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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 15, 2017 at 12:12 AM
 TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1917







No. Song-Artist-Peak month
  1 OVER THERE-AMERICAN QUARTET-NOVEMBER
  2 TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY-ANNA WHEATON & JAMES HARROD-September
  3 POOR BUTTERFLY-VICTOR MILITARY BAND-March
  4 PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES IN YOU OLD KIT BAG-KNICKERBOCKER QUARTET-May
  5 HUSH-A-BYE MA BABY (THE MISSOURI WALTZ)-ELSIE BAKER-April
  6 MY OWN IONA-HOARCE WRIGHT & RENE DIETRICH-February
  7 OVER THERE-NORA BAYES-November
  8 FOR ME AND MY GAL-Van & Schenck-July
  9 OH JOHNNY,OH JOHNNY,OH!-American Quartet-July
 10 THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER-John McCormack-June
 11 Over There-Peerless Quartet-November
 12 Lookout Mountain-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-August
 13 Goodbye Broadway,Hello France-American Quartet-October
 14 O'Brien Is Tryin' To Learn To Talk Hawaiian
 15 Joan Of Arc-Henry Burr-September
 16 All The World Will Be Jealous Of Me-Charles Harrison-September
 17 They're Wearing "Em Higher In Hawaii-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-March
 18 You Were Just Made To Order For Me-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-January
 19 Katinka (Medley)-Victor Military Band-Marc
 20 Till The Clouds Roll By-Prince's Orchestra-September
 21 Darktown Strutters' Ball-Original Dixieland Jazz Band-November
 22 M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I-Anna Wheaton-July
 23 Babes In The Wood-Harry MacDonough & Anna Howard-January
 24 In The Sweet Long Ago-James F.Harrison & James Reed-May
 25 Someone Else May Be There While I'm Gone-Al Jolson-February   
 26 Poor Butterfly-Prince's Orchestra-April
 27 Sailin' Away On The Henry Clay-American Quartet-December
 28 Hush-A-Bye Ma Baby (The Missouri Waltz)-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-December
 29 There's A Long,Long Trail-John McCormack-September
 30 The Man Behind The Hammer And The Plow-Prince's Orchestra-August
 31 America,Here's My Boy-Peerless Quartet-June
 32 There's A Long,Long Trail-James F.Harrison & James Reed-May
 33 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?-Ada Jones & Billy Murray-April 
 34 Tramp,Tramp.Tramp(The Boys Are Marching)-Columbia Stellar Quartet-December 
 35 I'm A Twelve O'Clock Fellow In A Nine O'Clock Town-Byron G.Harlan-July
 36 My Hawaiian Sunshine-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-March 
 37 Hawaiian Beauty-Sterling Trio-July
 38 Pick Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag And Smile,Smile,Smile-Victor Military Band-March
 39 Some Sunday Morning-Ada Jones & M.J. O'Connell-December
 40 I May Be Gone For A Long,Long Time-Peerless Quartet-November
 41 Keep The Home Fires Burning-John McCormack-October
 42 The Old Grey Mare-Prince's Orchestra-September
 43 Oh,Johnny!Oh,Johnny!Oh!-Elizabeth Brice & Charles King-August
 44 From Here To Shanghai-Al Jolson-July
 45 Livery Stable Blues-Original Dixieland Jazz Band-June
 46 Pray For Sunshine-Al Jolson-April
 47 All The World Will Be Jealous Of Me-Henry Burr-September
 48 Havanola Fox Trot-Joseph C.Smith Orchestra-August
 49 The Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Reinald Werrenrath-July
 50 The Stars And Stripes Forever March-Sousa'Band-July
 51 Whem Irish Eyes Are Smiling-John McCormack-May
 52 Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag And Smtle,Smile,Smile-Reinald Werrenrath-April
 53 The Basebal Game-Weber & Fields-January
 54 Beale Street Blues-Prince's Orchestra-December
 55 Lily Of The Valley-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-November
 56 For Your Country And My Country-Peerless Quartet-September
 57 Hong Kong-Peerless Quartet-August
 58 Where The Black-Eyed Susans Grow-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-May
 59 I Ain't Got Nobody Much-Marion Harris-January
 60 (Good-Bye,And Luck Be With You) Laddie Boy-Nora Bayes,Joseph Pasternach & His Orchestra-December
 61 Good-Bye Broadway,Hello France-Peerless Quartet-November
 62 Four You A Rose-Elsie Baker-August
 63 For Me And My Gal-Prince's Orchestra-June
 64 America-Louis Gravieure-June
 65 How's Every Little Thing In Dixie?-American Quartet-April
 66 Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose-Orpheus Quartet-February
 67 Give Me All Of You-Charles Harrison & Nanette Flack-February
 68 Over There-Billy Murray-December
