Songs from World War 2

The following songs became famous during, or are particularly associated with, the Second World War (1939 – 1945). Many were made famous by singers such as Gracie Fields, the Andrews Sisters and of course, Vera Lynn. As well as those classic wartime songs with their themes of hope and friendship, I have also included other songs of the era, including some fantastic numbers from films and musicals that were released during the war years.

As Time Goes By (from Casablanca)

Autumn Leaves

Bless ‘Em All

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major

Let There Be Love

Lili Marlene

Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, A

Over The Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)

Run, Rabbit, Run

Sentimental Journey

Swinging On A Star (from Going My Way)

We’ll Meet Again

We’re Gonna Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line

When you wish upon a star (from Pinocchio)

White Cliffs Of Dover, The

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

You Are My Sunshine