1944 was coming to an end and Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters produced one of the biggest hits of the year. “Don’t Fence Me In” became the number one song in the United States on December 23rd and remained in that position for the last two weeks of the year and the first six weeks of 1945 for a total of eight weeks.
During 1934, Cole Porter took a poem by Robert Fletcher and turned it into the song, “Don’t Fence Me In.” It was originally intended for the movie ADIOS ARGENTINA, but the film was never produced.
It finally came to the public’s attention when Roy Rogers sang the song in his 1944 film, “Hoolywood Canteen.” Kate Smith also released a version around the same time. Both paled next to the version by Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters who grabbed the brass ring on this one.