Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from the 1920s
The Top Songs from the 1920s

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Rank All Time
Rank
ArtistSongYearSample
1 520 Louis Armstrong
West End Blues
1928
2 596 Jimmie Rodgers
Blue Yodel (T for Texas)
1928
3 847 Bessie Smith
St. Louis Blues
1925
4 947 The Carter Family
Wildwood Flower
1929
5 979 Blind Willie Johnson
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
1927
6 1096 Fats Waller
Ain't Misbehavin'
1929
7 1166 George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
1924
8 1329 Al Jolson
Swanee
1920
9 1452 Charley Patton
Pony Blues
1929
10 1453 Bessie Smith
Downhearted Blues
1923
11 1487 Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals
Star Dust
1927
12 1530 Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke
Singin' the Blues
1927
13 1805 Duke Ellington
Black and Tan Fantasy
1927
14 1913 Eck Robertson
Sally Gooden
1922
15 1936 Louis Armstrong
St. James Infirmary
1928
16 1980 Mamie Smith
Crazy Blues
1920
17 2007 Bix Beiderbecke
In a Mist
1927
18 2104 Fiddlin' John Carson
Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
1923
19 2141 Ma Rainey
See See Rider Blues
1925
20 2282 The Carter Family
Keep on the Sunny Side
1928
21 2332 Leroy Carr
How Long, How Long Blues
1928
22 2373 Mississippi John Hurt
Stack O' Lee Blues
1928
23 2434 Vernon Dalhart
The Prisoner's Song
1925
24 2515 Blind Willie McTell
Statesboro Blues
1928
25 2540 Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Ol' Man River
1928
26 2571 Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Whispering
1920
27 2579 Fred and Adele Astaire
Fascinating Rhythm
1926
28 2602 Fats Waller
Handful of Keys
1929
29 2798 Clarence "Tom" Ashley
The Coo Coo Bird
1929
30 2812 Blind Lemon Jefferson
Matchbox Blues
1927
31 2821 Al Jolson
My Mammy
1928
32 2877 Joseph Falcon
Allons ŗ Lafayette
1928
33 2946 Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
1928
34 2985 Jelly Roll Morton
Black Bottom Stomp
1926
35 3114 King Oliver & His Jazz Band
Dipper Mouth Blues
1923
36 3211 Dock Boggs
Country Blues
1927
37 3308 Bessie Smith
Empty Bed Blues
1928
38 3401 Fanny Brice
My Man (From Ziegfield Follies of 1921)
1922
39 3426 Helen Kane
I Wanna Be Loved By You
1928
40 3434 Eddie Cantor
Makin' Whoopee
1929
41 3513 Jelly Roll Morton
King Porter Stomp
1924
42 3702 Gene Austin
My Blue Heaven
1927
43 4670 Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
The Titanic
1925
44 4962 Bessie Smith
Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
1929
45 5024 Blind Lemon Jefferson
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
1928
46 5110 Louis Armstrong
Potato Head Blues
1927
47 5142 Blind Willie Johnson
Mother's Children Have a Hard Time
1928
48 5236 Tommy Johnson
Cool Drink of Water Blues
1928
49 5250 Pawlo Humeniuk
Tanec Pid Werbamy/Dance Under the Willows
1926
50 5298 Isham Jones Orchestra
It Had to Be You
1924
51 5450 Jimmie Rodgers
Waiting for a Train
1929
52 5594 Victor Symphony Orchestra with George Gershwin
An American in Paris
1929
53 5706 Gid Tanner†& His Skillet Lickers
Soldier's Joy
1929
54 5712 Jimmie Rodgers
In the Jailhouse Now
1928
55 5727 Blind Alfred Reed
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live
1929
56 5800 Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers
Lovesick Blues
1928
57 5841 Louis Armstrong
St. Louis Blues
1929
Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Gene Austin
Bye Bye Blackbird
1926
Uncle Dave Macon
Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
1924
Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers
Donít Let Your Deal Go Down
1925
DeFord Bailey
Pan American Blues
1927
Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra
Dardanella
1920
Vernon Dalhart
The Wreck of the Old 97
1924
Fanny Brice
Second Hand Rose
1922
James P. Johnson
Carolina Shout
1922
Trovadores Regionales
Gregorio Cortez
1929
Louis Armstrong
Ain't Misbehavin'
1929
Bessie Smith
'T Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
1923
Richard "Rabbit" Brown
James Alley-Blues
1927
Al Jolson
April Showers
1921
Memphis Jug Band
Stealin' Stealin'
1929
Tommy Johnson
Big Road Blues
1928
Billy Jones
Yes We Have No Bananas
1923
Louis Armstrong
Struttin' with Some Barbeque
1928
Ethel Waters
Sweet Georgia Brown
1925
Al Jolson
California, Here I Come
1924
Al Jolson
Sonny Boy
1928
Furry Lewis
Kassie Jones
1928
Mississippi John Hurt
Frankie
1928
Ethel Waters
Dinah
1925
Ethel Waters
Am I Blue?
1929
Ruth Etting
Love Me or Leave Me
1929
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Chimes Blues
1923
Duke Ellington
East St. Louis Toodle-oo
1926
Harry McClintock
The Big Rock Candy Mountains
1928
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Valencia ( A Song of Spain)
1926

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