Songs from the Year 1927

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This page lists the top songs of 1927 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 1927 were:

1:Paul Whiteman2:Gene Austin3:George Olsen4:Nat Shilkret5:Ben Bernie
6:Blind Lemon Jefferson7:Bix Beiderbecke8:Duke Ellington9:Hoagy Carmichael10:Ben Selvin
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Gene Austin My Blue Heaven 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (26 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978 (1928), US invalid BB 2 of 1927, POP 3 of 1927, aceterrier.com 8 of the 1920s (1927), nuTsie 12 of 1920s, Brazil 15 of 1928, DMDB 53 (1927), RYM 13 of 1927
2 Hoagy Carmichael Stardust 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1927), ASCAP song of 1927, Library of Congress artifact added 2004 (1927), Music Imprint 10 of 1920s, Jazz Standard 12, nuTsie 31 of 1920s, RIAA 40, DMDB 43 (1929), Acclaimed 654 (1927), RYM 13 of 1928
3 Duke Ellington Black & Tan Fantasy 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1981 (1928), Peel list 2 of 1927, US invalid BB 8 of 1928, POP 8 of 1928, US Billboard 15 - 1928 (3 weeks), Daily Deuce 20, nuTsie 21 of 1920s, aceterrier.com 61 of the 1920s (1927), Acclaimed 1268 (1927), RYM 2 of 1927
4 Frankie Trumbauer Singin' the Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1927), Library of Congress artifact added 2005 (1927), US invalid BB 5 of 1927, POP 5 of 1927, US Billboard 9 - 1927 (6 weeks), nuTsie 49 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1917 (1927), RYM 49 of 1927
5 Jack Smith Me & My Shadow 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (14 weeks), US invalid BB 4 of 1927, POP 4 of 1927, Music Imprint 11 of 1920s, Brazil 24 of 1927, nuTsie 80 of 1920s, RIAA 289
6 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1927), Library of Congress artifact added 2010 (1927), Peel list 4 of 1927, aceterrier.com 57 of the 1920s (1927), Acclaimed 1799 (1927)
7 Bix Beiderbecke In a Mist 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1980 (1927), US invalid BB 10 of 1927, POP 10 of 1927, US Billboard 20 - 1928 (1 week), nuTsie 28 of 1920s, aceterrier.com 60 of the 1920s (1927), Acclaimed 1477 (1927), RYM 7 of 1927
8 Blind Lemon Jefferson Matchbox Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1927), Library of Congress artifact added 2014 (1928), Daily Deuce 5, nuTsie 24 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1061 (1927), RYM 1 of 1927, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
9 Gertrude Lawrence Someone to Watch Over Me 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1927), US Billboard 2 - 1927 (11 weeks), US invalid BB 3 of 1927, POP 7 of 1927, nuTsie 77 of 1920s
10 Sophie Tucker & Ted Lewis Some of These Days 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 12 of 1927, POP 12 of 1927, Brazil 20 of 1927, RIAA 314
11 Guy Lombardo Charmaine 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US invalid BB 18 of 1927, POP 18 of 1927, Brazil 32 of 1928, nuTsie 83 of 1920s
12 Red Nichols Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US invalid BB 19 of 1927, POP 19 of 1927, Brazil 43 of 1928, nuTsie 63 of 1920s
13 Ben Bernie Ain't She Sweet? 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 1 of 1927, POP 2 of 1927
14 Ben Selvin Blue Skies 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (9 weeks), US invalid BB 6 of 1927, POP 6 of 1927, Brazil 37 of 1927
15 Paul Whiteman In a Little Spanish Town 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US invalid BB 11 of 1927, POP 11 of 1927, Brazil 21 of 1927
16 Gene Austin Tonight You Belong to Me 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (13 weeks), US invalid BB 13 of 1927, POP 13 of 1927, Brazil 26 of 1927
17 George Olsen At Sundown (When Love is Calling Me Home) 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 14 of 1927, POP 14 of 1927, Brazil 32 of 1927
18 Roger Wolfe Kahn & his Orchestra Russian Lullaby 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US invalid BB 17 of 1927, POP 17 of 1927, Brazil 38 of 1928
19 Nick Lucas I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover 1927 POP 1 of 1927, US Billboard 2 - 1927 (10 weeks), nuTsie 56 of 1920s
20 George Olsen Varsity Drag 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks), US invalid BB 7 of 1927, POP 9 of 1927, Brazil 73 of 1928
21 Moran & Mack Two Black Crows, Parts 1 & 2 (The Early Bird Catches The Worm) 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US invalid BB 15 of 1927, POP 15 of 1927
22 Ben Bernie I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover 1927 POP 1 of 1927, US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks)
23 Gene Austin Forgive Me 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (11 weeks), Brazil 38 of 1927
24 Paul Whiteman My Blue Heaven 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (16 weeks), Brazil 47 of 1928
25 DeFord Bailey Pan American Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1927), aceterrier.com 78 of the 1920s (1927)
26 Vernon Dalhart Lindbergh (Eagle of the USA) 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (5 weeks), US invalid BB 9 of 1927, POP 20 of 1927
27 Vernon Dalhart Lucky Lindy 1927 US invalid BB 8 of 1927, POP 8 of 1927, US Billboard 11 - 1927 (2 weeks)
28 Blind Lemon Jefferson Black Snake Moan 1927 Library of Congress artifact added 2014 (1928), RYM 1 of 1927
29 Nat Shilkret Flapperette 1927 Peel list 3 of 1927, US Billboard 6 - 1927 (5 weeks)
30 Paul Whiteman Side By Side 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks), nuTsie 65 of 1920s, RYM 90 of 1927
31 George Olsen Blue Skies 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (10 weeks), nuTsie 69 of 1920s
32 Gastao Formenti Anoitecer 1927 Brazil 1 of 1927
33 George Olsen The Best Things in Life Are Free 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (9 weeks), Brazil 66 of 1928
34 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians Sweetheart of Sigma Chi 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (7 weeks), Brazil 77 of 1928
35 Bix Beiderbecke I'm Coming Virginia 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (7 weeks), Jazz Standard 226, RYM 47 of 1927
36 Vaughn Deleath Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks), Brazil 86 of 1928
