Day 2 Preparation for the Play list of bygone times 1945 Style.

Whethers it’s  “Boogie Woogie Boy” or  “Roll out the Barrel”, “We’ll Meet Again” or “I Can’t Begin to Tell you”

You need to ensure that the music of the day is ready and waiting on your play list for this Friday.  You may have an Alexa where you can just ask her to play continuous music from the era, or you may have an Ipad or Iphone where you can do the same, so we thought in preparation we would let you know some of the most famous songs from 1945 that were played on VE day and could be heard in every city and every town, as part of every street party.

After all you can’t have an authentic street party without the music can you?

So here we go pop pickers, in real Top of the Pops Fashion. Click on the link to really take you back.


So here we go the top 20 songs from 1945 from Park Home Life to get your VE day rocking to the beat.

At Number 20 we have “Let’s All Go Down The Strand” by Stanley Holloway

Moving 2 places to number 19 is Bing Crosby with “It’s Been A Long time”

Staying at number 18 in the Park Home Life chart is Perry Como with “Till The End of Time”

and moving up 2 places to number 17 is The Andrews Sister, with one of 2 entries in the chart with “Rum and Coca Cola”

At number 16 we have a non mover,  Billie Holiday with “Lover Man (oh, where can he be)”

and at number 15 we have a new entry Frank Sinatra with “A Friend of Yours”

Number 14 in the chart for the last 3 weeks is Dick Haymes with a song for the ladies “Love Letters”

and straight in at number 13 – lucky for them we find Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra with “Sentimental Journey”

Moving 5 places to number 12 that famous song and for those who support West Ham – “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” by Nat Gonella

A non mover at number 11 – “That lovely weekend” by Dorothy Carless with Geraldo and his Orchestra

Moving into the Park Home Life top 10 from 1945

We begin with

moving to number 10 is Vera Lynn with “Yours”

A non mover at number 9 with “Catanooga Choo Choo” sung by Johnny Claes and his Band

A new entry in the top 10 at number 8 is “I’ll Be Seeing You” sung by Vera Lynn

At no 7 down 2 places is “Run Rabbit Run” by Harry Roy and his Band

A second entry and new in at number 6 is “You are my sunshine” by Harry Roy and His Band

At number 5 we have Turner Layton with “As Time Goes By”

At number 4 down from the top spot with their second entry into our top 20  is The Andrews Sister with “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”

A non mover at number 3 is John McCormack is It’s a Long Way To Tipperary”

At number 2 just missing out on the top spot is Myron Floren with Roll out the Barrel or as its sometimes known “Beer Barrel Polka”


At hitting the Park Home Life top spot and at number 1 for VE Day Stay at Home Parties is

The Forces Sweetheart Vera Lynn with “We’ll Meet Again”

We hope you will have as much fun as we did putting together our top 20 for this Friday

Have fun

Park Home Life


(all songs and coverage / video / film  courtesy of You Tube.)