The 1000 best songs in the world ever.
759-Lou Preager and his Orchestra-with vocal’s by Paul Rich-Cruising Down The River.
1946-Has never charted,there was no official music chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 1.23.Before Sunday trading laws were relaxed,this is what you did on a Sunday afternoon.
In the 1930s and 1940s the real pop stars were the bandleaders and they hired vocalists,sometimes on long contracts to work for them.In 1945 the BBC launched a public songwriting competition and this song was the winner.It was written by Eily Beadell and Nell Tollerton who were two middle-aged women.On sales of sheet music the song became the second biggest seller of 1946.
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