37 Nick Lucas Side By Side 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (9 weeks), aceterrier.com 54 of the 1920s (1927)
38 Irving Kaufman The Little White House (At the End of Honeymoon Lane) 1927 US Billboard 6 - 1927 (7 weeks), Brazil 100 of 1928
39 Ipana Troubadors Mary Lou 1927 US Billboard 7 - 1927 (4 weeks), Brazil 97 of 1928
40 Lewis James Charmaine 1927 US Billboard 11 - 1927 (3 weeks), Brazil 99 of 1928
41 Sophie Tucker I Ain't Got Nobody 1927 US Billboard 12 - Sep 1927 (3 weeks), Brazil 63 of 1928
42 Dock Boggs Country Blues 1927 Daily Deuce 8, Acclaimed 1849 (1927)
43 Nat Shilkret Why Do I Love You? 1927 US Billboard 9 - 1928 (4 weeks), Jazz Standard 431
44 Paul Whiteman My Heart Stood Still 1927 US Billboard 11 - 1928 (2 weeks), Jazz Standard 246
45 Paul Whiteman Washboard Blues 1927 US Billboard 17 - 1928 (1 week), aceterrier.com 30 of the 1920s (1927)
46 Paul Robeson Deep River 1927 US Billboard 19 - 1927 (1 week), aceterrier.com 58 of the 1920s (1927)
47 Ben Bernie Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 1927 US Billboard 19 - 1928 (1 week), Jazz Standard 339
48 Ruth Etting Deed I Do 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (7 weeks)
49 Paul Whiteman When Day is Done 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (12 weeks)
50 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (8 weeks)
51 Nat Shilkret Diane (I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile) 1927 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1927 (8 weeks)
52 Nat Shilkret All Alone Monday 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (7 weeks)
53 Paul Whiteman It All Depends On You 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (8 weeks)
54 Patricio Teixeira Caboca Bunita 1927 Brazil 2 of 1927
55 Ruth Etting Shaking the Blues Away 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (8 weeks), RYM 48 of 1927
56 Bessie Smith After You've Gone 1927 US Billboard 7 - 1927 (4 weeks), RYM 23 of 1927
57 Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison My Carolina Home 1927 US Billboard 7 - 1927 (4 weeks), RYM 82 of 1927
58 Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison My Blue Ridge Mountain Home 1927 US Billboard 7 - 1928 (8 weeks), RYM 118 of 1927
59 Paul Whiteman Just A Memory 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks)
60 Nat Shilkret Hallelujah 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (7 weeks)
61 George Olsen Someone to Watch Over Me 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (7 weeks)
62 Paul Whiteman Broken Hearted 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks)
63 Johnny Marvin The Little White House (At the End of Honeymoon Lane) 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (7 weeks)
64 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians Just Another Day Wasted Away (Waiting for You) 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (7 weeks)
65 Vincent Lopez Hello, Bluebird 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (7 weeks)
66 Jack Smith There Ain't No Maybe in My Baby's Eyes 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (6 weeks)
67 Cliff Edwards (Ukelele Ike) Sunday 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks)
68 Harry Fragson Marguerite 1927 France (Historical) 3 of the 1920s (1927)
69 Patricio Teixeira Casinha Pequenina 1927 Brazil 3 of 1927
70 Jimmie Rodgers The Soldier's Sweetheart 1927 US Billboard 9 - Dec 1927 (5 weeks), RYM 12 of 1927
71 Louis Armstrong Potato Head Blues 1927 US Billboard 12 - 1927 (3 weeks), RYM 6 of 1927
72 Bessie Smith A Good Man Is Hard to Find 1927 US Billboard 13 - 1928 (2 weeks), RYM 10 of 1927
73 Bix Beiderbecke At the Jazz Band Ball 1927 US Billboard 15 - 1928 (2 weeks), RYM 22 of 1927
74 Jelly Roll Morton Mr Jelly Lord 1927 POP 16 of 1927, RYM 4 of 1927
75 Alberta Hunter Beale Street Blues 1927 US Billboard 16 - 1927 (2 weeks), RYM 29 of 1927
76 Louis Armstrong Keyhole Blues 1927 US Billboard 16 - 1927 (2 weeks), RYM 37 of 1927
77 Riley Puckett My Carolina Home 1927 US Billboard 16 - 1927 (1 week), RYM 73 of 1934
78 Bessie Smith Alexander's ragtime band 1927 US Billboard 17 - 1927 (1 week), RYM 27 of 1927
79 Ruth Etting It All Belongs To Me 1927 US Billboard 17 - 1927 (1 week), RYM 91 of 1927
80 Vernon Dalhart Mississippi Flood 1927 US Billboard 17 - 1927 (2 weeks), RYM 117 of 1927
81 Ruth Etting (What Do We Do) On a Dew-Dew-Dewy Day 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks)
82 Johnny Marvin Deed I Do 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (6 weeks)
83 Moran & Mack Two Black Crows Part 3 & 4 (All About Lions) 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (5 weeks)
84 Paul Whiteman A Shady Tree 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks)
85 Ben Selvin Rio Rita 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (6 weeks)
86 Nat Shilkret One Alone 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks)
87 Gene Austin Ain't She Sweet? 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (6 weeks)
88 Ben Selvin In a Little Spanish Town 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (6 weeks)
89 Alberta Hunter Sugar 1927 aceterrier.com 43 of the 1920s (1927), RYM 29 of 1927
90 Bessie Smith There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight 1927 Scrobulate 67 of halftoned singles club, RYM 27 of 1927
91 Dock Boggs Sugar baby 1927 aceterrier.com 22 of the 1920s (1927), Guardian Folk/ World 3
92 Bix Beiderbecke Thou Swell 1927 Jazz Standard 278, RYM 108 of 1928
93 Roger Wolfe Kahn & his Orchestra Sometimes I'm Happy 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (7 weeks)
94 Ruth Etting Sam, The Old Accordion Man 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (6 weeks)
95 Nat Shilkret I Know That You Know 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (7 weeks)
96 George Olsen Do, Do, Do 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (7 weeks)
97 Nat Shilkret Me & My Shadow 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (7 weeks)
98 Gene Austin Someday Sweetheart 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (6 weeks)
99 Ben Bernie Muddy Water 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (6 weeks)
100 Johnny Hamp & The Kentucky Serenaders I Fell Head Over Heels in Love 1927 US Billboard 5 - 1927 (6 weeks)

