Ruth Etting | Songs

Ruth Etting had over 60 hit recordings and recorded hundreds of other songs. The song list below, arranged chronologically, or alphabetically is by no means complete. We’ll add to it as new information becomes available!


1921

No One’s Fool (Furman and Rose)


1923

No No Nora (Kahn, Fiorito, Erdman)


1924

How I Love That Girl! (Kahn, Fiorito)
When You and I Were Seventeen (Kahn, Rosoff)


1925

What Do We Care If It’s One O’Clock (Goodwin, Shay, Ash)
Will You Wait In The Valley For Me? (Hirsch, Burke)


1926

Breezin’ Along With The BreezeBreezin’ Along (With The Breeze) (Gillespie, Simons, Whiting)
Blue River
But I Do, You Know I Do! (Donaldson, Kahn) Top 100 on Billboard for 1926
Could I? I Certainly Could (Yellen, Ager)
‘Deed I Do (Rose, Hirsch) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
Hello Baby (Simons, Whiting)
Her Beaus Are Only Rainbows
I Ain’t Got Nobody (Williams, Graham)
I’ve Lost All My Love For You (Lewis, Young, Akst, Piantadosi)
Just A Bird’s Eye (Kahn, Donaldson)
Just Once Again
Let’s Talk About My Sweetie Top 100 on Billboard for 1926
Lonesome and Sorry (Davis, Conrad) Top 100 on Billboard for 1926
Love Is Just A Bit Of Heaven
Nothing Else to Do (Goodwin, Shay, Bergere)
Precious
Stars (Are The Windows Of Heaven)
So Is Your Old Lady
Somebody’s Lonely (Davis, Gold)
That’s Why I Love You
There Ain’t No Maybe In My Baby’s Eyes (Kahn, Donaldson)
There’s Nothing Sweeter Than A Sweet Sweet Sweetie
Thinking of You (Donaldson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
What a Man
What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry? (Donaldson, Lyman)
When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbing Along (Woods)
Wistful and Blue (Etting, Davison) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
You’ve Got Those ‘Wanna Go Back Again’ Blues


1927

After You’ve Gone (Creamer, Layton)
At Sundown
Back In Your Own Backyard (Jolson, Dreyer, Rose) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Blue River
Bluebird Sing Me A Song
Don’t Leave Me Daddy (Verges)
For My Baby (Kahal, Wheeler, Snyder)
Hello Cutie (Cliff Friend)
Hoosier Sweetheart Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
I Ain’t Got Nobody (Williams, Graham)
I Must Be Dreaming
I’m Nobody’s Baby (Davis, Agar, Santly) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
It All Belongs To Me (Irving Berlin) Charted at #17 in 1927
It All Depends On You (Desylva, Brown, Henderson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
Just Once Again
Just The Same (Donaldson, Burke)
Keep Sweeping The Cobwebs Off The Moon (Levant, Lewis, Young) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Lonely Little Bluebird
Love is Just a Little Bit of Heaven
My Man (Mon Homme) (Yvain)
On a Dew-Dew-Dewy Day (Johnson)
Sam, the Old Accordion Man (Donaldson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
Shaking the Blues Away (Irving Berlin) (from Ziegfeld Follies) Charted on Billboard at #4 in 1927
Sing Me A Baby Song (Donaldson, Kahn)
Swanee Shore
The Song Is Ended (Irving Berlin) Charted on Billboard at #7 in 1928
Together We Two (Irving Berlin)  Charted at #12 in 1928
The Varsity Drag (B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown)
What Do We Do on a Dew-Dew-Dewy Day? (Johnson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1927
When You’re With Somebody Else (Gilbert) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Wherever You Go, Whatever You Do
You Don’t Like It – Not Much


