Songs from the Year 1902

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This page lists the top songs of 1902 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.

The top ten song artists of 1902 were:

1:Banda da Casa Edison2:JW Myers3:Harry MacDonough4:Bert Williams5:Bahiano
6:Arthur Collins7:Byron G Harlan, Joe Belmont & the Florodra Girls8:Dan Quinn9:Byron G Harlan10:Len Spencer
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Byron G Harlan, Joe Belmont & the Florodra Girls Tell Me Pretty Maiden 1902 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1901 (6 weeks), Peel list 2 of 1902, Brazil 34 of 1902
2 Arthur Collins Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home) 1902 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1902 (13 weeks), Peel list 4 of 1902
3 Bert Williams Good Morning, Carrie 1902 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1902 (10 weeks), Brazil 11 of 1903
4 Scott Joplin The Entertainer 1902 Daily Deuce 4, RIAA 10, Acclaimed 1113 (1902), Guardian Jazz 1
5 Bert Williams When It's All Going Out & Nothing Coming In 1902 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1902 (5 weeks), Brazil 35 of 1904
6 Sousa's Band Semper Fidelis 1902 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1902 (1 week), Brazil 7 of 1903
7 Byron G Harlan The Mansion of Aching Hearts 1902 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1902 (10 weeks)
8 Len Spencer Arkansas Traveler 1902 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1902 (14 weeks)
9 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Down Where the Wurzburger Flows 1902 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1902 (11 weeks)
10 JW Myers On a Sunday Afternoon 1902 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1902 (10 weeks)
11 JW Myers Way Down in Old Indiana 1902 US Billboard 1 - May 1902 (12 weeks)
12 JW Myers In the Good Old Summer Time 1902 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1902 (12 weeks)
13 Arthur Collins Under the Bamboo Tree 1902 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1902 (8 weeks)
14 Harry MacDonough The Mansion of Aching Hearts 1902 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1902 (11 weeks)
15 Felix Mayol Viens Poupoule 1902 France (Historical) 1 of the 1900s & 1910s (1902)
16 Parlophone Quartet Under The Deodar 1902 Peel list 1 of 1902
17 Banda da Casa Edison A Conquista do Ar (Santos Dumont) 1902 Brazil 1 of 1902
18 Chauncy Olcott My Wild Irish Rose 1902 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1913 (5 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1902
19 Cal Stewart Last Day of School at Pumpkin Center 1902 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1902 (4 weeks), RYM 104 of 1920
20 Dan Quinn Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home) 1902 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1902 (8 weeks)
21 Arthur Collins Tell Me, Dusky Maiden 1902 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1902 (5 weeks)
22 Edward M Favor On a Sunday Afternoon 1902 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1902 (4 weeks)
23 JW Myers The Mansion of Aching Hearts 1902 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1902 (6 weeks)
24 Dan Quinn Mister Dooley 1902 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1902 (5 weeks)
25 Byron G Harlan Please, Mamma, Buy Me a Baby 1902 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1902 (5 weeks)
26 Banda da Casa Edison Ai & Que Sao Elas 1902 Brazil 2 of 1902
27 JW Myers Pretty Molly Shannon 1902 US Billboard 3 - May 1902 (4 weeks)
28 Frank Stanley & Byron G Harlan Two Rubes in a Tavern 1902 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1902 (3 weeks)
29 William Redmond In the Good Old Summer Time 1902 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1902 (5 weeks)
30 J Aldrich Libbey On a Sunday Afternoon 1902 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1902 (3 weeks)
31 Charles D'Almaine Shepherd's Dance 1902 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1902 (3 weeks)
