There were four different hit versions of Moonglow in 1934: big band leader Benny Goodman's, which went to No. 1; jazz great Duke Ellington's, which climbed to No. 2; singer Cab Calloway's, which peaked at No. 7; and saxaphonist Glen Gray's, which reached No. 8. Two years later, Benny Goodman released a new version of Moonglow with his quartet (which featured Lionel Hampton) and watched his second recording of the song climb into the Top 10. The song was taken from the Broadway musical Blackbirds of 1934 and was written by lyricist Eddie DeLange with Will Hudson and Irving Mills. Moonglow was recorded by Billie Holiday for Verve Records in 1953. In 1956, conductor Morris Stoloff stayed at No. 1 for three weeks with an interpolation of Moonglow and another great Shapiro Bernstein song "(Theme from) Picnic", both of which were taken from the film Picnic.