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A song a year for the 20th Century

 

1901 Good Morning, Carrie w.Cecil Mack m. Chris Smith & Elmer Bowman

1902 In The Good Old Summer Time w. Ren Shields m. George Evans.
1903 Good-bye, Eliza Jane w. Andrew B. Sterling m. Harry Von Tilzer
1904 Give My Regards to Broadway w.m. George M. Cohan
1905 In My Merry Oldsmobile w. Vincent P. Bryan m. Gus Edwards
1906 Cheyenne w. Harry H. Williams m. Egbert Van Alstyne
1907 Redwing w. Thurland Chattaway m.Kerry Mills
1908 Shine on Harvest Moon w. Jack Norworth m.Nora Bays & Jack Norworth
1909 I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now w.Will M. Hough, Frank R. Adams m. Joseph E. Howard & Harold Orlob
1910 Chinatown, My Chinatown w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz1911 When Ragtime Rosy Ragged the Rosary w Edgar Leslie m Lewis Muir1912 My Melancholy Baby” w. George A. Norton m. Ernie Burnett
1913 Fifteen Cents w.m. Chris Smith
1914 Down Among The Sheltering Palms w. James Brockman m. Abe Olman1915 Alabama Jubilee words by Jack Yellen, Music by George L Cobb

1916 If You Were the Only Girl (in the World) w. Clifford Grey m. Nat D. Ayer
1917 For Me And My Gal w. Edgar Leslie & E. Ray Goetz m. George W. Meyer
1918 After You’ve Gone w. Henry Creamer m. Turner Layton
1919 Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me)w.m. Ballard MacDonald, Joe Goodwin & James F. Hanley
1920 Whispering w. Malvin Schonberger m. John Schonberger
1921 Arkansas Blues w.m. Spencer Williams, Joseph Lada
1922 Carolina in the Morning w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
1923 Old Fashioned Love w. Cecil Mack m. James P. Johnson
1924 The Wreck of the Old 97 Probable w. Charles Noell Probable m. Henry Whitter
1925 Manhattan w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
1926 When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along) w.m. Harry M. Woods
1927 At Sundown w.m. Walter Donaldson
1928 Doin’ The Raccoon w. Raymond Klages m. J. Fred Coots
1929 Looking At You w.m. Cole Porter
1930 Time on My Hands w. Harold Adamson & Mack Gordon m. Vincent Youmans
1931 When Your Lover Has Gone w.m. E. A. Swan
1932 The Song is You w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
1933 Close Your Eyes w.m. Bernice Petkere
1934 Stars Fell on Alabama w. Mitchell Parish m. Frank Perkins
1935 These Foolish Things w. Holt Marvell m. Jack Strachey & Harry Link
1936 I Can’t Get Started w. Ira Gershwin m. Vernon Duke
1937 They All Laughed w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
1938 Jeepers Creepers w. Johnny Mercer m. Harry Warren.

1939 What’s New? w. Johnny Burke m. Bob Haggart
1940 Polka Dots and Moonbeams w. Johnny Burke m. Jimmy Van Heusen
1941 I’ll Remember April w. Don Raye & Patricia Johnston m. Gene De Paul
1942 That Old Black Magic w. Johnny Mercer m. Harold Arlen
1943 Moonlight in Vermont w. John Blackburn m. Karl Suessdorf
1944 Don’t Fence Me In w.m. Cole Porter
1945 Give Me the Simple Life w. Harry Ruby m. Rube Bloom
1946 Stella by Starlight w. Ned Washington m. Victor Young
1947 (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China w.m. Frank Loesser
1948 It’s Too Darn Hot w.m. Cole Porter
1949 Some Enchanted Evening w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
1950 Swinging In a Hammock 1930 w.m. Vee Lawnhurst, et al. A hit in 1950 for Guy Lombardo
1951 Shall We Dance? w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers I prefer to this in 4/4 time
1952 (Now and Then There’s) A Fool Such as I w.m Bill Trader
1953 Parker’s Mood w.m. Parker, Beeks.
1954 In Other Words(aka Fly Me To The Moon) w.m. Bart Howard
1955 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning w. Bob Hilliard m. Dave Mann
1956 Just In Time w. Betty Comden & Adolph Green m. Jule Styne
1957 Too Close For Comfort w. Larry Holofcener & George David Weiss m. Jerry Bock
1958 Oh, Lonesome Me w.m. Don Gibson I prefer to do this at the Neil Young tempo
1959 Sea Of Love w.m. George Khoury & Phil Baptiste
1960 Hey Look Me Over w Carolyn Leigh m Cy Coleman
1961 Blue Bayou w.m. Joe Melson & Roy Orbison
1962 From a Jack to a King w.m. Ned Miller. Released in 1958 but it took to 1962 to become a hit
1963 Yeh, Yeh w. Jon Hendricks m. Rodgers Grant, Pat Patrick
1964 A Summer Song w.m. Chad Stuart Jeremy Clyde
1965 Like a Rolling Stone w.m. Bob Dylan
1966 Get Ready w.m. Smokey Robinson
1967 Friday on My Mind w.m. George Young, Harry Vanda
1968 MacArthur Park w.m. Jimmie Webb
1969 Crimson and Clover w.m. Peter Lucia Jr. Tommy James
1970 Instant Karma w.m. John Lennon
1971 Your Song w. Bernie Taupin m. Elton John
1972 Let’s Stay Together w.m. Al Green
1973 Drive-in Saturday w.m. Davie Bowie
1974 The Air That I Breathe w.m. Albert Hammond Mike Hazlewood
1975 Science Fiction Double Feature w.m. Richard O’Brien
1976 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald w.m. Gordon Lightfoot
1977 Lay Down Sally w.m. Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry
1978 Life’s Been Good w.m. Joe Walsh
1979 Y.M.C.A. w.m. Randy Jones, Glenn Hughes, Felipe Rose, Victor Willis, David Hodo, Alex Briley
1980 Twilight ZoneTwilight Tone w.m. Jay Graydon, Bernard Herrmann, Alan Paul
198 Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby w.m. Louis Jordan, Billy Austin. Covered by Joe Jackson
1982 Up Where We Belong w. Will Jennings m. Buffy Sainte-Marie & Jack Nitzsche
1983 Blister in the Sun w.m. Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie
1984 The Sports Page w.m. Dave Frishberg
1985 Money for Nothing w.m. Mark Knopfler, Sting
1986 Al Bowlly’s in Heaven w.m. Richard Thompson
1987 Didn’t We Almost Have it All w.m. Michael Masser, Will Jennings
1988 What I Am w.m. Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow
1989 Timber w.m Kostas Lazarides
1990 I Love to See You Smile w.m. Randy Newman
1991 Always Look on the Bright Side of Life w.m. Eric Idle
1992 Baby Got Back w.m. Sir Mixalot
1993 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You w.m. Van Morrison Covered by Rod Stewart
1994 Bad Reputation w.m. Freedy Johnston
1995 Bury Me in Dixieland w.m. Buck Evans
1996 Wonder w.m. Natalie Merchant
1997 Another Suitcase another Hall w.m. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber by Madonna in Evita
1998 Gone With the Breeze w.m. Jack Brownlow.
1999 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes w. Dorothy Fields m. Jerome Kern covered by Bucky Pizzarelli
2000 I Thought About You m. Jimmy Van Husen w. Johnny Mercer covered by Terence Blanchard

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