The Top 100 Instrumentals 1910-1919

 

Top Instrumentals 1910-1919 Overview

Charles A. Prince Picture Orchestra Leader

Charles A. Prince Picture Orchestra Leader

The Top 100 Instrumentals 1910-1919 saw a total of 195 instrumentals make the charts in this decade. In this decade was the beginning and the ending of World War I. The chart surveys were expanded from 3 positions to 10. The top artist for this decade was Charles A. Prince (pictured).

News For This Era

    • In 1910, The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated. Halley’s comet is observed for the first time. Tomas Edison introduces his kinetophone which makes talkies a reality. The U.S. unemployment rate is 5.9%.
    • In 1911, the use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurs. U.S. explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Incan city of Machu Picchu. The unemployment rate is 6.7%.
    • In 1912, The Titanic sinks. Wilson is elected president. The Girl Scouts of America is founded by Juliette Gordon Low. Piltdown Man hoax is perpetuated. The US unemployment rate is 4.6%.
    • In 1913, the 16th and 17th amendments are adopted to the constitution establishing the income tax, and popular election of U.S. senators. The Federal Reserve System becomes law. Henry Ford develops the assembly line. The US unemployment rate is 4.3%.
    • In 1914, World War I begins. The Panama Canal is officially opened after 10 years of construction. The Federal Trace Commission is established. The first traffic signal lights Red & Green are installed in Cleveland. George Washington Carver begins to experiment with peanuts. The US unemployment rate is 7.9%.
    • In 1915, The oceanliner Lusitania is sunk by a German submarine. The one millionth Ford automobile rolls off the assembly line. Germans use poison gas as a weapon. The US unemployment rate is 8.5%.
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      In 1916, Pershing fails in raid to Mexico. Montana voters elect the first women to congress Jeannette Rankin. Margaret Singer opens the first birth control clinic in Brooklyn. Wilson wins reelection. The US unemployment rate is 5.1%.

    • In 1917, The Third Battle of Ypres is fought. World-wide influenza panic strikes. Mata Hari is convicted as a German spy. U.S. declares war with Germany. A telescope is installed atop Mt. Wilson Observatory in California. The US unemployment rate is 4.6%.
    • In 1918, Daylight Savings Time goes into effect. World War I ends in November. US unemployment rate is 1.4%.
    • In 1919, The 18th amendment is ratified Prohibition adopted. 3/4 of Boston’s police force goes on strike. Race riots erupt in 26 cites across the U.S. The famous Black Sox Scandal as Cincinnati defeats the Chicago White Sox 5 games to 3. Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity is established. The unemployment rate is 1.4%.

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Original Dixieland Band Victor Label Livery Stable Blues

Original Dixieland Band Victor Label Livery Stable Blues

Music Fun Facts

  • To make the top 100, a song had to peak at the #7 position or higher.
  • To make the top 40, a song had to peak at the #4 position or higher.
  • To make the top 10, as song had to peak at the #2 position or higher.
  • There were a total of 8 songs that peaked at the #1 position.
  • The artist with the most charted songs is the “Prince’s Orchestra” with 43.
  • The year of 1919 had the most charted songs with 18.
  • The year of 1913 had the least charted songs with 2.
  • The songs with the longevity title was tied with “Ballin’ The Jack“, #4 by Prince’s Orchestra and “Hello Hawaii How Are You?“, #2 by Prince’s Orchestra, each with 12.

Top 100 Instrumentals 1910-1919

The top 100 instrumentals for 1910-1919 will consist of the rank, title, artist, peak position, peak weeks, and year the song reached it’s peak position.

