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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 17, 2017 at 10:38 PM
TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1916*







No. Song-Artist-Peak month
 1 M-O-T-H-E-R (A WORD THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME)-HENRY BURR-MARCH
 2 GOOD-BYE,GOOD LUCK,GOD BLESS YOU(IS ALL THAT I CAN SAY)-HENRY BURR-July
 3 HELLO,HAWAII,HOW ARE YOU?-PRINCE'S ORCHESTRA-May
 4 THE SUNSHINE OF YOUR SMILE-JOHN McCORMACK-December
 5 THERE'S A LONG,LONG TRAIL-JAMES F.HARRISON & JAMES REED-February
 6 TURN BACK THE UNIVERSE AND GIVE ME YESTER DAY-H. MacDONOUGH & ORPHEUS QUARTET-December
  7 THE GIRL ON THE MAGAZINE-HARRY MacDONOUGH-May
  8 IRELAND MUST BE HEAVEN,FOR MY MOTHER CAME FROM THERE-Charles Harrison-November
  9 IF I KNOCK THE 'L' OUT OF KELLY (IT WOULD STILL BE KELLY TO ME)-Marguerite Farrell-October
 10 I SENT MY WIFE TO THE THOUSAND ISLES-Al Jolson-September
 11 There's A Quaker Down In Quaker Town-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-August
 12 Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love In Honolulu-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-December
 13 Somewhere A Voice Is Calling-John McCormack-February
 14 America-Columbia Mixed Double Quartet-September
 15 The Star Spangled Banner-Prince's Orchestra-August
 16 Keep The Home Fires Burning (Till The Boys Come Home)-Frederick J.Wheeler-January
 17 The Lights Of My Home Town-Peerless Quartet-April
 18 I Love A Piano-Billy Murray-May
 19 Pretty Baby-Billy Murray-October
 20 Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula-Al Jolson-July
 21 He's Got A Bungalow-Arthur Fields-December
 22 You're A Dangerous Girl-Al Jolson-October
 23 Hello Hawaii,How Are You?-Billy Murray-April
 24 Is There Still Room For Me 'Neath The Old Apple Tree-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-March
 25 At The End Of A Beautiful Day-Elizabeth Wheeler-September
 26 We'll Build A Little Home In The USA-March
 27 Wake Up, America!-James F.Harrison-June
 28 The Old Refrain-John McCormack-June
 29 Birds In The Night (A Lullaby)-Sophie Braslau-July
 30 All I Want Is A Cottage,Some Roses And You-Geoffrey O'Hara-July
 31 She Is The Sunshine Of Virginia-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-December
 32 O Sole Mio (My Sunshine)-Enrico Caruso-July
 33 Have A Heart-Olive Kline-October  
 34 Have A Heart-Eddie Morton-October
 35 Missouri Waltz-Victor Military Band-August
 36 Along The Rocky Road To Dublin-American Quartet-February
 37 Cradle Song 1915-John McCormack-December
 38 My Own Iona-Elizabeth Brice-November
 39 My Own Iona-Charles King-November
 40 Tales Of Hoffman:Barcolle ("Belle Nuit":Night Of Love)-John McCormack-October
 41 Down Where The Swanee River Flows-Al Jolson-September
 42 My Old Kentucky Home-Alma Gluck-July
 43 Listen To The Mocking Bird-Alma Gluck & Charles Kellogg-June
 44 Go To Sleep,My Dusky Baby-Elsie Baker,Olive Kline & Marguerite Dunlap-March
 45 Araby-Harry MacDonough-February
 46 Never Mo'-Bert Williams-January
 47 I'll Take You Home Again,Kathleen-Walter Van Brunt-December
 48 I'm Saving Up The Means To Get To New Orleans-Al Jolson-December
 49 I Think We've Got Another Washington (Wilson Is His Name)-Peerless Quartet-Jamuary
 50 Simple Melody-Elsie Baker,Edna Brown & Billy Murray-November
 51 Santa Lucia (Neapolitan Folk Song)-Enrico Caruso-December
 52 There's A Little Bit Of Bad In Every Good Girl-Billy Murray-December
 53 Missouri Waltz-Prince's Orchestra-October
 54 Keep The Home Fires Burning-James F.Harrison & James Reed-February
 55 America,I Love You!-Sam Ash-January
 56 Joe Turner Blues-Prince's Orchestra-November
 57 For Dixie And Uncle Sam-Nora Bayes,Rosario Hourdan & His Orchestra-October
 58 I Can Dance With Everybody But My Wife-Joseph Cawthorn-September
 59 The Nightingale Song-Alma Gluck-August
 60 St.Louis Blues-Prince's Orchestra-May
 61 Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere-John McCormack-May
 62 My Mother's Rosary-Henry Burr-April
 63 Neapolitan Love Song-Reinald Werrenrath-April
 64 The Old Folks At Home-Taylor Trio-March
 65 The Wedding Of The Sunshine And The Rose-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-March
 66 There's Someone More Lonesome Than You-James F.Harrison & James Reed-September
 67 Memories-John Barnes Wells-May
 68 Kiss Me Again-Olive Kline-May
 69 There's A Quaker In Quaker Town-Peerless Quartet-August
 70 America,I Love You!-American Quartet-January
 71 Through These Wonderful Glasses Of Mine-Henry Burr & Albert Campbell-September
 72 Babes In The Wood-Prince's Orchestra-September
 73 The Battle Hymn Of The Republic-Columbia Mixed Double Quartet-August
 74 Fair Hawaii-Elsie Baker,Edna Brown & James Reed-July
