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 Sophie Tucker Some of These Days 1911 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1911), Library of Congress artifact (1911), US Billboard 2 - Jul 1911 (9 weeks), Music Imprint 3 of 1910s, nuTsie 40 of 1920s, Brazil 93 of 1928, Song of 1930
2 Original Dixieland Jazz Band Tiger Rag 1918 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1918 (11 weeks), Library of Congress artifact (1920), Peel list 4 of 1919, Music Imprint 7 of 1910s, Brazil 34 of 1920, RIAA 344, Acclaimed 1029 (1918)
3 Marion Harris After You've Gone 1919 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1919 (9 weeks), ASCAP song of 1919, Library of Congress artifact (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 (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 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)
7 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, RIAA 105, Acclaimed 1508 (1913)
8 Olive Kline & Reinald Werrenrath Hello, Frisco! 1915 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1915 (10 weeks), ASCAP song of 1915, Brazil 21 of 1917
9 Heidelberg Quintet By the Beautiful Sea 1914 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1914 (11 weeks), ASCAP song of 1914, Brazil 37 of 1915
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 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
13 Charles Harrison I'm Always Chasing Rainbows 1918 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1918 (13 weeks), ASCAP song of 1918, Brazil 30 of 1920
14 Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline They Didn't Believe Me 1915 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1915 (12 weeks), Library of Congress artifact (1916)
15 Peerless Quartet Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1910 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1911 (17 weeks), Music Imprint 2 of 1910s, RIAA 125
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 Al Jolson That Haunting Melody 1912 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1912 (11 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1913
21 Al Jolson The Spaniard Who Blighted My Life 1913 US Billboard 1 - May 1913 (9 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1914
22 John McCormack It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary 1915 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1915 (13 weeks), Brazil 16 of 1916
23 Alice Nielsen Home Sweet Home 1915 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1915 (8 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1916
24 James F Harrison & James Reed There's a Long, Long Trail 1915 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1915 (12 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1917
25 American Quartet Moonlight Bay 1912 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1912 (16 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1913
26 Al Jolson Ragging the Baby to Sleep 1912 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1912 (12 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1913
27 Victor Military Band Poor Butterfly 1917 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 11 of 1918
28 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell Close To My Heart 1915 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1915 (10 weeks), Brazil 36 of 1916
29 Enrico Caruso Love is Mine 1912 US Billboard 1 - May 1912 (9 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1914
30 Ben Selvin I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 1919 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1919 (11 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1920
31 Lillian Russell Come Down, Ma Ev'ning Star 1912 Library of Congress artifact (1912), Brazil 28 of 1913
32 Henry Burr When I Lost You 1913 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1913 (15 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1914
33 Al Jolson I Sent My Wife to the Thousand Isles 1916 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1918
34 Ada Jones & Billy Murray Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine 1911 US Billboard 1 - May 1911 (11 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1912
35 Billy Murray I Love a Piano 1916 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1916 (8 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1917
36 American Quartet It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary 1914 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1914 (13 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1915
37 John McCormack The Sunshine of Your Smile 1916 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1918
38 Columbia Mixed Double Quartet America 1916 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1916 (6 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1918
39 Peerless Quartet The Lights of My Home Town 1916 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1917
40 Prince's Orchestra The Star Spangled Banner 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1916 (8 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1917
41 Elsie Baker Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye, Ma Baby) 1917 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1917 (11 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1918
42 Orpheus Quartet Turn Back the Universe & Give Me Yesterday 1916 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1916 (10 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1918
43 Joseph Smith & his Orchestra Smiles 1918 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1918 (10 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1919
44 Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1910 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1910 (17 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1911
45 Van & Schenck For Me & My Gal 1917 US Billboard 1 - May 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1918
46 Al Jolson Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land 1918 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1918 (8 weeks), Brazil 19 of 1919
47 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 1919 US Billboard 1 - May 1919 (12 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1920
48 Anna Wheaton & James Harrod Till the Clouds Roll By 1917 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1917 (10 weeks), Brazil 22 of 1920
49 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan At the Darktown Strutter's Ball 1918 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1918 (5 weeks), Brazil 21 of 1919
50 Al Jolson I'll Say She Does 1919 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1919 (9 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1920

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25 Aug 2014

ur feggetry

what a fail @urfeggetry you can't even spell LOL right and you're trying to clown on someone else


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

Thanks so much, youve helped me with my school project that I thought would never get done

Dont worry i cited you!

Thank you for telling us, hope it turned out as you wanted


5 Apr 2013

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