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:Nat Shilkret4:George Olsen5:Ben Bernie
6:Frankie Trumbauer7:Hoagy Carmichael8:Bix Beiderbecke9:Ben Selvin10:Ruth Etting
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Hoagy Carmichael Stardust 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1995 (1927), ASCAP song of 1927, Library of Congress artifact (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
2 Gene Austin My Blue Heaven 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (26 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978 (1928), US BB 2 of 1927, POP 3 of 1927, nuTsie 12 of 1920s, Brazil 15 of 1928, DMDB 53 (1927), RYM 13 of 1927
3 Frankie Trumbauer Singin' the Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1977 (1927), Library of Congress artifact (1927), US 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
4 Jack Smith Me & My Shadow 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (14 weeks), US BB 4 of 1927, POP 4 of 1927, Music Imprint 11 of 1920s, Brazil 24 of 1927, nuTsie 80 of 1920s, RIAA 289
5 Bix Beiderbecke In a Mist 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1980 (1927), US BB 10 of 1927, POP 10 of 1927, US Billboard 20 - 1928 (1 week), nuTsie 28 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1477 (1927), RYM 7 of 1927
6 Gertrude Lawrence Someone to Watch Over Me 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1927), US Billboard 2 - 1927 (11 weeks), US BB 3 of 1927, POP 7 of 1927, nuTsie 77 of 1920s
7 Blind Willie Johnson Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1927), Library of Congress artifact (1927), Peel list 4 of 1927, Acclaimed 1799 (1927)
8 Sophie Tucker & Ted Lewis Some of These Days 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US BB 12 of 1927, POP 12 of 1927, Brazil 20 of 1927, RIAA 314, Acclaimed 1559 (1911)
9 Ben Bernie Ain't She Sweet? 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US BB 1 of 1927, POP 2 of 1927
10 Guy Lombardo Charmaine 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US BB 18 of 1927, POP 18 of 1927, Brazil 32 of 1928, nuTsie 83 of 1920s
11 Red Nichols Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US BB 19 of 1927, POP 19 of 1927, Brazil 43 of 1928, nuTsie 63 of 1920s
12 Ben Selvin Blue Skies 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (9 weeks), US BB 6 of 1927, POP 6 of 1927, Brazil 37 of 1927
13 Paul Whiteman In a Little Spanish Town 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US BB 11 of 1927, POP 11 of 1927, Brazil 21 of 1927
14 Gene Austin Tonight You Belong to Me 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (13 weeks), US BB 13 of 1927, POP 13 of 1927, Brazil 26 of 1927
15 George Olsen At Sundown (When Love is Calling Me Home) 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US BB 14 of 1927, POP 14 of 1927, Brazil 32 of 1927
16 Roger Wolfe Kahn & his Orchestra Russian Lullaby 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (15 weeks), US BB 17 of 1927, POP 17 of 1927, Brazil 38 of 1928
17 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
18 Blind Lemon Jefferson Matchbox Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1927), nuTsie 24 of 1920s, Acclaimed 1061 (1927), RYM 1 of 1927, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
19 George Olsen Varsity Drag 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks), US BB 7 of 1927, POP 9 of 1927, Brazil 73 of 1928
20 Moran & Mack Two Black Crows, Parts 1 & 2 (The Early Bird Catches The Worm) 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (12 weeks), US BB 15 of 1927, POP 15 of 1927
21 Ben Bernie I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover 1927 POP 1 of 1927, US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks)
22 Gene Austin Forgive Me 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (11 weeks), Brazil 38 of 1927
23 Paul Whiteman My Blue Heaven 1927 US Billboard 1 - 1927 (16 weeks), Brazil 47 of 1928
24 Vernon Dalhart Lindbergh (Eagle of the USA) 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (5 weeks), US BB 9 of 1927, POP 20 of 1927
25 Gastao Formenti Anoitecer 1927 Brazil 1 of 1927
26 Vernon Dalhart Lucky Lindy 1927 US BB 8 of 1927, POP 8 of 1927, US Billboard 11 - 1927 (2 weeks)
27 Nat Shilkret Flapperette 1927 Peel list 3 of 1927, US Billboard 6 - 1927 (5 weeks)
28 Paul Whiteman Side By Side 1927 US Billboard 3 - 1927 (8 weeks), nuTsie 65 of 1920s, RYM 90 of 1927
29 George Olsen Blue Skies 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (10 weeks), nuTsie 69 of 1920s
30 DeFord Bailey Pan American Blues 1927 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1927)
31 Pawlo Humeniuk Dance Under the Willows 1927 Library of Congress artifact (1927)
32 Rita Montaner The Peanut Vendor 1927 Library of Congress artifact (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 Vaughn Deleath Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1927 US Billboard 4 - 1927 (7 weeks), Brazil 86 of 1928
36 Irving Kaufman The Little White House (At the End of Honeymoon Lane) 1927 US Billboard 6 - 1927 (7 weeks), Brazil 100 of 1928
37 Ipana Troubadors Mary Lou 1927 US Billboard 7 - 1927 (4 weeks), Brazil 97 of 1928
38 Patricio Teixeira Caboca Bunita 1927 Brazil 2 of 1927
39 Lewis James Charmaine 1927 US Billboard 11 - 1927 (3 weeks), Brazil 99 of 1928
40 Sophie Tucker I Ain't Got Nobody 1927 US Billboard 12 - Sep 1927 (3 weeks), Brazil 63 of 1928
41 Nat Shilkret Why Do I Love You? 1927 US Billboard 9 - 1928 (4 weeks), Jazz Standard 431
42 Paul Whiteman My Heart Stood Still 1927 US Billboard 11 - 1928 (2 weeks), Jazz Standard 246
43 Ben Bernie Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 1927 US Billboard 19 - 1928 (1 week), Jazz Standard 339
44 Harry Fragson Marguerite 1927 France (Historical) 3 of the 1920s (1927)
45 Patricio Teixeira Casinha Pequenina 1927 Brazil 3 of 1927
46 Nat Shilkret All Alone Monday 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (7 weeks)
47 Nat Shilkret Diane (I'm In Heaven When I See You Smile) 1927 US Billboard 2 - Dec 1927 (8 weeks)
48 Paul Whiteman It All Depends On You 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (8 weeks)
49 Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians It Made You Happy When You Made Me Cry 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (8 weeks)
50 Paul Whiteman When Day is Done 1927 US Billboard 2 - 1927 (12 weeks)

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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