Top 10 Songs: 1913 vs. 2013

I recently came across a list of the top ten songs of 1913 (okay, it was on the back of my word-a-day calendar), which got me thinking about how music has changed. It’s interesting to hear that people can sing for so long about their broken hearts… So give these century-old songs a listen, and you can decide which year has better hits. P.S. “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” is super cute.

1913 Top 10:

1. “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” by Chauncey Olcott

2. “When I Lost You” by Henry Burr

3. “Peg o’ My Heart” by Charles Harrison

4. “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)” by Al Jolson

5. “Last Night Was the End of the World” by Henry Burr

6. “When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam'” by Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan

7. “The Spaniard That Blighted My Life” by Al Jolson

8. “Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral” by Chauncey Olcott

9. “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine” by Henry Burr and Albert Campbell

10. “Row! Row! Row!” by Ada Jones

And now for the current top ten on iTunes (U.S.):

1. “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars

2. “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake (Jay-Z)

3. “One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)” by One Direction

4. “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull (Christina Aguilera)

5. “Harlem Shake” by Baauer

6. “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons

7. “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato

8. “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)” by Fall Out Boy

9. “Troublemaker” by Olly Murs (Flo Rida)

10. “I Love It” by Icona Pop (Charli XCX)

Okay, that should do it! Sorry this post is so link-y, I just didn’t want to post 20 videos. Anyway, this’ll probably get flagged by Google or something. Oh well, hope you all enjoy this blast from the past (and present)!

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