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Written by Barry Kowal   
Sep 27, 2014 at 02:24 PM
TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1932*











No.-Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN-TED LEWIS & HIS BAND-JULY
  2 NIGHT AND DAY-FRED ASTAIRE & LEO REISMAN-December
  3 PARADISE-LEO REISMAN-April
  4 PLEASE-BING CROSBY & ANSON WEEKS ORCHESTRA-November
  5 WE JUST COULDN'T SAY GOODBYE-GUY LOMBARDO-September
  6 PARADISE-GUY LOMBARDO-May
  7 ALL OF ME-PAUL WHITEMAN-February
  8 ALL OF ME-Louis Armstrong-March
  9 LULLABY OF THE LEAVES-George Olsen & His Orchestra-June
 10 SAY IT ISN'T SO-Paul Small,George Olsen & His Orchestra-October
 11 Too Many Tears-Guy Lombardo-March
 12 Dinah-Bing Crosby & Mills Brothers-February
 13 Brother,Can You Spare A Dime?-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-December
 14 Brother,Can You Spare A Dime?-Bing Crosby & Lennie Hayton's Orchestra-December
 15 River,Stay 'Way From My Door-Kate Smith & Guy Lombardo-January
 16 One Hour With You-Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra-May
 17 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan (The Blue Pajama Song)-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-October
 18 Let's Put Out The Lights-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-October
 19 Sweet Georgia Brown-Bing Crosby & Isham Jones Orchestra-July
 20 St.Louis Blues-Mills Brothers-July
 21 In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town-Chick Bullock,Ted Black & His Orchestra-August
 22 Hells Bells-Ralph Morris,Ding Johnson,Floyd Townes,Arthur Kassel & His Kassels-In-The-Air-October
 23 Let's Put Out The Lights (And Go To Sleep)-Mildred Bailey,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-November
 24 You're Blase-Jack Hylton & His Orchestra-July
 25 Bugle Call Rag-Mills Brothers-September
 26 I Heard-Mills Brothers-April
 27 Auf Wiedersehen,My Dear-Jack Denny & His Mount Royal Hotel Orchestra-March
 28 You,Rascal,You-Mills Brothers-February
 29 Sweethearts Forever-Gordon Graham,Wayne King & His Orchestra-October
 30 Masquerade-Dick Robertson,Ted Black & His Orchestra-August
 31 When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade)-Arden-Ohman Orchestra-March
 32 We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye-Mildred Bailey,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-September
 33 My Silent Love-Ruby Newman & His Orchestra-July
 34 Three On A Match-Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-September
 35 You Can Depend On Me-Louis Armstrong-March
 36 Sophisticated Lady-August
 37 My Silent Love-Isham Jones & His Orchestra-June
 38 Good-bye,Blues-Mills Brothers-May
 39 Where The Blue Of The Night (Meets The Gold Of The Day)-Bing Crosby-February
 40 Fit As A Fiddle-Frank Zullo,Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-December
 41 How Deep Is The Ocean? (How High Is The Sky?)-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-November
 42 Love Me Tonight-Bing Crosby-August
 43 Rockin' Chair-Mills Brothers-June
 44 You You,Funny Thing-Louis Armstrong-April
 45 Lazy Day-Bing Crosby & Isham Jones Orchestra-June
 46 Lawd,You Made The Night Too Long-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-May
 47 Sailing On The Robert E.Lee-Ray Noble & His Orchestra-November
 48 Hold My Hand-Ray Noble & His Orchestra-July
 49 Lights Of Paris-Ray Noble & His Orchestra-June
 50 Let's Have Another Cup O' Coffee-Chick Bullock,Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-April
 51 Chinatown,My Chinatown-Louis Armstrong-February
 52 Please-Paul SmallBob Borger,George Olsen & His Orchestra-November
 53 How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)-Jack Fulton,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-November
 54 Puh-Leeze,Mr.Hemingway-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-October
 55 You're Blase-Meri Bell,Gus Arnheim & His Coconut Grove Orchestra-August
 56 I Can't Believe It's True-Eddie Stone,Isham Jones & His Orchestra-August
 57 Goofus-Dan Russo & His Oriole Orchestra-May
 58 Waltzing In A Dream-Bing Crosby & Anson Weeks Orchestra-December
