Amapola 78 by Jimmy Dorsey

June 28, 2011

1941 was an outstanding year for Jimmy Dorsey, if not for the world. He had five number one hits which totalled 19 weeks at the top of the charts.

His biggest hit was “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” which ascended to the number one position on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Singles Chart on March 29, 1941. It would spend ten weeks on top of the charts.

He would have 11 number one hits during his career. He almost made it 12, as “So Rare” reached number two and stayed there for four weeks during 1957, shortly before his death from cancer.