Rank  Title/Artist /Peak #/ Peak Weeks ()/ Year

  1. Poor Butterfly / Victor Military Band #1 (6) 1917
  2. Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? / Prince’s Orchestra #1 (5) 1916
  3. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles / Ben Selvin #1 (4) 1919
  4. Ballin’ The Jack / Prince’s Orchestra #1 (3) 1914
  5. Tiger Rag / Original Dixieland Jazz Band #1 (2) 1918
  6. The Star Spangled Banner / Prince’s Orchestra #1 (2) 1916
  7. Smiles / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #1 (1) 1918
  8. Beautiful Ohio / Waldorf Astoria Dance Orchestra #1 (1) 1919
  9. It’s Long, Long Way To Tippery / Prince’s Orchestra #2 (3) 1915
  10. Katinka (Medley) / Victor Military Band #2 (2) 1917
  11. Till The Clouds Roll By / Prince’s Orchestra #2 (1) 1917
  12. Darktown Strutters’ Ball / Original Dixieland Jazz Band #2 (1) 1917
  13. Beautiful Ohio / Prince’s Orchestra #2 (1) 1919
  14. Poor Butterfly / Prince’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1917
  15. Yearning / Prince’s Orchestra  #3 (1) 1919
  16. Missouri Waltz / Victor Military Band #3 (1) 1916
  17. Kentucky Dreams / Jerkes Jazarimba Orchestra #3 (1) 1919
  18. Hindustan / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1918
  19. Ciribirbin Waltz / Prince’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1911
  20. Alexander’s Rag Time Band / Prince’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1912
  21. Love’s Melody / Prince’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1914
  22. The Man Behind The Hammer & The Plow / Prince’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1917
  23. Yearing / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1919
  24. Selections From “The Pink Lady” / Prince’s Orchestra #3 (1) 1911
  25. Liberty Loan March / Sousa’s Band #3 (1) 1918
  26. Memphis Blues / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1914
  27. Spirit Of Independence March / Conway’s Band #4 (1) 1919
  28. Liebesfreud / Fritz Kreisler #4 (1) 1911
  29. Missouri Waltz / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1916
  30. Indianola / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1918
  31. The Moaning Saxophone Rag / (Six) Brown Brothers #4 (1) 1915
  32. Sand Dunes / Earl Fuller #4 (1) 1919
  33. Livery Stable Blues / Original Dixieland Jazz Band #4 (1) 1917
  34. Joe Turner Blues / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1916
  35. St. Louis Blues / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1916
  36. The Old Grey Mare / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1917
  37. Everything Is Peaches Down In Georgia / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1918
  38. Wait Till The Cows Come Home / Prince’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1918
  39. The Old Folks At Home / Taylor Trio #4 (1) 1916
  40. March Of The Toys / Victor Herbert #4 (1) 1911
  41. Alexander’s Rag Time Band / Victor Military Band #4 (1) 1912
  42. A Good Man Is Hard To Find / Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band #4 (1) 1919
  43. Slide, Kelly, Slide / Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band #4 (1) 1919
  44. Havanola Fox-Trot / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1917
  45. A Perfect Day / McKee’s Orchestra #4 (1) 1915
  46. The Stars And Stripes Forever / Sousa’s Band #4 (1) 1917
  47. I’ll Say She Does / Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band #4 (1) 1919
  48. Shine On, Harvest Moon /  Arthur Pryor’s Band #5 (1) 1910
  49. Liebesleid / Fritz Kreisler #5 (1) 1913
  50. Puppchen / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1914
  51. Naughty Marietta Selection / Victor Herbert #5 (1) 1911
  52. The Birth Of Passion / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1910
  53. On, Wisconsin! / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1915
  54. Mother Machree / Taylor Trio #5 (1) 1915
  55. Mandy / Ben Selvin #5 (1) 1919
  56. Ragging The Scale / Conway’s Band #5 (1) 1915
  57. Oriental / Earl Fuller #5 (1) 1918
  58. Red Pepper – A Spicy Rag / Fred Van Eps #5 (1) 1912
  59. Babes In The Wood / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1916
  60. Back Home In Tennessee / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1916
  61. For Me And My Gal / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1917
  62. For You A Rose / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1918
  63. Long Boy / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1918
  64. Naughty Marietta Intermezzo / Victor Herbert #5 (1) 1912
  65. Everybody’s Crazy Bout The Dopggone Blues / Wilbur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band #5 (1) 1918
  66. Indianola / Wiblur Sweatman’s Original Jazz Band #5 (1) 1918
  67. Shadowland Fox-Trot / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1915
  68. So Long, Letty / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1916
  69. American Republic March / Prince’s Orchestra #5 (1) 1917
  70. By The Beautiful Sea / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1914
  71. I’ll Say She Does / All-Star Trio #6 (1) 1919
  72. The Gaby Glide / Arthur Pryor’s Brand #6 (1) 1912
  73. Marimba March / Blue & White Marimba Band #6 (1) 1916
  74. Moonlight Bay Medley / Conway’s Band #6 (1) 1912
  75. Fascination / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1914
  76. Underneath The Stars / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1916
  77. I’m Always Chasing Rainbows / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1918
  78. That International Rag / Victor Military Band #6 (1) 1914
  79. Liberty Forever! / Victor Military Band #6 (1) 1918
  80. Arabian Nights / Waldorf Astoria Dance Orchestra #6 (1) 1919
  81. Popular Medley No. 4 / Arthur Pryor’s Band #6 (1) 1910
  82. Everybody’s Doin’ It Two Step Medley / Arthur Pryor’s Band #6 (1) 1912
  83. Along The Way To Wakiki / Frank Ferera #6 (1) 1917
  84. Marche Lorraine / French Army Band #6 (1) 1919
  85. Meditation From “Thais” / Fritz Kreisler #6 (1) 1911
  86. The Old Refrain / Fritz Kreisler #6 (1) 1916
  87. Sharpshooter’s March / Guido Deiro #6 (1) 1911
  88. Mary / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1919
  89. Oh My Dear! / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1919
  90. Sometime / Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1919
  91. Kitty McKay / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1914
  92. I Want To Linger / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1915
  93. Marche Slave, Parts 1 & 2 / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1917
  94. Cathedral Chimes / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1918
  95. Just A Baby’s Prayer At Twilight / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1918
  96. Over There / Prince’s Orchestra #6 (1) 1918
  97. Love’s Dream After The Ball / Venetian Trio #6 (1) 1915
  98. La Golondria (The Sallow) / Victor Military Band #6 (1) 1914
  99. Along The Way To Wakaki / Helen Louise & Frank Ferera #6 (1) 1917
  100. The Angelus / Prince’s Orchestra #7 (1) 1913

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