Sunday, February 26, 2023

Top 100 Songs from 1910-1919

Top 100 Songs of the Decade:


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.

Check out other “songs of the decade” lists here.

1. Arthur Collins & Bryon G. Harlan “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” (1911)
2. American Quartet “Over There” (1917)
3. Peerless Quartet “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” (1911)
4. Al Jolson “You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)” (1913)
5. Billy Murray with the Haydn Quartet “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” (1910)
6. American Quartet “Moonlight Bay” (1912)
7. Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag” (1918)
8. Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (1911)
9. Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone” (1919)
10. Al Jolson “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (1918)

11. Henry Burr & Albert Campbell “Till We Meet Again” (1919)
12. Chauncey Olcott “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” (1913)
13. John McCormack “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary” (1915)
14. Casey Jones...American Quartet with Billy Murray (1910)
15. Down by the Old Mill Stream...Harry MacDonough (1911)
16. Darktown Strutters’ Ball...Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1918)
17. They Didn't Believe Me...Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline (1915)
18. The Knickerbocker Quartet “Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” (1917)
19. Arthur Fields “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” (1918)
20. Alma Gluck “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” (1915)

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

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

41. Fisk University Jubilee Quartet “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1910)
42. Ernestine Schumann-Heink “Danny Boy” (1918)
43. Arthur Collins & Bryon G. Harlan “Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)” (1911)
44. Irving Kaufman with the Columbia Quartet “Hail! Hail! The Gang’s All Here” (1918)
45. Bob Roberts “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” (1912)
46. Billy Murray “Pretty Baby” (1916)
47. Nora Bayes “How ‘Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm after They've Seen Paree?” (1919)
48. Henry Burr “Oh! What a Pal Was Mary” (1919)
49. American Quartet “Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!” (1917)
50. Henry Burr “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” (1910)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 comment:

  1. Im looking for a song from ww1 . That the verse is One the Hunter , One the Hunted, a life ahead a death confronted . Was Army air song. thanks