List of number-one R&B singles of 1944 (U.S.)

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This list of R&B #1 hits of 1944 in the United States is part of the List of #1 R&B hits (USA).


Issue Date Song Artist Weeks at #1
January 1 "Ration Blues" Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 1 week
January 15 "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 8 weeks*
January 22 "G.I. Jive" Johnny Mercer with Paul Weston And His Orchestra 1 week
March 11 "Solo Flight" Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 1 week
March 25 "Cow-Cow Boogie (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay)" The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald 1 week
April 1 "Main Stem" Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 4 weeks*
April 15 "When My Man Comes Home" Buddy Johnson and His Band 1 week
April 29 "Straighten Up and Fly Right" The Nat King Cole Trio 10 weeks*
July 15 "G.I. Jive" Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 6 weeks*
August 19 "Till Then" The Mills Brothers 1 week
September 2 "Hamp's Boogie Woogie" Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 6 weeks*
September 30 "I'm Lost" Benny Carter and His Orchestra 2 weeks*
October 21 "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" The Nat King Cole Trio 4 weeks
November 18 "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall" The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald 11 weeks*

An asterisk (*) after a song title means that the song lost and then regained the number-one spot.