Friday, February 3, 2023

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023 nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

2023 Nominees

On February 1, 2023, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced 14 nominees for the class of 2023. The Hall of Fame was established in 1983 and inducted its first class in 1986. The site says, “to be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer, or musician)…the artist must have released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 25 years prior to the year of induction and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.” Among considerations are the artist’s influence on other artists, length and depth of career, body of work, and innovation and superiority in style and technique.

The nominees are sent to more than 1000 music experts who then vote on who should be inducted. Reports differ on whether only those nominees on more than 50% of the ballots are inducted or if just the top vote getters (no set number) are inducted. Inductees will be decided in May and inducted in the fall.


Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023 Nominees. Premiere: February 3, 2023. Check out new episodes every Tuesday at 7pm CST.


Fans can vote for their top 5 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominees are listed below based on how they ranked in fan voting as of the morning of February 2. Click on the act’s name to see its entry in the Dave’s Music Database encyclopedia. The numbers beside the act are the odds, according to Billboard magazine, of the act being inducted.

  1. Cyndi Lauper, 8:1 odds
  2. George Michael, 2:1 odds
  3. Willie Nelson, 3:2 odds
  4. Soundgarden, 3:1 odds
  5. Iron Maiden, 10:1 odds

  6. Rage Against the Machine, 4:1 odds
  7. Warren Zevon, 5:1 odds
  8. Sheryl Crow, 1:1 odds
  9. Joy Division/New Order, 10:1 odds

  10. The Spinners, 12:1 odds
  11. Kate Bush, 3:2 odds
  12. The White Stripes, 1:1 odds
  13. Missy Elliott, 3:1 odds
  14. A Tribe Called Quest, 5:1 odds

See current results of fan voting here.


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First posted 2/3/2023.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Top 100 Motown Songs

Motown:

Top 100 Songs

On January 12, 1959, Berry Gordy launched Tamla Records after borrowing $800 from his relatives. The label evolved into Motown. In celebration of the historic event, the DMDB presents this list of the top 100 songs in the history of Motown. The list was generated by looking at song’s status in Dave’s Music Database, which is determined by rankings on best-of lists, awards, chart appearances, sales, and airplay. Appearances on Motown specific lists and CD compilations is figured into the mix as well. Here are the results:

Click here to see other genre-specific song lists.


Spotify Podcast:

Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast episode Remembering Barrett Strong: 10 of His Best which references songs on this list. Premiere: February 1, 2023. New episodes based on Dave’s Music Database lists are posted every Tuesday at 7pm CST.


DMDB Top 1%:

1. Marvin Gaye “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
2. Stevie Wonder “Superstition” (1972)
3. The Temptations “My Girl” (1964)
4. Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On” (1971)
5. Lionel Richie & Diana Ross “Endless Love” (1981)
6. Martha & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street” (1964)
7. Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)
8. The Jackson 5 “I Want You Back” (1969)
9. Boyz II Men “I’ll Make Love to You” (1994)
10. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On” (1973)

11. Lionel Richie “All Night Long (All Night)” (1983)
12. The Supremes “Stop! In the Name of Love” (1965)
13. The Supremes “Baby Love” (1964)
14. The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)
15. Boyz II Men “End of the Road” (1992)
16. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called to Say I Love You” (1984)
17. The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
18. Diana Ross “Upside Down” (1980)
19. The Commodores “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
20. The Jackson 5 “I’ll Be There” (1970)

21. The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966)
22. The Jackson 5 “ABC” (1970)
23. The Temptations “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” (1972)
24. The Commodores “Brick House” (1977)
25. Four Tops “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” (1965)
26. Stevie Wonder “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1973)
27. The Temptations “Just My Imagination Running Away with Me” (1971)
28. Rick James “Super Freak” (1981)
29. Edwin Starr “War” (1970)
30. The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Postman” (1961)

