Songs from the 1930s

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This page lists the top songs of the 1930s 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 Wall Street crash generated the worst depression that the world had ever seen, leading to another World War. Of course the public turned to films and music to help them forget their troubles. The top 30 acts of the 1930s were:

#1: Bing Crosby #2: Guy Lombardo #3: Duke Ellington #4: Louis Armstrong #5: Tommy Dorsey
#6: Paul Whiteman #7: Benny Goodman #8: Fats Waller #9: Eddy Duchin #10: Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra
#11: Fred Astaire #12: Leo Reisman #13: Carmen Miranda #14: Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees #15: Francisco Alves
#16: Glenn Miller #17: Billie Holiday #18: Ray Noble #19: Silvio Caldas #20: Hal Kemp
#21: Glen Gray #22: Ted Lewis & his Orchestra #23: Big Bill Broonzy #24: Ben Selvin #25: Artie Shaw
#26: Bumble Bee Slim #27: Ruth Etting #28: Gene Autry #29: Shep Fields & his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra #30: Tampa Red
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Judy Garland Over the Rainbow 1939 US BB 1 of 1939, Oscar in 1939 (film 'The Wizard of Oz'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981 (1939), AFI 1, POP 1 of 1939, RIAA 1, Music Imprint 1 of 1930s, ASCAP song of 1938, DMDB 3 (1939), nuTsie 3 of 1930s, US Billboard 5 - 1939 (12 weeks), Europe 5 of the 1930s (1939), Your Hit Parade 19 of 1939, Scrobulate 71 of vocal, WXPN 269, Acclaimed 497 (1939), Visconti song of 1939, RYM 1 of 1939
2 Fred Astaire & Leo Reisman Night & Day 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (18 weeks), US BB 1 of 1932, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1932), POP 1 of 1932, ASCAP song of 1932, Music Imprint 14 of 1930s, Brazil 21 of 1933, nuTsie 34 of 1930s, DMDB 52 (1932), RIAA 195, Acclaimed 1369 (1932), RYM 4 of 1932
3 Glenn Miller Moonlight Serenade 1939 Your Hit Parade 1 of 1939, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1991 (1939), ASCAP song of 1939, US Billboard 3 - 1939 (15 weeks), US BB 5 of 1939, POP 5 of 1939, nuTsie 9 of 1930s, UK 12 - Mar 1954 (1 week), Europe 12 of the 1930s (1939), Brazil 19 of 1941, Scrobulate 53 of jazz, Italy 74 of 1954, Acclaimed 1202 (1939), RYM 5 of 1939, Party 74 of 1999
4 Artie Shaw Begin the Beguine 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1938, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1938), Library of Congress artifact (1938), US BB 2 of 1938, POP 2 of 1938, Music Imprint 4 of 1930s, nuTsie 18 of 1930s, Brazil 32 of 1939, DMDB 84 (1938), RIAA 91, Acclaimed 1163 (1938), RYM 10 of 1938, Song of 1938
5 Bing Crosby Pennies From Heaven 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (15 weeks), US BB 1 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1936, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1936), POP 1 of 1936, Oscar in 1936 (film 'Pennies from Heaven') (Nominated), Music Imprint 8 of 1930s, nuTsie 23 of 1930s, Europe 32 of the 1930s (1936), RIAA 129, Acclaimed 1222 (1936), RYM 41 of 1936
6 Kate Smith God Bless America 1939 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1939), Library of Congress artifact (1939), US BB 2 of 1939, POP 2 of 1939, nuTsie 2 of 1930s, Your Hit Parade 3 of 1939, US Billboard 5 - 1940 (11 weeks), US 1940s 5 - Aug 1940 (3 weeks), Music Imprint 7 of 1940s, Europe 18 of the 1930s (1939), RIAA 19, Acclaimed 568 (1938), RYM 33 of 1939
7 Fred Astaire The Way You Look Tonight 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (17 weeks), Oscar in 1936 (film 'Swing Time'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), US BB 2 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1936, POP 2 of 1936, Brazil 26 of 1937, nuTsie 38 of 1930s, AFI 43, Europe 94 of the 1930s (1936), RYM 40 of 1936, Song of 1936
8 Cab Calloway & his Cotton Club Orchestra Minnie the Moocher 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (17 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1931), US BB 3 of 1931, POP 3 of 1931, Music Imprint 3 of 1930s, nuTsie 6 of 1930s, Brazil 32 of 1931, RIAA 82, Scrobulate 87 of swing, Acclaimed 649 (1931), Visconti song of 1931, RYM 1 of 1931
9 Ethel Waters Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) 1933 US Billboard 1 - 1933 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1933), Library of Congress artifact (1933), US BB 3 of 1933, POP 4 of 1933, nuTsie 15 of 1930s, Brazil 37 of 1933, Acclaimed 1896 (1933), RYM 8 of 1933
10 Fred Astaire Cheek to Cheek 1935 US Billboard 1 - 1935 (18 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1935, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1935), US BB 2 of 1935, POP 2 of 1935, Oscar in 1935 (film 'Top Hat') (Nominated), AFI 15, Scrobulate 19 of vocal, nuTsie 27 of 1930s, Brazil 38 of 1936, RYM 1 of 1935
11 Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) 1937 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1937), ASCAP song of 1936, US BB 3 of 1938, Peel list 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1938, nuTsie 4 of 1930s, US Billboard 7 - 1938 (6 weeks), Music Imprint 16 of 1930s, Brazil 54 of 1939, RIAA 205, Acclaimed 526 (1937), WXPN 766