 59 Sweethearts On Parase-Louis Armstrong-September
 60 Just A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet-Frank Hazzard,Isham Jones & His Orchestra-December
 61 Headin' For Better Times-Ted Lewis & His Band-December
 62 Underneath The Harlem Moon-Joe Rines & His Orchestra-December
 63 All-American Girl-Fran Frey,George Olsen & His Orchestra-October
 64 Medley Of Isham Jones Dance Hits-Paul Tremaine & His Orchestra-June
 65 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)-Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra-March
 66 Strange Interlude-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-September
 67 As You Desire Me-Russ Columbo-September
 68 Was That The Human Thing To Do-Bert Lown & His Orchestra-February
 59 Heard-Don Redman & His Orchestra-February
 70 It Was So Beautiful-Harry Richman-September
 71 What A Perfect Combination-Eddie Cantor-December
 72 Body And Soul-Louis Armstrong-October
 73 It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Ain't Got That Swing)-Mills Brothers-October
 74 Paradise-Bing Crosby & Mils Brothers-May
 75 Shine-Bing Crosby & Mills Brothers-May
 76 How Deep Is The Ocean?(How High Is The Sky?)-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-December
 77 I'll Never Have To Dream Again-Dave Franks,Isham Jones & His Orchestra-November
 78 It Was So Beautiful-Enric Madriguera & His Orchestra-August
 79 You've Got Me In The Palm Of Your Hand-Three Rhythm Rascals,Gus Arnheim & His Coconut Grove Orchestra-Aug. 
 80 Jalousie (Jealousy)-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-March
 81 Was That The Human Thing To Do?-Boswell Sisters & Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-March
 82 Snuggled On Your Shoulder (Cuddled In Your Arms)-Eddy Duchin-April
 83 Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day-Cab Calloway-July
 84 Sweet Sue-Mills Brothers-July
 85 Pink Elephants-George Olsen & His Orchestra-November
 86 My Extraordinary Gal-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-June
 87 Hummin' To Myself-Carl Grobo,Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra-May
 88 Soft Lights And Sweet Music-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-April
 89 I'll Never Be The Same-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-September
 90 My Silent Love-Elmer Feldkamp,Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra-July
 91 Medley From "Face The Music"-Three Nitecaps& Kate Smith-April
 92 When We're Alone-Ruth Etting-April
 93 Of Thee I Sing-Ben Selvin & Knickerbockers-February
 94 Say It Isn't So-Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra-September
 95 Delishious-Paul Small,Nat Shilkret & The Victor Young Orchestra-February
 96 Mimi-Maurice Chevalier-August
 97 I'm Sure Of Everything But You-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-December
 98 Alone Together-Frank Kuther,Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-November
 99 Chinatown,My Chinatown-Mills Brothers-June
100 Say It Isn't So-Connee Boswell-October
101 The Voice In The Old Village Choir-Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-June
102 Louisiana Hayride-Arthur Schwartz,Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-December
103 Pink Elephants-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-November
104 Everyone Says "I Love You"-Eddie Stone,Isham Jones & His Orchestra-October
105 Lovable-Dick Robertson,Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-May
106 My Mom-Kate Smith,Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-May
107 By The Fireside-Bob Borger,Ethel Shutta,George Olsen & His Orchestra-April
108 Dancing On The Ceiling-Jack Hylton & His Orchestra-March
109 Can't We Talk It Over?-Bing Crosby & Mills Brothers-March
110 The Night Was Made For Love-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-January
111 Is I In Love?-I Is-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-July
112 Music In The Moonlight-Donald Novis,Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra-May
113 Snuggled On Your Shoulder-Kate Smith-April
114 Of Thee I Sing (Dance Medley)-Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra-February
