Songs from the 1910s

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This page lists the top songs of the 1910s in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page.

The years before 1920 have very few song charts and (obviously) no album charts. The list here are really selected from the Billboard Charts (as supplied in the Bullfrog set) and the picks from John Peel. The top 10 acts of the 1910s are:

#1: Peerless Quartet #2: American Quartet #3: The Prince's Orchestra #4: Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan #5: John McCormack
#6: Billy Murray #7: Henry Burr #8: Al Jolson #9: Henry Burr & Albert Campbell #10: Enrico Caruso
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tiger Rag 1918 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1918 (11 weeks), Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1918), Peel list 4 of 1919, Music Imprint 7 of 1910s, Daily Deuce 13, Brazil 34 of 1920, RIAA 344, Acclaimed 1029 (1918)
2 Sophie Tucker Some of These Days 1911 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1911), Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1911), US Billboard 2 - Jul 1911 (9 weeks), Music Imprint 3 of 1910s, nuTsie 40 of 1920s, Brazil 93 of 1928, Acclaimed 1559 (1911), Song of 1930
3 Marion Harris After You've Gone 1919 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1919 (9 weeks), ASCAP song of 1919, Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1918), Brazil 20 of 1920
4 Nora Bayes Over There 1917 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1917 (10 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1917), Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1917), Brazil 22 of 1918
5 American Quartet Over There 1917 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1917 (18 weeks), ASCAP song of 1917, Music Imprint 5 of 1910s, Brazil 8 of 1918, RIAA 39
6 Chauncy Olcott When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1913 (16 weeks), Peel list 3 of 1913, Music Imprint 4 of 1910s, Daily Deuce 14, RIAA 105, Acclaimed 1508 (1913)
7 Al Jolson Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody) 1918 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1918 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1918), Brazil 8 of 1919, Canada 12 - Nov 1961 (6 weeks)
8 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Alexander's ragtime band 1911 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1911 (17 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1911), Brazil 20 of 1912
9 Olive Kline & Reinald Werrenrath Hello, Frisco! 1915 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1915 (10 weeks), ASCAP song of 1915, Brazil 21 of 1917
10 John McCormack Somewhere a Voice is Calling 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1916 (9 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1915), Brazil 27 of 1917
11 Billy Murray Pretty Baby 1916 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1916 (6 weeks), ASCAP song of 1916, Brazil 29 of 1918
12 Charles Harrison I'm Always Chasing Rainbows 1918 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1918 (13 weeks), ASCAP song of 1918, Brazil 30 of 1920
13 Heidelberg Quintet By the Beautiful Sea 1914 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1914 (11 weeks), ASCAP song of 1914, Brazil 37 of 1915
14 Peerless Quartet Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1910 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1911 (17 weeks), Music Imprint 2 of 1910s, RIAA 125
15 Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline They Didn't Believe Me 1915 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1915 (12 weeks), Library of Congress artifact added 2013 (1915)
16 Louise Homer America the Beautiful 1910 Music Imprint 1 of 1910s, US Billboard 8 - Jul 1925 (1 week), RIAA 50
17 Original Dixieland Jazz Band At the Darktown Strutter's Ball 1917 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1917), US Billboard 2 - Oct 1917 (7 weeks)
18 Charles Harrison Peg o' My Heart 1913 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1913 (14 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1915
19 Alma Gluck Carry Me Back to Old Virginney 1915 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1915 (14 weeks), Brazil 10 of 1916
20 Victor Military Band Poor Butterfly 1917 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 11 of 1918
21 Ben Selvin I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 1919 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1919 (11 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1920
22 Al Jolson The Spaniard Who Blighted My Life 1913 US Billboard 1 - May 1913 (9 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1914
23 Al Jolson That Haunting Melody 1912 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1912 (11 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1913
24 John McCormack It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary 1915 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1915 (13 weeks), Brazil 16 of 1916
25 Joseph Smith & his Orchestra Smiles 1918 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1918 (10 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1919
26 Ada Jones & Billy Murray Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine 1911 US Billboard 1 - May 1911 (11 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1912
27 Elsie Baker Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye, Ma Baby) 1917 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1917 (11 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1918
28 Al Jolson Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land 1918 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1918 (8 weeks), Brazil 19 of 1919
29 Al Jolson I Sent My Wife to the Thousand Isles 1916 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1918
30 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan At the Darktown Strutter's Ball 1918 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1918 (5 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1919
31 Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1910 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1910 (17 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1911
32 Van & Schenck For Me & My Gal 1917 US Billboard 1 - May 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1918
33 Anna Wheaton & James Harrod Till the Clouds Roll By 1917 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 22 of 1920
34 American Quartet Moonlight Bay 1912 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1912 (16 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1913
35 Billy Murray I Love a Piano 1916 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1916 (8 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1917
36 John McCormack The Sunshine of Your Smile 1916 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1918
37 Al Jolson Ragging the Baby to Sleep 1912 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1912 (12 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1913
38 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 1919 US Billboard 1 - May 1919 (12 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1920
39 Columbia Mixed Double Quartet America 1916 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1916 (6 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1918
40 Horace Wright & Rene Dietrich My Own Iona 1917 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1917 (9 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1918
41 Enrico Caruso Love is Mine 1912 US Billboard 1 - May 1912 (9 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1914
42 Henry Burr Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There) 1918 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1918 (15 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1919
43 Peerless Quartet The Lights of My Home Town 1916 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1917
44 Walter Van Brunt & Helen Clark Sympathy 1913 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1913 (8 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1914
45 Lillian Russell Come Down, Ma Ev'ning Star 1912 Library of Congress artifact added 2011 (1912), Brazil 28 of 1913
