US number one songs in 1940

What songs were number one in 1940? This is the full list of the US number one songs from the year 1940. There were a total of 10 US #1 tracks in the year 1940 starting with Scatterbrain by Frankie Masters which went to #1 on 1st January, 1940 and remained at the top spot for 3 weeks.

The US song that was number one for the longest single run in 1940 was Frenesi by Artie Shaw which went to number one on 21st December, 1940 and stayed at the top slot for 12 weeks.

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