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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 27, 2018 at 02:34 PM
TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1929*








No.-Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 TIP TOE THRU THE TULIPS-NICK LUCAS-NOVEMBER
  2 HONEY-RUDY VALLEE-May
  3 CAROLINA MOON-GENE AUSTIN-March
  4 LITTLE PAL-AL JOLSON-September
  5 THE WEDDING OF THE PAINTED DOLL-LEO REISMAN-June
  6 PAGAN LOVE SONG-COPLEY PLAZA ORCHESTRA (BOB HARING)-July
  7 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN-CLIFF EDWARDS ("Ukelele Ike")-August
  8 SWEETHEARTS ON PARADE-Guy Lombardo-February
  9 AM I BLUE?-Ethel Waters-October
 10 A PRECIOUS LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE-George Olsen & His Orchestra-March 
 11 Great Day-Paul Whiteman-December
 12 Painting The Clouds With Sunshine-Nick Lucas-November
 13 Piccolo Pete-Ted Weems & His Orchestra-November
 14 Weary River-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-May
 15 You Were Meant For Me-Scrappy Lambert,Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-June
 16 Love Me Or Leave Me-Ruth Etting-March
 17 Deep Night-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-May
 18 Makin' Whoopee-Eddie Cantor-March
 19 Sleepy Valley-Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra-August
 20 I'm In Seventh Heaven-Al Jolson-September
 21 My Sin-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-July
 22 You're The Cream In My Coffee-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-January
 23 Lonely Troubador-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-December
 24 Marie-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-April
 25 Farewell Blues-Ted Lewis & His Band-December
 26 Ain't Misbehavin'-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-September
 27 A Gay Caballero-Frank Crumit-January
 28 Louise-Maurice Chevalier-July
 29 Broadway Melody-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-May
 30 I'll Get By As Long As I Have You-Ruth Etting-May
 31 With A Song In My Heart-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-June
 32 Mean To Me-Ruth Etting-June
 33 I'll Always Be In Love With You-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-June
 34 Lover,Come Back To Me-Paul Whiteman-May
 35 Button Up Your Overcoat-Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra-April
 36 Lady Luck-Ted Lewis & His Band-November
 37 Pagan Love Song-Trobadors Orchestra-July
 38 She's Funny That Way-Gene Austin-February
 39 I Love You (My Love Song)-Ted Lewis & His Band-September
 40 Singin' In The Rain-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-September
 41 Am I Blue?-Libby Holman-October
 42 My Lucky Star-Paul Whiteman-May
 43 Love Me-Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-November
 44 Lonely Troubador-Ted Lewis & His Band-November
 45 Why Can't You?-Al Jolson-September
 46 Where The Shy Little Violets Grow-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-March
 47 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You-Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra-December
 48 I'm Just A Vagabond Lover-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-August
 49 Tip Toe Through The Tulips-Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra-November
 50 Weary River-Gene Austin-May
 51 Carolina Moon-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-March
 52 Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)-Paul Whiteman-March
 53 Moanin' Low-Libby Holman-October
 54 Pardon My Southern Accent-Ernie Mathias & Irving Aaronson & His Commanders-October
 55 Button Up Your Overcoat-Paul Whiteman-April
 56 Sweetheart Of All My Dreams-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-March
 57 Softly,As In The Morning Sunshine-Fraklyn Baur.Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-February
 58 Let's Do It,Let's Fall In Love-Phil Saxe,Jack Armstrong & Irving Aaronson & His Commanders-January
 59 My Sweeter Than You-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-December
 60 Pagan Love Song-Columbians-August
 61 Love Me-Paul Whiteman-November
 62 (I'm A Dreamer) Aren't We All?-Paul Whiteman-December
 63 Avalon Town-Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra-March
 64 I'm Sorry,Sally-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-January
 65 Lover,Come Back To Me!-Arden-Ohman Orchestra-February
 66 College Medley Fox Trot (The Big Ten)-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-November
 67 Painting The Clouds With Sunshine-Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra-October 
 68 Louise-Paul Whiteman-July  
 69 One Kiss-Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-February
 70 Silent Nigh,Holy Night-Paul Whiteman-January
 71 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You-Paul Whiteman-December
 72 An American In Paris-George Gershwin & Victor Symphony Orchestra-July
 73 Little Pal-Gene Austin-August
 74 If I Had You-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-March
 75 Turn On The Heat-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-December
 76 Farm Relief Song-Vernon Dalhart-October
 77 Ain't Misbehavin'-Louis Armstrong-October
 78 My Song Of The Nile-Melody Three-August
 79 S'posin'-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-August
 80 My Sin-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-August
 81 You're The Cream In My Coffee-Ted Weems & His Orchestra-January