46 American Quartet It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary 1914 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1914 (13 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1915
47 Alice Nielsen Home Sweet Home 1915 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1915 (8 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1916
48 Al Jolson I'll Say She Does 1919 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1919 (9 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1920
49 Prince's Orchestra The Star Spangled Banner 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1916 (8 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1917
50 John McCormack Send Me Away with a Smile 1917 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1918
51 Enrico Caruso Over There 1918 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1918 (6 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1919
52 James F Harrison & James Reed There's a Long, Long Trail 1915 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1915 (12 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1917
53 John Steel A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody 1919 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1919 (15 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1924
54 Bert Williams Play That Barber-Shop Chord 1910 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1910 (10 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1916
55 Bert Williams Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own 1919 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1919 (6 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1920
56 Henry Burr When I Lost You 1913 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1913 (15 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1914
57 Bert Williams O Death, Where is Thy Sting? 1919 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1919 (6 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1920
58 Orpheus Quartet Turn Back the Universe & Give Me Yesterday 1916 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1916 (10 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1918
59 Lewis James & Charles Hart Till We Meet Again 1919 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1919 (9 weeks), Brazil 35 of 1920
60 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell Close To My Heart 1915 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1915 (10 weeks), Brazil 36 of 1916
61 Enrico Caruso O Sole Mio (My Sunshine) 1916 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 9 of 1917, Visconti song of 1916
62 John McCormack The Star Spangled Banner 1917 US Billboard 1 - May 1917 (8 weeks), RIAA 62
63 Henry Burr Joan of Arc 1917 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1917 (6 weeks), Brazil 15 of 1918
64 Sophie Braslau Birds in the Night (A Lullaby) 1916 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 16 of 1917
65 Van & Schenck Mandy 1919 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1919 (7 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1920
66 Nora Bayes Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? 1910 US Billboard 2 - May 1910 (7 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1914
67 Al Jolson You're a Dangerous Girl 1916 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1916 (6 weeks), Brazil 40 of 1918
68 Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth Turn Your Light Off Mister Moon Man 1911 Peel list 3 of 1911, US Billboard 7 - Aug 1911 (3 weeks)
69 Charles King & Elizabeth Brice Let Me Stay & Live in Dixieland 1911 Peel list 4 of 1911, US Billboard 5 - Jul 1911 (3 weeks)
70 Joseph Smith & his Orchestra Hindustan 1918 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1918 (5 weeks), Brazil 9 of 1919
71 Enrico Caruso Santa Lucia (Neapolitan Folk Song) 1916 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1917
72 Alma Gluck Old Kentucky Home 1916 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1917
73 Walter Van Brunt & Maurice Burkhardt Ghost of the Violin 1913 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1913 (6 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1914
74 Al Jolson Down Where the Swanne River Flows 1916 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1917
75 Bert Williams The Dark Town Poker Club 1914 US Billboard 3 - May 1914 (6 weeks), Brazil 31 of 1917
76 Hampton Quartette Listen to the Lambs 1917 Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1917)
77 Henry Burr Beautiful Ohio 1919 US Billboard 1 - May 1919 (14 weeks)
78 John McCormack & Walter Rogers Il mio Tesoro 1916 Library of Congress artifact added 2006 (1916)
79 Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra Till We Meet Again 1919 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1919 (10 weeks)
80 Ada Jones & Billy Watkins By the Beautiful Sea 1914 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1914 (8 weeks)
81 Arthur Clough Down by the Old Mill Stream 1911 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1911 (9 weeks)
82 Ada Jones Row! Row! Row! 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1913 (9 weeks)
83 Elsie Baker I Love You Truly 1912 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1912 (11 weeks)
84 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Put Your Arms Around Me Honey 1911 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1911 (10 weeks)
85 Marguerite Farrell If I Knock the 'L' Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me) 1916 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1916 (7 weeks)
86 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell There's a Quaker Down in Quaker Town 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1916 (6 weeks)
87 Peerless Quartet My Bird of Paradise 1915 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1915 (11 weeks)
88 Joe Hayman Cohen on the Telephone 1914 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1914 (15 weeks)
89 Henry Burr I'm Sorry I Made You Cry 1918 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1918 (9 weeks)
90 Chauncy Olcott Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra 1913 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1913 (13 weeks)
91 Frank Stanley & Byron G Harlan Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (The Boys Are Marching) 1910 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1910 (9 weeks)
92 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Under the Yum Yum Tree 1911 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1911 (9 weeks)
93 Morton Harvey I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier 1915 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1915 (12 weeks)
94 Irving Kaufman Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here 1918 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1918 (8 weeks)
95 Harry MacDonough & Lucy Isabelle Marsh Every Little Movement 1910 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1910 (13 weeks)
96 Bob Roberts Ragtime Cowboy Joe 1912 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1912 (14 weeks)
97 Henry Burr Oh! What a Pal was Mary 1919 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1919 (15 weeks)
98 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1913 (10 weeks)
99 American Quartet Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! 1917 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1917 (9 weeks)
100 Ada Jones & Billy Murray Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee 1912 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1912 (13 weeks)

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14 Oct 2015

song called ...thed ending of the trail


25 Aug 2014

ur feggetry

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3 Feb 2014

GREAT SELECTIONS - THANK YOU!


7 Jan 2014

Brazil

Under the chart entry's +to the right, what does brazil mean? Thank you!

The entries on the right show which charts each item has been in. The meaning of the various strings is described in the "Song Charts" page (that will tell you where each chart comes from).


13 Dec 2013

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Dont worry i cited you!

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5 Apr 2013

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