‘Victory 100’: 40s Junction Counts Down the Most Definitive Songs from 1941-1945

Hear the 100 greatest hits from the greatest generation — as chosen by you!

June 15, 2022

40s Junction (Ch. 71) is counting down the 100 greatest hits from the greatest generation — as chosen by you!

You voted for what you think are the definitive songs from 1941-1945, and now it’s time to tune in to 40s Junction starting July 2 at 2pm ET to hear them counted down during the “Victory 100” special. Catch replays on July 3 at 6pm ET and July 4 at 6am ET.

Directions: Vote once for up to 20 songs between now and June 25 at 11:59pm ET. Write in any songs at the bottom that you think should be included.

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Definitive songs from 1941–1945

These are the possible song choices for the “Victory 100” countdown:

(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – King Cole Trio
(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo – Glenn Miller
(There’ll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin (When The Yanks Go Marching In) – Bing Crosby
A String Of Pearls – Glenn Miller
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive – Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
All Or Nothing At All – Harry James & Frank Sinatra
Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) – Jimmy Dorsey
As Time Goes By – Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees
Bell Bottom Trousers – Tony Pastor
Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) – Jimmy Dorsey
Blue Champagne – Jimmy Dorsey
Blues In The Night – Woody Herman
Brazil – Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
Candy – Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
Chickery Chick – Sammy Kaye
Chopin’s Polonaise – Carmin Cavallaro
Comin’ In On A Wing And A Prayer – Song Spinners
Daddy – Sammy Kaye
Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Bing Crosby
Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief – Betty Hutton
Dolores – Bing Crosby
Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ink Spots
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) – Glenn Miller
Dream – Pied Pipers
Elmer’s Tune – Glenn Miller
Five Minutes More – Frank Sinatra
For Me And My Gal – Judy Garland/Gene Kelly
Frenesi – Artie Shaw
G.I. Jive – Louis Jordan
Gotta Be This Or That – Benny Goodman
Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) – Jimmy Dorsey
Hampton’s Boogie Woogie – Lionel Hampton
I Can’t Begin To Tell You – Bing Crosby
I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire – Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights
I Had The Craziest Dream – Harry James
I Hear A Rhapsody – Charlie Barnett
I Hear A Rhapsody – Jimmy Dorsey
I Love You – Bing Crosby
I Said No! – Alvino Rey
I Wonder – Roosevelt Sykes & His Piano
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby
I’ll Be Seeing You – Bing Crosby
I’ll Be With You (In Apple Blossum Time) – Andrews Sisters
I’ll Buy That Dream – Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You) – Harry James
I’ll Walk Alone – Dinah Shore
I’m A Big Girl Now – Sammy Kaye
I’m Beginning To See The Light – Harry James & Kitty Kallen
I’m Making Believe – Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
I’ve Heard That Song Before – Harry James
In The Blue Of The Evening – Tommy Dorsey
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Ink Spots
It Can’t Be Wrong – Dick Haymes
It’s Been A Long, Long Time – Bing Crosby & The Les Paul Trio
It’s Been A Long, Long Time – Harry James & Kitty Kallen
It’s Love-Love-Love – Guy Lombardo
Jingle Jangle Jingle – Kay Kyser
Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) – Andy Russell
Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) – Dinah Shore
Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside) – Sammy Kaye
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Vaughn Monroe
Mairzy Doats – Merry Macs
Maria Elena – Jimmy Dorsey
Mister Five By Five – Harry James
Moonlight Becomes You – Bing Crosby
Moonlight Cocktail – Glenn Miller
My Devotion – Charlie Spivak
My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time – Les Brown & Doris Day
My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart?) – Glen Gray
My Sister And I – Jimmy Dorsey
Oh Look At Me Now – Tommy Dorsey & The Pied Pipers
Oh! What It Seemed To Be – Frankie Carle
Ole Buttermilk Sky – Kay Kyser
On The Atchison, Topeka And The Santa Fe – Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
Paper Doll – Mills Brothers
People Will Say We’re In Love – Bing Crosby & Trudy Erwin
Perfidia (Tonight) – Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
Personality – Johnny Mercer
Piano Concerto In B Flat – Freddy Martin
Pistol Packin’ Mama – Al Dexter & And His Troops
Pistol Packin’ Mama – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition – Kay Kyser
Prisoner Of Love – Perry Como
Rum And Coca-Cola – Andrews Sisters
Rumors Are Flying – Frankie Carle
San Fernando Valley – Bing Crosby
Sentimental Journey – Hal McIntyre
Sentimental Journey – Les Brown & Doris Day
Serenade In Blue – Glenn Miller
Shoo-Shoo Baby – Andrews Sisters
Sleepy Lagoon – Harry James
Song Of The Volga Boatmen – Glenn Miller
Sunday, Monday Or Always – Bing Crosby
Surrender – Perry Como
Swinging On A Star – Bing Crosby
Symphony – Freddy Martin
Taking A Chance On Love – Benny Goodman
Tampico – Stan Kenton
Tangerine – Jimmy Dorsey
That Old Black Magic – Glenn Miller
The Gypsy – Dinah Shore
The Gypsy – Ink Spots
The Hut Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade) – Freddy Martin
The Old Lamp-Lighter – Sammy Kaye
There Are Such Things – Tommy Dorsey
There! I’ve Said It Again – Vaughn Monroe
This Love Of Mine – Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra
Till The End Of Time – Perry Como
To Each His Own – Eddy Howard
To Each His Own – Freddy Martin
To Each His Own – Ink Spots
Velvet Moon – Harry James
When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) – Vaughn Monroe
White Christmas – Bing Crosby
Who Wouldn’t Love You – Kay Kyser
Why Don’t You Fall In Love With Me – Dinah Shore
Yes, Indeed! – Tommy Dorsey
You Always Hurt The One You Love – Mills Brothers
You Made Me Love You – Harry James
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – Dinah Shore
You’ll Never Know – Dick Haymes & The Song Spinners
You’ll Never Know – Frank Sinatra
Yours – Jimmy Dorsey