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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jul 07, 2013 at 10:06 AM
TOP SONGS IN THE USA FOR 1896*



 


No. Song-Artist-Peak month
 1 A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN-DAN QUINN-DECEMBER
 2 THE SUNSHINE OF PARADISE ALLEY-GEORGE J.GASKIN-January
 3 IN THE BAGGAGE COACH AHEAD-DAN QUINN-November
 4 SHE MAY HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS-GEORGE J.GASKIN-March
 5 ON THE BEACHES IN THE PARK-GEORGE J.GASKIN-October
 6 DOWN IN POVERTY ROW-GEORGE J.GASKIN-September
 7 A HOT TIME ON THE LEVEE-LEN SPENCER & VESS OSSMAN-July
 8 SHE WAS BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY-Steve Porter-August
 9 ALL COONS LOOK ALIKE TO ME-Len Spencer-November
10 YOU'VE BEEN A GOOD OLE WAGON BUT YOU'VE DONE BROKE DOWN-Len Spencer-September
11 Just Tell Them That You Saw Me-George J.Gaskin-August

  * 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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