1937 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1937.

Events

Biggest hit songs

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1937.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Benny Goodman Sing, Sing, Sing 1937 United States Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982 (1937), US BB 3 of 1938, Peel list 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1938, nuTsie 4 of 1930s, US Billboard 7 - 1938 (6 weeks), Music Imprint 16 of 1930s, Brazil 54 of 1939, RIAA 205, Acclaimed 526 (1937), WXPN 766
2 Count Basie One O'Clock Jump 1937 United States US BB 1 of 1937, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979 (1937), POP 1 of 1937, US Billboard 12 - Jun 1947 (2 weeks), nuTsie 12 of 1930s, Scrobulate 13 of swing, Music Imprint 18 of 1930s, RYM 21 of 1937, RIAA 211, Acclaimed 824 (1937)
3 Fred Astaire They Can't Take That Away From Me 1937 United States US Billboard 1 - 1937 (11 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005 (1937), Oscar in 1937 (film 'Shall We Dance') (Nominated), US BB 3 of 1937, POP 3 of 1937, RYM 34 of 1937, Europe 89 of the 1930s (1937), Acclaimed 2182 (1937)
4 Bing Crosby Sweet Leilani 1937 United States US Billboard 1 - 1937 (25 weeks), Your Hit Parade 1 of 1937, Oscar in 1937 (film 'Waikiki Wedding'), US BB 7 of 1937, POP 7 of 1937, Europe 29 of the 1930s (1937), nuTsie 75 of 1930s
5 Duke Ellington Caravan 1937 United States US Billboard 4 - 1937 (18 weeks), RYM 6 of 1937, US BB 9 of 1937, POP 9 of 1937, Brazil 57 of 1938, nuTsie 58 of 1930s, Scrobulate 88 of jazz, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1937)

Top hit recordings

Published popular music

Top Blues Records

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

George Gershwin in 1937, the year of his death.

References








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