Song artist 195 - Fred Astaire

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Fred Astaire Chart Profile

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

As with all songs of the 1930s some of these may be credited to the band leaders, some to the bands and some to the vocalist. We try and keep things consistent but if you find a place where we've failed to do that please inform us.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 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), Your Hit Parade 2 of 1936, US invalid BB 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
2 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 invalid 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
3 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 invalid BB 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1937, Europe 89 of the 1930s (1937), Acclaimed 2182 (1937), RYM 34 of 1937
4 Fred Astaire Change Partners 1938 US Billboard 1 - 1938 (8 weeks), Oscar in 1938 (film 'Carefree') (Nominated), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1938, US invalid BB 16 of 1938, POP 16 of 1938, Europe 83 of the 1930s (1938), RYM 89 of 1938, Song of 1938
5 Fred Astaire Top Hat, White Tie & Tails 1935 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1935), US Billboard 2 - 1935 (13 weeks), US invalid BB 7 of 1935, POP 7 of 1935, RYM 14 of 1935, Song of 1935
6 Fred Astaire Nice Work If You Can Get It 1938 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1937 (15 weeks), US invalid BB 13 of 1938, POP 13 of 1938, Europe 79 of the 1930s (1938), RYM 20 of 1937
7 Fred Astaire A Fine Romance 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (12 weeks), Your Hit Parade 6 of 1936, US invalid BB 12 of 1936, POP 12 of 1936, RYM 6 of 1936
8 Fred Astaire I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket 1936 US Billboard 1 - 1936 (10 weeks), US invalid BB 15 of 1936, POP 15 of 1936, RYM 39 of 1936
9 Fred Astaire Let's Call the Whole Thing Off 1937 US Billboard 5 - 1937 (9 weeks), AFI 34, Jazz Standard 766, RYM 12 of 1937, Song of 1937
10 Fred Astaire I'm Old Fashioned 1943 Your Hit Parade 20 of 1943, US Billboard 23 - 1943 (1 week), DDD 74 of 1943
11 Fred Astaire Puttin' on the Ritz 1930 Peel list 2 of 1930, RYM 1 of 1930
12 Fred Astaire Flying Down to Rio 1934 US Billboard 6 - 1934 (4 weeks), Brazil 82 of 1935
13 Fred Astaire The Piccolino 1935 US Billboard 10 - 1935 (6 weeks), Brazil 49 of 1936
14 Fred Astaire Let Yourself Go 1936 US Billboard 2 - 1936 (12 weeks), RYM 69 of 1936
15 Fred Astaire Isn't This a Lovely Day? 1935 US Billboard 3 - 1935 (11 weeks), RYM 14 of 1935
16 Fred Astaire Let's Face the Music & Dance 1936 US Billboard 5 - 1936 (11 weeks), RYM 69 of 1936
17 Fred Astaire Pick Yourself Up 1936 US Billboard 7 - 1936 (6 weeks), RYM 40 of 1936
18 Fred Astaire A Foggy Day (in London Town) 1937 US Billboard 3 - 1937 (10 weeks)
19 Fred Astaire No Strings 1935 US Billboard 9 - 1935 (6 weeks), RYM 1 of 1935
20 Fred Astaire I Used to Be Color Blind 1938 US Billboard 8 - 1938 (3 weeks), RYM 89 of 1938
21 Fred Astaire Dearly Beloved 1942 Oscar in 1942 (film 'You Were Never Lovelier') (Nominated)
22 Fred Astaire (I've Got) Beginner's Luck 1937 US Billboard 13 - 1937 (2 weeks), RYM 34 of 1937
23 Fred Astaire We Saw the Sea 1936 US Billboard 15 - 1936 (3 weeks), RYM 39 of 1936
24 Fred Astaire Things Are Looking Up 1937 US Billboard 19 - 1937 (1 week), RYM 20 of 1937
25 Fred Astaire I'm Building Up To an Awful Let-Down 1936 US Billboard 4 - 1936 (8 weeks)
26 Fred Astaire Never Gonna Dance 1936 US Billboard 5 - 1936 (6 weeks)
27 Fred Astaire Something's Gotta Give 1955 Oscar in 1955 (film 'Daddy Long Legs') (Nominated)
28 Fred Astaire They All Laughed 1937 US Billboard 6 - 1937 (11 weeks)
29 Fred Astaire The Yam 1938 US Billboard 10 - 1938 (10 weeks)
30 Fred Astaire I'd Rather Lead a Band 1936 US Billboard 12 - 1936 (4 weeks)
31 Fred Astaire You Were Never Lovelier 1943 UK 40s Sheet Music 12 - Feb 1943 (1 week)
32 Fred Astaire Music Makes Me 1934 US Billboard 14 - 1934 (2 weeks)
33 Fred Astaire Bojangles Of Harlem 1936 US Billboard 17 - 1936 (2 weeks)
34 Fred Astaire My One & Only Love 1929 US Billboard 18 - 1929 (1 week)
35 Fred Astaire How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been a Liar All My Life 1951 US Billboard 30 - Apr 1951 (1 week)
36 Fred Astaire That's Entertainment 1953 AFI 45
37 Fred Astaire Crazy Feet 1930 RYM 1 of 1930
38 Fred Astaire I've Got You On My Mind 1932 RYM 4 of 1932
39 Fred Astaire The Waltz in Swing Time 1936 RYM 6 of 1936
40 Fred Astaire Not My Girl 1929 RYM 54 of 1929
41 Fred Astaire Louisiana 1929 RYM 54 of 1929

