List of Billboard number-one singles of 1942

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This is a list of number-one songs in the United States during the year 1942 according to The Billboard.

The National Best Selling Retail Records chart was the first to poll retailers nationwide on record sales. The chart was billed as a "trade service feature," based on the "10 best selling records of the past week" at a selection of national retailers from New York to Los Angeles.

Shown is a list of songs that topped the National Best Selling Retail Records chart in 1942.

Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
January 3 "Chattanooga Choo Choo" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Tex Beneke and the Four Modernaires [1]
January 10 [2]
January 17 [3]
January 24 [4]
January 31 [5]
February 7 "A String of Pearls" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra [6]
February 14 "Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)" Woody Herman and His Orchestra with Woody Herman [7]
February 21 "A String of Pearls" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra [8]
February 28 "Moonlight Cocktail" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Ray Eberle and the Modernaires [9]
March 7 [10]
March 14 [11]
March 21 [11]
March 28 [12]
April 4 [13]
April 11 [14]
April 18 [15]
April 25 [16]
May 2 [17]
May 9 "Tangerine" Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell [18]
May 16 [19]
May 23 [20]
May 30 [21]
June 6 [22]
June 13 [23]
June 20 "Sleepy Lagoon" Harry James and His Orchestra [24]
June 27 [25]
July 4 [26]
July 11 [27]
July 18 "Jingle Jangle Jingle" Kay Kyser and His Orchestra with Harry Babbitt, Julie Conway and the Group [28]
July 25 [29]
August 1 [30]
August 8 [31]
August 15 [32]
August 22 [33]
August 29 [34]
September 5 [35]
September 12 "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton and the Modernaires [36]
September 19 [37]
September 26 [38]
October 3 [39]
October 10 [40]
October 17 [41]
October 24 [42]
October 31 "White Christmas" Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra [43]
November 7 [44]
November 14 [45]
November 21 [46]
November 28 [47]
December 5 [48]
December 12 [49]
December 19 [50]
December 26 [51]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending December 26, 1941". The Billboard. 54 (1): 12. 3 January 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending January 2, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (2): 12. 10 January 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending January 9, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (3): 10. 17 January 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending January 16, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (4): 11. 24 January 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending January 23, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (5): 10. 31 January 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending January 30, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (6): 24. 7 February 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending February 6, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (7): 24. 14 February 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending February 13, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (8): 22. 21 February 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending February 20, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (9): 22. 28 February 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending February 27, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (10): 22. 7 March 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending March 13, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (12): 22. 21 March 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending March 20, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (13): 16. 28 March 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending March 27, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (14): 22. 4 April 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending April 3, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (15): 21. 11 April 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending April 10, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (16): 21. 18 April 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending April 17, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (17): 22. 25 April 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending April 24, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (18): 22. 2 May 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  18. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending May 1, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (19): 24. 9 May 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending May 8, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (20): 24. 16 May 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending May 15, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (21): 22. 23 May 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending May 22, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (22): 22. 30 May 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  22. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending May 29, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (23): 22. 6 June 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  23. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending June 5, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (24): 22. 13 June 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  24. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending June 12, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (25): 22. 20 June 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending June 19, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (26): 22. 27 June 1942. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending June 25, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (27): 22. 4 July 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  27. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending July 3, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (28): 22. 11 July 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  28. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending July 10, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (29): 20. 18 July 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  29. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending July 17, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (30): 24. 25 July 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  30. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending July 24, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (31): 22. 1 August 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  31. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending July 31, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (32): 22. 8 August 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  32. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending August 7, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (33): 20. 15 August 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  33. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending August 14, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (34): 24. 22 August 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  34. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending August 21, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (35): 20. 29 August 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  35. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending August 28, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (36): 22. 5 September 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  36. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending September 4, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (36): 22. 12 September 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  37. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending September 10, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (37): 22. 19 September 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  38. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending September 18, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (39): 20. 26 September 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  39. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending September 25, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (40): 20. 3 October 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  40. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending October 2, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (41): 22. 10 October 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  41. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending October 8, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (42): 22. 17 October 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  42. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending October 15, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (43): 24. 24 October 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  43. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending October 22, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (44): 24. 31 October 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  44. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending October 29, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (45): 24. 7 November 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  45. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending November 5, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (46): 24. 14 November 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  46. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending November 12, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (47): 24. 21 November 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  47. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending November 19, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (48): 24. 28 November 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  48. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending November 26, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (49): 24. 5 December 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  49. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending December 3, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (50): 24. 12 December 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  50. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending December 10, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (51): 25. 19 December 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  51. ^ "The Billboard Music Popularity Chart – Week Ending December 17, 1942". The Billboard. 54 (52): 24. 26 December 1942. Retrieved 19 November 2016.