During July, August, and September of 1944 Bing Crosby had two songs spend a total of 13 weeks on top of the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Singles Chart in the United States.
“Swingin’ On A Star” was originally sung by Crosby in the film, GOING MY WAY, and won the OSCAR for best song. Released as a single, it became the number one song in the country August 5, 1944 and remained in that position for nine consecutive weeks.
The song has since been covered by a variety of artists and remains an American standard. It also remains one of Bing Crosby’s most recognizable performances.