12 The Andrews Sisters Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (10 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996 (1938), Library of Congress artifact (1938), US BB 5 of 1938, Your Hit Parade 5 of 1938, POP 5 of 1938, Europe 6 of the 1930s (1938), nuTsie 40 of 1930s, Brazil 73 of 1938, RYM 5 of 1937
13 Ben Selvin Happy Days Are Here Again 1930 US Billboard 1 - 1930 (7 weeks), US BB 1 of 1930, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1930), POP 1 of 1930, Brazil 27 of 1930, RIAA 47, nuTsie 57 of 1930s, RYM 110 of 1930
14 Count Basie One O'Clock Jump 1937 US BB 1 of 1937, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979 (1937), POP 1 of 1937, Library of Congress artifact (1937), US Billboard 12 - Jun 1947 (2 weeks), nuTsie 12 of 1930s, Scrobulate 13 of swing, Music Imprint 18 of 1930s, RIAA 211, Acclaimed 824 (1937), RYM 21 of 1937
15 Harry Richman Puttin' on the Ritz 1930 US Billboard 1 - 1930 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1930), US BB 2 of 1930, POP 2 of 1930, Music Imprint 7 of 1930s, Brazil 21 of 1930, nuTsie 37 of 1930s, RIAA 117, Acclaimed 1213 (1930)
16 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit 1939 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978 (1939), Library of Congress artifact (1939), nuTsie 7 of 1930s, US Billboard 16 - 1939 (2 weeks), Music Imprint 18 of 1940s, Scrobulate 25 of jazz, Europe 92 of the 1930s (1939), Acclaimed 180 (1939), RIAA 273, WXPN 717, Visconti song of 1939, RYM 2 of 1939
17 Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket A-Tasket 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (19 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1986 (1938), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1938, Music Imprint 6 of 1930s, US BB 8 of 1938, POP 8 of 1938, nuTsie 20 of 1930s, Brazil 57 of 1939, RIAA 104, Acclaimed 848 (1938), RYM 8 of 1938
18 Coleman Hawkins Body & Soul 1939 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974 (1939), Library of Congress artifact (1939), US BB 4 of 1940, POP 4 of 1940, US Billboard 13 - 1940 (6 weeks), nuTsie 16 of 1930s, Your Hit Parade 18 of 1940, RIAA 310, Acclaimed 683 (1939), Song of 1938
19 Bing Crosby Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (8 weeks), Library of Congress artifact (1932), POP 4 of 1932, US BB 7 of 1932, nuTsie 33 of 1930s, Europe 44 of the 1930s (1932), Visconti song of 1932
20 Bob Hope & Shirley Ross Thanks For the Memory 1938 Oscar in 1938 (film 'The Big Broadcast of 1938'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1938), ASCAP song of 1937, Music Imprint 13 of 1930s, nuTsie 52 of 1930s, AFI 63, RIAA 170, Acclaimed 1316 (1938)
21 Ruth Etting Ten Cents a Dance 1930 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1930), Library of Congress artifact (1930), US Billboard 5 - 1930 (11 weeks), US BB 5 of 1930, POP 5 of 1930, Brazil 84 of 1931, RYM 28 of 1930
22 Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (8 weeks), Library of Congress artifact (1932), POP 4 of 1932, Music Imprint 15 of 1930s, Brazil 60 of 1933, RIAA 196, RYM 6 of 1932
23 Louis Armstrong All of Me 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (18 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1932), US BB 8 of 1932, POP 8 of 1932, Brazil 19 of 1932, nuTsie 42 of 1930s, RYM 5 of 1932
24 Bing Crosby Sweet Leilani 1937 US Billboard 1 - 1937 (25 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1937, Oscar in 1937 (film 'Waikiki Wedding'), US BB 7 of 1937, POP 7 of 1937, Europe 29 of the 1930s (1937), nuTsie 75 of 1930s
25 Fred Astaire They Can't Take That Away From Me 1937 US Billboard 1 - 1937 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1937), Oscar in 1937 (film 'Shall We Dance') (Nominated), US BB 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1937, Europe 89 of the 1930s (1937), Acclaimed 2182 (1937), RYM 34 of 1937
26 Benny Goodman Moon Glow 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), US BB 4 of 1934, POP 4 of 1934, Europe 15 of the 1930s (1934), nuTsie 73 of 1930s, RYM 8 of 1934, Song of 1936
27 Don Azpiazu & his Havana Casino Orchestra The Peanut Vendor 1930 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1930 (28 weeks), Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001 (1930), Library of Congress artifact (1930), Brazil 8 of 1931, nuTsie 77 of 1930s
28 Roy Acuff Wabash Cannonball 1938 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1947), Library of Congress artifact (1936), Music Imprint 10 of 1930s, Your Hit Parade 11 of 1938, US Billboard 12 - 1938 (2 weeks), nuTsie 13 of 1930s, RIAA 137, Acclaimed 576 (1947), RYM 35 of 1947, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1942, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
29 Duke Ellington Sophisticated Lady 1933 ASCAP song of 1933, US BB 2 of 1933, US Billboard 3 - 1933 (16 weeks), POP 3 of 1933, Brazil 78 of 1934, RYM 1 of 1933, Song of 1940
