Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1942. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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December 21 1941 – January 31 1942 Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choo Choo 9 (6)
February 1 – 7 1942 Glenn Miller - A String Of Pearls 2 (1)
February 8 – 14 1942 Woody Herman - Blues in the Night 1
February 15 – 21 1942 Glenn Miller - A String Of Pearls 2 (1)
February 22 – May 2 1942 Glenn Miller - Moonlight Cocktail 10
May 3 – June 13 1942 Jimmy Dorsey - Tangerine 6
June 14 – July 11 1942 Harry James - Sleepy Lagoon 4
July 12 – September 5 1942 Kay Kyser - Jingle, Jangle, Jingle 8
September 6 – October 24 1942 Glenn Miller - (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo 7
October 25 1942 – January 9 1943 Bing Crosby - White Christmas 11
Source: Billboard Magazine

9 different songs hit number one in the US during 1942.