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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 06, 2017 at 04:30 AM
TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1918*


  




No. Song-Artist-Peak month
  1 JUST A BABY'S PRAYER AT TWILIGHT (FOR HER DADDY OVER THERE)-HENRY BURR-MAY
  2 ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY-AL JOLSON-September
  3 I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS-CHARLES HARRISON-December
  4 OH,HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING-ARTHUR FIELDS-November
  5 HAIL! HAIL! THE GANG'S ALL HERE-IRVING KAUFMAN & COLUMBIA QUARTET-March
  6 SEND ME AWAY WITH A SMILE-JOHN McCORMACK-January
  7 OVER THERE-ENRICO CARUSO-November
  8 HELLO CENTRAL,GIVE ME NO MAN'S LAND-Al Jolson-July
  9 I'M ALL BOUND ROUND WITH THE MASON DIXON LINE-Al Jolson-April
 10 TIGER RAG-Original Dixieland Jazz Band-November
 11 I Don't Know Where I'm Going But I'm On My Way-Peerless Quartet-February
 12 I'm Sorry I Made You Cry-Henry Burr-July
 13 Smiles-Joseph C.Smith's Orchestra-September
 14 The Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Charles Harrison & Columbia Stellar Quartet-March
 15 Dark Town Strutters' Ball-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-April
 16 In The Land Of Yamo Yamo-Van & Schenck-May
 17 After You've Gone-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-October
 18 Somewhere In France Is The Lily-Henry Burr-February
 19 'N Everything-Al Jolson-June
 20 They Go Wild,Simply Wild,Over Me-Marion Harris-January
 21 Oui,Oui Marie-Arthur Fields-December
 22 Your Lips Are No Man's Land But Mine-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-August
 23 Belgian Rose-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-September
 24 Little Mother Of Mine-John McCormack-July
 25 Will You Remember-Olive Kline-February 
 26 Will You Remember-Eddie Morton-February
 27 Love's Garden Of Roses-John McCormack-November
 28 Smiles-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-December
 29 The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady-Lewis James-October
 30 God Be With Our Boys Tonight-John McCormack-July
 31 Everybody's Crazy 'Bout The Doggone Blues (But I'm Happy)-Marion Harris-May
 32 K-K-K-Katy (Stammering Song)-Billy Murray-June
 33 Roses Of Picardy-Lawrence Murphy-June
 34 Are You From Heaven?-Henry Burr-May
 35 Liberty Loan Match-Sousa'Band-March
 36 Gems From "Leave It To Jane"-Victor Light Opera Co.-March
 37 Where The Morning Glories Grow-Elizabeth Spencer & Sterling Trio-February
 38 The Old Grey Mare-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-January
 39 We're Going Over-Peerless Quartet-Janusry
 40 There's A Little Blue Star In The Window (And It Means All The World To Me)-July
 41 Just Like Washington Crossed The Delaware,General Pershing Will Cross The Rhine-Peerless Quartet-July
 42 Indianola-Prince's Orchestra-April
 43 My Baby Boy-Lewis James-December
 44 Everything's Peaches Down In Georgia-Prince's Quartet-December
 45 For Your Boy And My Boy-Peerless Quartet-October
 46 The Garden Of My Dreams-Charles Hart-October
 47 I'm Gonna Pin My Medal On The Girl I Left Behind-Peerless Quartet-October
 48 When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band To France-Marion Harris-September
 49 Sweet Little Buttercup-Shannon Four & Elizabeth Spencer-April
 50 Wait Till The Cows Come Home-Prince's Orchestra-April
 51 Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag-Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartet-May
 52 Calling Me Home To You-Oscar Seagle-March
 53 There's A Long,Long Trail-Oscar Seagle & Columbia Stellar Quartet-March
 54 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows-Harry Fox-September
 55 On The Road To Home Sweet Home-Percy Hemus-May
 56 Regretful Blues-Nora Bayes-July
 57 Danny Boy-Ernestine Schumann-Heink-January
 58 Oriental-Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra-December
 59 Smiles-Eddie Morton-December
 60 Oh!How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning-Irving Kaufman-December
 61 Indianola-Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band-November
 62 Everything Is Peaches Down In Georgia-American Quartet-November
 63 When You Sang Hush-A-Bye To Me-Sterling Trio-November
 64 While You're Away-Harry Ellis-October
 65 Everybody's Crazy 'Bout The Doggone Blues (But I'm Happy)-Wilbur Sweatman's Original Jazz Band-August
 66 Someday They're Coming Home Again-Harry MacDonough & The Orpheus Quartet-July
 67 Liberty Bell (It's Time To Ring Again)-Arthur Fields-April
 68 Long Boy-Prince's Orchestra-April
 69 Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here-Shannon Four-March
 70 For You A Rose-Prince's Orchestra-March
 71 The Rainbow Of Love-John McCormack-March
 72 No Place Like Home-Bert Williams-March
 73 Send Me Away With A Smile-M.J. O'Connell-January
 74 I May Stay Away A Little Longer-Peerless Quartet-June
 75 Levinsky At The Wedding,Parts 3 & 4-Julian Rose-June
