Thursday, March 26, 2020

Top 100 Songs from 1910-1919

First posted 4/4/2012; last updated 3/26/2020.

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:

1910-1919

These are the top 100 songs from the 1910s according to Dave’s Music Database. Rankings are figured by combining sales figures, chart data, radio airplay, video airplay, streaming figures, awards, and appearances on best-of lists.

1. Alexander’s Ragtime Band...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1911)
2. Over There...American Quartet (1917)
3. Let Me Call You Sweetheart...Peerless Quartet (1911)
4. Moonlight Bay...American Quartet (1912)
5. You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)...Al Jolson (1913)
6. Till We Meet Again...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1919)
7. By the Light of the Silvery Moon...Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet (1910)
8. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...Chauncey Olcott (1913)
9. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…John McCormack (1915)
10. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody...Al Jolson (1918)

11. After You’ve Gone...Marion Harris (1919)
12. Tiger Rag...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1918)
13. Casey Jones...American Quartet with Billy Murray (1910)
14. Down by the Old Mill Stream...Harry MacDonough (1911)
15. Darktown Strutters’ Ball...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1918)
16. Some of These Days…Sophie Tucker (1911)
17. They Didn't Believe Me...Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline (1915)
18. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile…Knickerbocker Quartet (1917)
19. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning...Arthur Fields (1918)
20. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny...Alma Gluck (1915)

21. Beautiful Ohio...Henry Burr (1919)
22. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee...Heidelberg Quintet (1912)
23. Poor Butterfly...Victor Military Band (1917)
24. The Aba Daba Honeymoon...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1914)
25. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows...Charles Harrison (1918)
26. Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)...Henry Burr (1918)
27. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody...John Steel (1919)
28. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles...Ben Selvin (1919)
29. I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier...Peerless Quartet (1915)
30. By the Beautiful Sea...Heidelberg Quintet (1914)

31. Oh, You Beautiful Doll...Billy Murray with the American Quartet (1911)
32. When I Lost You...Henry Burr (1913)
33. A Little Bit of Heaven (“Shure, They Call It Ireland”)...George MacFarlane (1915)
34. The Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby)...Elsie Baker (1917)
35. M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)...Henry Burr (1916)
36. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)...Chauncey Olcott (1913)
37. Ballin' the Jack...Prince's Orchestra (1914)
38. I Love You Truly...Elsie Baker (1912)
39. Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine...Billy Murray & Ada Jones with American Quartet (1911)
40. Till the Clouds Roll By...Anna Wheaton with James Harrod (1917)

41. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (1910)
42. Danny Boy (adaption of “Londonberry Air”)...Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1918)
43. Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1911)
44. Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here...Irving Kaufman with the Columbia Quartet (1918)
45. Ragtime Cowboy Joe...Bob Roberts (1912)
46. Pretty Baby...Billy Murray (1916)
47. How ‘Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm after They've Seen Paree?...Nora Bayes (1919)
48. Oh! What a Pal Was Mary...Henry Burr (1919)
49. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!...American Quartet (1917)
50. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland...Henry Burr (1910)

51. Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)...Henry Burr (1916)
52. Where the River Shannon Flows...Harry MacDonough (1910)
53. Goodbye Broadway, Hello France...American Quartet (1917)
54. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1913)
55. The Star Spangled Banner…Prince’s Orchestra (1916)
56. I’m Falling in Love with Someone...John McCormack (1911)
57. Smiles…Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough (1918)
58. Keep the Home Fires Burning...James F. Harrison (1915)
59. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee...Billy Murray & Ada Jones (1912)
60. Over There…Nora Bayes with Joseph Pasternach’s Orchestra (1917)

61. Play That Barber-Shop Chord...Bert Williams (1910)
62. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1913)
63. Hello Frisco!...Olive Kline with Edward Hamilton (1915)
64. I’ll Say She Does...Al Jolson (1919)
65. The Memphis Blues...Prince’s Orchestra (1914)
66. K-K-K-Katy (The Stammering Song)...Billy Murray (1918)
67. Peg O’ My Heart...Charles Harrison (1913)
68. The Spaniard That Blighted My Life...Al Jolson (1913)
69. Last Night Was the End of the World…Henry Burr (1913)
70. Mother Machree...John McCormack (1911)

71. I’m on My Way to Mandalay…Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (1914)
72. I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad...Peerless Quartet (1911)
73. Cohen on the Telephone…Joe Hayman (1914)
74. There’s a Long, Long Trail...James F. Harrison with James Reed (1915)
75. Over There…Enrico Caruso (1918)
76. Down by the Old Mill Stream…Arthur Clough with the Brunswick Quartet (1911)
77. That Haunting Melody...Al Jolson (1912)
78. Somewhere a Voice Is Calling…John McCormack (1916)
79. Ragging the Baby to Sleep…Al Jolson (1912)
80. Under the Yum Yum Tree…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1911)

81. When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen…Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1912)
82. Row! Row! Row!...Ada Jones (1913)
83. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…American Quartet (1914)
84. A Perfect Day...Cecil Fanning (1911)
85. Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land...Al Jolson (1918)
86. Till We Meet Again…Nicholas Orlando’s Orchestra with Harry Macdonough & Charles Hart (1919)
87. For Me and My Gal…Van & Schenck (1917)
88. The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)…Alma Gluck with Efrem Zimbalist (1915)
89. Ireland Must Be Heaven for My Mother Came from There…Charles Harrison (1916)
90. I Love the Ladies…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1914)

91. Over There…Peerless Quartet (1917)
92. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm…American Quartet (1914)
93. When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose...American Quartet (1915)
94. Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka “The Mocking Bird”)…Alma Gluck (1916)
95. Alexander’s Ragtime Band...Billy Murray (1911)
96. Every Little Movement…Harry Macdonough with Lucy Isabelle Marsh (1910)
97. I’m Sorry I Made You Cry…Henry Burr (1918)
98. There’s a Quaker Down in Quaker Town…Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (1916)
99. Let Me Call You Sweetheart...Arthur Clough (1911)
100. The Battle Hymn of the Republic…Charles Harrison with the Columbia Stellar Quartet (1918)

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