 75 You Can't Get Along With 'Em Or Without 'Em-Anna Chandler-June
 76 A Little Love,A Little Kiss-Maggie Teyte-May
 77 Cohen Telephones From Bighton-Joe Hayman-March
 78 Back Home In Tennessee-Prince's Orchestra-January
 79 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing-Columbia Mixed Quartet-December
 80 They Made It Twice As Nice As A Paradise (And They Called It Dixieland)-August
 81 So Long,Letty-Prince's Orchestra-July
 82 Everybody-Bert Williams-March
 83 Sing Me To Sleep-Alma Gluck-December
 84 Underneath The Stars-Prince's Orchestra-June
 85 There's A Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway-Elsie Baker-May
 86 So Long,Letty-Olive Kline-May 
 87 So Long,Letty-Eddie Morton-May
 88 Marimba March-Blue & White Martmba Band-April
 89 When You're In Love With Someone Who Is Not In Love With You-Henry Burr & Helen Clark-January
 90 By The Sand Luana Shore-Marguerite Farrell-November
 91 The Old Refrain-Fritz Kreisler-October
 92 Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturday Night-Al Jolson-July
 93 Gems From "Very,Good,Eddie-Victor Light Opera Co.-April
 94 Are You From Dixie?('cause I'm From Dixie Too)-Irving Kaufman & Billy Murray-April
 95 Beatrice Fairfax,Tell Me What To Do!-Ada Jones-March
 96 In Florida Among The Palms-Sterling Trio-December
 97 On The South Sea Isle-Sterling Trio-November
 98 Dear Old Dreamy Honolulu Town-Peerless Quartet-October
 99 Hill And Dale-Fred Van Eps-September
100 Hello,Hawaii.How Are You?-Nora Bayes,Rosario Hourdan & His Orchestra-August
101 Arrah Go On,I'm Going Back To Oregon-Peerless Quartet-July
102 Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-July
103 M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means The World To Me)-George Wilton Ballard-March
104 When Old Bill Bailey Plays The Ukelele-Peerless Quartet-February
105 Frank Tinney's First Record-January
106 I'm Gonna Make Hay While The Sun Shines In Virginia-Marion Harris-December
107 Babes In The Wood-Gladys Rice-August 
108 Babes In The Wood-Walter Van Brunt-August   
109 Good-Bye,Good Luck,God Bless You-Ernest Ball-July
110 When You're Down In Louisville-Anna Chandler-April
111 Underneath The Stars-Eddie Morton-April
112 They Didn't Believe Me-Grace Kerns & Reed Miller-July
113 Over The Waves Waltz-Pietro Deiro-July
114 Prologue From "Pagliacci"-Louis Gravieure-May
115 Hello Hawaii,How Are You?-Anna Chandler-May
116 My Hometown In Ireland-George MacFarlane-February
117 The Rosary-Taylor Trio-January
118 Aida:Celeste Aida (Heavenly Aida)-Hipolito Lazaro-November
119 This Meditation-Kathleen Parlow-October
120 Missouri Waltz-Jaudas' Society Orchestra-October
121 If I Knocked The "L" Out Of Kelly-Ada Jones-October
122 Have A Heart:"Zigfield Follies of 1915" Medley-Conway's Band-October
123 The Honolulu Blues-Peerless Quartet-September
124 It's A Hundred To One You're In Love-M.J. O'Connell-September
125 My Dreamy China Lady-Lyric Quartet-August
126 Baby Shoes-Henry Burr-August
127 National Emblem March-Arthur Pryor's Band-July
128 My Bonny Bonny Jean-Harry Lauder-July
129 Siam-American Quartet-June
130 A Little Bit Of Heaven (Shure,They Call It Ireland)-John McCormack-May
131 She's The Daughter Of Mother Machree-Charles Harrison-May
132 Memories-Henry Burr-May
133 What A Wonderful Mother You'd Be-Henry Burr-April
134 Someday I'll Wander Back Home Again-Columbia Stellar Quartet & Margaret Keyes-April
135 When I Get Back To The U.S.A.-Billy Murray-March
136 Casey's Description Of His Fight-Russell Hunting-March
137 You'd Never Know That Old Home Town Of Mine-Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan-February
138 Mighty Lak' A Rose-Geraldine Farrar-February
139 Face To Face With The Girl Of My Dreams-Glen Ellison-February
140 They Didn't Believe Me-Gladys Rice-January 
141 They Didn't Believe Me-Walter Van Brunt-January    
142 Turn Back The Universe And Give Me Yesterday-Charles Hart-December
143 Hallelujiah Chorus-Reginald McAll-November
144 When You Drop Off At Cairo,Illinois-Billy Murray-October
145 Welcome,Honey,To Your Old Plantation Home-Peerless Quartet-October
146 Just A Wearyin' For You-Lucy Isabelle Marsh-August
147 That Hula Hula-Elizabeth Brice-July
148 That Hula Hula-Charles King-July
149 Some Sort Of Somebody-Elsie Baker,Billy Murray & Edna Brown-June
150 The Hesitating Blues-Prince's Orchestra-June
151 She's The Daughter Of Mother Machree-Manuel Romain-May
152 Stop,Look And Listen (Medley)-Victor Military Band-March
153 Love,Here Is My Heart-Reed Miller-February
154 Spanish Dance-Mischa Elman-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:
               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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