Song artist 268 - Bessie Smith

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Bessie Smith Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Bessie Smith. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Bessie Smith Down Hearted Blues 1923 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1923 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1923), Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1923), Music Imprint 2 of 1920s, US invalid BB 6 of 1923, POP 8 of 1923, Daily Deuce 16, nuTsie 19 of 1920s, Brazil 33 of 1925, RIAA 315, Acclaimed 852 (1923), RYM 1 of 1923, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Bessie Smith St Louis Blues 1925 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993 (1925), aceterrier.com 2 of the 1920s (1925), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1925 (6 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1926, POP 6 of 1925, nuTsie 8 of 1920s, Jazz Standard 20, Acclaimed 1036 (1925), Visconti song of 1925, RYM 1 of 1925, Guardian Jazz 5
3 Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues 1928 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1983 (1928), US Billboard 20 - 1928 (1 week), nuTsie 74 of 1920s, RYM 2 of 1928
4 Bessie Smith Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out 1929 Daily Deuce 12, US Billboard 15 - 1929 (2 weeks), nuTsie 50 of 1920s, aceterrier.com 76 of the 1920s (1929), RYM 2 of 1929
5 Bessie Smith I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle 1925 US invalid BB 6 of 1925, US Billboard 8 - Nov 1925 (3 weeks), POP 13 of 1925, RYM 3 of 1925
6 Bessie Smith T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do 1923 US Billboard 9 - Oct 1923 (1 week), Daily Deuce 24, nuTsie 61 of 1920s, RYM 2 of 1923
7 Bessie Smith Baby Won't You Please Come Home 1923 US Billboard 6 - Sep 1923 (4 weeks), Scrobulate 47 of hi fidelity, RYM 13 of 1923
8 Bessie Smith Aggravatin' Papa 1923 US Billboard 12 - Aug 1923 (1 week), nuTsie 73 of 1920s, RYM 12 of 1923
9 Bessie Smith Gulf Coast Blues 1923 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1923 (4 weeks), RYM 1 of 1923
10 Bessie Smith I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl 1931 Visconti song of 1931, RYM 8 of 1931, Song of 1931
11 Bessie Smith Careless Love Blues 1925 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1925 (3 weeks), RYM 40 of 1925
12 Bessie Smith Lost Your Head Blues 1926 US Billboard 5 - Sep 1926 (4 weeks), RYM 44 of 1926
13 Bessie Smith After You've Gone 1927 US Billboard 7 - 1927 (4 weeks), RYM 23 of 1927
14 Bessie Smith I Ain't Got Nobody 1925 US Billboard 8 - Feb 1926 (1 week), RYM 13 of 1925
15 Bessie Smith A Good Man Is Hard to Find 1927 US Billboard 13 - 1928 (2 weeks), RYM 10 of 1927
16 Bessie Smith Alexander's ragtime band 1927 US Billboard 17 - 1927 (1 week), RYM 27 of 1927
17 Bessie Smith Gimme A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer 1934 Scrobulate 65 of halftoned singles club, RYM 3 of 1934
18 Bessie Smith There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight 1927 Scrobulate 67 of halftoned singles club, RYM 27 of 1927
19 Bessie Smith My Kitchen Man 1929 Scrobulate 66 of halftoned singles club, RYM 49 of 1929
20 Bessie Smith Moan, You Moaners 1930 RYM 25 of 1930, Song of 1930
