This page lists the top songs of the 1900s 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.
The years before 1920 have very few song charts and (obviously) no album charts. The list here are really selected from the Billboard Charts (as supplied in the Bullfrog set) and the picks from John Peel.
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3 Jul 2022
#49 Antonio Scotti La Forza Del Destino - Solenne in Quest' Ora
This id a duet with Enrico Caruso and was issued on Victor 89001.
20 Apr 2022
Would like correct words and title please
My dad born in 1917 had to sing this song to pass his classes in grade school.Down in the valley the pansies are blooming close by the gently flowing stream. Kissed by the moonbeams and fanned by the zephyrs. All thru the night they sleep and dream. But when the morning Bringeth the sunlight Gladly they waken for the day. Giving a welcome to all that is golden kissing the stream let on its way. +…I would like to know title and year please
15 May 2021
You missed some
No Scott Joplin?
Look at 1902
2 May 2020
Old song lyrics
You must call the lady mother and to love her you must try
5 Apr 2020
Started this song in school choir many years ago, haunted me since teachersaid we were too noisy to continue it, I loved it, often I look at moon and remember just these lines- The moon with her attendant star, arises in the evening sky, the busy day passes by and ere the...on the bough
27 Feb 2020
old song lyrics
My Father use to sing this song - he was born in 1905 they won't let me play,for they say, I am Momma's boy they say
14 Sep 2019
Old song lyrics
Where can I find lyrics to songs from the era that included "Take me out tothe ballgame" and "When you wore a tulip, a bright yellow tulip and I wore a big red rose"?
We just list the chart entries, no lyrics here
24 Aug 2019
Anyone know this?
The little Dutch boy, the little Dutch girl were playing down along the brookside la la la la la la la +etc. ????
13 Aug 2019
There's a family right next door, wakes us up at 3 or 4 when there daughter comes home with her beau. First they stand out side and then they tip toe in the hall and you hear her mother call. Maggie come right up stairs. Maggie those stairs aren't chairs
19 Jun 2019
Lyrics of sitting in a chair next to your chair in Heaven+
Lyrics of sitting in a chair next to your chair in heaven, your toe to touchyour nose
22 Sep 2018
I'd like to have lyrics
Its a Boy Came the Call Down the Hallway
4 Sep 2018
My Gran sang a song which started Why do they say that I'm only a Jew when I'm one of God's people like you
10 Apr 2018
Old song sung in German accent, first line
There once was a woman who couldn't spell it,
11 Mar 2018
song by vincent courtney
the silver in my mothers hair sung by Mr Billy Malony
18 Dec 2017
looking for a song called 'Just for tonight' very old+
8 Dec 2017
Wedsite is dead
Yeah, the website is dead
Not dead, just resting
4 Feb 2017
Sad sunshine song
I'm trying to remember an old song. It's not You are my sunshine but itreminds me of same but it was sad. +Sullen
8 Nov 2016
looking for song
song title is LITTLE MARY +it was written +in the early 1900's +up to maybethe 30's + please help+
3 Nov 2016
did you ever hear of the old song, Fal der al dal--about an old man whothought that he knew her, and he fellow his ear in the sewer--Fal der al dal od y odi--?
25 Oct 2016
1900's song Carolina Brown?
This is a song my mother used to sing to me. +She had done a performance of it as a child in Scotland and would entertain me with it when I was a small child.
25 Oct 2016
Looking for the name of the song
My great grandfather sang the following to me and I really want to know the title of the song. +The lyrics I remember go like this I've got an F.O.R.D. ford made out of T.I.N tin board and I will take you on an R.I.D.E. ride to the P.A.R.K. park where it is D.A.R.K. dark and I will K.I.double S. kiss you all the T.I.M.E. time.
19 Oct 2016
Looking for a song we had on a phonograph record back in 1934. The lyrics Iremember are: I fell in love with a pretty girl, she was a perfect date. Wasn't long before I found she was the mother of eight. Then my love began to wane, yes, my love betgan to wane. I had to have another on rebound to fall in love again. +There are many +stanzes- all very cute.
