Songs from the Year 1905

Search this site with Google
Other Years: 1900s 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

This page lists the top songs of 1905 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 1905 were:

1:Billy Murray2:Haydn Quartet3:Enrico Caruso4:Byron G Harlan5:Arthur Collins
6:Len Spencer & Ada Jones7:Henry Burr8:Patapio Silva9:Arthur Pryor's Band10:Harry MacDonough
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Billy Murray Give My Regards to Broadway 1905 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1905 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1905), Brazil 21 of 1906
2 Enrico Caruso Vesti La Giubba (On With The Play) 1905 US Billboard 2 - May 1904 (6 weeks), Brazil 2 of 1905, Music Imprint 9 of 1910s, RIAA 329
3 Billy Murray Yankee Doodle (Song) 1905 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1905 (14 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1905)
4 Billy Murray In My Merry Oldsmobile 1905 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1905 (10 weeks), Brazil 15 of 1906
5 Arthur Collins The Preacher & the Bear 1905 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1905 (14 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1906
6 Billy Murray Come Take a Trip in My Air-Ship 1905 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1905 (9 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1906
7 Henry Burr In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree 1905 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1905 (12 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1906
8 Richard Jose The Day That You Grew Colder 1905 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1905 (4 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1906
9 Billy Murray Everybody Works but Father 1905 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1905 (8 weeks)
10 Corrine Morgan Dearie 1905 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1905 (8 weeks)
11 Byron G Harlan Where the Morning Glories Twine Around the Door 1905 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1905 (11 weeks)
12 Banda da Casa Edison Fantasias ao Luar 1905 Brazil 1 of 1905
13 Winnie Melville The Pipes of Pan 1905 Peel list 1 of 1905
14 Enrico Caruso Cavalleria Rusticanna - Brindisi (Drinking Song) 1905 US Billboard 6 - Jul 1905 (1 week), Brazil 11 of 1906
15 Emilio DeGogorza Toreador's Song 1905 US Billboard 6 - Feb 1905 (1 week), Brazil 12 of 1906
16 Haydn Quartet Silent Night, Holy Night 1905 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1905 (3 weeks)
17 Haydn Quartet My Little Canoe 1905 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1905 (6 weeks)
18 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Coax Me 1905 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1905 (7 weeks)
19 Arthur Collins Nobody 1905 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1905 (6 weeks)
20 Arthur Collins What You Goin' to Do When De Rent Comes 'Round? 1905 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1905 (5 weeks)
21 Haydn Quartet In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree 1905 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1905 (8 weeks)
22 Albert Campbell In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree 1905 US Billboard 2 - May 1905 (6 weeks)
23 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Tammany 1905 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1905 (7 weeks)
24 Byron G Harlan Would You Care? 1905 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1905 (4 weeks)
25 Frank Stanley In the Shadow of the Pyramid 1905 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1905 (4 weeks)
26 Robert Fear Cigarette 1905 Peel list 2 of 1905
27 Sousa's Band America 1905 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1905 (5 weeks)
28 Harry MacDonough Sweet Thoughts of Home 1905 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1905 (4 weeks)
29 Ada Jones My Carolina Lady 1905 US Billboard 3 - May 1905 (2 weeks)
30 Billy Murray My Irish Molly-O 1905 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1905 (2 weeks)
31 Ada Jones Just Plain Folks 1905 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1905 (3 weeks)
32 Harry MacDonough & John Bieling Marguerite 1905 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1905 (4 weeks)
33 Frank Stanley In Dear Old Georgia 1905 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1905 (4 weeks)
34 Arthur Collins My Irish Molly-O 1905 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1905 (7 weeks)
