THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
321-Glenn Miller Orchestra-Chattanooga Choo Choo.
1941.Has never charted in the UK.There was no UK chart until 1952.
Best Bit-At 2.37.This was the first song ever to be presented with a Gold Disc for selling over 1 million copies.
‘Chattaooga Choo Choo’ was written for the 1941 movie ‘Sun Valley Serenade’ by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren.
Glen Miller and his Orchestra(see also best songs 808) appeared in the film performing the song along side vocalists Tex Beneke, Paula Kelly and the vocal group The Modernaires.
Gordon and Warren(see also best songs 877-775 and 396) got their inspiration for the song while travelling on the ‘Southern Railway’s Birmingham Special’ train.The train which inspired them,a wood burning steam locomotive belonging to the Cincinnati Southern Railway is now a museum artefact.
‘You leave the Pennsylvania Station ’bout a quarter to four,read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore.’
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