Song: Anniversary Song
THE ANNIVERSARY SONG has become synonymous with anniversary celebrations in America and has appeared in countless movies and television programs over the years. Al Jolson, one of America`s all-time great entertainers, is credited with co-writing the song (with Saul Chaplin) and sang it in1946 in the first motion picture based on his life (The Jolson Story). His dramatic recording stayed at No. 2 on the hit parade for six weeks in 1947 and became a million seller. Southern songstress Dinah Shore`s version went to No. 1 the same year. Big band leaders Guy Lombardo, Tex Beneke, as well as romantic singer Andy Russell also had Top 5 covers of the song in 1947.