 69 When The Sun Goes Down In Dixie (And The Moon Begins To Rise)-George Wilson & Lewis James-September
 70 American Republic March-Prince's Orchestra-July
 71 Poor Butterfly-Charles Harrison-June
 72 Ev'ry Little While-Al Jolson-May
 73 With His Hands In His Pockets And His Pockets In His Pants-Byron G.Harlan-July
 74 Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo-Van & Schenck-March
 75 Love,Here Is My Heart!-John McCormack-February
 76 Chantique De Noel (Holy Night)-Enrico Caruso-January
 77 The Crucifix-John McCormack & Reinald Werrenrath-December
 78 Break The News To Mother-Shannon Four-December
 79 Along The Way To Wakiki-Helen Louise & Frank Ferera-December
 80 The Man Behind The Hammer And The Plow-Andrea Sarto-August
 81 Hawaiian Butterfly-Elizabeth Brice & Charles King-July
 82 When The Sun Goes Down In Dixie (And The Moon Begins To Rise)-Peerless Quartet-June 
 83 I'm Gwine Back To Dizie-Alma Gluck-June
 84 Let's All Be American Now-American Quartet-May
 85 Marche Slave,Parts 1 & 2-Prince's Orchestra-May
 86 Hawaii And You-James F.Harrison & James Reed-March
 87 12th Street Rag-Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra-November 
 88 The Nightingale Song-Lucy Gates-May
 89 Musical Sam From Alabam'-Peerless Quartet-November
 90 You're A Grand Old Flag-Prince's Orchestra-September
 91 For Me And My Gal-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-July
 92 You're In Love-Lyric Quartet-July
 93 From Here To Shanghai-Gene Greene & The Peerless Quartet-May
 94 Poor Butterfly-Grace Kerns-April
 95 It's A Long,Long Time Since I've Been Home-Irving Kaufman-February
 96 Paradise Blues-Marion Harris-February
 97 Way Down In Iowa I'm Going To Hide Away-Irving Kaufman-January
 98 Lohengrin,Act III Prelude-Boston Symphony Orchestra-December
 99 Beale Street Blues-Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra-December
100 Indiana-Original Dixieland Jazz Band-October
101 La Marseillaise-Frances Alda-October
102 Slippery Hank-Earl Fuller's Novelty Orchestra-September
103 Your Eyes,Your Lips,Your Heart-Henry Burr-August
104 Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bad And Smile,Smile,Smile-Helen Clark-May
105 Keep Your Eye On The Girl You Love-Peerless Quartet-March
106 In Lillac Time (when You Stole This Heart Of Mine)-Elizabeth Brice & Charles King-December
107 Chopin Etude In G Flat Major-Ignace Jan Paderewski-November
108 Indiana-Conway's Band-September
109 Night Time In Little Italy-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-August
110 Would You Take Back The Love You Gave Me?-Lewis James-July
111 Boy Scouts Of America March-Victor Military Band-June
112 Keep Your Eye On The Girlie You Love-M.J. O'Connell-May
113 1812 Overture Parts 1 & 2-Regimental Band H.M. Grenadier Guards-January
114 Shenandoah-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-October
115 Poor Butterfly-Fritz Kreisler-June
116 Chanson De Juin (Song Of June)-Enrico Caruso-May
117 For The Freedom Of The World-Prince's Orchestra-November
118 Somewhere In France Is Daddy-Peerless Quartet-November
119 I May Be Gone For A Long,Long Time-Shannon Four-October
120 For Your Country And My Country-Frances Alda-September
121 Huckleberry Finn-Van & Schenck-September
122 For Me And My Gal-Billy Murray-August
123 American Patrol-Prince's Orchestra-July
124 The Magic Of Your Eyes-Charles Harrison-June
125 M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I-Ada Jones-April
126 Rolling Stones (All Come Rolling Home Again)-American Quartet-March
127 They're Wearing 'Em Higher In Hawaii-Charles Hart-March
128 Pray For The Lights To Go Out-George O'Connor-February
129 O'Brien Is Tryin'To Learn To Talk Hawaiian-Ada Jones-February
130 Gems From "Miss Springtime"-Victor Light Opera Co.-February
131 You Were Just Made To Order For Me-Marguerite Farrell & M.J. O'Connell-January
132 That's The Kind Of Baby For Me-Eddie Cantor-December
133 Darktown Strutters' Ball-(Six) Brown Brothers-November 
134 Gems Of The "Ziegfield Follies Of 1917"-Joseph C.Smith Orchestra-November
135 For The Freedom Of The World-Orpheus Quartet-October
136 Waltz Of The Hour-Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra-September
137 What Kind Of American Are You?-Arthur Fields-August
138 Till The Clouds Roll By-Vernon Dalhart-August
139 Love Will Dind A Way-Reed Miller-June
140 Put On Your Slippers & Fill Up Your Pipe-Ada Jones-April
141 There's Egypt In Your Dreamy Eyes-George Wilson-March
142 Way Down Yonder In The Golden West-Avon Comedy Four-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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