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Growing Up with Music
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Volare



"Domenico Modugno" (1958)



Nel blu dipinto di blu, popularly known as Volare, was a hit for Domenico Modugno.

It spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was Billboard's #1 single for the year.

Modugno's recording became the first Grammy winner for 'Record of the Year' and 'Song of the Year' for 1958.
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Catch A Falling Star



"Perry Como" (1957)



Catch A Falling Star, was a song made famous by Perry Como's hit version, released in 1957.

It was Como's last #1 hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Most Played By Jockeys chart but not in the overall Top 100, where it reached #2.

The single won Como the 1958 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male.
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13-07-2012, 1:28 AM
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Fever



"Peggy Lee" (1958)



In 1958, Peggy Lee recorded the first cover version of the song Fever, which featured additional lyrics composed by Lee herself, without credit.

Peggy Lee's version peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It became a signature song for Lee and was nominated for both "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the 1959 Grammy Awards.
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13-07-2012, 1:42 AM
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Witchcraft



"Frank Sinatra" (1957)



Witchcraft was a popular song from 1957 released as a single by Frank Sinatra.

The song reached #20 in the U.S., spending sixteen weeks on the charts.

It was later released on his compilation album All the Way (1961).
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13-07-2012, 1:46 AM
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The Battle Of New Orleans

"Johnny Horton" (1959)





The Battle Of New Orleans has been recorded by many artists, but the one most often associated with this song is Johnny Horton.

His version topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959.

In Billboard magazine's rankings of the top songs in the first fifty years of the Billboard Hot 100 - The Battle of New Orleans was ranked as the 28th song overall.
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13-07-2012, 1:49 AM
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High Hopes

"Frank Sinatra" (1959)





High Hopes was a song first popularized by Frank Sinatra in 1959.

It was introduced in the 1959 film A Hole In The Head, nominated for a Grammy, and won an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 32nd Academy Awards.

The tune reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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13-07-2012, 1:53 AM
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Theme from "A Summer Place"

"Percy Faith" (1959)





Theme from "A Summer Place" was a song, with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner, written for the 1959 film, A Summer Place, which starred Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.

Percy Faith recorded the most popular version of the tune, which spent an at-the-time record of nine consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1960.
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He'll Have To Go

"Jim Reeves" (1959)





He'll Have To Go was an American country and pop hit recorded by Jim Reeves.

The song, released in the fall of 1959, went on to become a massive hit in both genres early in 1960.

He'll Have To Go reached #1 on the Hot Country Singles chart on February 8, 1960, where it remained for 14 consecutive weeks. In addition, the song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #13 on the R&B Singles Chart.
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Big Bad John

"Jimmy Dean" (1961)





Big Bad John was a country song originally performed by Jimmy Dean.

Released in September 1961, by the beginning of November it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording.

Big Bad John spent five weeks at #1 on the pop chart, two weeks on the country chart, and ten weeks on the Easy Listening chart.
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14-07-2012, 5:18 AM
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A Little Bitty Tear

"Burl Ives" (1961)





A Little Bitty Tear was a song recorded by Burl Ives for his album, The Versatile Burl Ives!, released in 1961.

It was released as a single late in the year, and it became one of Ives' highest-charting hits early the next year.

It made the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1962, peaking at #9.
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14-07-2012, 5:21 AM
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I Left My Heart In San Francisco

"Tony Bennett" (1962)





I Left My Heart In San Francisco is best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett.

Released in 1962, it peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was later issued on the album of the same name.

It won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, as well as Best Male Solo Vocal Performance.
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As Long As He Needs Me

"Shirley Bassey" (1960)





As Long As He Needs Me was a song sung by the character of Nancy, introduced in the 1960 musical Oliver!

Its popularity grew by virtue of renditions by several popular singers, including Shirley Bassey, who reached #2 on the U.K. charts.

Oliver! premiered in the West End (London) on June 30, 1960. The musical previewed in the U.S. with a 1962 national tour and premiered on Broadway on January 6, 1963.
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Days Of Wine And Roses

"Henry Mancini" (1962)





Days Of Wine And Roses was a popular song from the 1962 movie of the same name.

The song, written by Henry Mancini, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, received the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Mancini's version reached #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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21-07-2012, 11:17 PM
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Wives And Lovers

"Jack Jones" (1963)





Wives And Lovers was a song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Jack Jones released a recording in 1963, earning the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance.

His version of Wives And Lovers peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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21-07-2012, 11:20 PM
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I Wanna Be Around

"Tony Bennett" (1963)





I Wanna Be Around was a song credited to Sadie Vimmerstedt and Johnny Mercer.

Tony Bennett's 1963 recording remains the best known version of the song, reaching #14 on the pop chart, and #5 on the easy listening chart.

The song was a Grammy Award nominee for "Record of the Year" and "Song of the Year".
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