30 Leo Reisman Continental (you Kiss While You're Dancing) 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (7 weeks), Oscar in 1934 (film 'The Gay Divorcee'), US BB 7 of 1934, POP 7 of 1934, Brazil 51 of 1936, Europe 71 of the 1930s (1934)
31 The Ink Spots If I Didn't Care 1939 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1987 (1939), US Billboard 2 - 1939 (9 weeks), Your Hit Parade 9 of 1939, nuTsie 10 of 1930s, US BB 12 of 1939, POP 12 of 1939, RIAA 271, Acclaimed 951 (1939), one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
32 The Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds 1934 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1934), Library of Congress artifact (1934), US Billboard 13 - 1934 (2 weeks), Music Imprint 17 of 1930s, nuTsie 48 of 1930s, RIAA 207, Acclaimed 860 (1934)
33 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra Just a Gigolo 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (8 weeks), US BB 1 of 1931, POP 1 of 1931, Brazil 41 of 1931
34 Paul Whiteman Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 1934 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1933 (15 weeks), US BB 2 of 1934, POP 2 of 1934, Brazil 51 of 1935, nuTsie 72 of 1930s, Europe 80 of the 1930s (1934), RYM 15 of 1934
35 Duke Ellington Mood Indigo 1931 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975 (1931), US Billboard 3 - 1931 (10 weeks), US BB 7 of 1931, POP 7 of 1931, nuTsie 11 of 1930s, Acclaimed 518 (1930), RYM 3 of 1931, Song of 1930
36 Duke Ellington Cocktails For Two 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1934), US BB 8 of 1934, POP 8 of 1934, Brazil 22 of 1934, nuTsie 43 of 1930s
37 Paul Whiteman Body & Soul 1930 US Billboard 1 - 1930 (15 weeks), Jazz Standard 1, US BB 7 of 1930, POP 7 of 1930, Brazil 60 of 1931, RYM 24 of 1930
38 Ray Noble The Very Thought of You 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1934), US BB 10 of 1934, POP 10 of 1934, Brazil 37 of 1934, nuTsie 82 of 1930s
39 Duke Ellington Caravan 1937 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1937), US Billboard 4 - 1937 (18 weeks), US BB 9 of 1937, POP 9 of 1937, Jazz Standard 17, Brazil 57 of 1938, nuTsie 58 of 1930s, Scrobulate 88 of jazz, RYM 6 of 1937
40 Bing Crosby Love in Bloom 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (15 weeks), Oscar in 1934 (film 'She Loves Me Not') (Nominated), US BB 19 of 1934, POP 19 of 1934, Europe 37 of the 1930s (1934), Brazil 46 of 1934, RYM 60 of 1934
41 Larry Clinton Deep Purple 1939 US Billboard 1 - 1939 (13 weeks), US BB 15 of 1939, POP 15 of 1939, Your Hit Parade 18 of 1939, Brazil 25 of 1939, nuTsie 28 of 1930s, Europe 98 of the 1930s (1939)
42 Guy Lombardo Winter Wonderland 1934 US BB 1 of 1934, POP 1 of 1934, US Billboard 2 - 1934 (9 weeks), Europe 4 of the 1930s (1934)
43 Martha Tilton And the Angels Sing 1939 US Billboard 1 - 1939 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1987 (1939), US BB 14 of 1939, POP 14 of 1939, Your Hit Parade 20 of 1939, nuTsie 41 of 1930s
44 Will Glahe & his Orchestra Beer Barrel Polka (Roll out the Barrel) 1939 US Billboard 1 - 1939 (21 weeks), US BB 6 of 1939, POP 6 of 1939, Your Hit Parade 8 of 1939, Brazil 20 of 1939, Europe 24 of the 1930s (1939)
45 Wayne King Dream a Little Dream of Me 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (12 weeks), ASCAP song of 1930, US BB 9 of 1931, POP 9 of 1931, RYM 14 of 1931
46 Fred Astaire Change Partners 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (8 weeks), Oscar in 1938 (film 'Carefree') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1938, US BB 16 of 1938, POP 16 of 1938, Europe 83 of the 1930s (1938), RYM 89 of 1938
47 Benny Goodman Goody Goody 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1936, US BB 6 of 1936, POP 6 of 1936, Brazil 32 of 1936, nuTsie 71 of 1930s, Song of 1936
48 The Carter Family Can the Circle be Unbroken (Bye & Bye) 1935 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1935), Music Imprint 13 of 1920s, nuTsie 14 of 1930s, US Billboard 17 - 1935 (1 week), RIAA 116, Acclaimed 735 (1935), Visconti song of 1935, RYM 5 of 1935, Song of 1935
49 Duke Ellington Three Little Words 1930 US Billboard 1 - 1930 (13 weeks), US BB 6 of 1930, POP 6 of 1930, Brazil 11 of 1931, Europe 60 of the 1930s (1930), RYM 15 of 1930
50 Bing Crosby & The Mills Brothers Dinah 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (9 weeks), US BB 5 of 1932, POP 5 of 1932, Brazil 27 of 1932, Europe 47 of the 1930s (1931)
51 Eddy Duchin Lovely to Look At 1935 US Billboard 1 - 1935 (14 weeks), Oscar in 1935 (film 'Roberta') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1935, US BB 12 of 1935, POP 12 of 1935, Brazil 49 of 1935
52 Billie Holiday Summertime 1936 Europe 1 of the 1930s (1936), Jazz Standard 3, US Billboard 12 - 1936 (2 weeks), nuTsie 70 of 1930s, Scrobulate 84 of jazz, RYM 2 of 1936
53 Shep Fields & his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) 1939 US Billboard 1 - 1939 (18 weeks), US BB 10 of 1939, POP 10 of 1939, Your Hit Parade 16 of 1939, Europe 75 of the 1930s (1939), Brazil 86 of 1940
54 Tommy Dorsey Marie 1937 US Billboard 1 - 1937 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1937), nuTsie 36 of 1930s, Brazil 70 of 1937, Europe 70 of the 1930s (1937)
