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Rockin' Chair (1929)

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Rank 437
Written by Hoagy Carmichael

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Year Rank Title
1930 1 “Body and Soul”
1939 2 “All the Things You Are”
1935 3 “Summertime”
1944 4 “'Round Midnight”
1935 5 “I Can't Get Started (with You)”
1937 6 “My Funny Valentine”
1942 7 “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)”
1930 8 “What Is This Thing Called Love?”
1933 9 “Yesterdays”
1946 10 “Stella by Starlight”

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Additional information for "Rockin' Chair" may be found in:

Alec Wilder
American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950
Oxford University Press; Reprint edition
Hardcover: 576 pages


(3 paragraphs including the following types of information: music analysis.)

Thomas S. Hischak
The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia
Greenwood Press
Hardcover: 552 pages


(1 paragraph including the following types of information: history, performers and style discussion.)

Richard M. Sudhalter
Stardust Melody: The Life and Music of Hoagy Carmichael
Oxford University Press
Hardcover: 432 pages


(1 page including the following types of information: history and lyric analysis.)

Robert Gottlieb, Robert Kimball
Reading Lyrics
Pantheon
Hardcover: 736 pages


(Includes the following types of information: song lyrics.)
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Hoagy Carmichael

Year Rank Title
1929 437 “Rockin' Chair”
1939 661 “I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)”
1932 867 “New Orleans”

Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell

Year Rank Title
1930 44 “Georgia on My Mind”

Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

Year Rank Title
1941 62 “Skylark”

Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish

Year Rank Title
1929 12 “Star Dust”

Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington

Year Rank Title
1937 64 “The Nearness of You”

Sidney Arodin and Hoagy Carmichael

Year Rank Title
1931 682 “Lazy River”

Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser

Year Rank Title
1938 815 “Heart and Soul”
1938 817 “Two Sleepy People”

Hoagy Carmichael, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish and Dick Voynow

Year Rank Title
1939 985 “Riverboat Shuffle”

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