Songs from the Year 1924

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This page lists the top songs of 1924 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.

Between 1920 and 1940 there are few available charts (at least that we can find). These results should be treated with some caution since, with few exceptions, they are based on fairly subjective charts and biased towards the USA.

The top ten song artists of 1924 were:

1:Paul Whiteman2:Al Jolson3:Isham Jones4:George Gershwin5:Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians
6:Marion Harris7:Ted Lewis & his Orchestra8:Jelly Roll Morton9:Arthur Gibbs & his Gang10:Ted Weems
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue 1924 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974 (1927), ASCAP song of 1924, Library of Congress artifact added 2002 (1924), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1924 (8 weeks), US invalid BB 3 of 1924, POP 3 of 1924, nuTsie 3 of 1920s, Europe 10 of the 1930s (1924), Brazil 28 of 1928, aceterrier.com 50 of the 1920s (1924), Acclaimed 763 (1924)
2 Isham Jones It Had to Be You 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1924 (15 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1924), US invalid BB 2 of 1924, POP 2 of 1924, Music Imprint 5 of 1920s, nuTsie 15 of 1920s, Brazil 20 of 1925, RIAA 81, RYM 4 of 1924
3 Al Jolson California, Here I Come 1924 US Billboard 1 - May 1924 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 1 of 1924, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1924), POP 1 of 1924, Brazil 24 of 1925, nuTsie 27 of 1920s, RYM 12 of 1924
4 Arthur Gibbs & his Gang Charleston 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1924 (7 weeks), Brazil 2 of 1925, Music Imprint 3 of 1920s, US invalid BB 4 of 1924, POP 6 of 1924, RIAA 103, RYM 17 of 1924
5 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians Sleep 1924 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1923 (11 weeks), US invalid BB 6 of 1924, POP 11 of 1924, Brazil 40 of 1925, nuTsie 88 of 1920s
6 Ted Weems Somebody Stole My Gal 1924 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1924 (14 weeks), US invalid BB 9 of 1924, POP 9 of 1924, Brazil 35 of 1925, nuTsie 66 of 1920s
7 Wendell Hall It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1924 (20 weeks), US invalid BB 8 of 1924, POP 8 of 1924, aceterrier.com 51 of the 1920s (1923), nuTsie 64 of 1920s
8 Paul Whiteman Linger Awhile 1924 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1924 (10 weeks), US invalid BB 11 of 1924, POP 12 of 1924, Brazil 27 of 1925, RYM 39 of 1923
9 Paul Whiteman Somebody Loves Me 1924 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1924 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 7 of 1924, POP 7 of 1924, Brazil 34 of 1925
10 Isham Jones Spain 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1924 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 12 of 1924, POP 14 of 1924, Brazil 36 of 1925
11 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians Memory Lane 1924 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1924 (17 weeks), US invalid BB 14 of 1924, POP 18 of 1924, Brazil 29 of 1925
12 Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp 1924 Music Imprint 6 of 1920s, nuTsie 26 of 1920s, Daily Deuce 28, RIAA 341, Acclaimed 1413 (1924), RYM 3 of 1924
13 Paul Whiteman What'll I Do? 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1924 (15 weeks), US invalid BB 13 of 1924, POP 16 of 1924, RYM 36 of 1924
14 Al Jolson I Wonder What's Become of Sally? 1924 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1924 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 15 of 1924, POP 20 of 1924
15 Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) It Had to Be You 1924 Peel list 1 of 1942, US Billboard 6 - Aug 1924 (3 weeks)
16 Vernon Dalhart Wreck of the Old 97 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1925 (8 weeks), US invalid BB 5 of 1924, POP 5 of 1924, RYM 83 of 1927
17 Paul Whiteman Limehouse Blues 1924 US Billboard 4 - May 1924 (5 weeks), US invalid BB 10 of 1924, POP 10 of 1924, RYM 13 of 1924
18 Marion Harris Jealous 1924 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1924 (6 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1925, RYM 62 of 1924
19 Fiddlin' John Carson Fare You Well, Old Joe Clark 1924 US Billboard 2 - May 1924 (8 weeks), nuTsie 84 of 1920s, RYM 34 of 1924
20 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra June Night 1924 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1924 (6 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1925
