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Most-Recorded Slides
The Top Ten Slides of the Century

This list ranks the top ten most-recorded slides out of the 214 distinct slides on the indexed recordings. The tunes are ranked in descending order of number of recordings. When tunes have the same number of recordings, tunes having the oldest recordings appear first. Note that reuses of a particular cut in later anthologies are counted, which is fair, since the popularity of a recording is a good indicator both of the popularity of the tune and of the likelihood that musicians will learn the tune from that recording.

Of related interest:
RankNumber of
Recordings
Tune (and link to tune details)
120
Transcription of first 2 bars of Star above the GarterStar above the Garter
216
Transcription of first 2 bars of WeaversWeavers
314
Transcription of first 2 bars of Denis O'Keeffe's SlideDenis O'Keeffe's Slide
413
Transcription of first 2 bars of If I Had a WifeIf I Had a Wife
513
Transcription of first 2 bars of Chase Me CharlieChase Me Charlie
613
Transcription of first 2 bars of Denis Murphy'sDenis Murphy's
712
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hare in the CornHare in the Corn
812
Transcription of first 2 bars of Brosna SlideBrosna Slide
911
Transcription of first 2 bars of RathawaunRathawaun
1011
Transcription of first 2 bars of Going to the Well for WaterGoing to the Well for Water