1928

Because My Baby Don’t Mean Maybe Now (Donaldson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Beloved (Kahn, Sanders) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Bluebird, Sing Me a Song
Get Out and Get Under the Moon (Shay, Tobias and Jerome)
Happy Days and Lonely Nights (Fisher, Rose) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
High Up On A Hilltop (Baer, Campbell, Whiting)
I Ain’t Got Nobody (Williams, Graham)
I Must Be Dreaming
I Remember You From Somewhere (Leslie, Warren)
I Still Keep Dreaming Of You (Burke, Davis)
I’m Bringing You a Red, Red Rose (Kahn, Donaldson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
I’m Nobody’s Baby (Davis, Agar, Santly)
Let Me Sing And I’m Happy (Irving Berlin)
Lonely Little Bluebird
Love Me or Leave Me (Kahn, Donaldson) Charted on Billboard at #2 in 1929
My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now (Friend, Caesar) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
Ramona Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Say “Yes” Today Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
Sonny Boy (Jolson, DeSylva, Brown, Henderson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1928
You’re In Love And I’m In Love
You’ve Got Me Crying Again (Newman, Jones)


1929

A Place To Call Home (Etting, Schwartz)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Brooks, Razaf, Waller) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
All I want Is Y-O-U (from Glorifying the Popular Song) (Davis, Akst, Clare)
At Twilight (Pinkhard, Tracey)
Button Up Your Overcoat (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
Cryin’ for the Carolines (Lewis, Young, Warren.)
Deep Night (Vallee, Henderson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
Exactly Like You (McHugh, Fields) Charted on Billboard at #11 in 1929
Glad Rag Doll (Ager, Yellen, Dougherty) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
I Want To Meander In The Meadow (Woods, Tobias)
I’ll Get By (As Long As I Have You) (Turk, Ahlert) Charted at #3 in 1929
I’m Walking Around In a Dream (Lewis, Yoell, Spencer)
If He Cared (Grey, Stothart)
Maybe! Who Knows? (Tucker, Schuster, Etting)
Mean to Me (Turk, Ahlert) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
More Than You Know (Rose, Eliscu, Youmans) Charted at #9 in 1930
My Mother’s Eyes (Baer, Gilbert)
Now I’m In Love (Shapiro, Yellen)
Pretty Little You (Ryan and Violinsky) (from Glorifying the Popular Song)
That Wonderful Boyfriend of Mine (Ryan and Violinsky) (from Glorifying the Popular Song)
That’s Him Now (Ager, Yellen)
The One in the World (Eckersley, Little)
The Right Kind of Man (Baer, Gilbert) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
To Know You Is To Love You
Walkin’ Around In A Dream (Lewis, Yoell, Spence)
What Wouldn’t I Do For That Man? (Gurney, Harsburg) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929
When the Organ Played at Twilight (Wallace, Campbell, Connelly)
You’re The Cream in My Coffee (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) Top 100 on Billboard for 1929


1930

Body And Soul (Green, Heyman, Eyton, Sour)
A Cottage For Sale (Robison, Conley)
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Dubin, Burke) Charted at #1 in 1930
Don’t Tell Him What Happened To Me (De Sylva, Brown, Henderson) (from One Good Turn) Charted at #6 in 1930
From the Bottom of My Heart  (from Broadway’s Like That)
Funny, Dear, What Love Can Do – (Bennet, Little, Straight)
Get Happy (Arlen, Koehler)
Here Comes the Sun (Freed, Woods)
He’s Not Worth Your Tears (Dixon, Rose, Warren)
I Hate Myself for Falling in Love with You (Kenny, Cornell)
I Never Dreamt (You’d Fall in Love With Me) (Ellis, Parons)
I Remember You From Somewhere (Warren and Selvin)
I’ll Be Blue (Wandling, Whiting) Charted at #14 in 1930
I’m Alone Because I Love You (Young, Siras)
I’m Yours – (Green, Harburg)
If I Could Be With You (One Hour To-Night) (Johnson, Creamer) (from One Good Turn)
It Happened in Monterey (Rose, Wayne)
Just a Little Closer (Johnson) Charted at #10 in 1930
The Kiss Waltz (Dubin, Burke) (from One Good Turn)
Let Me Sing and I’m Happy (Irving Berlin)
Laughing At Life (N&C Kenny, Cornell, Todd)
Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
More Than You Know (Rose, Eliscu, Youmans) Charted at #9 in 1930
Now That You’ve Gone
Say A Little Prayer For Me (Gilbert, Nicholls)
The Right Kind of Man (Gilbert, Baer) (from Broadway’s Like That)
Ten Cents A Dance (Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers) (from Simple Simon) Charted on Billboard at #5 in 1930
Were You Sincere (Meskill, Rose)
When It’s Springtime in the Rockies
Without That Man (Donaldson)