 76 I'd Like To Be A Monkey In The Zoo-Frances White-April 
 77 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows-Prince's Quartet-November
 78 Liberty Forever-Victor Military Band-June
 79 I'm All Bound Round With The Mason-Dixon Line-Irving Kaufman-February
 80 Say A Prayer For The Boys Out There-Peerless Quartet-January
 81 Cathedral Chimes-Prince's Quartet-December
 82 Dear Little Boy Of Mine-Charles Harrison-December
 83 Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight-Prince's Orchestra-June
 84 A Little Bit Of Sunshine-Shannon Four-June
 85 Melody Land-Shannon Four-January
 86 Over There-Prince's Orchestra-January
 87 One For All And All For One-Helen Clark-October
 88 The Man Who Put Thw Germ In Germany-Nora Bayes-September
 89 When You Come Home-Henry Burr-September
 90 La Ronde Des Lutins (Dance Of The Goblins)-Jascha Heifetz-November
 91 Just Like Washington Crossed The Delaware,General Pershing Will Cross The Rhine-Prince's Orchestra-July
 92 Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)-Edna's White Trumpet Quartet-July
 93 Fancy You're Fancting Me-Lewis James-June
 94 Someday They're Coming Home Again-Nora Bayes-May
 95 La Capricieuse-Jascha Heifetz-March
 96 Livery Stable Blues-W.C. Handy's Orchestra-February
 97 Silent Night,Holy Night-Neapolitan Trio-January
 98 The Last Long Mile-Arthur Fields-October
 99 The Last Long Mile-Peerless Quartet-October
100 There's A Lump Of Sugar Down In Dixie-Marion Harris-September
101 My Belgian Rose-Charles Hart-September
102 American Fantasie-Victor Herbert & His Orchestra-August
103 Bring Back My Soldier Boy To Me-Olive Kline-August
104 The Siren's Song-Helen Clark & Gladys Rice-May
105 Au Revoir But Not Good-Bye,Soldier Boy-Peerless Quartet-May
106 When Yankee Doodle Learns To Palez Vous Francais-Arthur Fields-March
107 Somewhere In France Is The Lily-Charles Hart-February
108 Oui,Oui Marie-Irving Kaufman-December
109 Oriental-Joseph C.Smith Orchestra-December
110 Oh! Frenchy-Arthur Fields-October
111 What Are You Going To Do To Help The Boys?-Shannon Four-August
112 One Day In June (It Might Have Been You)-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-July
113 At The Jazz Band Ball-Original Dixieland Jazz Band-July
114 Wedding Bells (Will They Ever Ring For Me?)-Al Jolson-June
115 Sweet Emmaline,My Gal-Mike Markel's Orchestra-May
116 Hello,My Dearie-Prince's Orchestra-April
117 Liberty Bell (It's Time To Ring Again)-Peerless Quartet-April
118 My Sunshine Jane-Sterling Trio-March
119 I Don't Want To Get Well-Van & Schenck-March
120 I'm Crazy Over Every Girl In France-Avon Comedy Four-February
121 Waltz Of The Flowers-Philharmonic Orchestra Of New York-December
122 My Old Kentucky Home-Columbia Stellar Quartet & Lucy Gates-November
123 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows-Sam Ash-August
124 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody-Arthur Fields-August
125 The Yanks Are At It Again-Arthur Fields & Peerless Quartet-December
126 When Uncle Joe Steps Into france-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-November
127 Good Bye,Mother Machree-Harry MacDonough & Shannon Four-October
128 When We Meet In The Sweet Bye And Bye-October 
129 Three Wonderful Letters From Home-Henry Burr-July
130 The Last Long Mile-Charles Hart-June
131 For The Two Of Us-Albert & Monroe Jockers-May
132 I'll Take You Back To Italy-Ada Jones & Billy Murray-May
133 Maytime Waltz (Will You Remember?)-Waldorf-Astoria Dance Orchestra-April
134 Darktown Strutters' Ball-Jaudas' Society Orchestra-March
135 A Midsummer Night's Dream:Scherzo-Philadelphia Orchestra (Leopold Stokowski,Conductor)-March
136 Some Sunday Morning-Joseph C.Smith Orchestra-February
137 Wait Till The Cows Come Home-Harry MacDonough & Olive Kline-February 
138 Sailin' Away On The Henry Clay-Victor Military Band-January
139 The Lost Chord-Alma Gluck-November
140 Missouri Waltz-Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra-September
141 Lafayette (We Hear You Calling)-Reinald Werrenrath-July
142 Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight-June
143 Any Place The Old Gang Goes (I'll Be There)-Arthur Fields & Peerless Quartet-June
144 I'm Going To Follow The Boys-Henry Burr & Elizabeth Spencer-April
145 Smile And Show Your Dimple-Sam Ash-March
146 The Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Thomas Chalmers-March
147 Long Boy-Byron Harlan & Peerless Quartet-February
148 Give Me The Moonlight,Give Me The Girl (And Leave The Rest To Me)-Sam Ash-February
149 Life In A Trench In Belgium-Lt. Getz Rice & Henry Burr-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:
               Talking Machine World (published monthly listsof record labels' top sellers from 1914-21)
               Billboard (weekly lists of top songs in vaudeville 1913-18)
               Jim Walsh
               Sheet Music Sales
               ASCAP
               Record Label Publications
               Best-selling records information
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