Music: Popularity

There are some popular songs that will not down no matter how tiresome they become. Therefore it is glad news to some ears to hear the following statistics : Beautiful Ohio, a waltz of the

1919 vintage has the world's record for sales, 3,500,000 copies. Next comes another waltz, Missouri, which ran about 3,000,000 copies. But only about 2,000,000 copies of the so-called Banana Song were exchanged for the public's cash.

Yet this fruity song will not down. A member of the firm which published it declared recently:

"It was the first American song...

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