115 Cuban Love Song-Ruth Etting-January
116 Love's Old Sweet Song-Rondoliers & Piano Pals-July
117 By A Rippling Stream-Cliff Gamet,Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra-May
118 Three's A Crowd-Tom Gerun-September
119 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan (The Blue Pajamas Song)-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-September
120 Now You've Got Me Worryin'For You-Eddy Duchin-August
121 Cabin In The Cotton-Bing Crosby & Lennie Hayton's Orchestra-July
122 Here Lies Love-Bing Crosby-November
123 Let's Put Out The Lights (And Go To Sleep)-Ben Bernie & His Orchestra-October
124 Strictly Cullud Affair-Cab Calloway-May
125 Bo Voyage To My Ship Of Dreams-Donald Novis,Jimmie Grier & His Orchestra-May
126 Kickin' The Gong Around-Louis Armstrong-April
127 Reefer Man-Cab Calloway-July
128 Sharing (My Love For You)-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-June
129 Snuggled On Your Shoulder (Cuddled In Your Arms)-Bing Crosby-February
130 Say It Isn't So-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-October 
131 So Ashamed-Ruby Newman & His Orchestra-August
132 A Shine On Your Shoes-Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra-December
133 My Sycamore Tree-Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-February
134 Hold My Hand-The Million Airs,Arthur Lally & His Orchestra-August
135 Banking On The Weather-Dick Robertson,Ted Black & His Orchestra-August
136 (I've Got The Words-I've Got The Tune) Hummin' To Myself-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-July
137 Goodnight,Moon-Dick Robertson,Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-February
138 An Evening In Caroline-Boswell Sisters & Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-January
139 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-Louis Armstrong-March
140 You're My Everything-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-February
141 You're My Everything-Russ Columbo-February
142 She Didn't Say "Yes"-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-January
143 Isn't It Romantic-Harold Stern & His Orchestra-October
144 Got A Date With An Angel-Debroy Somers Band-July
145 Grand Canyon Suite (On The Trail,Part 1)-Jack Fulton,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-July
146 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-Boswell Sisters & Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-May
147 I Love A Parade-Arden-Ohman Orchestra-March
148 It Was So Beautiful-Ruth Etting-September
149 Banking On The Weather-Joe Moss & His Society Dance Orchestra-July
150 Auf Wiedersehen,My Dear-Phil Needy,Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra-March
151 How Deep Is The Ocean?-Ethel Merman & Neil Shilkret's Orchestra-November
152 Love Me Tonight-Paul Small,George Olsen & His Orchestra-October
153 I'll Never Be The Same-Mildred Bailey,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-September
154 Rockin' Chair-Louis Armstrong & Hoagy Carmichael-August  
155 The Night When Love Was Born-Ruth Etting-August
156 In My Hideaway-Buddy Rogers & His Orchestra-July
157 Kiss Me Goodnight-Arthur Tracy-May
158 Stop The Sun,Stop The Moon (My Man's Gone)-Boswell Sisters & Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-April
159 Just Friends-Russ Columbo-March
160 Hot Toddy-Cab Calloway-October
161 It Was So Beautiful-Paul Small,George Olsen & His Orchestra-August
162 Ted Lewis Presents A Miniature Dance Program-Ted Lewis & His Band-July
163 Goodnight,My Love-Arthur Kassel & His Kassels-In-The-Air-May
164 Just Friends-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-April
165 Starlight (Help Me Find The One I Love)-Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys-March
166 Just A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet-Gene Austin & Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-December
167 Rock-A-Bye Moon-Ethel Shutta,George Olsen & His Orchestra-November
168 Chinese Lullaby-Bix Beiderbecke,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-June
169 Rose Room (In Sunny Roseland)-Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra-April