31. Lionel Richie “Say You Say Me” (1985)
32. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
33. The Miracles “The Tears of a Clown” (1970)
34. Mary Wells “My Guy” (1964)
35. Martha & the Vandellas “Heat Wave” (1963)
36. The Temptations “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” (1966)
37. Lionel Richie “Hello” (1984)
38. The Contours “Do You Love Me?” (1962)
39. Four Tops “Baby I Need Your Loving” (1964)

DMDB Top 2%:

40. Stevie Wonder “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” (1970)
41. Little Stevie Wonder “Fingertips (Part 2)” (1963)
42. The Supremes “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” 1966)
43. Thelma Houston “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (1976)
44. Stevie Wonder “Living for the City” (1973)
45. Junior Walker & the All Stars “Shotgun” (1965)
46. Marvin Gaye “Got to Give It Up (Part 1)” (1977)
47. Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground” (1973)
48. The Miracles “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” (1962)
49. Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)” (1971)
50. Stevie Wonder “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” (1965)

51. The Supremes “Someday We’ll Be Together” (1969)
52. Marvin Gaye “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You” (1964)
53. Boyz II Men “On Bended Knee” (1994)
54. Diana Ross “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (1970)
55. The Miracles “Shop Around” (1960)
56. Martha & the Vandellas “Nowhere to Run” (1965)
57. The Supremes “Love Child” (1968)
58. Barrett Strong “Money (That’s What I Want)” (1960)
59. Lionel Richie “Truly” (1982)
60. Stevie Wonder “Sir Duke” (1977)

61. The Commodores “Easy” (1977)
62. Eddie Kendricks “Keep on Truckin’ (Part 1)” (1973)

DMDB Top 5%:

63. Jimmy Ruffin “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” (1966)
64. Stevie Wonder “My Cherie Amour” (1969)
65. Diana Ross “Love Hangover” (1976)
66. The Isley Brothers “This Old Heart of Mine” (1966)
67. Smokey Robinson “Being with You” (1981)
68. The Temptations “I Can’t Get Next to You” (1969)
69. The Supremes “Come See about Me” (1964)
70. The Temptations “Ball of Confusion” (1970)

71. The Commodores “Still” (1979)
72. Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out” (1980)
73. Gladys Knight & the Pips “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1967)
74. The Supremes “I Hear a Symphony” (1965)
75. Steve Wonder “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” (1980)
76. The Miracles “Ooo Baby Baby” (1965)
77. Boyz II Men “Motownphilly” (1991)
78. Michael Jackson “Ben” (1972)
79. Stevie Wonder “Part-Time Lover” (1985)
80. The Temptations “The Way You Do the Things You Do” (1964)

81. Stevie Wonder “I Wish” (1976)
82. Commodores “Sail On” (1979)
83. Rockwell with Michael Jackson “Somebody’s Watching Me” (1984)
84. The Supremes “Back in My Arms Again” (1965)
85. Rick James “Give It to Me Baby” (1981)
86. The Temptations “Cloud Nine” (1968)
87. Stevie Wonder “For Once in My Life” (1968)
88. The Miracles “I Second That Emotion” (1967)
89. Martha Reeves & the Vandellas “Jimmy Mack” (1967)
90. Marvin Gaye “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (1971)

91. Diana Ross “Touch Me in the Morning” (1973)
92. Diana Ross “Do You Know Where You’re Going To (Theme from Mahogany)” (1975)
93. The Jackson 5 “The Love You Save” (1970)
94. Four Tops “Bernadette” (1967)
95. The Miracles “Love Machine” (1975)
96. Stevie Wonder “I Was Made to Love Her” (1967)
97. Dazz Band “Let It Whip” (1982)
98. The Supremes Reflections” (1967)
99. The Temptations “I Wish It Would Rain” (1968)
100. Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston “It Takes Two” (1966)


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First posted 1/14/2012; last updated 2/1/2023.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

USA: #1 Pop Songs, 1920-1929

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

1920-1929

These are the #1 pop songs on the United States pop charts from 1920 to 1929. Songs could have hit #1 on either of these charts:

The date indicates the song’s first appearance at #1, regardless of which chart it was. The act associated with the song is then listed. The Gardner book does not indicate specific artists, so the artists identified here are those which also hit #1 on another chart, are the highest-ranked version according to Dave’s Music Database, or are spotlighted as the top version by Gardner.

