Top Ten Songs About Soldiers- Remembrance Day

Nov 11, 2013

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Top Ten Songs About Soldiers- Remembrance Day
(not a list of protest, anti-war, peace songs, or songs about war; rather a list of songs about soldiers’ lives)

10. G.I. Blues – Elvis Presley

9. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters (peaked #6 in 1941)

8. I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen – Sammy Kaye (w. Don Cornell) (peaked #3 in 1942)

7. Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree – Glenn Miller (#1 for 2 weeks in 1942)

6. G.I. Jive – Louis Jordan (#1 for 2 weeks in 1944 one of the first R & B crossover pop hits)

5. Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer – Song Spinners (#1 for 3 weeks in 1943)

4. Praise The Lord & Pass the Amunition – Kay Kyser (#1 for 3 weeks in 1944)

3. Soldier Boy – The Shirelles (#1 for 3 weeks in 1962)

2. Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning – Arthur Fields (#1 for 4 weeks in the fall of 1918-in the week WW1 ended)

1. It’s a Long Way to Tipperary – American Quartet (one of the earliest and the biggest, soldier’s song -#1 for 7 weeks in 1914-15)


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