21 Isham Jones Nobody's Sweetheart 1924 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1924 (6 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1925
22 Al Jolson Mandalay 1924 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1924 (5 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1925
23 Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) Fascinating Rhythm 1924 aceterrier.com 3 of the 1920s (1924), US Billboard 6 - Apr 1925 (4 weeks)
24 Uncle Dave Macon Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy 1924 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1924)
25 Bahiano & Maria Marzulo O Casaco da Mulata 1924 Brazil 1 of 1924
26 Anne Zeigler & Webster Booth The Second Minuet 1924 Peel list 1 of 1924
27 Paul Whiteman There's Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes 1924 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1924 (3 weeks), POP 15 of 1924, RYM 37 of 1924
28 Ernest Hare & Billy Jones Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo 1924 POP 4 of 1924, US Billboard 5 - Oct 1924 (2 weeks)
29 Marion Harris There'll Be Some Changes Made 1924 US Billboard 7 - Oct 1924 (3 weeks), POP 13 of 1924, RYM 83 of 1924
30 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra There'll Be Some Changes Made 1924 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1924 (4 weeks), POP 13 of 1924
31 Benny Krueger & his Orchestra Deep In My Heart 1924 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1924 (4 weeks), POP 19 of 1924
32 Franklyn Baur Deep In My Heart 1924 US Billboard 5 - Nov 1924 (4 weeks), POP 19 of 1924
33 Aileen Stanley Everybody Loves My Baby 1924 US Billboard 5 - Feb 1925 (3 weeks), Jazz Standard 507
34 Marion Harris How Come You Do Me Like You Do 1924 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1924 (4 weeks), Jazz Standard 690
35 Clarence Williams T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do 1924 US Billboard 9 - Mar 1924 (1 week), POP 17 of 1924
36 Paul Whiteman Rose Marie 1924 US Billboard 3 - Jan 1925 (6 weeks), RYM 68 of 1924
37 Marion Harris It Had to Be You 1924 US Billboard 3 - Jul 1924 (5 weeks), RYM 80 of 1924
38 Isham Jones Some Other Day, Some Other Girl 1924 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1924 (5 weeks)
39 Vincent Lopez I Want to Be Happy 1924 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1924 (7 weeks)
40 Al Jolson I'm Goin' South 1924 US Billboard 2 - May 1924 (7 weeks)
41 Al Jolson The one I love belongs to someone else 1924 US Billboard 2 - May 1924 (7 weeks)
42 Fernando Fuba 1924 Brazil 2 of 1924
43 Bert Firman Pasadena 1924 Peel list 2 of 1924
44 Paul Whiteman Why Did I Kiss That Girl? 1924 US Billboard 6 - Jun 1924 (3 weeks), RYM 104 of 1924
45 Paul Whiteman Spain 1924 US Billboard 7 - Aug 1924 (2 weeks), RYM 66 of 1924
46 Paul Whiteman Someone Loves You After All 1924 US Billboard 7 - Apr 1924 (2 weeks), RYM 87 of 1924
47 Al Jolson Follow the Swallow 1924 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1924 (6 weeks)
48 Eddie Cantor Charley My Boy 1924 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1924 (6 weeks)
49 Dolly Kay Hard Hearted Hannah 1924 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1924 (6 weeks)
50 Arcadian Serenaders Bobbed Haired Bobby 1924 Peel list 3 of 1924
51 Orquestra de Eduardo Souto Nao Sei Dizer 1924 Brazil 3 of 1924
52 Paul Whiteman It Had to Be You 1924 US Billboard 8 - Oct 1924 (1 week), RYM 91 of 1924
53 Paul Whiteman I'm Goin' South 1924 US Billboard 8 - Apr 1924 (1 week), RYM 103 of 1924
54 Paul Whiteman Lazy 1924 US Billboard 9 - Aug 1924 (1 week), RYM 36 of 1924
55 Clarence Williams Everybody Loves My Baby 1924 US Billboard 10 - Apr 1925 (1 week), RYM 46 of 1924
56 Irving Kaufman What'll I Do? 1924 US Billboard 11 - Aug 1924 (1 week), RYM 98 of 1924
57 Clara Smith Chicago Blues 1924 US Billboard 15 - Jul 1924 (1 week), RYM 2 of 1924
58 Sippie Wallace The Man I Love 1924 Jazz Standard 18, RYM 49 of 1925
59 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra San 1924 US Billboard 4 - Aug 1924 (4 weeks)
60 Vincent Lopez Sun-Kist Rose 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1924 (5 weeks)
61 Ray Miller & his Orchestra Somebody Loves Me 1924 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1924 (4 weeks)
62 John Steel Little Butterfly 1924 US Billboard 4 - Mar 1924 (4 weeks)
63 Duncan Sisters Rememb'ring 1924 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1924 (5 weeks)