35 Haydn Quartet Tell Me with Your Eyes 1905 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1905 (4 weeks)
36 Prince's Orchestra Coax Me Medley 1905 US Billboard 3 - Apr 1905 (2 weeks)
37 Arthur Pryor's Band Hearts & Flowers 1905 US Billboard 3 - May 1905 (2 weeks)
38 Vess Ossman St Louis Rag 1905 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1905 (3 weeks)
39 Peerless Quartet Tell Me with Your Eyes 1905 US Billboard 3 - May 1905 (2 weeks)
40 Isabel Jay You & I 1905 Peel list 3 of 1905
41 Banda do Corpo de Bombeiros Itarare 1905 Brazil 3 of 1905
42 S H Dudley Tammany 1905 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1905 (1 week)
43 Lew Dockstader Everybody Works but Father 1905 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1905 (2 weeks)
44 Enrico Caruso Iris - Serenata 1905 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1905 (2 weeks)
45 Byron G Harlan It Makes Me Think of Home, Sweet Home 1905 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1905 (2 weeks)
46 Billy Murray & Len Spencer Can't You See My Heart Beats All for You 1905 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1905 (3 weeks)
47 Len Spencer & Ada Jones Every Little Bit Helps 1905 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1905 (3 weeks)
48 Byron G Harlan The Message of the Old Church Bell 1905 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1905 (2 weeks)
49 Sousa's Band Blue Danube Waltz 1905 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1905 (2 weeks)
50 Bob Roberts Everybody Works but Father 1905 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1905 (1 week)
51 Billy Golden Turkey In De Straw 1905 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1905 (3 weeks)
52 Richard Jose Whenever I'm Away From You 1905 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1905 (2 weeks)
53 S H Dudley Give My Regards to Broadway 1905 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1905 (1 week)
54 Cal Stewart Uncle Josh at the White House 1905 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1905 (1 week)
55 Haydn Quartet Down Where the Silv'ry Mohawk Flows 1905 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1905 (2 weeks)
56 Len Spencer & Ada Jones Jimmie & Maggie at the Hippodrome 1905 US Billboard 4 - Oct 1905 (1 week)
57 Frank Stanley & Corrine Morgan When You & I Were Young, Maggie 1905 US Billboard 4 - Sep 1905 (2 weeks)
58 Felix Mayol La Mattchiche 1905 France (Historical) 4 of the 1900s & 1910s (1905)
59 George Baker If Those Lips could Only Speak 1905 Peel list 4 of 1905
60 Mario Pinheiro Talento & Formosura 1905 Brazil 4 of 1905
61 Len Spencer & Ada Jones Pals 1905 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1905 (1 week)
62 Byron G Harlan Longing For You 1905 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1905 (1 week)
63 Ada Jones Keep a Cosey Little Corner in Your Heart for Me 1905 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1905 (1 week)
64 Arthur Pryor's Band Tammany 1905 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1905 (1 week)
65 Byron G Harlan A Picnic for Two 1905 US Billboard 5 - Sep 1905 (1 week)
66 Haydn Quartet My Grandfather's Clock 1905 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1905 (1 week)
67 Len Spencer & Ada Jones Heinie 1905 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1905 (1 week)
68 Frank Stanley & Corrine Morgan Just My Style 1905 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1905 (1 week)
69 Peerless Quartet Kentucky Babe 1905 US Billboard 5 - Mar 1905 (2 weeks)
70 Arthur Pryor's Band A Coon Band Contest 1905 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1905 (1 week)
71 Harry Anthony & James F Harrison When the Mists Have Rolled Away 1905 US Billboard 5 - Nov 1905 (2 weeks)
72 Frank Stanley Listen to the Big Brass Band 1905 US Billboard 5 - Apr 1905 (1 week)
73 Patapio Silva Zinha 1905 Brazil 5 of 1905
74 Harry MacDonough Dearie 1905 US Billboard 6 - Sep 1905 (1 week)
75 Len Spencer Reuben Haskins' Ride in the Red Devil 1905 US Billboard 6 - Apr 1905 (1 week)

Comment on the contents of the 'Songs from the Year 1905' page
Subject: Email to Reply To (optional):  

Previous Comments (newest first)

19 Mar 2013

# 15 I Pagliaci, Vesti La Giubba

This was also a # 2 Billboard hit. Whitburn has it on the charts for 6 weeksbeginning on 5/7/04.

Actually the billboard chart has entries for both 1904 and 1907, but you're correct the entries do need to be fixed, we've done that. Thanks for the input.