The Number One Hits of 1938

The Number One Hits of 1938
November 27, 1937 – January 7, 1938
Tommy DorseyOnce In A While (7 weeks*)

January 1, 1938 – January 7, 1938
Fred AstaireNice Work If You can Get It

January 15, 1937 – January 29, 1938
Sammy KayeRosalie

January 22, 1938 – February 25, 1938
Andrews SistersBei Mir Bist Du Schoen (5 weeks*)

January 29, 1938 – February 5, 1938
Dolly Dawn You’re A Sweetheart

February 26, 1938 – March 18, 1938
Shep FieldsThanks For The Memory

March 19, 1938 – May 20, 1938
Hoarce HeidtTi-Pi-Pin (6 weeks*)

March 19, 1938 – May 14, 1938
Benny Goodman Don’t Be That Way (5 weeks*)

April 23, 1938 – May 6, 1938
Duke EllingtonI Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart

May 7, 1938 – May 20, 1938
Red NorvoPlease Be Kind

May 14, 1938 – June 4, 1938
Sammy KayeLove Walked In (3 weeks*)

May 21, 1938 – June 17, 1938
Larry ClintonCry, Baby, Cry (4 weeks*)

May 28, 1938 – June 17, 1938
Shep FieldsCathedral in the Pines (3 weeks*)

June 11, 1938 – June 17, 1938
Benny GoodmanI Let A Song Go Out of My Heart

June 18, 1938 – July 15, 1938
Red NorvoSays my Heart (4 weeks*)

June 25, 1938 – September 16, 1938
Ella Fitzgerald with Chick WebbA-Tiskey, a-Tasket (10 weeks*)

July 16, 1938 – August 20, 1938
Tommy Dorsey Music, Maestro, Please

September 17, 1938 – September 30, 1938
Fred AstaireChange Partners

September 24, 1938 – October 8, 1938
Bing Crosby and Connee BoswellAlexander’s Ragtime Band

October 1, 1938 – November 18, 1938
Larry ClintonMy Reverie (8 weeks*)

October 1, 1938 – October 28, 1938
Bing CrosbyI’ve Got A Pocket Full of Dreams

October 15, 1938 – October 28, 1938
Jimmy DorseyChange Partners

October 29, 1938 – November 11, 1938
Russ MorganI’ve Got A Pocket Full of Dreams

October 29, 1938 – November 4, 1938
Larry ClintonHeart and Soul

November 5, 1938 – December 10, 1938
Artie ShawBeguine The Beguine (6 weeks*)

December 17, 1938 – December 30, 1930
Fats WallerTwo Sleepy People

December 31, 1938 – January 13, 1939
Bing CrosbyYou Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby*

December 31, 1938 – January 13, 1939
Andy Kirk I Won’t Tell a Soul (I Love You)*

*ties, and sometimes interrupted by competing songs

The biggest Pop Artists of 1938 include:
Roy Acuff, Andrews Sisters, Louis Armstrong, Mildred Bailey, Count Basie, Bunny Berigan, Connee Boswell, Cab Calloway, Larry Clinton, Bing Crosby, Bob Crosby, Dolly Dawn and Her Dawn Patrol, Al Donahue, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Eddie Duchin, Duke Ellington, Shep Fields, Ella Fitzgerald, Jan Garber and His Orchestra, Benny Goodman, Glen Gray, George Hall, Horace Heidt, Billie Holiday, The Ink Spots, Harry James, Sammy Kaye, Hal Kemp, Andy Kirk, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Ella Logan, Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, The Mills Brothers, Russ Morgan, Ozzie Nelson, Ray Noble, Red Norvo, Dick Robertson, Buddy Rogers, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Dick Todd, Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees, Fats Waller, Chick Webb, Lawrence Welk,Teddy Wilson

Charts based on Billboard music charts.



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