Top Ten Songs of the 1930s

1. Judy Garland, “Over the Rainbow,” 1939.
2. Glenn Miller, “Moonlight Serenade,” 1939.
3. Artie Shaw, “Begin the Beguine,” 1938.
4. Bing Crosby, “Pennies from Heaven,” 1936.
5. Fred Astaire, “The Way You Look Tonight,” 1936.
6. Fred Astaire & Leo Reisman, “Night & Day,” 1932.
7. Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” 1939.
8. Benny Goodman, “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)”, 1937.
9. Fred Astaire, “Cheek to Cheek,” 1935.
10. The Andrews Sisters, “Bel Mir Bist Du Schoen,” 1938.

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

**Please note Eddie Cantor was a blackface performer with the Ziegfeld Follies before moving into television and film.

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