List of number-one R&B singles of 1942 (U.S.)

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This list of R&B No. 1 hits of 1942 in the United States is part of the List of No. 1 R&B hits (USA).

Issue Date Song Artist Weeks at No. 1
October 24 "Take It and Git" Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy 1 week
October 31 "Mr. Five by Five" Freddie Slack and His Orchestra 2 weeks*
November 7 "Trav'lin' Light" Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra featuring Billie Holiday 3 weeks*
November 14 "Stormy Monday Blues" Earl Hines and His Orchestra 1 week
November 28 "When the Lights Go on Again" Lucky Millinder and His Orchestra 2 weeks*
December 19 "White Christmas" Bing Crosby 3 weeks

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