21 Bessie Smith Do Your Duty 1933 RYM 30 of 1933, Song of 1934
22 Bessie Smith Shipwreck Blues 1931 RYM 32 of 1931, Song of 1931
23 Bessie Smith Black Mountain Blues 1930 RYM 83 of 1930, Song of 1930
24 Bessie Smith Cold in Hand Blues 1925 RYM 1 of 1925
25 Bessie Smith Keeps On A-Rainin' 1923 RYM 2 of 1923
26 Bessie Smith Take It Right Back 1929 RYM 2 of 1929
27 Bessie Smith Take Me for a Buggy Ride 1934 RYM 3 of 1934
28 Bessie Smith Nashville Women's Blues 1925 RYM 3 of 1925
29 Bessie Smith Salt Water Blues 1924 RYM 5 of 1924
30 Bessie Smith Rainy Weather Blues 1924 RYM 5 of 1924
31 Bessie Smith If You Don't, I Know Who Will 1923 RYM 7 of 1923
32 Bessie Smith Nobody In Town Can Bake a Jelly Roll Like My Man 1923 RYM 7 of 1923
33 Bessie Smith Hard Time Blues 1926 RYM 8 of 1926
34 Bessie Smith Dixie Flyer Blues 1925 RYM 8 of 1925
35 Bessie Smith Safety Mama 1931 RYM 8 of 1931
36 Bessie Smith Young Woman's Blues 1926 RYM 8 of 1926
37 Bessie Smith You've Been a Good Old Wagon 1925 RYM 8 of 1925
38 Bessie Smith Bed Bug Blues 1927 RYM 10 of 1927
39 Bessie Smith Preachin' the Blues 1927 RYM 11 of 1927
40 Bessie Smith Chicago Bound Blues 1924 RYM 11 of 1924
41 Bessie Smith Back Water Blues 1927 RYM 11 of 1927
42 Bessie Smith Mistreatin' Daddy 1924 RYM 11 of 1924
43 Bessie Smith Beale Street Mama 1923 RYM 12 of 1923
44 Bessie Smith Oh Daddy Blues 1923 RYM 13 of 1923
45 Bessie Smith J C Holmes Blues 1925 RYM 13 of 1925
46 Bessie Smith Outside of That 1923 RYM 14 of 1923
47 Bessie Smith Eavesdropper Blues 1924 RYM 14 of 1924
48 Bessie Smith Haunted House Blues 1924 RYM 14 of 1924
49 Bessie Smith Mama's Got the Blues 1923 RYM 14 of 1923
50 Bessie Smith Follow the Deal on Down 1925 RYM 15 of 1925
51 Bessie Smith Sinful Blues 1925 RYM 15 of 1925
52 Bessie Smith I'm Going Back to My Used to Be 1923 RYM 15 of 1923
53 Bessie Smith Far Away Blues 1923 RYM 15 of 1923
54 Bessie Smith Whoa, Tillie, Take Your Time 1923 RYM 16 of 1923
55 Bessie Smith My Sweetie Went Away 1923 RYM 16 of 1923
56 Bessie Smith Reckless Blues 1925 RYM 17 of 1925
57 Bessie Smith Sobbin' Hearted Blues 1925 RYM 17 of 1925
58 Bessie Smith Moonshine Blues 1924 RYM 18 of 1924
59 Bessie Smith Bo Weavil Blues 1924 RYM 18 of 1924
60 Bessie Smith Bleeding Hearted Blues 1923 RYM 18 of 1923
61 Bessie Smith Soft Pedal Blues 1925 RYM 18 of 1925
62 Bessie Smith Yellow Dog Blues 1925 RYM 18 of 1925
63 Bessie Smith Midnight Blues 1923 RYM 18 of 1923
64 Bessie Smith Rockin' Chair Blues 1924 RYM 19 of 1924
65 Bessie Smith Sorrowful Blues 1924 RYM 19 of 1924
66 Bessie Smith The Bye Bye Blues 1924 RYM 20 of 1924
67 Bessie Smith The Weeping Willow Blues 1924 RYM 20 of 1924
68 Bessie Smith Wasted Life Blues 1929 RYM 22 of 1929
69 Bessie Smith Dirty No Gooder's Blues 1929 RYM 22 of 1929
70 Bessie Smith Me & My Gin 1928 RYM 23 of 1928
71 Bessie Smith Slow & Easy Man 1928 RYM 23 of 1928
72 Bessie Smith Mississippi Moon 1927 RYM 23 of 1927
73 Bessie Smith Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair 1927 RYM 24 of 1927
74 Bessie Smith Them's Graveyard Words 1927 RYM 24 of 1927
75 Bessie Smith Homeless Blues 1927 RYM 25 of 1927
76 Bessie Smith You Ought to Be Ashamed 1929 RYM 25 of 1929
77 Bessie Smith Poor Man's Blues 1929 RYM 25 of 1929
