Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from the 1930s
The Top Songs from the 1930s

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Rank All Time
Rank
ArtistSongYearSample
1 77 Billie Holiday
Strange Fruit
1939
2 302 Judy Garland
Over the Rainbow
1939
3 392 Robert Johnson
Cross Road Blues
1936
4 615 Glenn Miller
In the Mood
1939
5 725 Coleman Hawkins
Body and Soul
1939
6 782 Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
Minnie the Moocher
1931
7 920 Robert Johnson
Hellhound on My Trail
1937
8 973 Count Basie
One O'Clock Jump
1937
9 1042 The Carter Family
Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)
1935
10 1043 Benny Goodman
Sing, Sing, Sing
1937
11 1083 Duke Ellington
Mood Indigo
1930
12 1216 Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade
1939
13 1256 Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
Begin the Beguine
1938
14 1358 Robert Johnson
Love in Vain
1937
15 1401 Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys
Wabash Cannonball
1938
16 1473 Leadbelly
Goodnight Irene
1936
17 1659 Skip James
Devil Got My Woman
1931 Listen
18 1712 Don Azpiazu
El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)
1930
19 1725 The Sons of the Pioneers
Tumbling Tumbleweeds
1934
20 1741 Kate Smith
God Bless America
1938
21 1744 Patsy Montana
I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
1935
22 1749 Lydia Mendoza
Mal Hombre
1934
23 1844 The Ink Spots
If I Didn't Care
1939
24 1881 Bunny Berigan
I Can't Get Started
1936
25 1903 Gene Autry
Back in the Saddle Again
1939
26 1971 Bing Crosby
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
1932
27 2018 Fred Astaire
They Can't Take That Away from Me
1937 Listen
28 2116 Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
Cheek to Cheek
1935
29 2147 Robert Johnson
Sweet Home Chicago
1936
30 2186 Robert Johnson
Terraplane Blues
1936
31 2194 Ben Selvin Orchestra
Happy Days Are Here Again
1930
32 2250 Ethel Waters
Stormy Weather
1933
33 2417 Duke Ellington
Caravan
1937
34 2429 Chick Webb & His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald
A-Tisket, A-Tasket
1938
35 2454 Bing Crosby
Pennies from Heaven
1936
36 2513 Fats Waller
Honeysuckle Rose
1934
37 2538 Louis Armstrong
Star Dust
1931
38 2540 Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
Ol' Man River
1936
39 2543 Solomon Linda
Mbube
1939
40 2546 Louis Armstrong
When the Saints Go Marching In
1938
41 2581 The Andrews Sisters
Bei mir bist du schön
1937
42 2885 Duke Ellington
It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
1932
43 3003 Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Martha Tilton and Ziggy
And the Angels Sing
1939
44 3085 Trio Matamoros
Lágrimas negras
1932
45 3127 Big Joe Williams
Baby Please Don't Go
1935
46 3460 Jimmie Rodgers
Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' on the Corner)
1930
47 3516 Max Steiner
Tara's Theme
1939
48 3554 Tommy Dorsey
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
1932
49 3601 Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans
Great Speckled Bird
1936
50 3615 Art Tatum
Tea for Two
1939
51 3625 Bob Hope/Shirley Ross
Thanks for the Memory
1938
52 3659 Fred Astaire
The Way You Look Tonight
1936
53 3699 Benny Goodman
Don't Be That Way
1938
54 3722 Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with Fred Astaire
Night and Day
1932
55 3797 Mississippi Sheiks
Sitting on Top of the World
1930
56 3835 Carlos Gardel
El dia que me quieras
1935
57 3907 Walter Huston
September Song
1938
58 4789 Sister Rosetta Tharpe
This Train
1939
59 4825 Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
Roll 'Em Pete
1939
60 5052 Ethel Merman
I Got Rhythm
1930
61 5177 Sonny Boy Williamson (I)
Good Morning (Little) School Girl
1937
62 5184 Lucienne Boyer
Parlez-moi d'amour
1930
63 5244 Sidney Bechet
Summertime
1939
64 5342 Count Basie's Kansas City Seven
Lester Leaps In
1939
65 5361 Reverend Thomas A. Dorsey
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
1932
66 5433 Count Basie
Jumpin' at the Woodside
1938
67 5507 Josephine Baker
J'ai deux amours
1930
68 5558 Teddy Wilson/Billie Holiday
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
1935
69 5583 Harry Richman
Puttin' On the Ritz
1930
70 5787 Sol Hoopii
Hula Girl
1933
71 5828 Billie Holiday
Summertime
1936
72 5842 Louis Armstrong with Earl Hines
Weather Bird
1930
73 5925 Ruth Etting
Ten Cents a Dance
1930
74 5926 Marian Anderson
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
1932
75 5984 The Monroe Brothers
What Would You Give in Exchange?
1936
Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
San Antonio Rose
1939
Billie Holiday
Fine and Mellow
1939
Robert Johnson
Come On in My Kitchen
1936
The Boswell Sisters
Alexander's Ragtime Band
1934
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Steel Guitar Rag
1936
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Ida Red
1939
Jimmie Rodgers
Blue Yodel no. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)
1931
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Moten's Swing
1933
The Carter Family
Worried Man Blues
1930
Tommy Dorsey
Marie
1937
Vera Lynn
We'll Meet Again
1939
W.H. Stepp
Bonaparte's Retreat
1937
Louis Armstrong
All of Me
1932
Bing Crosby
Dancing in the Dark
1931
Blind Willie Johnson
John the Revelator
1930
Ethel Merman
You're the Top
1934
Cannon's Jug Stompers
Walk Right In
1930
Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
Georgia on My Mind
1930
Benny Goodman
Moonglow
1934
Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
Indian Love Call
1936
Mary Martin
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
1938
Son House
My Black Mama
1931
Ray Noble & His Orchestra
The Very Thought of You
1934
Carlos Gardel
Volver
1935
Growling Tiger
Money Is King
1935
Fred Astaire
A Fine Romance (A Sarcastic Love Song)
1936
Fred Astaire
Nice Work If You Can Get It
1937
Fats Waller
It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
1936
Fats Waller
Two Sleepy People
1938
Rudy Vallée
Stein Song (University of Maine Fighting Song)
1930
Ted Weems & His Orchestra
Heartaches
1933
Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra
Lovely to Look At
1935
Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
1936
Benny Goodman
Goody-Goody
1936
Benny Goodman (with Ella Fitzgerald)
Goodnight, My Love
1936
Hal Kemp
Where or When
1937
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
They Say
1938
Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers
Ti-Pi-Tin
1938
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
My Reverie
1938
Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
Sunrise Serenade
1939
Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
Three Little Fishes (Itty Bitty Poo)
1939
Glahe Musette Orchestra
Beer Barrel-Polka
1939
Bing Crosby
Just a Gigolo
1931


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