The 1930s

ALL the hits.

Winter 1930

Spring 1930

Summer 1930

Fall 1930

Winter 1931

Spring 1931

Summer 1931

Fall 1931

Winter 1932

Spring 1932

Summer 1932

Fall 1932

Winter 1933

Spring 1933

Summer 1933

Fall 1933

Winter 1934

Spring 1934

Summer 1934

Fall 1934

Winter 1935

Spring 1935

Summer 1935

Fall 1935

Winter 1936

Spring 1936

Summer 1936

Fall 1936

Winter 1937

Spring 1937

Summer 1937

Fall 1937

Winter 1938

Spring 1938

Summer 1938

Fall 1938

Winter 1939

Spring 1939

Summer 1939

Fall 1939

What’s in these playlists?

Every top 40 hit that peaked in that season of that year, plus other songs that missed the top 40 but that have gone down as classics, or as influential, or as memorable novelties.

Are any songs missing?

Only the ones that aren’t available on Spotify. A list of these songs is shown in the playlist description. Ignoring these few, enjoy hours of listening in any of these precise eras.

How are the songs arranged?

We start with the biggest hits and go down. Dig deep into each list for genre-specific classics, forgotten gems, novelties, and holiday hits.

I can’t get the songs to play in Spotify.

Try opening the app in the background first. Then click on several different songs and be patient. Sometimes the app is slow to respond at first but eventually catches up.

I found an error!

It was impossible to listen to every song while compiling these lists, and I expect to find that I made some mistakes along the way. If you encounter a song that appears to be the wrong version, please let me know. If you want to quibble about which season a certain song belongs in, it should be at least two seasons off; also, please back up your claim with verifiable evidence. Send feedback to josh.hosler@gmail.com.

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