55 Benny Goodman Glory of Love 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (15 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1936, US BB 10 of 1936, POP 10 of 1936, Brazil 67 of 1936, nuTsie 96 of 1930s
56 Leadbelly Goodnight, Irene 1936 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1936), Library of Congress artifact (1933), Music Imprint 12 of 1930s, RIAA 163, Acclaimed 885 (1936), RYM 2 of 1943
57 Ella Fitzgerald Goodnight, My Love 1937 US Billboard 1 - 1937 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 9 of 1937, US BB 10 of 1937, POP 10 of 1937, Brazil 67 of 1937, Europe 74 of the 1930s (1937), RYM 52 of 1937
58 Kay Kyser Three Little Fishies 1939 US Billboard 1 - 1939 (9 weeks), US BB 3 of 1939, POP 3 of 1939, Your Hit Parade 4 of 1939, Europe 23 of the 1930s (1939)
59 Bing Crosby Please 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (16 weeks), US BB 9 of 1932, Europe 11 of the 1930s (1932), POP 12 of 1932, Brazil 53 of 1932
60 Art Tatum Tea For Two 1939 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1986 (1939), US Billboard 18 - 1939 (1 week), Music Imprint 20 of 1930s, nuTsie 25 of 1930s, DMDB 82 (1939), RIAA 226, Acclaimed 1394 (1939)
61 Shep Fields & his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra That Old Feeling 1937 US Billboard 1 - 1937 (14 weeks), Oscar in 1937 (film 'Vogues of 1938') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 7 of 1937, US BB 13 of 1937, POP 13 of 1937, Brazil 67 of 1938
62 Shirley Temple On The Good Ship Lollipop 1935 US BB 1 of 1935, POP 1 of 1935, Music Imprint 9 of 1930s, AFI 69, RIAA 136, RYM 109 of 1935
63 Bing Crosby June in January 1934 US Billboard 1 - 1934 (12 weeks), Europe 8 of the 1930s (1934), US BB 15 of 1934, POP 15 of 1934, Brazil 44 of 1935, RYM 64 of 1934
64 Robert Johnson Cross Road Blues 1936 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), nuTsie 8 of 1930s, Scrobulate 34 of blues, Acclaimed 224 (1936), RIAA 342, Visconti song of 1936, RYM 3 of 1937, Song of 1937, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
65 Bing Crosby Out of Nowhere 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (8 weeks), US BB 13 of 1931, POP 13 of 1931, Europe 54 of the 1930s (1931), Brazil 57 of 1931
66 Fats Waller Honeysuckle Rose 1934 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1934), US Billboard 4 - 1937 (4 weeks), Jazz Standard 15, nuTsie 64 of 1930s, Acclaimed 1483 (1934), RYM 2 of 1935, Song of 1936
67 Benny Goodman Don't Be That Way 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (13 weeks), US BB 14 of 1938, POP 14 of 1938, Your Hit Parade 21 of 1938, nuTsie 22 of 1930s, Europe 65 of the 1930s (1938)
68 The Mills Brothers Tiger Rag 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (13 weeks), US BB 10 of 1931, POP 10 of 1931, Brazil 50 of 1932, nuTsie 76 of 1930s
69 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (22 weeks), US BB 3 of 1932, POP 3 of 1932, nuTsie 80 of 1930s
70 Dick Powell Gold Digger's Song (We're in The Money) 1933 US BB 1 of 1933, POP 1 of 1933, US Billboard 18 - 1933 (1 week)
71 Isham Jones Stardust 1931 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1930 (20 weeks), US BB 5 of 1931, POP 5 of 1931, Brazil 29 of 1932, RYM 47 of 1930
72 Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 1932 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1932), US Billboard 6 - 1932 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 31 of swing, nuTsie 32 of 1930s, RYM 1 of 1932, Song of 1932
73 Bing Crosby Shadow Waltz 1933 US Billboard 1 - 1933 (8 weeks), POP 9 of 1933, Europe 39 of the 1930s (1933), Brazil 64 of 1933, RYM 80 of 1933
74 Guy Lombardo Goodnight Sweetheart 1931 US Billboard 1 - 1931 (11 weeks), US BB 4 of 1931, POP 4 of 1931, nuTsie 84 of 1930s, RYM 40 of 1931
75 Ray Noble Isle of Capri 1935 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1934 (16 weeks), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1935, US BB 16 of 1935, POP 16 of 1935, Brazil 57 of 1935
76 Bing Crosby Silent Night, Holy Night 1935 Europe 2 of the 1930s (1935), nuTsie 5 of 1930s, US Billboard 6 - 1928 (3 weeks), UK 8 - Dec 1952 (2 weeks), DMDB 21 (1935), Global 4 (20 M sold) - 1935
77 Bunny Berigan I Can't Get Started 1938 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975 (1937), US Billboard 10 - 1938 (3 weeks), US BB 15 of 1938, POP 15 of 1938, nuTsie 19 of 1930s, Acclaimed 1480 (1937)
78 Shep Fields & his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra Did I Remember? 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (12 weeks), Oscar in 1936 (film 'Suzy') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 8 of 1936, US BB 11 of 1936, POP 11 of 1936
79 Gene Autry Back in the Saddle Again 1939 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1997 (1939), Music Imprint 5 of 1930s, nuTsie 47 of 1930s, RIAA 98, Acclaimed 491 (1939), RYM 7 of 1939, Song of 1938
80 Cole Porter You're the Top 1935 Library of Congress artifact (1934), US BB 4 of 1935, POP 4 of 1935, US Billboard 10 - 1935 (1 week), RIAA 281, RYM 11 of 1935