12 May 2016
Song lyrics: with someone like you, a pal so good and true
My grandpa used to sing a song to me that I am looking for: with someone likeyou, a pal so good and true, I'd like to leave it all behind and go and find - someplace that's known, to God alone - just a spot to call our own. +We'll find perfect peace - where joys will never cease - out there beneath the western sky. +We'll build a sweet little nest - somewhere out in the west - and let the rest of the world go by.
13 Feb 2016
if you want something good you've got to spend your jack I gaurntee you will never want your money back but i'll keep sitting on it before i give it away
12 Jan 2016
Looking for the lyrics to an early 1900's song called "Freckles" First stanzais: "Freckles was his name, he always used to +get the blame, for every broken window pane, oh how they'd yank him, and spank him"
30 Dec 2015
Looking for lyrics to a song with these or similar partial lyrics "In the heart of a rose there's a story sweet. If you listen I'll tell it to you. It will tell of the love that is in my heart...."
10 Dec 2015
Old old song lyrics
Looking for the lyrics to a song that began "When you wore a tulip, a bright yellow tulip and I wore a big red rose, when you caress me it's like heaven blessed me. +What a blessing no one knows. +I know most of it but think there is more.
Also looking for "Margie, I'm always thinkin' of you Margie. +I tell the worldI love you..." +That's about all I know and maybe that isn't even right. + Help please
30 Oct 2015
Refrain: I'm going there in a bamboo chair 'cause I've got my fare from here to Hong Kong. It was on an old '78 that we played on a Victrola. I didn't seeit on your list, as it probably wasn't a big hit.
17 Aug 2015
Old song, who sang this.(lyrics like this I remember)
In a quaint little house, by the old village church, an old lady lives alone,she's just a grey haired lady, Her eyes are filled with tears, her smile always makes you welcome, there can only be one mother, she's all the world to me.
13 Jul 2015
Do you have" last kiss"by Wayne Cochran? If you do am I able to listen to it?+
We just list charts we have no music here
28 Jun 2015
basket of flowers
can you find any details of an old song called a basket of flowers
We have no hit called "basket of flowers"
4 Apr 2015
song/ "Lucky Lindie"
when I was a teen my father me some old 78s that my mother threw away. These are the only ones I can remember the titles to
Vernon Dalhart's 1927 song "Lucky Lindy" was a tribute to the aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later events such as his child's kidnapping, his enthusiasm for Eugenics and his pro-German stance before Pearl Harbor made him seem less Lucky.
31 Mar 2015
Word: the brook gently playing the lilac tree swaying one word they keep saying Helene
27 Feb 2015
The song, Oh lord its hard to be humble, when you perfect in every way.+
4 Jan 2015
There was a song, I believe from early 1900's about a man and his "faithful hound". +They were homeward bound from hunting. The man falls in water and the dog saves him.
29 Dec 2014
old song about a baby that die
my grand mother sang that song, something about a littlie bootie .it could of been in the late 1800 that the song was wrote.the song said that the baby die and they saved her little bootie+
19 Sep 2014
THERE WERE NO BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 1909
IN 1909 there was no Billboard Hot 100, or any other Billboard Chart, until 1944!
There were a variety of charts published at different times
14 Aug 2014
'SO TIRED OF DREAMING OF YOU'
11 May 2014
Give her a bunch of roses
To the woman in her 70s looking for the song about roses and mother's day. It's Al Jolson "Remember Mother's Day" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBrd6CVyU1A
13 Apr 2014
We go dancing in the park
My dad used to sing this song to me, and I can't find the name of it or the lyrics on-line. It went like this "We go dancing in the park is nice. Is nice. You like. I like. I like it to."
It seemed like the singer/lyricist spoke English as a second language and my dad would sing it with an accent. He came from a Polish immigrant family in Chicago.