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7 Apr 2016

Double Listing - I'm Coming Virginia

Per Joel Whitburn, #91 (Bix Beiderbecke) & #100 (Frankie Trumbauer) are the same. Beiderbecke played on Trumbauer's recording of this.

Data fixed, thanks


25 Jun 2015

Double Listing - Singin' the Blues

#4 & #32 are the same. Bix Beiderbecke played on the Frankie Trumbauerrecording of this. Please disregard the e-mail I just sent previously on this.

Data fixed, thanks


16 Oct 2014

Mary Lou

what are the lyrics to the song Mary Lou by the Ipana Troubadors


23 Apr 2014

Song

Was the song Charmain released in 1929

The earliest hit entries with the song "Charmaine" that we have are Guy Lombardo and Lewis James who both had hits with the song in 1927


25 Feb 2014

Lucky Lindy by Nat Shilkret

Were's the song lucky lindy at???

The only person to have a hit with the song "Lucky Lindy" was Vernon Dalhart in 1927


21 Mar 2013

#15 Black Bottom

This was also a # 3 Billboard Hit. The band was officially billed as Johnny Hamp and his Kentucky Serenaders.

Not according to the Bullfrog data. The song "Black Bottom" is credited to "Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra" and peaked at number 6 - Victor 20101. The number 3 hit was "Black Bottom Stomp" credited to "Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers" - Victor 20221.


11 Dec 2012

I don't love you anymore

I'm looking for a song that might be from 1927. The song was played on episode 9 of ABC's 666 Park Avenue. Here's some lyrics; "I don't love you anymore. Get away, get away from me. I know somethings I never knew before"


11 Oct 2012

Daddy Boy

Searching for a song called Daddy Boy or Hot Daddy Boy. A 95 year old lady here in town knows the lyrics and said she sang it when she was nine while her older sister played it on the piano.

Not having any luck finding it. Thanks in advance. Gary

We have no song with a title of "Daddy Boy" anywhere in the title.

The most obvious candidate would be "Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)" which was written in 1913 and first became a hit in 1918 (for Ernestine Schumann-Heink). Of course it is still a popular song for those with Irish ancestry (and those that want to imagine they have Irish ancestry).


8 Apr 2012

Shepherd of the Hills

I think your correspondent, Frank Leibenberg may be referring to the song which begins, 'Shepherd of the hills I hear you calling'....it was published in 1927.


27 Aug 2011

50 Blue Yodel

This recording is the same as No. 1 in the 1928 list.

You are correct, the data has been changed, thanks for the suggestion