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6 Nov 2014

Sad song

The words go something like this: "I carelessly watched the hours slip by, thought they were endless like stars in the sky. +Now they're memories, a tear and a sigh. +I'll never forget." +I remember the tune, but what's the name, and what are the real lyrics?


30 Sep 2014

Muziek

Lijst nummers


26 Sep 2014

Did she exist?

Hello! I Just wonder she is exist. I don't know her name exactly. I only know her name pronunciation. Her name is Killery. She was killed by a gun.


17 Aug 2014

your mine when shades of night are falling

I know the words and the music to the song my dad used to sing it and a lot of other similar type he was a tenor but I do not know who used to sing it or the title


8 Jul 2014

song title

I am looking for the title of a song my grandmom used to sing. I don't know ifit is from the 20's or 30's. It goes: Smile a while and kiss me sad adew, when the clouds roll by I'll come to you, when the sky turn to blue I'll meet you down in lovers lane my darling. This is all I remember. I hope you can help. Thank you


8 Jul 2014

name of song

+Smile awhileThe words go: smile awhile and kiss me sad adew,when the clouds roll by i'll come to you


21 Jun 2014

looking for an old song

...I'll build a blue room, a just right for 2 room, where everyday's a holiday, because I'm married to you... +we'll survive on love & kisses.... ++ + My Mother remembers this from college days +-- do you know the title ?