Then come the letter codes indicating which charts the song topped. The number following that is the number of weeks at #1. The Gardner charts are monthly and not weekly so the #of weeks has been adjusted by multiplying the song’s number of months at #1 by 4. Meanwhile the Sharon Mawer charts are bi-weekly (dated the first and fifteenth of the month) so to reflect a more accurate depiction of how many weeks the song spent at #1, the original # was doubled.

Click here to access a full list of #1 songs from 1890 to present. See other chart-based lists here.


1920:

  1. 1/15: Elizabeth Spencer & Charles Hart “Let the Rest of the World Go By” (GA: 12, SM: 8)
  2. 1/17: Al Jolson “I’ve Got My Captain Working for Me Now” (PM: 2)
  3. 1/31: Ben Selvin “Dardanella” (PM: 13, SM: 6, GA: 4)
  4. 5/1: Ted Lewis “When My Baby Smiles at Me” (PM: 7, SM: 2)
  5. 5/1: Edith Day “Alice Blue Gown” (PM: 1)
  6. 5/8: Al Jolson “Swanee” (PM: 9, SM: 4, GA: 4)
  7. 6/15: Henry Burr “Rose of Washington Square” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  8. 7/15: Art Hickman “Hold Me” (GA: 8, PM: 3)
  9. 9/15: John Steel “The Love Nest” (GA: 8, PM: 4, SM: 4)
  10. 9/25: Marion Harris “St. Louis Blues” (PM: 3)
  11. 10/15: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Whispering” (PM: 11, SM: 10, GA: 8)
  12. 10/16: Art Hickman “The Love Nest” (PM: 2)
  13. 12/11: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “The Japanese Sandman” (PM: 2)

1921:

  1. 1/1: Al Jolson “Avalon” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  2. 1/29: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Wang Wang Blues” (PM: 6)
  3. 2/1: Gene Rodemich “Margie” (GA: 8, SM: 8)
  4. 2/28: Eddie Cantor “Margie” (GA: 8, PM: 5)
  5. 2/28: Al Jolson “Yoo-Hoo” (GA: 4)
  6. 4/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Bright Eyes” (SM: 6, GA: 4)
  7. 4/16: Al Jolson “O-H-I-O (O-My! O!)” (PM: 4)
  8. 5/14: Marion Harris “Look for the Silver Lining” (PM: 3)
  9. 5/15: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “My Mammy” (GA: 8, SM: 6, PM: 5)
  10. 7/1: Van & Schenck “Ain’t We Got Fun?” (SM: 6, GA: 4, PM: 2)
  11. 7/8: Nora Bayes “Make Believe” (PM: 3)
  12. 7/30: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Cherie” (PM: 6)
  13. 8/15: Ted Lewis “All by Myself” (SM: 10, GA: 8, PM: 4)
  14. 8/31: Billy Jones as Victor Roberts “Peggy O’Neil” (GA: 1)
  15. 9/24: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Song of India” (PM: 5)
  16. 11/1: Ted Lewis “Ma, He’s Making Eyes at Me” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  17. 11/26: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Say It with Music” (GA: 8, SM: 6, PM: 5)
  18. 12/31: Isham Jones “Wabash Blues” (PM: 6, SM: 2)

1922:

  1. 2/1: Al Jolson “April Showers” (PM: 11, SM: 2)
  2. 2/15: Ray Miller “The Sheik of Araby” (SM: 8, GA: 4)
  3. 3/25: Fanny Brice “My Man” (PM: 1)
  4. 4/15: Ray Miller “On the Gin-Gin-Ginny Shore” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  5. 5/1: Al Jolson “Angel Child” (PM: 5, GA: 4, SM: 4)
  6. 6/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Three O’Clock in the Morning” (SM: 14, GA: 12, PM: 8)
  7. 6/10: Isham Jones “On the Alamo” (PM: 4)
  8. 7/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Stumbling” (SM: 8, GA: 8, PM: 6)
  9. 7/8: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Do It Again” (PM: 2)
  10. 9/2: Ernest Hare & Billy Jones “Mr. Gallagher & Mr. Shean” (GA: 8, PM: 2)
  11. 9/16: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Hot Lips” (PM: 6)
  12. 10/28: Gallagher & Shean “Mr. Gallagher & Mr. Shean” (GA: 8, PM: 6, SM: 4)
  13. 12/9: Henry Burr “My Buddy” (SM: 2, PM: 1)

1923:

  1. 1/1: Van & Schenck “Carolina in the Morning” (GA: 8, SM: 8, PM: 3)
  2. 1/6: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise” (PM: 1)
  3. 1/13: Al Jolson “Toot Toot Tootsie (Goo’bye)” (PM: 4)
  4. 3/1: Nora Bayes “Lovin’ Sam, the Sheik of Alabam’” (SM: 2)
  5. 3/15: Paul Specht “When Hearts Are Young” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  6. 4/1: Marion Harris “Aggravatin’ Papa” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  7. 4/7: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” (PM: 7)
  8. 5/1: Sophie Tucker “You’ve Got to See Mama Ev’ry Night or You Can’t See Mama at All” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  9. 5/15: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Bambalina” (SM: 2, PM: 1)
  10. 5/26: Carl Fenton “Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses” (PM: 3)
  11. 6/1: Isham Jones “Who’s Sorry Now” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  12. 6/23: Art Landry “Dreamy Melody” (PM: 3)
  13. 7/1: Billy Jones “Yes! We Have No Bananas” (SM: 10, GA: 8, PM: 5)
  14. 7/14: Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues” (PM: 4)
  15. 7/31: Ben Selvin “Yes! We Have No Bananas” (GA: 8, PM: 2)
  16. 8/11: Isham Jones “Swingin’ Down the Lane” (PM: 6)
  17. 9/15: Henry Burr “Just a Girl That Men Forget” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  18. 10/1: Billy Murray & Ed Smalle “That Old Gang of Mine” (GA: 8, SM: 8, PM: 6)
  19. 12/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “I Love You” (SM: 10, GA: 8)
  20. 12/22: Eddie Cantor “No, No, Nora” (PM: 2)

1924:

  1. 1/5: Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians “Sleep” (PM: 5)
  2. 1/26: Arthur Gibbs “Charleston” (PM: 1)
  3. 2/15: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Linger Awhile” (GA: 8, SM: 6, PM: 4)
  4. 2/16: Wendell Hall “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’” (GA: 8, PM: 6, SM: 4)
  5. 3/29: Ted Weems “Somebody Stole My Gal” (PM: 5)
  6. 4/1: Al Jolson “California, Here I Come!” (PM: 6, SM: 6, GA: 4)
  7. 6/15: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “What’ll I Do?” (SM: 16, GA: 12, PM: 5)
  8. 7/19: Isham Jones “Spain” (PM: 2)
  9. 9/6: Isham Jones “It Had to Be You” (PM: 5)
  10. 10/11: Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians “Memory Lane” (PM: 5)
  11. 10/15: International Novelty Orchestra with Billy Murray “Charley, My Boy” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  12. 11/15: Al Jolson “I Wonder What’s Become of Sally?” (GA: 12, SM: 8, PM: 3)
  13. 12/6: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Somebody Loves Me” (PM: 5)

1925:

