The Number One Hits of 1935

Dec 8, 1934 – Jan 11, 1935 (7 weeks*)
Bing Crosby
June in January
Ralph Rainger composed the music, while Leo Robin wrote the lyrics for the song.
Dec 29, 1934 – Jan 11, 1935 (3 weeks*)
Jimmie Greer
The Object of My Affection
Composed by Coy Poe with lyrics by Pinky Tomlin and Jimmie Grier.
Jan 12, 1935 – Mar 23, 1935 (7 weeks*)
Ray Noble
Isle of Capri
Written by Will Grosz with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy.
Jan 26, 1935 – Feb 15, 1935
Glen Gray
Blue Moon (3 weeks*)
Glen Gray was an American jazz saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra.
Jan 26, 1935 – Feb 8, 1935 (2 weeks*)
Boswell Sisters
The Object of My Affection
The Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group consisting of sisters Martha, Connie, and Helvetia.
Mar 23, 1935 – Apr 19, 1935
Eddy Duchin
Lovely To Look At
Eddy Duchin was a popular American pianist and bandleader in the 1930s and 1940s.
Apr 13, 1935 – May 3, 1935
Bing Crosby
It’s Easy To Remember
Composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Lorenz Hart.
Apr 20, 1925 – Apr 26, 1935 (1 week, tie)
Bing Crosby
Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
May 4, 1935 – May 25, 1935
Eddy Duchin
I Won’t Dance (3 weeks*)
Jerome Kern composed the music, and the lyrics were written by Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, and Oscar Hammerstein II.
May 4, 1935 – May 17, 1935
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Lullaby of Broadway
The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra was a popular American jazz and dance band led by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
May 17, 1935 – May 31, 1935
Guy Lombardo
What’s The Reason (I’m Not Pleasin’ You)
Composed by Coy Poe, Jimmie Grier, and Pinky Tomlin, with lyrics by Earl Hatch.
Jun 1, 1935 – Jun 14, 1935
Ruth Etting
Life is a Song
Ruth Etting was an American singer and actress known for her emotive singing style and popular recordings in the 1920s and 1930s.
Jun 15, 1935- Jul 12, 1935
Glen Gray
When I Grow Too Old to Dream (4 weeks*)
Composed by Sigmund Romberg with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Jun 22, 1935 – Jul 20, 1935
Victor Young
She’s a Latin From Manhattan (4 weeks*)
Victor Young was an American violinist, conductor, and composer who arranged and conducted many popular recordings during the 1930s and 1940s.
Jun 29, 1935 – Jul 12, 1935
Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
Chasing Shadows (3 weeks*)
Composed by Abner Silver and Benny Davis.
Jul 13, 1935 – Aug 2, 1935
Bob Crosby
In A Little Gypsy Tea Room
Bob Crosby was an American jazz singer and bandleader known for his group the Bob Crosby Orchestra and the Bobcats.
Jul 20, 1935 – Aug 2, 1935
Ray Noble
Let’s Swing It (2 weeks*)
Ray Noble was an English bandleader, composer, and actor who became popular in the United States during the 1930s.
Aug 3, 1935 – Aug 9, 1935
Jimmie Lunceford
Rhythm Is Our Business
Jimmie Lunceford was an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era.
Aug 10, 1935 – Oct 18, 1935
Fred Astaire
Cheek to Cheek (11 weeks*)
Irving Berlin composed this song for the 1935 film “Top Hat,” in which Fred Astaire starred.
Aug 17, 1935 – Aug 23, 1935
Ozzie Nelson
And Then Some
Ozzie Nelson was an American band leader, actor, director, and producer.
Aug 24, 1935 – Sep 6, 1935
Tom Coakley
East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
Tom Coakley was an American bandleader whose orchestra was popular during the 1930s.
Sep 7, 1935 – Oct 18, 1935
Little Jack Little
I’m In The Mood For Love
Little Jack Little was an American composer, singer, pianist, and bandleader.
Oct 19, 1935 – Nov 6, 1935
Fats Waller
Truckin’ (3 weeks*)
Fats Waller was an American jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer.
Nov 2, 1935 – Nov 29, 1935
Eddie Duchin
You Are My Lucky Star
Composed by Nacio Herb Brown with lyrics by Arthur Freed.
Nov 30, 1935 – Dec 20, 1935
Guy Lombardo
Red Sails In The Sunset
Music by Hugh Williams and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy.
Dec 21, 1935 – Dec 27, 1935
Bing Crosby
Red Sails In The Sunset
Crosby introduced many popular songs that became standards, including “Pennies from Heaven,” “Swinging on a Star,” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
Dec 21, 1935 – Dec 27, 1935
Tommy Dorsey
On Treasure Island (1 week, tie)
Tommy Dorsey was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor, and bandleader of the Big Band era.
Dec 28, 1935 – Jan 3, 1936
Fats Waller
A Little Bit Independent
Composed by Joe Burke with lyrics by Edgar Leslie.

*ties, and sometimes interrupted by competing songs

The Biggest Pop Artists of 1935 include:
Ambrose and His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Gene Autry, Boswell Sisters, Al Bowlly, Cab Calloway, Bing Crosby, Bob Crosby, Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra, Dorsey Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Duchin, Duke Ellington, Reginald Forsythe and His Orchestra, Jan Garber and His Orchestra, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, John Green and His Orchestra, George Hall, Billie Holiday, Hal Kemp, Henry King, Wayne King, Little Jack Little, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, Jimmie Lunceford, Enric Madriguera, Freddy Martin, Russ Morgan, Ozzie Nelson, Ray Noble, Red Norvo, Cole Porter, Dick Powell, Louis Prima, Leo Reisman, Fats Waller, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, Teddy Wilson, Victor Young

Charts based on Billboard music charts.

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