20 May 2014

Lyrics for Please Believe M

Judy Shirley singing Please believe me with the orchestra of Maurice Winnick,in London, UK, 1936

This is not a lyrics site


17 May 2014

"If I were a millionaire"

This old song my Dad would sing to me. Some words went: +"there would be no school when it were raining - I'd let u stay at home when it was fair. I'd build u soda fountains, I'd build u ice cream mountains.........if I were a millionaire .. ++ ++ ++ +ANYBODY OUT THERE +REMEMBER +THIS ONE ..??????


13 May 2014

Arm in Arm Together+

Hi I am trying to find the song arm in arm together by Bob and Alf Pearson. A client of mine who I look after is desperate to find a copy of this song. Did anyone on her actually find it at all? If so could you please let me know where. Many Thanks

Carrie


16 Apr 2014

adi adi adi a, odi odi odi o

has to be minnie the moocher doesnt it?


16 Apr 2014

Song: When did yopu leave Heaven?

When did you leave Heaven?

The song "When Did You Leave Heaven?" was a minor hit for three acts in 1936, Guy Lombardo, Ben Bernie and Henry Allen & his Orchestra


23 Mar 2014

old song

I am trying to find a song my granddad used to sing but the only line I remember is I wonder what it feels like to be poor in the lyrics, not even sure which decade it is from


12 Mar 2014

its part time again

Looking for its party time again think it was from 1930s may be a british song


4 Feb 2014

Lyrics or Arm in Arm together

I am looking for lyrics to old song for mums funeral called +Arm in arm together. Can anyone help. +I have heard Maurice Winnick sang it along with a few others.

Many thanks

This site lists hits, it has no lyrics. That song was not a hit anywhere as far as we know


3 Feb 2014

1930s song arm in arm together do you know who sang it thankyou

We have no song called "Arm in arm together" that was a hit


2 Feb 2014

Betty Co-ed

My mother sang this to me I would like to have the lyrics

We have no lyrics here, just listing of hits. The song "Betty Coed" was a hit for (in 1930) for Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees and Bob Haring & his Orchestra.


1 Feb 2014

The lady in red

Lyrics: The lady in red, the fellas to crazy to the lady in red, What are the rest of the lyrics?

We lists the hits, we don't have lyrics (the song "The Lady in Red" was a hit in 1935 for Xavier Cugat, Louis Prima, Joe Haymes and Ethel Merman)


20 Jan 2014

Need song lyrics/artist

This was one of my parents old 78's, it was song by a small group of men, I think it was called, "I just want you" or "Well what do you want?" The chorus went like this, "Well there are those who dream of fortunes, I don't dream of this,(he don't dream of this) I have found my treasure here in your sweet kiss." It may have been on Capitol records or RCA? Want to sing it at a special valentines event.


14 Jan 2014

song title Open up that door Harm

Had an old 78 recording when I was a kid about two brothers fighting to get in the out house. can't find lyrics+


11 Dec 2013

help

who sings easy baby

No song called "Easy Baby" has been a hit naywhere that we can see


9 Dec 2013

A song, poss. Christmas Carol

My mother,who is deseased, sang an old song when I was very small. It may evenpe-date the 30's. This is all I remember of it; "The Angels are lighting God's little candles, softly they glow (and something like , in the light of the day" Possibly a Christmas Carol.


15 Nov 2013

Looking for a song I heard just once about a plane (the president's plane?) having to land in an airstrip (field?) that is hardly ever used. Would be really lovely if someone has heard it or of it


14 Nov 2013

Im looking a song my grandm sung to me ...i wish i was born a boy oh gee instead +of +boy like little oh me +An you better bet i 'd been papas pet if i'd only been born +A BOY !!!!


1 Nov 2013

Early 1930's (might even have beem 1920s)

Jingle Jingle Jingle Why Does My Heart Go Jingle (possibly Twinkle Twinkle Twinkle?)

Right at the end of the film (Robert Donat's "39 Steps") was a scene,on the stage, at the London Palladium and in the background were The Tiller Girls, high-kicking to the music of this song+


9 Oct 2013

help

I'm trying to find a song +or who did it with the words Theres a girl in my heart that I keep thinking of Amelia my love...


23 Sep 2013

big big girl?

