Sunday, November 26, 2017

Billy Murray: Top 100 Songs

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Billy Murray ranks as the #5 act of all time according to Dave’s Music Database (see the top 100 here). He’s landed 14 songs in the DMDB’s list of the top 1000 songs of all time (see here) and he’s had 27 #1 songs (noted below with #1 after the song title) on the Billboard pop charts.

1. You’re a Grand Old Flag (1906) #1
2. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (with Haydn Quartet, 1908) #1
3. Give My Regards to Broadway (1905) #1
4. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis (1904) #1
5. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (with Haydn Quartet, 1910) #1
6. Yankee Doodle Boy (1905) #1
7. Casey Jones (with American Quartet, 1910) #1
8. In My Merry Oldsmobile (1905) #1
9. Oh You Beautiful Doll (with American Quartet, 1911) #1
10. Harrigan (1907) #1

11. Come Josephine in My Flying Machine (with Ada Jones, 1911) #1
12. Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine (with Ada Jones, 1908) #1
13. Pretty Baby (1916) #1
14. That Old Gang of Mine (with Ed Smalle, 1923) #1
15. K-K-K-Katy (Stammering Song) (1918)
16. Navajo (1904) #1
17. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee (with Ada Jones, 1912) #1
18. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1911)
19. Shine on Harvest Moon (with Ada Jones, 1909) #1
20. Play a Simple Melody (with Edna Brown, 1916)

21. Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship (1905) #1
22. Everybody Works But Father (1905) #1
23. Camptown Races (Gwine to Run All Night) (1911)
24. Waltz Me Around Again, Willie (with Haydn Quartet, 1906)
25. Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway (1906)
26. Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk (with Ada Jones, 1907) #1
27. Under the Anheuser Busch (1904)
28. I’ll See You in C-U-B-A (1920)
29. Alexander (Don’t You Love Your Baby No More?) (1904) #1
30. Over There (1917)

31. Teasing (I Was Only Teasing You) (1904)
32. I Love a Piano (1916) #1
33. I’m Afraid to Come Home in the Dark (1908)
34. No Wedding Bells for Me (1907)
35. Bedelia (1904) #1
36. Down by the O-hi-O (I’ve Got the Sweetest Little O, My! O!) (with Billy Jones, 1921)
37. For Me and My Gal (1917)
38. He’d Have to Get Under, Get Out to Get Under, to Fix Up His Automobile (1914)
39. When We Are M-A-R-R-I-E-D (with Ada Jones, 1908) #1
40. Under Any Old Flag at All (1908) #1

41. I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now (1910)
42. Carrie (Carrie Marry Harry) (1910) #1
43. Make Believe (with Ada Jones, 1908)
44. It Had to Be You (with Aileen Stanley, 1924)
45. After You’ve Gone (with Gladys Rice, 1919)
46. He’s a Devil in His Own Home Town (1914)
47. San Antonio (Cowboy Song) (1907)
48. Wouldn’t You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart? (with Ada Jones, 1908) #1
49. Alcoholic Blues (1919)

50. I Can’t Do the Sum (1904)
51. Any Little Girl That’s a Nice Girl Is the Right Little Girl for Me (with the American Quartet, 1910)
52. All Alone (with Ada Jones, 1911)
53. My Sweetie Went Away (with Ed Salle, 1923)
54. Cheyenne (Shy Anne) (1906)
55. Yes! We Have No Bananas (with Great White Way Orchestra, 1923)
56. It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight (1908)
57. What’s the Matter with Father? (1910)
58. What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For? (with Ada Jones, 1917)
59. Yankee Doodle Blues (with Ed Smalle, 1922)
60. College Life (1906)

61. Won’t You Be My Honey? (with Ada Jones, 1907)
62. He Goes to Church on Sunday (1907)
63. Take Me Up with You, Dearie (with Haydn Quartet, 1909)
64. Up in a Cocoanut Tree (1903)
65. The Gaby Glide (1912)
66. Streets of New York (1907)
67. Not Because Your Hair Is Curly (1906)
68. Tessie (You Are the Only Only) (1903)
69. Hinky Dinky Parlay Voo (Mademoiselle from Armentieres) (with Ed Smalle, 1924)
70. Casey Jones (1910)

71. Ain’t It Funny What a Difference a Few Hours Can Make (1904)
72. Stumbling (1922)
73. I Wish I Had a Girl (1909)
74. Smarty (with Ada Jones, 1908)
75. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (with Henry Burr, 1926)
76. I’ve Taken Quite a Fancy to You (with Ada Jones, 1908)
77. Bagada (1913)
78. Because I’m Married Now (1907)
79. Are You from Dixie? ‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too (with Irving Kaufman, 1916)
80. Bon Bon Buddy (1908)

81. When You’re All Dressed Up and No Place to Go (1914)
82. The Vamp (with Joseph C. Smith & Harry MacDonough, 1919)
83. They Were All Out of Step But Jim (1918)
84. I’m Awfully Glad I Met You (with Ada Jones, 1909)
85. On the Mississippi (1913)
86. On San Francisco Bay (1907)
87. The Wedding Glide (with Ada Jones, 1912)
88. If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don’t Mention My Name (1912)
89. Dance of the Grizzly Bear (with American Quartet, 1911)
90. I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover (with Jean Goldkette, 1927)

91. Keep on the Sunny Side (1906)
92. It’s Great to Be a Soldier (1907)
93. Take Me Around Again (1907)
94. Whistle It (with Ada Jones, 1907)
95. Gee But It’s Great to Meet a Friend from Your Own Home Town (1911)
96. Charley, My Boy (with International Novelty Orchestra, 1924)
97. My Cousin Caruso (1909)
98. Play That Barber-Shop Chord (with American Quartet, 1910)
99. The Game of Peek-a-Boo (I’d Like to See a Little More of You) (1907)
100. It’s Nice to Have a Sweetheart (with Ada Jones, 1907)


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