Friday, July 27, 2018

Top 100 Songs from 1910-1919

First posted on DMDB Facebook page on 4/4/2012, updated 7/27/2018.

These are the top 100 songs from 1910-1919 according to Dave’s Music Database. Note: during this era, songs were recorded often by multiple artists. Only the top-ranked version is listed here.

When a title was recognized as the Song of the Year, it is noted with a code following the song. A key to the codes is at the bottom of the page.

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

11. Some of These Days…Sophie Tucker (1911) AG
12. After You’ve Gone...Marion Harris (1919) DM, SS
13. They Didn't Believe Me...Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline (1915) DM, SS
14. It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary…John McCormack (1915) AG, DM, PCM, JW
15. Darktown Strutters’ Ball...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1918)
16. Casey Jones...American Quartet with Billy Murray (1910) SS, JW
17. Down by the Old Mill Stream...Harry MacDonough (1911)
18. Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning...Arthur Fields (1918)
19. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee...Heidelberg Quintet (1912) EG, SS
20. Oh, You Beautiful Doll...Billy Murray with the American Quartet (1911)

21. Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile…Knickerbocker Quartet (1917)
22. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny...Alma Gluck (1915) AG
23. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody...John Steel (1919)
24. I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier...Peerless Quartet (1915)
25. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows...Charles Harrison (1918)
26. The Aba Daba Honeymoon...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1914) DM
27. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles...Ben Selvin (1919) AG
28. Beautiful Ohio...Henry Burr (1919)
29. I Love You Truly...Elsie Baker (1912) TS
30. Poor Butterfly...Victor Military Band (1917)

31. Ballin' the Jack...Prince's Orchestra (1914)
32. Just a Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)...Henry Burr (1918) VF, JW
33. By the Beautiful Sea...Heidelberg Quintet (1914)
34. When I Lost You...Henry Burr (1913)
35. Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)...Chauncey Olcott (1913)
36. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot…Fisk University Jubilee Quartet (1910) AG
37. The Missouri Waltz (Hush-a-Bye Ma Baby)...Elsie Baker (1917)
38. Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine...Billy Murray & Ada Jones with American Quartet (1911)
39. Danny Boy (adaption of “Londonberry Air”)...Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1918) PCM
40. A Little Bit of Heaven (“Shure, They Call It Ireland”)...George MacFarlane (1915) EG, VF

41. How ‘Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm after They've Seen Paree?...Nora Bayes (1919)
42. M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)...Henry Burr (1916) DM, VF, JW
43. Pretty Baby...Billy Murray (1916) EG
44. Till the Clouds Roll By...Anna Wheaton with James Harrod (1917)
45. Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here...Irving Kaufman with the Columbia Quartet (1918)
46. Goodbye Broadway, Hello France...American Quartet (1917)
47. Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1911)
48. Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!...American Quartet (1917)
49. Keep the Home Fires Burning...James F. Harrison (1915)
50. K-K-K-Katy (The Stammering Song)...Billy Murray (1918)

51. Smiles…Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra with Harry MacDonough (1918) EG
52. Ragtime Cowboy Joe...Bob Roberts (1912)
53. The Memphis Blues...Prince’s Orchestra (1914)
54. I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad...Peerless Quartet (1911)
55. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland...Henry Burr (1910) EG
56. Oh! What a Pal Was Mary...Henry Burr (1919)
57. Where the River Shannon Flows...Harry MacDonough (1910)
58. Goodbye, Good Luck, God Bless You (Is All That I Can Say)...Henry Burr (1916)
59. Mother Machree...John McCormack (1911)
60. Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee...Billy Murray & Ada Jones (1912)

61. The Battle Hymn of the Republic…Charles Harrison with the Columbia Stellar Quartet (1918)
62. I’m Falling in Love with Someone...John McCormack (1911)
63. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine...Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1913)
64. The Star Spangled Banner…Prince’s Orchestra (1916)
65. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’...Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1913)
66. When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose...American Quartet (1915)
67. Play That Barber-Shop Chord...Bert Williams (1910)
68. Home, Sweet Home...Alice Nielsen (1915)
69. I’ll Say She Does...Al Jolson (1919)
70. Hello Frisco!...Olive Kline with Edward Hamilton (1915) TS

71. There’s a Long, Long Trail...James F. Harrison with James Reed (1915)
72. Row! Row! Row!...Ada Jones (1913)
73. That Haunting Melody...Al Jolson (1912)
74. The Spaniard That Blighted My Life...Al Jolson (1913)
75. I Love a Piano…Billy Murray (1916) SS
76. Somewhere a Voice Is Calling…John McCormack (1916) AG, TS
77. A Good Man Is Hard to Find...Marion Harris (1919)
78. Mandy…Van & Schenck (1919)
79. On the Road to Mandalay...Frank Coxton (1913)
80. Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land...Al Jolson (1918)

81. I Love the Ladies…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1914) TS
82. Last Night Was the End of the World…Henry Burr (1913)
83. I’m on My Way to Mandalay…Henry Burr with Albert Campbell (1914)
84. Roses of Picardy...Lambert Murphy (1918)
85. A Perfect Day...Cecil Fanning (1911)
86. When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen…Henry Burr & Albert Campbell (1912)
87. Ja Da (Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing)…Arthur Fields (1919)
88. Cohen on the Telephone…Joe Hayman (1914)
89. Livery Stable Blues…Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1917)
90. Ireland Must Be Heaven for My Mother Came from There…Charles Harrison (1916)

91. Under the Yum Yum Tree…Arthur Collins with Byron Harlan (1911)
92. The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady…Lewis James (as Robert Lewis) (1918)
93. Ragging the Baby to Sleep…Al Jolson (1912)
94. I’m Sorry I Made You Cry…Henry Burr (1918)
95. Hello, Hawaii, How Are You?...Prince’s Orchestra (1916)
96. There’s a Girl in the Heart of Maryland with a Heart That Belongs to Me …Harry MacDonough (1913)
97. My Own Iona…Horace Wright & Rene Dietrich (1917)
98. Everybody Two-Step...American Quartet (1912)
99. Everybody’s Doing It Now…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1912)
100. The Song That Stole My Heart Away…Henry Burr (1914) JW


Songs Which Won Year-End Awards But Didn’t Make the Top 100:
  • The Bells of St. Mary’s (1917) PCM
  • Colonel Bogey March (1914) PCM
  • Danny Boy (1913) AG
  • He’d Have to Get Under, Get Out and Get Under, to Fix Up His Automobile…Billy Murray (1914) EG
  • I’m Going Back to Dixie…Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan (1912) PCM
  • I’m Shy, Mary Ellen, I’m Shy…Jack Pleasants (1910) TS
  • It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary...American Quartet (1914) SS
  • March of the Toys…Victor Herbert (1911) PCM
  • Over There…Billy Murray (1917) AG
  • St. Louis Blues (1919) PCM
  • You Belong to Me (1916) PCM

Key to the Codes: Click here for a full list of all year-end song awards.

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