 82 My Mother's Eyes-George Jessel-May
 83 My Time Is Your Time-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-June
 84 Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine-Gene Austin-May
 85 Me And The Man In The Moon-Helen Kane-March
 86 Makin' Whoopee-Paul Whiteman-March
 87 Sweethearts On Parade-Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra-January
 88 My Song Of The Nile-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-September
 89 I Get The Blues When It Rains-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-August
 90 The Wedding Of The Painted Doll-Charles King-August
 91 I Wanna Be Loved By You-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-January
 92 Ain't Misbehavin'-Bill Robinson-November
 93 Ain't Misbehavin'-Irving Mills & His Hotsy Totsy Band-October
 94 Sunny Side Up-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-December
 95 Singin' In The Rain-Gus Arnheim & His Orchestra-September
 96 Marie-Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-February
 97 If I Had A Talking Picture Of You-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-December
 98 I'll Always Be In Love With You-Morton Downey-June
 99 Lover,Come Back To Me-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-May
100 The Song I Love-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-March
101 Pompanola-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-January
102 Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)-Al Jolson-September
103 Little Pal-Paul Whiteman-September
104 The Utah Trail-Ford & Glenn-August
105 Wait Till You See Ma Cherie-Maurice Chevalier-August
106 Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)-Bing Crosby & Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-April
107 My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now-Ruth Etting-January
108 What Wouldn't Do For That Man-Ruth Etting-November
109 How Am I To Know-Arden-Ohman Orchestra-October
110 Ain't Misbehavin'-Gene Austin-October
111 Sunny Side Up-Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra-December
112 When My Dreams Come True-Paul Whiteman-October
113 A Room With A View-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-March
114 Concerto In F,Parts 1 & 2-Paul Whiteman-January
115 Love,Your Spell Is Everywhere-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-December
116 Broadway Melody-Charles King-August
117 Honey-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-June
118 I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes-Carter Family-July
119 The Wedding Of The Painted Doll-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-June
120 Glad Rag Doll-Ted Lewis & His Band-March
121 South-Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra-January         (1925)
122 Singin' In The Bathtub-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-December
123 Through!(How Can You Say We're Through?)-Ted Lewis & His Band-November
124 Pretemding-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-October
125 I'm The Medicine Man From The Blues-Ted Lewis & His Band-September
126 I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling-Gene Austin-August
127 The Lonesome Road-Willard Robinson,Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-August
128 Big City Blues-Annette Hanshaw-August
129 Coquette-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-May
130 Sally Of My Dreams-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-January
131 A Little Kiss Each Morning (A Little Kiss Each Night)-Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees-December
132 Sleepy Valley-Jamrs Melton-August
133 Tip Toe Through The Tulips-Johnny Marvin-November
134 Heigh-Ho,Everybody,Heigh-Ho-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-October
135 Mean To Me-Moran & Mack-July
136 My Lucky Star-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-May
137 Button Up Your Overcoat-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-April
138 My Tonia-Nick Lucas-April
139 Am I Blue?-Annette Hanshaw-October
140 Am I Blue?-Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-September
141 I'll Get By-Nick Lucas-May
142 Congratulations-Jack Denny & His Orchestra-December
143 A Precious Little Thing Called Love-Ipana Troubadors-March
144 If I Had You-Al Bowlly-January
145 Waiting At The End Of The Road-Paul Whiteman-November
146 Do Something-Helen Kane-July
147 Blue Hawaii-Paul Whiteman-July
148 I Kiss Your Hand,Madame-Smith Ballew & His Orchestra-July
149 Jericho-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-May 
150 I Can't Give You Anything But Love-Don Howard,Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-January
151 Body And Soul-Annette Hanshaw-November
152 Patriotic March Medley-Victor Symphony Orchestra-October
153 Dream Mother-Gene Austin-July
154 Me And The Man In The Moon-Ted Weems & His Orchestra-March
155 I Can't Give You Anything But Love-Gene Austin-February
156 Sonny Boy-Gene Austin-February
157 Chant Of The Jungle-Paul Specht & His Orchestra-December
158 Avalon Town-Clicquot Club Eskimos-January
159 I Kiss Your Hand,Madame-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-July
160 You Were Meant For Me-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-May
161 A Love Tale Of Alsace-Lorraine-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-April
162 China Boy-Paul Whiteman-December
163 I Gotta Great Big Date With A Little Bitta Girl-Coon-Sanders Orchestra-November