In addition to the above listed songs Fred Astaire also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Fred Astaire & Leo Reisman Night & Day 1932 US Billboard 1 - 1932 (18 weeks), US invalid 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
2 Fred Astaire & George Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm 1926 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1926), Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1926)
3 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Shall We Dance 1937 US Billboard 3 - 1937 (6 weeks), RYM 12 of 1937
4 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers My One & Only Highland Fling 1949 UK 40s Sheet Music 24 - Dec 1949 (2 weeks)
5 Fred Astaire & Adele Astaire The Babbitt & The Bromide 1928 aceterrier.com 21 of the 1920s (1928)
6 Fred Astaire & Adele Astaire I'd Rather Charleston 1926 aceterrier.com 63 of the 1920s (1926)

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15 Oct 2015

Double Listing - Change Partners

Looks like #4 & #41 (Changing Partners) are the same.


2 Oct 2015

looking for song name

has words in it "i wish i'd been born a boy oh gee instead of a poor little girl like me"


5 Aug 2015

The one and only love

Fred Astaire My One & Only Love - correct: My One & Only ?

Cheers Walter

You need to read the FAQ about song titles.


17 May 2015

Double Listing-Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

#24 should be combined with #3 (under duets w/Ginger Rogers). Per Joel Whitburn should just be credited to Fred Astaire.

Data fixed, thanks


28 Sep 2011

# 19 Puttin' on the Ritz

Oops, I spoke too soon. There are two recordings. Astaire's was issued on Columbia DB-96 while the Garber recording was Columbia 2115-D.

Indeed, as we said it's complicated.


28 Sep 2011

# 19 Puttin' on the Ritz

This recording is by Jan Garber & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire doing the vocal.

The songs of the 1930s are credited in many different ways, some sources list the band leader, some the band, some the singer and some combinations of these. This particular song is best known as being by Fred Astaire.

We are aware of the fact that there is a lack of consistency and try to reflect that in the comments on the artist's pages.


2 Sep 2011

1 Cheek to Cheek

Fred and Ginger did this song together in the movie, but the commercial recording which was a # 1 Billboard Hit is a solo by Fred.

You are correct, most of the charts listed are of the record, which was just Fred. We've decided to change even the Oscar nomination to just Fred (which we realise is technically incorrect) so that all the entries stay together.

Thanks for the correction.