1928 in music

See also: 1927 in music, other events of 1928, 1929 in music and the list of 'years in music'.



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra makes its Carnegie Hall debut.

Published popular music

  • "After My Laughter Came Tears" w.m. Charles Tobias & Roy Turk
  • "Alabama Song" w. Bertolt Brecht m. Kurt Weill
  • "All By Yourself In The Moonlight" w.m. Jay Wallis
  • "Anything You Say" w.m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Back In Your Own Backyard" w.m. Dave Dreyer, Al Jolson & Billy Rose
  • "Basin Street Blues" w.m. Spencer Williams
  • "Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now" w.m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Bill" w. P.G. Wodehouse & Oscar Hammerstein II
  • "Button Up Your Overcoat" w. B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Can't Help Loving Dat Man" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "Carolina Moon" w. Benny Davis m. Joe Burke
  • "Cherry" w.m. Don Redman
  • "Chiquita" w. L. Wolfe Gilbert m. Mabel Wayne
  • "C-O-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-N-O-P-L-E" w.m. Harry Carlton
  • "Coquette" w. Gus Kahn m. Carmen Lombardo & John Green
  • "Cow Cow Blues" m. Charles Davenport
  • "Crazy Rhythm" w. Irving Caesar m. Joseph Mayer & Roger Wolfe Kahn
  • "Dance, Little Lady" w.m Noel Coward
  • "Diga Diga Doo" w. Dorothy Fields m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "Doin' The New Low-Down" w. Dorothy Fields m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "Doin' The Raccoon" w. Raymond Klages m. J. Fred Coots
  • "Don't Look At Me That Way" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Dusky Stevedore" w. Andy Razaf m. J.C Johnson
  • "Empty Bed Blues" w.m. J. C. Johnson
  • "Fancy Our Meeting" w. Douglas Furber m. Joseph Meyer & Philip Charig
  • "Forgetting You" w. B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "From Monday On" w. Bing Crosby m. Harry Barris
  • "A Garden In The Rain" w. James Dyrenforth m. Carroll Gibbons
  • "A Gay Caballero" w.m. Frank Crumit & Lou Klein
  • "Get Out And Get Under The Moon" w. Charles Tobias & William Jerome m. Larry Shay
  • "De Glory Road" w. Clement Wood m. Jacques Wolfe
  • "Golden Gate" by Rose & Dreyer
  • "Henry's Made A Lady Out Of Lizzie" w.m. Walter O'Keefe
  • "Honey" w. Seymour Simons & Haven Gillespie m. Richard A. Whiting
  • "Hooray For Captain Spaulding" w. Bert Kalmar m. Harry Ruby
  • "How About Me?" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "How Long Has This Been Going On?" w. Ira Gershwin m. George Gershwin
  • "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" w. Dorothy Fields m. Jimmy McHugh
  • "I Kiss Your Hand, Madame" w. (Eng) Sam M. Lewis & Joe Young (Ger) Fritz Rotter m. Ralph Erwin
  • "I Wanna Be Loved By You" w. Bert Kalmar m. Harry Ruby & Herbert Stothart
  • "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You" w. Billy Rose m. Fred Fisher
  • "If I Had You" w.m. Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell & Reg Connelly
  • "If You Want The Rainbow" w. Mort Dixon & Billy Rose m. Oscar Levant
  • "I'll Get By" w. Roy Turk m. Fred E. Ahlert
  • "I'm a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas" w.m. Phil Baxter
  • "I'm On The Crest Of A Wave" w. B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Is There Anything Wrong In That?" w.m. Michael H. Cleary & Herb Magidson
  • "It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)" w. Irving Caesar m. Cliff Friend
  • "It's Tight Like That" Thomas A. Dorsey, Hudson "Tampa Red" Whittaker
  • "Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time" w. L. Wolfe Gilbert m. Nathaniel Shilkret
  • "Jimmy, The Well-Dressed Man" w.m. Jimmy Durante
  • "Let's Do It" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Let's Misbehave" w.m. Cole Porter
  • "Life Upon The Wicked Stage" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "Louisiana" w. Andy Razaf & Bob Schafer m. J. C. Johnson
  • "Lovable" Holmes, Simons, Whiting
  • "Love Me Or Leave Me" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Lover, Come Back To Me" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romburg
  • "Ma Belle" w. Clifford Grey m. Rudolf Friml
  • "Mack The Knife" w. (Eng) Marc Blitzstein (Ger) Bertolt Brecht m. Kurt Weill
  • "Make Believe" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "Makin' Whoopee" w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson
  • "Malaguena" m. Ernesto Lecuona
  • "March Of The Musketeers" w. P. G. Wodehouse & Clifford Grey m. Rudolf Friml
  • "Marie" w.m. Irving Berlin
  • "Memories of France" by Al Dubin
  • "My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now" w. Irving Caesar m. Cliff Friend
  • "My Lucky Star" w. B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "Nagasaki" w. Mort Dixon m. Harry Warren
  • "One Kiss" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romberg
  • "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" m. Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
  • "A Precious Little Thing Called Love" w.m. Lou Davis & J. Fred Coots
  • " 'Round Evening" w. Herb Steiner & J. Fred Coots m. George Whiting
  • "She's Funny That Way" w. Richard A. Whiting m. Neil Moret
  • "Short'nin' Bread" adapt. w.m. Jacques Wolfe
  • "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romberg
  • "The Song Of The Prune" Frank Crumit, De Costa
  • "Sonny Boy" w.m. Al Jolsen, B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown & Ray Henderson
  • "St James Infirmary" w.m. Joe Primrose
  • "Stack O'Lee" trad arr. Cliff Edwards
  • "Stouthearted Men" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Sigmund Romburg
  • "Sugar (That Sugar Baby Of Mine)" w.m. Marceo Pinkard & Sidney D. Mitchell
  • "Sweet Lorraine" w. Mitchell Parish m. Cliff Burwell
  • "Sweet Sue" w. Will J. Harris m. Victor Young
  • "Sweetheart Of All My Dreams" w.m. Art Fitch, Kay Fitch & Bert Lowe
  • "Sweethearts On Parade" w. Charles Newman m. Carmen Lombardo
  • "'Tain't So, Honey, 'Tain't So" w.m. Willard Robison
  • "That's My Weakness Now" w.m. Bud Green & Sam H. Stept
  • "There Ain't No Sweet Man (That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears)" w.m. Fred Fisher
  • "There's A Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" w.m. Dave Dreyer, Billy Rose & Al Jolson
  • "Together" w. B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "West End Blues" w.m. Joseph Oliver & Clarence Williams
  • "When You're Smiling" w.m. Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin & Larry Shay
  • "Willow Tree" w. Andy Razaf m. Thomas Waller from the musical Keep Shufflin'
  • "World Weary" w.m. Noel Coward
  • "You Are Love" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern
  • "You Took Advantage Of Me" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers
  • "You Wouldn't Fool Me" w. B. G. De Sylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson
  • "You're The Cream In My Coffee" w. B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown m. Ray Henderson

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Other important recordings

Classical music


Musical theater

Musical film




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