Ramona (song)

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"Ramona" is a 1928 song, with lyrics written by L. Wolfe Gilbert and music by Mabel Wayne.[1]


#1 1928 Victor 78, 21214-A, by Paul Whiteman featuring Bix Beiderbecke.

It was created as the title song for publicity to the 1928 silent adventure film-romance Ramona (based on the 1884 novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson). The song was used again in the 1936 remake of the movie. Ramona was recorded in 1928 by Dolores del Río for the film. Gene Austin's 1928 version charted for 17 weeks, with eight weeks at #1, and easily topped a million in sales.[2]


Popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "L. Wolfe Gilbert, Composer, Dead. Wrote 'Ramona' and Many Other Successful Songs". New York Times. 13 July 1970. Retrieved 2010-07-28. L. Wolfe Gilbert, composer of more than 250 songs, including 'Ramona,' the first motion picture theme song, died today of a stroke. He was 83 years old. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.
  3. ^ Based on the tsort.info chart database (http://tsort.info/music/jpejrr.htm)
  4. ^ "allmusic.com". allmusic.com. Retrieved May 31, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums (18th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. 2005. p. 42. ISBN 1-904994-00-8.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 369.
  7. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001443273