1943 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1943.

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 1943.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 The Mills Brothers Paper Doll 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943, US 1 for 12 weeks Nov 1943, US BB 3 of 1943, Europe 3 of the 1940s, POP 4 of 1943, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1943, RYM 42 of 1942, RIAA 272, Acclaimed 1486
2 Bing Crosby Sunday, Monday or Always 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943, US 1 for 7 weeks Sep 1943, Europe 13 of the 1940s, US BB 14 of 1943, POP 14 of 1943, RYM 28 of 1943
3 Al Dexter & His Troopers Pistol Packin' Mama 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Aug 1943, US 1 for 1 weeks Oct 1943, US BB 15 of 1943, POP 15 of 1943, Europe 86 of the 1940s, Acclaimed 1658
4 Glenn Miller That Old Black Magic 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Mar 1943, US 1 for 1 weeks May 1943, US BB 8 of 1943, POP 8 of 1943, RYM 11 of 1943
5 Harry James I've Heard That Song Before 1943 United States US 1940s 1 - Dec 1942, US 1 for 13 weeks Mar 1943, US BB 7 of 1943, POP 7 of 1943, RYM 29 of 1943

Top hit records[edit]

Clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman in 1943
Trumpeter and bandleader Harry James, 1943

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

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