170 After You've Gone-Louis Armstrong-December
171 Maori-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-September
172 Goofus-Dick Robertson,Red Nichols & His Five Pennies-July
173 Lawd,You Made The Night Too Long-Louis Armstrong-June
174 Auf Wiedersehen,My Dear-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-March
175 Blue Ramble-Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra-July
176 Moon Over Dixie-Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra-June
177 New Farewell Blues-Ted Lewis & His Band-December
178 Play,Fiddle,Play-Dave Marshall,George Olsen & His Orchestra-November
179 Something In The Night-Lee Morse-October
180 Some Of These Days-Bing Crosby & Lennie Hayton's Orchestra-September
181 Blue Jazz-Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra-September
182 It Was So Beautiful-Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra-August
183 Goofus-Wayne King & His Orchestra-August                                       (1931)
184 Drums In My Heart-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-March
185 Snuggled On Your Shoulder (Cuddled In Your Arms)-Isham Jones & His Orchestra-March
186 Prisoner Of Love-Russ Columbo-January
187 Willow Weep For Me-Ted Fio Rito & His Orchestra-December
188 Underneath The Harlem Moon-Don Redman & His Orchestra-November
189 As You Desire Me-Donald Novis,Leonard Joy's Orchestra-September
190 Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now-Louis Armstrong-June
191 I Got Rhythm-Louis Armstrong-April
192 Auf Weiderseh'n,My Dear-Morton Downey-April
193 The Wooden Soldier And The China Doll-Scrappy Lambert,Nat Shilkret & The Victor Young Orchestra-March
194 Now's The Time To Fall In Love-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-January
195 You Can't Stop Me From Loving You-Ethel Waters-January                      (1931)
196 Shine-Louis Armstrong-October
197 Kate Smith Presents A Memory Program-Kate Smith-June
198 Night-Frank Luther,Jack Denny & His Orchestra-May
199 Cabin In The Cotton-Cab Calloway-March
200 When We're Alone (Penthouse Sernade)-Tom Gerun & His Orchestra-February
201 With Summer Coming On-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-July
202 Underneath The Harlem Moon-Chick Bullock & His Orchestra-December
203 I've Got The World On A String-Cab Calloway-November
204 Paradise-Russ Columbo-May
205 There's Nothing The Matter With Me-Ethel Shutta,George Olsen & His Orchestra-May
206 Roll Along,Kentucky Monn-Jimmie Rodgers-March
207 Home-Louis Armstrong-March
208 Was That The Human Thing To Do?-Frank Sylvano,Benny Krueger & His Orchestra-February
209 Ooh! That Kiss-Tony Starr & Dorsey Brothers-February
210 I'll Follow You-Red McKenzie,Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra-November
211 Lazy River-Hoagy Carmichael & Dorsey Brothers-June
212 Say That You Were Teasing Me-Rose Marie-May
213 Creole Rhapsody-Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra-March
214 Marta (Rambling Rose Of The Wildwood)-Arthur Tracy-February
215 Pagan Monn-Chick Bullock,Ted Black & His Orchestra-February
216 Georgia On My Mind-Mildred Bailey & Matt Malneck's Orchestra-February
217 All Of Me-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-February
218 You Are Love-James Melton,Victor Young & His Orchestra-November
219 California Medley-Boswell Sisters,Sid Garry,Art Jarrett,Red Nichols & His Five Pennies-July
220 My Extraordinary Girl-Dick Robertson,Gene Kardos & His Orchestra-June
221 Old MacDonald Had A Farm-Dan Russo & His Oriole Orchestra-May
222 Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now-Coon-Sanders Orchestra-May
223 Baby,Won't You Please Come Home-Mills Brothers-February

 * This list was compiled by data from the book titled 
"Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954"
(1986) by Billboard Publications,Inc.
Whitburn's book used data from:
               Record label best-seller rankings (published each month in trade
               periodicals from 1929-1938)
               Billboard
               Other trade publications
               Sheet Music Sales
               ASCAP
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