All-time most popular Songbook posts and pages (top 25, Mar 2009-Feb 2013)

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Duke Ellington: selected songs 1927-1953 + gallery More stats 14,026
Route 66 More stats 12,107
1890-1899 selected hits and standards More stats 9,474
Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles mortes) More stats 8,880
Selected Holiday Season songs, and other winter songs, index More stats 7,618
1900-1909 selected standards and hits More stats 6,092
1918 selected standards and hits More stats 5,655
Albertina Rasch Dancers More stats 5,598
1927 selected standards and hits More stats 5,271
Johnny Marks: Master of the Christmas song More stats 4,831
Why Don’t You Do Right? More stats 4,777
Corcovado More stats 4,760
Bing Crosby 1927-34 More stats 4,742
1919 selected standards and hits More stats 4,702
Autumn in New York More stats 4,601
Armstrong and Holiday in the film New Orleans (1947) More stats 4,389
dorothy-dandridge-1 (URL changed) More stats 4,122
Selected popular dances of the Jazz Age More stats 4,097
1926 selected standards and hits, part 1 More stats 4,086
42nd Street (1933) More stats 4,053
Bei Mir Bistu Shein / Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Schoen): selected early recordings, 1937-1938 More stats 3,962
Some other popular holiday season songs More stats 3,857
from Porgy and Bess: Summertime, It Ain’t Necessarily So, and I Loves You Porgy More stats 3,846
Cole Porter, part 1: standards and selected hits 1928-34 More stats 3,754
George and Ira Gershwin, part 2: selected standards 1928-1935 More stats 3,673

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***** Most popular posts and pages for the past year*****

Top Ten Songbook pages and posts for the 365 days ending 7 February 2013*:

Route 66 More stats 9,423
Duke Ellington: selected songs 1927-1953 + gallery More stats 7,883
Selected Holiday Season songs, and other winter songs, index More stats 5,068
Corcovado ** More stats 4,760
1890-1899 selected hits and standards More stats 4,181
Some other popular holiday season songs More stats 3,164
Bei Mir Bistu Shein / Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Schoen): selected early recordings, 1937-1938 More stats 2,553
1918 selected standards and hits More stats 2,490
Selected popular dances of the Jazz Age More stats 2,395
My One and Only Love More stats 2,281

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The Duke Ellington feature titled Duke Ellington: selected songs 1927-1953 has been the all-time most viewed page on the site. The first version of the page was created on 26 April 2009, but it has been amended many times since then. The page includes links to Songbook feature pages on 13 standards introduced by Ellington, most of which he composed the music for. There are recordings of several other Ellington standards introduced during the years 1927 to 1953, and a recently added gallery at the bottom of the page. Also included are links to other Songbook feature pages on the composer, and to a page of links to external biographies and a timeline. By far the most popular page on the site featuring a single Ellington song has been In a Sentimental Mood.

My Route 66 page has been the all-time most viewed page which features a single song. It’s been the most viewed page of any kind during the last 365 days.

The Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles mortes) page is the only other page featuring a single song which has received half as many all-time views (73.3%) as the Route 66 page.

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9 February 2013 addendum —

All-time most popular Songbook posts or pages featuring a single song (17 Mar 2009 to 9 Feb 2013):

  1. Route 66 ……………………………………………..12,147
  2. Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles mortes)……..8,892
  3. Why Don’t You Do Right?……………………..4,791
  4. Corcovado……………………………………………4,774
  5. Autumn in New York………………………….. 4,601
  6. Bei Mir Bistu Shein / Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Schoen) (selected early recordings, 1937-1938)……..3, 982
  7. Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt / Falling in Love Again (Can’t Help It)…..3,325
  8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin…………………..3,228
  9. In a Sentimental Mood…………………………..3,073
  10. Tornerai / J’Attendrai / Komm zurück / Věřím vám / I’ll Be Yours….3,063

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* I’ve excluded the homepage (combined with archives in the WordPress tallying), which has nearly always been daily the most heavily visited “post or page.”

** My Corcovado page is the only relative newcomer in either of the above summaries. It was published on 28 April 2012, 285 days ago. At the rate that it has accumulated views to this point, it will exceed 6,000 views in its first 12 months. The figures indicate that it’s been, overall, the second most popular page featuring a single song (behind only Route 66) on the site since the page was published, roughly 9.6 months ago. It is the fourth most popular page of any kind for the last 365 day period.

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