1937 in music

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

Events[edit]

Biggest hit songs[edit]

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[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Top Blues Records[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

George Gershwin in 1937, the year of his death.

References[edit]