Top Ten Songs of the 1910s

1. Sophie Tucker, “Some of These Days,” 1911
2. Original Dixieland Jazz Band, “Tiger Rag,” 1918
3. Al Jolson, “Rock-A-Bye Baby (With a Dixie Melody),” 1919*
4. Marlon Harris, “After You’ve Gone,” 1919
5. Nora Bayes, “Over There,” 1917
6. American Quartet, “Over There,” 1917
7. Chauncy Olcott, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” 1913**
8. Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” 1911
9. Peerless Quartet, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” 1911
10. Olive Kline & Reinald Werrenrath, “Hello, Frisco!,” 1915

Follow this link to listen to the songs listed above on a Spotify playlist. Please note that songs #7, #8 and #10 are later recordings, as recordings by the original artists were unavailable.

*Please note Al Jolson is a blackface performer, best known for starring in the first full-length talking film, The Jazz Singer.

**Please note Chauncy Olcott was a minstrel performer in the 1870s before transitioning to operettas in the 1880s.

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Top Ten Songs of the 1910s