The Number One Hits of 1922

Dec 31, 1921 – Feb 10, 1922
Isham Jones
Wabash Blues
“Wabash Blues” is a blues instrumental composed by Fred Meinken and Dave Ringle, which showcases the tight ensemble playing and Jones’ skill as a bandleader.
Feb 11, 1922 – May 5, 1922
Fanny Brice
My Man
Fanny Brice was a popular American singer, comedian, and actress. “My Man” is a heartfelt ballad composed by Maurice Yvain, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, and Jacques Charles, which became one of Brice’s signature songs.
May 6, 1922 – June 9, 1922
Al Jolson
Angel Child
“Angel Child” is a lively, up-tempo song composed by George Price, Abner Silver, and Benny Davis. Al Jolson was known as “The World’s Greatest Entertainer” and was a leading figure in the entertainment industry during the 20th century.
June 10, 1922 – July 7, 1922
Isham Jones
On The Alamo
“On The Alamo” is a jazz standard composed by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn. The song features Jones’ smooth saxophone playing and his band’s ability to create a mellow yet engaging sound.
July 8, 1922 – July 21, 1922
Paul Whiteman
Do It Again
“Do It Again” is a song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Buddy DeSylva. Paul Whiteman’s rendition highlights the band’s versatility in performing various styles of music, including jazz and popular tunes.
July 22, 1922 – Sep 1, 1922
Paul Whiteman
“Stumbling” is a foxtrot composed by Zez Confrey. The song became a hit for Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, showcasing their ability to perform catchy and danceable tunes.
Sep 2, 1922 – Sep 15, 1922
Ernest Hare & Billy Jones
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
Ernest Hare and Billy Jones were a popular American singing duo known for their comedic songs. “Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean” is a humorous song highlighting the duo’s knack for witty banter and entertaining storytelling.
Sep 16, 1922 – Oct 27, 1922
Paul Whiteman
Hot Lips
“Hot Lips” is an instrumental by Henry Busse, Henry Lange, and Lou Davis. Paul Whiteman’s version is a lively and upbeat arrangement that displays the band’s ability to perform energetic jazz tunes.
Oct 28, 1922 – Dec 8, 1922
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean
Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean were a popular vaudeville comedy duo of Edward Gallagher and Al Shean. They performed humorous skits and songs, often incorporating witty banter and amusing situations. Their self-titled song is an example of their comedic talents.
Dec 9, 1922 – Dec 15, 1922
Henry Burr
My Buddy
Henry Burr was a Canadian singer and recording artist popular during the early 20th century. “My Buddy” is a sentimental ballad composed by Walter Donaldson, with lyrics by Gus Kahn, which became a hit for Burr due to his warm and emotive vocal delivery.
Dec 16, 1922 – Jan 5, 1923
Paul Whiteman
Three O’Clock in the Morning
“Three O’Clock in the Morning” is a waltz composed by Julián Robledo, with lyrics by Dorothy Terriss. Paul Whiteman’s rendition of the song became a hit due to its elegant and graceful arrangement, highlighting the versatility of Whiteman’s orchestra in performing various musical styles.

The Biggest Pop Artists of 1922 include:
Nora Bayes, Benson Orchestra of Chicago, Fanny Brice, Henry Burr, Eddie Cantor, Frank Crumit, Vernon Dalhart, Carl Fenton, Ernest Hare, Marion Harris, Lewis James, Al Jolson, Billy Jones, Isham Jones and His Orchestra, Irving Kaufman, Ted Lewis and His Band, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra, John McCormack, Ray Miller, Billy Murray, Peerless Quartet, Prince’s Orchestra, Ben Selvin, Ed Smalle, Aileen Stanley, Sophie Tucker, Van & Schenck, Ethel Waters

Charts based on Billboard music charts.

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