What, How & Why of PopularSong.org


Think of PopularSong.org as a “monthly magazine” focusing on American Popular Song past and present…

Each month we bring you a feature article on performers, songwriters, and songs from the past 100 years of popular song — with a few anecdotes and surprises mixed in. We revisit some of the songs you remember, and provide some facts and tidbits that you probably never heard before.

Join us for some terrific tunes in our “Forgotten Gems” features. These are the songs you haven’t heard for years, and experience a quiet joy when you re-discover them. These are the songs that make you say, “how could I have forgotten that one…that’s a great song!”

Sprinkle in some instrumentals, a look back at the charts from years ago, and other oddments and trivia to enrich your musical enjoyment.

If you enjoy this website, we urge you to “subscribe” by using the link at left. If you’re reading this on a cell phone, that link will be somewhere further down the page. Please be assured that we will not sell your email address, nor contact you for any reason other than the fact that new articles await you at this website. You’ll probably receive an email about once a month.

Here’s The Part Where We Refuse to Accept Donations…

We sincerely hope that you enjoy reading these articles as much as our editorial board enjoys researching and preparing them. When the PopularSong.org Society was formed, it was intended to be a free source of information, preserving the history of America’s best music. And although this website has expenses, we do not solicit donations. We ask instead that, if you do shop online, please consider using the links we provide to Amazon.com. When you click on these links, Amazon recognizes that it came from this website. And if you order something, Amazon gives PopularSong.org a few cents from each purchase — at no additional cost to you. If enough people use these links for online shopping, the “commissions” will continue to fund our preservation efforts.

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With our sincere thanks,
The Editorial Board