My 72 year old aunt used to play her grandfather's record (in the 50s) which she says was bigger than a 78 so don't know if it was from the 20s, 30s or 40s. +She only remembers the words 'big, big girl' and something about her legs sticking through the window! +Any ideas what song this could be as I'd love to get a copy for her?


20 Sep 2013

Old 78

I has an old 78 when I was a kid which was my grandfathers. It had a song on it about a farmer feeding his animals. The 'Punch' line was, "Be quiet, said Jim, and you'll get your supper now" followed by a big heap of animal noises. Any ideas? Possibly 1930s. Thanks


27 Aug 2013

Wanted words to old song

We'll go bumpty ti bump ti bump on the bumpty road to love.


2 Aug 2013

wanted words to old song

give me a date in a ford v8 and a rumble seat for two and let me wahoo wahoo wahoo.


1 Aug 2013

Name this song?

Heard the end of a song on 1930's UK radio hour... "Picture a horse without a stable, picture MGM without its Gable." What is that song?


1 Aug 2013

What is that song?

Looking for title of a 1930's song with lyrics "Picture a horse without a stable, picture MGM with Gable".


24 Jul 2013

songs

looking for the instrumental version of Dames and Hey! Sailor. They were onthe movie The case of the Howling Dog (Perry Mason) in 1934. Can you help me?


20 Jul 2013

I WANT TO KNOW THIS SONG

its a love song about a granpa and grandm one the grndma died the granpa tell the story to his on grandson.


19 Jul 2013

old song of my little girl when we getmarried and we go upstairs to bed...

my 89 year old mother use to sing this and can't remember all the words...I'll put your glass eye in on the dresser, your wooden leg in the corner, your wig upon the chair, your false teeth in a glass. +my little girl how can I love you when you're scattered everywhere?!

someone know it? that might not be in the right order but it's something like that. She's in a nursing home and likes to sing to them


16 Jul 2013

Looking to find a song from the 30's maybe late 30's with the name Arlene in it

The name "Arlene" does not appear in any hit at all (from any era). The name Marlene does show up in quite a few, the closest being the song "Lili Marlene" from the early 1940s


15 Jul 2013

I am searching for a 1930s dance song

Lyrics go something like: is love like a rose that blossumsm and grows then withers and dies when summer is gone?


12 Jul 2013

Song lyrics

Need lyrics to " Oh you beautiful doll"


6 Jul 2013

Name this song...possibly from the 30's

I only know some of the words near the end. "little bit of business here, little bit of business there, little bit of business ..........all around the square. Little old lady time for tea, here's a kiss, two or three"


1 Jun 2013

There was a song i heard on youtube

I only heard some words : adi adi adi a, odi odi odi o.... Does anyone kmow it's title ??


13 May 2013

"Easy to Love", by Henry Hall Orchestra

When was this recorded? It had to be after the release of "Born to Dance" in 1936. Thank You!


10 May 2013

old shanty town by clinton ford


26 Apr 2013

I <3 this shit

I absolutely love this stuff


18 Mar 2013

Words from "when a Broadway baby says goodnight"


15 Feb 2013

words fom a song in 1936?

words fom a song in 1936?

"you can say no, no , honey thats alright cause I'll get even with you tonight, cause you can't stop me from dreaming"

"You Can't Stop Me From Dreamin" is the title of the song

We don't have lyrics here, we can tell you the year was 1937 (not 1936) and the song was a hit for Teddy Wilson, Ozzie Nelson, Dick Robertson and Guy Lombardo


2 Feb 2013

need title and words from 1930's jayne walton song

empty chairs will be filled again and lovers empty arms will be filled again. +They'll start right in to build again......


20 Jan 2013

words from a song my great aunt used to sing

I wished I'd been born a boy, oh gee, instead of a girl, like poor little me. +(then there was something about "play hooky from school") +She was in her late 60's in the early 1970's. +any help would be appreciated


16 Jan 2013

songs from the 30s

Nearly all the songs mentioned in the above questions you can hear on a Melbourne Radio Station called GOLDN DAYS RADIO 95.7FM the website is goldendaysradio.com and then click on the old fashioned radio you can listen 24/7 to your hearts content. Golden Days Radio Melbourne Australia heard all over the world and playing yesterdays music today!!!!!


12 Dec 2012

out of nowhere

pleae, please please, who orchestrated the version of out of nowhere played on the radio in the bedroom scene of the film a place in the sun' I would luuuuv to have it on cd


31 Oct 2012

Songs

You find them all on youtube! Thanks for this great site!


1 Oct 2012

name of song+

opening lyric "There's a long long trail awinding jnto the land of my dreams..."


23 Sep 2012

Tonight

Tonight I'm on a special mission , anintermission with the dawn..I'm gonna let let my hair right down the way its never been done before..

