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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 1:52 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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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 9:03 pm

"You Are My Destiny" is a song written and performed by Paul Anka. It was released in 1957 and reached number seven on the US Billboard 100 early that year and number fourteen on the R&B chart. The song was also released in the UK, where it reached number six.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 9:07 pm

"Silhouettes" is a song written by Bob Crewe, made famous by the doo-wop group The Rays in 1957. A competing version by The Diamonds was also successful. In 1965 it was a number 5 hit for Herman's Hermits, and in 1990 it was a number 10 hit in the UK for Cliff Richard.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 2:43 am

"Tammy" is a popular song with music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. It was published in 1957 and made its debut in the film Tammy and the Bachelor. It was nominated for the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song. "Tammy" became a number one hit single for Debbie Reynolds and was also a successful hit for the Ames Brothers. There have been several other cover versions of this song. The most popular version, by actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, was released by Coral Records as catalog number 61851. It first reached the Billboard charts on July 22, 1957, and peaked at number 1 on all the charts: the Disk Jockey chart, the Best Seller chart, and the composite chart of the top 100 songs. The single "Tammy" earned her a gold record. It is featured in the films The Long Day Closes, The Big Lebowski, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and was sampled in the song "A Different Feeling" by Australian electronic band The Avalanches on their 2000 album "Since I Left You". 

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/30/16 at 11:07 am


"Tammy" is a popular song with music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans. It was published in 1957 and made its debut in the film Tammy and the Bachelor. It was nominated for the 1957 Academy Award for Best Original Song. "Tammy" became a number one hit single for Debbie Reynolds and was also a successful hit for the Ames Brothers. There have been several other cover versions of this song. The most popular version, by actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, was released by Coral Records as catalog number 61851. It first reached the Billboard charts on July 22, 1957, and peaked at number 1 on all the charts: the Disk Jockey chart, the Best Seller chart, and the composite chart of the top 100 songs. The single "Tammy" earned her a gold record. It is featured in the films The Long Day Closes, The Big Lebowski, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and was sampled in the song "A Different Feeling" by Australian electronic band The Avalanches on their 2000 album "Since I Left You". 


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Has been ages since I heard this song.  R.I.P Debbie. :\'(

Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/18 at 8:37 am

"When I Fall in Love" is a popular song, written by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics). It was introduced in the film One Minute to Zero. The song has become a standard, with many artists recording it, though the first hit version was sung by Doris Day released in July 1952. A version was recorded by Nat King Cole on December 28, 1956. It was issued by Capitol Records on an LP album entitled Love Is the Thing, catalog number SW824. The song was also used in the movie called Istanbul (1957). Cole played in the movie and sang the song. The single was released in the UK in 1957, and reached number 2 on the UK singles chart. This recording was re-released in 1987 and reached number 4. Since 2014, Cole's version of the song has featured in adverts for SSE.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 1:55 pm

"I'm In Love" released in 1957 by Mrs Gerald Legge, composed by Barbara Cartland and Jan Kerrison, and Geoff Love and His Orchestra playing the accompanying music. Barbara Cartland, the English author of romance novels was the mother to Mrs Gerald Legge (born Raine McCorquodale). In 1976, after Raine's marriage to Gerald Legge, the 9th Earl of Dartmouth was dissolved, she married John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and became the stepmother to the Spencer children, including the future Diana, Princess of Wales. The music newspaper NME regarded this record as the worse recorded song for 1957.


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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/18 at 9:16 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 06/13/18 at 12:19 pm

"Fascination" is a popular waltz song with music (1904) by Fermo Dante Marchetti and lyrics (1905) by Maurice de Féraudy. In 1957, two of the more popular recordings of "Fascination" were released, Dinah Shore went to #15 on the Billboard Most Played By Jockeys chart, while a recording by Jane Morgan was released by Kapp Records as catalog number 191, which proved to become her signature song. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on September 9, 1957. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #7; on the Best Seller chart, at #12; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #11.

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Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/19/18 at 12:33 am

Bob Dylan said this was one of his favorite songs growing up:

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(w/ Jerry Lee Lewis on piano)

Subject: Re: 1957: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/18 at 5:03 pm

"Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" is a traditional Jamaican folk song; the best-known version was released by Jamaican-American singer Harry Belafonte in 1957 and later became one of his signature songs. That same year The Tarriers released an alternative version that incorporated the chorus of another Jamaican folk song, "Hill and Gully Rider". The Tarriers version was later recorded by Shirley Bassey. The song has mento influences, but "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" was commonly classified as an example of the better known calypso music. It is a work song, from the point of view of dock workers working the night shift loading bananas onto ships. Daylight has come, the shift is over, and they want their work to be counted up so that they can go home.

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