Top Musical Theatre and Entertainment Songs


Rank All Time Artist Song Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
430
Bessie Smith St. Louis Blues Vaudeville Blues 1925
2
1059
Al Jolson Swanee Vaudeville 1920
3
1092
Mamie Smith Crazy Blues Vaudeville Blues 1920
4
1169
Ma Rainey See See Rider Blues Vaudeville Blues 1925
5
1233
Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain Show Tunes Film Soundtrack, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz 1952
6
1517
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Matador Murga Batucada, Latin Alternative 1993
7
1740
Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra Ol' Man River Show Tunes Spirituals, Standards 1928
8
1746
Sophie Tucker Some of These Days Vaudeville 1911
9
1764
Bessie Smith Downhearted Blues Vaudeville Blues Piano Blues 1923
10
1840
Bessie Smith Empty Bed Blues Vaudeville Blues Piano Blues 1928
11
2002
Eddie Cantor Makin' Whoopee Vaudeville 1929
12
2108
Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam Vaudeville Blues Soul Jazz, Vocal Jazz 1964
13
2604
Fanny Brice My Man (From Ziegfield Follies of 1921) Revue 1922
14
2768
Al Jolson My Mammy Vaudeville Traditional Pop 1928
15
2862
Fred and Adele Astaire Fascinating Rhythm Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1926
16
3310
Tom Waits Innocent When You Dream Cabaret Singer/Songwriter 1987
17
3506
Ethel Merman I Got Rhythm Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1930
18
3641
The Haydn Quartet Take Me Out to the Ball Game Vaudeville Barbershop 1908
19
3776
The Peerless Quartet Let Me Call You Sweetheart Vaudeville Vocal Group 1911
20
4740
Nora Bayes Over There Vaudeville 1917
21
4831
Bertha "Chippie" Hill Trouble in Mind Vaudeville Blues 1926
22
5246
Bessie Smith Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1929
23
5408
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers Lovesick Blues Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1928
24
5648
Barbra Streisand People Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1964
25
5736
Billy Murray Give My Regards to Broadway Show Tunes 1905
26
5763
The Beatles Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! Vaudeville Art Pop, Psychedelic Pop 1967
27
6003
Al Jolson Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody Vaudeville Traditional Pop 1918
28
6006
Al Jolson California, Here I Come Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1924
29
6118
Bessie Smith Back-Water Blues Vaudeville Blues 1927
30
6180
Chauncey Olcott When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Vaudeville 1913
31
6223
Bessie Smith T Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do Vaudeville Blues Piano Blues 1923
32
6511
Billy Murray You're a Grand Old Rag Vaudeville 1906
33
7089
Jennifer Holliday And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going Show Tunes Soul 1982
34
7223
Frank Stanley Auld Lang Syne Vaudeville 1907
35
7374
Clarence Williams' Blue Five Wild Cat Blues Vaudeville Blues Jazz 1923
36
7541
Bessie Smith Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl Vaudeville Blues Piano Blues 1931
37
7647
Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly True Love Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1956
38
8306
Fanny Brice Second Hand Rose Revue 1922
39
8441
Edward Meeker Take Me Out to the Ball Game Vaudeville 1908
40
8676
The Beatles When I'm Sixty-Four Music Hall 1967
41
9280
Ma Rainey & Her Tub Jug Washboard Band Prove It on Me Blues Vaudeville Blues Jug Band 1928
42
9366
Eddie Cantor Yes! We Have No Bananas Vaudeville 1922
43
9447
Harry MacDonough & Alice Green They Didn't Believe Me Vaudeville 1915
44
9546
Fiona Apple Hot Knife Cabaret Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2012
45
9606
Sam Mayo Things Are Worse in Russia Music Hall 1922
46
9621
Ezio Pinza Some Enchanted Evening Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1949
47
9753
Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers Ti-Pi-Tin Vaudeville Big Band 1938
48
9850
Ethel Merman You're the Top Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1934
49
9968
Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy Indian Love Call Operetta 1936

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10000:
Trixie Smith My Man Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) Vaudeville Blues 1922
Jan Clayton & John Raitt If I Loved You Show Tunes 1945
Los Piojos Verano del '92 Murga Latin Alternative 1996
The New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral Music Hall Pop 1966
Mary Martin My Heart Belongs to Daddy Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1938
Julie Andrews My Favorite Things Show Tunes Film Soundtrack 1965
Eugene Cowles Gypsy Love Song Operetta 1906
Bessie Smith Gimmie a Pigfoot Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1934
The Kinks End of the Season Music Hall Pop Rock 1967
Billy Murray Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis Vaudeville 1904
Liza Minnelli Cabaret Cabaret, Show Tunes 1972
Gertrude Lawrence Someone to Watch over Me Show Tunes Traditional Pop 1926
Ada Jones & Billy Murray Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine Vaudeville 1908
Marie Lloyd A Little Bit of What You Fancy Does You Good Music Hall Traditional Pop 1915
Lotte Lenya Moritat Cabaret, Show Tunes 1955
Taco Puttin' on the Ritz Show Tunes Europop, Synthpop 1982
Gene Greene King of the Bungaloos Vaudeville Traditional Pop 1911
George Formby With My Little Stick of Blackpool Music Hall 1937
Bessie Smith Careless Love Blues Vaudeville Blues 1925
Giorgio Gaber La libertÓ Cabaret Singer/Songwriter 1973
Bessie Smith Alexander's Ragtime Band Vaudeville Blues 1927
Enzo Jannacci Giovanni, telegrafista Cabaret Singer/Songwriter 1967
The Beatles Honey Pie Music Hall Jazz Pop 1968
Richard Kiley The Impossible Dream (The Quest) Show Tunes 1966
Tom Waits Somewhere (From "West Side Story") Show Tunes Standards 1978
Luis Mariano Mexico Operetta 1952
Bessie Smith Young Woman's Blues Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1927
Eddie Cantor If You Knew Susie (Like I Know Susie) Vaudeville 1925
Barbra Streisand Somewhere Show Tunes Standards 1985
Lil Green Why Don't You Do Right? Vaudeville Blues Vocal Jazz 1941
Randy Newman Lonely at the Top Music Hall, Vaudeville Singer/Songwriter 1972
Luis Mariano La belle de Cadix Operetta 1946
Lou Reed New York Telephone Conversation Vaudeville Novelty, Novelty Piano, Singer/Songwriter 1972
Jean Guidoni Je marche dans les villes Cabaret Chanson 1980