Category Archive: 1955

MOMENTS TO REMEMBER (song)

Moments to Remember From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Moments to Remember” is a 1955 popular song recorded by Canadian quartet The Four Lads. The song was originally written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman for Perry Como but was turned down by Como’s management. The Four Lads recorded it in June 1955 for Columbia Records …

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HOT ROD LINCOLN (song)

Hot Rod Lincoln Released 1955 Format 7-inch 45 rpm single Label Souvenir (SOUV-101) Writer(s) Charlie Ryan “Hot Rod Lincoln” is a song by American singer-songwriter Charlie Ryan, first released in 1955. It was written as an answer song to Arkie Shibley’s 1951 hit “Hot Rod Race” which describes a race in San Pedro, Los Angeles …

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HANDS OFF (Song)

Hands Off (Song) – 1955 “Hands Off” is a 1955 song written and recorded by Jay McShann. The single, on the Vee-Jay label, was the most successful Jay McShann release on the Billboard R&B chart. “Hands Off”, with vocals performed by Priscilla Bowman, was number one on the R&B best seller chart for three weeks. …

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IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF THE MORNING

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” is a 1955 popular song composed by David Mann, with lyrics by Bob Hilliard. It was introduced as the title track of Frank Sinatra’s 1955 album In the Wee Small Hours. It was composed by Mann and Hilliard during …

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UNCHAINED MELODY

Above:¬† The best-known version of “Unchained Melody” was recorded by the duo The Righteous Brothers for Philles Records in 1965. Unchained Melody – 1955 “Unchained Melody” is a 1955 song with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret. North used the music as a theme for the little-known prison film Unchained, hence the …

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MANY A NEW DAY

Many a New Day – 1955 “Many a New Day” is a song from the musical Oklahoma!, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was introduced by Joan Roberts in the original Broadway production. “Many a New Day” is sung by Laurey immediately after Curly McLain leaves the scene with Gertie Cummings. Laurey …

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PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE

People Will Say We’re in Love – 1955 “People Will Say We’re In Love” is a show tune from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1943). In the original Broadway production, the song was introduced by Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts. Story The other characters think, correctly, that Laurey (Joan Roberts) and Curly (Alfred Drake) …

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I CAN’T SAY NO

I Cain’t Say No – 1955 “I Cain’t Say No” is a song from the musical play Oklahoma! written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. In the song Ado Annie Carnes describes her sexual awakening (albeit in highly euphemistic terms) and the conflicts that it brings. One of two female leads, Ado …

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THE SURREY WITH THE FRINGE ON THE TOP

The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – 1955 “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” is a show tune from the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! It is the second song of the show, following the opening number, “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’.” When Curly asks Laurey to go to the box social …

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ – 1955 “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” is the opening song from the musical Oklahoma!, which premiered on Broadway in 1943. It was written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The leading male character in Oklahoma!, Curly McLain, sings the song at the beginning of the first …

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