Songs from the Year 1901

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This page lists the top songs of 1901 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 1901 were:

1:Sousa's Band2:Harry MacDonough3:Dan Quinn4:Cal Stewart5:S H Dudley
6:Len Spencer7:JW Myers8:Byron G Harlan9:The Variety Singers10:Arthur Collins
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Sousa's Band Stars & Stripes Forever 1901 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1901 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1900), Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1900), Music Imprint 3 of 1900s, RIAA 20, Brazil 23 of 1903
2 Sousa's Band American Patrol 1901 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1901 (3 weeks), Brazil 4 of 1902
3 Byron G Harlan Hello Central, Give Me Heaven 1901 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1901 (9 weeks)
4 Cal Stewart Uncle Josh's Huskin' Bee Dance 1901 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1901 (8 weeks)
5 Harry MacDonough Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 1901 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1901 (8 weeks)
6 Harry MacDonough The Tale of the Bumble Bee 1901 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1901 (7 weeks)
7 Harry MacDonough & Grace Spencer Tell Me Pretty Maiden 1901 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1901 (11 weeks)
8 Dan Quinn Good Evening, Carrie 1901 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1901 (8 weeks)
9 Cal Stewart Jim Lawson's Horse Trade with Deacon Witherspoon 1901 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1901 (5 weeks)
10 Will Denny Any Old Place I Hang My Hat is Home, Sweet Home To Me 1901 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1901 (7 weeks)
11 S H Dudley When Reuben Comes to Town 1901 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1901 (7 weeks)
12 JW Myers In the Shade of the Palm 1901 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1901 (7 weeks)
13 Big Four Quartet Good-Bye, Dolly Gray 1901 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1901 (8 weeks)
14 Jack Morrison Knocked 'Em in The Old Kent Road 1901 Peel list 1 of 1901
15 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan The Wedding of Reuben & the Maid 1901 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1901 (6 weeks)
16 Len Spencer Reuben Haskins from Skowhegan, Maine 1901 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1901 (6 weeks)
17 Arthur Collins Cindy, I Dreams About You 1901 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1901 (4 weeks)
18 Harry MacDonough When the Harvest Days are Over 1901 US Billboard 2 - May 1901 (4 weeks)
19 George Washington Johnson The Laughing Song 1901 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1901 (4 weeks)
20 S H Dudley Whistling 1901 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1901 (4 weeks)
21 Dan Quinn You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 1901 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1901 (6 weeks)
22 George J Gaskin Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 1901 US Billboard 2 - May 1901 (6 weeks)
23 Joe Belmont Whip-Poor-Will Song 1901 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1901 (4 weeks)
24 Harry MacDonough Good-Bye, Dolly Gray 1901 US Billboard 2 - May 1901 (5 weeks)
25 The Variety Singers Ask a Policeman 1901 Peel list 2 of 1901
26 The Variety Singers Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer 1901 Peel list 2 of 1901
27 JW Myers When You Were Sweet Sixteen 1901 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1901 (3 weeks)
28 Harry MacDonough & S H Dudley Sweet Annie Moore 1901 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1901 (3 weeks)
29 S H Dudley Ma Blushin' Rosie 1901 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1901 (4 weeks)
30 Harry MacDonough When You Were Sweet Sixteen 1901 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1901 (2 weeks)
31 Len Spencer Con Clancy's Christening 1901 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1901 (3 weeks)
32 Harry MacDonough In the Shade of the Palm 1901 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1901 (3 weeks)
33 Mina Hickman When I Think of You 1901 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1901 (3 weeks)
34 Harry MacDonough I'll Be with You When the Roses Bloom Again 1901 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1901 (4 weeks)
35 Arthur Collins I Never Trouble Trouble Until Trouble Troubles Me 1901 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1901 (3 weeks)
36 Len Spencer Scene at a Dog Fight 1901 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1901 (2 weeks)
37 Georgia Minstrel Co Minstrel Record No 3 1901 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1901 (4 weeks)
38 Dan Quinn Ain't Dat a Shame? 1901 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1901 (3 weeks)
39 Harry MacDonough I've a Longing in My Heart for You, Louise 1901 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1901 (4 weeks)
40 Byron G Harlan When the Harvest Days are Over 1901 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1901 (4 weeks)
41 Sousa's Band William Tell Overture 1901 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1901 (3 weeks)
42 Parlophone Quartet Why Did I Leave My Little Back Room? 1901 Peel list 3 of 1901
43 Parlophone Quartet Our Lodger's Such a Nice Young Man 1901 Peel list 3 of 1901
44 Cal Stewart Uncle Josh Weathersby on a Trip to Boston 1901 US Billboard 4 - May 1901 (2 weeks)
45 Billy Golden Roll on the Ground 1901 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1901 (2 weeks)
46 Sousa's Band The Bride Elect: March 1901 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1901 (2 weeks)
47 Harry MacDonough Hearts & Flowers 1901 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1901 (2 weeks)
48 Gilmore's Band Selections from Florodora 1901 US Billboard 4 - May 1901 (2 weeks)
49 Georgia Minstrel Co Minstrels: First Part, No 5 1901 US Billboard 4 - May 1901 (2 weeks)
50 Harry MacDonough The Wedding of Reuben & the Maid 1901 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1901 (2 weeks)
51 Dan Quinn Tell Us, Pretty Ladies 1901 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1901 (2 weeks)
52 Sousa's Band The Invincible Eagle March 1901 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1901 (2 weeks)
53 Emilio DeGogorza In the Shade of the Palm 1901 US Billboard 4 - Aug 1901 (3 weeks)
54 Dan Quinn When Mister Shakespeare Comes to Town 1901 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1901 (2 weeks)
55 Herbert Darnley My Next Door Neighbour's Garden 1901 Peel list 4 of 1901
56 Vess Ossman Florodora: Selections 1901 US Billboard 5 - Apr 1901 (1 week)
57 Silas Leachman I'm Living Easy 1901 US Billboard 5 - Sep 1901 (1 week)
58 Dranem Ah! Les P'tits Pois 1901 France (Historical) 9 of the 1900s & 1910s (1901)

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24 Feb 2017

This is useless


24 May 2014

# 6 Good Evening, Carrie+

Are you sure the titel is "Good Evening, Carrie" and not "Good Morning, Carrie"?

Read the FAQ about song titles


3 Oct 2011

# 3 Tell Me Pretty Maiden

This is the same recording as # 3 in 1902. It featured Byron Harlan, Frank Stanley, Joe Belmont and the Florodora Girls and was issued on Columbia 31604.

We've credited it to "Byron G Harlan, Joe Belmont & the Florodra Girls", thanks for the information.


19 Sep 2009

uncle josh

#1 song must be "Uncle Josh's huskin' bee dance" according to Edison Amberol Cylinder Records catalogue.

You are correct, the mistake has been fixed.

Thank you for the input