List of Billboard number-one singles of 1944

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1944 according to The Billboard. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1944, the following two charts were published:

  • Best Selling Retail Records – ranked the biggest selling singles in retail stores, as reported by merchants surveyed throughout the country.
  • Most Played Juke Box Records – ranked the most played songs in jukeboxes across the United States.

Shown are the songs that topped the Best Selling Retail Records chart in 1944.

Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
January 1 "Paper Doll" Mills Brothers
January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29 "My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart)" Glen Gray and His Orchestra
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 4 "Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)" Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
March 11
March 18
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22 "It's Love-Love-Love" Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra
April 29
May 6 "I Love You" Bing Crosby
May 13
May 20
May 27
June 3
June 10 "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)" Harry James and His Orchestra
June 17
June 24
July 1 "I'll Be Seeing You" Bing Crosby
July 8 "I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)" Harry James and His Orchestra
July 15 "I'll Be Seeing You" Bing Crosby
July 22
July 29
August 5 "Swinging on a Star"
August 12
August 19
August 26
September 2
September 9
September 16
September 23
September 30
October 7 "You Always Hurt the One You Love" Mills Brothers
October 14 "I'll Walk Alone" Dinah Shore
October 21 "You Always Hurt the One You Love" Mills Brothers
October 28
November 4 "I'll Walk Alone" Dinah Shore
November 11
November 18
November 25 "You Always Hurt the One You Love" Mills Brothers
December 2
December 9 "I'm Making Believe" The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
December 16
December 23 "Don't Fence Me In" Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
December 30

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