1936 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1936.

Events[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the limited set of charts available for 1936.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bing Crosby Pennies From Heaven 1936 United States US Billboard 1 - 1936 (15 weeks), US BB 1 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 1 of 1936, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1936), POP 1 of 1936, Oscar in 1936 (film 'Pennies from Heaven') (Nominated), Music Imprint 8 of 1930s, nuTsie 23 of 1930s, Europe 32 of the 1930s (1936), RYM 41 of 1936, RIAA 129, Acclaimed 1222 (1936)
2 Fred Astaire The Way You Look Tonight 1936 United States US Billboard 1 - 1936 (17 weeks), Oscar in 1936 (film 'Swing Time'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1936), US BB 2 of 1936, Your Hit Parade 2 of 1936, POP 2 of 1936, Brazil 26 of 1937, nuTsie 38 of 1930s, RYM 40 of 1936, AFI 43, Europe 94 of the 1930s (1936), Song of 1936
3 Billie Holiday Summertime 1936 United States Europe 1 of the 1930s (1936), RYM 2 of 1936, US Billboard 12 - 1936 (2 weeks), nuTsie 70 of 1930s, Scrobulate 84 of jazz
4 Benny Goodman Goody Goody 1936 United States US Billboard 1 - 1936 (13 weeks), Your Hit Parade 5 of 1936, US BB 6 of 1936, POP 6 of 1936, Brazil 32 of 1936, nuTsie 71 of 1930s
5 Benny Goodman Glory of Love 1936 United States US Billboard 1 - 1936 (15 weeks), Your Hit Parade 3 of 1936, US BB 10 of 1936, POP 10 of 1936, Brazil 67 of 1936, nuTsie 96 of 1930s

Top hit recordings[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Crown Records – IAJRC Journal". Faqs.org. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Death of Miss Florence Smithson", The Times, 13 February 1936, p. 10