Monthly Archives: February 2011

Perry Como – Surrender

First Hit #1: August 4, 1946 Last time Perry Como hit the top of the charts, he was lamenting that his lady of choice was with someone else. Now he’s decided that he’s going to beg her to take him … Continue reading

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The Ink Spots – The Gypsy

First Hit #1: May 25, 1946 This is even more sad than Prisoner of Love. You don’t know that immediately, since at the beginning of the song the entire thing is about the titular Gypsy, who tells the future and … Continue reading

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Perry Como – Prisoner of Love

First Hit #1: May 4, 1946 That’s a great title. The song is quite sad though. Perry Como sings about being so hung up on a lady that he can’t admit really isn’t that into him. He’d be better off … Continue reading

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Sammy Kaye – I’m a Big Girl Now

First Hit #1: April 27, 1946. Sex is a decidedly odd thing in human society. On one hand, it’s an activity that the majority of people will engage in, and everyone wants to engage in on an instinctual level. On … Continue reading

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Frankie Carle – Oh! What it seemed to be

First Hit #1: March 16, 1946 This is a rather sweet little song, if nothing particularly ground breaking. Marjorie Hughes sings about how her lover makes all of her life’s major events grand and special, no matter how mundane they … Continue reading

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Johnny Mercer – Personality

First Hit #1: March 9, 1946 A slight pause can make the most difference in the world. Witness the song “Personality”, where all mentions of the word “Personality” are preceded by a pause, as though the singer is thinking to … Continue reading

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Betty Hutton – Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief

First Hit #1: March 6, 1946 This is the official love song of crazy people. The lyrics are essentially about how the singer is the only person who can love the subject of the song. Doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs? … Continue reading

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