Category Archive: 1956

BLUE SUEDE SHOES (Carl Perkins)

SONG & HIT DETAILS Artist Name: CARL PERKINS Top Position (Australia): 14 Song Author: Carl Perkins Year Recorded: 1956 Record Label: RCA Records Label Number: HL-1075 SONG PROFILE “Blue Suede Shoes” Single by Carl Perkins B-side Honey Don’t Released January 1, 1956 Format 7″ single Recorded December 19, 1955 Genre Rock and roll Length 2:14 …

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AROUND THE WORLD (song)

Around the World (1956 song) – 1956 “Around the World” was the theme tune from the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days In the film, only an instrumental version of the song appeared, although the vocal version has become by far the better known one. The song was written by Harold Adamson and …

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I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

I’ve Got You Under My Skin – 1956 “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” is a song written by Cole Porter. Written in 1936, the song was introduced in the Eleanor Powell MGM musical Born to Dance, in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song …

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MY FAIR LADY

My Fair Lady – 1956 My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as …

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HYMNS (TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD)

Hymns (Tennessee Ernie Ford album) – 1956 Hymns is an album recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford that was released in 1956. It was the second best selling record in the United States in 1957. The album is one of the best selling of all time and spent 277 weeks on the Billboard 200. The album …

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I LOVE YOU SAMANTHA

I Love You, Samantha – 1956 “I Love You, Samantha” is a song written by Cole Porter for the 1956 film High Society, where it was introduced by Bing Crosby. Background Sol C. Siegel, the producer of the film High Society, paid Cole Porter $250,000 for his first original film score in eight years. Besides …

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MIND IF I MAKE LOVE TO YOU

Mind If I Make Love to You? – 1956 “Mind if I Make Love to You?” is a song written by Cole Porter for the 1956 film High Society, where it was sung by Frank Sinatra to Grace Kelly. It is the one song from the musical not included in any stage version of the …

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TRUE LOVE

True Love (Cole Porter song) “True Love” is a popular song written by Cole Porter and was published in 1956. The song was introduced by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the musical film High Society. “True Love” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. The Crosby–Kelly version, accompanied by Johnny Green’s MGM …

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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIR?

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (song) – 1956 “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” is a song written by Cole Porter for the 1956 film High Society, where it was introduced by Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm. Whilst looking at expensive wedding presents, the singers decide that they in fact have little desire to …

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LONG TALL SALLY

“Long Tall Sally” is a rock and roll 12-bar blues song written by Robert “Bumps” Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, and Little Richard; recorded by Little Richard; and released in March 1956 on the Specialty Records label. The flip side was “Slippin’ and Slidin’”. Both songs were subsequently released in the LP Here’s Little Richard (Specialty, March …

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