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6 June 1944 BBC Record Chart

by bronzeJenniferJones

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bronzeJenniferJones
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The music that helped boost the British moral
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Britain's airwaves
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05 October 2004

Throughtout the war, BBC radio became our constant companion for not only did it relay news to and about our brave boys fighting on the war torn battle fields of Europe it brought us the best songs and recording artist's of the day, right into our living rooms. Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby, Adelaide Hall, Glen Miller, Judy Garland and the countless dance bands became our constant companions during the long, dark gloomy nights of incessant bombings. Their songs lived on in our hearts long after the sound of exploding bombs had faded into the distance.
These were the songs on the BBC hit record chart on the 6 June 1944.

1 Berlin Or Bust — Sam Browne and the Six Swingers
2 The Last Post
3 Roll Me Over — Primo Scala
4 On The Sunny Side Of The Street — Tommy Dorsey
5 Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet — The Squadronaires featuring Beryl Davies
6 McNamara’s Band —Geraldo and his Orchestra with Johnny Green
7 Command Patrol - RAF Dance Orchestra
8 Bless You — The Inkspots
9 Opus One — Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
10 In The Mood - Glenn Miller
11 The Trolley Song — Judy Garland
12 I’ll Walk Alone — Ambrose and his Orchestra
13 The Dreamer — Henry Hall and his Orchestra with Eva Bynon
14 Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby — Skyrockets Dance Orchestra with Denny Dennis
15 There Goes That Song Again — Adelaide Hall
16 Till The End Of Time — Perry Como
17 The Grand Old Man — Max Miller
18 It Might As Well Be Spring — Dick Haymes
19 That Lovely Weekend — Geraldo and his Orchestra
20 Don’t Fence Me In — Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters
21 Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats — Lou Praeger and his Orchestra with Paul Rich
22 There’ll Always Be An England — Sam Browne
23 They're Either Too Young Or Too Old - Carroll Gibbons
24 The Vic'Try Polka - Joe Loss and His Orchestra
25 Lilli Marlene - Marlene Dietrich
26 White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn

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