64 Al Jolson Mr Radio Man 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1924 (4 weeks)
65 Wendell Hall Red-Headed Music Maker 1924 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1924 (3 weeks)
66 Benson Orchestra of Chicago When Lights Are Low 1924 US Billboard 4 - Feb 1924 (5 weeks)
67 Frank Crumit Old Fashioned Love 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1924 (4 weeks)
68 Ted Weems A Smile Will Go a Long, Long Way 1924 US Billboard 4 - Apr 1924 (4 weeks)
69 Irene Bordoni So This Is Love 1924 US Billboard 4 - Mar 1924 (5 weeks)
70 Vernon Dalhart The Pal That I Loved (Stole the Gal I Loved) 1924 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1924 (5 weeks)
71 Al Jolson Steppin' Out 1924 US Billboard 4 - May 1924 (6 weeks)
72 Henry Burr & Marcia Freer What'll I Do? 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jul 1924 (5 weeks)
73 Al Jolson Lazy 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1924 (5 weeks)
74 Bix Beiderbecke Fidgety Feet 1924 Peel list 4 of 1924
75 Vicente Celestino O Cigano 1924 Brazil 4 of 1924
76 Paul Whiteman Driftwood 1924 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1924 (3 weeks)
77 Lewis James Mr Radio Man (Tell My Mammy to Come Back Home) 1924 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1924 (3 weeks)
78 Eddie Cantor Doodle Doo Doo 1924 US Billboard 5 - Dec 1924 (3 weeks)
79 Isham Jones Never Again 1924 US Billboard 5 - Jun 1924 (3 weeks)
80 Carl Fenton I Want to Be Happy 1924 US Billboard 5 - Nov 1924 (3 weeks)
81 Vincent Lopez Covered Wagon Days 1924 US Billboard 5 - Feb 1924 (3 weeks)
82 John McCormack Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses 1924 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1924 (3 weeks)
83 Paul Ash Rememb'ring 1924 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1924 (4 weeks)
84 John McCormack Somewhere In The World 1924 US Billboard 5 - Feb 1924 (5 weeks)
85 Ray Miller & his Orchestra The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else 1924 US Billboard 5 - Apr 1924 (4 weeks)
86 Jan Garber I Want to Be Happy 1924 US Billboard 5 - Dec 1924 (5 weeks)
87 Ben Selvin Take, Oh Take, Those Lips Away 1924 US Billboard 5 - Mar 1924 (3 weeks)
88 Orquestra de Eduardo Souto Quem Quiser Ver 1924 Brazil 5 of 1924
89 Lewis James What'll I Do? 1924 US Billboard 6 - Aug 1924 (2 weeks)
90 Paul Whiteman Mandalay 1924 US Billboard 6 - Sep 1924 (2 weeks)
91 Al Jolson Arcady 1924 US Billboard 6 - Mar 1924 (2 weeks)
92 Van & Schenck I Wonder What's Become of Sally? 1924 US Billboard 6 - Oct 1924 (2 weeks)
93 Paul Specht & his Orchestra Waltz of Long Ago 1924 US Billboard 6 - Feb 1924 (3 weeks)
94 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra Twelve O'Clock at Night 1924 US Billboard 6 - Apr 1924 (3 weeks)
95 Henry Burr & Albert Campbell I'm Sitting Pretty In a Pretty, Little City 1924 US Billboard 6 - Feb 1924 (3 weeks)
96 Paul Whiteman Adoring You 1924 US Billboard 6 - Dec 1924 (3 weeks)
97 Irving Kaufman Where the Dreamy Wabash Flows 1924 US Billboard 6 - Nov 1924 (2 weeks)
98 Paul Whiteman Pale Moon 1924 US Billboard 6 - Oct 1924 (2 weeks)
99 Georgius La Plus Bath Des Javas 1924 France (Historical) 6 of the 1920s (1924)
100 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians June Night 1924 US Billboard 7 - Oct 1924 (2 weeks)

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31 May 2016

#1 & 36 Rhapsody in Blue

Both of these recordings are by Paul Whiteman & his Orchestra with GeorgeGershwin at the piano. The first one is from 1924 and the second one from 1927. I would think the second one should be moved to the 1927 list.

If we change the credit for the 1924 recording to George Gershwin that will (sort of) sort out the confusion

Thanks for telling us the issue


24 Jun 2015

#26 - Al Jolson - Mandalay

Correct title should be "Mandalay" (not Mandolay).

Data fixed, thanks


31 Aug 2014

Songs

This is great. Deb


19 Sep 2012

naixements: Marlon Brando, Jordi Font Rodon (psiquiatra)

Edgard Varèse - Octandre (França) 1924. Manel Font Pons (Catalunya lliure!)


20 Jun 2012

1924 - What a fantastic year that was !

1924 was the year I was born. Of the above songs, I know twenty-four of them and can play them on my keyboard. I wonder how many of the songs of 2012 will be remembered in Eighty-eight year's time?


16 Sep 2011

Birthday Greetings Sept 16 to Luy Jordi

Happy Birthday, Lucy! Imagine all these songs were popular the year you were born. I would have liked to have them all play for you but I don't have a clue how to do it, +not even one song!