Anybody know what song this came from please?


14 Jul 2012

there will be some changes made 1930

i would like to hear the full song an lyrics on my lap top if possible. my momuse to sing it,i would like to learn it for kareoki.

We don't have any music files here, just listings of chart positions.


13 Jun 2012

looking for a 30s-40s song title and artist

we have the first two verses but can find no title or artist any where. your mine when shades of night are falling,your mine what ever time of day,your mine when the stars lose their glory,neath the dawing of silver grey.your mine when songbirds sing at dawning,and all the world doth seem sublime,your mine though i know for you sent me a sign,that your mine for the rest of time.


9 Jun 2012

song title and artist

looking for song with the words, your mine when shades of night are falling, your mine whatever time of day,your mine when the stars lose their glory, neath the dawning of silver grey.we believe it is a 30s song but not sure, have searched loads of web sites with no luck.


5 Jun 2012

year song written

when was "I'm Shootin' High" written and who recorded it

Jan Garber, Little Jack Little and Louis Armstrong all had minor hits with it in 1936


28 May 2012

song from 1930's - 40's (I think)

looking for a song 1st. line Your mine when shades of night are falling ! Someone said this could be the chorus ?


29 Apr 2012

Find the name of song with these woods

Little did they know it was the kids last fight hit him with right hit withleft but little did they know it was the kids last fight ????


22 Feb 2012

Find song

Give me a date in a ford v8


6 Feb 2012

Dance band tune "Home"

Looking for sheet music to a 1940-ish tune titled "Home". Only recording I've seen is by "Teddy Powell and his 1950 Orchestra".

We don't have sheet music on this site, just charts.

Teddy Powell & his Orchestra had four Billboard hits in the 1940s (1941 to 1942), maybe you should be looking a bit later?


3 Feb 2012

oh star of hope

i wonder if anyone knoes this song it starts with A wonderful power has enterd my life a kingdom of love set apart the chorus is star of hope is burning low dear and all the world is burnining low dear at last my heart it bids me go dear to the end of the world with you. +1920-1930s


29 Jan 2012

91 year old Grandmothers song (answer)

The song is "Chloe" it was recorded by various artists... Versions by; Spike Jones & his City Slickers, Lois Armstrong, and Henry Allen & his Orchestra.

Hope this helps.


2 Jan 2012

Looking for a 1930's love song

Help! +My 91-yr old mom remembers a song most likely from the 1930's, but we can't find it anywhere! +It goes:

"Love is calling me, I gotta go where you are, If it's wrong or right, I gotta go where you are..... Ain't no chains can bind you, if you live I'll find you, Love is calling me, I gotta go where you are." thank you!

We don't know, maybe another user will be able to identify it.


23 Jul 2011

Looking for a song

some of the lyrics are: "I took miss saly our and sat her in the grass abumblebee came buzzing by and stung her on her do take care of the bee"

No idea


23 Feb 2011

South Riding

I heard some 1930's music from the era that South Riding has been filmed - and its driving me NUTS trying to find it. +The artists name began with something like Al and the surname was strange, from what I remember something like Ollwyn.

Oh please can someone help! +I need the piece of music!!!!!

There are a number of artists called "Al ??" from the 1930s.

For example: Al Donahue - "Jeepers Creepers" (1939), Al Goodman - "Thank Your Father" (1930), Al Jolson - "Let Me Sing & I'm Happy" (1930).

However given that "South Riding" is set in the UK the best candidate would have to be Al Bowlly who had the following hits (unfortunately there are no UK charts from that time):

"Goodnight Sweetheart" (1931) - Peel list 2 of 1931

"My Melancholy Baby" (1935) - US Billboard 20 - 1935 (1 week)

"The Very Thought of You" (1934) - RYM 35 of 1934

"Blue Moon" (1935 with the Ray Noble Orchestra) - US Billboard 5 - 1935 (6 weeks), Brazil 60 of 1936


21 Feb 2011

Looking for a song containing following words: "Goodnight Sweetheart, Till wemeet tomorrow, Goodnight Sweetheart, sleep will banish sorrow", etc.

This site does not have song lyrics. However the song you want is "Goodnight Sweetheart" and was a hit for Guy Lombardo and others in 1931.

Searching for "Goodnight Sweetheart, Till we meet tomorrow" would have found you the answer


19 Jul 2010

words fom a song in 1936?

"you can say no, no , honey thats alright cause I'll get even with you tonight, cause you can't stop me from dreaming"


10 Apr 2010

looking for a lyric or song

don't turn out my mother my sisters so frail, ....that dreaded sheriffs sale?

No idea where those lyrics come from