  1. 1/10: Al Jolson “All Alone” (SM: 12, GA: 8, PM: 5)
  2. 2/7: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “All Alone” (PM: 3)
  3. 2/28: Marion Harris “Tea for Two” (PM: 3)
  4. 3/21: Johm McCormack “All Alone” (PM: 2)
  5. 4/4: Isham Jones with Ray Miller’s Orchestra “I’ll See You in My Dreams” (PM: 7, GA: 4, SM: 4)
  6. 5/15: Blossom Seeley “Alabamy Bound” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  7. 5/23: Ted Lewis “O! Katharina” (PM: 1)
  8. 5/30: Vernon Dalhart “The Prisoner’s Song” (PM: 12, GA: 8, SM: 8)
  9. 6/15: Gene Austin “Yearning Just for You” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  10. 7/4: Ben Bernie “Sweet Georgia Brown” (PM: 5)
  11. 7/15: Eddie Cantor “If You Knew Susie” (GA: 8, PM: 5, SM: 4)
  12. 8/15: Fred Waring “Collegiate” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  13. 9/12: Gene Austin with Billy Carpenter “Yes Sir! That’s My Baby” (SM: 8, PM: 7, GA: 4)
  14. 10/31: Ben Selvin “Oh, How I Miss You Tonight” (PM: 3)
  15. 11/15: Isham Jones “Remember” (SM: 6, GA: 4, PM: 1)
  16. 11/21: Ben Selvin “Manhattan” (PM: 4)
  17. 11/30: John McCormack “Moonlight and Roses Bring Mem’ries of You” (GA: 1)

1926:

  1. 2/13: George Olsen “Who?” (PM: 6)
  2. 3/15: Cliff Edwards “Dinah” (SM: 2)
  3. 3/27: Ben Bernie “Sleepy Time Gal” (PM: 4)
  4. 4/17: Al Jolson “I’m Sitting on Top of the World” (PM: 2)
  5. 4/30: George Olsen with Fran Frey, Bob Rice, & Edward Joyce “Always” (GA: 12, SM: 10, PM: 3)
  6. 4/30: Vincent Lopez “Always” (GA: 12, PM: 2)
  7. 5/22: Gene Austin “Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue” (PM: 1)
  8. 6/15: Gene Austin with Fran Frey “Horses” (SM: 4)
  9. 6/19: “Whispering” Jack Smith “Gimme a Lil’ Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?” (PM: 2)
  10. 7/3: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra with Franklyn Baur “Valencia (A Song of Spain)” (PM: 11, GA: 8, SM: 4)
  11. 7/31: Al Jolson “I’d Climb the Highest Mountain if I Knew I’d Find You” (GA: 4)
  12. 9/4: Gene Austin “Bye Bye, Blackbird” (GA: 4, SM: 4, PM: 3)
  13. 10/2: Al Jolson “When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin’ Along” (PM: 2)
  14. 10/15: Jan Garber with Benny Davis “Baby Face” (PM: 6, SM: 6, GA: 4)
  15. 11/27: Johnny Marvin “Breezin’ Along with the Breeze” (PM: 2)
  16. 12/1: Johnny Hamp “Black Bottom” (SM: 2)
  17. 12/11: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “The Birth of the Blues” (PM: 4)
  18. 12/15: Henry Burr “Because I Love You” (GA: 4, SM: 2)

1927:

  1. 1/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra with Jack Fulton “In a Little Spanish Town” (SM: 10, GA: 8, PM: 8)
  2. 3/5: Sophie Tucker with Ted Lewis “Some of These Days” (PM: 5)
  3. 3/15: Ben Selvin “Blue Skies” (GA: 8, SM: 6, PM: 2)
  4. 4/9: Gene Austin “Tonight You Belong to Me” (PM: 3)
  5. 5/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “It All Depends on You” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  6. 5/14: Ben Bernie “Ain’t She Sweet?” (PM: 4)
  7. 6/1: Nick Lucas “I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  8. 6/11: George Olsen “At Sundown (When Love Is Calling Me Home)” (PM: 3)
  9. 7/1: Roger Wolfe Kahn “Russian Lullaby” (GA: 4, SM: 4, PM: 3)
  10. 7/2: Moran & Mack “Two Black Crows – Parts 1 & 2 (The Early Bird Catches the Worm)” (PM: 5)
  11. 8/1: “Whispering” Jack Smith “Me and My Shadow” (GA: 4, PM: 4, SM: 4)
  12. 8/6: Gene Austin “Forgive Me” (PM: 1)
  13. 9/1: Guy Lombardo “Charmaine!” (SM: 10, GA: 8, PM: 7)
  14. 11/15: Ben Selvin “Miss Annabelle Lee (Who’s Wonderful, Who’s Marvelous)” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  15. 11/19: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “My Blue Heaven” (PM: 1)
  16. 11/26: Red Nichols “Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider” (PM: 3)
  17. 12/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Just a Memory” (GA: 4, SM: 4)
  18. 12/17: Gene Austin “My Blue Heaven” (PM: 13, GA: 8, SM: 8)