164 Barnacle Bill The Sailor-Frank Luther-October
165 Just You,Just Me-Cliff Edwards-October
166 I'm Walking Around In A Dram-Ted Lewis & His Band-August
167 Broadway Melody-Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-June
168 Happy Days And Lonely Nights-Ben Selvin & Knickerbockers-January 
169 Waiting For A Train-Jimmie Rodgers-April
170 Dream Train-Abe Lyman & His California Orchestra-March
171 Blue Shadows-Johnny Hamp & His Orchestra-January
172 How About Me?-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-February
173 Little Darling,Pal Of Mine-Carter Family-January
174 Foolishments-Moran & Mack-October
175 St.James' Infirmary-Louis Armstrong-May
176 Marie-Franklyn Baur-March
177 When You're Smiling-Louis Armstrong-December
178 Look What You've Done To Me-Leo Reisman & His Orchestra-November
179 Piccolo Pete-Tom Stacks,Six Jumping Jacks & Harry Reser's Orchestra-November
180 I'm The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas-Sophie Tucker-September
181 True Blue Lou-Ethel Waters-September
182 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out-Bessie Smith-September
183 Some Sweet Day-Franklyn Baur,Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-July
184 A Garden In The Rain-Gene Austin-July
185 Button Up Your Overcoat-Ruth Etting-June
186 I Faw Down And Go Boom-Eddie Cantor-April
187 Carolina Moon-Troubadors Orchestra-April
188 You're The Cream In My Coffee-Ruth Etting-March
189 I'm Bringing A Red,Red Rose-Ruth Etting-March
190 Jennine,I Dream Of Lilac Time-John McCormack-February
191 She's Funny That Way-Ted Lewis & His Band-February
192 Marianne-Arden-Ohman Orchestra-February
193 The Right Kind Of Man-Ruth Etting-December
194 Your Mother And Mine-Paul Whiteman-October
195 Little Orphan Annie-Coon-Sanders Orchestra-July
196 I'll Never Ask For More-Aileen Stanley-June
197 Precious Little Thing Called Love-Johnny Marvin & Ed Smalle-June
198 I Get The Blues When It Rains-Ford & Glenn-May
199 Don't Be Like That-Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra-April
200 I'd Rather Be Blue Over You (Than Be Happy With Someone Else)-Fanny Brice-April
201 Makin' Whoopee-Ben Bernie & His Orchestra-March
202 The Mooche-Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra-January
203 Is Everbody In Your Family As Dumb As You Is?-Amos & Andy-December 
204 Baby Oh Where Can You Be-Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees-October
205 Ain't Misbehavin'-Ruth Etting-October
206 Look What You've Done To Me-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-December
207 Glad Rag Doll-Ruth Etting-June
208 Sally Of My Dreams-Dorsey Brothers Orchestra-February
209 Ain't Misbehavin'-Fats Waller-November
210 My Song Of The Nile-Scrappy Lambert & Troubadors Orchestra-October
211 Am I Blue?-Ben Selvin & His Orchestra-October
212 Deep Night-Ruth Etting-June
213 Satisfied-Henry Busse & His Orchestra-November
214 Dance,Little Lady-Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra-March
215 Tip Toe Through The Tulips-Ford & Glenn-December
216 You Made Me Love You (Why Did You)-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-October
217 Am I Blue?-Tom Gerun & His Orchestra-September
218 Used To You-Al Jolson-September
219 With A Song In My Heart-Jamrs Melton-August
220 I Want To Be Bad-Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra-July 
221 I Used To Love Her In The Moonlight-Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians-June
222 I'll Get By,As Long As I Have You-Aileen Stanley-June
223 My One And Only-Fred Astaire-April
224 Find Me A Primitive Man-Colonial Club Orchestra & Libby Holmam-December
225 Return Of The Gay Caballero-Frank Crumit-December
226 Painting The Clouds With Sunshine-Sammy Fain-November   
227 Indiana-Red Nichols & His Five Pennies-October
228 Moanin' Low--Charleston Chasers-October
229 Where Is The Song Of Songs For Me?-Franklyn Baur-September
230 My Sin-Belle Baker-August
231 The Utah Trail-Frank Luther & Carson Robinson-August
232 Fioretta-Ernest Hare & Bill Jones-July
233 All By Yourself In The Moonlight-Irving Aaronson & His Commanders-June
234 In A Great Big Way-Annette Hanshaw-May
235 When Summer Is Gone-Nat Shilkret & The Victor Orchestra-April
236 Me And The Man In The Moon-Cliff Edwards-March
237 Dream House-Seger Ellis & His Orchestra-January
238 The Web Of Love-Earl Burtnett & His Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel Orchestra-November
239 My Fate Is In Your Hands-Gene Austin & Fats Waller-December
240 Breakaway-Arnold Johnson & His Orchestra-October
241 Birmingham Berths-Ethel Waters-September
242 Building A Nest For Mary-Ipana Troubadors-August
243 Yellow Dog Blues-Ben Pollack & His Orchestra-August
244 Orange Blossom Time-Cliff Edwards-August
245 That's What I Call Heaven-Gene Austin-July
246 Caressing You-Johnny Marvin & Ed Smalle-July
247 Who Wouldn't Be Jealous Of You?-Ray Miller & His Orchestra-April
248 My Man-Belle Baker-March
249 Pine Top's Boogie Woogie-Pine Top Smith-February
250 High Up On A Hill Top-Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians-January
251 It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)-Johnny Johnson & His Orchestra-January

 * 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
               Talking Machine World
               Other trade publications
               Sheet Music Sales
               ASCAP
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