1931

All Of Me (Simons, Marks)
Can’t We Talk It Over (Young, Washington)
Cigarettes, Cigars! (Gordon, Revel)
Cuban Love Song (Fields, McHugh, Stothart)
A Faded Summer Love (Baxter)
Falling In Love Again (Lerner, Hollander)
Faithfully Yours (Brockman, Lyman, Snyder)
Good Night Sweetheart (Noble, Campbell, Connelly) Charted on Billboard at #17 in 1931
Guilty (Kahn, Akst, Whiting) Charted at #7 in 1931
Have You Forgotten?
Home (VanStreeden, Clarkson, Clarkson)
I’m Falling in Love Again (Etting, Schwartz, Ward)
I’m Good For Nothing But Love (Martin, Ballard) Charted on Billboard at #7 in 1931
If I Didn’t Have You (Ager, Harburg)
In the Gloaming by the Fireside (Noble, Campbell, Connelly)
Just One More Chance (Coslow, Johnston)
Kiss Me Goodnight (A. Gottler; H. Nicholls)
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Slater, Whitson, Freidman)
Love Is Like That (Russell) Charted at #5 in 1931
Love Letters In The Sand (Kenny, Kenny, Coots)
Love You Funny Thing (Ahlert, Turk)
Many Happy Returns of the Day (A. Dubin; J. Burke)
Me! (Irving Berlin)
Moonlight Saving Time (Kahal, Richman)
Nevertheless (Kalmar, Ruby)
Now That You’re Gone (Kahn, Fiorito) Charted at #13 in 1931
Out Of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)
Overnight (I Found You) (Rose, Kent, Alter) Charted at #18 in 1931
Reaching For The Moon (Irving Berlin) Charted at #6 in 1931
Save the Last Dance For Me (Hirsch, Magine, Spitalny)
Shine On Harvest Moon (Norworth, Bayes) (from Ziegfeld Follies)
Such Is Life
That’s Something To Be Thankful For
Too Late
Were You Sincere? (Meskill, Rose)
When We’re Alone (Penthouse Serenade) (Burton,  Jason)
The Voice In The Old Village Choir (Kahn, Woods)
You Made Me Love You (Monaco, McCarthy)
You’re the One I Care For (Lown)


1932

A Boy and a Girl Were Dancing (M. Gordon, H. Revel)
A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet (Kahn, Woods)
A Million Dreams (Kahn, Lewis)
Crazy People (Leslie, Monaco)
Cuban Love Song (Fields, McHugh, Stothart) Charted at #10 in 1932
Dancing In The Moonlight (Donaldson, Kahn)
Everything Must Have an Ending (Adams, Osborne, Stillwell)
Happy Go Lucky You
Holding My Honey’s Hand (Bernie, Goering, Hirsch)
I’ll Follow You 
I’ll Never Have To Dream Again (Newman, Jones)
I’ll Never Be the Same
I’m Sure Of Everything But You (O’Flynn, Meyer, Wendlin)
I’m Still Without A Sweetheart With Summer Coming On (Turk, Ahlort)
It Was So Beautiful (Barris, Freed) Charted on Billboard at #13 in 1932
It’s Winter Again (Hoffman, Goodhart, Freed)
Kiss Me Goodnight
Lazy Day
Loveable (Kahn, Woods) (from Artistic Temper)
My Heart’s at Ease
Some Day We’ll Meet Again (Recorded 12/5/32)
Take Me In Your Arms (Recorded 12/5/32)
That’s Something To Be Thankful For
That’s What Heaven Mean To Me (Yellen, Akst) (from Artistic Temper)
The Night When Love Was Born Charted at #14 in 1932
The Voice in the Old Village Choir
There’ll Be Some Changes Made (Higgins, Overstreet)
Til Tomorrow (Malneck, Campbell, Connelly)
We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye
What a Life (Kent, Alter) (from Artistic Temper)
When Were Alone Charted at #8 in 1932
Willow Weep For Me (Ronell)


