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Top 30 Greatest Songs 1940-1949

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In the US, by the late 1930s and early 1940s, swing music had become the most popular musical style and remained so for several years.

That was until it was supplanted in the late 1940s by the pop standards sung by the crooners who grew out of the big band Swing Era tradition. Bandleaders such as the Dorsey Brothers often helped launch the careers of vocalists who went on to popularity as solo artists, such as Frank Sinatra, who rose to fame as a singer during this time.In the 1940s, pure jazz began to become more popular, along with the blues, with artists like Ella Fitzgerald (“A-Tisket, A-Tasket”) and Billie Holiday (“Strange Fruit”) becoming nationally successful.

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