Top Songs of 1938


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
2202
Artie Shaw Begin the Beguine
2
2641
Kate Smith God Bless America
3
2758
Roy Acuff and The Smoky Mountain Boys Wabash Cannonball
4
3338
Chick Webb & His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket, A-Tasket
5
4137
Louis Armstrong When the Saints Go Marching In
6
5802
Benny Goodman Don't Be That Way
7
6098
Walter Huston September Song
8
6401
Bob Hope/Shirley Ross Thanks for the Memory
9
8039
The Golden Gate Quartet Rock My Soul
10
8324
Robert Johnson Me and the Devil Blues
11
9500
Count Basie Swinging the Blues
12
9951
Robert Johnson Stop Breakin' Down Blues
13
9964
Count Basie Jumpin' at the Woodside

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Rina Ketty J'attendrai
Johnny Hess Je suis swing
Fats Waller Two Sleepy People
Artie Shaw They Say
Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers Ti-Pi-Tin
Larry Clinton & His Orchestra My Reverie
Charles Trenet Le Soleil et la lune
Charles Trenet Je chante
Benny Goodman One O'Clock Jump
Louis Armstrong Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Pete Steele Coal Creek March
Duke Ellington Prelude to a Kiss
Mary Martin My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Count Basie Doggin Around
Charles Trenet Y'a d'la joie
Charles Trenet Boum !!...
Sonny Boy Williamson (I) Decoration Blues / Decoration Day Blues