1947 in music

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Musicians including Thelonious Monk and Roy Eldridge in New York City in 1947

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1947.

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 1947.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Francis Craig Near You 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Sep 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Sep 1947, US BB 6 of 1947, POP 14 of 1947, Europe 85 of the 1940s, RIAA 355
2 James Baskett Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 1947 United States US BB 1 of 1947, Oscar in 1947, POP 1 of 1947, AFI 47
3 Vaughn Monroe Ballerina 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Nov 1947, US 1 for 10 weeks Dec 1947, US BB 7 of 1947, POP 7 of 1947, Europe 56 of the 1940s
4 Ted Weems Heartaches 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Mar 1947, US 1 for 12 weeks Mar 1947, US BB 11 of 1947, POP 20 of 1947
5 Perry Como Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) 1947 United States US 1940s 1 – Jun 1947, US 1 for 3 weeks Jun 1947, US BB 13 of 1947, POP 21 of 1947

Top hit records[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Llangollen International Eisteddfod - How it Started". Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Retrieved 2012-05-08.