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For music from a year in the 1940s, go to 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49
This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1940s.
In the First World, Swing, Big band, Jazz, Latin and Country music dominated and defined the decade's music. After World War II, the big band sounds of the earlier part of the decade has been gradually replaced by crooners and vocal pop.