List of Billboard number-one singles of 1945

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1945 according to The Billboard. Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week. In 1945, the following three charts were produced:

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

Shown is a list of songs that topped the Best-Selling Retail Records chart.

NOTE: In the 10 February and 17 November 1945 issues, there was a tie for the best-selling record for that week.

Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
January 6 "Don't Fence Me In" Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
January 13
January 20
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 10 "Rum and Coca-Cola" The Andrews Sisters
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7 "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" Les Brown and His Orchestra
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26 "Sentimental Journey"
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28 "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe" Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15 "Till the End of Time" Perry Como
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17 "Chickery Chick" Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
November 24 "It's Been a Long, Long Time" Harry James and His Orchestra
December 1
December 8 Bing Crosby with The Les Paul Trio
December 15 "Chickery Chick" Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra
December 22 "It's Been a Long, Long Time" Harry James and His Orchestra
December 29 "Chickery Chick" Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra

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