1938 in music

See also: 1937 in music, other events of 1938, 1939 in music and the list of 'years in music'.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Top hit recordings
3 Published popular songs
4 Musical theater
5 Musical films
6 Births
7 Deaths


Top hit recordings

Published popular songs

  • "And The Angels Sing"     w. Johnny Mercer m. Ziggy Elman
  • "At Long Last Love"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "At The Roxy Music Hall"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Back Bay Shuffle"     m. Artie Shaw & Teddy McRae
  • "Big Noise From Winnetka"     w.m. Ray Bauduc, Bob Crosby, Bob Haggart & Gil Rodin
  • "The Biggest Aspidistra In The World"     w.m. Thomas Connor, W. G. Haines & James S. Hancock
  • "Bolero At The Savoy"     w.m. Charles Carpenter, Gene Krupa & James Mundy
  • "Boom!"     w.m. E. Ray Goetz & Charles Trenet
  • "Boomps-A-Daisy"     w.m. Annette Mills
  • "Boum"     w.m. Charles Trenet
  • "Change Partners"     w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Cherokee"     m. Ray Noble
  • "Cinderella, Stay In My Arms"     w. Jimmy Kennedy m. Michael Carr
  • "Colorado Sunset"     Gilbert, Conrad
  • "Dearest Love"     w.m. NoŽl Coward
  • "Deep In A Dream"     w. Eddie De Lange m. James Van Heusen
  • "Do You Wanna Jump Children?"     w.m. James Van Heusen, Willie Bryant & Victor Selsman
  • "Don't Be That Way"     w. Mitchell Parish m. Edgar Sampson & Benny Goodman
  • "Don't Let That Moon Get Away"     w. Johnny Burke m. James V. Monaco
  • "Double Trouble"     w. Leo Robin m. Ralph Rainger & Richard A. Whiting
  • "Exhibition Swing"     m. Chalmers Wood
  • "F.D.R. Jones"     w.m. Harold Rome
  • "Falling In Love With Love"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Ferdinand The Bull"     w. Larry Morey m. Albert Hay Malotte
  • "Flat Foot Floogie"     w.m. Slim Gaillard, Slam Stewart & Bud Green
  • "Get Out Of Town"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Hawaiian War Chant"     w. (Eng) Ralph Freed m. Johnny Noble & Prince Leleiohaku
  • "Heart And Soul"     w. Frank Loesser m. Hoagy Carmichael
  • "Hi-Yo Silver"     Erickson, De Leath
  • "Hold Tight - Hold Tight"     w.m. Leonard Kent, Edward Robinson, Leonard Ware, Jerry Brandow & Willie Spotswood
  • "Hong Kong Blues"     w.m. Hoagy Carmichael
  • "Hooray For Hollywood"     w. Johnny Mercer m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "I Hadn't Anyone Till You"     w.m. Ray Noble
  • "I Have Eyes"     w. Leo Robin m. Ralph Rainger
  • "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart"     w. Henry Nemo, John Redmond & Irving Mills m. Duke Ellington
  • "I Love To Whistle"     Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  • "I Married An Angel"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "I Must See Annie Tonight"     w.m. Cliff Friend & Dave Franklin
  • "I'll Be Seeing You"     w. Irving Kahal m. Sammy Fain
  • "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart"     w. Jimmy Eaton m. Terry Shand
  • "I'm In Love With Vienna"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II
  • "In A Little Toy Sailboat"     Mandell, Littau
  • "In My Little Red Book"     w.m. Ray Bloch, Nat Simon & Al Stillman
  • "I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams"     w. Johnny Burke m. James V. Monaco
  • "Jeepers Creepers"     w. Johnny Mercer m. Harry Warren
  • "Joseph! Joseph!"     w.(Eng) Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin m. Nellie Casman & Samuel Steinberg
  • "Jumpin' At The Woodside"     m. Count Basie
  • "Just Let Me Look At You"     w. Dorothy Fields m. Jerome Kern
  • "Love Walked In"     w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "March Of The Bob Cats"     m. The Bob Cats
  • "Mister Crosby And Mister Mercer"     w. Johnny Mercer m. Ed Gallagher & Al Shean
  • "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Music, Maestro, Please"     w. Herb Magidson m. Allie Wrubel
  • "My Heart Belongs To Daddy"     w.m. Cole Porter
  • "My Heart Is Taking Lessons"     w. Johnny Burke m. James V. Monaco
  • "My Reverie"     w.m. Larry Clinton
  • "Nice People"     w.m. Nat Mills & Fred Malcolm
  • "Nightmare"     m. Artie Shaw
  • "Now It Can Be Told"     w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Oh! Ma-Ma"     w. (Eng) Lew Brown & Rudy Vallee m. Paolo Citorello
  • "One Day When We Were Young"     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Johann Strauss II arr. Tiomkin
  • "Penny Serenade"     w. Hal Halifax m. Melle Weersma
  • "Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride"     w. Johnny Mercer m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "San Antonio Rose"     m. Bob Wills
  • "Says My Heart"     w. Frank Loesser m. Burton Lane
  • "Sent For You Yesterday, And Here You Come Today"     w.m. Count Basie, Eddie Dunham & Jimmy Rushing
  • "September Song"     w. Maxwell Anderson m. Kurt Weill
  • "Sing For Your Supper"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "Small Fry"     w. Frank Loesser m. Hoagy Carmichael
  • "Spring Is Here"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "The Stately Homes Of England"     w.m. NoŽl Coward
  • "This Can't Be Love"     w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "This Is My Night To Dream"     w. Johnny Burke m. James V. Monaco
  • "Ti-Pi-Tin"     w.(Eng) Raymond Leveen (Sp) Maria Grever m. Maria Grever
  • "Two Sleepy People"     w. Frank Loesser m. Hoagy Carmichael
  • "The Umbrella Man"     w. James Cavanaugh m. Vincent Rose & Larry Stock
  • "Undecided"     w. Sid Robin m. Charlie Shavers
  • "We're Off To See The Wizard"     w. E. Y. Harburg m. Harold Arlen
  • "Where Are The Songs We Sung?"     w.m. NoŽl Coward
  • "Where The Dog Sits On The Tuckerbox"     w.m. Jack O'Hagan
  • "While A Cigarette Was Burning"     w.m. Charles Kenny & Nick Kenny
  • "You Couldn't Be Cuter"     w. Dorothy Fields m. Jerome Kern
  • "You Go To My Head"     w. Haven Gillespie m. J. Fred Coots
  • "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby"     w. Johnny Mercer m. Harry Warren
  • "You're A Sweet Little Headache"     w. Leo Robin m. Ralph Rainger
  • "You're As Pretty As A Picture"     w. Harold Adamson m. Jimmy McHugh

Musical theater

  • The Boys From Syracuse     Broadway production
  • Countess Maritza     London production
  • Hellzapoppin     Broadway production
  • I Married An Angel     Broadway production
  • Knickerbocker Holiday     Broadway production
  • Leave It To Me     Broadway production
  • Nine Sharp     London production
  • Operette     London production
  • Right This Way     Broadway production
  • Sing Out The News     Broadway production
  • You Never Know     Broadway production

Musical films



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