That would be " Hey Mr MISTER, what yah doing tonight?"

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/08 at 8:58 am


That would be " Hey Mr MISTER, what yah doing tonight?"
...or  " Hey Mr MISTER, what yah doing all night?"

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Shacks Train on 06/25/08 at 6:30 am

A lot of music from that era is "timeless".....How much of the current stuff of today can live up to that test???The songs of the older generations were pretty much non threatening type stuff as the cuture of the time seemed to be all on the same page......Untill the 50s did music seem to split into seperate catagories...Those that liked rock & those that hated devil music..... ;D ;D...In the 70s a trip to the record store .you would see things like "Classic Rock"etc.......Try as hard as they do "Rap" will be the forgotten one there.(can't spelll crap without rap)& most of the Mariah Carey "flavor of the week CDs"& similar bands of her venue.....

Music as a general sounding board for how society functions.....The 40s were troubled times , but everyone stuck togeather! :)
50s were happy times as well but musically divided :( >:(
60s were the times of self expression ::)
70s were a mixed bag & crappy disco clothes 8-P
80s were the music explosion....(never to be equalled again!) :D :D :D
90s.??????? :-\\
00s not many milestones here :-X :-X

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/08/08 at 12:26 pm

God Bless The Child ~ Billie Holiday

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Tia on 08/08/08 at 12:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAY2QFZi_IU&feature=related

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 08/09/08 at 7:55 pm

Anything by Bing Crosby

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: nally on 01/28/09 at 11:01 am


Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (from Company B) (1941) by The Andrews Sisters.   I consider this a catchy little diddy.

That's one I seemed to enjoy when I was little. :)

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/29/09 at 6:43 pm

Everything from the Andrews Sisters.

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: 90steen on 02/01/09 at 7:25 pm

Don't sit under the apple tree, with anyone else but me. Anyone else but me, anyone else but me :D

Subject: Re: Catchiest Songs From the 1940's

Written By: ninny on 02/02/09 at 5:15 am

Sentimental Journey- Harry James
In The Mood - Glenn Miller
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller
Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington

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