Classical IPR in Concert: Songs of World War II singalong soiree

Sep 2, 2020

The Classical IPR staff worked together to create a singalong soiree of songs from the World War II era.

Featuring music of Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn and many more, the program is a musical journey back to the 1940s.

We'll have recipes, ads and public service announcements from the era alongside your favorite songs. 

Listen Friday at 8 p.m. or Sunday at noon on Classical IPR.

The entire program is also available to stream on demand below.

Scroll down to see the complete playlist.


GI Jive (Johnny Mercer and his Orchestra)

There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere (Elton Britt)

Praise the lord and pass the ammunition (Kay Kyser and his Orchestra)

Remember Pearl Harbor (Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra)

We’ll meet again (Vera Lynn)

Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye (Vera Lynn)

Der Fuehrer's Face (Spike Jones)

Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans (Noel Coward)

This is the army, Mr. Jones

Imagine me on the Maginot Line (George Formby)

Lysol Victory Cook Book, 1943

Don’t sit under the apple tree (Andrews Sisters)

Goodnight, Soldier (Patsy Montana)

You’ll never know (Rosemary Clooney and Harry James)

Rum and Coca Cola (Andrews Sisters)

Beer barrel polka (Frankie Jankovic)

I yi yi yi yi (Carmen Miranda)

Accentuate the Positive (Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters)

Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller and his Orchestra)

Sentimental journey (Doris Day with Les Brown and his Orchestra)

In the Mood (Glenn Miller and his Orchestra)

When the Yanks go marching in (Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters)

Coming in on a wing and a prayer (Anne Shelton)

We’ll be singing hallelujah marching through Berlin (Ethel Merman)

When the lights go on again (Vera Lynn)

It’s a lovely day tomorrow (Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra)

White Cliffs of Dover (Vera Lynn)

As Time Goes By (Dooley Wilson) 

Host: Keith Brown
Research: Tony Bero
Music and script: Amanda Sewell
Audio production: Nancy Deneen
Recipes: Kate Botello