1942 in music

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The Andrew Sisters performing "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree" in 1942.

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1942.

Events[edit]

Albums released[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1942.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby White Christmas 1942 United States US 1940s 1 - Oct 1942, US BB 1 of 1942, US 1 for 11 weeks Oct 1942, Global 1 (50 M sold) - 1942, Oscar in 1942, RYM 1 of 1942, POP 1 of 1942, Europe 2 of the 1940s, RIAA 2, Scrobulate 2 of Christmas, UK 5 - Dec 1977, AFI 5, Norway 6 - Dec 1959, US BB 7 - Dec 1955, Acclaimed 306
2 Glenn Miller Moonlight Cocktail 1942 United States US 1940s 1 - Feb 1942, US 1 for 10 weeks Feb 1942, US BB 6 of 1942, POP 6 of 1942, RYM 18 of 1942, Europe 55 of the 1940s
3 Glenn Miller (I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo 1942 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1942, US 1 for 7 weeks Sep 1942, US BB 10 of 1942, POP 10 of 1942, RYM 41 of 1942, Europe 44 of the 1940s
4 Jimmy Dorsey Tangerine 1942 United States US 1940s 1 - Apr 1942, US 1 for 6 weeks May 1942, US BB 4 of 1942, POP 4 of 1942, Europe 82 of the 1940s
5 Kay Kyser Jingle, Jangle, Jingle 1942 United States US 1940s 1 - Jul 1942, US 1 for 8 weeks Jul 1942, US BB 13 of 1942, POP 21 of 1942, Europe 66 of the 1940s

Top hit records[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

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