Songs from the Year 1900

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This page lists the top songs of 1900 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.

There are almost no charts from before 1920 so this list is heavily determined by very few entries.

Because of the way the site works the year assigned to these songs is liable to have been artificially pushed into the 20th Century. For example "Stars & Stripes Forever" was acutually released in 1897.

The top ten song artists of 1900 were:

1:Harry MacDonough2:Albert Campbell3:Jere Mahoney4:Arthur Collins5:George J Gaskin
6:Dan Quinn7:Steve Porter8:Vess Ossman9:Louis Bradfield10:Haydn Quartet
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Arthur Collins Ma Tiger Lily 1900 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1900 (11 weeks)
2 Albert Campbell Ma Blushin' Rosie 1900 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1900 (11 weeks)
3 George J Gaskin When Cloe Sings a Song 1900 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1900 (7 weeks)
4 Haydn Quartet Because 1900 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1900 (6 weeks)
5 George J Gaskin When You Were Sweet Sixteen 1900 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1900 (10 weeks)
6 Louis Bradfield I Want to Be a Military Man 1900 Peel list 1 of 1900
7 Arthur Collins Mandy Lee 1900 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1900 (8 weeks)
8 Jere Mahoney When You Were Sweet Sixteen 1900 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1900 (11 weeks)
9 Len Spencer Ma Tiger Lily 1900 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1900 (10 weeks)
10 Jere Mahoney A Bird in a Gilded Cage 1900 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1900 (10 weeks)
11 Steve Porter A Bird in a Gilded Cage 1900 US Billboard 1 - May 1900 (11 weeks)
12 Vess Ossman Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Swanee River) 1900 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1900 (5 weeks)
13 Vess Ossman A Coon Band Contest 1900 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1900 (4 weeks)
14 Harry MacDonough The Holy City 1900 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1900 (5 weeks)
15 Harry MacDonough I Can't Tell Why I Love You But I Do 1900 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1900 (7 weeks)
16 Byron G Harlan & AD Madeira In the Shadow of the Pines 1900 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1900 (6 weeks)
17 Albert Campbell Mandy Lee 1900 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1900 (5 weeks)
18 Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer When We are Married 1900 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1900 (4 weeks)
19 Harry MacDonough My Sunny Southern Home 1900 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1900 (3 weeks)
20 Dan Quinn When Reuben Comes to Town 1900 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1900 (5 weeks)
21 Harry MacDonough A Bird in a Gilded Cage 1900 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1900 (4 weeks)
22 JW Myers Good-Bye, Dolly Gray 1900 US Billboard 2 - May 1900 (4 weeks)
23 Gus Glen If it Wasn't For The 'Ouses in Between 1900 Peel list 2 of 1900
24 Harry MacDonough My Wild Irish Rose 1900 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1900 (4 weeks)
25 Dan Quinn San Francisco Sadie 1900 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1900 (3 weeks)
26 American Quartet A Night Trip to Buffalo 1900 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1900 (3 weeks)
27 Arthur Christian Soldiers of The Queen 1900 Peel list 3 of 1900
28 Steve Porter Little Brown Jug 1900 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1900 (3 weeks)
29 Albert Campbell If You Were Only Mine 1900 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1900 (2 weeks)
30 Harry MacDonough Mandy Lee 1900 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1900 (3 weeks)
31 Edward M Favor I'd Leave My Happy Home for You 1900 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1900 (2 weeks)
32 Peter Dawson The Miner's Dream of Home 1900 Peel list 4 of 1900
33 Harry MacDonough I Love You Just the Same 1900 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1900 (2 weeks)
34 Dan Quinn Nothing's Too Good for the Irish 1900 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1900 (2 weeks)
35 Felix Mayol La Paimpolaise 1900 France (Historical) 10 of the 1900s & 1910s (1900)
36 Polin Le Trottoir De L'exposition 1900 France (Historical) 18 of the 1900s & 1910s (1900)
37 Various Artists Happy Birthday 1900 BBC Rich Song 1 (songwriter royalties $49.5M)

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22 Aug 2014

Thank you

Awesome site. I've copied 1900-2013 into Excel for personal use. This is aninvaluable tool for building a comprehensive music library. Not that I want all of these in my library, or that all my faves are listed herein, but it's a VERY good start.

Thanks

Of course the data is available for Excel as a CSV file on the versions page


12 Feb 2014

Happy Birthday! I Need The Song

Hello, I Would Like To Find A Song!! Its Called "Happy Birthday" I Will Need That Cause My Son Wants To Hear The Singer...


6 Feb 2014

Dude.... I Need A Song

Hi I Need A Song Its Called " My Wild Irish Rose" Its A Nice Song My Grand Parents Always Used To Sing That To Me When I Was Growing Up!! D: Please Find It! :D+

We can't find the song for you (we don't have any music here, just charts)

The song was a hit for various acts from 1900 but you probably want to find Jan Garber's 1937 version


6 Feb 2014

Song! d:+

I would like to track down a song called "I'd Leave My Happy Home For You" d:jk I 'm in school being bored!

The song "I'd Leave My Happy Home for You" was a hit in 1900 for Edward M Favor

The song "Would You Leave Your Happy Home for Me?" was a 1906 hit for Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan


16 Apr 2013

I only know the chorus, whats the title please

I only know the chorus of this song and would like the words to all of it, and title please. 'Then her mama went out dadadada dedede

And her papa went out ++ ++ +" and then the fire went out but when the lights went out dadadada dadadede etrc.


6 Apr 2013

music lyrics

Hello there!

Can you tell me what is the title of the song with the lyrics "wake up o my darling, wake up and listen to me...so that you can remember all that you have promised me..." (or something to that effect).

My late grandparents used to sing me that song when i was young.

I hope you can send me feedback. +I wish i could have a copy too because the song always reminds me of how lucky i am to have them both when i was growing up.

Thanks and regards.

Leo


23 Jan 2013

oh wow... >.< i love there songs!!!!


26 Sep 2012

music in the 20th century

for an essay at the end of this term we have to answer this question 'what was the most remarkable decade in the 20th century?' we need to give reasons for our oppinion, music might be a good thing to write about, help

You might like to look at the FAQ question "Can the charts here tell us anything about long term trends", as well as some of the anlalysis on the "Sales over time" section of the "albums sales" page.

Also the CSV file (available from the "Versions" page) could provide some evidence to support whatever argument you might want to put forward. Personally I wouldn't like to have to single out any one decade as being "the most remarkable", I can think of good arguments to pick any of them.


17 Sep 2012

words and music

im looking for a song called "i cant tell why i love you but i do" sung by miss julie mackey can you help?

The only version of the song that we have a listing of is by Harry MacDonough


26 Apr 2012

music lyrics

I'm looking for the lyrics of a song my Mother use to sing to me, the name of the song isd 'When Papa put the paper on the walls'. Could you help me?


25 May 2010

amazing....

love these songs! >.<