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Written by Barry Kowal   
May 28, 2017 at 09:36 PM
TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1897* 





No. Song-Artist-Peak month
 1 ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH-GEORGE J.GASKIN-NOVEMBER
 2 SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY-GEORGE J.GASKIN-June
 3 THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER-SOUSA'S BAND-August
 4 MY MOTHER WAS A LADY-DAN QUINN-May
 5 MY GAL IS A HIGH BORN LADY-LEN SPENCER-April
 6 OH,MR. JOHNSON,TURN ME LOOSE-LEN SPENCER-March
 7 THERE'S A LITTLE STAR SHINING FOR YOU-DAN QUINN-October
 8 A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN-Len Spencer-February
 9 SWEET ROSIE O'GRADY-J.W. Myers-June
10 A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN-George J.Gaskin-January
11 Ragtime Medley-Vess Ossman-December
12 Crappy Dan-Len Spencer-August
13 You're Not The Only Pebble On The Beach-Dan Quinn-May 
14 Bye And Bye You Will Forgive Me-Roger Harding-September
15 Bye And Bye You Will Forgive Me-Len Spencer-September
16 Dancing In The Dark-Sousa's Band-July
17 The Old Fashoined Mother-George J.Gaskin-September
18 You're Not The Only Peblle On The Beach-Len Spencer-May
19 Departure From The Mountains-George Schweinfest-August
20 Hot Stuff Patrol-Vess Ossman-June
21 Yankee Doodle-Vess Ossman-July
22 Alice,Where Art Thou-Jules Levy-March
23 Dream Of Passion Waltz-Edward Issler & His Orchestra-October

* 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:
  Phonoscope (1896-1899:monthly lists of the top records)
  Sheet Music Sales
  ASCAP and other lists of top period songs
  Record label catalogs:Edison,Columbia,Berliner & regional labels
  Jim Walsh columns for Hobbies Magazine on pioneer recording artists

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