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Subject: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/15 at 1:28 am

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" Doris Day recorded on August 23rd 1957 with Paul Weston on the album Day by Night.

A song, from c.1931, with music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn. It was first recorded in February 1931 by Ozzie Nelson and also by Wayne King and His Orchestra, with vocal by Ernie Birchill. A popular standard, more than 60 other versions have been recorded, but some of the highest chart ratings were in 1968 by Mama Cass Elliot with The Mamas & the Papas.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 1:42 am

An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair), popularly known as An Affair to Remember, is a 1957 romantic song which was composed by Harry Warren for the 1957 film An Affair to Remember. Lyrics were by Leo McCarey and Harold Adamson. The song is sung by Vic Damone during the film's opening credits and then sung later by Deborah Kerr's character.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 1:52 am

"Who's Sorry Now?" is a popular song with music written by Ted Snyder and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. It was published in 1923.
The song was recorded in 1957 by Connie Francis, and since then the song has become closely identified with her due to the immense popularity of her version which was her breakout hit. Francis' father had pestered her to record "Who's Sorry Now" being adamant that the song would be a rock and roll smash hit. Francis did not share this enthusiasm but when an October 1957 recording session - scheduled to be Francis' last as she had scored no hits - wrapped early the singer used the leftover studio time to record "Who's Sorry Now" as a goodwill gesture to her father.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 2:34 am

"My Special Angel" is a popular song composed by Jimmy Duncan, published in 1957.

The song became a crossover hit in 1957 for Bobby Helms. "My Special Angel" peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent four weeks at number one on the US Country music chart. The single made the R&B chart as well peaking at number eight. Backing vocals were sung by the Anita Kerr Singers.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 8:13 am

"All" was the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957 performed in English by Patricia Bredin. At a length of 1:52 minutes, it has the distinction of being the shortest entry in the history of the Contest until 2015 as well as being the first song to be performed in English.

The song was performed 3rd on the night (following Luxembourg's "Amours mortes (tant de peine)" and preceding Italy's "Corde della mia chitarra", the latter coincidentally being the longest entry in the history of the contest at 5:09 minutes). The song was placed 7th out of 10 songs, and received a total of 6 points.

No studio recording of the song is known to exist.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 3:18 pm

"Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was released as a 45rpm single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley's motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. The single, with its B-side "Treat Me Nice" (another song from the film's soundtrack) was a US #1 hit for seven weeks in the fall of 1957, and a UK #1 hit for three weeks early in 1958. In addition, "Jailhouse Rock" spent one week at the top of the US country charts, and reached the No. 2 position on the R&B chart.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/15 at 2:25 am

America” is a well known song from the musical West Side Story premiered in 1957. Stephen Sondheim wrote the lyrics and Leonard Bernstein composed the music.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/16 at 9:48 am

"Diana" is a song written and made famous by Paul Anka in 1957, recorded in May 1957 at Don Costa studio in New York. Reportedly inspired by a high school friend of Anka's named Diana Ayoub, in an interview with NPR's Terry Gross in 2005, Anka stated that it was inspired by a girl at his church whom he hardly knew.

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