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 (1924), US Billboard 3 - Oct 1924 (8 weeks), US BB 3 of 1924, POP 3 of 1924, nuTsie 3 of 1920s, Europe 10 of the 1930s (1924), Brazil 28 of 1928, 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 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 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 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 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 BB 9 of 1924, POP 9 of 1924, Brazil 35 of 1925, nuTsie 66 of 1920s
7 Paul Whiteman Linger Awhile 1924 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1924 (10 weeks), US BB 11 of 1924, POP 12 of 1924, Brazil 27 of 1925, RYM 39 of 1923
8 Paul Whiteman Somebody Loves Me 1924 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1924 (12 weeks), US BB 7 of 1924, POP 7 of 1924, Brazil 34 of 1925
9 Isham Jones Spain 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1924 (12 weeks), US BB 12 of 1924, POP 14 of 1924, Brazil 36 of 1925
10 Wendell Hall It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo' 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1924 (20 weeks), US BB 8 of 1924, POP 8 of 1924, nuTsie 64 of 1920s
11 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians Memory Lane 1924 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1924 (17 weeks), US BB 14 of 1924, POP 18 of 1924, Brazil 29 of 1925
12 Paul Whiteman What'll I Do? 1924 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1924 (15 weeks), US BB 13 of 1924, POP 16 of 1924, RYM 36 of 1924
13 Al Jolson I Wonder What's Become of Sally? 1924 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1924 (12 weeks), US BB 15 of 1924, POP 20 of 1924
14 Jelly Roll Morton King Porter Stomp 1924 Music Imprint 6 of 1920s, nuTsie 26 of 1920s, RIAA 341, Acclaimed 1413 (1924), RYM 3 of 1924
15 Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) It Had to Be You 1924 Peel list 1 of 1941, US Billboard 6 - Aug 1924 (3 weeks)
16 Vernon Dalhart Wreck of the Old 97 1924 US Billboard 4 - Jun 1925 (8 weeks), US 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 BB 10 of 1924, POP 10 of 1924, RYM 13 of 1924
18 Bahiano & Maria Marzulo O Casaco da Mulata 1924 Brazil 1 of 1924
19 Anne Zeigler & Webster Booth The Second Minuet 1924 Peel list 1 of 1924
20 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
21 Marion Harris Jealous 1924 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1924 (6 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1925, RYM 62 of 1924
22 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra June Night 1924 US Billboard 2 - Sep 1924 (6 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1925
23 Isham Jones Nobody's Sweetheart 1924 US Billboard 2 - Jun 1924 (6 weeks), Brazil 30 of 1925
24 Uncle Dave Macon Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy 1924 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1924)
25 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
26 Al Jolson Mandolay 1924 US Billboard 3 - Sep 1924 (5 weeks), Brazil 28 of 1925
27 Ernest Hare & Billy Jones Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo 1924 POP 4 of 1924, US Billboard 5 - Oct 1924 (2 weeks)
28 Marion Harris There'll Be Some Changes Made 1924 US Billboard 7 - Oct 1924 (3 weeks), POP 13 of 1924, RYM 83 of 1924
29 Ted Lewis & his Orchestra There'll Be Some Changes Made 1924 US Billboard 5 - Oct 1924 (4 weeks), POP 13 of 1924
30 Franklyn Baur Deep In My Heart 1924 US Billboard 5 - Nov 1924 (4 weeks), POP 19 of 1924
31 Benny Krueger & his Orchestra Deep In My Heart 1924 US Billboard 5 - Jul 1924 (4 weeks), POP 19 of 1924
32 Aileen Stanley Everybody Loves My Baby 1924 US Billboard 5 - Feb 1925 (3 weeks), Jazz Standard 507
33 Marion Harris How Come You Do Me Like You Do 1924 US Billboard 5 - Aug 1924 (4 weeks), Jazz Standard 690
34 Bert Firman Pasadena 1924 Peel list 2 of 1924
35 Fernando Fuba 1924 Brazil 2 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 Al Jolson I'm Goin' South 1924 US Billboard 2 - May 1924 (7 weeks)
39 Vincent Lopez I Want to Be Happy 1924 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1924 (7 weeks)
40 Al Jolson The one I love belongs to someone else 1924 US Billboard 2 - May 1924 (7 weeks)
41 Isham Jones Some Other Day, Some Other Girl 1924 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1924 (5 weeks)
42 Arcadian Serenaders Bobbed Haired Bobby 1924 Peel list 3 of 1924
43 Orquestra de Eduardo Souto Nao Sei Dizer 1924 Brazil 3 of 1924
44 Bix Beiderbecke Fidgety Feet 1924 Peel list 4 of 1924
45 Vicente Celestino O Cigano 1924 Brazil 4 of 1924
46 Paul Whiteman Why Did I Kiss That Girl? 1924 US Billboard 6 - Jun 1924 (3 weeks), RYM 104 of 1924
47 Paul Whiteman Spain 1924 US Billboard 7 - Aug 1924 (2 weeks), RYM 66 of 1924
48 Paul Whiteman Someone Loves You After All 1924 US Billboard 7 - Apr 1924 (2 weeks), RYM 87 of 1924
49 Eddie Cantor Charley My Boy 1924 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1924 (6 weeks)
50 Dolly Kay Hard Hearted Hannah 1924 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1924 (6 weeks)

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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!