78 Bessie Smith Sweet Mistreater 1927 RYM 25 of 1927
79 Bessie Smith On Revival Day (A Rhythmic Spiritual) 1930 RYM 25 of 1930
80 Bessie Smith Love Me Daddy Blues 1925 RYM 30 of 1925
81 Bessie Smith Woman's Trouble Blues 1925 RYM 30 of 1925
82 Bessie Smith I'm Down in the Dumps 1933 RYM 30 of 1933
83 Bessie Smith Lonesome Desert Blues 1925 RYM 31 of 1925
84 Bessie Smith Golden Rule Blues 1925 RYM 31 of 1925
85 Bessie Smith Long Old Road 1931 RYM 32 of 1931
86 Bessie Smith Yodeling Blues 1923 RYM 36 of 1923
87 Bessie Smith Lady Luck Blues 1923 RYM 36 of 1923
88 Bessie Smith Graveyard Dream Blues 1923 RYM 37 of 1923
89 Bessie Smith Jail House Blues 1923 RYM 37 of 1923
90 Bessie Smith Hateful Blues 1924 RYM 38 of 1924
91 Bessie Smith Frankie Blues 1924 RYM 38 of 1924
92 Bessie Smith Mountain Top Blues 1924 RYM 39 of 1924
93 Bessie Smith Louisiana Low Down Blues 1924 RYM 39 of 1924
94 Bessie Smith He's Gone Blues 1925 RYM 40 of 1925
95 Bessie Smith Nobody's Blues but Mine 1925 RYM 41 of 1925
96 Bessie Smith Pinchbacks, Take 'Em Away 1924 RYM 41 of 1924
97 Bessie Smith My Man Blues 1925 RYM 41 of 1925
98 Bessie Smith Ticket Agent, Ease Your Window Down 1924 RYM 41 of 1924
99 Bessie Smith New Gulf Coast Blues 1925 RYM 42 of 1925
100 Bessie Smith Florida Bound Blues 1925 RYM 42 of 1925
101 Bessie Smith Gin House Blues 1926 RYM 44 of 1926
102 Bessie Smith I've Got What It Takes 1929 RYM 49 of 1929
103 Bessie Smith Pickpocket Blues 1928 RYM 55 of 1928
104 Bessie Smith I'd Rather Be Dead & Buried In My Grave 1928 RYM 55 of 1928
105 Bessie Smith You've Got to Give Me Some 1929 RYM 58 of 1929
106 Bessie Smith I'm Wild About That Thing 1929 RYM 58 of 1929
107 Bessie Smith Blue Blues 1931 RYM 61 of 1931
108 Bessie Smith In the House Blues 1931 RYM 61 of 1931
109 Bessie Smith Spider Man Blues 1928 RYM 65 of 1928
110 Bessie Smith Put It Right Here 1928 RYM 65 of 1928
111 Bessie Smith Red Mountain Blues 1925 RYM 67 of 1925
112 Bessie Smith I've Been Mistreated & I Don't Like It 1925 RYM 67 of 1925
113 Bessie Smith Them Has Been Blues 1926 RYM 77 of 1926
114 Bessie Smith Baby Doll 1926 RYM 77 of 1926
115 Bessie Smith New Orleans Hop Scop Blues 1930 RYM 81 of 1930
116 Bessie Smith Keep It to Yourself 1930 RYM 81 of 1930
117 Bessie Smith Worn Out Papa Blues 1930 RYM 82 of 1930
118 Bessie Smith Blue Spirit Blues 1930 RYM 82 of 1930
119 Bessie Smith Hustlin' Dan 1930 RYM 83 of 1930
120 Bessie Smith Yes Indeed He Do! 1928 RYM 84 of 1928
121 Bessie Smith Devil's Gonna Git You 1928 RYM 84 of 1928
122 Bessie Smith Cake Walking Babies (From Home) 1940 RYM 66 of 1940

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26 Jan 2016

Double Listing - My Kitchen Man

Looks like #102 &124 are the same.

Data fixed, thanks


12 Jan 2016

Double Listing - Moan Mourners

Looks like #73 (Moan Mourners) & #122 (Moan, You Mourners) are the same as +Walter pointed out on 6 Aug 2015.

We felt that the titles were different enough to be distinct. But given your endorsement as well we'll make the suggested change, thanks


6 Aug 2015

Moan Mourners

Hi,

Moan Mourners = Moan, You Moaners ? (same song)

Cheers Walter

You need to read the FAQ about song titles.


6 May 2015

Double Listing - Down Hearted Blues

#1 & #19 (Downhearted) are the same.

Data fixed, thanks