Do you know this song?
16 Mar 2014
Beware When Bright Eyes Glance
This song was mentioned as The Eisteddfod Song in the program of the first Maryborough (Queensland, Australia) Eisteddfod which was held in 1903. Any assistance with the words or music would be most appreciated. Thank you
16 Jan 2014
Little rose in a garden of weeds+
Hi I am trying to track down a song that my Grans dad used to sing to her as a child . I have looked all over n found snippets of different versions but would like to know what the real version would have been in the 1940s probably of " just a rose in a garden of weeds, when the night sheds it's few there's a year she's for you little rose in a garden of weeds" . Thanks+
1 Jan 2014
Part of a song from late 1800's
I don't know the title but part of the lyrics are as follows: the night was dark and fearful, the blast whaling by, a watcher pale and tearful, looked forth with anxious eye.
(My grandfather and his sister sang this song in late 1800's)
"The Watcher" by Sarah Josepha Hale
30 Sep 2013
song my mother is looking for+
Hello I am looking for a song that is like tell Laura I love her. But it was done in early 1900's my mother says is call my mother or tell mother . Her mother use to sing it to her. I have search she also said Hank Williams sang it. it was to a son and her mother changed it to a daughter. Thank you for your time+
31 Jul 2013
Anybody heard of +Bob The Trumpeter music or Relic of the Cornfields ,from the early 1900'
16 Jul 2013
Not sure of year, it was a song my Mother and Aunt sang to us when we were children. A way upon the mou-oui wount tain there did dwell a pretty little maaaaiden I loved so well. Come tyru tyru tyray. Have no idea the spelling of this but tried to kind of sound it out. I seem to remember hearing it in an old western movie.+
28 Apr 2013
Song "fascination" first song
23 Apr 2013
from Lanna Hartley
I have partial lyrics, +"I see the moon and the moon sees me, down in the hollow by the old oak tree" +I am sure there is more and I would like to find them, +another, "My moon shining thru the pine while Mohawk sleeps, let her leep thru the dell, your cowboy lover" +again I know there is more. + thank you
17 Dec 2012
These people are driving me crazy
10 Nov 2012
In my 70s and remember these words my mother used to sing
Just a rose in a garden of weeds no one knows just who just planted you there,although your alone,how sweet you have grown,with know one to tend you or care.never mind little rose never mind,though your lonesome ........
Re just a Rose,I hope this helps!
Can some one help me, +i too am looking for the words of another old song....give her a bunch of Roses,Mum loves Roses,give her a small bouquet ..love on Mothers day..?
13 Oct 2012
#4 Tell Me Pretty Maiden
According to Joel Whitburn, this recording features Byron G Harlan, Frank C Stanley, Joe Belmont and the Folorodora Girls.
You will notice that it is also listed in other sources (from different countries), they give the entry we have.
Most music from before about 1940 has a range of different ways the artists can be assigned, we try and ensure consistency rather than worry about exactly matching a single source.
20 Feb 2012
JUST A ROSE IN A GARDEN OF WEEDS
I'm looking for the the lyrics and melody to "JUST A ROSE IN A GARDEN OF WEEDS" No one believes me that there is an old song out there with this title
We think that the song is the one listed here as "Garden of Weeds". Which was a minor hit for Paul Whiteman in 1935. You could have found it by searching for "Garden of Weeds" in the search box at the top of this page.
We, of course, do not have any lyrics here.
14 Feb 2012
I would just like to thank you for this invaluable website. This is the most consice chart archive access I have ever come across.
14 Jan 2012
lyrics to " a rose in a garden of weeds "
I am trying to find the lyrics for " just a rose in a garden of weeds. Can you help ???
20 Feb 2011
I'm looking for the song "You'll Never Know the Good Fellow I've Been"
We don't have any music files here, just a listing of chart positions
4 Nov 2010
Holy Ancient! These are over 100 years old!