32 Bert Williams I Don't Like That Face You Wear 1902 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1902 (3 weeks)
33 Jules Levy Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 1902 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1902 (3 weeks)
34 Dan Quinn Oh, Didn't He Ramble 1902 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1902 (4 weeks)
35 JW Myers Nancy Brown 1902 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1902 (4 weeks)
36 Harry MacDonough Jennie Lee 1902 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1902 (3 weeks)
37 Harry MacDonough Home Sweet Home 1902 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1902 (4 weeks)
38 Jere Mahoney For Old Time's Sake 1902 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1902 (4 weeks)
39 Len Spencer Daybreak at Calamity Farm 1902 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1902 (3 weeks)
40 Harry MacDonough My Beautiful Irish Maid 1902 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1902 (2 weeks)
41 Haydn Quartet In the Sweet Bye & Bye 1902 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1902 (3 weeks)
42 Edna Thornton Land of Hope & Glory 1902 Peel list 3 of 1902
43 Alice Nielsen Always Do As People Say You Should 1902 Brazil 3 of 1902
44 Arthur Collins & Vess L Ossman All Coons Look Alike To Me 1902 aceterrier.com 40 of 1900-19 (1902)
45 Harry MacDonough & S H Dudley Bye & Bye You Will Forget Me 1902 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1902 (2 weeks)
46 S H Dudley While the Leaves Came Drifting Down 1902 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1902 (2 weeks)
47 JW Myers My Little Gipsy Maid 1902 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1902 (2 weeks)
48 Harry MacDonough My Carolina Lady 1902 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1902 (2 weeks)
49 Jules Levy The Palms 1902 US Billboard 4 - Mar 1902 (2 weeks)
50 Harry MacDonough Josephine, My Jo 1902 US Billboard 4 - Aug 1902 (2 weeks)
51 Byron G Harlan & Joe Belmont The Birds 1902 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1902 (2 weeks)
52 Silas Leachman Bill Bailey (Won't You Please Come Home) 1902 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1902 (2 weeks)
53 Mina Hickman Pretty Molly Shannon 1902 US Billboard 4 - May 1902 (2 weeks)
54 Metropolitan Orchestra Creole Belles 1902 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1902 (1 week)
55 Frank Stanley & Byron G Harlan First Rehearsal for the Huskin' Bee 1902 US Billboard 4 - Aug 1902 (2 weeks)
56 Bert Williams The Fortune Telling Man 1902 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1902 (2 weeks)
57 Edward M Favor I Want to Be a Lady 1902 US Billboard 5 - Nov 1902 (1 week)
58 Frank Stanley & Byron G Harlan Closing Time at a Country Grocery 1902 US Billboard 5 - Dec 1902 (1 week)
59 Fred Van Eps Blaze Away 1902 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1902 (2 weeks)
60 Harry MacDonough On a Sunday Afternoon 1902 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1902 (2 weeks)
61 Banda da Casa Edison Amoureuse 1902 Brazil 5 of 1902
62 Bahiano Bombinha da Lulu 1902 Brazil 6 of 1902
63 Banda da Casa Edison Borboleta Gentil 1902 Brazil 7 of 1902
64 Bahiano Cancao do Vagabundo 1902 Brazil 8 of 1902
65 Banda da Casa Edison Choro do Calado 1902 Brazil 9 of 1902
66 Bahiano Chula Fluminense 1902 Brazil 10 of 1902
67 Bahiano Coio Sem Sorte 1902 Brazil 11 of 1902
68 Os Geraldos Corta Jaca 1902 Brazil 12 of 1902
69 Senhorita Odette Corte na Roca 1902 Brazil 14 of 1902
70 Banda da Casa Edison Esta Se Coando 1902 Brazil 15 of 1902
71 Motivo Popular Portugues Fado Hilario 1902 Brazil 16 of 1902
72 Banda da Casa Edison Fandanguassu 1902 Brazil 17 of 1902
73 Polin Le Regiment Qui Part 1902 France (Historical) 19 of the 1900s & 1910s (1902)
74 Banda da Casa Edison Guarany 1902 Brazil 19 of 1902
75 Banda da Casa Edison Hino Nacional 1902 Brazil 20 of 1902

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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.


18 Aug 2011

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12 Aug 2011

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