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Alexander's Ragtime Band (1911)

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Rank 578
Words and Music Irving Berlin

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William Zinsser
Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs
David R. Godine Publisher
Hardcover: 279 pages


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Philip Furia
The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Great Lyricists
Oxford University Press; Reprint edition
Paperback: 336 pages


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William G. Hyland
The Song Is Ended: Songwriters and American Music, 1900-1950
American Philological Association
Hardcover: 336 pages


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David Ewen
Great Men of American Popular Song
Prentice-Hall; Rev. and enl. ed edition
Unknown Binding: 404 pages


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David Ewen
American Songwriters: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary
H. W. Wilson
Hardcover: 489 pages


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


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Joan Peyser
The Memory of All That: The Life of George Gershwin
Watson-Guptill Publications; Reprint edition
Paperback: 319 pages


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


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Alan Lewens
Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century
Watson-Guptill Publications
Paperback: 192 pages


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Philip Furia
Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
St. Martin's Press; 1st edition
Hardcover: 320 pages


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


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Roy Hemming
The Melody Lingers On: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals
Newmarket Pr; Reprint edition
Paperback


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Bruce Crowther, Mike Pinfold
Singing Jazz: The Singers and Their Styles
Backbeat Books
Paperback: 256 pages


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Gerald Mast
Can't Help Singin'
Overlook Press; Rei edition
Paperback: 400 pages


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Gary Giddins
Visions of Jazz: The First Century
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Irving Berlin

Year Rank Title
1932 49 “How Deep Is the Ocean? (How High Is the Sky?)”
1927 129 “Blue Skies”
1935 187 “Cheek to Cheek”
1925 302 “Always”
1946 345 “They Say It's Wonderful”
1925 362 “Remember”
1940 404 “White Christmas”
1927 469 “Russian Lullaby”
1911 578 “Alexander's Ragtime Band”
1927 598 “The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On)”
1935 616 “Let's Face the Music and Dance”
1932 639 “Say It Isn't So”
1933 662 “Easter Parade”
1924 751 “What'll I Do”
1950 789 “The Best Thing for You”
1928 838 “Marie”
1936 884 “I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket”
1937 904 “I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”
1937 912 “This Year's Kisses”
1924 918 “All Alone”
1937 926 “Change Partners”
1933 959 “Heat Wave”
1938 970 “Now It Can Be Told”
1921 986 “All By Myself”

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