Songs from the Year 1913

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This page lists the top songs of 1913 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 1913 were:

1:Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan2:Chauncy Olcott3:Henry Burr4:Al Jolson5:Peerless Quartet
6:American Quartet7:Enrico Caruso8:Billy Murray9:Various Artists10:Charles Harrison
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Chauncy Olcott When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1913 (16 weeks), Peel list 3 of 1913, Music Imprint 4 of 1910s, RIAA 105, Acclaimed 1508 (1913)
2 Charles Harrison Peg o' My Heart 1913 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1913 (14 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1915
3 Al Jolson The Spaniard Who Blighted My Life 1913 US Billboard 1 - May 1913 (9 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1914
4 Henry Burr When I Lost You 1913 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1913 (15 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1914
5 Patricio Teixeira Caboca di Caxanga 1913 Brazil 1 of 1913
6 Ada Jones Row! Row! Row! 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1913 (9 weeks)
7 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell The Trail of the Lonesome Pine 1913 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1913 (10 weeks)
8 Henry Burr Last Night Was the End of the World 1913 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1913 (22 weeks)
9 Chauncy Olcott Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra 1913 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1913 (13 weeks)
10 Walter Van Brunt & Helen Clark Sympathy 1913 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1913 (8 weeks)
11 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam' 1913 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1913 (12 weeks)
12 Al Jolson You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) 1913 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1913 (13 weeks)
13 Walter Van Brunt & Maurice Burkhardt Ghost of the Violin 1913 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1913 (6 weeks), Brazil 17 of 1914
14 Enrico Caruso Ave Maria 1913 Brazil 6 of 1914, US Billboard 7 - Aug 1913 (4 weeks)
15 Banda da Casa Edison Lingua de Preto 1913 Brazil 2 of 1913
16 Harry Lauder It's Nicer to Be in Bed 1913 Peel list 2 of 1913
17 Will Oakland The Curse of an Aching Heart 1913 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1913 (10 weeks)
18 Manuel Romain When I Lost You 1913 US Billboard 2 - May 1913 (5 weeks)
19 American Quartet That Old Girl of Mine 1913 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1913 (6 weeks)
20 Haydn Quartet In the Evening by the Moonlight, Dear Louise 1913 US Billboard 2 - May 1913 (8 weeks)
21 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Melinda's Wedding Day 1913 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1913 (5 weeks)
22 Harry MacDonough There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland 1913 US Billboard 2 - Oct 1913 (12 weeks)
23 Christie MacDonald Sweethearts 1913 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1913 (9 weeks)
24 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay 1913 US Billboard 2 - Nov 1913 (10 weeks)
25 Bert Williams Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree 1913 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1913 (7 weeks)
26 Peerless Quartet The Ghost of the Violin 1913 US Billboard 2 - Jan 1913 (8 weeks)
27 Billy Murray Bagdad 1913 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1913 (9 weeks)
28 Elsie Baker Daddy Has a Sweetheart & Mother is Her Name 1913 US Billboard 2 - May 1913 (7 weeks)
29 Henry Burr Peg o' My Heart 1913 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1913 (11 weeks)
30 Mario Pinheiro O Rouxinol 1913 Brazil 3 of 1913
31 Harry Fragson Hello! Hello! Who's Your Lady Friend? 1913 Peel list 4 of 1913
32 Grupo Chiquinha Gonzaga Pudesse Essa Paixao 1913 Brazil 4 of 1913
33 American Quartet Parisienne 1913 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1913 (6 weeks)
34 Christie MacDonald & Reinald Werrenrath The Angelus 1913 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1913 (9 weeks)
35 John McCormack Where the River Shannon Flows 1913 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1913 (6 weeks)
36 Frank Croxton The Road to Mandalay 1913 US Billboard 3 - Mar 1913 (6 weeks)
37 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan The International Rag 1913 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1913 (9 weeks)
38 American Quartet On the Mississippi 1913 US Billboard 3 - Feb 1913 (6 weeks)
39 Orestes de Matos Recorda-te de Mim 1913 Brazil 5 of 1913
40 Bach Avec Bidasse 1913 France (Historical) 5 of the 1900s & 1910s (1913)

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14 Apr 2013

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I would like to get some audio from the top 10 from june 1913 and june 1963 to play for a high school reunion (50 years) for the class of 1963, which is to be held 26 october 2013. we are going to compare the 50 years before graduating to the 50 years since graduating.

thank you,

ken carter

We would normally suggest that the best source for audio files would be Amazon or iTunes, and that is true for 1963.

However while those two are good sources for the hits of 1963 they are not so good for 1913. Legal audio files for that era can be found from a number of sources. For example you could try http://archive.org/details/audio


29 Oct 2011

Queston for Chart

Hello, sorry if my english is not perfect!

With Google I found this very interesting site.

I would be very happy if you could help me!

At our library we have Billboard magazines in mikrofiche-format and I researched the issues from 1913 to 1921. In this page I readed that there was no chart before 1920 and I can remember that a few years ago I have found a website with weekly U.S. Top 10-charts beginning in 1920, but now I couldn't find it again.

Can you tell me please where or from which sources I can find weekly Top 10-lists (it don't matter if Sales-chart or Sheet-music-chart) since 1920?

In Billboard I have not found it, because there was only a list of "Popular songs" but no chart.

Would be very thankful if you could help me, please!

Much of this information is covered by the "Song Charts" listing for Billboard, if you look that page has a link to the source data you want.

From the 1890s (when the Billboard magazine started) until the 1950s (when the weekly song chart was initiated) there are, as you have mentioned, a number of occasional "Popular Song" charts. However these were not a regular feature and had a variety of different forms.

A researcher called Joel Whitburn analysed these various charts and created a retrospective chart that covers 1890 to the start of the regular charts. This information has been published in a range of books and other source. It has been consolidated, corrected and published by a group of researchers that call themselves "Bullfrog". This is the data that we use (and you can find listed on the "Song Charts" page)