1933

Am I To Blame? (Lewis, Baer)
Build a Little Home (Warren, Dubin)
Close Your Eyes (Petkere)
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Donaldson, Kahn)
Everything I Have Is Yours (Adamson, Lane)
Hey! Young Fella (Fields, McHugh)
Hold Me (Little, Oppenheim, Schuster) (Recorded 3/29/33)
How Can I Go On Without You 
Just A Year Ago Tonight (Billy Rose and Lee David)
Keep On Doin’ What You’re Doin’ (Ruth Etting w/Wheeler & Woolsey)
Keep Romance Alive
Linger A Little Longer In The Twilight (Woods, Campbell, Connelly)
No More Love (Warren, Dubin) (from Roman Scandals)
Shine On, Harvest Moon (Norworth, Bayes) (from California Weather)
Stay on the Right Side Sister
Stay Out Of My Dreams
Summer Is Over (Friend, Burke)
The Old Spinning Wheel (Hill)
The Song That Broke My Heart
Try A Little Tenderness (Woods, Campbell, Connelly) Charted at #16 in 1933
What Is Sweeter (Jasmyn, Jerome)
Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever?
You’re My Past, Present and Future
You’ve Got Me Crying Again (Newman, Jones) (Recorded 3/29/33)


1934

A Bird in a Gilded Cage (Lamb, von Tilzer)
A Needle In A Haystack (Magidson, Conrad)
After You’ve Gone (Creamer, Layton)
Am I to Blame? (Lewis, Baer)
Don’t Let This Waltz Mean Good-Bye (from Gift of Gab)
Easy Come, Easy Go (Heyman, Green)
I’ve Always Wanted to Call You Sweetheart (Haxby)
I’ve Got an Invitation to a Dance
Just A Fair Weather Friend (Malneck, Matt (m); Mercer, Johnny (w);Weirick, Paul)
Keep Romance Alive (Kalmar, Ruby) (From Hips Hips Hooray)
Let’s Call It All A Dream
Lost In a Fog
Mother’s Crazy Quilt
Old Roses
Out in the Cold Again
Riptide (Kahn, Donaldson)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Charted on Billboard at #15 in 1934
Stay As Sweet As You Are (Gordon, Revel)
Talking to Myself (From Gift of Gab)
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
Tired Of It All
Tomorrow Who Cares (From Gift of Gab)
True (Samuels, Whitcup)
Were Your Ears Burning Baby? (Fields, McHugh)
What About Me (Dietz, Schwartz)
Wild Honey (Hamilton, Tobias, Moret)
With My Eyes Wide Open I’m Dreaming (Gordon, Revel)


1935

A Sweet Beginning Like This (Young, Ahlert)
Chasing Shadows (Davis and Silver)
Clouds
I Wished On The Moon
I’m Facing The Music
It Never Dawned On Me
It’s Easy To Remember (Hart, Rodgers)
Life Is A Song Charted on Billboard at #1 in 1935
March Winds And April Showers (Powell, Samuels, Whitcup)
Shine On Harvest Moon (Norworth, Bayes)
Things Might Have Been So Different
Thrilled
Whose Honey Are You? (Coots, Gillespi)
Why Dream (Robin, Whiting, Rainger)
Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart


Who'll Buy My Song of Love?1936

A Star Fell Out of Heaven
Goodnight My Love (Gordon, Revel)
Holiday Sweetheart
In the Chapel in the Moonlight (Hill) Charted at #20 in 1937
It Had To Be You (Jones, Kahn) (from Melody in May)
It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
It’s Been So Long (Adamson, Donaldson)
It’s Swell of You
Lost
May I Have the Next Romance with You?
Shine On Harvest Moon (Norworth, Bayes)
St. Louis Blues (Handy) (from Melody in May)
There’s Something In The Air (McHugh-Harold)
Tormented
Who’ll Buy My Song of Love?
You


1937

A Message from the Man in the Moon
It’s Swell Of You
On a Little Dream Ranch
There’s A Lull In My Life (Gordon, Revel)
You


1947

All Of Me (Simons, Marks)
By the Light Of the Silvery Moon
Do You Ever Think Of Me?
Funny That Way
Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Macdonald, Gershwin)
This Is The Night
You Took Me Out Of This World


1958

Nothing Else To Do
Hawaiian Paradise


Date Unknown

Footloose and Fancy Free
Good Evenin’ Mr. Nightingale
I Saw Stars (Sigler, Goodhart, Hoffman)
Rain (Hill, Rose)
Take My Heart (Albert, Young)
Twas Only A Summer Night’s Dream

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