10 Classic Songs from the World War II Era

Veterans Day is now recently passed. In honor of all military, serving and veteran, here’s a small trip down memory lane of the music we listened to while in conflict around the world.

The starting point of this mini-series is WWII. Many of our parents were of that era (mine were), their music is familiar to us from when we were young, and much of their music is still with us today -- classics.

I personally rate this as the song most associated with everything you might imagine from 1940s wartime America.  It catches a certain manic mood, dancing the night away while the orchestra played -- because in another week the women would be alone and the men might well be storming a beach somewhere halfway across the world.

1. Benny Goodman – “Sing, Sing, Sing”