1928:

  1. 3/1: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Among My Souvenirs” (SM: 6, GA: 4, PM: 4)
  2. 4/14: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Together” (GA: 4, PM: 2, SM: 2)
  3. 4/28: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Ol’ Man River” (PM: 1)
  4. 5/1: Gene Austin “Ramona” (GA: 12, SM: 12, PM: 8)
  5. 5/5: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Ramona” (GA: 12, PM: 3)
  6. 7/21: Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians “Laugh, Clown, Laugh!” (PM: 1)
  7. 7/28: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “My Angel (Angela Mia)” (GA: 8, PM: 6)
  8. 8/1: Vincent Lopez “My Angel (Angela Mia)” (GA: 8, SM: 8)
  9. 9/8: Gene Austin “Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time)” (GA: 8, SM: 6, PM: 5)
  10. 10/13: Cliff Edwards as Ukelele Ike “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” (PM: 1)
  11. 10/20: Al Jolson “Sonny Boy” (PM: 12, GA: 8, SM: 8)
  12. 12/1: Al Jolson “There’s a Rainbow Round My Shoulder” (PM: 2)

1929:

  1. 1/15: Ben Selvin with Jack Palmer “You’re the Cream in My Coffee” (SM: 2)
  2. 1/26: Guy Lombardo with Carmen Lombardo “Sweethearts on Parade” (GA: 4, SM: 4, PM: 3)
  3. 2/16: Gene Austin “Carolina Moon” (PM: 7, GA: 4, SM: 4)
  4. 3/1: Ruth Etting “I’ll Get by As Long As I Have You” (SM: 2)
  5. 3/23: George Olsen with Ethel Sutta “A Precious Little Thing Called Love” (PM: 2, SM: 4)
  6. 4/15: Rudy Vallee “Weary River” (GA: 4, SM: 2)
  7. 4/20: Rudy Vallee “Honey” (PM: 8, SM: 2)
  8. 5/31: Leo Reisman “The Wedding of the Painted Doll” (GA: 8, PM: 4, SM: 4)
  9. 7/1: Bob Haring with the Copley Plaza Orchestra “Pagan Love Song” (GA: 8, SM: 8, PM: 4)
  10. 8/10: Cliff Edwards as Ukelele Ike “Singin’ in the Rain” (PM: 3)
  11. 8/31: Al Jolson “Little Pal” (PM: 5)
  12. 9/1: Ethel Waters “Am I Blue?” (GA: 8, SM: 6, PM: 2)
  13. 10/15: Nick Lucas “Tip Toe Through the Tulips” (SM: 12, PM: 10, GA: 8)
  14. 12/28: Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra “Great Day” (PM: 2)

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First posted 1/28/2023.

Friday, January 27, 2023

USA: #1 Pop Songs, 1890-2022

USA’s #1 Pop Songs:

1890-2022

These are the #1 pop songs in the history of the United States pop charts from 1890 to present. Songs could have hit #1 on any of the following charts:

Billboard Charts:
Non-Billboard Charts:

Links go to specific lists of the biggest songs of all time for that chart.

See other chart-based lists here.

Because this list includes more than 3000 songs, it has been broken up into pages by decades:

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First posted 2/24/2021; last updated 12/21/2022.