Popular songs

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ML120 .U5 S5
POPULAR MUSIC : AN ANNOTATED INDEX OF AMERICAN POPULAR SONGS

ML120 .U5 J23 1994
WHO WROTE THAT SONG?

ML128 .P63 L57 1996
LISSAUER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA : 1888 TO THE PRESENT

ML128 .S3 E9
AMERICAN POPULAR SONGS FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO THE PRESENT

ML128 .S3 F47 1995
SONG FINDER : A TITLE INDEX TO 32,000 POPULAR SONGS IN COLLECTIONS, 1854-1992

ML128 .S3 H4
POPULAR SONG INDEX (AND SUPPLEMENTS)

ML128 .S3 L34 1989
THE GREAT SONG THESAURUS

ML120 .U5 B93 I5
THE INDEX OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC; THOUSANDS OF TITLES CROSS-REFERENCED TO THESE ANTHOLOGIES: BLUE BOOK OF TIN PAN ALLEY. BLUE BOOK BROADWAY MUSICALS. BLUE BOOK HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS. THE MELODIES LINGER ON

ML120 .U5 F9 A7
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC, 1875-1950

ML128 .S3 L4
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEATRE MUSIC; 4000 SONGS FROM BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD: 1900-1960

ML128 .S3 L42 1984
SONGS OF THE THEATER

ML128 .M78 S79 2002
EARLY BROADWAY SHEET MUSIC : 1843-1918

ML102 .M68 H57 1999
THE AMERICAN MUSICAL FILM SONG ENCYCLOPEDIA

ML102 .M88 H59 1995
THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE SONG ENCYCLOPEDIA

ML102 .P66 W64
SONGS FROM HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL COMEDIES, 1927 TO THE PRESENT

ML120 .U5 S5 1920-79
POPULAR MUSIC, 1920-1979 : A REVISED CUMULATION

ML128 .M7 B46 1993
MOVIE SONG CATALOG : PERFORMERS AND SUPPORTING CREW FOR THE SONGS SUNG IN 1460 MUSICAL AND NONMUSICAL FILMS, 1928-1988

ML128 .M78 E84 2004
THE MUSICAL : A RESEARCH AND INFORMATION GUIDE

ML128 .M78 K72 1988
CATALOG OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL : MUSICALS OF IRVING BERLIN, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, COLE PORTER, RICHARD RODGERS & LORENZ HART

ML128 .M78 S78 1996
BROADWAY SHEET MUSIC : A COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF PUBLISHED MUSIC FROM BROADWAY AND OTHER STAGE SHOWS, 1918-1993

See also these sources of information:

New York Public Library Song Index - Ca. 40,000 songs in the Library's print collection at Lincoln Center

California Sheet Music - Ca. 2,000 pieces, 1852-1900 - University of California, Berkeley

Duke University Digital Scriptorium - American Sheet Music - ca. 3000 pieces, 1850-1920

Inventions of Note Sheet Music Collection - Old and new technologies as revealed through cover art and song texts, 1890-1920, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection - Popular American music, 1780-1960 - includes cover and score images - Johns Hopkins University

Music for the Nation - American Sheet Music 1870-1885 - Online image collection of ca. 20,000 songs at the Library of Congress

Templeton Music Collection - Rags, blues, show tunes, 1890s-1930s - Mississippi State University

ASCAP - Author, publisher and copyright info - American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

BMI - Author, publisher, and copyright info from Broadcast Music, Inc.

Popular Song Database - Collections at the University of Washington

Songbooks and Sheet Music Databases - Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University

Song Index - University of Tennessee at Knoxville

All-But-Forgotten-Oldies. A database of links to oldies song clips from 1960 to 1975. Offers useful tips for identifying a song or recording you can almost but not quite remember.