Songs from the Year 1916

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This page lists the top songs of 1916 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 1916 were:

1:John McCormack2:Al Jolson3:Prince's Orchestra4:Billy Murray5:Peerless Quartet
6:Henry Burr & Albert Campbell7:Henry Burr8:Enrico Caruso9:Alma Gluck10:Columbia Mixed Double Quartet
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 John McCormack Somewhere a Voice is Calling 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1916 (9 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1915), Brazil 27 of 1917
2 Billy Murray Pretty Baby 1916 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1916 (6 weeks), ASCAP song of 1916, Brazil 29 of 1918
3 Al Jolson I Sent My Wife to the Thousand Isles 1916 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 20 of 1918
4 Billy Murray I Love a Piano 1916 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1916 (8 weeks), Brazil 23 of 1917
5 John McCormack The Sunshine of Your Smile 1916 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 24 of 1918
6 Columbia Mixed Double Quartet America 1916 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1916 (6 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1918
7 Peerless Quartet The Lights of My Home Town 1916 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1917
8 Prince's Orchestra The Star Spangled Banner 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1916 (8 weeks), Brazil 29 of 1917
9 Orpheus Quartet Turn Back the Universe & Give Me Yesterday 1916 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1916 (10 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1918
10 Walter Jeffries Everybody's Crazy On The Foxtrot 1916 Peel list 1 of 1916
11 Vicente Celestino Flor do Mal 1916 Brazil 1 of 1916
12 Sophie Braslau Birds in the Night (A Lullaby) 1916 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 16 of 1917
13 Al Jolson You're a Dangerous Girl 1916 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1916 (6 weeks), Brazil 40 of 1918
14 Enrico Caruso O Sole Mio (My Sunshine) 1916 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1916 (7 weeks), Brazil 9 of 1917
15 Enrico Caruso Santa Lucia (Neapolitan Folk Song) 1916 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 6 of 1917
16 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell There's a Quaker Down in Quaker Town 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1916 (6 weeks)
17 Harry MacDonough The Girl on the Magazine 1916 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1916 (9 weeks)
18 Marguerite Farrell If I Knock the 'L' Out of Kelly (It Would Still be Kelly to Me) 1916 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1916 (7 weeks)
19 Henry Burr Good-Bye, Good Luck, God Bless You 1916 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1916 (10 weeks)
20 Henry Burr M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me) 1916 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1916 (11 weeks)
21 Prince's Orchestra Hello, Hawaii, How are You? 1916 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1916 (12 weeks)
22 Arthur Collins & Byron G Harlan Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love in Honolulu) 1916 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1916 (9 weeks)
23 Charles Harrison Ireland Must be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There 1916 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1916 (8 weeks)
24 Alma Gluck Old Kentucky Home 1916 US Billboard 3 - Jun 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1917
25 Al Jolson Down Where the Swanne River Flows 1916 US Billboard 3 - Aug 1916 (5 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1917
26 Emilio DeGogorza Noche Serena (Calm Night) 1916 US Billboard 7 - Jan 1916 (1 week), Brazil 11 of 1916
27 Hipolito Lazaro Aida - Celeste Aida 1916 US Billboard 9 - Nov 1916 (1 week), Brazil 10 of 1917
28 Mischa Elman Spanish Dance 1916 US Billboard 10 - Feb 1916 (1 week), Brazil 20 of 1917
29 Al Jolson Broken Doll 1916 Peel list 2 of 1916
30 Os Geraldos Caraboo 1916 Brazil 2 of 1916
31 Arthur Fields He's Got a Bungalow 1916 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1916 (6 weeks)
32 James F Harrison Wake Up, America! 1916 US Billboard 2 - May 1916 (4 weeks)
33 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell Is There Still Room for Me 'Neath the Old Apple Tree? 1916 US Billboard 2 - Feb 1916 (6 weeks)
34 John McCormack The Old Refrain 1916 US Billboard 2 - May 1916 (6 weeks)
35 Geoffrey O'Hara All I Want is a Cottage, Some Roses, & You 1916 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1916 (4 weeks)
36 Elizabeth Wheeler At the End of a Beautiful Day 1916 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1916 (5 weeks)
37 James F Harrison & James Reed We'll Build a Little Home in the USA 1916 US Billboard 2 - Mar 1916 (5 weeks)
38 Al Jolson Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula 1916 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1916 (7 weeks)
39 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell You Were Just Made to Order for Me 1916 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1916 (6 weeks)
40 Billy Murray Hello, Hawaii, How are You? 1916 US Billboard 2 - Apr 1916 (6 weeks)

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2 Sep 2013

old songd

My dad used to sing this song, called Patty Macguiness goat, l don't know if the name is spelt right. But l'm looking for the word of the song


1 Nov 2011

# 9 Turn Back the Universe & Give Me Yesterday

This is a duet with Harry MacDonough.

Thanks for the input, but...

The Bullfrog listing has "Orpheus Quartet" and we can't find any references that support your suggestion (of course there are not many places to look). We will make sure your comment is shown on the page, but we won't change the data.